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PAULINE O. ADAMS
  Pauline O. Adams, 73, of Spring Road, Shermans Dale, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 in ManorCare Health Services, Camp Hill.
  She was born Aug. 18, 1926 in Centre Twp. to the late T. William and Pearl E. (Weldon) Owen.
  She retired from the Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, after 54 years; a member of Camp Hill United Methodist Church; former treasurer of Young's Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale; and was an active supporter of Special Olympics.
  She was the widow of Willard G. "Tuck" Adams.
  Surviving are a son, William G. of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Irene Wilt of Carlisle, Rosella Sheriff of Lakeland, Co. and Catherine O. Sheaffer of New Bloomfield.
  Services were held Feb. 9 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Ronald Bowersox officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Contributions may be made to her church, 417 S. 22nd St., Camp Hill 17011.

JANE E. ALDINGER
  Jane E. Aldinger, 62, of Pine Ridge Circle, Enola, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital.
  She was a former auxiliary member of American Legion Post 1001 and had been an auxiliary member of the former Wormleysburg VFW Post 462.
  Surviving are her husband, William L. Aldinger; a son, William L. Jr. of Enola; a daughter, Diane L. Brooks of Summerdale; a brother, John T. Dawson II of Steelton; six sisters, Judy A. Row and Sara Ann Miller, both of Middletown, Louise Via of Harrisburg, Joyce A. Miller of State College, Beverly J. Yanich of Marysville and Kathy E. Dawson of Linglestown; and seven grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 11 in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

JESSICA L. ALLEN
  Jessica Lynn Allen, 18, of Landisburg RR 1 died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 in Hershey Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident on Pisgah State Road, Carroll Twp.
  She was born Feb. 11, 1982 at Englewood, N.J.
  She was a senior at West Perry High School, Elliottsburg, and spent many years in the Pocono Mountain School District, and was a contestant in the 1999 Miss Perry County Fair Pageant.
  Surviving are her parents, James E. and Wanda K. Allen of Landisburg; her maternal grandparents, Paul H. and Shirley E. Pipher of East Stroudsburg; aunts and uncles, Todd and Jane Repsher and Leslie and Beverly Allen, all of East Stroudsburg, and Michael and Donna Lewis of Cresco; and eight cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leslie and Theresa Allen of Marshalls Creek. 
  Services were held Oct. 4 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Kenneth Osborne officiating. Burial was in Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.P.E., P.O. Box 442, Boiling Springs 17007.

DALE R. ALLISON
  Dale R. Allison, 41, of Marysville died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 in Hershey Medical Center.
  He was a maintenance mechanic for Quaker Oats Co., Camp Hill.
  Surviving are his former wife, Jane Rafferty; two sons, Eric M. and David P., both of Elizabethtown; three brothers, Zane J. of Underhill, Vt., Dean T. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Gene P. of Lancaster; and two sisters, Cynthia J. Lowey of Fort Walton Beach and Lynne Ann Allison of Mobile, Ala.
  Services were held Dec. 2 in Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

SHAWN M. ASHMAN
  Shawn M. Ashman, 27, of Lancaster Street, Swatara Twp., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 at home.
  He was born July 18, 1973 at Huntingdon.
  He was a clerk for the state Revenue Department; a 1992 graduate of West Perry High School; and a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 518, Orbisonia.
  Surviving are his parents, Richard L. Ashman Jr. and Darlene K. Doyle Ashman of Loysville RR 2; a brother, Rodney L. and a sister, Mandy L. Decker, both of Loysville; and his paternal grandparents, Richard L. and Madaline G. Noble Ashman of Orbisonia.
  A memorial service was held Dec. 23 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Roz Mason officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

HARRY R. BAILEY
  Harry R. Bailey, 81, of Sunbury RR 3 died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 in Loving Care Nursing Home, Selinsgrove.
  He was born May 17, 1919 in Freeburg to the late Clarence and Ada (Steininger) Bailey.
  He was a former farmer in Washington Twp, Snyder County, and had been employed by the Middleburg Tannery and Zimmer Homes in Selinsgrove; a member of Stonington Baptist Church, Paxinos RR 1; and enjoyed vegetable gardening.
  He was the widower of Edith Kline Bailey, who died in 1979.
  Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Ruth Kline Clark Bailey; four sons, Clarence of Northumberland RR 2, Carson of Port Trevorton, Maynard of Middleburg and David of Sunbury; a stepson, Charles Clark of Sunbury RR 3; eight daughters, Floretta Kratzer, Darlene Hubbert and Janet Mengle, all of Selinsgrove, Bernice Apple of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Marian Maneval of McAlisterville, Mary Dreese of Middleburg, Carol Dreese of Hummels Wharf and Kay Conklin of New Bloomfield; two stepdaughters, Gayle Tobin and Donna Price, both of Paxinos RR 1; a sister, June Clotfelter of Middleburg; 30 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald; two brothers, Harold and Ernest; a sister, Alice Hackenberg; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
Services were held Dec. 4 in his church with Rev. J. Douglas Hallman officiating. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg.
  Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, Sunbury, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Nursing Home, 308 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. 

