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Wynnewood E. Bachman
LANDENBERG - Wynnewood E. Bachman, 58, 16 Hoopes Drive, Landenberg, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999.

Born in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Phares and Bertha (Brower) Bachman. His wife of 35 years, Sylvia (Schiefferle) Bachman, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Todd Bachman, at home, Timothy Bachman, Landenberg, and Laura Bachman, Wilmington, Del.; brothers and sisters, Phares Bachman, Lewistown, Stanley L. Bachman, Alvin, Texas, Arlene Thompson, Leesburg, Va., and Linda Green, Ottawa, Ill.; and one granddaughter.

He was a 1959 graduate of Lewistown High School, where he was a member of the track team, band, student council, and was class treasurer. He was also a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Bucknell University.

He worked for DuPont for 31 years and for DuPont Dow Elastomer for three years.

Local information was provided by Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.


Arthur A. 'Art' Bailey
BELLEVILLE - Arthur A. "Art" Bailey, 72, of 228 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, formerly of Lewistown, died at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 2, 1927, in Patton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Gobert) Bailey. His wife, Helen L. (McClellan) Bailey, whom he married Sept. 8, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Diana L. Bailey, Hampton, Va., Mrs. Gary (Donna) Schwenzer, Yardley, James A. Bailey, McClure, and Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Kanady, Port Matilda; sister, Mrs. Elnora Hockenberry, Dry Run; eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Bertha Kirkpatrick, Ida Wise, Margaret Bailey and Leona Soles, and a brother, Joseph Bailey.

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

He was a salesman for Lewistown Cabinet Co. and he retired from Standard Steel in 1991 after 17 years as a carpenter.

He was a member of Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he had served as a treasurer, elder, Sunday school superintendent, and taught the Beacon Sunday School Class.

He was an avid hunter and gardener and enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with the Rev. John T. Looney and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004, or the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Daniel R. Bailey
MCVEYTOWN - Daniel R. Bailey, 70, of McVeytown, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 16, 1929, in Oliver Township, he was a son of the late Walter and Viola (Bilger) Bailey. His wife, Betty A. (Gill) Bailey, whom he married Aug. 2, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Rodney L. Bailey, Lewistown, Jeffrey L. Bailey, Alburtis, Connie S. Bailey and Karen L. Bailey, both of Pennsburg, Mrs. Robert C. (Vickie) Romig, Yeagertown, and Mrs. Wilbur (Patricia) Rhodes Jr., New Bloomfield; a sister and brothers, Helen Carter, Dayton, Ohio, Albert Wilson, Lewistown, Harold Bailey, Berry's Personal Care, Mifflintown, Earl Bailey, McVeytown, and Kenneth Bailey, Mattawana; and six grandchildren.

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

He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Army National Guard, having served with the 176th Armored Battalion.

He was a general custodian for the Mifflin County School District, and retired after 25 years of service on June 30, 1993, having worked last at Stodes Mills Middle School.

He was a member of McVeytown United Methodist Church, and the Men's Bible Sunday School Class.

He was a former Boy Scout Commissioner for McVeytown Troop 105, a member of the Order of the Arrow and a Gold Medal recipient for scouting.

He enjoyed woodworking.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 101 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17055.

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John I. 'Cubby' Bair
LEWISTOWN - John I. "Cubby" Bair, 80, of 306 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Born May 15, 1919, in Yeagertown, he was a son of Ner E. and Anna (Pennebaker) Bair. His wife, Myrtle C. (Blovelt) Bair, whom he married March 6, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John E. Bair, Augusta, Maine, Darlene K. Moore, McVeytown, and James I. Bair, Gary L. Bair, Charles D. Bair, and Mrs. Steven (Donna) Duncan, all of Lewistown; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

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

He was employed as a laborer for the Borough of Lewistown for over 30 years, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was also a life member of Highland Park Hose Co.; former member of Lewistown Fire Police; and a former member of Fame Fire Company.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darvin C. Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

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


Esther S. Baker
MCCLURE - Esther S. Baker, 89, of McClure died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the Grandview Nursing Home, Danville, where she had been a resident since September.

Born May 22, 1910, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Carrie (Weader) Kline. Her husband, Howard Baker, died May 16, 1982.

She is survived by three nieces, Elaine Hauck, Danville, Shirley Pfile, Napersville? Ill. and Janet Walter, McClure.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Kline and a brother, Edward Kline.

She had worked for the former American Viscose, Lewistown; owned a farm near McClure; and cleaned homes in the area.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure.

She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, and hooking rugs.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.

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

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

The Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown St., McClure, is in charge of arrangements.


Keith A. Baker Sr.
BURNHAM - Keith A. Baker Sr., 49, of 405 S. Walnut St., Burnham, died at 7:29 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 2, 1950, in Lewistown, he was a son of Richard R. Baker of Lot 1-Freedom Ave. Trailer Court, Burnham and Janet (Zeiders) Baker of 428 Freedom Ave., Burnham.

Surviving are: a son, Keith A. Baker Jr., at home and a brother, Richard E. Baker, 42 Willow Lane, Reedsville.

He was a 1968 graduate of Chief Logan High School and a 1972 graduate of Mansfield State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in education.

He was a member of the office staff and a parts chaser for Ford New Holland in Belleville from 1975 to the present. He was recently disabled.

He was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren and a past Burnham Borough councilman.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 W. Freedom Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast and the Rev. Gene W. McCallips 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: Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.


Oliver F. Baker
ERIE - Oliver F. Baker, 81, of 1316 Harper Drive, Erie (Millcreek Township), died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.

Born March 4, 1918, in Armagh Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Frank and Esther (Shank) Baker. His wife of 54 years, Edith (Grose) Baker, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Donald F. Miller, Patriot, Ind., and Michael A. Miller, Lewisville, Texas; sisters, Terrie M. Baker, Julian, and Mrs. Fred (Mary) Culbertson, Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was employed at Erie Malleable, Erie, for many years, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Erie, the Dancing Flames Square Dancing Camping Club and a life member of the Siebenbuerger Club. He also square danced with the Y Squares.

Services will be held at 23 p.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie, or from noon until the time of services Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.


Ronald I. 'Duke' Baker
LEWISTOWN - Ronald I. "Duke" Baker, 65, 32 Forsythe St., Lewistown, died at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of Mary (Reeder) Baker Ranck of Lewistown and the late Ivan Baker. His wife, Donna (Fraine) Baker, 32 Forsythe St., Lewistown, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Stephanie Ann Baker, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; brothers and sister, Alonza Baker and Mrs. Artimo (Imogene) Ciccolini, both of Lewistown, and Gregory Baker, McVeytown; stepsisters and stepbrother, Bonnie Baker, Liverpool, Richard Louder and Rosie Eby, both of Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde J. Baker and William Louder.

He was a member of the United States Army.

He was employed at FMC, retiring in 1993.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William F. Baughman officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Myotonic Dystrophy, c/o Penn State Geisinger Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-4000 ATTN: Dana Hackenberg.


Kenneth L. Bailey
REEDSVILLE - Kenneth L. Bailey, 80, of Outlook Point Commons, Reedsville, formerly of West Fifth Street, Lewistown, died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.

Born April 28, 1919, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Omar L. and Sara C. (Jackson) Bailey.

Surviving are: sister and brother, Mrs. Donald J. (Doris) Doll, McAlisterville and Eugene S. Bailey, Orlando, Fla.; four nieces and four nephews.

