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Margaret E. Melius
HERMITAGE - Margaret E. Melius, 74, of 725 Dutch Lane, Lot 1, Hermitage, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at her home from an extended illness.

Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Sharon, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Lewis) Jones.

Surviving are: children, Peggy Drobney, 725 Dutch Lane, Lot 1, Hermitage, Clarence "Sonny" Melius, Niles, Ohio, William Melius and Paul Melius, both of Lewistown, and Daniel "Fat-Boy" Melius, Sharpsville; sisters and brothers, Dorothy Popa, Warren, Ohio, Maxine Hawkes, Hermitage, Edna Aurand, Sharpsville, David Jones, Franklin, and John Jones, Lordstown, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Tommy; a son, James T. Melius; and a granddaughter, Deavon Melius.

She was a 1943 graduate of Hickory High School. She was employed as the morning cook at Nancy's Cozy Cafe from 1987-1999 and previously as a cafeteria worker at GM Lordstown for eight years.

She was a member of Grace Chapel Community Church, Sharon.

She enjoyed gospel music and formerly had been an active member of the Hickory Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Chapel Community Church, 120 Elm Ave., Sharon, with Pastor Larry Haynes officiating. Interment will be Riverside Cemetery.

Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.


Angelo S. Meloni
LEWISTOWN - Angelo S. Meloni, 85, of Lewistown, died at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1914, in Renovo, he was a son of the late John and Antonia (Sabenna) Meloni. His wife, Kathryn (Kosack) Meloni, whom he married in 1935, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Doloris Garrison, New Mexico, Kathleen Haines, Maryland, John "Sonny" Meloni, Mary A. Strauser, Angela Kovschak, and Anna Stewart, all of Lewistown; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

He was the retired owner of Angelo's Hollow Inn.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Mifflin/Juniata County Art League.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church, Lewistown, with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday a Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, where a scripture reading will be held at 8:50 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Janet L. 'Sue' Mendler
MILROY - Janet L. "Sue" Mendler, 44, of 87 Woodlawn Ave., Milroy, died at 8:13 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 18, 1955, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of David W. Barker of 199 Honey Lane, Reedsville and the late Doris J. (Fultz) Barker, who died June 4, 1985. Her husband, Timothy S. Mendler, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Christy J. Mendler, Florida and Eric S. Mendler, at home; a sister, Mrs. Michael (Lucinda D.) Leeper, Milroy; and one grandchild.

She was recently employed at Uni-Mark Plastics.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with Pastor Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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

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


Samuel A. Mertz Jr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Samuel A. Mertz Jr., 74, of the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, formerly of Mifflintown RR1, died at 3 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 5, 1925, in Mexico, he was a son of the late Samuel and Vera (Hack) Mertz.

Surviving is a sister, Hilda Hack of Mifflintown RR1.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Mertz.

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

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

He was retired from American Viscose Corp., Lewistown.

He was a member of the Mifflintown American Legion Post No. 298.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2.

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


Margaret B. Mesick
BELLEVILLE - Margaret B. Mesick, 84, of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 1999, at the home.

Born July 30, 1915, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Burt B. and Glendora (Karschner) Bryant. Her husband, John V. Mesick, died July 3, 1988.

Surviving are: children, Bryant Mesick, State College, Mrs. Rex (Karen) Nygren, Belleville, and Howard M. Mesnick, Lewes, Del.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Valley View Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Galen Sharp, the Rev. Harold Sharp and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating.

Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dallas.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

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


Zane L. Messerman
MCCLURE - Zane L. Messerman, 69, of 19 Zane's Lane, McClure, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at his home.

Born June 16, 1929, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Homer D. and Mary Grace (Spigelmyer) Messerman. His wife, Betty M. (Dobbins) Messerman, whom he married Oct. 3, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are: children, David W. Messerman, Dayton, Ohio, and Jan Marie Messerman, Belltown; brothers, Eugene Messerman, Everett, Melvin Messerman, Lewistown, and Robert Messerman, Belair, Md.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Early in life, he was employed by the Lewistown Foundry, and was self-employed in the upholstery business.

He was a member of the Beavertown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 13, at Beavertown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Mr. Paul Spigelmyer and Mr. Scott Sherwood officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Anthony F. Mestek Sr.
VERONA - Anthony F. Mestek Sr., 77, of Verona, formerly of Yeagertown, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in the emergency room at UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh.

Born Nov. 24, 1922, in Oakmont, he was a son of the late Frank and Jennie (Martincic) Mestek. His wife of 51 years, Sarah (VanRyn) Mestek, survives.

Also surviving are sons, Anthony F. Mestek Jr. of McKees Rocks and Carl E. Mestek of Verona.

He graduated in 1940 from Yeagertown High School.

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

He retired from the former Union Specialty Steel Company in Verona.

He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Verona and the Verona SNPI Lodge.

Services were held at Burket-Truby Funeral Home Inc., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Interment was in Mill Bank Cemetery, Fredonia.


Helen C. Metz
BELLEVILLE &emdash; Helen C. Metz, 85, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Allensville, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 1, 1914, in Allensville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Virginia (Civitts) Metz.

Surviving are: brothers, Ralph Metz, 25 Old Orchard Lane, Allensville, and Mac Metz, 25 Bonnie Lane, Reedsville.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Samuel W. Metz and Harry M. Metz.

She was a secretary at U.S. Steel and New Holland Machine, and she retired from Swigart Associates, Huntingdon.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allensville, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years and was in the church choir. She volunteered for the American Red Cross bloodmobiles; was a past president of the Belleville Civic Club; served on the Antique Show Committee; and was a member in the Mifflin-Juniata Community Concert Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allensville, PA 17002, or Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


Nelson L. Michael
MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS - Nelson L. Michael, 77, of 106 Sunset Drive, Mount Holly Springs, died Monday, May 17, 1999, at Carlisle Hospital.

Born May 24, 1921, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Fearon and Mary (Weidner) Michael. His wife, Frances (Daly) Michael, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Michael P. Michael, Carlisle; a daughter, Mylene P. Michael, Mechanicsburg; twin brothers, Gene Michael, Lewistown, and Glen Michael, Pensacola, Fla; a sister, Romaine DeArment, Burnham; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mychelle P. Michael.

