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Ashley Richard Heimbaugh
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Ashley Richard Heimbaugh, 52, of Plymouth, Mich., died at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born May 20, 1947, in Milroy, he was a son of Anita J. (Aumiller) Heimbaugh Deamer of Willow Street, Milroy, and the late Alvin R. Heimbaugh. His wife, Susan Heimbaugh, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Angela Howard, Fort Wayne, Ind., Curtis Heimbaugh and Kevin Heimbaugh, both of Plymouth, Mich., and Allison Heimbach, at home; sisters, Alvina J. Tyson, Milroy, and Alicia Rahauser, Centre Hall; stepchildren, Candice and Dean, both of Michigan; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew B. Heimbaugh, in April 1992.

He was a 1966 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School and attended Harrisburg Area Community College. He earned his flight wings at age 16 at the Mifflin County Airport.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army for eight years and graduated as a warrant officer from Officers Candidate School in 1974.

He was co-owner of Performance Control in Ann Arbor, Mich., and operator of a private airport in Plymouth, Mich. Previously, he flew helicopter for ABC News and Channel 7 (Detroit) and also flew Life Flight at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

In his childhood, he attended the Milroy Pilgrim Holiness Church, 101 College Ave., Milroy.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Milroy Pilgrim Holiness Church, 101 College Ave., Milroy, with the Rev. Rodney D. Watkins officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milroy Pilgrim Holiness Church, 101 College Ave., Milroy, PA 17063.

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


Nannie E. Heister
BELLEVILLE - Nannie E. Heister, 88, a resident of Valley View Haven Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of 1215 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born May 17, 1911, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Laura (Heister) Varner.

She is survived by a nephew, Joseph Wheeler, 200 Peace Drive, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

She worked in the cake converting department of the American Viscose Corporation for 41 years, retiring in 1970.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, the Act II Retirees, and the Avisco 25 Year Club.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven Retirement Community, Box 827, Belleville, PA 17004.

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


Theo (Shearer) Paller Heister
MCVEYTOWN - Theo (Shearer) Paller Heister, 93, of McVeytown, died at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1906, in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late John K. and Maria Jane (Sunderland) Shearer. Her first husband, Walter E. Paller, preceded her in death in 1953. Her second husband, Ralph D. Heister Sr., preceded her in death on March 15, 1992.

Surviving are: two step-sons, Dr. Ralph D. Heister Jr., Phoenixville, and the Rev. Dr. John W. Heister, Mendon, N.Y.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen S. Stump.

She was a graduate of West Virginia University, also having done graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University.

During World War II, she was a trained ambulance driver, having received her training at the Carlisle Army Post. At the same time, she taught at the Carlisle Commercial College.

Later, she taught at Rothrock High School for 25 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member and former trustee of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church. She was also a former member and officer of the American Association of University Women. She belonged to state and local retired teachers' associations and was active with the Mifflin County Historical Society.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McVeytown Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, PO Box 323, McVeytown, PA 17051.


Robert C. Henderson
LEWISTOWN - Robert C. Henderson, 79, of 64 Old Route 103, Lewistown, formerly of Alexandria, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 25, 1919, in Logan Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Ruth (Bigelow) Henderson. His wife, Teletha (Carper) Henderson, died in 1991.

Surviving are: a daughter, Caroline R. Stayrook, Mount Union; sisters, Jean L. Walker, Huntingdon, and Martha Lois Slothower, Dillsburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Wayne B. Henderson and Marjorie R. Wagner.

He graduated from the Petersburg Vocational High School in 1938.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre.

He worked as a trackman for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring after many years of service in 1980. He was also a TV repairman.

He was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of Alexandria American Legion, Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, Mount Union, the Sons of Italy, Mount Union, and the Hookies, Tyrone.

He was an avid gardener and clockmaker.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Robert Walsh officiating. Interment will be in Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.


Catherine E. Henry
LEWISTOWN - Catherine E. Henry, 94, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, and formerly of 686 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, died at 8:17 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 25, 1906, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Altannie (Ashman) McClellan. Her husband, Wilson J. Henry Sr., preceded her in death in 1950.

Survived are: two daughters, Joyce H. Yocum, 725 Princeton St., Lewistown, and Freda F. Henry, Alfarata; one son, Richard R. Henry, South Main Street, Lewistown; one brother, Melvin McClellan, Edgewater Avenue, Lewistown; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Guyer; and two sons, Wilson J. Henry Jr. and Milton C. Henry; three brothers and one sister.

She was a member of Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown.


Elizabeth P. Henry
CARLISLE - Elizabeth P. Henry, 87, a resident of the Sarah Todd Memorial Home in Carlisle, formerly of Wormleysburg and Lewistown, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the home.

Born June 5, 1912, in Saxton, Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Lawson and Minnie (Leonard) Fleegal. Her husband, Clarence L. Henry, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a daughter, Pamela K. Farabelli, Lemoyne; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a niece.

She was a retired clerk from the Pennsylvania State Department of Revenue.

She was a member of the Summerdale Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Parthemore Funeral Home, Inc., New Cumberland. Interment will be held at noon Monday in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Summerdale Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 571 Valley St., Summerdale, PA 17093.


Geraldine M. Henry
BEAVERTOWN - Geraldine M. Henry, 75, of Beavertown, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at her home following all extended illness.

Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Beavertown, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mertie (Hommel) Hackenberg. Her husband, Roland Henry, whom she married Jan. 4, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Gary (Beth) Neubaum, Enola and Richard Henry, Beavertown; a sister, Jeanette Bingman, Beavertown.; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jan Alan, in 1966 and two brothers, Curtis and Charles Hackenberg.

In 1979, she retired as a supervisor of inspectors from the former Beavertown Weaving Mill, after 26 years of service.

She was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and participated in the Polyanna Class. She was also a member of the ladies Auxiliary of the Rescue Hose Fire Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's UCC Church, with the Rev. Alan Foor and the Rev. Edward Henry officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, Duke Street, Sunbury, PA 17801.


H. Carlton Henry
MIFFLIN - H. Carlton Henry, 76, of HC 67, Mifflin (Nook), died at 9:48 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Beale Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Homer H. and Mary (Van Swearingen) Henry. His wife, Helen (Aughey) Henry survives.

Also surviving are: children, David C. Henry, Port Royal RR2, Marvin E. Henry, Mifflintown, Kenneth L. Henry, HC 67, Mifflin, and Virginia M. Henry, Mifflin; brother and sisters, Donald S. Henry, Port Royal RR2, Bertha A. Bowers, Steelton and Mary Jane Trout, Elliottsburg; and seven grandchildren.

He was a retired self-employed poultry farmer.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, and Milford Grange 773 for over 50 years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the church.

The family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Research, PO Box 850, Hershey PA 17033 or to the charity of one's choice.


Marjorie S. Henry
EAST WATERFORD - Marjorie S. Henry, 78, of East Waterford RR1 (Waterloo), died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Paula Lauver, Omaha, Neb.

Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Concord, Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late L. Bruce and Mary M. (McMullen) Shearer. Her husband, Robert B. Henry, whom she married in 1946, died Feb. 5, 1989.

