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Ronald L. Rhodes
LEWISTOWN - Ronald L. Rhodes, 41, of 305 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at his residence.

Born Oct. 21, 1958, in Mattawana, he was a son of Lois (Gardner) Rhodes of 305 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, and the late Lewis Rhodes.

Also surviving are two sisters, Joann Simonton, 305 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, and Hazel Ciccolini, Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by brothers, James and Dean Rhodes, and by sisters, Betty Orth and Doris Rhodes.

He was a Brethren by faith.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, with the Rev. Jacob Traxler officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

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


John M. 'Rock' Rice
PORT ROYAL - John M. "Rock" Rice, 56, of Port Royal RR1, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 10, 1943, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late George Guy and Marian (Taylor) Rice.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Byron (Marcia) Gray, Port Royal.

He was a 1961 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal, and a graduate of Williamsport Technical School.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, as a printer.

He was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard H. Burchfield officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Harold H. 'Henny' Rice
PORT ROYAL - Harold H. "Henny" Rice, 74, of Port Royal RR3 (Tuscarora) died at 5:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC67.

Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Tuscarora, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Homer S. and Mary Jane (Sheaffer) Rice. His wife, Ethel A. (Leister) Rice, whom he married Feb. 19, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John H. Rice, Port Royal, Samuel David Rice, Mount Union, Richard H. Rice, Cynthia A. Pannebaker, Hazel J. Rauch, all of Port Royal RR3, James L. Rice, Mifflin HC67, Connie Gloss, Honey Grove RR1, and Janet M. Zeiders, Mifflintown; brother and sisters, Shelley Rice and Dorothy Beasom, both of Port Royal RR3, and Mary Jane Varner, McAlisterville; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

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

He was a retired cabinet maker.

He attended Cornerstone Community Church, Mifflintown RR4.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Albert Gray, the Rev. William Luckadoo and the Rev. Charles Sheaffer officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4, with full military honors conducted by the Juniata County Veteran's Council.

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


Nellie E. Richard
GRANVILLE - Nellie E. Richard, 87, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Port Royal, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1911, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie (Houser) Longwell. Her husband, Donald C. Richard, died Feb. 17, 1967.

Surviving are: children, Don E. Richard, Burnham, Karl E. Richard, McVeytown, William K. Richard, W. Va., Mrs. Earl (Mary) Boreman, Newport, Daniel W. Richard, Ohio, Steve R. Richard and Toby L. Richard, both of Thompsontown; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor Walters; a son, Stanley Richard; four brothers and three sisters.

She was a housewife.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Sadie E. Richard
LEWISTOWN - Sadie E. Richard, 91, of 305 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at her son's home in Mount Grove, Bloomsburg.

Born Oct. 4, 1907, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Laura (Hoffman) Weimer. Her husband, David S. Richard, died May 9, 1984.

Surviving are: children, Jay W. Richard, 470 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, Carl R. Richard, 2 Connie Drive, Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Harold (Joanne) Price, Harrisburg, David S. Richard Jr., Newark, Del., Harold "Huck" L. Richard, Mount Grove, Bloomsburg, and Mrs. David (Vesta) Breneman, Granville; two sisters, Goldie Goss, Kish Apartments, Lewistown, and Dolly Goss, Back Maitland Road, Lewistown; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Louise Richard in 1934, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Maitland Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maitland Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Charles L. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Brethren Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Building Fund, Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Betty E. Richardson
MIFFLIN - Betty E. Richardson, 75, a resident of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67 Mifflin, formerly of HC-67, Mifflintown, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at the village.

Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Honey Grove, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Goldie (Nickler) McCulloch. Her husband, Raymond J. Richardson, whom she married March 28, 1942, died April 25, 1995.

Surviving are: a son, R. Scott Richardson, Mifflintown RR4; daughters, Mrs. David (Norma) Sieber, Conroe, Texas and Mrs. Ronald (Marjorie) Foltz, Lansdale; sisters, Dorothy Brubaker, Honey Grove, Donna Beaston and Mrs. John (Lois) Baylor, both of East Waterford; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Kelly and Lucille Keeley; and a brother, Richard McCulloch.

She retired in 1980 from Juniata Garment, Mifflin.

She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1, and a life member of the Juniata County Historical Society.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating.

There will be no viewing.

