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Florence E. 'Flossie' Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - Florence E. "Flossie" Smith, 99, of HC 63, Mifflintown, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 2, 1900, in Beaver Springs, she was the daughter of the late Charles Andrew Peter and Mollie (Specht) Ulsh. Her husband, Ira B. Smith, died May 28, 1971.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Marlin (Fae) Klinger, West Hurley, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Ulsh; two sisters, Jeanette Diehl and Mildred Fullard; and a half-sister, Carrie Hoch.

She and her husband operated PineHurst, a tourist home outside of Mifflintown from 1940 to 1969.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, where she was a Sunday School pianist and very active in the EverReady Sunday School, the choir, the Women of the ELCA, the Needlers and was formerly the church organist.

She was a member of Friends of Locust Grove, where she played the piano and volunteered thousands of hours in many capacities. She also played piano for the residents at Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, and sang with the Community Chorus.

She was the 1998 recipient of the Community Service Award from the Mifflintown Rotary Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. William Esborn officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Mifflin, PA 17058.


George W. Smith
LEWISBURG - George W. Smith, 81, formerly of Yoe and Lewistown, died at 2:48 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1917, in Windsor, he was a son of the late William Smith and Callie (Green) Tome. His wife, Jeanette M. (Miller) Smith, whom he married February 14, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Ronald H. Smith, Selinsgrove Center, Irene A. Kile, Yoe, Joyce E. Kreider, Red Lion, Janet L. Porter and Lois J. Woods, both of Lancaster, and Connie L. Anderson, New Port Richey, Fla; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Romaine M. Dillman in 1994, and Diane E. Smith in 1976; and two sons, Robert G. Smith in 1952, and Steven H. Smith in 1954.

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

He was self-employed for 11 years at Smith Mobil Station in Loganville and was an estate manager for Tall Timbers Lodge, Adams County, and Jackson Lodge, Mifflin County. He retired as an employee of Dallastown Area School District.

He was a member of Hummel's United Methodist Church, Middleburg.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Burg Funeral Home Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, with the Rev. Golden A. Gaither and the Rev. Marlin E. Bowes officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery with full military rites provided by York County Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 12 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Selinsgrove Center, Box 500, Selinsgrove, PA 17850.


G. Foster Smith
GRANVILLE - G. Foster Smith, 98, a resident of the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville, formerly of 653 Snook Road, Alfarata, died at 6:02 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at the Malta Home.

Born Dec. 16, 1900, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late U. Grant and Annie M. (Shontz) Smith. His wife, Helen (Wray) Smith, died March 5, 1950.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Thompson, Lewistown, Shirley L. Lepley, Beaver Springs, and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Bogar, Snook Road, Alfarata; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, G. Orrie Smith, J. Herbert Smith and B. Francis Smith and Helen Jones.

In early life, he was employed by Standard Steel, Burnham, Mann Edge Tool, Lewistown, and the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown.

In 1930, he built, owned and operated the Log Cabin Inn until retiring in 1963. After retirement he owned an ice-cream truck which he operated at various state fairs.

He was a charter member of the Shade Mountain Hunting Camp and a 50 year member of the United Commercial Travelers.

He was also an avid hunter and a licensed pilot.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to: the Malta Home Auxiliary, PO Box E, Granville, PA 17029.


Harold Lee Smith
TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. - Harold Lee Smith, 58, of RR1 Triadelphia, W. Va., formerly of Pennsylvania, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W. Va.

Born Dec. 18, 1941, in Blanchard, he was a son of the late Clair Robert and Blanche (Greene) Smith. His wife, Alice A. (Wiley) Smith, survives.

Also surviving are: stepson, Jason Allen Wiley, Triadelphia, W. Va.; sisters, Carolyn Harshbarger and Mary French, both of Mattawana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Smith and two sisters, Betty Allen and Margaret Miller.

He was a former employee of the YWCA.

He was a member of the Thompson Methodist Church, Wheeling, W. Va. and of the AARP.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, W. Va., with the Rev. Debbie Dague and the Rev. Dwight Ross officiating. Interment will be in in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Friends may call from noon-3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Harold Lee Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, W. VA 26041.


Lynn C. Smith
BLAIN - Lynn C. Smith, 95, of Blain RR1, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Carlisle Hospital.

Born March 3, 1904, in Blain RR1, he was the son of the late William F. and Carrie May (Cisna) Smith. His wife, Grace E. (Sipe) Smith, preceded in him in death.

Surviving are: a son, William Lynn Smith Sr., Carlisle; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of the Blain United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Blain Ambulance Club, the Blain Fire Co., the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 143, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Dale W. Dobbs officiating. Interment will be in the Blain Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Blain United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Emory Kuhn, RR1, Box 246A, Blain, PA 17006.


Mabel E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Mabel E. Smith, 82, of 33 E. Chestnut St. Extended, Lewistown, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Born April 24, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (McGirk) Smith.

She is survived by sisters, Florence E. Smith, Helen M. Smith and Bella V. Smith, all of 33 E. Chestnut St. Extended, Lewistown.

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

She was employed by the American Viscose Corp., retiring on disability.

She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to SUN Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mildred W. "Mickey" Smith
LEWISTOWN - Mildred W. "Mickey" Smith, 67, of 41 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1932, in Beaver Springs, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Anna (Walker) Lenhart. Her husband, Harold M. Smith, whom she married March 13, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Harold M. Smith II, Shippensburg, Timothy C. Smith, Cape Cod, Mass., and Mrs. John (Melinda) Spence, West River, Md; two brothers, Robert L. Lenhart, Beaver Springs, and Richard W. Lenhart, Kernersville, N.C., and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna, and three sisters.

She owned and operated Mickey's Beauty Shop for 45 years, retiring in December 1997.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

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


Nelson A. 'Chub' Smith
LEWISTOWN - Nelson A. "Chub" Smith, 78, of 9594 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 6:05 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Center, Lewistown.

Born June 9, 1921, in Derry Township, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Lena (Searer) Smith. His wife, Virginia (McKee) Smith, whom he married in 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: four children, Barry L. Smith, Lewistown, Mrs. Thomas (Barbara S.) Vogt, Connecticut, Mrs. Phil (Carol) Hobbs, Virginia, and Steven R. Smith, Lewistown; four sisters, Pearl Jennings, Wysox, Margaret Harmon, Reedsville, Freda Orris, Lewistown, and Helen Ewing, Beaver Springs; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

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

He worked in the transportation department at Standard Steel for 36 years before retiring in 1975 and also did farming.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ted Janke officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Ellen Chapel Church, RD1, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Noah P. Smith
DANVILLE - Noah P. Smith, infant son of Brenda (Cramer) and John P. Smith III of Big Green Briar Road, McVeytown, was stillborn at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He is survived by brothers and sister, Cody Smith, Kurtis Smith, and Breanna Cramer, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Ritchey of McVeytown and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cramer of Lewistown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Smith Jr. of Lewistown; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ritchey of McVeytown, Ren Taylor of Milroy, and Helen Cox of McAlisterville; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Smith Sr. of Maitland.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park.

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


Pauline B. (Hamilton) Smith
HUNTINGDON - Pauline B. (Hamilton) Smith, 70, of Huntingdon RR2, died at 10:37 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at University Park Nursing Home, State College.

Born Sept. 23, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Butler and Fannie (Tressler) Hamilton. Her husband, Charles A. Smith Sr., whom she married June 1, 1948, in Cumberland, Md., died April 17, 1992.

Surviving are: children, Al P. Smith, Spring Grove, Barbara J. (Smith) Stamm, Huntingdon RR2, Mrs. Dennis (Charlotte) Stamm, Rebersburg, Charles A. Smith Jr., Huntingdon, John J. Smith, Lewistown, and Mrs. Paul (Carol L.) Mark, Port Matilda; sisters and brother, Gertrude Baylett, State College, Vivian Neimond, McAlisterville, and Joseph B. Hamilton, Houserville; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fannie A. Smith, an infant son, David Smith, and three brothers, Thomas Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, and Robert Hamilton.

She was Protestant by faith.

She attended public school in the Houserville area.

She was a caregiver for the elderly in the 1970s and later was employed on the custodial staff by Pennsylvania State University.

She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, and RV camping.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon. Interment will be in Manor Hill Cemetery, Barree Township, Huntingdon.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: University Park Nursing Home, Waupelani Drive, State College, PA 16801, or to James E. VanZandt Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16601.


Robert Scott Smith
MCALISTERVILLE - Robert Scott Smith, 29, of McAlisterville RR1, formerly of Lewisburg RR1, died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born Oct. 28, 1970, in Muncy, he was a son of Sharon B. (Marks) and Dennis A. Yoder Sr. of McAlisterville RR1. His wife, Weena M. (Sweigart) Smith, whom he married on June 8, 1991, survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, Jeffrey Scott Smith and Brent Allen Smith, both at home; a daughter, Hailey Ann Smith, at home; two brothers, Melvin R. Smith, McAlisterville and Dennis A. Yoder, Middleburg; two sisters, Bobbie J. Smith, McAlisterville and Mrs. Robert (Michelle) Kratzer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR; a half-sister, Kaya K. Smith, Ohio; maternal grandfather, Melvin M. Marks, Allenwood; paternal grandparents, Daniel F. and M. Lois Yoder, McAlisterville; 12 nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Anna B. (Lucas) Marks and a nephew, Dennis A. Yoder III.

He is a 1989 graduate of East Juniata High School, where he also attended the Juniata-Mifflin Counties Area Vocational-Technical School for the last three years of high school, studying auto mechanics.

He was employed by Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown, where he most recently was in the maintenance department. Earlier in life, he was employed by Apollo Fence Company, Evendale and, following graduation, was employed by Excel Homes, Liverpool.

A NASCAR fan, he was an avid collector of Dale Earnhardt items. He also collected Panda bears and enjoyed putting models together, working with cars and spending time with his family.

He attended the Church of the Open Door, Evendale.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Richard VonNeida officiating.

Interment will be in Montandon Cemetery.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; there will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Open Door, RR1, Box 902, Richfield, PA 17086.


Vaughen T. Smith
CENTRE HALL - Vaughen T. Smith, 53, of Centre Hall, formerly of Enola, died Saturday Aug. 21, 1999, at his parents home in Enola.

