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Roger R. Wentz
Roger R. Wentz, 37, of 172 Walls Road, Mount Union, died at 9:52 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Altoona Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1964, in New Brunswick, NJ, he was the son of Donald and Dolly Wentz of Hesston. His wife, Rose M. (Price) Wentz, survives. His service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. Interment will be in White Church Cemetery, Hesston.

Steven Andrew Wertz
CENTRE HALL - Steven Andrew Wertz, 56, of Centre Hall, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Aug. 3, 1945, in Lewistown, he was the son of Ruth M. (Knepp) Wertz, Centre Hall, and the late Howard Blair Wertz. His wife, Anetta (Shawver) Wertz, whom he married Aug. 29, 1964 in Aaronsburg, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Ruby Wertz, Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Lucille A. Dashem, Centre Hall, and two brothers, Merle Wertz, Lewistown, and Blair Wertz, Howard; father and mother in-law, Leon and Janet Shawver, Aaronsburg; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Blair Wertz, and two daughters, Doreen Ellen and Lori Michelle. He graduated from Penns Valley High School in 1963. He worked as an electrician at Corning Glass Works, State College, since 1967, and was self-employed with Steven Wertz Income Tax Service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-1969 and was discharged as a Lance Corporal. He was the Treasurer of the Centre Hall Lion's Club and a member since 1991, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #206, Bellefonte, since 1992, a member of Elk's Lodge #1074, Bellefonte, since 1991, a life member of Nittany Leathernecks Detachment, a life member of American Legion Post #0P67, Pleasant Gap, a member of patriotic Sons of America, Camp #357, Woodward, a member of Progressive Grange, Centre Hall, and a life member of the Centre Hall Fire Company. He was also President of the Centre Hall Borough Council and a member since 1987, Secretary and Treasurer of the Centre County Central Labor Council, a member of the United Methodist Church, Woodward, a member of the American Flint Glass Worker's Union Local 1027, and a previous member of H&R Block Tax Service. Friends may call from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, Elks Lodge Services will be held at 8 p.m. and POS of A will hold a service at 8:15 p.m.. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to: The American Lung Association, the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor's choice.

Irene M. West
MIDDLETOWN - Irene M. West, 89, of Frey Village, Middletown, formerly of Port Royal, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the village. Born Jan. 27, 1912, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Edgar L. and Sarah A. (Walters) Maffett. Her husband, William M. West, died Dec. 20, 1962. She is survived by several cousins. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Sara J. Maffett in 1966 and Mary E. Maffett in 1985. She was a 1929 graduate of the Port Royal High School and a 1931 graduate of the Central Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg. She was a retired legal secretary, having worked for 40 years. She was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with Pastor Donald C. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from noon Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Hazel H. Westover
ALLENSVILLE - Hazel H. Westover, 68, of 27 Water St., Allensville, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1932, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late James I. and Effie (Wagner) Harshbarger. Her husband, Karl J. Westover, whom she married June 25, 1955 in Huntingdon, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Joseph M. Westover, Belleville; brothers and sisters, William Harshbarger, Athens, Ga., Verna Foster, McVeytown, and Mrs. Guy (Ethel) Foust, Centre Hall; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and brothers and sister, John Harshbarger, Edwin Harshbarger and Dottie Harshbarger Crozier. She was secretary/treasurer of Allensville Planing Mill Inc. She attended the Allensville Presbyterian Church, Allensville. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church with a second service at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Geoffrey Huish, the Rev. Howard Jenkins, and the Rev. Chester Halstead officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements. All branches of the Allensville Planing Mill will close at noon on Tuesday.

