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Kenneth H. Fahnestock
SELINSGROVE - Kenneth H. Fahnestock, 68, of Rome Court, Selinsgrove, was pronounced dead at 7:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, after suffering a heart attack at the Selinsgrove-Milton High School football game at Milton. Born April 2, 1932, in Richfield, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Kenneth Groom Fahnestock and Mary Caroline (Frantz) Fahnestock-Finsterbush. His wife, Patricia L. Hughes, whom he married May 22, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael K. Fahnestock and Mrs. Daniel C. (Linda K). LaBrec, both of Selinsgrove, and Mrs. Gary T. (Lisa K.) Morton, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother, Karl E. Fahnestock, Columbia, SC; and seven grandchildren. He graduated in 1950 from Selinsgrove High School, Selinsgrove and also attended the former Lock Haven State Teachers College, Lock Haven, for two years. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In 1997, he retired from the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, where he was employed as an aide/attendant from 1985-1997. Prior to that, he was employed as an agent by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Sunbury, from 1970-1983. He also had been a clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad-Northumberland Yards, from 1956-1970. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove; the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173, Selinsgrove; and the Dauntless Fire Co. & Ambulance League, Selinsgrove. He was a sports enthusiast, a train collector and an avid history buff. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Raymond D. Neitz officiating. Interment will he made in Orchard Hills Cemetery and Memorial Park, Shamokin Dam, with full military honors given by the American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Selinsgrove Meals-On-Wheels; c/o 400 N. Market St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

Charles J. "Bub" Felmlee Jr.
DOYLESBURG - Charles J. "Bub" Felmlee Jr., 56, of 22095 Cross Road, Doylesburg, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at 4:30 p.m. at his residence. Born July 6, 1944, in Doylesburg, he was a son of the late Olive M. (Goshorn) and Charles J. Felmlee Sr. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, William M. Felmlee, Richard F. Felmlee and L. George Felmlee, all of Doylesburg, Mrs. Larry (Hannah) Yocum, Harrisburg, and Marietta Horst, Shippensburg. He graduated from Fannett-Metal High School in 1962. He was a life-long dairy farmer in Doylesburg and had also worked at the New Enterprise Lime and Stone Co., Roaring Spring, and the quarry in Dry Run. He had served in the Army Reserve, Chambersburg. He attended Doylesburg United Methodist Church, Doylesburg and was a member of the James W. McCartney American Legion Post 232, Dry Run. He enjoyed hunting. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, with the Rev. William Bair officiating. Interment will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Fannett Township. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Doylesburg United Methodist Church, Doylesburg, PA 17219 or Fannett-Metal Fire Co., c/o Richard Doyle, PO Box 51, Dry Run, PA 17220.

Maeetta Jane Ferguson
THOMPSONTOWN - Maeetta Jane Ferguson, 62, of Thompsontown RR1 (Dimmsville ), died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at her residence after a two year illness. Born May 25, 1938 in Liverpool, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Charlotte (Hoffman) Strawser Sr. Her husband Fred F. Ferguson, whom she married April 22, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: children, Farley Ferguson and Crystal Fronk, both of Thompsontown RR1, Sondra Rojas, Reston, VA and Victoria Troutman, Millerstown; brothers and sisters, Benjamin Strawser Jr., Duncannon, Gerald Strawser, Liverpool RR2, Chester Strawser, Liverpool, RR1 Velma Kerstetter, McAlisterville RR1 and Almeda Fisher, Richfield RR1; and 10 grandchildren. She was a 1955 graduate of Greenwood High School, Millerstown. She was employed as the Greenwood Township Secretary, as the Seven Stars Branch, Juniata County Librarian, and was also employed as a bus driver for the Greenwood School District. She was also employed at the Weis Market, Newport, and worked most recently with the law firm of Angino and Rovner, Harrisburg, a post she retired from due to illness. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at both the East Salem United Methodist Church and previously of the Bethlehem United methodist Church. She was a life-member of the Greenwood Grange. She enjoyed gardening on her farm and also enjoyed traveling, church activities and walking. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the East Salem United Methodist church, Thompsontown RR1, with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. John C. Libert and the Rev. Terry A. Sheldon, her former pastor assisting. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the East Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Dr. John C. Libert, RR2 Box 1170, Mifflintown, PA 17059. The George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard W. Ferster
