Miscellaneous Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Pennsylvania Obituary and Death Notice Archive
Richard E. Sanders
YORK - Richard E. Sanders, 71, of York, Springettsbury Township, died at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 28, 1999. at his home.

Born May 29, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Elmer Sanders and the late Alice Clark Smith Sanders Ritter. His wife, Mary Jane (Garbrick) Weigle Sanders, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Rodger E. Sander and Michael A. Sanders, both of York; stepfather, John J. Ritter, McClure; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Steven E. Weigle.

He was a 1947 graduate of McClure High School and attended Penn State University.

He was employed by Frank Duff Auto Electric, was a dispatcher for Food Transport in York, and an insurance adjuster for Penn National Insurance Company in Harrisburg and an insurance salesman for Baltimore Life Insurance Company.

He was a charter member of Hayshire United Church of Christ, a life member of the Hawks Club, a member of the American Legion Post 942 in McClure, and a life member of the Middleburg VFW. He was also a past member of Lions International.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, York, with the Rev. Phyllis Baum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Springettsbury Township.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Diehl Funeral Home and Cremation Center Inc., 87 S. Main St., Mt. Wolf, and from 9 until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Hayshire United Church of Christ Building Fund, 100 Haybrook Drive, York, PA 17402 or to the VNA Hospice, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.
 

Mary E. Sanderson
MEXICO - Mary E. Sanderson, 94, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Mexico, died at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 10, 1905, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Susan Ella (Burris-Smith) Page. Her husband, Milton Jacob Sanderson, died in 1961.

She is survived by a niece, Cecilla McGirk of Altoona, and a number of other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Reuben, Milton, Richard and Charles Page, Minerva Wilson and Edith Willi.

She and her husband owned and operated a restaurant in Newport and later a restaurant and a store in Mexico.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Mexico.

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

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be no evening viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Grace Methodist Church, c/o Thomas M. Landis, PO Box 183, Mexico, PA 17056 or to the Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Esther Sarah Saner
LANSDALE - Esther Sarah Saner, 82, of Docks Woods Community, Lansdale, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, 2000, in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township, Sellersville.

Born July 28, 1917, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late William and Melissa (Hackenberger) Book. Her husband of 58 years, Roy L. Saner, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Dale R. Saner, Saudi Arabia, Floyd E. Saner, Goshen, Ind., Gary L. Saner, Hatfield, and Mrs. David (Shirley K.) Garber, Lancaster; brother and sisters, Roy Book and Viola Lauver, both of Mifflintown, Mary Corbin, Port Royal, and Mrs. Wilbur W. (Jane) Benner, Greencastle; 12 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Book, and a sister, Ruth Gingrich.

She was an active member of Grace Bible Church of Souderton. She and her husband served for over five years with Habitat for Humanity in Johns Island, S.C. In addition, she had been active in Child Evangelism Fellowship for a number of years and had served many years as a Sunday school teacher and Bible School Director at Woodlawn Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Willow Grove.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Port Royal Exit 322, Mifflintown. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills.

Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

In Iieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, 3487 McGill Court, Johns Island, S.C. 29455.

The Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lyle G. Sassaman
BEAVERTOWN - Lyle G. Sassaman, 51, of Beavertown RR1, died at 12:52 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born July 16, 1948, in Kelly Township, Union County, he was the son of the late George and Mildred (Casner) Sassaman. His wife, Linda L. (Hollenbach) Sassaman, whom he married Sept. 18, 1965, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Lyle G. Sassaman Jr., McAlisterville RR1, and Terry M. Sassaman, Beavertown RR1; sister and brothers, Janet Boreman and Dalton Sassaman, both of Lewistown, Larry Sassaman, Lewisburg, and Roger Sassaman, Florida; six grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

He attended West Snyder High School.

He operated a dairy farm in Adams Township and earlier had driven truck for Kreamer Feed.

He loved horses and farming.

He attended the Glenwood Avenue Chapel, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Selinsgrove RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17812 or to the Zion Lutheran Church, RR1 Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
 

Julie Ann Sausman
MOUNT UNION - Julie Ann Sausman, 8, of Mount Union RR1, died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, from injuries suffered in a car accident.

Born April 30, 1991, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Tammy (Cowan) Sausman of Mill Creek and Daniel Sausman of Mill Creek. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Michael and Patty Querry of Mount Union RR1.

Also surviving are: sister and brothers, Carrie Sausman, Daniel Sausman and Michael Sausman, all of Mill Creek; grandparents, Donald and Darlene Cowan, Allenport RR2, Mount Union; Donald and Emma Sausman, Mill Creek; and Mary Querry, Mount Union, RR1.

She enjoyed swimming and loved animals, especially the family dog and cockatiel.

She had just finished first grade at Kistler Elementary School.

She was Brethren by faith.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.

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

Gladys P. Saylor
BEAVERTOWN - Gladys P. Saylor, 89, of Beavertown, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Jan. 30, 1911, in Spring Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Vergie (Lepley) Haines. Her husband, George I. Saylor, whom she married in 1935, died Feb. 17, 1989.

Surviving are: sons, George C. Saylor, Beavertown, Michael H. Saylor, Landenberg, and David F. Saylor, Middletown, Del.; a sister, Helen Mattern; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terrence E. "Terry" Saylor, in 1987, and a sister, Pearle Wagner, in 1994.

She was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, where she participated in the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She also participated in the local Ladies Craft Club.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.
 

Mary Anne Scafidi
LEWISTOWN - Mary Anne Scafidi, 85, of 169 S. Main St., Apt. 513, Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. July 3, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 10, 1913, in Trenton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Rose Losciale. Her husband, Anthony Scafidi, preceded her in death in 1985.

Surviving are: son, Ross L. Scafidi, Lewistown; a daughter, Toni Marie Goble, Calif.; a brother, William Losciale, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

She was a housewife and a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory Tyree officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Barr Funeral Home, Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Erla M. Scanlan
PENNSVILLE, N.J. - Erla M. Scanlan, 69, of Pennsville, N.J., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Salem County Memorial Hospital.

Born in McAlisterville, she was a daugther of the late Lloyd S. and Blanche A. (Frymoyer) Hummel. Her husband, Edward F. Scanlan Jr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Dennis J. Scanlan, Pennsville, N.J., Denise C. Wright, Buckeystown, Md., and Erlene F. Scaberry, Cape May, N.J.; brothers and sister, Wilmer H. Hummel, McClure, Clair R. Hummel, Lewistown, and Jeretta G. George, Pennsville, N.J.; seven grandsons and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and a saleswoman for Avon for 25 years.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home, 18 Maple Ave., Penns Grove, N.J. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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

Kathryn L. 'Kack' Schaeffer
BURNHAM - Kathryn L. "Kack" Schaeffer, 62, of 230 W. Freedom Ave., B-38, Burnham, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 20, 1936, in Strodes Mills, Granville Township, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Vera (Heckman) Goss. Her husband, Carl L. Schaeffer, whom she married Oct. 29, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Douglas K. Schaeffer Sr., Burnham, Carl L. Schaeffer Jr. and Ronni G. Schaeffer, both of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Ethel Swigart, Georgia, Mrs. Joseph (Tressie) Sunderland, McVeytown, Dorothy Leach and Elrose Goss, both of Lewistown, Ralph Goss, Burnham, and Donald Goss, Strodes Mills; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elsie Davidheiser, Bertha Eisenhuth, Mabel Wilson, and Doris Wert.

She was a homemaker and earlier in life had worked for the American Viscose Corporation and Empire Kosher.

She was a member of the Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, and the choir of the church.

She enjoyed camping at Idle Acres Campground, McVeytown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, Sixth Street and Summit Drive, Lewistown, with the Rev. Evan Iacoboni officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, Sixth Street and Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Grace Marie Scheffer
BREEZEWOOD - Grace Marie Scheffer, 59, of Graceville Road, Breezewood, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Lee Hospital, Johnstown.

Born March 6, 1940, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Dickson. Her husband, William Scheffer, whom she married in Feb. 1960 in Williamsport, Md., survives.

Also surviving are: children, William E. Scheffer, St. Thomas, Mrs. James (Deborah) Smith, Plainfield, and John E. Scheffer, Greencastle; brothers, Robert Sweitzer, Lewistown, and William Hoyer, Mifflintown; stepsister, Nancy White, Orbisonia; and four grandchildren.

She was employed as a notary public and issuing agent for Pennsylvania members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Everett and the Camp Cadet Motor Cycle Committee.

For 17 years she served as national secretary for the Independent Truckers Association and as state coordinator for Pennsylvania Independent Truckers Association. She was editor of the Independent Truckers Association newsletter for 14 states.

For 12 years she served as a den mother for a Boy Scout Troop in Breezewood.

She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Women's Bowling Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, and, along with her husband, was a sponsor of the Breezewood Truck Stop Santa Clause for the last 22 years.

She was Protestant by faith.

Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dalla Valle Funeral Chapel, Main Street, Everett, with the Rev. Bruce Maxwell officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Family will receive friends from 3 p.m until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.
 

Ethel M. Schell
SELINSGROVE - Ethel Mae Schell, 79, of Selinsgrove RR2, Shamokin Dam Borough, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills, died at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Sunbury Community Hospital.

Born April 27, 1921, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Hazel (Watts) and David R. Depew Sr. Her husband, Robert Lee "Bob" Schell, whom she married June 28, 1939, died Dec. 18, 1995.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. William K. (Jean S.) Bonta, Phoenix, Md.; a brother, Glenn L. Depew, Mifflintown RR1; sisters, Helen D. Frey, Beaver Springs, and Mrs. John "Jack" (Joann) Hack, Danville; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ray Depew, David Depew Jr., twins Lloyd Depew and Boyd Depew, and, in childhood, Chester Depew.

She graduated in 1939 from Juniata Joint high School, Mifflintown.

She worked in the family business, The R.L. Schell Feed and Grain Mill, Mount Pleasant Mills, owned by her husband, until the business was sold in 1964. She then did seamstress work out of her home until the time of her death.

She was a member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shamokin Dam, where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Women of the ELCA.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking pies, gardening and tending plants, especially African violets.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Wayne C. Muthler officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Memorial Fund, PO Box 68, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876.
 

Evelyn M. 'Ev' Schell
MCALISTERVILLE - Evelyn "Ev" S. Schell, 79, of Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, and formerly of McAlisterville RR1, died at 4:38 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at the home.

Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Monroe L. and Vesta V. (Kepner) Swartz. Her husband, John E. Schell, died Jan. 17, 1993.

Surviving are: two sons, Dr. Dennis E. Schell, Glen Burnie, Md., and Rodney A. Schell, Richfield RR1; a brother, Warren Swartz, Richfield RR1; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Swartz.

She attended Watts Grammar School, Fogle Hill, and graduated in 1939 from Liverpool High School.

She had lived in Newport from 1948 to 1957, when she moved to Cocolamus and opened Schell's Restaurant, which she operated until 1967. Prior to that, she had been a waitress for the Harrisburg Hotel and a seamstress for Richfield Shirt Factory for four years.

She was a member of Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, McAlisterville, and the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center.

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, attending yard sales and making hoagies.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Stephen A. Kovac officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

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: Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, RR1, Box 933, McAlisterville, PA 17049.
 

Nancy E. Schellenberg
LEWISTOWN - Nancy E. Schellenberg, 71, of 106 Highland Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at her residence.

Born May 6, 1928, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William and Louise (Reed) Milliken. Her husband, Frank E. Schellenberg of 106 Highland Ave., Lewistown, whom she married March 15, 1955, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Louisa) Shawver, State College and Edward R. Schellenberg, Lewistown; stepson, Frank C. Schellenberg, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Herbert Milliken, Fairfax, Va., Jane Fulkroad, Columbia Station, Ohio, and Mrs. Raymond (Iva) Cowan, Granville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Guy Milliken, William Milliken, and Dorothy Snook.

She worked in housekeeping at the Lewistown Hospital for 23 years, retiring in 1990.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

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

Brice L. Schilling Jr.
REEDSVILLE - Brice L. Schilling Jr., 76, of 28 Pearl St., Reedsville, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at the University Park Nursing Center, State College.

Born Oct. 6, 1922, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Eva Naomi (Ferguson) and Brice L. Shilling Sr. His wife, Dorine (Treaster) Schilling, whom he married Sept. 14, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are sister and brother, Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Orner, Reedsville, and James L. Shilling Sr., Reedsville.

He was a 1940 graduate of Reedsville High School.

He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army Airborne Division during World War II.

He had worked for Standard Steel, Burnham for 20 years and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad with 18 years of service.

He was a member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years and was on the church council. He was also a member of Free & Accepted Mason Lodge 203, Lewistown and the Harrisburg Consistory.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, where a masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084.
 

Carl L. Schlegel Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Carl L. Schlegel Sr., 67, of Mifflintown, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home.

Born July 8, l932, in Port Royal, Juniata County, he was a son of Anna J. (Dunn) Schlegel, Mifflintown and the late Ralph W. Schlegel. His wife, Shirley H. (Hockenberry) Schlegel, whom he married on June 28, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Carl L. Schlegel, Jr., Mifflintown; brothers, Robert M. Schlegel, Mifflintown and Gerald E. Schlegel, Mexico; sisters, Doris Stoner, Dillsburg, Mona Jury, Mifflintown RR5, and Donna Fogleman, Mechanicsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was a 1951 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

He served with the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.

Earlier in life, he had owned and operated Schlegel's Atlantic/Arco Station on old Route 322, Mifflintown. He retired as an auto technician from Mertz Ford, McAlisterville,with 15 years of service.

He had attended the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown and was a life member of the Mifflintown Hose Company No. 1.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Corner of Third & Orange Streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflintown Hose Co. No. 1, Washington Ave., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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

Laura M. Schlegel
THOMPSONTOWN - Laura M. Schlegel, 90, a resident of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin, and formerly of Thompsontown, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, at the retirement village.

Born Sept. 30, 1908, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Myers) Lukens. Her husband, Marlin W. Schlegel, whom she married Oct. 9, 1937, preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1989.

She is the last of her immediate family, survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Myers Lukens, Harold Lukens, Marie Brubaker and Emily Kauffman.

She was retired from Rae Sel Garment Factory, Port Royal, where she worked as a seamstress. She worked previously at the East Salem Shirt Factory.

She was a member of the Thompsontown United Methodist Church.

She was an avid shopper.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Box 7, Mifflin, Pa. 17058.
 

George Jack Schrock
CLEARLAKE, Calif. - George Jack Schrock, 73, a resident of Clearlake, Calif., and formerly of Fremont, Calif., died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Redbud Hospital, Clearlake, Calif.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1926 in Moss Creek, Pa. His wife of 38 years, Shirley Schrock of Clearlake, Calif., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Dan Hammitt, Grass Valley, Calif., Susan Hammitt, Walunt Creek, Calif., and Karen Royce, Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a sister, Mercy Wagner, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1944-1946 and from 1948-1952.

He was employed as a mechanic and driver for Fremont Unified School District.

He was a member of the Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Moose Lodge N. 2284, and also a member of First Baptist Church, Clearlake, Calif.

He was an avid bowler and loved baseball and football.

Cremation was by Lake County Memorial Crematory, Lakeport, Calif. and inurnment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Restoration Fund, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 284, 16140 Main St., Lower Lake, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.
 

John L. 'Jack' Schwartz
NEW CUMBERLAND - John L. "Jack" Schwartz, 80, of New Cumberland, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at his home.

Born June 23, 1919, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Phillip John and Pauline (Ellisher) Schwartz. His wife, Joyce (Goodale) Schwartz, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John C. Schwartz, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Kim (Kathryn) DeMeulemeester, Vero Beach, Fla., and Mary Jo Wholihan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and six grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Monessen High School and the University of California, Pa.

He was a schoolteacher for Carlisle, Franklin Township and Bristol schools. During the war, he was an instructor at the naval base in Norman, Okla. He also worked for Glen L. Martin in Maryland, Bristol Engineering, and retired as manager of design and drafting from General Electric in Philadelphia.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in New Cumberland, the Knights of Columbus in Bristol, the New Cumberland Fishing Club, and the Squires of Bucks Barber Shop Chorus.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in New Cumberland. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070 or to Hospice of Central Pa., PO Box 266, Enola, PA 17025-0266.

The Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Katelyn Marie Seachrist
SHADE GAP - Katelyn Marie Seachrist, 3, of HC 83, Shade Gap, died 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Her death was a result of accidental drowning.

Born Dec. 17, 1995, at Huntingdon, she was a daughter of Jay and Karen (Nycum) Seachrist of HC 83, Shade Gap.

She is survived by: maternal grandparents, Donald and Daisy Nycum, McConnellsburg; paternal grandmother, Barbara Seachrist, Mifflin; sister, Brittany Seachrist, at home, and brother, Daniel Seachrist, at home.

Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 4, 1999, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Tom Maurer officiating. Interment will be made in the Saltillo Cemetery.

Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 

Jack 'Jackie' H. Searer
LEWISTOWN - Jack "Jackie" H. Searer, 55, of 537 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 8:01 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 29, 1944, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Glenn O. Searer Sr. and Margaret (Miller) Searer. His companion, Shirley A. Rosensteel, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Jackie Ann Searer, home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. George (Peg) Plank, Lewistown, Mrs. Charles (Susan) Royer, Lewistown, Mrs. Blair (Patricia) Rose, Lewistown, Glenn O. Searer Jr., Yeagertown, and Kenneth L. Searer, McClure.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris A. Hall.

He was a self-employed plumber for 18 years. In 1980 he retired from truck driving because of a disability.

