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Edith E. Cole, age 86, formerly of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Thursday, April 22, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor in Burling-ton, Pa., following a lingering illness.
Born on August 25, 1912 in Terry Township, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Oliver S. and Polly Mann Cole.
Edith was a housekeeper for the Harry Smith family of Terrytown for many years.
She is survived by great nieces and nephews, JoAnn Beers, Karl Stanton, Jay Stanton, Bonnie Gibbs, Dick Brown, Scott Edwards, Bob Edwards, Patty Brown, Bill Smith and Sharon Weingartner.
A graveside memorial service will be held in New Era Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Harold W. Warner, age 72 of RR2, Box 2415, Laceyville, Pa., (Edinger Hill), passed away at his home on Edinger Hill early Monday morning, April 26, 1999.
Born in Sayre on April 17, 1927, he was the son of the late George W. and Irene Gaul Warner. Mr. Warner was the husband of the former Eleanor Brennan, who passed away on July 13, 1991. Harold and Eleanor were married on October 11, 1952.
Harold was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1945. After high school, he started working on the McCloe Pond Farm on Edinger Hill, the family farm. He worked along with his father and later years with his sons.
He was the caretaker of the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville for over 30 years. Mr. Warner was a past Laceyville Agway committeeman for eight years, member of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM of Laceyville, past member of the Spring Hill Grange, past member of Edinger Hill 4-H Club and a past member of the Dairymen's League to which he sold milk for over 60 years. He also enjoyed his weekly bingo games at the Black Walnut American Legion Post #510 and his daily trips to Laceyville and all of the surrounding diners.
He is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, Leonard Warner of Laceyville, Jay and Bonnie Warner of Wyalusing and Donnie Warner of Laceyville; five daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Andy Ward of Harrisburg, Mary and Tim Knowles of Laceyville, Betty and Mark Prokop of Durham, N.C., Cathy Warner of Tunkhannock and Ann and Philip Cole of Ulster; a brother, Ruby L. Warner of Laceyville; seven grandchildren, Andrew and Carly Ward, Brian Knowles, Eric and Jared Warner, Matthew Prokop, Abigayle Cole; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Smith, December, 1998.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with Rev. Mark King of the Lake Winola Baptist Church officiating.
Interment was in the Lacey St. Cemetery.
Friends and family called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial do-nations to the Lacey St. Cemetery, c/o Mr. Gary Sharer, RR2, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, to the Good Will Fire Company or the Laceyville-Meshoppen Ambulance Association, c/o Mrs. Mable Clark, RR2, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.

Lewis D. Willson, 63, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 1999 at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, N.Y. following a courageous battle with cancer. He formerly resided in Granville Center, moving to Savona, N.Y. in 1991.
Lew was born June 17, 1935 in New Milford, the son of the late Lewis H. and Ruth Decker Willson. He attended Towanda High School and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was an over the road truck driver for over 40 years, recently retiring from C.R. Clarke Trucking, Horseheads, N.Y. for health reasons.
Lewis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Jeffrey O'Dell of Jermyn and Judy and Bruce Kisner, South Hill, Orwell Township; four grandchildren, Jeffrey O'Dell, Daytona Beach, FL, Patrick R. O'Dell, Jermyn and Kelly Lou and Andrew Kisner, South Hill; a special friend, Charlotte Mastrantonio, Savona, N.Y. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Thomas King of Wysox and a step-sister and her husband, Cinda and Daniel Steinburg, Fulton, N.Y.
Funeral and committal services were held on April 22 at the Seager Funeral Home, Savona, N.Y. Interment was in the Seamens Cemetery, Savona, with the Rev. Annemarie Meyerhoffer, Rome, presiding.
All memorials may be sent directly to the Southern Tier Hospice, Elmira, N.Y.