Virginia S. (Vincent) Wetzel
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Virginia S. (Vincent) Wetzel, 94, of First Community Village, Upper Arlington, Ohio, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Kobacker House Hospice, Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late F. Dell and Emily Cochran (Murry) Sullivan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alex Vincent Sr. and her second husband, Richard Wetzel. Surviving are: children, Alex B. Vincent Jr., Princeton, NJ, Mrs. Jim (Alice) Davis, Worthington, Ohio, and Mrs. Jack (Lucretia) Bossert, Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Christie) McClellan and Mary Kay Sullivan; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Emily Sullivan. She attended Ohio State University and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was executive director of the American Cancer Society of Central Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ and was a member of the church finance board. She was the first woman elected to the School Board in Lewistown, was named Community Mother of the Year and was very active in other civic groups as an officer and a member. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia L. Wetzler
SELINSGROVE - Georgia L. Wetzler, 47, of Selinsgrove, died at 6:44 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born March 11, 1954, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of Clarence H. Kennedy of McAlisterville and the late Lois Jane (Wyland) Kennedy. She attended East Juniata High School. Also surviving are: a son, Brody Sommers of Selinsgrove; brother and sisters, Steve Kennedy of Mifflintown RR1, Paulette Spade of Millerstown RR2, Wanda Heckert of Lewistown, and Bonnie K. Hosler of Mifflintown. She was preceded in death by: a son, Michael L. Sommers and a sister, Beverly J. Leahy. She attended East Juniata High School. She was employed as an aide at the Selinsgrove State School, for 12 years, until her retirement in July 2001. She had previously been employed at the Richfield Shirt Factory, Richfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Pusey Losch officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Grace R. Wheeler
LEWISTOWN - Grace R. Wheeler, 81, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 122 Spring St, Lewistown, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave, Lewistown. Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Maddensville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Homer "Jake" and Ella Jane (Bishop) Reihart. Her husband, Merle H. Wheeler, preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1990. Surviving are: children, William M. Wheeler, 316 Seventh St., Lewistown, Terry L. Wheeler, Mifflintown and Jack L. Wheeler, Edgewood, WA; two granddaughters, Lou Anne Long, Port Royal and Barbara A. Anderson, Villa Rica, GA; five step-grandchildren, Neil Cloyd, Maude, TX, Gwen Joseph, Puyallup, WA, John Young, Mechanicsburg, Pamela Figley, Westminster, MD and Donna Urlrich, York Haven; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters and a granddaughter, Brenda Y. Oberlin, in April 1997. She was employed in the Beaming Department of American Viscose Corp., retiring in 1962. Early in life she was employed by Arrow Shirt Factory. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 60 years. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Rosalie E. Wherry
YEAGERTOWN - Rosalie E. Wherry, 101, a resident of Beverly Healthcare/William Penn, and formerly of 105 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 5:04 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Jan. 9, 1900, she was the daughter of Roland and Millie (Zimmerman) Camp. Her husband, Charles Wherry, preceded her in death in 1947. Surviving are: a sister, Dorothy Clements of Shamokin. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Willard Camp, Thomas Camp, Elvin Camp, Earl Camp and Howard Camp; and a sister, Rosie Ethel Camp. She graduated from Albright College, with a degree in teaching. Early in life she taught high school, and later was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, a former member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, where she served as superintendent of the Primary Department for 60 years, a choir member for 32 years, superintendent and teacher of Vacation Bible School for 36 years, secretary of Ladies Aid and a member of Knotty Ladies. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Helen I. White
LEWISTOWN - Helen I. White, 84, formerly of East Third Street, Lewistown, died at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ella Mae (Henry) Goss. Her husband, Fern M. White, died in 1954. Surviving are: children, Samuel H. White, Jeannette L. "Judy" Knepp, and Gerald A. White, all of Lewistown, Mrs. David (Crystal) Kitting, Atkinson Mills, and Mrs. Lewis (Carol) Knepp, McClure; brothers and sisters, Bette Bair, Wayne N. Goss, Raymond N. Goss, and James A. Goss, all of Lewistown, and Larry D. Goss, Gilbert, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard G. White and Lee Allen White; two brothers, Robert Goss and Howard Goss; and a grandson, Steven White. She was a homemaker. She was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Danny Neff officiating. Interment will be in Vira United Methodist Cemetery. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Sandra M. White
McVEYTOWN - Sandra M. White, 56, of 845 Little Greenbriar Road, McVeytown, formerly of Lancaster, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at her home, following an extended illness. Born on Feb. 4, 1945, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Norman Martin and Lottie (Snook) Martin Stout, who resides in Lancaster. She is survived by her husband, Charles Eugene "Gene" White, whom she married on June 13, 1987. Also surviving are: two sons, Gregory S. Fisher, Seaford, DE and Dennis L. Fisher, Lancaster; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Martin. Before her illness, Sandra had worked most recently at Oven One, in the C.H. Miller building, Huntingdon, for four years. Prior to this, she had been employed for nine years by the AMP Corp., Lancaster. Mrs. White was a member of the Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel, Mt. Union RR1. She served as a volunteer for Huntingdon Manor and enjoyed doing crafts, hunting, fishing and tying flies. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with Pastor Jeff Winstead officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel, 106 Pin Oak Lane, Mt. Union, 17066.

