|HOWARD F. HIMES
Howard F. "Howd" Himes, 92, of Poplar Run Road, Duncansville,
formerly of Duncannon, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001 in Laurel Crest Rehabilitation
and Special Care Center, Ebensburg.
He was born Dec. 18, 1908 in Puzzletown, Blair County, to the
late Henry Matthew and Myrtle M. (Kunsman) Himes.
He retired after 53 years as a conductor from the former Pennsylvania
Railroad; was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Newry, and
St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, Duncannon; and enjoyed hunting.
He was the widower of Dorothy G. Ritchey Himes.
Surviving are two sons, Clair and John, both of Duncannon; a
brother, Allan of Puzzletown; five sisters, Myrtle Harker of Hollidaysburg
RR, Phyllis McCoy of Duncansville, Kathleen Hughes of Puzzletown, Patricia
McIntosh of Keyport, N.J., and Bernadette Aurandt of Mercer; nine grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret J. Oakes; a
son, Jerry F.; and a stepson, Harold Ritchey.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 4 in St. Patrick's
Church with the Rev. William A. Rosensteel officiating and May 5 in St.
Bernadette's Church with the Rev. Thomas Rozman officiating. Burial was
in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church or
its school endowment fund, Newry 16665, or St. Bernadette's Church, 901
N. High St., Duncannon 17020.
JANN C. HIMES
Jann C. Himes, 45, of Windy Hill Road, New Bloomfield RR 1 died
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at home.
She was born June 7, 1956.
She had worked for the former Dauphin Deposit Bank; was a graduate
of Susquenita High School and attended Kutztown University; and enjoyed
ceramics and other arts and crafts.
Surviving are a companion, Robert H. Rinehart, and her maternal
grandmother, Leah E. Granger of Harrisburg.
Graveside services were held Oct. 22 in Evergreen Cemetery,
Duncannon, with the Rev. Robert F. Sharman officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Dun-cannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association,
3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg 17110.
ROBERT D. HOCKENBERRY
Robert Dorman Hockenberry, 95, formerly of Loysville, died Sunday,
July 15, 2001 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle.
He was born April 7, 1906 in Bellwood to the late R. Bruce and
Lottie (Loudon) Hockenberry.
He was a lifelong schoolteacher in the West Perry School District,
a principal in the Bedford County School District and assistant county
superintendent in the Warren County School District; a graduate of Shippensburg
University and attended Columbia and Penn State universities for graduate
work; an Army veteran of World War II; a member of Tressler Memorial Lutheran
Church, Loysville, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, American
Legion Post 177, Newport, the Masons and VFW; and a former member of the
He was the widower of Laura J. Johnson Hockenberry, who died
May 15, 1994.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris J. Hockenberry.
Services were held July 18 in his church with the Revs. Donald
L. March and Henry A. Lutz officiating. Burial, with military honors by
New Bloomfield VFW Post 7463, was in Blain Cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 904,
Loysville 17047, or Thornwald Home, 442 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.
BARBARA M. HOOVER
Barbara M. Auxt Hoover, 81, of Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon,
died there Monday, Jan. 1, 2001.
She was born May 28, 1919 in Penn Twp. to the late Jacob and
Ora (Fissel) Auxt.
She enjoyed playing bingo.
She was the widow of Richard W. Hoover.
Surviving are four sons, Richard C. and James W., both of Marysville,
and Jack and Steven J., both of Duncannon; three daughters, Barbara A.
Richards of Duncannon, and Susan K. Ready and Brenda L. Stees, both of
Marysville; three brothers, Fred Auxt of Enola, Samuel Auxt of Duncannon
and Jacob Auxt of Marysville; two sisters, Sara Sands of Duncannon and
Aretta Acri of Camp Hill; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hoover.
Services were held Jan. 4 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Mission, 611
Reily St., Harrisburg 17102.
BETTY L. HOSTETTER
Betty L. Hostetter, 75, of Linton Hill Road, Duncannon, died
Friday, March 2, 2001 in HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, Mechanicsburg.
She was born Jan. 28, 1926 in Harrisburg and was the adopted
daughter of Elmer and Nora (Klinepeter) Wolf.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Marysville
Moose Lodge and Shermanata Grange 1796, Duncannon; and enjoyed needlepoint
She was the widow of Porter D. Hostetter.
Surviving are a son, Cleve H. of Marysville; a daughter, Annie
P. Burkepile of Duncannon; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 7 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. Paul Blank officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 115 Church
St., Duncannon 17020.
HERBERT L. HOUCK
Herbert Lee Houck, 62, of Ritner Highway, Carlisle, died Saturday,
July 21, 2001 in Charlestown Casino, Ranson, W.Va.
