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Zenda S. Brackbill
PORT ROYAL - Zenda S. Brackbill, 51, of Port Royal RR1, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 8, 1999, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1.

Born Sept. 25, 1947, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Minerva (Zendt) Shearer of Brookline Retirement Village, Mifflintown, and the late Glenn Shearer. Her husband, George C. Brackbill, died May 3, 1999.

She is survived by a son, Daniel George Brackbill, Port Royal RR1.

She was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. 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 funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Matamoras United Methodist Church, PO Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082-0396.


Mae L. Brandt
MCALISTERVILLE - Mae L. Brandt, 83, of McAlisterville died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, Mifflintown RR1, where she had been a resident since November 1998.

Born June 20, 1915, in Cocolamus, she was a daughter of the late Oliver P. and Nora (Ehrenzeller) Brown. Her husband, Elwood O. Brandt, whom she married in 1933, died on Nov. 28, 1969.

Surviving are: a son, Robert E. Brandt of McAlisterville; brother and sisters, John Brown of Dauphin, Alice Troutman of Tower City and A. Jane Sheaffer of Millerstown RR; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry Brown and Paul Brown.

She attended school at Cocolamus Elementary.

She was employed as a seamstress at Lyon Fashions in McAlisterville until her retirement in 1977. She drove a bus for the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center for several years after her retirement.

She was a member of the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, McAlisterville RR1, and the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed sewing.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Elwood O. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, c/o Lois Stettler, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Russell W. 'Scoot' Brannon Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Russell W. "Scoot" Brannon Sr., 74, of 189 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Born June 23, 1925, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Clara (Zimmerman) Brannon. His wife, Wanda (Royer) Brannon, whom he married Aug. 30, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Roy (Carolyn) Gibbons, Lewistown, Connie Haubrick and Russell W. Brannon Jr., both of Route 103 North, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Nelson Brannon, Lewistown RR3, Sara Royer, Goss Terrace, Lewistown, and Phoebe Moore, McVeytown, RR; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

He owned and operated Brannon and Royer septic tank business, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Owls Club, the Brooklyn Hose Co., the Lewistown VFW Post 7011 (social member), the Logan Guard Post No. 90 (social member), American Legion (social member), and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 143.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Sgt. Maj. Roy E. Breon
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Sgt. Maj. Roy Ellsworth Breon, 66, of Newport News Va., died Friday, May 28, 1999, at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

Born April 25, 1933, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Melvin E. and Alberta (Keiser) Breon.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Breon, whom he married 44 years ago. Also surviving are: children, Scott Breon, Fredericksburg, Va., Robin Fuller, Gladehill, Va., Jennie Edwards, Forest Hill, Md.; brothers, Jay Breon, Norman Breon and Ernest Breon, all of Milroy; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In 1980, he retired after 27 years of service in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea, Vietnam and Greenland.

He was a member of the Executive Flight Detachment for more than six years. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va. with full military honors.

Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weymouth Funeral Home, 12746 Nettles Drive, Newport News, Va. 23606.


Myron Elwood 'Dutch' Bressler
MUNCY - Myron Elwood "Dutch" Bressler, 87, formerly of Lewistown and Muncy Valley, died on Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born July 28, 1912 in Middleburg, he was a son of the late David Henry and Gertrude Blanche (Shambach) Bressler. His wife, Maude Ruth (Lawson) Bressler, preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1956.

Surviving are: a daughter, Shirley Jean Halligan, Muncy Valley; three brothers, Marvin Bressler, York, Charles Bressler, York, Robert Bressler, Tennessee; two sisters, Beatrice B. Walter, Lewistown and Luella B. Gift, York; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Irene Bressler; five brothers, John F., Henry David, Ralph and Walter Bressler and Harlan Shambach; five sisters, Gertrude, Lydia, and Mary Bressler and Anna Krieder and Gladys Smith.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

He was educated at the former Erdler School in Franklin Township.

He retired in 1973 after 33 years as an employee at the American Viscose Corp., Lewistown.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 601 in Sonestown, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Middleburg. He was also a member of East Derry and City Hook and Ladder fire companies.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Karen B. Allen, of Valley United Methodist Church of Muncy Valley, officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Middleburg.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.


 Helen Walters Breston
STATE COLLEGE - Helen Walters Breston, 89, of 225 Homan Ave., State College, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the Fairways Brookline Nursing Home, State College.