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

Early in life, he was a clerk and driver for Huey's Meat Market, Lewistown for 25 years. Later he was employed by Rocco's Market, Lewistown, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewistown and was a former member of the church choir.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


Helen Mae Bailor
LEWISTOWN - Helen Mae Bailor, 90, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of Bailor Drive, Lewistown RR2, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 19, 1908, in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Emma Myrtle (Wilson) Heaster. Her husband, Chester W. Bailor, died Feb. 7, 1993.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Melvin (Audrey) Kinser, Lewistown RR2, Frederick L. Bailor, 78 Brannon Lane, Lewistown, Mrs. Terry (Saundra) Searer, McVeytown RR2, and Mrs. James (Barbara) Beaver, 315 W. Fifth St., Lewistown; a sister, Elva Marie Frye, Northumberland; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.

She was a homemaker. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corp., Division of FMC.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, Lewistown Heights.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Brother Rick Woodall officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Juniata Branch Association for the Blind, 658 Valley St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Merrill W. Bailor
LEWISTOWN - Merrill W. Bailor, 82, of 805 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Samuel H. and Clara J. (Weimer) Bailor. His wife, Joyce (Esh) Bailor, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Richard M. Bailor, Milroy, Mrs. Rodger (Sue) Howe, Avon, Colo., Timothy R. Bailor, York; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Chester W. Bailor, a sister, Grace S. Bailor, half-sisters, Hilda Spigelmyer, Gertrude Klinger, Ruth Hall, and an infant sister.

He graduated in 1935 from Lewistown High School.

He was employed at the American Viscose Corporation for 43 years in the shipping department, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown, and was a veteran of World War II, having serving in the U.S. Navy.

He served as a union chairman for a number of years. He was a member of the Lewistown American Legion. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating.

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

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


Eleanor Mae Bailey
LEWISTOWN - Eleanor Mae Bailey, 77, of 32 Parkview Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 26, 1922, in McClure, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Kate R. (Gilbert) Lash. Her husband, David S. Bailey Sr., died Jan. 24, 1998.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. David (Shirley) Forshey, Mount Union, David S. Bailey Jr., 32 Parkview Ave., Lewistown, Paul W. Bailey, 220 S. Spruce St., Lewistown, and Mrs. Gary C. (Mary) Griffith, 149 Country Lane, McVeytown; brother and sister, Samuel Lash, Parkview Avenue, Lewistown and Dorothy Gordon, Old Stagecoach Road, Lewistown; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

She was a homemaker and early in life, she was employed in the housekeeping department of the Lewistown Hospital.

She attended the Parkview Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. William V. Fetrow officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery.

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


Frank H. Baker
MIFFLIN - Frank H. Baker, 85, a resident of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC63, formerly of Lakemont, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the village.

Born Feb. 24, 1914, in Blair County, he was the son of the late Simon C. and Pearl M. (Hite) Baker. His wife, Jane (Kauffman) Baker, whom he married May 29, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Cliff Baker, Mifflintown, Cynthia Ritzman, Thompsontown and Tracy Cisney, Port Royal; brothers and sister, William B. Baker, Hollidaysburg, Lynnwood Baker, Phoenix, Ariz., and Anna Mary Bounds, Duncansville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Virginia Jean Baker and two sisters, Hazel Heuston and Elsie Cupples.

He worked as a boring mill operator in Machine Shop I at the Standard Steel in Burnham, retiring in 1977 after 37 years of service.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin; the York Rite Juniata Valley Council 64; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Juniata Valley Forest 88; the Lakemont Caddies Association; a 50-year member of the Union Lodge 324 F&AM and the Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter 186.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral Home. A masonic service will be conducted at 2:15 p.m. by the Union Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box F, Mifflin, PA 17058.


Gregory A. Baker
CARLISLE - Gregory A. Baker, 60, of Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, and formerly of McVeytown RR2, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at the center.

Born Nov. 27, 1939, in Lewistown, he was a son of Mary (Richardson) Baker Ranck, Lewistown, and the late Ivan Baker. His wife, Kathryn (Eckhard) Baker, whom he married Aug. 3, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Randy Baker, Lewistown, and Barry Baker, Colorado; stepsons, Richard Dickson, McVeytown and Kenneth Dickson, Strodes Mills; two brothers, Alfonso Baker, Lewistown, and Richard Louder, Granville; three sisters, Mrs. Artimo (Imogene) Ciccolini, Burnham, Bonnie Baumgardner, Liverpool, and Mrs. Melvin (Rosie) Eby, Lewistown; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde "Mort" Baker, Ronald "Duke" Baker and William Louder.

He was employed in the ring mill at Standard Steel, Burnham, for 35 years.

He served in the United States Army.

He was a life member of City Hook, and Ladder Fire Company and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 143. He was an avid fan of late model and sprint car racing and demolition derbies.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jerry Miller officiating.

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

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


J. Harry Baker Sr.
WILKES-BARRE - J. Harry Baker Sr., 84, of State Street, Nanticoke, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in the emergency room at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late David L. and Etta (Hommel) Baker. His wife, Doris (Wertz) Baker, whom he married Feb. 22, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Rev. Carl Baker, Martinsburg, W.Va., John H. Baker Jr., Hatboro, and Carol Hamilton, Quakertown; brothers and sisters, Robert Baker, Port Royal, Rev. Bruce Baker, Newburgh, N.Y., Ray Baker and Elnora Zarkovich, both of Mifflintown, Betty Fultz, Etta Henry, and Shirley Morgan, all of Lewistown, Martha Warner, Mechanicsburg, and Nancy Francis, Quebec, Canada; and five grandchildren..

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Brown Baker, Daniel Baker, Rev. Harold Baker, Freeda Smith and Dorothy Baker.

He was a 1931 graduate of Yeagertown High School.

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

He had resided in various areas while employed as a manager for F.W. Woolworth and Co., the last being in Nanticoke. He retired after 46 years of service in 1981.

He attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Nanticoke.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 120 S. Walnut St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Wayne O. Beaver, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Carl Baker, his son and pastor of Rosemont Grace Brethren Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., officiating. Interment will be Saturday in Mummert Meeting House Cemetery, RR1, Abbottstown, Pa.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 120 S. Walnut St., Nanticoke, PA 18634, or to the charity of one's choice.

Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, is in charge of arrangements.


Russell B. Balmer
BEAVER SPRINGS - Russell B. Balmer, 78, of Beaver Springs RR1 died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born June 9, 1921, in Lititz, he was a son of the late John and Florence (Weidler) Balmer. His wife, Sarah (Hartman) Balmer, whom he married Dec. 25, 1940, survives.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Balmer, on Nov. 1, 1965, who died during the Vietnam Conflict, and a brother, Lowell Balmer.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

He retired from the parts room of the former Beavertown Weaving Mills in 1986 after many years of service.

He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs RR1 where he had served on the church council. He enjoyed studying about the Civil War, golfing and NASCAR racing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Beaver Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs, with graveside military services given by the Erman E. Lepley American Legion Post 23.

The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday. The Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 West Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Lutheran Church, RR1 Beaver Springs, PA., 17812, or Evangelical Community Hospital Home Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Lewisburg, PA, 17837.


