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JOHN I. BOYER
  John Irvin Boyer, 95, of Bellview Avenue, Trenton, N.J., formerly of Duncannon, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 in Helene Fulde Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
  He was born Jan. 15, 1906 in Wheatfield Twp., one of 17 children born to the late Samuel E. and Emmaretta (Stump) Boyer.
  He was an Army veteran.
  He was the widower of Josephine Boyer. 
  Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Reilly of Chesapeake, Va., and Mildred Hernansky of Dania, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
  Services were held Feb. 17 in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Watts Twp.

M. LOUISE BOYER
  M. Louise Boyer, 82, of Loysville RR 2 died Tuesday, May 15, 2001 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Oct. 5, 1918 at Landisburg RR 1 to the late Joseph D. and Edith G. (Gutshall) Bousum.
  She was a member of the Blain Fire Company Auxiliary, Blain Ambulance Club and Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association; a cat fancier; and enjoyed gardening and flowers.
  She was the widow of Harry F. Boyer. 
 Surviving are a daughter, G. Louise Peck of Loysville RR 2; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held May 19 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Rick D. Schoenly officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.

GEORGE L. BRIGHTBILL
  George L. Brightbill, 70, of N. High Street, Duncannon, died Sunday, July 8, 2001 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born March 28, 1931 in Duncannon to the late Herbert B. and Sarah (Sheaffer) Brightbill.
  He was a retired mechanic from Forrer Dodge, Duncannon, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Barrick Brightbill; a son, Randy, a daughter, Cheryl L. Jones, and a sister, Mary E. Barninger, all of Duncannon; and two grandsons.
  Graveside services with the Rev. Rick Hanshaw officiating will be held at the family's convenience in Union Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill 17011. 

FRANCIS A. BROWN
  Francis A. Brown, 79, of the Thornwald Home, Carlisle, died Monday, April 9, 2001 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Crestline, Ohio, to the late Edwin A. and Blanche (Porterfield) Brown.
  He retired from Linglestown Junior High School as an industrial arts teacher after 34 years of teaching; was a 1941 graduate of Withrow High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1945 graduate of Bowling Green (Ohio) University, and earned a master's degree in industrial arts from Trenton (Pa.) State University; attended Carlisle Friends Meeting; active in Boy Scouts; and was a member of Ickesburg Lions Club.
  Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Edith F. Farley Brown of Carlisle; two sons, Timothy F. of Canisteo, N.Y., and Thomas A. of Williamsport; two daughters, Deborah B. Hammack of Binghamton, N.Y., and Pamela B. Gibney of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a sister, Mary Hines, and a brother, Robert, both of Berea, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
  Services were held April 14 in Thornwald Home chapel with Fred Baldwin officiating.
  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Harrisburg 17112.

WILLIAM L. BUPP
  William L. Bupp, 66, of East Manchester Twp., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at home.
  He was born March 26, 1934 in York County to the late Paul and Ethel (Plowman) Bupp.
  He worked for 26 years for the Dover Twp. Waste Treatment Center, retiring in 1996, and worked for the Mount Wolf Borough Waste Treatment Center for 15 years; was a Marine Corps veteran; and a member of James A. Danner VFW Post 537 in Etters, and the Wago Club and Liberty Club in North York.
  He was the widower of Beatrice E. Emig Bupp, who died November 14, 1997.
  Surviving are a son, Larry R. of York Haven; three daughters, Beverly A. Shenberger of Airville, Christine M. Lentz of York Haven and Holly A. Bupp of Thomasville; three brothers, Ralph of York Haven; Glenn of Red Lion and Donald of York; two sisters, Charlotte Bievenour of York and Evelyn Cutler of Stewartstown; and eight grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 19 in Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mount Wolf, with the Rev. Charles Pugh officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Hoover's Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 218 E. Market St., York 17403.

TERRY L. BURD
  Terry L. Burd of New Cumberland died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
  She was born Aug. 3, 1942 in Harrisburg to the late Kenneth A. and Evelyn L. (Fortney) Shepley.
  She was a registered nurse; a 1963 graduate of the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing; and a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mechanicsburg.
  Surviving are a daughter, Laurie J. Mowery of Mechanicsburg, and three grandsons, Devon, Kyle and Michael Mowery.
  Services were held April 11 in her church with the Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Herrold officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Camp Hill.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Foundation, Harrisburg Area Chapter, 1104 Fernwood Ave., Suite 500, Camp Hill 17011.