Born July 22, 1910, in Middleburg, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Sarah (Stahl) Walters. Her husband, Joseph N. Breston, whom she married June 21, 1941, survives.

She is also survived by a son, Joseph Walter Breston, 225 Homan Ave., State College; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and California.

She was the last of her immediate family. She was a 1932 graduate of Bucknell University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Primary Education.

She taught first and second grade for the Mifflin County School District, Lewistown, before moving to Bradford.

She attended the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the United Brethren Church in Bradford Township.

She was a member of the Delta Seta Sorority, the Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of University Women, the Bradford Literary Club, and the West Branch Community Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Morgan Renee Bretz
PORT ROYAL - Morgan Renee Bretz, four months and two days of 704 Milford St., Port Royal, died at 7:08 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born August 26, 1999, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of John L. and Melissa (Strawser) Bretz of 704 Milford St., Port Royal.

She is also survived by sisters, Jenna K. Bretz and Kirsten J. Bretz, both at home; paternal grandparents, William and Linda O'Brien, Port Royal RR1 and John and Beth Bretz, McVeytown; maternal grandparents, Sandra Strawser and Donald Fultz and Larry and Debra Strawser, all of McVeytown; paternal great-grandparents, Wib and Helen Shoemaker, Port Royal RR1; maternal great-grandfather, Kenneth C. Fogleman, Mifflintown RR5; and maternal great-grandmother, Erma Strawser, Mifflintown RR3.

She was a member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard E. Wright officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal and from 10 a.m until the time of the services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the United Cerebral Palsy of the Capital Area, Crestview Plaza, Newport, PA 17074.


Rosemary D. Brewer
LEWISTOWN - Rosemary D. Brewer, 79, a resident of Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Avenue, Lewistown, formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the manor.

Born Oct. 18, 1919, in Rockland, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Delia (Ellery) Hayward. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold (Rosemary) Loudenslager, 520 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, and John W. Brewer, Bel Air, Md.; and two grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother.

She was a 1937 graduate of Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass.

She was a homemaker, a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, and a former member of Catholic Mothers' Club.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Avenue, Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


M. Florence Bricker
MIFFLIN - M. Florence Bricker, 88, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the village.

She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Bricker Sr., McAlisterville; children, Paul E. Bricker Jr. and Patricia Anne Bisbing, both of Orlando, Fla., James Park Bricker, McAlisterville, and Deborah Gail Mielewski, Miles of Tabernacle, N. J.; a brother, Raymond Kilgore, Camp Hill; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a licensed practical nurse for the Annie B. Warner Hospital in Gettysburg.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, McAlisterville. She was also past matron of the White Rose Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in York.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Carillon Fund, Trinity Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


Paul Edward Bricker Sr.
MCALISTERVILLE - Paul Edward Bricker Sr., 92, of McAlisterville, formerly of Orlando, Fla. and Harrisburg, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at his home.

Born March 5, 1908, in York, he was a son of the late Lloyd S. and Daisey A. (Swartz) Bricker. His wife of 71 years, M. Florence Bricker, preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1999.

Surviving are: children, Paul Edward Bricker Jr. and Patricia A. Bisbing, both of Orlando, Fla., James Park Bricker, McAlisterville and Deborah G. Miles, Tabernacle, N.J.; a brother, Robert Bricker, Waynesboro; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

He retired from Duffy-Mott Fruit Processing Company, Aspers, in 1973.

He was a craftsman of wood, leather and other materials throughout his life.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McAlisterville.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening and singing in church choirs.

A date and time for the memorial service will be announced later and interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mount Rose Cemetery, York.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Carillon Fund, Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


David S. Briggs Sr.
NEWTON HAMILTON - David S. Briggs Sr., 43, of 80 Memorial Drive, Newton Hamilton, died at 6:24 Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a serious illness.

Born May 31, 1956, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Charles C. and Patricia (Kilcullen) Briggs, McVeytown RR. His wife, Mary "Lucy" (Wallace) Briggs, whom he married in Winchester, Va., Nov. 22, 1996, survives.

Also surviving are: children, David S. Briggs Jr., Three Springs, Shem D. Miller, McVeytown RR1, and Douglas N. Briggs, Huntingdon; stepchildren, Rick Hampton, Mount Union, and Jamie Hipp, McVeytown RR1; brothers and sisters, Barbara G. White and Patrick K. Briggs, both of McVeytown RR1, Charles C. Briggs Jr., Roxbury, and John C. Briggs, Newport; three grandchildren; one step-grandson; and paternal step-grandmother, Frances Briggs, Belleville.