Roy L. Baney
THOMPSONTOWN - Roy L. Baney, 84, of West Main Street,Thompsontown, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1916, in Wells Tannery, Fulton County, he was a son of the late J.E. and Mary Viola (Burkett) Baney. His wife, Patricia Ann (Regester) Baney, whom he married Dec. 8, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, John E. Baney, Mountain Road, Millerstown, Roy R. "Randy" Baney and Michael K. Baney, both of Thompsontown; sisters and brother, Lillian Springfield, Swansboro N.C., Helen Jones, Turnersville, N.J., Elva Pannebaker and Charles Baney, both of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John E. Baney and a sister, Katherine B. Hawk.

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

He was a railroad brakeman for Conrail, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Thompsontown United Methodist Church, the Tennis Lodge 371 F&AM, Thompsonstown, and the J.E. Bowen Post 122 AMVETS, Thompsontown.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Trout Derby, c/o J.E. Bowen Post 122, Thompsontown, PA 17094.


Judith A. Bannon
SHAMOKIN DAM - Judith A. Bannon, 60, of 10th Avenue, Shamokin Dam, and formerly of Lewistown, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Feb. 28, 1939, in Reading, she was a daughter of Robert Heller of Reading and the late Florence (Wentzel) Boyer. Her husband, William L. Bannon, whom she married June 6, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Matthew C. Bannon, Spring City, and Mrs. Edward (Diane L.) Berryman, Lancaster; sister, Laurie Munnion, Lebanon; two half brothers, Steve Heller and Robert Heller, both of Reading; two grandchildren; and a stepmother, Audrey Heller, Reading.

She was a graduate of Lewistown High School and attended Penn State University.

She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Shamokin Dam.

She was an avid bowler.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Shamokin Dam, with the Rev. Wayne C. Muthler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876.

V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth E. 'Kenny' Bardell
MIFFLINTOWN - Kenneth E. "Kenny" Bardell, 86, of Mifflintown RR4, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Myrtle E. (Bardell) Kline and the stepson of the late Henry I. Kline. His wife, Vivian "Tiny" (Zeiders) Bardell, whom he married July 12, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are a son, Steven E. Bardell, Duncannon and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

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

He retired in 1983 as a custodian for the Tuscarora Junior High School and was previously employed for 27 years by the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown until 1972.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin, and its Men's Bible Sunday School Class, and he had served as a trustee of the church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box F, Mifflin, PA 17058.


Terry L. Barham
HARRISBURG - Terry L. Barham, 42, of 6120 Ironwood Drive, Harrisburg, died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in the emergency room of the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.

Born March 21, 1957, in Raleigh , N. C., he was the son of Preston H. and E. Irene (Moore) Barham, Wilmington, N.C. His wife, Lisa K. (Robinson) Barham, 6120 Ironwood Drive, Harrisburg, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Zachary M. Barham, at home; and a brother, Thomas P. "Tommy" Barham, Wilmington, N.C.

He was a 1975 graduate of Millbrook High School, Raleigh N. C. and a 1979 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

He was an insurance claims administrator and the owner and operator of Claim Control Services, Harrisburg.

He attended the Linglestown United Methodist Church and was a member of CPCU Society for Underwriters and the PIAA-Pa. Interscholastic Athletic Association. He also was an umpire for Little League baseball and football.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Thomas A. Maurer officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Academia.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lupus Foundation of Central Pa., 4813 Jonestown, Road, Suite 101, Old Liberty Square, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Ramon P. 'Spider' Barger
MOUNT JOY - Ramon P. "Spider" Barger, 47, of 3673 Mount Joy Road, Mount Joy, died of natural causes Thursday, March 16, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 13, 1953, in Lewistown, he was a son of Alvin Barger of McVeytown and the late Thelma (Burnheimer) Barger. He is survived by his fiance, Debra Long, with whom he resided.

Also surviving are: children, Scott D. Barger, address unknown, Alex L. Barger, Mountville, and Rebecca Barger, Mount Joy; a brother, Elwood Barger, McVeytown; and maternal grandmother, Lavinia Burnheimer, Oxford, Fla.

He was a 1971 graduate of the Mifflin County School District.

He was employed for 25 years as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Systems Inc., where he received his "one million miles safe driver award" in September.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 771 and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 596, Elizabethtown.

He was a CB enthusiast, and was known by the handle "Spider". He enjoyed boating and was an avid outdoorsman and NASCAR fan.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, with the Rev. Jerry L. Miller officiating.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.


Kathryn M. Bargo
PORT ROYAL - Kathryn M. Bargo, 83, of 406A Fourth St., Port Royal, died at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC67, Mifflin.

Born Feb. 8, 1916, in Honey Grove, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie (Rhinesmith) Kint. Her husband, Merle A. Bargo, died April 27, 1991.

Surviving are: children, Ronald E. Bargo and Norman E. Bargo, both of Port Royal, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Clayton, East Waterford, and Mrs. Samuel (Shirley) Book, Harrisburg; half-sisters, Mrs. Roy (Betty) Eager and Mrs. William (Mary) Hogg, both of Quarryville, Mrs. James (Esther) Long, Pottstown, and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Rhoads, Perkiomenville; half-brother, Robert Kint, Circleville, Ohio; stepsister, Doris Levengood, Pottstown; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by stepmother, Greta (Law) Kint; sister, Helen Henry; brother, Paul Kint; and half-brother, William Kint.

She was a 1933 graduate of Enola High School.

She was a retired employee of the Department of Transportation, Harrisburg.

She was a member of Matamoras United Methodist Church.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCulloch's Mills Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the March of Dimes, Central Pa. Chapter, 160 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.


C. Clyde Barley
REEDSVILLE - C. Clyde Barley, 84, of 220 Pearl St., Reedsville, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Everett, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mary (Manspeaker) Barley. His wife, Dorothy (Beward) Barley of 220 Pearl St., Reedsville, whom he married Sept. 4, 1940, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Edward (Mary Lee) Mann, New Holland, and the Mrs. Rev. Owen (Paula) Walter, York; sisters, Mrs. Seth (Josephine) Folsom, Augusta, Ga., and Sybil Colvin, Havertown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

A supervisor for Sperry-New Holland, Belleville, he retired in 1977.

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

He was a member of Reedsville Lutheran Church, as well as the F&AM Lodge 292, Richard, Va.; Royal Arch Chapter 196, Lewistown; Juniata Valley Council 64, Lewistown Commandery 26; Tall Cedars of Lebanon 88; Jaffa Temple Altoona,; Jaffa Band for 40 years; BPOE Lodge 663; past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star 283; and Lewistown Shrine Club.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown is handling the arrangements.


Herman W. Barner Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Herman W. Barner Sr., 72, of 3 Knepp Ave., Lewistown, died at 11:42 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill.

Born Feb. 28, 1927, in Richfield, he was a son of the late Elmer N. and Blanche L. (Basom) Barner. His wife, Olive I. (Eberts) Barner, died in 1989.

Surviving are: a companion, Thelma M. Yocum, 3 Knepp Ave., Lewistown; children, Mrs. James (Connie) Brannon, 726 W. Sixth St., Lewistown, Herman W. Barner Jr., Marysville, Ronald E. Barner, New Bloomfield, Nancy A. Coleman, Lewistown, and Mrs. William (Louann) Beers Jr., Fifth Street, Lewistown; sisters and brothers, Grace Fogle, Lewisburg, Mary Weider, Landisville, Rev. Charles W. Barner, Loop Road, Lewistown, and Palmer Barner, Enola; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Barner, in 1967; three brothers, Victor Barner, Robert Barner and Malvern Barner; and two sisters, Almeda Aumiller and Bertha Book.

