Miscellaneous Juniata County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
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  John U. Rohrer Jr., 71, of Schoolhouse Road, Duncannon, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998 at home.
  He was born July 29, 1926 in Duncannon to the late John U. Sr. and Mary E. (Arter) Rohrer.
  He was the former owner of Maguire Ford, Duncannon; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Perry Lodge 458 F&AM, Marysville, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine Temple and the Loyal Order of Jesters, both of Harrisburg, Country Club of Harrisburg and the Duncannon High School Alumni Association.
  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Maguire Rohrer; two sons, John R. of Houston, Texas, and Keith A. of Duncannon; a daughter, Linda R. Allen of Duncannon; two brothers, William A. of Wormleysburg and Charles M. of Waterville; a sister, Mary Emma Sterner of Duncannon; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held March 3 in his church with the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 115 Church St., Duncannon 17020, or PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

  Valera E. Rosener, 83, of Evergreen Street, Thompsontown, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 in Lewistown Hospital.
  She was born June 25, 1914 at McAlisterville to the late Roy D. and Mayme E. (Hainley) Long.
  She formerly was employed as a cafeteria manager at E.H. Phillips Elementary School, Colonial Park, Harrisburg; and was a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church and Thompsontown Ambulance League.
  She was the widow of Byron W. Rosener Jr., who died Sept. 27, 1995.
  Surviving are a son, Byron W. III of Wexford; a daughter, Deborah M. Waunounou of Bridgewater, N.J.; a brother, Harry C. Long of Millerstown; and two grandchildren.
  Memorial services were held Feb. 8 in her church with the Rev. Arthur L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown, handled arrangements.

  John E. Roush, 88, of Cassell Street, Marysville, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He retired as a painter from the former Pennsylvania Railroad; was a past chancellor commander of Knights of Pythias Lodge 458; a former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56; a member and past president of the Golden Age Club; had been a member of the former Civilian Conservation Corps; and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Marysville, and the Marysville Lions Club.
  Surviving are his wife, Emma M. Pfenning Roush; a daughter, Diane L Foltz of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 24 in his church. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 400 Lansvale St., Marysville 17053.

  Kenneth J. Roush, 72, of Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Monday, April 6, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Feb. 21, 1926 in Watts Twp. to the late Herman and Marie (Doyle) Roush.
  He retired as a driver for Yellow Freight Systems, Lancaster; was an Army veteran of World War II with a Purple Heart; commander of VFW Post 255; and a member of American Legion Post 340, Duncannon Sportsmen's Association, Duncannon Fire Company, Teamsters Local 776 of Harrisburg and Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon.
  Surviving are his wife, Mazie Mattison Roush; three sons, James K., Michael H. and Robert J., all of Duncannon; a daughter, Terry L. of Newport; two sisters, Gladys Dorman of Newport and Nettie Smith of Duncannon; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
  Services were held April 10 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Kenneth Forbes officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon, with military honors.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America, 6000-B Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112.

  John Wesley Rowe, 95, of Mexico, Mifflintown RR 3, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998 in at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC 67.
  He was born March 1, 1902 in Delaware Twp., Juniata Twp., to the late Charles F. and Margaret (Portzline) Rowe.
  He was a farmer and had been a cabinet maker at Triangle Pacific Cabinet Corp., Thompsontown, from which he retired; and was a member of Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR 2.
  He was the widower of Mildred Bookwalter Rowe, who died Jan. 23, 1989.
  Surviving are a son, Henry Ross Rowe of Millerstown RR 1; a daughter, Mary M. Rowe of Mifflintown RR 3; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman, Charles and Ralph Rowe; and three sisters, Elva McKee, Mary "Mame" Hostetler and Anna Mae Haubert.
  Services were held Feb. 16 in Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Kerry Aucker officiating. Burial was in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Mifflintown RR 3. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, P.O. Box 750, Lewistown 17044, or Sun Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown.

