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George J. Bilger
MOUNT UNION - George J. Bilger, 52, of 35 Quick Lane, Mount Union, died at 7:13 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, following an extended illness. Born May 14, 1948, in Huntingdon, he was the son of Norman and Ruth (Linn) Bilger of Mount Union. His wife, Diane (Parson) Bilger, whom he married June 14, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: three children, Tammie J. Grove and Norman T. Bilger, both of Mount Union and George B. Bilger, McVeytown RR; brother and sisters, Norma Stake, Mount Union, Connie Heidel, Linda Shawver, and Thomas Bilger, all of Mount Union RR; and two granddaughters. He was a 1966 graduate of Captain Jack High School. He was an assembler at Ford New Holland, Belleville for 24 years. He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church, Mount Union RR. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

William E. Bingaman
MILTON, Del. - William E. Bingaman, 74, of Milton, Del., formerly of York and Beaver Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his son's residence in Red Lion. Born Jan. 14, 1926, in Beaver Springs, he was a son of the late J. Franklin and Esther E. (Brannan) Bingaman. His wife of 47 years, Patricia E. (Edmiston) Bingaman, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Elwood Bingaman and Spurgeon Bingaman, both of Red Lion; a brother, J. Willard Bingaman, Daytona, Fla.; and one granddaughter. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, having served in Guam. He retired as a heat treat operator from Caterpillar Inc., York after 18 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post 5640, Middleburg, and a former member of the Red Lion Legion Post. Following cremation, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private in the McClure Union Cemetery, McClure. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Direct Service of the John W. Keffer Funeral Home Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York.

Dennis R. Bingman
YEAGERTOWN - Dennis R. Bingman, 58, of 330 S. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1941, in Lewistown, he was the son of Mary A. (Harpster) Bingman of 311 Fourth St., Burnham and the late Bert R. Bingman. His wife, Susan (Norman) Bingman, whom he married Sept. 24, 1966, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael L. Bingman, 328 S. Main St., Yeagertown and Allen H. Bingman, 204 S. Beech St., Burnham; a sister, Mrs. Eugene (Shirley) Brown, 131 Stine Drive, Lewistown; two granddaughters and two step-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Bingman in 1967. He was a 1959 graduate of Chief Logan High School. He served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Unit from 1959-1962. He worked as a mechanic in Machine Shop I at Standard Steel, Burnham from 1966 to the present. He was a member of the Alfarata Lutheran Church; Lewistown Moose Lodge 143; VFW Post 7011, Lewistown; Brooklyn Hose Company; and United Steelworkers of America 1940. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Donald P. Goss officiating. Interment will be in the Little Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Vira. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jeanette G. Bingman
BEAVERTOWN - Jeanette G. Bingman, 74, of Beavertown died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, where she had been a patient for the past week and in ill health for the past four years. Born March 4, 1926, in Beavertown, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mertie (Hommel) Hackenberg. She was preceded in death July 29, 1996 by her husband, David J. Bingman, whom she married July 20, 1946. Surviving are: a daughter, Cindy L. Aitkins, Beavertown; a son, Rodney D. Bingman, Beavertown RR1; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Henry, and two brothers, Charles and Curtis Hackenberg. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown and the Pollyanna Sunday School class. In 1990, she retired from the Middleswarth Chip Plant, Middleburg with more than 30 years of service. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ by the Rev. Edward Henry and Alan Foor. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Monday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 207, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876.