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

He was a retired conductor of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He was Methodist by faith and a member of Lewistown Moose Lodge No. 143 and VFW Post 7011.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles W. Barner officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

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

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


Betty Lou Campbell Barnes
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Betty Lou Campbell Barnes, 66, of 121 Lynn St., Swainsboro, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Born Jan. 13, 1933, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Sadie (Swartz) Campbell. Her husband, Jack R. Barnes of Swainsboro, Ga., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Richard Barnes, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Kathleen Barnes, Swainsboro, Ga., Denise Simmons, Loxahatchee, Fla., and Jackie Tucker, North Palm Beach, Fla; a sister, Shirley Campbell, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was retired from Publix Supermarkets, West Palm Beach, Fla.

She was a member of the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Walter Mann and the Rev. Benjy Varnell officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Swainsboro, Ga.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 427 N. Main St., Swainsboro, Ga., and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.


Dorothy A. Barnett
MCCLURE - Dorothy A. Barnett, 81, of 11 Snyder Lane, McClure, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the Ohesson Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 10, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Commodore Perry and Emma Mertie (Wagner) Wray. Her husband, Wayne M. Barnett, whom she married March 6, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, W. Michael Barnett and Matthew S. Barnett, both of McClure; a sister, Emma M. Krick, Lewistown; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Wray Barnett in 1940, four brothers and four sisters.

She was a 1935 graduate of Lewistown High School and attended Pennsylvania State Secretarial School of Harrisburg, graduating in 1936.

Early in life, she worked for the Savings & Loan on Market Street, Lewistown, and for Foster Smith at the Log Cabin Inn.

She enjoyed dancing, roller skating, crocheting, knitting, reading novels, and was an expert in crossword puzzles.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob Traxler officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Special Olympics Association of Central Pennsylvania.


D. Scott Barger
BELLEVILLE - D. Scott Barger, 89, of Valley View Terrace, Belleville, formerly of Depot Street, Lewistown, died at 8:47 a.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born May 9, 1909, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Jesse C. and Virginia (Bishop) Barger. His wife, Madeline N. (Washburn) Barger, whom he married Dec. 24, 1932, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, John S. Barger, Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Naomi Elliott, West Sixth Street, Lewistown; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

He had worked for the American Viscose Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 1973. He was a messenger for First National and Central Counties Banks from 1973-1983.

He was a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where he was in the Men's Bible Class, was an elder, a deacon, and served on the board of trustees.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Linda K. Hendrian officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 103 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Joseph F. Barrett
MOUNT UNION - Joseph F. Barrett, 74, of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, and formerly of 309 S. Jefferson St., Mount Union, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Jan. 6, 1925, in State College, he was a son of the late Joseph T. and Edna (Frye) Barrett. His wife, Maxine E. (Yocum) Barrett, whom he married Aug. 23, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Patricia L.) Summers and Joseph C. Barrett, both of Mount Union, and Mrs. Michael (Cathy) Barrett Sroka, Carlisle; a sister, Patricia Deubler, Auburn, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, C.F. "Dutch" Norton.

He was a 1942 graduate of Mount Union High School, and received a bachelor of science degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, in 1950. He received a teaching certificate from Juniata College and completed graduate work at Penn State University.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He had participated in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations and been decorated with three air medals.

He retired as an English teacher from the former Chief Logan High School after 14 years of service in 1976. Also, he and his wife owned and operated Barrett's Grocery, Mount Union, for 38 years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mount Union.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 107, Mount Union, and a member of the Mount Union Lions Club and the Rotary Club when it was active in Mount Union. He was a former member of the Mount Union Area School Board, and was an avid baseball fan.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Private services will be held at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon officiating and Joseph Barret, his son, assisting. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery.


Frank H. Barth
MIFFLINTOWN - Frank H. Barth, 87, of Mifflintown RR2 (East Salem), died at 3:07 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 30, 1912, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Frank and Martha Jane (Fogleman) Barth. His first wife, Almeda L. (VanHorn) Barth, whom he married March 31, 1938, died Dec. 28, 1965. His second wife, Florence Mae (Lawson) Kirk Barth, a resident of Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1, whom he married Aug. 10, 1968, survives.

Also surviving are: a brother, Paul A. Strawser, Liverpool RR2; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Edgar Barth, Cloyd Barth, Roy Barth, Margaret Kerchner, Edgar Strawser, Lee Strawser, Howard Strawser, and Celia Naylor.

He operated a small grain farm and also was a farmer and orchardman for several other area farms. He was also employed as a janitor for J.L. Shellenberger & Sons, East Salem.

He was a member of the East Salem United Methodist Church, where he was past trustee and administrative council member. He was also a member of the Juniata County Republican Committee, the Delaware Township and Thompsontown Fire Companies.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Dr. John C. Libert officiating. Interment will be in the East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the East Salem United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 1170, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


William W. Bassler
CENTRAL CITY - William W. Bassler, 38, of Central City, died of natural causes, Thursday, March 25, 1999, at home.

Born Oct. 12, 1960, in Somerset, he was the son of Ronald C. and Marilyn (Krishak) Bassler and the late Doris (Blanset) Bassler.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Mrs. Daryl (Denise) Brubaker, Juniata County, Richard Bassler, Mrs. James (Dianne) Haines, Susan Bassler, Galen Fulton Jr., and Terri Fulton; maternal grandmother, Myrtle E. Lape; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a self-employed artist and meat cutter.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services were held at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City, with the Rev. Robert Geer officiating. Interment was in 100F Cemetery, Stoystown.


Robert Nelson Batt
MT. VERNON, Ark. - Robert Nelson Batt, 61, of Mt. Vernon, Ark., died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at McClellan Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.

Born July 8, 1938, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Thelma Rose Batt Plank. He was raised by his grandparents, the late John and Anne Batt. His wife, Betty Alene (Sorenson) Batt, whom he married July 29, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Linda France, Mt. Vernon, Ark., Glen Batt, Jacksonville, Fla., Timothy Batt, Holland, Ark., and David Batt, Conway, Ark.; sisters and brother, Mary Ann Chenoweth, Baltimore, Md., Roberta Snyder, Newton Hamilton, and John Plank, North Beach, Md.; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Batt, Jr.

He graduated from Chief Logan High School in 1957.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1957 and served with Squadrons VAH2, VA174, VA87, NAS Cecil Field. He served on the USS Coral Sea, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Ranger and the USS Midway. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving three times in that area. He retired from the Navy with 20 years service.

He was a board member of the St. Mary's Chapel of Rosebud, Ark., a past worth Master of Cadron Creek Masonic Lodge 736, the York Rite Bodies of Arkansas., the Scottish Rite Valley of Little Rock, the Scimitar Temple Shrine, the Faulkner County Shrine Club, and the Bedouins Chapter 532 Order of Eastern Star.

Funeral services and masonic rites were held July 3 at the Griffin Leggett-Conway Funeral Home, 1751 Highway 286 West, Conway, Ark.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Cadron Creek Masonic Lodge 736, P0 Box 124, Mt. Vernon, AK. 72111.


Shirley J. Baum
MIFFLIN - Shirley J. Baum, 60, of HCR67, Mifflin, died Monday evening, April 26, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 28, 1938, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Percy W. and Hulda M. (Yeater) Bennett. Her husband, Richard E. Baum Sr., died June 16, 1973.

