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Mansfield High School Graduates 1954
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.
From the 1954 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School.
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Surname First Name Year Spouse SRGP Life Years Cemetery
Ayres Alberta 1954 Greene 84737 1934-2009 Tioga C.Memorial Gardens
Barron Kathryn Louise 1954   87082 1937-1972 Oakwood Cemetery
Barron Richard Francis 1954   87085 1935-1993 Oakwood Cemetery
Benedict Joyce Lyn 1954 Larry Graves
Beyer George Redman 1954   89147 1937-2013
Booth Myra Louise 1954 Frederick Brace
Chilson Stella Marie 1954 Leo Sargent 84721 1936-2014 Tioga county mem Gardens
Clark Philip J 1954 Anne Harris
Clark Phyllis  1954 Alan Moony
Creeley Virginia Phyllis 1954 Gene Fessler 1936-2018 St. Andrews Cemetery
Davis Alta Mae 1954 Smith
Decker Marlene 1954 Markham
Dyke Patricia Ann 1954 Gerow
Gaylord Shelva Jean 1954 Smith
Harris Linda Jo 1954 Bud Baker
Harvey Betty Jean 1954 Donald Welch
Harvey Gordon 1954 Roberta Robbins
Holbert Kay Annette 1954  
Hughes Mary Elizabeth 1954 Kenneth Ault
Johnston Freda Marlene 1954 Richard Husted 45686 1935-1976 Prospect Cemetery
Kendrick Shirley Fern 1954 John Bennett
Kennedy Shirley Mae 1954 Rice
Kent Albert Jay 1954 Donna
Logan Mary Edith 1954 Case
Marvin Elizabeth Adeline 1954 William Keill
McConnell Patricia Ann 1954 Bliss 1936-2017
Niles Reva Marlene 1954 James Hall
Palmer Clifford Calvin 1954 Fran
Pratt James  1954 Carol
Rasmussen Jack Arnold 1954 Betty Jackson
Rynearson Jeanette 1954 Smith
Shelman Carl Ray 1954   1934-2016
Sherman William Jack 1954 Sally Ann
Sherman Dorothy 1954 Robert Smith 04099 1936-2017 State Road Cemetery
Smith Norma Jean 1954 William Mattison
Smith Wilbur Clinton 1954 Carolyn
Smith William Jerry 1954 Charlotte Kennedy
Snyder Earl 1954 Sandra
Starkey Paul Hazleton 1954 Gladys VanZile
Strange Arthur Walter 1954   19422 1936-1997 State Road Cemetery
Thomas Ruth Elaine 1954 Wayne Strange
Tyson Richard Harry 1954  
Tomlinson Richard L 1954
Tomlinson Helen 1954 Russell Burt
Townsend Phyllis 1954
VanDyke Gretchen M 1954 Bill Greene
VanZile Gladys 1954 Paul Starkey
Williams Edith Jane 1954 Chester Lutz
AYERS - GREENE, Alberta Ayers [SRGP 84737]
Age 75, of Athens, PA and formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Ashton Healthcare in Athens, PA. Alberta was born on July 16, 1934 in Lawrenceville, PA, a daughter of Roderick and Alberta (Potter) Ayers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, PA. Alberta had been employed by the former Dutch Pantry, Penn Wells Hotel, the American Truck Stop, the former Pumpernickel and Eddie's Truck Stop. Alberta is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward and Jeanette Greene of Mansfield, PA, Howard and Timothy Greene of Stow, OH; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and David Stahle of Houston, AL, Julie and Ryan Rose of Waverly, NY, Cindy and Darrell Jerrells of Barefoot Bay, FL; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roderick Ayers Jr. of Millerton, PA, William and Beverly Ayers of Millerton, PA, Thomas and Kathy Ayers of Red Lion, PA; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Fetton Cox of TX, Elaine Taylor of Bath, NY, Linda and John Lowery of Canton, PA; a half sister and half brother-in-law, Isabelle and Charlie Ferrngo of Tioga, PA; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; a former daughter-in-law, Bonnie Parker; and two special friends, Virginia Ford and Virginia Case. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Ayers in 2007; a granddaughter, Amber Jerrells in 2002; and two sisters, Cora Hornsby and Dora Bartholomew. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 19, 2009, from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Alberta's name to the Dialysis Unit, Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or the Activities Dept., Ashton Healthcare, 200 Main Street, Athens, PA 18810. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 17,
Kathryn Louise Barron
d. 1972
Richard Francis Barron
Joyce Lyn Benedict
Kathryn L. BARRON, (SRGP 87082) age 35 of Burlington, Vt., formerly of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, February 23, 1972 at the Burlington Hospital, Vermont.  Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday.  The Rev. Richard Nevin officiated.  Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Medical Technology Scholarship Fund in care of Mary Breen, Allied Help, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.  She is survived by parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Barron; brother Richard F. Barron; sister Mrs. Janet Sargent, all of Mansfield; one niece, three nephews.  Miss Barron attended the Mansfield schools and was a graduate of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa.  She was an instructor of medical technology at the University of Vermont.  She was a member of the American Society of Medical Technology and a member of the Malletts-Bay Boat club.  She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.

