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Geraldine E. Herrold
MIDDLEBURG - Geraldine E. Herrold, 76, of Middleburg RR1, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Manor Care, Dallastown, where she had been a resident for the past two years. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Hummels Wharf, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Sally E. (Hile) Reichenbach. Her husband, Joseph W. Herrold, Middleburg RR1, whom she married Aug. 22, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Sharon L. Deppen, Herndon; a son, Arthur J. Herrold, Dallastown; a brother, Arthur D. Reichenbach, Selinsgrove; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a 1942 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She was a homemaker. Earlier in life, she was involved as a Cub Scout leader. She played the piano and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, flowers and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the Troxelville Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till the time of services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the St. Johns UCC, 161 North Main St., Red Lion, PA 17356.

Eleanor Beaver Hertzler
PORT ROYAL - Eleanor Beaver Hertzler, 87, of Port Royal RR1, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Arnold, Md. Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Samuel S. Beaver and Margaret (Frankhouse) Beaver Lyter, who died Aug. 18, 1999. Her husband, John G. Hertzler, whom she married in 1942, died in 1976. She is survived by children, Pat Hertzler, Port Royal RR1, Sue Freeman, Arnold, Md. and John G. Hertzler Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Richard Beaver, Thompsontown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Beaver, who was killed in an airplane accident in 1945 while in the Army; stepfather, George C. Lyter; and stepbrother, William Lyter. She was a 1931 graduate of Port Royal High School and a 1935 graduate of Wilson College, Chambersburg. She began her career in education by teaching French, Latin, physical education, and vocational education at Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown from 1935-1943. While accompanying her husband in the Air Force, she continued her career by teaching Air Force Institute classes in Okinawa; edited technical manuals for Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb.; supervised teachers and taught French in the University of Maryland classes for the Air Force personnel in Casablanca, Morocco; and retired in 1974 after teaching Latin and French for 16 years in Prince George's County, Maryland. She enjoyed reunions with former Juniata Joint students. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Visitation with closed casket will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267 or to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.

Helen D. Hertzler
LEWISTOWN - Helen D. Hertzler, 90, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 535-B South Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 6:43 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 1, 1909, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carrie (Rupert) Dunmire. Her husband, Dale Hertzler, died March 19, 1976. Surviving are: children, Nelson B. Hertzler, Lewistown and Mrs. Jack (Jo Anne) Stuckey, Mifflinburg; a sister, Mary Dehart, 535-B South Wayne St., Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Ed" Hertzler on July 6, 1998; five brothers; two sisters and one great-grandson. She was employed by the American Viscose, retiring in 1972 with 36 years of service. She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Marjorie E. Hess
LEWISTOWN - Marjorie E. Hess, 73, of 427 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 7:34 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 4, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George and Esther (Rager) Brown. Her husband, W. Leroy Hess of 427 S. Grand St., Lewistown, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Steven Fackender and Michael Fackender, both of Lewistown; a stepson and stepdaughter; brothers and sisters, George W. Brown, 89 Pine Drive, Lewistown, Oscar R. Brown, 53 Bluebird Drive, Lewistown, Barbara Stringfellow, 166 N. River Road, Lewistown, and Helen Gasper, Snow Shoe; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Leroy W. Hess. She was a 1946 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was the bookkeeper for Lewistown Cabinet Company for many years. Private graveside services will be held at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no public viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Elva C. Hesser
MATTAWANA - Elva C. Hesser, 82, of Open Door Personal Care Home, Mattawana, formerly of Longfellow, died at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Oliver Township, she was the daughter of the late Caleb A. and Tillie A. (Miller) Harshbarger. Her husband, F. Ray Hesser, whom she married Sept. 23, 1944, died Feb. 18, 1984. Surviving are: children, Fern E. Moist Sr., McVeytown RR2, Mrs. John (Sarah Jane) Allison, Reedsville, Frederick R. Hesser Jr. and Franklin N. Hesser, both of Lewistown RR2; brothers and sisters, Samuel Harshbarger, Mount Union RR1, Lorma Moist, McVeytown RR2, Wilbur Harshbarger, Mifflintown RR1, Mary Knepp, Huntingdon RR3, and Bessie Ronk, McVeytown; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, and two grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and the Work and Win Sunday School Class. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Melvin Leroy 'Slick' Hesser, Sr.
