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Raymond F. Gobeille
MIFFLINTOWN - Raymond F. Gobeille, 76, of 23 Sycamore Drive, Mifflintown, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Raymond B. and Edna L. (Lerch) Gobeille. His wife, Nellie (Vincent) Gobeille, preceded him in death on March 24, 1995.

Surviving are: a son, Russell A. Gobeille, Mifflintown RR4; four daughters, Karen G. Davis, LaPlata, Md., Donna G. King, Clarksburg, Md., Alethea A. Gobeille, Mifflintown, Gail Marie Buchanan-Hall, Hagerstown, Md.; and nine grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He retired with 40 years of service from National Cash Register, Washington, D.C.

Services will be held at noon Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Pastor Louise Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service, Thursday at the funeral home.


Edna M. Goddard
LEWISTOWN - Edna M. Goddard, 74, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1924, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Conner) Wakefield. Her husband, Cloyd Goddard, died in 1989.

Surviving are: a daughter, Linda Miller of Lewistown; a son, Douglas L. McMurtrie, 115 S. Walnut St., Lewistown; brother and sister, Dean Wakefield, Milroy and Mrs. David (Ann) Stoicheff, Burnham; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wakefield and a sister, Donna Jean Harmon.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bethel AME Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethel AME Church, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel AME Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mary Gombos
WEST MIFFLIN - Mary Gombos, 93, of West Mifflin died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in West Mifflin.

She was a daughter of the late Paul and Anna Ballas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gombos.

Surviving are: sons, Edward B. Gombos, Gill Hall, Thomas Gombos, Venice, Fla., John Gombos, West Mifflin, and Robert Gombos, Lewistown; a sister, Anna Chervanak, Whitaker; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by sons, Paul and George Gombos and brothers, Paul and Michael Ballas.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Rankin. Interment was in Jefferson Memorial Park, Baldwin.

The James F. Kutch Funeral Home, handled the arrangements.


Alberta G. Gonder
REEDSVILLE - Alberta G. Gonder, 83, of 474 Church St., Reedsville, died at 5:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born Feb. 26, 1916, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late William John and Jennie Maude (Ritter) Dalby. Her husband, Donald C. Gonder, whom she married Aug. 13, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are a nephew, Dennis E. Dalby of Reedsville, whom she helped raise.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers.

She was a graduate of Reedsville High School.

Earlier in life, she had worked in the payroll department of Standard Steel and at Montgomery Ward, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Family will receive from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Sara J. Goodwin
STATE COLLEGE - Sara J. Goodwin, 68, of 1172 Oneida St., State College, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the Brookline Village&emdash;The Fairway, State College.

Born May 11, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Bertha (Lockett) Farleman. Her husband, Stanley W. Goodwin, preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1996.

Surviving are: children, Stanley E. Goodwin, Carlisle, Pamela Slater, State College, and Lori Hartman, McClure; brothers and sisters, William Farleman and James Farleman, both of Lewistown, Polly Rheam, Burnham, and Pat Hagemyer, Yeagertown; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Leona Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

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


Seth Adam Goodling
MILLERSTOWN - Seth Adam Goodling, 24, 1102 Sunbury Path, Millerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Snyder County.

Born Aug. 12, 1974, in Harrisburg, he was a son of Jessie and Kenneth E. Goodling Jr, Millerstown.

Also surviving are: brothers, Kenneth E. Goodling III, Mifflintown, Kent B. Goodling, Michigan, Anthony J. Goodling, New York; half-sister, Keah E. Tingle, Harrisburg; maternal grandmother, Reba Reisinger, Duncannon; paternal grandfather, Kenneth E. Goodling Sr. and paternal step-grandmother, Ethel Goodling, Elizabethtown.

He was an employee of the United Parcel Service, Northumberland.

He attended the Newport Assembly of God Church.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Newport Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Gary R. Bellis officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.

The Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, was in charge of arrangements.


Deborah M. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Deborah M. Goss, 48, of 1411 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 10:48 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1951, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Franklin S. and Mona E. (Barger) Rudy.

