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Levi H. Kanagy
BELLEVILLE - Levi H. Kanagy, 68, of 95 Stone Barn Lane, Belleville, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at his residence. Born Aug. 10, 1931, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Levi P. and Lidie S. (Peachey) Kanagy. His wife, Judith B. (Swarey) Kanagy, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Abie D. (Emma L.) Kanagy, Steven L. Kanagy, Levi R. Kanagy, and Mrs. Gideon J. (Linda M.) Peachey, all of Belleville; brothers and sisters, Jacob E. Kanagy, Kentucky, Daniel P. Kanagy, Nancy L. Swarey, Lidie S. Kanagy, and Mattie L. Yoder, all of Belleville, Elizabeth C. Bender, Osterburg, and Susie Swarey, Allensville; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Reuben P. Kanagy. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Gideon J. Peachey residence, Belleville, with Bishop Omar A. Peachey and Bishop Louie D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery.

Mary M. Kanagy
BELLEVILLE - Mary M. Kanagy, 84, of Valley View Terrace, Belleville, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Valley View Terrace. Born Dec. 27, 1915, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel K. and Leah B. (Yoder) Yoder. Her husband Jacob Y. Kanagy, died Dec. 31, 1994. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold (Esther) Helmuth, Arthur, Ill., Leon Kanagy, Chambersburg, Mrs. Omer (Martha) King, Coatesville, Mrs. Harvey (Dorothy) Hochstettler, Nappanee, Ind., and Betty Yoder, Goshen, Ind.; brothers and sisters, Hilda Stolzfus, Sarasota, Fla., Louie E. Yoder, Belleville, Aquilla "Tobby" Yoder, Intercourse, and Samuel A. Yoder, Gordonville; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Leah Gentzler, Leroy Yoder, David Yoder, and Jesse C. Yoder. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. John Keefer and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, PA 17004.

E. Jean Kauffman
BELLEVILLE - E. Jean Kauffman, 81, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Knepp Road, Belleville, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Valley View. Born June 12, 1919, in Granville, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Clara (Freed) Zimmerman. Her husband, Ernest R. Kauffman, whom she married Oct. 26, 1935, died Dec. 2, 1995. Surviving are: children, Mrs. David (Beverly) Peachey, Poe Street, Belleville, Mrs. Roy (Roberta) Benn and Kenneth L. Kauffman, both of Belleville, and Ernest R. Kauffman Jr., Roanoke, Va.; a sister and brother, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Renninger, Lewistown RR4 and Robert Zimmerman, Alexandria; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a twin brother, E. Dean Zimmerman; brothers and sister, Charles Zimmerman, Donald Zimmerman, and Jessie Kauffman; and two grandchildren. She was a homemaker and served on the election board of Menno Township. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville with the Rev. Erie Renno and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004.

Esther Ruth Kauffman
ORBISONIA - Esther Ruth Kauffman, 96, a resident of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, formerly of 22 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, died at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Feb. 10, 1904, in Longfellow, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Youtzy) Kauffman. She is survived by a son, R. Max Kauffman, Mount Union; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by sisters and brother, Nannie Harshbarger, Mabel Henry, Jesse Kauffman; and one grandson. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Radle's farm implement store in Mount Union and later worked at B.W. Reeder's Hardware Store, Mount Union. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Union, where she was a past superintendent of the primary Sunday school. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. David Ford and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Raymond E. Kauffman
MIFFLINTOWN - Raymond E. Kauffman, 68, of Mifflintown HCR63, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at his residence. Born Feb. 15, 1932, in McAlisterville, he was the son of the late Boyd and Lydia (Wert) Kauffman. His wife, Wilma F. (Graybill) Kauffman, whom he married Nov. 25, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Harold R. Kauffman and Marlin D. Kauffman, both of Mifflintown, and Mrs. Frank (Barbara J.) Freeman, Bloomingburg, N.Y.; sisters, Anna M. Weaver, Womeldorf, Thelma E. Kauffman, Richfield, and Ferne I. Lehman, Mount Pleasant Mills; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Kauffman and infant brother and sister, Chester and Esther Kauffman. He attended Richfield Elementary School and earned his high school GED in 1988. He was a lifelong self-employed farmer and has been a school bus driver since 1986 for the Swartz, Wilson and Booker Busing Companies. He was a member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown RR1, where he served as a deacon for 30 years, a Sunday school superintendent, a Sunday school teacher for many years, and a ministerial advisor to the church youth for 20 years. He served on several committees in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference and was a member of the Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations. He enjoyed meeting new people and reading. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, with ministers, Emanuel Martin, Roy Brubaker and Glenn Kauffman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at the church, where family will be present from 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, RR2, Box 1405, Mifflintown, PA 17059. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. William W. Kauffman
PETERSBURG - Rev. William W. Kauffman, 75, of Petersburg RR1, formerly of Port Royal, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at his home. Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Port Royal, he was the son of the late Oliver W. and Barbara Matilda (Walter) Kauffman. He is survived by children, William Alexander Kauffman, Lyons, N.Y., Gayle Ewing, Petersburg RR1. and Nancy Embly, Jacksonville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. George (Frances) Crimmel, Port Royal; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Edna Metzgar and a half-sister, Catherine Wagner. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal, and a 1967 graduate of the Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C. He was ordained an elder in 1968 with the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. In his early life, he served as a lay speaker at the Port Royal United Methodist Church. He was a retired Methodist minister, having served in the following parishes: Monroeton; Manor Hill of Petersburg RR; Broad Avenue of Altoona; Mapleton, and Robertsdale. He was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church, the Blue Masonic Lodge of Monroeton, and was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Altoona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Port Royal United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thomas H. Irwin Jr., District Superintendent of the Altoona district, and Pastor Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Royal United Methodist Church, PO Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082 or to the charity of one's choice.

