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Ezra J. Kanagy
SHREVE, Ohio - Ezra J. Kanagy, 76, of 2801 Centerville Road, Shreve, Ohio, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at his residence.

Born May 11, 1922, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Jacob E. and Salina (Peachey) Kanagy. His wife, Lavina D. (Byler) Kanagy, whom he married Nov. 24, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Henry (Hannah) Peight, Somerset, Jacob L. Kanagy, Shreve, Ohio, Ezra B. Kanagy, Belleville, Mrs. Ike (Lavina B.) Swarey and Mrs. Ezra (Leah B.) Peight, both of Rosebush, Mich., Mrs. Jake (Nannie S.) Peight, Lewistown, and Urie D. Kanagy, Bittinger, Md.; brothers and sisters, Urie Kanagy, Hartville, Ohio, John Kanagy, Blackville, S.C., Lee Kanagy and Mrs. Dan (Naomi) Peachey, both of Belleville, Mrs. Sam (Mattie) Yoder and Amelia Kanagy, both of Stuarts Draft, Va.; 55 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stillborn infant son; a son, Aquila; brothers, Joe, Korie, Jonas, David, Alvin, Norman, and Jacob Kanagy; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was a retired farmer and had been a minister prior to retirement.

He was a member of the Amish Church.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Kanagy residence, 2801 Centerville Road, Shreve, Ohio, with Vernon Kline officiating. Interment will be in the County Line Cemetery.

Friends may call anytime at the residence.

The Johnston-Schlabach Funeral Home Ltd., 211 Jones St., Shreve, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.


Noah S. Kanagy Sr.
BELLEVILLE - Noah S. Kanagy Sr., 83, of 65 Purple Martin Lane, Belleville, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Samuel D. and Jemima K. (Zook) Kanagy. His wife, Leah P. (Yoder) Kanagy, preceded him in death on June 2, 1992.

Surviving are: children, Samuel M. Kanagy, Mill Creek, Menno S. Kanagy, Jersey Shore, Elizabeth R. Peight, Romulus, N.Y., and Stephen N. Kanagy and Noah S. Kanagy Jr., both of Belleville; sisters, Sarah Yoder, Indiana, and Elizabeth Peachey, Belleville; 34 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Moses L. Kanagy.

He had been a farmer and a carpenter.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Noah S. Kanagy Jr. residence, 3610 E. Back Mountain Road, Belleville.

Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call any time after noon Saturday at 65 Purple Martin Lane, Belleville.

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


Kristin Janelle Kantz
RICHFIELD - Kristin Janelle Kantz, five days old, of Richfield RR1, died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at her home.

Born May 29, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, she was a daughter of Annette S. (Lenker) and Dennis L. Kantz, Richfield RR1.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Bryant Andrew Kantz and a sister, Kassondra Joelle Kantz.

Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Marvin I. and Joann Lenker, Richfield; paternal grandmother, Carole Kantz Hoffman, Richfield RR1; paternal great-grandfather, Herman Stroup, Richfield RR1, paternal great-grandmother Mildred Kantz, Selinsgrove RR3.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert "Bob" Kantz in 1994, paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Hilma (Stroup) Kantz and maternal great-grandparents, Arthur and Beulah Zeiders and John and Joyce Lenker.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird officiating. Interment will be in the Kantz Family Cemetery, Richfield RR1.

There will be no viewing. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to: Gideons International, Box 91, Mifflintown, PA, 17059.

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


Robert M. Karstetter
LEWISTOWN - Robert M. Karstetter, 57, of 510 S. Juniata St., Lewistown, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Born May 19, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Betty (Karstetter) Gingrich. His wife, Sandra (Staley) Karstetter, whom he married May 19, 1984, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Carl R. Karstetter, Georgia, Richard M. Karstetter, Hawaii, Mrs. Shayne (Shawn) Karstetter Price, Lewistown and Kara M. Karstetter, at home; stepchildren, Mrs. Mark (Pamela) Houtz, Lewistown, Michael D. Clinger, Beaver Springs, Kevin E. Clinger and Edward A. Clinger, both of Lewistown; a sister, Ann Hesser, Mattawana; and 10 grandchildren.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a truck driver for Jevic Transportation, retiring on disability in August 1997.

He was a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Company and the Junction Fire Company. He was also a member of the Lewistown Fire Police, Granville Fire Police, Mifflin County Fire Police and the Pennsylvania Fire Police.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darvin C. Donahey and the Rev. Nathan L. Shaffer officiating.

Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044, or to ALS Association, 500 Office Center Drive, Suite 340, Fort Washington, PA 19034-3214.


Rosanna E. Kasdorf
LEWISTOWN - Rosanna E. Kasdorf, 72, of 41 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

She was born March 18, 1927 in Elkhart, Ind.

She is survived by her husband, George Kasdorf.

Also surviving are: children, Georgiann Kasdorf of British Columbia, George Kasdorf of Ann Arbor, Mich, Laura Kasdorf of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Michael Kasdorf of Effingham, Ill., Mary Mehrpuyan of Chicago, Ill., Judy Crosson of Harrisburg, Paul Kasdorf of Ann Arbor, Mich., Tobin Kasdorf of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Alan Kasdorf of Anchorage, Ala.; foster daughter, Debbie Buss of Goshen, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren.

In the early years, she was a school teacher, and, in later years, she was employed by Tressler Lutheran Social Services.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 573 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Armilda R. Kauffman
MIFFLINTOWN - Armilda R. Kauffman, 77, of Mifflintown RR3 and formerly of Allensville died at 2:52 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 24, 1922, in Allensville, she was a daughter of the late A. L. and Katie B. (King) King. Her husband, Alpha B. Kauffman, died July 21, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Roland (Catherine) King Jr., Mifflintown RR3; brother and sister, Trennis King and Ethel Yoder, both of Belleville; and two grandchildren.

She was a seamstress for the R.S. Vogt Sewing Company, Allensville, and was later employed by Metz's Feather House in Belleville.

She was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, with pastors Max Zook, Erie Renno and Gary Krabill officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Locust Grove Mennonite Church and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.

The Guss Funeral, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.


Doris F. Kauffman
LEWISTOWN - Doris F. Kauffman, 69, of 167 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, at her residence.

Born May 4, 1930, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Clarence W. and Mary Ruth (Mosser) Feaster. Her husband, Donald R. Kauffman, died May 27, 1978.

Surviving are: children, David R. Kauffman, 167 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, and Dena Walker, Garner, NC; a brother, Richard Feaster, Chester; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

She was a registered nurse at Lewistown Hospital and also worked as an infection control nurse. Later, she was executive director of housekeeping, retiring in 1995 with 45 years of service.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church; served on Lewistown Borough Council, where she was president for 10 years; served on various committees for First Area Federal Credit Union; and was a member of Republican Women.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald Hoffman officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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


Doris L. Kauffman
STATE COLLEGE - Doris L. Kauffman, 69, a resident of University Nursing Center, State College, and formerly of Burnham, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the center.

Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late James T. and Gertrude (Bay) Walker. Her husband, Earl "Sonny" Kauffman, died in 1983.

Surviving are: a son, Joseph L. Reigle IV, Yeagertown; two sisters, Della Diven, Milroy, and Stella Swanger, Dillsburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

She was employed at Juniata Garment Finishing Factory, and had worked at all three Lewistown 'five and ten cent' stores as a sales clerk.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

There will be no viewing.

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


Emma Ruth Kauffman
ORBISONIA - Emma Ruth Kauffman, 96, a resident of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, formerly of 22 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, died at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Feb. 10, 1904, in Longfellow, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Youtzy) Kauffman.

She is survived by a son, R. Max Kauffman, Mount Union; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters and brother, Nannie Harshbarger, Mabel Henry, Jesse Kauffman; and one grandson.

She was employed as a bookkeeper at Radle's farm implement store in Mount Union and later worked at B.W. Reeder's Hardware Store, Mount Union.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Union, where she was a past superintendent of the primary Sunday school.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. David Ford and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Eva L. Kauffman
BELLEVILLE - Eva L. Kauffman, 91, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of South Kishacoquillas Street, Belleville, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, July 2, 1999, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born Sept. 3, 1907, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Solomon D. and Catherine (Spicher) Peachey. Her husband, Ezra T. Kauffman, died April 20, 1995.

Surviving are: children, Thomas E. Kauffman, Bridgewater, Va., and Marian K. Byler and Mrs. Mahlon (Irene) Shrock, both of Belleville; brother, Raymond R. Peachey, Belleville; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: brothers, Urie Peachey, Solomon Peachey, Jeff Peachey, David Peachey, Harvey Peachey and Louis Peachey, and sisters, Emma Yoder, Mary Yoder, Katie C. Yoder, Rachel Yoder and Ada Byler.

