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Anna R. Pearson
BELLEVILLE - Anna R. Pearson, 88, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Orchard Apartments, Belleville, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at the haven.

Born March 16, 1911, in McAlevy's Fort, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence M. and Laura A. (Bigelow) Crownover. Her husband, Leroy E. Pearson, died March 10, 1991.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

She had worked for Gibboney's Drug Store, Belleville, and Danks, Lewistown.

She attended Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Larry Siikanen and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the chapel.

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

Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Mae Pecht
MILROY - Edna Mae Pecht, 78, of 85 Natelind Drive, Milroy, died at 8:55 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 29, 1921, in Naginey, she was a daughter of the late Adam F. and Edna Mae (Hidy) Belles. Her husband, Dale S. Pecht, whom she married July 22, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Dale E. Pecht, Weedville, and David A. Pecht, 100 Natelind Drive, Milroy; a sister, Ida Gaita, 100 Natelind Drive, Milroy; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a homemaker and Protestant by faith.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Milroy RR.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Fred L. Pecht
SPRING MILLS - Fred L. Pecht, 63, of Spring Mills RR died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born March 29, 1936, in Siglerville, he was the son of the late Charles Edwin and Ellen Catherine (Reed) Pecht. His first wife, Inez (Tate) Pecht, whom he married Oct. 26, 1962, died July 9, 1994. His second wife, Joan Meeker Corman Pecht, whom he married May 25, 1997, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, LeAnn Pecht Wiest, Dalmatia; two stepdaughters, Shelley Corman, Houston, Texas and Tracey Corman Moore, State College; four brothers, Grant Pecht, Siglerville, William Merle Pecht, Reedsville, Charles Pecht, Centre Hall, and Eugene Pecht, Rebersburg; half-brother, Charles Foust, Spring Mills; and two grandchildren.

He was a 1955 graduate of Penns Valley Area High School, Centre Hall.

He served in the U. S. Air Force and received the Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award. He also served in the 112th AC & W Air National Guard in Germany.

He retired in 1997, after 31 years of service, from Corning Asahi, State College. He and his wife also operated Pecht Upholstery in Georges Valley for many years.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Centre Hall, served on the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery Association, Centre Hall, and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He enjoyed traveling, remodeling and spending time at their mountain home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Church of Christ, with Pastor Leigh Pick officiating. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Mountain Cemetery in Decker Valley.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Centre Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity United Church of Christ, PO Box 212, Centre Hall, PA 16828.


Samuel H. Peight
LEWISTOWN - Samuel H. Peight, 76, of 323 Snooks Hill Road, Lewistown, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, at his son's home in Belleville.

Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Rachel (Bawel) Peight. His wife, Sarah M. (Swarey) Peight, died April 2, 1989.

Surviving are: children, Joseph S. Peight, Samuel B. Peight, David S. Peight, Steven J. Peight, Louie M. Peight, Benjamin J. Peight, Mrs. Delmar (Lena) Zook, Mrs. Nathan (Linda) Peachey, all of Belleville RR, Henry B. Peight, Somerset, Leroy H. Peight, Romulus, N.Y., Ezra J. Peight, Farwell, Mich., Jesse J. Peight, Allensville, Jacob B. Peight and Edward M. Peight, both of Lewistown, and Sylvan D. Peight, Bedford; sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Julia) Peachey, Belleville RR, and Mrs. Abram (Katie) Peachey, Rockville, Ind.; 71 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three foster great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Crist K. Peight on Dec. 1, 1956, four sisters, three brothers, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was a retired farmer, carriage maker, and founder and former owner of Peight's Stores.

He was a member of Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville RR.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville RR, with ministers Jesse Lee Spicher and James Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the church.

The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 217 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.


Helen C. Penland
LEWISTOWN - Helen C. Penland, 97, of Ohesson Manor, formerly of Cottage Place, Lewistown, died at 4:46 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2000, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.

Born Aug. 2, 1902, in Christiana, Del., she was the daughter of the late George and Charlotte Bush. Her husband, John H. Penland Sr., preceded her in death on May 17, 1989.