He was a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Company, Junction Fire Company and East Derry Fire Company.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing.

Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, Pa. 16601.
 

Catherine E. Searer
HAVER DEGRACE, Md. - Catherine E. Searer, 91, of 105 Hutchins Court, Haver deGrace, Md., formerly of West Fifth Street, Lewistown, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Calvert Manor Health Care Center, Rising Sun, Md.

Born Oct. 12, 1908, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Willliam C. and Bertha (Hamaker) Matter. Her husband, Robert D. Searer of Rising Sun, Md., whom she married Feb. 28, 1928, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Lucille R. Forrest, Havre deGrace, Md.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Matter.

She was an office employee for Standard Steel, Burnham for 17 years, retiring in 1968.

She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating.

Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Dorothy Mae Searer
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy Mae Searer, 85, formerly of 14 Spanogle Ave., Lewistown, and also 416 Bridge St., Lewistown, died at 4:20 p.m. July 5, 1999, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.

Born Sept. 24, 1913, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Claudia K. (Bigelow) Lepley. Her husband, Hobert E. Searer, preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1984.

Surviving are: daughter, Mrs. Amund (Constance) Moen, Lewistown; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Lester Lepley, and a son, James Hobert Searer.

She was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of Calvary Bible Church, and the former superintendent of the junior department of the Sunday school. She was also a former member of the Missions Board of the church. She was a WCTU and child evangelism teacher for many years.

She was a member of the Loyal Ladies Bible Class and a former member of the Ladies Missionary Society.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger Reece officiating.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Dementia Unit of Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Marguerite S. Powell Searer
HARRISBURG - Marguerite S. Powell Searer, 94, of Harrisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at her residence.

Born March 31, 1905, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Richard L. and Edith (Parker) Jackson Powell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman S. Searer.

She is survived by a nephew, Daniel L. Powell, Harrisburg, with whom she lived; brother and sister, Kenneth J. Powell, Lewistown, and Dorothy Force, Baltimore, Md.

She served as the tax collector for the borough of Lewistown until she was 78 years old.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Y.W.C.A. of Greater Harrisburg, 1101 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main Street, Hummelstown, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Ruth I. Searer
MCVEYTOWN - Ruth I. Searer, 93, of 7873 US Highway 522 S., McVeytown, died at 8:29 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 8, 1907, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late William Montgomery and Bertha (Vangilder) Knarr. Her husband, Russell F. Searer, died Oct. 28, 1983.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Bruce (Dolores) Long, Strodes Mills, and Terry Lee "Butch" Searer, 7873 US Highway 522S, McVeytown; sisters and brother, Lucille Bell, Geneva, Ohio, Frances Haas, Danville, Cordelia Rush, Granville, and Robert Knarr, Mifflinburg; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Early in life, she worked for the American Viscose Corporation of FMC and was last employed by the Mifflin County School District as a cook in the cafeteria.

She was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 
 
 

John W. Seebold
TROXELVILLE - John W. Seebold, 76, of Troxelville, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday April 21, 2000 at his home after being ill for the past six months.

Born March 26, 1924 in Jackson Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary Catherine (Steese) Seebold. His wife Arla Mae (Aumiller) Seebold, whom he married March 24, 1943, preceded him in death on October 28, 1996.

Surviving are a son and daughters, John D. Seebold, Marian Zechman and Joanne Hackenberg, all of Troxelville, a sister, Katherine Mae Zieber of Beavertown RR1, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson in 1961, and a sister, Ruth Elizabeth Crouse.

He farmed all his life in Troxelville.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Troxelville. He was also a member of the Tiger Rod and Gun Club, the West Snyder Young Farmers and the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and also enjoyed hunting.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Church of Christ, Troxelville with the Rev. Paul Zieber and the Rev. Nancy Moyer officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at the Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with family present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Home Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837 or to Grace United Church of Christ, Troxelville, Pa. 17882.
 

John L. Seiler
LEWISTOWN - John L. Seiler, 81, of 14 Helen St., Lewistown, died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1917, in Myersdale, he was the son of the late Peter R. and Julia (May) Seiler.

Surviving are: sisters and brothers, Margaret Carper, Tennessee, Emma Conley, Mifflinburg, Beatrice Stains, Charles Seiler, and Mrs. Charles E. (Julia) Butler, all of Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters.

He was a retired sergeant major of the United States Marine Corps.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge 663 and was an avid boxer in the Lewistown area.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Peter Seiler officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.
 

Charles R. 'Dick' Sellers
LEWISTOWN - Charles R. "Dick" Sellers, 75, of 233 Third St., Lewistown, died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at his residence.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Jay Bryan and Mabel (Rippman) Sellers, who died Dec. 8, 1996. His wife, Jean (Fetterolf) Sellers, died May 9, 1992.

He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Grayshaw, Bryn Mawr.

He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three sisters.

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

He owned and operated Sellers Grocery Store on Valley Street, Lewistown, retiring in 1987.

Graveside services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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

Mary J. Settle
LEWISTOWN - Mary J. Settle, 86, of 4785 Route 103 North, Lewistown, died at 8:58 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Oct. 14, 1913, in Legionair, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Chester David and Carrie (Moist) Adams. Her husband, George I. Settle, died Dec. 26, 1944.

Surviving are: children, Anna M. Silks, 412 N. Logan Boulevard, Burnham, William E. Settle, 1441 N. River Road, Granville, Delores I. Baxter, 4785 Route 103 North, Lewistown, Merril Settle, Klondyke Drive, Lewistown, and James E. Settle, Juniata Street, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Sue Collage, Ohesson Manor, Miles C. Adams, Betsy Fisher, and Richard Adams, all of Mattawana, Grace Mizerek, Covina, Calif., Florence Weaver, Juniata Terrace, and Melvin Adams, McVeytown; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children, Sandra in 1944, Sara in 1987, and George F. Settle Sr. on May 14, 1995; a grandson, Dennis, in 1961; three sisters and one stepbrother.

She was a homemaker.

She attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

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

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

John A. Shade
LEWISTOWN - John A. Shade, 65, of Lawler Place, Lewistown, formerly of Newton Hamilton, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Florence E. (Gray) Shade. His wife, Thelma I. (Harshbarger) Shade, whom he married in 1962, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Sharon Beaver, Mount Union, Rebecca Ritter, Rachel Harkleroad, and Joe Shade, all of Lewistown; a sister, Melba Persing, Marysville; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He was a farmer for Masonic Home in Elizabethtown and he worked for Harbison Walker Brick Yard in Mount Union.

He was a member of the Vira United Methodist Church and the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Theodore Janke officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin/Juniata American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Larry Lee Shaffer
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Larry Lee Shaffer, 50, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, after suffering a stroke on Monday, Aug. 2, at his home.

Born April 15, 1949, in Sunbury, he was a son of Robert E. and Florence M. (Holtzapple) Shaffer of Freeburg. His wife, Sandra Lee (Leitzel) Shaffer, whom he married on June 13, 1976, survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Jimmy A. Shaffer of Moore, Okla.

He is a 1967 graduate of Selinsgrove High School and a 1971 graduate of Susquehanna University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary mathematics, and in 1992 received his master's degree equivalency

He was employed by the Selinsgrove Area School District as a high school math teacher for 28 years.

He enjoyed reading, hunting, farming, playing guitar and raising pheasant and quail.

He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Freeburg, where he was president of St. Peters Lutheran and United Church of Christ Joint Council and consistory, president of St. Peters Lutheran Church Council, superintendent of the St. Peters Sunday School, a teacher of the Young Adult Sunday School class, and a member of the Music and Worship committee.

He was a life member of the Freeburg Volunteer Fire Company and National Rifle Association.

He was a member of the Selinsgrove Area Education Association.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Freeburg with the Rev. Timothy W. Bingman officiating.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Freeburg.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at St. Peters Lutheran Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church-Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 125, Freeburg, PA 17827.

Funeral arrangements were made by the George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.
 

Sally Richard Shaginaw
MORRISVILLE, Pa. - Sally Richard Shaginaw, 43, of Mordisville, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at her home.

Born in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Tom G. and Shirley (Weimer) Richard, Lewistown. Her husband, Richard J. Shaginaw, survives.

Also surviving are: children, JosephR. and Benjamin N. Shaginaw, both at home; sister, Susan K. Artman, Halifax, and maternal grandmother, Kathry E.Weimer, Belleville.

She was a technical secretary at Princeton University for more than 10 years.

She was a member of the adult choir at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

She was an avid crafter.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Avenue, Morrisville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Big Oak and Makefield roads, Lower Makefield Township, Pa. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Maitland Brethren Cemetery, Lewistown. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel and from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Maitland Brethren Church, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
 

Oliver Alvin Shank
MILROY - Oliver Alvin Shank, 79, of 1358 Siglerville Pike, Milroy, died at 1:43 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his residence.

Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Oliver Andrew and Florence C. (Baker) Shank. His wife, Willa J. (Nale) Shank, whom he married Aug. 27, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: children, A. Leslie Shank and Daryl N. Shank, both of Milroy; brothers and sisters, Marlin T. Shank, Mrs. Gardner (Jane) Glass, Mrs. Harry (Erma) Nale, Mrs. Foster (Ruth) Hoar, and Kenneth E. Shank, all of Milroy, Alda B. Wilson, Peoria, Ariz., David R. Shank, Conneaut, Ohio, and Mrs. Richard (Donna) Briner, Royersford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen A. Shank.

He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville.

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

He was employed by Standard Steel for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lewistown, the Milroy American Legion, and the Siglerville Grange.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith and the Rev. Robert B. Harnish officiating. Interment will be in the Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.

Friends were received 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, 51 McClay St., Milroy, PA 17063.
 
 
 

Dorothy L. Shawver
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy L. Shawver, 76, of 304 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Oct. 19, 1922, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Lester Elroy and Minnie (Gingrich) Goss. Her husband, John H. Shawver, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, John G. Shawver, State College; sister and brothers, Mrs. Paul (Clemens) Baker, Hagerstown , Md., Lester S. Goss, Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, and Paul A. Goss, Baltimore, Md.; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin Goss.

She was a candy counter clerk at the G.C. Murphy Store, Lewistown, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Samuel's United Church of Christ, McClure RR1.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clark S. Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in Samuel's Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from noon until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Building Fund of Samuel's United Church of Christ, RR1, McClure, PA 17841.
 

Eva W. Sheaffer
BURNHAM - Eva W. Sheaffer, 84, of 441 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 2:28 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Feb. 11, 1915, in Hershey, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Olive (Acker) Wright. Her husband, Maurice C. Sheaffer, died in 1976.

Surviving are: children, Ronald M. Sheaffer, Walnut Creek, Calif., Karl K. Sheaffer, Duncannon, Wayne E. Sheaffer and David K. Sheaffer, both of Lewistown; a sister, Betty Gibson, Soldotna, Alaska; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry D. Sheaffer, who died in 1995 and a brother, Karl Wright.

Early in life, she was a secretary at the New Cumberland Army Depot, then for Dr. Luther Rhodes, Optometrist, Lewistown. She was last employed as chief clerk at the Mifflin County courthouse.

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

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.
 
 
 

James G. Sheaffer Sr.
REEDSVILLE - James G. Sheaffer Sr., 76, of 276 Fultz Road, Reedsville, died at 1:16 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born Dec. 10, 1922, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Ephraim Court and Pearl Edna (Roof) Sheaffer. His wife, Betty (Oburn) Sheaffer, whom he married on Sept. 28, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Roy (Caroll) Fultz, Reedsville, James G. Sheaffer Jr., Gypsum, Colo., and Jay William Shawn Sheaffer, Reedsville; brother and sister, Jack R. Sheaffer, Lewistown, and Patricia Day, State College; five grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jay W. Sheaffer and Joseph E. Sheaffer, and two sisters, Marie Sheaffer and Ada King.

In his early life, he was employed as a construction foreman for C.O. Struse Inc., Philadelphia, and Hughes and Fulkroad Inc., Philadelphia, for 20 years. He was last employed as owner/operator of J&B Bar, Reedsville, for 34 years.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy Sea Bee's 91st Battalion in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church.

He was active in the 4-H Horse and Pony Club and Boy Scout Troop 10, Reedsville, and received the Order of the Arrow Award through Scouting. He was a member of the Reedsville Fire Company, Yeagertown Fire Company, Lewistown Elks Lodge 663 and Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143 and Bellefonte VFW Post 1600.

The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Graveside Military Rites will be by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 S. Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084.
 

Palmer Ellsworth Sheaffer
RICHFIELD - Palmer Ellsworth Sheaffer, 76, of HCR 63, Richfield, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born March 15, 1923, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Homer and Minnie L. (Martin) Sheaffer. His wife, Irene E. (Hoffman) Sheaffer, whom he married June 1, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Delbert C. (Diane S.) Ferster, Boyertown; a brother, Charles A. Sheaffer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Milbrand, in 1978; brothers, Wilmer H. Sheaffer and John S. Sheaffer; and sisters, Pauline M. Sheaffer and Patricia J. Sheaffer in childhood.

He was educated in the Evandale Grammar Schoolhouse.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Purple Heart for valor.

He retired in 1988 after 20 years as owner/operator of the Sheaffer Lumber Company, Richfield RR1. He had previously worked at Naylor's Garage in Richfield and for the VanDyke Brick Company in Thompsontown.

He was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield Ambulance League, Richfield Fire Company, and Richfield Sportsmen's Club.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Richfield Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jerry R. O'Connell officiating and Pastor Chan Cutting assisting. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Richfield Mission Fund, c/o Richfield Mennonite Church, PO Box 246, Richfield, PA 17086.

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

Ira W. 'Bill' Sheerer
MIFFLINTOWN - Ira W. "Bill" Sheerer, 79, of 404 Village Drive, Mifflintown RR1, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at his home.

Born March 19, 1920, in Van Dyke, he was a son of the late Brehman and Lizzie (Derickson) Sheerer. His wife, Lovina (Bossler) Sheerer, whom he married Jan. 12, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Eric F. Sheerer, Lancaster; brother and sisters, Edward E. Sheerer, Longwood, Fla., Alma O. Becker, Mexico, Alice L. Gilson, Port Royal, Esther Dumm and Patricia A. Niemond, both of Lewistown, and Shirley A. Naylor, Shiremanstown.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Charles E. Sheerer, Jay E. Sheerer, Henry D. Sheerer, and Mary S. Herbster.

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

He was a supervisor from 1947-1957 at the General Motors BOP Assembly Plant, Wilmington, Del. He also worked as a millwright at the American Can Company, Lemoyne, retiring after 25 years of service in 1983.

He was a member of Centre Lutheran Church and the Newport Royal Arch Chapter 238.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR2, with the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in Thompsontown Lutheran Cemetery, where a military service will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Centre Lutheran Church, RR2, Box 165, Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to Thompsontown Lutheran Cemetery, Box 241, Thompsontown, PA 17094, or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Martha McKee Sheerer
MIFFLINTOWN - Martha McKee Sheerer, 90, of 412 Village Drive, Mifflintown, formerly of Locust Run, died at 4:07 a.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 18, 1909, in the Altoona area, she was the daughter of the late Silas J. and Blanche (Fogleman) Slagle. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Strode McKee. Her second husband, Charles "Bud" Sheerer, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Herman S. McKee, Thompsontown RR1; a daughter, Mary "Betty" Beagle, Berea, Ky.; brothers, Edgar Slagle, Van Wert, and Elwood Slagle, Oriental; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Dena Wagner, Mifflintown, and Dorothy Goodling, Thompsontown RR1; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren.

She had worked as a midwife and in family care.

She was a member of Locust Run United Methodist Church and had been active with the Ladies Aid of the church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Locust Run United Methodist Church, PO Box 157, Thompsontown, PA 17094.
 

Benjamin Franklin Sheetz
YEAGERTOWN - Benjamin Franklin Sheetz, 80, of Rolling HIlls Manor, Millmont, formerly of North Mann Avenue Extended, Yeagertown, died at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 2000, at Rolling Hills Manor.

Born Feb. 12, 1920, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Anna Elizabeth (Carter) Sheetz.

Surviving is a sister, Anna Mary Wagner of Lewistown.

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

He was employed as a laborer.

Private interment was held in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Sally A. Sheetz
REEDSVILLE - Sally A. Sheetz, 59, of 168 Wilson St., Reedsville, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1939, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of Dorothy (Kerr) Huffnagle and the late Earl W. Huffnagle. Her husband, James C. "Jack" Sheetz, whom she married on May 11, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Daniel J. Sheetz and William S. Sheetz, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl Ann) Zortman, York, Douglas C. Sheetz and Debra K. Whary, both of Reedsville; stepmother, Ruth Irene (Crawford) Casner, who raised her; brother, Edward Huffnagle, Milroy; step-brothers, William Stein and Gary Huffnagle, both of McVeytown, Richard Huffnagle, Huntingdon, James Stein, Altoona; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel A. Sheetz.

She worked in housekeeping and later was a radiology aide at Lewistown Hospital.

She was a member of Black Oak Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR, and was a Sunday School supervisor and choir member. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave, Burnham, with the Rev. Guy Hockenberry officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

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

Robert M. Shellenberger
RICHFIELD - Robert M. Shellenberger, 86, of Richfield, died at 1:19 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Dec. 20, 1912, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Albert and Annie (Mitterling) Shellenberger. His wife, Martha (Keller) Shellenberger, whom he married Dec. 24, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Warren (Patricia) Chubb, Richfield RR1 and Robert L. Shellenberger, Richfield; sister and brother, Beatrice Lauver, Richfield and Earl Shellenberger, Lewistown; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Gertrude Lauver, Claire Spigelmyer, Dorothy Varner, Ruth Shellenberger, Samuel Shellenberger, Clyde Shellenberger, and William Shellenberger.