Eleanor M. 'Curly' Blueford
RICHFIELD - Eleanor M. "Curly" Blueford, 73, of Richfield RR1, died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1926, in Beale Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late James and Ethel (Coder) Reisinger. She is survived by children, Floyd C. Sheets Jr. and Sandra M. Snyder, both of Richfield RR1; brothers and sisters, Kenneth Reisinger, Shippensburg, Vance Reisinger, Carlisle, Judith Feidler, Tennessee, and Jesse Spasaff, Millerstown; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Reisinger and James Reisinger. She was a 1944 graduate of Juniata Joint High School and a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook. She retired as an aide from the Selinsgrove State School. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James A. Neimond officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Kathy S. Blystone
LEWISTOWN - Kathy S. Blystone, 39, of 10 Sunflower Lane, Lewistown, died at 9:14 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 17, 1961, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Ronald and Sandy (Smoker) Pannebaker, Milroy. Her husband, Michael D. Blystone Sr., whom she married Dec. 30, 1978, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael D. Blystone Jr. and Richard Allen Blystone, both at home; brothers and sisters, Debra Decker, Milroy, Brett Pannebaker, Reedsville, Ronald Pannebaker Jr., Mesquite, Texas, and twins, Mrs. Michael (Sandi) Fultz, Belleville, and Mrs. Rick (Kandi) Goss, Milroy; and a maternal grandmother, Hilda M. Smoker, Huntingdon. She attended Reedsville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was a member of the Brooklyn Fire Company and the Owls Club, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home with Pastor Albert Gray officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Dolores G. Bobb
LEWISTOWN - Dolores G. Bobb, 71, of 4882 SR 103N, Lewistown, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1929, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Beulah (Logan) Woomer. Her husband, Lester C. Bobb Jr., whom she married Jan. 3, 1948, survives. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Goss, Harrisburg, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Beaver, Milton, and Mrs. Harold (Peggy) Leach, Thompsontown. Early in life, she worked as a waitress at the Coleman Hotel, Lewistown. She also was employed as a production employee at Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory, Lewistown; at the Letterman Bakery, Lewistown; and as a counter server at Montgomery Wards, Baltimore, Md. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 110, Rockville, MD 20852. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul M. Bobb
BEAVERTOWN - Paul M. Bobb, 89, of Beavertown, died at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 20, 1910, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Mary I. (Moyer) Bobb. His wife, Beatrice (Jenkins) Bobb, whom he married in 1939, survives. He is also survived by two nieces, Diane Mazzoni, Wilmington, Del., and Suzanne Baker, Warminster. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ira Bobb, in 1998. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Air Force band. He retired in 1987 from Bobb's Plumbing in Snyder County, where he and his brother worked as plumbers for more than 40 years. He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. He was also a 50-year member of F&AM Masonic Lodge 619, Middleburg; the Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg; the Harrisburg Consistory and the Erman E. Lepley American Legion Post 23, Beaver Springs. He enjoyed gardening and doing chores around the house. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where graveside military services will be provided by the American Legion Post 23. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund of Beaver Lutheran Church, RR1, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. Aurand Funeral Home, Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward F. Boland
NEWRY - Edward F. Boland, 72, of 225 bedford St., Newry, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at his residence. Born March 11, 1928, in Hollidaysburg, (Gaysport), he was the son of the late James and Mary (Conner) Boland. His wife, Mary A. (Gonsman) Boland, whom he married Feb. 18, 1950 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, survives. Also surviving are: children, Constance Mosel, Altoona, Beverly Somers, Juniata, David F. Boland, Newry, and James E. Boland, Overtone, Texas; sisters, Margaret Ott, Orlando, Fla. and Betty Galasso, Tipton; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by infant twin sons, John and Joseph. He served in the U. S. Army as a technician 4th grade in Headquarters 7th Infantry Division in Korea. He was a 1946 graduate of Hollidaysburg Senior High School. He was a manager of the former Acme Market, Lewistown. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Newry. He was also a member of the American Legion and former member of the Knights of Columbus, St. John Council 1338, Lewistown. He was an avid fan of Penn State and the Cleveland Indians. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Newry, with the Rev. William A. Rosensteel officiating. Committal will be made at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, with full military honors provided by the Williamsburg American Legion Post. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg, where a vigil service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Patrick's Catholic School Fund, Newry, PA 16665 or to the Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company, Duncansville, PA 16635.

