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Cathrine B. Britton
Cathrine B. Britton, 80, of 2201 Lincoln Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, in Williamsport Hospital. She and her husband, George Britton, observed their 58th wedding anniversary June 21. She was a homemaker and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. Born Oct. 15, 1919, in this city, she was a daughter of George and Annie Muffley Mayer. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Carl of this city; a daughter, Carol Randall of Cogan Station; and two grandchildren, Rodney Starr and Carrie Bissett. She was preceded in death by a son, Harvey Muffley. The funeral will be at 2 p.m Thursday at Kaufman’s, 2102 Northway Road, with the Rev. David Bixler officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
 

D. Isabel Prowant
WATSONTOWN — The funeral will be Friday for D. Isabel Prowant, 77, of 110 E. Brimmer Ave., who died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, after a lengthy illness, at Kramm Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for two weeks. She and her husband Paul L. Prowant observed their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 25. The great-great-granddaughter of John Watson, who founded Watsontown, she was a 1940 graduate of Watsontown High School. She was a former member of West Branch Fire Company Auxiliary and a member of First Lutheran Church. Born Nov. 4, 1922, in Allenwood, she was a daughter of Lewis D. and Mary Jane Gudykunst Watson. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Donald M. of Watsontown RR 2; a daughter, Barbara A. Snyder of Allenwood; two sisters, Martha Prokson of Lake Placid, Fla. and Margaret Hart of Whitehall; a brother, Lewis Watson of Seattle; two grandsons; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Dale E. The service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., with the Rev. Daniel S. Reeder, officiating. Burial will be in Uniontown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
 

Marian E. Daugherty
WELLSBORO — Marian E. Daugherty, 87, of 9007 34th Ave., Palmetto, Fla., formerly of West Avenue, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. She was the widow of John A. Daugherty. She was member of Mary Wells Chapter 452, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Born June 9, 1913, in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Linus L. and Sara Tipperman Wilcox. Surviving are a son, Gordon R. of Palmetto; two grandsons, Stephen D. and Thomas W.; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 in First Baptist Church, with the Revs. John McNassor and Eugene Charsky officiating. Friends may call at the church at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 23. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St.
 

Betty Jane Hill
Betty Jane Hill, 62, of 68 Heberling Road, Muncy, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the home of her granddaughter in Williamsport. She and her husband, Leo S. Hill, observed their 45th wedding anniversary April 23. She retired in 1989 from Milco, Bloomsburg. She enjoyed gardening and crafts. Born Sept. 11, 1938, in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of Roy Edwin and Geraldine E. Beitz Sones. Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother of Berwick; two sons, Edwin L. of Millville and G. Dean of Bloomsburg; two brothers, D. Roy Sones of Tampa, Fla., Dennis G. Sones of Millville; a sister, Peggy Ann Felix of Berwick; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jesse, Ronald and twin, Bobby Sones; and two sisters, Edith and Shirley Sones A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Pine Summit Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Wallis-Grenobles, 121 S. Main St, Muncy.
 

William Keith Kelly
LOCK HAVEN — William Keith Kelly, 90, formerly of 121 N. Jones St. and Oak Ridge Personal Care Home, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Susque View Home, where he lived for a week. His wife, the former Emma Smith, died June 22, 1976. He retired in 1975 as a machine foreman at Hammermill Paper Co., formerly New York and Penn. He was a member of LaFayette Lodge 199, F&AM and was a past member of the Williamsport Consistory and the Lock Haven Elks. He was a graduate of the former Lock Haven High School Born here Feb. 22, 1910, he was a son of Charles Wesley and Elizabeth Rathgeber Kelly. Surviving are two sons, R. Keith and Gary K., both of Lock Haven; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., with the Rev. Kenneth G. Page, pastor of Great Island Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Dunnstable Township, Clinton County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
 

Bessie C. Wentz
Bessie C. Wentz, 91, formerly of Hanover, the mother of a city woman, died Wednesday, Sept, 6, 2000, at Brethren Home Community, New Oxford. She was retired from The Evening Sun, Hanover. Born April 13, 1909, in Carroll County, she was a daughter of Theodore J. and Edna Hilker Myers. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia W. Dusman of this city; a sister, Nadie of Akron; a brother, David Myers of Hanover; and a grandson, Karl W. Dusman. Services were Saturday in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Hanover. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Hanover.
 

