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Catherine E. Earhart
MIFFLINTOWN - Catherine E. Earhart, 91, formerly of 29 Locust Lane, Pittsburgh, died at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, RR1 Mifflintown.

Born Nov. 28, 1907, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur W. and Laura May (Lineinger) Woolridge. Her husband, James Earhart, whom she married in 1953, died in 1964.

She is survived by a niece, Laura Emily Nicholas of Fort Mills, S.C.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Woolridge and Emily Mundt.

She attended Madison Avenue Elementary School and graduated from Avalon High School, Pittsburgh.

She retired in 1955 from Commonwealth Trust, Pittsburgh, where she was employed in the accounting/bookkeeping department.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Upper St. Clair and Charity Chapter 368 Order of Eastern Star, Pittsburgh.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Faith Lutheran Church of Upper St. Clair, 29 Bartley Road, Pittsburgh, with the Rev. Charles J. Hartbauer officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. Friends may call the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church of Upper St. Clair, 29 Bartley Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Adam L. 'Butch' Earnest Jr.
HARRISBURG, Ark. - Adam L. "Butch" Earnest Jr., 57, of 69 Jim Parish Road, Lavonia, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Harrisburg, Ark.

Born March 17, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Adam L. Earnest Sr and Elizabeth (Cooke) Earnest.

He is survived by: a son, Adam L. Earnest III of 21 Eisenhower Blvd., Duncannon, a daughter, Sharon Geesaman of Lewistown; sisters, Blanche Narehood, McVeytown, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Patton of Lewistown and Mrs. Allen (Joyce) Baker, Belleville and three grandchildren.

He was a truck driver for Wilke's Transport, Elberton, Ga. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.


Harvey S. Earnest
REEDSVILLE - Harvey S. Earnest, 81, of 82 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, died at 11:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 27, 1918, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Harvey P. and Sarah (Bedlyon) Earnest.

His wife, Sarah Jane (Hughes) Earnest, whom he married May 31, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Joe (Barbara) Alcala, Elizabethtown, Mrs. Richard (Sheila) Finegan, Palmyra, and John Marvin Earnest, Longfellow; brothers and sisters, Helen P. Snyder, Brunswick, Ga., Byron C. Earnest, Milroy, David L. Earnest, Reedsville; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

For 32 years, he was a custodian for Lewistown Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Diane A. Easton
MCCLURE - Diane A. Easton, 56, of 4429 Back Maitland Road, McClure, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Oct. 27, 1943, in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Mildred (Blue) Aumiller of McClure and the late Donald Warden. Her husband, Milford I. "Med" Easton, whom she married July 24, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Robert E. Easton, McClure, and Dale E. Easton Sebring, Fla.; sisters and brothers, Mrs. William (Donna) Page, Lewistown, Mrs. Garth (Beverly) Goodrich, Gainesville, Ga., Ronald Scutt, McClure, and Jerry Scutt, Portville, NY.

She was a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Glenwood United Methodist Church, US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends 6 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenwood United Methodist Church, c/o 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.


Eleanor L. 'Nornie' Eaton
LEWISTOWN - Eleanor L. "Nornie" Eaton, 61, of 626 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 7:04 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at her residence.

Born Dec. 29, 1937, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Walter E. Harris, South Wayne Street, Lewistown and the late Stella M. (Peck) Harris, who died March 18, 1986.

Also surviving are: children, Mack Eaton and Stephanie Eaton, both of Lewistown; sister, Mrs. David (Mary J.) Kepner, Port Royal; and two grandchildren.

She had been employed by the American Viscose Cake Processing Dept., Skills, and 15 years as an aid at William Penn Nursing Home. She was also an Avon representative.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Bailey officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Barr Funeral, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Zella G. Eaton
THOMPSONTOWN - Zella G. Eaton, 76, of Main Street, Thompsontown, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 18, 1924, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Jennie (VanSyoc) Gloss. Her husband, Carl L. Eaton, died April 30, 1988.

She is survived by: a son, Gerald L. Eaton, Thompsontown RR1; a sister, Hazel Allen, Ephrata; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Port Royal United Methodist Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863, Mifflintown.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at East Waterford Cemetery, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.


Robert W. 'Bob' Ebersole Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Robert W. "Bob" Ebersole Sr., 52, of 1493 State Route 103 North, Lewistown, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1946, in Huntingdon, he was the son of William B. and Helen (Ross) Ebersole of Huntingdon. His wife, Carol Ann (Armstrong) Ebersole, whom he married March 8, 1980, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Timber S. Ebersole, Robert W. Ebersole Jr., and Peter R. Ebersole, all at home; brother and sisters, Thomas Ebersole, Patricia Ebersole, and Joy Merritts, all of Huntingdon.

He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was district manager/salesman for Creed Corporation, Concordville, Pa. Plumbing Supply Co. from 1996-present.

He was a member of the Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he was treasurer of the Alliance Men for seven years, a Sunday school teacher for the primary department and served on the Long Range Planning Committee.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Lewistown RR2, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 59 Farm View Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.