He retired from the United States Navy, a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

He was a former employee of Belvedere Medical Center, Carlisle.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, VFW Post 7343, American Legion 674, the Carlindian Chorus and past president of Mount Holly Springs Golden Age Club.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, with the Rev. Jon A. Black officiating. Interment with full military honors will be conducted in Mount Holly Springs Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mount Holly Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 2A North Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013, or to the Leukemia Society of America, Central Pa. Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Harrisburg, PA 17011.


Andrew S. Miller
MIFFLINBURG - Bishop Andrew S. Miller, 71, of Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg RR2, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past three months.

Born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Middlebury, Elkhart County, Indiana, he was a son of the late Sam A. and Betsy (Fry) Miller. His wife, Susie (Mast) Miller, whom he married on Dec. 2, 1948, in Dover, Del., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Dan J. (Martha A.) Nissley, Calverton, Va., Marvin A. Miller, Mifflinburg RR2, Mervin A. Miller, Mifflinburg RR2, Mrs. Joe G. (Leatha A.) Detweiler, Mifflinburg RR2 and Mrs. David Y. (Thelma A.) Zook, Middleburg RR3; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Dan Y. (Sadie S.) Mast, Granton, Wis., Mrs. James (Clara A.) Thibodeau, Ellsworth, Maine, Mrs. Alvin W. (Esther S.) Miller, Catlett, Va., William S. Miller, Dover, Del., Sammie S. Miller, Dover, Del., Robert S. Miller, Catlett, Va., Johnnie S. Miller, McVeytown, Floyd S. Miller, New Castle, Va. and Raymond S. Miller, Catlett, Va.; 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ervin S. Miller.

He had been involved in agriculture in West Buffalo Township since 1968 until his retirement in 1997. Prior to that, he was engaged in agriculture in Fauquier County, Virginia and in Delaware.

He was a member of the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Church, Mifflinburg RR5, and has served as a bishop of the church since 1985.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Church, Strickler Road, Mifflinburg RR5, with Bishop Henry K. Fisher, David E. Esh and Rueben Esh, ministers of the Spring Garden Mennonite Church, Lancaster County, officiating.

Interment will be in the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Cemetery, Buffalo Township.

Friends will be received 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

In keeping with the Amish-Mennonite tradition, flowers are to be omitted.

The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg is handling the funeral arrangements.


Carl W. Miller
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Carl W. Miller, 88, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Orlando, Fla., and Lewistown, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Born Oct. 5, 1911, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Daniel and Frances Miller.

Surviving are: children, Fran Miller, Orlando, Fla., and Carl Sam Miller, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Cora Gordon, Lewistown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He worked in construction work for most of his life.

He was an avid fisherman.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.


Claudine L. Miller
REEDSVILLE - Claudine L. Miller, 87, of Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 28, 1912, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late James A. and S. Edna (Aurand) Goss. Her husband, Richard L. Miller, died July 5, 1966.

Surviving are: children, Richard L. Miller Jr., 4439 Back Maitland Road, McClure, James J. Miller, Rockport, Texas, Thomas I. Miller, Port Royal RR, and Mrs. Donald (Jayne) Priar, 25 Grand Parkway, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a 1930 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She and her husband owned and operated Miller's Greenhouse and Flower Shop until 1966; after that, she was employed at Juniata Foods as a sales secretary for 15 years.

She was a member of Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was in the Live Wire Sunday school class. She was a member of the church's parsonage committee and administrative board, and the church historian committee. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Cora E. Miller
LEWISTOWN - Cora E. Miller, 97, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Lewistown RR6, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 17, 1902, in Granville Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Nancy Jane (Snyder) Rowe. Her husband, Grover C. Miller, died Dec. 8, 1989.

She is survived by sisters, Virgie Ament, 42 Apple House Road, Belleville, and Dolly Spearing, Eighth Street, Highland Park, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Oliver, John, George, Charles, Robert and Jesse Rowe; and three sisters, Sarah Anderson, Anna Rowe and Margaret Rowe.

She was employed in the processing department of the American Viscose, Division of F.M C., for 25 years, retiring in 1939, and was owner-operator of the Grandview Diner, Lewistown, and the Blue Goose Restaurant, Lewistown. She also raised broiler chickens for many years.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, the Augsburg Sunday School Class, and a charter member of the auxiliary of West Granville Fire Company.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Gerald Miller Jr.
EDISON, N.J. - Gerald Miller Jr., 54, of Edison, N.J., died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.

Born and raised in Lewistown, he was the son of Alberta (Crownover) Miller of Lewistown and the late Gerald Miller. His wife, Margaret (Micklos) Miller, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Gerald Miller III, Middlesex, N.J., and John Glenn Miller, Bound Brook, N.J.; step-children, Aaron Michael Gray, Somerville, N.J., Daniel Gray and Cynthia Henderson, both of Edison, N.J., and Shirley Ann Saggese, Lopatcong, N. J.; and five grandchildren.

He was a researcher for 35 years for Bristol Myers Squibb in New Brunswick, N.J.

He was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Taggart-Chamberlain Funeral Home, 305 E. High St., Bound Brook, N.J., with the Rev. Brian E. Miller, pastor of the Somerset Bible Baptist Church, Somerset, N.J., officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Maitland Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Gloria S. Miller
LEWISTOWN - Gloria S. Miller, 76, of 1130 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 16, 1923, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Howard E. and Elizabeth (Johnston) Sweet. Her husband, John H. Miller, died in 1971.

Surviving are: children, Denise K. Miller, McClure, Daniel E. Miller, Steamboat Springs, Colo., John J. Miller, Uniontown, Barry L. Miller and Robert K. Miller, both of Lewistown; and four grandchildren.

She was a former owner and operator of Kishacoquillas Amusement Park, Lewistown from 1952-1972 and was employed as a financial planner for American Express Financial Services for 20 years.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown and the Lewistown Country Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Evangelical Church, Third and Main Streets, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Private interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

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


Grant C. Miller
BETHLEHEM - Grant C. Miller, 73, of 1877 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home.

