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Amy Reese Wessling
LEWISTOWN - Amy Reese Wessling, 92, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of Woodland Circle, Reedsville, died at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at the home.

Born Feb. 7, 1907, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Ida (Eddings) Reese. Her husband, Rev. George Alfred Wessling, died Feb. 28, 1964.

She is survived by a son, R. Melvin Davis, 237 Redwood Drive, Bellefonte; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John J. Reese.

She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Mansfield State Teachers College and a Master's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

She was an elementary school teacher for Mifflin County School District for 29 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of White Memorial Congregational Church of Siglerville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15 at White Memorial Congregational Church of Siglerville, with the Rev. James A. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the White Memorial Congregational Church, RR1, Milroy, PA 17063.

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


William H. 'Bill' Weyandt
OLYMPIA, Wash. - William H. "Bill" Weyandt, 70, a former long time resident of Lewistown, died of natural causes Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Panorama City Convalescent Center in Olympia, Washington.

Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles and Edna Weyandt. His wife, Helen Gae (Van Horne) Weyandt, whom he married October 20, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Pamela Skinner, Olympia, Wash.; two sisters, Dorothy Crimmel, Lewistown, and Lorraine Casner, Mifflintown; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

He served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954.

He retired two years ago and relocated to the state of Washington. Prior to that he lived and worked in Lewistown for over 45 years. He was most recently a real estate agent for Long-Turbett, Lewistown. He spent most of his career as owner of W.H. Weyandt, Co. Custom Framing and Art Gallery. He also previously owned Weyandt Engraving Company, and spent several years as Chief Medical Technician at Blacks Hospital and Lewistown Hospital.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; and was a 32nd degree Mason of Harrisburg. He was also a member of the Professional Picture Framers' Association.

He enjoyed watercolor and oil painting, photography and golf.

A memorial service was held Feb. 9, 2000, at the Lacey Community Church in Olympia, Wash.

A local memorial service (to be announced) will be held at the First Church of the Brethren, Lewistown, in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Brethren, Lewistown, PA 17044.

The Forest Funeral Home, Olympia, Wash, was in charge of arrangements.


Betty Ann Wheeler
BURNHAM - Betty Ann Wheeler, 61, of 200 N. Pine St., Burnham, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born June 5, 1937, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Sara Jane (Hill) Hambright, 106 School St., Burnham and the late Charles V. Hambright. Her husband, Harry V. Wheeler, whom she married April 27, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Luann) Bumgardner, Mac Lane, Lewistown; brothers, Richard Hambright, Yeagertown and Robert Hambright, Burnham; and two grandsons.

She was a financial secretary for Budget Plan and Security Pacific for 30 years, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be no public viewing.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.


Howard 'Plug' Wheeler
HARRISBURG - Howard "Plug" Wheeler,81, of Lower Allen Township died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania Residence, Linglestown Road.

Born in Kentucky, he was a son of the late Thaddeus and Anna (Smith) Wheeler. He is survived by his wife, Esther (Harpster) Wheeler.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Cindy Way of State College; two sisters, Dona Harmon of Florida and Dodie Ogburn of Kentucky; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter,Lou Ann Reddel.

An Army veteran of World War II and Korea, he received three Bronze Stars while serving in Korea.

He had 35 years combined government service and retired from Mechanicsburg NSPCC.

He was a member of Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, DAV West Shore Chapter and American Legion Post 109, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren.

Burial will be at 9:30 a.m., with full military honors at Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until time of service today at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025 or to the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren building fund, 301 Gale Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Musselman Funeral Home Inc., Lemoyne is handling funeral arrangements.


Robert E. Wheeler
LEWISTOWN - Robert E. Wheeler, 72, of 16 Locust St., Lewistown, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born May 23, 1927, in Lewistown, he was a son of Ruth V. (Moore) Wheeler of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, and the late Howard E. Wheeler. His wife, Ida C. (Shilling) Wheeler, whom he married June 15, 1991, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Nancy) Weese and Mrs. Richard (Susan) Lund, both of Baltimore, Md., Barbara H. Wheeler, Lewistown, and Mrs. James (Tina) Boylard, Essex, Md.; step-children, Mrs. John (Mary) Spagnoletti, Burnham, and Robert E. Mellinger, Richard A. Mellinger, John H. Mellinger, Judy Romig, Robert Bender, Donald Bender and David Bender, all of Lewistown; sister and brother, Doris Seitz, Cumberland County, and Henry E. Wheeler, Lewistown; five grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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

He retired from Bethlehem Steel in 1987 and had been employed by the Mifflin County Prison for six years.

He was a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, president and chaplain of Lewistown Fire Police, and a member of United Fire and Rescue Co.; City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co.; Henderson Fire Co.; and East Derry Fire Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Linda K. Hendrian officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military honors will be given by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 103 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mary A. White
LEWISTOWN - Mary A. White, 96, of 27 Spanogle Ave, Lewistown, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Oct. 15, 1902, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late North and Clara Stewart.

She is survived by her husband, George N. White, whom she married March 13, 1926.

Also surviving are: children, Arden G. White, Middle Road, Lewistown, Craig S. White, Reading; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters, a grandson and a daughter, Joyce Ann White Irvine in Feb. 1999.

She was a homemaker.

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

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald Hoffman officiating.

There will be no public viewing. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown.

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


Olive Mowery White
AURORA, Ill. - Olive Mowery White, 91, of Aurora, Ill., formerly of Batavia, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at McAuley Manor, in Aurora, Ill.

Born March 1, 1908 in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late John and Lyda Mowery. Her husband, Harold G. White, whom she married on Dec. 12, 1931 in Selinsgrove, died in 1989.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Grigalist of, Yorkville and Mrs. Marvin (Arlene) Peters, Batavia, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister and brothers, Mary A. Baker, Victor S. Mowery, Lloyd W. Mowery, Vincent M. Mowery and James L. Mowery.

She attended Batavia United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women.

An avid Chicago White Sox fan, she also enjoyed baking.

Services were held earlier at Batavia United Methodist Church, Batavia, Ill., with the Rev. Michael S. Stoner officiating. Private interment was in West Batavia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Ill. 60510 or to McAuley Manor, 1200 Sullivan Road, Aurora, Ill. 60506.

Arrangements were handled by Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Ill.


Regina Whitehead
LEWISTOWN - Regina Whitehead, 57, of Lewistown, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 9, 1942, in Gadsen, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Willie Dobbs.