MCVEYTOWN - Melvin Leroy "Slick" Hesser, Sr., 77, of McVeytown, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1923 in Bratton Township, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Annie R. (Kauffman) Hesser. His wife, Roberta Ann (Grassmyer) Hesser, whom he married June 27, 1981, survives. Also surviving are: children, Melvin Leroy Hesser, Jr. and Norman Leroy Hesser, both of McVeytown; and a brother, Robert B. Hesser, Mattawana. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois R. Hesser, and three brothers, Edward E. Hesser, Norman C. Hesser, and Carl D. Hesser. He was a self-employed carpenter and farmer, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of the Westminster Sunday School Class. He was also a church custodian for seven years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and had been a pitcher for both the McVeytown and Ryde Twilight baseball teams. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market Street, McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to the McVeytown Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 323, McVeytown, PA 17051.

George Ernest 'Ernie' Hetrick
LEWISTOWN - George Ernest "Ernie" Hetrick, 83, of 305 Electric Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 3, 1917, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late S. Carl and Mae (Hubler) Hetrick. His wife, Sylvia (Amspaker) Hetrick, whom he married July 25, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: children, Glen E. Hetrick, Lewistown and Alan D. Hetrick and Mrs. Richard (Y. Elaine) Cavanaugh, both of New Castle, Del.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He worked for 15 years at the Fisher Brothers Bus Company, and previously had worked at the American Viscose Corp., Division FMC spinning department, where he retired in 1972 after 27 years of service. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the Lewistown Lodge No. 203 of the Free and Accepted Mason, and a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon No. 88. He was a former member of the Altoona Shrine of the Altoona Consistery. His funeral serivce will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James D. Hicks
LEWISTOWN - James D. Hicks, 57, of 416 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born Nov. 24, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Dawson E. and Goldie J. (Munson) Hicks. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Joseph E. Hicks, Marietta, David R. Hicks, Milroy, and Mrs. George (Linda) McNitt, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by one sister. He worked as a custodian for the Burnham YMCA. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the City Hook and Ladder Company. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca W. Hile
MILROY - Rebecca W. Hile, Milroy, 81, of 79 Maple St., Milroy, died at 12:19 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 12, 1919, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late J. Reuben and Georgia E. (Hoar) Wagner. Her husband, Lester B. Hile, whom she married Dec. 24, 1945, survives. She is survived by a son, Sidney B. Hile, 192 Sigler St., Milroy and one granddaughter. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers. She was a 1936 graduate of Milroy High School. She was an office manager for H. B. Goss Candy Co., retiring in 1983 with 22 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 51 Maclay St., Milroy, PA 17063. Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Hill
LEWISTOWN - Charles W. Hill, 73, of 29 Parkview Ave., Lewistown, died at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Mildred (Hynes) Hill. His wife, Violet (Lajiness) Hill of 29 Parkview Ave., Lewistown, whom he married April 23, 1955, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Theresa M. Hill, Burnham and Geraldine A. Hill, Lewistown; a sister, Barbara Ann Hill, Warren, Ohio; and one grandson. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the Medical Corps. He was the Health Club Service Director for the YMCA for 35 years, retiring in 1990 from the Somerset YMCA, Summerville, NJ. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church; a life member of the VFW Post 7011, Lewistown; a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lewistown Lodge 1338, where he was a 4th Degree Knight; a member of the American Legion Post 90; and a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where Rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. and from 10-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Josephine A. Himes
REEDSVILLE - Josephine A. Himes, 81, of 12 Brooknar Drive, Reedsville, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Harrisburg Hospital, South Front Street, Harrisburg. Born Oct. 28, 1918, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl (Isenberg) Piper. Her husband, Elwood J. "Pete" Himes, died June 24, 1985. Also surviving are: children, Sandra Lee Miller, Harrisburg and Mrs. Dennis (Denna) Armstrong; sisters and brother, Mrs. William (Jeanette) Kenepp and Betty Yoder, both of McVeytown RR and George Piper, McVeytown; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Builders Sunday School Class of the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no public viewing, but friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Bossert Hitz
