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Irvin M. Wade
LEWISTOWN - Irvin M. Wade, 81, of 126 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 10:13 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 28, 1917, in Philipsburg, he was a son of the late Orie and Margaret (Whitton) Wade. His wife, Betty (Wheeler) Wade, whom he married in 1938, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Terry Wade of McVeytown and Mrs. Ted (Betty Kay) Kochmaruk of North Carolina; sister, Lera Niman of Burgard Apartments, Lewistown; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, four half-brothers, one half-sister and two stepsisters.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He was self employed as a painter and wallpaper hanger.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, where graveside military services will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 7011.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohesson Manor Employees, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Andrew G. Wagner
BEAVERTOWN - Andrew G. Wagner, 80, of Beavertown, died at noon Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his home.

Born May 24, 1918, in Hummels Wharf, he was a son of the late George and Annie (Kratzer) Wagner. His wife, Cora E. (Bowersox) Wagner, whom he married July 5, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Jeremiah R. Wagner, Beavertown; a sister, Edna Inch, Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gertie Marker, Curlie Steele, Mertie Kepler and Hattie Benner; and three brothers, Irvin Wagner, Merle Wagner, and Stuart Wagner.

He served for three years in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific through three major battles and received an expert infantry badge.

In 1983, he retired from the former Beavertown Mill after 42 years as a weaver. He was also an auctioneer.

He belonged to many coin clubs and was a member of American Legion Post 23, Beaver Springs.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and participated in various other activities.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Pauls UCC Church with the Rev. Edward Henry officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where graveside military services will be provided by American Legion Post 23.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 326 W. Market St., Beavertown, where family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's UCC Church, Beavertown, PA 17813.


Donald D. Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Donald D. Wagner, 62, of 43 S. Sixth St., Lewistown, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 25, 1937, in Armagh Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of Elizabeth (Trutt) Wagner of 126 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown and the late Alvin G. Wagner. He is survived by his companion, Patsy D. Shores of 43 S. Sixth St., Lewistown.

Also surviving are: children, Donald Wagner Jr., Wilmington, Del., Tammie Wagner, Delaware, and Brian Scott Wagner, Elkton, Md.; stepchildren, Lena Corson and Earl Muckel Jr., both of Lewistown; brother and sister, Nancy Smith, Johnstown and Alvin Wagner, McClure; seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Wagner.

He was a construction worker, having retired on disability.

He was a member of the Brooklyn Hose Co., the Yeagertown Fire Co. and the Lewistown Owl's Club.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Nazarene, 642 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. George Smith officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing but family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.

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


Forry E. Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Forry E. Wagner, 79, of 624 W. Sixth St., Lewistown, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday March 7, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born Feb. 23, 1920, in Beavertown, he was the son of the late Forry M. and Gertrude M. (Kratzer) Wagner. His wife, Annetta I. (Rapp) Wagner, whom he married Sept. 4, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Lewis E. Wagner, 148 Church Lane, Reedsville; brother and sister, Margaret P. Stroup, Kish Apartments, Lewistown, and Robert L. Wagner, Whitehouse Station, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy M. Kuhns and Esther Wagner.

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

Early in life, he was a contract painter and later worked as a painter for Penn State University, retiring in 1975.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.

În lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., 208 Oak St., Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Francis H. 'Frank' Wagner
NORTHUMBERLAND - Francis H. "Frank" Wagner, 72, 65 Queen St., Northumberland, formerly of Northumberland RR1, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born June 18, 1927, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Russell J. and Isabel (Carpenter) Wagner. His wife, Helen B. (Reichley) Wagner, whom he married Jan. 27, 1948, died Nov. 7, 1999.

Also surviving are: sons, Jesse R. Wagner of Seattle, Wash. and Terry L. Wagner of Northumberland; brother and sisters, Charles Wagner, Mifflintown, Gladys Bressler, Lewistown, Margaret Bressler, York and Mary Jane Sprout, Harrisburg: and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by identical twin brother, Fred Wagner, in 1979, and brothers, Jesse Wagner and James Wagne, He attended Lewistown High School.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was awarded the Meritorious Conduct Metal.

He retired from Furman's Foods in 1992. He was formerly employed by the Young Door Co. and C.F. King Contractors, both of Sunbury; and Kellers Creamery and Forge Flo Corp., both of Northumberland.

He was a member of the Bethany Evangelical Church, Sunbury.

He was also a life member of Point Township Fire Company and the Hook and Ladder Fire Co. of Northumberland.

He loved music, especially playing the guitar and the organ. He also enjoyed square dancing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland, with the Rev. Brian C. Desautel officiating. Interment will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park Cemetery, Stonington.

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


Helen B. Wagner
NORTHUMBERLAND - Helen B. Wagner, 69, a resident of the Nottingham Village nursing home, formerly of Northumberland RR1, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the village.

Born Jan. 1, 1930, in Winfield, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Verdilla (Bailey) Reichley. Her husband, Francis H. Wagner, whom she married Jan. 27, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Jesse R. Wagner, Seattle, Wash., and Terry L. Wagner, Northumberland; sister and brother, Mae Miller, Reedsville, and Ralph Reichley, Sunbury RR1; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Elmer Reichley, Grover Reichley, and Dorothy Hughes.

She was a 1947 graduate of Reedsville High School.

She was a homemaker and was employed by Wilhold Manufacturing Company, Sunbury for 34 years, retiring in 1992.

She was affiliated with the Bethany Evangelical Church in Sunbury and enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, Second and King streets, Northumberland, with the Rev. Brian C. Desautel officiating. Interment will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park Cemetery, Stonington.

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


Richard D. Wagner
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Richard D. Wagner, 73, of Bugle Boy Lane, Cullowhee, N.C., died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his residence.

Born May 6, 1927, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Daniel C. and Mamie C. (Smoker) Wagner. His wife, Jeanne L. (Stuck) Wagner, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Richelle J. Sampl, Cullowhee, N.C., the Rev. Richard C. Wagner, Jacksonville, Fla., the Rev. Barry L. Wagner, Clermont, Fla. and Steven J. Wagner, North Lawrence, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

He was owner and operator of Wagner Enterprises, Brooksville, Fla.

He was a member of Sylva First United Methodist Church, Sylva, N.C. and the New Beginnings Sunday school class.

Services were held Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at the Sylva First United Methodist Church, Sylva, N.C., with the Rev. Joseph Fulk officiating. Interment was in the Wike Cemetery, Cullowhee, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice, 68 Hospital Road, Sylva, NC 28779 or to the Sylva First United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Sylva, NC 28779.

The Melton-Riddle Funeral Home, Sylva, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.


Robert C. Wagner
MCCLURE - Robert C. Wagner, 71, of McClure RR2 died at 4:54 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at his home after a brief illness.

Born June 25, 1928, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Franklin S. and Rosey (Krepps) Wagner. His wife, Betty Weader, whom he married Dec. 10, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Cynthia L. Smith, Lewistown, Sharon L. Baker, Spring Mills, Kathi J. Fisher, McClure RR2, and Robert Lee Wagner, McClure RR2; sisters and brothers, Myrtle Barkett, Hershey, Shirley Grubbs, Carlisle, Clair and George Wagner, both of McClure RR1; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Wilson and Della Spaide, and three brothers, Elder Wagner, Russell Wagner and Albert Wagner.

He retired in 1968 as a Captain from the United States Army after serving 22 years, last serving in the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict. He also served in Germany, England, Guam, Maryland, Georgia, Texas and New Jersey.

He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham, in 1988 after 20 years of service.

He was a member of Bannerville Church of the Brethren and a member of both the Bannerville and McClure volunteer fire companies. He was also a member of the Retired Officers Association; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7011,

Lewistown; the Jaffa Temple, Altoona; the Scottish Rite, Augusta, Ga.; the Mifflin County Shrine Club; the Belton Lodge No. 166, Belton, Texas; and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 143, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bannerville Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Liane Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Bannerville Church of the Brethren Cemetery, where graveside military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 942, McClure.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, Lewistown, PA 17044, or Bannerville Church of the Brethren, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.

The McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.


Wallace 'Wally' H. Wagner
CENTRE HALL - Wallace "Wally" H. Wagner, 77, of Centre Hall, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born July 21, 1921, in Penn Township, Centre County, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Reiber) Wagner. His wife, Alberta "Bertie" H. (Faust) Wagner, whom he married Dec. 20, 1941 in Winchester, Va., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Bonnie Fohringer, Centre Hall and Warren "Butch" L. Wagner, Fredricksburg, Va.; and two grandsons.

From 1944-1954, he worked at Hillcrest Poultry Farms in Siglerville and later as a commissary manager at Rockview State Correctional Institution, retiring July 15, 1981. He had also worked at Don's Garage in Centre Hall.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Centre Hall and a member of the former E.U.B. Church in Centre Hall, where he served as church treasurer. He was also a member of Centre Hall Fire Co.

There will be no public viewing.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with Pastor Jody C. Reese officiating. Interment will be in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery, Centre Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Penns Valley Area Ambulance Association, PO Box 650, Millheim, PA 16854.


Zella Mae Wagner
MIFFLINTOWN - Zella Mae Wagner, 83, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Betty L. Paige, Mifflintown RR3.

Born Nov. 3, 1915, in Cedar Hill, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Cecelia A. (Sausman) Bonson. Her husband, Roy F. Wagner, whom she married Aug. 19, 1934, died June 19, 1996.

Surviving are: children, John F. Wagner, Cocolamus, Paul A. Wagner and Betty L. Paige, both of Mifflintown RR3, Roy A. Wagner, McVeytown, Mrs. Harry (Shirley D.) Colabine, Beavertown, and Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Boyer Jr., Port Royal; sisters, Mary E. Kerstetter and Florence J. Smoker, both of Milroy, and Mrs. Crawford (Ruth) Price, Lewistown; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman E. Bonson.

She had worked for FMC Corporation, Lewistown, and the former Lyons Fashion, Mifflintown.

She was a member of Tuscarora Church of the Brethren, Port Royal RR2.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Charles Sheaffer and the Rev. Joe Samples officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown, Juniata County.

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

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


Larie R. Waite
MCALISTERVILLE - Larie R. Waite, 5, of McAlisterville, died at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital from injuries resulting from an automobile-pedestrian accident.

Born Feb. 4, 1994, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Timothy and Melissa (Wagner) Waite of McAlisterville.

Also surviving are: a brother, Adam Waite, at home; maternal grandparents, Kenneth R. and Laura B. Wagner, Mifflintown RR2; paternal grandmother, Darlene F. Banks, Mill Creek; and maternal great-grandmothers, Emma L. Wagner, Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, and Harriet Brown, Mifflintown.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Melvin R. Waite; maternal great-grandfathers, Stuart E. Wagner and William Brown; paternal great-grandparents, Leroy and Verna Mae Waite and Paul and Florence Branter.

She attended Fayette Elementary School, McAlisterville and Centre Lutheran Church, Centre.

She enjoyed riding bicycle, rollerblading, playing dolls, Super Nintendo and computer games. She also assisted handicapped children in preschool.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Centre Lutheran Church, Centre, with the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821.


Mary V. Walker
TYRONE - Mary V. Walker, 87, of 114 E. 10th St., Tyrone, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Tyrone Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Jan. 7, 1912, in Tyrone, she was a daughter of the late George G. and Laura (Hicks) Lykens Sr.

Her husband, Paul E. Walker, whom she married in Tyrone on May 29, 1941, preceded her in death on March 11, 1986.

Surviving are: a son, Paul D. Walker, Tyrone RD3; a sister, Esther Stryker, Lewistown; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Ann, six sisters and five brothers.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Tyrone.

A funeral service was held Friday at the Richard H. Shearer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Reedy officiating. Interment was in Eastlawn Cemetery.


Robert O. Walker
WELLSBORO - LTC Robert O. Walker, 74, of 28 Meade St., Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1925, in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, he was a son of the late Robert and Blanche Eliza (McKeown) Walker Stewart. His wife, Rovena (Stepp) Walker, whom he married in July of 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Rev. Douglas (Jayne) Kelley, Mifflintown, and Mrs. Dr. Timothy (Susan) Vollmer, Bloomsburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Rev. S. Wade Stewart.

He was a 1943 graduate of Brookville High School and a 1951 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He joined the U.S. Navy in July 1943, and was trained to be a radio operator-gunner in Navy Torpedo Squadron 87 aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He participated in the final campaign of World War II in the Pacific Theatre. In July 1945, he took part in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Hyuga at Kure Naval Base. He was discharged in April 1945.

In 1951, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in Regular Army. His tours of duty included Korea, Vietnam, Okinawa, France, Germany. He was a deputy C2 of XXIV U.S. Army Corp in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He then became an Executive Officer of the U.S. Intelligence School for 1969 and 1970. He was Chief of Exploitation Branch Division in Fort Holabird, Md., and was on staff of the U.S. Army Europe until he retired June 1, 1972.

He was awarded the following medals: Legion of Merit (Vietnam), Bronze Star (Vietnam), Air Medal (World War II and Vietnam), the Meritorious Achievement Award (Vietnam and Germany), Army Commendation Medal (Ft. Holabird), and numerous service medals for World War II and Vietnam.

He was a member of the adjunct faculty of Mansfield University, teaching GED classes at Tioga County Prison.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. He was also a member of the Wellsboro Ambulance Association and was trained as a paramedic; the Veterans Club, Wellsboro; and the American Legion, Wellsboro.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. John McNassor officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, where there will be a graveside service.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Main Street, Wellsboro.

Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Rev. Samuel Wade Stewart Scholarship Fund, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lancaster and City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151.


Eugene W. Wall
PORT ROYAL - Eugene W. Wall, 74, of Port Royal RR2, died at 3:12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Minor Hill, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Charlotte (Hoffer) Wall. His wife, Erma M. (Yeater) Stidinger Wall, of Port Royal RR2, whom he married June 13, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: two sisters, Carrie Fike, McVeytown, and Mrs. Dave (Audrey) Foose, Millerstown RR3.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Wall, John Wall and Walter Wall Sr.

He was a retired employee of Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., Mifflintown, with 25 years of service.

He was a member of McAlisterville United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m Wednesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal.


Jerry T. Walls
MILROY - Jerry T. Walls, 72, of 632 Naginey Road, Milroy, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in the emergency room of the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John T. and Bessie M. (Smetzer) Walls. His wife, Pearl E. (Gonsman) Walls, whom he married in 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Jerry I. Walls, 201 Tuscarora St., Port Royal; sisters, Anna M. Hampton, Malta Home, Granville, Eleanor Miller, Sherwood Drive, Lewistown, and Flo Wileman, Hawstone; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Walls, Bruce Walls, and William Walls.

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

He was a laborer and worked for Overhead Door Corporation, retiring in 1991.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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


Carole A. Walter
MCCLURE - Carole A. Walter, 53, of McClure, died at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, where she had been a resident for the past two weeks.

Born April 28, 1946, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Anna Dobson, New Lancaster Valley and the late Clayton H.W. Lash. Her husband, Roger "Fuzz" Walter, whom she married Nov. 23, 1974, survives .

Also surviving are: children, Jessica Walter and Robert Walter, at home, and Tony Lash, McClure; sister and brothers, Mary Knepp, Thomas Lash and Charles Lash, all of New Lancaster Valley; stepfather, James Dobson, New Lancaster Valley; stepsisters and stepbrothers, Brenda Fisher and Phyllis Fisher, both of McClure RR, Barbara Knepp, Middlecreek, Mary Edminston, North Carolina, Martin Dobson, New Lancaster Valley, James Dobson Jr., Burnham; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Lee Lash.

She had worked for the former Beaver Shoe Factory, Lyon Fashions and Scotty Fashions. She enjoyed sewing.

Services were held Thursday, with Pastor Nancy Moyer officiating. Interment was in the Vira United Methodist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

The McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, was in charge of arrangements.

 


Dorothy R. Walter
MT. AIRY, Md. - Dorothy R. Walter, 89, a resident of the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Mt. Airy, Md., formerly of Reedsville and Essex, Md., died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born March 30, 1910, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ella (Brought) Mackneer. Her husband, Blain A. Walter Sr., whom she married Aug. 17, 1929, died July 12, 1985.

Surviving are: children, Blain Walter Jr., Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Gavel, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) Rose, all of Essex, Md., Mrs. Herbert (Arla) Patton, Riceville, Tenn., Mrs. George (Clara) Smith, Reedsville, Mrs. William (Marie) Deimler, Tularosa, NM, Mrs. Vas (Joyce) Balamontes, Northeast, Md., Mrs. Charles (Judy) Malone, Burkittville, Md., and Janet Ford , Ridgely, W. Va.; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by a son, Dale Walter; brothers and sisters, Walter Mackneer, Lewis Mackneer, Earnest Mackneer, Joseph Mackneer, Lelita Moyer, Lydia Mackneer, Myrtle Mackneer, and Mary Mackneer.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bruzinski Funeral Home, Essex, Md.

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

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


Miriam M. Walter
SELINSGROVE - Miriam M. Walter, 90, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of Beavertown, died at 10 a.m. Monday, March 8, 1999, at the village.

Born Feb. 3, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Phillip A. and Minnie M. (Martin) Apple. Her first husband, Charles "Tiney" Earnest, died in 1944 and her second husband, Roswell Walter, died in 1965.

Surviving are: a daughter, Marjorie E. Schilling, Cache, Okla.; a sister, Dorothy Lefferts, Mount Pleasant Mills; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a seamstress at the former Charles T. Saylor Shirt Factory for 15 years and she also provided daycare for many area families.

She was a member of the Beavertown God's Missionary Church, Middleburg RR1, where she taught Sunday school in the Primary Department for many years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of the Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. James Plank officiating.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 
Mardella R. Walters
MIFFLINTOWN - Mardella R. Walters, 65, of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville), died at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1934, in Kistler, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Reck and Alverta (Myers) Reck Keller. Her husband, Clyde A. Walters, whom she married July 2, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Jana) Hutchinson, Mifflin; brother and sister, Lawrence Reck, Manheim and Delores Price, Port Ritchey, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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

She was retired from Scotties Fashion, Lewistown.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin and a former member of the International Garment Worker's Union.

She enjoyed working with various crafts and shopping.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church.

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

 
Louise L. Ward
GRANVILLE - Louise L. Ward, 75, of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of McClure, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2000, at the Malta Home.

Born Nov. 24, 1924, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Ira C. and Susan Ella (Lepley) Kline. Her husband, Tennis A. Ward, whom she married April 5, 1947, preceded her in death on June 26, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Susan C. Rager, McClure; two sons, Ronald L. Ward, York, and Andrew K. Ward, McClure RR2; a brother, Robert Kline, Burnham; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters. Pauline Maurer and True Wilson, and three brothers, Ned, Sherman and Spencer Kline.

She retired from Saylor Shirt Factory, Beavertown, and had previously worked at Standard Shirt Factory, McClure.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure.

She enjoyed fishing, walking and spending time with family.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating.

Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, when family be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841.


David M. Warner Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - David M. Warner Sr., 53, of Mifflintown RR2, formerly of Mifflin, died at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1945, in Altoona, he was a son of Virginia E. (Maines) Britcher of Mifflintown RR1 and the late Samuel J. Warner. His wife, M. Darlene "Maggy" (Fike) Warner, died Feb. 15, 1999.

Also surviving are: children, David M. Warner Jr., Mexico, Richard C. Warner, Port Royal, and Kelly M. Wakefield, Thompsontown; a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Pam) Richardson, Mifflintown RR4; seven grandchildren; stepfather, Jay E. Britcher, Mifflintown RR1; and a step-brother, David J. Britcher, Mifflintown RR1.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel B. Warner, on Oct. 29, 1996.

He was a 1963 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

He retired as a foreman for Conrail, where he worked in the diesel shop in Enola.

He was a life member of the Mifflin Fire Co. and the United Railway Supervisors Association.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Joe Samples officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.


Sara Frances Swanger Warner
STATE COLLEGE - Sara Frances Swanger Warner, 88, of State College died Friday, April 30, 1999, at her home.

Born April 13, 1911, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Mary (Sheehan) Swanger. Her husband, John A. Warner, died Nov. 29, 1976.

Surviving are: children, Bernyce Aumiller of Lewistown and Thomas Swanger of State College; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She had been employed as a food service worker at Penn State for 14 1/2 years before retiring in 1973. Prior to that she worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Lewistown.

She was a member of the Woodycrest United Methodist Church in State College.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Koch Funeral Home, State College, with the Rev. Michael G. Trimmer officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Woodycrest United Methodist Church, 219 W. Clearview Ave., State College, PA 16803.


Frank Wasylak
BELLEVILLE - Frank Wasylak, 81, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of Chestnut Ridge Road, Strodes Mills, died at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 1999, at Valley View.

Born Dec. 20, 1917, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John and Anna Wasylak. His wife, Pearl Wasylak, preceded him in death in 1981. His companion, Grace Bulick, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Melvin Wasylak of East Waterford and Betty Jane Albright of Douglasville, Pa.; step-children, Robert A. Bulick Jr. of Millersburg, Russell E. Bulick of Towanda, Pa. and Bryan M. Bulick of Lewistown; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

He was retired from Mrs. Smith Pies in Pottstown, Pa.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Clementine Arlene Watkin
HARRISBURG - Clementine Arlene Watkin, 85, Saltillo, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

Born Nov. 28, 1913, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel W. and Elizabeth (Long) Bucher. Her husband, Dr. Walter B. Watkin Sr., whom she married Dec. 23, 1939, died June 16, 1985.

Surviving are: sons Dr. Walter B. Watkin, Jr. of Harrisburg, William B. Watkin of Saltillo, Thomas S. Watkin of McAlisterville, and James Richard Watkin of Orbisonia; and nine grandchildren.

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

She graduated from Orbisonia High School as class valedictorian and later graduated from the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She also completed specialty studies in nursing at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia.

She was a registered nurse assisting her husband's local practice from 1940-1985.

She was a member of the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Saltillo and served as a volunteer at Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia for several years. She enjoyed painting and baking.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Robert L. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with Pastor Tom Maurer and Mr. Gene Cornelius officiating. Interment will be in the Saltillo Cemetery.

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

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


Clair H. 'Ted' Watts
MIFFLINTOWN - Clair H. "Ted" Watts, 80, of 306 Orange St., Mifflintown, died at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1919, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Keemer E. A. and Emily Rebecca (Carwell) Watts. His wife, Audrey J. (Gray) Watts, whom he married Feb. 5, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are: brothers and sister, Keemer A. Watts, Thompsontown RR1, William R. Watts, Lloyd C. Watts, and Winifred W. Flickinger, all of McAlisterville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley W. Watts, and sisters, Harriet S. Watts, Margaret J. Newcomer and Mary E. Watts.

He was a 1937 graduate of Fayette High School and graduated in 1939 from Central Penn Business School with a degree in business.

He retired as a self-employed farmer and poultry farmer.

He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will be in McCullochs Mills Cemetery, McCullochs Mills.

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


Cora Ethel 'Grandma' Watts
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Cora Ethel "Grandma" Watts, 69, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 1:58 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Emanual A. and Ethel May (Kemer) Knouse. Her husband, John Wessley Watts Sr., whom she married Sept. 14, 1946, died Sept. 11, 1984.

Surviving are: a son, John W. Watts Jr., Liverpool RR1; a daughter, Mrs. James R. (Ethel Mae "Sis") Hile, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; sisters, Mrs. Bryant (Flora) Swartz, Millerstown RR2, and Shirley Debo, Blaksley; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother and sisters, David C. Knouse, Julia Knouse in infancy, Louisa Knouse, and Mary Shiltz; and a long-time companion, Wilfred R. Hawk, who died in December of 1994.

She was educated at Buckwheat Valley Grammar and Pleasant View Grammar schoolhouses.

She was employed for Eileen Hope Inc. at the Liverpool, Newport, New Bloomfield, and Duncannon factories and for the Williamstown Industry Firm in Williamstown.

She was Lutheran by faith.

She was a member of Richfield Ambulance League, Oriental Sportsmen's Club, Liverpool American Legion auxiliary and theMillerstown Loyal Order of the Moose.

She enjoyed reading newspapers, solving word finds and participating in CB clubs.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. Interment will be in Arbogast's Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2.

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


Abe P. Weaver
MCALISTERVILLE - Abe P. Weaver, 70, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital from injuries received in a fall while trimming trees at his home.

Born April 5, 1929, in Holmes County, OH, he was a son of the late Abe P. and Katie Ann (Miller) Weaver. His wife, Drusilla M. (Hochstetler) Weaver, whom he married Jan. 1, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are: five sons, Martin A. Weaver and David A. Weaver, McAlisterville, Dan A. Weaver, Mifflintown, John A. Weaver and Jacob A. Weaver, Cochranton; four daughters, Katie Ann Wengerd and Rachel A. Peachy and Barbara A. Peachy, McAlisterville, and Elizabeth A. Weaver, at home; two brothers, Henry Weaver, Delton, OH and Dan Weaver, Wooster, OH; three sisters, Verna Hershberger, Apple Creek, OH, Fannie Troyer, Orrville, OH and Annie Kauffman, Orristown, OH; and 36 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Abe Weaver Jr., and an infant daughter, Mary Weaver.

He was a retired self-employed lumberman.

The funeral service is at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Aquillas Peachy, McAlisterville RR1, with interment following at the Van Wert Amish Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2.

Friends may call anytime today at the Weaver family home, McAlisterville RR1.

The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville is handling the funeral arrangements.


Margaret M. Weaver
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Margaret M. Weaver, 71, of 412 S. Market St., South Williamsport, died Monday June 21, 1999, at the Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center.

Born June 27, 1927, in Buckwheat Valley, Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Kline) Michael. Her husband, Ray C. Weaver, died March 20, 1988.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold (Mary Jane) Clark, Montgomery, Michael Weaver and David Weaver, both of South Williamsport; sisters and brother, Nancy Staccone, Williamsport, Cora Barnes and George Michael, both of Lewistown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Charles Michael, John Michael, Feron Michael, Omer "Bud" Michael, Esther Muskus, and Ruth Fletcher.

She was an employee of the former Sylvania Electronics at Lamar/Mill Hall.

She was a member of the Saint Mark Lutheran Church, Williamsport, a member of the Lutheran Church Women, and had been a Children's Choir mother at the church. She had also been a member of the South Williamsport Senior Citizens.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Saint Mark Lutheran Church, 142 N. Market St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating. Interment will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Bellefonte.

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

 

Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the South Williamsport Senior Citizens Center, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

The Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport, is in charge of arrangements.


Raymond R. 'Dick' Webber
LEWISTOWN - Raymond R. "Dick" Webber, 68, of 24 Winding Way, Lewistown, died at 7:54 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 2, 1931, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late G. Griffin and Martha Mae (Walter) Webber. His wife, Mildred L. (Mowery) Burke Webber, whom he married March 26, 1976, survives.

Also surviving are: stepchildren, Stephen C. Burke, 180 Peace Drive, Lewistown, Timothy G. Burke, 324 S. Main St., Lewistown, and Mrs. Dennis (Paula) Getz, 104 Hillside Drive, Lewistown; a sister, Marlene M. Happeny, Duncansville; six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was a 1949 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1958 graduate of Lock Haven State Teacher's College.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He retired from the Mifflin County School District in 1986, having taught Social Studies and Driver's Education at Rothrock and Kishacoquillas High Schools. He was head coach of the Kish Boy's Basketball from 1964-1978. Prior to that he coached Kish Junior Varsities for several years.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown.

