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Mary Ruth Flock, 102
Mary Ruth Flock, 102, of 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Center, where she had been since 1994. She was the oldest resident there. Her husband, Frederick P. Flock, died April 24, 1974. She worked at the family store in Pennsdale in earlier life. She was a member of the Acacia Club. She was a member St. Mark Lutheran Church. Born June 27, 1898, Montoursville, she was a daughter of Charles B. Carrie Koons Hoffa. Surviving are a son, Sam H. of Lower Barbours Road, this city; a daughter, Roselyn Simmons of Needham, Mass.; four grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. A Private graveside service will be at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, her pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.
 

Edith M. Gibbon
Edith M. Gibbon, 78, formerly of Montoursville, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Manor Care South where she had been a resident since 1991. She was a member of bethany Lutheran Church. Born May 30, 1922, in Northumberland, she was a daughter of F. George and Mabel C. Smeltz Stevenson. Surviving are two sisters, Helen J. Robbins of this city and Sandra J. Bower of Avis. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. J. Jeffrey Zetto, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
 

Mary J. Lukens
Mary J. Lukens, 99, of 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at Valley View Nursing Center. She lived in the same house on the West End for more than 50 years. Her husband, Boyd B. “Pete” Lukens, died March 2, 1967. She was a homemaker and earlier in life had been employed by U.S. Rubber Co., in this city and Casners Picture Frame Factory. She was a charter and life member of Church of the Savior, Lutheran, and was its oldest living member. She was a former member of American War Mothers and had three sons in World War II. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. Born Dec. 31, 1900, in this city, she was a daughter of Henry and Hettie E. Kuhns Schuman. Surviving are two sons, Max A. and Donald E. “Duke”, both of this city; a daughter, Betty J. Groome of Glen Burnie, Md.; a brother, Harvey J. Schuman of Linden; a sister, Esther A. Jean of this city; 7 grandchildren, including Ralph L. Jr., whom she reared; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph L. Sr; three brothers, Wilbur H., Phillip E. and George H. Schuman; and six sisters, Dorothy A. Conklin, Betty L. Schuman, Vinnie E. Derr, Clara V. Derr, Sophie M. Holmes and Jessie M. Reynolds. A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.
 

Bernard N. Murphy
Bernard N. Murphy, 82, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at The Meadows, Montoursville. He and his wife, the former Helen B. Ballentine, observed their 57th wedding anniversary March 9. He retired after 24 years as post master in Dushore. He was a member of American Legion Post 452, Mildred, a life member of Dushore Fire Co. and a member of White Ash Land Association, Mildred. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Montoursville. He was a World War II Navy veteran participating in six invasions at North African, Cicily, Solarno, Normandy, Southern France and Okinawa. H was an avid hunter and fisherman. Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Mildred, he was a son of Francis and Catherine Cunningham Murphy. Surviving are a son, J. Michael of Muncy; a daughter, Carroll D’Mar Shimun of San Fransisco, Calif; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Catherine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, 800 Mulberry St., with the Rev. Thomas Shoback, officiating. Burial and graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, the Rev. Michael Harris, St. Basil’s Church, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St. The family will provide the flowers.
 

Colleen J. Musselman
LEWISBURG — Colleen J. Musselman, 10, of 114 S. 13th St., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Evangelical Hospital emergency room, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She would have been entering the fifth grade at Linntown Elementary School. She was a member of Girl Scouts, Sunshine Generation Children’s Song and Dance Group, Young Girls’ Group at Donald Heiter Community Center and AYSO soccer. She enjoyed helping her brother fix race cars and horseback riding. She attended Community Mennonite Fellowship and participated in various children’s church musicals. Born May 7, 1990, in this city, she was a daughter of Ronald L. and Patricia A. Nolen Musselman. Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother, Andrew J. at home; a sister, Kelsey C. at home; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Fair Nolen of Blue Mound, Ill.; and paternal grandparents, Melvin and Leona Grove Musselman of Gettysburg. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, Broadway Road, Milton, with the Rev. David Martino officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Run Mennonite Church Cemetery, Watsontown RR 3. Friends may call at the church from 6 to 8 tonight and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday.
 