SARA J. BAKER
  Sara J. Baker, 90, of Blain RR 1 died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born April 1, 1910 at Andersonburg to the late Samuel and Stella Mae (Kistler) Shields.
  She was a teacher's aide at Green Park Elementary School in West Perry School District; an inspector of elections for Jackson Twp. for many years; an honorary life member, council member and on the board of directors of the Blain Senior Citizen's Center; and a member of Blain United Methodist Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Blain Fire Company and Blain Ambulance Club.
  She was the widow of Charles Lee Baker.
  Surviving are four brothers, S. Frank Shields of Lebanon, Ralph S. Shields and R. Dale Shields, both of McClure, and Eugene N. Shields of Loysville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
  She was the last surviving daughter of 14 children.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Richard L., who died in 1984.
  Services were held Sept. 27 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Jay B. Eickhoff officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Blain Senior Citizen's Center, Blain 17006.

VIRGINIA L. BAKER
  Virginia L. Baker, 75, of Liverpool RR 1 died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 in Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown RR 1.
  She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Cocolamus to the late Henry A. and Evelyn (Bromley) Lyter.
  She was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 364, Liverpool.
  Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Charles F. Baker Sr.; a daughter, Penelope Woollard of York; a son, Charles F. Jr. of Frederick, Md.; a brother, George A. Lyter of Liverpool; two sisters, Jane Bartecchi of Maryland and Eleanor Bunlap of California; and three grandsons.
  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes, Mary and Dorothy, and one brother, Curtis.
  Services were held Feb. 12 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Peter Kuebler officiating. Burial was in St. John (Barner's) Lutheran Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1.

HELEN L. BARKLEY
  Helen L. Barkley, 69, of Landisburg RR 2 died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born Sept. 6, 1930 at Shermans Dale RR 1 to the late Clarence S. and Hilda K. (Bower) Reisinger.
  She had worked for the former Hunt's Corp. in Carlisle and the former McGowan's Grocery Store, Landisburg; was a prayer coordinator and former deaconess and Sunday school teacher at First Church of God, Landisburg; and a member of the Harrisburg Area Christian Women's Club, Perry County Historical Society and Landisburg Ambulance Club.
  She was the widow of Roy M. Barkley.
  Surviving are a son, Clarence N. Reisinger of Duncannon; four daughters, Linda K. Williams, Brenda J. Dupert, Auralia "Rel" M. Stum and Royetta G. Baughman, all of Landisburg; a sister, Gloria B. Stum of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 4 in her church with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 216, Landisburg 17040.

EDNA R. BAER, 105
  Edna R. Baer, 105, formerly of Landisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 in the Church of God Home, Carlisle.
  She was born Aug. 28, 1894 at Landisburg RR 1 to the late William and Isabella L. Garlin.
  She was a homemaker and a former Sunday school teacher and member of Landisburg Church of God.
  She was the widow of Luther A. Baer, who died Aug. 11, 1962.
  Surviving are three daughters, Hazel R. Swarner of Carlisle, and twins, Doris E. Smith of Newport and Delois E. Sanders of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by three sons, Elwood T.M., Frederick and Teddy E. Baer, and one daughter, Geraldine Brownawell.
  Services were held Jan. 13 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. William A. Groff Jr. officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kennedy's Valley Church of God, RR 1, Landisburg 17040.