Surviving are: children, James R. Henry, Port St. James, Fla., Andrea S. Boley, Palm Bay, Fla., Paula J. Lauver, Omaha, Neb., and Jill K. Paczkowski, Waterloo, Iowa; sisters and brothers, Louise Shoop, Port Royal, Miriam Love, East Waterford, Clair Shearer, York, Lois Wert, Chambersburg, and Darwin Shearer, East Waterford; and four grandchildren.

She was a 1939 graduate of Fannett Township High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a lifelong member of East Waterford Presbyterian Church and the Pennsylvania Grange.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at East Waterford Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Frank Muse officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m until the time of services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Waterford Presbyterian Church, c/o Carol Zeiders, treasurer, PO Box 7, East Waterford, PA 17021 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of local arrangements and Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak & Cutler Funeral Home, Omaha, Neb. was in charge of out-of-town arrangements.


Rev. Milton C. Henry
LEWISTOWN - The Rev. Milton C. Henry, 67, of 511 Third St., Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, at his residence.

Born May 2, 1932, in Lewistown, he was a son of Catherine E. (McClellan) Henry of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, and the late Wilson J. Henry Sr. His wife, Etta M. (Baker) Henry, whom he married Oct. 14, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Vicky L. Erceg, Reedsville, and James D. Henry, Mount Joy; brother and sisters, Richard R. Henry, Joyce H. Yocum and Freda F. Henry, all of Lewistown; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson J. Henry Jr., and a sister, Kathleen Guyer.

He was a veteran of the United States Army Second Infantry Division and served in the Korean Conflict.

Early in life he was employed for 21 years at the maintenance department of Standard Steel, Burnham. He later served 18 1/2 years as an evangelist for the Eastern District Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He was a member of Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Lewistown RR3.

At the time of his death, he was serving as pastor at Wayside Bible Church, Middleburg.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating. Interment will be in Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Bible Church Building Fund, RR2, Box 328-C, Middleburg, PA 17842, or Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Bessie Marie Herbster
LEWISTOWN - Bessie Marie Herbster, 94, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of North Grand Street, Lewistown, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 1, 1904, in Madera, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Pearl (Shoff) Brown. Her husband, Alton "Herb" Herbster, died in 1982.

Surviving are: daughters, Mary Lou Snyder, Lewistown and Mrs. George (Betty) Benson, Newark, Del.; sisters, Gladys Walsh, Tucson, Ariz. and Hazel DiPenti, Willoughby, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Herbster in 1985; five brothers; and three sisters.

She was a supervisor in the Processing Department of the American Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1955.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown and the Ich Dien Bible class of the church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Private interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Third Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Glenn L. Herbster
LEWISTOWN - Glenn L. Herbster, 84, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 234 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born March 12, 1915, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Mary Ann Rothrock. His wife, Lillian (Spickler) Herbster of New York City, NY, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Robert Herbster, East Stroudsburg and Leonard Herbster, Ephrata; and three grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran,, having served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He was a building manager in New York City for more than 20 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Mifflinburg Moose Lodge, the American Legion Post 1029, and the Brooklyn Hose Co.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Raystown Dam Dogwood Pavilion. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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


James V. Herman
BEAVERTOWN - James V. Herman, 48, of Beavertown RR1, died of natural causes at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 2, 1951, in Adams Township, he was a son of Betty (Moyer) Herman and the late Charles L. Herman. His wife, Irene M. (Benner) Herman, whom he married Nov. 7, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Mike (Lisa S.) Schrader, Beavertown RR1, Mrs. Vince (Jennifer M.) Womer, Middleburg RR4, and Vincent C. Herman, at home; sister and brothers, Mrs. Barry (Shirley) Hackenburg, Middleburg RR1, Charles L. Herman, Middleburg RR2, and Nelson Swartz, Milton; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Schrader, in 1996.

He was employed as a cabinet setter and lead man at Ritz-Craft Homes, Mifflinburg, for 31 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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. Roger Womer officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Independent Church Cemetery, Beavertown RR1.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Independent Church, RR1, Beavertown, PA 17813.


Leslie M. Hess
WAYNESBORO - Leslie M. Hess, 88, of 143 W. King St., Waynesboro, died at 10:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Menno Haven, Chambersburg.

Born March 13, 1911, in Quincy Township, Franklin County, he was the son of the late William T. and Ida (Benedict) Hess. His wife, Margaret (Schroyer) Hess, whom he married June 13, 1937 in the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Jane Hess Flanders, Pelham, N.Y., John A. Hess, Weston, Conn., and William L. Hess, Abilene, Texas; brother, Samuel Benedict Hess, Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

He attended Pigeon Hill School and graduated from Chambersburg High School in l928. In 1934, he graduated from Shippensburg State Teachers College with a degree in science and mathematics.

He was employed in the order department of Landis Machine Company, now known as Landis Threading Systems, Waynesboro. He remained with the company for his entire career, becoming treasurers, vice-president, and eventually president.

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, where he served on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board and was a member of the Men's Bible Class He was a director of First National Bank and Trust Company, Waynesboro for 36 years. He served on many local boards including schools, hospital, and the United Way. He was also a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731, Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association, the Waynesboro Historical Society, the Kittochtinny Historical Society, Chambersburg, the South Chapter 2977 AARP,Waynesboro, and the National AARP. He was a former member of the Waynesboro Country Club.

He was an accomplished furniture-maker and gardener.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Christ United Methodist, Waynesboro, with Rev. Dr. Jay Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Waynesboro Historical Society, 138 West Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.


Lois R. Hesser
MCVEYTOWN - Lois R. Hesser, 74, of Blue Mountain Lane, McVeytown, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her home.

Born Oct. 17, 1925, in Bratton Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Annie (Kauffman) Hesser.

Surviving are: two brothers, Melvin L. Hesser Sr., McVeytown and Robert B. Hesser, Mattawana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward E. Hesser Sr., Norman C. Hesser and Carl D. Hesser.

She was employed many years at Gates' Clover Farm Store and Post Office in Mattawana, of which she later became a partial owner. She retired in 1989 from Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, where she worked as a nursing assistant.

She was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church and the Builders Sunday School Class. She was also one of the last surviving members and officer of the Thimble Club, a ladies social group.

She enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking and flower gardening and was known for her African violets.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Memorial Fund of McVeytown Presbyterian Church, PO Box 323, McVeytown, PA 17051.


Isaac Hamilton Hetrick
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas - Isaac Hamilton Hetrick, 51, of Midlothian, Texas, died at 2:12 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, in the Medical Center of Arlington.

Born Dec. 23, 1948, in Lewistown, he was a son of Bertrude Irvin and Ethel Virginia Hetrick of Belleville. His wife, Sara Louise (Hassinger) Hetrick, whom he married Aug. 13, 1991, in Mansfield, Texas, survives.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Jerry Hetrick and Mrs. Wayne (Wanda) Manbeck, both of Venus, Texas, Blair Hetrick, Burnham, and Mrs. Larry (Clarissa) Haney, Flanders, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Jeanette Harrison, Midlothian, Texas; and two grandsons.

He graduated from Kishacoquillas High School and the Kodak School of Photography

He worked for Lear Corporation of Arlington and was a former employee of the County Observer.

Services were held privately for the family at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St., Mansfield, Texas.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date at Greenwood State Park.


Paul J. Hetrick
LANCASTER - Paul J. Hetrick, 68, of 136 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, formerly of Vira, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in Lancashire Hall Nursing Home, following a long illness.