Born March 26, 1926, in Milroy, he was a son of Catherine (Aumiller) Miller of 80 Broad St., Milroy, and the late Willis Andrew Miller. His wife, Ruth M. (Garver) Miller, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Holly Miller Meddei, Allentown; a sister, Jean Hodesh, Hollywood, Fla.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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

He was a electronic technician with AT&T, retiring after 30 years of service in 1990.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. John E. Garver officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.


James E. Miller
LEWISTOWN - James E. Miller, 41, of 40 Peace Drive, Apt. 25E, Lewistown, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at his residence.

Born Aug. 11, 1958, in Lewistown, he was a son of S. Marie (Moist) Miller of 2074 Route 103, Lewistown, and the late Frank E. Miller.

His wife, Cara Lou (Hoar) Miller, whom he married March 6, 1999, survives.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Charles E. Miller of 97 N. River Road, Lewistown; Pearl E. Aldinger of 2267 Sand Hill Road, Hershey; John E. Miller of 289 Winding Lane, Lewistown; Frank E. Miller of 516 Lindbergh Way, Lewistown; Mrs. Dwaine (Frances) Shirk of 13 Anita Street, Milroy; and Michael E. Miller of 437 Horningford Road, McVeytown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan E. Miller.

He was a 1976 graduate of Rothrock High School and a 1977 graduate from Computer Technology in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He retired on disability in 1998 from Echo Ultrasound, Reedsville.

He was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church, Granville, and well-known in the area as a crew chief on local race teams.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren with Rev. John Looney and Rev. Donald Peters officiating.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at the church.

Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery.

Family will provide all flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, Pa., 17044 or to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, Pa., 17044.


John H. Miller Sr.
NORTH LIMA, Ohio - John H. Miller Sr., 91, of 7682 Lee Run Road, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Caprice Health Care Center, North Lima, Ohio.

Born Sept. 14, 1908, in Gravette, Ark., he was a son of the late William A. and Blanche P. (Patterson) Miller. His wife, Doris C. (Partchey) Miller, whom he married March 4, 1946, preceded him in death on May 2, 1992.

Surviving are: John H. Miller, Poland; three daughters, Carolyn Hacker, Somonauk, Ill., Judith A. Wheeler, Collinsville, Conn. and Barbara Trego, Powell, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Miller, W. Wade Miller and Thomas Miller, and four sisters, Elizabeth Neely, Maude Miller, Amelia Watkins and Lois Harroff.

A 1925 graduate of Yeagertown High School, he graduated in 1931 from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio and received his master's degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

He began his career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, Rupert School, and taught Grades 1-8 at Kline School, all in Pennsylvania, and also taught from 1931-1941 at Yeagertown High School.

He taught for Poland, Ohio schools for 30 years and was a part-time advanced math teacher at Youngstown State University, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of the Poland Presbyterian Church and its choir and also a member of the American Legion Post 15 in Poland.

A flutist, he was an Army veteran of World War II, where he was a photo interpreter serving in the Pacific Theater. He achieved the rank of captain.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at Poland Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, Poland, Ohio 44514.

Thompson Funeral Home, Youngstown, Ohio is handling the funeral arrangements.


J. Irvin Miller
HERSHEY - J. Irvin Miller, 80, formerly of Shaw Avenue, Lewistown, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Integrated Health Services, Hershey.

Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late George V. and Ethel (Baumgardner) Miller. His wife, Faye A. (Rickenbaugh) Miller, died in 1991.

Surviving are: children, Ronald J. Shultz, State College and Mrs. Rick (Rhonda) Sweigart, Hershey; brother and sister, Myron Miller, Gaithersburg, Md. and Marie M. Brown, Aldephia, Md.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

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

He received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University.

He worked as an industrial engineer for Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and a life member of the Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Meals on Wheels, c/o Lewistown Senior Citizens Center, Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mary A. Miller
MIFFLINTOWN - Mary A. Miller, 95, a resident of the Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Hershey, died at 3 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the manor.

Born Dec. 16, 1904, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Tilden H. and Rebecca (Horning) Sheesley. Her husband, Charles K. Miller, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: two nieces, R. Jane Oberholtzer, Edgewater, Fla. and Annette Ward; stepsons, Robert M. Miller, Naples, Fla., and Charles H. Miller, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters and brother, Sarah J. Wolfe, Edna M. Jurich, Ethel M. Zimmerman and Cloyd H. Sheesley.

She was a graduate of Lenkanau General Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia.

She was employed by the Hershey Industrial School and also served as a private duty nurse for Milton S. Hershey until his death.

She was a member of the Hershey United Brethren Church, Hershey.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery, Hershey.

There will be no viewing or visitation.


Mary Lou Miller
LEWISTOWN - Mary Lou Miller, 61, of 8471 US Highway 522 South, Lewistown, died at noon Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 14, 1938, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Albert J. and Florine P. (Beers) Miller of 8471 US Highway 522 South, Lewistown.

She was a clerk for the Mifflin County Tax Assessment Office.

She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, the church choir, and the Berean Sunday School Class of the church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 283, Lewistown and the United Steelworker's Union Local 1940.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reese and the Rev. Howard D. Houtz officiating. Interment will be in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Building Fund Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Odessa 'Dessie' F. Miller
BURNHAM - Odessa "Dessie" F. Miller, 75, of 149 Orchard Grove Ave., Parkview Terrace, Burnham, died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at her residence.

Born Oct. 13, 1923, in Coalport, Clearfield County, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Anissa (Cavaner) Spangle. Her husband, George Miller, died in February 1974.

Surviving are: a daughter, Margaret Ann Kersey, 1708 Biltmore, Lansing, Mich.; brother and sister, James B. Spangle, Quakertown and Phoebe L. Leoras, 149 Orchard Grove Ave., Parkview Terrace, Burnham.

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

She worked as a buyer for the Collegiene Shop in Muncie, Ind., retiring in 1974 and later as a buyer for Dank's for 10 years.