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Howard W. Ferster, 80, of Mount Pleasant Mills, died at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, of natural causes while hunting on Shade Mountain. Born July 26, 1920, in Richfield, he was a son of the late Earl S. and Emma (Graybill) Ferster. His wife, Helen L. (Renninger) Ferster, whom he married June 20, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: children, Janet E. Losch, Newfield, NJ and Karen L. Ferster, Mount Pleasant Mills; brothers and sisters, Earl W. Ferster, Selinsgrove, A. Miriam Swartz and Muriel A. Stouffer, both of Richfield; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Lynn Ferster in 1981, and also by brothers, Robert M. and Paul G. Ferster. He attended Richfield Elementary School. He worked as a carpenter for 25 years for Weaver and Losch Construction, Kreamer, until retirement in 1982. He also worked as an auto mechanic for Regester Chevrolet, formerly in Richfield from 1935 to 1957, and sexed chickens for Tony Arndt in Milton and Fred Phillips in Pillow. He was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church, where he served as general treasurer and was also a member of the National Rifle Association and the Richfield Sportsman's Club. He also served on the Richfield Water Authority, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell, PhD. and Pastor Chandler J. Cutting officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield Mennonite Church Mission Fund, RR1, Box 11, Richfield, PA 17086. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Albert R. Fetters Jr.
JOHNSTOWN - Albert R. Fetters, 37, of 304 Decker Ave., Johnstown, formerly of 10 Fetters Lane, Lewistown, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 at his home. Born Nov. 17, 1963 in Lewistown, he was a son of Albert R. Fetters Sr. and Joan (Reiger) Fetters. Surviving are brothers, Donald W. Fetters, 14 Fetters Lane, Lewistown and Joseph C. Fetters, 10 Fetters Lane, Lewistown, and paternal grandparents, Helen Cramer, Nanty-Glo and Edna and Earl Fetters, 1821 Valley View Avenue, Lewistown. He was a 1982 graduate of the Mifflin County Christian Academy. He attended Williamsport Area Community College and the Pittsburgh Art Institute. He was employed as a flight technician for Continental and Eastern Airlines. He attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the CMA Church with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Service of Community Nursing, 117 Work Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904. The Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty-Glo was in charge of arrangements.

Mabel G. Fisher
MIFFLIN - Mabel G. Fisher, 95, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of 10 Ort Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 9:56 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1905, in Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob K. and Nancy Jane (Fouse) Detwiler. Her husband, Edward J. Fisher, died May 24, 1961. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harry (LaMar) Ramsey, 514 Freedom Ave., Burnham, Max E. Fisher, 3904 US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, and Richard D. Fisher, 33 Woodbine Road, Lewistown; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Claude Baublitz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chief Logan Lions Club, PO Box 83, Lewistown, PA 17044 or American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Stella A. Fisher
LEWISTOWN - Stella A. Fisher, 86, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 214 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 3:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 3, 1914, in Edendale, Centre County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Stawacki) Kasmark. Her husband, Melvin R. Fisher, died March 30, 1983. Surviving are: a daughter, Marlene Burkholder, Valley Street, Lewistown; a nephew, whom she raised, Larry Sutusky, 10936 Rock Coast Road, Columbia, Md.; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She was a sales clerk at Danks & Company for 33 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, where a Rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Virginia L. Fisher
LEWISTOWN - Virginia L. Fisher, 69, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 7 French Drive, Lewistown, died at 7:03 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Ohesson Manor. Born June 8, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Numa L. "Bud" and Edna T. (Lingle) Whiteman. Her husband Richard E. "Jack" Fisher preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1987. Surviving are: children; Mrs. James (Richelle) Demskie, 1002 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, Jeffrey E. Fisher, 4275 Route 103 North, Lewistown and Dee Ann Fisher, 332 Cottage Place, Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Gracey, Oceanside, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson. She worked as a clerk/typist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Department of Revenue and Bureau of Liquid Fuels Tax before retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church and Lewistown Business and Professional Women's Club. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. There will be no public viewing, however, family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Granville United Methodist Church, PO Box 310, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert L. 'Bob' Fleegal
LEWISTOWN - Robert L. "Bob" Fleegal, 71, of 45 Cedar Drive, Lewistown, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence. Born April 30, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Legora C. and Mary E. (Russell) Fleegal. His wife, Margaret (Logan) Fleegal, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael R. Fleegal, Deborah Moist, Mrs. Stephen (Cynthia) Barger, and Brian L. Fleegal, all of Lewistown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a construction worker employed by Pipefitters Local No. 520, Harrisburg for 50 years, retiring on disability in 1990. He was a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church and the West Granville Fire Company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jonathan C. God officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Strodes Mills Baptist Church, 8151 US Highway 522 S., McVeytown, PA 17051.