Surviving are: a son, John H. Penland Jr., 150 Stonewall Lane, Lewistown; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

She worked as a telephone operator at Sears & Roebuck in Chester, Pa., for 18 years.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Unit at Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, Pa. 17044.

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


Thomas L. Pennebaker
LEWISTOWN - Thomas L. Pennebaker, 48, of 144 Valley Street, Lewistown, died at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1950, in Lewistown, he was a son of Berdgene E. and Mary (Garlock) Pennebaker of 202 Spring St., Lewistown.

Also surviving are: children, Thomas Haines, Granville, and Crystal Pennebaker and Brett Pennebaker, both of Lewistown; brother and sisters, Paul "Mike" Pennebaker, Oakland Avenue, Lewistown, Mrs. James (Barbara) Dempsey, McVeytown, and Mrs. William (Joyce) Brannan Jr., RR2 Fairview, Lewistown; one grandson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

He was a forklift operator at Overhead Door until retiring on disability in 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion Guard Post 90, Fraternal Order of Eagles Seven Mountains Aerie #4294, Burnham, and Lewistown Owls Nest Home Association.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 7011 of Lewistown.

There is no public viewing, but the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Altoona, PA 16601 or to the charity of one's choice.


Ernestine Pennypacker
LEWISBURG - Ernestine Pennypacker, 100, a resident of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, formerly of Tollgate Hill, Reedsville, died at 12:52 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the village.

Born Feb. 26, 1900, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Esther (Boyer) Kerstetter. Her husband, Ralston Worley Pennypacker, whom she married in 1920, died in 1962.

Surviving are two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, W. Ross Pennypacker in 1981 and a brother, James Kerstetter.

She was a graduate of Reedsville High School.

She and her husband owned and operated Penny's Restaurant and Store, Reedsville and she was later employed by the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown.

She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church, and was active in both the Milroy and Lewisburg Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed writing poetry, reading, crocheting and embroidery, attending yard sales and traveling.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., East Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment and local services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Reedsville, PA 17084.


Paul J. 'Chip' Perruchon Jr.
WEST TOLEDO, Ohio - Paul J. "Chip" Perruchon Jr., 56, of West Toledo, Ohio, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at the Waterford Commons Nursing Home, Toledo, Ohio.

Born April 15, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of the late Patricia (Horne) and Paul J. Perruchon Sr.

He is survived by a son, Dave Perruchon, Lewistown, and a sister, Mrs. John (Sue) Dickman-Fitzgerald, Toledo, Ohio.

He was a United States Coast Guard veteran.

He was a vinyl flooring installer for 10 years and previously worked for the state of Pennsylvania in the maintenance department.

There will be no visitation or services. Private interment will be held on Kelly's Island, Ohio.

The Boyer-VanWormer-Scott Funeral Home, 5055 Secor Road, North of Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.


Melba E. Persing
MARYSVILLE - Melba E. Persing, 80, of 200 Leonard St., Apt. 115, Marysville, died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.

Born Aug. 16, 1919, in Derry Township, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Florence (Gray) Shade. Her husband, Harry V. Persing, died in 1990.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy K. Persing, Garden City, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Early in life, she was owner operator of M & H Appliances, Lewistown. She was last employed as a food service supervisor at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, for 10 years.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


Robert R. Peters
REEDSVILLE - Robert R. Peters, 75, of 130 Hillside Drive, Reedsville, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 22, 1924, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Ruth (Renard) Peters. His wife, Phyllis A. (Reich) Peters, died June 20, 1998.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Linda F.) Dulan, Lorton, Va., and Steven C. Peters, Reedsville; a brother, Marvin Peters, Reedsville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

He was a clerical engineer at Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring Sept. 1, 1984, after 28 years of service. He previously worked at the American Viscose, Lewistown.

He was a member of Church Hill United Methodist Church, Reedsville, and the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 203, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Church Hill United Methodist Church, Reedsville, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Church Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 72, Reedsville, PA 17084.