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

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


Stanley I. Richardson
PORT ROYAL - Stanley I. Richardson, 59, of Port Royal RR2, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 7:58 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born April 28, 1940, in East Waterford, he was a son of Nellie (Hurrell) Richardson Fogleman, East Waterford and the late Clarence P. Richardson. His first wife, Helen C. (Rowles) Richardson, died March 22, 1988. His second wife, Erma "Pam" (Warner) Thompson Richardson of Port Royal RR2, whom he married Feb. 10, 1990, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Tim S. Richardson, Millerstown RR2, Mrs. John (Linda) Amrhein, Port Royal RR3, and Mrs. William (Deb) Wall, Mifflintown RR4; stepdaughters, Mrs. Timothy (Laurie) Hower, and JaLene Himes, both of Port Royal; brothers and sisters, Rodney Richardson and Mrs. Norman (Anita) Thatcher, both of East Waterford, Jim Richardson and Mrs. Urie (Tammy) Peachey, both of Honey Grove, Mrs. Ralph (Rosa) Clayton, Waterloo, Mrs. Eugene (Ruby) Yohn and Mrs. Robert (Dolly) Ewalt, both of Port Royal RR2; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was a heavy equipment operator working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Mifflintown, for 29 1/2 years.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will be in the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Waterloo.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Hershey Medical Center, ICU Unit or Heart Cath Lab, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.


Sarah H. Riddle
REEDSVILLE - Sarah H. Riddle, 100, of Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, at Outlook Pointe Commons.

Born April 24, 1899, in Sunbury, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Harriet (Detrick) Haas. Her husband, H. Marlan Riddle, died in 1957.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan Bortell Johnson, 115 N. Brown St., Lewistown; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, the Lewistown Garden Club, the Womens' Club of Lewistown, and the Mifflin/Juniata Art League.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Joseph Gatto officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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 or to Outlook Pointe Commons, 55 Carriage House Lane, Reedsville, PA 17084.


Betty Lucinda (Grose) Riden
HUNTINGDON - Betty Lucinda (Grose) Riden, 82, of Williamsburg Mountain Road, Huntingdon, died at 10 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown.

Born June 23, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harry Frank and Grace Ellen (Brantner) Grose. Her husband, Glen L. "Tucker" Riden, whom she married June 14, 1952, in Linnwood, died Jan. 8, 2000.

Surviving are a stepson, Glen L. Riden Jr., Ardmore, Ala.; sisters, D. Jane (Grose) Querry and Trudy E. (Grose) Banks, both of Johnstown; three stepchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Richard O. Grose, Steward F. L. Grose, and Margaret Bookheimer.

She attended the Huntingdon public schools and was a 1936 graduate of Huntingdon High School.

She was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an agricultural stabilization officer for 37 years, retiring in June 1973 as the executive director of the Huntingdon County office.

She was Methodist by faith.

She enjoyed attending auctions and flea markets.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Doyle H. Klinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Foundation, 116 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA 16823 or to the American Cancer Society, Huntingdon County Unit, RR1, Box 33-D, Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Glen L. 'Tucker' Riden
HUNTINGDON - Glen L. "Tucker" Riden, 85, of Williamsburg Road, Huntingdon RR1, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born March 21, 1914 in Milroy, he was a son of the late Howard and Della (Nale) Riden. His wife, Betty Lucinda (Grose) Riden, whom he married June 14, 1952 in Linwood, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Glen L. Riden, Jr. of Ardmore, Ala.; brother and sister, Otis Riden, Milroy and Mary Bittner, Siglerville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles W. Riden, John Riden, Howard Riden, Harry Riden, and Rachel Schrengast.

He was educated in the public schools of Mifflin County.

He retired in 1977 after five years as an employee of the Huntingdon PennDOT office and previously worked as a certified welder at Standard Steel in Burnham.

He was Protestant by faith and a member of the Iron Worker's Local Union, Harrisburg.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching sports, attending public auctions and flea markets.

A private service will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Charles G. Sprowls officiating.Interment will be in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Walker Township, Huntingdon RR1.

Friends may call for public visitation after 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home, located at 417 Washington St., Huntingdon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Foundation, 116 South Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA 16823 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 810, Huntingdon, PA 16652.


M. Arlene Riehl
SUNBURY - M. Arlene Riehl, 83, of 448 N. Second St., Sunbury, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at her home.

Born Oct. 11, 1916, in Beavertown, she was a daughter of the late Arther and Florence (Soles) Coleman. Her husband, Charles J. Riehl, died July 19, 1981.