He attended Stahls' Grammar School in West Perry Township.

He was a lifelong farmer and was also a chicken sexer, employed by most chicken hatcheries in the Susquehanna Valley, retiring in 1965.

He was a life member of the Richfield United Church of Christ, a member of the Richfield Fire Department and the Ambulance League, and past member of the Richfield Sportsman's Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and custom butchering.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Thomas E. Adams Jr. and the Rev. Elwood O. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will be present to receive friends 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the United Church of Christ, c/o Cathy Martin, PO Box 221, Richfield, PA 17086.
 

Myrtle N. Shelley
THOMPSONTOWN - Myrtle N. Shelley, 95, formerly of Thompsontown RR2, died at 2:42 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2000, at the Zendt Home, Richfield, where she had been a resident since Oct. 15, 1998.

Born Feb. 17, 1905, in Hunters Station, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Lizzie (Dressler) Strawser. Her husband, North S. Shelley, whom she married on March 11, 1928, preceded her in death on May 19, 1972.

Surviving are: three sons, Robert E. Shelley, Thompsontown RR2, Nevin N. Shelley, Thompsontown RR, and Ray Shelley, McAlisterville; a daughter, Elizabeth Miller, Millerstown; a sister, Beulah Strawser, McAlisterville; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Shelley; a daughter, Lois Sausser; seven brothers and five sisters.

She attended school at Dressler's Ridge Grammar School.

An avid reader, she also enjoyed sewing.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Dr. John Libert officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

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

Memorial contribution may be made to SUN Home Health Services, 71 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857 or to the charity of one's choice.
 

Winifred V. Shemory
MIFFLINTOWN - Winifred V. Shemory, 81, a resident of Berry's Personal Care, Mifflintown, formerly of Kish Apts., Lewistown, died at 5:13 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 22, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Maybelle (Wray) Brannon. Her husband, James M. Shemory Sr., died in 1977.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) James, 218 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, Helen Metzger, Fort Myers, Fla., James M. Shemory Jr., Fifth Avenue, Burnham, and Mrs. C. Earl (Anna Mary) Johnston, 245 Loop Road, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Anna Herbert, East Fourth Street, Lewistown, Mrs. Jack (Ada) Mellot, Burnham, Pearl Brannon, Burgard Apartments, Lewistown, and James Brannon, Sixth Street, Lewistown; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Route 522 North, Lewistown, with Speaker Jeffrey Barton officiating. Private interment will be held at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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

Mary E. Sheriff
BELLEVILLE - Mary E. Sheriff, 72, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 29 Cedar Drive, Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1927, in Granville Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Lester W. and Verbenia (Crossgrove) Cavanaugh. Her husband, John H. Sheriff of Valley View Haven, Belleville, whom she married Feb. 17, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Douglas (Marlene) Pierce, 63 Runway Lane, Lewistown, Timothy P. Sheriff, Pittsburgh, and Daniel J. Sheriff, Logan Street, Lewistown; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Martha) MacClay, Belleville and Mrs. Glenn (Esther) Kline, Mechanicsburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lester and David Sheriff.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Lauver United Methodist Church and the Mail Carrier's Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy 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 American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601.
 

Ethel G. Sherlock
MIFFLINTOWN - Ethel G. Sherlock, 91, a resident of the Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 17, 1908, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Emma K. (Reese) Gaul. Her husband, C. Nevin Sherlock, died Sept. 23, 1972.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. (Betty S.) Houtz, Mifflintown; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, C. Nevin "Sonny" Sherlock Jr. and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Lyne Fleisher.

She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph A. Gaul Sr. and C. Reese Gaul; and one sister, Edna B. Leach.

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

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

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home.

The family will provide all flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, c/o Building Fund,109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.
 
 
 

Kathryn A. Sherman
BELLEVILE - Kathryn A. Sherman, 92, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Belleville RD1, died at 2:38 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at the home.

Born Nov. 28, 1906, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Hannah I. (Dunn) Elder. Her husband, H. Edward Sherman, died Jan. 19, 1963.

Surviving are: three nephews, William Kenneth Elder, Ronald Elder, Gerald E. Elder, and a niece, Janice A. Rittner.

She was the last her immediate family, having been preceded in death brothers, William B. Elder and Earl Elder.

She was employed at The Sentinel, Lewistown, and Mifflin County Broadcasting Company.

She was a 1924 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating.

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

Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Brenda L. Shetron
EAST WATERFORD - Brenda L. Shetron, 38, of East Waterford, died of natural causes, Friday, March 27, 2000, at her home.

Born June 13, 1961, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Norman B. and Anita (Richardson) Thatcher, East Waterford. Her husband, David E. Shetron, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, David A. Shetron and Jason K. Shetron, both at home; a sister, Gloria Ann Thatcher; and maternal grandmother, Nellie Fogleman, East Waterford.

She was preceded in death by two infant children, John C. Thatcher and Diana Erin Shetron; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Thatcher.

She was a 1979 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown.

She was very active in the deaf community, having interpreted for numerous organizations and functions including Mexico United Methodist Church and the Mount Union Elementary School.

She was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Registered Interpreters for the Deaf, and a former member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Independent Living, Camp Hill.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the South Juniata Baptist Church, Honey Grove RR1, with Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 500 Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1469.

The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove is in charge of arrangements.
 

H. Arlene Shields
THOMPSONTOWN - H. Arlene Shields, 90, of Thompsontown RR1, died at 6:39 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 17, 1909, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Jennie (Ryder) Garver. Her husband, Fred K. Shields, died July 18, 1952.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Jayne) Book, Port Royal RR3; a sister, Helen B. Garver, Mount Union RR; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Anna Garver and Mabel Garver.

She was a 1927 graduate of Mount Union High School.

She was a retired seamstress having worked for Thompsontown Industries, Thompsontown.

She was a member of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown RR2.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with Pastor Terry G. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Germany Valley Cemetery, Shirley Township, Huntingdon County.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, c/o Bill Bowman &emdash; treasurer, RR1, Box 2635, McAlisterville, PA 17049.
 
 
 

Patricia M. Shilling
BURNHAM - Patricia M. Shilling, 69, 106 S. Ridge St., Burnham, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 28, 1930, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Shotzberger) Bradley.

Surviving are: children, C.W. "Bill" Shilling Jr., Savannah, Ohio, Mary Louise Shilling, Burnham, Donald B. Shilling, Moundsville, W. Va., Larry F. Shilling, Kelso, Tenn. and Mrs. Keith (Patti) Spiering, Greensboro, Md.; brothers and sisters, John L. "Jack" Bradley Jr., Mrs. James (Dorothy) Kahley, Anna Ferguson, and Mrs. Mark (Debbie) Steele, all of Burnham, Mrs. James (Carol) McVey, Juniata Terrace, Lewistown, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Decker, Camp Hill, Joseph A. Bradley, Martin L. "Marty" Bradley, and Keith R. Bradley, all of Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Early in life, she worked for Scotty's Fashions and Tony's Cottage Inn and later in food preparation at Golden Corral.

She was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren, the Women's Fellowship group of the church, the church choir, and the Mifflin County Foster Parents Association. She was also a charter member of Burnham High School Alumni Association.

A memorial celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating. There will be no viewing at the church, but family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Friday. Interment will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
 

Ruth J. Shillingsford
MIFFLIN - Ruth J. Shillingsford, 82, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the village.

Born Dec. 29, 1918, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Anna Mae (Arnold) Pannebaker. Her husband, Ray S. "Dutch" Shillingsford, died Oct. 5, 1969.

Surviving are: a daughter, Shirley L. Willow, Royersford; a sister, Esther Swartz, Port Royal; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert R. "Himey" Shillingsford, on Nov. 29, 1997; and brother and sisters, Frank Pannebaker, Mabel Coder, Betty Pannebaker, Frances Bell, and Hazel Shehan.

She retired as a cashier from the IGA Foodliner, Mifflintown, with 21 years of service.

She was a life member of Fayette Fire Co. and a member of Millerstown Moose Lodge 925.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

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

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

Anna B. Shimp
GRANVILLE - Anna B. Shimp, 90, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 425 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the home.

Born June 22, 1909, in Longfellow, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Grassmyer) Zimmerman. Her husband, Robert R. Shimp Sr., died March 14, 1972.

Surviving are a son, Robert R. Shimp Jr., 86 Scenic Drive, Lewistown; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker and worked for the American Viscose Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of Lake Park United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Park United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Raymond T. Brinson officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Park United Methodist Church, 109 Packet Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Anna O. Shingler
LEWISTOWN - Anna O. Shingler, 81, of 481 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at her residence.