HARRISBURG - Virginia Bossert Hitz, 84, a resident of Bethany Village Retirement Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Harrisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the retirement village. Born in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late George and Lottie Bossert. Her husband, Stanley Hitz, preceded her in death. Surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline, Verna, Christine, Eleanor and Margaret, and also by brothers, George and Samuel. She was a graduate of Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing and was a retired registered nurse for the Camp Curtin School Systems of Harrisburg. She was a member of the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Harrisburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill. Interment will be in Rolling Green Cemetery in Lower Allen Township. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 216 State St., Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Silas B. 'Sipe' Hockenberry
PORT ROYAL - Silas B. "Sipe" Hockenberry, 95, formerly of Port Royal RR2, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Sept. 12, 1905, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Maggie Jane (Stong) Hockenberry. His wife, Arrietta Mae (Troutman) Hockenberry, died Sept. 22, 1993. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Gerald (Viola) Miller, Belleville, Erma "Dolly" Messimer, Mifflintown, and Richard S. Hockenberry, Quakertown; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, Donald B. Hockenberry; five brothers, Bruce, James, Charles, Wilson, and Earl Hockenberry; and four sisters, Margaret Brubaker, Mae Arentz, Effie Arentz, and Lottie Wisehaupt. He had worked for the former VanDyke Brick Plant, Juniata County; the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal; and was a former flagman for the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal. He was a life member of the Turbett Grange 781. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Larry E. Siikanen officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lawrence Allen 'Larry' Hoff
LIVERPOOL - Lawrence Allen "Larry" Hoff, 64, of Liverpool RR1, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in RiverWoods, Lewisburg. Born Aug. 9, 1936, in Moorehead, Minn., he was the son of the late Henry "Hank" and Lila (Fevig) Hoff. His wife, Barbara J. (Coleman) Hoff, whom he married Sept. 9, 1961, survives. Also surviving are: sons, David Hoff and Larry Hoff, both at home, and Mike Hoff of Texas; a brother, Richard Hoff, Eagan, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was a 1954 graduate of Moorehead High School and had attended Moorehead State College. He graduated from Interstate Business School in 1958. He served in the Air National Guard and completed further business courses therein; he was discharged with the rank of major after 30 years of service. Early in life, he worked as controller for Kegel Sign Co., Moorehead, Minn., for nine years, then for Cook Sign Co., Fargo, N.D. for several years. In 1985, he went to work for American Homes Technology, Hometown, Pa., where he installed cost accounting systems at several modular home companies in the state. He was CFO of Apex Homes, Middleburg. He was an avid sports fan, and played fast pitch softball for more than 25 years, bowled and played golf. He was active in the Jaycees; the Lions Club; served as cub and boy scout leader; and was instrumental in getting Little League Baseball started in Fargo, N.D. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorehead, Minn., where he was in the church choir and taught Sunday school. After moving to Hazelton, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. Recently, he attended Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beaver Lutheran Church, Route 522, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in the Liverpool Union Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Liverpool American Legion Post 364. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Christine R. Hohenshilt
MILLERSTOWN - Christine R. Hohenshilt, 79, of Millerstown RR2, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at the Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Millerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Janet (Jones) Ripman. Her husband, George E. Hohenshilt, preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, David E. Hohenshilt, Lehigh Valley, George E. Hohenshilt and Janet Swartz, both of York, and Jean Tuzinski, Millerstown; and five grandchildren. She retired from the former Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown and the Newport Women's Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, making dolls, and gardening. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond H. Hollister
REEDSVILLE - Raymond H. Hollister, 75, of 88 Church Lane, Reedsville, died at 7:33 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at his residence. Born May 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Harvey Hill and Elenor (Hillman) Hollister. His wife, Betty J. (Gordon) Hollister, whom he married Dec. 6, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Jane A. Hollister, Reedsville; stepson, Thomas G. Okulczyk, Rockwood, Tenn.; sister, Lila Swalwell, Lake Forest Park, Wash.; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Jones and a sister, Marian Neidhardt. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He was a control operator with Commonwealth Edison of Illinois, retiring in 1981 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown; the American Legion Logan Guard Post 90, Lewistown; the BPO Elks, Lewistown; the Milroy Lions Club; the Milroy American Legion; the VFW; and served many years as a volunteer fireman at Palos Heights, Ill. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. David W. Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. 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.