FUNERALS

ZIMMERMAN — Alvin Luther "Sal" Zimmerman, Mifflinburg, 10 a.m. today, Schwarz’s, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m.

VANEMON — Ruth G. Vanemon, city, 10 a.m. today, Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m.

CARDONE — Margaret L. Cardone, city, 10:30 a.m. today, Church of the Annunciation, 410 Walnut St.

KYLER — Floyd W. Kyler, South Williamsport, 11 a.m. today, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

NICKLISS — Minnie T. Nickliss, Montoursville, 11 a.m. today, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

SWEELEY — Glenn W. Sweeley, formerly Lock Haven, noon today, Walter and Edna Ertel residence, 1001 Rural Ave.

STEUER — Catherine A. Steuer, city, 1 p.m. today, Newberry United Methodist Church, city.

DILTZ — Calvin O. Diltz, formerly of this area, 11 a.m. Thursday, McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

DEUTSCHLE — Pauline Marie Deutschle, Milton, formerly of Williamsport, 11 a.m. Thursday, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight.

SABELLA — Anthony John Sabella, Avis, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Minotola, N.J. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Rone’s, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, N.J.

PARKER — Louise Mary Parker, formerly of this city, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St.

BERGERSTOCK — Wayland "Bergie" Bergerstock, city, 2 p.m. Friday, Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown, with a masonic service at 1:45.

DODGE — Lois D. Dodge, formerly of this city, 10 a.m. Saturday, Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. She is survived by a cousin, Louise Snyder, of this city.

FRYER — Kathryn S. Fryer, Wellsboro, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sayre Christian Church, Keystone Avenue and Lincoln Street, Sayre.

Frank M. Barner
Frank M. Barner, 48, of Purcellville, Va., formerly of Sugar Valley, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md. He was employed by Virginia Sprinkler Corp. for the past 10 years. He was a graduate of Sugar Valley High School and attended Rex Humbard College. Born April 28, 1952, in Albany, N.Y., he was a son of Grant R. and Bertha Lyman Barner. Surviving are his wife, the former Lydia M. Casey; his father and stepmother, Doris Barner of Loganton; two daughters, Eve and Priscilla, both of Purcellville; six brothers, Walter G., Gordon R. and Jerry R., all of Loganton, Mark L. and James F., both of Jersey Shore and Dale of Springfield, Tenn; and a sister, Barbara L. Munro of Jersey Shore. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Kenneth and a sister, Susan Smith. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren, Eastville. Burial will be in Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Eastville. Friends may call at Welker’s, 95 Main St., Loganton from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
 

Samantha Jo Smith
CANTON — Samantha Jo Smith, infant daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Moore Smith of Canton, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother and sister, Anthony J. Jr. and Chelsee Mae, both at home; maternal grandpartents, Harry Moore of Canton and Mary and Joe Walburn of Alba; and paternal grandmother, Beverly Smith of Canton; and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Joseph Smith. A graveside service will be at noon today at Grover Cemetery, with the Rev. James Donahoo, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive.
 

Kathleen M. Baker
WELLSBORO — Kathleen M. Baker, 55, of Wellsboro, formerly of Manhattan, New York, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000. She is the sister of Rep. Matthew E. Baker, R-Wellsboro. She was formerly a court reporter in New York City. She enjoyed reading, traveling, theater and flowers. Born Feb. 6, 1945, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of Clair and Pearl Tackman Baker. Surviving, in addition to her brother, are her parents; and two brothers, Brick of Gainesville, Fla. and Clair Jr. of Kent, Conn. A private family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Carleton’s, Wellsboro RR 7.
 