Born May 24, 1931, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Paul M. and Ruth (Mullen) Hetrick. His wife, Joyce A. (Zimmerman) Hetrick, whom he married July 12, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. William B. (Diane) Harkleroad, Lancaster; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul I. Hetrick in 1977 and a sister, Margaret Youtzy.

He served with the 176th Armored Artillery Battalion of the National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

He retired from Schick Electric in 1979 after 25 years as a plumber. He later worked as a contractor for Hamilton Watch Company for seven years.

He was a member of the Pearl Street United Methodist Church.

He was an avid fisherman and a former member of the Elizabethtown Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post 34, Lancaster.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home of the Fred F. Groff Inc. Funeral Services, 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, with the Rev. Debra Davis and the Rev. Wade Atwell officiating. Interment will be in Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.


W. Brady Hetrick
LEWISTOWN - W. Brady Hetrick, 92, of 804 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 3, 1907, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Jerome I. and Laura (Caveny) Hetrick. His wife, Helen L. (Lauver) Hetrick, died Dec. 18, 1989.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Marilyn) Skillman, 3708 SR 103 North, Lewistown; sisters, Elizabeth Burris, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown and Martha Jane Frecon, Boyertown; one grandson; one step-grandson; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome I. Hetrick Jr.; and two sisters, Sarah Wilson, and Louise Parnell.

He was associated with the Cupp Motor Company for 29 years, a co-founder of Hetrick and McCardle Motors, Burnham for seven years, and served for 10 years (five terms) as representative from the 82nd District to the General Assembly, House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, retiring in 1978.

He was past master of Lewistown Masonic Lodge No. 203; district deputy grand master of No. 19 Masonic district for 10 years; and principal of the Masonic School of Instruction for seven years. He was also a member of the Lewistown Chapter Royal Arch Masons No. 186; the Lewistown Commandery of Knights Templer No. 26; a past Grand Tall of Juniata Valley Forrest No. 88, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; a member of the Altoona Court No. 70 Royal Order of Jesters; an honorary life member of the P.J.M. Club of Juniata Valley Forrest No. 88; a member of the Erin Council; the Harrisburg Consistory and the Supreme Council; a member of Jaffa Shrine, Altoona; the Mifflin County Shrine Club; the Juniata-Perry Shrine Club, receiving his 33rd degree in Masonary in 1972; a member of the Lewistown BPOE Lodge No. 663; charter member of the Lewistown Lions Club; life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 143, Brooklyn and Fame Fire Companies; on the board of directors of the Lewistown Motor Club and Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation; a former member of the Lewistown Kiwanis Club; a member of the Pennsylvania State Retired Employees Association; the United Commercial Travelers Council No. 591; the Pennsylvania State Grange; the Lewistown Country Club; and the American Association of Retired Persons.

He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and was an ordained Elder.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter and the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Presbyterian Homes, 220 Newry St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-Attn: James Hanley.


William M. Hetrick
LEWISTOWN - William M. Hetrick, 81, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 720 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 10, 1918, in Six Mile Run, Bedford County, he was a son of the late William and Amelia (Smith) Hetrick. His wife, Renna L. (Cresswell) Hetrick, whom he married Sept. 27, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Vicki L. Leach, Lebanon, Martin M. Hetrick, Downingtown, and William D. Hetrick, Lewistown; brother and sister, Robert L. Hetrick, Woodridge, Va., and Allean Young, Martinsburg; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.

He graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts.

He was an industrial arts teacher for Mifflin County School District for 32 years.

He was a life member of BPOE Lodge No. 663, Lewistown, and served as Elks district state vice president, Elks district deputy, and Elks state trustee.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Raymond E. Hill officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. by the Elks Lodge No. 663.


Cloyd Bruce Hicks Sr.
NEWTON HAMILTON - Cloyd Bruce Hicks Sr., 76, of 130 Parson's Road, Newton Hamilton, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center following a serious illness.

Born on May 25, 1923, in Allenport, Mount Union, he was a son of the late Clarence and Martha Hicks. His first wife, Jean M. (Smith) Hicks, whom he married on Oct. 13, 1945, preceded him in death on May 8, 1989. His second wife, Betty (Hoover Miller) Hicks, whom he married on March 15, 1991, survives.

Also surviving are: three children, Mrs. Joseph (Trudy) Book, Newton Hamilton, Jim E. Hicks, Mount Union RD1 and Cloyd Bruce Hicks Jr., Newton Hamilton; two stepchildren, C. Sam Miller, Alexandria and Carol Jean Kann, New Cumberland; two sisters, Zola Hooper, Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia and Mary Wiser, Shirley Home, Shirleysburg; seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

He was a member of the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee.

He graduated in 1942 from Mount Union High School. He retired in 1987 after 30 years of service with the United States Postal Service, serving as postmaster at the Newton Hamilton Post Office.

Prior to that he was employed for more than 20 years at the Harbison-Walker Refractories in Mount Union, having been one of the last employees to use the 1,000 steps to get to and from work.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force. He served from March 26, 1943-May 29, 1945, with the 731st Bombardment Squadron, 452nd Bombardment Group and flew 21 missions over Germany in B-17s. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart with Leaf Cluster.

The funeral service is at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Donald Pellman officiating. Interment will be in the Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.


Thomas S. Hicks
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Thomas S. Hicks, 52, of 1440 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg, S.C., formerly of Allenport (Mount Union), died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, as a result of gunshot wounds in an incident at the Slumberland Motel in Orangeburg, S.C.

Born Dec. 25, 1946, in Allenport, Shirley Township, he was the son of the late Sherman L. and Naomi (Skipper) Hicks. His wife, Margaret "Peggy" (Harpster) Hicks, whom he married June 5, 1965, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Trina) Benson, Mapleton, Mrs. Brian (Debbie) Long, Chambersburg, Donna Hicks, Orangeburg, S.C., and Thomas Hicks, Yeagertown; a brother, Dennis M. "Gabby" Hicks, Mapleton; and seven grandchildren.

He was a 1965 graduate of Captain Jack High School.

He was maintenance supervisor for Rust Construction, Orangeburg S.C. for the past four years and also assisted his wife at the Slumberland Motel in Orangeburg. Earlier he had been employed as a shipping clerk for Harbison-Walker Refractories in Mount Union for 15 years.

He was Protestant by faith.

He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Hillcrest Country Club in Orangeburg. He was also active with area youth as a wrestling booster, peewee football coach, and youth baseball coach.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Ed Seeley officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.


Lester G. Hile
MT. PLEASANT MILLS - Lester George Hile, 72, of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR32, died at 4:52 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at his home.

Born May 19, 1927, in Kratzerville, he was the son of the late Phenie and Beulah (Kratzer) Hile. His wife, Esther Inch Hile, whom he married July 8, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Brian M. Hile, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR2, Brenda J. Weader, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Lucinda Abbott, Burleson, Texas; brothers, James Hile, Marlin "Moody" Hile, both of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR1; sister, Dorothy Swartz, Mifflintown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was educated at the Locust Grove Grammar Schoolhouse, Snyder County. He retired in 1990 from Poleran Homes, Middleburg, where he was employed as a laborer for 21 years. He previously worked at Middleburg Tannery and Hayes Stahl Lumbering Company, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR2.