James W. Holzman
MCCLURE - James W. Holzman, 86, of 415 Brower Road, McClure, died at 4:01 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born Oct. 20, 1913, in Clementon, N.J., he was the son of the late James Jay and Florence Eliza (Wood) Holzman. His first wife, Elizabeth (Warwick) Holzman, died in 1974. His second wife, Ellen Elizabeth (Armstrong) Kurtz Holzman, whom he married April 24, 1976, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Marcia Lynne Reidel, Port Townsend, Wash. and Bonnie Elizabeth Smith, Mitchellville, Md.; stepchildren, Harold Richard Kurtz and Shea Kurtz, both of McClure, and Nancy Ellen Lavers, Danbury, Conn.; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Daniel Victor Kurtz on May 6, 1995 and a brother, Nathaniel Morris Holzman. He was a mechanical and industrial engineer, retiring from Parish Division of the Dana Corp., Reading in 1972 as chief engineer in charge of product development. He was a member of the Agudath Achim Synagogue, Huntingdon; the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Alfarata; the Decatur Fire Co.; past master of Lewistown Lodge 203 Free & Accepted Masons; the Masonic Consistory, Harrisburg; the Juniata Valley Amateur Radio Club; and the Lewistown Dog Training Club. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM, c/o Robert Mellinger, Secretary, 1417 Valley View Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Grace M. Jones Hood
PALMYRA - Grace M. Jones Hood, 98, of 1200 Grubb St., Palmyra, formerly of N. Sixth St., Lebanon, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, 1200 Grubb St., Palmyra. Born July 26, 1902, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Sciney Sophia (Arnold) and Ibra Evans Jones. Her husband, Fred Hood, preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1979. Surviving are a son, Ronald B. Hood, Lansford, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Leo F. Hood, on Nov. 15, 1993, and by brothers and sisters, Ada Bomberger, Andrew Jones, Harry Jones and James Jones. She was a retired seamstress and garment worker. She was a member of the Lebanon Church of the Brethren, 400 Locust St., Lebanon, and a member of the Reindeer and the Gold Stars. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christman's Funeral Home Inc., 226 Cumberland St., Lebanon. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Church of the Brethren, 400 Locust St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Loretta Beatrice 'Tod' Hood
FREEBURG - Loretta Beatrice "Tod" Hood, 81, of 108 New East St., Freeburg, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born Dec. 22, 1918, in New Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Arthur "Barney" and Iva P. (Spangler) Solomon. Her husband, L. Alton "Hoodie" Hood, whom she married Feb. 13, 1975, died July 1, 1989. Surviving are: children, William R. Klinger and Paul E. Hood, both of Middleburg, George E. Pennebaker, Millerstown RR2, Mrs. Michael (Pat L.) Holmes, Liverpool, Janet Williams, Sunbury, Mrs. Ronald (Lois A.) Wirt, Northumberland, and Betty G. Clark, Millersburg; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Richard D. Hood Sr. in 1993; a grandson, Daniel Hood in 1981; a granddaughter, Sherry Swank in 1982, and a brother, Earl E. Solomon in 1989. She was educated in the Mifflinburg rural schools. She and her husband owned and operated Hood's Tavern in Freeburg. She was also employed at several area companies including L'Aiglon, Northumberland; Hotel Middleburger, Middleburg; Nite Kraft; and did seasonal work at the Quarryville Canning Company, Middleburg. She attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Freeburg. She was an accomplished cook, loved to read, host family dinners, and socialize with her patrons of her business. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Kathleen M. Kinney officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Freeburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donna K. Hook
DEATSVILLE, Ala. - Donna K. Hook, 66, of 55 Foxwood Court, Deatsville, Ala., formerly of Lewistown and McAlisterville, died at 11 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. Born Feb. 2, 1934, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Eleanor (Friedly) Mowery. Her husband, Robert L. Hook, died in 1990. Surviving are: children, Mark E. Snyder, Prattville, Ala. and Mrs. Donald (Russellen) Clouser, Loysville; a step-son, Gerald L. Hook, Milroy; brothers and sisters, Francis M. Mowery and Joseph M. Mowery, both of Lewistown, and Robert P. Mowery, Stephens City, Va.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Rosalie Hook Trout. She was employed at Standard Steel, Burnham for more than 20 years in various offices and departments, having retired from the Employment Office. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lewistown, and a member of the United Steelworkers Local 2921. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Longfield officiating. Interment will be private in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing, however, family will receive friends from noon until the time of services Friday at the funeral home. The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Donald P. Hoover