Born Dec. 15, 1945, in Fort Lewis, Washington, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse F. Smith Sr., Enola.

Also surviving are: children, Michael P. Smith, Centre Hall, Emily K. Smith, Hershey, and Jessie M. Smith, Mifflintown; brother and sisters, Jesse F. Smith Jr., State College, Pamela M. Corl, Enola, Sandra L. Smith, Harrisburg, Kay Jan Kaufman, Etters, and Dona R. Troup, York; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a self-employed carpenter and an avid guitarist and song writer.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, PO Box 266, Enola, PA 17025.


William J. Smith Sr.
MILROY - William J. Smith Sr., 59, of 24 Woodlawn Avenue, Milroy, died at 4:10 a.m Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 17, 1940, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Ralph William and Margaretta L. (Fisher) Smith Jr. His wife, Klara (Muetzel) Smith, whom he married Nov. 17, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Michael (Patricia) Zannino, William James Smith Jr. and Mrs. Douglas (Julie) Bair, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Randy (Tina) Kuhns, Milroy, and Ralph T. Smith, Siglerville; a brother, James A. Smith, Granville; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Smith, a sister, Eleanor Kuhns, and a daughter, Christine Smith.

He retired on disability from Overhead Door Corp., Lewistown. Earlier in life, he had been a truck driver.

He had served in the United States Army.

He was a member of Milroy United Methodist Church and Milroy American Legion.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Bert Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Arthur 'Neal' Snook
BEAVER SPRINGS - Arthur "Neal" Snook, 73, of Center Avenue, Beaver Springs, died at 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. He had been in ill health for the past six years.

Born on May 25, 1926, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Andrew R. and Katherine (Curtin) Snook. His wife, Joan S. (Shirey) Snook, whom he married June 17, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Beth Ann Nerino, Lykens, and Pamela K. Weaver, McClure; two sons, Gregory W. Snook, Middleburg RR4, and Todd A. Snook, Myerstown; a sister, Rebecca Barrett, Goldsboro, N.C.; three brothers, Ross Snook, Beavertown RR1, John D. "Jack" Snook, Beaver Springs, and Thomas Snook, Beaver Springs RR1; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Lawrence and Michael Snook.

He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church.

In 1993, he retired from Paulsen Wirerope Corp., Sunbury maintenance department after 21 years of service. Prior to that, he had worked at American Viscose for 25 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Heiser-Hoffman Post No. 5640, Middleburg, Erman E. Lepley American Legion Post No. 23, Beaver Springs, and the Beaver Springs Fire Company.

He enjoyed gardening and reading.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs RR1, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, where a graveside military service will be conducted by American Legion Post 23.

Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown and the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Beaver Lutheran Church, RR1, Beaver Springs, PA 17812; the American Heart Association, 14 S. Old Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876 or the American Cancer Society, Snyder Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Malinda M. Snook
MCCLURE - Malinda M. Snook, 40, of McClure RR2, died at 6:11 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, of injuries suffered following an automobile accident.

Born May 6, 1959, she was a daughter of Shirley (Richard) Fisher, Bannerville and the late Alvin L. Zeigler. Her husband, Lynn "Butch" Snook, whom she married May 8, 1976, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Tonya D. Renninger, Beaver Springs RR1, Nichole L. Dalawy, Middleburg RR1 and Michelle R. Snook, at home; sisters and brothers, Sonya L. Zimmerman, Mifflintown, Dorraine G. Ritter, Selinsgrove, Caroline A. Tate and John R. Zeigler, both of McClure RR2, Wayne C. Zeigler, McClure, Harold L. Fisher Jr., Beaver Springs, and Jason B. 'Fish" Fisher, Bannerville; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Marie Snook on July 23, 1976 and a sister, Leah M. Shawver on Dec. 30, 1996.

She attended West Snyder High School.

She was employed by Ira M. Middleswarth Potato Chips as a laborer for 20 years.

She enjoyed making wood crafts.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. John Grumbine officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bannerville CMA Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.


Mary A. Snook
YEAGERTOWN - Mary A. Snook, 85, of 104 Clover Ave., Yeagertown, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at her daughter's residence.

She was born Dec. 3, 1914, to the late Ciro and Rose (Ferrazzuola) Simonetti. Her husband, James M. Snook, preceded her in death in 1967.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosalind L. Snook, 104 Clover Ave., Yeagertown, brothers and sisters, Samuel Simonetti, Harrisburg, Michael Simonetti, Perdox, Ann Zais, South Wayne Street, Lewistown, Mrs. Richard (Ida) Treaster, Broad Street, Milroy, Rose Marie Simonetti, and Victor Simonetti, Ewardtown, and two grandchildren whom she raised, Regina Miller, Rochester Hills, Mich., and Denise Maber, Lewistown, and three great-grandchildren.

She retired as a cook for the Holiday Inn in Burnham in 1984, and earlier in life she was employed by American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating.

Interment will be at Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1905.


Mary K. (Long-Spagnoletti) Snook
YEAGERTOWN - Mary K. (Long-Spagnoletti) Snook, 80, of 201 N. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 25, 1919, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Estella (Miller) Long. Her husband, J. Fred Snook, whom she married July 29, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Donald Spagnoletti, Reedsville, Shelva (Spagnoletti) Manzak, Pahrump, Nev., Judy Ann (Spagnoletti) Miller, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and James W. Spagnoletti, Camp Hill; brother and sister, Erma K. Smith, McClure, and Miller C. Long, Pottstown; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Long, and a brother, James W. Long.

She worked at F.M.C. and was a member of the 25 Year Club.

She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown.

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

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

Family will provide flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to Holy Communion Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.


Nadean K. Snook
BEAVERTOWN - Nadean K. Snook, 60, of Beavertown RR1, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at her home after a six-month illness.

Born June 27, 1939 in Middlecreek Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Mae Rebecca (Predix) Hoffer. Her husband Ross Andrew Snook, whom she married Aug. 20, 1956, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters and three sons, Virginia Mae Snook and Karen Louise Carter, both of Beavertown RR1, Nancy Cecile Zimmerman of Vicksburg, Michelle Ann Snook of East Waterford RR1, Ross Andrew Snook of Paxtonville Road, Middleburg, James Arthur Snook of Willow Grove and Lawrence David Snook of Beavertown RR1, sisters, Ethel Yerger of West Milton, June Metzgar of Water Street, Selinsgrove and Pauline Mitchell, Betty Bingaman and Judy Stacey, all of Selinsgrove RR1, 12 grandchildren and one foster grandson.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and brothers, Simon and Elvin Predix.

She was a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Manbeck Mennonite Church of Beaver Springs RR1, and she was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Beaver Springs Fire Company.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Manbeck Mennonite Church with the Rev. Carl Geissinger and the Rev. E. Denton Mallonee officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery, Troxelville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS 500, Office Center Drive, Suite 340, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034-3214.


Pauline E. Snook
LEWISTOWN - Pauline E. Snook, 87, 200 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 15, 1912, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Emma (McCormick) Freed. Her husband, Russell R. Snook, died July 7, 1978.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Dolores) Bickhart, 4 Oakland Ave., Lewistown and one granddaughter.

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

She was a homemaker and early in life worked for the American Viscose Corporation.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Donald B. "Boonie" Snyder
RICHFIELD - Donald B. "Boonie" Snyder, 89, of Richfield, died at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Dec. 25, 1909, in Buckwheat Valley, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Emory E. and Sara Caroline "Carrie" (Brown) Snyder. His wife, I. Pauline (Womer) Snyder, whom he married June 29, 1934, survives.Also surviving are: sons, George D. Snyder, Richfield RR1, and Roger A. Snyder and Edward E. Snyder, both of Richfield; sisters, Mary Arnold, Mifflinburg, and Esther Davis, Forty Fort; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Lawrence Snyder, Arthur Snyder, John Snyder, Robert Snyder and Raymond Snyder; and two sisters, Emma Leitzel and Ruth Regester.

He was educated at the former Fayette High School in McAlisterville.

At 16, he began working at Richfield Bank, where he worked for over 20 years. He retired as a poultry farmer in the early 1960s.

He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richfield, and was a charter member of the Richfield Lions Club. He was a member of the Richfield Sportsmen's Club, the Richfield Fire Company and Ambulance League and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1562, Newport.

He was also a member of Lafayette Lodge No. 194 Free and Accepted Masons, Selinsgrove. He received his 50-year Masonic pin of recognition in September 1998.

He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richfield, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, and from 10 a.m until the time of services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Organ Fund, c/o Rev. Andrew C. Weaver, pastor, RR2 Box 25, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.


Donna B. Snyder
THOMPSONTOWN - Donna B. Snyder, 69, of Thompsontown, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1930, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Clarence W. and Alice (Thompson) Branthoffer. Her husband, Robert E. Snyder, died June 28, 1995.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Phillip L. (Robin S.) LeBo, Thompsontown RR2, and a son, Matthew B. Snyder, Thompsontown; and two grandsons.

She was a 1948 graduate of Thompsontown High School.

She retired in 1991 as a purchasing agent for the Pennsylvania State Game Commission, Harrisburg.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, the Altar Guild of the church, and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 260, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Glenn E. Heasley officiating. Interment will be in Thompsontown Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 217, Thompsontown, PA 17094 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Edith (Kephart) Snyder
LEWISTOWN - Edith (Kephart) Snyder, 92, of 309 Kishacoquillas St., Lewistown, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at her residence.

Born Aug. 16, 1907, in Houtzdale, she was a daughter of the late A. Wesley and Elizabeth (Hayden) Kephart. Her husband, Richard F. Snyder, died April 13, 1989.

Surviving is a sister, Sara Knudson, 303 Kishacoquillas St., Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Kephart; and three sisters, Nora E. Goss, Mildred Lansberry and Sue Foster.

She was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, and a member of the Eastern Star.

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

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

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


Mary Lou Snyder
LEWISTOWN - Mary Lou Snyder, 73, of 114 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at her home.

Born Nov. 18, 1925, in Houtzdale, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Alton M. "Herb" and Bessie Marie (Brown) Herbster. Her husband, Harry E. Snyder, preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1975.

Surviving are: a son, Barry M. Snyder, Macdoel, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Daniel (Betty) Benson, Newark, Del.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard A. Herbster.