Born April 13, 1918, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late E. W. and Esther E. (Schmidt) Pennebaker. Her husband, Frank L. Shingler, died July 18, 1977.

Surviving are: a son, John E. Shingler, 465 Alfarata Road, Lewistown; brothers, Russell Pennebaker, State College and Blaine Pennebaker, Levittown; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Shining Star Sunday school class, the Decatur Fire Co. ladies auxiliary, and the ACTWU 385 Retirees. She was also a leader of the Alfarata Homemakers, the Alfarata 4&endash;H Club, and a volunteer for the Area Agency on Aging.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in the Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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

Helen Jane Shingler
NEWARK, Del. - Helen Jane Swartz Shingler, 66, of 180 S. Oxford Drive, Newark, Del., died Thursday evening, Jan. 27, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Alton and Ethel (Collins) Swartz. Her husband, John A. Shingler, whom she married in Crosswick, N.J., in 1963, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Glenn Burdge, Chambersburg, Kenneth Burdge, Las Vegas, Nev., and Michael Shingler, Quantico, Va.; step-daughters, Cindy Green, York, and Patricia Lamire, Massachusetts; brother and sisters, Kenneth E. Swartz, Mifflintown, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Eaton, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Price and Mrs. Samuel (Kay) Cummings, all of Port Royal, and Nora Lou Blessing, Waynesboro ; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rhoda Stake and Laura Ruth Warner.

She was a homemaker and a member of the AARP.

She was Protestant by faith.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. George Buddy Baird officiating.

Interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home.
 

Gilbert S. 'Gib' Shirey
LEWISTOWN - Gilbert S. "Gib" Shirey, 86, of 167 Ort Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 20, 1913, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Lester L. and Mary (Klose) Shirey. His wife, Cora (Wagner) Shirey, whom he married May 6, 1934, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Fisher, 33 Woodbine Road, Lewistown; brother and sister, Leonard L. Shirey and Mrs. William (Kathryn) Stumpff, both of Lewistown RR3; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John K. Shirey.

He was employed for 34 years by the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in November 1973.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church; a charter member and past president of Chief Logan Lions Club; past district 14-L governor and was the first recipient in Mifflin County of the Melvin Jones Award; a charter member of Northeast Eye Bank; and a member of Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM and numerous other masonic bodies.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Family will provide all flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind, 114 Route 103 South, Mount Union, PA 17066 or Shriners Crippled Children, c/o Jaffa Shrine, PO Box 1984, Altoona, PA 16603.
 

B. Richard 'Dick' Shirk
LEWISTOWN - B. Richard "Dick" Shirk, 83, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Mifflintown RR2, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 17, 1916, in McAlisterville, he was the son of the late Boyd Elmer and Flo (Ehrenzellers) Shirk. His first wife, Nora (Boop) Shirk, whom he married Jan. 24, 1941, died in 1956. His second wife, Ella M. Yoder, whom he married Feb. 14, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Gary A. Shirk and David B. Shirk, both of Lewistown; and two grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family having been preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Shirk; and two sisters, Ruth Wert in April of 1997 and Faye Bardell in May of 1998.

He was educated at the Free Spring Grammar schoolhouse in Juniata County.

He was a farmer and a farm aide, retiring in 1974. He had previously worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Selinsgrove Center in Selinsgrove.

He was a member of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown, where he had taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the Delaware Township Fire Co., Mifflintown RR2 and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed sports.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Miffintown RR2, with Pastor Terry G. Smith officiating and Pastor John Layman assisting. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, McAlisterville RR2.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, RR2, c/o Mr. William Bowman, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Patient Activity Fund, 350 Green Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Beulah C. Shirk
LEWISTOWN - Beulah C. Shirk, 92, of 704 Valley St., Lewistown, and formerly of Port Royal RR2, died at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at her daughter's home in Lewistown.

Born May 15, 1907, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob M. and Ella J. (Casner) Yohn. Her husband, Jerome K. Shirk, died April 2, 1992.

She is survived by: children, Mrs. Edward (Sara) Kenepp and Mrs. Thomas (Ruth Ann) Yeager, both of Lewistown, and James Y. Shirk of Port Royal RR2; brother and sister, Joseph H. Yohn, HC Mifflin, and Mrs. Kenneth (Sara) Kint, Honey Grove; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard Burchfield and Brent Knepp officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of services. There is no evening viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Donna M. Shirk
HAVERTOWN - Donna M. Shirk, 64, of Havertown, formerly of Aston and Allentown, died Monday, July 5, 1999, the Lankenau Hospital, Lower Merion Township.

Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Percy D. and Hazel (Smith) Ross. Her husband, Clayton L. Shirk, whom she married in 1956, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Lori A.; a son, Thomas C. Shirk; sisters, Louella Napikoski and Ann McLucas; and two granddaughters.

She graduated from Burnham High School, Burnham.

She was a homemaker, who worked as a secretary for PNC Bank for 5 years. She also helped with the pre-school program at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. While she lived in the Burnham area, she worked as an executive secretary for Standard Steel.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Havertown for 12 years and a member of the Temple Lutheran Church for 10 years. She was very active in both churches with women's group and various volunteer activities.

She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1141 West Chester Pike, Havertown, with graveside services to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Birch Hill Cemetery in Burnham.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1141 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083.

The Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Sproul and Lawrence Roads, Broomall, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.
 

Elvin Daniel Shirk
RICHFIELD - Elvin Daniel Shirk, 67, of Richfield RR1 died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at Penn State-Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after an extended illness.

Born April 19, 1932, at Sand Valley Road, Richfield, Juniata County, he was the son of the late John Ernest and Stella (Leitzel) Shirk. His wife, Sarah J. "Sally" (Losch) Shirk, whom he married July 28, 1956, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Gregory D. Shirk, Joppa, Md., Mrs. Ed (Susan A.) Nornhold, Richfield RR1, Amy L. Shirk, at home, and Mrs. Mick (Janice E.) Willits, Jersey Shore; brothers and sisters, Wilmer Shirk, Zelienople, Stanley Shirk, Richfield, Lydia Ferne, Princeton, N.J., Mrs. William (Eunice) Auker, Richfield, and Mrs. Lloyd (Naomi) Shellenberger and Miriam Shaffer, both of Richfield RR 2.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Shirk.

He was a 1949 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville.

He enlisted in the United States Army Dec. 9, 1952, at Harrisburg, and served as a corporal during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged Nov. 9, 1954.

He was employed as plant supervisor at Anthracite Industries, Sunbury. Earlier, he had worked as a supervisor for Shirk Construction, Richfield, beginning in 1953. He was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church and served as a trustee and Sunday school superintendent, as well as being on the church council. In 1984, he helped found the AWANA program, and he was active in the Youth for Christ Program as a bus driver. With his daughter, he was involved in the Amy Lynn Music Ministry.

He was also a member of the NRA and the Richfield Ambulance League and Fire Company. He served as West Perry Township Auditor for more than 30 years.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Richfield Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jerry R. O'Connell officiating and the Rev. Walter Dick assisting. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the Liverpool American Legion Post 364, Liverpool.

Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Richfield Mennonite Church &emdash; Mission Fund, c/o P.O. Box 246, Richfield, PA 17086, or to the American Cancer Society, Snyder County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Stowie G. Shirk
REEDSVILLE - Stowie G. Shirk, 71, of 175 Wilson St., Reedsville, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born April 21, 1928, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna M. (Kline) Shirk. His wife, Betty M. (Huffman) Shirk, whom he married Aug. 9, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Gloria) Bender and Piccola Williams, both of Lewistown, Mrs. James (Melva) Gill and Mrs. Donald (Christina) Frampton, both of Mifflintown, and Mrs. James (Nadine) Hammill, Marietta; brothers and sisters, Gilbert K. Shirk, Yeagertown, Walter E. Shirk, Sparrows Point, Md., Anna Lucille Rhodes, New York; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stowie G. Shirk Jr.; a granddaughter; two brothers and one sister.

He was employed by the Mann Edge Tool Company for 52 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1783, the Junction Fire Co., and the Brooklyn Fire Co.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

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

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

Ray L. Shively
MCCLURE - Ray L. Shively, 79, of McClure RR2, died at 4:16 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 22, 1920, in Shindle, he was a son of the late Fred and Ruth (Libby) Shively. His wife, Grace A. (Folk) Shively, survives.

Also surviving are: brother and sister, Wilfred Shively, Lancaster and Goldie Wagner, Barrville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Ann Michalski; two brothers and four sisters.

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

Earlier in life, he worked for Standard Steel, Burnham and in 1982, he retired from U.S. Steel, Levittown, after 30 years.

He was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, where he formerly served on the council. He was also a member of United Steelworkers of America, the McClure Fire Co., the Bannerville Fire Co., the Beaver Springs Ambulance Club, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, with the Rev. Clyde Singh officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.
 