BARRON, Richard F. (SRGP 87085)
Age 57 of Mansfield died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 11,1935, in Waverly, NY., he was the son of Frank and Althea Dartt Barron. He was a member and served on the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, National Riflemens Association, Tioga Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and served on the Tioga County Housing Authority. He was a member and past master and secretary of Friendship Lodge #247 F. & A.M. He was an Army veteran. He was a Penelec retiree. Preceding him in death was one sister, Kathryn Barron, in 1972. Surviving besides his mother of Mansfield are his wife, the former Sandra Wichert; one son, Mark of Mansfield; one daughter, Linda Shoff of Red Lion; one grandson, Garrett Shoff; one sister Janet Gigl of Lancaster; several step-sons and step-grandchildren. Friends called at the Wilston Funeral Home, on Tuesday, March 2. Friendship Lodge # 247 F.& A.M. also conducted services on Tuesday March 2. Services were held Wednesday, March 3, with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.

George Redman Beyer
d. 2013
Myra Louise Booth Stella Marie Chilson
George Byer Wins Scholarship - Wellsboro Agitator, 1954
George Byer, winner of the Tioga County Scholarship, announced last week, plans to attend Mansfield State Teachers College and later take a course in journalism at some university. Mr. Beyer, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Beyer of Prospect St., graduated from Mansfield High School this year. He has been interested in journalism for several years. The Senior High School has produced several winners of this scholarship - Miss Marjorie Broderick having been the winner in 1953.

BEYER George Redman Beyer of Harrisburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the age of 76.  He was a distinguished Pennsylvania historian, editor, writer, and archivist. For many years, he was responsible for the state's highly regarded historical marker program. He had an eye for accuracy and detail during his 40 years of service (1961-2001). George gained respect from all as a gentleman, family man, and Quaker Peacemaker.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dana G. Beyer; his daughter, Anne Marie Brandenburg (Chris) and their children Areli Endura, Cole Patric, Cadin Christopher, Ashlyn Autumn, Chai Erik, Cooper Yale, Calvin Ajani, and Courage Justice; their son, Jason Eric Beyer (Katie Callan) has given them two grandchildren, Zane Redman and Mazzy Gabriel.  A memorial service is being held at Life Center Church on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Life Center is located at 411 S 40th St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17111. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Harrisburg Friends Meeting, 1100 North 6th St., Harrisburg, Pa., 17102. Arrangements are by Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro Gazette – August 3, 2013