She was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church, the Berean Sunday school class, and The Evangelders of the church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Greg Tyree 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 Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Oramae Miller
LEWISTOWN - Oramae Miller, 74, of 305 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, formerly of Harrisburg, died at 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Jan. 11, 1925, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Mary S. (Fowler) Rhodes, US Highway 522 North, Lewistown and the late Edward J. Rhodes. Her first husband, Charles E. Miller, and her second husband, Jack Harold Miller, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Charles S. Miller Sr. and Edward L. Miller, both of Middletown, Kenneth L. Miller, Gettysburg, Mrs. Barry (Barbara) Reich, McClure, Jack William Miller and Harold T. Miller, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. Ronald (Constance Marie) Earnest, Belleville; brothers and sister, Lester Rhodes, Reedsville, John Rhodes and Harry Rhodes, both of McClure, Donald Rhodes, Crossville, Tenn., and Mrs. Donald (Shirley) Mattern, Milroy; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Raymond and Paul Rhodes and a sister, Martha Rager.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in the Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery, Lewistown RR.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Lung Association of Central Pa., 205 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16802.


Sarah H. 'Sal' Miller
MIFFLINTOWN - Sarah H. "Sal" Miller, 91, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflintown, died at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the village.

Born July 20, 1907, in Paintersville, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Minnie M. (Goss) Miller.

Surviving are: a son, Charles B. Swank, Thousand Palms, Calif.; a brother, Russell Miller, 114 Delaware Ave., Lewistown; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Betty Fleck, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Swank and a daughter, Josephine McNickalas.

She was a waitress for Campbell's Diner for 40 years.

She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata and the ladies auxiliary of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Claude Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in the Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery.

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


Tyler James Miller
LEWISTOWN - Tyler James Miller, infant son of Melissa Wagner of Granville and Christopher G. Miller of McVeytown was stillborn at 7:48 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert White of Granville and Joseph Wagner of South Main Street, Lewistown, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miller of McVeytown.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Ronald Hoffman officiating.

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


Betty I. Milliken
PORT ROYAL - Betty I. Milliken, 65, of 315 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Topeka, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lillie (Hankins) Hein. Her husband, James W. Milliken Sr., died Sept. 11, 1978.

She is survived by children, Richard E. Milliken and Randy L. Milliken, both of Port Royal, James W. Milliken Jr., Mifflintown RR4 and Mrs. David (Michelle) Yorks, Mifflintown RR3; brothers and sister, Dale Hein and Wallace Hein, both of Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Kay (Dorothy) Neiswender, Garland, Texas; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

She was a retired cook and had worked for Bob Evans Restaurant, Mechanicsburg.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata County.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


John W. Milton
MILESBURG - John W. Milton, 83, of Market Street Extended, Milesburg, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at Centre Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 15, 1915, he was a son of the late Ernest and Edna Blanche (Stewart) Milton. His wife, Lorraine M. (Walker) Milton, whom he married on June 9, 1941, died Sept. 7, 1993.

Survivng are: sons, Curtis M. Milton of Milesburg and Thomas L. Milton of Bellefonte; sisters, Anna Mae Slemons of Lewistown, Maxine Lucas of Howard and Erma Keen of Harrisburg; and one grandchild.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in Central Europe, Northern France and Rhineland and received the American Defense Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three bronze battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Defense Service Medal.

He was a coal operator for Domtar Lime Plant of Bellefonte, retiring in 1980.

He attended the Milesburg Baptist Church and had bowled at Bellefonte Lanes for the Monday Morning Mixed League.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Interment will be in Centre County Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milesburg Baptist Church, Market Street, Milesburg, PA 16853.


Edmund R. Mingle
MIFFLINTOWN - Edmund R. Mingle, 69, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 3, 1930, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Ralph and Martha (Benner) Mingle. His wife, Evelyn (Beward) Mingle, whom he married Feb. 6, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Edmund G. Mingle, Mifflin; stepson, Larry E. Stone, Mifflintown RR1; and two grandsons.

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

He had served the United States Army.

He had worked in construction with the Operating Engineers Local 66 until retiring on disability.

He was a member of Crawford-Brubaker Post 5863 VFW, Mifflintown, the Juniata County Sportsmen's Association, the AARP and the Millerstown Moose.

A memorial service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four of Diamonds Fund, Office of University Development, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

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


Evelyn M. Minium
THOMPSONTOWN - Evelyn M. Minium, 68, of Thompsontown RR1, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her residence.

Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Richfield, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Chubb) Willow of Millerstown RR2 and the late John Willow. Her husband, Raymond D. Minium, whom she married June 19, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Raymond C. Minium, Donna M. Hood, and Cindy S. Hower, all of Thompsontown RR1 and Jane E. Wright, Newport RR2; brothers and sisters, John Willow, Richfield, Walter Willow, Millerstown RR2, Linda Keisling, Liverpool, Judy Howell, Newport, and Stella Benner, Maryland; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond.

She was a retired merchandiser for the American Greeting Card Co.

She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR2 and enjoyed crafts and crocheting.

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

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


Glenn E. Minium Sr.
MCCLURE - Glenn E. Minium Sr., 57, of 37 Ertley Road, McClure, died at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

Born July 4, 1942, in Derry Township, he was a son of Clarence Minium, Old Stage Road, McClure and the late M. Esther (Peffer) Minium. His wife, Rita (Wray) Minium, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Eric (Lisa) Hoffman, Spring Grove RR1 and Michael J. Minium, McClure; sisters and brother, Mrs. James (Pauline) Fraine, McClure, Betty Wilson, Burnham, and Clarence "Bill" Minium, Newton Hamilton; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn E. "Woody" Minium Jr. in 1990.

He was a member of the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1960-1963.

He was a crane operator for Standard Steel, Burnham, from 1964 until the present.

He was a member of the North American Hunting Club and the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1940. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Mr. Dan Messerman officiating. Private interment will be in Belltown Cemetery, Decatur Township.

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

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


Dorothy E. Mitchell
BEAVERTOWN - Dorothy E. Mitchell, 91, of Beavertown RR1 died at 4 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 22, 1908, she was a daughter of the late James and Bessie (Steininger) Herbster. Her husband, Walter M. Mitchell, whom she married in 1926, preceded her in death on July 12, 1987.