Surviving are: children, Sonja Crichton, Hutchinson, Kan., Mayna Swinehart, Neila Linderman, and Lang Riehl, all of Sunbury, and Gemma Jacobs, Tharptown; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dayn Riehl on Nov. 19, 1960 and a brother, Eugene Coleman in 1942.

She last worked for the Sunbury Silk Mills and had worked for Nite-Kraft and Beavertown Knits.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Sunbury, the Association of Retired Citizens, and the Kennel Club in Middleburg.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, with the Rev. George Mauk officiating. Interment will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Hospice, Lewisburg, PA 17837.


Frank A. Robinson
MIFFLINTOWN - Frank A. Robinson, 79, of Mifflintown RR4, died at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his home.

Born June 22, 1919, in Port Royal, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Myra (McLaughlin) Robinson Sr. He is survived by his wife, Naomi S. (Switzer) Robinson, whom he married Feb. 18, 1950.

Also surviving are: children, John D. Robinson, Mrs. Bret (Jody R.) Satzler, both of Mifflintown; sister, Mrs. Dr. W. North (Caroline) Sterrett, Arendtzville; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son and two sisters, Mary Margaret Hale and Jean Robinson.

He was a 1938 graduate of Port Royal High School. He retired as a staff manager of Prudential Insurance Company, Lewistown.

He was a member, trustee and elder of Port Royal Presbyterian Church. He was a life member and past vice president of the Juniata County Historical Society. In 1961, he served as the chairman of the March of Dimes. He was a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post No. 5863, Mifflintown, and the Union Lodge No. 324 F&AM, Mifflintown, where he received his 50-year pin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Wolverines 337th Infantry Regimen in the European Theatre during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, from the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, 316 Main St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard E. Wright officiating.

Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

A viewing will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082.


J. Harry Robinson
HONEY GROVE - J. Harry Robinson, 86, of Honey Grove RR1 (Reeds Gap), died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1.

Born Aug. 9, 1913, in Reeds Gap, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Margaret (Sheriff) Robinson. His wife, Esther (Berry) Robinson, died March 28, 1998.

Surviving are: a son, James E. Robinson, Honey Grove RR1; brothers and sisters, C. Brooks Robinson and Gladys Rhen, both of Dauphin, Kathleen Schreck and Helen Marte, both of Harrisburg; one granddaughter and three great-grandsons.

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

He was a retired maintenance supervisor for PennDOT.

He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Reeds Gap. He was also a member of Union Lodge 324 F&AM, Mifflintown; treasurer for the McCullochs Mills Cemetery for 29 years; and was a Forest Fire Warden for 40 years.

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

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 8:45 p.m.

The family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Erma Hutchinson-treasurer, RR1, Honey Grove, PA 17035 or McCullochs Mills Cemetery Association Trust Fund, Sharon Milliken-treasurer, RRI, Box 176, Honey Grove, PA 17035.


Elsie Heikes Rodgers
READING - Elsie Heikes Rodgers, 97, a resident of Berks Heim County Home, Reading, formerly of Wernersville, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at the home.

Born Dec. 10, 1901, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Minnie (Forney) Heikes. Her husband, P. Richard Rodgers Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are: a son, Paul R. Rodgers, Chambersburg; two granddaughters; and one great-grandchild.

She attended Christian Choral School, where she received a master's degree in music. She was a graduate of Wilson College and she also attended Northwestern University and the State Teachers College for Music Education.

She was a retired music teacher and taught in the Lewistown public schools for many years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown, where she had been the church organist and the music teacher.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Rothermel Funeral Home Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra.


Patricia A. Rome
LEWISTOWN - Patricia A. Rome, 59, of 407 Electric Ave., Lewistown, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 24, 1939, in Granville Township, she was a daughter of Lillian G. (Conner) Cavanaugh of Rothrock Apartments, McVeytown, and the late Joseph Cavanaugh. Her husband, Richard C. Rome, whom she married July 3, 1982, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Kimbra) Napikoski, 51 Old Route 22, Lewistown, and Karina D. Shearer, 489 Riverview Lane, Lewistown; stepchildren, Eric C. Rome, Pittsburgh, Richard A. Rome, Kittaning, and Mrs. Victor (Michele) St. Vincent, Newville; brothers and sisters, George F. Cavanaugh and Ray A. Cavanaugh, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Forgy, Newton Hamilton, Donald B. Cavanaugh, McVeytown, and F. Kay Kenepp, Downingtown; and 16 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin A. Cavanaugh.

