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Joseph Land
LEWISTOWN - Joseph Land, 40, of 45 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, formerly of Salem, NJ, was pronounced dead at 12:34 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in Milford Township, Juniata County. Born Feb. 14, 1960, he was a son of Dorothy (Hymer) George of Pennsville, NJ, and the late Clyde Howard Land II. He is also survived by a brother, Clyde Land III, Salem NJ; three sisters, Christine Seaholtz and Mary Furbush, both of Salem NJ, and Diane Walker, Lewistown; grandfather, Clyde Land I, Pennsville, NJ; grandmother, Mary Anna Hymer, Bridgeton, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. He was formerly employed at Chips Garage, Pennsville, NJ. He enjoyed fishing. Service information is incomplete at this time. Interment will be in Lawnside Cemetery, Sunrise Slope, Woodstown, NJ. Arrangements are being handled by the Woodside Funeral Home, Salem, NJ and the Associated National Cremation Service, Westville, NJ.

William F. Lampmann
BELLEVILLE - William F. Lampmann, 77, of Belleville, formerly of Highland Avenue, Fort Washington, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William and Ancie (Lupton) Lampman. His wife, Lydia S. (Swindlehurst) Lampmann, died Dec. 30, 1997. Surviving are: children, Lydia Weikel, Belleville, William J. Lampmann, Quakertown, Beth Currie, Maple Glen, Stephen F. Lampman, Mechanicsville, and Peter E. Lampmann, Fort Washington; a sister Doris Arnold, Spartansburg, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a graduate of Northeast High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was a trust banker, employed by the former Industrial Valley Bank. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at the Oreland Presbyterian Church, Church and Paper Mill Roads, Oreland. Interment will be private. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 1 Plymouth Meeting Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1316 or to Oreland Presbyterian Church, Church & Paper Mill Roads, Oreland, PA 19075. The Anton B. Urban Funeral Home, 1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, is in charge of arrangements.

James Harry Laskaris
LEWISTOWN - James Harry Laskaris, of 264 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Helen (Panos) Laskaris of 264 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown and the late Harry J. Laskaris. He is also survived by a sister, Stephanie Laskaris James of Charlotte, Vermont. He was a 1962 graduate of Lewistown High School and graduated from Juniata College. He also attended Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Laskaris Restaurant in 1994 after 15 years of service as manager. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, Altoona and the Church of the Annunciation, Baltimore, Md. He was also a member of Lodge 663 BPOE, Lewistown. Services will be held at noon Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Paul Keriotis officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Sean R. Laughlin
LEWISTOWN - Sean R. Laughlin, infant son of Bruce Daniel and Stephanie L. (Smith) Laughlin of 3853 W. Main St., Belleville, was stillborn Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. He is survived by: brothers, Joseph D. Shaeffer, Lehighton, Bruce C. Laughlin and Daniel P. Laughlin, both at home; paternal grandfather, Bruce E. Laughlin, 800 Big Ridge Road, Lewistown; and maternal grandparents, Myrtle Smith and William Zellner, both of Lehighton. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Heloise Mateer and maternal grandfather, Arthur R. Smith. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Ted Janke officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Emma C. Sourbeck Lawler
MILFORD, N.J. - Emma C. Sourbeck Lawler, 86, of Milford, N.J., formerly of Lewistown, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her home. Born June 16, 1914, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Herb and Martha Sourbeck. Her husband of 63 years, Bernard S. Lawler, died in 1997. Surviving are: children, Rose Stains, Milford, N.J., with whom she resided and Edward Lawler, Zuni, Va.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She and her husband owned and operated Lawler's Cafe, Lewistown before moving to Milford in 1951. She then worked as an inspector at R.C.A. in Somerville, N.J., until retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church, Milford, N.J. and a member of the N.R.A. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the W.E. Johnson Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, N.J. Interment will be in Milford-Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.