Robert E. Boop
LEWISTOWN - Robert E. Boop, 91, of 114 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1908, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Benjamin A. and Mayme P. (Wirth) Boop. His wife, Sophie (Sczerbe) Boop, whom he married in 1938, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, JoAnn Minsker, New Castle, Del.; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Mundy, Yeagertown; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. Early in life, he worked for Letterman's Bakery for 25 years and then for Hallmark Industries, McClure for 20 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will provide all funeral flowers.

Ruth H. Bossert
MIFFLINTOWN - Ruth H. Bossert, 82, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 12:43 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1917 in Mifflin, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Wilmont J. and Nina (Casner) Hibbs. Her husband George A. Bossert preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1986. Surviving are: children; William A. Bossert, Mifflintown RR4, Mrs. Don (Nina B.) Jimenez, Kingsland, Ga., Mrs. Rodney (Wendy K.) Sweger, East Waterford, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, George W. "Joe" Bossert, on May 5, 1993. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Lehman W. "Bill" Hibbs, who died July 13, 1971. She was a 1935 graduate of Mifflintown High School. She was employed early in life as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Harrisburg. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, the Ever Ready Sunday school class, the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women of America, and she sent the cards for the shut-ins of the church. She was also a volunteer driver for the Juniata County Meals on Wheels. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflitown RR4. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to the Juniata County Food Pantry, PO Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Mae M. Goshorn Bowen
LEWISTOWN - Mae M. Goshorn Bowen, 84, of 465 Loop Road, Lewistown, died at 2:03 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1915, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey F. and Ella (Grassmyer) Heckman. Her first husband, William F. Goshorn Jr., died in 1959. Her second husband, Omar C. Bowen, died June 1, 1995. Surviving are: two daughters, Sara J. Bowen, 465 Loop Road, Lewistown and Mrs. Gerald (Wanda) Randolph, Mount Home, Idaho, two sisters, Mrs. Leigh (Mable) Prye, McVeytown, and Mrs. Ira (Helen) Stine, York; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Kirby Bowen; three brothers, Samuel, Charles and Harold Heckman; and three sisters, Elizabeth Heckman, Ida Heckman and Alma Lantz. She was a cook at various area restaurants. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon Clayberger officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Alice June Bowersox
LEWISTOWN - Alice June Bowersox, 61, of 610 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 12, 1939, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of Vivian M. (Norris) Long of 610 W. Fifth St., Lewistown and Grant Haught. Her husband, Jesse E. Bowersox, whom she married Nov. 2, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jesse E. Bowersox Jr., 40 Railroad St., Lewistown, Annette L. Colyer, 616 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, and Barbara J. Orndorf, Lewistown RR6; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a homemaker. She attended the Paintersville CMA Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Charles F. Boyer
BERLIN - Charles F. Boyer, 60 of Wambaugh Hollow Road, Berlin, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Somerset Hospital. Born July 23, 1940, in Allegheny Township, he was the son of the late Kermit and Bertha (Fochtman) Boyer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda (Heckman) Boyer, formerly of Lewistown and his second wife, Kay Ann (Schrock) Boyer, survives. Also surviving are: children: Todd Boyer, Berlin; Bradley Boyer, Fairhope, and Stacey Boyer, at home; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Speicher. He was a 1958 graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School. He was employed by New Enterprise Stone and Lime for 40 years. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore, and the New Baltimore Sportsmen's Club. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Mark S. Begly officiating. Committal will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John the Baptist Church, New Baltimore, PA 15553. The Deaner Funeral Home, 705 Main St., Berlin, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna G. Brackbill