Frances Howe Woznicki, age 75, of Athens, TN went to be with her Lord on Saturday afternoon, April 24, 1999 at the Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, TN. A former resident of Trenton, Michigan, she had resided in McMinn County, TN for the past 15 years.
A native of Buffalo, NY., she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Mary Bessie Rimer Howes and was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth H. Seychew Lapp.
She was a member of Trenton First Baptist Church in Trenton, MI and attended Lakeside Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church in Athens. In her younger years, she was an active member and was married in Prospect Ave. Baptist Church in Buffalo.
She was a volunteer in the reading program at City Park School.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Carl Thomas Woznicki, Athens, TN; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joan Louise Cashin, Wyalusing, Pa.; Kathleen Ann and Thomas Lawson, Owatonna, Minn., Patricia Jean Beaty, Englewood, TN, Carol Jane and Jay Hill, Georgetown, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold E. and Doro-thy Howes, Oakley, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen Howes and Carl Place, Westfield, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Alanna S. Beaty, Thomas N. Lawson, Andrew Beaty, Jennifer L. Lawson, Amy J. Lawson, Tyler J. Beaty and Whitney P. Hill; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Brown and Dr. Carlos Peterson officiating.
Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family received friends in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

Helen Sharpe Baird, 89, of 301 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, Pa., who at one time worked as home economics teacher for Lock Haven Junior High School, died Friday, January 21, 2000 at Manor Care Health Services in Jersey Shore.
Born August 24, 1910 in Sharpetown, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Martha Story Sharpe.
She was married to Edmund C. Baird, who predeceased her in 1972.
Mrs. Baird received her bachelor's degree from Mansfield State College in 1936 and her master's degree from Pennsylvania State University.
She began teaching in Mehoopany Elementary School in Mehoopany in 1927 while earning her certification in home economics. Helen accepted a post with the Clinton County Home Extension in 1940 and met and married her husband in Lock Haven.
After helping her husband in a poultry and hatching operation for a number of years, she accepted a position with the Lock Haven Junior High School as a home economics teacher, retiring from the position in the early 1970s.
She held life memberships in the Clinton County Historical Society, the Lock Haven Hospital Auxiliary, the Clinton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania School Retirees Association, the Penn State and Mansfield alumni associations, Delta Kappa Gamma Omicron Chapter and the Lock Haven Garden Club Forget-Me-Nots.
She was a member of the Dunnstown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a nephew, Alfred Baird Munro and his wife, Wanda of Jersey Shore; two nieces, Dr. Betty Baird Schantz and Mrs. Katherine Merrell Stern, both of Lock Haven.

Mrs. Elizabeth Detweiler, age 88, of the Omni One Personal Care Home in Montrose, Pa., formerly of 118 East Main St., Laceyville and of Plumsteadville, PA area, passed away at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2000.
Born in Philadelphia on May 26, 1911, she was the wife of the late Willard M. Detweiler, who passed away in 1988.
Mrs. Detweiler was an employee of the Botany 500 Clothing Factory in Dublin for over 25 years.
She attended the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville while she was a resident there.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Eleanor Detweiler of Enola; two grandsons, Jeffrey Detweiler of New York City, N.Y. and Andrew Detweiler, attending James Madison University in Virginia; also, one great-granddaughter.
At Mrs. Detweiler's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Calvary Church Cemetery of Souderton.
Local arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.

Gordon L. Gavitt, age 87, of Dushore, PA, formerly or Towanda, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport.
Gordon was born in Laporte Township on March 10, 1912, son of the late Morgan and Alda Buck Gavitt. He graduated from the Sonestown High School, a member of the Class of 1928 and graduated from Mansfield University in 1931.
Gordon married the former Florence Emory of New Albany in 1933. She predeceased him on April 10, 1974. Gordon taught school in East Towanda for nine years and then began working at the U. S. Post Office in Towanda. He retired as the Superintendent of Mails in 1971 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Towanda Rod and Gun Club and B.P.O.E. #2192, Towanda. He enjoyed bird watching and was an avid reader.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille and Paul Muller of Dushore and Laura and Bill Bohensky of Dushore; four grandchildren, Benjamin Muller, Brighton, UT, Elizabeth Shaffer, Columbia Cross Roads, Christina Bohensky, Dushore, Sheena Bohensky, Dushore; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Shaffer, Dushore and Melissa Shaffer, Columbia Cross Roads; a brother-in-law and his spouse, Frank and Cora Emory, Monroeton; two sisters-in-law, Nina Martin, Hawthorne, FL and Emma Emory, East Towanda; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Muller on September 28, 1981 and by five brothers, Gilbert Gavitt, Harmon Gavitt, Blake Gavitt, Lee Gavitt and Jarius Gavitt and two sisters, Millicent Stackhouse and Freeda Armes.
A private memorial service will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614.