She was a homemaker, a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, and a former Sunday School Teacher and member of the Sewing Circle.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with pastors Max Zook, Erie Renno and Galen Sharp officiating. Interment is in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, Pa., 17004, or the Belleville Mennonite School, P.O. Box 847, Belleville, Pa., 17004.


Glenn D. Kauffman
BELLEVILLE - Glenn D. Kauffman, 74, of 118 Stonewood Drive, Belleville, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1925, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Alden J. and Sadie (Hartzler) Kauffman. His wife, Ruth S. (Byler) Kauffman, whom he married Feb. 22, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Conrad (Donna) Peachey, Shippensburg, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Brubaker and Robert L. Kauffman, both of Belleville; brothers and sisters, Virginia Cherry, Huntingdon RR4, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Yoder, Mrs. Lee (Fern) Hartzler, Mrs. John A. (Esther) Kauffman, Dennis R. Kauffman, all of Belleville, Dean A. Kauffman, Kilgore, Texas, and Gary E. Kauffman, Huntingdon RR; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, J. Mark Kauffman and a sister, Ina Yoder.

He was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, the Living By Faith Sunday school class and the Tall Timbers Hunting Camp.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with ministers, Max Zook, Mayard Beitzel, and Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Locust Grove Mennonite Church Building Fund, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


Karl K. Kauffman
SARASOTA, Fla. - Karl K. Kauffman, 78, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Sarasota, Fla.

He was born Nov 3, 1921, in Youngstown, Ohio. His wife, Frances C. Kauffman of Sarasota, Fla., survives.

Also surviving are a son, KarL K. Kauffman Jr., Sarasota, Fla.; several stepchildren; step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

He was a graduate of Lewistown High School and Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster.

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

He retired in 1985 after 20 years as owner of Karl K. Kauffman Insurance Co., Sarasota, Fla.

Services were held at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Wilson Chapel in Sarasota, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4710 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite A-7, Tampa, FL 33641.


Paul E. Kauffman
MIFFLINTOWN - Paul E. Kauffman, 90, of HC63, Mifflintown, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC67, Mifflin.

Born June 28, 1909, in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Charles Edward and Mary Ellen (Sheesley) Kauffman. His wife, Besse Mae (Horning) Kauffman, died June 25, 1976.

Surviving are: sons, Willis E. Kauffman, HC63, Mifflintown and Curtis Kauffman, Mifflintown RR3; brother and sister, Frederick Kauffman and Gertude Kauffman, both of Mifflintown RR3; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, P. Irvin Kauffman and a brother, Robert C. Kauffman.

He attended Mifflintown High School.

He was a construction engineer, who worked all over the United States and in Central America, before retiring in 1973.

He was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley, Mifflintown RR3, with the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, c/o Lloyd Sheesley, treasurer, RR3, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Una Pauline Kauffman
MOUNT UNION - Una Pauline Kauffman, 86, died Tuesday morning Nov. 16, 1999, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Boyd and Phyllis Runk, with whom she resided, at Mount Union RR2.

Born June 6, 1913, in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Cora Gertrude (Reed) Banks. Her husband, James R. Kauffman, whom she married Oct. 20, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md., died Aug. 10, 1990.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Boyd (Phyllis) Runk, Mount Union RR2, and Wilbur E. Kauffman, Mt. Joy; a sister, Janet Fortney, Lewistown; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant sisters and two brothers, Albert Banks and Merle Banks.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Mount Union, where she had played the piano and organ for worship services.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Ronald Milley officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the C&MA Church Building Fund, 217 S. Washington St., Mount Union, PA 17066.


Willis E. Kauffman
MIFFLINTOWN - Willis E. Kauffman, 65, of HC 63, Mifflintown, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his home.

Born July 30, 1934, in Quincy, Ill., he was a son of the late Paul E. and Bessie May (Horning) Kauffman. He is survived by a companion, Mary B. Brumbaugh.

Also surviving are: children, Kevin E. Kauffman, Mifflintown RR2, Darren E. Kauffman, Mifflin, Chad E. Kauffman, Mifflintown HC 63, and Danita A. Kauffman, Harrisburg; a brother, Curtis A. Kauffman, Mifflintown RR3; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, P. Irvin Kauffman.

