|LAWRENCE A. HOFF
Lawrence A. "Larry" Hoff, 64, of Liverpool RR 1 died Saturday,
Sept. 2, 2000 in RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
He was born Aug. 9, 1936 in Moorehead, Minn. to the late Henry
"Hank" and Lila (Fevig) Hoff.
He worked for American Homes Technology, Hometown, and was CFO
for Apex Homes, Middleburg, and had worked for Kegel Sign and Cook Sign
companies; a 1954 graduate of Moorehead High School, Moorehead State College
and Interstate Business School; served in the Air National Guard for 30
years, achieving the rank of major; played fast-pitch softball, golf and
bowled; a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leaders and helped organize Little League
in Fargo, N.D.; a member of Jaycees and Lions, and Trinity Lutheran Church,
Moorehead, and its choir, taught Sunday school, was an elder in Hazelton
Presbyterian Church and attended Beaver Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 39 years, Barbara Coleman Hoff;
three sons, David and Larry, both at home, and Mike of Texas; and a brother,
Richard of Eagan, Minn.
Services were held Sept. 8 in Beaver Lutheran Church with the
Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery
with military honors.
Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
CHRISTINE R. HOHENSHILT
Christine R. Hohenshilt, 79, of Millerstown RR 2 died Tuesday,
Dec. 26, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born Sept. 6, 1921 in Millerstown.
She retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center,
Mechanicsburg; was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown,
and the Newport Women's Club; and enjoyed playing bridge, making dolls
She was the widow of George E. Hohenshilt.
Surviving are two sons, David E. of the Lehigh Valley
and George E. of York; a daughter, Jean Tuzinski of Millerstown; a sister,
Janet Swartz of York; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 6, in Highland
Presbyterian Church, Newport. Burial will be at the convenience of the
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
21 S. Main St., Lewistown 17044-2116.
HELEN E. HOLLENBAUGH
Helen E. Hollenbaugh, 68, of Newport RR 3 died Thursday, Oct.
26, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1932 to the late Walter and Blanche (Smith)
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ickesburg.
She was the widow of Glenn W. Hollenbaugh Sr.
Surviving are a son, Glenn W. Jr. of Newport RR 3; a daughter,
Beverly A. Reisinger of Wila; a brother, John W. Roberts of Newport RR
3; three sisters, Jane A. Serfass of Newport RR 2, Nancy L. Swartz of Newport
and Patricia J. Roberts of Newport RR 3; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 28 in Newport Assembly of God with the Revs.
Gary Bellis, Karen Easterly and Tony Hill officiating. Burial was in Eshcol
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen E. Hollenbaugh
Fund, c/o PNC Bank, Center Square, Newport 17074.
LORETTA B. HOOD
Loretta Beatrice "Tod" Hood, 81, of New East Street, Freeburg,
died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
She was born Dec. 22, 1918 in New Berlin to the late Arthur
"Barney" and Iva P. (Spangler) Solomon.
She had owned Hood's Tavern in Freeburg with her late husband
and also had been employed at L'Aiglon in Northumberland, Hotel Middleburger
in Middleburg, Nite Kraft, and seasonally at Quarryville Canning Co. in
Middleburg; attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church; was an accomplished cook
and enjoyed reading.
She was the widow of L. Alton "Hoodie" Hood, who died July 1,
Surviving are three sons, William R. Klinger and Paul E. Hood,
both of Middleburg, and George E. Pennebaker of Millerstown RR 2; four
daughters, Pat L. Holmes of Liverpool, Janet Williams of Sunbury, Lois
A. Wirt of Northumberland and Betty G. Clark of Millersburg; 25 grandchildren;
and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Sr. in 1993;
a brother, Earl E. Solomon in 1989; a grandson, Daniel Hood in 1981; and
a granddaughter, Sherry Swank in 1982.
Services were held Oct. 27 in Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant
Mills, with the Rev. Kathleen M. Kinney officiating. Burial was in Evergreen
NORMA Z. HOOVER
Norma Z. Hoover, 70, of Duncannon RR 4, formerly of Honaman
House, Thompsontown, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000 in the Camp Hill Care Center.
She was born Jan. 14, 1930 in Benvenue, Dauphin County, to the
late Erma (Lukens) Seiler.
She was a self-employed seamstress and a Catholic.
Surviving are two brothers, Ronald E. and Lee E. Seiler Jr.,
both of Duncannon RR 4.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
HELEN E. HOSTETTER
Helen E. Hostetter, 72, of New Germantown, died Tuesday, Nov.
21, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1927 at Loysville RR 1 to the late Roscoe
and Alice (Smith) Flickinger.
