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Dr. Louie B. Ilioff
LEWISTOWN - Dr. Louie B. Ilioff, 83, of 201 Summit Drive, Lewistown, died at 3:36 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 12, 1916, in Steelton, he was a son of the late Boge and Mary Ilioff. His wife, Kathleen (Smith) Ilioff, whom he married Aug. 25, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are: a nephew, Loree Miller, Selinsgrove, whom he raised; sister and brothers, Sweta Wilson, Alexander Ilioff, and Jordan Ilioff, all of Maryland.

He graduated from Shippensburg University, with a master's degree in education and in 1957 from Penn State University with a doctorate in education.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941-1946 with Pan American Air Ferries.

He had been a teacher, administrator, and coach in the Mifflin County School District and was also an administrator in the Dade County School System, Miami, Fla. for 21 years, retiring in 1971.

He was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church, where he was an ordained elder. He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Miami, Fla.; Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown; Retired Educators Association, Florida; and the Parents and Friends Association of the Selinsgrove Center.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata Special Needs Center, 401 Yale St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Edna V. Inch
SELINSGROVE - Edna V. Inch, 87, of Selinsgrove, formerly of Middleburg, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove.

Born Jan. 16, 1913, in Franklin Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late George Andrew and Annie (Kratzer) Wagner. Her husband, Clair E. Inch Sr., whom she married Oct. 12, 1929, died Dec. 7, 1993.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Ralph (Shirley F. ) Musser, Selinsgrove HCR 72, Mrs. Leonard (Velma E.) Ballent, Carlisle, Mrs. Robert (Betty I.) Eberle, Port Trevorton RR2, Mrs. Max (Frances C.) Herman, Winfield RR1, Mrs. Calvin (Linda L.) Fisher and George W. Inch, both of Selinsgrove RR3, and Clair E. Inch Jr., McAlisterville; 20 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy, Anna Jane and Patricia; three grandchildren, Ronald Musser, Leonard Ballent Jr., and Susan Eberle Brown; one great-grandson, Cameron Inch; four brothers, Irvin, Merrill, Andrew and Stuart; and five sisters, Blanche, Hattie Benner, Gertrude Marker, Curlie Steele and Mertie Kepler.

She, along with her husband, farmed in the Selinsgrove area until 1972, when they moved to Middleburg.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove RR3, and a member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing, especially making doll clothing, quilting and making rugs.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. John W. Harkins officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Church Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, RR3, Box 161 C, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.


Ross C. Ingram
STATE COLLEGE - Ross C. Ingram, 88, a resident of University Park Nursing Home, State College, formerly of 207 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 19, 1911, in Altoona, he was a son of the late William M. and Cora (Fleming) Ingram. His wife, Margaret (Shaw) Ingram, whom he married Sept. 19, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Charles R. Ingram, Bellevue, Wash., and Mary Lou Ingram, Lewistown; sister and brother, Ruth Morgan, Altoona, and Roy Ingram, Selinsgrove.

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

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

He worked as a security guard for the Amercian Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1976 after 34 years of service.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, the United Commercial Travelers 591, the ACTWU Retirees, and the American Rifle Association.

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

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


James D. Irons
BEAVER - James D. Irons, 93, of Brighton Township, formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, April 3, 2000, after a brief illness at the home of his daughter, A. Duane Irons, with whom he had resided for the past four years.

Born March 12, 1907, in Rochester, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Noss) Irons. His wife, Kathryn (Overholt) Irons, died Jan. 26, 1982.

Surviving are: three daughters, Barbara J. Brown, Brighton Township, A. Duane Irons, Beaver, and Mrs. William (Lynn E.) Norris, Lewistown; a sister, Dorothy Fay, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Irons and an infant granddaughter, Susan Lynn Hill.

He was a 1926 graduate of Beaver Area High School and attended Geneva College.

He retired from Kraft Foods, Pittsburgh, as a salesman and plant manager after more than 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Beaver Valley Church of God, Brighton Township.

