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William P. Eisenhower
MILL HALL — William P. Eisenhower, 75, of 1268 Long Run Road died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Manor Care, Jersey Shore. He and his wife, the former Evelyn L. Berry, observed their 54th wedding anniversary June 6. He retired in 1988 as a foreman at Hammermill Paper Co. after 34 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of Lock Haven American Legion. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He graduated from Mill Hall High School in 1943. He was a member of United Church of Christ, Salona. Born April 3, 1925, in Salona, he was a son of William C. and Elsie Grieb Eisenhower. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Thomas W. and Edward P., both of Avis; a daughter, Connie L. Keys of Clayton, N.J.; five brothers, Kenneth of Mill Hall, Melvin of Long Island, N.Y., Glenn of Little Rock, Ark., David of Chambersburg and Elmer of Eagleville; a sister, Charlotte of Mill Hall; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Walker’s, 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. Majorie M. Holland officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
 

Esther Vought Musser
MIFFLINBURG – Esther Vought Musser, 88, of 8 Ward Way died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in The Riverwoods, Lewisburg. She and her husband, Leon Miller Musser, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 26. She was an elementary teacher at Linntown Elementary School, Lewisburg. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday and Vacation Bible school. She was a president of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Born July 26, 1912, in Ulster, Bradford County, she was a daughter of Sumner Horton and Mabel Gillette Vought. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Marilyn M. Moyer of Philadelphia; a son, Duane R. of Boalsburg; a sister, Marjorie Louise Myers of Lakeland, Fla.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Wesley Vought, in 1926. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Schwartz’s, 247 Chestnut St., with the Rev. Ronald A. Warfle officiating. Interment will be in Hill Top Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.
 

Ruth N. Brubaker
Ruth N. Brubaker, 83, of The Riverwoods died there Friday, Sept. 22, 2000. She was the widow of the Rev. D. Owen Brubaker. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.
 

FUNERALS

HOADLEY — Maxwell E. Hoadley, Lewisburg, formerly of this city, 2 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market St., Lewisburg.

BROWN — George A. Brown, Linden, 7 p.m. Sunday, Lycoming Christian Church, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden.

FREY — E. Wayne A. Frey, formerly Muncy, 11 a.m. Monday, Wallis-Grenoble’s 121 S. Main St. Muncy. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

MYERS — Frances Katherine Myers, Lock Haven, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.
 

Wayne M. Hartzel
Wayne M. Hartzel, 60, of 810 Northway Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital, where he was admitted Thursday. He and his wife, the former Cynthia A. Swartz, observed their 17th wedding anniversary Feb. 4. He had been employed by the Williamsport Consistory. He was a member of 40 et 8 Voiture 382, America Legion Post 1, Fraternal Order of Eagles 364, Jersey Shore, and Loyalsock Township Volunteer Fire Department. Born Feb. 25, 1940, in Roaring Branch, he was a son of Jack and Marjorie Hartzel. Surviving, besides his wife, are his mother and stepfather, Connie Wirtz of Stanford, N.Y.; a stepson, Kenneth E. Bower Jr. of Proctor; a daughter, April L. at home; a sister, Samantha Bodnar of Baltimore, Md.; and a step-granddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. 
 

Wallace C. Harstead Sr.
Wallace C. Harstead Sr., 78, of Elk Grove, Calif., a former city resident, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at home. He retired from Grey Hound Bus Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Born Oct. 17, 1921, in this city, he was a son of Charles and Katharina Geisen Harstead Sr. Surviving, besides his wife of 43 years, Velma, are three sons, Wallace Jr. of this city, Phillip and Richard, both of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Linda Cimaroli and Marsha Miller, both of Chicago; three brothers, Charles Jr. of South Williamsport, Kenneth of Jersey Shore and Donald of Watsontown; three sisters, Beatrice Doebler of this city, Lottie Vincent of West Milton and Ida Conover in Florida; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford, and a sister, Pearl. Services are today at South East Lawn Memorial Park, Elk Grove.
 

