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ELMER S. JACOBS
  Elmer Scott "Scottie" Jacobs, 85, of New Cumberland died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in Fairview Retirement Village, Fairview Twp.
  He retired as a computer programmer from the federal government; was an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Lewisberry; VFW Post 34 and American Legion Post 177, both of Newport.
  Surviving are his wife, Helen Geary Jacobs, and a sister, Hannah Luallen of Orlando, Fla.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 1013 Mumma Road, Lemoyne 17043.

ALBERT W. JAMISON
  Albert W. Jamison, 65, of Elliottsburg RR 1 died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was a retired employee of the New Cumberland Army Depot and a Navy veteran.
  Surviving are his wife, Linda Jamison; two daughters, Jill Hostetter of Annville and Sandi Jamison of Carlisle; three sons, Kim of Layton, Utah, Dean of Hummelstown and Jack of Hershey; a brother, Earl of Maryland; two foster sisters, Grace Wolfe of Lebanon and Martha Patrick of Jonestown; and nine grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 18 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. Burial, with military honors, was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

ANNA N. JEFFRIES
  Anna N. Jeffries, 81, of W. Shortcut Road, Newport, died Monday, April 13, 1998 at home.
  She was born May 29, 1916 in Newport tothe late Walter W. and Ella (Burd) Mitchell.
  She retired from AILGWU Newport Dress Factory and was a member of St. Samuel's Lutheran Church, its Pollyanna Class and Newport American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.
  Surviving are her husband, Mark D. Jeffries; two sons, Mark A. of Fallston, Md., and Wilbur W. of Bountiful, Utah; two brothers, Gilbert Mitchell of Emporium and Arthur Mitchell of Newport; and four grandchildren.
  Services were held April 16 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the   Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 307, Newport 17074.

DIANA B. JIMENEZ
  Diana B. Jimenez, 63, of Duncannon RR 4, formerly of Philadelphia, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at home.
  She was a former Spanish teacher in the Philadelphia school system; a native of Puerto Rico; and a Catholic.
  She was the widow of Luis F. Jimenez.
  Surviving are two sons, Stanley, with whom she lived, and Luis F. Jr. of Philadelphia; and a grandson.
  Services were held Oct. 6 in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

HELEN W. JOHNSON 
  Helen W. Johnson, 82, of Lincoln Street, Marysville, formerly of Milroy, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (MacDowell) Winegardner. 
  She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Marysville. 
  She was the widow of Ernest H. Johnson. Surviving are one daughter, Megan E. Johnson, with whom she lived; one son, Meldon E. Johnson of Glendale, Ariz.; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters. 
  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 27, in her church. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. 
  Arrangements are being handled by the Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 117 Verbeke St., Marysville 17053, or Comfort Care, P.O. Box 309, Camp Hill 17001-0309.

VINCENT L. JOHNSON
  Vincent L. "Vince" Johnson, 89, of Greenwood Street, Millerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Jan. 21, 1908 at Ickesburg to the late Ira M. and N. Estelle (Booda) Johnson.
  He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot and formerly was a farmer; a Navy veteran of World War II; a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ickesburg, Adams Lodge 319 F&AM, New Bloomfield, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Perry-Juniata Shrine Club, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, Millerstown Fire Company and Millerstown Ambulance Association.
  Surviving are a companion, Ruth Savercool of Millerstown; two daughters, Joanne E. Fritz of Ickesburg RR 1 and Ivetta M. Neidigh of Blain; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph "Dip", Charles "Chiz" and Harold "Pip"; and a grandson, Ronald Neidigh.
  Services were held Jan. 23 in his church with the Revs. Karen Easterly and Arthur Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery. Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

ETHEL M. JONES
  Ethel M. Jones, 88, of Pine Hill Road, Duncannon, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
 She was born March 6, 1910 in Wheatfield Twp. to the late Elmer S. and Sara Jane (Tressler) Owen.
  She was a former secretary of the Wheatfield Township School Board; a member and former Sunday school teacher of Dellville United Methodist Church and a member of its Willing Workers Sunday School Class; and a member of Shermanata Grange 1796, Perry County Pomona Grange and the Pennsylvania State and National granges, New Bloomfield Rebekah Lodge 428 and the Past Grands Club of Rebekahs.
  She was the widow of Warren F. Jones.
  Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn C. Foose of Duncannon; a son, Merle F. of Duncannon; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 17 in her church with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating.   Burial was in Dellville Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Shirley Witmer, Treasurer, 15 Berger Lane, Duncannon 17020.

