|Keller, Frank Edward
May 14, 1942
(Funeral Announcement) Frank Edward, 75, at the Private Hospital, Tuesday,
May 12, 1942, at 11 p.m. Surviving are a grandniece, Mrs. S. K. Hartman,
143 1/2 East Water St., with whom he resided; and a brother, John of this
city. Funeral services, Friday, 2 p.m. at the Helt Funeral Home. Burial,
Delbert D. Helt, Funeral Director
Kyler, Nina Josephine
November 20, 1991
(Funeral Announcement) Private services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in
the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main
St., Lock Haven, for Nina Josephine Kyler, 83, of 52 N. Fairview St.,
Lock Haven, who died at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1991 in the Lock Haven
Hospital. The Rev. Russell L. Looker, pastor of the Great Island Presbyterian
Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. There will
be no visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lock
Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit.
Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven.
September 27, 1950
A farewell party last evening in Avis, for two sons who are departing
today under Army orders, ended in a sudden
illness, a fall and injuries for the father, James Mitchell Kephart,
522 E. Main St., this city.
He is a patient in the Lock Haven Hospital, in satisfactory condition.
Mr. Kephart has four sons in service. One of them, Pfc. Bobby Kephart
who has been home on leave from Korea,
departs today to undergo a mastoid operation at Walter Reed Hospital.
Another son, Herbert, leaves for Camp
Last night their sister, Mrs. George Geyer, of South Avis, entertained
for them at a farewell supper party at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Kephart,
the two sons, Mrs. Mary Bartley, of this city, and Tommy Lindemuth, the
Kepharts’ grandson, made up the family party.
After he had eaten, Mr. Kephart told his wife he did not feel well.
As he walked down the second floor steps, thinking to go outside, he called
to Bobby for a flashlight.
As Bobby went to the car to get the flashlight, he heard a thud, and
turned to see his father had fallen from the porch. His head struck a concrete
Mr. Kephart was somewhat revived by the time the Flemington ambulance
arrived to bring him to Lock Haven. He
was suffering pain in the areas around his neck, back and left arm.
No report was available to the Express up until
noon today from X-rays taken to determine the extent of these injuries.
Mr. Kephart is a watchman employed by the Sylvania Electric Products,
Inc. in Mill Hall. His other sons in service are Robert K., now in Korea,
and Theodore, stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. A fifth son, James, a naval
reservist, expects to be called soon.
December 14, 1970
Mrs. Julia Kruk, 83, of Falls Creek, mother of Borough Councilman John
Kruk of Hillview, died Saturday.
Her funeral will be on Tuesday, in DuBois.
Keller, Samuel J.
March 26, 1973
Samuel J. Keller, 84, of 117 N. Liberty St., died Saturday at 3:45
p.m. at Susque-View where he had been a guest
since August 7. He had been in failing health during the past three
Some years ago, Mr. Keller wrote the lyrics to two songs which were
published in sheet music form - “All I’ve Got Left Is Your Picture” and
“Down in the Old Apple Orchard.”
Born in Lock Haven, Mr. Keller was a son of the late William and Ellen
Keiffer Keller. He lived his entire life in the Lock Haven area and was
employed over 30 years as a maintenance man at Josephthal & Co.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss Clarice Keller and Mrs. Margaret Thomas,
(March 27, 1973 - Highland Cemetery)
Lehman, Sophie I.
June 25, 1973
(Funeral Announcement) Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kelchner
Funeral Home, Jersey Shore, for Mrs. Sophie I. Lehman, 70, of 219 Thompson
St., Jersey Shore, who died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, June 22, 1973, at the
Leader Nursing Home, Jersey Shore. She was the widow of Chester V.
Lehman. The Rev. Donald Winstead, her
pastor, will officiate. Burial, Limestone Cemetery. Friends may call
at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Kelchner Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
Laubscher, Geneva J.
December 11, 1997
Geneva J. Frank, 83, of Lamar died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 in the
extended care unit of Lock Haven Hospital.
Born in Avis Dec. 6, 1914, she was the daughter of the late William
and Jennie Cameron Laubscher.
She had attended the Swissdale School. During World War II, she worked
at the former Sylvania Electric Plant in Mill Hall. She also worked for
many years at the Lock Haven Hospital as an LPN. She was a member of the
Lamar United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed crocheting and quilting.
She is survived by her husband, Paul C. Frank, who she married Feb.