Surviving are: a son, David L. Goss, Germany; sisters and brother, Crystal L. Rudy and Althea Dawn Rudy, both of Lewistown, Marta A. Rudy, Seabrook, Texas, and Herbert John Rudy, Indianapolis, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra E. Snyder and a brother, Dana William Snyder.

She was a 1969 graduate of Chief Logan High School.

She worked as a scheduler with Lozier Corporation, McClure and previously at Atotech, State College.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


D. Monroe Goss
LEWISBURG&emdash; D. Monroe Goss, 92, of Riverwoods, Lewisburg, and formerly of McClure, died at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Riverwoods, Lewisburg.

Born Jan. 2, 1908, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late David and Vergie (Wagner) Goss. His wife, Thelma M. (Knepp) Goss, whom he married April 13, 1929, survives.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dalton M. Goss in 1950; a grandson, D. Wayne Goss in 1967, and two brothers, Paul Goss and Carmon Goss.

He was employed for many years in the spinning department of the American Viscose, Lewistown.

He was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2.

He enjoyed camping, dogs, horses and motorcycles.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.

The McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Dolly J. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Dolly J. Goss, 68, of US Highway 522 South, Lewistown (Strodes Mills), died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at her home.

Born Aug. 14, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Geneva (Stuck) Furgison. Her husband, Donald R. Goss Sr., whom she married May 14, 1954, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Helen L. Daley, Vass, N.C., Emma Jean Goss and Donald R. Goss Jr., both of Lewistown, Mrs. Todd A. (Donna) Yoder, Longfellow, and Janet N. Briggs, McVeytown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Fred (Rose) Johnson and James Furgison, both of Bellefonte, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Gotthardt, Lottsburg, Va., Wanda Wagner, Wrightsville, Dottie Cox, Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Terry (Connie) Wearftler, Anderson, S.C., Mrs. John (Joan) Smith, McClure; Homer Furgison, Mrs. George (Linda) Ferguson, Rick Furgison, Mrs. Kenneth (Gail) Earnest, and David Furgison, all of Lewistown; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven J. Goss on May 21, 1959 and a grandson, Christopher W. Krepps.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. William V. Fetrow officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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

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


Gary L. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Gary L. Goss, 26, of 4250 US Hwy. 522 North, Lewistown, Decatur Township, died at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1972, in Lewistown, he was the son of Ida J. (Heimbach) and John K. Goss Sr., both of 4250 US Hwy. 522 North, Lewistown.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Lacy Lee Reed, Belleville; brothers, John K. Goss Jr., Lewistown, Scott Allen Goss Sr., Mifflin, Michael J. Goss, Milroy, and William J. Goss, Burnham; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Goss Sr., Milroy; and maternal grandmother, Ida R. Heimbach, Lewistown.

He worked as a mason for Groce Construction, and previously worked for Spigelmyer Lumber Co. in Hawstone and A.P.I. in Paxtonville.

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

There will be no public viewing.

Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.


Greta E. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Greta E. Goss, 87, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, and formerly of 504 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 8, 1912, in East Waterford, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel P. and Viola (Peck) Barton. Her husband, Richard G.I. Goss, died Aug. 24, 1980.

She is survived by a sister, Hildred P. "Sid" Barton, South Wayne Street, Lewistown; two nephews and one niece.

Early in life, she was a clerk at Danks Department Store and later at Krentzman's Ladies Shop. She retired from the Bon-Ton Department Store.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown.

Service of Christian Burial and Eucharist will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, South Main Street, Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Derald W. Stump and the Rev. Joseph Gatto officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Paul A. Goss
PERRY HALL, Md. - Paul A. Goss, 67, of 11 M Brook Farm Court, Perry Hall, Md., died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Born Aug. 5, 1932, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Lester E. and Minnie (Gingrich) Goss. His wife, Patricia (Stevens) Goss, whom he married in 1955, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Melinda Bassler, Georgia, Steven Goss, Andrew Paul Goss, and Cathleen Rootzounis, all of Baltimore, Md.; brother and sister, Lester S. Goss, Lewistown and Clemmy Baker, Hagerstown, Md.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Shawver.

