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  Ralph M. "Bud" Miller, 67, of Landisburg RR 1 died Thursday, June 4, 1998 at home.
  He was born June 19, 1930 in Summerdale to the late Frank and Esther (Gouse) Miller.
  He retired as a foreman from the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, was the owner of Miller's Auto Sales, Loysville, and former owner of the M& M Restaurant, Landisburg, and the Double M Restaurant, Loysville; an Army Reserve veteran; and a member of Kennedy's Valley Church of God, Landisburg RR 1.
  Surviving are his wife, Annamarie Morrison Miller; two daughters, Connie I. Timmons and Louise M. Emlet, both of Landisburg RR 1; a son, Ralph M. Jr. of Highspire; a brother, Frank J. of Marysville; a sister, Margaret A. Reed of Lewisberry; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence V. Greenfield, and a grandson, Chad A. Emlet.
  Services were held June 8 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Malcolm Martin officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church's building fund, RR 2, Box 358, Landisburg 17040.

 Sarah D. "Sid" Miller, 88, of Nottingham Village Nursing Center, Northumberland RR 1, formerly of N. Market Street, Liverpool, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 
  She was born Oct. 22, 1910 in Liverpool to the late John Charles and Maud Willets (Murray) Deckard. 
  She had assisted her late husband in operating Miller's Market in Liverpool; was a graduate of Liverpool High School; a member, pianist and former council member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool; and a member of the Geisinger Medical Center Auxiliary and the Liverpool Ambulance League and Fire Company. 
  She was the widow of Lewis Holman "Max" Miller Sr., who died Feb. 29, 1996. 
  Surviving are a son, Lewis H. Jr. of Liverpool; two daughters, Essie M. Rothermel of Danville and Patricia L. Campbell of Millerstown; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 
  She was preceded in death by a brother, C. Harry Deckard. 
  Services were private. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery. 
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box G, Liverpool 17045, or Liverpool Ambulance League, P.O. Box 144, Liverpool.

  Betty J. Minich, 80, of C Street, Carlisle, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998 in ManorCare Health Services, Carlisle.
  She was born Aug. 23, 1918 in New Germantown to the late Wilmer R. and Claire G. (Gring) Mumper.
  She was a graduate of Blain Vocational School and the Harrisburg School of Beauty Culture; a former employee of Just Right Beauty Parlor, Carlisle, Carlisle School District and Capital Area Intermediate Unit; and a member of First United Methodist Church, Carlisle, and its Mabel Wierman Bible Class.
  Surviving are a son, Eric M. of Carlisle; a daughter, Kathy A. Koppen of Carlisle; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mumper.
  Services were held Sept. 25 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. John L. Shellenberger Jr. officiating. Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 64 E. North St., Carlisle 17013, or Comfort Care Hospice, 205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

  John H. Mitchell, 68, of Landisburg RR 1 died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born on Sept. 5, 1929 in Newport to the late Cloyd and Marie (Foose) Mitchell.
  He was a retired employee of Carlisle Cement Products with more than 30 years of service and an employee of Albright Dairy Farms, Landisburg. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
  Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Shirley Kirkpatrick Mitchell; two daughters, Linda Rock of Orrtanna and Sue Mitchell, at home; one son, Thomas Mitchell of Liverpool; one brother, Dana Mitchell of Dauphin; one sister, Helen Cless of Loysville; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held May 18 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

  Floyd H. Morrison, 90, of Cassel Street, Marysville, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at home. 
  He began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1924 at the age of 15 and worked for the PRR for 49 years except for two years during World War II when he worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yards. His duties included working on the USS Washington, several battleships and submarines as an underwater welder. 
  He was a life member of the Marysville Moose Lodge, and through his work at the lodge he was awarded the Pilgram Degree, its highest honor. He also was a member of the Marysville Church of God and the Senior Life of the church; Knights of Pythias, Buehler Lodge, Marysville; the Golden Age Club of Marysville; Marysville Senior Citizens Association; Marysville Fire Company; MBA Union; TWA Union; and was active in the Meals-on-Wheels program. 
  He was the widower of Augusta E. Morrison. 
   Surviving are his wife; Clema Miller Morrison; one son, Dr. Jack R. Morrison of LaJolla, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Evelyn Houp of Rye Twp.; three stepsons, Wayne Miller of Summerdale, Kenneth Miller of Carlisle and Richard Miller of Chambersburg; one sister, Blanche Wisman of Carlisle; one grandson, James B. Morrison of LaJolla, Calif.; 14 stepgrandchildren; and 20 stepgreat-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Nov. 24 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to this church, 106 Maple Ave., Marysville 17053.