Robert W. Miller, 75, of RR2, Dushore, PA, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2000 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia following major surgery on Feb. 3.
Bob was born Feb. 2, 1925 in Wilmot Township, the son of Charles and Anna Miller. He was happily married to Marian Miller on September 18, 1948. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in September of 1999.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII and again during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Loyalsock Post #996 of Dushore and the Wyalusing VFW Post #7593. He was also a member of St. Anthony's Church in Stowell.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Marian; their four children, daughters, Susan and Paul Kostic of Muncy, Nancy and Len Traver of Jackson, Missouri, Marleah and Skip Henning of Mehoopany and son, Scott and Marilyn Miller of Wyalusing; sixteen adored grandchildren in whom he took great interest: Bob, Andrew, Jon and Colleen Kostic, Richard, Rachel, Robert and Ryan Miller, Naomi, Melissa, Peter and Claire Henning, Stephanie, Michael, Sarah and Caitlyn Traver. He is also survived by a great-grandson, Adam.
He was the last survivor of 12 children and has many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Olbert, Catherine Mikeska and Marge Neuber; brothers, Burton, Charles, George, Paul, LeRoy, Donald, Joseph and David.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church at 10 a.m. with Father Thomas McDermott and family friend, Father Joseph Conboy, as celebrants.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Rich Miller, Ryan Miller, Bob Kostic, Andrew Kostic, Jon Kostic, Michael Traver and Pete Henning.
Full graveside military honors were accorded by Loyalsock American Legion Post No. 996 of Dushore, assisted by Wyalusing American Legion Post #534 at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell.
Family and friends called on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing.
Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by his family.
Arrangements were entrusted to McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.

Kathryn H. Raub, age 67, of Dushore, RR2, PA, passed away early Monday morning, February 21, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, following a lingering illness.
She was born on October 31, 1932 in Cherry Township, Dushore, a daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Horutz Adams and has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.
Katie was not a member of any organizations. Her life encompassed taking care of her home and raising her family.
Mrs. Raub and her husband, Glen Merlin Raub, Sr., had celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
She left surviving, her husband, Glen Merlin Raub, Sr., at home; four children, Randy Raub of Athens, Bonnie Richart of Dushore, Angela Raub of Dushore, Glen M. Raub, Jr., of Dushore; four sisters, Melinda Fitzgerald of Dushore, Edna Slater of Mansfield, Carol Barber of Sayre, Rose Miller of East Towanda; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 12 noon at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Dushore, officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Cherry Township, Dushore.
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday at McHenry Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dushore Ambulance Association, Julia Street, Dushore, Pa. 18614 in Mrs. Raub's memory.

James Richard Saxe, infant son of Joseph E. and Janet Phillippe Saxe of RR1, New Albany, PA, born on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y.
In addition to his parents, James Richard is survived by his two sisters, Leah and Lisa Saxe, at home; paternal grandmother, Helen McGee of New Albany; maternal grandmother, Gayle Teel and spouse, David of LaVernia, TX; maternal grandfather, Joseph Phillippe and spouse, Anita of Casterville, TX; maternal great-grandmothers, Ethel Phillippe and Gaynell Meyer of Texas; maternal great-grandfather, Vernon Gaylardt of Texas; maternal great-great-grandmother, Ollie K. Hogue of Texas; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Richard Saxe, and a step-grandfather, James B. McGee.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. in St. Basil's Church in Du-shore with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore.
Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614.