MARGARET JONES
  Margaret Jones, 83, of Duncannon RR 4 died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at home.
  She was born May 9, 1915 in Philadelphia to the late Henry and Cora Haas.
  She retired as a teacher from Susquenita High School; was a graduate of Temple University; and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Delta Zeta sorority, Perry County School Employees and Order of the Amaranth Supreme Council, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are her husband, James T. Jones; a son, James R. of Duncannon RR 4; and three granddaughters.
  Graveside services were held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with the Rev. Michael B. Brossman officiating.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 115 Church St., Duncannon 17020, or PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

EDWIN P. JUNK
  Edwin P. Junk, 38, of Forest Court, Carlisle, died Monday, May 25, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born May 7, 1960 in Carlisle to John H. and Arlene E. (Gibbons) Junk, with whom he lived.
  He was an employee of MJ Mall Theaters, Carlisle; attended West Perry High School and was a member of the wrestling team; and was a member of Farmers Grove Church of the Brethren, Port Royal.
  In addition to his parents, surviving are a brother, John G. Junk of Carlisle; and four sisters, Joanne E. Fisher, Elaine Kling, Kathy J. Kirkpatrick and Karen S. McDonald, all of Loysville.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi M. Junk. 
  Services and burial were held at the convenience of the family. Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1104 Fernwood Ave., Suite 500, Camp Hill 17011.

DORIS W. JURY
  Doris W. Jury, 72, of Lakeside Avenue, West Hanover Twp., died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at Hershey Medical Center.
  She was born Feb. 1, 1926 in Newport to the late John J. and Esther C. (Campbell) Wilt.
  She was the owner and director of Sylvan Learning and Technology Center, Harrisburg. She was a member and former organist and choir director of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown; on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education; and formerly was the organist and choir director at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Linglestown.
  She was the widow of I. Leslie "Sam" Jury Jr.
  Surviving are two sons, Brian K. of Schnecksville and Blake L. of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Brenda W. Radle of Hummelstown; a sister, Lynn McNaughton of Elliottsburg; and four grandchildren.
  Services were held April 24 at her church.
  Buse Funeral Home, Hummelstown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 100 W. Main St., Hummelstown 17036.

IDA M. KAUFFMAN
  Ida M. Kauffman, 89, of Kinkora Home, Duncannon, formerly of Mifflintown, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She previously worked in a dress factory and was a member of Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown.
  She was the widow of John W. Kauffman.
  Surviving are a daughter, Ethel M. Kauffman of Mifflintown; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 25 at Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown.

LILA KELLER
  Lila Keller, 90, of River Bend Drive, Advance, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 at Davie County Hospital. 
  She was born May 3, 1908 in Marysville to the late Max and Daisy (Swartz) Eppley. 
  She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, West Shore Country Club, Order of the Eastern Star and Holy Spirit Hospital Auxiliary. 
  She was the widow of Ivin Moyer, who died in 1958, and Maynard Keller, who died in 1986. 
  Surviving are two sons, Terry Moyer of Advance, N.C., and Keith Moyer of Chester Springs, Pa.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Maxwell Eppley, and a sister, Louise Toomey. 
  Services were held Oct. 23 in her church with the Rev. Bruce Gearhart officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. 
  Davie Funeral Home, Mocksville, N.C., handled arrangements with assistance from Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.

LILLIAN M. KELLY
  Lillian M. Kelly, 83, of Newport Road, Duncannon, died Tuesday, April 14, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was the widow of Norman A. Kelly.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.

NORMAN A. KELLY
  Norman A. Kelly, 85, of Newport Road, Duncannon, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born April 30, 1912.
  He retired from Robert Smith Oil Co., Newport; was a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of VFW Post 255, Duncannon.
  Surviving is wife, Lillian Spong Kelly. Arrangements were handled by Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon.