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

 


Ronald E. "Pete" Peters
LEWISTOWN - Ronald E. "Pete" Peters, 68, of 694 Loop Road, Lewistown, died at 4:53 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Homer W. and M. Florence (McKee) Peters. His wife, Pauline M. (Reck) Peters, whom he married March 24, 1956, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Colen R. Peters, South Portland, Maine, Tracey A. Peters, 111 N. Brown St., Lewistown, and Mrs. Michael (Amy M.) McCahren, Port Royal; brothers, Hugh H. Peters, Berkley Springs, W. Va. and Marlyn W. Peters, Millerstown; and four grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.

He was a lathe operator in Machine Shop II at the Standard Steel, Burnham for 27 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown.

He was an avid antique automobile enthusiast and restored Model A Fords.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jonathan C. God officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of the services Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.


Roy S. Peters
BEAVER SPRINGS - Roy S. Peters, 91, of Beaver Springs RR1 died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at his son's home, where he resided.

Born March 18, 1908, in Spring Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late William D. and Mary Jane (Riegel) Peters. His wife, Alice Pauline (Try) Peters, whom he married Aug. 29, 1930, died Jan. 27, 1954.

Surviving are: a son, Elwood C. Peters of Beaver Springs RR1; sisters and brothers, Pauline Kern, Penn Lutheran Village in Selinsgrove, Alma Pontius, Mifflinburg, Fay Walters, Selinsgrove, John Peters, Williamsport, and Paul Peters, Middleburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Peters on Oct. 4, 1979; four brothers, Guy Peters, Glen Peters, Erman Peters and Jay Peters; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Schreck-Britton on Nov. 22, 1998.

He was a cabinet maker, retiring from the former Marlin Industries, New Berlin, in 1973 after six years service. Prior to that he had worked for Wood Designs Inc. for three years. He also worked many years for the former Troxell's Planing Mill.

He was a member of the Beavertown God's Missionary Church.

He enjoyed attending the Beaver Springs Senior Citizens Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Beavertown God's Missionary Church, with the Rev. James Plank officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Beavertown God's Missionary Church, Beavertown, PA 17813.


Ruth E. Peters
MCCLURE - Ruth E. Peters, 84, of 25 Brower Road, McClure, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late Jesse H. and Maude M. (Zechman) Everly. Her husband, Raymond I. Peters, died Oct. 27, 1980.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Merle (Patsy) Henry, 1280 Alfarata Road, Lewistown and Mrs. Norman (Peggy) Shawver, 241 Mailpouch Road, McClure; foster daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Sara) Rossman, 7841 Brower Road, McClure; a sister, Helen P. Bingman, 527 E. Walnut St., Lewistown; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara J. Kearns; a brother, Richard Everly; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was a matron for the Mifflin County School District for 23 years, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of the St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata, where she was a member of the Shining Star Sunday School Class, served on the church council, taught Sunday school for 33 years, and was a member of the Adult Choir for a number of years. She was also a member of the Decatur Fire Company ladies auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in Samuels Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, RR3, 573 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Lee E. Peterson
PORT ROYAL - Lee E. Peterson, 64, of Port Royal RR2, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1935, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Ernest S. and Rosanna (Dalton) Peterson. His wife, Charlotte (Varner) Peterson, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Merrill L. Peterson, Port Royal RR2, Jerry R. Peterson, Mifflin, Frank E. Peterson, Mifflintown RR3, Timothy C. Peterson, at home, and Joyce L. Hockenberry, Mifflintown RR1; brother and sisters, Raymond M. Peterson, CarIisle, Martha Shoop, Concord, and Mary Forry and Dorothy Berry, both of Port Royal RR1; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a grandson.

He was a retired mechanic for Schneider National Trucking, Carlisle.

He was a member of Port Royal United Methodist Church; the Union Lodge 324 F&AM, Mifflintown; and the Friendship Fire Co. and Ambulance, Port Royal.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Brand Eaton officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA l7044 or to the Port Royal United Methodist Church, New Building Fund, PO Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082.


Mary Ethel 'Ettie' Petrie
YEAGERTOWN - Mary Ethel "Ettie" Petrie, 77, of 50 S. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Feb. 27, 1922, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late David I. and Margaret (Aumiller) Rowe. Her husband, John L. Petrie, died Nov. 8, 1987.