Erna M. Kearns
OIL CITY - Erna M. Kearns, 93, of 409 Englewood Ave., Oil City, formerly of 825 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at her residence. Born Sept. 16, 1907, in McClure, she was the daughter of the late Amos E. and Alvilda (Romig) Klinger. Her husband, D. Edgar Kearns, died June 29, 1989. Surviving are: daughters, Doris Stoyer, Oil City and Mrs. Charles (Patricia L.) DeLuca, Merrimack, NH; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was employed as a sales clerk at Danks & Co. in Lewistown for 18 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice, Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301 or to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Irving M. Kearns
LEWISTOWN - Irving M. Kearns, 83, of 237 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at his residence. Born March 26, 1917, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Jesse A. and Hazel G. (Shank) Kearns. His wife, Vera A. (Moyer) Kearns, preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1998. Surviving are: children, Dennis Kearns, Milroy, and Sharon Gisewhite, Lewistown; step-children, Kenneth Bailey, Middleburg, and Edith Hackett, Yeagertown; brothers and sisters, Margaret Campanella, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lenore Fultz, Pleasant Gap, Mrs. Robert (Zelpha) Stinson, Centre Hall, Mrs. Norman (Ruth) Schreiber, Harrisburg, Phyllis Nordan, Benson, N.C., Mrs. Clifford (Virginia) McLaughlin and Marlin Kearns, both of Lewistown; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, nine step-great-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Allen S. Kearns, a daughter, June Kearns Shenk, a step-daughter, Jeanetta K. Johnstonbaugh, and sisters, Dorene Flores and Faye Krepps. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in Germany. He was a 1936 graduate of Milroy High School. He retired after 41 years of service as a machinist in Machine Shop 1 at Standard Steel, Burnham. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Company 350, Luray, Va., and was a star baseball player on the camp team. He was a member of Parkview Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of East End Blue Rock Sportsmans Club, Milroy and the Milroy American Legion, and a life-member of City Hook & Ladder, Kreamer Sportsman Association and the National Rifle Association. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Ralph H. Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Harvey A. Keefer
BEAVER SPRINGS - Harvey A. Keefer, 88, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at his home, following a brief illness. Born April 15, 1912, in Fisherville, Dauphin County, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Cora E. (Hassinger) Keefer. His wife, Marjorie M. (Schechterly) Keefer, to whom he was married April 15, 1934 by her father, Rev. John R. Schechterly, in McClure, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Elmer R. "Bud" (Marian J.) Reed, Carlisle, Mrs. Gerald E. (Darlis S.) Aumiller, Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Wayne (Marjorie "Peggy") Aigler, Beavertown; sister and brother, Mary Wetzel, Elmira, NY and Clarence Keefer, Norristown; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Keiter and four brothers, Norman, Marlin, Ralph and Elmer Keefer. He was a member of Beavertown United Methodist Church. In 1974, he retired from the Selinsgrove Center after 17 years in the laundry department. Earlier in life, he worked at Standard Steel, Burnham and the former Keefer Roller Mills. He enjoyed watching birds, gardening and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavertown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church. There will be no evening viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, Northumberland, PA 17857 or to the Beavertown United Methodist Church, Beavertown, PA 17813. The Aurand Funeral Home, Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty F. Keiser
REEDSVILLE - Betty F. Keiser, 77, of 5844 E. Back Mountain Road, Reedsville (Barrville), died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1922, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Stella (Worrall) Royer. Her husband, Marlin E. Keiser, died March 14, 1974. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Marlene) Smith, 402 Electric Ave., Lewistown; sisters and brothers, Gladys E. Seiler, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Henry, Fred H. Royer, James P. Royer, Ronald K. Royer, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Bradley, Mrs. Harold (Eleanore) Smith, Edward L. Royer, Robert L. Royer, Marlin E. Royer, Glenn P. Royer, all of Burnham, Helen E. Strange, Freemont, Calif., Mildred I. Majestic, Berwick, William F. Royer, Disputanta, Va., and Charles L. Royer, Belleville; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dean E. Keiser, on Jan. 8, 1961. She worked for 30 years in the tire fabric department of the American Viscose-FMC Corporation, retiring in 1974. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Gerald Peachey and the Rev. Raymond S. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Barrville Mennonite Church, 48 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Louise P. Keiser
MCCLURE - Louise P. Keiser, 70, of McClure, died at 8:58 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her home, following an extended illness. Born April 16, 1930, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Russell V. and Naomi P. (Bowersox) Knepp. Her husband, William L. Keiser, whom she married May 7, 1952, died June 17, 2000. She is survived by children, Mrs. Rohn (Patricia A.) Ledden, Richard N. Keiser and Kenneth W. Keiser, both of McClure; a child she helped raise, Brad Wright, McClure; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Zelepha) Sheriff and Mrs. Howard (L. Joanne) Lindsey, both of Lewistown, June E. L. Wright, Luther Knepp, Calvin Knepp and Gary Knepp, all of McClure; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and eight brothers. She worked with her husband on their farm until his retirement in 1980. She was a member of Samuel's Church, McClure, a member of the Bannerville Fire Company and the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed listening to music. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Clark Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in the Samuel's Church Cemetery, McClure RR1. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2045 Westgate Drive, Suite 106, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Arrangements can also be found at www.Legacy.com.

