|HARVEY J. MCGOWAN
Harvey J. "Jumbo" McGowan, 71, of Thompsontown RR 1 died Thursday,
Oct. 19, 2000 at home.
He was born April 29, 1929 in Juniata County.
He retired from Stanley Springs, Harrisburg; attended Grace
Covenant Church, Center; was a member of Millerstown Moose Lodge 925; and
a social member of Newport American Legion Post 177.
Surviving are his wife, Patty McGowan; a son, Kenneth G. of
Mifflin; a daughter, Anna Jane (Mrs. Terry) Beachel of Thompsontown; his
mother, Helen McGowan Campbell of Lewisberry; four stepsons, Harry and
Ralph Rice, both of Thompsontown, Robert Rice of Millerstown and Paul Rice
of McAlisterville; five stepdaughters, Bessie Speece of Mifflintown, Pat
Maneval and Helen Smith, both of Thompsontown, Jean De Marco of Port Royal
and Shirley Hargett of Mifflin; two brothers, Robert of Harrisburg and
Clarence of Thompsontown; four sisters, Grace Keister of Harrisburg, Shirley
Gotwalt of Lewisberry, Anna Leigh of Loysville and Jane Miller of Port
Royal; two grandchildren, Terry Beachel Jr. of Thompsontown and Katina
Kratzer of Selinsgrove; and several stepgrandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 23 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Glen Peachey. Burial was in Wrights Church Cemetery, Millerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice - The Bridge,
Fourth Street, Lewistown 17044.
COURTNI D. MEISER
Courtni D. Meiser, 17, of Thompsontown RR 1 died Saturday, Jan.
15, 2000 from injuries suffered in an auto accident.
She was born Jan. 27, 1982.
She was a senior at Greenwood High School, Millerstown, where
she was president of the FFA and was awarded the Keystone Degree at this
year's Farm Show, a member of Peer Assisted Learning and the Business Club;
attended Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR 2; worked
at Arby's Restaurant, Duncannon, and previously at Lost Creek Golf Club
Snack Bar, Oakland Mills, and Hersheypark; and enjoyed swimming and country
Surviving are her parents, Harry L. and Melinda J. Walters Meiser;
a brother, Michael L. of Charles County, Md.; a sister, Amber Meiser of
Thompsontown RR 1; her paternal grandparents, George and Althea Meiser
of McAlisterville RR 1; her maternal grandparents, Clyde and Shirley Barth
of Calabash, N.C., and Robert and Maryls Walters of Beavertown.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 20, at Turkey Valley
Church with pastor Salvatore E. Buonocore officiating. Burial will be in
Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.
Viewing will be from 4 to 9 p.m., Jan. 19, in Sheaffer Funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to FFA, Greenwood High School,
405 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062.
LEWIS E. MEISER SR.
Lewis Edward "Louie" Meiser Sr., 89, of Mt. Pleasant Mills,
died Sunday, January 30, 2000 in Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Home, Selinsgrove.
He was born in Greenwood Twp., Juniata County, on April 28,
1910, to the late Luke E. and Effie (Cox) Meiser.
He was married to P. Regina Bassler on Oct. 20, 1934, who preceded
him in death on Aug. 21, 1979. He then married the former Lillian B. Stroup
on Dec. 8, 1986, who survives.
He was educated in the Juniata County schools; was a farmer;
first in the Mifflintown area and later at Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2, until
he retired in 1972. He then worked for the former Newman Fruit Farm, then
Whispering Springs Farm, now Whispering Pines at Mt. Pleasant Mills RR
He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mt.
Pleasant Mills and the Fremont volunteer Fire Company, Mt. Pleasant Mills;
and the Richfield Ambulance League.
He enjoyed working outdoors and was a skilled woodworker.
In addition to his wife; he is survived by four sons, Lewis
E. Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2, Robert L. of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1,
David G. of Middleburg RR 4 and Glenn E. of Middleburg; twin daughters,
Arlene M. Loss of Middleburg RR 1 and Marlene K. Hackenberg of Kreamer;
one brother, George F. of McAlisterville; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandson; one brother, George F. of McAlisterville.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by two
grandchildren; one great-grandchild at birth; two brothers, Dewey in childhood
and Paul Meiser; one sister, Lenora Frymoyer; and one great-niece, Courtney
Meiser on Jan. 15, 2000.
Services were held Feb. 3 in his church with the Rev. Jack E.
Landis officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills.
Arrangements were handled by the George P. Garman Funeral Home,
Mt. Pleasant Mills.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Meiser to
his church, P.O. Box 15, Mt. Pleasant Mills 17853 in care of Pastor James
MARY S. MESSNER
Mary S. Messner, 88, of Loysville RR 2, formerly of Lykens,
died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born Aug. 12, 1911 at Lykens to the late John and Hattie
She retired from Lebro Manufacturing Co., and enjoyed playing
the piano and had been an accompanist for Les Brown before he established
his Band of Renown.