Dora Edna Lawver
MILLERSTOWN - Dora Edna Lawver, 77, of Millerstown RR2, Monroe Township, Juniata County, died at 9:02 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Brookline Manor Nursing Center, Mifflintown RR1, where she was a resident for the past four weeks. Born Aug. 2, 1922, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Ross Wilson and Ruth (Piefer) Lawver. Surviving are a sister, Mae V. Lawver, Millerstown RR2 and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Mae Arbogast, on June 23, 1991. She was educated at the Center Grammar Schoolhouse in Greenwood Township. She was employed at the Liverpool Dress Factory as a seamstress for 20 years. Previously, she drove school bus for the B.K. Buslines for 10 years. She attended Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church, Richfield HCR72. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Walter officiating and the Rev. Roy R. McCarty assisting. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Winifred A. 'Winnie' Knouse Layson
MCALISTERVILLE - Winifred A. "Winnie" Knouse Layson, 86, of McAlisterville, presently residing at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May 28, 1914, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Sellers B. and Edith Mae (Miller) Zong. Her first husband, William P. Knouse, whom she married Dec. 16, 1933, died February 1976. Her second husband, John K. Layson, whom she married Sept. 16, 1978, died May 1995. Surviving are: children, Jon M. "Jack" Knouse, Reedsville and Mrs. Willliam (Sue Ann) Sheaffer, Beavertown; sisters, Mildred Gensheimer, Mauahawkin, NJ, Jean Thummel, Harleysville, and Patricia Zong, Blue Bell; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William; brothers, Walter Zong and an infant brother; sisters, Esther Neff and Kathryn Rodkey; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She was employed as a seamstress for L. Shellenberger & Sons and Lyon Fashion, McAlisterville, until her retirement in 1972. She was a member of the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, McAlisterville; the Presbyterian Women; the McAlisterville Ladies Club; and a charter member of Lady Lafayette Rebekah Lodge 384. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Walter E. Williams and the Rev. Graham C. Fowler officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lost Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 91, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Robert W. Leach
BLAIN - Robert W. Leach of Blain, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Carlisle Hospital. Born in Honey Grove, he was the son of the late Styles and Catherine (Henry) Leach. His wife, Dorothy M. (Woods) Leach, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Rege W. Leach, Durango, Colo.; a brother, Paul Leach, Blain; two half-sisters, Tressie Kendrick, Thompsontown and Pauline Davis, Dillsburg; and two grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Conrail, where he had worked as a welder and diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Blain. He was also a member of VFW Post 7463, New Bloomfield; the American Legion Post 177, Newport; the Adam's Lodge 319 F&AM, New Bloomfield; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Blain Fire Company; and the Blain Ambulance Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Walter L. Hafer Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Blain Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Zion Lutheran Church, Blain, PA 17006.