He was a 1974 graduate of Mount Union Area High School.

He was employed by the Industrial Hardwood Corp. of Mount Union RR for many years and, prior to that, for several years by Hamilton Farms, McVeytown RR.

He was a member of Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon officiating. Interment will be in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.


Harry W. Briggs Jr.
NEW CUMBERLAND - Harry W. Briggs Jr., 77, of New Cumberland, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1922, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Ethel (Young) and Harry W. Briggs Sr. His wife, Virginia (Pensinger) Briggs, died Dec. 7, 1994.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Creedin (Patricia Ann) Otto, Mechanicsburg; brother and sister, Joseph Wesley Briggs, Granville and Patricia Goss, Lewistown; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick I. Briggs.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was employed by the Book of the Month Club.

He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, where graveside military services will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Iva A. Brindel
BELLEVILLE - Iva A. Brindel, 80, of 240 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, died at 5:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Arnold. Her husband, Paul E. Brindel, survives.

She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. James (Hazel) Morgan, Kreamer.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

She had worked at the Singer Sewing Company, Lewistown and as an operator for Bell of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of the Church Hill United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Church Hill United Methodist Church, Church Hill, Reedsville, PA 17084.

The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy A. Brininger
BRADENTON, Fla. - Dorothy A. Brininger, 79, of Bradenton, Fla, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Born April 7, 1920, in Milroy, she was a daughter of the late James Rush and Mary M. (Treaster) McNitt. Her first husband, Clifford E. Freed, died in October of 1968. Her second husband, Alton S. Brininger, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, William Freed, Minneapolis, Minn.; sisters and brothers, Catherine Claypool and Betty Wise, both of Tampa, Fla., Evelyn Kline, Baltimore, Md., Margaret Herto, William McNitt and Larry McNitt, all of Reedsville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She retired as a supervisor for J.C. Penney, Bradenton, Fla.

She was Lutheran by faith.

Services were private and at the convenience of the family.

The Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, provided local information.


Pearl Irene Brininger
REEDSVILLE - Pearl Irene Brininger, 83, of 58 Chestnut St., Reedsville, died at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Dec. 13, 1915, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Cora L. (Gray) Flood. Her husband, Clarence Burton Brininger, died Oct. 23, 1978.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Janet Lucille Spickler, Reedsville; a sister, Geraldine Hoffman, Reedsville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Wagner, and an infant granddaughter.

She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church and the Milroy Senior Citizens.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.


Eva M. Brosius
SELINSGROVE - Eva M. Brosius, 81, a resident of the Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the village.

Born Feb. 13, 1918, in Perry Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Rover W. and Cora Alice (Strawser) Rauch. Her husband, Ray A. Brosius, died in 1976.

Surviving are: a sister, Jane Strawser, Liverpool RR1; two brothers, Junior Rauch, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, and Paul Rauch, Port Trevorton RR1; a niece and two nephews.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. John L. Rauch officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.

There will be no public viewing.


Emma Rebecca Brower
TROY - Emma Rebecca Brower, 15 months old, of Troy RR3, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born in October of 1998, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the Rev. Mark and Susan Brower of Troy RR3.

Also surviving are: brother and sister, Eric S. Dillman and Anna Catherine Brower, both at home; maternal grandfather, Robert Bruce, Port Royal; and paternal grandparents, Marlin and Dolores Brower, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Helen Bruce.

She was baptized at East Troy United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McVeytown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marian Hartman and the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 11 a.m until the time of services Tuesday at the church.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Cross United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander and the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Endless Mountain Mission Center, c/o Rev. James Taylor, RR2, Box 221, Canton, PA 17724.

Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy, is in charge of arrangements.


Dale A. Brown
NESCOPECK - Dale A. Brown, 79, of 907 E. Second St., Nescopeck, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in the emergency room at Berwick Hospital Center.

Born April 29, 1920, in Briggsville, he was a son of the late Wilmer and Marie (Sitler) Brown. His wife, Leanna Mae (Rinehimer) Brown, whom he married Oct 24, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Gary (Rebecca) Steiner and Lucinda Steiner, both of Northumberland, and Mrs. Todd (Kathleen) Kinney, Mifflin; brothers and sisters, Alvin Brown, Berwick, Earl Brown, Hagerstown, Md., Clark Brown and Richard Brown, both of Nescopeck RR1, Mrs. John (Jeanette) Richart, Hocksessen, Del., and Mrs. David (Elaine) Yeager, Sugarloaf; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Karchner.