Surviving are: a daughter, Barbara J. Bowersox, Beavertown; two sons, Myron M. Mitchell, Troxelville, and Charles E. Mitchell, Beavertown RR1; three sisters, Ruth Walter, Middleburg RR1, Vesta Lessman, Sunbury, and Phyllis Hassinger, Anchorage, Alaska; a brother Glenn Herbster, Beavertown RR1; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1943; twin infant granddaughters; a sister in infancy; and four brothers, Donald, Cloyd, Parke and Bruce Herbster.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, where she served in various groups.

She retired from Saylor's Shirt Factors in the mid-1970s after many years as a seamstress. She had served on the Adams Township election board for many years and was active in the Troxelville Community Hall.

She enjoyed embroidery and crocheting and dearly loved her family and her church.

Her funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald Nice officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Fund of Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, PA 17882.


Lorraine E. Mitchell
MIFFLINTOWN - Lorraine E. Mitchell, 86, a resident of the Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the village.

Born Aug. 20, 1913, in Sunbury, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Sadie (Warner) Reigle. Her husband, Oscar V. Mitchell, died Dec. 18, 1972.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

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

She was a 1931 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She was a very active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, the Ever Ready Sunday School Class and the Needlers of the Church. She was also a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women of America and the ladies auxiliary of the Mifflintown Hose Company No. 1.

She retired in 1972 from the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, with 34 years of service in the Cake Converting Dept.

Grave side services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, with the Rev. Anna M. Ritter officiating.

There will be no viewing.

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

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


Ruth I. Mitchell
MIFFLIN - Ruth I. Mitchell, 82, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of Dry Valley Road, Burnham, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the village.

Born Dec. 15, 1916, in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Alvin and Mary Edith (Lovell) Longenecker. Her husband, Paul Thomas Mitchell, died in 1985.

Surviving are: children, Brian Thomas Mitchell, Leola, George Edward Mitchell, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Carl (Carol Ann) Hartley, Lewistown; brothers, Edwin Carl Longenecker, Petersburg, and Edward Alvin Longenecker, Warner Robins, Ga.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Jean Mitchell in 1955; and two sisters, Emma Jean Longenecker and Phyllis Meifert.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burnham, where she was a member of the Women of the ELC, was active in the church choir, and taught Sunday school for many years.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Clyde Singh officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.

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


E. Jane Mohler
THOMPSONTOWN - E. Jane Mohler, 72, of 55 E. Main St., Thompsontown, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Nov. 12, 1927, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Adams) Trout. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel A. Mohler.

Surviving are: children, Daniel F. Mohler, Youngstown, Ohio, Mary Sloan, Statesville, N.C., Edith E. Lesh, Newport, and Emily Mitchell, Lewistown; a brother, Clifford Trout, Florida; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She retired from the Harrisburg State Hospital and had been the nursing administrator for several nursing homes.

She was a member of Liverpool United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Gary Bellis officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thompsontown Ambulance League, PO Box 78, Thompsontown, PA 17094.


Charles F. Moist
MCVEYTOWN - Charles F. Moist, 76, SR 103S, McVeytown (Ryde), died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at his home.

Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Mapleton Depot, he was a son of the late Moses F. and Ruth (Williams) Moist. His wife, Edna B. (McKinstry) Moist, whom he married Feb. 20, 1943, died Sept. 27, 1998.

Surviving are: sons, Stephen C. Moist Sr. and Calvin J. Moist, both of Ryde; brothers and sisters, Esther Harshbarger, Measdowview Manor, McVeytown, Chester C. Moist, Mount Union RR1, Raymond Moist, Elizabethtown, James Moist, Tyrone and Moses F. Moist, Mapleton Depot; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 259th Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theatre.

He worked as a track foreman for 18 years for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He then worked as a construction supervisor for the Federal Aviation Administration, retiring in 1969 after 15 years of service.

He was a lifetime member of Mount Union VFW Post 5754 and was active with the Rothrock Fair for many years.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Ryde Cemetery, where graveside military services will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

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


Doris M. Moist
RYDE - Doris M. Moist, 61, of SR 103 S, Ryde, died at 6:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 12, 1938, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Ruth (Gearhart) Spickler. Her husband, Jay Moist, whom she married Feb. 10, 1955, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Richard (Judy Ann) Bingaman and Gerald E. Moist, both of Ryde; brother and sister, Richard Spickler and Mrs. Doyle (Mildred) Smith, both of Lewistown; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three half-brothers.

She was employed at Scotty's Fashions, Lewistown, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Ryde United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ryde Cemetery, McVeytown RR, with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17055.

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


Stanford C. Moist Sr.
MCVEYTOWN - Stanford C. Moist Sr., 71, of 4290 SR 103 South, McVeytown, died at 11:24 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1927, in Ryde, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Clair E. and Madeline (Casner) Moist. His wife, Ethel I. (Sunderland) Moist, whom he married Nov. 14, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Michael (Sonja) Redifer, Waynesboro, Va., Stanford C. Moist Jr., Hummelstown, Jeffrey L. Moist, Mrs. Mark (Beth) Zong, Gregory M. Moist, Mrs. John (Jamie) Cunningham, and Brian F. Moist, all of McVeytown; brothers, John E. Moist, McVeytown and J. Franklin Moist, Lewistown; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

He was employed by the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co. in McVeytown for 27 years and in the maintenance department at Standard Steel, Burnham for 15 years, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, Queen Street, McVeytown, PA 17051.

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

 
Clara M. Moller
GEORGETOWN, Del. - Clara M. Moller, 88, a resident of Harrison House of Georgetown, Georgetown, Del., formerly of Seaford, Del., and Ferguson Valley, Lewistown, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Harrison House.

Born in Crisfield, Md., she was a daughter of the late William and Stella Britton. Her husband, Holger W. Moller, died in 1993.

She is survived by sisters, Florence Calloway, Laurel, Del., and Martha O'Masta, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Burke.

She retired as a secretary for the A&P Grocery Store in Philadelphia.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Seaford, Del., and a member of the Baptist Church, Lewistown, during the 25 years she resided in Ferguson Valley.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, Del. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, Del.

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


Anna E. Strawser Moore
YORK - Anna E. Strawser Moore, 91, of York, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services North, York.