Surviving are: children, John Whitehead and Ronald Whitehead, both of Anaheim, Calif., Daniel Whitehead, Newton, N.J., James Whitehead and Eric Whitehead, both of Lewistown, Lori Whitehead, San Diego, Calif., Lisa Whitehead, Gadsen, Ala., and Christy Whitehead, at home; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Whitehead, in 1996.

She had been a waitress at Red's Diner, Lewistown, and operated the food concession at Big Valley Auction Center, Reedsville.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or the American Heart Association, 1010 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.


Florence Louise Whiteman
LEWISTOWN - Florence Louise Whiteman, 70, of 90 Lute Lane, Lewistown, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

Born Nov. 1, 1929, in Alfarata, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Lottie (Bearley) Hartsock. Her husband, John Whiteman Jr., whom she married Oct. 3, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Joseph (Sherry) Morrow, Newport, Mich., Mrs. Frank (Cindy) Sheaks, Miami, Fla., and John D. Whiteman III, Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Charlotte Rank and Helen Rank, both of Mifflintown; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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

She was a homemaker and, earlier in life, was employed at the Holiday Inn, Burnham.

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

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.


Esther L. Whitesel
LEWISTOWN - Esther L. Whitesel, 85, of 43 Tower Hill Road, Lewistown, died at 11:03 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.

Born July 4, 1914, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Blanche (Grose) Silks. Her husband, Carl E. Whitesel, whom she married Aug. 29, 1934, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Nancy) Hampton and Mrs. Gary (Carol Ann) Parson, both of Lewistown; stepchildren, Carl Whitesel Jr., Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Stanley (Mary Margaret) Varner, McAlisterville; sisters and brothers, Alma Sheeler, Berwick, Phyllis Renninger, Camp Hill, Dorothy DeArment, Betty Swank, Robert S. Silks and Joseph Silks, all of Lewistown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Mona Jean Whitesel; one brother and six sisters, William Silks, Helen Notestine, Marie Smith, Edna Snyder, Charlotte Hockenberry, Jane Miller, and Emma P. Britcher.

She was a homemaker and earlier in life had worked at the American Viscose Corporation for 11 years.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Raymond T. Brinson Jr. officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.


Margaret I. Whitesel
MIDDLEBURG - Margaret I. Whitesel, 88, of Middleburg RR3, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove.

Born April 14, 1911, in Saulsburg, she was a daughter of the late Verney and Mary Lucinda (Wagner) Peters.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Thomas (Hulda) Streightiff, Huntingdon, Theodore H. M. Whitesel and Palmer L. Whitesel, both of Middleburg RR3, and Robert C. Whitesel, Silver Springs, Nev.; sister and brother, Ruth Weitzel, Smyrna, Del., and Bob Peters, Petersburg RR1; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Mateer; two brothers, Frank Peters and Herb Peters; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

She attended Saulsburg schools.

She was employed by Ebert's Five and Dime Store, Middleburg, and retired from the Village Square Variety Store, Middleburg.

She was a member of Christ "Hassinger's White" Lutheran Church, Middleburg RR4, was active in Penns Creek Fire Company ladies auxiliary, and was a former member of Middleburg Reliance Hose Company ladies auxiliary.

She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and cooking.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. George D. Birk officiating. Interment will be in Hassinger's White Church Cemetery, Middleburg RR4.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Penns Creek Fire Company, Penns Creek, PA 17862.


Lloyd D. Wible
THOMPSONTOWN - Lloyd D. Wible, 89, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67 Mifflin, formerly of Thompsontown, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 14, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 30, 1909, in Dublin Township, Fulton County, he was the son of the late Rev. Lewis D. and Mary B. (Snyder) Wible.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Irene (Benner) Wible, who died on April 17, 1987. He is survived by his second wife, Marian Shade Wible of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67 Mifflin, whom he married in December 1990.

Also surviving are: a son, Richard L. Wible, Thompsontown; step-daughters, Jacqueline Magill, Tonawanda, N.Y., Shirley Weibley, Donnally Mills, Sandra McClure, Port Royal; brothers: Gerald L. Wible, Allentown, Blaine E. Wible, Allentown, Glenn W. Wible, Hollidaysburg, Clyde E. Wible, Levittown, Kenneth L. Wible, Hemet, Calif., Donald R. Wible, Altoona, Samuel H. Wible, Louisville, Ky., Wayne E. Wible, San Jacinto, Calif.; sisters, Naomi G. Brannan, Riverside, Calif., Ruth J. Smith, Johnstown; two granddaughters, 11 step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren, and a step-great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis D. Wible Jr. and Ronald J. Wible.

He was a 1926 graduate of Millerstown High School.

He retired in 1972 with 37 years of service to National Cash Register.

He was an active member of Thompsontown United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, past president of the administrative board, past president of the trustees. He also served as the building committee chairman for the new sanctuary that was built in 1987 after fire destroyed the previous sanctuary.

He was a member of the Tennis Lodge No. 371 F&AM Thompsontown, Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg, Zembo Luncheon Club, Harrisburg Consistory and Tall Cedars No. 88, Juniata Forest, where he was Past Grand Tall.

He was a charter member of the Thompsontown Area Lions Club and was selected by the club as the Outstanding Citizen of Thompsontown. He was a member of the Thompsontown Municipal Authority and had been very active at one time in the Thompsontown Fire Co. and the Thompsontown Ambulance League.

He was a charter member of the Lost Creek Golf Club, Oakland Mills, and had played baseball in the former Perry-Juniata Baseball League.

He enjoyed golfing, gardening and watching sports.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Thompsontown United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Maureen A. Wagner and the Rev. Claude R. Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in the Thompsontown Lutheran Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Thompsontown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 157, Thompsontown, PA 17094.

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


James E. Wilhelm
BURNHAM - James E. Wilhelm, 85, of 229 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late William E. and Florence Mae (Wetzel) Wilhelm. His wife, Frances Kathryn (Shimp) Wilhelm, died in 1997.

Surviving are: a son, James D. Wilhelm, 200 N. Mann Ave. Ext., Yeagertown; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

He was last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one sister.

He was a 1931 graduate of Burnham High School.

He was a foreman in Machine Shop 2 at Standard Steel for 40 years, retiring in 1976.

He was Lutheran by faith.

He was a member of the Lewistown Country Club, the Standard Steel Supervisors Association, a life member of the BPO Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown, and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave, Burnham, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.