Carl E. Whitesel
LEWISTOWN - Carl E. Whitesel, 91, of 43 Tower Hill Road, Granville, died at 10:22 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown. Born Dec. 26, 1909, in Juniata County, he was the son of the late James M. and Mary C. (Schreffler) Whitesel. He was the husband of the late Esther L. (Silks) Whitesel, who died on March 11, 2000. Surviving are three daughters, Nancy K. Hampton of 25 Tower Hill Road, Lewistown, Carol Ann Parson of 285 Cliffside Drive, Lewistown and Mary Margaret Varner of McAlisterville; a son, Carl Whitesel, Jr. of Baltimore, MD; 11 grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mona Jean Whitesel, a brother and a sister. He was the last of his immediate family. For 25 years he was a machine shop instructor at Standard Steel, retiring in 1974. He was a Methodist by faith. He was a life member of the Junction Fire Company, the Fraternal Order of Police and the State Sheriff's Association. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Samuel Ralph Whitesel
KUTZTOWN - Samuel Ralph Whitesel, 57, of Kutztown, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his cabin near Little Marsh, Tioga County. Born Feb. 18, 1944, in Oakland Mills, he was the son of the late Harry T. and Ruth E. (Whitesel) Sheaffer. He was raised by his adoptive parents, the late Ralph and Catherine (Bishop) Whitesel. He is survived by children, Samuel R. Whitesel Jr. of Enola, Karen S. Wendling of York, Mark A. Whitesel of Mifflintown, and Joshua B. Whitesel of Kutztown; brothers and sisters, George T. Sheaffer and Marion L. Whistler, both of Mifflintown RR1, Glenn A. Sheaffer, Harry L. Sheaffer, and Catherine "Sis" Phillips, all of Port Royal RR2, Harold D. Sheaffer of Kutztown, and Patty Mangle of Locust Run; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Whitesel; a brother, James D. Sheaffer; and two grandchildren, Christopher Whitesel and Tashua Whitesel. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a heating and air conditioning specialist and also a real estate agent. He was a member of the Tioga County VFW, the Tioga County American Legion, and the Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam and Gas Association, York County. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and golfing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ronald Shupe officiating. Interment will be in Westminister Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Faith Wieder
LANDISVILLE - Mary Faith Wieder, 87, of Landisville, formerly of Lewistown and Juniata County, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at The Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. Born July 9, 1913, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Newton and Blanche (Basom) Barner. Her husband, Harry Monroe Wieder, whom she married Oct. 21, 1934, survives. Also surviving are: children, Clarence M. Wieder, Leola, Mrs. James R. (Linda E.) Clark, York, and Mrs. Richard E. (Janet L.) Neville, Denver; brothers, E. Palmer Barner, Enola and Rev. Charles W. Barner, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, J. Malvern Barner, Victor W. Barner, Herman W. Barner, Robert E. Barner, Bertha N. Book, Almeda H. Aumiller and A. Grace Fogle on Jan. 22, 2001. She was employed for 18 years by the Hempfield School District in the cafeteria of the Landisville Elementary School, retiring in June 1979. She was a member of the Senior Choir of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, East Petersburg and served as a Sunday school teacher for 37 years. She was also a member of the Women of Grace and the Women's Missionary Society of the church; a member of the auxiliary of the Lancaster General Hospital for over 50 years; and a member of the Farm Women No. 10, Lancaster. She enjoyed reading her Bible and was an accomplished cook and baker. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Abram E. Rhoads officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Brethren Village Chapel, Lancaster and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Brethren Village, PO Box 5093, Lancaster, PA 17606 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Harold E. 'Bill' Williams
LEWISTOWN - Harold E. "Bill" Williams, 85, of 20 W. Charles St., Lewistown, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born Sept. 5, 1916, in Uniontown, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha (Howard) Williams. His wife, Betty (Kelly) Williams, whom he married on Oct. 18, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Richard E. Williams, Ridge Road, Lewistown, Stephen P. Williams, Spruce Street, Lewistown, Mrs. John (Carol) Hartman, 10272 U.S. Highway 522S, Lewistown, and Mrs. Daniel (Paula) Pierce, 91 Rowe Drive, Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Williams in 1982, two grandchildren and one brother. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed at Western Union, Uniontown, and as a salesman for Jewel Tea, Lewistown, as wholesale candy salesman, and a custodian for the Mifflin County School District. He attended the First United Methodist Church. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, with Karen McCachren officiating. A private interment at Lind Memorial Cemetery will follow. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Leona C. Williams
LEWISTOWN - Leona C. Williams, 76, of 1705 US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Gertrude (Wagner) Marker. Her husband, Clair A. Williams Sr., died in 1992. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Michael (Patricia) Reeder, Export, Clair A. Williams Jr. and James R. Williams, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. Rev. Scott (Mary) Criswell, Claysburg; brothers and sisters, Kenneth L. Marker, Anna Mae Marker, Charles M. Marker, and Darlene M. Light, all of Lewistown; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard A. Marker Sr. and a grandson, Andrew William Criswell. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren. She loved flowers and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Charles Eldredge and the Rev. Scott Criswell officiating. Interment will be in the Maitland Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.

Nora M. Williams
MIFFLIN - Nora M. Williams, 92, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown RR1 (Arch Rock), died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the village. Born Oct. 3, 1908, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd A. and Elizabeth (Clark) Britcher. Her husband, W. George Williams, died Feb. 14, 1949. She is survived by: a son, Ronald G. Williams, Mifflintown RR1; brothers and sisters, Jay Britcher and Thomas Britcher, both of Mifflintown RR1, Anna Fry, Stowe, Hazel Richenbaugh, McAlisterville, Alma Wynning, Boyertown, Jane Cleck, Mifflintown and Stella Arnold, Mifflin. She was preceded in death by a son, Frederick James Williams on Sept. 5, 1963; three brothers, James Britcher, Earl Britcher, Clark Britcher; and three sisters, Kathaleen Worrall, Pauline Britcher, and Helen Britcher. She was a homemaker and a private duty practical nurse. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Box 7, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Sara E. Williams
TOPTON - Sara E. Williams, 87, of 67 E. Franklin St., Topton, died at 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Kutztown Manor, Kutztown. Born July 11, 1913, in Bellefonte, Centre County, she was a daughter of the late Harry H. and Lillian C. (Steinmiller) Ruhl. Her husband, Robert R. Williams, died Feb. 17, 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis J. (Williams) Cherrie, Fleetwood; a sister, Lillian C. (Ruhl) Houtz, Lewistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She had been employed for 10 years at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, retiring in 1944. Services were held Wednesday at the Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown. Burial was in Blanchard, Centre County.

Eva M. Williamson
MIFFLINTOWN - Eva M. Williamson, 72, of Mifflintown RR5, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Gladys A. Williamson
HONEY GROVE - Gladys A. Williamson, 74, of Honey Grove RR1 (Reeds Gap), died at 3:31 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 11, 1926, in Lack Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie (Weimer) Buchanan. Her husband, Kenneth Williamson, survives. She is also survived by a sister, Ethel Harris, Loysville; a half-brother, Glenn Emery, Liverpool; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene M. Woodward on April 18, 1995. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Reeds Gap. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in McCullochs Mills Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m.