Born July 1, 1908, in Ickesburg, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Bertha (Orris) Strawser. Her husband, Chester Moore, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a daughter, Clara Mae Crane, Dover; sister and brother, Tillie Shaeffer, Thompsontown, and Frank Strawser, Lewistown; one grandson, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She worked as a hookup operator at American Chain & Cable, York, retiring after 24 years of service in 1969.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover, with the Rev. William J. Farrell officiating. Interment will be in Salem Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Manor Care North Health Services, 1770 Barley Road, York, PA 17404.


Eva R. Morgan
MOUNT UNION - Eva R. Morgan, 88, of Mount Union, died Thursday morning, Jan. 13, 2000, at her home.

Born Nov. 19, 1911, in Three Springs, she was a daughter of the late David and Naomi (Neuman) Runk. Her husband, William H. Morgan, whom she married Dec. 23, 1933 in Morgantown, W. Va., died Dec. 2, 1974.

Surviving are: children, Harold T. Morgan, Lewistown, William D. Morgan, Orbisonia RR1, Janet Morgan, Rockhill, Mrs. Clifford (Louise) Heidel, Mount Union,

Mrs. Glenn (Patsy) Atherton, McVeytown RR1; brothers, Hayden Runk, Wayne Runk, and Sheldon Runk, all of McVeytown RR, Kenneth Runk, Wisconsin, Max Runk, Punxsutawney, and Boyd Runk, Mount Union; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Martin; one brother and three sisters.

She graduated from Orbisonia High School and Shippensburg State Teacher's College.

She retired from the Mount Union Area School District, having been employed for many years as a school teacher. She also taught at a number of other schools in Huntingdon County, including the Rockhill, Blacklog, Three Springs, and Whitseltown schools.

She had attended Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Mount Union. She was a former Sunday school teacher at the C&MA church.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers' Organization.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Jeff Winstead and Pastor William Wollett officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.

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


Leon R. Morgan III
YEAGERTOWN - Leon R. Morgan III, infant son of Leon R. Jr. and Kimberly (Powell) Morgan of 120 S. Main St., Yeagertown, was stillborn at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Also surviving are: sisters, Danele Nichole Morgan and Caitlyn Rebecca Morgan, both at home; grandparents, Leon Sr. and Loretta Morgan, Mount Union RR1, Pauline Snyder, Mount Union, Robert Powell, Newark, Del., and Dallas Varner, Mount Union RR2.

Private graveside services will be held today at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.

The Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, is in charge of arrangements.


Trina S. Morgan
MCVEYTOWN - Trina S. Morgan, 43, of 65 Morgan Drive, McVeytown, died of natural causes, at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, l999, at the Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born April 26, 1956, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Nelson F. and JoAnn (Harry) Baer of McVeytown RR1. Her husband, Bill W. Morgan, whom she married Oct. 5, l974 at the Allenport United Methodist Church, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Shane (Amanda) Treweek, of 65 Morgan Drive, McVeytown RR1; grandmother, Ruth P. Baer, Mount Union; four sisters,

Mrs. Tim (Karen) Goodman, Mount Union; Mrs. Stanley (Deborah) Wertz, McVeytown RR1, Mrs. Mark (Pamela) Houp, Huntingdon, and Mrs. Gerald (Kimberly) Miller, Huntingdon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Mount Union High School in 1974.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Singers Gap United Methodist Church, Hill Valley.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Singer's Gap United Methodist Church, Hill Valley, with the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the: Singers Gap United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR1, Mount Union, PA 17066


A. David Morrison
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A. David Morrison, 50, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2000, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Born June 17, 1949, in Philadelphia, he was a son of Arthur F. Morrison V.M.D. of 17 Woods Lane, Lewistown, and the late Mary Maxine (Frye) Morrison. His wife, Bonnie J. (Moyer) Morrison, whom he married Sept. 12, 1981, at Moose Head Ranch in Jackson, Wyo., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Derek Morrison and Kelsi Morrison, both at home; sisters, Mrs. James (Barbara) Kelly, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Paul (Jane) Doucette, Andover, Mass., Ruth Morrison and Mrs. Steven (Betsy) Borrell, both of Richmond, Va.; and stepmother, Mrs. Arthur F. (Joy) Morrison, 17 Woods Lane, Lewistown.

He attended Lewistown area public schools and graduated from Stony Brook of New York. He also received a bachelor of science from California State University in 1977.

He worked for Paramount Studios for 10 years as a set foreman and, for the past 10 years, he was employed by Idaho Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) as principle field service technician.

He served as a chairman for the Idaho Falls Chapter of the Fly Fishers Federation for two years.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fly-fishing, tying flies, gardening, making and restoring furniture and restoring his 1970 Volkswagen Bug.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Shiloh Foursquare Church, 502 E. Second St., Idaho Falls, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Foursquare Church, 502 E. Second St., Idaho Falls, ID, on behalf of a memorial fund which will include the Hemophilia Foundation, the HIV/AIDS Research Foundation and Hepatitis C Research Foundation.

Wood Funeral Home, Idaho Falls, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements.


Carol Ann Morrow
MOUNT UNION - Carol Ann Morrow, 64, of Mount Union RR2, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, at the Altoona Hospital, Altoona.

Born June 17, 1935, in Van Dyke, Walker Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Dick D. and Vera L. (Rogers) Snyder. Her husband, Charles L. Morrow Sr., whom she married April 27, 1955, preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1997.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marcie L.) McMullen, Mount Union RR2, Susan Wise, Mill Creek, and Mrs. Mervyn (Lacy) Rhodes, Mount Union; son, Thomas M. Morrow, Mount Union; brother, Dick D. Snyder, El Paso, Texas; sister, Mrs. Richard (Judith K.) Newman, Mount Union; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and Harry "Sonny" Katz, Ariz. and Margaret Ann "Peggy" Katz, Utah, who were raised in the Snyder home.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Charles L. Morrow Jr.; a brother, Thomas B. Snyder, and a granddaughter.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She was a 1953 graduate of Mount Union High School and a volunteer for the Mount Union Food Bank and American Red Cross bloodmobiles.

