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Dorothy D. Calvert
CARLISLE - Dorothy D. Calvert, 89, of Choate Way, Carlisle, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Her husband, Jefferson B. Calvert, preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, John J. Calvert, Alexandria, Va., William J. Calvert, Duncannon, and Jeffrey S. Calvert, Westerville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Deacon. She was a secretary for the Presbyterian Board of Pension and a former tax collector in Rose Valley Borough. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Carlisle. She was a member and past president of her chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire. She was also a charter member of the Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle, where she was a resident. A memorial service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-Capital Region Division Office, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg, PA 17043. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Miriam F. Camp
BEAVERTOWN - Miriam F. Camp, 90, of Beavertown RR1, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Born Jan. 6, 1910, in Limestone Township, Union County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Annie Pearl (Roush) Finsterbush. Her husband, Stanley Camp, preceded her in death on June 3, 1972. She is survived by sisters and brother, Evelyn M. Finsterbush, Mifflinburg, Jean Beaton, Woodward and Robert E. Finsterbush, Mifflinburg RR1 and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by infant children; four sisters, Blanche K. Valentine, Anna Frances Finsterbush, Stella P. Maxfield, Lydia A. Camp; and four brothers, Charles R., Leon E., George I. and Lawrence E. Finsterbush. She worked for many years at the former Middleburg Silk Mill, retiring in 1972. She attended St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Beavertown RR1. She enjoyed crocheting. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the St. Peter's Independent Church Cemetery, Beavertown RR1. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Snyder and Union Counties, PO Box 38, Middleburg, PA 17842.

Thelma R. Campbell
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP - Thelma R. Campbell, 86, of Silver Spring Township, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at West Shore Health and Rehab Center, East Pennsboro Township. Born July 13, 1913, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Edith (Miller) Atkins. Her husband, Robert S. Campbell, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a daughter, Joanne C. Ramsey, Mechanicsburg; three grandsons and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah McCoach. She was an employee of the former Campbell's Bar and Grill, Lewistown, which was owned by her parents. She was a member of the Lewistown Baptist Church and was active with the Girl Scout Council of Mifflin County. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

F. Holmes Cathrall Jr.
CENTRE HALL - F. Holmes Cathrall Jr., 78, of Centre Hall, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at his residence. Born June 15, 1922, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Dr. F. H. and Mabel (McCuben) Cathrall Sr. His wife, Emily (Northup) Cathrall, whom he married May 19, 1945, died March 15, 1995. Surviving are: a companion, Catherine Mannino, Centre Hall; a daughter, Linda A. Thomas, Attleboro Falls, Mass.; sister and brother, Nancy Eaton, Cambridge, Mass. and John Cathrall, Colorado; and two grandchildren. He graduated from Blair Academy Prep School, Blairstown, N. J., where he set a New Jersey State pole vault record and was named to three All State Basketball Teams, and played tennis and football. He also graduated from Colgate University in 1947, where he earned four varsity letters in basketball, track, and tennis. He earned a Purple Heart, while serving as captain in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was the men's tennis coach at Penn State University for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1965. As tennis coach, he led the Lions to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship, the first team title in the 59 year history of tennis at Penn State at that time. He also served as an assistant basketball coach and as a health and fitness education instructor for many years at Penn State. He was a member of BPOE Lodge 1600, State College and was an avid sports enthusiast, especially racket sports; antique collector and dealer. He was involved with the Dairyland Antique Center, Reedsville and helped to organize the annual State College Antique Show. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Eisenhower Chapel on Penn State Campus, with the Rev. Thomas Raymond Searfoss officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Centre County Memorial Park, 1032 Benner Pike, State College. Friends may call immediately following the service Friday in the memorial lounge of Eisenhower Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holmes Cathrall Men's Tennis Scholarship Fund, c/o PSU Development Office, 1 Old Main Building, University Park, PA 16802. Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Mae Cauffman
BLAIN - Vera Mae Cauffman, 74, of Blain RR1, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Blain, she was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Zella R. (Book) Wilt. Her husband, Lawrence R. Cauffman, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jo Anne Bair, Landisburg RR1, Dennis R. Cauffman, Blain RR1, and Brian R. Cauffman, Blain; brothers, Gene Wilt, Blain and David Wilt, Loysville; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Wilt and a sister, Elizabeth Trout. She assisted her husband in farming. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Blain and was a member of the choir. She enjoyed bird watching and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zion United Church of Christ, Blain, with the Rev. John Kipp and the Rev. Paul Gehris officiating. Interment will be in the Blain Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Comfort Care Hospice, 205 Grandview Ave., Third Floor, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the Zion United Church of Christ, Blain, PA 17006.