George Welles died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 16, 2000.
George was a fifth generation Welles, born in 1916 to Fisher and Florence Welles in Wyalusing, Pa. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1941 and served 24 years in the Army before retiring in 1965 to take the job of Assistant Commandant at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He retired from NMMI in 1980 and remained in Roswell, until his death.
George is survived by his wife, Sallie, whom he married in Hawaii in 1942; four children, Vicki and her husband, Ray of Salinas, CA, Penny of San Francisco, CA, Connie of Las Cruces, NM and Jim and his wife, Kelly of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Barbara Brooks of Newport News, VA. A second son, George, III, preceded him in death in 1993.
It was George's wish that there be no memorial service. A private service will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, where George's ashes will be interred with his son, George, III. Contributions in George's memory may be made to the NM Rehabilitation Center, 31 Gail Harris Ave., Roswell, NM.
Throughout his remarkable 83+ years, "Curious" George shared his gift of humor and childlike adventures with friends, family and perfect strangers. Life was never dull when George was around. And when his bright blue eyes took on that "extra sparkle," everyone knew George was up to something. His playfulness and zest for life were contagious. And the common memory we all share of George is that he lightened many moments with the gift of laughter. If you've noticed that the stars are twinkling a bit brighter recently, 'tis more than likely a sign that George is greeting past friends and family and creating a bit of a fun-loving commotion with his new halo and wings. We can only imagine!
In celebration of his life and his love of laughter, friends and family are invited to send one of their fondest memories of a personal "Adventure with George Welles" to be read at his service in Santa Fe, NM. Letters to: Sallie Welles, 2611 N. Kentucky, #108, Roswell, NM 88201.

Mrs. Irene A. Brown, age 84, of Colonial Towers, Apt. 206, Towanda, Pa., passed away at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Friday morning, May 26, 2000 after a long illness.
Born in LeRaysville on February 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff. Mrs. Brown, along with her husband, owned and operated the Shady Nook Restaurant in New Albany from 1957 until 1973.
She was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church and was a member of the Colonial Towers Senior Citizens Band of Towanda.
She is survived by her husband, Robert D. (Bob) Brown, to whom she was married for 52 years, celebrating their anniversary on March 31; a daughter and son-in-law, Clara M. and Donald Gowin of New Albany; a sister Mrs. Marie VanDeMark of Laceyville; two brothers and their spouses, Ralph and Pam Woodruff of Laceyville and Gerald and Veda Woodruff of Wyalusing; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Roberta Elizabeth Shrimp, and four sisters, Vera Salsman, Kathryn White, Gertrude Salsman and Bernita Snyder.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Craig Merritt of the Franklindale Christian Church and Rev. Dennis Fox, of Ohio, officiating.
Interment was in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.
Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday evening, May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Olive E. Coleman, 82, of LeRaysville RR1, Pike Township, Pa., went home to be with her Lord late Thursday evening, May 18, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness.
She was born November 8, 1917 in Potterville, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Bennett) Williams.
Olive was a graduate of the Orwell High School, where she actively participated on the girls' basketball team. She was a devoted member of the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, where she attended the women's Bible Study. Olive was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 498, LeRaysville, and the VFW Post 6824 Ladies Auxiliary.
Her family will always remember the many homemade meals and the talented cook she was. She also enjoyed flowers and was a talented seamstress. For many years, Olive was employed at the LeRaysville Exchange as a phone operator and was a retired employee of Sylvania.
Olive is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fay A. Coleman; her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian D. Coleman of LeRaysville, Howard J. Coleman and Pat Foster of Warren Center; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Faye and Harrison Johnson of Rome; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Mildred Williams of Rome, Phillip "Bud" and Mickey Williams of Barstow, CA; her sisters and brother-in-law, Sarah Louise Emerson of Conklin, NY, Cleola and Charles Mann of Huntington; a sister-in-law, Inez Williams of Camptown; her special grandchildren, Jodilyn Coleman, Michael, James and Richard Coleman, Kevin Johnson and Sheila Horton; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Olive was predeceased by her sons, Gary William Coleman and Dean Elmer Coleman; brother, Harold Williams and sister, Dorothy Phillips.
Funeral services for Olive were held on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, with her pastor, the Rev. George Jatko, officiating. Organ and piano music was provided by Ann Dean.
Interment followed in the Neath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, James Coleman, Michael Coleman, Richard Coleman, Kevin A. Johnson.
The family provided flowers and asks that memorial contributions be made to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, c/o Calvin L. Bacorn, HCR 34, Box 12D, Warren Center, Pa. 18851 or HOPS Ambulance Association, James Seipler, RR1, Box 287, Rome, Pa. 18837, in loving memory of Olive E. Coleman.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY.