He was a 1952 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown and received an Associate Degree in Animal Husbandry from Penn State University.

He was a United States Army veteran.

He was the manager of the W. T. Grant Department Store, Burnham until 1974. He was also founder and owner of Kauffman Insurance Agency, Mifflintown.

He was a member of the Juniata Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Crawford-Brubaker Post 5863 VFW, Mifflintown, the Mifflintown American Legion Post 298, the Millerstown Moose, the Blue Juniata Country Dancers, the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association, the Messiah Lutheran Church, and was a former member of the Juniata County Board of Assistance.

He enjoyed line dancing, bowling in the Juniata Lanes Wednesday night mixed league, buying lottery tickets, and was a Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, c/o Lloyd Sheesley, treasurer, RR3, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Ruth A. Keister
MCVEYTOWN - Ruth A. Keister, 73, of US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at her home.

Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late J. Milnor and Irene (Esterline) Kauffman. Her husband, William A. Keister, whom she married July 12, 1945, died Nov. 30, 1983.

Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Georganna) Crawford, Reedsville, Karen J. Winn, McVeytown, and Sharon E. Lawson, Lewistown; a brother, Gerald M. Kauffman, Lewistown; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Hutchinson, a brother, George Kauffman, and an infant brother.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church, McVeytown RR.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wayne United Methodist Church, McVeytown RR, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wayne United Methodist Church, c/o Claire Hoke, 185 Bear Drive, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel H. Kell
MIFFLIN - Samuel H. Kell, 84, of HC67, Mifflin, formerly of Walnut, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 9, 1915, in Walnut, he was a son of the late Jay W. and Elizabeth (Ernest) Kell. His wife, Dorothy E. (Trego) Kell, whom he married Oct. 8, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Margritz, HC63, Mifflintown; brother and sister, Paul L. Kell, HC67, Mifflin, and Phyllis E. Depew, Mifflintown RR1; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jay W. Kell; a brother, J. Ernest Kell; and two great-granddaughters, Emma Taylor and Cora Taylor.

He had fired kilns at Van Dyke Brick Yard for many years and retired as a carpenter from Manbeck Construction.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Walnut Grange 776.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, HC67, Mifflin (Nook), with the Rev. Marton Roberson and the Rev. Claude Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 337, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.


Josephine A. Keller
DANVILLE - Josephine A. Keller, 73, of 634 E. Front St., Danville, died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Gold Star Nursing Home, Danville, where she had been a resident for one year.

Born May 16, 1925, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Adam B. and Alfarata (Graffius) Carper. Her husband, Joseph L. Keller, died May 2, 1984.

Surviving are: a sister, G. Eileen Zimmerman, Granville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Walters and Alma Hockenbrock.

She had resided in Danville for 50 years, and was a member of the Danville chapter of Women of the Moose. She attended the Danville Senior Center, where she was active in Meals on Wheels.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Jerone W. Haupt III, pastor of St. Paul's "Emmanuel" United Methodist Church, Danville, officiating. Interment will be in Oddfellows Cemetery, Danville.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.


Darrol R. Kelly
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Darrol R. Kelly, 73, of 802 Easley St., Silver Spring, Md., died at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md.

Born May 4, 1927, in Johnstown, he was a son of the late Wilson and Martha Kelly. His wife, Anna Ruth (Hummel) Kelly, died Feb. 17, 1995.

He is survived by a son, John W. Kelly, Silver Spring, Md.

He was a shipping clerk for Fisher Scientific Inc., Silver Spring, Md.

He was Methodist by faith.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

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


Charles F. Kenepp
LEWISTOWN - Charles F. Kenepp, 95, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown and formerly of U.S. Highway 522 North, Alfarata, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born on Nov. 15, 1903, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late David and Margaret (Frazier) Kenepp. His wife, Carrie (Lepley) Kenepp, preceded him in death.

Surviving are: a daughter, Charlene Trone of York; a sister, Hazel Price of McVeytown; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

He had been a production employee at Hartley's Potato Chip Company, Lewistown.

He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata and Alfarata Grange and a member and past treasurer of the Decatur Fire Company.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be private at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5402 Old Stage Road, McClure, PA 17841.


Florence V. Kenepp
GRANVILLE - Florence V. Kenepp, 83, a resident of Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Mountain Lane, McVeytown, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the home.