Dio K. Chamberlin
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dio K. Chamberlin, 68, of 14310 Parkview Court, Orlando, Fla., died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Florida North, Altamonte Springs, Fla. Born Jan. 22, 1932, in Northumberland County, he was the son of the late David C. and Bernice (Ebert) Chamberlin. His first wife, Phyllis (Beanh) Chamberlin, died in September 1979 and his second wife, Linda (Wagner) Chamberlin, whom he married June 14, 1980, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Myers, State College, Mrs. Vince (Carla) Pantalone, Hershey, Eric Chamberlin, Portland, Maine, John Bleyer, Sanford, Fla., and Lee Bleyer, Alfarata; brothers and sisters, Sally Taylor, Montoursville, Charles Chamberlin, Milton, James Chamberlin and John Chamberlin, both of Turbotville, David Chamberlin, Spring Mills, Luther Chamberlin, State College, and Mary Esther Yagel, Rochester, N.Y.; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Chamberlin. He received his bachelor of science degree from Lock Haven College and his masters degree from Penn State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired in June 1987 from Central Dauphin School District as a principal at Central Dauphin East. He was a member of the Alamo Baptist Church, Winter Park, Fla. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Bible Baptist Church, Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Linda K. Cherry
LEWISTOWN - Linda K. Cherry, 50, of 1428 Glenwood Ave., Lewistown, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at her residence. Born Oct. 25, 1950, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Mary (Miller) Powell of 154 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown and the late James Newman. Her husband, Charles E. Cherry Jr., whom she married March 18, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: stepfather, Kenneth J. Powell, 154 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown; children, Michael Wayne Cherry and Karen Louise Cherry, both of Lewistown; stepdaughter, Mrs. Gene (Melissa) Stephens, Dalton, NY; brothers and sisters, Nancy Eriksen, Mrs. David (Vickie) Kauffman, Thomas A. Newman, and Robin J. Newman, all of Lewistown, Brian D. Newman, Melbourne, Fla., and Barry L. Newman, Gulf Port, Miss.; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Cherry in 1986. She was employed by Marlette Homes for 13 years, retiring on disability in 1999. She was a member of the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, the Women of the Moose, Lewistown, and the Cherokee Campers Club. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ronald O. Clifton Jr.
WORMLEYSBURG - Ronald O. Clifton Jr., 40, of Wormleysburg, and formerly of Juniata County, died at 3:12 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, of natural causes. Born Jan. 1, 1960, in Bronx, N.Y., he was a son of the late Florence D. (McKnight) and Ronald O. Clifton Sr. His wife, Angela M. (Carfora) Clifton, survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Monique Clifton and Michelle Clifton, both of New York City, one niece and one nephew. He was a loader at Fry Communication and had been previously employed at The Cracker Barrel and Sears. He was a member of Christ Community Church, Camp Hill, and the Colonial Park Fire Company. He enjoyed collecting and building HO model trains. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Beaver Urich Funeral Home Inc., 305 W. Front St., Lewisberry, with Pastor Bob Klinger officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grantham Memorial Park, Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County. A funeral cortege will assemble at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church, 1201 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Edward Close Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Edward Close Jr., 90, of 307 S. Brown St., Lewistown, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his residence. Born June 10, 1910, in Philipsburg, he was a son of the late Edward Sr. and Elizabeth (Shirk) Close. His wife, Freda (McNitt) Close, whom he married in 1932, survives. Also surviving are: children, Robert Close and Mrs. Ervin (Nancy Jane) Cowder, both of Maryland; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked in the spinning room at FMC Corporation for 43 1/2 years, retiring in 1968. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with Wilbur Arnold officiating. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold R. 'Doodle' Clouser
LEWISTOWN - Harold R. "Doodle" Clouser, 73, of 217 1/2 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Elsie (Lebkicher) Clouser Sr. His wife Norma C. (Cappelli) Clouser, 217 1/2 Logan St., Lewistown, whom he married Feb. 11, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a sister, Linda Butler, Cochranville; step-sisters, Carolyn Ellison, Salem N.J. and Janet Donselowski, Ormand Beach, Fla.; and step-brothers, Melvin Sadler, Ralph Sadler and Felbert Sadler, all of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Clouser Jr. He was a truck driver for more than 50 years and had worked for various trucking companies, most recently Noerr's and Daubert's trucking companies, both of Lewistown. After his retirement, he was a driver for the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Paul E. Clouser
EAST WATERFORD - Paul E. Clouser, 77, of East Waterford RR1, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Emory and Edith (Fortney) Clouser. His wife, Helen (Reeder) Clouser, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Edwin L. Clouser, Stephen R. Clouser, and David P. Clouser, all of East Waterford RR1; brothers and sisters, Emory Clouser, Milroy, James Clouser, East Waterford RR1, Pearl James, Port Royal, Bertha Covert, Shade Gap, Hazel Burdge, East Waterford, and Sarah Overcash, Chambersburg; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Ward Berry and two brothers, Russell and John Clouser. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed farmer and a former Lack Township supervisor. He attended the Cross Keys Church of God. He was a member of the Cross Keys Conservation Club and the National Rifle Association. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Lanny Hoover officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata Valley Veterans Council. Friends may call noon-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m.

