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Lee Roy Ellis
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Lee Roy Ellis, 65, of Fredericksburg, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Mary Washington Hospital.

His wife, Jean (Lutz) Ellis, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Richard Ughetto, Newport, Lee Ellis III, Newport, and Jerle Wilson, Wake Forest, N.C., and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, 1621 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 824, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.


Rhea Ellen Ellis
Mary Ellis Lynch
MIFFLINTOWN - Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 8 for sisters Rhea Ellen Ellis and Mary Ellis Lynch at the Adams Cemetery in Juniata County.

Rhea Ellen Ellis, 87, of Palm Harbor, Fla., died April 8, 1999, in Clearwater, Fla. She was born June 21, 1911, in Mifflintown. She was a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Kauffman) Ellis.

She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington, D.C.

Surviving are many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Mary (Ellis) Lynch, 90, of Winchester, Va., died Dec. 16, 1998. She was born April 8, 1908, in Mifflintown.

She worked in the real estate business and was instrumental in the early land development of Reston, Va. She later managed apartment units in Reston.

She was a past-president of the American Property Managers Association.

Surviving are a son, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, is in charge of the arrangements.


Dora L. Elsasser
MCALISTERVILLE - Dora L. Elsasser, 88, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 3, 1910, in McAlisterville, she was a daughter of the late Banks and Celia (Strawser) Naylor. Her husband, Robert W. Elsasser, died March 15, 1982.

Surviving are: sons, Kenneth R. Elsasser, McAlisterville RR1, and Donald "Dutch" E. Elsasser, Mifflintown RR1; sisters, Dorothy Arnold, Edna Arnold, Althea Smith, and Evelyn Varner, all of McAlisterville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph W. Elsasser; and brother and sisters, Robert B. Naylor, Florence Graybill, Jenny Ehrenzellers and Elsie Stroup.

She attended Stoney Run Grammar School, McAlisterville.

She was a lifelong member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, the Golden Circle Sunday School class and the Methodist Women's Auxiliary.

She worked as a seamstress in the Richfield Shirt Factory and did seasonal work in McAlisterville Cannery. Later, she assisted her husband in their dairy operation and in the operation of R.W. Elsasser Poultry Farm and Hatchery, McAlisterville.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery in Cocolamus.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Brown's United Methodist Church, Building Fund, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049.


Bentley I. English
REEDSVILLE - Bentley I. English, 78, of 170 N. Main St., Reedsville, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Russell English and Clara (Garner) English Stewart. His wife, Marilynn (Roach) English, whom he married Nov. 15, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Rebecca) Leiter, Mifflintown, David I. English, Troy, N.Y., and Mrs. David (Deborah) McHugh, State College; and two grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served as a 1st Lieutenant in the European Theatre. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He was division manager for Penn Fuel Gas Company Inc., Western Division for 35 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Reedsville United Methodist Church, Huntingdon VFW Post, Huntingdon Elks Lodge, and Huntingdon American Legion.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Family will provide all funeral flowers and memorial contributions may be made to: the Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 S. Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084.


Geraldine M. 'Gerri' Enyeart
NEWTON HAMILTON - Geraldine M. "Gerri" Enyeart, 81, of Newton Hamilton died at 11:02 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Born March 5, 1918, in Newton Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Hettie F. (Ronk) Miller. Her husband, Cloyd H. "Scratch" Enyeart, whom she married June 21, 1939, in Winchester, Va., by the Rev. Herman McCray, died March 8, 1987.

Surviving are: a great niece, Krystena Miller and a great-great-nephew, Deion Miller, both raised and still residing in her home; and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Paul E. Miller, George S. Miller, Charles A. Miller, Robert E. Miller and Mary E. Lane.

She was a 1936 graduate of Mount Union High School.

She was a homemaker, and at one time she was employed by the Shirley Ayr Farms, Mount Union RR1.

She was a member of the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, where she was in the Comrade Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and the Crossroads Senior Citizens Center in Atkinson Mills.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Phyllis Hunter and Pastor Charles Hicks officiating. Interment will be in the Memoria1 Cemetery, Newton Hamilton,

Friends may call from 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: Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075 or to Newton Wayne Historical Society, PO Box 150, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.


David W. Erb
SELINSGROVE - David W. Erb, 73, of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of McClure, died at 10:38 a.m. Dec. 28, l999, at the village, where he had been a resident for the past 21 years.

Born Dec. 31, 1925, in McClure, he was a son of the late Henry W. and Dorothy B. (Rauch) Erb.