Early in life she was an assistant for Dr. Cohen and later she was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. She was also a member of the Ich Dien Bible Class.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clifford Miller officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 12 p.m. Sunday until the time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, Pa. 17044 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, Pa. 17044.


Robert 'Bob' Arthur Snyder
SUNBURY - Robert "Bob" Arthur Snyder, 71, of 155 N. Fourth St., Sunbury, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at home.

Born March 15, 1928, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Foster and Jeanette (Bingaman) Snyder. His wife, Anna Mary (Kearns) Snyder, whom he married Nov. 16, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Robert A. Snyder Jr. of Sunbury; a sister, Marjorie (Snyder) Maunder of Lewistown; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, William D. Snyder, in 1962 and one brother, William Foster Snyder, in infancy.

He was a life member of the Americus Hose Co.

He worked for the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, for several years. Later, he began his career in radio broadcasting at WMRF Radio in Lewistown. Moving to Sunbury, he became a prominent radio, news and program director for WKOK, WSEW and retired from WMLP-WVLY in 1992.

He was also active in his family business, The Peppermint Lounge, and was the sound engineer for two local bands in the 1970s, Chance and Thunder.

Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury. Immediately following, there will be a gathering at the family business, The Peppermint Lounge. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Rodney L. Snyder Sr.
MCCLURE - Rodney L. Snyder Sr., 45, of 93 Snyder Lane, McClure, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at his home.

Born June 2, 1953, in Lewistown, he was the son of James C. and Jessie L. (Yorks) Snyder of Lewistown. His wife, Nancy L. (Pannebaker) Snyder, who he married Nov. 28, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Rodney L. Snyder Jr., Lewistown and Angela M. Laub, Hazleton; brothers and sisters, Barry K. Snyder, Teresa R. Snyder, and Douglas J. Snyder, all of Lewistown, and Jamie L. Moss, Wake Forest, N.C.; and two grandsons.

He was a 1971 graduate of Chief Logan High School.

He was a welder/press and shear operator at Ford New Holland, Belleville.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata Special Needs Center or to the Mifflin-Juniata Special Olympics, both at 401 Yale St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Steven E. Snyder
REEDSVILLE - Steven E. Snyder, 45, of 49 Hillside Drive, Reedsville, died of natural causes at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born Aug. 21, 1954, in Lewistown, he was a son of Donald H. "Pete" and C. June (Smith) Snyder, 308 Eighth Ave., Burnham. His wife, Jan C. (Watson) Snyder, whom he married Oct. 4, 1975, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Corinne N. Snyder and Jennifer L. Snyder, both at home; and a brother, Edward C. Snyder, 10 Ridge Road, Lewistown.

He was a 1972 graduate of Penn Highlands High School, Chief Logan Campus, and a 1974 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College.

He was employed as a welder at New Holland North America.

He was a member of the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Warrior Club.

He coached the Reedsville girl's softball teams and assisted with girls basketball. He was also an avid hunter.

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

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


Kenneth W. Socie
LANDISVILLE - Kenneth W. Socie, 62, of 94 W. South St., Landisville, formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Beaverdale, he was the son of the late Peter and Laura (Clark) Socie. His wife, Carole (Carnell) Socie, whom he married Oct. 26, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Kenneth Socie, West Chester, Craig Socie, Lititz, Douglas, Chesapeake, Va., and Thomas Socie, Mohnton; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Neyhard, Ephrata; and seven grandchildren.

He worked in various management positions in the Lancaster, Lewistown, and Indiana, Pa. areas. He retired in 1996 from the Prudential Insurance Company of America, after 35 years of service.

He was a member of the Hempfield United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and was head usher for the 8 a.m. service.

He was past president of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce, the East Petersburg Jaycees, the Lewistown Rotary, and the Lancaster Association of Life Underwriters. He was a member of the F&AM 587, Manheim; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; the Valley of Williamsport Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; and the BPOE Lodge 931, Indiana, Pa.

Services will be held at 10 a.m Friday at the Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, with the Rev. Thomas W. Fries officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster.

There will be no public viewing, but friends may call from 6:60-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 247 Main St., Landisville or from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Building Fund of Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.


Elizabeth M. 'Betsy' Soder
MCALISTERVILLE - Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Soder, 27, of McAlisterville, died at 4:37 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born Aug. 1, 1971, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Richard Henry, McAlisterville and Shirley R. Soder, McAlisterville. She is survived by her companion, Christopher D. Smith, McAlisterville.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Randall J. Soder, Port Trevorton, Timothy L. Soder, Jeffery D. Soder, Mifflin, Brian C. Soder and William J. Soder, both of McAlisterville, Laurel A. Gehers, Thompsontown, and Lynne M. Cookson, Duncannon; and grandmother, Julia Helwig, McAlisterville.

She was preceded in death by grandfather, Russell Helwig in 1990 and a brother, Michael A. Soder in 1984.

She was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Civil Service Bureau, the Department of Health and Vital Statistics, and the Department of Education as a clerical secretary.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville.

There will be no public viewing, but there will be a closed casket visitation from 7-9 p.m. today at the church.

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

The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Gerald J. Sollers
MCVEYTOWN - Gerald J. Sollers, 76, Loop Road, McVeytown, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 12, 1923, in Wood Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sollers. His wife, Betty Jane (Snyder) Sollers, whom he married Nov. 20, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Rhonda J. Austin, Lewistown, Gerald R. Sollers, Wayne R. Sollers, Gary L. Sollers, Mrs. Luther (Judy K.) Varner, all of McVeytown, and Jerry E. Sollers, Burnt Cabins; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Smith, by whom he was raised following the death of his mother, and Beatrice Fields.

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

He retired in 1982 from General Motors, Wilmington, Del., after 30 years of service.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. William Wollett officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

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


John C. Solt Jr.
YEAGERTOWN - John C. Solt Jr., 52, of 120 N. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at his residence.

Born Dec. 2, 1946, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Betty M. (Pannebaker) and John C. Solt Sr. His wife, Cynthia J. (Knepp) Solt, whom he married July 16, 1964, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Kevin D. Solt, 535 Fairview Ave., Lewistown, Michael T. Solt, 914 W. 5th St., Lewistown, and Melissa A. Foulk, 1017 N. Beech St., Burnham; sister and brother, Mrs. Brad (Connie) Shotzberger, 122 N. Main St., Yeagertown and Ernest C. Solt, 80 Scenic Drive, Lewistown; and five grandchildren.

He was a crane operator in the melt shop of Standard Steel, Burnham for 33 years.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4294, the United Steel Workers of America, Local 1940, and a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Co.

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

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

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


Katharina Solt
MCCLURE - Katharina Solt, 62, 202 Mail Pouch Road, McClure, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Saarlouis, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Marie (Morsch) Recktenwald. Her husband, Robert C. Solt, whom she married April 26, 1961, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Rick (Theresia "Peggy") Pennington, Burnham, John R. Solt, Lewistown, Fred W. Solt, Alfarata, Katharine M. T. Solt, Belltown, and Mrs. Rodney (Christa R.) Wagner, Wagner; two brothers and one sister, who reside in Germany; and 11 grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alfarata.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., 208 Oak St., Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Aurelio "Al" Sorace
MIFFLINTOWN - Aurelio "Al" Sorace, 62, of Mifflintown RR2 died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born March 30, 1937, in Rockledge, he was a son of the late Antonio and Mary Concetta (Guido) Sorace. His wife, Bonnie Jean (Steel) Sorace, whom he married Feb. 4, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Renee Susanne Long, Elizabethtown, Carole Danene Sorace, Edison, N.J., and Carolyn Mertz and Carl D. Carver, both of Buena Park, Calif.; brothers, Dominic Sorace, Sarver, Roland Sorace, Huntingdon Valley, Frank Sorace, Warminister, and Joseph Sorace, Southampton; and nine grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958.

He attended Lower Moreland elementary and high schools, Huntingdon Valley. He was an instructional aide at the Juniata-Mifflin Area Vocational Technical School in Lewistown.

He had owned and operated The Village Store in McAlisterville and worked in commercial sales for Property Management Inc., Lemoyne.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville. He enjoyed cooking and fishing.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Al Sorace Scholarship Fund, c/o Omega Bank, P.O. Box J, Mifflin, PA 17058.


Robert Leonard Sorth
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Robert Leonard Sorth, 79, of Blairsville, Ga. and Grindstone Island, Clayton, N.Y., died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas.

He was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Erie. His wife, Mary Emma (Kearns) Sorth, formerly of the Lewistown area, survives.

Also surviving are: brothers and sister, Norman A. Sorth, Columbus, Ohio, Hans Kenneth Sorth and Frances E. Backstrom, both of Harborcreek.

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

He was a 1953 graduate of Penn State University.

He worked 25 years as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Ridgewood public schools in New Jersey.

He served as president of the Ridgewood Education Association and was a life member of both the New Jersey and National Education Association.

Memorial services will be held this spring in Blairsville, Ga., and this summer on Grindstone Island, Clayton, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Thousand Islands Land Trust, PO Box 238, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.

The San Antonio Mortuary, 703 Palo Alto Road, San Antonio, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.


Katelyn Ashley Soulliard
MIFFLINTOWN - Katelyn Ashley Soulliard, infant daughter of Daniel and Karen (Kachel) Soulliard of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville) was still born Friday, May 21, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Also surviving are: brothers, Daniel Soulliard Jr. and Jeffery Soulliard, both at home; grandparents, Charles Soulliard of Mifflintown RR3, Barbara Soulliard and Daniel Kachel, both of Kinzers, and Sandy Harbaugh of Honey Grove; great-grandparents, Dora Kachel of Georgetown and Tom and Rhoda Fiester of Gap.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2, with the Rev. Jack Twombly officiating.

There will be no viewing.

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


Genella V. Spade
MCALISTERVILLE - Genella V. Spade, 80, of McAlisterville, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born July 8, 1919, in Richfield, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Sovilla (Swartz) Pyle. Her husband, Charles A. Spade, whom she married Feb. 7, 1940, died May 6, 1989.

Surviving are: daughters, Arlene M. Frontz and Shirley A. Dressler, both of Thompsontown RR1; brother and sister, Clarence Pyle, Mount Pleasant Mills, and Minnie Meiser, Millerstown RR2; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Adam, Elmer, John, Samuel and Howard Pyle; sisters, Amey Pontius, Maria Wochley, Ella Shellenberger and Dorothy Swartz; and a great-grandson, Zachary Maneval in 1998.

She attended Center School, Seven Stars.

She was a homemaker and was employed by Lyon Fashions, McAlisterville, as a seamstress for 28 years until her retirement in 1981.

She was a lifelong member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Richfield RR1, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Fayette Fire Company ladies auxiliary and the Juniata County Republican Women's Council.

She enjoyed flowers and sewing.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Richfield RR1, with the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird and the Rev. Joseph R. Heeg officiating. Interment will follow in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.


Sara Ann Spangler
HUNTINGDON - Sara Ann Spangler, 87, of Oneida Township, Huntingdon RR2, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her home.

Born June 26, 1912, in Milroy, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Dickson) Monsell. Her husband, George Albert Spangler Jr., whom she married in 1932 in Hagerstown, Md., died June 28, 1977.

Surviving are: children, Charles Spangler, Spring Mills, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Randolph, Belleville, Helen McMinn, Burnham, Joyce Poleck, Petersburg, Connie Spangler and Anna Spangler, both of Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Francis L. Little, on Sept. 13, 1998; and a grandson, John Carl Cramer.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Milroy United Methodist Church.

She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed cooking and baking.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Ridge Road and Juniata Avenue, Smithfield Township, Huntingdon, with Pastor Bert A. Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Donation Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the time of services today at the funeral home.


Hazel V. Spece
THOMPSONTOWN - Hazel V. Spece, 94, of Perry Village, New Bloomfield and formerly of Thompsontown, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born on Jan. 31, 1905, in Cocolamus, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Stuck) Shelley. Her husband, William D. Spece, whom she married on Jan. 29, 1927, preceded her in death on March 1, 1998.

Surviving are: four children, Thelma J. Bitting, Pine Grove Mills, Sara J. Davis, Hemet, Calif., Shirley A. Martin, Thompsontown and Terry W. Spece, Ickesburg; seven sisters, Mabel Strawser, McAlisterville, Esther Moore, Paradise, Keturah Brubaker, East Salem, Ann Long, Thompsontown, Lulu Daughenbaugh, McAlisterville and Geraldine Leach, Mifflin; one brother, Paul Shelley, Cocolamus; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Benner.

She had attended Neimond's Independent Church, Richfield RR1.

She attended elementary school in Leister Valley.

She was a homemaker all her life, except for working in a garment factory early in life. She enjoyed baking, sewing and crocheting.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Terry Sheaffer officiating. Interment will be in Brown's United Methodist Cemetery, Cocolamus.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Perry Village "Forget Me Nots," 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield, PA 17068.


Shawn Lee Specht
LEWISTOWN - Shawn Lee Specht, 22, of Rear 417 Green Ave. Extended, Lewistown, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at his residence.

Born Dec. 3, 1977, in Lewistown, he was the son of William Specht of Florida and Karen (James) Specht of Rear 417 Green Ave. Extended, Lewistown.

Also surviving are: maternal grandmother, Dolly James, Lewistown; maternal grandparents, Donald and Dorothy James, Lewistown; paternal grandfather, David Specht, Lewistown; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Lilly, Lewistown; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Knepper, Lewistown.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

He was a technician at Print Right Millwright Inc., Mifflintown.

He attended Calvary Bible Church.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will be private and in Mt. Rock Cemetery.

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


Viola Katherine Speck
CARLISLE - Viola Katherine Speck, 89, a resident of the Thornwald Home, Carlisle, formerly of Lindbergh Way, Lewistown, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the home.

Born Nov. 13, 1910, in Lewisberry, she was a daughter of the late Logan and Bertha (Miller) Trout. Her husband, John Melvin Speck, died Feb. 15, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Doris) Stumpff Jr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Iris Trout, Hershey; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Earnest Speck in 1995 and a brother, Lloyd Trout.

She was a homemaker and early in life, she was owner/operator of Speck's Restaurant, South Main Street, Lewistown, where she was an accomplished pie maker.

She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown and the Dames of Malta. She was a former Rebekah and a member of the board of directors of the Rebekah Home.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.

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


Harmon J. Speece
THOMPSONTOWN - Harmon J. Speece, 80, of Thompsontown RR1, died of natural causes at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his residence.

Born April 29, 1919, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Lloyd B. and Sara (Jones) Speece. His wife, Lena A. (Rice) Speece, died Nov. 30, 1972.

Surviving are: children, Robert L. Speece Sr., Lewistown, Quinn J. Swartz, Richfield RR1, and Judy K. Dunn, Thompsontown RR2; brother and sister, Wayne B. Speece, Harrisburg, and Mary E. Bender, Malta Home, Granville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Speece, and a sister, Ruth M. Rice.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served from 1944-1946 in the Asian Pacific Theatre.

He retired as a machinist from Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Steelton, after more than 30 years of service. He had previously worked the family farm in Thompsontown RR1 and, earlier in life, had worked at the Jet Aircraft Manufacturing Plant, Baltimore, Md.

He was a member of Locust Run United Methodist Church, Thompsontown RR1, and a prior member of Whiteland United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR2, where he had been Sunday school superintendent. He was also a past member and president of VFW Post 5863, Mifflintown; past member of American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown, and a member of AFLCIO United Steelworkers Union Local of Harrisburg.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Interment will be in East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1, where military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Association.

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

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


Anna S. Speicher
REEDSVILLE - Anna S. Speicher, 52, of 810 Coffee Run Road, Reedsville, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 12, 1947, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Roda (Hostettler) Yoder. Her husband, Michael A. Speicher, survives.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, David Yoder and Mrs. Sam (Roda) Hostettler, both of Reedsville, Aaron Yoder, McClure, Levi Yoder, Naginey, Steve Yoder and Mrs. Yonie (Emma) Speicher, both of Milroy, Mrs. Michael (Sarah) Hostettler, Chambersville, and Mrs. Jake (Elizabeth) Zook, Aaronsburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Green Lane Amish Cemetery, Brown Township.

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


Bruce Howard Spigelmyer
SELINSGROVE - Bruce Howard Spigelmyer, 81, of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of Beavertown, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born May 30, 1918, in Paxtonville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Beulah (Gill) Spigelmyer. His wife, Grace Rearick, whom he married June 24, 1939, died July 17, 1972.

Surviving are: a son, Dallas Spigelmyer, Selinsgrove; three sisters, Jean Hartman, Fairborn, Ohio: Nora Ritter, Milton and Mrs. Dick (Letha) Griffith, Kreamer; three brothers, Stoy Spigelmyer, Reedsville, John Spigelmyer, Selinsgrove and Jack Spigelmyer, Selinsgrove; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriet Seward and Phyllis Sailor; and two brothers, Elwood Spigelmyer and Malcolm Spigelmyer.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and served in Japan.

He retired from the Selinsgrove State School, motorpool. He was a member of Heiser-Hoffman VFW Post 5640, Middleburg and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in the Paxtonville Union Cemetery, where graveside military services will be provided by the Heiser-Hoffman VFW, Middleburg.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17813.


Doris J. Spigelmyer
LEWISTOWN - Doris J. Spigelmyer, 60, of 2238 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died at 6:59 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 3, 1938, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harry "Pete" and Pauline R. (Goss) Bradley. Her husband, Gerald B. Spigelmyer, whom she married July 7, 1956, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Toby L. Spigelmyer, Port Royal RR3, Andy D. Spigelmyer, Port Royal RR1, Michael B. Spigelmyer, Spring Grove RR7, Todd B. Spigelmyer and Mrs. Timothy (Tammy) Nipple, both of Mifflintown RR3, and Jason B. Spigelmyer, Lewistown; brother and sister, Mrs. Thomas (Shirley) Wismer, Lewistown and Harry Bradley Jr., McClure RR2; and seven grandchildren.

She was a 1956 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She was a part-time employee of Best Mart, Mifflintown.

She was a member of the Mifflintown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mifflintown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with J. Michael Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the Mifflintown Kingdom Hall.

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


Mary M. Heckman Spigelmyer
BOOTHWYN - Mary M. Heckman Spigelmyer, 84, of Boothwyn, formerly of McVeytown, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester.

Born May 27, 1915, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late William and Iva (Cupp) Norris. Her first husband, Samuel Heckman, died in 1944, and her second husband James E. Spigelmyer, died April 22, 1997.

She is survived by a sister, Pearl Goss of Maryland; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Naomi Joy) Gagne; a son, Eddie Heckman; and two brothers.

She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Boothwyn Fire House for 50 years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Roger Reece officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Boothwyn Fire House, 1405 Meeting House Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061.


Royetta I. Spigelmyer
LEWISTOWN - Royetta I. Spigelmyer, 86, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of McClure, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at the manor.

Born June 13, 1913, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Roy H. and Carrie B. (Crossgrove) Wagner. Her husband, Herman T. Spigelmyer, whom she married Dec. 9, 1933, died Dec. 9, 1987.

Surviving are: daughters, Anita Wright and Jane Thomas, both of McClure, Rebecca Cook, Virginia Beach, Va., Gloria Logan, Lewistown, and Virginia Ettinger, Melfa, Va.; sisters, June Searer, York, Mary Wagner, Harrisburg and Grace Walker, Levittown; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Spigelmyer in 1938 and a brother, Theodore Wagner.

She was a member of Mt. Bethel UCC Church, McClure, where she was a member of the Pollyanna Class. She enjoyed reading and puzzles.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown St., McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.

There will be no evening viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mt. Bethel UCC, McClure, PA 17841.


Esther A. Sponic
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Esther A. Sponic, 69, of Phoenix, Ariz., died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at John C. Lincoln Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Selinsgrove, she was a daughter of the late Reverend Carl C. and Reba R. (Smith) Bossler. Her husband, Donald Sponic, whom she married May 17, 1954, died Nov. 10, 1982.

She is survived by: sisters, Darlene M. Freed, Thompsontown and Lovina Sheerer, Miffintown; stepsons, Donald Sponic, South Carolina and Wayne Sponic, Millersburg; several step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther J. Bossler.

She was a 1947 graduate of Fayette High School.

She had been employed by California Federal Savings Bank, Los Angeles.

She was a former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville and she was an avid reader.

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

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of the arrangements.