Ida M. Coleman
BEAVER SPRINGS - Ida M. Coleman, 95, of Penn Lutheran Village, formerly of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 11 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at Penn Lutheran Village. Born March 28, 1905, in Selinsgrove, she was a daughter of the late A. Ira and Clara Etta (Kreisher) Gemberling. Her husband, Clair C. Coleman, whom she married in 1929, preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1977. Surviving are: sons, Donald E. Coleman, Lewisburg, Kenneth R. Coleman, Los Angeles, Calif. and Richard E. Coleman, Harrisburg, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Laura, Mildred and Naomi Gemberling, and two brothers, Edgar and Sepharis Gemberling. She farmed with her husband, and also worked as a cook at the former Snook's Restaurant, and as a seamstress at the former Standard Shirt Factory. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, where she attended the Pollyanna Class. She was also a member of Lafayette Chapter No. 222 Order of the Eastern Star, Selinsgrove. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking and cooking. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral homes, Inc., North Brown Street, McClure with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in Cedar hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the family present 7-9 p.m. and an Eastern Star service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, PA 17841.

Timothy Lloyd Colyer
EULESS, Texas - Timothy Lloyd Colyer, 47, of Euless, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Euless, Texas. Born Nov. 17, 1952, in Lewistown, he was a son of Lloyd Colyer of Port Royal and Donna Henninger of Blairsville, Ga. Surviving are: stepmother, Verta Colyer, Port Royal; stepfather, Gene Henninger, Blairsville, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Bob (Diane) Talbot, Grapevine, Texas; brothers, Larry Colyer, Bruceville, Texas and Robert Henninger, Charlotte, NC; grandmother, Verdie Hostetler, Lewistown; half-brother, Greg Colyer; half-sister, Angela Colyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He was a customer service associate at ASA-Delta. Private services were held in Texas. The Martin Thompson Funeral Home, 224 E. College St., Grapevine, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy G. 'Dode' DeArment Condol
LEWISTOWN &emdash; Dorothy G. "Dode" DeArment Condol, 81, of 100 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her residence. Born Aug. 24, 1918, in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Shields) DeArment. Surviving are: a son and a daughter, Thomas DeArment, Lewistown and Darlene Shoenfelt, Magnolia, Ohio; brothers and sisters, Alverta Woodling, Belleville, Shirley Swartz, Burnham and Fern DeArment, Robert DeArment and Betty Boring, all of Lewistown; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. She was a housewife. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Raymond Hill officiating. Interment will be in Germany Valley Cemetery, Shirleysburg.