James K. Shivery
MIFFLIN - James K. Shivery, 91, of HC 67, Mifflin, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1907, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late James B. and Mary (Leightley) Shivery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (Benner) Shivery.

He is survived by a sister, Ruth A. Shivery, Valley View Terrace, Belleville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Weaver.

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

He was a carpenter and labor foreman at Standard Steel, retiring in 1971.

He was a member of the Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, a life member of the Lewistown Elks Lodge 663, and a life member of Yeagertown Fire Co.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

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

Phillip Ray Shoemaker
HARRISBURG - Phillip Ray Shoemaker, 82, of Harrisburg, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Gettysburg Hospital.

Surviving are: brother and sisters, Wilbur L. Shoemaker, Port Royal, Betty Elmer, Lewistown, and Marcella Harpster, Largo, Fla.; several nieces and a nephew.

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

He was a retired press operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He was a member of Highspire Boating Association and the National Rifle Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hetrick Funeral Home, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA.
 

Hazel B. Shottsberger
LEWISTOWN - Hazel B. Shottsberger, 91, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Mattawana, died at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 17, 1908, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Nannie (Renninger) Yoder. Her husband, Ralph L. Shottsberger, died June 24, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. David L. (Erla) Swigart, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown; sisters, Ivy Johns, Lewistown RR and Alice Smith, Orbisonia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker and a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and the Tried and True Sunday School Class.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. and the Rev. James Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Damin Matthew Lee Shreffler
LEWISTOWN - Damin Matthew Lee Shreffler, infant son of Scott Shreffler and Holly Lee of Lewistown, was stillborn at 5:44 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Also surviving are: maternal grandmother, Julie Hartley of Lewistown; maternal grandfather, Richard W. Lee of Maine; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Shreffler of Lewistown; and maternal great-grandparents, William and Julie Hockenberry of Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Juniata Memorial Park with the Rev. G. Dayton Sines officiating.

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

Iona M. 'Onie' Sierer
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Iona M. "Onie" Sierer, 82, formerly of Star Route, Moun Pleasant Mills, died at 4:34 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont RR1, where she had been a resident in declining health for the past four years.

Born July 28, 1917, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth (Burris) Varner. Her husband, Russel Edgar "Spike" Sierer, whom she married Aug. 4, 1937, died May 14, 1996.

Surviving are: children, Larry D. and Greg K. Sierer, both of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, Mrs. Carl (Deborah S.) Shaffer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, and Mrs. Merle (Janet L.) Rakerd, Vicksburg; sister and brothers, Mrs. Leroy (Mary) Strawser, Millerstown RR2, Vown Varner, McAlisterville RR2, and Vernon Varner, Richfield HCR 63; eight grandchildren and one great-greatgranddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Sierer; three brothers, Victor Burris and Jerome and Marlin Varner; and two sisters, Margaret Hood and Alice Strawser.

She was educated at the Red Bank Grammar schoolhouse in Juniata County.

She was an accomplished quilter and homemaker who enjoyed flowers, spending time with family and going to Potter County.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills and the Lutheran Church Women and adult Sunday school class of the church. She was also a member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxilary.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Evengelical Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of services at the church. There will be no viewing.

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

Kathryn M. Simanski
BURNHAM - Kathryn M. Simanski, 86, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 301 Eighth Ave., Burnham, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 21, 1912, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Slopak) Heider. Her husband, Stanley J. Simanski, died Oct. 31, 1983.

Surviving are: sisters, Margaret Heider, Pannebaker Avenue, Lewistown and Della Wian, Beverly Healthcare-William Penn; and several nieces and nephews.

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

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Lewistown.

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

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

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

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

Mae Q. Simon
MIFFLINTOWN - Mae Q. Simon, 96, a resident of Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown, formerly of 21 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born May 12, 1903, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Charles and Annie (Shilling) Quay. Her husband, Joe L. Simon, whom she married in 1942, died in 1988.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

She retired as a nurse in 1968 from FMC.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, and a charter member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, where she was president for two terms. She was also a past member of Lewistown Country Club.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will follow.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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

Elizabeth B. Simons
MOULTON, Ala. - Elizabeth B. Simons, 89, a resident of NHC Health Care, Moulton, Ala., formerly of Lewistown, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the health care facility.

Born May 11, 1910, in the Kishacoquillas Valley, she was the daughter of the late Eliphaz E. and Arminta (Eckley) Bigelow. Her husband, the Rev. Harvey B. Simons, former pastor of the Lake Park United Methodist Church, died in 1980.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. William B. Simons, Decatur, Ala.; a sister, Isabel Patterson, Williamsburg; and two grandsons.

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

She was an elementary school teacher and was employed by the Mifflin County School District, retiring in 1970.

She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, Decatur, Ala.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Central United Methodist Church, 616 Jackson St., Southeast Decatur, AL 35601.

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

Hazel E. Simpson
LEWISTOWN - Hazel E. Simpson, 76, of 10 Landfill Road, Lewistown, died at 2 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 24, 1923, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Linnie G. (Decker) Stricker.

Surviving are: a son, Michael E. Simpson, Marysville; brothers and sister, Lynn Stricker, Eugene Stricker, and Arlene Osborne, all of Lewistown; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She had been employed at Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Captain Eddie Purvis officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

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

Stella M. Sims
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Stella M. Sims, 67, of Front Royal, Va., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Bethesda, Md.

Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George Herrington and Hazel (Casner) Herrington Shore. Her husband, Daniel Sims, whom she married in 1955, died in 1988.

Surviving are: three sons, Mike Sims, Blacksburg, Va., Matthew Sims, Silver Springs, Md., and Mark Sims, Front Royal, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Violet) Hummel, Lewistown; a brother, George Herrington, Belleville; and three grandchildren.

She was a 1951 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She retired as a food service manager for the Warren County Public School System in 1993. Earlier in life, she had worked for the Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown.

She loved bingo and puzzles.

Services were held at Calvary Episcopal Church, Front Royal, Va., with the Rev. Deborah Rutter and the Rev. Dr. Derald Stump officiating. Interment was in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Hospice of Montgomery County, 1450 Research Blvd., Suite 310, Rockville, MD 20850 or to a charity of one's choice.

The Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W. Main St., Front Royal, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

Linda May Singer
NEW HUDSON, Mich - Linda May Singer, 23, of 30736 Jeffrey Court, Apt. 102, New Hudson, Mich., formerly of Port Royal, died of natural causes Wednesday morning March 10, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 16, 1975, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Ronald D. Leister, Port Royal and the late Barbara A. (Kurtz) Leister, who died Nov. 4, 1984.

Also surviving are: sons, Tyler Dean Singer and Derrick Lee Singer, both of Mifflintown, and Christian Michael Beane, New Hudson, Mich.; sisters, Wanda Kay Leister, McAlisterville and Julie Ann Leister, Mifflintown RR2.

She attended the Juniata High School, Mifflintown and was a graduate of the Academy of Medical Arts and Science, Harrisburg.

She was a certified nursing assistant having worked for Perry Village in New Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata County.

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

Margaret A. 'Peg' Singer
MCALISTERVILLE - Margaret A. "Peg" Singer, 83, of Southview Apartments, McAlisterville, died at 5:06 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1916, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Margaret E. (Burd) Duncan. Her husband, Ray Singer, whom she married July 14, 1935, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Kenneth Singer, Hughesville, Marjorie Fronk, McAlisterville RR2, Janet Willow, Millerstown, and Dorothy Jean Hogland, Richland; brother and sister, Charles Duncan, Mifflintown, and Helen Heckman, Lewistown; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Duncan; two sisters, Dorothy Kochenderfer and Ruth Duncan; and a granddaughter, Samantha Singer.

She was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress for the Richfield Garment Factory, Richfield, and the L. Shellenberger and Sons Garment Factory, McAlisterville.

She was a member of Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, McAlisterville RR1.

She enjoyed sewing, making rugs and comforters, having yard sales and going to auctions.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Graham C. Fowler and Pastor Elwood O. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Samantha Singer Scholarship, c/o J. Howard Langdon, 3 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.
 

Margeratta J. Skiles
RAUCHTOWN - Margeratta J. Skiles, 77, of Rauchtown, formerly of Spring Mills RR, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Sycamore Manor Health Centre, Montoursville.

Born Sept. 18, 1921, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Reed and Marie (McCardel) Henry. Her husband, Marvin E. Skiles, whom she married Oct. 5, 1937, died April 24, 1998.

Surviving are: children, Bonita M. Bausinger and Marvin R. Skiles, both of Williamsport, Edward R. Henry, Denver, Colo., Larry H. Skiles, Millheim, and Robert D. Skiles, Avis; a sister, Dorothy Martens, Marcellus, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Irene Henry.

She was an active member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Williamsport, and enjoyed cooking and baking.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, Millheim, with the Rev. David Reinwald officiating. Interment will be in Salem UCC Cemetery, Spring Mills.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sycamore Manor Health Centre, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.
 