MARY E. BYERS
  Mary E. Byers, 103, formerly of N. Fourth Steet, Newport, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was born Jan. 25, 1898 in Tuscarora Twp. to the late Hiram and Elsie (Sowers) Burd.
  She was a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Newport, Daughters of the American Revolution, Newport Garden Club, Perry County Historical Society, Covered Bridge Society and Newport Senior Citizens Center.
  She was the widow of Walter D. Byers.
  Surviving are two sons, Donald P. of New Bloomfield and Luther S. of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Kathryn A. Sheaffer of Carlisle, Virginia W. Dowdrick of Florida and Mary E. Fissel of Enola; three sisters, Minnie Hummel and Mildred Cox, both of Newport, and Elizabeth Berstler of Middletown; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 23 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Jerry Donahue officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 38, Newport 17074, or to any charity.

ETHEL M. CAMPBELL
  Ethel M. Campbell, 97, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 in ManorCare Health Services, York.
  She was born July 18, 1904 in Harrisburg to the late Samuel and Annie (Haverstock) Cameron.
  She was a member of Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, Lewistown, and loved flowers and gardening.
  She was the widow of Lee P. Campbell.
  Surviving are two sons, Paul C. of York and Roy C. of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 5 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Highland Avenue, Lewistown 17044.

JUDY L. CAMPBELL
  Judy L. Campbell, 51, formerly of Landisburg, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 in Thornwald Nursing Home, Carlisle.
  She was born Oct. 18, 1949 at Landisburg RR 1 to Scott Campbell of Lewisberry and the late Treva (Clouser) Campbell.
  She was a former state employee and formerly employed at an orchard.
  In addition to her father, surviving are a daughter, Michelle "Missy" L. Campbell of Landisburg; four sisters, Doris Mitten of Landisburg, Mary Campbell of Carlisle, Betty Richardson of Lemoyne and Shirley Nett of Millersville; a granddaughter and a grandson. 
  A memorial service was held June 22 in Thornwald Home chapel. Graveside services, with pastor Robert W. House officiating, were held June 22 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

RUTH I. CARNS
  Ruth I. Carns, 83, formerly of Newport, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001 in Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.
  She was born July 23, 1918 in Newport to the late Charles and Nell (Brown) Kerr.
  She was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury, and a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Newport. 
  She was the widow of Arthur S. Carns.
  Surviving are a son, James E. of Marysville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Kroh of Harrisburg; a brother, Clarence Kerr of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Frank R.
  A graveside service was held Aug. 20 in Newport Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Burgard officiating. A memorial service was held the same day at Messiah Village.
  David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mt. Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg 17055.

FAYE A. CARPENTER
  Faye Ann Carpenter, 60, of Dulles Drive East, Camp Hill, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Dec. 21, 1940 in Newport to the late Franklin P.D. and Nellie (Brown) Freet.
  She was an employee of Classic Dry Cleaners; a graduate of Susquenita High School; a member of Peace Catholic Church at the Army War College, Carlisle; and was interested in wildlife groups.
  She was the widow of Paul R. Carpenter.
  Surviving are two brothers, James M. Freet of Middletown and Frank A. Freet of Millerstown.
  Services were held Jan. 18 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Donald Rutherford officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4.t.

SHARN N. CLELAND
  Sharn N. Cleland, 24, of Pisgah Road, Shermans Dale, died Thursday, July 5, 2001 in Lancaster County as the result of injuries sustained in a cave collapse.
  He was born July 17, 1976 in Omaha, Neb. 
  He worked as a self-employed construction contractor; was a 1994 graduate of West Perry High School, Elliottsburg; a member of the York Grotto Caving Club, Commander Cody Grotto Caving Club and the National Speological Society; and enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, spelunking and the outdoors.
  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mary and John Kern, his fiance, Tammi Johnston, his maternal grandparents, Theodore and Mary Garman, and paternal grandparents, Neal and Maryanne Cleland, all of Shermans Dale; stepgrandparents, Neal and Edythe Kern of Thompsontown; paternal great-grandmother, Helen Knisley of Gratz; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Services were held July 10 in Christina Life Assembly Church, Camp Hill, with pastor Jamie Kjos officiating. Burial was in New Life Assembly of God Cemetery, Landisburg. 
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Joy Volunteer Fire Company, attn. Roxanne Wolgemuth, chaplain, 111 New Haven St., Mount Joy 17552. 