He was a 1937 graduate of Nescopeck High School and attended classes at Penn State for dairy cattle breeding and ice cream.

He worked as an ice cream maker for Farmers Cooperative Dairy, Hazleton, Weis Markets, and then went on to be plant manager of Golden Quality Dairy, Plymouth.

He then became self-employed as a DeKalb Seed representative, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Nescopeck.

He was a member of Knapp Lodge 462 F&AM, Berwick, and the Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and hunting.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St., Berwick, with the Rev. Jeffrey W. Odgren officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where masonic services will be conducted by Knapp Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Box 335, Nescopeck, PA 19635 or to the charity of one's choice.


E. Porter Brown
MILL CREEK - E. Porter Brown, 85, of HCR 61 Mill Creek, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at his home.

Born Sept. 19, 1913, in Brady Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Fred W. and Margaret E. (Metz) Brown. His wife, Marian Metz, preceded him in death Oct. 18, 1983.

Surviving are: sister, Marian Kinderman, Woodstock, Va.; children, Richard M. Brown, Lebanon, Robert L. Brown, New Orleans, La., Fred R. Brown, Mill Creek and Thomas P. Brown, Annapolis, Md.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna E. Brown.

He retired as a farmer in 1978. He was a trucker for livestock and milk.

He was a member of the Allensville Presbyterian Church, where he was involved in the adult Sunday School class and served as an elder, trustee and church treasurer.

He was a member of the Allensville Lions Club, Big Valley Grange and the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

He served on the Brady Township School Board as president, then the school jointure of Brady and Henderson townships and Mill Creek Borough. Later he was involved with the Huntingdon Area School District.

He was involved with the construction of the elementary school and with the Huntingdon Area High School. He served on the school board from 1945 through 1969, while his sons attended high school. He helped to present diplomas to his sons.

He was concerned about education and played an important role in his sons' education at Penn State University.

He played baseball and soccer in high school and as a young man.

He served as a Republican Committee member.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Buddy Baird officiating.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Interment will be in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allensville Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Main St., Allensville, Pa. 17002; or the Huntingdon County Hospice, 900 Bryan St., Suite 9, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652.


Ronald J. 'Brownie' Brown
REEDSVILLE - Ronald J. "Brownie" Brown, 63, of 11 Marlick Ave., Church Hill, Reedsville, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday Aug. 22, 1999, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1935, in Bellefonte, he was the son of Thelma (Brungart) Brown McClellan of State College and the late Paul E. Brown. His wife, Betty Hagan Brown, whom he married June 6, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Douglas J. Brown, Alexandria, Va., Brian S. Brown, Kingston, and Mrs. James A. (Vicki) Smith Jr., Reedsville; sister and brother, Marie Goss, Gilbert, Ariz. and L. Edwin Brown, St. Augustine, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Brown.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a master sergeant in 1977.

He then served as a mail carrier for the Lewistown Post Office for 18 years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of the recovery crew for the Gliders Soaring Club at the Mifflin County Airport and enjoyed woodworking.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Family will provide all flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Samuel C. Brown
LEWISTOWN - Samuel C. Brown, 83, of 2450 Route 103 North, Lewistown, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Saltilla, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Samuel and Louise (Hershey) Brown. His wife, Ethel G. (Whitsel) Brown, whom he married Dec. 31, 1938, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Donald V. Brown, Spanaway, Washington, Samuel H. Brown, Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. Charles (Rosene E.) Harshbarger and Timothy C. Brown, both of Lewistown RD2, Mrs. Ronald (Bernadette S.) Heister, Route 103 South, McVeytown, and Randall L. Brown, Mapleton Depot RD1; brother, Vincent Brown, Three Springs; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Pauline Brown; a brother, Velve Brown; and three sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Edna Crano and Susie Hoffman.

He was employed at East Broad Top Railroad, Orbisonia, and Harveson Walker Stone Quarry, Mount Union. He was also employed as a boiler technician for 13 years at the American Viscose Corp., retiring in 1972. He later worked for J.M. Young and Sons, Belleville, and was custodian for Allison School, Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was a member of Pine Glen Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Myers Kimmel officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601, or to Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Building Fund, RD2, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Sue G. Brown
LEWISTOWN - Sue G. Brown, 87, of 116 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday Feb. 17, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown.

Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Everett, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Louise (Sipe) Haas. Her husband, Joe N. Brown, died June 24, 1998.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Elsworth Haas, and four sisters, Beatrice Trail, Greta Baker, Fay May and Dorothy Cornelius.

She was a homemaker and, early in life, she worked at the American Viscose.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Do Your Bit Sunday School Class.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard W. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home.


Adalene E. Brubaker
MIFFLINTOWN - Adalene E. Brubaker, 81, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, and formerly of Thompsontown, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at the manor.

Born Dec. 11, 1918, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Ira N. and Esther E. (Kauffman) Brubaker.

Surviving are: two daughters, Betty Lou Dunn, McAlisterville RR1, and Vonnie Jean McMurry, Polk City, Fla.; a son, Barry N. Dressler, McAlisterville RR2; a brother, Donald Dressler, Camp Hill; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Dressler, and a sister, Freda Crawford.

She had been a seamstress for many years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Gladys B. Dillman Brubaker
PORT ROYAL - Gladys B. Dillman Brubaker, 84, Port Royal RR3 (Tuscarora), died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 3, 1915, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Lizzie (Amey) Leister. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Dillman and her second husband, Walter Brubaker.

Surviving are: a son, Donald C. Dillman, Port Royal RR3 and a sister, Mary Basom, Millerstown.

She was a seamstress, retiring from Rae-Sel Corporation, Port royal.

She was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Pastor Archie A. Chappell Jr. officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 1 p.m until the time of the services today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Milton Baptist Temple, RR1, Box 203, New Columbia, PA 17856.


Leroy Samuel Brubaker
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. - Leroy Samuel Brubaker, 68, of Neptune Beach, Fla., formerly of Mifflintown, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Jacksonville Beach Hospital.

Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Samuel and Sara (Dysinger) Brubaker. His wife, Frances Brubaker of 1321 Fourth St., Neptune Beach, Fla., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Susan Michelle Butensky, Neptune Beach, Fla., and Leroy Stephen Brubaker, Ponte Vedra, Fla.; a sister, Mary Ann Burkholder, Lewistown; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1949.

He was a retired Jacksonville Beach police officer and was awarded the Law Officer of the Year in 1970 from the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. Earlier in life, he farmed in the Mifflintown area.

He was an active member of Beaches United Methodist Church and an avid volunteer. He donated his time to the Neptune Beach Elementary School and was a 23-gallon blood donor.

Services were held at Beaches United Methodist Church and interment was in Warren Smith Cemetery in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Beaches Funeral Home, 3600 Third St. South, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.


Marlin M. Brubaker
THOMPSONTOWN - Marlin M. Brubaker, 78, of Thompsontown RR1 died at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at the home of John and Pat Garman, with whom he lived.

Born June 4, 1921, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Jay M. and Sadie M. (Fry) Brubaker. His wife, Bertha M. (Bellas) Brubaker, preceded him in death on Jan.10, 1975.

He is survived by: one brother, Melvin Brubaker, Port Royal RD1; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

He retired in 1983 from the Finishing Department of Triangle Pacific Cabinets Corp., Thompsontown.

He was a member of the Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR2.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Joe P. Samples officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown.

Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service Monday.


Beatrice F. Bruce
SUNBURY - Beatrice F. Bruce, 90, of 800 Court Street Circle, Sunbury, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Manor Care, where she had been a patient for three years.

Born Sept. 16, 1909, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Rhoda (Shawber) Traxler. Her husband, Theodore Bruce, died in February of 1952.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Geraldine J.) Leitner and Francis E. Martin, both of Shamokin Dam, Beatrice M. Hontz, Stonington, and Mrs. Douglas (Carol R.) Ammon, Point Township; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Emma L. Bruce, and brothers and sisters, Stella, Anna, Helen, Rhoda, Hazel, Bruce, John, Merle, Dorse and Walter.

She worked in the dietary department of Sunbury Community Hospital for 30 years before retiring in 1984.

She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Church, Sunbury.

She enjoyed reading and needlework.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Brian Desautels officiating. Interment will be in Lutheran Church Cemetery, Yeagertown.

Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1013 Mumma Road, Suite 303, Lemoyne, PA 17043.


Harold Bennett 'H.B.' Brumbaugh
HUNTINGDON - Harold Bennett "H.B." Brumbaugh, 88, of 160 Aspen Lane, Westminster Woods Retirement Community, Huntingdon, formerly of Juniata College, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Altoona Hospital.

Born May 23, 1911, in Woodbury, Bedford County, he was a son of the late Alvah S. and Nancy L. (Bennett) Brumbaugh.

