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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 music.
  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 Home, McAlisterville.
  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 2.
  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 E. Lewis.

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 (Miller) Fetterhoff.
  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 Cemetery, Wiconisco.
  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 MIEDZWICKI
  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 Church, Marysville.
  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 17025.

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, Millerstown.
  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 eight great-grandchildren.
  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 Ambulance Club.
  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
  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 three great-grandchildren.
  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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