Samuel J. Leach
MIFFLINTOWN - Samuel J. Leach, 64, of Mifflintown RR3, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his home. Born July 29, 1936 in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Samuel H. and Myrtle (Woodward) Leach. His wife, Helen A. "Sis" (Renninger) Leach, whom he married May 19, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: children, Brenda S. Stull, Milroy, Staci J. Deamer, Mifflintown RR5 and S. Brent Leach, at home; sisters, Margaret Peck and Mary Martha Gilbert, both of Mifflin; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Cloyd Leach, Harry Leach and Billy Leach. He was a UPS delivery man, having retired in 1996, and previously was the owner and operator of Sam's Gulf in Mifflintown. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 776, and was a past member of NASCAR, having worked with several racing teams. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, football and spending time with his grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James R. Harper officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery. There will be a closed casket visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Locust Grove, HC67, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Fay E. Leeper
LEWISTOWN - Fay E. Leeper, 70, of 1257 Vira Road, Lewistown, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at her home. Born April 5, 1930, in Burnham, she was the daughter of Stella (Betlyon) Billett of 427 Freedom Ave., Burnham and the late Harry Billett. Her husband, Gary M. Leeper, whom she married Dec. 16, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Anthony G. Leeper, 378 Whiskey Road, McClure and Lu Ann L. Leeper, 325 West High Street, Middletown; sisters, Nancy Billett, California and Joann White, Freedom Avenue, Burnham; and one granddaughter. She was an office clerk for Glicks Shoe Store, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, Burnham, where she was an organist for 35 years and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Vira Methodist Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. Leidy
MILROY - Robert G. Leidy, 72, of 155 N. Main St., Milroy, died at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1928, in South Saltillo, he was the son of the late Frank S. and Myrtle P. (Park) Leidy. He is survived by a companion, Dorothy Strange of Milroy. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Cindy) Buch, New Lancaster Valley, Milroy; a sister, Mrs. George (Thelma L.) Henry, Lewistown; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy S. Leidy. He served in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed carpenter, retiring on disability in 1975. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Salem Cemetery, Milroy, with Marshall Deckard officiating. There will be no public viewing. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the family: c/o Melodie Wray, 88 Snook Road, McClure, PA 17841. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Belle Leister
LANCASTER - Anna Belle Leister, 88, of 1977 Pine Drive, Lancaster, formerly of Manheim, died at 6:02 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2000 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, after a long illness. Born in Blairs Mills, she was a daughter of the late David McGinnis and Blanche Ellen Vaughn Jeffries. Her husband, William P. Leister, preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1984. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Lloyd E. (Evelyn M.) Weidman, Lancaster, Kathryn G. Killian, Manheim, Mrs. Jerry (Gladys A.) Latimer, LaPlata, Md., and Mrs. Fred (Marilyn J.) Witmer, Leola; brothers and sisters, Lester Jeffries and Dale Jeffries, both of Lancaster, Jay Jeffries, Clearfield County, Maggie May, Manheim, and Beulah Kling, Shade Gap; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Leister. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Church, Lancaster. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Buch Funeral Home Inc., 21 Market Square, Manheim. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster. The family will provide all flowers. Friend may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 354 N. Prince St., PO Box 3232, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Eugene A. Leister
LEWISTOWN - Eugene A. Leister, 88, of 708 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1912, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Lloyd Charles and Hattie Eva (Henry) Leister. His wife, Melda (Wagner) Leister, whom he married Nov. 18, 1933, survives. Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Verna Laub, Paintersville; Florence Goss, State College; Sylvia Harper, 406 Princeton St., Lewistown; Frances Amspacker, Topton, Brice H. Leister Sr., 1210 Rt. 522 N., Lewistown; and Clifford Leister, East Petersburg. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed used car dealer, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown and the Ich Dein Sunday School Class. He was also a life member of the Owls Club and a member of the United Commercial Travelers Council 591. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Ich Dein Sunday School Class, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Judith Pannebaker Leister
MIFFLINTOWN - Judith Pannebaker Leister, 61, of Front Street, Mifflintown, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1938, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Walters) Pannebaker. Her husband, Glenn M. Leister, whom she married May 14, 1959, survives. Also surviving are: children, William G. Leister, Mifflintown, Douglas M. Leister, Dallastown, and Patricia A. Leister, Walnut; sisters, Linda K. McNaight, Mifflintown and Karen P. Garver, Mifflintown RR1; and four grandchildren. She was a 1956 graduate of Juniata Joint High School. She had been employed by Pennsylvania Power and Light Company; as a cashier at Quality Cash and the Mifflintown IGA; and was co-owner of Leister's Superette, Mifflin. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, the Crawford-Brubaker Post 5863, and the VFW ladies auxiliary. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Music Fund, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Ethel H. Leonard
ORBISONIA - Ethel H. Leonard, 89, of HCR 60, Orbisonia, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at her home in Black Log Valley. Born Feb. 23, 1911, in Jacobs, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Maude (Booher) Drake. Her husband, Harry S. Leonard, whom she married Jan. 24, 1931 in McConnellsburg, died June 10, 1994. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Konsella, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Pollock, Shirleysburg RR, Fred D. Leonard and Mrs. Dean (Linda) Morgan, both of Rockhill Furnace, and Mrs. John (N. Marie) Bay, Lewistown; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann; one brother; and one sister. In earlier years, she had worked at Greif Manufacturing, Mount Union. She was a lifelong member of Rockhill Church of the Brethren, Rockhill Furnace, where she was a deaconess, a Sunday school teacher, and a choir member. She was also a member of the WCTU, the Southern Huntingdon County Farm Women, the Golden Agers, and the Birthday Club. Services were held Wednesday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Len Smith officiating. Interment was in Jordan Cemetery, Orbisonia RR. Memorial contributions may be made to: Rockhill Church of the Brethren, PO Box 39, Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249.

