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Mansfield High School Class of  1944
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..
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Surname First Name  Year Spouse
Baity Esther 1944  Gordon Brace 02076 1927-2006 Chandlersburg Cemetery
Baker Evelyn 1944   85553 1927-2010 Prospect Cemetery
Benson Venita 1944  Parker, Edwin Husted 23077 1926-2017 Watson Cemetery
Besanceney Harold 1944  Jackie Dawson 77563
Cleveland Helen 1944  Karl Kodish 84748
Cleveland Shirley 1944  
Cook Nelda 1944  Lewis Holton 10091 1926-2003 Jobs Corners Cemetery
Cummings Ruby 1944  
Davey Jeanette 1944  Brigham 78722 1926- 1967 Oakwood Cemetery
Decker Walter 1944  
Ellis  Helen 1944  
Evans Leslie 1944 Clarice Stilwell 02651 1926-
Hackett Wiladene 1944  
Holton Lewis 1944 Nelda Cook, Betty Congdon  10094 1926-2008 Ashes on Armenia Mountain
Horton Betty 1944   88160 1925-1992 Oakwood Cemetery
Hutcheson Betty 1944  
Kendrick Janice 1944 Wm. Theodore Smith  04621 1928-2008 Oakwood Cemetery
Maul Richmond 1944  
Monro Alice 1944  Arthur Sawyer 11029 1926-2007 Presho Cemetery
Myfelt George 1944  Evelyn Royce 70062
Nash Eleanor 1944  Donald Knaz 03217 1927-2015
Newman Drusilla 1944  
Oldroyd Rexford 1944  Isabella Woodbury 37252 1926-2018 Watson (Roseville) Cemetery
Palmer Mildred 1944  Spelman, Shelman?, Clinton Morse 25847 1924-1992 Tioga CMG
Rauscher John 1944  
Rice Pauline 1944  
Rounsville Shirley 1944  
Shaw Ada 1944 William Vallet  23098 1925-1981
Sherwood Clark 1944  Carolyn Cleveland 68417
Sparling Ella Mae 1944   79052
Stevens Marjorie 1944  Lester Colby 21045 1925-2007
Webster Jr. Ansel 1944   19739
Whitehouse Belva 1944  
Esther Baity
Evelyn Baker
Attended Class Reunion at Leslie Evans home 
in Mansfield summer 2010
Esther J. 80, of Mainesburg, PA, died May 6, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 4, 1926 in Sullivan Township, the daughter of Jesse and Paulena Smith Baity. Esther was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Clifford of Mainesburg, PA, Kenneth and Debbie of Mainesburg, PA, Darwin and Susan of Knoxville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jim Radin of Lockwood, NY; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and John Estep of Mansfield, PA; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 2002; and a brother, Paul Baity. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 11 a.m. to Noon. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at Noon with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Smith Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Roseville, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933.

BAKER, Evelyn V. - Evelyn V. Baker, 82 of Mystic, CT, died on Friday March 5, 2010 at the Stoneridge Retirement Community, CT. Evelyn was born in Byron, NY on April 13, 1927, the daughter of Mildred (Bennett) and George Baker. Evelyn grew up in Mansfield, PA and after graduation lived in New York City, NY. Evelyn was a successful Event Planner in NYC for many, many years. She enjoyed visiting with family, sewing, playing cards, spending time with her many friends in NYC and at Groton Long Point in CT. Evelyn is survived by her sister, Margaretta "Gret" Swezey of Mansfield, PA, her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Baker of Williamsport, and her sister-in-law Jeanne Baker of Covington, PA. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews who lovingly call her "Aunt Honey". She was preceded in death by her siblings: brothers, Harold, Walter and Clarence Baker, and a sister, Doris Kenyon. At Evelyn's request, there will be no services. A private burial will be held at a later date. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 19, 2010  


BENSON, Venita - Venita Parker, 91, of Wellsboro, passed away on Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2017 in her home at the Country Terraces. She was born June 16, 1926 in Tioga Township, a daughter of Luther and Leila Benson. Venita was the wife of the late Llewellyn "Pete" Parker. She was employed by the Federal Government, ASCS in Wellsboro, for 40 years. Venita was known for her quilts that she lovingly hand made for so many family and friends. She was a gentle and kind woman loved by so many. Venita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Brenda Husted; granddaughter and husband, Bobbie Jo and Jason Philpot; great-granddaughter, Skyler Elyse Philpot; her dear sister, Donna Doughty; several nieces and nephews; as well as by stepdaughters, Sherry High and Caroline Weaver, seven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Roswell Doughty and stepdaughter, Janet Ostrom. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. with a light meal to follow at Roseville United Methodist Church with Pastor Timothy Parker officiating. Venita will be laid to rest beside her beloved parents in the Roseville Cemetery. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 January 2018