George Miller
George Miller, 63, of Lopez, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Clarks Summit. He was involved in farming and later lived in Towanda. He attended the Methodist Church in Towanda and sang in its choir. Born April 6, 1937, in Murraytown, he was a son of Henry T. and Rosetta Barnes Miller Sr. Surviving are three brothers, Henry Jr. of Lopez, Edward of Mildred and Willard T. in New Jersey and three sisters, Ilene M. Stephey of Sebring, Fla., Edith Rohde of Elmira, N.Y. and Minnie M. of Philadelphia. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Homer’s, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore, officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.
 

A. Eugene Koons
A. Eugene Koons, 83, of 1737 Becht Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean, in 1989 and he and his second wife, the former Anna Gable, observed their ninth wedding anniversary in February. He retired from the former Lakes to Sea/Continental Trailways after 39 years as a bus driver. A past officer of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, he enjoyed writing religious poetry and carving. He was a member and past president of Loyalsock Kiwanis Club and a member of Amalgamated Transit Workers. He was a 1935 graduate of Williamsport High School and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Born July 2, 1917, in Loyalsock Township, he was a son of George A. and Annis Lundy Koons. Surviving, besides his second wife, are a daughter, Carol A. Koons-Shick of Muncy; a son Gary E. of Loyalsock; a stepson, William Gable Sr. of Picture Rocks; a stepdaughter, Laurene Hyde of Bodines; a brother, Donald L. of Loyalsock; two sisters, Phyliss Harvey and Margaret Dieffenbacher, both of Loyalsock; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester, and a sister, Martha. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Montoursville Cemetery with Rev. Melvin D. Bole officiating. The family will provide the flowers. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road. Arrangements are being handled by Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.
 

Gregory Everett Stanbro
Gregory Everett Stanbro, 72, of Denver, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000. He and his wife, the former Diane Mellish, observed their 20th wedding anniversary June 21. He was a retired geologist/geophysicist for Chevron Co. and Devon Energy. A Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Valley Forge aircraft carrier. He was a member of the Denver Country Club. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Denver. Surviving, besides his wife, are four stepdaughters, Jacouline Weigle and Jeri Sims, both of this city, Jennifer Stroehmann of Santa Fe, N.M., and Joy Stroehmann of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two stepsons, Jeffrey J. Stroehmann of the Williamsport area and Harold John Stroehmann of Washington, D.C.; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colo. Arrangements are being handled by Horan and McConaly’s, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo.
 

Raymond C. Hughes
Raymond C. Hughes, 84, of Linden, formerly of Jesery Shore, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Manor Care Nursing Services, Jersey Shore. He and his wife, the former Hazel A. Williamson Fink, observed their 11th wedding anniversary July 22. He attended Church of God, Jersey Shore. Born March 14, 1916, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of Harry G. and Sarah Brooks Hughes. Surviving, besides his wife, are seven sons, Fred C. of Enosburg Falls, Vt., LeRoy A. of Muncy, Raymond L. of Bufford, Ga., William K. of Lock Haven, Michael E. of this city, Herbert G. of Jersey Shore, and Daniel L. of Avis; three daughters, Marian E. Boyden of Constantia, N.Y., Norma J. Coleman of Avis, Rebecca L. Cunningham of Jersey Shore; three stepsons, Dennis E. Fink of Duleth, Minn., Gary L. Fink in New York, and Arthur A. Fink of Linden; three stepdaughters, Judy A. Green, Bonnie L. VanAllen and Connie S. Mills, all of this city; two sisters, Mabel Boatman of Jersey Shore and Edna Mathias of Milton; 36 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jersey Shore Cemetery, with a memorial service at 11:30 at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Jersey Shore, with the Rev. Edgar L. Manns officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Sanders’, 821 Diamond St.
 

Dr. Paul B. Reis
Dr. Paul B. Reis, 96, formerly of Grampian Boulevard, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Manor Care North. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse's, 133 E. Third St.
 