Robert E. Lepley
LEWISTOWN - Robert E. Lepley, 85, of 15 French Drive, Lewistown, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 19, 1915, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Frana (Bowers) Lepley Sr. His wife, Betty M. (Gutshall) Lepley, whom he married July 30, 1940, survives. Also surviving are a son, Robert P. Lepley, 15 Summit Manor, Lewistown, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He was employed as a supervisor in production control at Standard Steel, Burnham, where he retired after 30 years of service in 1980. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the Lewistown Lions Club, the Lewistown Elks Lodge No. 663, City Hook and Ladder Fire Company, and Fame Fire Company. Services will be held at 10:30 a.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 Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown 17044.

Helen E. Lewis
LEWISTOWN - Helen E. Lewis, 89, of 12 Edgewood Place, Lewistown, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Valley View Retirement Community in Belleville. Born Sept. 20, 1910, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Mae (Scott) Lewis Sr. She was raised by the late Orpha Lewis. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Metz, 162 Shawnee Drive, Belleville. She graduated cum laude from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in languages. She was the first woman in Pennsylvania to serve as a manager of a state employment office. She retired from the Lewistown office after 40 years of service in 1972. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, where she served as a member of the Vestry. She was a member of the Round Table of Christians and Jews, having received the Brotherhood Award in 1969. She was also a member of Business and Professional Women, of which she served as district director, Soroptimist and American Association of University Women. She was secretary of both the Mifflin-Juniata United Way and American Red Cross for many years. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Derald Stump officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery. There will be no viewing; however, family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Irene J. Lewis
MILROY - Irene J. Lewis, 91, a resident of the Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, and formerly of Milroy, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at Valley View Retirement Community. Born Aug. 11, 1908 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Clara Jane (Little) Fultz. Her husband, Raymond E. Lewis, died July 26, 1977. Surviving are: children, Virginia S. Phillips, Milroy, Raymond A. Lewis, Reedsville and Robert E. Lewis, Milroy; a brother, Rush H. Fultz Sr., Lewistown; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and 14 brothers and sisters. She was employed by the Cluett-Peabody/Arrow Shirt Company, Lewistown. She was a member of Shrader United Methodist Church and the Milroy Senior Citizens. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services today at the funeral home.