Mary F. Conn
MIFFLIN - Mary F. Conn, 90, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown RR4, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the village. Born Feb. 12, 1904, in Landisburg, Perry County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Maude S. (Morrison) Swartz. Her husband, George C. Conn, died Jan. 26, 1979. Surviving are: children, William G. Conn, Mifflintown HC 63 and Anna M. Spletzer, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; three grandsons and three great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. She was a homemaker and worked as a salesperson at the Famous Dress Shop, Lewistown and as a cook at Beasom's Restaurant, Mifflintown. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, the Mifflintown American Legion Auxiliary, and the Mifflintown VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 North St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

R. Marie Corkins
REEDSVILLE &emdash; R. Marie Corkins, 81, of 4660 US Highway 322 West, Reedsville, died of cancer at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at her home. Born Oct. 13, 1919, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Malachi O'Dwyer and Edna G. (Shilling) Burkholder. Surviving are: children, Cartis Ettman, Orlando, Fla., Harry Glenn Corkins Jr., Ellisville, Mo., Paula Guyett, Altamonte Springs, Fla., William Corkins, Auburndale, Fla., and Kitty Gingerich, Timonium, Md.; a sister, Mrs. George (Mary Lou) Burdick, 7 S. Locke Ave., Yeagertown; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. She was a graduate of Burnham High School. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Luther Rhodes, Dr. William Goss, and Dr. John Bauman, all in Lewistown and for Kelly Services in Lakeland, Fla. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy. Early in life, she was an active bowler and won the 1956 Pennsylvania State Championship. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Josephine H. Cossack
LEWISTOWN - Josephine H. Cossack, 82, of 212 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born May 20, 1918, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Anna Mae (Emory) Hackenberry. Her husband, John Cossack of 212 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, whom she married July 12, 1986, survives. Her first husband, Richard M. Shannon, died in September of 1980. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Ilah Tomlinson, Mansfield, Claire Vaughn and Cora Ritter, both of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, Anna Harpster, McVeytown, and Betty McCardle, Westminster, Md. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. She was assistant manager for G.C. Murphy Company in Lewistown for 44 years, retiring in 1980. She also worked for Wilson's Jewelry for 3 years. She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Jeanne A. Cowden
HERSHEY - Jeanne A. Cowden, 85, of 363 Hockersville Road, Hershey, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Hershey Medical Center. Born May 22, 1915, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Edna (Snook) Aurand. Her husband, John "Jack" W. Cowden, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Robert K. Clare, Greencastle; a sister, Helen Wetzler, Lewistown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a 1933 graduate of Lewistown High School and was a retired secretary from the former Olmstead Air Force Base, Middletown. She was a member of the Hummelstown United Church of Christ, where she volunteered as a greeter and baby-sitter in the nursery and helped with the Belfry Echoes monthly church newsletter. She was a member of the National Associated of Retired Federal Employees. She enjoyed writing postcards and letters and solving word jumble puzzles. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoover Funeral Home and Crematory, 1225 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, with the Rev. Mark J. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Derry Township Senior Citizens Mohler Center, 660 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.

John W. Cox
DUNCANNON - John W. Cox, 76, of 33 Mountain St., Duncannon, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at HCR Manor Care East, Harrisburg. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Thompsontown, he was a son of the late Dory and Anna (Stutts) Cox. His wife, Yvonne (Morgan) Cox, survives. Also surviving are: children, Benjamin L. Cos, Lewistown, William K. Cox, Lewistown, and Donna Minor, Millerstown; step-sons, Dyson D. Brady, Marysville, Earl W. Boyer, Halifax and Kerry L. Boyer, Texas; step-daughters, Cherie Smyser, Duncannon and Kim Boyer-Hall, Elliottsburg; a sister, Kathryn (Cox) Wright, Mifflintown; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, James and Paul Cox, and a sister, Nora Nipple. He was a graduate of Thompsontown High School. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He retired from the Kinney Shoe Corporation, Shiremanstown. He also worked previously at Hall's Dairy, Millerstown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon with the Rev. David Wynn officiating. Interment will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Scleroderma Foundation of Delaware Valley, 32 Medford Leas, Route 70, Medford, NJ 08055.