19, 1939. She is also survived by a daughter,
Connie Hyder of Gibsonia; a son, Jeffrey Frank of Montoursville; four
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
a son, Paul C. Frank, Jr. who died in 1913.
Ludwig, Glenn H.
December 14, 1970
Glenn H. Ludwig, 73, of 906 Allegheny St., died Saturday in the Jersey
A native of Clinton County, Mr. Ludwig had worked 40 years for the
New York Central car shops in Avis, retiring in 1962.
His wife, the former Ada Barner, two sons, Glenn E., Jersey Shore and
Robert T., Jersey Shore R.D. 3, also a
daughter, Mrs. Mary Rainey, New Castle, survive, with six grandchildren,
and a half brother, Jacob Ludwig of Jersey Shore.
Lawrence, Robert F. Sr.
May 13, 1921
Robert F. Lawrence Sr., passed away at his home, 119 North Fairview
street, Tuesday morning at 4:30 o’clock, aged 69 years. He was the son
of Rev. Samuel and Sarah D. Lawrence. He is survived by his wife and three
children; also one sister, Mrs. Wallace Hamilton, of Erie.
Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
April 14, 1926
Mrs. Sarah Lane, widow of W. E. Lane, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock at the home of her son, Harry E. Lane, of Castanea township. She
had been ill since last fall. Deceased who was 53 years of age is also
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Miller of Swissdale, and a brother
and two sisters: Henry Kelbson of Walla Walla, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Feather
of Eldredsville, Pa., and Mrs. Ida Hubbard of Proctor.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. W. E. Yingling of this
city, on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the
Dunnstown church. Interment will be made at Dunnstown.
Lansberry, A. C.
April 14, 1926
Word was received Tuesday evening by Mrs. George M. Stewart of South
Fairview street that her mother, Mrs. A. C. Lansberry of Bigler, Clearfield
county, had died that morning after a brief illness with influenza from
which it was thought she had recovered. The telegram conveying the news
of her death carried an incorrect word and the Stewart family was under
the impression for several hours, that Mrs. Stewart’s brother and not her
mother had died.
Mrs. Lansberry had visited here yearly. She was 78 years old and had
been a resident of Clearfield county all her life. She is survived by her
daughter, Mrs. Stewart, and one son, Reed Barger, of Woodland, Pa.
Mr. Stewart went to Bigler Tuesday evening and Mrs. Stewart and other
members of the family expect to leave
tomorrow morning to attend the funeral.
Lindsey, William James
June 10, 1970
(Funeral Notice) Services will be at 2.m. Thursday at the Bechdel Funeral
Home, the Rev. Lawrence Focht officiating, for William James Lindsey, 90,
of 602 E. Church St., Lock Haven, who died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, June 8,
1970 at the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit. Interment, Clark’s
Cemetery, Beech Creek. Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday
afternoon and evening.
Bechdel Funeral Home, Beech Creek.
Litz, Perry E.
Wednesday, 11 May 1955
Lock Haven - Perry E. LITZ, 76, of rear 2 Bellefonte avenue, was found
dead at his home yesterday morning by his son Earl.
Roy L. BRYERTON, Clinton County coroner, said that death was caused
by aneurism of the arteries and occured at 9:30.
Born in Dunnstown, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton LITZ and had
lived all his life in this area. His employment included the New York and
Pennsylvania Company, the North American Refractories and Claster’s building
Supplies. He retired ten years ago.
Mr. LITZ was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.
He is survived by another son Eugene, with the United States Marines
in Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah BARNER, Williamsport and Miss
Louella LITZ, Lock Haven, and a sister, Mrs. Fred PFLUGFELDER of Renovo
and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home,
101 West Church Street with Rev. Donald R. SCHAFFFER his pastor officiating.
Burial will be made at the Dunnstown cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the service.
Locke, Dylan Matthew
Tuesday, 5 March 1996
Danville - Dylan Matthew LOCKE, one day old, of Lock Haven, died Monday,
March 4, 1996 in the Geisinger Medical Center.
Born March 4, 1996 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Lee David and Angel
PROBST LOCKE, both of whom survive in Lock Haven.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Zachary Pursell
of Lock Haven; maternal grandmother, Mabel PROBST of Lock Haven, paternal
grandparents, Harry and Teresa LOCKE of Lock Haven, and maternal great-grandmother,
Evelyn DORMAN of Mill Hall.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 7 March 1996, Rest Haven Memorial
Litz, Bessie F.