Robert L. "Zorro" Williams
LEWISTOWN - Robert L. "Zorro" Williams, 60, of Burgard Apts., Lewistown, died at 5:44 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 17, 1938, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Samuel C. and Marguerite (Isenhart) Williams.

Surviving are: sons, Robert Lee Williams, 629 Carlisle St., Hanover, and Randy Leroy Williams, 66 Chestnut St., Lewistown; brother and sister, Richard Williams, Locust Street, Lewistown and Mrs. Richard (Marguerite) Bender, Altoona; and six grandchildren.

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

He was a bus driver for R & S Bus Company.

He was a member of Lewistown Moose Lodge 143.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Danny Neff officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: c/o Dixie L. Williams, C-3 Lawler Place, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Elizabeth Melinda 'Libby' Willow
MILLERSTOWN - Elizabeth Melinda "Libby" Willow, 90, of 318 Seven Stars Road, Millerstown, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born June 19, 1909, in Millerstown RR2, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Isaac and Bertha Melinda (Frontz) Chubb. Her husband, John Albert Willow, whom she married July 19, 1930, died Feb. 9, 1981.

Surviving are: children, Walter C. Willow, Millerstown, John R. Willow, Richfield, Mrs. Charles I. (Judy A.) Howell, Newport RR4, Mrs. Winston (Linda A.) Keisling, Liverpool, and Stella Willow, Downingtown; brother and sister, Donald T. Chubb, Middleburg RR1, and Ida Miller, Mechanicsburg; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Minium on March 20, 1999; a grandson, Raymond Minium Jr. in 1986; brothers and sisters, Luclan Chubb, Earl Chubb, Leroy Chubb and Maggie Delancy.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, flowers, and crocheting.

She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR2.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. Salvatore E. Buonocore officiating. Interment will be in St. James United Methodist Cemetery, Millerstown RR2.

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


Anna Marie C. Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Anna Marie C. Wilson, 56, of Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 6, 1944, in Wayne Township, she was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Virginia (Gearhart) Varner. Her husband, Marlin L. Wilson, whom she married Oct. 12, 1963, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Keitha) Harshbarger, Maitland; brothers and sisters, Naomi Harshbarger, Luther Varner, Mrs. Ronald (Alice) Hesser, Mrs. Gene (Inaze) Stimely, David Varner, Pauline Varner, all of McVeytown, George Varner and Thunelda Varner, both of Mount Union, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Hesser, Lewistown, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Barkley, Newport, Donald Varner, Three Springs, Mrs. William (Cuma) Beers, York Haven, and Thomas Varner, Shirleysburg; and two granddaughters.

She was employed at Hartley's Potato Chips Co. Inc. for 24 years.

She attended Vira United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Ryde Cemetery, McVeytown RR.

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

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


Gerald Edwin Wilson
LAHAINA, MAUI, Hawaii - Gerald Edwin Wilson, 65, of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, died Tuesday, March 23, 2000, in Maui.

Born Dec. 20, 1934, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Myrtle (Graham) Wilson of Huntingdon and the late Simon Wilson. His wife, Ruth Ann Wilson, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Gerald Wilson, Hungry Horse, Mont., Darlene Dorfi, State College, and Mrs. Earle (Teresa) Kukahiko, Lahaina, Maui; brothers and sisters, Harvey Wilson, Harrisburg, James Wilson, Huntingdon, Barry Wilson, Lewisburg, Shirley Chapman, New Mexico, Joyce Parsons and Carol Weaverling, both of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He began his career as a corrections officer for the Department of Corrections in Pennslvania and retired as Deputy Warden for the state of Pennslyvania. He then worked 12 years as county warden for Centre County.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in McAlevy's Fort.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA.

The Nakamura Mortuary Inc., Wailuku, Maui, is in charge of arrangements.


Helen C. Wilson
YEAGERTOWN - Helen C. Wilson, 90, of 206 S. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 18, 1910, in Eden Hill, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Hand) Carper. Her husband, Harry K. Wilson, died Nov. 11, 1988.

Surviving are: a son, Sidney T. Wilson, Williamsburg, Va.; a brother, Chester Carper, Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harry K. Wilson Jr. in 1995; two brothers and six sisters.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewistown, where she was an active volunteer in the church activities and the Mother's Club for many years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria.

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

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


Max Eugene Wilson
MILLERSTOWN - Max Eugene Wilson, 75, of Millerstown, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 28, 1924, in Newport RR1, he was a son of the late Edward C. and Sarah Jane (Knisely) Wilson. His wife, Lottie A. (McNaughton) Wilson, whom he married Sept. 25, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are: children, James K. Wilson, Ickesburg RR1, Steve E. Wilson, Newport RR4, and Mrs. Robert D. (Carolyn M.) Barbour, Millerstown; brothers and sisters, Paul Wilson, Lenus Wilson, Edgar Wilson, Mrs. Robert (Treva) Brown, Ruby Foose, Mrs. Gerald (Patricia) Miller and Janet Benson, all of Newport; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Glenn Wilson, in 1973.

He was educated in Newport High School.

He was engaged in farming his entire life, and continued to assist his sons in farming after his retirement in 1986.

He was an accomplished woodworker, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a self-taught welder. He was also a self-taught musician, playing the guitar, accordion, piano, mandolin, organ and fiddle.

He was a member of Reward United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR, and attended Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool RR2. He taught the Men's Sunday School Class at Reward United Methodist Church, and had previously taught the youth class.

He was a member of the Juniata County Gideons and the Millerstown Volunteer Fire Company.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Hope Bible Church, Route 34, Liverpool RR4, with the Rev. Lou N. Mancari officiating and the Rev. Peter M. Beddia assisting. Interment will be in Eshcol Cemetery, Route 849, Millerstown RR.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3605 Elmwood Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110.


Mildred P. Wilson
MILROY - Mildred P. Wilson, 81, of 103 Broad St., Milroy, died at 3:35 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Wagner, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Samuel and Effie Ellen (Snook) Hoffman. Her husband, Ernest Melvin Wilson, whom she married Aug. 29, 1936, died Sept. 7, 1991.

Surviving are: children, Ernest M. Wilson Jr., Chambersburg, Mrs. Gary (Janice) Winegardner, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Kerry (Peggy) Dearing and Diane L. Wilson, both of Milroy, Ellen Wilson, Canterbury, Conn., and Mrs. Marvin (Loretta) Zook, Bird in Hand; sister, Miriam Mowery, Milroy; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Titzell on Jan. 12, 1977; brothers and sisters, Luther W. Hoffman, Raymond T. Hoffman, Grace S. Richard, and Sara Crissman.

