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Timothy D. Quinn
REEDSVILLE - Timothy D. Quinn, 26, of 7804 US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at his parents' home.
Born July 10, 1973, in Lewistown, he was a son of Dr. Philip L. and Constance L. (Shirey) Quinn of 92 Fawn Road, Reedsville.
He is survived by maternal grandparents, Harry A. and Norma (Shatzer) Shirey, 317 Shaw Ave., Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mary Louise Murray, Jamestown, N.Y., Philip L. Quinn, Pleasant Gap, Michael T. Quinn, Salem, Va., John P. Quinn, Danville, Calif., and Susan L. Quinn, Milroy.
He was a 1991 graduate of Indian Valley High School and a 1993 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
He was employed by Wireless Spectrum Towers, Allentown, in cellular tower construction.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.
There will be no public viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Martha Radle
BELLEVILLE - Mary Martha Radle, 77, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of 125 W. Shirley St., Mount Union, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, at Valley View Haven.

Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late Samuel David and Stella (Shoemaker) Zeiders. Her husband, Fredric N. Radle, whom she married June 14, 1947, in Mifflintown, died Sept. 29, 1974.

Surviving are: children, David T. Radle, Mount Union, Janice Radle, Wichita, Kan., and Judith Hauck, Enola; a brother, Dr. Samuel David Zeiders II, Mifflintown; and six grandchildren.

She was a 1940 graduate of Juniata High School and a 1944 graduate of Juniata College, where she received her bachelor of science degree in education.

She worked for 21 years as a home economics teacher in the Mount Union Area High School and as a teacher for the Huntingdon County Extension Office.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Mount Union, and was past president of the church council.

She was also a member and past president of the Ladies Golf Association at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club and a former member of the Ladies Bridge Club. She also volunteered at the voting booths during election time.

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

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


Eleanor Rager
LEWISTOWN - Eleanor Rager, 75, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 235 Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 10:52 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Bertha (Schilling) Romig. Her husband, Ralph Rager, died in 1973.

Surviving are: children, Jerry A. Rager, 37 Rager Lane, McClure, and Mrs. Terry (Sue) Bubb, 574 Summit Road, McClure; a nephew whom she raised, Kenneth Swartzell, Reedsville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Romig.

She was a seamstress and had worked at Arrow Shirt Factory and McClure Shirt Factory.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and the A.C.T.W. Union Retirees.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Third and North Main Streets, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Wagner Cemetery, McClure.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Margaret G. Rager
LEWISTOWN - Margaret G. Rager, 94, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 407 Electric Ave., Lewistown, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at the manor.

Born April 17, 1905, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth (Baker) Swanger. Her husband, Maxwell R. Rager, died Sept. 6, 1957.

Surviving are: sons, Maxwell R. Rager Jr., Lewistown and Donald E. Rager Sr., Hummelstown; sister, Mrs. John (Anna) Goddard, Third Street, Pleasant Acres, Lewistown; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, George Edward Rager; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.

She retired as a supervisor in the cake converting department of the American Viscose in 1968, after 40 years of service.

She was a member of the Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Helping Hands class of the Sunday school and a former Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Avisco 25 Year Club, the Mother's Club, the Pensioner's Club, a former volunteer at the Lewistown Hospital gift shop, and the W.S.C.S.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, Highland Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Ellsworth Junior Ramsey
YEAGERTOWN - Ellsworth Junior Ramsey, 75, of 305 Pinewood Road, Yeagertown, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence.

Born Sept. 16, 1924, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Ellsworth and Bessie May (Whidler) Ramsey. His wife, Emma M. (Walters) Harris Ramsey, whom he married Jan. 1 1985, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Patsy Hoar, McVeytown, Sandra Booher, Ruth Taylor, and Wanda Peffer, all of Lewistown; stepchildren, Thomas Harris and Norma Shearer, both of Lewistown, Pamela Moyer, Reedsville, Kathy Fisher, Milroy, Mabel Fairbanks, Burnham, Joseph B. Davis Jr., Glenwood, Nancy Wilt, McClure, Steve Davis and Leroy Davis, both of Delaware; brothers and sisters, Bertha Wert, Port Royal, Mary Jane Smith, Janet Swartz, Donald Ramsey, and Gary Ramsey, all of Mifflintown; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren and 34 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond R. Ramsey and a stepdaughter, Betty Farleman.

