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Winifred S. Abram
MIFFLINTOWN - Winifred S. Abram, 97, of Mifflintown, formerly of Hastings, died at 12:18 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1.
Born Sept. 30, 1901, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Culbertson and Rhoda (Powell) Stewart. Her husband, James Wesley Abram, died Nov. 29, 1981.
Surviving are: sons, James S. Abram, Mifflintown, Rev. H. Emerson Abram, Riverwoods, Lewisburg, and John L. Abram, Mifflintown RR5; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was first employed as a payroll clerk by Pennsylvania Coal and Coke, Hastings. She then served as the postmaster of the Hastings Post Office and retired as the librarian of the Hastings Public Library.
She was a member of the Hastings United Methodist Church for 72 years, where she was active as a bible student and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women until 1985, the Ebensburg Order of the Eastern Star, and an associate member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown.
She enjoyed reading, crocheting, ceramics and community activities.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 E. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. H. Emerson Abram officiating. Interment and graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Cemetery, Hastings.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Clementine 'Clemmy' Adams
ELSMERE, Del. - Clementine "Clemmy" Adams, 70, of Elsmere, Del., died of complications of diabetes on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Del.
Born Oct. 31, 1929, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Ruth L. (Briner) Robinson. Her husband of 48 years, John E. Adams Sr., of Elsmere, Del., survives.
Also surviving are: a son, John E. Adams Jr., Glasgow, Del.; brothers, Samuel R. Robinson, Millsboro, Del., and Harold L. Robinson, Smyrna, Del.; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin A. Robinson.
She was a homemaker.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, 1400 Kirkwood Highway, Elsmere, Del. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 110 French St., Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Daryle J. 'Dolly' Adams
LEWISTOWN - Daryle J. "Dolly" Adams, 57, of 811 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born March 15, 1942, in Hawstone, she was a daughter of the late Clair E. Piper and the late Flo Josephine (Cherry) Piper Miller. Her husband, Dean E. Adams, died Dec. 7, 1996.
Surviving are: children, Mrs. Gary (Joann) Kavala, Alden Gisewhite, and Mrs. Edward (Nanette) Mann, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Pannebaker, McVeytown, and Mrs. Charles (Beth) Royer, Belleville; brothers, Edward D. Piper, Lewistown, and Calvin H. Piper, Stephens City, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Earlier in life, she had been employed at Fisher Electronics, the American Viscose until 1972, and then was a prototype assembler at KB-Aerotech until her retirement in 1991 with 17 years of service. After retiring, she worked as relief Postmaster of the Allensville Post Office and as an electronic assembler at C-Cor and Berg Electronics.
She was a member of the Key to Life Church of God, Lewistown.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Key to Life Church of God, 110 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Scott T. Reiman and the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Key to Life Church of God, 110 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James C. 'Jim' Adams
MIFFLINTOWN - James C. "Jim" Adams, 72, Mifflintown RR4, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at his home.
Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late D. Quincy and Isabel (Kauffman) Adams. His wife, JoAnn (Arbogast) Adams, whom he married Feb. 1, 1948, survives.
Also surviving are: children, Nancy A. Lehman, Manheim and James C. Adams Jr., York; brother and sister, Donald Q. Adams, Port Royal RR2 and Jane A. Leiby, Easton; and four grandchildren.
He was a 1945 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.
He served from 1945 -1948 in the Merchant Marines.
From 1948-1971, he farmed the Adamsview Dairy Farm, Mifflintown RR4. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Weights and Measures, Harrisburg, retiring in 1989 after 17 years of service.
He was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, the Union Lodge No. 324 F&AM, the Juniata Valley Forest 88 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Walker Grange 786 and the Rocky Acres Hunting Camp.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Lemon streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Reynolds officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.
Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
The Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret A. Aigler
BEAVERTOWN - Margaret A. Aigler, 86, of Beavertown, died at 8:58 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Sunbury Community Hospital after a brief stay at Penn Lutheran Village.
Born May 29, 1913, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Stella (Lose) McClellan. Her husband, Shem A. Aigler, whom she married in 1932, survives.
Also surviving are: children, Twila J. Bohr, Hershey, and Wayne E. Aigler, Beavertown; two sisters, Goldie Bratch, Cleveland, Ohio, and Elda Aumiller, Beavertown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Albertine King, Stella Hetrick, Florence Kelley and Mertie McClellan; and two brothers, John McClellan and Clarence McClellan.
She had been employed by the former Saylor Shirt Factory and the former Beavertown Weaving Mill. She also helped her husband, who owned an operated the former Iron Ore Fruit Farm.
She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Middleburg, the ladies auxiliary of the Rescue Hose Fire Company and the Snyder County Fruit Growers Association.