He is survived by a brother, Leonard Bennett Brumbaugh, Shippensburg, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Bennett Brumbaugh, and a sister, Anna (Brumbaugh) Lashley.

He was a 1929 graduate of Altoona High School; a 1933 graduate of Juniata College; took some graduate classes at Duke University the summer of 1933; and he received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Juniata College in 1975.

In 1936, he moved into The Cloister, a residence building on the campus of Juniata College and lived there until 1968.

He was employed as follows: 1933-35, Woodbury High School teacher; 1935-36, principal of New Paris-Napier High School; 1936, assistant to Juniata College President Charles C. Ellis; 1939-62, alumni secretary; 1963, named vice-president for development and named curator of the Juniata College Museum; 1976 retired, Vice President of College Advancement Emeritus; 1979-87, president, Weimer-Oller Travel Agency Inc.; and 1979-1994, Juniata College Trustee.

He was a member of Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. He was also past president of the Middle District Men's Work Council of the Church of the Brethren; former chairman of the Commission on the Ministry, Church of the Brethren; past president of the Rotary Club of Huntingdon; past director of the Huntingdon County United Fund; trustee of the Huntingdon County Library; a member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society; board member of the Pennsylvania State Council of Churches; past president of the Huntingdon County Tourist Promotion Agency; a member of the Pennsylvania Folklore Society; served on the Juniata Board of Trustees from 1979-1994; and served as president from 1968-1970 of the Middle Atlantic District of the American Alumni Council.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stone Church of the Brethren, 17th and Moore streets, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Dale W. Dowdy and the Rev. Christy L. Dowdy officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, 245 Standing Stone Ave., Huntingdon.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon.

A special Juniata College memorial service will be held during Alumni Weekend, Saturday, May 20.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harold B. Brumbaugh Scholarship Fund at Juniata College, 1700 Moore St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


George D. 'Pete' Bryner
MCCOYSVILLE - George D. "Pete" Bryner, 59, of McCoysville (Bunker Hill), died at 12:12 p.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, at his residence.

Born March 16, 1940, in Honey Grove, Juniata County, he was the son of Virginia M. (Landis) Bryner, Port Royal RR2 and the late Paul D. Bryner. His wife, Cheryl L. (Richmond) Bryner, whom he married Dec. 23, 1995, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, David G. Bryner, Mifflintown; eight daughters, Connie L. Cain, Granbury, Texas, Brenda L. Nace and Roseann Leach, both of Mifflintown, Darla J. Brackbill, Port Royal, Georgia Wynn, McAlisterville, Melissa Bryner, Duncannon, Virginia L. Bryner and Mary L. Bryner, both at home; one step-daughter, Tammy Richmond, Inwood, W. Va.; four brothers, Donald L. Bryner and Russell Bryner, both of Port Royal, Dennis R. Bryner, Honey Grove, and Tom Bryner, Mifflin; one sister, Vivian Fisher, Mesa, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry M. Bryner and Robert P. Bryner.

In earlier life, he had been employed as a well driller for Williams Hubler Well Drilling. He retired on disability in 1998 as a heavy equipment operator for pipeline and road construction.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

Family will provide all funeral flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


Kenneth R. Bryer
YEAGERTOWN - Kenneth R. Bryer, 51, of 307 N. Derry Ave., Yeagertown, died at 5:57 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital.

Born May 10, 1948, in Lewistown, he was a son of the Rose Mary (Newlands) Bryer of 155 C Valley St., Lewistown, and the late Leroy Bryer. His wife, Dorothy (Carter) Bryer, whom he married March 10, 1974, survives.

Surviving are: a son, Raymond J. Bryer, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Larry (Rosalee) Dodson, Lewistown, and Mary Grace McCellan, Mifflintown RD.

He was laborer, working at Gardenview Egg House, Reedsville.

He was a member of Lockes Banks Evangelical Methodist Church, Milroy RD1.

He was also a member of Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, Yeagertown Fire Company, and Boy Scout Troop 143, Lewistown, of which he served as assistant scoutmaster.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lockes Banks Evangelical Methodist Church, Milroy RD1, with the Rev. William A. Herrick and the Rev. Allen Mowery officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lockes Banks Evangelical Methodist Church Parking Lot Building Fund, c/o Ruth Aumiller, RD2, Box 129, Milroy, PA 17063.

Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of the arrangements.