He was a 1950 graduate of Lewistown High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Kinney Shoes at various locations for over 40 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md.

Services were held Tuesday, March 14, 2000 in Baltimore, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Reformation Lutheran Church, 6200 Lock Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21200.

Local information provided by Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.


Ruth C. Goss
MCCLURE - Ruth C. Goss, 83, of 1559 Snook Road, McClure, died at 1:12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at her residence.

Born April 25, 1916, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Gertrude (Zook) Goss. Her husband, Earnest C. Goss, died in 1989.

Surviving are: children, Clinton E. Goss, Seven Valleys, Gerald F. Goss, Lewistown RR3, Mrs. William (Arlene) Edminston, Beaver Springs, Stanley C. Goss and Mrs. Robert (Kay) E. Hartman, both of Snook Road, McClure; brothers and sisters, Richard Goss, Mifflin, Percy Goss and Kenneth Goss, both of Whiskey Road, McClure, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Goss, McClure, Mrs. Roy (Shirley) Weaver, McClure RR, and Mrs. Wesley (Beryl) Wiser, McClure RR1; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Goss; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Roush; and one granddaughter, Christina Goss.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormantown.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in Dormantown Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, RR1, McClure, PA 17841, or to Hospice of Sun Home Health Care, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Virginia Mae Goss
BELLEVILLE - Virginia Mae Goss, 80, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of 726 Siglerville Pike, Milroy, died at 11:32 p.m. Friday Nov. 5, 1999, at Valley View.

Born Dec. 21, 1918, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Chalmer Harrison and Willa Esther (Dobson) Lynn. Her husband, J. Howard Goss, died Nov. 29, 1996.

Surviving are children, Mrs. Darle (Katherine) Esh, Milroy, Mrs. Gary (Betty) Reed, Reedsville, and David F. Goss, Milroy; brother and sisters, George F. Lynn, Baltimore, Md., Mary Catherine Hartley and Bertha Louise Dell, both of Lewistown; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Lynn, an infant sister, and a grandchild.

She had been employed at the Thompson Hosiery Mill, Milroy, the Arrow Shirt Co., Lewistown, and the Milroy Dry Cleaners.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Wide Awake Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Milroy Senior Citizens.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Lutheran Church, 51 McClay St., Milroy, PA 17063.


Wilson A. Goss Sr.
MILROY - Wilson A. Goss Sr., 89, of 9350 Back Mountain Road, Milroy, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday April 28, 1999, at his residence.

Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Decatur, he was the son of the late John Wilson and Catherine Elizabeth (Spigelmyer) Goss. His wife, Beatrice Grace (Yetter) Goss, whom he married Feb. 28, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Wilson A. Goss Jr., Reedsville, Leroy C. Goss Sr., Milroy, Robert L. Goss, McVeytown, John K. Goss Sr., Lewistown, and Mark E. Goss, at home; brother and sister, Leroy C. Goss and Josephine F. Weiand, both of Milroy; 19 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Allen Eugene Goss; brothers and sisters, Cloyd J. Goss, Millard Goss, Albert Goss, James M. Goss, J. Howard Goss, Margaret Auman, Dorothy Fultz, Sara Shank, and Mae Shawver; and a grandson, Gary Lee Goss on April 8, 1999.

He was a self-employed farmer and worked for Armagh Township and Esh's Orchard, Milroy.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville and the Men's Sunday school class.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, PO Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Samuel W. Graham
MANHEIM - Samuel W. Graham, 58, of Ridgewood Manor, Lot 63, Manheim, died at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at his residence.

Born Nov. 16, 1941, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Samuel W. Wagner and Miriam Daune (Ziegler) Graham. His wife, Mary (Angney) Graham, whom he married June 6, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Lyndralee) Mackneer, Lewistown; step-children, Michael E. Wagner, Mrs. Jeffrey (Patricia) Hertzler, and Mrs. Steven (Pamela) Metz, all of Lewistown; sister, Mrs. Robert (Kay) Wagner, Lewistown; half-sisters and brothers, Marjorie Johnson Arter, Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Lewins, Little Rock, Ark., Curtis E. Graham, Plano, Texas, Clare Bryner, Lewistown, and Marlin Wagner, Lancaster; one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Jack E. Graham, William D. Graham and Robert Wagner.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a maintenance employee at ITT Grinnell in Columbia, Pa., for 26 years.