He was a retired service station manager and attended West Perry
Surviving are his wife, Lynne A. Gutshall Houck; two sons, Robert
L. of Sempsonville, S.C., and Herbert L. of Loysville; two daughters, Deborah
A. Shreve and Leslie K. Stum, both of Newville; his mother, Nancy J. Bowen
of Hernando, Fla.; a brother, William R. of Newville; a half-sister, Linda
L. Sweigert of Newville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle. Burial will be at the family's convenience.
CHARLES L. HOWELL
Charles L. Howell, 63, of S. 14th Street, Harrisburg, died Friday,
Aug. 24, 2001 at home.
He was a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel; a Navy veteran;
and a member of Marysville Lions Club.
Surviving are two sons, Charles L. II of Nashville, and Donald
L. of Carlisle; a daughter, Angela Stabley of Harrisburg; his mother, Lillian
M. Howell of Duncannon; two brothers and four sisters; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap
National Cemetery, Annville.
Cremation Society of Pennsylvania handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Lions Club,
RR 1, Marysville 17053.
JANE J. HUBER
Jane J. Huber, 76, of N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, died Monday,
March 12, 2001 in the Church of God Home, Carlisle.
She was retired as a clerk typist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Marysville.
She was the widow of Richard Huber.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Jensen of Mechanicsburg and
Gwen Zeird of Lititz; a son, Richard J. of Duncannon; a sister, Gwen Conway
of Nesquehoning; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held March 15 in her church.
Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God Home
(Forever Caring Fund), 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.
DALE L. HUMMEL
Dale L. Hummel, 87, of Valley Road, Rye Twp., died Wednesday,
Feb. 7, 2001.
He was born Aug. 1, 1913 in Rye Twp. to the late William H.
and Minnie (Gamber) Hummel.
He worked for the former James Bell Estate, Pennsylvania Railroad
and Forbes Chevrolet, from which he retired in 1978; was a local historian;
a member of Bethel United Methodist Church; and enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
He was the widower of Beula K. Adams Hummel, his wife of 48
Surviving are two sons, Ronald of Duncannon and William of Marysville;
a sister, Olive Luckenbaugh of Rye Twp.; and three granddaughters and one
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and six brothers and
Services were held Feb. 11 in his church. Burial was in Grier's
Point Cemetery, Rye Twp.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association,
20 W. McClure St., New Bloomfield 17068.
MINNIE M. HUMMEL
Minnie M. Hummel, 96, of Newport RR 2 died Sunday, Aug. 26,
2001 at home.
She was born Sept. 5, 1904 in Tuscarora Twp. to the late Hiram
S. and Elsie J. (Sowers) Burd.
She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Valley Brethren
in Christ Church, Elliottsburg.
She was the widow of Paul M. Hummel.
Surviving are two sons, Paul M. Jr. of New Bloomfield and Donald
K. of Newport; three daughters, Betty J. Fortney of Duncannon, Mildred
L. Hoffman of Newport and Dorothy M. Parthemer of McClure; two sisters,
Elizabeth Berstler of Middletown and Mildred Cox of Newport; 17 grandchildren;
and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Doris J. Hummel,
and a son, James L. Hummel.
Services were held Aug. 29 in her church with the Rev. Mervin
Potteiger officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
MARK D. JEFFERIES
Mark D. Jefferies, 85, of West Shortcut Road, Howe Twp., Newport,
died Sunday, April 8, 2001 in Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born Nov. 12, 1915 in Newport to the late Franklin D.
and Mary (Bowman) Jefferies.
He retired from the Postal Service in Newport; was a Navy veteran
of World War II; a past VFW district commander; and a member of St. Samuel's
Lutheran Church, VFW Post 34, Moose Lodge 1562, American Legion Post 177,
Disabled American Veterans, Newport Order of Owls, Perry County Ramblers
and The Perry Historians.
Surviving are two sons, Mark A. of Fallston, Md., and Wilbur
R. of Bountiful, Utah, and four grandchildren.
Services were held April 12 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport,
with the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 307,
Newport 17074, or Newport Ambulance League, 50 S. Third St., Newport.
EDWARD M. JONES
Edward Mann Jones, 69, of Silver Spring Twp. died Monday, May
21, 2001 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Mechanicsburg to the late Williams
S. and Elizabeth (Rife) Jones.
He was owner/operator of Ed's Quality Cars, Carlisle, and formerly
was employed by TRW and AMP, Inc.; and a member of Young's United Methodist
Church, Mechanicsburg, Antique Auto Club of America, Gettysburg Region,
Pennsylvania Dutch Chapter of the Hudson Club of America, Williams Grove
Historical Steam Engine Association and the Model A Restorers Club.