Alberta A. Bubb
REEDSVILLE - Alberta A. Bubb, 84, of 148 King St., Reedsville, died at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn.

Born Oct. 9, 1914, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Martin E. and Mary L. (Coy) Hook. Her husband, Charles S. Bubb, died Jan. 27, 1994.

Surviving are: children, Mary L. (Rager) Simonetti and Donald R. Bubb, both of Reedsville, and Martin C. Bubb, Burnham; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren. She also cared for numerous foster children.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-granddaughter; an infant brother, David Milton Hook; a brother, Walter Hook; and a sister, Dorothy Hook.

She was a 1933 graduate of Belleville High School and a 1936 graduate of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a nurse, having worked at the Lewistown Hospital and for Dr. Chubb in Reedsville, retiring from Dr. Michael DeVita's office.

She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church and the Dorcas Class of the church.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reedsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Reedsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.


Norman J. Bumgardner
BURNHAM - Norman J. Bumgardner, 76, of 800 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Born July 7, 1923, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late John H. and Martha E. (Skipper) Bumgardner. His wife, Ida (Confer) Bumgardner, whom he married June 2, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, James N. Bumgardner, Summerdale and Donald L. Bumgardner, Burnham; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army Airborne.

He was a mechanic for Frey Motors for 20 years, retiring in 1983.

He was Methodist by faith.

He was a life member of the Lewistown BPOE Lodge 663, the Fame Fire Co., the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co., the American Legion Logan Guard Post 90, and the VFW Post 5640, Middleburg.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Lois W. Bupp
SELINSGROVE - Lois W. Bupp, 72, of North Eighth Street, Selinsgrove, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at the Sunbury Community Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late C. Ernest and Mary (Woodward) Lauver.

Surviving are: children, Douglas E. Bupp, Middleburg, Chuck E. Bupp, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Francis (Linda G.) Russell, Annapolis, Md.; brother and sisters, Alton Lauver, Mifflin, Mrs. Merrill (Anna) Gross, Mt. Wolfe, and Mrs. Ronald R. (Jane) Fogleman, Durango, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Karl E. Lauver and a sister, Marilyn Lauver.

She was a 1944 graduate of Juniata High School and a 1947 graduate of the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse at the Rathfon Convalescent Home, Selinsgrove.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Selinsgrove.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, and long walks.

Services will be held at at 8 p.m. Friday at the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, and at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mifflin, with the Rev. Daniel L. Busch officiating both services. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Mifflin.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Kids Grove, Borough Building, 1 N. High St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.


Paul E. Burdge
LEWISTOWN - Paul E. Burdge, 46, of 22 W. Charles St., Lewistown, died of natural causes at 8:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1953, in Lewistown, he was a son of Darl M. and D. Jean (Mahoney) Burdge of Lewistown RR6. His wife, Eileen M. (Keicer) Burdge, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Kristy L. Burdge, McVeytown, Mrs. Russell (Amy) Lozon, Wyandotte, Mich., Mrs. Eric (Kelly) Packard, Milroy, Kimberly J. Burdge and Darl P. Burdge, both at home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Scott (Cristy) Shaffer, Mexico, Pa., Steve Burdge, Susan Burdge, Ronald Burdge, Mrs. Ken (Sharon) Fultz, David Burdge and Timothy Burdge, all of Lewistown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Burdge.

He was a lineman foreman for Hinkle & McCoy, retiring on disability in 1990.

He was a member of Brooklyn Hose Company.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark Ruby officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.


Anna Margaret 'Peg' Burke
NEW BLOOMFIELD - Anna Margaret "Peg" Burke, 88, of New Bloomfield RD2 and formerly of Juniata Terrace and Harrisburg, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, in the Perry Village Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 10, 1910, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Carothers) Burns. Her husband, Malvern E. Burke, preceded her in death in 1998.

She is survived by: a daughter, Elsie Moyer of Shermans Dale; a sister, Pauline Davidson of Milroy; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Jean Challenger, a brother, Charles Burns, and a sister, Elizabeth Hartman.

In her early life, she worked at the American Viscose Corp., later becoming a homemaker.

Services were held June 30 in the Perry Village Nursing Home, with the Rev. Jay Eickhoff officiating. Interment was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield handled funeral arrangements.


Patricia Jo Burke
BURNHAM - Patricia Jo Burke, 61, of 424 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 2, 1938, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Josephine A. (Patterson) Holt of 108 Church St., Burnham and the late Calvin B. Holt.