He was a member of St. Paul's Family Worship Church, Liverpool RR2, where he served on the cemetery board for more than 25 years and served on the board of trustees. He was a member of the Oriental Sportsman's Club of Juniata County.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was an umpire for the Tri-County League of baseball and softball teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Lear E. Shambach officiating.

Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Liverpool RR2, with full military honors conducted by the Liverpool American Legion Post No. 364.

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


Malinda I. Hilbish
MCCLURE - Malinda I. Hilbish, 88, of McClure, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 1, 1910, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Erie and Mabel (Gill) Wagner. Her husband, Samuel Hilbish, whom she married March 27, 1959, died April 14, 1971.

Surviving are: daughters, Cossetta L. Valentine, Mifflinburg, DeAnna G. Patterson, at home, and Kathryn E. Knepp, McClure; brother and sister, Luther Wagner and Kathryn Hackenberg, both of McClure; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and four step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Pauline, and a brother, Chester Wagner.

She retired from the Selinsgrove State School, where she worked 21 years as an aid. She had also worked at the former American Viscose.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure.

She enjoyed liquid and thread embroidery.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, where family will be present to receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841.
Earl F. Hildebrand
MCALISTERVILLE - Earl F. Hildebrand, 74, of McAlisterville RR2, formerly of Steelton, died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at his residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Steelton, he was the son of the late Marie C. (Baughman) and Christopher J. Hildebrand Sr. His wife, Marie M. (Smith) Hildebrand, whom he married Oct. 22, 1950, died March 14, 1990.

Surviving are: children, Barry L. Hildebrand, Brenda L. Hildebrand and Brian L. Hildebrand, all of McAlisterville, and Cheryl L. Hildebrand, Houston, Texas; brother and sisters, Christopher J. Hildebrand, Jr., Eva Donato, Oberlin, and May Raudensky, Duncannon; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was a 1943 graduate of Swatara Township High School.

He served in the United States Army Air Corp. from Nov. 1945 until July 1946, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.

He was employed by Lyon Fashions, McAlisterville as a truck driver and laborer in the warehouse; by Fred Faust Construction, Thompsontown, where he worked framing houses; and by Excel Homes Inc. until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville.

He enjoyed building model airplanes, flying, leatherworking, and carpentry.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Carillon Fund, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

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


Paul B. Himes
BELLEVILLE - Paul B. Himes, 77, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 91 Marlick Ave., Reedsville, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Portage, he was the son of the late Chester L. and Bertha M. (Clark) Himes.

He is survived by brothers, Merrell D. Himes, 10 Sue St., Milroy, and Lewis H. Himes, 49 N. Pine St., Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

He was employed by Chrysler Motors, Detroit, Mich., for 40 years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of the Church Hill United Methodist Church, Reedsville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Johnstown.

Friends may call 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 charity of one's choice.


Sherman M. Himes
MILLMONT - Sherman M. Himes, 88, of Millmont RR1 died at 3:20 p.m. Feb. 24, 2000, at his home after a lengthly illness.

Born April 28, 1911, in McClure, he was a son of the late Clay and Flo (Wagner) Himes. His wife Margaret Krick, whom he married April 24, 1934, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Pick, Spring City, Bernice Hornberger, Royersford, Mrs. Gary (Janice) Moore, Northumberland, Mrs. Norman (Pearl) Strickler, Millmont, Harold Himes, Mifflinburg, and Dennis, Troy and Kenneth Himes, all of Millmont; a brother, David J. Himes, McClure RR2; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Barry Eugene Pick, and a brother, Marvin Himes.

He retired from Laurelton State Village after 28 years of service.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Millmont.

He enjoyed working on his lawn and working with wood.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Baker's United Methodist Church, McClure RR2. Interment will be in Baker's Church Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.


Ruth B. Hipple
MCCOYSVILLE - Ruth B. Hipple, 71, of McCoysville, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Born July 27, 1928, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Clinton and Margaret (Harlan) Brittain. Her husband, N. Ramsey Hipple, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Thomas R. Hipple, Honey Grove RR1, James A. Hipple and Richard G. Hipple, both of Oakford, George C. Hipple, HC 67, McCoysville, Mary Ann Jones, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Susan A. Conner, Walnut Bottom; sister, Mary B. Picketts, Burnham; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Hipple and a brother, Paul Brittain.

She was a 1950 graduate of Lock Haven University and a former school teacher at West Ward Elementary School, Downingtown.

She was a member of the Downingtown United Methodist Church and attended McCoysville Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer at the Juniata County Library, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoysville Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in the McCoysville Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc., 505 Harvard St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


George S. Hirakis
LEWISTOWN - George S. Hirakis, 68, of 7 Laurel St., Highland Park, Lewistown, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Paintersville, he was a son of the late Theodore and Alice (Collins) Hirakis. He is survived by a companion, Kija Cheong.

Also surviving are: sister and brothers, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Wear, Ted Hirakis and Donald Hirakis, all of Lewistown, Emmanuel Hirakis, Connecticut, and Milton Hirakis, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

He attended Lewistown and Burnham schools.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Penline TV Construction Co. and AT&T District Cable as a supervisor in Buffalo, N.Y.; worked for Cable Ship Longlines as a supervisor that laid transoceanic cable in Great Brittain, France, Germany, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, West Indies, South America and Alaska. He also worked for Kentron Telephone as a construction contractor to the U. S. government in Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.

He taught English in Japan and Korea, and was a technical manager translator for import-export in international business.

He attended Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 90, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce Hinderliter officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1123 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Esther Hockenberry
LEWISTOWN - Esther Hockenberry, 56, of 218 E. Third St., Lewistown, died at 2:46 a.m. Monday Sept. 6, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1943, in New Castle, Pa. Her husband, Foster L. Hockenberry, whom she married in 1990, survives.

She was a homemaker.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Foster L. Hockenberry, c/o Antoinette Helm, 220 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


William John Hockenberry
LEWISTOWN - William John Hockenberry, 73, of 43 Henrietta St., Lewistown, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home.

Born on Sept. 14, 1925, in Mount Union, he was the son of the late J. William and Daisy (Lehman) Hockenberry.

Surviving are: three children, John W. Hockenberry, Pottstown, Chiri Brower, Henrietta Street, Lewistown, and David R. Hockenberry, Texas; two step-children, Robert Mowery, Oakland Avenue, Lewistown and Stacy McMurtrie, Walnut Street, Lewistown; a brother, Thomas Hockenberry, New York; nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three great-grandchildren.

He was a retired plumber/handyman for Elsesser's Apartments.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Burnham.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Bible Baptist Church, with Pastor John S. Walters officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA.

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


William O. Hockensmith
CAMP HILL - William O. Hockensmith, 73, of 4039 Cherokee Ave., Camp Hill, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at home.

He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Phildelphia. His wife, Reiko (Kitamura) Hockensmith, Camp Hill, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Susan Nugent, California, Billie Stuck, Burnham, and William Hockensmith Jr., Georgia; sisters, Bonnie Mellott, McClure, and Peggy McCartney, Burnham; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was a 23-year retiree from the U.S Navy, serving in both the Korean Conflict and World War II.

He was a retired truck driver and had been employed by Preston Trucking.