Carl S. Woodside Jr.
Carl S. “Butch” Woodside Jr., 45, of 11406 Route 118 Highway, Unityville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at home. He was a tractor trailer driver for McCormick’s and Drum Trucking company’s and diesel mechanic at Petro Truck Stop, Limestoneville and H.T. Cole Co., Hazelton. Served in the Army in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed motorcycles and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Born April 12, 1955, in Muncy, he was a son of Carl S. and Edith J. Farrar Woodside Sr. Surviving are his parents of Unityville; a son Carl Anthony; a brother, Michael of Unityville; and a nephew, Brett. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. William L. McNeal, Salem United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. The family will provide the flowers.
 

Malcolm M. Dailey Jr.
Malcolm M. “Pat” Dailey Jr., 2020 Hays Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.
 

Ann M. Shearer
RENOVO — Ann M. Shearer, 66, of Renovo, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Her husband, Elwood Shearerm, died in June 1996. She was a housekeeper for Maxwell Funeral Home and previously worked at Dremmels Bindery, the state Game Commission and Renovo Records Office. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph’s High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Born here Jan. 19, 1934, she was a daughter of John and Mary Louise Deeghan Mackey. Surviving are two sons, John and Marty, both of Renovo; a brother, John “Pete” Mackey Jr. of Renovo; two sisters, Colleen Grotzinger of Greensburg and Kathleen Mackey of Montgomery; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Johnson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the church in Renovo, with the Rev. Donald Boslett, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner. Friends may call at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday.
 

Paul G. Burgard
Paul G. “Mick” Burgard, 84, of 2052 Rabbittown Road, Pennsdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Sycamore Manor. He retired in 1980 from Schnadig, Montoursville, after 35 years. He enjoyed bowling. A graduate of Montoursville High School he was a football player. Born June 16, 1916, in Ralston, he was a son of John and Emma Burgard. Surviving are his wife, the former Thelma I. Lawton; two sons, Gary of Hughesville and Phillip in Michigan; two daughters, Pauline Gwyn in Texas and Paige O’Carroll in Ireland; three sisters, Margaret Hobbs of Muncy, Mildred Lahl in New Jersey and Clara Hinkle of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin and Myron. Services will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.
 

Robert A. Warner
WELLSBORO — Robert A. Warner, 76, of Park Hill Manor, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at home. He retired in 1982 from Local 542 Engineers International Union of Operating Engineers after more than 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was a life member of National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3376, Ephrata and a member of Ossea Lodge 317 F&AM, Wellsboro. A World War II Navy Veteran he was a crew chief for bombers. Born June 23, 1924, in Blakeslee, he was a son of Robert A. and Martha Blakeslee Warner Sr. Surviving are two daughters, Ellen Sweitzer and Nancy Singerling, both of Ephrata; three sons, Robert A. III and Michael, both of Ephrata and Ronald of Denver; seven brothers, Richard of San Diego, Calif., Jay and Walter, both of Effort, James of Stroudsburg; Albert in Florida, Harold and William, both of Pocono Lake; a sister, Helen Shaeffer of Pocono Lake; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St.
 

FUNERALS

KELLY — William Keith Kelly, Lock Haven, 10:30 a.m. today, Yost-Gedon’s, 121 West Main St., Lock Haven. 

DILTZ — Calvin O. Diltz, formerly of this area, 11 a.m. today, McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

DEUTSCHLE — Pauline Marie Deutschle, Milton, formerly of this city, 11 a.m. today, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

SABELLA — Anthony John Sabella, Avis, 11 a.m. today, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Minotola, N.J. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, Rone’s, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, N.J.

BRITTON — Cathrine B. Britton, city, 2 p.m today, Kaufman’s, 2102 Northway Road. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

PARKER — Louise Mary Parker, formerly of this city, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St.

BERGERSTOCK — Wayland “Bergie” Bergerstock, city, 2 p.m. Friday, Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown, with a masonic service at 1:45.

PROWANT — D. Isabel Prowant, Watsontown, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight.

DODGE — Lois D. Dodge, formerly of this city, 10 a.m. Saturday, Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m.

FRYER — Kathryn S. Fryer, Wellsboro, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sayre Christian Church, Keystone Avenue and Lincoln Street, Sayre.

DAUGHERTY — Marian E. Daugherty, formerly Wellsboro, 11 a.m. Sept. 23, First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Visitation 10:15 a.m.

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