Surviving are: children, Barbara Lee Burke and Robert Holt Burke, both of Lacey, Wash.; brother and sister, Calvin A. Holt, Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. John (Carol Ann) Manbeck, Burnham; and six grandchildren.

She was a 1957 graduate of Chief Logan High School, and a 1960 graduate of Lewistown Hospital School for Nursing.

She was a registered nurse in Lewistown, Larchmont, N.Y., and in Palm Springs, Calif.

She was a member of the Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, Burnham.

Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, Freedom Avenue, Burnham, PA 17009 or to SUN Home Health Services Inc., 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of arangements.


Marian L. Henry Burnite
COATESVILLE - Marian L. Henry Burnite, 76, of Coatesville, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at her home.

Born in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Lottie E. (Boyles) Henry. Her husband of 47 years, Clyde W. Burnite, survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Sarah Lauver, Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Albert Murschel; a daughter, Marilyn K. Rash; three brothers; and five sisters.

She was formerly employed at Pepperidge Farm Bakery, Downingtown, and had worked at the Bread Basket at Church and Main streets, Coatesville.

She was a life member of West End Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Coatesville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wentz Funeral Home, 342 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Brandywine Home Healthcare & Hospice, 406 Boot Road, Suite 404, Downingtown, PA 19335.


Kathryn Elizabeth "Ip" Burris
MIFFLINTOWN - Kathryn Elizabeth "Ip" Burris, 91, of Mifflintown, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.

Born July 27, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Laura (Cavney) Hetrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Burris, in 1976.

Surviving are: two daughters, Shirley Leister of Palmetto, Fla. and Mercea Shields of Castro Valley, Calif.; a sister, Martha Frecon of Boyertown; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, John Burris and Lowell "Pete" Burris; two grandsons, Jeremy Burris and Thomas Shields; two sisters, Sarah (Hetrick) Wilson and Louise (Hetrick) Parnell, and brothers, Jerome Hetrick Jr. and Brady Hetrick.

She worked for 23 years as a seamstress at Shellenberger's Shirt Factory.

She was active in Trinity Lutheran Church in McAlisterville, the women's auxiliary of the Fayette Fire Company and the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center.

In 1931, she and her husband moved to McAlisterville, where she lived until she became a resident of Brookline in Mifflintown in 1993 until her death.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Manor or the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging.


Mary Burris
MIFFLINTOWN - Mary Burris, 38, of Mifflintown RD4, died at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room from multiple sclerosis.

Born on July 7, 1961, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Herman Ramer and Mary Burris.

Surviving are: four brothers, one sister and two step-sisters.

She was disabled.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75, Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Ella B. Byler
BELLEVILLE - Ella B. Byler, 78, of 225 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, died at 9:12 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born March 3, 1921, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Fanny (Sharp) Yoder. Her husband, Willie B. Byler, died Nov. 10, 1997.

Surviving are: children, John W. Byler, Daniel A. Byler, Loren R. Byler, and Darrel R. Byler, all of Allensville, Glenn W. Byler, Marlin L. Byler, Mrs. Paul (Mary L.) Hostetler, all of Belleville, Jeff A. Byler and Wanda B. Delp, both of Manheim, and Mrs. Wilbur (Esther) Peachey, Winfield; brothers and sisters, Alvin D. Yoder, Lee S. Yoder, Sadie Peachey, Linda Spicher, Marian Yoder, all of Belleville, J. Ben Yoder, McVeytown, and Esther Lewis of Allensville; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Darlis L. Byler, two brothers, and two sisters.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville and Secret Friends of Locust Grove.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, West Main Street, Belleville, with ministers Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: No Longer Alone Ministries, 1155-B East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543-8366.

The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.


Ephraim C. Byler
DANVILLE - Ephraim C. Byler, 11 days old, of 190 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born Nov. 15, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital, he was a son of David M. and Katie B. (Byler) Byler, who survive.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Emanuel J. Byler, Maryellen S. Byler, Raymond D. Byler and Roman M. Byler, all at home; maternal grandparents, Jacob H. and Nannie Byler of Belleville; paternal grandparents, Daniel H. and Mary G. Byler of Belleville; paternal great-grandmother, Sadie Byler of Belleville.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at the Sylvanus E. Byler residence in Barrville, with Pastor Jonathan R. Zook officiating.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the David M. Byler residence in Barrville.

Interment will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery in Belleville.

Bohn Funeral Home of Reedsville is in charge of the arrangements.


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