Helen B. Fleisher
LEWISTOWN - Helen B. Fleisher, 88, formerly of North Grand Parkway, Lewistown, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, in Irmo, SC. Born July 19, 1911, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Martha G. (Duck) Barnes. Her husband, J. William Fleisher, died in 1995. She is survived by: daughters, Constance B. Fleisher, St. Paul, Minn. and Martha Lyn Spangler, Irmo, SC; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha E. Barnes and a grandson, Dirk Blose. She was a teacher for the Mifflin County School District for 30 years. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bruce Hinderliter officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin County Library, 125 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Irma W. Fleming
LEWISTOWN - Irma W. Fleming, 88, formerly of Valley Street, Lewistown, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born April 28, 1912, in Waterloo, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Charlotte (Shearer) Fleming. She is survived by a brother, Max Fleming Sr., Reedsville. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, J. Woodrow Fleming, Ralph Fleming, and Louise Dando. She obtained her teaching certificate from Shippensburg and received her bachelor of science and master's degrees in education from Penn State University. She was a grade school teacher in the Mifflin County School District for 40 years, retiring in 1972. She was a 50 year member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of P.A.S.R., and a volunteer at Ohesson Manor. She loved gardening, crocheting, and ceramics. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert M. Flory
LEWISTOWN - Robert M. Flory, 79, of 685 Peach Orchard Road, Lewistown, formerly of 39 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born in April 1921, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Eby H. and Ida (Miller) Flory. His first wife, Agnes (Roth) Flory, died in 1998. His second wife, Thelma J. (Graybill) Flory, survives. He is also survived by a brother, B. Rodney Flory Sr. of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Essa Flory. He was a 1939 graduate of McCaskey High School and also graduated from Marshall College, Huntingdon, WV and Hardware Mutuals Insurance School, Newark, NJ. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served as a lieutenant and lead bombardier with the 87th Air Force Second Combat Division H53rd Bomb Group. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, an air medal with three clusters and theater of war ribbons. After the war, he worked as a truck manager at Wiggins Chevrolet, as general manager at Sausman Helms Chevrolet, High Spire and at Garden Spot Motors. A philanthropist who gave millions of dollars to many projects and causes in the Lancaster area, he made his fortune in Lancaster's Tourist Industry. He owned and operated the former Amish Homestead tourist attraction for 31 years, until it closed in 1992. He also built the 12-room Nomad Motel on Lincoln Highway East and, in subsequent years, added Brunswick Tours, Cream Top Dairy, the Amish Cinema complex and other properties to his holdings. He recently was nominated for the first Distinguished Philanthropist award by the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and the Lancaster County Foundation. He donated 43 acres, valued at $1 million, for Flory Park in East Lampeter Township. The land was what remained of the former Amish Homestead that the Florys sold to Wal-Mart for more than $4 million. He and his late wife, Agnes, donated $1 million to Hospice of Lancaster County for a 12-bed center in memory of their late daughter, Essa, who had spina bifida. Their donation to the hospice unit subsequently contributed to the construction of Essa Flory Hospice Center, Pennsylvania's first freestanding hospice center. The Flory's donated $1 million to Lancaster General Hospital for expansion of its school of nursing and for the renal dialysis unit at its health campus. Another $1 million was donated in 1999 for The Women and Babies Hospital of Lancaster General. The Flory Pavilion at the new hospital was named in honor of his late wife. Contributions also have gone to church projects. In 1999, the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitor's Bureau presented its first annual Appreciation Award to Flory, one of the founding fathers of the county's tourism industry. He had served as director of the tourist bureau in the early 1960s. He was also chairman of the East Lampeter Township Board of Supervisors in the 1960s and 1970s; Republican committeeman for Lancaster Township from 1950-1956 and judge of elections in East Lampeter Township from 1957-1960. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Burnham, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors and the United Commercial Travelers. A 32nd-degree Mason, he was a member of Harrisburg Consistory, Andrew H. Hershey Lodge 764, Zembo Temple in Harrisburg, and Lancaster County Shrine Club. He was a hunter and fisherman and belonged to Mill Creek Sportsmen Association. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fred F. Groff Funeral Home, 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Christian Academy Scholarship Fund, 101 Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Charles B. Fogleman
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles B. Fogelman, 81, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 1, 1919, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Banks L. and Luella B. (Dysinger) Fogleman. His wife, Katherine L. (Kahley) Fogleman, whom he married Dec. 15, 1966, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mary L. Kauffman, Mifflintown RR2 and Barbara A. Robb, Fort Rucker, Ala.; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Lloyd E. Fogleman, Raymond H. Fogelman, and Mary C. Colyer. He attended Fayette elementary and high schools, McAlisterville. He was a lifelong farmer in Juniata County and worked many years in maintenance for Fayette Township. He was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m.