He was a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Co. and the B.P.O.E. Lodge 663, Lewistown. He was a member of the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and founded the Mifflin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the Rolling Rock Athletic Club and the East Enders.

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

Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 9 p.m.

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


Elizabeth H. Weber
REIFFTON - Elizabeth H. Weber, 74, of 111 W. 36th St., Reiffton, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Reading Hospital.

Born in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late John and Sylvia (Lyter) Hutchinson. Her husband, Joseph L. Weber, survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters, Amy (Weber) Radomski and Pamela Weber, both of Reading and two grandchildren.

She was employed as manager of Judy's Closet Outlet Store, Reading, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Reading and past president of the Woman's Club of Reiffton.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Auman Funeral Home, Reiffton. Burial will be private.


Charles "Sunny" Henry Wehmeyer
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles "Sunny" Henry Wehmeyer, 90, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Covered Bridge Road, Quakertown, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 5, 1909, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Oscar Charles and Kathrine (Updyke) Wehmeyer. His wife, Violet Gladys (Sacks) Wehmeyer of Brookline Manor, whom he married July 7, 1930, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Glen (Jean) Compton, Mifflintown, and Mrs. John (Nancy) Howell, Shutesbury, Mass.; brothers, Norman Wehmeyer, Churchville, and Richard Wehmeyer, Hatboro; sisters, Cora Henderson, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Ruth Lindstrom, Saratoga, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Alan Wehmeyer, in 1946.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard during World War II.

He was a retail milk deliverer for 43 years, working for Brenninger Dairy, Harbison's Dairy and retiring from Gardenville Dairy, Doylestown, in 1973.

He was a pen and ink artist and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. He was a former member and past warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Quakertown.

He was a former auditor in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County, and a past member of the East Rockhill School Authority, the Pennridge School Authority and the Upper Bucks Vocational School Authority.

He was also a past member of the Haycock Senior Citizen Center and the Pennridge Senior Citizen Center.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Ninth and Main streets, Quakertown, PA 18951; or Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Brookline Manor Organ Fund, RR1, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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


Violet G. Sacks Wehmeyer
MIFFLINTOWN - Violet G. Sacks Wehmeyer, 91, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Covered Bridge Road, Quakertown, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the manor.

Born Jan. 6, 1908, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Henry M. and Fyatte R. (Neubert) Sacks. Her husband, Charles H. "Sunny" Wehmeyer, died Sept. 15, 1999.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Glen (Jean) Compton, Mifflintown RR3, and Mrs. John (Nancy) Howell, Shutesbury, Md.; brother and sister, M. Oliver Sacks, Doylestown, and Sarah Clayton, Quakerstown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Alan Wehmeyer, in 1946.

She attended Girl's High School and Strayner's Business College, both in Philadelphia.

She had been a secretary at Sears, Roebuck and Company, Philadelphia.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Emmanuel Women's Auxiliary Association, Quakerstown. She was also a member of Haycock Senior Citizen Center and Pennridge Senior Citizen Center.

She was a 4-H sewing leader and also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, tole painting and oil painting.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Ninth and Main streets, Quakertown, PA 18951 or to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Brookline Manor "Organ for the Community Room" Fund, RR1, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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


Bryan E. Weiand
MIFFLINTOWN - Bryan E. Weiand, 36, of Tioga RR2, formerly of Mifflintown, died of natural causes at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his home.

Born June 12, 1963, in Lewistown, he was the son of Joyce (Seaholtz) Weiand of HC 63 McAlisterville and the late Albert W. Weiand. His wife, Sherry (Fahnestock) Weiand, whom he married Aug. 16, 1986, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Jamie L Fahnestock, Orrstown; brother and sister, Jeffrey D. Weiand, Mifflin and Wendy J. Kelly, Citira, Fla.

He was a pork producer.

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

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


Josephine F. Weiand
MILROY - Josephine F. Weiand, 86, 1379 Siglerville Pike, Milroy, died at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Decatur Township, she was a daughter of the late John Wilson and Catherine Elizabeth (Spigelmire) Goss. Her husband, W. Chester Weiand, whom she married April 7, 1938, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mary A. Tate, Newport, and Leroy J. Weiand and Margaret E. Bowers, both of Milroy; brother, Leroy C. Goss, Milroy; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Cloyd J. Goss, Millard Goss, Albert Goss, James M. Goss, J. Howard Goss, Wilson A. Goss Sr., Margaret Auman, Dorothy Fultz, Sara Shank and Mae Shawver.

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

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville.

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


Nancy L. Weiand
MCALISTERVILLE - Nancy L. Weiand, 56, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 5:46 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1943, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Genny (Kreider) Holley. Her husband, Samuel W. Weiand Sr., whom she married Dec. 18, 1970, survives.

Surviving are: children, Samuel W. Weiand Jr. and April F. Weiand, both of McAlisterville RR2; brothers and sisters, Robert Kreider Sr., Mifflintown RR1, Gloria Jean Wentling, Lebanon, Joseph Holley, Mifflintown RR, and Pharus Holley, Lewistown RR; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Weiand, and a brother, Harry Holley Jr.

She attended Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oakland Mills.

She was an avid bingo player , enjoyed embroidering and loved animals.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Franklin E. Trego officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2.

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


Donald H. Weikel
NEW HOPE - Donald H. Weikel, 73, of 372 Spring Meadow Circle, New Hope, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol.