He was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of the VFW Post 2435, Columbia, a life member of Brooklyn Hose Co., and a member of the Glass, Moulders, Pottery, and Plastic Workers Union Local 376.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Daniel Neff officiating. Interment will be held at Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from noon until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Ellen J. "Jacque" Grassmyer
LEWISTOWN - Ellen J. "Jacque" Grassmyer, 67, a resident of Beverly Healthcare/William Penn, and formerly of Lewistown RD2, died at 3:05 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1933, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Elmer J. and Mildred L. (Wilson) Harmon.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Russel (Carol) Gers, 500 Fairview Ave., Lewistown, and Mrs. Thomas (Ellen) Elder, 114 French's Lane, McVeytown; a sister, Mrs. Cloyd (Isabel) Wray, of McClure RD2; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and, early in life, employed as a seamstress at Cluett-Peabody.

She was a member of Pine Glen Church of the Brethren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St. Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, Box 61, Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Rev. G. Franklin Gray Jr.
MILROY - Rev. G. Franklin Gray Jr., 75, of 316 Sigler Road, Milroy, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born July 3, 1924, in Wilmington, Del., he was a son of the late Mabel (Zimmerman) and G. Franklin Gray Sr. His wife, Ada (Nale) Boyer Gray, whom he married Sept. 10, 1995, survives. His first wife, Bessie May (Lohr) Gray, died in 1993.

Also surviving are: children, Lavan M. Gray, Berryville, Va., Cornelius T. Gray, Harvard Street, Lewistown, Rev. Nellie Gray Cloninger, Greenwood, S.C., and Waldo R. Gray, Yeagertown; stepchildren, Rodney Boyer, Mount Pleasant Mills, Larry Boyer, Reading, and Mrs. Terry (Sharon) Roberts, Milroy; brothers and sisters, Thomas E. Gray, Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Rex (Marjorie) Carleton, West Columbia, Texas, Mrs. Thomas (Joyce) Price, Leonard, Texas, and Robert Gray, Mercers Island, Washington; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a 1956 graduate of the Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas and received his Masters in Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1960.

He was a minister in the Central Pennsylvania Conference and he served charges in the East Texas Conference for 45 years, retiring in 1992. From 1992-96 served as interim pastor, Houstontown Charge and Three Springs Charge.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, a former member of the Centre Hall Grange, and a member and former officer of the Pennsylvania Council of Alcohol Prevention.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A viewing will be held from 3-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zion Huffman Lutheran Church, RR1, Friedens. Graveside services will also be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Huffman Memorial Gardens, Friedens, with the Rev. Kathleen Kuehl officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Bible Society, PO Box 98011, Washington, DC 20090-8011.


Ledemia M. Gray
MIFFLINTOWN - Ledemia M. Gray, 73, a resident of Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Honey Grove, she was the daughter of the late William C. and I. Florence (Page) McCulloch.

Surviving are: children, Max W. Gray Sr., Mifflintown, David F. Gray, Mifflintown RR3, George L. Gray, Port Royal RR2, Janet Henry, Port Royal RR1, and Linda Bowers, McAlisterville; a sister, Catherine Peterson, Port Royal; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Suter.

She was a cook for various area restaurants.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the McCullochs Mill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate Inc., 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.


Sarah Kathryn Graybill
RICHFIELD - Sarah Kathryn Graybill, 58, of Richfield RR1, died at 2:43 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at her home, following an extended illness.

Born Jan. 7, 1941, in Morgantown, she was the daughter of Jacob D. and Sadie M. (Kurtz) Mast of Richfield RR1. Her husband, Clayton R. Graybill, whom she married Oct. 21, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Marilyn and Amanda, both at home; brothers and sisters, Isaac Mast, Fleetwood, David Mast, Oley, James Mast, Mount Pleasant Mills, Mrs. Nathan (Martha) Eby, Robesonia, and Mrs. Timothy (Amanda) Graybill, Richfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Ivan Martin Jr., Stephen Ebersole, Aaron Shank, Robert Burkholder, and LeRoy Bair officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The family requests no flowers.