  Terry A. Rowe, 21, of Millerstown RR 1 died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998 as the result of an automobile accident in Tuscarora Twp.
  He was born May 28, 1977 in Camp Hill.
  He was the service manager at Curtis Ford-Mercury in New Bloomfield, and was a 1996 graduate of Greenwood High School, Millerstown. His favorite hobbies were automobiles, hunting and fishing.
  Surviving are his parents, Henry and Maureen E. Clark Rowe, with whom he lived; three sisters, Kathy S. Trout of Red Lion, Debra L. Nelson of Manheim and Stacey L. Starnowsky of Marysville; and a brother, Ross B. of York.
  Services were held Sept. 29 in Central Baptist Church, Millerstown, with the Rev. Ronald L. Doverspike officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg 17110, or to Ickesburg Sportsmen's Association, Ickesburg 17037.

  Gladys Elizabeth Roy, 86, of Ickesburg, formerly of Elkins, W. Va., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 at the home of a daughter in Ickesburg.
  She was born July 2, 1911 at Montrose, W. Va., to the late John H. and Rebecca A. (Canfield) Wamsley.
  She was a retired licensed practical nurse at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, and Denmar State Hospital, Marlington, W. Va.; and attended Orlena Methodist Church, Gilman, W. Va.
  She was the widow of Earle Joe Roy, who died in October 1955.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Lois Brown, Newport News, Va., Winifred L. Arneson, Clark, S.D., Eileen DiCarlo, Wake Forest, N.C., Eloise A. Blosser, Ickesburg, Karen Booth, Canal Fulton, Ohio, Priscilla Moyer, Elkins, and Beverly Martin, Elliottsburg; a brother, Burley Wamsley, Fairmont, W. Va.; two sisters, Freda Hayhurst, Fairmont, W. Va., and Kathleen Teets, Elkins; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Neil G.; and two daughters, Eleanor D. Bender and Carolyn L. Roy. 
  Services were held Feb. 4 in F.E. Runner Funeral Home, Elkins, with the Rev. Jonas Johnson officiating. Burial was in Little Arlington Cemetery, near Elkins.
  Local arrangements were handled by Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Orlena United Methodist Church, Gilman, W. Va. 24837.

  Edna M. Royer, 97, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Aug. 4, 1900 in Perry County to the late James and Florence (Eisenhower) Whisler.
  She was the widow of Charles A. Royer.
  Surviving are a nephew, Ralph Whisler, with whom she lived; a sister, Sylvia Mark of Hoernerstown; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 19 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

  Dorothy E. Ruble, 88, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Monday, March 23, 1998 at home.
  She was born Jan. 22, 1910 in Lack Twp., Juniata County, to the late James A. and Mary (Eizabeth) Kirk.
  She a retired seamstress for the former Rae-Sel Textiles, Port Royal, and a Methodist.
  She was the widow of John Ruble, who died in 1975.
  Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Williams of Port Royal; two sons, Scott D. of Mifflin and Dennis G. of New Bloomfield; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, John Ruble, and a brother, Merle B. Kirk.
  Services were held March 26 in Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove. Burial was in McCullochs Mills Cemetery.

  Betty M. Rudy, 66, of Duncannon RR 2 died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Dec. 10, 1931 in Huntingdon County to the late Melvin F. and Sara Mae (Foltz) Howell.
  She retired from the state Department of Transportation and was a former employee of Duncannon Dress Co.
  Surviving are her husband, Ralph Leroy Rudy Sr.; four sons, Ralph L. Jr., Charles C. and Randy E., all of Duncannon, and Daryl L. of Maytown; four daughters, Joanne L. Myers, Susan E. McKelvey and Betty Jane Shaffer, all of Duncannon, and Judy A. Hayman of Bressler; four brothers, Donald Howell of Marysville, Elmer Howell of Newport, and Ralph and George Howell, both of Duncannon; three sisters, Helen Dorman of Richmond, Va., and Beatrice Rudy and Geraldine Holley, both of Newport; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 15 in Newport Assembly of God with the Rev. Charles Shunk officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill 17011, or American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