  Kale L. Morrison, 37, of Big Spring Terrace, Newville, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at home.
  He was born Feb. 26, 1961.
  He was an employee of Bellview Middle School, Carlisle School District; a 1978 graduate of West Perry High School; and an Army veteran.
  Surviving are his wife, Kathy Hench Morrison; two sons, Kalaci L. and Koal L., both at home; his mother and stepfather, Anna Mae and Charles Shenk, and his father, Harold P. Morrison, all of Shermans Dale; three brothers, Kyle L. Morrison and Kenneth M. Snyder, both of Shermans Dale, and Kino L. Morrison of Erie; and a sister, Kailee L. Morrison of Enola.
  Services were held March 30 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Joseph Pickens officiating. Burial, with military and Scottish honors, was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

  Walter H. Morrow, 62, of S. Second Street, Newport, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was employed by Cresscare, Newport; was a retired driver with Wilson Freight, Pilot Freight and Campbell's Trucking Co.; a member of Teamsters Local 776; and a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
  Surviving are three daughters, Betty Reed Schoppe and Chris Achenbach, both of Millerstown, and Wanda Parfitt of New Bloomfield; two sisters, Mary Lou Pucetas of Newport and Kathleen Wright of Elliottsburg; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
  Services were held Aug. 16 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Fire Company, 50 S. Third St., Newport 17074. 

 Pearl LaRue Moyer, 63, of S. Dock Street, Newport, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. 
  She was born Aug. 8, 1935 in Oliver Twp. to the late John R. and Helen E. (Barrick) Turnbaugh.   She had worked for the state Bureau of Licensing, Duffy and Motts Cannery and Sylvania Shoe Manufacturing; collected porcelain dolls; and was a member of St. Samuel Lutheran Church and Millerstown Moose Lodge 925. 
  Surviving are three sons, Richard D., Randy A. and Michael A., all of Newport; seven brothers, Harold, Robert, M.E. "Gene", Carl, Donald, Kenneth and Charles Turnbaugh, all of Newport; two sisters, Helen Reigle and Betty Clouser, both of Newport; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Oct. 27 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

  Ethel Marie Mull, 71, of Middleburg died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 in Community Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Chapman Twp., Snyder County, to the late Norman D. and Mabel A. (Arbogast) Wilt.
  She attended Locust Grove Grammar School, Liverpool RR 1; was a Protestant and a former member of Grubb's (Botschaft's) Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1; and a member of Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League, Middleburg.
  Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Leroy Mull; a daughter, Sadie Marie Chubb of McAlisterville RR 1; two sisters, Erma Jolly of Seabreeze, Fla., and Shirley Scholl of Port Trevorton; two grandchildren, Scott L. Chubb of Middleburg RR 4, and Linda M. Chubb of Richfield RR 1; and three great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred A. Shaffer in 1995.
  Services were held Jan. 23 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Stewart L. Mason officiating. Burial was in Grubb's Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1.

  Elreta B. Mullen, 87, of Spring Road, Shermans Dale, died Monday, Nov. 16, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Oct. 11, 1911 in Carroll Twp. to the late Harry and Mary (Stouffer) Parkison. 
  She was a member of Mount Gilead United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale.
  She was the widow of G. Homer Mullen, who died in 1997.
  Surviving are three sons, George O. and Roger A., both of Shermans Dale, and Charles A. of Greencastle; a brother, James Parkison of New Bloomfield; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth D., who died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 in Florida.
  Graveside services were held Nov. 19 in Mount Gilead Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth E. Miller officiating.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

  Kenneth D. Mullen, 62, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Shermans Dale, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998.
  He was a son of G. Homer Mullen, who died in 1997, and Elreta B. (Parkison) Mullen, who died Nov. 16, 1998.
  He retired from the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
  Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Mullen; three sons, Kenneth, Michael and Darrell, a daughter, Rose Johnson, a stepdaughter, Kathy Sizemore, and three brothers, George, Roger and Charles, all of Shermans Dale; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 17 in Fairchild Funeral Home, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Burial, with military honors, was in Arlington National Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1751 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33309.

  Kyler Anthony Mullen, infant son of Anthony Jerry "A.J." Mullen and Julie Jolene Fry of Duncannon RR 4, died Saturday, July 11, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital.
  Other survivors include a half-sister, Tatiana Mullen of Duncannon; maternal grandparents, Warren and Renee Fry of Duncannon; paternal grandparents, Gerald Mullen of Newport and Bernetta Boyer of Duncannon; and maternal great-grandparents, Lenora Kumler of Duncannon and Dora Dailey of Camp Hill. 
  Services were held July 14 in Newport Assembly of God. Burial was in Hill Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Assembly of God building fund, 253 N. Sixth St., Newport 17071. 
  Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.