The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.


Richard P. Gro
LEWISTOWN - Richard P. Gro, 83, of Lockport Road, Lewistown, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at his home.

Born March 22, 1916, in Oliver Township, he was a son of the late Edward and Bella (Stine) Gro. His wife, Betty M. (Sheaffer) Gro, whom he married April 1, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: son and daughter, Dale R. Gro, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, and Mrs. Thomas (Bella) Kauffman, Cedar Drive, Lewistown; brother and sister, Howard S. Gro, Lockport Road, Lewistown, and Mrs. Gene (Mildred) Riley, US Highway 522S McVeytown; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the Men's Bible Sunday school class of the church, and the 302 Hunting Club.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Frank Davidheiser, 427 Middle Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Albert P. Groninger
PORT ROYAL - Albert P. Groninger, 79, of Port Royal RR2, died Tuesday afternoon Aug. 3, 1999, at his home.

Born June 17, 1920, in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Jacob B. and Margaret (Gilson) Groninger. His wife, Kathryn G. "Kate" (Trego) Groninger, died July 15, 1988.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Joyce) Bierly, Rebersburg; a sister, Betty Walker, Bartow, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Earl Groninger, Boyd Groninger, and Lenore Naylor.

He was a graduate of Port Royal High School.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Juniata County Farm Bureau.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Frank J. Swartz and Pastor Richard H. Burchfield officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Suite 101, Building D, Altoona, PA 16601.


Margaret Eliose Cockrill Groninger
LEWISTOWN - Margaret Eliose Cockrill Groninger, 73, of 75 Luther Drive, Lewistown, died at 1:07 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 11, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Addison M. and Lillian (Ingle) Cockrill. Her husband, J. Donald Groninger, died Sept. 8, 1996.

Surviving are: daughters, Kim M. Hannon, 224 Cider Lane, Lewistown, and Tracy D. Bailor, 236 Tanbark Drive, Lewistown; a sister, K. Doreen DeHart, Mechanicsburg; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Addison M. Cockrill, and a sister, Mildred "Bobbie" Reed.

She served for many years as the court reporter for Mifflin County and later for Juniata and Perry counties, retiring in 1990. Prior to that, she was employed by the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, Washington, DC, and by the Pennsylvania State University.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Howard E. 'Chub' Grose
LEWISTOWN - Howard E. "Chub" Grose, 76, of 3735 SR 103 North, Lewistown, died at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his residence.

Born July 20, 1923, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Willis F. and Mary E. (Hartley) Grose. His wife, Louise (Fisher) Grose, whom he married Feb. 24, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Stephen L. Grose, Enola, Gregory E. Grose, Lewistown, and Mrs. Mark (Anita) Dias, Orchard Park, N.Y.; brother and sisters, Charles Grose, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Kohler, and Mrs. Harry (Anna) Hain, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Oliver (Edith) Baker, Erie, and Bertha Cromwell, Greeley, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

He was an insurance representative and field manager for Baltimore Life Insurance Co. and was the first agent in Lewistown to receive the President's Club Award. He was also a farmer most of his life.

He was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church, where he was one of the founders of the Men's Club, served on various church boards, was a Sunday school teacher, and was director of the Youth Fellowship Program.

He was a life member of Granville Fire Co.; a member of the United Commercial Traveller's 591 Council where he served as past Grand Chancellor. He also served as Granville Township Supervisor for several terms and was a member of the Knights of Malta.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Granville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Raymond T. Brinson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Granville United Methodist Church, Granville, PA 17029 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Martha Riden Gross
LEWISTOWN - Martha Riden Gross, 70, of 123 E. Third St., Lewistown, died at noon Monday, May 10, 1999, at her residence.

Born June 2, 1928, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Clarion Daniel and Ann Margaret (Riden) Gross.

Surviving are: a sister, Elta M. Lauver, 123 E. Third St., Lewistown; and two nephews, Geoffrey E. Gross, London, England and Roger B. Gross, New York City, NY.

