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HARVEY A. BICKHART
  Harvey A. Bickhart, 84, of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1, died Monday, April 6, 1998 at home.
  He was born March 13, 1914 at Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1, Snyder County, to the late Jacob S. and Emma (Bowersox) Bickhart.
  He was a farmer and attended the curb market in Sunbury for more than 53 years. He was a member of Aline United Methodist Church, teaching the adult men's class for more than 60 years, Snyder County Gideons, Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League of Middleburg, Agway Association of Middleburg and the Pennsylvania Fruit Growers Association. 
  He was the widower of Sarah Matilda (Hinkle) Bickhart, who died May 13, 1985.
  Surviving are six daughters, Anna Mae, at home, Mary E. Dippery of Beaver Springs, Ruth Ann Hackenburg of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1, Darlene L. Graybill of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2, Fay I. Johnson of Port Trevorton RR 1 and Patricia S. Callender of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Henry E. of Beavertown; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Bickhart of Millerstown RR 2 and Roberta Bickhart of Watsontown RR 1; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by six brothers, Walter L. Bickhart, Samuel J. Bickhart, George E. Bickhart, James A. Bickhart, Paul O. Bickhart and Walter Ramer; and a sister, Norma Knouse.
  Services were held April 10 in his church with pastor James E. Lewis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 15, Mt. Pleasant Mills 17853, Snyder County Gideons, P.O. Box 125, Selinsgrove 17870, or Sun Home Health Services Inc., 61 Duke St., Northumberland 17857.

ROBERT O. BINGAMAN
  Robert O. Bingaman, 76, of Enola died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  He was born Oct. 21, 1922 in Adams County to the late Robert and Sarah Elizabeth (Corwell) Bingaman. 
  He retired from East Pennsboro Middle School and had worked for the former Pennsylvania Railroad; was an Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient; a past commander of West Fairview American Legion Post 984 and Enola American Legion Post 751 and a Legion district deputy commander; a past commander of the Perry County VFW Council and Duncannon VFW Post 255; a past commander and senior vice commander of Wormleysburg VFW Post 1462; and a member of the VFW National Home, Eaton Rapids, Mich., and the Enola Sportsmen's Association. 
  Surviving are his wife, Sarah Barninger Bingaman of Marysville; two sons, Robert O. of Marysville and John W. of Enola; three daughters, Chyerl A. Walters and Sandra K. King, both of Marysville, and Kathleen I. Supko of Duncannon; a brother, W. Frank Alandar of Arizona; two sisters, Janet and Joanne Bornman, both of Duncannon; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 
  Graveside services, with military honors, were held Oct. 31 in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon, with the Rev. John Nelson officiating. 
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon 17042.

ARTHUR M. BINNER
 Arthur M. Binner, 85, of New Bloomfield, and formerly of Easton, died Thursday, April 16, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born April 24, 1912 at Schaefferstown to the late Alvin Binner and Laura (Smith) Binner Hartman.
  He was a retired yardmaster at the former Lehigh Valley Railroad, and a 1930 graduate of Lebanon High School. 
  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice E. Libby Binner, also of Perry Village; two daughters, Kay L. Major of Paxinos, and Olive A. Stoops of New Bloomfield; two sisters, Fannie Weaver of Ronks and Kathryn Hanscom of Amsterdam, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Rudolph Hartman of Schaefferstown; three stepsisters, Josephine Ream of Myerstown; Margarite Gockley of Lancaster, and Elizabeth Moyer of Schaefferstown; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held April 20 in the Perry Village Chapel, with the Rev. Jay B. Eickhoff officiating. Graveside services followed in Northampton Memorial Shrine Inc. Cemetery, Easton.
  Arrangements were handled by Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

BEATRICE E. BINNER 
 Beatrice E. Binner, 85, of Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield, formerly of Easton, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 in the home. 
  She was born Oct. 1, 1913 in Easton to the late George and Olive (Miller) Libby. 
  She was a graduate of Hartley Twp. High School, Laurelton, and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Easton. She was the widow of Arthur M. Binner, who died April 16, 1998. 
  Surviving are two daughters, Kay L. Major of Paxinos and Olive A. Stoops of New Bloomfield; two brothers, Charles C. Libby of Easton and George R. Libby Jr. of Philipsburg, N.J.; a sister, Ruth Stiles of Easton; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 
  Graveside services were held Dec. 17 in Northhampton Memorial Shrine Inc. Cemetery, Easton, with the Rev. Jay B. Eickhoff officiating. 
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

FERN M. BISTLINE
  Fern M. Bistline, 67, of Landisburg RR 1 died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born March 30, 1931 at Carlisle to the late Loy and Helen (Adair) McMillen.
  She was a former elementary school teacher in the Carlisle School District; founder of the Perry County Diabetic Support Group; a 1949 graduate of the former Green Park Union High School, Elliottsburg, and 1953 graduate of Shippensburg University; and a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg, Landisburg Ambulance Club and The Perry Historians.
  Surviving are her husband, James H. Bistline; two daughters, Kandy A. Klacik of Springfield, Va., and Barbara L. Crawford of Spring Grove; a sister, Faye Rosenberry of Carlisle; and five grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Ernestine (Clouse) McMillen.
  Services were held April 17 in her church with the Rev. E. Levain Fouse officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 343, Landisburg 17040.