She was a 1935 graduate of Milroy High School.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville for more than 70 years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Lutheran Church, 51 McClay St., Milroy, PA 17063 or to the charity of one's choice.


Thelma B. Wilson
PETERSBURG - Thelma B. Wilson, 77, of Petersburg RR1 (McAlevy's Fort), died at 7:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at her home due to the results of a fire.

Born March 7, 1922, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Quillas (Baker) Young. Her husband, F. Taylor Wilson, died July 23, 1991.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Lucille) Foster and Mrs. William (Susan) Foster, both of Petersburg RR1, and Mrs. Ronald (Ann) Fleck, State College; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, David Young and Baker M. Young; sisters, Anna Margaret Stewart, Jean Mateer, and Helen Mast; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Fleck.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church of McConnellstown and the Ladies Fellowship of the church. She was also a life member of Stone Creek Valley Fire Co.; a charter member of Stone Creek Valley Fire Co. ladies auxiliary; Juniata Valley Senior Citizens; Petersburg Area Homemakers and was active in scouting for 40 years.

She was an avid camper, quilter, and loved crafts.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with Pastor Dennis Allison and Pastor Brent Book officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church Memorial Fund, RR4, Route 26, McConnellstown, PA 16660, or to the Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Company, RR1, Petersburg PA 16669.


Catherine G. "Sis" Wilt
BEAVER SPRINGS - Catherine G. "Sis" Wilt, 60, of Beaver Springs RR1 died at 4:50 p.m. July 2, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Feb. 3, 1939, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Harold Leo and Helen G. (Switzer) Fultz. Her husband, Darwin W. "Jock" Wilt Sr., whom she married May 13, 1975, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Karen) Wolfley, McClure RR2, Mrs. Don (Diana) Bonson, Beavertown, Darwin W. Wilt Jr, McClure, and Allan Wilt and Brian Wilt, both of Beaver Springs RR1; sister and brothers, Gloria Colpetzer, Granville, Harold L. Fultz Jr., Lewistown RR5, Kenneth Fultz, Berwick, and Harry Fultz and Robert Fultz, both of Middleburg, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Russell Scott Wilt in 1990 and, early in life, a sister, Jean Fultz.

She enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 16 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Charles Baier and the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Hironimus Cemetery, Millmont.

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


Janet L. Winegardner
BELLEVILLE - Janet L. Winegardner, 57, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

She was born April 25, 1942 in McKeesport.

She is survived by children, Scott Winegardner, Jacksonville, Fla., Mark Winegardner, Goldsboro, N.C., Elaine Hedum, Alamogardo, N.M. and Susan Austin, Nev.; and eight grandchildren.

She was a homemaker, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville and an alumnus of Juniata College.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday 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 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church.

Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, 3597 W. Main St., Belleville, Pa 17004.

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


Marian L. Winegardner
AURORA, Ohio - Marian L. Winegardner, 84, a resident of Aurora Manor Nursing Home, Aurora, Ohio, formerly of 101 Bissell Road, Aurora, Ohio and Milroy, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born April 29, 1915, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and May (Brittain) Jamison. Her husband, John W. Winegardner, died April 16, 1967.

Surviving are: children, Sheldon W. Winegardner, 319 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, Pamilla M. Murphy, Aurora, Ohio, and Stephen D. Winegardner, Dickinson, ND; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by a brother, H. Paul Jamison.

She was a homemaker and a member of the White Memorial United Church of Christ, Milroy.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. James E. Hughes officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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

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


William R. 'Bill' Winters
MCALISTERVILLE - William R. "Bill" Winters, 71, of McAlisterville, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Feb. 24, 1928, in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late Jacob and Minnie Winters. His wife, Shirley E. (Swartz) Winters survives.

Also surviving are: children, Jack Brown, Indiana, Ronald Strait, Egan, Minn., Jeffrey Strait, Everett, Deb Everly, McAlisterville, Vickie Brown and Tammy Swartwood, both of McAlisterville RR2, Peggy Gutowaski, Glenn Rock, N.Y., and Kim Kittings, Richfield; brothers and sister, Raymond Winters and Donald Winters, both of Shippensburg, and Gail Cameron, Camp Hill; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Brown; three brothers; and a great-granddaughter.

He attended Shippensburg area schools.

He served in the U.S. Army in 1946 and 1947 in the Pacific Theatre of Operations and again in 1954 and 1955 in Japan.

He was employed by Knouse Foods, Peach Glenn, as a dock worker; by Blough and Wagner, Middleburg, as a cutter; and by Protection Services Inc., Harrisburg, as an assembler until his retirement in 1993.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville, with military honors being conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Association.

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


Sarah M. Willow
RICHFIELD - Sarah M. Willow, 92, of Richfield, died Tuesday March 2, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital.

Born Oct. 4, 1906, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late John H. Smith and Daisy Markel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ammon A. Willow.

Surviving are: children, Norma R. Peck, Atglen, LaDonna M. Shirk and Karen L. Swartz, both of Richfield, George R. Moad, Camp Hill, and William Moad, Denver, Pa.; brother and sisters, Robert Smith, Dillsburg, Marie Robinson, Georgia, Elizabeth Royce, Perryville, Ohio, and Gale Hollman, Brogue; five grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was a retired clerk from the State Department of Revenue.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Timothy W. Bingman officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Richfield.

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

The Kimmel Funeral Home Inc., Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


William R. 'Bill' Willow
LIVERPOOL - William R. "Bill" Willow, 73, of Liverpool RR1, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born May 28, 1925, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Charles William and Minnie R. (Marks) Willow. His wife, Carrie E. (Kline) Willow, whom he married April 20, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Thelma M.) Mullen, Duncannon and Sandra K. Helwig, Mt. Holly Springs; a sister, Anna Aucker, Pittsburgh, formerly of Millerstown RR2; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John A. Willow and Thomas H. Willow in infancy and a sister, Sarah A. Frey, who died Jan. 13, 1997.

He was educated at Wilt's Grammar Schoolhouse at Greenwood Township.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a private first class in the U. S. Army in England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

He retired as a mill worker in May 1990 from Triangle Pacific Cabinet Corporation, Thompsontown. Prior to that, he worked for over 30 years as a cement finisher for several construction companies; for 12 years at Updegrove's Orchards, Millerstown; and as a mill worker at Wood Mode Industries, Kreamer.

He was a former member of St. James United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR2 and attended the Bible Baptist Church of Liverpool.