David M. Fogleman
NEW BLOOMFIELD - David M. Fogleman, 83, a resident of the Perry Village, New Bloomfield, formerly of Port Royal RR1 and Thompsontown, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the village. Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Irvin A. and Lucy J. (Leach) Fogleman. He is survived by a sister, Helen J. Campbell, Ickesburg RR. He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell I. Fogleman and a sister, Maude M. Fogleman. He was U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Empire Kosher Inc., Mifflintown. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Academia, with the Rev. Harold Imes officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. There will be no viewing. The Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Folk
LEWISBURG - Helen M. Folk, 76, of Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, died Thursday evening, Oct. 12, 2000, at her home. Born May 30, 1924, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Mary C. (Winklebleck) Zeigler. Her first husband, Charles Edward Morris, whom she married Sept. 19, 1943, preceded her in death in 1970. Her second husband, Alton Eugene Folk, whom she married Sept. 25, 1976, preceded her in death in 1990. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth L. (Patricia Ann) Street, Cogan Station; two sons, Gene E. Morris, Selinsgrove, and Robert C. Morris, Lewisburg; two stepsons, Norman Folk and William Folk, both of Northumberland; three sisters, Anna Wehr, Mifflinburg, and Edith Feaster and Joyce Keefer, both of Lewisburg; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellen Morris, on March 9, 1947, and a sister, Ruth Zeigler, on Feb. 20, 1928. A graduate of Lewisburg Area High School in 1942, she worked at the JPM Company, Lewisburg for many years and retired as a line supervisor. She was an active member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewisburg and a member of the Rambler's Club of Lewisburg, volunteered at RiverWoods with a group that sewed and mended articles of clothing for residents, enjoyed bowling and formerly was a member of a bowling league in Mifflinburg. A funeral service is at 11 a.m Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church (Twin Churches), Lewisburg, with the Rev. Peter S. Bergstresser officiating. Interment will be in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church. The Gary H. Cronrath Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty L. Ford
MIFFLIN - Betty L. Ford, 78, of Mifflin, died at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC-67. Born Nov. 7, 1922 in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Pearl H. (Hampton) Dunn. Her husband Harold W. "Dutch" Ford preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1995. Surviving are: her niece and caretaker, Brenda L. Taylor, Mifflintown RR3, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Harold A. "Andy" Ford in May 1967, and by a sister, Virginia (Jean) Walters on Dec. 2, 1961. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin. She had served as a volunteer of the Juniata County Meals on Wheels. She retired in 1984 as an administrative secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James Harper officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Locust Grove, HC-67 Box 7, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Ruth M. Fowler
LEWISTOWN - Ruth M. Fowler, 94, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at the home. Born Oct. 16, 1905, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late George and Sue (Deamer) Tomlinson. Her husband, Ralph C. Fowler, died in 1966. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Ann) Singleton, Lewistown; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by two daughters, one son, one granddaughter, four brothers and three sisters. She had been employed by Arrow Shirt Factory for 24 years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Wesley Chapel, Lockport. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Juniata Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil Darwin Frankhouser