He was a member of the VFW in Dillsburg, the AARP Golf Club, and Burnham Fire Co., where he was a volunteer from 1968-1980.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Teamsters Local 430, 1780 Sixth Ave., York, PA 17402.

The Cremation Society of Pa., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


Harold A. Hoenstine
ORLANDO, Fla. - Harold A. Hoenstine, 77, of 4665 South Hampton Drive, Orlando, Fla., died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla.

Born Jan. 29, 1922, in Imler RR1, Bedford County, he was a son of the late William G. and Ada M. (Hengst) Hoenstine. His wife Lois A. (Arnold) Hoenstine, whom he married Nov. 9, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: children, William L. Hoenstine, Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Stannert, Frederick, Md.; two grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army Medical Corps.

He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and after his being licensed to practice funeral services in Pennsylvania, he owned and directed the Hoenstine Funeral Home in New Bloomfield from 1950-1955. Starting in 1955, he was owner and director/supervisor of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., Lewistown until his retirement Feb. 28, 1987.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, where he served on the Board of Trustees and as superintendent of the Sunday school for many years.

He was past president of New Bloomfield Lions Club and a member of Lewistown Lions Club, where he held various offices including president. He was also a life member of BPO Elks 663, Lewistown; Lewistown Moose Lodge 143; UCT Council 591; F&AM Lodge 203; and Mifflin County Roundtable of Christians and Jews, where he served as treasurer and, as of 1993, held an emeritus position on the Roundtable. He was a past member of the board of directors of Lewistown Hospital, the Salvation Army and Standard Savings and Loan Association.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

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


Lantz A. Hoffman
HARRISBURG - Lantz A. Hoffman, 63, of 1041 Pennsylvania Avenue, Harrisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Jan. 24, 1936, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Anna Grace Hoffman. His former wife, Kay (Crawford) Hoffman, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Edward (Karen D.) Rusbarsky, Altoona, Mrs. Scott (Kathi D.) Anderson, Wintersville, N.C., and Mrs. Jeffrey (Lisa A.) Fernback, Middletown; a sister, JoAnn Bear, McVeytown; nine grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1954.

From 1951 to 1956, he was news director, announcer and engineer at WMRF and WLTN, Lewistown, and WJUN, Mexico, radio stations. After that, he was a reporter and photographer with The Sentinel, Lewistown, from 1956-1957, and then news director at WHUN radio, Huntingdon, and a reporter and photographer with The Daily News, Huntingdon, from 1957-1958.

Later, he was operations manager at Mifflin-Juniata-Perry Broadcasting Co. Inc., Lewistown, from 1958-1959; news director for Westchester County Broadcasting Inc., Peekskill, N.Y., from 1959-1960; director of news and public affairs with WFBG radio and television, Altoona, Triangle Pubications, Broadcast Division, from 1960-1972; and director of public information and relations at Penn State University, State College, from 1972-1979.

From February 1981 until his retirement Nov. 13, 1998, he was director of the Bureau of Information and Education with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

He also served as PGC's first public relations officer and legislative liaison. He was a certified Hunter Education Instructor for PGC since 1966, and a deputy wildlife conservation officer since July 1964.

He played a key role in establishing wildlife education supervisor/specialist positions in each of six field regions.

He was named Communicator of the Year by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in 1990; outstanding Game Commission employee in 1995, and Northeast Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Communicator of the Year in 1997.

He attended Garden Chapel, Lower Swatara Township, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Jaffa Shrine, Altoona.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Garden Chapel, 468 Edinburgh Road, Lower Swatara Township, with the Rev. Paul Maulfair officiating.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the chapel.

Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, is in charge of arrangements.


Marlin S. 'Bike' Hoffman
RICHFIELD - Marlin S. "Bike" Hoffman, 72, of Richfield RR1, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at the Brookline Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1.

Born April 22, 1927, in Evendale, he was a son of the late Mary Alma (Sankey) and George A. Hoffman Sr. His wife, Jean E. (Reynolds) Hoffman, whom he married Oct. 6, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: two children, Norann M. Kauffman and Michael M. Hoffman, both of Richfield RR1; brothers, Robert Hoffman and George A. Hoffman Jr., both of McAlisterville RR1, Norman Hoffman, HCR 63 Cocolamus, and John Hoffman, Richfield RR1; a sister, Gladys Leitzel, HCR63, Richfield; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin Hoffman and Wilmer Hoffman.

He had attended Cocolamus Grammar School.

His working life started with a logging operation and working at the Cocolamus Feed Mill, while also farming the family farm. From 1965 until his retirement in 1990, he was employed as a highway construction superintendent for KIM-BOB Inc., Harrisburg.

He was a member of Niemond's Independent Church, Richfield RR1, where he had been on the cemetery board.

He was also a member of the National Rifle Association and past member of the Holstein Friesian Registry Association.

He was an avid deer hunter.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Niemond's Independent Church, Richfield RR1, with the Rev. J. Arthur Mott officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Niemond's Independent Church, P.O. Box 187, Richfield, PA 17086 or the American Heart Association, HCR63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Wasyl Hohol
MIFFLINTOWN - Wasyl Hohol, 76, of Mifflintown RR1 (Arch Rock), died at 2:33 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, in the emergency room of the Lewistown Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Staniflov, Ukraine. His wife, Marie (Steforik) Hohol, whom he married May 13, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Michael Hohol and Nicholas Hohol, both of Sacramento, Calif., Walter J. Hohol, Mifflintown RR1, Stephen J. Hohol, Lewistown, Olga Steele, Suffolk, Va., and Rose M. Shingleton, Romney, W. Va.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was a cement finisher for John E. Groninger Inc., Mexico, Pa., retiring in 1987.

A Mass of Christian Burial will held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Thomas C. Marickovic and the Rev. John A. Rocco officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
Michael S. Hoke
MIFFLINTOWN - Michael S. Hoke, 31, of Mifflintown RR2, died at 12:03 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born Oct. 13, 1968, in Harrisburg, he was a son of Jeffrey S. and Trudy M. (DeVore) Hoke, Mifflintown RR2.

Also surviving are: a brother and sister, Joseph R. Hoke, Mifflintown RR2, and Lisa M. Treaster, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; paternal grandfather, Walter C. Hoke, McVeytown; maternal grandmother, Norma V. (DeVore) Sheck, Mifflintown RR2; two nieces and three nephews.

He was a 1987 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown.

He was employed at Hoke's Custom Furniture, Mifflintown RR2.

He was a member of VFW Post 5863, Mifflintown and the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, McAlistervillle RR1, with Pastor Elwood O. Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, HERCO Building, 300 Park Building, Hershey, PA 17033.

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


Margaret M. Holland
HESSTON - Margaret M. Holland, 84, of Hesston died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 14, 1914, in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Flasher) Getz. Her husband, Warren J. Holland, whom she married Nov. 21, 1933, in Lewistown, died July 31, 1983.

Surviving are: children, Warren J. Holland Jr. and Frederick Holland, both of Hesston, and Patricia Ann Getic, Altoona RR; brothers and sisters, Sarah Kylor, Mapleton, Verna Hess, Walpole, N.H., Clair Getz, Riverside, Ohio, and Erman Getz, Mount Union; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and four brothers.

