|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
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.
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
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
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
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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