William L. Keiser
MCCLURE - William L. Keiser, 79, of McClure, died at 2:32 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 27, 1921, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Earl and Dessie (Stuck) Keiser. His wife, Louise (Knepp) Keiser, whom he married May 7, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Rohn (Patricia A.) Ledden, Richard N. Keiser, and Kenneth W. Keiser, all of McClure; a child, Brad Wright, McClure, whom he helped to raise; a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Summers, Mifflintown; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an aunt and uncle who raised him, William and Bertha Keiser; five sisters, Mary Jackson, Helen Hubbart, Sarah Murphy, Dorothy Harlon, and Kathryn Kreamer, and a brother, Francis Keiser. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from farming in 1980 after 43 years on his Decatur Township farm. He was a member of the Bannerville Fire Company and he enjoyed hunting and nature. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Clark Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in the Samuel's Church Cemetery, McClure RR1, where graveside military services will be provided by the American Legion Post 942, McClure. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m.

Robert B. Keith
LOYSVILLE - Robert B. Keith, 81, of Loysville RR1, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1919, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William A. and Nancy (Zimmerman) Keith. His wife, R. Alma Keith, survives. Also surviving are: children, William V. Keith, Portsmouth, Va., Robert B. Keith Jr., Newalla, Okla., John A. Keith, Newport, Mary A. Keith, Tampa Fla., Rose A. Reynolds, Boulder, Colo., and Nan C. O'Shea, Hanover; three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a 1946 graduate of Penn State University. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired salesman for Helena Chemical Company, Shrewsberry. He was a member of the American Legion Post 177, Newport; a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Society; the Ickesburg Lions Club; and the Pennsylvania Potato Growers. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville. Private interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Tressie M. Kendrick
MIFFLINTOWN - Tressie M. Kendrick, 87, of Brookline Manor, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Brookline Manor. Born on Feb. 1, 1913, in Juniata County, she was daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Henry) Bardell. Her husband, Melvin S. Kendrick, died Aug. 11, 1995. Also surviving are: a sister, Pauline Davis of Dillsburg; a step-brother, Paul Leach of Blain; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley Bardell, a step-brother, Robert Leach, and a step-sister, Helen Cross. She had worked for Triangle Pacific in Thompsontown in cabinet finishing. She was also a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Services wil be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Jack Taylor officiating. Interment will be at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Emily Madeline Kennedy
JACKSON, N.J. - Emily Madeline Kennedy, 77, of Jackson, N.J., died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Kimball Hospital, Lakewood, N. J. Born Jan. 30, 1923, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell T. and Harriet (Price) Dahlen. Her husband, Robert Kennedy, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a daughter, Helen P. Stark, New Hampton, N.H.; stepmother, Marion (Bulick) Dahlen, Belleville; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by sister and brother, Kathleen Bonfiglio and Frederic John Dahlen. Funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville is in charge of local arrangements.

Ruth M. Zook Kerling
MULDROW, Okla. - Ruth M. Zook Kerling, 92, formerly of Belleville, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Muldrow, Okla. Born April 17, 1908, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Amos B. and Mattie (Esch) Glick. Her first husband, Eli K. Zook, died in 1955, and her second husband, Arthur Kerling, died in 1972. Surviving are: children, Marjorie Barcell and Dorcas Millar, both of Muldrow, Okla., and Timothy Zook, Oregon; brother and sister, Mrs. David (Ida) Kanagy, Belleville, and Vernon Glick, Oakland Mills; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Services were held June 20, and interment was in Muldrow, Okla.

Pauline M. Kern