Otis S. Comstock of Hanover, Pa., son of the late Ray Victor and Reta M. Comstock, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 69 years of age, following a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his family.
Otis was born on October 26, 1930 in Tunkhannock. He lived and worked in the Mehoopany/Laceyville area until 1965 when he moved to Easton to work as a dairy herdsman and raise his family. In March 1979, they moved to Hampstead, MD where he also worked as a herdsman. In September 1978, he suffered a massive heart attack and in April 1980, moved back to the Jenningsville area. In October 1999, he and his wife, Peggy moved to the Hanover area to live near their son and have his help in meeting day to day medical needs.
Otis was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and supervised the junior church program for approximately ten years.
Otis will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, a faithful friend and a hard worker.
Preceding him into heaven are two grandchildren, Timothy Adam and Tiffany Comstock; a loving mother-in-law, Alberta Donahue; brothers and sisters, Bette Davis, George Comstock, Lucy Bowman, Howard Comstock and Mable McLaren.
The blessings he left on this earth are his wife of 46 years, Peggy (Donahue) Comstock of Hanover; his children, Rita Holmes of Easton, Charles and Carol Comstock of Pen Argyl, Otis Kent and Mary Comstock of Hanover, Denny and Linda Comstock of Easton, Todd and Tammy Comstock of Bolivia, South America, Peggy Jo and Stephen Brinton of Sanford, FL and Rebekah and Tom Kristunas of Tunkhannock; 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, June 1 (today), from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. at Sheldon's Funeral Home in Laceyville. Funeral services will be held at Mehoopany Baptist Church on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Otis requested that donations be sent to the New Tribes Mission, 1000 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771-1487 marked for the "Otis Comstock Memorial Fund."

James Edward Kauffman, age 43, of Marion, Montana, formerly of Sonestown and Dushore, PA, died on Monday, May 22, 2000 in Lost Prairie County.
He was born on May 20, 1957 in Chester, a son of Robert and Kathleen Potser Kauffman. He was a graduate of Sullivan County High School.
Mr. Kauffman was a self-employed contractor.
His memberships include the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Lost Prairie Sky Diving Club.
He left surviving, his parents, Robert and Kathleen Potser Kauffman of Dushore; six brothers, Robert Kauffman of Ridley Park, Thomas Kauffman of Richmond, VA, William Kauffman of Morgantown, Kenneth Kauffman of Kenmore, WA, Daniel Kauffman of Dallas and Gary Kauffman of San Diego, CA.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. John Klim, pastor of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Dushore, officiating.
Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.
Friends and family called on Saturday, May 27 at McHenry Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Donna Kirk, age 55, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at her home following a lingering illness.
She was a native of Terrytown and the daughter of the late Carl and Mildred Johnson.
Mrs. Kirk was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1962 and married Bernard Kirk, who also graduated with her. They lived in the Weatherly area for many years and made their home in recent years in White Haven.
Her interests were mainly centered around her family and home.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard S. Kirk, White Haven; four children, Angeline Kirk, Chris Kirk, Michelle Kirk, Kim Schafer and husband, Jason Schafer; six grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William, Sr. and Janice Johnson of Frasier, Henry and Grace Johnson of Terrytown and Ralph and Marilyn Johnson of Terrytown; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marge and Raymond Darnell of Honeybrook, June and Miles Randall of Rome, Sharon and William Neal of Niles, OH; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Kathy and two sisters, Hazel Johnson and Carol Jean Johnson.
Funeral services were private.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Frederick R. Swingle, age 62, of Laceyville, formerly of Montrose, PA, died on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. He was born in Sugar Run, son of the late William H. and Lenna (Justin) Swingle. He was married to Betty J. Baker on June 8, 1991, who survives. He worked as a grader operator for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, hunting and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Alan Fairchild of Endicott, NY, Carol and Terry Hunsinger, Delores and Charles Hunsinger, both of Laceyville, Barbara and Dan Johnson of Montrose; three sons and daughter-in-law, Richard S. Swingle of Springville, Frederick R. Swingle of Friendsville and Robert J. and Jill Swingle of Montrose; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Spencer, Meshoppen, Dawn Parkhurst, Stevensville, Kelly Spencer, Laceyville; three stepsons, Richard Spencer, II of Stevensville, Duane Spencer of Laceyville and Jerry Spencer of Binghamton, NY; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters and brother-in-law, Emma Swackhammer of Waverly, NY, Betty and Robert McClintic of Franklindale and Marjorie Nichols of Athens; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Sally Swingle of Sayre, Donald and Rayetta Swingle of McClure and William Swingle, Jr. of Endicott, NY. He was predeceased by his first wife, Donna Swingle in 1989, and stepson, Brian Spencer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at the Bartron Funeral Home, Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, with the Rev. Charles S. Bishop of Elk Lake Community Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery.
The family received friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 32, Montrose, PA 18810.