J. Ralph 'Buss' Eby Jr.
MIFFLINTOWN - J. Ralph "Buss" Eby Jr., 78, of Mifflintown RR1 died at 5:58 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at his residence.

Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Gap, he was the son of the late J. Ralph and Elsie T. (Trout) Eby. His wife, Irene K. (Kramer) Eby, whom he married June 16, 1984, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Elsie M. Creasy, Coatsville; two stepdaughters, Kathy Nankivell, Millerstown and Susan Lukens, McAlisterville; four brothers, G. Robert Eby, Gap, Raymond L. Eby, Lancaster, William L. Eby, Pots Nets, Del., and Wendel R. Eby, Mountville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Olive (Hall) Eby; a stepson, William Houser; a brother, Donald E. Eby; and a sister, Marian L. Longabaugh.

He attended Gap Consolidated and Whitehorse schools.

He served in the United States Army with the 373rd MP Escort Guard Service from 1942 to 1943.

He retired in 1982 after 32 years from Philadelphia Electric Company as a linesman and substation foreman, then moved to Richfield and McAlisterville. Prior to that, he had been employed at Keystone Mushroom Co., Westwood; Brandywine Transportation, West Chester, as a bus driver; Sensenig Bros., Coatsville, as a coal deliverer; and Capital Bakeries, Westwood, as a route delivery man.

He was a member of Richfield Lions Club and the County Line Loafers Association, Richfield. He was an avid traveler.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Dr. John C. Libert officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Russell H. Eby
YEAGERTOWN - Russell H. Eby, 59, 224 N. Boiling Springs Ave., Yeagertown, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at Whispering Pines Personal Care Home, Bellefonte.

Born Oct. 11, 1940, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Russell L. and Elizabeth (Richard) Eby. His wife, Beverly (Johnson) Eby, whom he married September 1966, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Lee R. Eby, 32 Track Lane, Reedsville and Lisa A. Eby, Lynnwood, Wash.; brother and sister, Earl Eby, North Mann Avenue, Yeagertown and Mrs. Don (Helen) Davis, Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown; and one grandchild.

He served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

He was employed by Standard Steel in the melt shop for 14 years.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Arla M. Edmiston
MCCLURE - Arla M. Edmiston, 74, of McClure RR2, died at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1924, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late William and Esther (Baker) Kline. Her husband, Corbin A. Edmiston, whom she married Jan. 11, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Donald E. Edmiston; a brother, Stanford Kline, McClure RR2; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Monroe Kline.

She retired from Baker Store Company in 1989. She had also worked at the Standard Shirt Factory, the Mohawk Shirt Factory, the former American Viscose, and the former Kline's Store.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she had been a member of the ELCA and helped the Tuesday Quilters. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of McClure Fire Company.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841.

Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph A. Edmiston
LEWISTOWN - Joseph A. Edmiston, 84, of 1850 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College.

Born Aug. 30, 1915, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Lewis C. and Clara Esther (Richard) Edmiston. His first wife, Betty M. (Rush) Edmiston, died July 7, 1973. His second wife, Florence A. (Heimbach) Knepp Edmiston, survives.

Also surviving are: children, R. Lynn Edmiston, North Little Rock, Ark., and Rick L. Edmiston, 1846 Red Lion Drive, State College; stepchildren, Thomas H. Knepp and Mrs. Dennis (Nancy L.) Rhodes, both of McClure, and Dan R. Knepp, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Wilbur L. "Jack' Edmiston, Rehrersburg, Mabel R. Edmiston, Mildred P. Hartley, and Lois O. Watt, all of Lewistown; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, S. Richard Edmiston and Norman Edmiston.

He was a 1933 graduate of Yeagertown High School.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served as a Hospital Apprentice First Class.

He was a U.S. postal worker and served as a clerk for 20 years, a rural carrier for 14 years, retiring Dec. 30, 1976. Early in life, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He was a member of Maitland Church of the Brethren, was on the deacon board of the church, and was a committee member for Child Evangelism Fellowship. He was also a member of the Fort Granville Grange and the Pennsylvania Rural Letter Carriers Retirement Association.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Maitland Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, PO Box 168, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Debra A. Edwards
REEDSVILLE - Debra A. Edwards, 46, of 97 Liberty Lane, Reedsville, died of natural causes at 1:36 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 3, 1953, in Allensville, she was a daughter of Richard L. and Laura K. (Crownover) Yoder of 37 El Ray St., Allensville. Her husband, James H. Edwards of 97 Liberty Lane, Reedsville, survives.

She is also survived by a brother, Dennis R. Yoder, Allensville.

She was a graduate of Penn Highlands High School.

She was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown, and the Humane Society.

She was a cashier at Giant Food Stores, Burnham.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Danny R. Neff officiating.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central Pa., 205 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801.


Marie M. Ehlman
MECHANICSBURG - Marie M. Ehlman, 94, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the village.

Born March 22, 1906, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Griesel) Mayer. Her husband, Luther Ehlman, died March 17, 1998.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a retired clerk for the Hibbert Printing Company, Trenton, N. J.