BELLEVILLE - Donald P. Hoover, 81, of 498 Taylor Mill Road, Belleville, died at 12:28 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Jan. 19, 1919, in Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Guy P. and Bertha R. (Savitts) Hoover. His first wife, Bertha R. (Shirk) Hoover, died March 28, 1985, and his second wife, Grace D. (Mellott) Hoover, died March 23, 1999. Surviving are: children, Larry E. Hoover and Harold M. Hoover, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Andrew (Darlis) Guthridge, Mifflinburg, and William P. Hoover, Siglerville; stepchildren, Mrs. Allen (Elaine) Harper, Tyrone, Mrs. Lester (Diane) Goss, Belleville, Mrs. Larry (Donna) Bonson and William J. Mellott, both of Milroy, and George Mellott, Shade Gap; sisters and brother, Christie Hoover, Lewistown, Dorothy Briggs, Huntingdon County, and Gilbert Hoover, Belleville; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. He was an auto mechanic for Big Valley Sales and Service and for Long's Garage. He was a member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, camping and attending the Belleville sale on Wednesdays. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Longfield officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 or to the Ronald McDonald House, c/o Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033 or c/o Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821.

Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins
LEWISBURG - Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins, 88, of Lewisburg, formerly of Nanty-Glo, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at RiverWoods Nursing Care Center. Born Nov. 27, 1911, in Nanty-Glo, he was a son of the late Thomas M. and Sarah Ellen (Harrison) Hopkins. His wife, Mary Elizabeth (Brant) Hopkins, whom he married Oct. 7, 1941, died in January 1997. Surviving are: children, Saudra H. Kumpf, Lewisburg RR5 and T. Marshall Hopkins, Lock Haven; a brother, Rev. Henry F. Hopkins, Lewisburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He was a 1929 graduate of Nanty-Glo High School and graduated from Juniata College Magna Cum Laude, in 1937 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and philosophy and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 1955. He graduated from Drew Theological Seminary in 1956 with a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity. During graduate work at Columbia University, he studied with anthropologist, Margaret Meade. He served as secretary of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for six years; served on the conference board of trustees and the conference board of education; and was in the President's Circle of Juniata College. During his ministry, he served 11 churches, including the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was also past president of the Lewistown Rotary Club. Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Beaver United Methodist Church, South Third Street, Lewisburg, with the Rev. John J. Dromazos officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mental Health Association of the Central Susquehanna Valley, 37 W. Main St., Suite 204, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Building 2, Suite 321, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102. The Cronrath Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy E. Horesco
REEDSVILLE - Dorothy E. Horesco, 80, of 75 Estella Drive, Reedsville, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at her residence. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Derby, Conn., she was a daughter of the late John Francis Sr. and Helen (Merrill) Elwood. Her husband, Francis J. Horesco, died Feb. 16, 1996. She is survived by children, Janis E. Grimmer, Reedsville, Joseph F. Horesco, Derby, Conn., and Jody Caroots, Romulus, Mich.; a brother, John Francis Elwood Jr., Beverly Hills, Fla.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsville and a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul in Connecticut. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St., Ansonia, Conn. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084. A local memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Neta E. F. Horne
MCCLURE - Neta E. F. Horne, 87, of McClure RR2, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 17, 1913, in Ringtown, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Edna Mabel (Long) Fuhrman. Her husband, Claude C. Horne, died in 1996. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Furn (Claudine) Fuhrman, Bethlehem, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Rarich, McClure, and Harry E. Horne, Tolono, IL; stepson, Donald C. Horne, Apopka, FL; brother and sister, M. Emma Hart, Pottstown and George Marlyn Fuhrman, Perkasie; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She was a seamstress for 20 years at the Milton Hershey School, Hershey, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure and active in many church groups. She was also a member of the McClure Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, with the Rev. Stanley Reep officiating. Private interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Specht Street, McClure, PA 17841. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Chester B. Hosler
MIFFLINTOWN - Chester B. Hosler, 78, a resident of Berry's Personal Care Center, Mifflintown RR1, died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 17, 1922, in Port Royal, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Casner) Hosler. Surviving are: sons, Stanley and John Hosler, California; a brother, Paul R. Hosler, McAlisterville; sisters, Ruth Fultz, Beaver Springs, Cleo Henry, Lewisberry, Doris Wells, York, and Verna Fuller, Nevada. He was a retired freight truck driver and a member of the Christian Home Fellowship, McAlisterville. There will be no local services. Graveside services and interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, CA. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville is handling local arrangements.