Betty I. Galloway, age 72, died Sunday, June 4, 2000 at 10:50 a.m. at her residence at 400 Ada Drive, Exeter Township, Pa.
She was the wife of Edgar Galloway.
Born in Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Hazel (Donovan) Pond.
Galloway had retired after several years as a part-time beautician in her residence.
She was a 1945 graduate of Wyalusing High School.
Galloway is survived by a son, Larry R., Reading; a daughter, Diane V. (Galloway) Hafer, Exeter Township; a sister-in-law, Emma Whitney, Wysox.
Other survivors include five grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Penn. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Infant Alexis Paige Garay passed away following birth at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on June 9, 2000.
She was the daughter of Michael Andrew Garay and Laura Ann Hadsall Garay of Laceyville RR2, Pa.
Survivors include three sisters, Chantel Zionkowski, at home, Mikayla Garay, at home, Bethany Garay, Springville; maternal grandparents, Tom and Marsha Hadsall, Tunkhannock, and paternal grandparents, Andrew and Darlene Garay of Stowell.
A memorial service will be held at Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church on Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Womer, pastor, officiating.
Arrangements were through Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

Rev. Reuben H. Judson, age 91, of Mark Twain Apartments, Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Laceyville and South Auburn, Pa., went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at the home of his sister in Pine City, N.Y.
Rev. Judson was born in South Auburn on April 4, 1909, the son of Edgar B. and Jennie Ace Judson. Reuben was second in a family of two boys and three girls. In his early life, Reuben trusted Christ as Savior through the Godly training of his parents.
During a missionary conference in the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Reuben, then a teenager, surrendered his life to Christ for missionary service. He graduated from the Laceyville High School, Class of 1928, and later from Taylor University in 1932. But because of his father's death in 1931, he knew that it was his responsibility to operate the family farm and care for his mother and two sisters, the youngest of which was only six years old. During the next eleven years, Reuben led the youth ministry in the South Auburn Methodist Church and did some itinerate gospel preaching.
When a very liberal pastor who denied all of the fundamentals of the Bible was sent to pastor the Methodist Church in South Auburn, Reuben guided the believers in organizing a Bible Chapel. In the fall of 1943, Mary E. McMurray, a missionary from the Philippines, conducted a very successful conference.
Both Mary and Reuben recognized God's hand in bringing them together and carried on their courtship by airmail while Mary traveled across Canada in missionary conferences. Pastor and Mary were married August 10, 1944 in a garden wedding on the family farm.
The door was now wide open for missionary service. Reuben applied and was accepted by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. While fulfilling their requirement of one semester orientation at Nyack College, he heard a chapel speaker tell of the ministry of the "GI Gospel Hour" in Manila during the war which resulted in the salvation of Filipino young people who requested the GI's to return after the war and build a Bible School for their training. As a result, the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (now SEND International) was incorporated and the Far Eastern Bible Institute started a few miles north of Manila.
Reuben was strongly impressed that this was the type of ministry for which he was gifted and called. 
Requirements at Nyack College had been met, but they could not proceed because their visas were delayed. At this time Moody Monthly contained an article about F.E.G.A. and announced their first conference at Medicine Lake, MN. The Judsons attended and were convinced of God's leading. They applied and were accepted by the mission after the release and recommendation of the C.I.M.A. in August of 1949. They arrived in Manila to begin twenty years of rewarding ministry at Febia's College of Bible.
After the Judsons returned to Pennsylvania in 1968, Rev. Judson served as the northeastern representative of "SEND" until retiring in 1974.