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

He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham with 31 years of service.

He had been a member of the Arch Rock Methodist Church and was a member of the Yeagertown Fire Company, the Milroy American Legion and the Lewistown VFW.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Maj. Herbert B. Hamilton and the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

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


Warren L. Ranck Sr.
THOMPSONTOWN - Warren L. Ranck Sr., 80, of Thompsontown RR1 died at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Port Royal, he was a son of the late Ross W. and Emma M. (Bowers) Ranck. His wife, Loretta M. (George) Ranck of Thompsontown RR1, whom he married Feb. 13, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: three sons and six daughters, Warren L. Ranck Jr., Mexico, Harold E. Ranck, Mexico, Steven L. Ranck, Mifflintown RR2, Mrs. Daniel (Brenda) Kepler, McAlisterville RR1, Diane Fry, Mexico, Mrs. Jay (Doris) Mingle, Thompsontown RR1, Mrs. Michael (Sherry) Wagner, Thompsontown RR1, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Wagner, Mifflintown RR2 and Mrs. Norman (Laurie) Gray, Port Royal RR2; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Long, Fairless Hills, and Mrs. Harry (Queenie) Dreese, HCR67, Mifflin; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

He was a retired lineman, having worked for Pennsylvania Power and Light Company.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren, Port Royal RR2.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Thompsontown Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Samples officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal.

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


Melissa A. Imes Rardin
DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. - Melissa A. Imes Rardin, 27, of 5650 Edgeview Drive, Discovery Bay, Calif., formerly of Port Royal, died of natural causes, Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch, Calif.

Born April 30, 1971, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of David L. and Judy K. (Myers) Imes of Port Royal. She is survived by her husband, David R. Rardin, of 5650 Edgeview Drive, Discovery Bay, Calif.

Also surviving are: brothers and sister, Bryan D. Imes and Gregory C. Imes, both of Port Royal, and Sherry Gehers, New Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a 1989 graduate of Juniata High School, Bloomsburg University with a B.A. degree, and Southern Illinois University with a master's degree in opera and musical theater.

She was an administrative assistant for Jobs Plus at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

She was Juniata County Dairy Princess. She was also the president of Mu Phi Epsilon, Southern Illinois; band treasurer, a member of the Music Educators National Conference, and concert choir president of Bloomsburg University. She received the Service Key Student Leadership Award and was awarded the Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

She loved music and sang in many church choirs and she enjoyed traveling.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, Industrial Park Road, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Harold N. Imes and the Rev. Jack O. Twombly officiating. Interment will be in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the time of the services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Southern Illinois University Foundation, in memory of Melissa A. Imes-Rardin, c/o Dr. Robert Wise, School of Music, Mail Code 4302 Carbondale, IL 62901 or to the New Life Assembly of God Church, Industrial Park Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

The Neumyer Funeral Home Inc., 1334 N. Second St., Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


Minnie E. Steele Reed
MCVEYTOWN - Minnie E. Steele Reed, 83, of 7720 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 17, 1916, in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob E. and Adda (Morse) Steele. Her husband, Archie T. Reed, died April 26, 1987.

Surviving are: children, Alice L. Solt, Spring Mills RR1, Mrs. Stanley (Shirley) Mowery, 7683 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, Betty L. Plummer, Beaver Springs RR1, Mrs. Dean (Anna Mary) Wakefield, Milroy, and Thomas A. Reed, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown; a brother, Eugene Steele, Hopewell; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Poorman, a grandson, a great-granddaughter, two brothers and a sister.