She was a homemaker and had been employed as the supervisor of the housekeeping department at Juniata College, retiring in 1985. Prior to that, she worked at the Huntingdon Silk Mill and Owens Corning Fiberglass.

She attended Hesston Community Chapel, Hesston.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. James Blair and Pastor Mahlon Smith officiating. Interment will be in Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton RR.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Home Nursing Agency-Hospice Program, 777 Bryant St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to the Hesston Community Chapel, Hesston, PA 16647.


Opal Kathleen Holland
LEWISTOWN - Opal Kathleen Holland, 68, of 83 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born April 5, 1931, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Barger) Mahady. Her husband, Paul H. "Buster" Holland, died Dec. 21, 1995.

Surviving are: children, John P. Holland, Milroy, Guy W. Holland, Burnham, and Jeffrey A. Holland, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Henrietta Beaver, Mifflintown, Thomas Mahady, Belleville, Phyllis Esh, Reedsville, Paul Mahady, Lewistown, and Carl "Buck" Mahady, Virginia; stepbrother and stepsister, Wilbur Ulsh, Belleville, and Winifred Chaffe, State College; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, stepmother Annie Mahady and stepsister Shirley Ferguson.

Early in life, she worked at Fisher's Electronics.

She was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church; the ladies auxiliary of Yeagertown Fire Company; and Rebekahs of Odd Fellows Dist. No. 14.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment was in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099.


Ruth Z. Hommel
RICHFIELD - Ruth Z. Hommel, 82, a resident of the Zendt Home, Richfield and formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 17, 1917, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Calvin E. and Mary (Kostenbauder) Hommel.

She is survived by: a niece, Betty Furgison, Winchester, VA; sister and brother, Grace S. Heath, Cincinnati, Ohio and Edward S. Hommel, Camp Hill.

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

She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. She was the organist at the First Community Church of Maitland and was a Sunday school teacher.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Maitland Community Cemetery, with Karen McCachren officiating.

There will be a public viewing immediately prior to the graveside service.

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


Walter W. Hoopes
LEWISTOWN - Walter W. Hoopes, 89, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Lewistown RR3, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Ohesson Manor.

Born Jan. 7, 1910, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Willis Daniel and Alice Mae (McCallister) Hoopes. His wife, Edna K. (Pannebaker) Hoopes, died June 28, 1997.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Betty H. Overholt, Albuquerque, N.M.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He was a veteran having served as a Tech. Sgt. in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation, Division of FMC.

He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Clifford R. Miller officiating. Interment will follow.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Emma M. Hoover
LEWISTOWN - Emma M. Hoover, 87, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of North Walnut Street, Lewistown, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born March 3, 1912, in Mifflinburg, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Evangeline (Edalman) Blair. Her first husband, Albert Herbster, died in 1957. Her second husband, George C. Hoover, whom she married in 1968, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Jane Custer, Seattle, Wash., and Barry A. Herbster, Cheverly, Md.; step-children, Kirk Hoover, and Kay Hayes, both of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Arthur Blair, Ephrata; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a housewife and had worked for nine years in the Lewistown Hospital Pharmacy.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, and the Mifflin County Housing Authority.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David W. Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be no public viewing.


Mabel R. Hopple
LEWISTOWN - Mabel R. Hopple, 83, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and formerly of 9487 US Hwy 522S, Lewistown, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 21, 1916, in New Lancaster Valley, she was a daughter of the late Isaac W. and Minnie (Knepp) Weaver. Her husband, Charles C. Hopple, preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1962.

Surviving are: four children, Jack Hopple, Rosie Hopple and Jay Hopple, all of Lewistown, and Wesley Hopple, Mexico; sister and brother, Pauline "Rosie" Griffith, McVeytown, and Roy Weaver, McClure; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

She formerly worked for Dr. Cole in Lewistown.

She was a member of Centre Union Church, Lewistown, Atkinson Mills Senior Citizen Center and Ladies Auxiliary of the West Granville Fire Company.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William Fetrow officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the funeral home.


Jack D. Hornbaker
GRANVILLE - Jack D. Hornbaker, 75, of 40 Kohler Place, Granville, died at 12:33 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1924, in Hagerstown, MD, he was a son of the late Russell S. and Ruth (Baer) Hornbaker. He is survived by his wife, Anna (Bulick) Hornbaker, whom he married on March 1, 1953.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Gerry (Karen) McDaniel, Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Carl (Debbie) Snyder, New Cumberland, and Jon R. Hornbaker, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Betty Holden, Orbisonia, William Hornbaker, Lewistown, Mrs. William (Patricia) Horton, Shade Gap, and James Hornbaker, McVeytown; four grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was employed as a hydraulic mechanic at Standard Steel, Burnham for 21 years and, from 1953-1966, had been employed at Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory in Lewistown.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre.

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

He was also a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1940, Lewistown Elks Lodge 163, Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203, Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, American Legion Post 974, New Cumberland

VFW Post 1796, Black Canyon City, AZ and Mount Union Alumni Association and a life member of Brooklyn Hose Company.

He was a former member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Jaffa Shrine, Altoona and Altoona Consistory,

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Ronald J. Lynch officiating.

Friends will be received 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home; there will be no public viewing. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown and masonic services will be conducted by Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Union Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert Goodman, 27 E. Market St., Mount Union, PA 17066 or St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Merrill Arthur Hornberger
LEWISBURG - Merrill Arthur Hornberger, 84, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Home, Selinsgrove, and formerly of Richfield RR1, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Dec. 2, 1914, in Richfield RR1, he was a son of the late Henry Snyder and Jennie Susannah (Graybill) Hornberger. His first wife, Olive Elizabeth (Leitzel) Hornberger, whom he married June 10, 1942, died Jan. 9, 1962. His second wife, Ella Mae (Fogleman) Hornberger, whom he married March 28, 1964, died Aug. 16, 1986.

Surviving are: children, Dale M. Hornberger, HCR 72, Richfield, Terry E. Hornberger, Middleburg, Neil A. Hornberger, Richfield RR1, and Mrs. Mardean (Sheree L.) Howell, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; sisters, H. Marie House and Ferne Snyder, both of Richfield RR1, and Faye Smith, RiverWoods, Lewisburg; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene J. Snyder, in 1984; two brothers, John Graybill Hornberger in 1987, and Herbert Hornberger in 1998; a half-brother, Dewey Hornberger; three sisters, Erma Hart, Iva Brown in 1994, and C. Violet Carvell; and a half-sister, Ella Renninger.

He was educated at Stahl's Grammar Schoolhouse in West Perry Township, Snyder County, and was a 1932 graduate of Freeburg Academy.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was captured in Africa and moved to Germany, where he was held in a camp for prisoners of war. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He worked as a skilled machine operator at Triangle Pacific Corp., Thompsontown, from 1966 until his retirement in 1979. Earlier, he had been employed by Olmstead Air Force Base, Middletown, as an instrument repairman from 1946 until its closure.

He was also engaged in farming and had worked for the Walter Stuck and Harry Stuck Lumber Yard, Richfield, as a truck driver.

He was a member of Richfield United Methodist Church and its Sunday school senior men's class, and he had served on the administrative board, the church council and the Sunday school superintendent for more than 20 years.