Surviving are: children, Leslie D. Petrie, Camp Hill, Jonathan L. Petrie, Potomac, Md., Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Davis, 210 Betty Circle, Reedsville, and Mrs. Stephen (Ethel) Zeigler, 120 Hillside Drive, Reedsville; sister and brother, Mrs. Guy (Alva) Shirk, Bonnie Lane, Reedsville, and David L. Rowe, Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David R. Petrie, Jan. 9, 1998, and by an infant son.

She was a 1939 graduate of Yeagertown High School and a 1942 graduate of Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse.

She was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of Sunday school Class 6, superintendent of the children's department and Bible school. She was also a member, past president, past treasurer and director of the Mifflin County Republican Women of Action and served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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

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


Katie M. Pheasant
LEWISTOWN - Katie M. Pheasant, 92, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of McClure, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at the manor.

Born Jan. 23, 1907, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Reuben Soloman and Amanda Rebecca (Rager) Romig. Her husband, John Henry "Kidney" Pheasant, whom she married Aug. 23, 1942, died in 1977.

Surviving are: sons, Clifford L. S. Romig, Elizabethtown, and Jack R. Pheasant, McClure; sister and brother, Dorothy Romig, McClure RR1, and Albert Romig, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Effie Bowersox, Minnie Wagner, Lottie Shawver, Hurley Romig and Calvin Romig.

She worked as a button seamstress for Kirby Manufacturing, McClure, for 28 years and at American Viscose for 17 years.

She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, and a member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post 942.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery.

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


Robert A. Pheasant
MCCLURE - Robert A. Pheasant, 81, of McClure died at 7:10 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1918, in McClure, he was the son of the late Zachariah Harry and Nettie (Delong) Pheasant. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Daisy (Rigel) Pheasant, in 1945 and by his second wife, Pauline (Lepley) Pheasant, in 1985.

Surviving are: a daughter, Gloria Hayden, Austin, Texas; four sons, Andy Pheasant, El Cajon, Calif., Dave Pheasant, Beavertown; Mark Pheasant, Beaver Springs, and Duane Pheasant, McClure; a stepson, Dale Bishop, Beaver Springs RR1; two sisters, Margaret Weader, McClure RR2, and Joan Hess, McClure; five brothers, Monroe Pheasant, McClure, James Pheasant, Overlook, Jack Pheasant, Herndon, Ned Pheasant, Richfield and Dennis Pheasant, Selinsgrove; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Pheasant, in 1972; a grandson, Eric. D. Pheasant in 1990; and a brother, Charles Pheasant.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure.

He retired in 1984 after being a planer for many years. He had also worked in the former Beavertown Weaving Mill and was a self-employed carpenter.

He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing.

A service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Charles A. Brophy officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841.


Jeffrey E. Phillips Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Jeffrey E. Phillips Jr., 29, 45 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 12:29 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1970, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of Viola M. (Heimbach) and Jeffrey E. Phillips Sr., 45 Hawstone Road, Lewistown.

Also surviving are: brothers, Brian K. Phillips, Lewistown and David K. Phillips, Mifflin; paternal grandfather, Richard E. Phillips Mifflintown RR1; maternal grandmother, Ida Heimbach, Lewistown; three nieces and one nephew.

He was a 1991 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown.

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

There will be no viewing.

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


Louella E. Phillips
HONEY GROVE - Louella E. Phillips, 83, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at the home.

Born July 4, 1916, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Mary (Adams) Benner Sr. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell E. Reynolds, in September 1941, and her second husband, Earl A. Phillips, Jan.12, 1979.

Surviving are:a daughter, Dolores Love, East Waterford; brothers and sisters, Samuel M. Benner Jr, Mifflintown, the Rev. Wilbur W. Benner, Greencastle, Reba Holley, Elizabethtown, and Evelyn M. Davis, Thompsontown; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a granddaughter.

She was a seamstress and had retired from Juniata Garments, Mifflin.