CHILSON, Stella - Stella Sargent, age 77, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Stella was born August 22, 1936 in Covington, PA, a daughter of Samuel and Marjorie (Wilcox) Chilson. She was married for 51 years to Leo F. Sargent who passed away February 3, 2006. Stella was a member and former secretary of the Community of Grace Fellowship Church. She was a wonderful woman who was a devoted wife and mother for her entire life. In later years Stella worked for the Mansfield Agway and served as Secretary and Tax Collector for Richmond Township. Stella is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Sargent and Fred and JoLyn Sargent; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb Sargent, Annette and Dennis Hallock; a grandson, Denny Hallock; five brothers, Roger "Jack" Chilson, Sam Chilson, Dick (Cindy) Chilson, Bruce (Emily) Chilson, Lawrence (Rita) Chilson; four sisters, Dora (Jim) Tice, Nora (Jerry) Walter, Linda (Dan) McDonald, Leota (Duane) McClure; numerous nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Leo; brothers, Mick, Mart, Roy and her grandson, Nathan Sargent. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. George Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, 61 Memorial Gardens Rd., Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Community of Grace Fellowship Church, 4109 Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933, or to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014

Philip J. Clark Phyllis Clark Virginia Phyllis Creeley

CREELEY, Virginia - Virginia C. Fessler, age 82 of Mansfield, PA, passed away December 27, 2018 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport, PA. Born on December 7, 1936, in Corning, NY, Virginia was a daughter of LeRoy and Velma (Fish) Creeley. She was employed as a cataloger for Mansfield University for over 37 years and was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, camping, shopping and spending time with her family. Virginia married Eugene Fessler on June 29, 1957. They would have celebrated 62 years of marriage in 2019. Virginia is survived by her husband Eugene; daughter Sherry (Mike) Antes of Oxford, PA; sons Mike (Kate) Fessler of Ruther Glen, VA, Chris (Kim) Fessler of Cape May Court House, NJ, and Scott (Lori) Fessler of Covington, PA; daughter-in-law Carla Fessler of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren Brittany King, Vicki Madison, Chad Fessler, Ashley Antes, Kyle Antes, Kelsey Fessler and Kassidy Fessler; great grandchildren Lily King and Bristol Madison; sisters Patti Kendrick of Mansfield, PA and Mary Lou Dieterle of Elmira, NY. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and sister Leona McKinney. Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 pm with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorials may be sent to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or St Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. – Mansfield Gazette, 3 January 2019

Alta Mae Davis Marlene Decker Patricia Ann Dyke
Shelva Jean Gaylord Linda Jo Harris Betty Jean Harvey
Gordon Harvey Kay Annette Holbert Mary Elizabeth Hughes
Freda Marlene Johnston
Shirley Fern Kendrick Shirley Mae Kennedy
JOHNSTON Husted, Freda J.
Age 40 of Mansfield RD 2, Monday, March 29, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Tuesday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday 1pm. Rev. Wendell Hauber officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Richard D; four sons, Rick, John, Dale and Joel, all at home; father Fred Johnston of Mainesburg, Pa.; brother Fred Johnston, Jr. of Mainesburg; half- brother, Paul Howe of Tioga; half-sister, Mrs. Kenneth ( Alberta) Youngs of Tioga. She was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church and secretary-treasurer of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Church; former cashier at Warren-Miller Elementary School Cafeteria. She was born June 3, 1935 in Tioga the daughter of Fred and Mary Cooley Johnston.
Albert Jay Kent Mary Edith Logan Elizabeth Adeline Marvin
Patricia Ann McConnell
Reva Marlene Niles Clifford Calvin Palmer
McCONNELL, Patricia A. - Patricia A. (McConnell) Fetterman, age 81, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  She was born on March 2, 1936 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of the late Earl W. and Estella McConnell.  She was married to the late William T. Fetterman and had worked for many years at Dunham’s Department Store, Wellsboro, PA.  She loved music, birds, sang at the Park View Hotel and was a former member of the Women’s Chorus.  She is survived by seven daughters and sons-in-law: Joanne Mitchell of Wellsboro, PA, Cindy Mitchell of Mansfield, PA, Chris Walls of Covington, PA, Teri Mitchell of Mansfield, PA, Kate and Guyle Aungst of Pine Grove, PA, Julie Mitchell of Wellsboro, PA, Patti and Chuck Coolidge of Wellsboro, PA, daughter-in-law: Sue Mitchell of Middlebury Center, PA, 10 grandchildren: Terry, Lauren, Ryan, Casey, Ashley, Brittany, Brandon, Cailyn, Erik, Connor and 4 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son: Larry J. Mitchell.  A private family funeral service was held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA  with Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating.  - Mansfield Gazette, 29 March 2017
James Pratt Jack Arnold Rasmussen Jeanette Rynearson Carl Ray Shelman
SHELMAN, Carl 79057 - Carl L. Shelman, age 81, of Mountain Top, PA, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his daughter's home. He was born July 13, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Manley and Gladys (Kennedy) Shelman. Carl retired from Ward Manufacturing as a machinist in 2003. He was the widow of Norma J. Shelman. Carl was a U.S. Army veteran. Carl is survived by a son, Daniel Shelman of Fleming, GA; 3 daughters, Catherine Shelman, Pamala Wallace of Mountain Top, PA, Sheila Keatings of Fleming, GA; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA . A memorial service will immediately follow at 5:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, March 23, 2016
William Jack Sherman Dorothy May Sherman
Norma Jean Smith
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MSTC 1958
William Sherman spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harland Sherman of Academy St. Mr. Sherman, a 1958 graduate of MSTC. He teaches Citizenship Education in the Mt. Upton, NY High School. He was an employee at the A&P Store in Mansfield for 5 years while attending school.