She graduated from Bratton/McVeytown/Oliver High School in 1957.

Before retiring on disability, she was employed for five years at Irvings Shoes in Harrisburg and at Glick Shoes in Lewistown prior to that.

She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Burnham.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

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

 


Albert J. Romig
LEWISTOWN - Albert J. Romig, 95, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of McClure RR1, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at the manor. Born March 8, 1904, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Reuben and Amanda (Rager) Romig. His wife, Faye I. (Wagner) Romig, whom he married Sept. 9, 1945, survives.

He is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Romig, McClure RR1.

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

He retired in 1985 from Bickel's Sawmill, where he had been a planer for many years. He also sharpened saws and enjoyed woodworking.

He was a member of Samuels UCC Church, McClure RR1.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the Samuel's Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Samuels UCC Church, RR1, McClure, PA 17841.


Elsie L.Romig
BELLEVILLE - Elsie L. Romig,69, 266 Walnut Street, Belleville,died at 4:28 p.m. Friday, January 7 at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 2, 1930, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin A. Blair and E. Madalene (Frank) Blair of Beverly Healthcare William Penn.

She is survived by husband Robert W. Romig, to whom she was married on April 20,1951. Also surviving are three children: Melanie S. Romig of State College, Melissa K. Hinson of Willow Springs, N.C., and Robert W. Romig III of State College, and brother F. Arthur Blair of Mechanicsburg. She had four granchildren.

She graduated Geisinger Memorial School of Nursing as an R.N. in 1950. In her early life, she was employed as a R.N. at Lewistown Hospital.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Belleville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3597 W. Main Street, Belleville with the Rev. Lois D. Martin officiating.

Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. there will be no viewing, however, family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. Weds. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Belleville.

Heller-Helenstein Burnham Funeral Home, 108 1st Avenue Burnham is in charge of arrangements.


Emma Arlene Stringfellow Ronk
LEWISTOWN - Emma Arlene Stringfellow Ronk, 71, of 6 Sunflower Lane, North Hills Trailer Court, Lewistown, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at the Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown.

Born June 17, 1928, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Mary Jane (Crimmel) Wagner.

She is survived by children, Barbara Jean Stringfellow and Mrs. William (Glenda) Silks Jr., both of 440 W. Fourth St., Lewistown and Richard K. Stringfellow Jr. of 24 Feeder Ave., Lewistown; sisters and brother, Mrs. Palmer (Rosie) Barner, Enola, Mrs. John (Martha) Aultz, Strodes Mills, and Joseph L. Wagner, Lewisburg; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Burnham.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

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


Garth G. Rorer
BELLEVILLE - Garth G. Rorer, 69, of 600 Erie Drive, Belleville, formerly of Chambersburg and Mount Union, died at 11:01 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born July 20, 1929, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late John H. and Maude (Harper) Rorer. His wife, Jane R. (Rosenbery) Rorer, whom he married June 12, 1954 at Allenport Methodist Church, survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Mary Kathryn Drake, Mount Union RR2; five nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brother, Verna Hileman, Gladys Rorer, Carolyn Horne, and Frank Rorer, who was killed in action during World War II.

He was a 1948 graduate of Mount Union High School.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel, Steelton, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, the Mount Union Lodge 688 F&AM, and the Harrisburg Consistory AASR.

Private services will be held at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. James Herman officiating. Interment will be in the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, PO Box 810, Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Mary B. Rose
REEDSVILLE - Mary B. Rose, 83, of 133 Shelly Drive, Reedsville, died at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home.

Born April 29, 1916, in Ickesburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Margaret A. (Dobbins) Sheaffer. Her husband, Guy M. Rose, whom she married Jan. 28, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Larry Lyons and Ada Jensen, both of Beech Lake, Pa., Charles Lyons, Tennessee, Donna Treadway, Orange City, Fla., Sandra Long, Belleville, Robin Garza, Oregon, and Guy Michael Rose II, Huntingdon; a brother, Clyde Sheaffer, Ickesburg; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Harvey L. Sheaffer, Robert Sheaffer, Frank Sheaffer, Wayne Sheaffer, Max Sheaffer and Verna Lash.

She had been a seamstress supervisor in Norfolk, Va.

She was a Methodist by faith.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

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


John R. Rosegay Roskey
LEWISTOWN - John R. Rosegay Roskey, 94, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 307 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 4, 1904, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late John M. and Rosalia (Proderbarac) Rosegay Roskey.