She had been employed by C. B. Oswalt and Son, Weis Markets, Creitz Bologna Factory, and L. Grief Brothers Mfg., Mount Union.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Union Cemetery.

Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services.


Benjamin J. Moser
WILLIAMSPORT - Benjamin J. Moser, 85, of Williamsport, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at his home.

Born Sept. 26, 1913, in Pennsdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Isaac P. and Nancy (Keeler) Moser. His wife, Thelma (Obrien) Moser of Williamsport, survives. Also surviving are: children, William Reich, Thompsontown, Benjamin J. Moser, North Bend, Pa., Donna L. Moser, Nancy R. Moser, Bonita J. Ulmer, and Judy M. Springman, all of Williamsport; brothers and sisters, T. Kenneth Moser, Cory, Pa., Sara E. Frey, Montoursville, Henry E. Moser and Mary R. Zarr, both of Muncy; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

He worked for Frey's Tire Company, Williamsport for many years before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of F&AM Masonic Lodge 106, Williamsport, the Scottish Rite, Williamsport, and the Lycoming Consolidated Sportsman's Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 331 Elmire, St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Melvin Corey officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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


Sherry M. Moser
BURNHAM - Sherry M. Moser, 27, of Fourth Ave., Burnham, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, following an accident at her place of employment .

Born July 25, 1972, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Jesse W. Moser of Reading and Melvin P. and Mary Jane (Varner) Fultz of Middle Road, Lewistown. She is survived by a companion, Lana M. Setzler, Burnham.

Also surviving are: a sister, Tammy L. Keoboualy, Lewistown; half-brother, Jesse W. Moser Jr., Reading maternal grandfather, Kenneth D. Varner, Lockport; maternal great-grandmother, Florence L. Casner, Lewistown; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Grassmyer, Lockport and Charles and Rita Moser, Lewistown; one nephew and two nieces; stepbrother and stepsister, Brian K. Fultz and Susan M. Goss, both of Reedsville.

She was a U. S. Army veteran, having served as a paratrooper with the 507th Airborne Division and as a telecommunications center operator.

She was machine setup operator for Buckell Plastics, Lewistown and she was also a former employee of The Sentinel, Lewistown.

She attended the Salvation Army Church, Lewistown.

She loved animals and enjoyed writing poetry.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Captain and Mrs. Eddie Purvis and James Baker officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the SPCA, RR1, Centre Hall, PA 16828.


Allen L. Moyer
SELINSGROVE - Allen L. Moyer, 49, of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, died of natural causes at 9 a.m. Saturday March 6, l999 at the village.

Born Dec. 13, 1949 in Sunbury, he was a son of the late Jacob and Edna (Boonie) Moyer. He is survived by his wife, Lola (Bowsman) Moyer, whom he married in 1975.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Shawn (Tammy) Longer, Middleburg, Franklin E. Stuck III, Beaver Springs, and Joseph Moyer, at home; brother and sisters: Joyce Lenhart, Beaver Springs, Kenneth Moyer, Carol Moyer, and Donna Moyer, all of Beavertown; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a nephew.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was employed at Beavertown Weaving as a warp starter, retiring on disability in 1990.

He was a member of the Three Rivers Union Church, Beaver Springs.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John W. Moyle officiating. lnterment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. till the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Three Rivers Union Church, RR1, Beaver Springs, PA.


Gerald Edwin 'Ed' Moyer
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Gerald Edwin "Ed" Moyer, 73, of Star Route, Mount Pleasant Mills, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Sunbury Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 27, 1925, in Washington Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Edwin K. and Dora (Lenker) Moyer. His wife, Lovetta (Heintzelman) Moyer, died May 18, 1989.

Surviving are: children, Warren E. "Bup" Moyer, Mrs. Willard (Donna I.) Wolfe, and Mrs. Lester (Karen E.) Strawser, all of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Carol A. Moyer, Hartleton, and Mrs. Elwood L. (Cindy S.) Hoffman, Richfield RR1; half-brother, Melvin Glass, Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Verna Freed, Levittown, and Mrs. Herbert (Kathryn) Meiser, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Leon Moyer.

He was a farmer and had also worked at Meiser's Mill and the Walter L. Stuck Sawmill, both in Richfield.

He was Lutheran by faith.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Kreamer Sportsmen's Club, Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League of Middleburg, Young Farmers Association, and Mahantango Grange.

He was an avid hunter and an accomplished square dancer and loved to fish.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating and Pastor Chan J. Cutting assisting. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.

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


Rae Earnest Moyer
MIFFLINTOWN - Rae Earnest Moyer, 105, a resident of the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, formerly of Cross Street, Mifflintown, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 9, 1894, in Academia, she was the daughter of the late S. Benjamin and Adrianne (Frankhouse) Earnest. Her husband, Banks N. Moyer, whom she married Oct. 18, 1919, died Nov. 7, 1979.

Surviving are: daughters, Lois Frye, Altoona, Evelyn Jones, Mifflintown RR2, and Virginia Carvell, Selinsgrove; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Hower, Lela Harris, Mildred Gaul, Elizabeth Kell, Nora Gay, and Bessie Earnest and brothers, Melvin Earnest, Carl Earnest, and two infant brothers.

She attended school at the academy in Academia.

She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Therma T. Moyer
EAST WATERFORD - Therma T. Moyer, 88, a resident of Pennsburg Manor, Pennsburg, formerly of East Waterford and Hatfield, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1999, at the manor.

Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Grace (Crownover) Jackson. Her husband, Forrest M. Moyer, died Oct. 23, 1984.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Joyce) Kemmerer, Spring Mount; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Eugene A. Moyer; two brothers, Lloyd and Clarence Jackson; and one sister, Hazel Stauffer.

She was Lutheran by faith and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 260, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery.

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

There will be no evening viewing.


Scott E. Moyle
LEWISTOWN - Scott E. Moyle, 29, of 611 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, died of natural causes Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Aug. 8, 1970, in Lewistown, he was a son of Edward V. Moyle, Camp Hill and Anna G. (Romig) Moyle, 611 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown. His wife, Kimberly L. (Coiner) Moyle of 611 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, whom he married Oct. 24, 1992, survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Pam Hassinger, 409 Harvard St., Lewistown; and maternal grandmother, Nina Knepp, Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Tanya Moyle.