Surviving are his wife, Glenda M. Jones; three sons, Edward
M. Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Jay Eugene of Duncannon and Steven Frank of Shermans
Dale; four daughters, Mary Kay DeBoard of Dillsburg, Pamela Sue Fleegal
of New Bloomfield, and Brenda May Tripp and Tina E. Schimmer, both of Mechanicsburg;
a brother, William M. of Carlisle; a sister, Helen V. Vogelsong of Mechanicsburg;
his mother-in-law, Mildred Walters of Carlisle; 20 grandchildren; and nine
Services were held May 25 at his church with the Rev. Ronald
C. Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Longsdorf Cemetery, New Kingstown.
Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association,
1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
MORRIS L. NEMSER
Morris L. Nemser, 82, of Logan Street, Lewistown, died Sunday,
Jan. 14, 2001 in Lewistown Hospital.
He was born June 23, 1918 at McKees Rock to the late Joseph
and Emma (Marianhoff) Nemser.
He retired in 1980 as chief social worker for the state Department
of Public Welfare in Harrisburg, after 27 years; was an Army veteran of
World War II; and received a master's degree in social work from the University
of Pittsburgh in 1949.
Surviving are four sons, Neil C. Nemser of Abingdon, Md., Marc
A. Nemser of Evans, Ga., Michael J. Nemser of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Daniel
Radha Krishna of Richmond, Calif.; five daughters, Elissa Maguire of Casselberry,
Fla., Maryl Weady of Tracy, Calif., Paula Tetirick of Liberty, Ky., Jo
Bajescu of Rochester, N.Y., and Rebecca Nadel of San Luis Obispo, Calif.;
two sisters, Myra Seigel of Chatsworth, Calif., and Phyllis Katz of Pittsburgh;
eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Social Work, Room 530, Craig Hall, Pittsburgh 15260.
HELEN M. NUTTALL
Helen M. Nuttall, 82, of Blain RR 1 died Tuesday, March 6, 2001
in Carlisle Hospital.
She was born May 11, 1918 at Blain RR 1 to the late Guy D. and
Cora E. (Anderson) Shanafelter.
She was retired from Sackville Mills, Brookhaven, and formerly
was a welder at the Chester Shipyard; and a member of the Blain Ambulance
Surviving are her husband, William C. Nuttall; two sons, John
T. Kane of Chadsford and James M. Kane of Ephrata; a daughter, Helen J.
Pearson of Landisburg; three brothers, Guy, James and Kenneth Shanafelter,
all of Blain; two sisters, Inez Bender of Landisburg and Patricia Smith
of Blain; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 9 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blain Ambulance Club,
Francis "Fran" Oakes, 62, of Harrisburg died Sunday, June 10,
2001 at home.
He was born April 12, 1939 in Clymer to the late Irvin E. and
Violet (Bartlebaugh) Oakes.
He retired as a chief warrant officer 5 from the Pennsylvania
National Guard and as a maintenance technician for the Pennsylvania Army
National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville; was a 1957 graduate of
Central Dauphin High School; a life member of Rutherford Youth Club where
he was a baseball and softball coach; a member of American Legion Post
730, Penbrook, and the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Association; and enjoyed
fishing, hunting and dog breeding and was a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Gerianne Houser Oakes; a
son, Larry S. of Camp Hill; two daughters, Cheryl L. Bobb and Lori A. Oakes,
both of Rutherford; a brother, Richard E. of Marysville; a sister, Marilyn
K. Fuller of Syracuse, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Services were held June 14 in Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home,
Hummelstown, with LTC Rodney K. Miller officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn
Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
WILMA J. OWEN
Wilma J. Owen, 73, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Saturday, Feb.
24, 2001 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Shermans Dale to the late Oscar
W. and Miriam R. (Fenicle) Hummel.
She retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center,
Mechanicsburg, and was co-owner of the Owen Christmas Tree Farm; a member
of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church; and enjoyed cooking, arts and
Surviving are her husband, Paul J. Owen Jr.; two sons, Steven
R. and Barry K., both of New Bloomfield; a brother, Leo Hummel of Shermans
Dale; five sisters, Gloria McAlister of Marysville, Janet Schmohl, Nancy
Jumper and Geraldine McKenney, all of Carlisle, and Donna Geesaman of Harrisburg;
and five grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 27 in her church with the Rev. N. Jefferson
Brewster officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
THOMAS P. OWENS
Thomas P. Owens, 78, of Blain RR 1 died Wednesday, Jan. 24,
2001 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born March 6, 1922 in Chester to the late James L. and
Sarah (Forrester) Owens.
He retired from the Sun Shipyards, Chester; was an Army veteran
of World War II; and a member of New Bloomfield VFW Post 7463, Dry Run
American Legion Post 232, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49 and the
Blain Ambulance Club.
He was the widower of Ruth H. Shanafelter Owens, who died Feb.
Surviving are a brother and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Billy Kane, who died
A graveside service, with military honors, was held Jan. 27
in Blain Cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
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