He was also a member of Richfield Ambulance League and Fire Company; the Area Services Ambulance Company of Shamokin Dam; the Mahantango Grange of Richfield, where he was a charter member; the Richfield Sportsmens Association; the American Association of Retired Persons; and the West Perry Township Election Board, Judge of Elections.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and woodworking..

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird officiating. Interment will be in Richfield's Union Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.


Enos S. Hostetler
MILROY - Enos S. Hostetler, 14 months, of 122 Shale Bank Road, Milroy, died of natural causes Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at his home.

Born May 22, 1998, in Juniata County, he was the son of Eli C. and Rebecca A. (Hershberger) Hostetler of 122 Shale Bank Road, Milroy.

Also surviving are: a sister, Lydia A. Hostetler, at home; maternal grandparents, Joseph C. and Lydia Hershberger, Winfield; paternal grandparents, Seth J. and Melinda A. Hostetler, Armagh Township; maternal great-grandparents, Melinda S. Yoder, Winfield and Enos and Rebecca Hershberger, Andover, Ohio; and paternal great-grandmother, Leah F. Hostetler, Reedsville.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at his parents residence at 122 Shale Bank Road, Milroy. Interment will be in the Back Mountain Cemetery.

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


Franey N. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - Franey N. Hostetler, 91, of 1162 Coffee Run Road, Reedsville, died at 1 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at her home.

Born in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Michael L. and Leah (Hostetler) Yoder. Her husband, Simeon Y. Hostetler, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Michael L. Hostetler and Ben Y. Hostetler, both of Aaronsburg, Elizabeth L. Zook and Rudy S. Hostetler, both of Milroy, Joseph M. Hostetler, Samuel R. Hostetler and Nancy Y. Hostetler, all of Reedsville, and Jonathan N. Hostetler, at home; sisters, Lidia Hostetler, Newburg, and Barbara Shelter, New Wilmington; 36 grandchildren; and 71 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Simeon Y. Hostetler residence, 1162 Coffee Run Road, Reedsville. Interment will be in Green Lane Old Order Amish Cemetery.

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


Katie M. Hostetler
ALLENSVILLE - Katie M. Hostetler, 86, of 26 Farm View Drive, Allensville, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Allensville RR, she was a daughter of the late Amos C. and Emma (Peachey) Yoder. Her husband, L. Paul Hostetler, died Sept. 6, 1996.

Surviving are: children, Paul Hostetler and Betty Hostetler, both of Allensville; sisters, Mrs. Newton (Mary) Yoder, Brownstown, and Mrs. Paul (Grace) Glick, Belleville.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Solomon Yoder, Thomas Yoder and Henry Yoder.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church, where she was a member of Hannah's Helper Sunday School Class, was a former Sunday school superintendent, and had taught in the primary department and the adult classes for a number of years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allensville Mennonite Church, with ministers Philip Barr, Paul Bender and Timothy Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Allensville Mennonite Church, PO Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002.

Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary S. Hostetler
BEAVER SPRINGS - Mary S. Hostetler, 63, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Aug. 27, 1936, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac H. and Lena (Speicher) Yoder. Her husband, John D. Hostetler, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Steven (Lena) Yoder, Mrs. Isaac (Nancy) Yoder and Mrs. Emanuel (Elizabeth) Yoder, all of Beaver Springs RR1, Stephen J. Hostetler and Mary Hostetler, at home, and Mrs. Eli (Barbara) Yoder and Mrs. David C. (Ruth) Yoder, both of McClure; brothers and sisters, John B. Yoder, Mrs. Abie (Lena) Hostetler and Noah Yoder, all of Reedsville, Mrs. John Z. (Mattie) Hostetler, Mrs. Christ (Barbara) Zook and Mrs. Esle (Elizabeth) Hostetler, all of Milroy, and Mrs. Solomon (Nancy) Hostetler of Belleville; and 19 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frannie Hostetler, in 1992; a stillborn son, Michael Hostetler, in 1976; a brother, Michael Hostetler; and a sister, Leah Yoder.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

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

There will be no public viewing.

Interment will be in Samuel's Amish Cemetery, RR1, McClure.

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


Yost Y. Hostetler
MCCLURE - Yost Y. Hostetler, 44, of McClure RR2, died of natural causes at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Winter, Mo., he was the son of S. John and Lena H. (Yoder) Hostetler, McClure RR2.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Rebecca Y. Hostetler, Reedsville, Emmanuel S. Hostetler, Lena Y. Hostetler, John Y. Hostetler, Emma Y. Hostetler, Samuel Y. Hostetler, and Joseph B. Hostetler, all of McClure RR.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth I. Hostetler.

He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the S. John Hostetler residence in McClure RR2. Interment will be in the McClure Old Order Amish Cemetery.

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


Bertha M. Hostler
PORT ROYAL - Bertha M. Hostler, 81, of Port Royal, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 1, 1918, in Saville, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Smith) Orris. Her first husband, George H. Turman, died Feb. 1, 1977 and her second husband, George D. Hostler, died Dec. 24, 1992.

Surviving are: children, George W. Turman, Blain, Dolores E. Beers and Dottie M. Hostler, both of Port Royal; a brother, Donald Orris, McKenna Rest Home, Fairfield RR1; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Foster, Wilbert, Floyd and Carson Orris; and two sisters, Martha Stallman and Janet Leister.

She was a former employee of the Rae-Sel Corporation, Port Royal.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Joe Samples officiating. Interment will be in the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Academia.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bertha M. Hostler Funeral Fund, c/o Rex Funeral Home, PO Box 247, Port Royal, PA 17082-0247.


John F. Houser
LEWISTOWN - John F. Houser, 63, of 104 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 14, 1936 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Fenton L. and Esther (Beaver) Houser. His wife, Marie (Spearing) Houser, whom he married in 1958, survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Deborah) Kerstetter, Logan Street, Lewistown, Mrs. Pat (Karen) Evans, Mifflintown, and Mrs. Kris (Colleen) Kratzer, Strodes Mills and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lyrian Houser and one grandson, Alex James Kratzer.

He served in the United States Army.

He was employed by Frank Guerrini Vending, Mobile Record Service and Rich Coast Coffee.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


Lillian Z. Houtz
MIFFLIN - Lillian Z. Houtz, 93, a resident of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC67 Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1999, at the village.

Born Oct. 10, 1905, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late C. Herman and Josephine (Brackbill) Zook. Her husband, John Fred Houtz, whom she married March 12, 1929, died Jan. 13, 1981.

Surviving are: a son, Robert L. Houtz and a daughter, Mrs. C. Dale (Alice H.) Swartz, both of Mifflintown; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a brother, W. Ralph Zook, who died on Jan. 22, 1991, and a granddaughter, Ashley Lyne Fleisher, who died March 23, 1984.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown and the Milford Grange 773.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Anna M. Ritter officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Mifflintown RR3.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


M. Alice Rook Howard
BELTON, Texas - M. Alice Rook Howard, 78, of Belton, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at a nursing home in Belton, Texas.

Born Feb. 18, 1921, in Milroy, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (Close) Rook.

Surviving are: a daughter, Barbara Holder, Belton, Texas; brothers and sisters, Daniel Rook, Upland, Calif., Clifford Rook, Mifflintown, and Brown Rook, M. Helen Bobb and Barbara Rook, all of Milroy; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Keys Valley Baptist Church, Belton, Texas, with the Rev. Mike Bergman officiating.