Howard H. 'Pappy' Willow
RICHFIELD - Howard H. "Pappy" Willow, 72, of Richfield RR1, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Nov. 29, 1928, in Juniata County, he was the son of the late Jacob and Lulu (Marks) Willow. His wife, Helen A. Lyter, whom he married Sept. 23, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children, Randy J. Willow and Scott A. Willow of Richfield RR1, Michael H. Willow, Millerstown RR2, and Mrs. Ronald (Nancy K.) Swinehart, Millmont RR1; a sister, Pauline Fogle, Richfield RR1; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, William Willow, Floyd Willow, Paul Willow, Delmar Willow and Ruth Leininger. He owned and operated a farm in Richfield RR1. He was Methodist by faith. He was an avid hunter. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mill, with the Rev. James Neimond officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Ref. Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Kim Eugene Willow
SELINSGROVE - Kim Eugene Willow of The Selinsgrove Center, died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the center. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Richfield United Methodist Church, Richfield, with the Rev. Vernon E. Shenberger officiating and the Rev. George Spencer assisting. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church, Wednesday.

Albert L. 'Barney' Wilson
ELIZABETHTOWN - Albert L. "Barney" Wilson, 75, of 237 Buttonwood Drive, Elizabethtown, formerly of McVeytown, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at his residence. Born Oct. 21, 1925, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Lloyd W. and Bertha A. (Gearhart) Wilson. His wife of 57 years, Janet L. (Dunmire) Wilson, survives. Also surviving are: Sandra L. Hamilton, Asheboro, NC, Richard W. Wilson and Russell S. Wilson, both of Elizabethtown, and Sonya L. Wilson, at home; sisters and brother, Pearl Wilson, Lewistown, Samuel Wilson and Laura Freed, both of McVeytown, and Florence Swartz, Millerstown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and John, and three sisters, Jessie Wilson, Mabel Campbell, and Catharine Wilson. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the United States Army. Prior to retiring in 1992, he was employed for 23 years as an assistant farm manager by Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown. From 1966-69 he was the dairy herdsman where he specialized in breeding and raising champion Ayrshire dairy cattle. He also worked as a farmer at Masonic Homes from 1955-69. He was also employed by the former Harbison-Walker Refactories in Mount Union from 1941-1955. He was a member of McVeytown United Methodist Church and also attended the Maytown Church of God. He was a leader of the Lancaster County 4-H program at Masonic Homes for many years and enjoyed gardening, hunting and reading. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Maytown Church of God, 10 W. Elizabeth St., Maytown, with Pastor William G. Miller and the Rev. Bradley C. Knepp officiating. There will be no viewing, but friends may call 6 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. A second service will also be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McVeytown United Methodist Church, Church Street, McVeytown, with the Rev. Bradley C. Knepp and the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Family will also receive friends Tuesday at the McVeytown United Methodist Church following the service. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604. The Frank S. Miller Funeral Home, 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, is in charge of arrangements. Further information and directions can be found at www.millerfuneralhome.com.

Doris E. Wilson
MCALISTERVILLE - Doris E. Wilson, 85, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born Feb. 12, 1916 in Pensauken, NJ, she was a daughter of the late William and Mae Ann (Jones) Kugel. Her husband William W. Wilson, whom she married in June of 1947, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia K. Varner, McAlisterville RR2; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She worked as a seamstress in New Jersey in a garment factory and had also worked for Dupont Chemical Company in Deepwater, NJ. She moved to Juniata County in 1981 from Georgia. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. There will be no viewing. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16, Westfall St., McAlisterville is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene A. 'Junior' Wilson
MOUNT UNION - Eugene A. "Junior" Wilson Jr., 67, of Mount Union RR1, died unexpectedly Saturday morning May 12, 2001, at the home of his brother, James Wilson, with whom he resided. Born Dec. 16, 1933 in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Eugene A. Sr. and True P. (Kline) Wilson. He is survived by brothers and sisters,Shirley Parks and Beverly Liddick, both of Lewistown, James D. Wilson of Mount Union RR1, Carol Backley of Mechanicsburg, Melody Miller of Shirleysburg RR1 and Sam Clymans of Virginia. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Varner and an infant sister, Nancy Wilson. He was a member of the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, Shirleysburg RR1. He did housecleaning and miscellaneous jobs for people and delivered mail in Shirleysburg for some of the elderly. He enjoyed fishing and camping. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. James Hullihen officiating. Interment will be in the Germany Valley Cemetery, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to: the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, RR1, Shirleysburg, PA 17260.