She was a homemaker and, earlier in life, had been employed by the American Viscose Corporation.

She was a member of Parkview Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568, or to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.


Jeffrey Allen Reeder
MAPLETON DEPOT - Jeffrey Allen Reeder, 41, of Mapleton Depot RR1, died at 7:21 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Kimball County Hospital, Kimball, Neb. He was on the job as a truckdriver, became ill and died unexpectedly.

Born Aug. 16, 1958, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Jimmy A. and Audrey J. (Miller) Reeder Sr. of Mapleton Depot RR1.

Also surviving are: a sister and brother, Beth Ann Greenland, Wells Tannery HC2, and Jimmy A. Reeder Jr., Mapleton RR1; and paternal grandfather, Herbert A. Ryan, Mount Union RR3.

He was a 1976 graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School.

He had worked for the Weis Market in Mount Union for two years and then transferred to the Mifflintown store, where he was produce manager. After several years, he went to work for Noerr Trucking and then, in 1990, as a coast-to-coast truckdriver for Zimmerman Truck Lines, Mifflintown, his current employer.

He was a member of Bowman Chapel Methodist Church, Mapleton RR1.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling and loved motorcycles and cars.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Ed Seeley officiating. Interment will be in Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton RR1.

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


Donald L. Reese
LEWISTOWN - Donald L. Reese, 71, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of The Coleman House, Lewistown, died at 5:19 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1928, in Reading.

He was store manager of Royce Shoes in Burnham and was last employed at Wilkes Barre Rehabilitation Center.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewistown, where he was a former choir and counsel member. He was also a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lewistown, and former treasurer of the Resident's Association of The Coleman House.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn in the Juniata Lounge, with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating.

Committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Robert M. Reichenbaugh
LEWISTOWN - Robert M. Reichenbaugh, 78, of 40 Peace Drive, Apt. 23D, Lewistown, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 25, 1921, in Alberta, Canada, he was the son of the late Charles I. and Bertha (Kunkle) Reichenbaugh. His wife, Jean Marie (Roxbury) Reichenbaugh, whom he married Sept. 20, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Barbara Guyer, Thompsontown; a son, Barry Reichenbaugh, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Beryl Cramer, Fort St. Lucie, Fla; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, R. Thomas Reichenbaugh, in 1981 and two brothers and three sisters.

He was a 1939 graduate of Vandergrift High School.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served as a seaman on a minesweeping ship in Europe and was in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

He worked for U.S. Steel in Vandergrift before and after World II. He moved to State College in 1958, where he started the Dairy Queen Franchise on North Atherton Street. He was a building contractor from 1966-1971, when he became a code enforcement officer with the Centre Region Council of Governments, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the East Salem United Methodist Church and served as treasurer of the First Lutheran Church, Vandergrift.

He also served as the Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 321, State College, from 1969-1970. From 1984-1995, he was a treasurer of an antique car club and was a member of the C.A.R.S. Club, Sun City, Ariz. He also owned and restored several Model T Fords and was a long time member of the Model T Ford Club of America.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the East Salem United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terry Sheldon officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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


Wilma E. Reid
LEWISTOWN - Wilma E. Reid, 82, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 5, 1917, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Erb) Traxler.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Violet McNitt and Daisy Traxler.

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

She was employed by the American Viscose Corporation until 1972.

She attended Calvary Bible Church in Lewistown and Little Valley Presbyterian Church in Vira.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Robert L. Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Little Valley Presbyterian Church, 1392 Vira Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


John Luther Reigle
ELIZABETHTOWN - John Luther Reigle, 76, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at his home.

Born March 2, 1923, in Benfer, he was a son of the late Frank Lawrence and Mary (Benfer) Reigle. His wife, Faith (Reidenbach) Reigle, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Constance Reigle, Chambersburg, and Juanita Reigle-Buckley, Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Marjorie Paulman, Halifax; and two grandddaughters.

