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Naomi Rogers Rundell
Naomi Rogers Rundell, 92, formerly of Canton, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Her husband, Charles Wilmot Bill Rundell, died in 1975. She was a housekeeper in the Elmira, N.Y., area and during World War II had worked at a high security installation with classified materials in Tennessee. She attended Practical Bible Training School, Binghamton, N.Y. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and entertaining. She was a member of the Grange, Canton Senior Citizens, the Elder Guild and Towanda and Troy Senior Citizens. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, and a former member of Windfall United Methodist Church and its women’s group. Born June 26, 1908, in Covington, she was a daughter of James and Bertha Tuttle Rogers. Surviving are two stepsons, David of Mansfield and Richard of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and two sisters, Grace Rogers Glover of Wellsboro and Blanche Louise Zenger of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gwen Holleran and a brother, Hugh Rogers. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morse & Kleese’s, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. James House, officiating. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to noon.
 

Ralph W. Ford
WATSONTOWN — Ralph “Jack” W. Ford, 88, of Watsontown RR 3, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the widower of the former Evelyn M. McWilliams. Born Jan. 3, 1912, in Honeybrook, Chester COunty, he was a son of Manning and Barbara Ann Schbrand Ford. Surviving are two sons, Manning W. of Bartlett, Tenn and Barry L. of Watsontown; a brother, Paul of Coatesville; three grandchildren, Kelly Lynn Harris, Ralph and Walter; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cronrath’s, 106 S. Second St., with the Rev. Emerson Abram, Lewisburg United Methodist minister, officiating.
 

Ellis Gene Davis
Ellis Gene Davis, 86, formerly of Muncy, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in the Muncy Valley Hospital skilled nursing unit. His wife, the former Edith V. Miller, died June 28, 1985. He retired in 1978 from the former Avco, now Textron Lycoming. He attended Muncy schools. He served in the Army. He enjoyed tinkering and invented a clutch and brake system for tractors. Born, Dec. 16, 1913, in Pine Township, Columbia County, he was a son of Victor C. and Lillian M. Clemans Davis. Surviving are, three sons, Charles M. of Pennsdale, Thomas E. of Muncy and Howard V. of Montoursville; two daughters, Nina M. Houseknecht of Hughesville and Debra J. Hensler of Cogan Station; a brother, Glenn of Muncy; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, LaRue and two sisters, Florence Ritter and Geraldine Biichle. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Carl G. Harris, Moreland Baptist Church, Muncy, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
 

Olivia Nadin Rishel
LOGANTON — Two-day-old infant Olivia Nadine Rishel, daughter of Salina L. Rishel of Loganton, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born in the hospital Sept. 14, 2000. Surviving, besides her mother, are paternal grandparents, James and Dorothy Welch Rishel of Loganton; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Esther Rishel of Rauchtown; paternal great-great-grandmother, Dorothy Rishel of Dunnstown; and two uncles, James Rishel of Mill Hall and Jonathan Rishel of Logantown. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Hendrick A. and Aspasia Couris Welch. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Limetown Cemetery, Rauchtown, with the Rev. Marty Kiggins Jr. officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Welker’s, 95 E. Main St.
 

Harriett L. Cotner
TURBOTVILLE — Harriett L. Cotner of Turbotville RR 1 died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at home. Arrangements are being handled by Brooks’, 207 Broadway St.
 

William T. Longe
RENOVO — William T. Longe, 91, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Renovo, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Baptist Hospital, Miami. An auditor, he was a member of the Renovo Borough Council. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Pierce Business School. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Born April 16, 1909, in Renovo, he was a son of Thomas and Bridget Coughlin Longe. Surviving are his wife, Mary R. Longe; a son, William T of Miami; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas F. and two sisters, Alice Cleveland and Sister M. Pulcheria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the church, with the Rev. Donald Boslett, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner. Friends may call at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with an Elks service at 7:30 and vigil service at 8.
 