Born March 30, 1916, in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Laura (Hesser) Ronk. Her husband, George I. Kenepp, died May 21, 1990.

She is survived by a son, Donald L. Ronk, Mattawana and a sister, Caroline Milliken, Malta Home, Granville.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Anna Kenepp and Ruth C. Ronk.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry L. Wise officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Glen CMA Church, 59 Farm View Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Phyllis T. Seibert Kepler
LEWISTOWN - Phyllis T. Seibert Kepler, 82, of 814 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born July 10, 1916, in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late Hobart and Edna (Norris) Taylor. Her first husband, George L. Seibert Jr., died in 1984. Her second husband, James A. Kepler, died in 1991.

Surviving are children: James S. Seibert, Kent, Wash., and Mrs. Kenneth (Polly) Finkenbiner, Houston, Texas; sisters, Jane Davis, Harrisburg, and Mrs. James (Esther) Kline, Lewistown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

She was a secretary with the Mifflin County School District for 27 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member and volunteer at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, member and Past High Worthy Matron of Lewistown Chapter #283 Order of Eastern Star, member of Galilee Shrine #30 Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Mifflin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

She was a volunteer with the Lewistown Library Association.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment is private in the Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.

There is no public viewing, but the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church parlor.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials contributions can be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown.

 


Roy F. Kepler
YORK - Roy F. Kepler, 86, of York, formerly of Benfer, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at the York Hospital.

Born July 2, 1913, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John and Martha (Groce) Kepler. His wife, Mertie I. Wagner, whom he married Oct. 28, 1939, died Sept. 1, 1997.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Don (Carol A.) Nelson of Crofton, Md.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel; and three brothers, Samuel, Phillip and an infant brother.

He retired in 1973 from Tioga Textile Associates Inc., York, where he served as a warper from 1955-1973. Prior to that, he had worked for the former Beavertown Weaving Mills and the former Middleburg Weaving Mill. Following retirement, he worked for the former Adept Tool Co., York. He was a master woodworker, specializing in cradles and other furniture.

He was a member of Forth United Methodist Church, York, where he taught Sunday school and was a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Bible classes, having served as the vice president of York County Federation of Bible Classes during 1980-81. Earlier in life, he was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Troxelville.

He was also a member of the F&AM 619, Middleburg, achieving his 32 degree; a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Harrisburg; the Zembo Temple, Harrisburg; the York Co. Shrine Club; the Elks Sunbury Lodge 967; and the former President of the Square Club of York, currently serving as the chaplain.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17 at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, Inc., with the Rev. Ronald French officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. and a masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m.


R. Marie Kepner
LEWISTOWN - R. Marie Kepner, 91, a resident of Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, formerly of 36 Forsythe St., Lewistown, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at the manor.

Born March 8, 1908, in Nanty Glo, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Catherine (Nicholas) Rarigh. Her husband, David Kepner, died in 1969.

She is survived by four great-nieces and two great-nephews.

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

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Lewistown.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor, Dementia Unit, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Guy M. Kerstetter
HOLIDAYSBURG - Guy M. Kerstetter, 81, of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Feeder Avenue, Lewistown, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at the home.

Born Feb. 7, 1918, in Herndon, Pa., he was a son of the late Lee Kerstetter and Carrie (Peifer) Kerstetter. His wife, Joyce (Hower) Kerstetter, preceded him in death in 1996.

Surviving are: children, Guy Kerstetter, Dalton, Mass., Mrs. Harry (Karen) Eberly, Tempe, Ariz., Robin Kerstetter, State College, Gordon "Jeff" Kerstetter, Lewistown; stepchildren, Mrs. John (Shirley) Soutar, Troy, Ohio, William Hetrick, Lewistown; brother, Boyd Kerstetter, Lewistown; sister, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Bair, Clearfield; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

In his early life he was employed by Overhead Door Company. Later he was employed as a maintenance employee for Noerr Motor Freight.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European and Pacific theatres.

He was a member of the Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was a former member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No. 663, Lewistown.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, Inc., 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Private interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, Pa. 17044.


Clarence W. 'Dykle' Kilmer
MIFFLINTOWN - Clarence W. "Dykle" Kilmer, 85, of Mifflintown RR3 died at 1:08 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1.