She was the widow of William L. Messner, who died Oct. 20, 1955.
Surviving are two sons, William J. of Mechanicsville, Va., and
James L. of Mechanicsburg; a daughter, Catherine E. Markel of Loysville;
a stepbrother, Ted C. of New Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert.
Services were held Feb. 25 in Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, with
the Rev. David M. Brungard officiating. Burial was in Calvary United Methodist
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association
of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112-1208.
OLETA M. MEYERS
Oleta M. Meyers, 94, formerly of Newport, died Thursday, Dec.
14, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born April 4, 1906 in Newport to the late George and
Carrie (Mitchell) Hombach.
She retired as a designer from a Vermont hosiery manufacturing
company; was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Newport Garden
Club; and enjoyed flowers, crocheting and knitting.
She was the widow of John Weaver and Richard Meyers.
Surviving are two sisters, Ardella Brubaker and Virginia Baker,
both of Newport.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Rice.
Services were held Dec. 18 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Revs. Irene Friberg-Dussaq and Jay Eickhoff officiating.
Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forget-Me-Not Trust
Fund of Perry Village Nursing Home, c/o Donna Talton, 213 E. Main St.,
New Bloomfield 17068.
Ada M. Miedzwicki, 76, of Paradise Park, New Bloomfield, died
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Huntingdon to the late Adam H.
and Grace (Welch) Cromes.
She retired from the state Agriculture Department; was a senior
volunteer with RSVP of the Capital Region; a volunteer at Stonebridge Health
and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon; and a member of Duncannon Church
of God, VFW Auxiliary Unit 255, Duncannon Fire Company Auxiliary, Duncannon
Golden Age Club, and the New Bloomfield and Duncannon senior citizen groups.
She was the widow of Bolick Miedzwicki.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. of Shermans Dale and Edward
N. of New Bloomfield; and two grandsons.
Services were held Dec. 8 in her church with the Rev. Bernard
Fortna officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 2 Muehlenberg
Ave., Duncannon 17020, or Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813
Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg 17109.
ESTHER I. MILLER
Esther I. Miller, 98, formerly of S. Front Street, Liverpool,
died Monday, March 27, 2000 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
She was born Feb. 17, 1902 in Lenkerville to the late Benjamin
and Sarah (Gunderman) Lower.
She was a member of Liverpool United Methodist Church and the
United Methodist Women.
She was the widow of Albert S. Miller, who died Aug. 13, 1950.
Surviving are six sons, Frederick of Marysville, Lewis of Millerstown,
Dennis of Palmyra and Ronald, Richard and Gerald, all of Liverpool; four
daughters, Sarah Reinard, Dorothy Leach and Floranna Leach, all of Port
Trevorton, and Nancy Willard of Liverpool; a brother, Guy F. Lower of Hershey;
33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, John and C. Barry Miller;
two daughters, Geraldine Lower and Marilyn Schrader; one grandson; two
granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 30 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. Peter Beddia officiating. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Dawn Kratzer,
RR 1, Box 239, Liverpool 17045, or to any charity.
FRANK K. MILLER
Frank K. Miller, 80, of Idle Road, Marysville, died Sunday,
Jan. 2, 2000 at home.
He retired from the East Pennsboro School District and was a
former employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., Steelton; former owner of
Miller's Body Shop; an Army veteran; and a member of Wesley United Methodist
Surviving are his wife, Miriam C. Gouse Miller; six daughters,
Doris Barrick of Duncannon, Esther Rupley and Margaret Varner, both of
Marysville, Mable Bartles and Deborah Brown, both of West Fairview, and
Kathaleen Leiby of Mechanicsburg; five sons, Charles of Newport, Ralph
of Duncannon, Miles of Marysville, Paul of Franklintown and David of Enola;
one sister, Margaret Reed of Lewisburg; 30 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John and Jeremiah Miller.
Services were held Jan. 6 in his church. Burial was in Chestnut
Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 450 Sylvan
St., Marysville 17053, or Hospice of Central Pa., 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola
HIRAM H. MILLER
Hiram H. "Jack" Miller, 67, of Millerstown RR 3 died Friday,
Dec. 22, 2000 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born March 5, 1933 in Millerstown to the late Charles
H. and Gertrude (Zang) Miller.
He retired as owner of Millers' Upholstery and was a former
employee of Ray Auto Seat Cover Co., Reuben Yeager and Al Tangy; enjoyed
horseback riding and showing horses and won a Western Pennsylvania championship
in 1987; and was a member of the Palomino and American Quarter Horse associations.
Surviving are his wife, Martha M. Fox Miller; two sons, Jack
E. of Lancaster and Jason E. of Millerstown; four daughters, Carol R. Baker
of Duncannon, Holly R. Tarr of Millerstown, Wendy Jo Earnest of Duncannon
RR 4 and Emma M. Goodling of New Bloomfield; two brothers, Fred H. of Duncannon
and Alfred L. of Marysville; four sisters, Doris Kerstetter of New Bloomfield,
Fern Yantz of Duncannon, Susan Slagle of Missouri and Janet L. George of
Newport; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 27 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. John Shenk officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to Keepers of Hope Head Trauma
Injuries, 2117 Mayfred Lane, Camp Hill 17011.