She was a member of Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church, Mechanicsburg, with Pastor Janet Peifer officiating. Interment will be in Buffalo Cemetery, Saville Township, Perry County.

Friends may call from noon until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Ann Ehrenzeller
BELLEVILLE - Mary Ann Ehrenzeller, 83, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of West Fifth Street, Lewistown, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born March 23, 1916, in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late George and Florence (Cooney) Kuhn. Her husband, Roy Ehrenzeller, died in 1975.

Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Clyde W. Kuhn and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Launt, both of Lockport Road, Lewistown, Roy Kuhn, Mechanicsburg, Harold Kuhn, Fairfield, Conn., and Mrs. Frank (Caroline) Romig, Maitland Road, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by brother and sisters, Raymond Kuhn, Gladys Klinger, Marjorie Peterson, and Elsie Puskas.

She was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Army.

She was a graduate of Carlisle Commercial College.

She was a secretary for the Department of Public Assistance, Carlisle, for state government offices in Harrisburg, and for St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown.

She was a member of the Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with the Rev. William Kuhn officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Blain.

Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Phyllis J. Eichelberger
PORT NORRIS, NJ - Phyllis J. Eichelberger, 72, of Port Norris, NJ, died Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2000, at the Genesis Elder Care Millville Center after a long illness.

Born in McClure, she was a daughter of the late James and Myrtie (Wagner) Krick. Her husband, Leon Eichelberger, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Gene Eichelberger, Avalon, NJ; daughters, Janice Robbins, Millville, NJ and Gloria Riviera, Paden, OK; twin sister, Gladys Bowersox, McClure; sisters, Marion Specht, West Milton and Ruth Mattern, Lewistown; brothers, Carl Krick, McClure and Donald Krick, Langhorne; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was retired from General Machine, Millville, NJ.

She was a member of the Daughters of America and Port Norris Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoffman Funeral Homes, 2507 High St., Port Norris, NJ. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville, NJ.

Friends may call noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Norris Fire Company, P.O. Box 115, Port Norris, NJ 08349.


Carol L. 'Leets' Eichenberger
PORT ROYAL - Carol L. "Leets" Eichenberger, 78, of 2615 W. 10th St., Erie, also of Port Royal, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Manchester Presbyterian Home, Erie.

Born April 7, 1922, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Evard and Ida (Kepner) Meloy. Her first husband, Paul P. Williams, died April 23, 1960. Her second husband of 37 years, Walter W. Eichenberger of Port Royal and 2615 W. 10th St., Erie, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Theresa Eichenberger, Glenside; a son, William Eichenberger, Kauai, Hawaii; and one grandchild.

She was a graduate of Port Royal High School and Polyclinic Hospital Nursing School, Harrisburg.

She was a registered nurse.

She was a former member of Port Royal Presbyterian Church and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Erie.

She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed dogs, boating, traveling and hunting.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic and the Rev. John Rocco officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 at Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard E. Wright and Ted Kepner officiating.

There will be no viewing.

Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of local arrangements.


Chester W. 'Chet' Eicker
MIFFLINTOWN - Chester W. "Chet" Eicker, 74, of Mifflintown RR4 died at 8:05 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 21, 1925, in Mifflin, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Chester H. and Thelma E. (Wright) Eicker. His wife, Vivian M. (McNemar) Eicker, whom he married June 8, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Gary L. Eicker, Everett, Douglas J. Eicker, Lewistown, Darrell C. Eicker, Port Royal; daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Debra) Phillips, Honey Grove, Karen E. Diven, Port Royal, Ann L. Carrier, Mifflintown; sister, Alice L. Elder, Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 298, Mifflintown, and a life member of the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and listening to big band music.

He retired with 33 years of service from the Wheel Rolling Mill of Standard Steel, Burnham.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4, where full military burial honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044.


Alice L. Elder
MIFFLINTOWN - Alice L. Elder, 75, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville), died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 19, 1924, in Mifflin, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Chester H. and Thelma E. (Wright) Eicker. Her husband James W. Elder, died Nov. 14, 1954.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Stanley "Pete" (Jamesina) Worrall, Mifflintown RR5; a son, Chet H. Elder, Bethany Beach, Del.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester W. Eicker, on Aug. 12, 1999.

She retired in 1972 with 20 years of service as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Harrisburg.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin, and Sunday School Class No. 11 of the church. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4.

Friends may call from 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box F, Mifflin, PA 17058.


Allen J. Elder
HARRISBURG - Allen J. Elder, 36, of Harrisburg, and formerly of Mifflin County, died of natural causes Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1963, in Lewistown, he was a son of Levina M. (Leigey) Elder of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, and the late Alfred J. Elder.

Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Devera) Worthy of Huntingdon, Mrs. Robert (Darlene) Reichenbach, Alisa Vargas, and Mary Jo Elder, all of Lewistown, Della Elder of McVeytown, Alice Palm of Mifflintown, and Alfred J. Elder of Yeagertown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Elder.

He worked as a dry waller and a waiter.

He was Catholic by faith.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


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