MIFFLIN - Anna G. Brackbill, 74, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC-67, formerly of Licking Creek (Mifflintown RR3), died at 6:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the nursing home. Born July 25, 1926 in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Lena A. (Kahley) Muldoon Sr. Her husband Leslie F. Brackbill preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1982. Surviving are: children, Charles G. Brackbill, Gary W. Brackbill, Gerald L. Brackbill, Gilbert G. Brackbill, Michael G. Brackbill, Douglas G. Brackbill, all of Mifflintown RR3, and David G. Brackbill, Mifflintown RR1; brothers and sisters, William R. Muldoon Jr. and Brady "Jake" Muldoon, both of Mifflintown RR1, Mrs. Clark (Betty) Reese, Lewistown RR2, Mrs. Frederick (Helen E.) Benner, Aaronsburg, Shirley M. Wagner, Mifflintown RR4 and Mrs. Neil (Pauline R.) Fleisher, Lewisburg; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Muldoon. She was a 1954 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3, where she taught Sunday school at the Maple Grove Sunday School. Earlier in life she was a member of Arch Rock United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1, where she also taught Sunday school. She was a homemaker, and had worked as a seamstress at Juniata Garment Company, Mifflin. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home, 1000 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Mifflintown RR3. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Margaret Brown Bratton Bradley
SEATTLE, Wash. - Margaret Brown Bratton Bradley, 84, of Seattle, Wash., died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Seattle, Wash. Born March 15, 1916, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Josephine Bratton. Her husband, Jerome G. Bradley, whom she married in 1941, preceded her in death. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. George M. (Josephine) Taylor of Seattle, Wash. and Mrs. George W. (Anne) Counts of Bothell, Wash.; and two granddaughters. She was a 1933 graduate of Lewistown High School and graduated with a degree in home economics from Penn State University in 1937. She had worked in the athletic department at the University of Washington. She enjoyed reading, music, social causes, playing bridge, and Mariners' baseball. A memorial service was held at the University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made to any of the following charities: Hope Builders, Habitat for Humanity, Planned Parenthood, or to the Seattle Union Gospel Mission. The Bleitz Funeral Home, Seattle, Wash., was in charge of arrangements.

Starr A. Bratton
LEWISTOWN - Starr A. Bratton, 51, of 2 Blue Juniata Drive, Lewistown, died at 1:58 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born March 30, 1949, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Doris (Henry) Russell of Reedsville and the late William Russell Sr. Her husband, Bryson C. Bratton Jr., whom she married in 1966, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Francis (Lisa) Briar, New York, Bryson C. Bratton III, Newport, and Tracy Bratton, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, William Russell Jr., Reedsville, Mrs. Jesse (Sharon) Barger and Scott Russell, both of Burnham, Mrs. James (Kathy) Shawver, Maitland, and Steve Russell, Port Royal; and nine grandchildren. She was employed at Arrow Shirt Factory, Scotty Fashions and Angelo's Hollow Inn. She attended Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Brenda K. Brookhart
MILLERSTOWN - Brenda K. Brookhart, 50, of Millerstown RR3, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg of natural causes. Born Nov. 4, 1949, in Mifflintown, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sara (Nealman) Zimmerman. Her husband, Darvin L. Brookhart, whom she married July 27, 1974, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Aaron, at home; eight brothers, David, Warren, Edward, Richard and Fred Zimmerman, all of Mifflintown, Kenneth and Larry Zimmerman of Port Royal and Ted Zimmerman of Mifflin; and two sisters, Darleen Long and Vickie Bryner, both of Port Royal. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Ferry Zimmerman. She was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School. She retired in 1986 due to disability after working 17 years for the Pennsylvania State Treasury Department, Harrisburg. She attended St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. James Bramer officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Millerstown RR. There will be no viewing but friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Sylvester C. Brought
LEWISTOWN - Sylvester C. Brought, 95, of 10361 Route 522 South, Lewistown, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home. Born Jan. 4, 1905 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edgar A. and Margaret (Coldwell) Brought. His wife, Emma C. Brought, preceded him in death on March 23, 1982. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Wheeler, 200 Peace Drive, Lewistown and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Rowe, 9343 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sons, Robert in 1981, and Edgar in 1999, two brothers, and one sister. He was a retired tree trimmer, surveyor and farmer. He was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace, Lewistown, and the Beacon Class of the Sunday school. A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. Monday, until the time of service at the funeral home. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Juniata Terrace, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Glenn H. Brower
ALEXANDRIA - Glenn H. Brower, 84, of Alexandria, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 10, 1916, in Milroy, he was a son of the late John Lester and Jennie P. (Miller) Brower. His wife, Violet E. (Gramley) Brower, whom he married Nov. 16, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: children, Bruce H. Brower, Hollidaysburg, Mrs. Ron (Jane) Lysinger, Portage, Mrs. Wayne (Joy) Hall, Alexandria, and Burl E. Brower, Altanta, Ga.; brothers and sister, James Brower, Palaka, Fla., Alma Close, Lewistown, and Richard Brower, San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy Sea Bees in the 95th Battalion. During his life, he owned Glenn H. Brower Coal in Alfarata; Glenn H. Brower Trucking Inc. in Lewistown; Beaver Creek Farms in Beaver Springs; and ABC Mack Sales Inc. in Alexandria, Altoona and Milesburg. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown; a charter member of Navy Sea Bee Reunion, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and a member of the Garden Club of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He was also president of Brown Swiss Association of the Pennsylvania chapter and a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, the American Trucking Association, and the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be held in Union Cemetery, McClure. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Marlin G. Brower
LEWISTOWN - Marlin G. Brower, 73, of 1755 Lockport Road, Lewistown, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1926, in Lockport, he was the son of the late Lowery L. and Viola B. (Forsythe) Brower. His wife, Dolores M. (Ripka) Brower, whom he married Dec. 8, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Marlin Gwin Brower Jr., McVeytown and Rev. Mark S. Brower, Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Arlene) Kauffman, Lewistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emma Rebecca Brower and one sister. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. Early in life, he was owner/operator of Marger Inc. Vending Business and was last employed as a delivery person for James H. Havice Inc., Lewistown. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lockport, where he held various church offices including trustee and was chaplain of the Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203. He was also a member of the Altoona Consistory; the Mifflin County Shrine Club; the Lewistown Commandary; Jaffa Shrine, Altoona; member and past president of the Strodes Mills Lions Club; life member of West Granville Fire Co.; the McVeytown Fire Co., and the Waynesburg Guard, McVeytown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Frank Davidheiser, 325 Middle Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Emily E. Brown
LEWISTOWN - Emily E. Brown, 84, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Brown's Addition, Milroy, died at 12:01 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 29, 1916, in Milroy, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Luella M. (Close) Brown. She is survived by a sister, Lois McBride, Brown's Addition, Milroy; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. She was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for 40 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of White Memorial United Church of Christ, Milroy and the J.O.Y. Sunday School Class. She was also a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 287, Milroy. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to White Memorial United Church of Christ, 68 S. Main St., Milroy, PA 17063.

Jefferson William Paget 'J.P.' 'Brownie' Brown
CAMP HILL - Jefferson William Paget "J.P." "Brownie" Brown, 88, of Manor Care Health and Rehabilitation Services, Camp Hill, formerly of Harrisburg, Milroy and Wrightsville, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Manor Care. Born April 8, 1912, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Jefferson W. and Stella I. (Krise) Brown. He was preceded in death by wives, Dorothy (Dewey) Brown and Helen Jane (Searer) Brown. Surviving are: children, Don P. Brown, Camp Hill, Bonnie Klinger, Mechanicsburg and Nancy J. Swanger, Sunbury; a stepdaughter, Linda Guyer, DuBois; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was the owner and operator of the former J.P. Brown and Co. Food Brokers, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Riverside Lodge F&AM 503, Wrightsville and the Wrightsville Boat Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Jeffrey S. Swanger officiating. Private interment will be held in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimers Association of Central PA, Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 or American Cancer Society of Central PA; 1500 N. 2nd St., Harrősburg, PA 17102.

Warren J. Brown
MCALISTERVILLE - Warren J. Brown, 31, of McAlisterville, died at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, of injuries resulting from a motorcycle/vehicle accident. Born July 3, 1969, in Wurtzburg, Germany, he was the son of Joseph W. Brown, Chambersburg and Bonnie L. Rumbutis, St. Petersburg, Fla. His companion, Laura Hart, McAlisterville, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Amanda Wagner, Lewistown; a son, Dylan Kramer, Thompsontown; and a brother, Chip J. Brown, McClure. He had attended East Juniata High School, Cocolamus. He was employed for the past three years as a mechanic at Kerstetter's Garage, Richfield RR. He was a member of ABATE of Pennsylvania. He enjoyed hunting and working on cars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Frances E. Brubaker
MIFFLINTOWN - Frances E. Brubaker, 79, of Berry's Personal Care Center, Mifflintown RR1, and formerly of Port Royal RR1, died at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 13, 1920, she was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Brubaker Sr., who died Aug. 26, 2000. Surviving are: stepsons, Melvin E. Brubaker Jr., Thompsontown RR1, Donald L. Brubaker Sr., Mount Pleasant Mills, Gary W. Brubaker, East Salem, Barry D. Brubaker, Richfield, Robert G. Brubaker, Thompsontown RR1; a step-daughter, Nancy J. Henry, Las Vegas, NV; 14 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren. She was a housewife. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Raymond D. Neitz officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jacob N. Brubaker
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Jacob N. Brubaker, 76, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at his residence. Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Snyder County, he was a son of the late Menno and Ada (Martin) Brubaker. His wife, Orpha M. (Apple) Brubaker, whom he married Aug. 11, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Orville Brubaker, Richfield RR1, Bob Brubaker, Lancaster, Dan Brubaker, Unlock Creek, Ronald Brubaker, Selinsgrove, and Bonnie Leitzel, Pennsylvania Furnace; brothers and sisters, Samuel Brubaker, Richfield, Aaron Brubaker, Lancaster, Luke Brubaker, Lititz, Ruth Ranck, Paradise, and Mary Zook, Harrisburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren and two great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, John and David Brubaker, and one sister, Anna Brubaker. He owned and operated a farm in West Perry Township, Snyder County for 40 years. He later was employed at Kauffman Farm Supply in Mount Pleasant Mills and Empire Kosher in Mifflintown. He was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Gideons International and the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. He enjoyed attending the Middleburg Livestock Auction and public sales. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Richfield Mennonite Church with his son, the Rev. Dan Brubaker, officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 125, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Brubaker Sr.
PORT ROYAL - Melvin Brubaker Sr., 74, of Port Royal RR1, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his residence. Born July 15, 1926, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Jay M. and Sadie M. (Fry) Brubaker. His wife, Frances E. (Waddell) Brubaker of Berry's Personal Care, Mifflintown RR1, survives. Also surviving are: children, Melvin E. Brubaker Jr. and Robert G. Brubaker, both of Thompsontown RR1, Donald L. Brubaker Sr., Mount Pleasant Mills, Gary W. Brubaker, East Salem, Barry D. Brubaker, Richfield, and Nancy J. Henry, Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and an infant daughter, Barbara Ann Brubaker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He worked as a carpenter at Triangle Pacific Cabinet Corporation, Thompsontown, retiring with 42 years of service in 1991. He was a 50 year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James A. Neimond officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1, where full military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be no public viewing, but friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Almeda O. Brumbaugh
YEAGERTOWN &emdash; Almeda O. Brumbaugh, 90, of 123 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 4:26 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born Dec. 2, 1909, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late William K. and Erma (Sheaffer) Orren. Her husband, Charles E. Brumbaugh, died in 1985. Surviving are: daughters, Janet L. Watson and Mrs. Larry (Mary Lou) Treaster, both of Yeagertown and Connie A. Mattern, Lititz; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, a sister, and a great-grandson. She was a member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Ruth M. Bryner