  Grace M. Rumbaugh, 91, of Hickory Drive, Duncannon, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She was born Sept. 17, 1907 in Penn Twp. to the late William H. and Annie (File) Summy. 
  She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was the widow of Charles F. Rumbaugh. 
  Surviving are one son, Carl E. of Duncannon; a stepson, Ernest Rumbaugh of Scotia, N.Y.; two daughters, Mary E. Dardell of Shiremanstown and Faye M. Rumbaugh, with whom she lived; one stepdaughter, Anna Summy of Grantville; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 22 stepgreat-grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; and three foster great-grandchildren. 
  Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the funeral home with pastor Thomas Pickett officiating. Burial will be Union Cemetery, Duncannon. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Association for the Blind, 1800 N. Second St. Harrisburg 17102, or Holy Spirit Hospital, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill 17011.

  Mary A. Rusho, 69, of McAlisterville RR 2 died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 in Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.
  She was born Aug. 16, 1928 in Greenwood Twp., Juniata County, to the late Park A. and Ethel (Ferguson) Myers.
  She graduated from Millerstown High School in 1946. She had been a seamstress with Lyons Fashions, McAlisterville, and then employed in the housekeeping department of the State Hospital, Harrisburg, until her retirement in 1994. She also worked in the concession stands at the Port Royal Speedway for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR 2, and the McAlisterville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
  She was the widow of John M. Rusho, who died March 2, 1997.
  Surviving are a son, Ronald E. Rusho of Cocolamus; six brothers, Howard Myers and Kenneth Myers, both of Millerstown RR, Paul Myers of Mechanicsburg, Donald Myers of Mifflintown, and Earl Myers and James Myers of Newport; three sisters, Anna Willow of Liverpool, Jean Newman of Mechanicsburg and Jane Miller of Newport; and two grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe Myers. Services were held July 18 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, RR 2, Box 2395, McAlisterville 17049.

  Clayton Wesley Russ, 91, of Marysville, died Friday, March 13, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He retired from the state Tax Department and previously worked as a tax accountant with Lee J. Brennaman in Shiremanstown; was a member of the Overview Anglers Club; and resided at Kinkora Pythian Nursing Home, Duncannon, six months prior to his death.
  He was the widower of Emma Hoffman Russ. Surviving are a sister, Ruth Heckel of Buffalo, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Camp Hill.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

  Goldie M. Russ, 81, of New Bloomfield, formerly of Harrisburg, died Saturday, June 27, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home.
  She had been a seamstress for Harrisburg Children's Dress Factory.
  She was the widow of Martin J. Russ.
  Surviving is a grandson, Donald Dailey of Fredericksburg, Va. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery. Cremation Society of Pennsylvania handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

  Jane E. Russell, 78, of Berger Lane, Wheatfield Twp, Duncannon, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998 at home. 
  She was born July 21, 1920 in Benton, Pa., to the late Hervey and Elizabeth (Dieltz) Klinger.
  She retired from New Buffalo Restaurant and Sheetz, Mechanicsburg. She attended Perry Alliance Church, Shermans Dale, and was a member of Mechanicsburg VFW Post 6704 Auxiliary.
  She was the widow of James N. Russell.
  Surviving are a daughter, Christina Stout, with whom she resided; five sons, James of Shermans Dale, George of Halifax, Charles of Mechanicsburg, Mike of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, and Daniel of Mechanicsburg; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Russell.
  Services were held Sept. 23 in Michael J. Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Patrick Port officiating. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

  Lacie Sierra Ryan, 1, daughter of Kathleen Ryan of Duncannon RR 4, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center. 
  Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Matthew, at home; grandparents John and Diane Kiner Ryan of Duncannon; and a great-grandmother, Mary A. Holland Kiner of Marysville. 
  Graveside services were held Nov. 22 in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. 
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hershey Medical Center, Child Life Program, P.O. Box 850, Hershey 17033.

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