Goldie C. Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Goldie C. Wilson, 96, of 28 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1904, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Carrie (Souder) Adams. Her husband, Merle L. Wilson, died February 1987. Surviving are: children, Merle L. Wilson, Phoenix, Ariz., Melvin P. Wilson, 1 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, Betty W. Hockenberry, Shiremanstown, and Nancy L. Scott, Mexico; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a daughter, Helen M. Wilson and one brother. She was a homemaker. She attended the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and was a member of the the Beacon Class of the Sunday school, the Pensioneer's Club, and the 25 Year Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown CMA Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Louise P. Wilson
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Louise P. Wilson, 73, of 9610 N. 34th Ave., Phoenix, Ariz., died at 2:57 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 3, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Deavor and Vera (Chamberlain) Stine. Her husand, Merle Wilson Jr., survives. Also surviving are: sons, Merle Jay Wilson, Winchester, Ken., and Roger L. Wilson, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Dottie Dunmire, Lewistown; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Deavor. She worked as an office assistant for her son's tax practice in Phoenix, Ariz. Viewing, funeral service and interment will be held at the Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, Phoenix, Ariz. Local arrangements were provided by Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Myrtle G. Wilson
MCVEYTOWN - Myrtle G. Wilson, 85, of US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, and a guest of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, died at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1915, in Three Springs, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Vergie (Snyder) Wible. Her husband, Eugene Wilson, died May 21, 1981. She is survived by two sons, Robert E. Wilson, US Highway 522 South, McVeytown and R. Ronald Wilson, Ridge Side Acres, Lewistown; brother and sister, Homer Wible, Three Springs and Mrs. George (Marie) Nauss, Bainbridge; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Lester Wible, Ralph Wible, Charles Wible and Helen Baker. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Three Springs United Brethren Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Spring Run Church of the Brethren, PO Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Paul F. Wilson Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Paul F. Wilson Sr., 81, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Grand Parkway North, Lewistown, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the nursing home. Born July 21, 1919, in Blandburg, Blair County, he was a son of the late Cecil C. and Sara (Beers) Wilson. His first wife, Ethel (Ramsey) Wilson, died in 1978 and his second wife, Phyllis (Swineford) Wilson, died in 1999. He is survived by children, Mrs. Larry (Kay) Groninger, Lewistown, Mrs. Nathan (Susan) Wise, State College and Paul F. Wilson Jr., Reedsville; stepchildren, Nancy Snook, Belleville and Thomas Wagner, Lewistown; a sister, Verla M. Heintzelman, Deltona, Fla.; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Horton and one brother, Elwood Wilson. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Early in life, he owned a wholesale pharmaceutical business and then was manager at Mason Dixon Sand and Gravel Corporation, Perryville, Md. He then worked as a salesman for Goss Fertilizer, Lewistown and for Agrico, a fertilizer corporation. Last he was owner and operator of Wilson's Jewelry, Lewistown from 1965-1980. He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and later attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was Past President of the Lewistown Rotary Club; Past President of the Lewistown Retail Merchants Association; a member of the Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203; the Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter 186; the Lewistown Commandry No. 26; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Jaffa Shrine of Altoona; the Mifflin County Shrine Club; the Mifflin/Juniata County Scottish Rite Club; the Greenbrush Hunting Club, Greenwood Furnace; and the Mifflin County Sportsmen's Association. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Paul F. Wilson Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Lewistown Rotary Club, Gordon D. Walker, 2448 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Rena B. Wilson
MCCLURE - Rena B. Wilson, 94, of Mcclure, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born Feb. 12, 1907, in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late David and Eliza (Barto) Walk. In 1925 she married the late Earl Gordon Wilson, who passed away in 1970. Surviving are: a daughter, Lois Walters, Pinopolis, SC, and five sons, Earl G. Jr., Jacksonville, FL, Kenneth P., Painterville, Marlin E., RR3 Lewistown, John G., Lewistown, and Robert W., RR2 McClure; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Gardener, in 1994, and two sons, Darrell in 1962 and Thomas D. in February, nine brothers and sisters and nine half-brothers and sisters. She retired in 1971 from the Mifflin County School District after eleven years as a cook. She had also worked at the former American Viscose for three years in the finishing department. She was a member of Dormantown Lutheran Church and the Willing Workers of the church. She was also a member of the Beaver Springs Senior Center. She enjoyed knitting and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in the Dormantown Lutheran Church Cemetery, RR1 McClure. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Dormantown Lutheran Church, Dormantown Road, McClure, PA 17841.

Sara Ellen "Sue" Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Sara Ellen "Sue" Wilson, 92, of 901 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 29, 1909, in Carroll Township, Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Carrie O. (Mickey) Wilson. Surviving are: sister, Martha Shirk, French Drive, Lewistown; nephews and nieces, Earl, Shane, Martin L. and Jack Wilson, Kathryn Reigle and Bette Beaver. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. She was a retired cashier-clerk for Montgomery Ward and Company with 42 years of service. She was a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church and volunteered at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home for 22 years. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, with Lay Minister Murray W. Laite officiating. A private interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St. Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 604 Electric Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Thelma K. Wilson
NEW OXFORD - Thelma K. Wilson, 82, of the Brethren Home Community, New Oxford, and formerly of Harrisburg, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, in the home. She was the wife of the late Ellis Esco Wilson. Born Dec. 18, 1919, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Eugene O. and Ethel (French) Kinsel. Surviving are two daughters, Sue Ann Grady of Dover and Sally W. Ruby of Salisbury, MD; a brother, Rev. Glen Kinsel of Hanover; a sister, Rachel Rhodes of McVeytown; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was a registered nurse and was employed with the Central Dauphin School District for 28 years, retiring in 1982. She recently transferred her membership from the Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren to the Community Church of the Brethren at the home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Harrisburg Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, with Pastors Irv and Nancy Heishman and Pastor Betty Malenke officiating. A private burial in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown, will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Swatara, 2905 Camp Swatara Road, Bethel, PA 19507. The Wetzel Funeral Home, Inc., 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas D. Wilson Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Thomas D. Wilson Sr., 72, of 25 Lepley Lane, Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at his residence. Born Nov. 24, 1928 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Earl G. Wilson and of Rena (Walk) Wilson, who survives residing at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. His wife, Helen (Pennebaker) Wilson, whom he married in 1950, survives, residing at 25 Lepley Lane, Lewistown. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Lewis (Dottie Jean) Cook, McClure RD, Thomas D. Wilson Jr., Lewistown, Mrs. James (Nancy) Boulden, Houston, TX, Mrs. James (Teresa) Sweitzer and Donald E. Wilson, both of Burnham, and Mrs. Michael (Donna) Snook, Bannerville; brothers and sisters, Earl Wilson, Jacksonville, Fla., Kenneth Wilson and Robert Wilson, both of McClure RD, Marlin Wilson and John Wilson, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. John (Lois) Walter, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Cook, by a brother, Darrell Wilson, and by a sister, Deborah Gardner. He worked for LeMac Foundry, and had worked as a truck driver for Stanley Home Products, Harrisburg and previously worked for McCardle Refuse Company, Burnham and T.C. Daulbert Trucking Company, Yeagertown. He served with the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a life-member of East Derry Fire Company and a life member of VFW Post No. 7011, Lewistown. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., Lewistown. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 205 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Harold A. Wilt
DUNCANSVILLE - Harold A. Wilt, 74, of 727 Orchard Drive, Duncansville, died Thursday Feb. 8, 2001, at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla., following a brief illness. Born March 27, 1926, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Hessen and Pearl (Arnold) Wilt. His first wife, Joyce A. (McKillips) Wilt, whom he married Nov. 25, 1948, died April 13, 1972. His second wife, Helen "Pat" (Shuke) Wilt, whom he married April 27, 1974 in Six Mile Run, survives. Also surviving are: children, Karen Peters, Melissa Houck, and Beth Wilt, all of Altoona, and Michael Shuke, Hopewell; sisters, Louella P. Hager, Alvin, Texas and Ruth N. Wilt, Lewistown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters. He was a graduate of Burnham High School. He served with the United States Navy from 1944-1954 and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked as a draftsman for the Pennsylvania State Police and retired as a caseworker from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in 1986. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. He was a member of the Six Mile Run American Legion Post; the Logan Lodge 490 F&AM, Altoona; the Valley of Altoona Consistory; and the Jaffa Temple. He was a past president and director of the Jaffa Drum and Bugle Corps. He was an accomplished musician and had his own dance band from 1946-1976. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Liebegott-Fisher Funeral Home Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville, with Pastor Richard Whetstine officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Family will receive friends 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Logan Lodge F&AM will conduct a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m.