SHERMAN, Dorothy - Dorothy Smith, age 80, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 30, 1936 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Lyle and Iva (Smith) Sherman. She was the widow of Robert D. Smith who passed away on October 25, 2013. Dorothy was employed as the head cook for the Southern Tioga School District before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield; a member of Curves; and enjoyed cooking, camping, square dancing and walking. Dorothy loved spending time with her grandchildren. Dorothy is survived by a son, Alan Smith of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ed Vance of Mansfield, PA, Brenda (Tom Greene) Rumsey of Mansfield, PA; a daughter-in-law, Cherry Wilson of Mansfield, PA; 6 grandchildren, Chad Smith, Kenny Vance, Jordan Vance, Danielle DiDuro, Megan Smith, Derek Smith; 3 great grandchildren, Olivia Smith, Bristol Smith, Oaklee Smith; 5 brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Mary Sherman of Mansfield, Donald Sherman of CO, Milton and Karen Sherman of Troy, PA, Joseph and Velma Sherman of Tioga, PA, Lynn and Faith Sherman of Mansfield, PA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel and James Bradley of Mansfield, PA, Delphine and Brad Copp of Cherry Flats, PA; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Steve Sherman of Mansfield, PA. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Marshall. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow on Friday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Cheryl Filson officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. – Mansfield Gazette, March 15, 2017

Wilbur Clinton Smith William Jerry Smith Paul Hazleton Starkey
Arthur Walter Strange
Ruth Elaine Thomas Richard Harry Tyson
 Arthur W. Strange Sr., 60, of Mansfield, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 16, 1936, in Tucson, Ariz., he was the son of Marcus and Myrtle Rice Strange. He was a retired lumberman.  He was a member of State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg. Preceding him in death was his wife, Patricia Hilfiger Strange. Surviving are two sons, Daniel of Witchita Falls, Texas and Arthur Jr. of Mansfield; a daughter, Debra Campbell of Mansfield; a stepson, Vern Winnie of Millerton; a stepdaughter, Vicky Smith of Millerton; a brother, Wayne of Mainesburg; a sister, Vivian Andrews of Melbourne, Fla.; a granddaughter, Wendy Campbell; seven step-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Saturday, May 25, at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 26, at the State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.
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Richard L. Tomlinson Helen Tomlinson Phyllis Townsend
The above were not printed in the 1954 yearbook. We took junior pictures from the 1953 yearbook to fill in.
Gretchen M. VanDyke Gladys VanZile Edith Jane Williams

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Kathryn Barron
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