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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 Lions Club.
  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 Cemetery, Duncannon.
  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 and crocheting.
  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, Duncannon.
  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 High School.
  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 years.
  Surviving are two sons, Ronald of Duncannon and William of Marysville; a sister, Olive Luckenbaugh of Rye Twp.; and three granddaughters and one grandson.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and six brothers and sisters.
  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 great-grandchildren.
  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 Club.
  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, Blain 17006.

FRANCIS OAKES
  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 crafts.
  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. 15, 1993.
  Surviving are a brother and two sisters.
  He was preceded in death by a stepson, Billy Kane, who died in 1958.
  A graveside service, with military honors, was held Jan. 27 in Blain Cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

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