Charlotte E. Stafford
LEWISTOWN - Charlotte E. Stafford, 86, a resident of Fairview Retirement Community, Lewisberry, formerly of New Cumberland, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, at the retirement home.

Born June 15, 1912, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester M. and Bertha (Kirk) Palm.

Surviving are: children, Roland D. Stafford and Hazel Noll, both of New Cumberland, Mary L. Johnson, Landisburg, Esther L. Barlup, Lisburn, and Darla Halterman, Edgewood, Md; brothers and sisters, Rev. Cecil Palm, Montgomery, James "Jack" Palm, Loysville, Izora Diven, Mechanicsburg, and Edna Burdge, Mexico, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a former custodial worker for West Shore School District and attended Oakwood Baptist Church, Camp Hill.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove. Interment will be in McCullochs Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 12-1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pinacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


Robert M. Stafford
PORT ROYAL - Robert M. Stafford, 55, of Tuscarora Acres, Port Royal, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 20, 1944, in Phenix, Ariz., he was a son of the late Robert and Helen (Talbott) Stafford.

A companion, Betty L. Stafford, survives.

He served from 1962-1965 in the United States Navy.

He had been a long-distance truck owner and operator.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ronald Shupe officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Clair S. 'Sammy' Steese
BURNHAM - Clair S. "Sammy" Steese, 71, of 107 Sunset Drive, Burnham, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his residence.

Born June 21, 1928, in Mifflinburg, he was a son of the late Samuel and Stella (Frederick) Steese. His wife, Marcella (Wagner) Steese, whom he married June 9, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Carol Ann Romig Harpster, Milroy; a sister, Eleanor Koonsman, Mifflinburg; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Steese.

He was a 1946 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and attended Thompson Business School, Harrisburg.

He retired from the Standard Steel Employment Office in 1990 after 39 years of service.

He was a member of the Parkview Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon. He was also a former member of the Burnham Borough Council.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Kenneth Wagner 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 Parkview Church of the Brethren, corner of Parcheytown Road and Parkview Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044.


John M. Steffen
MIFFLINTOWN- John M. Steffen, 82, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 5:45 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at his home.

Born May 5, 1917, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late John E. and Roxie Belle (Allen) Steffen. His wife, Ethel V. "Sis" (Shugarts) Steffen, whom he married Dec. 23, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Barbara Ann Hamilton, Harrisburg, Roxie Kelly, Thompsontown, Jackie Ford, Carlisle, and Connie Pena, Collegeville; a sister, Mary B. Farmer, Wilson, N.C.; seven grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Ashley Steffen; two brothers, Charles "PeeWee" Steffen and Howard "Fritz" Steffen; and a sister, Etheletta "Dash" Snyder.

He was a 1935 graduate of Mifflintown High School.

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

He retired in 1977 as a welding inspector for Standard Steel, Burnham.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where the flag will be folded and presented by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, c/o Dottie Specht-Treasurer, RR1, Box 760, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Barbara A. Steltzer
BELLEFONTE - Barbara A. Steltzer, 67, of Center Crest Nursing Center, Bellefonte, formerly of Pleasant Gap and Lewistown, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the nursing center.

Born March 16, 1932, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Mildred (Bloom) Boynton. Her husband Robert C. Steltzer, whom she married in 1951, survives at 200 Rachel Drive Place, Pleasant Gap.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

She was a 1950 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She was a needlepoint enthusiast.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 451 S. Main St., Lewistown with the Rev. Albert S. Yost officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

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


Leroy B. "Toot" Stevenson
DANVILLE - Leroy B. "Toot" Stevenson, 88, of 299 Birch St., Flemington, Pa., died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.

He was born Feb. 20, 1911 in Mill Hall, Pa., a son of the late Richard C. and Olive (Bower) Stevenson. His wife, Esther Klinefelter, whom he married June 27, 1939, preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1997.

Surviving are: children, Diane Berry, Lock Haven; James Stevenson, Rigby, Idaho and Alan Stevenson, West Chester, Pa.; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Galbraith, Mill Hall; Mrs. Harold (Mary) Robb, Mill Hall; R. Dean Stevenson, Mill Hall and Francis P. "Pug" Stevenson, Mill Hall; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: three brothers, Thomas Stevenson, Hillery Stevenson and Richard C. Stevenson Jr. and a grandson, William Berry.

He attended Mill Hall schools.

He retired in 1981 from the Lost Creek Golf Course, Oakland Mills, where he had been a golf pro and greenskeeper. He had previously worked at Toftrees, State College, Nittany Country Club, Mingoville and the Clinton Country Club, Mill Hall. He had also worked in shipyards in Baltimore, Md. during World War II.

He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, with the Rev. James H. Redmon officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at the funeral home.


Edward J. Stewart
LEWISTOWN - Edward J. Stewart, 44, of 2737 US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at his residence.

Born Nov. 17, 1955, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edward D. and Sue (Stidfold) Stewart.

He is survived by a brother, William S. Stewart, 82 Schoolhouse Road, McVeytown and a stepbrother, Paul Kurtz, McVeytown.

He was a 1975 graduate of Chief Logan High School.

He was employed as a forklift operator at Masland Industries from 1987 to the present.

He was a lifetime member of the City, Hook, and Ladder Fire Co. and a member of the Elkwood Hunting Camp and the Hillbilly Club, Spring Mills.

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

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the S.P.C.A., RR1, Centre Hall, PA 16828.


Neil J. Stewart
MECHANICSBURG - Neil J. Stewart, 74, of Silver Spring Township, Mechanicsburg died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

He was born Feb. 7, 1925 to the late Roy S. and Kathleen (Peace) Stewart.

His wife, Patricia R. (Ross) Stewart, survives.

Also surviving are, a daughter, Nancy L. Eckert, Mechanicsburg, a son, Donald L. Stewart, Etters, a brother, Robert Stewart, Lewistown, three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

He was an Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He was retired from the United States Postal Service, Mechanicsburg.

He was a member of the Shiremanstown United Methodist Church, Shiremanstown and the Mechanicsburg Club, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 at Shiremanstown United Methodist Church, 125 E. Main St., Shiremanstown with the Rev. John A. Ile Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in the Juniata Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shiremanstown United Methodist Church, 125 E. Main St., Shiremanstown, Pa. 17011 or Silver Spring Ambulance Association, 12 Eleanor Dr., P.O. box 177, New Kingstown, Pa. 17072.


Dorothy A. 'Dot' Stimely
MCVEYTOWN - Dorothy A. "Dot" Stimely, 75, 5830 U.S. Highway South, McVeytown, died at 2:49 a.m. Sunday Nov. 14, 1999, at her residence.

Born July 7, 1924, in McAlisterville, she was a daughter of the late Harry T. and Rhoda M. (Swartz) Ehrenzeller. Her husband, David P. Stimely Sr., whom she married Nov. 16, 1940, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Donna J. Bonson, Milroy, Mrs. Gerald (Connie) Knepp and David P. Stimely Jr., both of McVeytown; sister, Ruth Dunmire, 46 Open Hearth Manor; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, George and Jack Ehrenzeller and sister, Pauline Suloff.

Early in life, she worked for Mertz Restaurant, McVeytown, the Arrow Shirt Factory and Avisco until 1972. She then worked for Dave's Amoco until retirement.

She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren and taught the Shining Star Class of the Sunday school. She was a Girl Scout leader and helped with the McVeytown Ambulance and Fire Co. She was also a member of the Raystown Swingers and the Logan Squares, Lewistown.

She was an avid hunter.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Jerry Miller officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


William C. Stimmel
PORT ROYAL - William C. Stimmel, 77, of Port Royal RR1, died at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Port Royal, he was the son of the late William C. and Alba (Miller) Stimmel. His wife, Jane (Shepley) Stimmel of Port Royal RR1, whom he married Sept. 14, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, William C. Stimmel Jr., Colville, Wash. and James F. Stimmel, New Bloomfield; sisters, Jane Robinson, Port Royal RR2 and Mrs. George (Anne) Hench, Elizabethtown; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother and sisters, J. Robert Stimmel, Pauline Zook, and Bennette Miller.

He was a 1939 graduate of the Port Royal High School.

He was the former owner of Kauffman's Dairy, Mifflintown.

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, where he was in the church choir and a former church councilman.

Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Port Royal Lutheran Church, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267.

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


Shawn Bradley Stoltzfus
LEWISBURG - Shawn Bradley Stoltzfus, infant son of Chester Samuel and Regina Eileen (Yoder) Stoltzfus, of Col. John Kelly Road, Lewisburg RR2, died at birth at 4:53 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Brookside, Mifflinburg RR2.

Also surviving are: paternal grandparents, John F. and Linda (Yoder) Stoltzfus of Lewisburg RR2; maternal grandparents, Glen D. and Salome (Yoder) Yoder of Middleburg; paternal great-grandparents, Henry and Mary Stoltzfus of Wisconsin and Alvin F. and Malinda Yoder of Mifflinburg RR2; maternal great-grandparents, Steven and Alice Yoder of Indiana and Kore E. and Annie Yoder of Belleville; and numerous cousins.

Private services were held Sunday at the Shady Grove Amish-Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery, Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg RR2, with Joseph S. Peachey officiating.

The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, was in charge of arrangements.


Donald M. 'Ike' Stoner
MIFFLINTOWN - Donald M. "Ike" Stoner, 92, a resident of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, formerly of North Seventh Street, Mifflintown, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at the manor.

Born Dec. 17, 1907, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Henry Irvin and Mary Albertha (Bossert) Stoner. His wife, Beatrice M. (Book) Stoner, died May 12, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) Reeder, Harrisburg; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Ramsey, Verna Stoner, and Helen Stoner.

He was a 1931 graduate of Gettysburg College, where he was active in varsity football and baseball and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity and the Pen and Sword Honorary Activity Society. In the 1930s, he played baseball on the Juniata and Perry Counties Leagues.

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

In early life, he and his wife were operators and part owners of Renninger and Stoner Chick Hatchery, Mifflintown. Later he worked for the Auditor Generals Department and with the World War II Veterans Bonus Bureau, Harrisburg. He then was employed as a clerk in the Mifflintown Post Office until his retirement in 1973.

He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, the Mifflintown American Legion Post 298, and the AARP.