LEO K. BITTING
  Leo K. Bitting, 81, of Park Drive, Marysville, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was a retired freight conductor from the Pennsylvania Railroad; an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II; and a member of VFW Post 882, Marysville, American Legion Post 751, Enola, and Enola Sportsmans Club.
  He was the widower of Margaret Ellen Foltz Bitting.
  Surviving are a daughter, Patricia A. Rigg of Marysville; a sister, Julie Taraschi of Hershey; two brothers, Kenneth Meads of Elizabethtown and Jay Meads of Lititz; and a granddaughter, Kelly A. Group of Marysville.
  Services were held Oct. 9 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.   Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043.

CHESTER R. BIXLER 
 Chester R. Bixler, 61, of Lower Paxton Twp., died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 at home. 
  He retired as an electrician and air-conditioner mechanic from the former New Cumberland Army Depot. 
  Surviving are his wife, Nancy Machamer Bixler; a son, Matthew of Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, April Carns of Duncannon; two brothers, Leonard Bixler of Summerdale and Dennis Paige of Nashua, N. H.; six sisters, Jean Kutzer of Edwardsville, Norma Leinninger of Steelton, Mildred Cowan of York, Shirley Killian of Myerstown, Doris Sallada of Valley View and Faith Hoffman of Mount Holly Springs; and two grandsons. 
  Graveside memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Lower Paxton Twp., is handling arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

LESTER J. BLANK
  Lester Jay Blank, 22, of Ickesburg RR 1 died Saturday, June 13, 1998 as the result of a traffic accident near Newville.
  He was born May 26, 1976 at Gordonville, Lancaster County.
  He was an employee of Henry Lapp Carpentry.
  Surviving are his parents, Leroy F. and Elizabeth Smoker Blank, with whom he lived; four brothers, Nelson R. of New Holland, Leroy F. Jr. of Ickesburg RR 1, and Ivan Wayne and Nathan G., both at home; and two sisters, Becky Sue Fisher of Ickesburg RR 1 and Loretta Jane Blank, at home.
  Services were held June 15 at the home of David Fisher, Loysville RR 1. Burial was in Ridgeview Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

MABEL F. BOHNER
  Mabel F. Bohner, 68, of Perlo Ridge Apartments, Loysville RR 2, died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998 in ManorCare Health Center, Carlisle.
  She was born May 3, 1930 in Lancaster County to the late William and Hazel (Mullen) Rice.
  She was retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel Company, Carlisle, and a member of Snyder's United Methodist Church, New Bloomfield RR 1.
  Surviving are 12 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John "Johnny" Rice and Pete Rice Sr., and two sisters, Beula Murray and Freda Mitten.
  Services were held Oct. 2 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Randall L. Goshorn officiating. Burial was in Snyder's Cemetery, New Bloomfield RR 1.

JOHN H. BOLTON
 John H. Bolton, 94, formerly of Canby Street, Penbrook, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Dec. 19, 1903 in West Hanover Twp., Dauphin County, to the late Harvey M. and Mazie E. (Kramer) Bolton.
  He was a retired salesman for the former Manbeck Bakery. He was a member of Corinthian Lodge 104 F&AM of Bridgeport, Conn., for 54 years, and a member of Progress Church of God and the Harrisburg Consistory.
  He was the widower of Harriet B. Adams Bolton and Viola A. Shutt Bolton. 
  Surviving are a son, Robert J. of Shermans Dale, and two granddaughters. 
  Graveside services were held June 15 in Shoop's Cemetery, Harrisburg. Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Residence Activities, Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

MARGARET BOMGARDNER
  Margaret Bomgardner, 90, of Camp Hill died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at home. 
  She was born May 1, 1907 in Harrisburg.
  She was a member of East Pennsboro Ambulance Service, Inc. She was the widow of William Bomgardner Sr., who died Jan. 15, 1985.
  Surviving are two sons, H. Kenneth of Mechanicsburg and William Jr. of Clearfield, Utah; one brother, Rea Demey of Lebanon; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 23 in Hoover Funeral Home, Linglestown, with the Rev. Landis Tice officiating. Burial was in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin.
  Memorial contributions may be made to East Pennsboro Ambulance Service, Inc., P.O. Box 47, Enola 17025.