Violet F. Light
MILLERSTOWN - Violet F. Light, 93, of Millerstown, formerly of Liverpool, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at her residence. Born Jan. 16, 1907, in Steelton, she was a daughter of the late John and Daisy (Zeiders) Gelnett. Her husband, John B. Light, whom she married Dec. 4, 1931, died Nov. 7, 1991. Surviving are: daughters, Betty L. Bortell, Rochester, NY and Daisy L. Flanders, Liverpool RR2; a sister, Sara Beaver Hoover, Newport; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Harold Gelnett, Oscar Gelnett, Roy Gelnett and Mae Lyter. She graduated from Millerstown High School and West Chester State Normal School. She was an elementary school teacher at Liverpool Elementary School, retiring in 1972. She also taught in the Millerstown Elementary and many one-room schools in Perry and Juniata counties. She was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church and a previous member of Hunter's Valley EUB Church, where she had been Sunday school superintendent, teacher and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Perry County Retired Teachers Association and delivered Meals on Wheels in the Millerstown area. Her hobbies were tatting and sewing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Millerstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Katherine A. Behrens and the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens officiating. Interment will be the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High Streets, Millerstown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerstown United Methodist Church, 702 N. High St., Millerstown, PA 17062 or Hospice, 3315 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Irona P.M. Lightner
LEWISTOWN - Irona P. M. Lightner, 76, of 725 Roundhouse Road, Lewistown, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1924, in Vira, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Fannie (Kauffman) Casner. Her husband, Paul L. Lightner, died in 1987. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Barnham and Michael A. Lightner, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Hesketh Sr., Granville, and Christine E. Waters, Maryland; brothers and sisters, Julia G. Frohm and Alice Leeper, both of Lewistown, Mrs. William (Helen) Parkent, Essex, Md., and Mrs. Emory (Nellie) Hogans, Interlocken, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and early in life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Troy D. Linthurst
MILTON - Troy D. Linthurst, 81, of Milton RR1, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at his daughter's home in Mechanicsburg. Born Nov. 28, 1919, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Harvey William and Sarah (Aumiller) Linthurst. His wife of more than 55 years, Kathryn (Weaver) Linthurst, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Doug (Faye A.) Bowman, Mechanicsburg; a sister, Pauline Davidson, Milton; one granddaughter, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He was a graduate of Milroy High School, attended Penn State and attended Bucknell University after serving in the Navy. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy as a Petty Officer First Class. He was a supervisor at American Home Foods, Milton, for 22 years, retiring in 1982. He was also co-owner with his wife, of the Linthurst Gift and Apparel Shop in Milton for 19 years. He was a member of Christ's Evangelical Church, Lewisburg; the Milton Elks; the Montandon Legion; and the Lewisburg Guild of Craftsmen. He was an avid tennis player when he was younger and was a woodworking crafter after retirement. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Scott E. Zimmerer officiating. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Military services will be provided by members of the Montandon Legion. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837. The John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth Streets, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Lillie Mae Lockett
LEWISTOWN - Lillie Mae Lockett, 96, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Granville, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the nursing home. Born April 18, 1904, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George and Ida M. (Knepp) Harbst. Her husband, George I. Lockett, died in 1976. She is survived by a sister, Catherine I. Butler of Lewistown; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, an infant daughter, a granddaughter and two brothers. She was a homemaker. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 300 Swissvale Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15200.

Wilmer Lee Lockett Sr.
JACKSONVILLE - Wilmer Lee Lockett Sr., 80, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, in Howard. Born July 9, 1920, in Belscena Mills, Clearfield County, he was the son of the late John and Emma Lockett. He is survived by a companion, Geraldine Gates, her seven children, 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Knouse and Wilmer Lockett Jr., both of Lewistown and Harold Lockett, Mifflintown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ira (Martha) Knepper, Lewistown, Lloyd Lockett, East Waterford, and Mrs. Paul (Florence) Henry, Burnham; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother, Nellie Demovick, Clair Lockett Sr., Maude Fultz, Edith Knepp, Laura Yarevitz, Bertha Farleman, and Emma Jane Lockett. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Koffmans Trucking, Bellefonte. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard, with Pastor Pat Ficarra officiating. Interment will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Marion Township.