Maxine L. Wilt
YEAGERTOWN - Maxine L. Wilt, 83, of 212 N. Main St., Yeagertown, died at noon Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Lena G. (Carolus) Hubler. Her husband Raymond E. Wilt, died in 1978. Surviving are: children, William L. Wilt and Mrs. Donald (Sidney) Guthridge, both of Yeagertown, and Barbara E. Wray, McClure RR1; sisters, Mary Jackson, Lewistown and Sylvia Treaster, Liverpool; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Hubler and two sisters, Luella Hubler and Madeline Weaver. She was a production employee at Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown for 32 years. She was a member of Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Evan Iacoboni officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Sherry L. Wilt
LEWISTOWN - Sherry L. Wilt, 33, of 1 Rosemont Ave., Lewistown, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 26, 1967, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of William S. and Diane M. (Dougherty) Mohr of Lewistown. Her husband, Mark D. Wilt, whom she married June 30, 1986, survives. She is also survived by children, Nikki M. Wilt and Dylan M. Wilt, both at home; sister and brother, Carol A. Knouse, McVeytown and Michael Mohr, East Waterford; and a grandmother, Betty Mohr, North Walnut Street, Lewistown. She was a student at South Hills Business School. She was also a homemaker and a part-time tax preparer at H&R Block. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata United Way, 13 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Barbara L. Winters
LEWISTOWN - Barbara L. Winters, 65, of 1 North Ridgeley Ave., Lewistown, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of E. Pauline (Breon) Mowery of Yeagertown and the late James L. Mowery. Her husband, Frederick R. Winters of State College, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Jeffrey (Renee) Wright, McClure, Mrs. Melvin (Frederica) Keeler, Atlanta, GA, Sandra Winters, Baltimore, MD, and James F. Winters, Lewistown; and four grandchildren. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and enjoyed flower gardening. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Edward G. Witkowski
MCCLURE - Edward G. Witkowski, 65, of McClure RR2, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Florida Hospital Waterman, Eustis, Fla. Born March 14, 1935, in Ambridge, he was the son of the late Anthony S. and Apolonia Pauline (Dobrzynski) Witkowski. His wife, Patricia A. (Schumm) Witkowski, whom he married Nov. 7, 1964, survives. He is also survived by a son, Brian E. Witkowski, McClure RR2; and four sisters, Sophia Witkowski-Smith, Mount Dora, Fla., Patricia A. Burger, Dyer, Ind., Norma J. Kobus, Leesburg, Fla., and Karen L. Schulte, Griffith, Ind. He retired from SUN Area Technical School, New Berlin, where he taught machine tool technology. He had also worked as a master machinist for Inland Steel, East Chicago, Ind.; for DuPont, Wilmington, Del.; and for Hercules, Inc. Research Center, Wilmington, Del. He taught machine shop at Marple Vocational Technical School, Broomall. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Teachers Education Association and the Mill Run Boat Club, Beaver Springs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, flying and teaching. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, with George Schulte officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Mildred B. Witmer
COOPER CITY, FL - Mildred B. Witmer, 79, of 11535 W. 54th St., Cooper City, FL, formerly of Dalmatia, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Orange Blossom Manor, Pembroke Park, Broward, FL. Born May 15, 1922, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel V. and Ardella Pearl (Shivery) Barlett. Her husband, Belford R. Witmer, preceded her in death. She is survived by a stepsister, Virginia G. Zook, Lewistown. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Millersburg Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, with President Kent Poffenberg officiating. Interment will be in the Stone Valley Cemetery, Dalmatia. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Glenda I. Wolfgang
BELLEVILLE - Glenda I. Wolfgang, 89, of A210 Valley View Terrace, Belleville, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Sept. 18, 1911, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Ira C. and Bertha E. (Yearick) Hummel. Her husband, Raymond L. Wolfgang, whom she married March 4, 1944, survives. Also surviving are: children, Barbara D. McKinley, 12 First St., Lewistown and Karl F. Wolfgang, Seoul, Korea; a sister, Margaret L. Seecora, Treaster Valley, Milroy; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Showers. She was a graduate of the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing and she attended Penn State University, studying toward her bachelor's degree. She worked as a secretary for the Lewistown YMCA for 13 years; as a registered nurse for Black's Hospital and the Lewistown Hospital; as a private duty nurse; and for the Beacon Lodge for the Blind for 15 years. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; the Kish Chapter DAR; former president of the Business and Professional Women; past president of the Mifflin-Juniata Nurses Association; and was a United Methodist Women District Officer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Private interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Russell I. Wolfgang
BELLEVILLE - Russell I. Wolfgang, 90, of Belleville, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1911, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Lloyd I. and Mary Edith (Zook) Wolfgang. His wife, Lucy I. (Hockenberry) Wolfgang of Belleville, whom he married June 1, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: sister and brother, Florence Hartley and Raymond L. Wolfgang, both of Lewistown He was a 1928 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was service foreman for Bell of Pennsylvania for 45 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, State College; the BPOE 1600, State College; the Telephone Pioneers; the Mt. Nittany Sportsman's Club; the Retirees' Bowling League; and was with the Boy Scouts for 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, and hunting. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with the Rev. Robert M.A.L. Miller officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Dorothy A. Wolfkiel
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy A. Wolfkiel, 56, of 25 Frans Lane, Lewistown, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at her residence. Born Feb. 19, 1944, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Nellie (Hess) Galbreath. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Charles Huff and Richard Huff, both of Mifflin, Mrs. Clair (Virginia) Hampton, Mexico, Patricia Aitkins, McClure, Mary Galbreath, Watsontown, Roy Mateer Jr., Milroy, and Mrs. Jack (Rose) Lambert, Bellefonte. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Huff and two sisters, Thelma Heyne and Frances Blose. Private services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Ted Janke officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Memorial contributions may be made to: Vira Methodist Church, 107 Long Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, was in charge of arrangements.