Anna F. Christoff
MOUNT UNION - Anna F. Christoff, 71, of Overbrook Acres, Mount Union, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born March 15, 1929, in Middleburg, she was the daughter of the late roy F. and Mary (Walter) Hackenberg. Her husband, Arthur S. Christoff, whom she married July 14, 1956 in Mount Union, died May 16, 1996. Surviving are: children, Patricia Salisbury, Radnor and Roger Christoff, Mount Union; brothers, Nevin Hackenberg, McClure and Miles Hackenberg, Middleburg; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frona Hackenberg. She attended Middleburg schools. She was co-operator with her husband of County Mobile Homes Inc., which her husband founded and owned. She was a lifelong member of Zion United Methodist Church, Middleburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg, RR1. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, RR1, Highway 26, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Arlanda 'Pete' Conner
ORANGE COVE, Calif. - Arlanda "Pete" Conner, 84, of Orange Cove, Calif., died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the East Springfield Nursing Home, Reedley, Calif. Born July 17, 1915, in Ferguson Valley, he was the son of the late David W. and Eve (Mertz) Conner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Leonard) Conner. Surviving are: children, Bennett Conner, Glendora, Calif., Vivian Larrick, La Verne, Calif., and Joan Buller, Orange Cove, Calif.; sisters, Lillian Cavanaugh, McVeytown, Isabelle Mowery, Lewistown RR, Lucille Knavel, Elton, and Doris Gillam, Westerly Rhode Island; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and five sisters. He was a retired teacher for Kings Canyon Unified School District. A memorial service was held at the Cornerstone Community Church in Reedley Calif. Interment was in the Reedley Cemetery.

Hilda V. Liddick Covalt
LEWISTOWN - Hilda V. Liddick Covalt, 59, of 516 W. Fourth St., Apt. 2, Lewistown, died at 7:34 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at her residence. Born Feb. 17, 1941 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Hildegards M. (Hahn) Powers. Her husband, Howard E. Liddick, preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Randal (Cindy) Grubb Jr., Mrs. John (Linda) Stewart and Howard F. Liddick, all of Lewistown, and Mrs. Andrew (Wendy) Norton, Hanover; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Cloyd (Lulu) Shawver, Coburn, Alberta Smith, Yeagertown, Audrey Stains, Beavertown, Ralph Powers, Thompsontown RR, Marcella Bowersox, Lewistown and Mrs. David (Betty) Shawver, Tyrone; and eight grandchildren. She was employed last as a production employee at JMP Inc., Beaver Springs, and earlier had worked at Avtex Fibers. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Burnham. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. There will be no public viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald R. 'Cook' Cramer
LEWISTOWN - Donald R. "Cook" Cramer, 63, of 51 Hickory Acres Lane, Lewistown, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Nov. 4, 1937, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James H. and Clare (Ealy) Cramer. His wife, Donna L. (McCardle) Cramer, whom he married April 24, 1965, survives. Also surviving are: children, Dawn C. Cramer, at home, Mrs. Paul (Debra) Nowlen, Sunbury, Darwin F. Deamer, Lawrenceville, and Douglas J. Cramer, Lewistown; a grandson whom he raised, Cole C. Cramer, at home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Kauffman, Kenneth E. Cramer, and Lois Cramer, all of Lewistown, and Mrs. John (Marjorie) Weston, Nilas, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford E. Cramer. He served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He was a communication technician at AT&T for 35 years, retiring due to disability in 1998. He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Lewistown Elks Club 663, a life member of Fame Fire Company, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America Susquehanna Valley Council. He was an outstanding basketball player at the high school, college and armed services levels of competition. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darvin Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. There will be no viewing, but friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia-The World's First Ronald McDonald House, 3921-3925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Kenneth E. Cramer
LEWISTOWN - Kenneth E. Cramer, 79, of 412 Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 12:18 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late James H. and Clare (Ealy) Cramer. His wife, Zelda (Miller) Cramer, whom he married May 14, 1948, survives. He is survived by a son, Kenneth J. Cramer, Harrisburg; sisters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Kauffman and Lois Cramer, both of Lewistown and Mrs. John (Marjorie) Weston, Niles, Ohio; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver for Mark Trucking in Belleville, retiring in 1983 after 37 years of service. After retirement, he was employed by Hoenstine Funeral Home and Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, the Mens Sunday School Class, and was a former trustee and head usher for many years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. 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 First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Geraldine Rhodes Crawford
HERSHEY - Geraldine Rhodes Crawford, 78, of 497 Laudermilch Road, Hershey, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Bratton Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Franklin C. Sr. and Pauline (Harshberger) Rhodes. She is survived by a son, Frank C. Crawford Jr., Hummelstown; half-sisters, Hazel Horner, McVeytown and Gladys Snyder, Huntingdon; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Cecil Rhodes. She retired from the wrapping department at Hershey Foods after 26 years of service. She was a member of the Gravel Hill United Methodist Church, Palmyra; the East Hanover Township Senior Citizens Autumn Leaves; and the Chocolate Worker's Union 464, Hershey. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rothermel Funeral Home Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Douglas E. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Gravel Hill United Methodist Church, 131 Gravel Hill Road, Palmyra, PA 17078.