Charles E. Vought
Charles E. Vought, 67, of 554 Quakerstate Road, Montoursville, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital. His first wife, the former Margaret Doringer, died June 5, 1977. He and his second wife, the former Dorothy M. Hudson, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary July 4. He retired from the former Clayton Smith Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Born Oct. 11, 1932, in South Williamsport, he was a son of Edward R. and Julia McCollins Miller Vought. Surviving are two brothers, Don of this city, and John of Harrisburg; three sisters, Edith Marshall, Betty Lowmiller, and Nancy Hess, all of this city; a stepson, Robert H. Vought Jr. of this city; and four step-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Theodore Cockley, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.
 

Mary Bonner
Mary Bonner, 83, of Endicott, N.Y., formerly of this city, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at home after a brief illness. She was founder and owner of Bonner’s Boutique. She was a member of the Williamsport Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and Travelers Protective Association of America Post W. Surviving are her companion, John MacMinn of this city; three daughters, Carol Ann of Gainsville, Fla., Lynda Lumpkin of Birmingham, Ala., and Cynthia D. of Jersey Shore; a son, Raymond of Endicott; three sisters, Camille Litrento of Endicott, Theodora Lourie in Louisiana and Juanita Leiva in Florida; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Allen’s, East Main Street, Endicott.
 

Thelma E. Burdan
NORDOMONT — Thelma E. “Butch” Burdan, 89, of Nordmont, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Her husband, Lester Lee, died Aug. 27, 1975. She owned Burdan’s Tavern in Dushore, retiring in 1970. She was assisted operating the tavern by her sister, Edna Swinehart Loughnane. She attended local schools. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Born May 26, 1911, in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Eugene B. and Edna B. Lightcap Swinehart. Surviving are a sister, Edna May Swinehart Loughnane of Warrensville; a niece, Barbara Covello of Harleysville. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the church, with her pastor, the Rev. Karen B. Allen, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.Friday. Arrangements are being handled by Homer’s, 206 Water St., Dushore.
 

Alice H. Hoy
JERSEY SHORE — Alice H. Hoy, 85, formerly of 314 Oak St., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the Manor Care Health Center here. She retired in 1977 from GTE. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Born Aug. 11, 1915, here, she was the daughter of Calvin A. Hoy and the former Susan E. Vangorder. Surviving are one sister, Marian DeShay of Caribou, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Welker’s, 125 N. Main St. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, with her pastor, the Rev. Anke Deibler, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. 
 

Kimberly Jo Maier Burd
MANSFIELD — Kimberly Jo Maier Burd, 52, of Mansfield died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at home. She was employed by the Bradford and Tioga County Women, Infants and Children program until 1998 and previously at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, and Haskettstown, N.J., Community Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a graduate of Northwood University, Midland, Mich., and Northampton Community College Nursing Program. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Washington, N.J. Born Sept. 18, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of Melvin and Leona Jerard Maier. Surviving are her husband of 31 years, James R. Burd; two sons, Mark and Douglas, both of Mansfield; two sisters, Melody L. Maier of Darien, Ill., and Jodi L. Maier of San Francisco, Calif.; and two grandsons, Derrick R. and Jarrod M. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Maier. A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., with the Rev. Louis T. Kaminski officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St.
 

Sabrina Marie Noble
Sabrina Marie Noble, infant daughter of Jessie A. Foulkrod and Robert James Noble Jr. of this city, was stillborn Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital. Surviving, besides her parents, are a stepbrother, Robert James Noble III of Selinsgrove; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Georgia Foulkrod of this city; maternal greatparents, Della Toner, Helen Johnson, Harold Johnson and Charlie Foulkrod, all of this city; paternal grandfather, Robert J. Noble Sr. of this city, Gwendlyn DeHaven-Noble of Philadelphia; and paternal great-grandmother, Cathrine Noble of Philadephia. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Frank Showers, pastor of Church of the Savior Lutheran, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
 

John D. Null
John D. Null, 49, of 602 Tule St., Montoursville, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada, while on a hunting expedition. He is the husband of the former Karen M. Bamonte. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.
 