George R. 'Rich' Slack
BELLEVILLE - George R. "Rich" Slack, 85, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Centre Hall, died at 6:50 a.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at Valley View.

Born April 13, 1913, in Centre Hall, he was the son of the late George B. and Sara Anna (Tressler) Slack. His wife, Hazel (Vonada) Slack of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Ruth Ann Williams, State College, Debra Kay Redin, Centre Hall, Nevin R. Slack, Lamar, and Harold A. Slack, Sumter, N.C.; two grandsons whom he raised, Ronald Marlatt, Virginia Beach, Va. and Steven Marlatt, Madisonburg; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a stepsister, Kathryn Hommel, State College; stepbrothers, Harold Reish, Lebanon and George Reish, State College; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nadine Slack Marlatt Bartlebaugh.

He attended Gregg Township High School.

He worked in road construction for J.M. Philips Construction Company in Muncy; Reichenbach and Long Construction Company in Shamokin Dam; George M. Brewster Construction Company in Bugota, N. J.; He also worked as a manufacturing foreman and loaded TNT for the U.S. Rubber Company in Allenwood during World War II. He then worked as a boring mill operator at Standard Steel and later for Industrial Forge and Steel Company in Canton, Ohio. While serving as a forest ranger, he also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters as superintendent of Poe Valley State Park for two years until his retirement in 1975.

He also owned and operated Vacation Acres camping and mobile home park in Poe Valley for many years.

He attended Brush Valley Mennonite Church.

He was a member of the VFW Post 9575 in Potters Mills, the American Legion in Milroy, the Miles Township Fire Co., and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 1270 in Mifflinburg.

He was devoted to the preservation of the Mountain Cemetery, rural Spring Mills and was instrumental in forming the Spring Mills Fish and Game Commission.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Marvin M. Freed officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Millheim.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Brush Valley Mennonite Church, c/o Rev. Marvin M. Freed, Box 207 Star Route, Rebersburg, PA 16872 or to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
 

Hazel E. Slack
BELLEVILLE - Hazel E. Slack, 86, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, formerly of Centre Hall, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Valley View.

Born Sept. 7, 1913, in Penn Township, Centre County, she was a daughter of the late Sumner W. and Elizabeth E. (Keene) Vonada. Her husband, George R. Slack, whom she married Jan. 23, 1932, died March 29, 1999.

Surviving are: children, Ruth Ann Williams, State College, Debra Kay Redin, Centre Hall, Nevin R. Slack, Lamar, and Harold A. Slack, Sumter, SC; two grandsons, whom she raised, Ronald Marlatt, Virginia Beach, Va. and Steven Marlatt, Madisonburg; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nadine Slack Marlatt Bartlebaugh.

She attended Spring Mills High School.

She worked at Spring Mills Silk Mill for several years, as a cook at the Holiday Inn in Canton, Ohio for three years, and later as a cook at the Eutaw House in Potters Mills, retiring in 1976.

Early in life, she attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church, was a member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 9575, Potters Mills and Women of the Moose, Chapter 1270, Mifflinburg.

She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Marvin M. Freed officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Millheim.

Friends may call from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Donna L. Slemons
LEWISTOWN - Donna L. Slemons, 65, of 678 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born April 3, 1934, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Mildred C. (Wilson) Snyder.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Ralph (Linda) Aitkin, Old Stage Road, Lewistown, Mrs. Richard (LaRue Gail) Royer, South Ridgely Avenue, Lewistown, Lynn Bryan Slemons, Blanchard, Pa., Mrs. Thomas (Pamela) Ross, Valley Street, Lewistown, and Robert E. Slemons, Camp Hill; sister and brother, Mrs. Raymond (Dolores) Houser, Valley View Avenue, Lewistown and Dale R. Snyder, Kish Apartments, Lewistown; and 11 grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, and City Hook and Ladder Fire Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Derald Stump officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Doris J. Smeltzer
DUNLINDEN ACRES, Del. - Doris J. Smeltzer, 76, Dunlinden Acres, Del., formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.

Born Dec. 7, 1922, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Helen M. (Hannon) Schmidt. Her husband, Max Smeltzer, died January 1999.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. James (Maxine) Spriggle, Laurel, Md.; sister, Peggy Davidson, Newark, Del.; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

She worked as an office clerk for A&P Markets in Delaware during the 50s and 60s.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, Wilmington, Del. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the chapel.

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

Annie S. Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - Annie S. Smith, 83, of Mifflintown RR2, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, at her home.

Born March 11, 1916, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Ruth (Kauffman) French. Her husband, Harry C. Smith, whom she married May 1, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) Peachey, and Mrs. Timothy (Helen) Peachey, both of Belleville, Mrs. Mervin (Janet) Zendt, Mifflintown RR2; brothers and sisters, Mark E. French, Samuel J. French, Harry J. French Sr., and Mary Alice French, all of McVeytown, David W. French, Mattawana, Jesse A. French, Lewistown, J. Paul French, Davidsville, and Raymond E. French, Kansas; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy R. Kenepp, on Sept. 1, 1993, and two brothers, Andy French and Charles French.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mattawana Mennonite Church with the Rev. M. Leon Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, and from 9:30 a.m. until the services Wednesday at the church.

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

Bertha M. 'Ike' Smith
MILROY - Bertha M. "Ike" Smith, 53, of 94 N. Main St., Milroy, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her residence.

Born Aug. 6, 1946, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Bertha A. (Fye) and Samuel H. Lash Sr., of Parkview Avenue, Lewistown. Her husband, Clair E. "Skinner" Smith, whom she married March 4, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Lee (Amy) Phillips, 173 N. Main St., Milroy and Lisa A. Smith, at home; brothers and sisters, Frances J. Marsh, Samuel H. Lash Jr., Joseph L. Lash, and James R. Lash, all of Lewistown, Walter L. Lash, Luann J. Lash, Ruth L. Lash, and Joyce L. Wray, all of Milroy, and Joan M. Stailey, McConnellstown; and two grandchildren.

She was a 1964 graduate of Chief Logan High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating.

Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Carl E. Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - Carl E. Smith, 87, Mifflintown RR1, Pine Grove, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 29, 1912, in Pine Grove, he was a son of the David M. and S. Agnes (Heickes) Smith. His wife of 63 years, Vera I. (Hepner) Smith, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Carl D. Smith, New Germantown and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

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

He retired in 1975 as foreman of the truss shop of Juniata Lumber, Mifflintown. He was also a self-employed carpenter and early in life, he was employed by Pennsylvania Railroad, Enola.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's United Methodist Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1, with military honors given by the Juniata County Veterans Association.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
 

E. Alice Smith
LEWISTOWN - E. Alice Smith, 88, a resident of Kish Apartments, 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, formerly of 805 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 4, 1911, in South Fork, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael J. and Annie (Beck) Bodenschatz. Her first husband, Max Hutchinson, preceded her in death June 11, 1951, and her second husband, R. Leroy Smith, preceded her in death March 9, 1991.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Miller, 8535 Route 522 South, Lewistown, and William B. Hutchinson, 95 Spruce Drive, McVeytown; stepsons, Ross L. Smith, 8426 Route 522 South, Lewistown, and Joseph E. Smith, 9499 Route 522 South, Lewistown; a brother and sisters, William Bodenschatz, 112 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, Violet Pearson, 709 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, Mrs. John (Myrtle) Woods, Mechanicsburg, and Verna Zentack, Cresson; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lawson, two grandsons, one brother and seven sisters.

Early in life she was employed by American Viscose Corp. and later in life she was a homemaker.

She was a member of Lake Park United Methodist Church and the Ladies Bible Class of the Sunday school.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Raymond T. Brinson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Park United Methodist Church, 109 Packet Boat Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.
 
 
 

Edna M. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Edna M. Smith of 433 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born in British Columbia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Elsie (Boulton) Smith.

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

She was a school teacher for the Mifflin County School District for 37 years, retiring in 1974.

She attended the Presbyterian Church, Lewistown and was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association of Mifflin County.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
 

Eva N. Smith
MILROY - Eva N. Smith, 93, of Milroy, formerly of New Freedom, died at 6:04 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1907, in Glen Rock, she was a daughter of the late Harvey C. and Elizabeth M. (Bortner) Brenneman. Her husband, Howard F. Smith Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are: sons, Donald E. Smith, Dover, Larry K. Smith, Milroy, and Terry L. Smith, Crossville, Tenn.; brother and sister, Stewart L. Brenneman, Florida, and Margaret Fisher, Glen Rock; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn N. Cross, and two sons, Howard F. Smith Jr. and Roy E. Smith.

She was employed at the former Charles G. Summers Jr. Inc., New Freedom, for 25 years.

She was a member of Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, Reedsville, and the Fountain Square Senior Center, Milroy.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Steltz Cemetery, Glen Rock.

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


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY