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John N. Blandford
DALLAS - John N. Blandford, 68, of Dallas, Luzerne County, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes Barre.

Born June 8, 1931, in Kingston, he was a son of Helen (Shain) Blandford, Kingston and the late John J. Blandford. His wife, Deborah (Hackenberg) Blandford, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John N. Blandford Jr., Stamford, Conn., Jenny Loht, Lewistown, and Jason Blandford, at home; sister, Pat Kennedy, Leesport; and five grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He had been employed in management by the Woolworth Co., Philadelphia, Bowman's Department Store in Harrisburg and Sunbury, and Danks Department Store, Lewistown. He then worked for 18 years as a sales representative for the Ivystone Group of Philadelphia.

He was a member of the Trucksville United Methodist Church and served as a deacon in the Lutheran Church, Lewistown at one time. He was also involved in the Kiwanis, Rotary, and the Masons.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Trucksville United Methodist Church, Church Road, Trucksville, with the Rev. W. Charles Naugle officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Boy Scout Troop 281, c/o Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, PA 18612 or to the Trucksville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 40 Knob Hill, Trucksville, Pa 18708.

The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, is in charge of arrangements.


Frank B. Blatt
MOUNT UNION - Frank B. Blatt, 65, of 6 W. Walnut St., Mount Union, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 24, 1934, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Wallace Q. Blatt Sr. and Florence H. (Gould) Blatt. His wife, Imogene (Beatty) Blatt, whom he married on July 5, 1952, at the Nazarene church parsonage in Orbisonia, survives.

Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Q. Blatt Jr.

He graduated from Mount Union Area High School in 1951.

He was a member of the Germany Valley Church of the Brethren, Shirleysburg RR1. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 20, Toledo, Ohio, the F&AM Lodge 688, Mount Union, the Scottish Rite Consistory of Harrisburg, the Standing Stone Royal Arch Chapter 201, Huntingdon, the Jaffa Temple AAONMS of Altoona and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley Forest No. 88.

He was also a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 143, Lewistown, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Association, Blue Ridge Lodge No. 45, Lewistown, the Bricktown Senior Citizens, Mount Union and a life member of the Mount Union Area High School Alumni Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Raymond Hill and the Rev. Ernest Dell officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Germany Valley Church of the Brethren building fund, C/O Shirley Pollock, RR1 Box 12, Shirleysburg, PA 17260.


Marjorie D. Blatt
LEWISTOWN - Marjorie D. Blatt, 84, of 28 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Sept. 5, 1914, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Anna (Hoffman) Carodiskey. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Dodd and her second husband, Wallace Blatt.

Surviving are: a son, William D. Dodd, 30 Logan St., Lewistown; a sister, Dorothy Dunion, Logan Street, Lewistown; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

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

She retired from Mellon Bank bookkeeping department.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and and a life member of the Fame Fire Co.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be private.

There will be no public viewing.

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


Richard A. Blazer Sr.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Richard A. Blazer Sr., 70, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in Hollywood.

Born June 25, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John and Florence (Clemens) Blazer. His wife, Diane (Dalton) Blazer, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Richard A. Blazer Jr., Cooper City, Fla., Dwayne D. Blazer and Dawn B. Collier, both of Hollywood, Fla., and Dorraine M. Guedj, Miramar, Fla.; a sister, Joyce Bottorff, Lewistown; and 12 grandchildren.

He was a journeyman for a power and light company.

He was a 33rd Degree Master Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge 253 of West Broward, Fla. and the I.B.E.W. No. 759 of Broward County.

Masonic and funeral services will be held at 12 noon today at the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 6301 Taft St., Hollywood, Fla. Interment will be in Hollywood Memorial Gardens.


Mary E. Bleacher
LEWISTOWN - Mary E. Bleacher, 76, of 208 1/2 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Jesse (Maben) and Arthur H. Kling Sr. Her husband, Guy Bleacher, died in 1992.

Surviving are: stepchildren, Mrs. Chester (Blanche) Corrigan, Lancaster, and Frank Bleacher, Palmyra; a sister, Josephine Setzler, Lewistown; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Joseph Kling and George Kling, both of Lewistown, Mildred Fortney, Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Harry (Edith) Yocum Sr., Reedsville, and Jacob Kling, Shippensburg; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Hopkins; a brother, Arthur Kling Jr.; and one stepsister, Hazel Kling.

She worked for Armstrong Flooring & Hubley Manufacturing, Lancaster.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Paul Fleming officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Chestnut Level.

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


Blaine C. Blessing
LEWISTOWN - Blaine C. Blessing, 88, of 116 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Green Avenue, Lewistown.

Born July 9, 1911, in Dauphin County, he was a son of the late Elizabeth (Sawyer) and Harry S. Blessing Sr. His wife, Mary L. (Bramm) Blessing, whom he married April 20, 1935, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, John B. Blessing, McVeytown; brother and sister, George S. Blessing, Landisburg RR2, and Genevieve E. Blessing, North Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Wolfe, in 1994; five brothers and three sisters.

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

He was employed in the engineering department of the American Viscose Corp., Lewistown, for 44 years, retiring in 1973.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, where he had taught Sunday school; served five terms on the church council; and was an usher, a member of the Ich Dein Sunday School Class and a member of the Chancel Choir for 40 years.

He was also a member of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Enjoyment of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America), a life member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown, and American Legion Post 90, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from noon until the time of the services Friday in the church parlor.

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

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


Elizabeth M. Boaz
BELLEVILLE - Elizabeth M. Boaz, 87, a resident of Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, and formerly of Kish Apartments, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Valley View.

Born July 17, 1912, in Newport, she was a daughter of Samuel F. and Iva A. (Turbett) Stence. Her husband, Merrill G. Boaz, died Sept. 23, 1995.

Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Anna) Sechrist, 3873 Route 522 South, McVeytown, Mrs. Marshall (Irene) Ritchey, 77 Pleasant View Road, McVeytown, and Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Miller, 2480 Route 103, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Raymond Stence, Reedsville, Mrs. John (Odessa) Frazier, Belle Vernon, Mrs. Luther (Geraldine) Rogers, Lewistown, and Mrs. John (Vivian) Harper, Edgewood, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Bible Church.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be held at Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Big Valley Ambulance Association, 4231 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


Samuel H. 'Sam' Bollinger
MIFFLIN - Sam H. "Sam" Bollinger, 75, of HC-67 Mifflin, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Reeds Gap, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Dallas S. and Dorothy (Adams) Bollinger. His wife, Myrtle (Page) Bollinger, whom he married Dec. 24, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Donald H. Bollinger, Port Royal RR2; a sister, Helen I. Wileman, Elizabethtown; and three grandchildren.

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

He retired in 1987 from John E. Groninger Inc., Mexico, Pa.

He was Full Gospel by faith.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Lewistown, with the Rev. A. W. Paige officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2.

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


Russell E. Bollman Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Russell E. Bollman Jr., 75, of 310 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 11:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 16, 1924, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Russell Bollman and the late Bessie (MacElwee) Freeman. His wife, Nancy (Slick) Bollman, whom he married Sept. 16, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Joseph E. Bollman, Lewistown and James B. Bollman, Berkley Springs, W. Va.; brother, Joseph W. Bollman, Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Sherman.

He was employed in the dietary department of the Lewistown Hospital, retiring in August of 1987.

He was a life member of the City, Hook, and Ladder Fire Co. and a member of the Central District Volunteer Fireman's Association.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Mary Ellen Bonson
MILROY - Mary Ellen Bonson, 80, of 81 N. Main St., Milroy, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1919, in Milroy, she was a daughter of the late Robert Nelson and Susan Mae (Aumiller) Kerstetter. Her husband, Herman Eldon Bonson, died Oct. 12, 1997.

Surviving are: children, Harry Nelson Bonson, Arvada, Colo., and Mrs. J. David (Julia) Jordan, Mae Lee Bonson and Mrs. Ronald (Cecelia) Staib, all of Milroy; brothers, Nelson B. Kerstetter, Milroy, and Harry W. Kerstetter, Strasburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson; and brothers and sisters, Forrest R. Kerstetter, Randall J. Kerstetter, Clifford S. Kerstetter, Robert N. Kerstetter Sr., Margaret Kerstetter, Janette Kerstetter, Grace Treaster and Susan Bodtorf.

She was a member of Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, Havice Valley.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

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


Ruth M. Booher
ROCKHILL FURNACE - Ruth M. Booher, 79, Rockhill Furnace, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Snair. Her husband, Harrison Booher, whom she married April 24, 1943, died Aug. 30, 1977.

Surviving are: children, Bonnie K. Scholl and Gary L. Booher, both of Rockhill Furnace and Susan A. Sheetz, Lewistown; and four grandchildren.

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

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Orbisonia United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class and church choir.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Rick Eminhizer and the Rev. Michael Scholl officiating. Interment will be in the Monroe Valley Cemetery, Three Springs RR.

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


Dorothy E. Bookwalter
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy E. Bookwalter, 72, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Juniata Terrace, Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late David and Ruth (Querry) Bookwalter.

Surviving are brothers and sisters, Lois S. Briggs and Winifred R. Dupert, both of Lewistown, Fern L. Bookwalter, Springfield, Mo., and Donald R. Bookwalter, Attleboro, Mass.; stepsisters, Peg Derrick, Etta, and June Rupp, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Bookwalter and a sister, Letha Gahagan; and stepmother, Ruth (Bubb) Bookwalter.

She was employed in the laundry department of Lewistown Hospital.

She was a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Linda K. Hendrian officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 103 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

 


Wayman F. Boonie Sr.
BANNERVILLE - Wayman F. Boonie Sr., 78, of Bannerville, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at his home.

Born June 7, 1921, in McClure, he was a son of the late William Stuart and Molly Matilda (Kline) Boonie. His wife, M. Jane (Kearns) Boonie, whom he married in 1948, preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1978.

Surviving are: children, Wayman F. Boonie Jr., Bannerville, and Barbara A. Boonie and Laurie Jo (Boonie) Rice, both of Arizona; a brother, Carl Boonie, McClure; and five grandchildren.

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

In 1984, he retired from the American Viscose Corporation, where he was a textile worker for many years.

He enjoyed hunting.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, where family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

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


John W. Boozel
MCVEYTOWN - John W. Boozel, 78, of 460 Mount Hope Road, McVeytown, died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 29, 1921, in Newton Hamilton, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Bilger) Boozel. His wife, Pearl L. (Harshbarger) Boozel, whom he married July 11, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Nancy A. Kauffman, Lynn A. Boozel, David A. Boozel, all of McVeytown RD1, Joyce A. Kelly, Punxsutawney, and Gregory A. Boozel and Cheryl A. Boozel, both at home; brothers and sisters, Foster Boozel, Mattawana, Lester Boozel, Alice Bollinger, Richard Boozel, Robert Boozel and Bertis Boozel, all of McVeytown RD, Mary Harshbarger and Freda Worthy, both of Mount Union, Elsie Pollock and Thelma Miller, both of Newton Hamilton, Geraldine Keefer and Shirley Grove, both of Orbisonia, and Brooks Boozel, Milroy RD; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Albert Boozel, Melvin Boozel, Gladys Johnson and Stella Giusti; and two grandchildren.

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

He was employed for 28 years as a mill operator at the Hatfield and McVeytown plants of Pennsylvania Glass Sand.

He was a Protestant by faith and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Pleasant View Cemetery, Bratton Township, Mifflin County.

There will be no public viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Nancy Kauffman, 60 Crystal Lane, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, is in charge of arrangements.


Catherine A. Bordner
SELINSGROVE - Catherine A. Bordner, 87, formerly of Middleburg, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at 1:40 p.m. at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove.

Born July 8, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Oscar and Mary (Dreese) Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Elwood Bordner, in 1974.

Surviving are: children, Donald J. Bordner, Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Ronald (Nancy M.) Helwig, Oakland Mills, and Mrs. Timothy (Gail E.) Krouse , Middleburg RR2; brother and sister, Lester Martin, Mount Pleasant Mills, and Mildred Hommel, Beavertown; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant sons.

She was formerly employed by the Fremont Shirt Co., Mount Pleasant Mills, and the Selinsgrove Center.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills.

She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.

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


Linda M. Bossler
LEWISTOWN - Linda M. Bossler, 49, of East Walnut Street, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at her residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1950, in Allentown, she was a daughter of Arthur L. Litschke of Ellenton, Fla., and the late Arlene M. (Hilbert) Litschke. Her husband, Kenneth E. Bossler, whom she married July 18, 1983, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Michael Johnson, Fleetwood, Tracy Kaufman, Auburn, Tina M. Unger, Mount Union, Tara Bossler, Kutztown, and Lonnie K. Bossler, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Daniel Litschke and Brenda Kline, both of Macungie, and Lori Amato, Emmaus; and six grandchildren.

She attended Hereford Elementary School and Hereford and Upper Perkiomen High School, East Greenfield.

She was employed by Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown, from 1993-1997. Previously, she had been employed as an assembler for Caloric Corp., Topton, from 1976-1990, and by Knoll International, Pennsburg, from 1973-1974.

She was a member of the Unified Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 72.

She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved country music.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Elwood O. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

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


Irene A. Mengel Botdorf
MILLERSTOWN - Irene A. Mengel Botdorf, 88, of 1020 North Union Road, Middletown, formerly of Millerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in the Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.

Born Aug. 29, 1911, in Freeburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rhoda (Page) Mengel. Her husband, Howard W. Botdorf, died June 14, l996.

Surviving are three daughters, Dawn Brink, Hummelstown, Darlene Jones, Birdsboro, Dolores White, McAlisterville; a son, Gerald Botdorf, McClure; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She graduated from the Freeburg High School and from the Susquehanna University.

She had retired as a music teacher at Greenwood High School in Millerstown. She also assisted her husband at the former Botdorf Funeral Home, Millerstown.

She was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport, where she had been a former choir director. She was also a member and former Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star, New Bloomfield Chapter 459, New Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport RR1, with the Rev. Edward Baugh officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, Capital Region Division, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.


Joyce M. Bottorf
LEWISTOWN - Joyce M. Bottorf, 72, of 224 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Clemens) Blazer. Her husband, Stanley A. Bottorf, whom she married Nov. 17, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Donna L. Weaver, 717 Roosevelt Ave., Lewistown, Dixie L. Harshbarger, Mattawana, and Wendy S. Blessing, 349 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by two sons, Barry and Jerry Bottorf and two brothers; and a stepfather, Harry Harp.

She was employed at Fisher Electronics in the packing department until 1972.

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

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Route 522 N, Lewistown, with Mr. Wilbur Arnold officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Route 522 N., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


George C. Bowen
LEWISTOWN - George C. Bowen, 79, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 5 North Locke Ave., Yeagertown, died at 3:22 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, at the manor.

Born Sept. 21, 1919, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Harry and Catherine (Tate) Bowen. His wife, Nina J. (Kilmer) Bowen, whom he married April 14, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sally) Smith, Northport, Ala. and Mrs. Richard (Janet) Eby, Yeagertown; a brother, Bert A. Bowen, Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Neil (Audrey) Bobb, Yeagertown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon Bowen and a sister, Jean Davis.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the European and Pacific theatres.

He was a structural iron worker for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1981.

He was Lutheran by faith; a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Company; a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown; a member of the American Legion Logan Guard Post 90, Lewistown; and a member of the Iron Workers Local 401, Philadelphia.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with the Rev. Clifford R. Miller Jr. officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will provide all funeral flowers.

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

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


Tara A. Bowen
BURNHAM - Tara A. Bowen, 36, of 220 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died of natural causes at 4:33 a.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 5, 1963, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Jacques O. Heeter of 220 Seventh Ave., Burnham, and the late Dorothy (Jackson) Heeter. Her husband, William D. Bowen III, whom she married on Oct. 20, 1984, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, William D. Bowen IV at home; and sisters, Kimbra J. Druckemiller of Lewistown, Dana J. Harbst of McClure and Tamara Heeter of Sunbury.

She was a 1981 graduate of Chief Logan High School, Lewistown. She attended Bloomsburg University.

She was a receptionist and secretary for the Women's Health Service, Lewistown. She was also a member of the Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, Burnham.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Pastor Leon Clayburger officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until the time of services.

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


Wanda F. Bowen
LEWISTOWN - Wanda F. Bowen, 69, of 110 Sunset Road, Lewistown, died at 11:01 a.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John Dean and Vyerma (Salkeld) Wise. Her husband, John A. Bowen, whom she married Aug. 27, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Jack (Debra) George, Harrisburg and Mrs. James (Holly Jo) Shirey, York; and a granddaughter.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Wise in 1990.

She was a dental assistant and receptionist for Dr. Saylor. Prior to that she was a buyer/clerk in retail sales.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she served on various church committees and was a member of the adult Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


William D. Bowen Sr.
LEWISTOWN - William D. Bowen Sr., 83, of 289 Winding Lane, Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, at his residence.

Born July 6, 1915, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Cloyd and Laura (Kauffman) Bowen. His wife, Mary K. Bowen, died May 3, 1995.

Surviving are: children, William D. Bowen Jr., 315 Winding Lane, Lewistown, Howard "Bud" Bowen, 261 Winding Lane, Lewistown, and Mrs. John (Kathryn) Miller, 289 Winding Lane, Lewistown; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

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

He was a self-employed farmer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon R. Clayberger officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

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

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


Betty M. Bowers
MIFFLIN - Betty M. Bowers, 76, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of Lewistown, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at the village.

Born Feb. 28, 1923, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late James B. and Sarah (Ritter) Bowers.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Goodwin, Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, and a stepsister, Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Spade, McAlisterville.

She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel and the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Arlene F. Bowersox
BEAVERTOWN - Arlene F. Bowersox, 69, of Beavertown RR1, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her home following a brief illness.

Born Aug. 8, 1929, in Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Mabel (Aurand) Bowersox. Her husband, Carl A. Bowersox, whom she married in 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, John L. Bowersox, Frederick, Md. and Roger L. Bowersox, at home; sisters and brothers, Gertrude Bailey, Beavertown, Josephine Oldt, Middleburg, Eugene Zechman, Beavertown RR1, and Stanley Zechman, Middleburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Zechman in 1996.

She was a seamstress at the former Saylor's Shirt Factory for over 40 years and had also worked at Blough-Wagner, Middleburg.

She attended the Beavertown God's Missionary Church, Middleburg, and was a member of the Rescue Hose Fire Co. ladies auxiliary.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beavertown God's Missionary Church, with the Rev. James Plank officiating. Interment will be in the Beavertown God's Missionary Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:30 until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

The Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.


Florence V. Bowersox
GRANVILLE - Florence V. Bowersox, 90, a resident of Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 41 Goss Terrace, Lewistown, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1908, in Somerset County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Doris E. (Miller) Dickson. Her husband, William E. Bowersox, died Sept. 22, 1985.

Surviving are: sons, Robert D. Bowersox, 1154 W. 5th St., Lewistown and Richard D. Bickel, Philadelphia; a granddaughter, whom she raised, Mrs. Richard (Doris Lorraine) Russell, Fort Collins, Colo.; brothers and sisters, Lillian Cutler, Goss Terrace, Lewistown, Paul J. Dickson, Lewistown, Mrs. Russell (Ethel) Specht and Donald L. Dickson, both of McVeytown RR2; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel W. Bickel; four brothers; six sisters; and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and, earlier in life, she had worked for the American Viscose Corporation for a number of years.

She was a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jonathan C. God officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: Malta Home, Malta Drive, Granville, PA 17029.


Margaret J. Bowersox
MILLERSTOWN - Margaret J. Bowersox, 62, of Millerstown RR1, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at the home of her son, David L. Bowersox of Millerstown RR1, with whom she resided.

Born Sept. 9, 1936, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of Winifred (Shover) Bennett, Newport, and the late Arthur Bennett. Her husband, Lester Eugene Bowersox, whom she married Nov. 5, 1954, died Nov. 20, 1992.

Also surviving are: children, Jack L. Bowersox, Ickesburg RR1, William E. Bowersox, Liverpool RR2, Doug A. Bowersox, Sherman Dale RR1, David L. Bowersox and Randall A. Bowersox, both of Millerstown RR1, and Sara A. Bowersox, Loganton RR2; brothers, Robert Bennett, Pinellas Park, Fla., K. Barry Bennett, Duncannon, and Dennis Bennett, Liverpool RR1; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters William Bennett, Wallace Bennett, and Donald R. Bennett, and Nancy Shutt.

She was educated at Newport High School.

She was a homemaker and attended Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool RR2.

She enjoyed sports, NASCAR, reading and crafts.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool RR2, with the Rev. Lou N. Mancari officiating. Interment will be held in Hunter's Valley Cemetery, Liverpool RR2.

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

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

George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, is in charge of arrangements.


Robert E. Bowersox Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Robert E. Bowersox Sr., 52, of Mifflintown RR1, died of natural causes at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born March 14, 1947, in Oakland Mills, he was a son of Bertha Bell Bowersox, McAlisterville, and the late Harry Oscar Bowersox. His wife, Janet (Evans) Bowersox, whom he married June 12, 1971, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Robert E. Bowersox Jr., Port Royal, and Tina L. Linn, Liverpool; brothers and sisters, Harry F. Bowersox, Millerstown RR3, George L. Bowersox, Oakland Mills, and Helen Austin and Ardice A. Singley, both of McAlisterville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael P. Bowersox and David H. Teneyck.

He was employed in the curtain department of Overhead Door, Lewistown, and was a member of the carpenter's union.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Garden, Mifflintown RR4.

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


Eugene M. Bowsman
MIFFLINTOWN - Eugene M. Bowsman, 76, of Mifflintown RR2, died at 2:10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23, l999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born May 5, 1923, in Lucy's Furnace, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Cloyd and Carrie (Rosenberry) Bowsman. His wife, Mary E. Bowsman preceded him in death on Jan. 12, l994.

Surviving are: five sons, Merle E. Bowsman, McClure, James D. Bowsman and Steven R. Bowsman, both of Port Royal, Richard A. Bowsman, Mifflintown, and Cloyd D. Bowsman, Mifflintown RR2; six daughters, Barbara J. Reeder, Port Royal RR2, Marcia K. Folk, Mifflin, Patricia S. Cisney, Blairs Mills, Catherine L. Whistler, Port Royal RR1, Tina M. Walters and Diane R. Anderson, both of Port Royal; two sisters, Kathleen Hower, McClure and Genevieve Eddinger, Torrance, Calif.; one brother, Jack Bowsman, McClure; 40 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Bowsman.

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

He retired as a truck driver from Aero Trucking.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown and the Owls Club of Lewistown.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Ronald L. Shupe officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4, with full military honors conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

There will be no public viewing.

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

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


Goldie V. Boyer
PORT ROYAL - Goldie V. Boyer, 95, of Pleasant View, Port Royal RR1, died at 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her home.