He was a member of the United Steelworker's of America-AFL-CIO-CLC, Local 15253, District 7.

He enjoyed wood-crafting, hunting, and fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. Robert T. Gray Jr. officiating and Pastor Donald K. Crooks assisting. Interment will be in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Millerstown RR2 with full military honors conducted by the Liverpool American Legion, Post 364.

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


Cora E. Wilson
REEDSVILLE - Cora E. Wilson, 73, of 83 Toll Gate Hill, Reedsville, died at 9:01 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1925, in Liverpool, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine (Fulkrod) Kain. Her husband, Wallace S. Wilson, died May 23, 1995.

Surviving are: a son, Daniel P. Wilson, 20 Apple Place Lane, Milroy; brother and sisters, William Kain and Margaret Alford, both of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Robert (Sara) Reynolds, McVeytown RR2, Mrs. Lester (Dorothy) McCurdy, Colebrook, and Helen Wilson, Milroy; and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 23 years. She also served as a volunteer at the Reedsville Youth Center.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, McAlevy's Fort.

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

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

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


Phyllis V. Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Phyllis V. Wilson, 78, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 121 Grand Parkway, Lewistown, died at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1921, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. J. and Grace (Howell) Swineford. Her husband, Paul F. Wilson Sr., whom she married Oct. 10, 1970, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Nancy K. Snook, Belleville; a son, Thomas A. Wagner, 470 Jacks Creek Road, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dexter (Beverly) Baker, 28 Sunset Road, Lewistown, Ethel Swineford and Sylvia Swineford, both of 103 Lombardy Circe, Lewistown, Kenneth Swineford, 535 Valley St., Lewistown, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Kelly, 708 S. Main St., Lewistown, Robert Swineford, 708 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, and William Swineford, 11 Winding Way, Lewistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; step-children, Mrs. Larry (Kay) Groninger, 703 S. Main St., Lewistown, Mrs. Nathan (Susan) Wise, State College, and Paul F. Wilson Jr., Reedsville; five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, William Barraclough on Oct. 10, 1975; two brothers; and a sister.

She was an assistant administrator of the Mifflin County Home until 1970 and later was an operating room technician at Lewistown Hospital.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Helpers Sunday school class of the church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the service Monday at funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity United Methodist Church, 384 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Ian Michael Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Ian Michael Wilson, son of Neil and Brandi (Brower) Wilson of 45 Hawstone Road, C-7, Lewistown, was stillborn at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Chiri D. (Hockenberry) Brower and Mr. and Mrs. James T. Brower; paternal grandparents, Penny Wilson and the late John Wilson; maternal great-grandparents, Carl and Joyce Bousum and William J. Hockenberry; and paternal great-grandparents, Patricia Romig and the late Guy Romig.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with Captain Eddie Purvis officiating. Interment will follow.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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


Wade C. Wilson
NOOK - Wade C. Wilson, 75, of Nook, Port Royal RR2, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 28, 1924, in Nook, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Lova (Shover) Wilson. His wife, Helen (Harris) Wilson, whom he married March 8, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. David (Helen Ann) Henry and Donna M. Wilson, both of Port Royal RR2; sisters, Gladys W. Henry, Harrisburg and Lila W. Depew, Camp Hill; and two grandchildren.

He was a 1943 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

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

He retired from Standard Steel Corporation, Burnham, having served 20 years in the melt shop. He was also a part time farmer.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Sunday school in Nook. He was also a member of the Beale Township Fire Co., the Friendship Fire Co., Port Royal, the Walnut Grange 776, the Lutheran Brotherhood Branch 8191, and the United Steelworkers of America.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, with the Rev. Claude Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Nook.

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


Bess Wisegarver
LEWISTOWN - Bess Wisegarver, 87, a resident of Ohesson Manor, formerly of 241 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at the manor.

Born Jan. 2, 1912, in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bessie (Clouser) Billman. Her husband, Alton D. Wisegarver, preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1979.

Surviving are: a son, Robert W. Wisegarver, Lewistown; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

She was a graduate of West Chester State Teachers College.

She was a French and Latin teacher at Rothrock High School, McVeytown for 12 years, retiring in 1967.

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

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

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

Family will provide all flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.


Greta B. Wisehaupt
LEWISTOWN - Greta B. Wisehaupt, 82, formerly of 408 Yale St., Lewistown, died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born May 3, 1917, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth (Kerlin) Beward. Her husband, John D. Wisehaupt, died Jan. 11, 1997.

Surviving are: children, John D. Wisehaupt II, Bellefonte, and Diane Borgmann, Warminster; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

She was a secretary for the Mifflin County School District for 22 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, and a member of the Rachel Circle Women of ELCA. She was active in Meals on Wheels, a member of Family Circle Sunday School Class and a member of the Lewistown Business and Professional Women's Club.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Parlor.

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

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


Kevin M. Witkowski
WILKES-BARRE - Kevin M. Witkowski, 25, of East Hampton St., Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday evening July 6, 1999, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born May 18, 1974, in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of Robert C. and Barbara Ann Witkowski of Kingston Township, PA.

Also surviving are: a sister, Elizabeth-Ann M. Witkowski; maternal grandparents, Barbara Ann O'Connor, Beavertown and Ray and Linda O'Connor, McClure; paternal grandparents, Charles and Florence Witkowski, NJ.

Services were held Saturday July 10, 1999, at the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. Interment was in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton.


Anna E. Wolfe
MIFFLINTOWN - Anna E. Wolfe, 90, of Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1 and formerly of 20 Cross St., Mifflintown, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 24, 1909, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Lucian Jacob and Anna (Duncan) Etka. Her husband, Robert A. Wolfe, preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1975.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She retired in 1970 from the Juniata County Board of Assistance, Mifflintown, where she had served in the capacity of caseworker, supervisor and acting director.

She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, member and past worthy matron of the Mifflin Chapter 260, Order of the Eastern Star and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 298, all of Mifflintown.

She was a 1927 graduate of Mifflintown High School and a 1931 graduate of Shippensburg Teachers College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in education.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Robert E. Wolfgang
REEDSVILLE - Robert E. Wolfgang, 76, of 26 Brooknar Drive, Reedsville, died at 6:47 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1924, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Franklin C. and Hazel L. (Crisswell) Wolfgang. His wife, Joyce L. (Bobb) Wolfgang, whom he married Sept. 3, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: three brothers, Lester E. Wolfgang, Montoursville, Paul E. Wolfgang, 78 Tree Leaf Road, Reedsville, and Harold E. Wolfgang, 417 Locust Street, Burnham.