ROSCOE M. BARNES
  Roscoe M. Barnes, 82, of Ickesburg RR 1 died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born Sept. 30, 1917 in Millerstown to the late Harry and Annie (Leonard) Barnes.
  He was retired from PennDOT; an Army veteran of World War II; a member of Donnally Mills United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR 1, Ickesburg and Blain fire companies and ambulance leagues, Blain Lions Club, Blain Odd Fellows Lodge 706 and Blain and Ickesburg sportsmen clubs; and enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening and beekeeping.
  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Myrtle Weibley Barnes; two daughters, Joanne E. Fritz of Ickesburg and Ivetta M. Neidigh of Blain; a brother, David Barnes of Millerstown; three sisters, Elsie Kell and Freda Simonton, both of New Bloomfield, and Mary Taylor of Millerstown; five grandchildren, Debra J. Fritz Rheam, Darren J. Fritz, Rhonda M. Neidigh Haas, Renee J. Neidigh Sengle and Robert O. Neidigh; and six great-grandchildren, Laurie Rheam Messimer, Michael J. Rheam, Kurt M. Rheam, Dustin M. Haas, Danielle M. Haas and Roscoe M. Neidigh.
  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald M. Neidigh.
  Services were held Jan. 19 in his church with the Rev. James Behrens officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043, or American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112.

CHARLES H. BECHTEL SR.
  Charles H. Bechtel Sr., 63, of Perry Manor, Newport, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Sept. 10, 1937 in Ashland to the late Marlin and Margaret Bechtel.
  He was a retired carpenter; an Army veteran; and a member of the Kulpmont VFW Post.
  Surviving are his wife, Janice B. (Petrovich) Bechtel; three sons, Marlin W. of Newport, Charles H. Jr. of Sunbury and Robert W. of Shamokin; two daughters, Susan L. Whery of Shamokin and Janice B. Daniels of Kulpmont; a brother, Robert Bechtel of Ashland; a sister, Margaret Bechtel of New Jersey; and eight grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Dec. 7, in Newport Assembly of God with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield is handling arrangements.

JAMES R. BEECROFT
  James R. Beecroft, 67, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 in Hershey Medical Center.
  He was born Dec. 8, 1932 in Butler County, Schuylkill County, to the late Robert and Ethel (Temple) Beecroft.
  He retired from the state Department of General Services; was an Army veteran of the Korean War; a member and former deacon of Duncannon Presbyterian Church; and a member of Friendship Fire Company in Butler Twp.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Miller Beecroft, and two brothers, Harry and Joseph, both of Frackville.
  Services were held Jan. 22 in his church with the Rev. William Mielke officiating. Burial was in North-umberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 3 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

HARRY H. BENNETT
  Harry H. "Pap" Bennett, 70, of Newport died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was the son of the late James and Pearl M. (Britch) Bennett.
  He was a part-time employee for Advance Auto Parts and was retired from Yellow Freight Trucking Company; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Teamsters Union Local 776 and American Legion Post 1001, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are a son, L. Bill Page of Duncannon; a daughter, Linda S. Parrish, with whom he lived; two stepdaughters, Regina L. Lamont of Missouri and Lissa G. Walker of Wellsburg; two brothers, Emerson M. Bennett of Steelton and Joe L. Bennett of Harrisburg; two sisters, Beatrice V. Roulette of South Carolina and Darlene Bennett of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Troy Bennett, Jordon Parrish, Stephanie Page and Justin Page; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Bennett.
  Services were held April 10 in Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043.

GUY F. BITTING
  Guy F. Bitting, 76, of Harrisburg died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 at home.
  He was born April 29, 1924 at Liverpool to the late Miles H. and Sallie (Shetterly) Bitting.
  He was the retired founder and chief executive officer of Bitting Recreation Inc., an Army Air Force veteran of World War II; a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, William Snyder Lodge 756 F&AM; and a life member of Tall Cedars Lebanon Forest 43, Zembo Temple and Harrisburg Consistory.
  Surviving are his wife, Miriam E. Ernest Bitting; a son, Randy G. of Harrisburg, and two daughters, Julie A. Mahan and Tracey L. Reading, all of Harrisburg; two brothers, Park of Valrico, Fla., and Glen of Burnham; a sister, Mabel Reisinger of Elliottsburg; and six grandchildren.
  Services were held Dec. 8 in Hoover Funeral Home and Crematory, Harrisburg, with the Rev. Rawley D. Boone officiating. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Society, 1315 W. College Ave., Suite 200, State College 16801.

WILLIAM H. BOCKMAN SR.
  William H. Bockman Sr., 74, of Blain RR 1, formerly of New Castle, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 at home.
  He was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Wilmington, Del., to the late William and Ella (Smith) Bockman.
  He was retired from Charles H. Burns Inc., Millerstown; a former Toboyne Twp. supervisor; an Army veteran of World War II; a life member of Jackson Lodge 19, Delaware City, Del.; and a member of Moose Lodge 925, Millerstown, Dry Run American Legion 232, Newport American Legion 177, DAV 49 of Newport, Newport VFW 34, New Bloomfield VFW 7463, Newport Social Order of Owls, Bartender Association of Newport, Blain Ambulance Club and Eagles Aerie 1299 of Carlisle.
  Surviving are his wife, Barbara L. Solomon Bockman; a daughter, Bonnie L. Cirino of Newark, Del.; three sons, William Jr. of Townsend, Del., Bruce A. of Wilmington and Brian L. of Korea; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
  Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, handled arrangements. 

ETHEL M. BRINER
  Ethel M. Briner, 75, of Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Landisburg, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 in Thornwald Nursing Home, Carlisle.
  She was born Aug. 20, 1925 at Landisburg RR 1 to the late Aaron G. and Carrie B. (Bustard) Morrison.
  She was retired from the former Naval Ships Parts Control Center; a graduate of the former Landisburg High School; and a member of OES Chapter 544, Mechanicsburg, Landisburg Fire Company, Carlisle Ambulance Association and Kennedy's Valley Church of God, where she had been a pianist.
  She was the widow of Ralph E. Briner, who died July 17, 1978.
  Surviving are a brother, Aaron W. "Mose" Morrison, and a nephew, Aaron K. Morrison, both of Landisburg RR 2.
  Services were held Oct. 11 at her church with the Rev. Malcolm E. Martin officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o the Rev. Malcolm E. Martin, 3 Theodore Drive, Middletown 17057.

CLARENCE E. BROWNAWELL
  Clarence E. "Bucky" Brownawell, 79, of Spring Road, Shermans Dale, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 in the Tremont Rehabilitation Center.
  He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Carlisle. 
  He was a former Cumberland County dairy farmer and attended Great Hope Baptist Church, Carlisle.
  Surviving are two sons, Emerson Brownawell of Shermans Dale and Lloyd Sheaffer of Carlisle; a daughter, Barbara Neal of Carlisle; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 20 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Dale E. Barrick officiating. Burial was in Waggoners United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg 17110; or Great Hope Church, 110 Fern Ave., Carlisle 17013.

DRUSILLA M. BURD
  Drusilla M. Burd, 82, formerly of Hallmark North, Hershey, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 at Hershey Medical Center.
  She was born July 4, 1917 in Newport to the late George and Flossie M. (Hoffman) Acker.
  She was a former houseparent for Milton Hershey School; formerly worked for Hauer's Department Store, Hummelstown, and the Milton Hershey School Orchards; and a member, choir member and former Sunday school teacher of Zion Lutheran Church, Union Deposit, and member of its adult Sunday school class and Zion Women, and Hummelstown Senior Center; and enjoyed baking, cooking and crafts.
  She was the widow of Kenneth F. Burd Sr.
  Surviving are a son, Kenneth F. Burd Jr. of Hershey; two daughters, Judith M. Hiler of Hummelstown and Mary Alice Schiavoni of Annville; a brother, Henry A. Acker of Newport; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by a grandson.
  Services were held Jan. 17 in her church. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Buse Funeral Home, Hummelstown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 5 W. Main St., Union Deposit, Hershey 17033.

FREDERICK W. BUSSHAUS
  Frederick W. "Fritz" Busshaus, 79, of Cross Fork died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at home.
  He was born July 13, 1921 in Cross Fork to the late Francis J. and Annie M. (Wolfgang) Busshaus.
  He formerly was employed by Fairman Drilling Company and Consolidated Gas Company; a 1938 graduate of Renovo High School; was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps at Ole Bull; an Army veteran of World War II; a member of Centre Presbyterian Church, Loysville, Cross Fork Sportsmen's Club, Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Kettle Creek Fire Company, Blain Sportsmen's Club, Blain Ambulance Association and Elks Lodge 334; and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
  Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Jane Clark Busshaus; a son, Paul F. of Apollo; two stepsons, Gary Clark and Donald Clark, both of Loysville; five daughters, Catherine Corkins of Milford, N.J., Susan White of Willow Street, Nancy Swanson of East Liverpool, Ohio, Janet Busshaus of Lebanon and Sarah Allen of State College; a stepdaughter, Donna Jo Shuman of Loysville; a brother, William of Cross Fork; four sisters, Elizabeth Gaiss of Corning, N.Y., Margaret Dunmire of Millheim, Mary Ann Helmle of Pottstown and Ruth Busshaus of Rochester, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 25 in Maxwell Funeral Home, Renovo, with Father Donald Boslett officiating. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kettle Creek Ambulance Association or Cross Fork Sportsmen's Club.

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