He was a 1941 graduate of Lewistown High School and attended Susquehanna University.

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

Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue until 1987.

He was a 33rd degree Freemason and a member of the West Shore Lodge 681, Camp Hill.

He was an avid enthusiast of Chow Chows, and was the AKC delegate for the Harrisburg Kennel Club. He bred, exhibited and judged for over 20 years.

Private memorial services and interment were held Monday at Fort Indiantown Gap.

John E. Kraft Funeral Home Inc., Mountville, was in charge of arrangements.


Mary P. Benfer Reigle
HALIFAX - Mary P. Benfer Reigle, 99, of 535 N. 5th St., Halifax, formerly of 404 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in the Susquehanna Lutheran Village, Millersburg.

Born in Benfer, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Beaver) Benfer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Reigle.

Surviving are: children, John L. Reigle, Mountville and Marjorie E. Paulman, Halifax; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

She was a housewife.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, the Augsburg Sunday school class and the Lewistown Golden Age Club and a former member of the Beaver Springs Ladies Band.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Third Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

The Hoover Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.


 
Catherine Eva Reinheimer
CENTRE HALL - Catherine Eva Reinheimer, 80, of Centre Hall, formerly of Langhorne, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born Jan. 20, 1919, in Langhorne, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Mary (Doster) Fulton. Her first husband, Charles Jacob Clickner, preceded her in death. She is survived by her second husband, Ernest J. Reinheimer, Locust Grove Retirement Center, Mifflin.

Also surviving are: two sons, John C. Clickner, McAlevy's Fort and Wayne M. Clickner, Centre Hall; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a twin brother, Morgan Fulton and a son, Lee F. Clickner, who died in the Vietnam War.

She graduated from Langhorne High School in 1936.

She worked as a florist for Rhodes Flower Shop in Newtown for many years.

She was a member of the Langhorne United Methodist Church and was active in the ladies auxiliary of the Jesse Soby American Legion Post in Langhorne, having held all offices including president. She was also active in the Langhorne Fire Company auxiliary for many years, where she was also an office holder.

She especially enjoyed floral arranging and floral gardening.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with Steven M. Kohns officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call, immediately following the memorial service, at the Wayne Clickner residence, 316 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Second Mile, 1402 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801.


Ruth C. Reish
LEWISTOWN - Ruth C. Reish, 91, of 278 Loop Road, Lewistown, died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, at her residence.

Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Lilly, Pa., she was the daughter of the late M. Lovina (Musselman) and David George Sr. Her husband, Rexford H. Reish, died Dec. 15, 1983.

Surviving are: a daughter, Darla M. Reish, 278 Loop Road, Lewistown; and sisters, Mrs. Conrad (Agnes) Dolch, 186 Ort Valley Road, Lewistown, and Miss Beatrice George, 18 North Hills Trailer Court, Lewistown.

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

She was a self-employed beautician and had previously worked for the American Viscose Corporation for 19 years.

She was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, the Esther Circle Women of the ELCA and was a teacher for the primary Sunday school class and the Happy Workers Sunday school class.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday in the parlor of the church.

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

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


Elizabeth Renninger
MOUNT UNION - Elizabeth Renninger, 83, of Silverford Heights, Mount Union, died at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Altoona Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Veronica Sarbu. Her husband, Richard James Renninger, whom she married Sept. 6, 1946 in Winchester, Va., died on Feb. 16, 1990.

Surviving are: children, Betty Jane Renninger and Daniel J. Renninger, both of Silverford Heights, Mount Union; a sister, Ambronica Bennett, Grovertown, Ind.; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

She was a graduate of Mount Union High School.

She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served during World War II.

She was a hairdresser and owned and operated Elizabeth's Beauty Shop. She had also been employed by Empire Kosher and Creitz Bologna Factory, Mount Union and L. Greif Brothers Manufacturing, Mount Union.