Carl W. Logan Sr.
BRADFORD - Carl W. Logan Sr., 70, of 106 Tuna Cross Road, Bradford, died Saturday Dec. 2, 2000, at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born July 30, 1930, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Carl and Florence (Eisenhower) Logan. His wife, Shirley M. (Norton) Logan, whom he married Dec. 26, 1967 in Dallas, Texas, died May 19, 1998. Surviving are: children, Carl W. Logan Jr., Seattle, Wash., Cindy Thompson, Jamestown, NY, Denise Benjamin, New York City, NY and Rhonda Logan, Yorktown Heights, NY; sisters and brothers, Lucile Boyer, Linda Hensel, Barb Sechrist, Joanne Markley, Roger Logan, and Joseph Logan, all of Lewistown, Geraldine Hunter, Hobart, Ind., Carol Marrow and Peggy Persey, both of Mesquite, Texas, and Fenton Logan, Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was a 1948 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked as a chemical salesman for Apter Industries. Early in life, he worked with his father in the restaurant business and after the service, he managed the JC Penny Store in Bradford and worked for Montgomery Ward store in Texas. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, with the Rev. Mark Hollis, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. Interment will be in Limestone Cemetery, New York. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family requests donations be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Joseph J. Lommo
BURNHAM - Joseph J. Lommo, 75, of Fifth Avenue, Burnham, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 10, 1924, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Domenico A. and Maryanna (Mangino) Lommo. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Florence S. DeLauretis and Mrs. Frank (Eleanor) Troiani, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Elmer (Rosie) Iovine, Lock Haven, Mary L. Bender, Milroy and John J. Lommo, Reedsville. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. He attended Temple University and the Gulliard School of Music, New York. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a professional jazz musician, having played the banjo, guitar, and bass for many professional bands. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, where Rosary services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Irene M. (Hamman) Long
ORANGEVILLE - Irene M. (Hamman) Long, 88, formerly of 183 Valley View Street, Orangeville, (Stony Brook Circle), died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at the Orangeville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 30,1912, in Entricken, she was a daughter of the late Harry Edgar and Margaret (Brindle) Hamman. Her husband, Earl C. Long, died May 13, 1949. She is survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six children, Carl E. Long on Dec. 15, 1971; William E. Long on July 7, 1934; Dorothy M. Long on Sept. 27, 1933; John N. Long on Sept. 30, 1965; Gary L. Long on May 15, 1993 ; and Beverly I. Romig Pennypacker on Feb. 19, 1989; and a granddaughter, Patricia Long on June 25, 1981. She worked at the Viscose silk mills in Lewistown in her younger years. She had also worked as a cook in the Mechanicsburg area and later owned and operated a boarding home in Indiana, Pa. She retired in 1984. She was very active in the VFW and was a past president of the Lewistown VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobbies included shuffleboard. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lind Memorial Cemetery in Lewistown, with the Rev. Douglas H. Lyon, Pastor of the Shiloh Bible Church in Almedia, officiating. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the McMichael Funeral Home, 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton.

Janet A. Long
PORT ROYAL - Janet A. Long, 82, of Port Royal RR1, died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1. Born Sept. 28, 1917, in Port Royal, she was the daughter of the late Merton W. and Maude (Yeigh) Long. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois M. Long and a brother, Merton W. Long Jr. She was a life member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. Private graveside services will be held at the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no viewing. Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Eleanor Long
MILLERSTOWN - Naomi Eleanor Long, 77, of Millerstown RR2, died at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 24, 1923, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd Edward and mary Elizabeth (Tschopp) Long. She is survived by a brother, Roland E. Long, Kaysville, Utah; a sister, Mrs. Warren H. (Carolyn G.) Ferguson, Millerstown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William G. Long in 1969 and James O. Long in 1974, and a sister, Minola Mather in 1995. She was educated in the former Wilt's Grammar Schoolhouse and the Centre Grammar Schoolhouse, both in Greenwood Township. She worked as a discrepency clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Harrisburg for 30 years, retiring in 1970. She loved gardening. She was Lutheran by faith and attended the Faith Lutheran Church, Richfield RR1. She was a member of the Millerstown Fire Co. and its ambulance league. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Timothy W. Bingman officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the funeral home.

Lloyd L. 'Lad' Lyter II
HAMLIN, W.Va. - Lloyd L. "Lad" Lyter II, 52, of Hamlin, W.Va., formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home. Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Rome, NY, he was the son of Lloyd L. Lyter of Bradenton, Fla. and the late Mildred (Goff) Lyter. His wife, Linda (York) Lyter, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Sam (Tracy) Smith, Cross Lanes, W.Va., Salina Lyter, Hamlin, W.Va., and Todd Lyter, Okinawa, Japan; a sister, Lynn L. McDonald, Bradenton, Fla.; and five grandchildren. He was a graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. He was a chemical engineer and former employee with the State of West Virginia D.E.P. He was also a musician and currently played with The Just Squirrels Band. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Pavilion in Coonskin Park, Charleston, W. Va., with Steve Hill officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the park. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lloyd Lyter II Memorial Education Fund, PO Box 305, Hamlin, WV 25523. The Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, W. Va., is in charge of arrangements.


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