He enjoyed collecting baseball cards and stamps.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Joseph Lee 'Joe' Stoner
LEWISTOWN - Joseph Lee "Joe" Stoner, 19, of 408 Knepp Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 21, 1979, in Lewistown, he was the son of Lee Stoner Jr. of Gary, Ind. and Carlene (Rodgers) Powell of 619 Valley St., Lewistown.

Also surviving are: brother and sisters, Joshua Stoner, Bethany Stoner, and Lydia Stoner, all at home; half brother, Matthew Powell, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rodgers, 408 Knepp Ave., Lewistown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stoner Sr., 727 S. Grand St., Lewistown; maternal great-grandfather, John "Sandy" Deer, Caughnawaga, Canada; paternal great-grandmothers, Virginia Stoner, Mifflintown and Marion Ernest, 18 Woods Lane, Lewistown; stepfather, Scott D. Powell Sr., 619 Valley St., Lewistown; step-grandmother, Mary Powell, 14 Goss Terrace, Lewistown; stepbrother and stepsister, Scott Powell Jr. and Jessica Powell, both of 172 Klondyke Drive, Lewistown.

He had been employed by the Salvation Army Rehab Center, Altoona.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in the Maitland Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

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


Shirley A. Stoner
MCVEYTOWN - Shirley A. Stoner, 63, of McVeytown, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1936, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac A. and Dorothy (Jones) Wainright.

Surviving are: children, Joseph Blewett, McVeytown, Timothy L. Blewett, Columbia, Pa.; a brother, James Hagerty, Rossiter; step-children, Lou Ann Reesman, Larry L. Reesman, Kenneth G. Reesman, and Harold E. Reesman, all of Punxsutawney; and seven grandchildren.

She was a wire inspector at Berk-Tek Inc. in Ephrata, retiring due to disability in 1993.

She was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church, McVeytown.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hershey Medical Center, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.


Theo R. Stott
BUTLER - Theo R. Stott, 86, of Butler, formerly of Petersburg and Evans City died at Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Sunnyview Home, Butler.

Born Dec. 4, 1913, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Sheridan and Nancy (Miles) Nale. Her husband, Fred A. Stott, preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1995.

Surviving are: daughters and sons, Mrs. Emmett (Edith) Denton of Clarksville, Tenn., Sheila Slippey of Evans City, William A. Stott, Lewistown and Edward S. Stott, Granville; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

She was a member of Petersburg Zion Lutheran Church, Petersburg.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, 412 Main St., Alexandria. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Grace V. Straley
BELLEVILLE - Grace V. Straley, 90, a resident of Valley View Retirement Center, Belleville, died at 6 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at the center.

Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Lewisberry, she was a daughter of the late Franklin P. and Viola (Decker) Straley.

She is survived by a brother and sister, Roy Straley, Ridge Manor, Fla., and Florence Parthemer, York.

She was a graduate of Penn State University and received her master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was a school teacher, retiring after teaching all grade levels for many years in Lansdale.

She was a member of West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Belleville.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, in the chapel of the Valley View Nursing Home, with the Rev. Samuel Strohm officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

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

 


William C. Stratford
PORT ROYAL - William C. Stratford, 71, of Port Royal RR2 died at noon Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Healthsouth Nittany Valley Hospital, Pleasant Gap.

Born June 9, 1928, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late William and Grace (Hoffman) Stratford. His wife, Marion L. (Swartzell) Stratford, Port Royal RR2, whom he married May 25, 1979, survives.

Also surviving are: children, William T. Stratford, Beavertown, and Virginia Lyter, Liverpool; stepchildren, Kurt Ferster, Reedsville, and Mrs. Dennis (Linda) Rager, Burnham; half-brother and half-sisters, Dennis Hoffman, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Peterson and Sandra Hoffman, all of McClure, and Linda Baker, Lewistown; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Merle Hoffman, and a half-brother, Ronald Hoffman.

He was a truck driver and owned and operated Stratford's Auto Body Shop, Lewistown, for a number of years.

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

There will be no evening viewing, but friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home.


Kenneth L. Straub
LEWISTOWN - Kenneth L. Straub, 64, of 702-A S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday March 9, 1999, at his home.

Born March 25, 1934, in Snyder County, he was the son of Keamer Straub Sr. of Middleburg and the late Mary (Kuhns) Straub. His wife, Gloria (Yetter) Straub, whom he married March 17, 1997, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. David (Debra) Wolf, Liverpool and David Straub, Beavertown; brothers and sisters, Marvin Straub and Lewis Straub, both of Paxtonville, Keamer Straub Jr., Middleburg, and Mrs. Junior (Linda) Hassinger, Kissimee; four grandchildren; and step-daughter, Tawnya Yetter, Wilmington, Del.

He was employed as a trucker for 42 1/2 years for Beavertown Block in Middleburg.

He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church, 607 E. Walnut St., Lewistown and of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 143, Lewistown.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Russell Raymond 'Pappy' Stroup
MCALISTERVILLE - Russell Raymond "Pappy" Stroup, 72, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Born June 16, 1927, in Snyder County, he was a son of the late Norman Roy and Mae M. (Peters) Stroup. His wife, Nancy E. (Dressler) Stroup, whom he married April 25, 1963, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Eugene R. "Gene" Stroup, Freeburg; brother and sister, Earl "Pep" Stroup, Richfield RR1 and Mrs. Glen (Erma) Emery, Liverpool RR1; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy E. Stroup, on Aug. 11, 1983, and a sister, Nancy F. Forry, on Dec. 17, 1993.

He was educated in Snyder County schools.

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

In December 1991, he retired from the Selinsgrove Center, where he was employed for 10 years as a resident aide.

He was an active member of the Church of the Open Door, Richfield RR1, where he served on the Board of Trustees and was a Sunday school teacher.

He helped with the Release Time Program at East Juniata High School and was scout leader for the Richfield Cub Scout Pack 161. He was also a member of Richfield Fire Company & Ambulance League.

He loved the outdoors and family camping outings.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Open Door, Richfield RR1, with the Rev. Joseph R. Heeg officiating. Interment will be in Aline United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Open Door, RR1, Box 902, Richfield, PA 17086, or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Florence A. Strausburg
STATE COLLEGE - Florence A. Strausburg, 76, of Fairways at Brookline Nursing Home, State College, and formerly of Lewistown and East Waterford, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born June 30, 1922, in Beale Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Oliver C. and Mary (Dobbs) Hockenberry. Her husband, William D. Strausburg, died Dec. 5, 1980.

Surviving are: children, Frank O. Strausburg, Lewistown, Mary Burdge, Shippensburg, Janet DeArment, Mifflin, Emma Kauffman, State College; sister, Helen Milliken, Honey Grove; 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Glenn Hockenberry and Charles Hockenberry, and a sister, Stella Leach.

She was a member of the East Waterford United Methodist Church and a life member of the East Derry Fire Company.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Larry R. Strauser
MONTOURSVILLE - Larry R. Strauser, 64, of RR5 Box 518, Montoursville, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Williamsport Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1934, in Lewistown, he was the son of Ray and Margaret Snyder Strauser.

He is survived by his children, Ned E. Strauser of Morgnaton, W.Va., and Heidi Strauser of Erie.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Ned Strauser, Corning, N.Y., Beverly Manbeck, York, and Peggy Kepner, Lewistown; and one grandson.

He was a professor at Lycoming College and head of the Department of Law Enforcement-Criminal Justice. He was a graduate of Lycoming College and held a master's degree from ArizonaUniversity.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Montoursville Cemetery, with the Rev. Hobart G. Campbell officiating.

Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at Clarke Chapel, Lycoming College, with the Rev. Dr. John F. Piper, Jr., dean of the college, presiding.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Family will provide all flowers.

Memorials may be made to: The American Diabetes Association, 116 S. Allegheny St., Room 309, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or to the American Heart Association, Northcentral PA Chapter, 228 S. Russell Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701.


John H. Strouse
SPRING MILLS - John H. Strouse, 87, of Spring Mills RR2, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the University Park Nursing Home, State College.

Born Aug. 9, 1911, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Robert P. and Mary L. (Bair) Strouse. His wife, Mildred M. (Bletz) Strouse, whom he married July 17, 1932, died Dec. 2, 1996.

Surviving are: children, Ruby M. Long, Centre Hall, Walter R. Strouse, Spring Mills RR2, John L. Strouse and Samuel C. Strouse, both of Bellefonte, Frank D. Strouse and Rick A. Strouse, both of Spring Mills; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was employed at White Rock Corry of Jacksonville and Pleasant Gap; was a foreman at the Harry Eby Paving Plant in Pleasant Gap; and was also a supervisor and road master of Gregg Township.

He was a member of Gregg Township Fire Co., Spring Mills.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising peacocks.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 West Main St., Millheim, with the Rev. Warren MacEachern and Associate Pastor Lori Forman officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Millheim.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 123 Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.


Alda L. 'Peg' Stuck
THOMPSONTOWN - Alda L. "Peg" Stuck, 81, of Pine Street, Thompsontown, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Mary (Dietz) Hartzell. Her husband, Edward R. Stuck, whom she married May 18, 1940 in Manassas, Va., survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Kay) Eagler, Thompsontown; sisters, Clee Kireta, Hummelstown, Marian Bender, Thompsontown RR, Berniece Felmlee, Camp Hill, and Shirley Coffman, Lewisberry; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by brother and sisters, Donald Hartzell, Ruth Hartzell, Betty Rheem and Helen Maurer.

She was a 1938 graduate of Newport High School.

She had been employed as a seamstress at the Thompsontown Garment Factory, as a secretary for Branthoffer's Oldsmobile, Millerstown, and as a secretary for the Thompsontown State Shed. She and her husband owned and operated Stuck's Racing Service (concessions at the Port Royal Speedway) from 1955-1965; the Bermudian Drive-In Restaurant, York Springs; Stuck's Drive-In Restaurant, Mechanicsburg; and Stuck's Mobile Home Park, Shiremanstown.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and soap operas.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Louise L. Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery Association, c/o Don Frey, 3 Locust St., Thompsontown, PA 17094.

The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


A. Mildred Stuck
BELLEVILLE - A. Mildred Stuck, 87, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Rockville, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Valley View Haven.