PORT ROYAL - Ruth M. Bryner, 67, of Port Royal RR2 (Walnut), formerly of Charleston, W. Va., died at 11:20 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1932, in Charleston, W. Va., she was a daughter of Charlotte (Belcher) Pauley of Charleston, W. Va. and the late Clyde E. Pauley. Her husband, Paul D. Bryner, died Aug. 8, 1978. Surviving are: a son, Donald E. "Tom" Bryner, Port Royal RR2 (Walnut); stepchildren, Donald L. Bryner, Russell Bryner and Vivian "Colleen" Bryner, all of Port Royal; brothers and sisters, B. G. Pauley, Jacksonville, N.C., Edward Lee Pauley, Winifred, W. Va., Larry Pauley, Maryville, Ind., William Pauley, Shirley Gunnoe, and Fonda Pauley, all of Charleston, W. Va., Dixie Marx and Nyoka Armentrout, both of Hammonds, W. Va., and Kathy Vernati, Warp's Mountain, Va.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three stepsons, Harry Bryner, Robert Bryner and George "Pete" Bryner. A graveside memorial service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCulloch's Mills Cemetery, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. There will be no viewing. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Mae Buchanan
LEWISTOWN - Helen Mae Buchanan, 86, of Lewistown RR6, formerly of Mapleton Depot and Mount Union, died at 8:23 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Aug. 2, 1913 in Mapleton Depot, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Nannie Mae (Henderson) Buchanan. She lived with her cousin, Dottie Peters at Lewistown RR6 for several years. There are no surviving members in her immediate family. She was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mapleton, where she served as the church pianist for 30 years. She was a member of the church's Cheerful Givers Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She also served as pianist for the combined choir of Trinity and Grace United Methodist churches for 20 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of Wesleyan Church, Mount Union, where at one time, she assisted as pianist there. Services were held at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Kevin Tompkins officiating. Interment was in Mapleton IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Edwin Seeley, Mapleton Depot, PA 17052, or to Wesleyan Church, c/o Pastor Kevin Tompkins, 609 S. Jefferson St., Mount Union, PA 17066.

Robert L. Burd
MIFFLINTOWN - Robert L. Burd, 56, of Mifflintown RR2, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1943, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Melvin "Andy" and Virginia (Hosler) Burd. His wife, Helen R. (Ebersole) Burd, whom he married Aug. 20, 1966, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Roger E. Burd, Port Royal and Tony L. Burd, Mifflintown RR2; a sister, Mrs. Stan (Julia) Barner, Mifflintown RR4; a brother, Ronald M. Burd, Thompsontown RR1; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven E. Burd. He was a retired logger. He was a member and former trustee of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and camping. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with Pastor Kenneth R. Letner and Pastor Warren L. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4. Friends may call from noon until the time of the services Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR4, Box 4715, Mifflintown , PA 17059. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine K. Burke
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Josephine K. Burke, 81, of 20194 Susan Ave., Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at her residence. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late Martin R. and Sarah Jane (Drake) Burke. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Martin A. Burke, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, Mrs. H. Ray (Mary) Confer, 610 Erie Drive, Belleville, Donald Burke, Oklahoma City, Okla., Edward R. Burke, Duluth, Minn., Mrs. Bruce (Shirley) Brumbaugh, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Richard L. Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbert L. "Sonny" Burke; sisters, Louise Crownover, Lucille E. Brehman, and Thelma Shuey. She retired from the U.S. Government as an auditor for the IRS. She was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the NARFE Chapter 754, Charlotte County; the Chapter DAR, Charlotte County; the Genealogical Society, Charlotte County; and the PC Users Group Inc. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Karen L. McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Wilbert L. 'Sonny' Burke