William R. Hosler
LEWISBURG - William R. Hosler, 35, of Lewisburg, died of natural causes, Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, while walking near his home. Born Nov. 12, 1964, in Lewistown, he was the son of Thomas Hosler and Margaret Ann (Partchey) Hosler. His wife of 13 years, Heidi (Schwarz) Hosler, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Sheryl Hosler and Karyn Hosler, both at home. He earned his Bachelor of Science and master's degrees in agriculture at Penn State University. He was on the board of directors of Omicron Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He served as an extension agent for Economic and Community Development with the Penn State Extension for 14 years. He was a hunter and a fisherman. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth Streets, Lewisburg. A private visitation will be for family only. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Hosler Daughter's Scholarship Fund, c/o West Milton State Bank, 2005 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Dena Y. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - Dena Y. Hostetler, 80, of 651 Church Lane, Reedsville, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at her residence. Born Jan. 21, 1921 in Union Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Abraham J. and Catherine (Yoder) Speicher. Her husband Jacob Y. Hostetler survives. Also surviving are: children, Katie B. Yoder, Samuel Y. Hostetler, Elizabeth S. Yoder, and Miriam S. Yoder, all of Reedsville, Barbara S. Yoder, Belleville, and Daniel Y. Hostetler and Rachel S. Yoder, both of McClure; 56 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, and she was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. She was a member of the Old Order Amish. Her funeral service will be held Saturday. Interment will be in Back Mountain Road Cemetery, Milroy. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Burnham is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. 'Nana' Hostetler
THOMPSONTOWN - Helen M. "Nana" Hostetler, 100, formerly of Lewistown, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Meda Nipple Nursing Home, Thompsontown. Born July 23, 1900, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Blanche (Wagner) Earnest. Her first husband, Albert Osborne, died in 1928 and her second husband, Steven Hostetler, died in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Grove, Thompsontown; one grandson; three great-granddaughters and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Allen Osborne, two brothers and two sisters. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation and retired in 1965 from the Arrow Shirt Factory after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Gospel Chapel Church, Lewistown, where she taught Sunday school. She loved gardening and planting flowers, especially African violets. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Elder James Folk officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Meda Nipple Nursing Home, Box 109, RR1, Thompsontown, PA 17094.