She enjoyed needlework, quilting and working in the yard.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. William D. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 100 E. Main St., Middleburg, PA 17842.

Donald E. Alexander
MIFFLINTOWN &emdash; Donald E. Alexander, 65, of Mifflintown RR1 (Cuba Mills), died at 3:24 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.
Born June 22, 1934, in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was a son of Mary E. Alexander, Mifflintown RR1. His wife, Charlene S. (Shank) Alexander, whom he married, Dec. 19, 1965, survives.
Also surviving are sons, Jeffrey D. Alexander, Mifflintown RR1, and Nathan R. Alexander, Mifflintown, and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bethany Alexander.
He was a 1952 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was a plant electrician for Guardian Industries, Lewistown, retiring after 18 years of service in 1998.
He was a life member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and the American Legion Post 298, both of Mifflintown. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 126 and the United Steelworkers Union.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Donald W. Prye officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville, where the Juniata County Veterans Council will fold and present the flag.
There will be no viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Richard M. 'The Honey Man' Alexander
LEWISTOWN - Richard M. "The Honey Man" Alexander, 65, 1934 Middle Road, Lewistown, died at 3:04 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.
Born March 19, 1934, in Strodes Mills, he was a son of the late Alvin R. and Dorothy (Whitacre) Alexander. His wife, Shirley (Davis) Alexander, whom he married June 5, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are: children Mrs. Gregory (Sharon) Shirey, Strodes Mills, Mrs. Stephen (Pamela) Heishman, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Shawn (Julie) Mowery, Northumberland, Joseph Alexander, Milroy, Mrs. Garth (Kim) Ciecierski and Samuel Alexander, both of Lewistown and Timothy Alexander, McVeytown; brother and sister, Russell Alexander, Lewistown and Dorothea "Dee" Powers, Henderson, Nev.; 21 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served from 1951-1957.
He was a self-employed beekeeper, auctioneer, former Pennsylvania apiary inspector and retired from Echo Ultrasound Security.
He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers 591, the Fort Granville Grange, the Rental Property Owners Association, the Brooklyn Hose Co. and the Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon R. Clayberger officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Centre Union Church, 470 Caldwell Hill Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Heart Association, 101 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 010, Altoona, PA 16601.

William R. Alexander
MILROY - William R. Alexander, 81, of 34 B Street, Milroy, died at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.
Born Sept. 14, 1917, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Reed and Carrie (Brown) Alexander. His wife, Margaret E. Alexander, died May 5, 1987.
Surviving are: children, Mrs. Charles (Patsy) Matejka, Aliquippa, William C. Alexander, Marlton, N.J., and David Alexander, Milroy; sisters, Hazel Mae Alexander, Lewistown, and Jane Felker, Yeagertown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, two brothers, and one sister.
He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Early in life, he was employed at Standard Steel, Burnham, and later as a welder at New Holland, Belleville.
He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy, and he was also a member of the Milroy American Legion where he served as adjutant.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main Street, Milroy, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating.
There will be no public viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 51 McClay St., Milroy, PA 17063.
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc. 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Ira R. Allen
PORT ROYAL - Ira R. Allen, 83, of Port Royal RR1, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at his home.
Born Dec. 24, 1916, in Honey Grove, he was a son of the late Furman A. Allen and Carrie (Neeley) Allen McCullough. His wife, S. Eileen (Haines) Allen, whom he married May 1, 1936, survives.
Also surviving are: children, Harold E. Allen and Stephen Lew Allen, both of Port Royal RR1, Robert C. Allen, McAlisterville, Nelson R. Allen, Montoursville, Mrs. Frank (Heidi) Pannebaker Jr., Saxton, and Mrs. Chet (Nancy) Elder, Bethany Beach, Del.; a brother, George A. Allen, Lewistown RR3; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
He was a retired trackman having worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 39 years.
He was a member of the Honey Grove Methodist Church, Honey Grove.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Matamoras Methodist Church, Port Royal RR1, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.
There will be no public viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
The Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Neva S. Allen
LEWISTOWN - Neva S. Allen, 87, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and formerly of 30 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at the home.
Born June 13, 1912, in Six Mile Run, she was a daughter of Rufus and Elizabeth (Barton) Stevens. Her husband, John R. Allen, died Feb. 9, 1980.
Surviving are: children, Carl M. Runk, 150 Loop Road, Lewistown; step-children, Mrs. Ralph (Audrey) Snow, Unadilla, Ga., and Mrs. Gary (Sandra) Zimmerman, Delaware Ave., Lewistown; sister and brother, Esta Everhart, Garrettsville, Ohio, and J. Orrin Stevens, Everett; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Florence Sunderland; stepson, Leroy Allen; and three brothers and two sisters.