Surviving are: children, Richard L. Earhart, Honey Grove RR1, William L. Baum and John M. H. Baum, both of HCR67, Mifflin, Patricia M. Claybaugh, Duncannon, and Donna R. Arentz, Mifflin; a sister, Virginia Dixon, Ebensburg; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She had worked as a waitress at Stop 35 Restaurant, Mifflintown.

She attended Cornerstone Community Church, Mexico, Pa.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Albert Gray officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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


Mary M. Baumgardner
NEW GERMANTOWN - Mary M. Baumgardner, 85, of New Germantown, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 28, 1914, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Charles Harrison and Anna Mae (Emery) Hackenberry. Her husband, Carl Edward Baumgardner Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Carl E. Baumgardner Jr., Elizabethville, Beatrice C. Dewees, Biglerville, Sharon D. Shoop, Bainbridge, and Jo Ann Bistline, New Germantown; sisters, Ilah Tomlinson, Mansfield, Claire Vaughn, Cora Ritter, Josephine Cossack, all of Lewistown, Anna Mae Harpster, McVeytown, and Betty Lou McCardle, Westminster, Md.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation Inc., PO Box 311, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, is in charge of arrangements.


Margaret E. Baxter
MILROY - Margaret E. Baxter, 95, of 54 Liane St., Milroy, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1903, in McKean, she was a daughter of the late James Earl and Susie( Stevens) Bates.

Her husband, Maylon H. Baxter, died in 1969.

Surviving are: daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Evelyn) Wunz of 54 Liane St., Milroy; sister, Isabelle Thurston, Erie; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Erie, and the Betsey Ross Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Erie.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Milroy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arland Romberger officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. July 10 at Erie Cemetery, Erie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Milroy United Methodist Church, Main Street, PA 17063.

The Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Huldah S. "Huddie" Beale
PORT ROYAL - Huldah S. "Huddie" Beale, 88, formerly of Port Royal RR1, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin.

Born Aug. 11, 1911, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Nevin and Bertha (Harter) Swartz. Her husband, Edgar F. Beale, died March 11, 1977.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by brothers and sisters, the Rev. Frank J. Swartz, Sr., Dr. Oramel Swartz, Stanley Swartz, Claude Swartz, Oscar Swartz, Emma Hubbard, Della Brackbill, Alma Ritter, Ethel Landis, and Mary Weber.

She was a retired seamstress, having worked for the Mifflintown Dress Factory.

She was a member of the Rock Full Gospel Assembly of God Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Paul C. Parrish officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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


William B. Beamer
MILLERSTOWN - William B. Beamer, 80, of Millerstown RR2, formerly of Altoona, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village.

Born Jan. 15, 1919, in Altoona, he was the son of the late G. Melvin and Ida (Beacham) Beamer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline (Gilpatrick) Beamer.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Thomas and William B. Beamer, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Lori) Strine, York; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Italy in the 196th Signal Photo Corps.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a photographer in the test department. He then worked for Sam Rey Shops in Hollidaysburg as a quality control inspector until retiring in 1968.

He attended Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Altoona, serving as superintendent of Sunday schools and senior youth director. He was a life member of Hiram Lodge 616, Altoona and a 50 year member of the Harrisburg Consistory of Freemasons. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Mutual Beneficial Association of the Brotherhood of Railroad Employees; belonged to the Thompsontown Lions, the Walker Grange, and was past president of the East Juniata Band Boosters Association.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 12 at the Alto-Reste Park in Altoona., with the Rev. Ed Moore officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimers Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611 or to the Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Rebecca V. Beatty
RICHFIELD - Rebecca V. Beatty, 95, of the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, formerly of Beavertown, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 17, 1904, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Austin and Edna Pearl (Keiser) Fulkroad. Her husband, James Robert Beatty, preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1956.

Surviving are: a son, James Robert Beatty II, RR7 Bedford; two sisters, Alice Smith, Beavertown, and Elsie Davis, McAlisterville; a brother, Jay Lloyd Fulkroad, McAlisterville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter at birth, Barbara Ann; three sisters, Rhetta Carvell, Pearl Hartinger and Isabella Reigle; and three brothers, Henry Austin Fulkroad, Paul Keiser Fulkroad and Karl Fulkroad.

She retired from Charles T. Saylor Shirt Factory in 1982, after 21 years of service as a seamstress. She had also worked at the Standard Shirt Factory for seven years as a machine operator and at the American Viscose.

She was a member of Manbeck Mennonite Church, Beaver Springs RR1.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St. Beavertown, with the Rev. Carl Geisinger officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetary, Beaver Springs.

Friends may call from 12:30 until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Area Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857, or to the Manbeck Mennonite Church, RR1, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.


William 'Leroy' Beaver
CARLSBAD, N.M. - William "Leroy" Beaver, 58, of East Derrick Road, Carlsbad, N. M., died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at his home.

Born March 18, 1941, in Fairview, he was a son of the late Lester and Margaret I. (Stayrook) Beaver. His wife, Phyllis N. (Burton) Beaver, whom he married in 1969.

Also surviving are: daughters, Priscilla Rhodes, Carlsbad, N. M., and Patrilla Wright, Hobbs, N.M.; brothers and sisters, Fred Beaver, Wilmington, Del., Theodore Beaver, Council Bluff, Iowa, and Helen Shotzberger and Esther Peck, both of Lewistown; and five grandchildren.

He was raised in Longfellow and attended both Lewistown and Chief Logan High School.

Early in life, he had worked at a service station and the Chrysler Plant in Wilmington, Del. In 1959, he moved to Carlsbad, where he worked at Garrett Lumber and then at Kerr-McGee Potash (now Mississippi Potash), medically retiring in 1999.

He was a member of Church Street Church of the Nazarene, Carlsbad, N.M.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Church Street Church of the Nazarene, Carlsbad, N.M., with Pastor Ed Kneeland officiating. Interment will be held at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home, 1001 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, N.M.


Harold L. Beckenbaugh
LEWISTOWN - Harold L. Beckenbaugh, 74, of 270 Jacks Creek Road, Lewistown, died at 4 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2000, at his residence.

Born June 11, 1925, in Spring Run, he was a son of the late Glenn and Sara (Forrester) Beckenbaugh. His wife Vivian (Long) Bratton Beckenbaugh, whom he married in 1975, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Robert Beckenbaugh, Lewistown; step-children, John Bratton, Christiana, Janet Rhodes, Thompsontown, and Charles Bratton, McVeytown; a brother, Jim Beckenbaugh, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Beckenbaugh.

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

He was an electrician for D.C. Goodman in Mount Union and Lepley's Electric in Lewistown.

He was a member of the Huntingdon VFW.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery.

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

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


Lester C. Beers
LEWISTOWN - Lester C. Beers, 86, of Valley View Retirement Community and formerly of 26 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born on Oct. 19, 1912, in Perry County, he was a son of the late Harry A. and Mary B. (Powell) Beers. His wife, Mabel A. (Lewis) Beers, preceded him in death on March 24, 1994.

He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

He was employed by Skills of Central Pennsylvania and, in his early life, was employed by Standard Steel. He was a member of Burd House Inc.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Mary E. Behel
EAST WATERFORD - Mary E. Behel, 84, East Waterford RR1, died at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 13, 1915, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Zinc and Bertha B. (Keith) Lafferty. Her husband, William D. Behel, died Oct. 23, 1982.

Surviving are: children, Mary E. Burdge and William D. Behel, both of East Waterford; brother and sister, Chet Lafferty and Sara Gram, both of Altoona; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and making quilts.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, with Pastor Terry Lafferty officiating. Interment will be in Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Waterloo.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, Franklin County Chapter, c/o Mrs. Doris J. Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.