He was a 32nd degree mason and a 50-year member of St. James Lodge No. 457 F&AM.

He was an avid golfer and sportsman.

Services were held Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Noll Funeral Home, 333 Third St., Beaver, with the Rev. Rollo Swisher officiating. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

A masonic service was conducted at the funeral home by members of the St. James Lodge No. 457 F&AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Memorial Fund of the Beaver Valley Church of God, Beaner Hollow Road, Beaver, PA 15009.

Helen F. Jacobs
MIFFLIN - Helen F. Jacobs, 85, of 1 Parker St., Mifflin, died at 1:14 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 12, 1914, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Hart C. and Nancy F. (Bossinger) Zeiders. Her husband, William T. Jacobs, preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1988.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Leon R. (Johnna L.) Baumgardner of Mifflin; and two grandsons and one great-grandson.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, David Zeiders, William Zeiders and Charles Zeiders; two sisters, Mabel Howard and Margaret Thompson and one granddaughter, Jodi L. Schlegel.

She was a member of the St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3, and the Maple Grove Sunday School.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Mifflintown RR3.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, and Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the church.


Stella G. Jacobs
MIFFLIN - Stella G. Jacobs, 90, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown RR3, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the village.

Born July 2, 1909, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Clara E. (Farleman) Nipple. Her husband, George S. Jacobs of Locust Grove Retirement Village, survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ronald G. Shivery, Mifflintown RR3 and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Licking Creek Valley.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

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


Allen C. 'Cliff' Johnson
STRODES MILLS - Allen C. "Cliff" Johnson, 76, of Char Will Lane, Strodes Mills, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Jan. 9, 1923, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Clarence M. and Blanche (Weiler) Johnson. His wife, Carrie M. (Miller) Johnson, whom he married March 17, 1944, died May 19, 1991.

Surviving are: a companion, Mary Jane Liveringhouse, Riverside Drive, Lewistown; children, Marlin C. Johnson, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Grove, Strodes Run Road, Lewistown, Marvin A. Johnson, South Main Street, Lewistown, Cecil E. Johnson, U.S. Highway 522 South, Lewistown, Mrs. Larry (Doris) Mackneer, Mifflintown RR1, Mrs. William (Barbara) Rothrock, Middle Road, McVeytown; brothers and sister, Robert Johnson, Johnstown, George Johnson, Carlisle, Doris Simonetti, Lewistown; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Early in life he was an auto mechanic at Leopold Chevrolet. From 1959 to 1993 he was self-employed at Johnson's Garage, Lewistown.

He attended Lake Park United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Charles Rhodes and the Rev. Raymond Brinson officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


George B. Johnson
CARLISLE - George B. Johnson, 78, of 51 Spring Garden Estates, Carlisle, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at the Sarah A. Todd Home in Carlisle, Cumberland County.

Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Clarence and Blanche (Willey) Johnson. His wife, Margaret K. Johnson, died Feb. 12, 1999.

Surviving are: two daughters, Virginia F. Edwards, Burnham, and Betty J. Pacholski, Lewistown; a brother and sister, Robert C. Johnson, Johnstown, and Doris Simonetti, Lewistown; step-children, Robert E. Billsborough, Fairview, Helen L. Myers, Pleasantville, Violet Slozak, Pittsburgh, and Joan Craig, Youngstown, Ohio; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven L. Johnson, who died in 1972; and three brothers, Harold Johnson, Lewis Johnson, and Allen "Cliff" Johnson.

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

He retired in 1986 from Carlisle Syntec Corporation after 16 years of service.

He was a member of the Community Baptist Church, Carlisle. He was also a member of the VFW Post in Mechanicsburg and the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with Pastor Larry Lockett officiating.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle is in charge of arrangements.


Mary K. Johnson
LEWISTOWN - Mary K. Johnson, 81, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Burgard Apartments, died at 10:17 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the manor.

Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Nipple) Carter. Her husband, Robert E. Johnson Sr., died Feb. 26, 1977.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Roy (Barbara) Bubb, 142 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, Robert E. Johnson Jr., Strodes Mills, Mrs. Russell (Beverly) Eby, Yeagertown, Darla J. Johnson and Maurice "Butch" Johnson, both of Lewistown; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.

She was Methodist by faith.

She was a seamstress at Arrow Shirt Factory and was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

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


Russell E. Johnson
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Russell E. Johnson, 66, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1999, at home.

Born May 14, 1933, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Russell F. and Helen Johnson. His wife of 42 years, Lois (Wray) Johnson, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Michael Johnson, Frisco, Texas., and Mrs. Robert (Debra) McFadyen, Pickerington, Ohio; sister, H. Joann Johnson, Lewistown; and five grandchildren.

He was a 1951 graduate of Lewistown High School and graduated in 1955 from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in civil engineering.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1957 in Moulins, France.

He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Bureau of Bridges, after 32 1/2 years of service. He was also a registered professional engineer with the state of Ohio.

He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a life member of the Pennsylvania State Alumni Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio, with the Rev. Fred Ketner officiating. Interment will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to: HOSPICE at Riverside and Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.


Alice E. Jones
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Alice E. Jones, 96, of Quapaw Health Care, Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Belleville, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Hot Springs, Ark.

Born April 10, 1903, in Schenectady, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eugenia (Charland) LeBeau. Her husband, Ray K. Jones, died Sept. 4, 1972.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Doris) Turner, 106 Hogan Court, Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Belleville; sister, Lillian Krug, Schenectady, N.Y.; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Flossie Narrow.

She was a homemaker and had been employed as a draft printer for General Electric.

She was a former member of the Mifflin County Republican Women of Action and the Woman's Club of Roanoke, Va.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Samuel G. Strohm officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery.


Carrie M. Jones
LEWISBURG - Carrie M. Jones, 91, of Riverwoods, Lewisburg, formerly of McClure, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Feb. 11, 1908, in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Anne (Keast) Hooper. She was their first child to be born in America after the family's immigration from England. Her husband, Dewey M. Jones, whom she married in 1925, died in 1980.

Surviving are: children, Kenneth L. Jones, Beaver Springs, Percy R. Jones, RR3 Donalsonville, Ga., Paul J. Hones, Morris, Fay J. Zechman, Millmont RR1, and Daun L. Klinger, Middleburg RR4; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Wayne Jones, in 1986; a daughter, Doris Jane Jones, in 1935; an stillborn daughter in 1927; a grandson, Ricky Neil Klinger, in 1955; and a great-granddaughter, Christina Ferguson.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and making afghans.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, and served as an honorary member of the administrative council.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Larry Leland and the Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Interment will be held at 11:45 a.m. in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Friends may also call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mission Fund of Christ U.M. Church, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.


S. Turner Jones
HUNTINGDON - S. Turner Jones, 90, of Walker Township, Huntingdon RR1, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, after an extended illness.

Born Sept. 28, 1909, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Samuel and Mary Allison (Turner) Jones. His wife, Marion L. (Baker) Jones, whom he married Oct. 16, 1965 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Allensville, by the Rev. Thomas Kramm, survives.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He attended the Pottsville public schools and graduated from Pottsville High School in 1927. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Education from New York University.

Early in life, he was a teacher of music and band and chorus director at Juniata College. He also taught at Indiana State Teachers College, Auburn University Auburn, Ala., and was the director for the National Association of Music Teachers for ten years.

He operated Turner Jones-Fine Furniture from 1966 to 1972, and then sold real estate for Schrack Realty.

A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, he composed and published music for the piano. He was also a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Symphonia Fraternity at New York University.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sixth and Mifflin streets, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Peter J. Naschke officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery, Menno Township, Mifflin County, Allensville.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Youth Programs, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

John B. Brown Funeral Home Inc., 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, is in charge of arrangements.


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