EMMA E. BORDNER
  Emma E. Bordner, 52, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR 2, Perry Twp., died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998 in Sunbury Community Hospital.
  She was born July 2, 1946 in Perry County to the late Harvey E. Sr. and Mary Ellen (Hoffman) Sweigart.
  She was a demonstrator for Friendly Home Toy Parties Co.; had worked at Eileen Hope Manufacturing Co., Liverpool; was a graduate of Greenwood Joint High School, Millerstown; and a member of Aline United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR 2, and its Ladies Prayer Breakfasts, Willing Sunday School Class, Fremont Fire Company Auxiliary and Richfield Ambulance League.
  Surviving are her husband, Leroy Ernest Bordner; four daughters, Christine M. Bordner of Mount Pleasant Mills RR 1, Angela M. Bordner, at home, Michele E. Feltman of Richfield RR 2 and Michele E. Brown of Sunbury; five brothers, Lester Sweigart of Clearfield, Harvey Sweigart Jr. and Charles Sweigart, both of Liverpool RR 1, Robert Sweigart of Richfield and George Sweigart of Millerstown RR 2; five sisters, Beatrice Sweigart and Romaine Klinger, both of Liverpool, Geraldine Matukaitis of Mount Carmel and Ruth Miller and Shirley Goodling, both of Millerstown RR 2; and one granddaughter, Mary Feltman.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Sweigart. Services were held Aug. 7 in her church with pastor James L. Lewis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.

KENNETH E. BORNMAN
  Kenneth E. Bornman, 66, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born April 26, 1932 in Wheatfield Twp. to the late Frank and Ida (Miller) Bornman.
  He retired from the state Department of Public Welfare; was a graduate of Duncannon High School; an Army veteran of the Korean War; and a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Duncannon, the Duncannon High School Alumni Association, ABC Bowling and Duncannon American Legion Post 340.
  Surviving are his wife, Beverly Gross Bornman; and two brothers, Donald of Duncannon and Franklin of New Bloomfield RR 1.
  Services were held Aug. 21 in his church with the Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial was in Snyder's Church Cemetery, New Bloomfield RR 1. Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 212 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

HELEN G. BORRELL
 Helen G. Borrell, 85, formerly of New Bloomfield, died Sunday, March 22, 1998 in Claremont House, Carlisle.
  She was born Jan. 21, 1913 in Centre Twp. to the late Harry C. and Rose Anna (Kitner) Foose.
  Surviving are three sons, Albert J. Fosselman of Elliottsburg, George F. and David C. Borrell, both of New Bloomfield; three daughters, Gay I. Roush of New Bloomfield, Catherine R. Garlin of Loysville and Anna Fry of Shermans Dale; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 25 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. John A. Snyder officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

MILDRED G. BORRELL
  Mildred G. Borrell, 95, formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday, July 21, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was a member of Marysville Church of God, its Sunday School Class 6, Marysville Fire Company Auxiliary, Marysville Senior Citizens Association and Golden Age Club of Marysville.
  She was the widow of Benjamin F. Borrell.
  Surviving is a nephew, Dennis E. Bitner of Elizabethtown.
  Services were held July 27 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.

BENJAMIN B. BOWER
  Benjamin Brodeck Bower, 98, formerly of Blain RR 1, died Monday, July 6, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Jan. 2, 1900 to the late Clark M. and Annie (Bistline) Bower.
  He was a former teacher in country schools and with West Perry School District; retired from Loysville Youth Development Center; was a farmer; and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, various baseball organizations and the Lions Club, all of Blain, and Adams Lodge 319, New Bloomfield.
  He was the widower of Carolyn (Averill) Bower.
  Surviving are three sons, Dale L. of Mechanicsburg, and Claude A. and Alan M., both of Blain RR 1; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  Services were held July 12 in his church with the Rev. Kathleen Coleman officating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068, or his church, P.O. Box 127, Blain 17006.

DEL R. BOWERS
  Del Rice Bowers, 79, of Landisburg died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. 
  He was born Aug. 25, 1918 at Harrisburg to the late David L. and Margaret (Rice) Bowers.
  He retired from Gordon & Sons Painting Contractors, Harrisburg; was listed in "Who's Who"; was an Army veteran of World War II; an alumnus of Tressler Lutheran Orphanage, Loysville; and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Landisburg, the Landisburg Lions Club, Fire Company and Ambulance Club, VFW Post 9118, and the New Bloomfield Odd Fellows lodge.
  Surviving are his wife, Pauline Barlett Bowers; two sons, David L. of Loysville and Daniel L. of Carlisle; three daughters, Phyllis P. Laweckie of Lockport, N.Y., Paulette C. Krewson of New Kingstown and Phoebe M. Weldon of New Bloomfield; a brother, Lee R. of Ridley Park; a sister, Rose Marie Sheehan of Middletown; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Simon of Baltimore, Md. Memorial services were held Jan. 27 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. E. Levain Fouse officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068; his church, Landisburg 17040; or Perry County Literacy Council, P.O. Box 37, Newport 17074.

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