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

She was a graduate of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Virginia Marguerite Brown Grove
ORBISONIA - Virginia Marguerite Brown Grove, 79, a resident of the Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, formerly of Huntingdon RR2, died at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at the center.

Born June 26, 1920, in Saxton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Albert and Sarah Jane (Weidner) Brown. Her husband, Samuel Calvin Grove, whom she married in 1941 in Winchester, Va., died Feb. 26, 1991.

Surviving are: children, Ronald L. Grove, Alexandria, Beverly L. Caldwell, Shirley J. Wilson, and Patricia D. Webb, all of Huntingdon, Richard A. Grove, Kennesaw, Ga., Kathy E. Hagans, Reedsville, and Robert C. Grove, Farmville, Va.; brothers and sisters, Kenneth E. Brown and Merle Brown, both of Huntingdon, George Brown, Bedford, Dorothy McDowell, New Jersey, Dick Brown, Alpena, Mich., Clair Brown, Sarasota, Fla., Thelma Richards, Raleigh, N.C., and Harriet Chinn, Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Chalmer, Ruth, Lucille, Harold, Robert, and Elda.

She was educated in the Upper Corners, Penn Township public schools and was a graduate of Huntingdon High School.

From 1966-1976, she was employed at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Huntingdon and from 1976 until she retired in 1990, she worked for Elco in the Huntingdon plant.

She attended Jacobs United Church of Christ, Hesston.

She enjoyed flower gardening and baking.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Harold Lloyd Blattenberger officiating. Interment will be in White Church Cemetery, Penn Township, Hesston.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 810, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Jacobs United Church of Christ, Piney Ridge, Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Annabelle Gutshall
HOUSTON, Texas - Annabelle Gutshall, 89, of 535 West Troy, Houston, Texas, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Doctors Hospital-Parkway, Houston, Texas.

Born March 10, 1910, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Rosalia (Proderbarac) Rosegay Roskey. Her husband, Irvin Gutshall, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Shirley Gutshall, Houston, Texas, Marilyn Kauffman, Lewistown, and Judy Gutshall, Peoria, Ariz.; a sister, Rose Chamberlain, Lewistown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Oak Street, Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating, at St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Virginia F. Gulden
LEWISTOWN - Virginia F. Gulden, 92, of 504 Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, died at 3:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her residence.

Born Aug. 20, 1907, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Caroline (Friedrich) McCabe. Her first husband, Robert J. Mattern Jr., and her second husband, Horace B. Gulden, both preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fredrick McCabe.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.


Sally Lou Gussler
YEAGERTOWN - Sally Lou Gussler, 56, of 100 Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 1:25 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 30, 1942, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Sara (Gross) and William A. Gussler Jr.

She is survived by two sisters, Barbara A. Barker and Bonnie K. Gussler, both of Yeagertown.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Gussler III.

She was Methodist by faith.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and private interment will be held at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation , 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019.

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


Dorothy Frances Gwyn
MIFFLINBURG - Dorothy Frances Gwyn, 76, of 426 Old Orchard Lane, Mifflinburg, formerly of Lewistown and Massachusetts, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Riverwoods, Lewisburg.

Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Plymouth, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Bernick. Her husband, Gene Edward Gwyn, whom she married in Plymouth on June 15, 1950, died on Jan. 10, 1999.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Lamar D. (Libby R.) Loss Jr. and Mrs. Roy S. (Dorene G.) Straub, both of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren; and stepfather, Ben Mazur, Plymouth.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Bernick in 1995.

She was 1940 graduate of Plymouth High School.

She, along with her husband, operated Gywn's Pharmacy, East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg for over 20 years, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewisburg. She was also a member and past secretary of the Mifflinburg Athenaeum Club and a past member of the Mifflinburg Civic Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 814 Saint Louis St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. Patrick J. Shannon officiating. Interment will be in Hill Top Cemetery, Mifflinburg.

Friends may call from 10:15 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Memorial Fund of Saint George's Catholic Church, Mifflinburg, c/o Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 814 Saint Louis St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.


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