Born July 10, 1926, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Elmer James and Julia Blanche (Jones) Weikel. His wife, Joyce (Agle) Weikel, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Steve Weikel, Churchville, Neil Weikel, New Hope, Carol Grantano, Golden, Colo., Linda Weikel, Croydon, and Gail Mederos, Richland, N.C.; sister, Mamie Fischer, San Antonio, Texas; and 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was a 1947 graduate of Lewistown High School.

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

He taught carpentry and mill work at Bucks County Technical School from 1960 until his retirement in 1990.

He enjoyed square dancing.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Emilie Road and Green Lane, Levittown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Presbyterian Church, Emilie Road and Green Lane, Levittown, PA 19058.

His body was donated to Gift to Humanities.


Anna Margaret Weiler
PHILADELPHIA - Anna Margaret Weiler, 75, of 7611 Brookhaven Road, Philadelphia, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born May 27, 1924, in Mooresville, she was a daughter of the late Rodger D. and Ada Blanche (Gibboney) Ewing. Her husband, Ralph M. Weiler of Petersburg RR1, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Leslie E. Weiler, LaDonna Weiler and Gale E. Weiler, all of Philadelphia and Terry L. Weiler, Huntingdon RR2; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Louise) White, Burbank, Calif. and Mrs. Guy (Elsie) Fleck, State College; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Ennisville United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with Pastor Shirley Russell officiating. Interment will be in the Mooresville Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 720 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Isabelle (Miller) Weiler
HUNTINGDON - Isabelle (Miller) Weiler, 87, of Huntingdon RR2, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at University Park Nursing Center, State College.

Born June 17, 1912, in Miller Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late James G. and Ruth (Bell) Miller.

Surviving are: a son, James M. Weiler, Bedford; a sister, Laura B. Miller, Miller Township, Huntingdon RR2; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Miller and Anna C. Miller.

She attended the Summit School in Miller Township and the McAlevy's Fort High School. She was a 1930 graduate of Petersburg Vocational High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Manor Hill United Methodist Church, Manor Hill, and its the Do-for-Others Sunday School Class, as well as a charter member of the United Methodist Women of the Manor Hill UMC and the Donation Grange.

She enjoyed needlework and reading.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Shirley J. Russell officiating. Interment will be in Mooresville Cemetery, West Township, Petersburg RR1.

Family will receive friends after 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Manor Hill United Methodist Church, RR1 Box 218, Petersburg, PA 16669.


Mary Margaret Weiler
REEDSVILLE - Mary Margaret Weiler, 89, Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville, formerly of 153 Walnut St., Reedsville, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at the Malta Home, Granville.

Born April 8, 1910, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late George Lawrence and Margaret May (Coulter) Weiler.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sister Frank C. Weiler, Bruce Weiler and Anna M. Reynolds.

She was a secretary for Weiler's Egg House, Reedsville.

She was a member of East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Reedsville.

Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Outlook Pointe Commons, 55 Carriage House Lane, Reedsville, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will provide all flowers.

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


George N. Weller
HARRISBURG - George N. Weller, 80, of Harrisburg, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1919, in Lycoming County, he was a son of the late Lester and Ethel P. (Bergenslock) Weller. His wife, Beckie R. (Cassel) Weller, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Elaine K. Moore, Lewistown; sister and brothers, Charlotte Flook, Harrisburg, Burton L. Weller, Fairfax, Va., and Lester J. Weller, New Cumberland; and two granddaughters.

He retired from the Harrisburg Water Department as a meter technician and the Harrisburg Incinerator Department as a control operator.

He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Wednesday Mens Club. He was also a member of Mason Lodge 629, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 43, the Harrisburg Consistory, and the Zembo Temple.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, with the Rev. Dr. R. Ray Evelan officiating. Interment will be Tuesday in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1256 Rolleston St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.

The Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Linglestown, is in charge of arrangements.


Christie Wengerd
MIFFLINTOWN - Christie Wengerd, 2, of Mifflintown RR2, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his home.

Born April 10, 1996, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, he was a son of Henry and Lydia (Peachey) Wengerd.

Also surviving are: a brother, Silas Wengerd, at home; grandparents, Andy and Annie Wengerd, Mifflintown RR2 and Mose and Malinda Peachey of McAlisterville RR1; and great-grandparents, David Peachey and Emma Wengerd, both of Belleville.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Henry Wengerd Farm, Mifflintown RR2. Interment will be in the Old Order Amish Cemetery, Van Wert.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at the Henry Wengerd Farm.

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


Emma E. Wengerd
BELLEVILLE - Emma E. Wengerd, 92, of 89 Wengerd Lane, Belleville, died at 1 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at her residence.

Born Aug. 20, 1907, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Moses A. and Rebecca B. (Renno) Peachey. Her husband, Solomon D. Wengerd, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: children, Alvin Wengerd, Mifflintown, Lydia Wengerd, Nancy Zook, Samuel Wengerd and Steven Wengerd, all of Belleville, Mary Lapp and Malinda Peachey, both of McAlisterville, David Wengerd, Bloomsburg, and Annie Unruh, Idaho; 63 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and 22 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Peachey, in 1992.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Samuel Wengerd residence, 117 Wengerd Lane, Belleville, with Bishop Louie Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the deceased's residence.

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


Silas A. Wengerd
MIFFLINTOWN - Silas A. Wengerd, 2, of Mifflintown RR2, died of natural causes, at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 22, 1997, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was a son of Henry and Lydia (Peachey) Wengerd, Mifflintown RR2.