He was a lineman for Penelec for 36 years, retiring Jan. 31, 1984.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre with the U.S. Army with the 259th Field Artillery Battalion.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Lewistown Lodge, No. 203 F&AM.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, or the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown.


James R. Wolfkill
LEWISTOWN - James R. Wolfkill, 71, of 257 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 3:37 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 13, 1928, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late J.R. Maxwell and the late Albert W. and Florance F. (Hopple) Swank. His wife, Barbara Jeanne (Burd) Wolfkill, whom he married May 8, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Yvonne Adele Wolfkill, 436 Walnut St., Sunbury, James Sylvester Wolfkill, 1202 Wolverton St., Sunbury, Vanessa Rae Wolfkill, 289 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, Lisa Jeanne Baitsell, R-341 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, and Mrs. Scott (Renee Teresa) Pacholski, 257 W. Fifth St., Lewistown; a brother, David C. Wolfkill, Fifth Avenue, Burnham; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, John Edward Wolfkill, in 1958.

He was employed by Marlette Homes for 10 years and was a group leader there. In 1990, he retired as manager of the Shelter Services Inc. with six years of service. He served as a Pennsylvania state forest fire warden for 30 years, and as a tower lookout and smoke chaser for the Bureau of Forestry. He had also served as chaplin for the Survivors' Support Group.

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

He was a fourth degree Knight of St. John's Council Knights of Columbus; past president of the Senior Bowling League; chairman of the Seven Mountains Bowling Hall of Fame and Seven Mountains Bowling Association; former president of Mifflin Juniata Mental Health Association; a member of the Pa. Council of the Blind, Blue Juniata Chapter; and a member of the Diabetic Support Group at the Juniata Foundation for the Blind.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic and the Rev. John Rocco officiating. A recitation of the Rosary will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

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


Irene Womeldorf
BELLEVILLE - Irene Womeldorf, 92, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 115 Sunset Road, Lewistown, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Valley View.

Born May 30, 1907, in Mayport, she was a daughter of the late Dio and Olive (Schick) Gruber. Her husband, Darl D. Womeldorf, died in 1973.

Surviving are: a son, Robert Womeldorf, Dubois; brothers, John H. Gruber and Donald Gruber, both of Hawthorn; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, two sisters, and one half sister.

She was a school teacher in Hawthorn and treasurer of Womeldorf Trucking, Lewistown.

She was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Mifflin County Historical Society, the Garden Club, the Music Study Club, and the Soroptimist Women's Club. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, New Bethlehem.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Bethlehem Cemetery, New Bethlehem, with James Dietrich officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to Valley View Haven, Box 827, Belleville, PA 17004.

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

 


Gilbert James 'Woody' Wood
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Gilbert James "Woody" Wood, 77, of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Kerrmoor, Clearfield County, he was a son of the late Clark Edward and Sarah (Young) Wood. His wife of 52 years, Freeda G. (Barrett) Wood, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Kenneth D. Wood, West Columbia, S.C., Ronald T. Wood, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Susan J. Fitzmaurice, Madison, Tenn., and Barbara A. Hands, Brunswick, Maine; brothers and sister, Woodrow Wood, Middlefield, Ohio, Edward Wood, Grampian, Gordon Wood, Curwensville, June Barrett, Slate Hill, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert J. Wood; two sisters, Mae Freyer and Mildred Rich; and three brothers, Cleo Wood, Ward Wood and Oklay Wood.

He was a graduate of Clearfield High School and attended trade school in Lewistown, where he was educated as an electrician.

He was also a Boy Scout leader in Lewistown.

He served as a Boatswain's Mate, Second Class, in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was a charter member of Berkeley Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church, both in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. He was also a member of the American Legion in Charleston, W. Va.

In 1991, he retired after 38 years of service as an Electrical Supervisor with U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Berkeley Baptist Church, Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, W. Va., with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Klingler officiating. Interment will be in William Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, at 1 p.m. Friday.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where family will be present from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Chapel, 315 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.


Mary E. Wooding
LANCASTER - Mary E. Wooding, 86, of Manor Care Nursing Home, Lancaster, and formerly of Market Street, McVeytown, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at the home.

Born Oct. 10, 1912, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Pearl (Sanders) Moyer. Her husband, Park Wooding, died in 1967.

Surviving are: children, Jerry Wooding, Mass., Jane Brodie, Pittsburgh, and Lucy Miller, Washington Boro, Pa.; sisters, Peg Bilman, Herndon, Pa., and Martha Compton, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Early in life, she was a music teacher and later a kindergarten teacher, both with the Mifflin County School District.

She was a member of McVeytown Presbyterian Church, and the Retired Teachers' Association.

Services will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jeanette E. Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

There will be no viewing.

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


Margaret M. "Margie" Woods
MCVEYTOWN - Margaret M. "Margie" Woods, 68, of Country Lane, McVeytown, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born May 8, 1931, in Centre Hall, she was a daughter of the late Garman A. and Renna M. (Heckman) Matter. Her husband, Reynolds M. Woods Sr., whom she married June 17, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Rennie M. Woods Jr., McVeytown; a sister, Kathryn M. Schultz, Virginia; brothers, Richard H. Matter, State College, and Donald E. Matter, Centre Hall; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She preceded in death one brother, Robert Matter, who died at noon the same day.

She was a graduate of Potter High School, Centre Hall.

She retired from Bell Atlantic in 1989 after 39 years of service.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown, and the Augsburg Sunday school class. She was a member and past president of Ladies Auxiliary Association of the Lewistown Commandery Knights of Templar No. 26, and of the Capital Seven Mountains Telephone Pioneers. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 283, serving from 1999 to 2000 as Worthy Matron.

Services will be held today at St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. today at the church.

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

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

 


Virginia F. Woods
LEWISTOWN - Virginia F. Woods, 78, of 5 Marble St., Lewistown, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Jan. 11, 1921, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Dana and Jeanette (Flasher) Snyder. Her husband, Robert F. Woods, died in 1980.

Surviving are: children, Joan Malcolm, Ocean City, NJ, Robert L. Woods, Lewistown, Charles R. Woods, Altoona, and Donavan R. Woods, South Grand Street, Lewistown; a sister, Gloria Sowers, Columbus, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown.

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

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

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


Ethel N. Woodward
HONEY GROVE - Ethel N. Woodward, 88, of Honey Grove RR1, died at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HCR 67, Mifflin.