Mary H. Chaya
Mary H. Chaya, 93, for 798 W. Edwin St., died Tuesday, Aug, 15, 2000, at Manor Care North. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.
 

Vonnell Folmar
Vonnell Folmar, 82, of State Route 44, Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000. Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.
 

Lance Allen Raisch
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday for Lance Allen Raisch, 19, of 233 Hughes St., who died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Lower Manor Road, Plunketts Creek Township. He was attending Mansfield University as a criminal justice major. He was a 1998 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was a member of Williamsport Millionaires Baseball District 4 Champions in 1997 and 1998 and an Eastern Region State runner-up in 1997. He was selected MVP in 1998 and was a 1998 and 1999 District 12 Big League All Stars, Pennsylvania State Champions. He was a member of the Mounties Baseball team. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Born Aug. 20, 1980, in this city, he was a son of Jeffery W. and Shirley Elliott Raisch. Surviving are his parents at home; two brothers, Michael Paul of this city and Samuel Jesse at home; paternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Raisch of Nisbet; and maternal grandparents Frances King and Leroy F. Elliott Sr. of Towanda. Services will be at 10 a.m. at the church, 326 Washington Blvd., with the Rev. Paul Ines, assistant pastor, officiating. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St., from 7 to 9 tonight.
 

Elene C. Stiber
Elene C. Stiber, 82, 1920 Penn St., died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Manor Care North, where she had been a resident for a month. Her husband, Robert O. Stiber, died May 3, 1981 She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Born, Oct. 9, 1917, in this city she was a daughter of Rose Crawford. Surviving are a son, Robert T. Sr. of this city; a daughter, Carolyn S. Day of this city; four grandchildren, Robert T. Jr., Stephen, David and Jeffrey; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev Dr. Dennis L. Otto, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.
 

Minnie E. Wagner
Minnie E. Wagner, 91, formerly of Cammal, a resident at Fulmer’s Personal Care Home, Lock Haven, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Lock Haven Hospital emergency room. Her husband, Paul S. Wagner, died March 25, 1994. She was employed at Cyntex Textile Co., Warshow’s Textile Co. and Williamsport Textile Co. She attended school in Cammel and the former Williamsport School of Business. In 1965 she and her husband built the first cable car to span Pine Creek at Cammel. She was a protestant. Born Nov. 9, 1908, in Cammel, she was a daughter of Margaret Stradley. A private burial will be held in Cammal Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Moriarty-Dutcavich’s, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven.
 

FUNERALS

SENTE — Lydia Jane Furst Sente, Salona, 10 a.m. today, Helt Hanna Kline’s, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall. 

BAIEROSKI — Dorothy E. Baieroski, Flemington, 10 a.m. today, St. Agnes’ Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven.

SEARFOSS — Joseph N. Searfoss Sr., Wellsboro, 11 a.m. today, Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St.

ANDREWS — Elizabeth Grieb Andrews, formerly Salona, 11 a.m. today, Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. 

MYERS — Hope S. Myers, Montgomery, 11 a.m. today, St. John’s Lutheran (Brick) Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

FOOTE — Helen M. Foote, South Williamsport, 11 a.m. today, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

TRICK — Grant F. Trick, Canton RR 1, 11 a.m. today, Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

BOWERS — R. Richard Bowers, Jersey Shore native, 2 p.m. today, Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

BARNHART — Eugene A. Barnhart, 10 a.m. Thursday, Betzer’s, 108 N. Main St., Muncy. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight.

STUTZMAN — Eleanor A. Stutzman, city, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Green View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. today, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

MILLER — Elwood F. Miller, city, 11 a.m. Thursday, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

CRYDER — Wayne LaRue Cryder, Jersey Shore native, noon Thursday, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RR 2.

STARKWEATHER — Nancy M. Starkweather, Middlebury Center, 1 p.m. Thursday, Tussey-Mosher’s, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

GUGLIELMI — Bruno J. Guglielmi III, Mildred, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Fancis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred.

MORSE — Carole N. Morse, formerly of this city, memorial service, 11 a.m. Sunday, World’s End State Park, Forksville.


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