MILROY - Wilbert L. "Sonny" Burke, 74, of 12 Maclay St., Milroy, died at 10:18 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1926, in Uniontown, he was a son of the late Martin R. and Sarah Jane (Drake) Burke. His wife, T. Louise (Gilbert) Burke, whom he married Jan. 1, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Val Joe Burke, 622 Highland Ave., Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Martin A. Burke, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, Donald Burke, Oklahoma City, Okla., Josephine Burke and Mrs. Bruce (Shirley) Brumbaugh, both of Port Charlotte, Fla., Mrs. H. Ray (Mary) Confer, 610 Erie Drive, Belleville, Richard L. Burke, Cinncinnati, Ohio, and Edward R. Burke, Duluth, Minn.; one granddaughter and one step-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Crownover, Lucille Brehman and Thelma Shuey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart. Early in life, he worked for the American Viscose Corporation and later for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring in 1972. After retirement, he worked in the finance department of Standard Steel. He also owned and operated Burke's Cutrate Drugstore in Milroy from 1964 to 1972. He was a member of the Siglerville Congregational Church and most recently attended Trinity United Church of Christ. He was also an Armagh Township supervisor for the last 16 years; township road supervisor for the last eight years; chairman of the Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority; member of the Mifflin County Planning Commission; a board member of the Standard Steel Credit Union; member of the Armagh-Brown school board; president of the Mifflin County Association of Township Officials; a life member of BPOE Lodge 663; a member of the McVeytown Masonic Lodge; a member of the 43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association and a member of the Milroy Fire Company. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy, where military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity UCC, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Thelma M. Burton
BELLEVILLE - Thelma M. Burton, 87, of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Honeybrook, Reedsville, died at 9:11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2000, at the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1912, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Robert James Earl and Mary Catherine (Marks) Taylor. Surviving are: a daughter, Gladys B. Grove, Pittsburgh, brothers and sisters, Mary Ellen Goss, Leola, Henry J. Taylor, Quincy, Evelyn LeMay, Yeagertown, Patsy L. Miller, Reedsville and Marjorie R. Nickel, Burnham; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marsha M. Grove, and three sisters and three brothers. She attended Reedsville High School, graduating in 1931. She worked at Suburban Gas Company, and retired as the head bookkeeper from Lewistown Gas Company. She also volunteered in the Gift Shoppe at Lewistown Hospital. She was a member of Reedsville United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. She was also a member of Dorcas Sunday School, having taught the primary classes at the church early in life. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N.Main St., Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Reedsville, Pa. 17084, or to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E.Main St., Belleville, Pa. 17004-9251.

Ruth S. Butterworth
LEWISTOWN - Ruth S. Butterworth, 81, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born April 26, 1919, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Alice (Ricketts) Smith. Her husband, Earl A. Butterworth Sr., whom she married in 1937, survives. Also surviving are: children, Barbara Deavor, Mrs. John (Martha) Buckwalter, Mrs. Eugene (Darla) Wheeler, and Earl Butterworth Jr., all of Lewistown; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. She was a housewife. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce Hinderliter officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony W. Byler
MECHANICSBURG - Anthony W. Byler, 35, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Belleville, died Saturday morning, July 29, 2000, at his residence. Born Feb. 25, 1965 in Lewistown, he was a son of Robert C. Byler of Belleville, and Jane E. (Peachey) Diffenderfer of Harrisonburg, Va. Also surviving are: two sisters; Mrs. David (Jo) Downing, Conway, S.C. and Mrs. David (Tammy) Burman, Harrisonburg, Va., a step-mother; Shirley A. Yoder Byler, Belleville, a step-father; James W. Diffenderfer, Harrisonburg, Va., and a number of step-brothers and step-sisters. He was employed as a tool design draftsman by Gatter and Deihl of Harrisburg. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Walnut Street, Belleville, with the Rev. Larry Siikanen officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 866, Belleville, PA 17004.


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