Thelma M. Behel
LEWISTOWN - Thelma M. Behel, 93, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 217 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at the manor.

Born Feb. 19, 1906, in Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Fay and Jessie (Dale) Henderson. Her husband, George A. Behel, died Aug. 2, 1985.

Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. Samuel (Montie) Lewis, East Petersburg; stepsons, John C. Behel, Mechanicsburg and George R. Behel, Orlando, Fla.; and several step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

She worked in the coning department of the American Viscose Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1956.

She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service today at the funeral home.


Tressie M. Bender
LEWISTOWN - Tressie M. Bender, 79, of 503 S. Juniata St., Lewistown, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at her home.

Born May 25, 1920, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late James and Angelinia (Lorio) Pupo. Her husband, Jonas K. "Red" Bender, died Aug. 13, 1994.

Surviving are: children, Beverly Stuck, Reedsville, James V. Bender Sr., Lewistown, and Salvatore Bender, Auburn; one brother, Frank Pupo, Lewistown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James V. Pupo and Anthony P. Combriato.

She was a registered nurse at Lewistown Hospital for 33 years, retiring in 1998.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, and Brooklyn Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Alice M. Benner
MIFFLINTOWN - Alice M. Benner, 68, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999, at the Harrisburg General Hospital.

Born June 18, 1931, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Verne and Francis (Yetter) Weiand. Her husband, John W. Benner, whom she married April 15, 1960, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, John W. Benner Jr., McAlisterville; brothers, Harry Weiand, Samuel Weiand, and Edward Weiand, all of McAlisterville; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Verne A. Benner in 1965; a brother; and two sisters.

She had been employed as a seamstress at Lyons Fashions, McAlisterville, the Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown, the Richfield Shirt Factory, and the East Salem Shirt Factory.

She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1 and was a life member of the Fayette Fire Co. and auxiliary, McAlisterville.

She enjoyed flower gardening.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Clara Catherine Benner
RICHFIELD - Clara Catherine Benner, 92, a resident of the Zendt Home, Richfield, formerly of Steelton, died at 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 27, 1907, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Wilman) Page. Her husband, Allan J. Benner, died in 1947.

Surviving are: a son, Allen E. Benner Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Amanda Bruch, Thompsontown RR; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard S. Benner, in 1943; a granddaughter, Lynn Penner, in 1968; a brother, William Page; and four sisters, Mary McNaughton, Mildred Gearhart, Doris Taylor and Ruth Varner.

She was educated in Juniata County schools.

She was a homemaker.

There will be no public viewing.

Interment will be private and in Aline United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1.

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


Laura M. Benner
THOMPSONTOWN - Laura M. Benner, 76, of Thompsontown RR1 (Locust Run), died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born Aug. 27, 1922, in Locust Run, she was the daughter of the late Meryl and Dena (Detra) Wetzler. Her husband, Carl L. Benner Sr., whom she married Nov. 30, 1940, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Carl L. Benner Jr., Thompsontown; a brother, Robert P. Wetzler, Camp Hill; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Thompsontown High School.

She was a clerk in the Teacher's Certification Bureau, Department of Education, Harrisburg, retiring in 1983 after 28 years of service.

She was a member of the Locust Run United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ladies Aid.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Locust Run United Methodist Church, RR1, Thompsontown, PA 17094.


Michaela M. Benner
BENNINGTON, Vt. - Michaela M. Benner, 6, of Rockwood Street, Bennington, Vt., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., after a long battle with an extremely rare disease.

Born Nov. 15, 1993, in Bennington, Vt., she was a daughter of Todd and Kimberley (Pierce) Benner of Bennington, Vt.

Also surviving are: twin sisters, Alicia and Emily Benner; brother, Elijah Benner, all at home; maternal grandmother, Jeannette Pierce, Bennington; and paternal grandfather, Harold Benner, Richfield.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Francis "Pete" Pierce; and paternal grandmother, Maxine Benner.

She attended kindergarten class at Bennington Elementary School.

She enjoyed arts and crafts, drawing, lady bugs, swimming, roller blading, amusement parks and riding her bike. She loved her dog, Mollie.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Interment will be in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michaela Benner Fund through the office of the E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington VT 05201.


Ruth P. Benny
BURNHAM - Ruth P. Benny, 85, 316 N. Logan Blvd., Burnham, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at her residence.

Born on July 18, 1914, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late John and Flo (Harmon) Benny.

Surviving are: three nephews.

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

She was employed as a cleaning person at the Burnham Post Office.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 200 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Interment will be in the Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral service today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.


Catherine M. Benson
HUNTINGDON - Catherine M. Benson, 62, of 1028 Moore St., Huntingdon, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born May 1, 1937, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William and Helen (Seibert) Bilheimer. Her husband, Charles R. Benson, whom she married June 5, 1959, in Huntingdon, survives.

Also surviving are: children, William E. Benson Sr., Alexandria, Robin M. Bork, Spring Grove, and Bryan R. Benson, Huntingdon; sisters, Betty Bilheimer, Huntingdon, and Judy Bumgardner, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Huntingdon; the Women of the Moose, Huntingdon; the American Legion Auxiliary, Frank P. Hommon Post 24; the Huntingdon Hook and Ladder Fire Company Auxiliary; and a life member of the Petersburg Catering Club.

She was a homemaker and had worked for Technitrol in Petersburg at one time.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Free Methodist Church, Shadyside Avenue, Huntingdon, with the Rev. James Reed and the Rev. Joan Houck officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Huntingdon RR3.

Family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon.


Mary M. Berich
MILROY - Mary M. Berich, 80, of 483 S. Main St., Milroy, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 8, 1919 in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late James and Lettie (Dehiser) Hassinger. Her husband, Stanley Berich, preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1964.

Surviving are: children, Stanley J. Berich of Milroy and Barbara Smith of Thompsontown; brothers, John Hassinger of Lewistown and Walter Hassinger of Mt. Pleasant Mills; and one grandson.

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

She was employed by Empire Kosher Poultry and later by the Mifflin County School District maintenance department, retiring in 1981.

She attended the Milroy Presbyterian Church.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Sarah Rebecca Berlin
LEWISTOWN - Sarah Rebecca Berlin, 80, of 646 Electric Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at her home.

Born on March 14, 1919 in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of the late Max and Lena (Saltzman) Ostrofsky. Her husband, Dr. Harry S. Berlin, whom she married on March 3, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Victor N. Berlin of Reston, Va., Marlene Berlin of Washington, D.C. and Vivian Berlin of Boston, Mass.; sisters, Miriam "Babe" Putter of New Jersey, Ida Sanders of Sacramento, Calif. and Julie Levine of Florida; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Saxon.

A graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Nursing, New York, NY, she was a registered nurse and served as head nurse in the obstetrics department at Mather Memorial Hospital, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. She later became business manager for her husband's dental practice.

A long-time resident of the Juniata Valley, she was active in community affairs throughout her life.

She was a member of the Ohev Sholom Synagogue, Hadassah, and the Synagogue Auxiliary.

She also served on the Board of Directors of Shelter Services Inc. and the Mifflin-Juniata Community Concert Association, of which she had also served as president.

She had also been active with the Mifflin-Juniata United Way, Lewistown Music Study Club, Nuclear Freeze Group, Human Resource Council, Unity Coalition, Wayne Street School PTA, Women's Civic Club in MIfflintown and Mifflin County Roundtable of Christians and Jews.