Surviving are: sisters, Annabelle Gutshall, Houston, Texas and Rose Chamberlain, 307 S. Grand St., Lewistown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

He was employed by Logan Iron & Steel, Letterman's Bakery, and Bob Davis Clothing Store for 23 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

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


Betty G. Ross
LEWISTOWN - Betty G. Ross, 69, of 3203 SR 103 North, Lewistown, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mabel (Bilger) Bilger. Her husband, Charles E. Ross, died Oct. 3, 1986.

Surviving are: children, Jacqueline Bagrosky, 366 Granville Rd., Granville, and Doris J. Ross, Centre Hall RR1; brothers and sisters, Glenn L. Bilger, Country Road, Lewistown, Robert W. Bilger, 10 Malta Park Rd. Granville, Lois Watson, 2 Park Place, Lewistown, and Gloria Bramlett, Lobelville RR1, Tenn.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was an examiner for Arrow Division of Cluett-Peabody and Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1975.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Darvin Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.


 
Katie Amber Rossman
LEWISTOWN - Katie Amber Rossman, infant daughter of Rebecca Elizabeth (McKnight) and Raymond M. Rossman Jr., 367 Walnut St., Reedsville, was stillborn Saturday morning, April 24, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Also surviving are: a brother, Drew M. Rossman, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McKnight, Reedsville; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Rossman Sr., McClure; maternal great-grandparents, Gladys (McKnight) Fisher, Reedsville and Mr. and Mrs. Emery Clouser, Milroy; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Henry, Lewistown.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family, at the New Lancaster Valley Cemetery, Milroy, with the Rev. L. Ed Moore officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

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


John Hobart Rossman Jr.
LEWISTOWN - John Hobart Rossman Jr., 42, 241 Logan St., Lewistown, died of natural causes at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born June 5, 1957, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Emma H. (Casner) Rossman. He is survived by a companion, Ruby Kay Hessor, with whom he resided.

Also surviving are: children, Laura A. Oswald, Lewistown, Robin E. Oswald, Georgia, and Amanda R. Hessor, Woodbury; a sister, Donna Howell, Reedsville; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Colyer in 1996.

He was retired due to disability.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Trilba N. Rothrock
LEWISTOWN - Trilba N. Rothrock, 92, of 427 Yale St., Lewistown, died at 6 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2000, at her residence.

Born Jan. 26, 1908, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Susie S. (Wagner) Narehood. Her husband, Samuel Eugene Rothrock, died April 19, 1962.

Surviving are: children, Charlotte Barker, Harrisburg, Helen Yocum, Burnham, Richard E. Rothrock, Dushore, Sandra Rothrock, Conneaut, Ohio, Nelson Rothrock, McVeytown, Janet Bousum, Mrs. Gene (Sue) Wheeler, and Steven Rothrock, all of Lewistown; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and a daughter, Betty I. Coffey.

She was a seamstress for Arrow Shirt Factory for 36 years, retiring in 1976.

She was an avid cook and baker.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery.

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

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


Betty Jane Roush
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Betty Jane Roush, 71, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, formerly of Liverpool, died at 6:57 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, in the emergency room of Sunbury Community Hospital.

Born Oct. 27, 1928, in Susquehanna Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest A. and Margaret A. (Watts) Feltman. Her husband, Paul I. Roush, died in September of 1977. Her companion, Leroy Paige, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Darlene K. Peachey, Thompsontown; brothers and sisters, Robert Feltman, Millerstown RR2, George Feltman, Richfield RR1, Raymond Feltman and Donald Feltman, both of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Ida Colyer, McAlisterville, and Katie Knouse, Liverpool; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Feltman; two brothers, Paul Feltman and Ernest J. Feltman; and two sisters, Joyce Feltman and R. Arlene Heller.

She was educated in the Juniata County rural schools.

She retired as a seamstress in 1962 from the Liverpool Shirt Factory, Liverpool.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool; American Legion Post 364, Liverpool and auxiliary; Hunter's Valley Sportsmen Association; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640, Middleburg.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. James R. Bramer officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Millerstown RR2.

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


Madge M. Rowe
GRANVILLE - Madge M. Rowe, 95, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Mifflintown RR2, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2000 at the home.

Born Feb. 9, 1905, in Walker Township (Gill Town), Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer M. and Clara Jane (DeLancy) Gill. Her husband, Raymond A. Rowe, died Dec. 10, 1980.