Dossman Funeral Home, Belton, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.


James Francis 'Jake' Hower
PHOENIX, Ariz. - James Francis "Jake" Hower, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of McAlisterville, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Born June 30, 1920, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late William and Gertie (McElrath) Hower. His wife, Emma (Brubaker) Hower, died in October of 1985.

He is survived by numerous cousins.

He attended school in McAlisterville and was a 1940 graduate of Fayette High School.

He worked for many years in the warehouse of the McAlisterville Factory.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville.

Greer Wilson Funeral Home, Phoenix, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements.

Local arrangements are by Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville.


Kathleen B. Hower
MCCLURE - Kathleen B. Hower, 80, of McClure RR1, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at her residence.

Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Lucy's Furnace, she was a daughter of the late Cloyd and Carrie (Rosenberry) Bowsman. Her husband, Newton S. Hower, died Dec. 18, 1993.

Surviving are: children, Robert N. Hower, McClure, Ronald B. Hower and Larry C. Hower, both of Texas, and Mrs. Gary (Shirley) Johns and Randy Hower, both of Lewistown; brother and sister, Jack R. Bowsman, McClure, and Mrs. James P. (Genevieve) Eddinger, Torrance, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert K. Bowsman and Eugene M. Bowsman.

She had been employed by Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Dormantown Road, McClure.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be held in Dormantown Lutheran Cemetery, McClure.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Dormantown Road, McClure, PA 17841.


Martha B. Hower
LEWISTOWN - Martha B. Hower, 84, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 6:43 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 28, 1915, in Entriken, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Minnie May (Brindle) Fisher. Her husband, William Banks Hower, died Dec. 18, 1992.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. George H. (Joyce Ann) Specht, East Walnut Street, Lewistown, Mrs. Joseph (Mordine) Beers, Birch Drive, Lewistown, and Kim Hower, North Pine Street, Burnham; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Hess, Saxton, David L. Fisher, Entriken, and Lee E. Fisher and Mrs. James (Shelby) Shoppe, both of Huntingdon; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney W. Hower in 1990, and a sister.

She was a homemaker and noted as a seamstress in the area for making slipcovers and quilts.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Mr. Kurt L. McKinney Sr. officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.


Robert Aaron Hudson
ST. JEROME, Quebec, Canada - Robert Aaron Hudson, 66, of St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada, formerly of Gardenview, Reedsville, died Friday, June 25, 1999, in Montreal, Canada.

Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Aaron Milo Hudson and Bonalee (Bradley) Kurtz. His wife, Cecile Hudson, survives.

Also surviving are: children: Audrey, Paula and Robert Jr.; brothers and sisters, Carmen Mary Amey, McClure, Paul W. Kurtz, St. Petersburg, Fla., Bruce Kurtz, Norwalk, Ohio, and Clifford Hackenberry, Clearwater, Fla.

He was preceded in death by brothers James Kurtz and Blain Hackenberry.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and was self-employed.

He was a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church.

A memorial service and interment were held at St. Jerome Cemetery, Quebec, Canada.


Arlene M. Hummel
LEWISTOWN - Arlene M. Hummel, 83, of 307 Kish St., Lewistown, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 28, 1916, in Tarentum, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ida B. (Sutton) Mosley. Her husband, Stanley G. Hummel, died in 1983.

Surviving are: a son, S. Gerald Hummel, 109 Woodside Lane, Lewistown; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Mosley.

She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Tarentum, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to: United Way of Mifflin/Juniata Counties, 13 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Ronald McDonald House, Hershey, PA 17033.

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


Amos H. Hurst
MOHNTON - Amos H. Hurst, 61, of 1707 Bowmansville Road, Mohnton, formerly of East Earl, died unexpectedly Sunday evening June 20, 1999, at the Reading Hospital.

Born May 8, 1938, in New Holland, he was the son of the late Amos S. and Annie (High) Hurst. His wife, Ida E. (Buffenmeyer) Hurst, whom he married Sept. 3, 1962, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Reuben (Mary Ann) Newswanger, Mifflin, Daniel B. Hurst, East Earl, Amos B. Hurst Jr., Alan B. Hurst, and David B. Hurst, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Lena) Martin, Fairview, Ky. and Mrs. Ben (Naomi) Leinbach, Mohnton; and four grandchildren.

He was a self-employed butcher and taxi driver for the Amish.

He attended the Bowmansville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Family will provide all flowers.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m Thursday at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, 209 E. Main St., Terre Hill.


Esther Louise Huss
MIFFLIN - Esther Louise Huss, 84, of 211 Juniata St., Mifflin, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown.

Born July 6, 1915, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Hayes L. and Carrie (Baker) Huss.

Surviving are: a sister, Hazel Burchfield, Martinsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Edward Huss, Paul Huss, Winey Huss and Ethel Shover.

She was a retired seamstress, having worked for Juniata Garment Company, Mifflin.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

There will be no evening viewing.


Merrill E. Hutchinson
ALLENTOWN - Merrill E. Hutchinson, 87, of 4549 Hedgerow Drive, Lower Macungie Township, Allentown, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Harry Bryson and Ardella A. (Hoover) Hutchinson. His wife of 60 years, Gladys Marie (Bingaman) Hutchinson, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, William K. Hutchinson, Eagles Mere; a daughter, Judith F. Heintzelman, Hagerstown, Md.; and a sister, Marietta Fleming, Yeagertown.

He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army in the 11th Airborne Division during World War II.

He served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools in many areas including the Lehighton Area, Sunbury Area, Schikellamy and Mifflin County School District.

He was a member of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, the Lewistown YMCA, the Mifflin County Council of Civil Defense, the Mifflin County United Fund, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and the Mifflin County Tuberculosis and Health Society.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman, Allentown. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman, Allentown, PA or to the Allentown Rotary Educational Fund, Allentown, PA.

The Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown, is in charge of arrangements.


Rodney T. Hutt
BETHLEHEM - Rodney T. Hutt, 64, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Born Nov. 24, 1935, in Milroy, he was a son of Charles H. Hutt of Bethlehem and the late Helen L. (Treaster) Hutt, who died Dec. 30, 1990.

Surviving are: children, Diana M. Hutt, Bethlehem and Kurt B. Hutt, Greentown; a brother, C. Keith Hutt, Hecktown; and two grandchildren.

He was a 1953 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem.

He served in the United States Army from 1959-1965.

He was a painter with Lehigh Valley Painters Union Local 1269, retiring in 1998.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Springs Volunteer Fire Co., Beaver Springs, PA 17812.


Dorothy Printz Huyett
MIFFLINTOWN - Dorothy Printz Huyett, 90, of Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Reading, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Brookline Retirement Village, where she had been a resident since June 1994.

Born July 15, 1909, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Carrie Printz. Her husband, Lester Edward Huyett, whom she married in Pennsylvania in 1931, died Aug. 24, 1994.

Surviving are: children, Rodney L. Huyett, Mohnton, and JoAnne L. Maurer, State College; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She attended Reading public schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ, Reading.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary United Church of Christ, Centre Avenue and Oley Street, Reading.

Entombment will be in Columbarium of Calvary United Church of Christ, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary United Church of Christ, Centre Avenue and Oley Street, Reading PA 19607.

James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals and Cremation Center, 247 Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.


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