She was a member of St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Mount Union and had been a member of the local Catholic Daughters chapter. She was also a member of the Simpson-Hunt American Legion Post 107, Mount Union.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Mount Union, with the Rev. Father Elwood Figurelle officiating. Interment will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery, Shirleysburg.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Research, c/o Arvind Suthar MD, 299 1/2 Logan Boulevard, Burnham, PA 17009.


Jay Blain Renninger
MANORHOUSE, Va.- Jay Blain Renninger, 79, of Manorhouse, Va., formerly of Bon Air, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Born in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late William W. and Mary (Bower) Renninger. His wife, Eleanor (Cupp) Renninger, died on Nov. 24, 1995.

Surviving are nine nieces and nephews.

He was a 1938 graduate of Juniata Joint High School where he participated in sports and music.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the American Division in the Pacific Theater, including Guadacanal.

After his service, he attended Franklin and Marshall College.

He worked in the financial area for many companies, retiring from the John G. Kolbe, Inc. Company.

Services were private and interment was held in Mifflintown.

Information was supplied by the Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown.


Roy E. "Ed" Renninger
MCVEYTOWN - Roy E. "Ed" Renninger, 77, of Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 21, 1922, in Bratton Township, he was a son of the late Bruce M. and Alice (Rittenhouse) Renninger. His wife, Betty J. (Miller) Renninger, whom he married Dec. 4, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Deborah J. Sweitzer, Tacoma, Wash., John A. Renninger, McVeytown, Terry L. Renninger, Burnham, and Sharon C. Devore, Lewistown; sister, Blanche Bilger, Lewistown RR2; a brother, Donald A. Renninger, Beavertown; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carl E. Renninger, on Aug. 11, 1960; two brothers, David E. Renninger and Russell H. Renninger; and two sisters, Freda Thompson and Erma Youtzy.

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

He was a retired self-employed truck driver.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 101 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Rev. Darleigh B. Replogle
MECHANICSBURG - Rev. Darleigh B. Replogle, 85, of 587 Locust Lane Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at the village, following an extended illness.

Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Woodbury, he was the son of the late David and Olive (Bloom) Replogle. His wife, Emilie (Kephart) Replogle, whom he married Sept. 26, 1943, in Blandburg, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Dorcas Knutsen and Deborah Hollinger, both of Denver, Pa., Darlene Byler, Akron, Pa., Dwight B. Replogle, Elliottsburg, and David D. Replogle, Oxford; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He retired after working 30 years as pastor of the Brethren in Christ Church, McVeytown.

He was also a member of Pleasant Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Elliotsburg.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Chapel, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. C. Ronald Burgard and the Rev. Randy Tolley officiating. Interment will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury RR.

Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the Messiah Village Chapel, Mechanicsburg.


Dean H. Reynolds Sr.
HUNTINGDON - Dean H. Reynolds Sr., 86, of 320 27th Ave., Huntingdon, died at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Huntingdon Manor.

Born April 6, 1913, in Franklinville, N.Y., he was a son of the late Hamilton T. and Ruth (Stone) Reynolds. His wife, Anna Kathryn (Diehl) Reynolds, whom he married Aug. 18, 1931, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Anne E. Bigler, Huntingdon; a brother, Richard S. Reynolds, Huntingdon; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane T. Reynolds; a son, Dean H. Reynolds Jr.; a brother, Hiram P. Reynolds; and a sister, Reba (Reynolds) Cummings.

He was educated in Cold Springs School and later attended Huntingdon High School.

He was a partner in the construction firm of H.T. Reynolds and Sons in Huntingdon. After retiring, he established Standing Stone Antiques in 1970. He then acquired a booth at Dairyland Antiques representing Standing Stone Antiques. He was widely known as an authority on the early pottery makers of Central Pennsylvania and served as a consultant for several antique publications.