Zora I. Crissman
SARASOTA, FL - Zora I. Crissman, 85, of 1330 Glen Oaks Drive, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Wedgewood Hills, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg, died Wednesday at Doctor's Hospital, Sarasota. She is survived by her husband, Alden Crissman. Also surviving are: a son, Gary A. Crissman of Harrisburg; and two granddaughters. She was a retired administrative secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. She was a member of the First Brethren Church, Sarasota, the Estrellita Chapter No. 512 O.E.S. She was the first president of the Wedgewood Hills Civic Association, and a member of the Women's Club of Sarasota and the Rolling Green Country Club, Sarasota. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hetrick Funeral Home in Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg. Interment will be at about 1 p.m. Monday in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church, 150 N. Shade Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232.

Alameda B. Cross
BELLEVILLE - Alameda B. Cross, 95, a guest at the Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool, and formerly of Trella Street, Belleville, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at the home. Born June 9, 1905, in Greenwood Furnace, she was the daughter of the late Anson Gerdel and Rachel (Sills) Barnes. Her husband, Arthur John Cross, died Sept. 15, 1979. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Annabel) Davis, 103 Cherry Lane, Carlisle; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Erb. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville and the Lady Greenwood Lodge, No. 308 Rebekah's, Belleville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004.

Orvis Daniel 'Jr.' Crossgrove
RICHFIELD - Orvis Daniel "Jr." Crossgrove, 58, of Richfield RR2, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at his residence. Born Jan. 14, 1942, in Beavertown RR1, he was the son of the late Orvis Daniel Sr. and Mary G. (Heeter) Crossgrove. His wife, Alice D. (Sheaffer) Grossgrove, whom he married Feb. 27, 1988, survives. Also surviving are: children, Daniel O. Crossgrove and Mrs. Richard M. (Donna L.) Hornberger, both of Mifflinburg and Shawn P. Crossgrove, Scranton; stepchildren, George W. Freed, Mrs. Delbert (Brenda E.) Wileman and Mrs. William (Bonnie M.) Brown, all of Lewistown, Ronald A. Freed, Beavertown, Lonnie L. Freed, Richfield RR2 and Mrs. Franklin A. (Connie A.) Benfer, Beaver Springs RR1; brothers and sisters, Fern E. Crossgrove, Mifflinburg RR1, Roland M. Crossgrove, Middleburg RR1, Cora E. Weller, Mifflinburg RR2, Mrs. Gerald (Carrie G.) Hause, Lewisburg RR3 and Mrs. Ronald W. (Mary "Jane") Koonsman Sr., Hartleton; five grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was schooled in the Mifflinburg area schools. He was employed in various excavating jobs, including excavator for 13 years for Bruce H. Garrison Inc., Beavertown, retiring July 15, 2000. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Chapel, HCR 72, Mount Pleasant Mills. He enjoyed football, his pets, fishing and camping. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley Chapel, Route 35 East, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Pastor Enos M. Shelley officiating. Interment will be in the Penns Creek Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret P. Crumling
REEDSVILLE - Margaret P. Crumling, 96, of 941 Honey Creek Road, Reedsville, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her residence. Born Feb. 15, 1904, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (McCartle) Patterson. Her husband, Edwin F. Crumling, died April 1985. Surviving are: children, Peggy C. Bierach, New Jersey, Edwin L. Crumling, Reedsville, and Charles A. Crumling, Palm Harbor, Fla.; two sisters, Josephine Holt, Burnham, and Ruth Kanour, Baltimore, Md. She was a 1922 graduate of Burnham High School and a 1926 graduate of Dickinson College, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She also attended Penn State University. Earlier in life, she was a teacher for 10 years at Lewistown Junior High School and then a substitute teacher at Lewistown High School. She was Methodist by faith. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.


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