Born June 1, 1904, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late George Alfred and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Hockenberry) Lyter. Her husband, Russell A. Boyer, died Nov. 19, 1981.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Stella E. Foose, Port Royal RR1; a foster daughter, Mrs. Nellie R. Shank, McAlisterville RR1; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

She was 1923 graduate of Port Royal High School and a graduate of Beckley College, Harrisburg.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Port Royal RR1.

Services will held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Barbara Inch officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rex Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Wendy Jo Imes, Treasurer, HC67 Box 69, Mifflin, PA 17058.


M. Louise Boyer
LIVERPOOL - M. Louise Boyer, 66, of Liverpool RR1, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Donna L. Hillegas of Linglestown.

Born Aug. 12, 1932, in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late George and Mildred (Orris) Weibley. Her husband, Charles Wilson "Cactus" Boyer, whom she married March 17, 1951, died April 1, 1997.

Surviving are: children, Joseph C. Boyer, Glen Rock, and Mrs. Gene (Donna L.) Hillegas, Linglestown; sister, Mrs. Victor (Doris) Miller, Donnelly Mills; and three grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Galen Weibley, and a sister, Beatrice Rice.

She was a 1950 graduate of Greenwood Joint High School, Millerstown.

She was a homemaker and employed for many years by Miller's Market, Liverpool.

She was a member of the auxiliary of the Liverpool Fire Co., the Hunter's Valley Sportsmen's Association, and the Liverpool Home Association Inc. Post No. 364. She was a judge of elections for Liverpool Township for many years.

She was well-known as an excellent cook, a great organizer, and she loved to travel.

She was an active member of St. John (Barners) Lutheran Church, Liverpool RR1, where she was currently secretary of the church council, involved in the annual apple butter boil festival and assisted the women of the church in various capacities.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. Peter H. Kuebler officiating. Interment will be in St. John (Barners) Lutheran Cemetery, Liverpool RR1.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John (Barners) Lutheran Church, RR1 Box 40A-2, Liverpool, PA 17045 or Hospice Preferred Choice Inc., 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


Flo L. Boyle
CAMP HILL - Flo L. Boyle, 97, of Camp Hill, formerly of Milroy, died Monday Oct. 25, 1999, at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.

Surviving are: a daughter, Dolores Preston, Camp Hill; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

She was a retired sales clerk for the former Bowmans Department Store and Fellers Department Store of downtown Harrisburg.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Lemoyne and a former member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. She was also a member of Lemoyne Senior Citizens and had been a Red Cross volunteer at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Foundation, 2040 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, is in charge of arrangements.


George C. Brackbill
PORT ROYAL - George C. Brackbill, 63, of Port Royal RR1, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Feb. 25, 1936, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Daniel G. and Myrtle E. (Smith) Brackbill. His wife, Zenda (Shearer) Brackbill, whom he married Nov. 24, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Daniel George Brackbill, Port Royal RR1; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Velma) Ellingsworth, Seanor, Mrs. James (Vera) Harpster, Burnham, Mrs. Bradford (Roberta) Kepner, Hummelstown RR1, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Lauver, Camp Hill, Mrs. William (Anna) Fry, Honey Grove RR1, Mrs. Lowell (Rachel) Weaver, Lancaster, Mildred Hendricks, Mifflintown, Mrs. Myles (Dorene) Adams, Port Royal RR1, Elmer J. Brackbill, Mifflintown RR1, and Earl S. Brackbill, Duncannon.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Heidi Lynn Brackbill, and two brothers, Albert J. and Raymond P. Brackbill.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a farmer and logger. He was a past Spruce Hill Township Supervisor. He had driven a late-model racecar on various local tracks from 1963 to 1970.

He was a member of Matamoras United Methodist Church and Penn Central Racing Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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

Graveside military services will be conducted by Juniata County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Matamoras United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082-0396.


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