  Harry A. Musser, 68, of Duncannon died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was retired from Rite Aid Drug Stores and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon.
  He was the widower of Cleo M. Musser.
  Surviving are a son, Steven A. of Halifax; two daughters, Christine M. Wolfe and Roxann L. Jones, both of Johnstown; two sisters, Betty and Shirley, both of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 22 in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

  Richard E. Mutch, 76, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Marysville, died June 7, 1998 at home.
  He was the widower of Dora Amole Mutch.
  Surviving are two sisters, Jeannine M. Erdossy and Patricia L. Dallago, both of Marysville.
  He was a member of Marysville VFW Post 882, Perry F&AM lodge and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest 43.
  Guaranty Mortuary, Phoenix, handled arrangements.

  Carmel V. Mutzabaugh Sr., 54, of Miller Twp., Newport RR 2, died Saturday, May 16, 1998, at home.
  He was born March 22, 1944 in Wheatfield Twp. to John Mutzabaugh of Duncannon and the late Emma Mutzabaugh.
  He was an employee of Commonwealth Concrete, Harrisburg.
  In addition to his father, surviving are his wife, Kim Mutzabaugh; three sons, Carmel Jr. of Millerstown, Keith of Newport and Dezoir of Florida; a stepson, Jeremy Weldon of Newville; three daughters, Pam and Tonya, both of Millerstown, and Amber, at home; four brothers, Ken, John, Vern and Forrest, all of Duncannon; five sisters, Virginia Vinette, Geraldine McCrone and Myrtle Smith, all of Duncannon, Annie Busfield of Newport and Effie Shupp of Harrisburg; five grandchildren; and a stepgrandson.
  Services were held May 19 in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Harry Roush officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Miller Twp.

  John Messimer Myers, 83, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Monday, March 9, 1998 at home.
  He was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Centre Twp. to the late John A. and Ida Mae (Clouser) Myers.
  He retired from the former U.S. Steel Corp. and was a retired farmer; a 1932 graduate of the former New Bloomfield High School; a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Incarnation United Church of Christ, Newport, and Adams Lodge 319 F&AM, New Bloomfield.
  Surviving are his wife, Lucille Myers; two daughters, Karen Miller of New Bloomfield and Judith Thompson of Camp Hill; a stepdaughter, Marion Schultz of Gettysburg; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 12 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Revs. Richard Henry and John Bonebreak officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

  Kenneth Leroy Myers, 86, of N. Main Street, Marysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital.
 He retired from the former Penn Central Railroad and was affiliated with Bethany United Methodist Church, Marysville.
  Surviving are his wife, Marguerite C. Roth Myers; two daughters, Barbara J. Hill of Marysville and Sharon A. Strite of Harrisburg; two sisters, Anna Rice of Marysville and Ruth Hartman of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 7 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Fire Company, 326 Cameron St., Marysville 17053. 

  Richard A. "Button" Myers Sr., 56, of Landisburg RR 1 died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at home. 
  He was born Oct. 4, 1942 at Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County, to Lorene (Cronemiller) Myers of Spruce Creek and the late Lester Myers Sr. 
  He formerly worked at Carolina Freight, Carlisle; was a member of the Army Reserves and Schaefferstown Historic Association; entered horses in plowing competitions; and enjoyed activities with his grandchildren. 
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Linda J. Philage Myers; two sons, Richard A. Jr. of Mechanicsburg and Dustin J. of Shermans Dale; a daughter, C. Yvette Myers-Hanks of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Donna Gill of Shippensburg and Mary Fink of Spruce Creek; and five grandchildren. 
  Services were held Oct. 29 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. E. Levain Fouse and Paul Anderson officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Literacy Council, P.O. Box 37, Newport 17074.

  William B. "Deacon" Myers, 74, of West Cedar Street, Palmyra, formerly of Newport, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 at home.
  He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; was an Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient; and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 177, Newport Social Order of Owls, Moose Lodge 1562 and the Disabled American Veterans.
  Surviving are his wife, Josephine Smetana Myers; and three sisters, Louise Bell of Duncannon, Betty Geib of Hummelstown and Dorothy Reichenbach.
  Services were held Sept. 4 in his church. Burial was in Newport Cemetery. 
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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