Born March 5, 1911, in Mt. Jackson, Va., she was a daughter of the late Montgomery and Ida (Witmer) Click. Her first husband, George Berry, died Dec. 22, 1941, and her second husband, Rex Woodward, died Dec. 29, 1967.

Surviving are: a son; Robert G. Berry, Honey Grove RR1; daughters, Mary Romig, Mifflintown, Lois Bates, Manheim, Mae Fullerton, Sunbury, and Ruth Erb, Beavertown RR1; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

She was a member of the McCoysville Presbyterian Church and the East Waterford Senior Citizens Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at theHenry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Frank Muse officiating. Interment will be in McCullochs Mills Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: McCoysville Presbyterian Church, c/o Barbara Hutchinson, HCR67, Mifflin, PA 17058.


Ruth E. Woodward
PORT ROYAL - Ruth E. Woodward, 83, of 108 Moorehead St., Port Royal, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HCR67, Mifflin.

Born July 2, 1916, in East Peoria, Ill, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel K. Condon and Alice G. (Ames) Condon. She was preceded in death by her companion, Pietro DeRuzzo, on July 21, 1992.

Surviving are: two sons and three daughters, W. James Woodward of Spring Lack, NC, David R. Woodward and Jane E. Boor, both of Linden, NC, Alice A. Hostler of Port Royal and Mrs. Robert (Frances) Wilson of Lock Haven; three sisters, Mary H. Myers of Perry Village, New Bloomfield, Kathryn F. Condron of Wesleyville and Anna G. Nash of Erie; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five infant children, one sister and one brother.

She was a saleslady for Gimbels Department Store in New York City and a 1937 graduate of Renovo High School, Renovo.

She attended St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown.

The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, with Deacon John A. Rocco officiating.

There will be no viewing.

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


Michael G. Woomer
SMYRNA, Del. - Michael G. Woomer, 54, of Smyrna, Del., died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del., of complications from a heart attack suffered in October.

Born March 19, 1945, in Lewistown, he was a son of Clifford B. Woomer Jr. of Dawson Springs, Ky., and the late Freda (Casner) George. His wife, Della (Evans) Woomer, survives.

Also surviving are: stepmother, Emma Woomer, Dawson Springs, Ky.; children, Michael G. Woomer, Lewistown, Jeffrey A. Woomer, Wilmington, Del., Lammisa G. Stanislow, Hartly, Del., and Christina B. Woomer, Smyrna, Del.; brothers, Christopher W. Woomer, Marietta, Ga., Patrick Woomer, Gansedort, N.Y., and David Woomer, Lewistown; sisters, Debra Slay, Granite City, Ill., Mary Jane Woomer, Wyo., Teresa Gross and Carol Butler, both of Lewistown; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford A. Woomer III.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He retired in 1995 after 20 years of service as a correctional officer at the Delaware Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. He previously worked as a police officer for the Smyrna-Clayton Police for 10 years.

He enjoyed photography and fishing.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Chapel, 2736 Forrest Ave. (Del. 8), Dover, Del. Interment will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, Del.

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

Faries Funeral Home, Smyrna, Del., is in charge of arrangements.


Harley A. Worthington
ELDRED - Harley A. Worthington, 82, of Barbertown Road, Eldred, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Watrous, he was a son of Amos and Bessie (Hurlburt) Worthington. His wife, Eunice (Clark) Worthington, whom he married May 3, 1937, in Painted Post, N.Y., died March 27, 1998.

Surviving are: children, Lyle T. Worthington, West Clarksville, N.Y., Harold S. Worthington, Portville, N.Y., Robert A. Worthington, Cuba, N.Y., William D. Worthington, Shinglehouse, Patricia M. Worthington, Doris A. Schoonover, Mrs. Donald (Connie) Sikes, John R. Worthington and Mrs. John (Diane D.) Harvey Jr., all of Eldred, and Audrey L. (Forrest) Sweitzer, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Richard Worthington, Xenia, Ohio, Donald Worthington, Fla., Betty Walters, Fassett, and Mrs. Dave (Eva) Austin, Gillette; several nieces and nephews; 37 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis A. Worthington; three sisters, Ruth Worthington, Margaret Campbell and Madalyn Worthington.

He was a 1929 graudate of Watrous Country School.

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

For many years before his retirement, he was employed as an over the road truck driver.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Portville, N.Y., American Legion.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mowing his lawn and being with his family.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Randall W. Headley, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at funeral home.

Military honors will be accorded Friday at the funeral home by members of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and the Potter County Honor Guard.

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


Robert E. Woy Jr.
MOUNT UNION - Robert E. Woy Jr., 24, of 8 N. Jefferson St., Mount Union, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born Aug. 29, 1975, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Robert E. Woy Sr. of McConnellsburg and Delores Brathalow Zinn of Mercersburg. His wife, Candy (Clark) Woy, whom he married July 3, 1993, survives.

Also surviving are: two children, Tracy M. Woy and Mary P. Woy, both at home; brother and sister, Tony Sowers and Josey Zinn, both of Mercersburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Sowers, and a sister, Mary P. Woy.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He attended Mount Union area schools and the Huntingdon County Vocational-Technical School. For the last five years, he was employed by Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown.

He was a collector of Coca Cola memorabilia and baseball cards. He was also an avid Jeff Gordon racing fan.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert D. Health Funeral Home, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, with the Rev. Henry Brathalow and the Rev. Marvin Bard officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Union Cemetery.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.


Gerald V. Wray
MOSHERVILLE - Gerald V. Wray, 81, of Mosherville, formerly of Belltown, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Troy Community Hospital.

Born March 17, 1918, in McClure, he was a son of the late John E. and Bessie E. (Kerstetter) Wray. Arlene M. (Renninger) Wray of Mosherville, his wife of 58 years, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Nelson E. Wray, Delmar K. Wray, Jeffrey N. Wray, Mark D. Wray, Tony C. Wray, all of Gillett, and Lynn A. Wray, McClure; daughters, Mrs. William (Janice) Spangler, Bear, Del., Mrs. Robert (Beth) Eward Jr., Denver, Mrs. Joe (Fran) Majestic, Lititz, and Rita K. Minium and Mrs. Merrill (Deborah) Sherwood, both of McClure; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, five brothers and a grandson, Glenn E. Minium Jr.

He was a retired core maker at Kennedy Valve, Elmira, N.Y. Earlier in life, he had worked for the Lewistown Foundry as a molder.