She is survived by a sister, Alverta Kauffman, Mifflintown RR2 and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dow Gill and Evan Gill and one sister, Grace Leonard.

She retired from the Port Royal Dress Factory with 20 years of service.

She was a member of the Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR2, the Ladies Bible Sunday School Class and the Port Royal Senior Citizens Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in the Adam's Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4.

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


Ferne Phillips Rowland
BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Ferne Phillips Rowland, 76, of Bridgewater, Va., and formerly of McVeytown, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital after an illness of two years.

Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Waynesboro, Va., she was a daughter of the late Victor and Mary (Kagey) Phillips. Her husband, the Rev. Earl D. Rowland of Bridgewater, Va., whom she married June 27, 1948, and was former pastor of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Philip Rowland, St. Louis, Mo., Dennis Rowland, Fallbrook, Calif., and Curtis Rowland, Fairfield; brother and sister, Harper Phillips, Waynesboro, and Mary Alice Womble, Bridgewater, Va.; and four grandsons.

She was a 1941 graduate of New Hope High School, a 1944 graduate of Bridgewater College, and attended Bethany Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill.

She taught American history and government at New Hope High School and Wilson Memorial High School in Augusta County, Va. She also taught at Annville-Cleona High School in Annville.

She was a member and an active leader of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren as a pastor's wife, youth teacher and advisor, and she sang in the church choir.

She served as moderator of Middle Pennsylvania District in 1987, as Camp Board chairperson of Middle District and was a delegate to district conferences and annual conferences of the Church of the Brethren.

Her hobbies included singing, gardening, quilting, camping, making baskets, and entertaining with newer recipes.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Robert E. Alley and the Rev. Randell Yoder officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Bethany Theological Seminary, 515 W. National Rd., Richmond, IN.

Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Robert R. Runtagh
LEWISTOWN - Robert R. Runtagh, 87, of 349 Summit Drive, Lewistown, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 30, 1912, in Yestreb, Hungary, he was a son of the late Rev. Rudolph and Stephany (Molchany) Runtagh. His wife, Ann (Kuzmishin) Runtagh, whom he married April 18, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Michael (Jeannie) Young, San Rafael, Calif., Hellene S. Runtagh, Potomac, Md., Mrs. Dyson (Monica) Scott, Charleston, S.C., and Richard Runtagh, Lunenburg, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Edith) Kallenburg, Calais, Maine; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary, Kingston; Cornell University, Class of 1934, with a mechanical engineering degree, and also took courses at Penn State.

From 1948-1977, he was employed in various engineering capacities at Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring as facility planning engineer.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, where he was a lay lector and member of the Liturgical Committee.

He was also a member of the Standard Steel Supervisors Association, Industrial Management Club; member and executive board member of the Roundtable of Christians and Jews; B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 663; and Knights of Columbus. He and his wife served as directors of the March of Dimes campaign 1976-78.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown, 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 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Frederick W. Rupp
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Frederick W. Rupp, 76, of Westerville, Ohio, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Born March 1, 1924, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Frederick A. and Claire (Shellenberg) Rupp. His wife, Madelyn Rupp, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Joe (Carla) Gutches, Mrs. Joel (Kevan) Lunney, and Ret. Maj. Robert C. Rupp; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served as a combat engineer. He was also an Army aviator during the Korean Conflict.

After retirement from the Army, he worked six years as an aerospace defense industry engineer and then became an instructor pilot in light aircraft and helicopters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, Ohio, with the Rev. Paul Border officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westerville VFW 7883, c/o Greg Wood, 3434 Dahlgreen, Westerville, OH 43081.


Keith B. Russler
LEWISTOWN - Keith B. Russler, 42, of 131 Winding Lane, Lewistown, died at 11:40 a.m. (central time), Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Meritcare Medical Center, Fargo, N.D.

Born Dec. 19, 1956, in Lewistown, he was the son of Lillian (Baker) Russler of 75 Winding Way, Lewistown and the late Lee W. Russler Sr. His wife, Natalie Anne (Bonson) Russler, whom he married in 1989, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Adam K. Russler, Ryan Russler, and Trent Russler, all at home; brothers, Lee William Russler Jr. and Carl D. Russler, both of Lewistown, Neil Russler, Yeagertown, and Robin Russler, Reedsville.

He was president of Expert Cycle Inc. in Centre County.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown and a member of the Seven Mountains Snowmobile Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 12 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum and the Rev. Philip Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin- Juniata Special Needs Center Inc., 401 Yale St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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