Surviving are: three sisters, Betty VanZant, Thousand Palms, Calif., Doris Yetter, McClure and Shirley Kauffman, Huntingdon; two brothers, Robert E. Erb, McClure and Leonard R. Erb, Clairmont, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry L. Erb in 1997.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, McClure.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in Lawver's Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church McClure, PA 17841.


Ann E. Erceg
LEWISTOWN - Ann E. Erceg, 77, of 45 Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, died at 12:32 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Dec. 17, 1921, in Ohio, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kuzmic) Valencic. Her husband, John Erceg, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a son, John Erceg, 4328 U.S. Highway 322, Reedsville; and a sister, Jenny Pedroski, Van Nuys, Calif.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Stephen Kurt Erceg, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a homemaker and attended the Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown. She was a member of the Logan's Ferry Button Box Club in New Kensington.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory K. Tyree officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lower Burrell.

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

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


Doyle K. 'Grizz' Ernest
LEWISTOWN - Doyle K. "Grizz" Ernest, 40, of 416 1/2 Bridge St., Lewistown, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born July 11, 1959, in Lewistown, he was a son of Betty M. (Kyle) Ernest Burchfield, Mifflin and the late Burns T. Ernest, Jr. His companion, Vicki L. Weaver of Lewistown, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Angel M. Ernest, Morgantown, W. Va.; sister and brother, Patricia A. Oliver, Lebanon and Burns T. Ernest, III, Mifflintown RR3; 2 stepbrothers and stepsisters, Ronald F. Burchfield, Harrisburg, Roger A. Burchfield, Mifflintown RR4 and Beth Ann Burchfield, New Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert L. Burchfield.

He was a 1977 graduate of Juniata High School, a graduate of ITT Tech for welding, and most recently a 1999 graduate of the Juniata-Mifflin Vo-Tech School in CAD Computer Drafting.

He was currently employed by Fishers Auto Parts, Lewistown.

He was a member and currently serving as president of the Patriot Riders A.B.A.T.E. of Pa. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education).

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family will provide all funeral flowers.

Memorial contributions man be made to: A.B. A.T.E. of Pennsylvania, PO Box 1338, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Betty J. Esh
MCVEYTOWN - Betty J. Esh, 71, of McVeytown RR2, formerly of Denver, Colo., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1928, in Atkinson Mills, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Frank W. and Irma (Madison) Pollock. Her husband, Paul S. Esh, preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Paula J. Wolfe, Panama City Beach, Fla.; a sister, Wilma J. Grove, McVeytown; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Coulter and Leisel Breon.

She retired in 1988 from the Mifflin County Courthouse.

She was a member of the Villa Park Wesleyan Church, Denver, Colo. and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 97, Denver, Colo.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the

Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Raymond Brosius officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.


Orie J. Esh
BELLEVILLE - Orie J. Esh, 88, formerly of Front Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born July 27, 1911, in Belleville, he was a son of the late John M. and Anna (Wiss) Esh. His wife, Anna Ellen (Manbeck) Esh, died Aug. 9, 1996.

Surviving are: children, Orie D. Esh, 271 Kansas Road, McVeytown and Judith E. Shawver, 14 S. Ruth St., Milroy; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Ira J. Esh, Algie C. Esh, Lydia A. Kanagy, and Lomie R. Kanagy; and a granddaughter.

He retired as a foreman in the tool and die department at Sperry New Holland in 1972, after 45 years of service.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin and the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004.


B. LaRue Espigh
LEWISTOWN - B. LaRue Espigh, 58, of 75 Kangeroo Drive, Lewistown, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at her residence.

Born Nov. 27, 1941, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late J. Merril and Sara E. (Hartley) Bell. Her husband, John E. Espigh Sr., whom she married Sept. 2, 1961, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John E. Espigh Jr., 246 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, and Julie A. Espigh, at home; and a sister, JoAnn Ellingboe, St. Paul, Minn.

She was a 1959 graduate of Chief Logan High School and also graduated from Airline School in Kansas City, Mo.

Early in life, she was a bookkeeper for Hartley Potato Chips, then for the First National Bank, Lewistown; Lake Chevrolet, Lewistown; and First National Bank, Mifflintown until July 31, 1995.

She was a member of Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles M. Elredge and the Rev. James Mackentire officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Jacob D. "Jake" Esterline
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Jacob D. "Jake" Esterline, 79, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Hendersonville, N.C.