Born March 21, 1914, in Turbett Township, he was a son of Charles V. and Ruth P. (Weaver) Kilmer Sr. His wife, Dorothy K. (Burris) Kilmer, preceded him in death Sept. 29, 1998.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Noss, Honey Grove RR1, Dora Jane Olnick, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. David (Linda) Gray, Mifflintown RR3; brothers, Charles V. Kilmer Jr., Denver, Pa., Lt. Col. Joseph M. Kilmer, U.S. Army, Ret., McLean, Va.; sisters, Mrs. Walter (Parthena) Bergmann, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Robert (Isabel) Davis, Lancaster, Mrs. William (Miriam) Flaherty, Lancaster; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Russell E. Kilmer, a grandson, Douglas E. Kilmer, a sister and a brother.

He was a farmer and was retired from the former Arch Rock Paving Company, Burnham.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. M. Eugene Heidler officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Walker Township.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at Rex Funeral Home. There will be no evening viewing.


Kenneth C. Kint
HONEY GROVE - Kenneth C. Kint, 77, of Honey Grove, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at his home.

Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Honey Grove, he was a son of the late James P. and Helen (Rhinesmith) Kint. His wife, Sarah (Yohn) Kint, whom he married Sept. 24, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Perry R. Kint, Honey Grove; a brother, Ralph G. Kint, Washingtonville, NY; two grandchildren; one great-grandson and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, four brothers, two sisters and one great-granddaughter.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, having served with the 461st Field Artillery for three years in the European Theatre. He fought in three battles including the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a retired mechanic/parts manager for Norman D. Clark & Son Farm Equipment, Honey Grove, with 37 1/2 years of service. He was also a self-employed farmer.

He was a member of Honey Grove United Methodist Church and Sunday School, where he served as superintendent for 30 years. He was also a member of East Waterford Fire Co. & Ambulance; Beale Township Fire Co.; former Tuscarora Township auditor and tax collector; served many years as vice president of McCullochs Mills Cemetery Association; and a member of American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Don Walters officiating. Interment will be in McCullochs Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home, at which time the family will be present.

Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Hospice, 22 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Catherine S. Kirk
EAST WATERFORD - Catherine S. Kirk, 75, of East Waterford RR1, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Stonebridge Health & Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon. Born May 17, 1924, in Blairs Mills, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Annebelle (Varner) Stallman. Her husband, Ross R. Kirk, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Edward R. Kirk, Shermansdale, and Judith Rich, Newport RR2; brother and sister, Ralph Stallman, Shade Gap, and Dorothy Colyer, Woodland Nursing Home, Orbisonia; and four grandchildren.

She retired as a seamstress from the former East Waterford Textile Co.

She was a member of East Waterford United Methodist Church, East Waterford Fire Co. ladies auxiliary, and was a former Juniata County Democratic Committee person.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Don Walters officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Elsie M. Kirk
EAST WATERFORD - Elsie M. Kirk, 90, of East Waterford RR1, died at 12:17 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at her home.

Born Feb. 2, 1910, in Saville Township, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Moody and Anna (Fulton) Sankey. Her husband, Meril Kirk Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are: 11 children, Kenneth Kirk, Meril B. Kirk Jr., Lucinda Kirk, and Martha Stoutzenberger, all of East Waterford, Anna Peterson, Mexico, Pauline Reisinger, Loysville, Nellie Shanfelter, West Virginia, Flora Kreider, McCoysville, Beverly Reynolds, McAlisterville, Diane Stoner and Donna Zeiders, both of Mifflintown; 58 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was affiliated with the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN HOME Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Paul J. Kirk
BELLEVILLE - Paul J. Kirk, 78, of 333 King Lane, Belleville, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville.

Born June 16, 1921, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Earl M. and Clydia (Goss) Kirk. His wife, Catherine (Fagan) Kirk, died in January of 1997.

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

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army Air Corp in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a police officer in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County for 32 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lewistown, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Yeagertown Fire Company.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dorcus and Third Street, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcus St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Doris J. Kitting
LEWISTOWN - Doris J. Kitting, 81, of 33 Goss Terrace, Lewistown, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Born July 18, 1918, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Hilda M. (Swineford) Fisher. Her husband, Clyde W. Kitting, died June 3, 1976.

Surviving are: children, Betsy S. Carolus, 26 W. Market St., Lewistown, Deborah J. Runk, 318 Valley St., Lewistown, and Steven A. Kitting, 38 Hillside Drive, Lewistown; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Helping Hands Sunday School Class.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lind Memorial Cemetery, with Karen McCracken officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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