Helen Cleveland

Wellsboro Gazette, January 5, 1950
The marriage of Miss Helen Cleveland, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Welch Cleveland, to Carl Kodish, son of Mrs. Catherine Kodish, of Kingston, took place Dec. 27 [1949] at the Cleveland residence in Mansfield. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. David J. Griffith, pastor of the Baptist Church. The home was decorated with ferns, white carnations, chrysanthemums and lighted candelabra. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a  ....... ......... dress with royal blue accessories and a corsage of chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Dracilla Newman of Mansfield who was attired in a steel gray dress with black accessories and a corsage of pink rosebuds. Raymond Kodish of Williamsport served as best man for his brother. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, after which the couple left for a wedding trip to New York City. They will reside on East Main street, Mansfield. Mrs. Kodish is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School class of 1944, and Strayers Business College, Baltimore, Md. She is now employed as a secretary at Mansfield State Teachers College. The bridegroom, a graduate of Kingston High School and an Army veteran, is a student at MSTC.

Nelda Cook
Jeanette Davey

Cook, Nelda C. Holton
Nelda C. Southport Historian Age 76, formerly of Sebring Ave, Pine City, NY, died on March 6, 2003 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA, where she most recently resided. She was born June 7, 1926 in Rutland Township, PA, the daughter of Charles H. and Ruby (Hoag) Cook. Nelda was preceded in death by her father, Charles in 1959; her mother, Ruby in 1965; sister Fern Cook in 1919. She is survived by her loving sons and daughter-in-law, Brett and Lori Holton of Elmira, NY; Kevin and Molly Holton of Wellsboro, PA; beloved grandchildren, Benjamin and Audrey Holton; Victoria Holton; sister and brother-in-law, Ina and Darwin Neal of Mansfield, PA; brother , Carlyle Cook of Horseheads, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Nelda was the Town Historian for the Town of Southport from 1968 to 2000. From 1982 to 1998, she wrote articles for the Horseheads paper, "The Chemung Valley Reporter." She was also a member of the Chemung County Historical Society and wrote many articles for their journals. She had a great love for history throughout her life. Nelda was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, a former member of the Chemung County Chapter of D.A.R., and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star#323, Big Flats Chapter. In 1989, she retired from the Broadway Animal Hospital after several years of faithful and dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, March 9, 2003 from 6 to 8 pm. Calling hours will also be held on Monday, March 10, 2003 from 10 to 11 am in the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. Funeral services will follow at 11 am. Her pastor and friend, the Reverend William Valet, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jobs Corners, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nelda’s name may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Salvation Army, 414 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901 Nelda Cook Holton Day in Town of Southport

DAVEY -  BRIGHAM, Jeanette
 Jeannette Davey Brigham, age 40, of Ft. Lee, Va., formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1967, at the Kenner Army Hospital, Fort Lee.  Survived by her husband, 1st Sgt. Allen J. Brigham; daughter Michele Brigham; son, Michael Brigham; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Davey of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Phyllis Ruolo, Portville, N.Y.; brothers, Jerry and Richard Davey, both of Mansfield.  Funeral services were held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. David Griffiths officiated.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Leslie Evans
EVANS, Leslie [SRGP 02651] - Leslie D. Evans, 89, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at home. Born July 26, 1926, he was the son of David and Berenice (Crittenden) Evans. Les was married on May 24, 2008, to Elizabeth (Landis) Evans, who survives.Les was a United States Army veteran and served in Europe during World War II. He was a retired professor, having taught mathematics for many years at Mansfield Junior-Senior High School and then at Mansfield University. He coached the high school basketball team for a number of years and the college golf team as well. Working with and encouraging young people brought him a great deal of fulfillment. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and golfing.Besides his wife, Les is survived by his sister, Barbara (Byron) Shaw; daughter, Paula Hustead; granddaughter, Christina Hustead-Barnes; great-grandchildren, Maddie Barnes (Sean Tiffen), Max Barnes, and great-great-granddaughter, Bailey Tiffen. He is also survived by a large extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, stepchildren and grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Les was preceded in death by his first wife, Clarice (Stilwell) Evans; a daughter, Nancy Evans Sabo; and his sons-in-law, Michael Sabo and Bruce Hustead. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield or to Mansfield University Foundation. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 23, 2015
Lewis Holton
Betty Horton