Born April 26, 1920, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late John and Bessie Eleanor (Showers) Esterline. His wife of 53 years, Mildred Esterline, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Jacob Alan Esterline, Austin, Texas, John Esterline, Peachtree City, Ga., and Ann Hutcheson, Flat Rock, N.C.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Hurst Esterline.

He was a 27-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency.

He attended Temple University in Philadelphia for three years and then enrolled in Officer Candidate School.

He was recruited into the Office of Strategic Services, WWII's forerunner to the CIA, becoming a commander of a Burmese guerilla battalion fighting the Japanese and was awarded a Bronze Star.

After World War II, he finished an accounting degree at Temple and joined the CIA. He also sang baritone soloist for the Valley Forge Chapels in Valley Forge.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kirby-Crowther Memorial Chapel, Hendersonville, N.C., with the Rev. John Morton officiating.

Family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Four Seasons HOSPICE, PO Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Shuler & Luck Funeral Home, Hendersonville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.


Miriam R. Esterline
LEWISTOWN - Miriam R. Esterline, 81, of the Coleman House, Market Street, Lewistown, formerly of Yeagertown, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Nov. 8, 1917, in Aaronsburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Hosterman) Zerby. Her husband, Rolland Esterline, died in 1976.

Surviving are: children, Gary L. Esterline, Ort Valley, Lewistown and Mrs. Scott (Sharon) Snyder, Carmichaels; brothers and sisters, Henry Zerby, Centre Hall, Irene Davis, Clearfield, Mrs. Adam (Frances) Condo, Bellefonte, and Eugene Zerby, Spring Mills; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yeagertown, the Midnight Riders Motorcycle Club in Lewistown, the Women of the E.L.C.A., and was active in church choir.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Private interment will be held in the Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Henry Francis 'Hank' Ettinger
BEAVERTOWN - Henry Francis "Hank" Ettinger, 65, of Beavertown RR1, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Adams Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Elmer and Esther (Smith) Ettinger. His wife, Winafred (Swartzlander) Ettinger, whom he married Sept. 7, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Henrietta M. Straub, Mount Pleasant Mills, Denise R. Rager, Pine Grove, and Michael A. Ettinger, Beavertown RR1; 13 brothers and sisters, Mary Cobb and Ruth Ettinger, both of Florida, Margaret Carter, Evelyn Shiffer, and Mabel Knouse, all of Pennsylvania, Rose Sargent, Maude Mae Howell, Evelyn Osborne, Diane Moyer, Elmer Ettinger, Roger Ettinger, Henry Ettinger and Ronald Ettinger, all of New York; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by stepmother, Erma Ettinger; stepfather, Murray Smith; sisters and brothers, Ellen Radel, Olive Ettinger, Carl Keister, Russell Keister, Raymond Ettinger, Clayton Keister, and Fred Keister.

In 1985, he retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation after 23 years of service as a highway construction inspector.

He enjoyed hunting, music and the mountains.

Services will be held at 1:30 pm. Tuesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Seidel Shiffer officiating. Interment will be in the Troxelville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.


Frank T. Evanitsky
MIFFLINTOWN - Frank T. Evanitsky, 80, of Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown, and formerly of North Beech Street, Burnham, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at the home.

Born March 1, 1919, in Kingston, he was a son of the late Phillip and Sophie (Luzecki) Evanitsky. His wife, Mary Evanitsky, died April 28, 1999.

Surviving are: children, Francis J. Evanitsky, Lewistown and Mrs. Gary L. (Theresa A.) Cutler, Beavertown; a sister, Justyna Supulski, Kingston; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

He worked in maintenance at Dank's Department Store and Sacred Heart School.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m Thursday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 8:45 p.m. at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart School, 110 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mary T. Evanitsky
BURNHAM - Mary T. Evanitsky, 78, of 809 N. Beech St., Burnham, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born June 12, 1920, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Wozniak) Olnick. Her husband, Frank T. Evanitsky, whom she married in 1940, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Francis J. Evanitsky, Lewistown and Mrs. Gary L. (Theresa A.) Cutler, Beavertown; brother and sister, Steve Olnick, Reedsville and Lillian Clark, North Carolina; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

She was employed at Cluett & Peabody Shirt Factory in the cutting department for 15 years.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church.

Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Sacred Heart Church, Lewistown, with Father Thomas Marickovic offficiating and Deacon John Rocco assisting. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, where a Rosary reading will be held at 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 103, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.


Miriam N. Evans
MIFFLIN - Miriam N. Evans, 75, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin and formerly of Denholm, died at 11:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the village.