He was a member of Huntingdon Presbyterian Church, where he served as a trustee and was one of the founding members of Stone Creek Valley Lions Club.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Huntingdon Presbyterian Church, 508 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Robert Walsh officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Marklesburg.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Huntingdon Presbyterian Church, 508 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16601.


Paul D. Reynolds
MIFFLINTOWN - Paul D. Reynolds, 77, of Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the manor.

Born Oct. 10, 1922, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late David S. and Bertha E. (Pannabaker) Reynolds. His wife, Betty L. (Yetter) Reynolds, whom he married June 8, 1946, of Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James M. (Kathy R.) Hockenberry, Mifflintown RR4 and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marjorie Ann Reynolds, and he was the last of his immediate family.

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

He retired from the service department of United Telephone Company, Mifflintown and during his retirement, he was a driver for J&D Inc., Reedsville and CARS, Lewistown.

He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown and past president and member of the Mifflintown Borough Council.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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


Patricia L. Rheam
MIFFLIN - Patricia L. Rheam, 65, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Center, Mifflin, formerly of Green Street, Belleville, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the center.

Born Jan. 23, 1934, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late J. Guy and Margaret (Donahey) Harmon. Her husband, Frank Rheam Jr., died Nov. 22, 1984.

Surviving are: a son, Curtis Kent Rheam, Altoona; brothers and sisters, Robert K. Harmon, Malta Home, Granville, Mrs. Robert C. (Betty Jean) Heimbaugh, Belleville RR, Gary L. Harmon, Havertown, Charles K. Harmon, Harrisburg, and Gregory L. Harmon, Yeagertown.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis G. Harmon on April 14, 1966.

She was a homemaker and earlier had been a telephone operator for United Telephone in the Belleville office.

She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

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


Jacob I. Rhine
LEWISTOWN - Jacob I. Rhine, 97, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and formerly of McClure RR1, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at the manor.

Born June 14, 1902, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Henry L. and Mary E. (Smith) Rhine.

Surviving are: two sisters, Anna G. Shirey, 538 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, and Mrs. Glen R. (Mary) Dickerson, Virginia.

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

He was a self-employed farmer.

He was a life-long member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata, and a charter member of Decatur Grange, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Family will provide all flowers.

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


Lester E. Rhodes
ALLENTOWN - Lester E. Rhodes, 62, of 1941 Allen St., Allentown, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Oct. 29, 1937, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Margaret (Youtz) Rhodes. His companion, Lovie Smith of 1941 Allen St., Allentown, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Darrell E. Rhodes, Beaver Springs; brother and sister, William Rhodes, McVeytown and Mrs. Russell (Barbara) Packer, Burnham; two grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Darrell E. Rhodes II and one step-grandson, Paul Blazer.

He was a truck driver, having been employed by M.T.S. Trucking, Allentown and most recently as a tour bus driver for Biber Bus Lines, Kuntztown.

He was a member of Teamsters Local, Allentown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Raymond L. 'Skip' Rhodes II
NEW OXFORD - Raymond L. "Skip" Rhodes II, 44, of 131 Jacqueline Drive, New Oxford, died of natural causes Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home.

Born on Oct. 15, 1954, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Raymond L. and Pauline M. (Harpster) Rhodes. His wife, Robyn J. (Wolford) Rhodes, survives.

Also surviving are: three sons, Michael C. Rhodes, New Orleans, Matthew C. Rhodes and Andrew R. Rhodes, both at home; one brother, Robert F. Rhodes, Oklahoma City, OK; three sisters, Marcella Draus, Korn Krest, Mary Stout and Bonnie May, both of Nanticoke; paternal grandmother, Mary Rhodes, Lewistown.

He was employed by L & H Trucking, Hanover.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Hanover, Irishtown Fire Company and Adams County Volunteer Firemen's Association.

He graduated from Elmer L. Myers High School in the Wilkes Barre Area School District in 1972 and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.

The funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, with Pastor Bruce P. Bouchard officiating. Friends will be received 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Final disposition will be at the convenience of the family.


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