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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, Dunnstown Cemetery.
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.

Kephart, James
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
Meade, Md.
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 block nearby.
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.

Kruk, Julia
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 years.
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, at home.
(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 Shore Hospital.
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.

Lane, Sarah
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 Park.

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 a week.
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 Park.

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 Cemetery.

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 lengthy illness.
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 the I.O.O.F.
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

Lynn, Gertrude
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 Home.
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 Retired Persons.
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 one great-grandson.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 22 July 1994, Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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 Normal School.
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 MONTGOMERY.

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 contractor.
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 Park.

Quiggle, Daniel
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 of 
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.


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