BEAVERTOWN - Pauline M. Kern, 85, of Beavertown, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at Penn Lutheran Village, where she had been a resident for the past year and a half. Born May 29, 1915 in Spring Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late William Daniel and Mary Jane (Riegel) Peters. Her husband James F. Kern preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are: children,Mary K. Kerstetter, Beavertown and Edna M. Koh, Rochester, N.Y.; brothers and sisters, Paul Peters, Middleburg, John Peters, Williamsport, Fay A. Walters, Selinsgrove and Alma M. Pontius, Mifflinburg; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Guy, Glen, Erman, Jay and Roy Peters. She was employed as a seamstress for the former Bowman's Department Store. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading and church activities. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, where she taught Sunday school for more than forty years. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Edward Henry officiating. At her request, there will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, PA 17813.

Sarah R. 'Sally' Kern
LEWISTOWN - Sarah R. "Sally" Kern, 82, of 9 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 8, 1918, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Carrie M. (Stout) Kern. She is survived by a sister, Frances M. Kern, Granville. She was a graduate of Lewistown Area High School. She was self-employed. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Harry W. Kerstetter
STRASBURG - Harry W. Kerstetter, 76, of 11 W. Clover Ave., Apt. 11, Strasburg, died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster. Born Aug. 25, 1924 in Milroy, he was a son of the late Robert N. and Susan Mae (Aumiller) Kerstetter. Surviving are: children, John S. Kerstetter, Pottstown, Joseph E. Kerstetter, Birdsboro, Cheryl L. Gauger, Lancaster and Roger Kerstetter, East Earl; a brother, Nelson B. Kerstetter, Milroy; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry W. Kerstetter Jr., and by brothers and sisters, Forrest R. Kerstetter, Randel J. Kerstetter, Clifford S. Kerstetter, Robert N. Kerstetter Jr., Susan Bodtorf and Mary Ellen Bonson. He retired in 1987 from Diamond Glass, Royersford. He attended Faith Evangelical Church, Lancaster. His funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Robert Stahl officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mary Margaret Cramer Kerstetter
MECHANICSBURG - Mary Margaret Cramer Kerstetter, 89, a resident of Bethany Village Retirement Center, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Bedford and Lewistown, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at the village. Born Aug. 2, 1911, in Shade Valley, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick S. and Hannah Margaret (McMullen) Kramer. Her husband, Rev. Earl E. Kerstetter, whom she married July 27, 1940 at the First United Methodist Church in Lewistown, died in November of 1978. Surviving are a son, Dr. David L. Kerstetter, Bedford; a sister, Dorothy Underwood, Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was a 1929 graduate of Lewistown High School. She held many positions in the local, district, and conference levels of the United Methodist Church. She also served on the board of the Neighborhood Center, Harrisburg, was a member of the Conference Historical Society and was on the Council of Churches of Greater Harrisburg. She was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working with the many children's and women's groups of her husband's parishes. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bedford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Guy Carrigan and the Rev. Robert Reasy officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Association for the Blind, Bedford, PA. The Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home Inc., 214 S. Juliana St., Bedford, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel M. King
YARDLEY - Ethel M. King, 86, of Yardley, formerly of Lewistown, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Yardley. She was born Jan. 1, 1914, in Harrisburg. Her husband, Clarence King, preceded her in death in 1977. Surviving are two sons, David King, Rennselear, N.Y., and Richard King, West Windsor, N.J. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Clair, in 1996. She attended the Harrisburg area public schools. She was a homemaker, and later an office administrator for the Agricultural Extension office in Lewistown. She also worked as secretary for the former Heller Funeral Home, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald-Sommer Funeral Home at 17 S. Delaware Ave., Yardley. Inurnment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, at a later date. A memorial luncheon for local friends will also be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haddonfield Home, 132 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, N.J. 08033.