HOLTON, Lewis "Tim"
A long time resident of West Elmira died Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 2008 at his home with his loving family at his side following an illness at the age of 81. Lewis was born on November 13, 1926 in Tioga County, PA son of Jacob & Ida Ayers Holton. He was employed for over 37 years by American Bridge, Elmira Heights as a draftsman. Tim as he was known by his friends and family was an outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and family get a ways to his cabin on Armenia Mountain. A NASCAR fan, he took many bus trips to Daytona Beach, FL with his friends. Tim enjoyed sports and followed the NY Yankees, Syracuse basketball and Penn State football. He was a member of the Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397 in Elmira Heights and a WWII US Naval Veteran. Tim is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Cuer Humphrey Holton, West Elmira; sons, Brett (Lori) Holton, Southport; Kevin (Melissa) Holton, Wellsboro; stepchildren, Roland (Peggy) Humphrey, Horseheads; Loren (Joan) Humphrey, Baldwin; Linda (Tom) Manley, Gillett, PA; Jan (Dick) VanGorden, Horseheads; Mary (Don) Gorst, Elmira; grandchildren, Benjamin, Audrey, Elizabeth and Victoria Holton; Steve (Gina) Manley, Jen (Brian) Chamberlain, Mike (Jen) VanGorden, Carrie (Bob) Arbogast, Stephanie Bennett, Craig York, Dereck, Kayla and Zachary Humphrey; Sarah Arceneaux; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends; mother-in-law, Dorothy Cuer, Baldwin; sisters-in-law, Marciel Holton and Reva Rowley; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Martha) Cuer. In addition to his parents, Tim was predeceased by his first wife, Nelda Cook Holton; his second wife, Betty Congdon Holton; and two brothers, George and Merle Holton. Family and friends will be received at the North Chemung United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 9, 2008 from 12 (noon) - 1 p.m. A celebration of Tim's life will follow at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Reverend Ann Mowery officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Capital Fund, 677 Breesport - N. Chemung Rd., Lowman NY 14861 in Tim's memory.

HORTON - Betty H. Goodrich, 67, of Horseheads, NY, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a three month illness. Born May 29, 1925, in Lambs Creek, she was the daughter of Fred and Letha Greene Horton. She was a member of the Elmwood Ave. Baptist church, Elmira Heights, NY; past president of the Striverette Class and was active in the Missionary Society. She assisted her husband in the operation of the Fairview Cabins. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, David L. Goodrich; one daughter, Carol Biddle of Horseheads; four sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Theresa Goodrich, Earl and Sharon Goodrich, both of Mansfield, Jerry and Dorothy Goodrich of Toms River, NJ, and Rick and Jackie Goodrich of Lowman, NY; one son, Greg Goodrich of Elmira Heights; five grandchildren, Jamey Goodrich, Pamela Goodrich, Erik Goodrich, Ryan Goodrich, Matthew Goodrich and Shawn Waters; one sister, Marie Schoonover of Inverness, Fla.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Margaret Horton, Myron and Donna Horton, both of Mansfield, Raymond and Anne Horton of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Darwin and Mary Pat Horton of Horseheads. Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 28, at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The Rev. Larry Appenzellar, her pastor and family friend, officiated. A committal service was held at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 December 1992, p10 

Janice Kendrick 

KENDRICK, Janice --  - SMITH, Janice M.
Age 81, of Mansfield, PA, died August 25, 2008 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 27, 1927 in Covington, PA, the daughter of Ralph and Ora Harvey Kendrick. Janice was previously employed as a hairdresser and seamstress and she was an avid reader. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Patti Kendrick of Mansfield, PA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Donald Benson of Mansfield, PA, Shirley and Dr. John Bennett of Bethesda, MD; one niece and six nephews, Lucia (James) Hall of Mansfield, PA, Lance Benson of Key West, FL, Byard (Shalini) Bennett of Grand Rapids, MI, Colin (Ginger) Bennett of Bethesda, MD, James (Tammy) Kendrick of Tioga, PA, Donald (Cindy) Kendrick of Millerton, PA, Ronald Kendrick of Athens, PA; great-nieces and nephews, Daniel, Timothy and Susannah Bennett, Chanon Surovec, Justin, Nathan, Joshua and Nicole Kendrick and Amanda Webb; great-great-nieces and nephews, Madison and Alex Surovec and Alivia Webb. Janice was predeceased by her husband, William T. Smith. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Robert Wandell officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Janice's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Janice's family at Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/27/2008  

Alice Monro
Attended Class Reunion at Leslie Evans home 
in Mansfield summer 2010
Eleanor Nash

Alice J. Age 80, of Lindley, NY, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Alice was born November 27, 1926 in Mainsburg, PA,  [Actually Sullivan Township instead] daughter of George and Inez Hulslander Monro. She had been a faithful employee of the Horseheads Woolworth Dept. Store for 32 years. She was the proud, caring mother of 13 children, working very hard to keep the family together. In her spare time, Alice enjoyed caring for her birds and cats, along with keeping up with NASCAR and her soaps. Surviving Alice are her children, Carolyn Dougherty, Arthur Sawyer Jr., Robert Sawyer, Rose Farnsworth, Helen Davis, Thelma Sawyer, Ivan Sawyer, Sylvia Hitchcock; a brother, Thomas Monro; a sister, Blanch O'Carey; grandchildren, Michael Sawyer, Chase Sawyer, and 19 others; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. Alice was predeceased by her parents; husband, Arthur G. Sawyer Sr. on September 12, 1973; children, Raymond, Patti, George, Duane, Thomas, and Ronnie Sawyer who passed August 14, 2005. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Monday, February 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral will be at the conclusion of the visitation (4 p.m.). The spring interment will be in Presho Cemetery.