EARL D. KERSTETTER
  Earl D. "Sonny" Kerstetter, 58, of Middleburg RR 1 died Friday, March 20, 1998 at the home of his brother.
  He was born Feb. 11, 1940 in Liverpool to the late Earl T.R. and Mary Ellen (Williamson) Kerstetter.
  He had worked in the mail room at the State Capitol and had also been employed by Weis Markets, Elby's and Tedd's Landing; attended Calvary Baptist Church, Mifflinburg; and while living in Millerstown, was active in the Senior Citizen Center.
  Surviving are three brothers, Lewis D. of Middleburg, Dennis R. of Millerstown and Gary A. of Middleburg RR 1, with whom he lived; and two sisters, Elsie M. Wetzel of Newport and Phyllis A. Singley of Middleburg.
  Services were held March 31 in Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg, with the Rev. Troy D. Kerstetter officiating. Burial was in Barner's Church Cemetery, Liverpool RR 2.

RICHARD L. KICHMAN
  Richard L. Kichman, 53, of Valley Road, Marysville, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998 at home.
  He was a carpenter for Local 287 of Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Marie A. Tolbert Kichman; three sons, Richard L. of Graham, N.C., Christopher R. of Newville and Richard L. III, at home; a daughter, Darlene C. Hornbaker of Duncannon; two stepdaughters, Linda L. Wade of Harrisburg and Ann M. Hurrell of Dauphin; two brothers, Fred of Florida and John of Enola; two sisters, Laura Mae Garber of Harrisburg and June Lowe of Middletown; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 19 in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery.

SATCHIRIA E. KINER
  Satchiria E. "Ronald" Kiner, 46, of Fannettsburg, formerly of Blain, died Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Chambersburg Hospital.
  He was born Feb. 2, 1952 at Blain RR 1 to Lula V. (Stahl) Kiner of Blain RR 1 and the late Ray William Kiner.
  He was employed by Smith Brothers Construction Company and was of the Protestant faith.
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his fiancee, Patricia Foreman of Fannettsburg; two daughters, Vicki Lynn Silvis of Shermans Dale and Melissa Marie Kiner of Carlisle; a son, William C. of Carlisle; four foster children; Richie, Shawn, Randy and Matthew Foreman, all of Fannettsburg; a sister, Nancy L. Panilaitis of Blain RR 1; two brothers, Robert R. of Blain RR 1 and Roy W. of Elliottsburg RR 2; and nine grandchildren.
  Services were held June 10 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating.

FLOY M. KING
  Floy May King, 84, of Douglas, Ariz., died Monday, April 13, 1998.
  She was born Aug. 18, 1913 in Newport to the late Rev. Wesley and Annie (Frank) Wright.
  She was a graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, and New York University, where she earned a master's degree in music. She taught for one year in Pennsylvania before spending 32 years in Ohio teaching music. She was both elementary and high school supervisor and traveled to 10 country schools teaching music.
  In 1968 she moved to Arizona where she taught school for another 15 years, retiring in 1983 at age 70. She continued with private piano students and taught until just six weeks prior to her death.
  In Arizona she was instrumental in establishing the Douglas Library and was active in the English Speaking Union and the Society of Arts and Letters. She also founded the Local Poetry Society and salvaged the Grand Theater in Douglas.
  She also owned King's Grocery and the Standard Oil Station at Ray's Corners, Ohio, from 1936 to 1968. The property was donated to the Lenox Historical Society and now is the Lenox Rural Museum.
  She was the widow of Howard E. King, who died May 7, 1973.
  Surviving are a sister, Ruth Stokes of Jefferson, Ohio, and a niece, Nancy Kessner of Boston, Mass.
  Burial was in the family plot at Ray's Corner.