He attended Penn State University and graduated from The Academy of Medical Arts and Business, Harrisburg.

He was a computer programmer for the Pennsylvania Judiciary Committee.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A., 350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134.


Hilda S. Murafka
MCKINNEY, TEXAS - Hilda S. Murafka, 85, of 3270 Pecan Circle, McKinney, Texas, formerly of Lewistown, died at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 4, 1914, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Hilda Mae (Swineford) Fisher. Her husband, Andrew C. Murafka, died May 5, 1980.

Surviving are: children, Michael A. Murafka, Williamsport, and Mrs. Michael (Marcia A.) Siekkinen, McKinney, Texas; a sister, Doris Kitting, Lewistown; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

She was a graduate of Lewistown High School and Cosmetology School.

She was a homemaker and a beautician.

She was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, McKinney, Texas, and a former member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will meet with friends at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coleman House community room at 26 W. Market St., Lewistown.

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


Foster R. Murphy Jr.
ELLIOTTSBURG - Foster R. Murphy Jr., 71, of Elliottsburg RR2, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Carlisle Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Duncannon, he was a son of the late Foster R. and Hazel (Reed) Murphy Sr. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Swartz) Murphy in 1984. His wife, Virginia (Donaldson) Murphy, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Stanley A. Murphy, Cross Keys, and Roger L. Murphy, Carlisle; step-children, Dale I. Rowles, Vidor, Texas, Gary L. Rowles and Barbara Murphy, both of Cross Keys, Roscoe Myers, Aspers, Robert Myers, Elliottsburg, Connie Corcoran, Parson, W. Va., Patricia Mumper, Blain RR1, Mary Nearhood, Blain, and Helen Hollenbaugh, Carlisle; brother and sister, William T. Murphy and Wilma H. Baum, both of Carlisle, Janet E. Howell, Camp Hill, and Shirley R. Rice, Helena, Montana; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was a retired truck driver for Carolina Freight, Mechanicsburg. He was a former member of the Carlisle Police Department and a deputy game warden for 30 years.

He was a member of Cross Keys Church of God.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Frances Smith and Pastor Lanny Hoover officiating. Interment will be in

Blain Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Cross Keys Church of God, RR1, Box 90, East Waterford, PA 17021.


Gary T. Musser
THOMPSONTOWN - Gary T. Musser, 56, of Thompsontown RR1, died of natural causes at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1942, in Thompsontown, he was the son of the late Boyd M. and Marian I. (Taylor) Musser.

Surviving are: a sister, Connie M. Eaton, Thompsontown RR1; one niece and nephew; and one great-niece.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

He was employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg until his retirement in 1988.

He attended the Newport Assembly of God Church; was a member and trustee of the Thompsontown Fire Company; and was a member of the Juniata County Fire Police Association.

He was also a weather watcher for WGAL TV Channel 8 and he enjoyed growing flowers.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Gary Bellis officiating. Interment will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Thompsontown Fire Company, PO Box 143, Thompsontown, PA 17094.


Mabel R. Musser
LEWISTOWN - Mabel R. Musser, 99, of 9 Lombardy Circle, Lewistown, and formerly of Springs Mills, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Oct. 1, 1899, in Potter Township, Centre County, she was a daughter of the late O.A. and Clara M. (Burris) Leister. Her husband, Edwin Musser, whom she married Oct. 7, 1921, died Dec. 18, 1956.

Surviving are: sons, Richard L. Musser, 9 Lombardy Circle, Lewistown, and Robert Musser, Spring Mills RD; sister, Marie Bierly, Enola; brother, Blaine Leister, Centre Hall R.D; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a housewife and a Lutheran by faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Heckman Cemetery, Spring Mills R.D., with the Rev. Nancy Kuhns officiating.

There is no public viewing.

The Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, is in charge of arrangements.


Patti L. Musser
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Patti L. Musser, 70, of Westminster, Md., died of cancer on Thursday, May 13, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Millard Franklin and Anna Mae (Gahagan) Griffith. Her husband of 52 years, Carl William Musser Sr., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold J. (Debra K.) Sanders Jr., and Carl E. Musser Jr., both of Westminster, Md., Mrs. Joe (Wendy) Cohen, Essex, Md., and Monica Musser, Taneytown, Md.; sisters and brothers, Phyllis Reese, Akron, Ohio, Nancy Held, Donna Harbst, and Sue Saxton, all of Lewistown, and Millard Franklin Griffith Jr., Bloomsburg; and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Blair L. Griffith.

She was a retired office manager for Roland Road Golf Club.

She was a member of Greenmount United Methodist Church, Hampstead, Md., and Women of the Moose, Glen Burnie Lodge.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Greenmount Church Cemetery, Hampstead, Md., with the Rev. Philip Tocknell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenmount United Methodist Church, 2001 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, Md. 21074 or to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157.

Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Md., is in charge of arrangements.


John A. Myers
MCVEYTOWN - John A. Myers, 86, of Meadowview Manor, McVeytown, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at J.C. Blair Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Nov. 24, 1913, he was a son of the late Williard and Anne (Ferguson) Myers.

He is survived by a few half brothers and half sisters.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Brininger, and a few half brothers and half sisters.

He was a member of the Atkinson Mills Senior Citizens Center and the Adult Daycare Center, Burnham.

Services will be private at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Rhoda M. Myers
LEWISTOWN - Rhoda M. Myers, 57, of 10 Garver Lane, Lewistown, died at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 22, 1942, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph E. Duncan and Alma S. (Colabine) Rapp. Her husband, Ira W. "Jim" Myers, whom she married Dec. 12, 1981, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Timothy T. Hook, Harrisburg and Ricky Lee Ehrenfield, Annville; stepchildren, James W. Myers, Mimms, Fla., Terry L. Myers, Lancaster, and Mrs. George (Gwendolyn) Henry, Germany; brothers, Joseph E. Duncan, Las Vegas, Nev., James F. Duncan, Akron, Ohio, and Rupert B. Rapp, Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She was a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Company and ladies auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Ralph H. Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., PO Box 668, Camp Hill, PA 17001-0668.


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