Jacob Samuel 'Sam' King Jr.
TELFORD - Jacob Samuel "Sam" King Jr., 64, of Telford, formerly of Boyertown, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia. Born Nov. 15, 1935, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Jacob S. and Ella (Byler) King. His wife of 35 years, Mary Ann (Yoder) King, survives. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Rev. Erie (Verna) Renno of Belleville. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul King; three sisters, Effie Yoder, Ruth King and Lydia Yoder; and three infant siblings. He was a 1953 graduate of Belleville High School and attended Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Va. for one year. He was a machinery operator for 28 years at Knoll International, East Greenville, retiring in April 2000. He was a member of Boyertown Mennonite Church, where he was a former Sunday school teacher, superintendent, trustee, and youth leader. He was an avid sports fan and a former softball umpire for church leagues in the Boyertown area. He also enjoyed reading, traveling and spending winters in Sarasota, Fla. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boyertown Mennonite Church, 275 Mill St., Boyertown. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-9:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Boyertown Mennonite Church, 275 Mill St., Boyertown, PA 19512. The Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, 130 E. Broad St., Souderton, is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel H. King
BELLEVILLE - Samuel H. King, 85, of 3071 W. Back Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 10:08 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 20, 1914, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Salina (Byler) King. His wife, Mary M. (Zook) King, whom he married Aug. 20, 1939, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jesse W. King and David T. King, both of Hutchinson, Kan., Ivan R. King, Port Royal, Mrs. John (Leah) Harbst, Lewistown, and Gary L. King, Belleville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Lee G. King and Freddie R. King; two brothers, Levi King and Aaron King; a sister, Annie Byler; and an infant brother and sister. He was a carpenter, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Ivan E. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Maple Grove Mennonite Church, PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004.

Helen C. Kirk
MCVEYTOWN - Helen C. Kirk, 85, of 7 S. Queen St., McVeytown, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Ohesson Manor nursing home. Born Jan. 22, 1915, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Grace (Fike) Clark. Her husband, Paul F. Kirk, died Jan. 28, 1996. She was preceded in death by four brothers. She retired from the McVeytown Post Office in 1975 after 30 years of service. She was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon and a choir member. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, Queen and John Streets, McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, Queen and John Streets, McVeytown, PA 17051. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl D. Kitting
MILROY - Carl D. Kitting, 68, of Milroy, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Aug. 30, 1932, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late David Kitting and the late Goldie (Traxler) Markley. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Markley. Surviving are: a daughter, Karen Bodin, Memphis, TN; two sons, Carl A. Kitting, Mifflintown and Stacy A. Kitting, McAlisterville; two step-daughters, Norene Baughman, Mifflintown RR1 and Katherine Leach, Mifflin; two brothers, Sam Markley, Lewistown and Joe Markley, McVeytown; two sisters, Mrs. Ken (Nina) Shilling and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Harpster, both of Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Debra Baker. A retired machinest from Standard Steel, he was also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1952 to 1956. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose, life member of the Lewistown VFW and Lewistown American Legion, and a social member of City Hook and Ladder Company, Fame Fire Company, Brooklyn Hose Company and Yeagertown Volunteer Fire Company. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diebetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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