Rev. Judson was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville and served on many boards and was the assistant pastor and men's Sunday School teacher for many years.
Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary E. Judson, who passed away on September 25, 1997; a brother, Alvin Judson and a sister, Beatrice Judson.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Tillinghast of Millport, N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Long of Pine City, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville with Rev. Vic Millard and Rev. Richard Camp of the church officiating. Interment was in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Kinsley, age 70, of Dushore RR1, Pa., passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
She was born on January 7, 1930 in Cherry Township, a daughter of the late Hartley and Mary Bahr Chilson. She has been a lifetime resident of Cherry Township.
Prior to her retirement in the 1970's, Mrs. Kinsley was employed at Sulcraft Manufacturing in Dushore as a seamstress.
Lizzy and Morris Kinsley had celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Mildred and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of McDermott Post No. 452, American Legion.
She left surviving her husband, Morris Kinsley, at home; five children, Mary Bailey of Athens, Helen Kinsley of Dushore, Morris Kinsley, Jr. of Dushore, Catherine Foux of New Albany, Arthur Kinsley of Berwick; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Dieffenbach and a granddaughter, Shirley A. Bailey.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen, her pastor, officiating.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred in Elizabeth "Lizzy" Kinsley's memory.

Cecil Eugene Scott, age 81, died on Saturday, June 10, 2000 in Elmira, N.Y. He was born July 6, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Thomas and Jessie Scott and spent his childhood in Mississippi.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Charlotte Taylor; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lori Scott of Rochester and grandsons, Christopher Bradstreet of Pittsburgh, Jason Snyder of New York Street; two sisters, Florence Berghof and Wanda Peteani of Williamstown, N.J.; sister-in-law, Lucy Gilbert Case of Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Jack Whittington of Jackson, MS. A daughter, Su-san Bradstreet, predeceased him in 1978.
Scotty graduated from North West Mississippi Junior College, the University of Rochester and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Following active duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Scotty remained active in the Army Reserves and National Guard. After 25 years of service to his country, he retired as Colonel and the Commander of the 27th Armored Artillery Division in Rochester. He was co-owner of Ross Equipment Company and retired in 1978.
He was a member of The Park Church, Elmira Country Club and the Retired Officers Association.
A memorial service will be held at The Park Church, Elmira, N.Y. on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. with co-pastors Jeanette Sherrill and Arthur Reed officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Park Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, 1058 W. Church St., Elmira, N.Y. 14905.

Mrs. Lena Esther Snell, age 83, of Forksville, Pa., passed away on Friday, June 9, 2000 at The Highlands in Laporte.
Lena was born in Bentley Creek, the daughter of the Rev. Leon J. and Nora T. Hagerman Jelliff.
She was married to George L. Snell and they resided in Dumfries, VA for many years. Lena worked in a jewelry store in Woodbridge, VA for several years. Her loving husband, George, predeceased her on February 19, 1986.
Lena was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church where she was an organist. She was formerly a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church where her father had been pastor for over 20 years. She was also a former member of OES Chapter #71, Canton.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Arlen Higley, Forksville; three grandchildren, Arlen Higley, Jr., Dushore, Melanie DeSanto, Trout Run, and Michael Higley, Cogan Station; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Matthew D. Pickering, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment was in the Forksville Cemetery.
Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service.


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