VIRGINIA M. CLESS
  Virginia M. Cless, 67, of Elliottsburg RR 2 died Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born June 3, 1933 at Elliottsburg RR 1 to the late Walter and Eleanor (Radle) Rudy.
  She was a school bus driver for 27 years in the West Perry School District and a member of Landisburg Ambulance Club.
  She was the widow of John C. Cless Jr.
  Surviving are a daughter, Donna J. Snyder of Duncannon; a son, Kenneth W. of Carlisle; two brothers, Walter and Ronald Rudy, both of Elliottsburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
  Services were held March 22 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Revs. James R. God and James J. Penica officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Carlisle Hospital, 5-A Sprint Drive, Carlisle 17013.

MARY O. CLOUSER
  Mary O. Clouser, 95, of ManorCare Health Services, Carlisle, and formerly of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 in the home.
  She was born Aug. 26, 1905 in Carlisle to the late George M. and Dessie S. (Whisler) Clouser.
  She retired as a receptionist from Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg and was a member of Paxton United Methodist Church, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are a nephew and several cousins.
  Services were held April 9 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Tim Funk officiating. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg 17102.

EMMA L. COMP
  Emma L. Reisinger Comp, 69, of Water Street, Landisburg, died Friday, April 6, 2001 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born Jan. 30, 1932.
  She was the widow of Benjamin Comp, who died in 1987.
  Surviving are five sons, Elwood Reisinger of Landisburg, Benjamin Comp of Carlisle, Dennis Comp of Newport, Daniel Comp of Millerstown and Robert Comp of Harrisburg; two daughters, Ruth Ann Whistler of Middletown and Rose Sadler Comp of Mechanicsburg; a half-sister, Minnie Comp of Landisburg; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 13, in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Emma Comp Memorial Funeral Fund, c/o First National Bank of Newport, Center Square Office, New Bloomfield 17068. 

CLARENCE L. CRULL
  Clarence L. Crull, 87, of Landisburg RR 2 died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.
  He was born Aug. 25, 1914 in Landisburg to the late Arthur L. and Sarah E. (Ruhl) Crull.
  He retired from Formit Steel, Red Lion, and had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps; was an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Kennedy's Valley Church of God, Landisburg RR 2, Dallastown American Legion Post 605, Landisburg and Yoe fire companies, and the Landisburg Ambulance Club.
  He was the widower of Marie E. Landis Crull.
  Surviving are two sons, Ronald C. of Yoe and Joel L. of Felton; two daughters, Charlene M. Krout of Red Lion and Dorothea A. Warner of Yoe; four brothers, Lewis of Mechanicsburg, and Charles, Scott and Melvin, all of Landisburg; a sister, Kathryn Smith of Carlisle; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandson.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Delbert S.; a daughter, Dorcas E.; four brothers, Dean, James, Daniel and Malcolm; and a grandson, Randy E. Warner.
  Services were held Oct. 15 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Malcolm E. Martin officiating. Burial, with military honors by New   Bloomfield VFW Post 7463, was in Landisburg Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Mose Morrison, Treasurer, RR 2, Box 358, Landisburg 17040, or Landisburg Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 122, Landisburg.

CHARLES H. CRUM
  Charles Harry Crum, 40, of Linton Hill Road, Duncannon, died Monday, May 7, 2001 as the result of a truck-crane accident near Cumberland, Md.
  He was an employee of Capital Towers, Mechanicsburg; a graduate of Susquenita High School; and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing pool.
  Surviving are his parents, William F. Crum Jr. and Mary Jane Taylor Crum; a brother, William F. III of Marysville; and four sisters, Ruth A. McGowan of Millerstown; Betty J. Leister of Highspire, June E. Vaccaro of Allentown and Janice K. Miller of Palmyra.
  Services were held May 11 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Roseglen United Methodist Church, 722 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon 17020.

JANET L. CUNKLE
  Janet L. Cunkle, 79, of Basin Hill Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 at home.
  She was born Sept. 3, 1921 in Harrisburg to the late Stewart and Bessie (Keville) Holmes.
  She was a retired employee of Zurich Financial Services, Mechanicsburg, and formerly employed by Aetna Insurance Co.; a graduate of William Penn High School, Harrisburg; a member of Christ United Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 340 and the Golden Age Club, all of Duncannon; and enjoyed oil painting and drawing. 
  Surviving are her husband, John Cunkle; two sons, Jeffrey L. of Harrisburg and Joel L. of Shermans Dale; a sister, Lucille Maguire of Duncannon; and two grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 25, in her church with the Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Garden, Harrisburg.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

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