Suzanne W. Billman
WATSONTOWN — Suzanne W. Billman, 90, of 911 Ash St., died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in Kramm Nursing Home. Her husband, Edward N. Billman, died in 1997. She was a graduate of Frackville High School and Hahnemann Medical College as a laboratory technician. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 282 and the Watsontown Guild. A member of Watsontown Baptist Church, she was in the Missionary Society, Maranatha Class, choir and a Sunday school teacher. Born Oct. 25, 1909, in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of John and Rose Tarkowska Walesky. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Umstead of Lock Haven and Carolyn Levy of North Wales; two sisters, Cecelia King of Lewisburg and Mary “Mame” Karlesky of Watsontown; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church, Fifth and Main Streets, with the Rev. James Ritter, officiating. Burial will be in Watsontown Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Cronrath’s, 106 S. Second St.
 

Nora A. Withers
The funeral will be this morning for Nora A. Withers, 81, of 85 Wither Hollow Lane, who died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy Valley Hospital. Her husband, Eldon P. “Al” Withers, died Aug. 16, 1982. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Linden Presbyterian Church. Born March 15, 1919, in Canton, she was a daughter of William Henry Harrison and Carrie Braster McKinney. Surviving are three sons, James R., with whom she lived, Roy W. of Paxinos and Thomas M. of Montoursville; two daughters, Carol A. Karschner of Muncy and Eldonna P. Fetterhoff of Barbours; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Eldon Paul Jr., and five sisters. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Eddie C. Hicks, pastor of Garden View Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
 

Tommie Sue Cochrane
Tommie Sue Cochrane, 25, of Alva, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Her husband, Patrick B. Cochrane, survives. She and her husband co-owned Action 4-Wheel Drive, Ft. Myers, Fla., and assisted her sister at Brooke’s Restaurant. She was a graduate of Mariner High School. Surviving, besides her husband, are her parents, Lyn and Suzanne Daggett of Cape Coral, Fla; two sons, Cody Lyn and Blaze Michael; a sister, Billi Jo Daggett of Cape Coral; a brother, Matthew Martin Daggett of Cape Coral; maternal grandmother, Iva Pearl Creeley of Mansfield; and paternal grandmother, Jane Daggett of Daggett. A memorial service was held in Ft. Myers, with the Rev. Gary Smith, officiating. Arrangements were handled by Cape Coral Memorial’s, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral.
 

FUNERALS

LONGNECKER — John P. Longnecker, Turbotville, 10 a.m. today, Friendship Baptist Church, Watsontown RR 2.

ZEAMAN — Helen F. Zeaman, city, 11 a.m. today at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

ROOT — Shirley Cole Root, Wellsboro RR 5, 11 a.m. today at Carleton’s, Route 6 East of Wellsboro. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

MOORE — Robert C. Moore, Watsontown, 1 p.m. today, Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown.

WETHERBEE — Vera N. Wetherbee, Wellsboro, 2 p.m. today at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

GRADEN — S. Elizabeth Graden, 2 p.m. today, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.
 

PHILLIPS — Pauline D. Phillips, Picture Rocks, 2:30 p.m. today, Picture Rocks Cemetery. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. today, McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

DERR — Victor P. Derr Jr., city, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

KIESINGER — Doris M. Kiesinger, city, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

HEESS — Nellie Brown Heess, Shunk, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Route 154. Visitation 12 to 1 p.m.
 

SHAFFER — Rosanna G. “Jerry” Shaffer, city, 10 a.m. Thursday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

WAGNER — Josephine F. Wagner, Lewisburg, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eighth Street, Lewisburg. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Cronrath’s, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.

SAMPSELL — Kenneth L. Sampsell Sr., Milton, 1 p.m. Thursday, Brooks’, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

DAUGHERTY — Marian E. Daugherty, formerly Wellsboro, 11 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Visitation 10:15 to 11 a.m. in the church.

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