Monday, 1 May 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie E. PFLUGFELDER, whose death occurred
Tuesday, April 25, at the Renovo Hospital, were held Friday afternoon at
2:00 o’clock at the Moriarty Funeral Home. Rev. Percy BOUGHEY, pastor of
the First Methodist Church of Renovo officiated. Burial was made beside
her husband in the family plot at the North Bend Cemetery.
Memorial services were held Thursday evening at 7:00 o’clock at the
funeral home by the Gracie Rebecca Lodge No. 212 of Renovo.
Serving as Pall Bearers were Charles McMAHON, Eugene FRIEL, Elmer BATSCHELET,
Donald CONFER, Oralando TASSA and James IGNOZZL.
Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the services included
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde LITZ of Lock Haven, Mrs. Ralph RATHGEBER of Lock Haven,
Mrs. Audrey LOVE of Lock Haven, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley PHOENIX of Draketown,
Mrs. Francis DRUMATER and Miss Carolle Ann SMITH of Covington.
Litz, George F.
Saturday, 3 October 1970
Lock Haven - George E. LITZ, 77, of 9 Holly Drive, died of pneumonia
at 5:15 a.m. today in the Jersey Shore Hospital. he had been a patient
Mr. LITZ retired in 1958 from the New York and Pennsylvania Co. He
was a native of Lock Haven, born Feb. 15, 1893, and was the last of a family
of 12 children of the late Burton A. and Jennie MYERS LITZ.
He and his wife, the former Elva YOUNG, had been married 59 years.
She survives, with a son and three daughters; Mrs. Harold HAMM, Clearwater,
Fla., Mrs. Eleanor RUHL, Lock haven, Mrs. Marjorie CAMPMAN, Rochester,
N.Y., and Melvin LITZ of Oval, also 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. LITZ was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 6 October 1970, Rest Haven Memorial
Litz, Samuel F.
Tuesday, 27 January 1948
Samuel F. LITZ, 66, 115 N. Jay St., died at the Lock Haven Hospital
yesterday at 6:30 p.m. where he has been a patient since September.
Born in Dunnstown, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burton A. LITZ,
he has lived in this vicinity all his life. He was employed by the New
York and Pennsylvania Company until his illness in September.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. D. J. KELLY, of this city; Mrs.
Fred PFLUGFELDER, Renovo, and Mrs. George MERRITTS, Cleveland, O, three
brothers, Harry, Perry and George, all of Lock Haven. Also surviving are
two step-daughters, Mrs. Howard WELSH, Williamsport; and Mrs. Florence
ALLSHOUSE, Tunkhannock; and three step-sons, Harry H. PINGE of this city,
Ralph PINGE of Braddock and James PINGE, Bellefonte.
His wife, Margaret, died five years ago, and a sister, Mrs. Harry PAINTER,
died on December 30.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 29 January 1948, Highland Cemetery.
Litz, Burton A.
30 December 1943
Burton A. LITZ, whose tall and powrfully built figure has been a familiar
sight in Lock Haven for many years, died yesterday (29 December) at 2:30
p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John DEVLING, 115 N. Jay St. He
celebrated his 93rd birthday last March 17.
Mr. LITZ who had been ill a week with complications due to advanced
years, was a native of Swissdale, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
LITZ. He had lived in this city since boyhood, and during his younger years
was a lumberman and riverman. As he once said, he had “waded the Susquehanna
from Clearfield to Williamsport” during his rafting days.
He was also a farmer for 20 years, was employed at the former pipe
works here for many years and most recently was janitor for the Hope Hose
Company for 15 years, retiring in 1923.
Mr. LITZ was a member of St. Luke’s Reformed Church, the Hope Hose
Company and the P.O.S. of A. Lodge.
Surviving him are 80 direct descendants including four daughters and
five sons, Mrs. D. J. KELLY, Mrs. DEVLING, Lewis E., Harry H., Perry E.,
Samuel F., and George E. LITZ, all of this city; Mrs. Fred PFLUGFELDER
of Renovo and Mrs. George MERRITTS of Cleveland, O.; also 27 grandchildren,
42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers,
Sherman LITZ of this city and James L. of Pleasant Gap also survive.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Helt Funeral Home
with the Rev. Harvey M. LIGHT officiating. Interment will be made in Dunstown
Litz, Lewis E.