LEWISTOWN - Cecil Darwin Frankhouser, 62, of 545 Summit Drive, Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1937 in Barrville, he was a son of the late A. Benton and Doris (Harlin) Frankhouser. His wife Carol (Wilson) Frankhouser, whom he married July 16, 1972, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Mark (Wanda) How, Esq., Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Michael J. (Annette) Columbo, Altoona, Douglas T. Frankhouser, Galviston, Texas and Cody M. Frankhouser at home; brothers and sisters, Maurice Frankhouser, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) White and Mrs. George (Joyce) Havice, all of Reedsville, Mrs. Roy (Brenda) Miller and Mrs. Jeffery (Carol) Walls, both of Lewistown, Sanford Frankhouser, Barrville and Nancy Frankhouser, Burnham; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dusty Ward, a step-daughter, Dana M. Shotsberger, in 1990 and by one brother, Norwood Frankhouser. He was an over-the-road truck driver employed by Teamsters Local No. 429, Reading, retiring in Aug. 1999 after 38 years of service. He attended Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge No. 143. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reese officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Virginia L. Freed
REEDSVILLE - Virginia L. Freed, 83, of 28 S. Main St., Reedsville, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at her residence. Born April 30, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Boyd E. and Ella Grace (Wike) Dippery. Her husband, Henry Levi Freed, died July 31, 1993. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Gary (Sandra) North and Mrs. Eugene (Ruth Ann) Peters, both of Reedsville; sisters, Margaret Kline, Beaver Springs, June Miller, Michigan and Joan Breon, Barrville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers. She worked at G.C. Murphy Company, Lewistown and Mary's Hoagie Shop, Lewistown. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with minister Robert Cook officiating. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lena Mae Frohm
LEWISTOWN - Lena Mae Frohm, 85, of 1915 US Highway 522 N., Lewistown, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at her residence. Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Madera, Clearfield County, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Christine H. (Obdenhoff) Bloom. Her husband, William H. Frohm, died in May of 1963. Surviving are: children, Elizabeth M. Yetter, 1907 US Highway 522 N., Lewistown and John Robert Frohm, 1236 Summit Road, McClure; a granddaughter, Betty Lou Burd of 1915 US Highway 522 N., Lewistown, whom she raised; brother and sisters, James Charles Bloom, Dover, N. H., Nadine Glenn, Clearwater, Fla., and Christine Watts, Lewistown; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Early in life, she was employed by the Arrow Division of Cluett-Peabody Co. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, with Karen McCracken officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Verna H. Fry
MIFFLINTOWN - Verna H. Fry, 70, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, at her residence. Born Jan. 5, 1930, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Reeder) Hurrell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carroll R. Larrimore and her second husband, Max L. Fry. Surviving are: a son, Ronald H. Hurrell, Mifflintown RR3; brother and sisters, Norman H. Hurrell, Dauphin, Maxine Camp, Brookline Manor, Nellie Fogleman and J. Hope Hurrell, both of East Waterford, Helen Imes, HC 67 Mifflin, and Janet Imes, Port Royal RR1; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. She was a retired nursing assistant at the Locust Grove Retirement Village and a member of Central Juniata EMS. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from noon-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Richard B. Fultz
LEWISTOWN - Richard B. Fultz, 78, of 323 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Stanley C. and Clara E. (Stuckey) Fultz. His first wife, Mary (Harmon) Fultz, preceded him in death. His second wife, Betty (Baker) Fultz, whom he married April 25, 1974, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. David (Dr. Mary Lou) Allred, Bethesda, Md.; sisters and brother, Mrs. Carl (Isabel) Paige, Port Royal, Lawrence Fultz, Granville, and Mrs. Thomas (Miriam) Burns, Spring Run. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stuckey, who raised him. He was a 1940 graduate of Fayette High School and a 1990 graduate of Liberty Home Bible Institute, Lynchburg, Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 963rd Field Artillery Battalion from 1942-1945, participating in Normandy Beach, St. Lo., Rhine River, Luxemburg and the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Service Medal with five bronze stars and the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from Normandy. Early in life, he delivered for Beaver Brothers Bakery, the Royal Dairy and Bell Laundry. He then was an inspector for B.F. Goodrich, Oaks. He was a member of the Milroy C&MA Church and attended the Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the VFW. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory K. Tyree officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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