John A. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - John A. Hostetler, 52, of 7052 East Back Mountain Road, Reedsville, died at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1947, in Mifflin County, he was the son of Leah F. (Yoder) Hostetler of 100 Long Lane, Reedsville and the late Noah J. Hostetler. His wife, Barbara (Hostetler) Hostetler, whom he married Dec. 11, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Seth (Naomi B.) Hostetler and Abraham J. Hostetler, both of Milroy, Mrs. Samuel (Elizabeth L.) Hostetler Jr. and Mrs. Eli (Nancy D.) Zook, both of Reedsville, Gideon E. Hostetler and Ezra N. Hostetler, both at home; brothers and sisters, Seth J. Hostetler and Yost E. Hostetler, both of Milroy, Melinda Zook, Belleville, Abie N. Hostetler, Elizabeth M. Hostetler, Mary N. Hostetler, Noah L. Hostetler, Nancy L. Hostetler, and Leah F. Hostetler, all of Reedsville; and 10 grandchildren. He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the decedent's home at 7052 East Back Mountain Road, Reedsville. Interment will be in the Green Lane Cemetery. Family will receive friends today at the decedent's home. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Solomon Y. Hostetler
LEWISTOWN - Solomon Y. Hostetler, 69, of 10 Freightliner Lane, Lewistown, died at 12:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at his residence. Born Jan. 17, 1931, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Ezra B. and Elizabeth (Spicher) Hostetler. His wife, Nancy H. (Hostetler) Hostetler, whom he married Nov. 27, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, John L. Hostetler, 10 Freightliner Lane, Lewistown, William L. Hostetler and Mrs. John D. (Barbara J.) McKnight, both of McClure, Mrs. Lloyd F. (Bonnie L.) Cavanaugh, and Mrs. Todd A. (Brenda J.) Jones, both of Lewistown, and Nancy E. Boyer, Duncannon; sisters, Elizabeth Hostetler, Katie Hostetler, and Barbara Hostetler, all of Reedsville; six grandchildren and two step-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He served in the United States Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a farmer and truck driver for D & T Trucking, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and a life member of the Blue Juniata Beagle Club, having served two terms as president and two terms as treasurer. He also served as auditor and director for the Atlantic Association of Beagle Clubs. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Paintersville CMA Church, with the Rev. George Mark officiating. Interment will be in the Paintersville CMA Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Paintersville CMA Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Stephen J. Hostetler
BEAVER SPRINGS - Stephen J. Hostetler, 35, of Beaver Springs RD1 Box 140-A, died at 5 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, of natural causes at his residence. Born Sept. 22, 1964 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Mary S. (Yoder) Hostetler, and of John D. Hostetler, who survives, residing at Beaver Springs, RD1 Box 140-A. Also surviving are: sisters, Mrs. Steven (Lena) Yoder, Mrs. Isaac (Nancy) Yoder and Mrs. Emanuel (Elizabeth) Yoder, all of Beaver Springs, Mrs. Eli (Barbara) Yoder and Mrs. David C. (Ruth) Yoder, both of McClure, and Mary Hostetler, at home. He was preceded in death by a sister, Frannie Hostetler, in 1992, and by a stillborn brother, Michael Hostetler, in 1976. He was a member of Old Order Amish. A service will be held at 9 p.m. Sunday at the John D. Hostetler residence, Beaver Springs RD1 Box 140-A. Interment will be in Samuel's Amish Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the John D. Hostetler residence. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank O. Houser
MILROY - Frank O. Houser, 75, of Siglerville Pike Road, Milroy, died at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Anna Catherine (Mull) Houser. His wife, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" (Baker) Houser, whom he married March 14, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Melva) Worley, Siglerville Pike Road, Milroy, Evelyn O'Malley Houser, Burnham, and Timothy T. Houser, Milroy; sisters and brother, Mrs. Raymond (Evelyn) Wilde, Belleville, Mrs. David (Mary) Heimbaugh, Tennessee, Mrs. Harry (Jane) Taylor, Reedsville, and John Houser, Spring Mills; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School. He was a farmer all of his life, and he drove school bus. He was a member of White Memorial Congregational Church, Siglerville; the McVeytown Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 376; the Valley Harrisburg Jaffa Shrine; the Middleburg Moose, and was an honorary member of the Siglerville Men's Club. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. James A. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Big Valley FFA, 700 Pitt St., c/o J. M. AVTS, Att: Pam Farabaugh, Lewistown, PA 17044.

David L. Huffman
MCVEYTOWN - David L. Huffman, 42, of Little Kansas Road, McVeytown, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 5, 1958, in Derry Township, he was a son of the late Harry I. and Larue (Kratzer) Huffman. Surviving are: five sisters, Mary Frances Huffman, Lewistown, Pearl Ross, Lewistown, Mrs. Dennis (Joan) Mowry, Strodes Mills, Mrs. Melvin (Sharon) Varner, McVeytown, and Wanda Kerr, Elliottsburg; four nephews, three nieces and two great-nieces. He was a member of the chapel of the Selinsgrove Center. He enjoyed watching football and horse racing. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, wih the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service Thursday at the funeral home.