Thursday, 29 March 1945
A life-long resident of this community, Lewis E. LITZ, 71, died last
evening at 7:30 o’clock at his home, rear 2 Bellefonte Avenue, after a
Mr. LITZ was born in Dunnstown, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burton
A. LITZ, and was an employee of the North American Refractories Co, working
until a few weeks ago. He was a member of St. Luke’s Reformed Church and
Surviving are his wife, the former Mame C. ZIMMERMAN, two sons and
three daughters, Clyde A. LITZ and Mrs. Ralph RATHGEBER, this city; Mrs.
Stanley PHOENIX, Mill Hall, R.D.; Mrs. Ralph THOMAS, Jersey Shore; and
Joseph LITZ of Danville; also 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren
and four brothers and sisters, Harry, Perry, Samuel and George LITZ, Mrs.
D. J. KELLY and Mrs. Harry PAINTER, this city; Mrs. Fred PFLUGFELDER, Renovo;
and Mrs. George MERRITTS, Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 31 March 1945, Dunnstown Cemetery
Tuesday, 31 July 1973
Beech Creek - Mrs. Gertrude Lynn WILSON, 96, a native of Beech Creek,
and long a resident of Williamsport, died Sunday at the Elizabethtown Masonic
Mrs. WILSON and her husband, the late Boyd WILSON, had gone to the
Masonic Home to live in the late 1960s. His death there followed within
the year of their admission.
Mrs. WILSON was born here June 23, 1877, a daughter of Thomas and Mary
KANE LYNN. She leaves two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a
sister, Mrs. Beatrice BITTNER, of Alabama.
Her funeral will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Williamport, with burial
in Wildwood Cemetery.
Locke, Harry W.
20 July 1994
Lock Haven - Harry W. LOCKE, 90, formerly of 407 W. Church St., Lock
Haven, died Tuesday, July 19, 1994, in the Susque-View Home Inc., Lock
Haven, where he had been a guest two and one half years.
Born Dec. 30, 1903, in Erie, he was the son of William A. and Ella
A. WOLFINGTON LOCKE.
Mr. LOCKE was a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor for 50
years until retiring in 1974.
He was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church of Lock Haven;
National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors; Pennsylvania
Association of Plumbing Contractors Inc.; Hospitaller Commandery No. 46
Knights Templar; Lafayette Lodge No. 199 F&AM; Lafayette Royal Arch
Chapter No. 163; Lodge Council Chapter Consistory of Williamsport; Clinton
County Shrine Club; Jaffa Temple of Altoona and National Asociation of
He was united in marriage Aug. 31, 1928, in Flemington to Marietta
BEST LOCKE, who preceded him in death March 31, 1993.
Surviving are one son, Harry David LOCKE of Lock Haven; one daughter,
Phoebe L. WEAVER of King of Prussia; two grandsons; one granddaughter and
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 22 July 1994, Rest Haven Memorial
Locke, Marietta Helen Best
Friday, 2 april 1993
Lock Haven - Marietta Helen LOCKE, 91, of 407 W. Church St., Lock Haven,
died at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1993, in the Susque-View Home Inc.
where she had been a guest since March 9, 1993.
Born Jan. 18, 1902, in Flemington, she was the daughter of Samuel L.
and Phoebe FLORUSS BEST.
She was united in marriage Aug. 31, 1928, in Flemington to Harry W.
LOCKE, who survives.
Mrs. LOCKE was a life long resident of Clinton County and a member
of the Covenant United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Lock Haven High School and the former Lock Haven
She taught first grade at the Flemington Elementary School for several
years and was also a homemaker.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, Harry David LOCKE
of Lock Haven; one daughter, Phoebe J. WEAVER of King of Prussia; three
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence CARPENTER and Rose
Locke, H. David
Thursday, 14 January 1999
H. David LOCKE, 69, of 413 W. Church St., Lock Haven, died Wednesday,
Jan. 13, 1999 in Susque-View Home Inc., Lock Haven.
Born July 12, 1929 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Harry and Marietta
BEST LOCKE. He was a 1947 graduate of Lock Haven High School and attended
Williamsport Technical Institute.
A United States Army veteran, he served in the Korean War.
A life member and past president of Citizens Hose Company, Lock Haven,
Mr. LOCKE was a member of the Moose, Sons of Italy, Eagles and also past
commander of the American Legion, all in Lock Haven.