Walter J. Wolfkiel
LEWISTOWN - Walter J. Wolfkiel, 59, of A-8 Lawler Place, Lewistown, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his residence. Born June 2, 1941, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Merrill and Susan (McElheny) Wolfkill. He is survived by children, Troy L. Wolfkiel, Washington and Mrs. Joseph (Denise) Brotemarkle, 200 Alsatian Way, McClure; a sister, Mrs. John (Joline) Jeritza, Virginia; and two grandchildren. He served in the National Guard. He was last employed as a laborer for the Mifflin County Housing Authority. He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the East Waterford Cemetery, East Waterford, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Jeanne Regina Wolfkill
LEWISTOWN - Barbara Jeanne Regina Wolfkill, 70, of 257 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at her residence. Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Nellie (Walk) Burd. Her husband, James R. Wolfkill, preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1999. Surviving are: children, Yvonne Adele Wolfkill, 436 Walnut St., Sunbury, James Sylvester Wolfkill, 1202 Wolverton St., Sunbury, Vanessa Rae Wolfkill, 289 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, Lisa Jeanne Baitsell, Rear 341 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, and Mrs. Renee Pacholski and her husband, Scott, 257 W. Fifth St., Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Cecelia) Orloski of Fairless, Mrs. Charles (Rita) Moser of Lewistown and Lawrence A. "Larry" Burd of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three forthcoming. She was preceded in death by an infant son, John Edward Wolfkill, in 1958. She was owner and operator of the Empire Kosher Poultry plant cafeteria, Mifflintown. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Mifflin County Democratic Women's Club, a member and former officer of TWUA Local 6 Ladies Auxiliary, a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary, president of the Blue Juniata Chapter of the PA Council of the Blind, served as an advisor to the Survivors Support Group, member of the Juniata Association of the Blind, an active board member of Mifflin-Juniata Mental Health Associates and participated in advocacy programs with people with mental and emotional disabilities, and a member of the organizing committee for the first homeless shelter in Lewistown and helped operate the pilot program for Mifflin County in the first year of its operation. Was a member of Sight Loss Support Group, a member of Diabetes Support Group, vice president of Inly Associates, a volunteer public service organization where she organized the recycling programs for the mentally and physically handicapped. She was also a member of the Central Area Radio Reading Services. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Schmalhofer officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with a Scripture Service at 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be sent to: Blue Juniata Chapter PA Council of the Blind, 289 W. Fifth St., Apt. B, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Helen J. Womer
CENTRALIA - Helen J. Womer, 73, of 102 E. Wood St., Centralia, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at her home. Born in Centralia, she was the daughter of Josephine (Holney) Bergan of Levittown and the late William Bergan. Her husband, Carl T. Womer, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Bill Womer, McAlisterville, John Womer, Harrisburg, Carl Womer, Bloomsburg, and a daughter, Kathi Womer, Centralia; four sisters, Rosemarie Darrah, Harrisburg, Nancy Huber, Anchorage, AK, Marijo Ramsdale, Levittown, and Dorothy Calhoun, San Antonio, TX; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a 1946 graduate of Conyngham Township High School and was employed as a customer service representative for the Pennsylvania National Bank in Girardville and Centralia. She was a member of Saint Joseph Church, Girardville, Saint Ignatius Parish, Centralia, Catholic Daughters of America, Court of Saint Cecelia, Girardville, and a past president of the Centralia Borough Council. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Girardville, with the Rev. Anthony Mongiello officiating. Interment will be in Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Centralia. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Saint Joseph Church, 211 W. Main St., Girardville. Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John 'Roy' Womer
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - John "Roy" Womer, 86, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at the Nottingham Village Nursing Center, Strawbridge Road, Northumberland. Born Sept. 6, 1914, in rural Mount Pleasant Mills (Potato Valley), he was the son of the late Banks and Florence 'Flossie" (Mitterling) Womer. His wife, Thelma Mae (Benner) Womer, whom he married Feb. 26, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: children, Richard E. Womer Sr., HCR 72 Mount Pleasant Mills, Pastor Roger L. Womer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, and Mrs. Bob A. (Sandra A.) Lauver, Muncy; brothers and sisters, Carson Womer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, William Womer, Salisburg, NC, Mrs. Merion (Gladys) Foltz, Brooksville, Fla. and Mrs. Dalton (Dorothy) Aurand, New Columbia RR1; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Paul Womer, Harley Womer, Maude Shively, and Clara Dressler. He was educated at the Smith Grammar Schoolhouse, rural Mount Pleasant Mills. He was self-employed, working in painting and wallpapering, retiring in 1978. He also farmed and served as a Perry Township supervisor for many years. He was a co-founder, member and church treasurer of the Pleasant Valley Chapel, HCR 72, Mount Pleasant Mills, where he was currently an elder. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Valley Chapel, HCR 72, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Enos M. Shelly officiating and Pastor Bob A. Lauver assisting. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pleasant Valley Chapel, HCR 72, Box 20, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.