June A. Wiser
June A. Wiser, 81, of Trout Road, State College, mother of a city man, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital. Her husband, Gerald R. Wiser, died Feb. 1, 1992. She retired in 1981 from the admissions office at Penn State University. She was a 1937 graduate of Worth Township High School. She was a member of Port Matilda Baptist Church. Born March 23, 1919, in Hudson Township, Centre County, she was a daughter of William and Maude A, Williams. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara of State College; two sons, Larry R. of Clarion and Steven R. of this city; a brother, Lawrence E. Williams of Port Matilda; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the church, in Port Matilda, with the Rev. Timothy McGill, officiating. Burial will be in Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda. Arrangements are being handled by Wetzler’s, Milesburg.
 

Anna Faye Knauff
Anna Faye Knauff, 96, of 829 Franklin St., city, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Manor Care South. Her husband, Paul C., died December 1971. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Elks Club Ladies Auxiliary, city.She was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ, where she was active in earlier years. Born May 5, 1904 in Shamokin Dam, she was the daughter of Sherman Fisher and Sarah St. Clair Fisher. Surviving are a niece and caregiver, Diane Murray of this city; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Grace Stahlnecker. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Twin Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller, officiating. A memorial service will be announced. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St.
 

David Leroy Chaplain
David Leroy Chaplain, 52, of Mill Hall, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Manor Care Nursing Home. He was employed at Jersey Shore Steel from 1972 until this year as a laborer and forklift operator. He attended Lock Haven High School. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. Born Sept. 3, 1948, in Lock Haven, he was a son of Charles and Mildred Cryder Chaplain. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Jo Yearick; a daughter, Sabrina J. Neff of Lock Haven; a sister, LeAnn Caseman in New Hampshire; four brothers, Charles in Texas, James of Lock Haven, Keith of Antes Fort and William of Castanea; and two grandchildren. A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Neff’s, 837 Main St., Howard.
 

Doris B. Chappell
Doris B. Chappell, 66, of 16407 Alabama Highway 9, Piedmont, Ala., mother of two city women, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Regional Medical Center, Alabama. She and her husband, Bernard Chappell, observed their 23rd wedding anniversary Oct. 27. She attended Hollis Cross Roads Baptist Church. Born in Alabama, she was a daughter of Everett and Sally Bryan. Surviving are, her husband, Bernard of Piedmont; three daughters, Doris Ann Clark and Abby Weston, both of this city Patricia Thomas in Montana; a stepdaughter, Kathy Knarr of Niagra Falls, N.Y.; a son, Charles Lynch of Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Services were Saturday. Burial was in Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Local services will be announced later. Arrangements were handled by Mickelsen-McGee’s.
 

FUNERALS

SCHWARTZ — Don E. Schwartz, formerly of Montoursville, 10 a.m. today, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

GODFREY — Leo D. Godfrey, city, 11 a.m. today, Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Hepburn Street.

BUTLER — Frances P. Butler, Wellsboro RR 7, 11 a.m. today, Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.

FOX — Standish “Ted” Fox, Lock Haven, 11 a.m. today, Helt Hanna Kline’s, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall.

KREGER — Hazel A. Kreger, Morris RR 1, 11 a.m. today, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Nauvoo. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

AVERY — Floyd Eugene Avery, Grover, 1 p.m. today, Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

WHEELER — Bruce M. Wheeler, formerly Canton, 1 p.m. today at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Visitation noon to 1 p.m.

BROWN — Kimberly A. Brown, city, 1:30 p.m. today, Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. Visitation 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

BRUBAKER — Ruth N. Brubaker, formerly Loyalsock Township, 2 p.m. today, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

DUDDY — Thomas J. Duddy, Montgomery, 10 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Resurrection, 526 N. Main St., Muncy. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight, Betzer’s, 108 N. Main St., Muncy.

BANFILL — Rose L. Banfill, Lock Haven, 10 a.m. Thursday, Immaculate Conception Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven. Visitation 6 to 9 tonight, Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven; Salvation Army Memorial Service at 8 and vigil at 8:30.

LaMONT — Helen Lelia LaMont, 99, formerly of Granville Summit, 1 p.m. Friday at Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

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