She organized the first kindergarten in Mifflintown, which was later incorporated into the public school system.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Rabbi Jonathon Brown officiating.

Interment will be in Ohev Sholom Cemetery, Lewistown.


Stanley H. 'Todd' Berrier
RICHFIELD - Stanley H. "Todd" Berrier Sr., 92, of the Zendt Home, Richfield, and formerly of HC-67, Mifflin, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born April 20, 1908, in Lack Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late John S. and Minnie P. (Cruthers) Berrier. His wife, LaRue E. Berrier, preceded him in death on May 19, 1986.

Surviving are: five sons, Raymond Berrier, Waynesboro, John Berrier, Mifflin, Donald Berrier, HC-67, Mifflin, Stanley H. Berrier Jr., HC-67, Mifflin, and Barry Berrier, Port Royal RR2; seven daughters, Vivian Fry, Port Royal RR2, Virginia Paden, HC-67, Mifflin, Delores Shearer, Loysville, Mary Sieber, Liverpool, Bonnie Bumgardner, Oriental, Shelby Trego, Mifflintown RR2, and Melodie Berrier, Mifflintown; one sister, Christina Roles, Newport; 34 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Berrier, Paul Berrier, Brent Berrier and Herb Berrier; and three sisters, Ida Hampton, Madeline Berry and Katherine Smith.

He retired in 1971 as an aid at Selinsgrove State School.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Donald W. "Saint" Prye officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4.

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


Elmer H. 'Dick' Berryman
LEWISTOWN - Elmer H. "Dick" Berryman, 99, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 26, 1899, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John L. and Rebecca J. (Rhodes) Berryman. His wife, Marian I. (Aumiller) Shotzberger Berryman, preceded him in death.

Surviving are: a son, Robert H. Berryman, State College; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson, Brandon Weaver; two brothers; and three sisters.

He was owner-operator of Berryman's Grocery and Berryman's Bus Line. Later, he was employed at Clark's Hardware, Lewistown, Mann Edge Tool, Lewistown, and was former caretaker of the First Methodist Cemeteries.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was also a life member of the Lewistown Elks Lodge 663, the Mifflin County Sportsmen's Association, the United Commercial Travelers, Lewistown, and the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143.

He started the first Boy Scout Troop in Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald Hoffman officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Ronald E. 'Tink' Beward
MIFFLIN - Ronald E. "Tink" Beward, 45, of Foster Street, Mifflin, died of natural causes, at 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at his home.

Born June 16, 1954, in Lewistown, he was the son of Margaret "Peg" (Shirk) Beward and the late Donald E. Beward Sr.

Also surviving are: two brothers, Donald E. Beward Jr., Mifflintown RR3 and Johnny Lee Beward, Mifflintown RR1; five nephews and one niece.

He was a participant at the Skills Adult Training Facility, Mifflintown.

He was a member of the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown; the Association of Retarded Citizens, Juniata County; and a life member of the Mifflin Fire Company.

He enjoyed fishing and collecting Jeff Gordon items.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: ARC Juniata County, c/o Betty Strawser, treasurer, RR4, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to SUN Home Health, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Catherine A. Bigelow
LEWISTOWN- Catherine A. Bigelow, 90, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 319 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, died at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born April 24, 1909, in Morrisdale, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Smeal) Baxter. Her husband, George W. Bigelow, died in 1970.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Betty J.) Fish, Lewistown; a sister, Delphia L. Bulick, Middletown; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dorsey Baxter.

She was a homemaker and was accomplished in crocheting and baking.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with Mr. Robert Miller officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, 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.


Glenn E. Bigelow
BELLEVILLE - Glenn E. Bigelow, 73, of 52 N. Penn St., Belleville, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 12, 1926, in Belleville, he was the son of the late David Clay and Beulah M. (Henninger) Bigelow. His wife, Beverly (Stuter) Bigelow, whom he married Oct. 28, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Darlington (Gwendolyn) Hornberger, Belleville; a brother, Charles Bigelow, Belleville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Herbert, Paul, David, John, and Donald Bigelow; sisters, Athalia Bubb and Ruth Koons; and twin grandsons.

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

He retired after working as a barber for 50 years and he also worked as the Union Township tax collector for 20 years.

He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, the church choir, church council and other church committees. He was also a member of the McVeytown Lodge F& AM, No. 376; the Stroup-Alexander VFW Post No. 5935, Belleville; the Belle Green Camp; and a former member of the Union Township Fire Police.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin and Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.

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

Family will provide the flowers.

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


Laverda J. Bigelow
BELLEVILLE - Laverda J. Bigelow, 81, of 399 Walnut St., Belleville, died at 6:24 a.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 8, 1918, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Frank E. and Zella (Zook) Yoder. Her husband, David C. Bigelow, died Oct. 9, 1978.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Buddy (Helen) Krepps, Belleville RR, Thomas C. Bigelow, Belleville, Mrs. Larry (Carol) Treaster and Mrs. Ralph (Sharon) Fisher, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. Harold (Faith) Hassinger, Lynn M. Bigelow and Keith P. Bigelow, all of Milroy; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Ruth) Conrad, Mrs. Patrick (Mildred) Reese, Franklin E. Yoder and Samuel H. Yoder, all of Duncansville; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary David Bigelow, on Nov. 4, 1944, and by a sister, Claire Reed.

She was a rural mail carrier for 20 years and a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Augsburg Sunday School Class, the WELCA, and St. John's Knotters. She had been a Sunday School teacher and attended Bible study.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. today 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.


Ruth L. Bigelow
BELLEVILLE - Ruth L. Bigelow, 82, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Valley View Haven.

Born Jan. 14, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Lester W. and Mable (Heeter) Steininger. Her husband, Charles "Chid" Bigelow of Valley View Haven, whom she married June 25, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Corbin and Mrs. Glenn D. (Ann) Peachey, both of Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Robert L. (Phyllis) Ziegler, Reedsville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. James (Ann) Grove; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

She was a homemaker and she began the answering service in Belleville in 1962.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to St. John Lutheran Church, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

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


Timothy L. 'Bud' Bigelow
REEDSVILLE - Timothy L. "Bud" Bigelow, 85, of Honey Creek Lane, Reedsville, died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Born Jan. 12, 1914, in Altoona, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Mary (Randolph) Bigelow. His wife, Geraldine (Hoffman) Bigelow, whom he married in 1935, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Timothy L. Bigelow Jr., Reedsville; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

He was retired from Standard Steel, Burnham.

He was a member of East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Reedsville, the Elks Lodge 663, a life member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the UCT 591, and the Nest Order of Owls of Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles McGaha officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St., Reedsville, PA 17084.


Amelia M. 'Millie' Bilger
LEWISTOWN - Amelia M. "Millie" Bilger, 58, of Lewistown, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born June 1, 1941, in Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Albert L. and Agnes M. (Kania) Perschau.

Surviving are children, Adrian D. Bilger, Altamont, N.Y., and Daphne M. Bilger, Harrisburg.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She received her nursing degree from Geisinger School of Nursing, Danville, and an associate degree from South Hills Business School.

She was employed as a bookkeeper for Mann Edge Tool Company, Lewistown. She was also a literacy volunteer for the Mifflin County Library for a number of years.

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

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.