She had worked in the Reeling and Cake Converting Dept. at the American Viscose Corp. for 36 years, retiring in 1972.
She attended Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
She was a past president of Lewistown Golden Age Club and Lewistown Civic Club and past president and secretary of Henderson Fire Company Auxiliary. She was a current member of United Fire and Rescue Auxiliary, Avisco 25 Year Club, ACTWU Retirees, TW Union No. 6, TWUA Auxiliary Secretary, Pensioner's Club, Lewistown Senior Citizens Center, Super Senior Citizens and Republican Women of Action.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Hudson Ave., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mifflin County Christian Academy, 201 Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Hazel E. Allison
BELLEVILLE - Hazel E. Allison, 92, of 372 Back Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her home.
Born Oct. 26, 1907, in West Liberty, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James A. L. and Susie (Peight) Mateer. Her husband, James H. Allison, whom she married May 16, 1930, died Aug. 26, 1987.
Also surviving are: children, James J. Allison, Belleville, Ruth A. Allison, Brooksville, Fla., and Robert W. Allison, Hickory Lane, Mill Creek; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Blaine Mateer, Rush Mateer, Charles Mateer, Raymond Mateer, Esther Brown, Ruth Brenneman and Huldah Zook.
She was a homemaker and a retired employee of KaVee Ice Cream Company. She was also the former Menno Township Tax Assessor.
She was a member of the Allensville Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for cradle roll and primary classes and was a member of the Willing Workers.
She was also a member of the Mount Union Chapter No. 280 Order of the Eastern Star, the Belleville Civic Club, and the Republican Women of Action.
She enjoyed gardening and fishing.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Geoffrey Huish officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Allensville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 130, Allensville, PA 17002 or to SUN Home Health Hospice Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty L. Ammerman
LEWISTOWN - Betty L. Ammerman, 68, of 101 E. Fleming Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1930, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Marietta (Klinger) Bickel. Her husband, Deryl L. Ammerman, whom she married Dec. 24, 1947, survives.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Cheryl L.) Basom, Mifflintown; sisters and brother, Cindy Erb, McClure, Nancy Bell, Lewistown, and Edward Bickel, Reedsville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon L. Ammerman in 1966, and a son, Stephen L. Ammerman in 1997.
In 1993, she retired from Bob Grove Insurance Agency, where she served as a bookkeeper and receptionist for six years. She and her husband, owned and operated Christie's Flowers in Harrisburg for 15 years. She also operated two beauty salons in the Hershey area and she had a beauty shop in McClure in the 1960s.
She enjoyed bingo and gardening.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. William Danis officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, wherefamily will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Ruth Ann Carpenter Anders
NEWTON HAMILTON - Ruth Ann Carpenter Anders, 50, of 10 Shaversville Circle, Newton Hamilton, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital, following a serious illness.
Born July 27, 1949, in Streator, Ill., she was a daughter of Gertrude (Harmsen) Carpenter of Streator, Ill. and the late Kenneth E. Carpenter. Her husband, Thomas D. Anders, whom she married Feb. 28, 1968 in Upper Marlboro, Md., survives.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Stacey A. Anders, at home; brother and sister, Diana S. Woodburn, Pontiac, Ill. and Kenneth Carpenter, Long Point, Ill.; and 10 nieces and nephews.
She was a 1967 graduate of Woodland High School, Streator, Ill.
She was employed as a cafeteria aide by the Mount Union Area School District at the Mapleton-Union Elementary School. Prior to that she was employed as a fingerprint technician at the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C.
She enjoyed making crafts, sewing, crocheting and traveling.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Michael Bailey and the Rev. Danny Neff officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Cemetery, Newton Hamilton.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home.

Annie Anderson
MOUNT UNION - Annie Anderson, 80, of 34 Hollow Drive, Mount Union, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at the Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.
Born Feb. 19, 1920, in Hawstone, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Katie (Prokopief) Anderson.
She is survived by brothers and sister, Nicholas Anderson, Harrisburg, John Anderson, Lewistown, Mitch Anderson and Mary Anderson, Lucy Furnace, Mount Union.
She was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Alice Anderson, Michael Anderson, Harry Anderson, and Paul Anderson.
She was a 1937 graduate of Mount Union High School.
She retired in 1973 from L. Grief Bros. Manufacturing, Mount Union, after 35 years of service.
She was baptized in the Orthodox faith.
She loved gardening and was especially fond of raising Dahlias.
Private services will be held at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Father Stephen Kundla officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.
There will be no public viewing or visitation.


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