He taught plumbing and heating at the former Williamsport Area Community
College for a number of years and was a self-employed plumbing and heating
He began his career with his father in H. W. LOCKE and Son Plumbing
and Heating, Lock Haven.
Survivors include his wife, the former Teresa CANTINERI; two sons,
Lee D. LOCKE and wife, Angela, of Hyner and H. William LOCKE of Lock Haven;
a daughter, Kimberly A. MYERS of Lock Haven; a sister, Phoebe J. WEAVER
and husband, David B. WEAVER, of King of Prussia; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dylan LOCKE, in 1996.
Funeral Announcement: - Interment: 17 January 1999, Rest Haven Memorial
November 11, 1903
Daniel Quiggle, one of the oldest residents of Wayne township, died
Saturday evening (Nov. 7) at his home near Pine Station, of diseases incident
to old age, aged 85 years. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Joseph Shuler
Lykens, and three sons Michael S. of Pine, Robert of Castanea, and
Daniel of McKeesport; Three brothers Robert C., Thomas and Jacob of Wayne
township, and two sisters Mrs. D. A. Cochran and Mrs. Sarah Simcox of Jersey
Shore also survive.
Mr. Quiggle was born August 27, 1818, at the old family homestead in
Wayne township, and he had lived in that
vicinity all his life. For 5 years he conducted the hotel known
as the “Halfway House,” and for more than 20 years was a justice of the
peace. For 46 years he was a river pilot and in his younger days
piloted many “arks” from Lock Haven to Marietta and Columbia.
Farming, however, was his principal occupation, but in 1892 he retired
from active toil and has since lived retired,
enjoying the fruits of his years of labor. He was a prominent
citizen of Wayne township and during his long and active life enjoyed the
respect and esteem of the community in which he lived. At different
times he was elected to township offices.
The funeral services over the remains of Daniel Quiggle were conducted
yesteday forenoon by Rev. Martin of New Columbia in the Evangelical church
at Pine, assisted by Rev. Robert Whiteley of the Methodist church.
The funeral was largely attended and great respect was shown to the memory
of the deceased. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
The pall bearers were Leonard Johnson, David Shaffer, William Shurr, Henry
Shurr, Wilbur Sours and Arthur Ricker.
Saiers, Estella Louise Probst
September 27, 1950
Mrs. Estella Louise Saiers, 57, wife of Charles J. Saiers, of 629 E.
Main St., died at 8:15 p.m. yesterday at her home. She had been in failing
health for the past two years, and in serious condition since Wednesday
when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
She was born in Lock Haven, the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah
Louise Reeder Probst. She lived her entire lifetime in this vicinity,
and was a life long member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Lewis D. and
Darrel, both of Lock Haven; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Jones, Alburquerque
N.M.; a brother, Chrales Probst, Athens, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel
Gleason, Lock Haven.
(September 30, 1950 - Swissdale Cemetery)
Stahl, Florence M. Probst
August 24, 1956
Mrs. Florence M. Stahl, 61, wife of Jesse A. Stahl, 205 1/2 Jay St.,
died at 8:45 p.m. yesterday in the Lock Haven
She had been ill a year, and critically ill in recent weeks, suffering
from cancer. She entered the hospital June 8.
Mrs. Stahl had lived in Lock Haven all her life except for 16 recent
years of residence in Philadelphia. The family
returned to this city about a year ago.
She was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Irvin Probst, and a sister
of Lawrence F. Probst of this city and Mrs.
Catherine Schwartz of Camden, N.J.
Her husband, a son, Harold J. of Bellefonte R.D., and eleven grandchildren
also survive. A daughter, Mrs. Hester
Stahl Smith, died some years ago, and her sister, Mrs. James P. Dennehy,
wife of the Lock Haven postmaster, died in June.
Mrs. Stahl was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Shoemaker, Isabelle “Belle” Probst
June 7, 1926
Mrs. Belle Probst Shoemaker, widow of John Shoemaker, died at her home
here Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock
after a brief illness. She was 75 years old, and had lived here
all her life.
Mrs. Probst had been a member of the Swissdale Evangelical church since
childhood. The body will be taken to the
church at 1 o’clock Tuesday and funeral services will be conducted
at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. W. E. Yingling
assisted by Rev. R. F. Daubert, of Avis. Burial will be made
in the Swissdale cemetery.