She was a member of Arch Rock Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Arch Rock United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove and at from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arch Rock United Methodist Church, c/o Dottie Specht, RR1 Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Madeline E. Phillips
LEWISTOWN - Madeline E. Phillips, 82, of 705 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Belltown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Ruth (Morgan) Hoffman. Her husband, George R. Phillips, 705 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Barbara Bubb, Fairless Hills, Joan R. Gutshall, 2140 Vira Road, Lewistown, and James A. Klinger and Helen N. Phillips, both of 705 W. Fourth Street, Lewistown; a sister, Betty Moyer, New Carlisle, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Max Hoffman, and two infant sisters.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Michael S. Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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


Leslie B. Pierce Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Leslie B. Pierce, Jr., 52, of 146 Delaware Ave., Lewistown, died Wednesday evening March 3, 1999, as a result of a boating incident on the Juniata River.

Born Nov. 15, 1946, in Lewistown, he was the son of Blair L. Pierce, 303 Terrace Blvd. and the late Mary (Bachman) Pierce. His wife, Cheryl A. (Buffington) Pierce, whom he married Dec. 17, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Christine L. Pierce, 27 1/2 W. Third St., Lewistown and Matthew A. Pierce, at home; and a sister, Colleen Y. Pierce, 303 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown.

He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Early in life, he worked for Fisher Electronics and was a foreman for the American Viscose Corporation, Avtex Fibers and Lewistown Specialty Yarns. He was currently employed by Standard Steel, Burnham in the AFM department.

He was a member of the Mifflin County Sportsman's Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also active in the stocking program for the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission and he coached Little League Baseball.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gregory T. Allen officiating.

Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may he made to: the Fellowship Baptist Church, 22 Windmill Hill Road, Burnham, PA 17009 or to the McVeytown Fire Co., McVeytown, PA 17051.


Grace E. Polan
MIDDLEBURG - Grace E. Polan, 77, of Paxtonvillle Road, Middleburg, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at her home.

Born July 19, 1922, in Jackson Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Merritt and Blanche (Steffen) Seebold. Her husband, Charles H. Polan, whom she married on Feb. 4, 1942, died Oct. 24, 1990.

Survived are: a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Connie) Kratzer, Paxtonville; a son, Terry W. Polan, Middleburg RR2; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Kratzer, in 1996.

She was a homemaker and last employed by Blough and Wagner, Middleburg.

She enjoyed embroidery, reading and her grandchildren.

She was a member of Paxtonville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paxtonville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Calvin Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Glendale Cemetery.

Friends may call Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 West Market Street, Beavertown, where family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paxtonville United Methodist Church, Paxtonville, PA 17861.


Milfred L. Portzline Sr.
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Milfred L. Portzline Sr., 71, of Mount Pleasant Mill RR2, Perry Township, died at 5:46 p.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at his residence.

Born May 4, 1928 in Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Sarah Agnes (Maneval) Portzline. His wife, Dorothy E. (Hawk) Portzline, whom he married Dec. 19, 1965, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Milfred L. Portzline Jr., Mount Pleasant Mill RR2, Mrs. Jeffrey A. (Dawn A.) Camp Sr., McClure RR2, and Barbara A. Kerstetter, Royal ton, Ill.; a brother, Alfred R. Portzline, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; sisters, Mary Portzline, Thompsontown, Verna Bingaman, Middleburg, and Gladys Roush, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Clair Portzline, George Portzline, Sarah Try, Margaret Yetter, Beulah Portzline, and Nora Yetter.

He was educated at the Pleasant View Grammar schoolhouse, Perry Township, Snyder County.

On Oct. 23, 1950, he was inducted into the U. S. Army and served as a sergeant in the infantry division during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from active duty on July 23, 1952 and honorably discharged from the Army Reserves on Aug. 2, 1956.

He was employed as a laborer at Wood Mode Industries, Inc., Kreamer for 23 years, retiring in 1990. He then drove schoolbus for the Midd-West school district for 4 years and delivered school buses for the Wolfington Body Company, New Buffalo, Pa.

He was Lutheran by faith and was a member of the American Legion Post 364 and its Home Association, Liverpool.

He enjoyed hunting , fishing and boating.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Lear E. Shambach officiating. Interment will be in Arbogast's Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, where full military honors will be given by the Liverpool American Legion, Post 364.

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


N. LaRue Powell
LEWISTOWN - N. LaRue Powell, 85, of 201 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Nov. 25, 1913, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna May (Mowery) DeArment. Her husband, Harold E. Powell Sr., whom she married May 17, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Harold E. Powell Jr., Mifflintown, and Sharon M. Ream, 400 Princeton St., Lewistown; brother, Donald E. DeArment, Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker. Early in life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation and later as a waitress at the New Way Restaurant, Lewistown.