CARRIE E. KINZER
  Carrie E. Kinzer, 92, of Newport RR 3 died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. 
  She was born Sept. 12, 1906 in Howe Twp. to the late Ira M. and Susie (Wagner) Shull. 
  She had worked for the former Newport Manufacturing Co. and retired from the former International Ladies Garment Workers Union; enjoyed crafts and sewing; was a member and past college regent of Moose Lodge 1562; and a member of Wila United Methodist Church. 
  She was the widow of Kenneth E. Kinzer. 
  Surviving are two sons, James W. of Mechanicsburg and Ralph M. of Coventry, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary J. Stydinger, and a grandson, Doug Stydinger. 
  Services were held Oct. 30 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Wila Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 38, Newport 17074, or Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

REV. EARL S. KIPP
  The Rev. Earl S. Kipp, 93, of Brethren Village, Neffsville, formerly of Newport, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998 in the village.
  He retired as pastor from Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren, Newport, and also retired as principal from Newport High School, where he was a former teacher. He was a graduate of Newport High School, Elizabethtown College and Columbia University. He was a member of East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim, the National Education Association, National Retired Teachers Association and Perry County Historical Society.
  He was the widower of Dorothy Burngard Kipp.
  Surviving are two sons, Dr. Charles M. of Manomet, Mass., and Dr. James E. of Harrisburg; a daughter, Doris K. Powers of Turnersville, N.J.; a brother, Roscoe E. of Newport; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 14 in the Brethren Village chapel. Burial was in Newport Cemetery. Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Public Library, N. Fourth St., Newport 17074.

STANLEY C. KITNER
  Stanley C. Kitner, 71, of Piketown Road, Harrisburg, died Monday, April 13, 1998 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in New Bloomfield to the late Christian and Edna Mae (Shearer) Kitner.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Kitner; a daughter, Mim Strauss; a sister, Ada Baker of Carlisle; two brothers, Norman of Shermans Dale and David of Millerstown RR 1; and a granddaughter, Becky Strauss.
  Services were held April 16 in his church, Mt. Laurel Church of God, Piketown Road, Harrisburg. Burial was in the church cemetery.

MERLE B. KNISELY
  Merle B. Knisely, 88, of Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield, formerly of Newport RR 4, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital. 
  He was born Sept. 8, 1910 in Markelsville to the late John D. and Lula (Baker) Knisely. 
  He had been a self-employed farmer; had worked at the former Breyer's Ice Cream plant in Millerstown; was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and Oliver Grange 1069, Wila; and had attended Donnally Mills United Methodist Church. 
  He was the widower of Helen Burd Knisely and Miriam Lewis Knisely. 
  Surviving are a son, John W. of Newport; a daughter, Joyce E. Kline of Carlisle; a stepson, Blair Goodling of Mount Pleasant Mills; a stepdaughter, Arlene Yohn of South Carolina; two brothers, Kenneth of Millerstown and Darwin of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Goldie Minnich of White Mills and Faye Hammaker of Marysville; a grandson; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Dec. 19 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Patricia Woolever officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 96, New Bloomfield 17068.

ELIZABETH S. KNOUSE
  Elizabeth S. Knouse, 88, of Newport RR 3 died Friday, June 19, 1998 at home.
  She was born Nov. 27, 1909 in York to the late Spurgeon and Clara (Amon) Goodling.
  She had been co-owner of the former Greenwood Farm and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ickesburg.
  She was the widow Charles W. Knouse.
  Surviving are two sons, Cloyd A. and Charles F., and a daughter, Claire M. Snyder, all of Newport RR 3; a sister, Jeanette Young of Sante Fe, N.M.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Spurgeon Goodling, and two grandchildren.
  Services were held June 23 in her church with the Rev. Karen Easterly officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 248, Ickesburg 17037.

DONALD E. KRAFT
  Donald E. Kraft, 88, of Fourth Street, Newport, died Monday, March 23, 1998 at home.
  He was born March 14, 1910 in Newport to the late Charles E. and Mary (Mitchell) Kraft.
  He was a retired butcher and Newport borough employee; retired as a truck driver from Sunnydale Farms, Elliottsburg; and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Social Order of Owls, both of Newport, and Newport Fire Company and Newport Ambulance League.
  He was the widower of Ruth Bitting Kraft.
  Surviving are a companion, Edna Hampton; a son, James E., a daughter, Mary M. Maxwell, and a brother, Herman M., all of Newport; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 27 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Fire Company, 50 S. Third St., Newport 17074, or Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport.

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