Born Feb. 3, 1913, in Union Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Myrtle A. (Stuter) Crownover. Her husband, Rush G. Stuck Sr., died Aug. 28, 1987.

Surviving are: children, Kenn G. Stuck, Milroy, Thelma Byler, Rush G. Stuck Jr., Glen P. Stuck, Dean G. Stuck, and Neil G. Stuck, all of Belleville; a sister, Evelyn Packard, Reedsville; half sisters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Pry, Hershey, Mrs. Jay (Altheda) Shade, Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. James (Darlis) Dell, Huntingdon; 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a grandson; sister and brother, Mary Crownover and Jesse Crownover; half sisters, Arlene McFadden, Vergie Crownover, Ruth Yoder, and Esther Crownover; and stepmother, Alta (Hostetler) Crownover Habbershon.

She was a homemaker and a correspondent for the Belleville Times and the County Observer, writing The Rockville News for many years.

She was a member of Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville, and had attended Rockville Mennonite Church. She was an honorary life member of the Belleville Fire Company and ladies auxiliary and a member of the Stroup-Alexander VFW Post ladies auxiliary.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Harold Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rockville Mennonite Church, 319 Rockville Road, Belleville, PA 17004.


 

Lorie A. Stuck
SHIPPENSBURG - Lorie A. Stuck, 24, of 19 1/2 N. Penn St., Shippensburg, died of natural causes, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at her apartment.

Born Feb. 14, 1975, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Robert L. and Billie (Hockensmith) Stuck of 906 N. Pine St., Burnham.

Also surviving are maternal grandmothers, Reiko Hockensmith, Camp Hill and Anna Holley, Fontana, Calif.; and a brother, Robert L. Stuck Jr., State College.

She was a 1993 graduate of Indian Valley High School and a graduate of Lock Haven University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in social work.

She was a social worker for Franklin County and worked part-time for Cornell Abbraxs.

She was a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery.

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

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


Ruth M. Stuck
MCALISTERVILLE - Ruth M. Stuck, 76, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at her residence.

Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Lee E. and Bessie C. (Graybill) Strawser. Her husband, Herman P. Stuck, whom she married June 2, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Orpha Strawser, McAlisterville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lehman Strawser.

She attended Stony Run Grammar School, Richfield RR1.

She was a homemaker and loved to crochet, can fruits and vegetables and feed and watch hummingbirds.

She was a member of Richfield United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Brittan Stimeling officiating. Interment will be in Neimond's Cemetery, Richfield RR1.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Richfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.


Fred A. Stump
STEPHENS CITY, Va. - Fred A. Stump, 75, of 112 Essex Circle, Stephens City, Va., died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at the Winchester Medical Center.

Born Feb. 1, 1924, in Peru Lack, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Edmund Kerns and Tirzah Jane (Pyles) Stump. His wife, Dorothy Ann (Lance) Stump, whom he married June 11, 1960 in Chester, Pa., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Timothy Allen Stump, Charlottesville, Va. and Jennifer Morrow Koller, Stephens City, Va.; a sister and a brother, Agnes Jean Walker, Bath, Pa. and Warren Q. Stump, Mifflintown; and two grandchildren.

He was a graduate of the Thadeus Stevens School of Technology, Lancaster and served as a private first class in the U. S. Army during World War II.

He was assistant department head with the American Viscose Corporation and supervisor with the FMC Corporation and Avtex Corporation, retiring after 42 years of service.

He was a member of the Kernstown United Methodist Church; past master of the Masonic Lodge 625 AF&AM, Concordville; the Order of the Eastern Star, McKinley Chapter 19 in Winchester, Va.; and the United Methodist Men.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kernstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mary Beth Blinn officiating. Interment will be held at Shenandoah Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by the VFW Post 2123.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va., where a masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kernstown United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3239 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602.


Isabelle V. Stump
MIFFLINTOWN - Isabelle V. Stump, 90, of 410 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, formerly of Mifflintown HC 63, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 18, 1909, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Bessie May (Pry) Varnes. Her husband, John F. Stump, died Nov. 23, 1967.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth V. Landis, Port Royal, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry M. Varnes and J. Glen Varnes; and four sisters, Margaretta V. Nace, Kathryn V. Sheets, Helen Wharton Kepner and Mary Grace Varnes.

She was a seamstress, retiring from Juniata Garment, Mifflin.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown and a life member of the Mifflintown American Legion Post 298.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Carrie Breckenridge Stumpf
HERSHEY - Carrie Breckenridge Stumpf, 91, a resident of The Woodlands-Integrated Health Services, Hershey, formerly of Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, at The Woodlands.

Born Dec. 24, 1907, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late James Hull and Anna B. (Coons) Breckenridge. Her husband, Sherman William Stumpf, died March 30, 1978.

Surviving are a sister, Gladys B. Reeves, Carlisle and a brother, William H. Breckenridge, New Cumberland.

She was preceded in death by a half-brother, Harry H. Detwiler.

She attended Chambersburg Business School.

She was a secretary for the Federal Civil Service, retiring in 1963.

She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church from 1939 to 1983 and a member of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. She was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Travel Club.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Harrisburg.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Walter Bailey Stumpff Sr.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Walter Bailey Stumpff Sr., 103, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Middle Road, Lewistown, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Woodside Hospice House, Pinellas Park, Fla.

Born Jan. 16, 1897, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late John H. and Minnie (Hough) Stumpff. His wife, Jessie H. (Moore) Stumpff, preceded him in death.

Surviving are: children, Walter B. Stumpff Jr., Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Mrs. Dr. Wallace B. (Nancy H.) Rummel, St. Petersburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War I, having served two tours and was the last World War I veteran in this area.

He was a retired dairy and livestock farmer. He was also a retired rural mail carrier in Mifflin County, where he started carrying mail by horse and buggy, later by motorcycle, jeep, and finally by car.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and was also affiliated with the Westminster Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. He was president of his 1916 high school class, a member of the Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203, Lewistown, and the Rural Mail Carriers Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Wallace B. Rummel and the Rev. Daniel E. Rummel officiating.

Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Barbara J. Stuter
BELLEVILLE - Barbara J. Stuter, 57, of 194 Second St., Belleville, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at her home.

Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Logan Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Harold Eugene and J. Irene (Wilson) Knode. Her husband, James C. Stuter, preceded her in death on May 24, 1998.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. John (Jennifer) Baker II, Wimbledon, England; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) King, Huntingdon RR2.

She was an LPN at the Big Valley Area Medical Center for Dr. Harlan Abbott.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, where she was in the church choir, a member of the Sunday school and a teacher. She was also past president of ELCA, Mifflin County Breast Cancer Survivor in Rotunda, Harrisburg and a member of the Mifflin-Juniata Unit of the American Cancer Society. She had been the Nurse of Hope, and a Reach to Recovery and Road to Recovery volunteer.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Lutheran Church, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, Reach for Recovery Program, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Elizabeth G. Sullivan
LEWISTOWN - Elizabeth G. Sullivan, 85, of 33 Fairway Place, Lewistown, died at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 25, 1914, in Holyoke, Mass., she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Geoghegan) Gilbert. Her husband, John L. Sullivan, died Oct. 30, 1994.

She is survived by a grand niece and grand nephew.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a niece, Katherine (Prendergast) Nixon, whom she raised; five brothers and two sisters.

She assisted for 26 years in the Golf Pro Shop of Lewistown Country Club.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church and an honorary member of the Lewistown Country Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Angel Fund, Sacred Heart Catholic School, 110 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Leroy Z. 'Toy' Suloff
LEWISTOWN - Leroy Z. "Toy" Suloff, 91, of 126 East Fleming Ave., Lewistown, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Center, Lewistown.

Born May 9, 1908, in Mifflin, he was a son of the late David L. and Irma V. (Zeiders) Suloff. His wife, Madelyn (Hower) Suloff, whom he married in 1935, survives.

Also surviving are a son, David L. Suloff, 309 Park Drive, Reedsville; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by a stillborn son, William.

He was a supervisor in Tire Fabric at FMC for 45 years.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; the Elks Club 663, Lewistown; and the Masonic Lodge 203 F&AM.

He was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Anna Grayce Summers
LEWISTOWN - Anna Grayce Summers, 65, of 26 W. Market St., Lewistown, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Feb. 28, 1934, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Clayton Hayes and Harriet (Kaufman) Wyke. Her husband, Robert W. Summers, died in 1974.

She is survived by a brother, Paul H. Wyke, Altoona.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

She was a bartender at the Log Cabin for 10 years and a cashier at Decor Lanes, Lewistown.

She was a former member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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


Bertha E. Sunderland
MCVEYTOWN - Bertha E. Sunderland, 80, of U.S. Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 19, 1919, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Moist) Renninger. Her husband, Charles O. Sunderland, whom she married March 31, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Walter (Sandra J.) Amtower, Montoursville, C. Larry Sunderland, James L. Sunderland, Diane E. Rodgers, and Edward L. Sunderland, all of McVeytown; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ray A. Sunderland on March 17, 1994; four sisters; and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of McVeytown United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: McVeytown Ambulance Company, PO Box 11, McVeytown, PA 17051.


Stella Mae Swanger
DILLSBURG - Stella Mae Swanger, 80, of 18 May Drive, Dillsburg, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the Manor Care Nursing Home, Camp Hill.

Born Jan. 24, 1920, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude (Bay) Walker. Her husband, William E. Swanger Jr., whom she married in 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, William E. Swanger III, Mechanicsburg; a sister, Della Diven, Milroy; and two grandchildren.

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

She owned and operated 'The Loft," a gift shop in Middleburg.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dillsburg, the Order of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, and was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Philip Lynch officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: TresslerCare, 960 Century Drive, Mechanicburg, PA 17055.


Vincent P. 'Bin' Swanger
YEAGERTOWN - Vincent P. "Bin" Swanger, 83, of 209 Greenwood Ave., Yeagertown, died at 8:43 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1916, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late W. Earl and Margaretta (Snook) Swanger. His first wife, Amelia Swanger, died in 1988. His second wife, Tressie (Clinger) Swanger, whom he married in 1989, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Karen K.) Rishel, Florida; brothers and sister, Herbert L. Swanger, Florida, Willliam E. Swanger Jr., Dillsburg, Laverne Kathleen Brenneman, Mechanicsburg, and Donald J. Swanger, Camp Hill; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

He had worked at F.M.C.; was manager of Johnson's Hardware Store for 24 years; and worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, retiring in 1980 after 4 1/2 years.