KENNETH I. MILLER
Kenneth I. "Bunny" Miller, 73, of Newport RR 4 died Sunday,
Dec. 3, 2000 at home.
He was born May 30, 1927 in Mifflin County to the late James
and Maufe (Fultz) Miller.
He attended Ickesburg Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, June M. Himes Miller, formerly of Milroy;
a son, Kenneth I. Miller Jr. of Elliottsburg; six daughters, Sara J. Hinton
of Liverpool, Tina M. Campbell of Millerstown, Rosie M. Campbell and Darlene
K. Miller, both of New Bloomfield, Connie L. Miller of Newport and Linda
L. Houston of Trafford; a brother, Raymond Miller of Lewistown; two sisters,
Genevieve Murphy of Boiling Springs and Helen Woods of Lewistown; 13 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 6 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Burial
was in Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102-2527, or Hospice Preferred Choice,
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 211, Harrisburg 17109.
RAY F. MILLER SR.
Ray F. Miller Sr., 91, of Grantville RR, formerly of Marysville,
died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, TRW and Olivetti;
and attended New Life Assembly of God.
He was the widower of Mabel M. Miller.
Surviving are two sons, Ray Jr. of Hummelstown and Percy of
Harrisburg; four daughters, Dorothy Reigel of Duncannon, Edna Pletz of
Elizabethtown, Elsie Geesaman, with whom she lived, and Esther Lyons of
Enola; two brothers, Harold of Polk and William of Duncannon; two sisters,
Minnie Lex of Ulysses and Lottie Basehore of Arcadia, Fla.; 17 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at Boyer
Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. Burial will be in Eshcol Cemetery.
E. JANE MOHLER
E. Jane Mohler, 72, of Main Street, Thompsontown, died Sunday,
Jan. 2, 2000 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was born Nov. 12, 1927 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles
and Edith (Adams) Trout.
She was retired from the Harrisburg State Hospital; had been
a nursing administrator for several nursing homes; and was a member of
Liverpool United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of Daniel A. Mohler.
Surviving are a son, Daniel F. of Youngstown, Ohio; three daughters,
Mary Sloan of Statesville, N.C., Edith E. Lesh of Newport and Emily Mitchell
of Lewistown; a brother, Clifford Trout of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and
Services were held Jan. 6 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Gary Bellis officiating. Burial was in Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thompsontown Ambulance
League, P.O. Box 78, Thompsontown 17094.
KENNETH E. MOOSE
Kenneth E. Moose, 54, of Loysville RR 2 died Thursday, Jan.
27, 2000 at home.
He was born Jan. 9, 1946 at Loysville RR 1 to Ruby A. (Harris)
Moose of Carlisle and the late Lewis Moose.
He retired as a truck driver from the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation, New Bloomfield; was employed by Trout Brothers, Blain;
had attended Zion United Church of Christ, Blain; and was a member of Blain
In addition to his mother, surviving are two sons, Johnny A.
of Blain and Gregory D. of Newville; a brother, Gilbert P. "Sam" of Shippensburg;
a sister, Nancy J. Comp of Loysville; and a grandson.
Services were held Jan. 29 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's
Lutheran Church Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
Jack Morrison, 70, of La Jolla, Calif., formerly of Marysville,
drowned Aug. 26 in the swimming pool at his home.
He retired as a professor from the University of San Diego,
which named him professor emeritus and the school's first Outstanding Professor
of Counseling Education; had been dean of students at the former Lock Haven
State College and director of the Center for Research and Educational Media
Design at the University of Iowa; a licensed psychologist and a former
private counselor in La Jolla; a graduate of Pennsylvania State University
with a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University; and an Army veteran of
the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Morrison; a daughter, Kathy McCurdy
of Camp Verde, Ariz.; a son, Jim of La Jolla; three grandchildren; and
Services were held Aug. 29 in La Jolla. Graveside services were
held Sept. 16 in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled local arrangements.
PAUL J. MORROW
Paul J. Morrow, 75, of Landisburg RR 1 died Wednesday, Dec.
27, 2000 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Saville Twp. to the late Paul Morrow
and Mable (Stone) Rodgers.
He retired as a truck driver from Kinney Shoe Corp. in Carlisle;
was a former employee of Kmart in Carlisle and the IGA in Shermans Dale;
a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Little Germany Church of
God, Elliottsburg, and the Landisburg Ambulance Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mary A. Reisinger Morrow; four sons,
Dennis K., Richard A. and Randy E., all of Landisburg, and Charles L. of
Elliottsburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 29 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville.
Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Susan
Clouser, treasurer, P.O. Box 34, New Bloomfield 17068.
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