She was retired from Proberty Enterprises, Blain, and was an
employee of the former Bedford Shoe Company and former Carlisle Tire &
Rubber, both of Carlisle; and a member of New Germantown United Methodist
Church, Blain Fire Company and Blain Ambulance Club.
She was the widow of Richard L. Hostetter.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda K. Gilbert of Carlisle; two
sons, Ronnie L. of Enola and Rickie L. of Blain; a sister, Ferne V. Henry
of Carlisle; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 24 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. John Semple officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Denise Kuhn,
treasurer, RR 1, Box 246A, Blain 17006.
GLENN V. HOWELL JR.
Glenn V. Howell Jr., 62, of Camp Hill died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000
He was born May 25, 1937 in McAllen, Texas to the late Glenn
Vern and Bertha Marie (Peck) Howell Sr.
He was educated in the Texas schools.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served in the Korean
and Vietnam wars. He received numerous awards including the National Defense
service medal, the Vietnam service medal with one Silver Star, the Vietnam
campaign medal, three air medals, the Armed Forces expeditionary Medal
(Korea), two Navy unit commendations, the RVN meritorious unit citation
and the RVN meritorious unit citation. He was honorably discharged Sept.
23, 1975 with the rank of chief petty officer.
He also worked as an auto mechanic for several companies.
He was a Baptist and enjoyed football and the computer.
He was the widower of Maxine Eula Cagle Howell, who died April
Surviving are a daughter, Glenna-Jo Gelnett with whom he lived;
a sister, Dixie Lee Gilbert of Charleston, S.C.; and three grandsons, Christopher
Grant Gelnett, Jonathan Glenn Gelnett and Benjamin Thomas Max Gelnett.
Services will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the George
P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. Joel
Smith officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Viewing will be held from 7 p.m. until the time of service at
the funeral home. A military memorial service will be conducted at 8:30
p.m. by the Liverpool American Legion at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Research
Division, Central Susquehanna Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport 17701-3945.
DAVID L. JEFFRIS
David L. Jeffris, 75, of Broadway Avenue, Duncannon, formerly
of Bayonne, N.J., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 at home.
He was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Oneida, N.Y., to the late Fred and
Mabel (Woodbury) Jeffris.
He was a former employee of the Postal Service and Scott Printing
Co., both in New Jersey; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member
and pianist of Duncannon Assembly of God.
He was the widower of Estelle Jeffris.
Surviving are three brothers, Robert of Canastota, N.Y., Glen
of Sherrill, N.Y., and Donald of Spring Hill, Fla.; and a sister, Agnes
of Utica, N.Y.
Graveside services were held Nov. 27 in Bay View Cemetery, Jersey
City, N.J., with the Rev. Dale Rosenberger officiating. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 2, in his church.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 500 N. High
St., Duncannon 17020.
ROBERT H. JONES
Robert H. Jones, 72, of Old State Road, Shermans Dale, died
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 at home.
He was born Jan. 5, 1928 in Hampden Twp., Cumberland County,
to the late William and Elizabeth (Rife) Jones.
He retired as a machinist from Conrail with 41 years of service;
had worked for Locust Point Stone Quarries and Snelbaker Manufacturing
Co.; and was a member of Shermans Dale Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mildred B. Swartz Jones;
three sons, Robert C. of New Bloomfield, Thomas E. of Shermans Dale and
Alan L. of Elliottsburg; a daughter, Donna M. Derr of Berrysburg; two brothers,
William M. and Edward M., and a sister, Helen V. Volgelsong, all of Carlisle;
six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 20 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle,
with the Rev. Dean Heisey officiating. Burial was in Longsdorf Cemetery,
Silver Spring Twp.
KENNETH A. KAPP
Kenneth A. Kapp, 66, of Railroad Street, Duncannon, formerly
of Palmyra and Hershey, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 in Hershey Medical
He was a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Local
542; had worked for Tioga Hammond Dams, Tioga, and Millard Quarry, Annville;
was a Navy veteran of the Korean War; and a member of American Legion Post
340, Duncannon, Central Pennsylvania Houndsmen's Club, New Bloomfield,
and the Swatara Beagle Club; and a canteen member of VFW Post 255.
Surviving are his wife, Marguerite "Peggy" Snyder Kapp; four
sons, Christopher J. of Middletown, Joseph A. of Newport, Kenneth W. of
Duncannon and Thomas E. of Shirley, Mass.; a daughter, Kathleen Miller
of Duncannon; a sister, Lettie Gingrich of Hershey; 12 grandchildren; and
Services were held Jan. 18 in Rothermel Funeral Home, Palmyra.
Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.
Francis "Pat" Keller, 56, of Shermans Dale died Friday, Nov.
17, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
He worked for Sunoco, Mechanicsburg, and was a member of Atlantic
Surviving are his wife, Lin J. Boose Keller; a son, Jeffrey
of Hummelstown; a daughter, Tracy Troutman of Harrisburg; his parents,
Earl and Blanche Schell Keller of Annville; two brothers, Earl and Robert,
both of Annville; a sister, Sandy Young of Myerstown; and a granddaughter.
Services were held Nov. 21 in Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Diamonds Fund, Box
852, Hershey 17033.
WAYNE E. KELLER
Wayne E. Keller, 72, a resident at Perry Village Nursing Home,
New Bloomfield, and formerly of Creek Road, Shermans Dale, died Monday,
Oct. 23, 2000 at Perry Village.
He was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Marysville to the late Howard and
Pearl (Barninger) Keller.
He retired as a lieutenant with the security division of Bethlehem
Steel; was a former Carroll Twp. supervisor and constable, and Perry County
deputy sheriff; a life member and former treasurer of Shermans Dale Fire
Company; and a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale,
Adams Lodge F&AM, New Bloomfield, Shermans Dale Ambulance Association
and Harrisburg Consistory.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Lona Brown Keller; three
sons, Richard "Rick," Bradley L. and Tim E., all of Shermans Dale; a sister,
Viola Bair of Camp Hill; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sheila Keller.
Services were held Oct. 26 in his church with the Rev. Lloyd
Shellenberger officiating. Burial was in Youngs Cemetery, Shermans Dale.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg 17102.
GEORGE G. KESSLER
George G. Kessler, 79, of New Germantown died Tuesday, Dec.
12, 2000 at home from an accidental gunshot wound.
He was born Sept. 1, 1921 at Loysville RR 1 to the late Clarence
and Annie (Fetro) Kessler.
He was retired from Bethlehem Steel, Steelton, and was an employee
of the former Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters, the former
Carlisle Tire & Rubber, Carlisle, and a farmer; a graduate of the former
Blain Vocational High School; an Air Force veteran of World War II, receiving
three Bronze Stars; and a member of New Germantown United Methodist Church,
United Steel Workers Local 1688, American Legion Post 232, Dry Run, North
American Hunting Club, Gun Owners of America, Second Amendment Foundation,
National Rifle Association and Wildlife Forever.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth H. Sanderson Kessler; a son, Michael
D. of New Germantown; five daughters, Eileen M. Mayfield of New Bloomfield,
Georgia H. Connell of Leonia, N.J., Lorene A. Caldwell of New Germantown,
Cherie L. Vogelsong of Shermans Dale and Marla D. Gates of Duncannon; a
brother, David Kessler of Landisburg; a sister, Florence McCartan of Allentown;
eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 15 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Roz Mason officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Denise
Kuhn, treasurer, RR 1, Box 246A, Blain 17006.
VIRGINIA A. KESSLER
Virginia A. Kessler, 54, of Blain RR 1 died Sunday, Nov. 19,
2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
She was born May 24, 1946 at Bloomsburg to Elsie E. Swank Amig
of Blain RR 1 and the late Harold L. Amig.
She was employed by Econo Lodge, Carlisle, and formerly employed
by Plain & Fancy, Manheim, and at a drugstore in Bloomsburg; a graduate
of Manheim Central High School; and a member of Manassa Community Church,
Blain RR 1, Blain Lions Club, Blain Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the
Blain Ambulance Club.
In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Ralph
C. Kessler; two brothers, William H. Amig and Terry L. Amig, both of Elizabethtown;
two sisters, Mary Lee R. Crowl of Elysburg and Josephine I. Rouss of Manheim;
and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Nov. 22 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. William H. Bernhisel officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blain Lions Club,
Blain 17006, or her church, c/o Joanne E. Fisher, treasurer, RR 2, Box
207, Loysville 17047.
HELEN E. KETTERING
Helen E. Kettering, 91, of Loysville RR 2 died Sunday, Sept.
10, 2000 in the Todd Home, Carlisle.
She was born July 5, 1909 at Butler to the late Robert and Grizella
She was a registered nurse at Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler,
where she attended nursing school; a dietician at Beaver Valley General
Hospital, New Brighton; former volunteer aide at Blain Elementary School;
and a member of Sandy Hill United Church of Christ, Loysville RR 1, where
she was a former consistory member.
She was the widow of Herman F. Kettering.
Surviving are a daughter, Kay L. Lyons of Loysville RR 2; five
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in Nickel
Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Paula C. Ouderkirk and Muriel Bronakowski
officiating. Burial will be in Blain Cemetery, Blain RR 1.
Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m.,
Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Carol
Ann O'Toole, RR 1, Box 324, Loysville 17047.
VINCE H. KEYWORTH
Vince H. "Buck" Keyworth, 67, of Mountain View Road, Shermans
Dale, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000 at home.
He was born in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to the late Clifford J. and
Louise G. (Winters) Keyworth.
He was a retired professional cowboy and rodeo rider; an Army
veteran of the 82nd Airborne and served in the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Keyworth; two sons, Greg of
New York and Mark of North Carolina; a daughter, Lori Dorrs of Arizona;
two brothers, Gary Keyworth of Newport and Gene Pratt of New Hampshire;
a sister, Sharon Sikes of Shermans Dale; eight grandchildren; and seven
Services were held Oct. 2 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. N. Jefferson Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Colorado
at the convenience of the family.
MYRTLE C. KIMMEL
Myrtle C. Kimmel, 74, of W. Main Street, New Bloomfield, died
Friday, April 7, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1925 in Perry County to the late Earl and
Lillian (Brunner) Kimmel.
She retired from the state Bureau of Employment Security, and
was a member of New Bloomfield United Methodist Church and Mahoney Rebekah
Surviving are two brothers, Russel L. of New Bloomfield and Ralph C.
of Elliottsburg; and four sisters, Mary E. Beard of Harrisburg, Sarah A.
Reisinger of Mechancisburg, and Evelyn B. Baker and Ruth E. George, both
Rebekah rites, followed by services, were held April 11 in Myers
Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Patricia Woolever officiating. Burial
was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
KENNETH C. KINT
Kenneth C. Kint, 77, of Honey Grove died Thursday, Jan. 13,
2000 at home.
He was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Honey Grove to the late James P.
and Helen (Rhinesmith) Kint.
He was a retired mechanic/parts manager for Norman D. Clark
& Son Farm Equipment; a farmer; an Army veteran of World War II with
the 461st Field Artillery, fighting in three battles including the Battle
of the Bulge; former Tuscarora Twp. auditor and tax collector; served many
years as vice president of the McCullochs Mills Cemetery Association; a
member of Honey Grove United Methodist Church and its Sunday school where
he served as superintendent for 30 years, East Waterford Fire Company &
Ambulance, Beale Twp. Fire Company and American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sarah Yohn Kint; a son,
Perry R. of Honey Grove; a brother, Ralph G. Kint of Washingtonville, N.Y.;
two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, four brothers,
two sisters and a great-granddaughter.
Services were held Jan. 16 in Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove,
with the Rev. Don Walters officiating. Burial will be in McCullochs Mills
Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Home Hospice, 22 Hudson
Ave., Lewistown 17044.
GLADYS B. KISTLER
Gladys B. Kistler, 92, of Duncannon died Saturday, Jan. 29,
2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
She was born Oct. 22, 1907 in Madison Twp. to the late John
and Emma (Van Scyoc) Junkin.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Duncannon.
She was the widow of Joseph F. Kistler.
Surviving are a son, Joseph A. of Duncannon; two daughters,
Wilma I. Bixler of New Bloomfield and Donna R. Kistler of Duncannon; a
sister, Helen Page of Camp Hill; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, in Smith Funeral
Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial will be in
St. Paul's Cemetery, Loysville.
Viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 212 N. High
St., Duncannon 17020.
RUTH V. KITNER
Ruth V. Kitner, 63, of Sleepy Hollow Road, Shermans Dale, died
Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 in HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, Mechanicsburg.
She was a member of Pleasant Valley Brethren in Christ Church,
Elliottsburg, and Central Perry Senior Citizens Center, New Bloomfield.
She was the widow of Robert F. Kitner.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Sr. and Roy A., both of New
Bloomfield; two daughters, Rebecca Noss of Shermans Dale and Rachel Kitner
of Newville; two brothers, Benjamin Turnbaugh Jr. of Newport and William
Turnbaugh of Carlisle; two sisters, Mary Smiley of Shermans Dale and Donna
Stone of New Bloomfield; a half-sister, Betty Wallace of Shermans Dale;
six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held Sept. 14 in her church. Burial was in Bloomfield
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
SARAH V. KLINE
Sarah V. Kline, 96, of E. McClure Street, New Bloomfield, died
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at home.
She was born Aug. 19, 1904 in Dalmatia to the late Daniel A.
and Julia (Radle) Kline.
She was a schoolteacher in Abington, Pa., Pensauken, N.J., and
the former Tressler Orphans School in Loysville; a 1922 graduate of New
Bloomfield High School and a 1926 graduate of Hood College, Frederick,
Md.; and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, New Bloomfield.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Dec. 2 in Bloomfield Cemetery with
the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
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