He was a lifelong member of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. He joined the Yeagertown Lions Club in 1946 and served as zone chairman, deputy district governor, secretary for two terms and president for three terms. He had 100 percent attendance and was a charter member of the Lion's Club.

He was general chairman of the Yeagertown Sesquicentennial in 1992, treasurer of the Yeagertown Civic Group in 1993 and 1994, and grand marshal of the Sesquicentennial Parade and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main Street, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Phillip Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Holy Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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


Justin K. Swarey
FLEETWOOD - Justin K. Swarey, 8, of 148 Knittle Road, Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pa., died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000 at Hershey Medical Center. He had been transported there from Belleville, Mifflin County where he was involved in a drowning accident at a pond.

Born on Sept. 1, 1991 in Fleetwood, he was a son of Jonathan H. and Elmina B. (Peachey) Swarey, who survive.

Also surviving are: two brothers, Roger W. and DaVern J. Swarey, both at home; two sisters, Benita L. (Swarey) Ensz, Faunsdale, Ala. and Rosetta J. Swarey, at home; maternal grandmother, Naomi S. (Kanagy) Peachey, Belleville; and paternal grandmother, Elsie M. (Byler) Swarey, Kutztown.

He attended the Fleetwood Christian School.

He was a member of the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite, Fleetwood.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite, 1077 N. Richmond Road, Fleetwood. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 117 West Main St., Fleetwood, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary L. Swarey
BELLEVILLE - Mary L. Swarey, 92, of 2674 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at her residence.

Born Dec. 5, 1906, in Allensville, she was the daughter of Ezra B. and Katie J. (Peachey) Renno. Her husband, Samuel Swarey, died May 25, 1971.

Surviving are: children, Ezra B. Swarey, Beaver, Ohio, Jacob S. Swarey, Rosebud, Mich., Mrs. Menno (Mary) Kanagy, Jersey Shore, Pa., Urie D. Swarey, Catherine M. Swarey, Mrs. Kore (Sarah M.) Kanagy, and Mrs. Kore M. (Anna) Yoder, all of Belleville; 55 grandchildren; 192 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, Jesse E. Swarey, one sister, and two brothers.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the David B. Swarey residence in Belleville, with ministers David C. Swarey and Shem Swarey officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Amish Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at her residence at 2674 Front Mountain Road, Belleville.

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


Richard F. 'Pete' Swarmer
LEWISTOWN - Richard F. "Pete" Swarmer, 71, of 125 Betty Circle, Reedsville, formerly of Ferguson Valley, Lewistown, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born March 6, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose (Kearns) Cavanaugh Swarmer. His wife, Joan (Moyle) Swarmer of 125 Betty Circle, Reedsville, whom he married in April 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Steven C. Swarmer, 125 Betty Circle, Reedsville; a sister, Ida Penepacker, Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown; half-brothers and half-sisters, Charles Cavanaugh, McVeytown, Shirley Watson, Bellefonte and Audrey Beers, Strodes Mills.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Swarmer, and half-brothers, Lester, Boyd and Merle Cavanaugh.

He was the owner and operator of a trucking company.

He was a professional race car driver and six-time Port Royal Speedway Champion, and was the first driver inducted into the Port Royal Speedway Hall of Fame.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Bertha M. Swartz
BELLEVILLE - Bertha M. Swartz, 94, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 220 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born Oct. 3, 1905, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Lydia Anne (Matter) Kratzer. Her husband, Harry A. Swartz, died in 1979.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Al (Phyllis) Derr, Lancaster, and the Rev. Karl A. Swartz, Jamestown, N.Y.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

In early life, she was employed by American Viscose Corporation.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown; the Missionary Society; the WELCA Council of Church Women; an active member of the Dames of Malta; and a charter member of the Central Pennsylvania Ladies Band.

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

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Clarence E. Swartz
MCALISTERVILLE - Clarence E. Swartz, 74, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1925, in McAlisterville, he was a son of the late George W. and Gladys O. (Long) Swartz. His wife, E. Jane (Gingerich) Swartz, whom he married July 16, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Linda Blough, Harrisburg, Darlene Varner, McAlisterville RR1, Carol Neidig, McAlisterville, and Nancy Diem, Mifflintown; sisters, Mrs. Merrill (Althea) Auker, East Salem, and Mrs. Roy (Beatrice) Shelley, East Salem; and nine grandchildren.

He attended East Salem Grammar School.

He was a lifelong farmer outside McAlisterville. He was school bus contractor for Juniata County School District for the last 30 years, 20 of those as a driver. He owned and operated three Swartz Car Washes in McAlisterville, Newport and Thompsontown.

He drove a truck for Miller Lumber Co., McAlisterville from 1965 to 1969, and a milk tanker for Tom Daubert in Reedsville in the 1970s.

He was a member of Delaware Mennonite Church, Thompsontown RR1, where he had been a trustee for six years.

He enjoyed hunting, camping, traveling and carpentry.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Delaware Mennonite Church, Thompsontown RR1, with Pastor Adam Espenshade, Pastor Terry Sheaffer, and Pastor David Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HCR 63 Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Donald E. Swartz Sr.
MIFFLIN - Donald E. Swartz Sr., 61, of HC 67 Mifflin (Walnut), died at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1938, in Beale Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Wayne 'Ed" and Viola "Polly" (Koons) Swartz. His wife, Beverly R. (Imes) Swartz, whom he married June 16, 1989, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Donald E. Swartz Jr. and Kay P. Wood, both of Mifflin; stepchildren, Steven R. Swartz and Matthew J. Swartz, both of Mifflintown, Michael L. Swartz, Mexico, and Susan R. Swartz, Mifflin; a sister, Mary C. Gingrich, Wilmington, Del.; four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

He was a 1955 graduate of Juniata Joint High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served from 1956-1958.

He was owner/operator of Don's Electric, Walnut. He also worked in building maintenance for the U. S. Postal Service, Harrisburg, retiring in December of 1999 after 16 years of service.

He was a confirmed member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook.

He was a member of the Brooklyn Hose Co., Lewistown, the Millerstown Moose, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Air Force Sargeant's Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, intersection of Industrial Park Road and Cedar Spring Road, with the Rev. Harold Imes and the Rev. Jack Twombly officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


G. Dale Swartz
MIFFLIN - G. Dale Swartz, 92, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, formerly of Walnut, died at 2:35 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at the home.

Born March 10, 1907, in Doyles Mills, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Rufus and Catherine (Aurand) Swartz. His wife, Pauline E. (Long) Swartz of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, whom he married in 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Hilda McGlunnigan, Middletown; a half-sister, Betty Shank, Harrisburg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Rufus G. "Punch" Swartz, Wilbur A. Swartz, Harold Swartz, and Edwin Swartz.

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

In earlier life, he was employed by the Mann Edge Tool Co., Lewistown and then for D.E. Smith Inc., Mifflintown. He retired from PennDOT, Mifflintown as a foreman.

He was a member of the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Nook, where he was a Sunday school teacher for 24 years. He was also a member of the Beale Township Fire Co. and the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton Roberson and the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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


Sallie K. Swartz
RICHFIELD - Sallie K. Swartz, 90, a resident of Zendt's Nursing Home, Richfield, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1909, in Richfield, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Sarah (Heitzman) Knouse. Her husband, Ellis "Pete" Swartz, whom she married April 17, 1927, died March 14, 1965.

Surviving are: two daughters, Artie Starr, Harrisburg, and Beulah Seiler, Richfield; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children, Amos Swartz, Pearl Leonard, and Emily Maneval; brothers and sisters, Frank Knouse, Earl Knouse, Susan Rhodes, Emma Shrawder, May Minium, Violet Sheaffer, Learie Arnold, Minerva Kerstetter, Mertie Simko; and a great-grandson, Dale Ellis Leonard.

She attended Quaker Run Elementary School, Richfield.

She and her family owned and operated Swartz's Restaurant in Richfield from 1947-1955. In 1973, she retired after 12 years as a seamstress for Leonard Garment Co., Mount Pleasant Mills.

She was a member of Richfield United Methodist Church, where she was an active choir member, Sunday school teacher and youth fellowship leader. She was a past member of Richfield Women's Club and Richfield Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed writing poems and published two books of her writings.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Richfield United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dennis S. Seiler and the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Richfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Ida M. Swartzlander
LEWISBURG - Ida M. Swartzlander, 84, of Buffalo Valley Nursing Home, Lewisburg, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 20, 1915, in Orrville, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late John and Matilda (Jordan) Ferry. Her husband, Vares "Joe" Swartzlander, whom she married Aug. 9, 1931, died Oct. 20,1985.

Surviving are: children, Eleanor Kreitz and Joanne V. Vankirk, both of Middleburg, Winafred J. Ettinger, Beavertown RR1, and Debbie Currier, Arizona, Vares Eugene Swartzlander, Mifflinburg, and Gregory "Joey" Ulrich, York Haven; sisters, Lavina Yeager, Whitehall, and Betty Miller, New Berlin; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Steven Ulrich; a sister, Shirley Bingaman; and a brother, Earnest Ferry.

She worked at Westinghouse, Sunbury, as a welder for 10 years, and at Walnut Farms.

She enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and crocheting.

She was Lutheran by faith.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., with the Rev. Shiffer officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery.

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


Stinson R. 'Bucky' Swyers
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Stinson R. "Bucky" Swyers, 82, of 2601 Reynolda Road, Ste. 358, Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Lewistown, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999, at his residence.

Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Reynolds and Katherine (Trostle) Swyers. His wife, Genevieve (Moran) Swyers of Winston-Salem, N.C., survives.

Also surviving are: children, John Swyers, Mansfield, Maine, Richard Swyers, Ottsville, Pa., Michael Swyers, Winston-Salem, N.C., Genevieve Swyers, Falls Church, Va., and Mary Grace Dorsey, Arlington, Va.; a sister, Louise Parson, McAlisterville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

He retired from the Standard Steel in Burnham.

He was a member of Lewistown Elks Lodge 663, A.O.P.A. and E.A.A. Quiet Birdman Association.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Father John Schmalhofer officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: A.E.S., c/o Dr. Peter Donofrio, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27517-1078.


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