Clark M. Worrall
MIFFLINTOWN - Clark M. Worrall, 60, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2001, at his residence. Born Sept. 29, 1940, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Walter R. Sr. and Kathaleen E. (Britcher) Worrall. His wife, Patty A. (Snyder) Worrall, whom he married Aug. 16, 1962, survives. Also surviving are: four brothers, Walter R. Worrall Jr. and James Eugene Worrall Sr., both of Mifflintown RR1, Floyd A. Worrall, Mifflintown, and Stanley T. Worrall, Mifflintown RR5; and three sisters, Faye DeArmitt, Mifflin, Roxie Belle, Mifflintown RR1 and Donna Andrus, Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his only child, Lori A. (Worrall) Brackbill on May 18, 1990; and three half sisters, Esther Dunn, Betty Gray, and Eleanor Weiand. He retired on March 27, 1992 with 30 years of service as a clerk for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1. He was an avid hunter and camping enthusiast and he enjoyed NASCAR racing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, corner of Third and Orange streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James E. 'Jim' Worrall Jr.
MIFFLIN - James E. "Jim" Worrall Jr., 46, of HC-67, Mifflin, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1954, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of James E. Worrall Sr. of Mifflintown RR5 and Betty L. (Naylor) Zarkovich of McAlisterville. Also surviving are: stepmother, Beatrice Knisley of Mifflintown RR5; stepfather, John Zarkovich of McAlisterville; children, Ian J. Worrall and Megan L. Worrall, both of Enola; four sisters, Gayle L. Arbogast, Cynthia L. Goss, Judy A. Spece, all of Mifflintown and Melissa E. Leister, Port Royal RR1. He was a 1972 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown. He retired on disability from Conrail, Enola. He was a member of the Perry Lodge 458 F&AM, Marysville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid race fan. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Interment will be private. Family will receive friends 3 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC-63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Vera A. Wray
MCVEYTOWN - Vera A. Wray, 82, of McVeytown, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born July 9, 1918, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Rev. H. William and Phoebe Rothrock (Kirk) Hanawalt. Her husband, Merrill W. Wray, whom she married June 20, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Gail) Hepler, McVeytown and Mrs. Sheldon (Linda) Rupert, York; two brothers, Ira C. Hanawalt, Ohesson Manor, and Gaius A. Hanawalt, Tyrone; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John S. Hanawalt, Rev. David K. Hanawalt, and Dwight W. Hanawalt. She was a homemaker and earlier in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation from 1939 to 1942. She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren and the Shining Star Sunday School Class of the church. She also served as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher, trustee, finance committee member and flower committee member. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Lewistown Chapter 283 and the Mifflin County Republican Women of Action. She was a former Girl Scout and 4-H Leader and a past member of the former Lewistown Chapter of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She enjoyed the McVeytown Lions Club activities, traveling, knitting, sewing and crocheting. She was also an avid bird watcher and rose gardener. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, PO Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Cathryn E. Wynn
BELLEVILLE - Cathryn E. Wynn, 96, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Reedsville, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the home. Born Nov. 23, 1904, in Dry Valley, Derry Township, she was a daughter of the late Walter S. and Mary (Swigart) Kearns. Her first husband, Chalmer J. Shingler, died Oct. 11, 1935 and her second husband, Earl W. Wynn, died Aug. 31, 1981. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn (Mildred M.) Garron, Millville, NJ, Robert C. Shingler, Cedar Lake, Ind., Clair J. Shingler, Citrus Springs, Fla., Mrs. Earl (Frances E.) Moyer, and F. Thomas Shingler, both of Reedsville, and Merle K. Shingler, Crown Point, Ind.; stepdaughter, Donna Cupp, Connecticut; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy J. Blystone and Thelma Shingler and three brothers, Thomas C. Kearns, Phillip R. Kearns and Richard E. Kearns. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Little Valley Presbyterian Church, Vira for 85 years and was former superintendent of the Missionary Society. She was also a former member of the Fort Granville Grange. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Little Valley Presbyterian Church, Vira, with the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Little Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Little Valley Presbyterian Church, 1392 Vira Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.


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