He was associated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Elmira, N.Y.

In his early years, he was an avid hunter and trapper. He was also a former coach of the Belltown baseball team and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals play.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, with David Young of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Montour Falls, N.Y., officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 708 Lena Place, Elmira, N.Y. 14905.


Irene M. Wray
ORBISONIA - Irene M. Wray, 95, of the Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, and formerly of Allensville, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Sept. 7, 1903, in Beaver Springs, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Ewing) Kahley. Her husband, Foster Wray, died April 20, 1960.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Dean (Elva) Kennedy, Lewistown, Mrs. Charles (Marion) Keusch, Portland, Mich., and Mrs. Joseph K. (Beverly) Yoder, Allensville; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Gross, and two infant sisters.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Allensville, and the Sunday School, ELCW, and the Belleville Senior Citizens.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery, McClure.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Allensville, PA 17002.


Merril L. Wray
LEWISTOWN - Merril L. Wray, 77, of 4249 US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his home.

Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Decatur Township, he was the son of the late Ezra and Mabel (Laub) Wray. His wife, Mary E. (Brower) Wray, died Aug. 21, 1994.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Shilling, Rick L. Wray, and Mrs. Brent (Melissa) Amspacker, all of Lewistown, Dale A. Wray, Milroy, and Mrs. Clyde (Brenda) Imes, Port Royal; brothers and sisters, Cloyd Wray, Paul Wray, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Loht, and Mrs. Ronald (Ruth) Weaver, all of McClure, Glen Wray, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and Mrs. Charles (Patsy) Napikoski Jr., Burnham; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

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

He owned and operated Wray's Coal Business until retirement in 1984. Later he drove truck for Wray's Sawmill until 1986.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday a the Heller- Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in the Belltown Cemetery.

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


Wendy J. E. Wray
LEWISTOWN &emdash; Wendy J.E. Wray, 27, of Lewistown died at 5 a.m. Friday, March 5, 1999, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident along Roue 103, Lewistown.

Born Oct. 22, 1971, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of Howard R. Yeater, 14 Henderson Street, Lewistown, and Brenda (DeArment) Vega of Bradenton, Fla. Her former husband, Andrew Wray, survives.

Surviving are: children, Alisha Wray and Codey Wray, both of 10123 US Hwy 522 S, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Tracy Lynn Hartley, Hawstone Road, Lewistown, Howard A. Yeater, Lewistown, and Kimberly Yeater, Lewistown; and half-sister, Brendaly Vega, Bradenton, Fla.

She was a bartender at Jude's Last Nickel, Lewistown.

Services were held Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment was in Juniata Memorial Park.


Adrienne E. Wright
MIFFLINTOWN - Adrienne E. Wright, 75, of 105 N. Fifth St., Mifflintown, died at 6:58 a.m., Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 24, 1923, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Della R. (Swartz) Brackbill. Her husband, John H. Wright, died in 1970.

Surviving are: children, Barry Wright, Phoenix, Ariz., Robert Wright, Mifflintown RR5, Kenneth Wright, Newport, Cindy Peterson, Chambersburg, and Kimberly Wright, Lewistown; sisters and brothers, Violet Van Sickle, Shiremanstown, Mrs. John (Jessie) Fairman, Mifflintown RR3, Mrs. Donald (Alma) Husler, Mifflintown, Otho Brackbill, Port Royal RR1, and Arthur Brackbill, Port Royal; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Brackbill, on Nov. 4, 1989.

She was a garment inspector for the former Rae-Sel Corporation, Port Royal, retiring on disability.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Ronald L. Shupe and the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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


Stewart K. Wright
MIFFLINTOWN - Stewart K. Wright, 68, of Mifflintown RR1 (Oakland Mills) died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born Sept. 10, 1930, in Westford, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Velma (Scutt) Wright. His wife, Joanne (Prettyleaf) Basom Wright, whom he married Dec. 17, 1977, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Richard Wright and David Wright, both of Boston, Mass., and Mark Wright, Binghamton, NY; three step-sons, Scott Basom, Thompsontown, Steven Basom, Mifflintown, and Stuart Basom, Enola; two step-daughters, Sally Bomberger, Oakland Mills, and Sandra Wilson, Dauphin; two grandsons; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Saxton.

He received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Cornell University and master's degree in Resource Management from Michigan State University.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a 1st lieutenant with the Signal Corps.

In earlier life, he worked many years as a county agent for Cornell and he retired as program manager for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg. He then worked as a private consultant, concentrating on flood mitigation.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, the National Association of Floodplain Managers, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Pan American Health Organization, the International Joint Commission, the Audubon Society and the Smithsonian.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049 or to Sun Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


William Kennedy Wright
CAMP HILL - William Kennedy Wright, 55, of Camp Hill, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born June 16, 1943, in Mifflin, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Edna (Landis) Wright. His wife, Karen V. Wright, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Virginia Wright, Border, Towson, Md., and Rachel Kennedy Wright, Mechanicsburg; and a brother Frank L. Wright, Harrisburg.

He was a graduate of the former Juniata Joint High School, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He was a partner in the law firm of Placey and Wright, Harrisburg, specializing in health care law.

He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and its parent, the Williams Grove Old Timers, where he was a life member, past president and current museum director/curator, served as its counsel, and a member of its board of directors.

He was also a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, East Salem; the Antique Automobile Club of America; the Atlantic Coast Old Timers; the American Bar Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association; the Dauphin County Bar Association; the American Health Lawyers Association; a life member of the Juniata County Historical Society; and the Penn State Alumni Association.

Services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, with the Rev. Pamela Werner officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Otterbein United Methodist Church, RR1, Thompsontown, PA 17094 or to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, c/o Alan Kreitzer-Treasurer, 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

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


Virginia B. Wyland
MILLSBORO, Del. - Virginia B. Wyland, 75, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, in New Jersey.

Born Aug. 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Etta (Messimer) Landis. Her husband, Ralph Dean Wyland, died in 1996.

Surviving are children, William D. Wyland, New Carrollton, Md., Thomas E. Wyland, Lewistown, and Helen J. "Til" Tremper, Wall, N.J.; brothers and sisters, Robert Landis and Ferman Landis, both of Boiling Springs, Margaret Taylor, Mifflin, and Madeline Dowling, Port Royal; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Landis.

A memorial service was held Monday, July 12, 1999, in Wall, N. J.

Johnson's Funeral Home, Wall, N. J., was in charge of arrangements.


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