He is also survived by grandparents, Andy and Annie Wengerd of Mifflintown RR2 and Mose and Malinda Peachey of McAlisterville RR1; and great-grandfather, David Peachey, Belleville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Cristie Wengerd.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Henry Wengerd farm, Mifflintown RR2. Interment will be in the Old Order Amish Cemetery, Van Wert.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Henry Wengerd farm.

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


George E. Wert
KINGSTON, N.Y. - George E. Wert, 78, of Washington Avenue, Kingston, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at Kingston Hospital.

Born April 10, 1920, in Schrader, he was the son of the late Brown M. and Annie (Eastwood) Wert. His wife, Joyce W. (Burhans) Wert, whom he married Nov. 17, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Sharen J. Bertholf, Bloomington and Cheryl J. Wert, Kingston, N.Y.; sisters and brothers, Irma Schultz, Michigan, Florence Hassinger, Mary Heimbach, Sarah Scyoc, Victoria Thompson, Glenn Wert, Kenneth Wert, Norman Wert, Curtiss Wert, and Arthur Wert, all of Pennsylvania; and one grandson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant and earning a degree in airplane and engine mechanics. He was crew chief at Stewart Air Field, serving with the 2002 Army Air Force Unit. He received a letter of commendation for exemplary service.

He had been employed by the American Viscose Company in Lewistown and then as a lab technician by the Burhans family business. He had also worked for WGB Oil Clarifier and then Air Refiner, until his retirement in 1985.

He was a communicant of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingston, where he serviced the Carrilons for over 30 years.

He was a skilled craftsman who collected and restored antique clocks, phonographs, and Lionel Trains. He was also an avid gardener.

Services were held Saturday March 6, 1999, at the Keyser Funeral Service, Kingston Chapel, Albany and Manor Avenue, Kingston, N.Y., with the Rev. Howard C. Smith officiating. Interment, with full military honors, was in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.


Jacob M. Wert
MIFFLINTOWN - Jacob M. Wert, 86, of HC 63, Mifflintown (Oakland Mills), died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Henry W. and Katie (Musser) Wert. His wife, A. Fern Wert, died June 17, 1997.

Surviving are: children, Sherle L. Wert, Milroy, Mrs. Richard (Helen Ann) Peachey, Port Royal RR2, Mrs. Philip (Nancy) Varner, Oakland Mills HC 63, and Judy M. Kanagy, Thompsontown RR1; brothers, Boyd M. Wert and Earl M. Wert, both of Landis Homes, Lititz; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

He was a life-long farmer and was a salesman for several area farm supply companies. He retired as a laborer/truck driver from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He was a member of the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, where he was a former trustee and member of the Men's Bible Class.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Letner officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Cedar Grove Church Building Fund, RR4, Box 4715, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Ruth A. Wert
MIFFLINTOWN - Ruth A. Wert, 79, a resident of Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of the Van Wert area, died at 11:20 a.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, at the home.

Born July 6, 1919, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Flo (Ehrenzeller) Shirk. Her husband, Wilbur D. Wert, whom she married Dec. 2, 1939, died March 14, 1995.

Surviving are: children, Thomas Wert, Andrew Wert, and Linda L. Bahorik, all of Mifflintown; a brother, B. Richard Shirk, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Fay M. Bardell in May of 1998.

She graduated from Fayette High School, McAlisterville.

She was a homemaker and served as the secretary for Walker Township for 42 years. She also had been employed as a nurse's aid at Nipple's Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1 for 12 years.

She was a member of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, where she was a member of the church council, a Sunday school teacher, and a Bible school teacher. She was past member of the Juniata County Library Board and a volunteer fund raiser for charities.

She enjoyed gardening, fishing in Canada, and traveling.

A public memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown RR2, with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Private graveside services will be held at the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, RR2, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Jesse S. Wertz
LEWISTOWN - Jesse S. Wertz, 78, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Strodes Mills, died at 5:30 pm. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 6, 1921, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late William B. and Esther A. (Harshbarger) Wertz. His wife, Margaret "Peg" (Ammerman) Wertz, died Nov. 17, 1998.

Surviving are: a son, Kenneth Wertz, Georgia; brothers and sisters, Cora Elder, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, Ruth E. Sunderland, Newton Hamilton, Roy K. Wertz and Lloyd L. Wertz, both of McVeytown RR, Mrs. Clarence (Betty R.) Cramer, Three Springs RR and Harold I. Wertz, McVeytown.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell B. Wertz, H. Blair Wertz and Herman P. Wertz.

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

Early in life, he was employed at the Harbison Walker Refractories, Mount Union. He was a self-employed farmer and he retired from the Oliver Township Highway Department.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeannette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.


Leonard L. Wertz
MOUNT UNION - Leonard L. Wertz, 42, of 26 W. Garber St., Mount Union, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 20, 1999, in Gregg Township, Centre County.

Born May 15, 1957, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Violet (Hardy) Wertz of McVeytown RR1. His wife, Cathy L. (Bair) Wertz, whom he married April 19, 1975, in Huntingdon, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Corey A. Wertz, Mount Union and Andrew J. Wertz, Zullinger; brothers and sisters: Stanley Wertz and Mrs. John (Connie) Stimely, both of McVeytown RR1, Mrs. Tom (Denise) Leonard, Yeagertown, Jeff Wertz, Huntingdon and Tom Wertz, Newton Hamilton; and one grandson.

He graduated from Mount Union Area High School in 1975.

He was a carpenter and member of Local Union 2274, Pgh and was currently employed by Dick Corporation in Lewistown.

He was associated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Huntingdon.

He was a member of the Bonney-Forge Fastpitch Softball Team, was a PIAA umpire and referee for baseball, softball and wrestling.

He enjoyed playing tennis and golf.

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

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.


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