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


Brooks W. Bilger
LEWISTOWN - Brooks W. Bilger, 87, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 1960 Route 103 South, Lewistown, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 7, 1912, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late John and Effie (McClure) Bilger. His wife, Helen (Cavanaugh) Bilger, whom he married Aug. 20, 1938, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Joan C. Carter, North East, Md., Donald W. Bilger, Altoona, and Ronald B. Bilger, Lewistown; sisters and brother, Pauline Skipper, North Carolina, Josephine Guyer, Chambersburg, Hazel Potts, Dillsburg, and Clinton R. Bilger, New Castle, Del.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was a tool and die maker for IPS, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the McVeytown Lions Club and the Industrial Management Club, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffrey McCleary 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 TLC Home Care, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Robert W. 'Bob' Bilger
GRANVILLE - Robert W. "Bob" Bilger, 45, of 10 Malta Park Road, Granville, died of natural causes at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 15, 1954, in Granville Township, he was a son of the late Roy and Mable (Bilger) Bilger. His wife, Georgia L. (Tate) Bilger, whom he married Sept. 13, 1976, survives.

Also surviving are: brother and sisters, Glen L. Bilger, Country Lane, Lewistown, Lois V. Watson, Lewistown, and Gloria A. Bramlett, Loboville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ross.

He was a 1972 graduate of Penn Highlands High School.

Early in life, he was employed by Hess Gas and Oil, Lewistown, the Juniata Valley Sports Center, Lewistown, and Wilson Gas and Oil Co., Lewistown. His current employment from 1994 to the present was as a truck driver for Collin's Brothers Wholesale, Lewistown.

He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, the City, Hook, and Ladder Fire Co., and a life member of the Granville Volunteer Fire Co.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel 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 charity of one's choice.


Dr. Clarence Billet Jr.
MAGALIA, Calif. - Dr. Clarence Billett Jr., 72, Magalia, Calif, died June 22, 1999, at his home.

Born May 8, 1927, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Clarence and Sallie Billett. His wife, Melba Lorene (Davidson) Billett of Magalia, Calif., whom he married June 17, 1949, at the First Baptist Church in Hayward, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, John Billett, Fallon, Nev. and Ken Billett, San Jose, Calif.; sister and brother, Jean Jentsch and Raymond Billett, both of Harlingen, Texas; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Elwood and Leonard Billett.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He attended Western Baptist Bible College and later received his doctorate in Bible theology from International Bible Institute and Seminary, Orlando, Fla., in 1970. He was founder and builder of Highland Baptist Church in Hayward and served that church for 25 years. He pastored four churches and retired from the ministry in 1995.

Services were held at Rose Chapel Mortuary, Paradise, Calif. and interment was in the Magalia Cemetery.


Anna J. Birch
LEWISTOWN - Anna J. Birch, 97, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Green Avenue, Lewistown, died at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 16, 1902, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heindrick and Anna J. Rohlen. Her husband, Alvin C. Birch, died Oct. 7, 1994.

She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

She was the last of her immediate family.

In early life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation, Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Edward Brandt III officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

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


Mabel Jane Bishop
BELLEVILLE - Mabel Jane Bishop, 78, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Shrader, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 28, 1921, in Shrader, she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Helen Livingston (Close) Wagner. Her husband, John H. Bishop Jr., died April 17, 1978.

Surviving are: sons, John Edward Bishop, Shrader, and Albert M. Bishop, Burnham; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Kathryn P. Wagner, Eleanor Tucker, Carl E. Wagner and Albert Wagner.

She had worked at the American Viscose, Lewistown, and Hanover Foods, Spring Mills.

She was a member of Shrader United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Milroy Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Galen L. Sharp and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.

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


Park V. Bishop Sr.
DELAND, Fla. - Park V. Bishop Sr., 83, of Deland, Fla. and formerly of Lewistown and McAlisterville, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999.

Born Feb. 14, 1916, in McClure, he was a son of the late Albert H. and Mabel (Hockenbrock) Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette E. Bishop of Deland, Fla. and now of Burnham.

Also surviving are: children, Dale Bishop of Beaver Springs, Paul Tassa of Lewistown, Stella Rhodes of Burnham and Park Bishop Jr. of Deland, Fla.; brothers and sister, Warren and Ivan Bishop, both of McClure, and Jeannette Robinson of California; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Emaline Brininger, and a brother, Rodney Bishop.

Formerly an auto mechanic by trade, he also served as a fire chief and fire marshall in the McAlisterville area.

A memorial service for family members will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at the Burnham Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Wayne Mast officiating.


Rodney A. Bishop
MCCLURE - Rodney A. Bishop, 76, of McClure, died at 2:04 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at his home.

Born March 26, 1923, in McClure, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Mabel R. (Hockenbrock) Bishop. His wife, Alverta "Louise" (Edmiston) Bishop, whom he married Sept. 14, 1946, died April 4, 1997.

Surviving are: a son, Rodney A. Bishop Jr., Boonsboro, Md.; sister and brothers, Jeanette Robison, Simi Valley, Calif., Park Bishop, Deland, Fla., Ivan "Ike" Bishop and Warren "Lindy" Bishop, both of McClure; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Emeline Brininger.

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

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1985, after 20 years of service as a rural letter carrier. He had also been employed by Noerr's Garage, Lewistown as a mechanic.

He was a member of the Mt. Bethel UCC Church, McClure, where he participated in the Men's Sunday School Class, was a Sunday school teacher, was a Sunday school superintendent, and held various church council positions. He was also a member of the West Snyder Lions Club, American Legion Post 942, McClure, Heiser-Hoffman VFW, Paxtonville, and Association of Rural Mail Carrier.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ Church, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery, where graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 942, McClure.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. (with family present from 7-9 p.m.) Tuesday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.


Frank Lewis Bixler Sr.
LIVERPOOL - Frank L. Bixler Sr., 76, of Liverpool RR2, Buffalo Township, Perry County, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg after suffering a massive stroke in December 1999.

Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Millerstown, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Harriet (Knepp) Bixler. His wife, Doris Jean (Wright) Bixler,whom he married July 27, 1947, preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 1999.

Surviving are: two sons, Frank L. Bixler Jr., Carlisle and Kirk A. Bixler, Liverpool RR2; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Hoover, York, Mrs. David (Janet) Sideck, Camp Hill and Deborah J. Rush, Dover, PA; two sisters, Ruth Campbell, York and Helen Glatfelter, York; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

He retired on Jan. 4, 1980, from the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after 30 years of service as a quality assurance specialist.

He attended the Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool RR2 and was a member of the Liverpool American Legion Post 364

A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946, and was boatswain's mate-second class, earning the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle East Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

He graduated in 1941 from the McVeytown-Oliver High School, McVeytown.

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter.

The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool RR2, with the Rev. Lou N. Mancari officiating. Interment, with military honors by the Liverpool American Legion Post 364, will be in Hunter's Valley Cemetery, Liverpool RR2.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool and from 10 a.m. until the funeral service Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o Citadel Corp., 1122 Green St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 (or the donor's local county unit) or to the Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill, PA 17011.


Bernice Madelene Black
ORBISONIA - Bernice Madelene Black, 87, of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2000, at the center.

Born July 13, 1912, in Waterfall, she was a daughter of the late John and Flossie (Knepper) Shaw. Her husband, Albert J. Black, whom she married Oct. 10, 1934, died Nov. 24, 1985.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Stidfole, Lewistown; brothers, Harold Shaw, McConnellsburg and Amos Shaw, Hustontown; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and attended Orbisonia United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Rick Eminhizer officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg.

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


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