She was a member of Grove Memorial United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 451 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Thelma R. Powell
LEWISTOWN - Thelma R. Powell, 69, of 389 Strodes Run Road, Lewistown, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 2, 1999, at her son's residence at 532 Woodland Ave., Lewistown.

Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late C. Norman and Luella (Hayes) Knable. Her husband, Lewis G. Powell Sr., died Nov. 3, 1969.

Surviving are: children, Charles R. Glunt, Maryland, Ronald W. Glunt, Orlando, Fla, Terri Lea Price, Orbisonia, Lewis G. Powell, Mifflintown, Troy M. Powell, Burnham, Arlene L. Gordon, Gary D. Powell, Brenda C. Hoover, Kenneth N. Powell, Todd M. Powell, and Jinx A. Wilson, all of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Lillian Flasher and Gary Brumbaugh, both of Mount Union, Jacqueline Coyler and Dale Lane, both of Shade Gap, Max Hayes, Atkinson Mills, Tony Lane, Three Springs, Ross Lane, Chambersburg, Winfred Lane, Kistler, Timothy Lane and Winifred Lane, both of McVeytown, and Susan Gehrett, Mill Creek; and 14 grandchildren.

Early in life, she worked for the Alert Shoe Factory, Milroy and then as an audio tester at Fisher Electronics.

She was a member of the Lewistown Church of the Brethren, Shaw Avenue, Lewistown, and the ladies auxiliaries of the VFW Post 7011, the Lewistown Moose Lodge, and the American Legion Post 90.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Douglas Sherlock officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Alma A. Price
LEWISTOWN - Alma A. Price, 87, of William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of Newton Hamilton, died at 3:25 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, at the William Penn Nursing Home.

Born March 24, 1912, in Trough Creek, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late David S. and Mary S. (Hazzard) Grager. Her husband, Walter M. Price, whom she married June 28, 1927, preceded her in death on April 30, 1960.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Elizabeth) Vaughan, McVeytown; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by: two infant daughters, Dorothy W. Price and Linda L. Price, and brothers and sisters,

Rash A. Grager, Ellen Taylor, Irene Cowan, Wilda Grager, William Grager and Iva Kauffman.

She had been employed for many years by a number of professional and business people in the Mount Union area as a domestic housekeeper.

She attended the Brethren Church in Latta Grove in her early years and later attended Newton Hamilton Methodist Church.

She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Newton-Wayne Fire Company.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating.

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

Interment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek.


Hilda May 'Girl' Price
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Hilda May "Girl" Price, 71, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

Born April 30, 1928, in Liverpool RR1, she was a daughter of Della (Seasholtz) Kerstetter of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1 and the late Theodore Kerstetter. Her husband, Jay Price, whom she married Oct. 2, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and five foster children.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Kerstetter, in 1993.

She was educated at the Locust Grove Grammar schoolhouse in Perry County.

She had been employed as a seasonal worker for a canning factory in McAlisterville; at Furman's Cannery in Northumberland; in the housekeeping department at the Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove; and at the Biffburger Restaurant in Hummel's Wharf.

She was a member of Arbogast Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2.

She loved animals, hunting, fishing, gardening and raising flowers, especially roses.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday a George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Celo V. Leitzel officiating. Interment will be in Arbogast Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2.

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


Robert M. Price
LEWISTOWN - Robert M. Price, 46, of 40 W. Spanogle Ave., Lewistown, died 3:00 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 17, 1953, in Lewistown, he was a son of Anna (Baumgardner) Price, Lewistown, and the late Eugene Price.

Surviving are: children, Leigh Price and Heather Price, both of Lewistown, Todd Price, Logan Street, Lewistown, and Andrew Price, Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. William (Connie) Stuter of Reedsville, Mrs. Ed (Jean) Zampelli, Carol Dupert, James Price and John Price, all of Lewistown.

He was a construction worker with various area companies.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert E. Iddings officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorials may be made to Sun Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044


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