Elmer E. Hummel
HARRISBURG - Elmer E. Hummel, 81, of Lower Paxton Township, Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born June 13, 1919, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John A. and Mary (Gilbert) Hummel. His wife, Geraldine D. (Sebolt) Hummel, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Janice Batula, Merrimack, NH and Karen Carpenter, Harrisburg; brothers, Paul Hummel, Swedesboro, NJ and Harold Hummel, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Sowers on Dec. 17, 1995. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School, a 1968 graduate of Penn State University and did his post graduate work at Elizabethtown College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired plant manager for AMP Inc. He was a member of Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, the Perserverance Lodge 21, Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Consistory. He was an avid woodworker and carver. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, 1430 N. Mountain Road, Harrisburg, with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, 1430 N. Mountain Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Hummel
HAIKU, HAWAII - Patricia Ann Hummel, 53, of Haiku, Hawaii, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Maui Memorial Center, Wailuku, Hawaii. Born July 17, 1948, in Derry, she was the daughter of the late Paul S. Hummel and Gladys (Kearns) Hummel Dressler. Surviving are: two aunts, Dorothy Stenchever, Brooksville, Fla. and Mary Kearns Mandry, Lee's Summit, Mo.; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Edwin Hummel. She graduated from Kishacoquillas High School, Lewistown and Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster. She moved to Maui in 1985 where she taught kindergarten and third grade for the Doris Todd Memorial Christian School in Paia, Hawaii. She was a member of the Paipala Church in Paia, Hawaii. Her mother, Gladys (Kearns) Hummel, preceded her in death by three weeks. They were cremated and a memorial service for both was held at the Paipala Church in Hawaii. There will also be a memorial service at their home church in Mount Joy on Saturday October 7. Inurnment will be at the Maitland Church of the Brethren, Lewistown, at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Doris Todd Memorial Christian School, Paia, HI. The Ballard Family Mortuary in Maui is in charge of arrangements.

Helen F. Hunter
LEWISTOWN - Helen F. Hunter, 76, of 982 Parcheytown Road, Lewistown, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Edgar S. and Laura (Shoop) Osborne. Her husband, Boyd W. Hunter, died in 1985. Surviving are: children, William J. Hunter, at home and Anne F. Hunter, 7A Gloucester St., Harrisburg; brothers and sister, Edgar W. Osborne and Melvin B. Osborne, both of Lewistown and Mrs. Charles (Madeline) Kramer, McKeesport. She was a personal caregiver and Methodist by faith. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be private. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles H. Hutt
BETHLEHEM - Charles H. Hutt, 94, of 2303 Kemmerer St., Bethlehem, died at 4:12 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Born July 22, 1906, in Linfield, Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Hanna (Meyers) Hutt. His wife, Helen L. (Treaster) Hutt, died Dec. 30, 1990. He is survived by a son, Carl Keith Hutt, Hecktown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney T. Hutt, on Dec. 15, 1999, and three sisters. He retired as a purchasing agent with Bethlehem Steel Corp. Earlier in life, he worked at Clearwater Lumber Co., Lewiston, Idaho and in the 1930s, he worked in central Pennsylvania with the Civil Conservation Corps. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Howell
BELLEVILLE - Mary E. Howell, 94, of 512 Oliver Court, Belleville, formerly of Clarion and Huntingdon, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Sept. 16, 1906, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Millard Lee and Margaret Rebecca (Franks) Haffly. Her husband, Frank J. Howell, whom she married April 8, 1933, survives. Also surviving are: children, Frank N. Howell, Huntingdon and Mrs. Wayne (Patricia Ann) Fischer, Butler; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; two brothers, William Haffly and Floyd Haffly; and two sisters, Pearl Mateer and Alice Wagner. She was a 1925 graduate of Belleville High School. She was a homemaker and prior to marriage, she worked as a linotype operator at the Belleville Times. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, Mifflin County Division, 501 Howard Ave., Building D-101, Altoona, PA 16601.


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