NASH, Eleanor [SRGP 03217] -Eleanor N. Knaz, 87, of Honesdale, died on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Knaz on July 21, 1993. Born on February 18, 1927 in Troy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Esther Lay Nash. She received her teaching degree from Mansfield University and a masters degree from State University of New York. She began her teaching career at J.J. Koehler School in Honesdale teaching English and later at Narrowsburg School. For twenty three years, she taught Spanish at Wallenpaupack before retiring. She loved speaking different languages and continued to teach children following her retirement. A devout Christian, she was a member at the Tabernacle Bible Church in Honesdale. She enjoyed knitting, bird watching and her flower gardens. Surviving is her son Joe Knaz of Honesdale and her nephew Paul Lange of Winchester, VA. As per her request, cremation will be held with graveside services in Glen Dyberry Cemetery to be announced in the Spring.  Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. – Wayne Independent, Honesdale, PA, 8 January 2015   

Attended Class Reunion at Leslie Evans home 
in Mansfield summer 2010
Mildred Palmer

OLDROYD, Rexford H. – Rexford H. Oldroyd, 92, of Roseville, PA, passed away Thursday, November 29,2018, at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. He was born October 17, 1926, in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, the son of Henry & Mildred Oldroyd. Rexford worked for the Westinghouse Company as an electronic technician, and also enjoyed working as a ham radio operator with the call sign “K3KCN”. He is survived by 2 daughters & son-in-law, Carolyn Oldroyd of Horseheads, NY, Pamela & Les Achey of Roseville, PA, 2 grandchildren, Erika [Horacio] Moises, & Brent [Suzy] Achey, along with 5 great-grandchildren, Trent Achey, Kendra Moises, Kadin Moises, Devon Moises, and Ashlyn Achey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Isabelle Oldroyd in 2007, a son Clinton in 1953, his brother, Judson, and his sister & brother-in-law, Dorothy & Edward Kasper. Friends may call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Danny Medford Jr. officiating. Burial in the Roseville Cemetery.- Mansfield Gazette, 6 December 2018

PALMER - Mildred A. Palmer Morse Shelman, 67, of Red Lion, died Sunday, April 2, 1992, at home. Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Mainesburg, she was the daughter of Claude and Gladys Spaulding Palmer. She was a member of Red Lion Bible Church and active supporter of York County Special Olympics. Surviving are three sons, Carlton Morse of Barton, NY; Rickie Morse of Owego, NY; Wayne Morse of Red Lion; three daughters, Betty Wakeenakona of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Linda Wilson of Blossburg; Anna Hubbard of Red Lion; 13 grandchildren; and two brothers and sisters. Services were held Saturday, April 4, at Red Lion Bible Church. The Rev. Ronald B. Schmuck, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Wellsboro [Charleston Township], on Monday, April 6. Memorial donations may be made to York County Special Olympics, c/o Bob O’Brien, 1851 Radnor Road, York, PA 17402 - Wellsboro Gazette, April 15, 1992  

Ella May Sparling
SPARLING, Ella Mae - Ella Mae (Patt) Bailey, 90, formerly of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at her daughter's home in Wyalusing. Ella Mae was born Jan. 3, 1926, to the large farming family of Ward and Bertha Johnson Sparling. Ella Mae was a spirited, hard working, family loving woman all of her life. In her earlier years she enjoyed dancing, socializing, and gardening. Prior to Pete's passing, they spent several winters in Lake Alfred, Fla. In recent years she resided in Wyalusing with her daughter and son-in-law, where she was able to be close to family. Ella Mae passed away at home, which was her strongest wish. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Francis Grover; three grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Jim Manning of Milan, Jacob and Marilyn Grover of Wyalusing, Jordan and Jessica Grover of Litchfield; five great-grandchildren, Tylor, Mya, and Levi Grover, Ashley and Krysta Manning. She also leaves two special nieces, Sally Duffee, and Donna Winder; her beloved pet, Sweetie Pie; many additional friends and family. Mae was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley Patt in 1978; her second husband, Jack Bailey, just a year after they married; her companion of 30 years, Peter Scroback in 2013; and all of her siblings. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ella Mae's memory may be made to your local Humane Shelter, VFW Auxiliary Post 6757, Mansfield, or Relay For Life , as Ella Mae was a breast cancer survivor. -  Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2016

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