Born Dec. 2, 1924, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William E. and L. Fern (Fisher) Whitesel. Her husband, Earl W. Evans, died Oct. 25, l994.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Connie L.) Marquart, Lewisberry.

She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Earlene K. Clouser on April 8, 1986.

She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth W. Whitesel.

She was a homemaker and had worked at the American Viscose Corp., Lewistown.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.

The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box F, Mifflin, PA 17058 or to Friends of Locust Grove, HC-67, Box 7, Mifflin, PA 17058.

The Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, is in charge of the arrangements.


Marshall E. Eward
LAFAYETTE HILL - Marshall E. Eward, 76, of Lafayette Hill, formerly of Milroy, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at The Integrated Health Service in Springfield Township.

Born Oct. 31, 1922, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Alton and Hilda (Wilson) Eward. His wife of 56 years, Elda (Johnson) Eward, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Col. Marshall Eward, Harrisburg, and Barbara Jablokov, Lafayette Hill; sisters, Maude Kerney, Berlin, N.J., and Grace Eward, York; and three grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Yeagertown High School and Penn State University, where he earned a master's degree in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.

He served as a Technician 5th Grade from 1943-1946 in the United States Army during World War II.

He was a high school physics teacher for Kishacoquillas High School, Mifflin County School District, for more than 40 years before his retirement.

He was a member of Milroy Presbyterian Church, where he was a church elder. He was also a member of Milroy Volunteer Fire Co. and was an Emergency Medical Technician with Milroy Ambulance Association.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 437 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, with Father Edward Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Lownes Funeral Home, 659 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Milroy Volunteer Fire Co., Milroy, PA 17063.


Ada M. Ewing
SELINSGROVE - Ada M. Ewing, 95, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of McClure RR2, died at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the village.

Born Dec. 24, 1903, in McClure, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Margaret R. (Hoffman) Pheasant. Her husband, Charles F. Ewing of Penn Lutheran Village, whom she married Aug. 12, 1922, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Evelyn R. Smeltzer and Gayle E. Conner, both of Lewistown, and Margaret R. Moser of McClure RR2; sons, C. Richard Ewing, Bethlehem, Dalton E. Ewing and Jerry L. Ewing, both of McClure RR2; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty M. Ewing; a sister, Mary E. Pheasant; two brothers, O. Warren Pheasant and Harry Z. Pheasant; half-sister, S. Elizabeth Heeter; half-brothers, Orrie Crawford and William Pheasant; step-brother, Dr. William Crawford; and a step-sister, Minnie Crawford.

She was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, where she was a Sunday school teacher and active in other church activities earlier in life.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

There will be no evening viewing, but friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Charles F. Ewing
MCCLURE - Charles F. Ewing, 101, of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at the village, where he had been a residence since 1994.

Born Sept. 7, 1898, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Annie M. (Snook) Ewing. His wife, Ada M. (Pheasant) Ewing, whom he married Aug. 12, 1922, died July 29, 1999.

Surviving are: children, Evelyn R. Smeltzer and Gayle E. Conner, both of Lewistown, C. Richard Ewing, Bethlehem, and Margaret R. Moser, Dalton E. Ewing and Jerry L. Ewing, all of McClure RR2; a sister, Carrie M. Dippery, Beaver Springs RR1; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty M. Ewing; a sister, Mary E. Kline; and three brothers, John E. Ewing, Erie R. Ewing and Spencer E. Ewing.

He was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, where he had served on the church council for many years.

He retired from Overhead Door Co., Lewistown, in 1966 after many years as a carpenter. Earlier in life, he farmed and owned and operated Ewing's Hatchery in West Beaver Township.

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Union Local No. 1936. He served on the original Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool Board.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Kathleen Kinney officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Dorothy V. Ewing
SELINSGROVE - Dorothy V. Ewing, 84, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of McClure, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the village.

Born Dec. 13, 1914, in Adams Township, she was a daughter of the late Jonas and Cora Ada (Thomas) Keister. Her husband, Glace M. Ewing, whom she married May 14, 1938, died Oct. 9, 1988.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Judy D.) Straub, Middleburg; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sheldon E. Ewing; five brothers, Homer, Ira, Reed, Ernest, and Merrill Keister; four sisters, Edna Bowersox, Mellie Ritter, Hulda Motter, and Gertie Jordan.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, McClure, and enjoyed playing bingo at the village.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. George D. Birk officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ "Hassinger's White" Lutheran Church, RR4, Middleburg, PA 17842.


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