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Audrey J. Macknair
LEWISTOWN - Audrey J. Macknair, 70, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 3055 U.S. Highway 522N, Lewistown, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Sept.11, 2000 at the nursing home. Born March 23, 1930 in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Ammon M. and Mona (Deamer) Spigelmyer. Her husband Blaine W. Macknair, whom she married July 29, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Lee (Teresa) Cunningham, 538 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, Mrs. Gary (Shirley) Mummah, McAlisterville RR1, and Mona Macknair, Mark Perry and Norman L. Macknair, all of Lewistown; a brother Melvin Spigelmyer, Flowertown; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Cunningham, an infant brother, Robert Spigelmyer, and a sister, Evelyn Winegardner. Early in life, she was employed at the Arrow Shirt Factory and then became a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was an avid cake-baker and bingo player, and she also sewed hand-made Barbie doll clothing. She was a member of the Women's Moose Lodge No.143. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh and the Rev. Ted Janke officiating. Interment will be in Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.

Robert D. Mackneer
REEDSVILLE - Robert D. Mackneer, 66, of 476 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, died at 4:38 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1933, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Mary Elizabeth (Freed) and Louis Darwin Mackneer Sr. His wife, Shirley (Scyoc) Mackneer, whom he married Nov. 21, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Brenda L. Wiser, Reedsville, Alan W. Mackneer, Jeffrey R. Mackneer and Gloria J. Michaels, all of Lewistown, Wendy S. Steighner, Kentucky, and Dale R. Mackneer, Maitland; brothers, Captain Paul T. Mackneer, Pottstown, Richard D. Mackneer, North Carolina, William L. Mackneer, Lewistown, and Larry N. Mackneer, Port Royal; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis D. Mackneer Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Erma) Stokes. He worked as a crane operator in the wheel mill of Standard Steel, Burnham for 39 1/2 years. He attended Gateway Family Fellowship, Reedsville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors and making crafts. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor A.J. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Family Fellowship, 6 N. Main St., Reedsville, PA 17084.

Sara C. Mackneer
LEWISTOWN - Sara C. Mackneer, 92, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown and formerly of Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 4:10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 3, 1908, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Joshua S. and Lillian (Rhine) Rowles. Her husband, John B. Mackneer, preceded her in death on March 30, 1963. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Paul (Charlotte) Donaldson, Mrs. Nancy Bowersox and Mrs. Steven (Deborah) Rothrock, all of Lewistown; a brother, Homer Rowles, Cross Keys; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons and one daughter, and also by three brothers and one sister. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corp, Lewistown, and then at Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Lewistown. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, Juniata County. There will be no viewing; however family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Moosehart Inc., c/o Moose International, Moosehart, IL 60859.

Sarah Helen Maddox
CARLISLE - Sarah Helen Maddox, 91, a resident of Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, formerly of Lewistown, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the nursing home. Born June 5, 1909, in Patton, she was a daughter of the late John and Ida (Shunkwiler) Proud. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Maddox. She is survived by a son, John C. Maddox, Carlisle, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. She graduated from Patton High School, Patton. She retired from the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown. She was a member of the Allison United Methodist Church and the Wesley Bible Sunday School Class, Carlisle. She was also a member of the Textile Workers Union of America. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Erie L. Funk officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allison United Methodist Church, 99 Mooreland Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013.

Leona B. Waite Makibbin
BELLEFONTE - Leona B. Waite Makibbin, 98, of Bellefonte, and formerly of Beech Creek, Orbiston and Mifflintown, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at the Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte. Born May 28, 1902, in Honey Grove, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late James and Gouldie (Warnick) Nesbit. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John R. Waite, in 1962, and her second husband, Arthur J. Makibbin, in 1997. Surviving are: two daughters, Marjorie Neff, Ormond Beach, Fla. and Janette Packer, Belllefonte; a step-daughter, Darlis Simonton, Carlisle; a step-son, Roland Makibbin, Carlisle; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a grandson whom she raised, Frank "Buddy" Halderman, Bellefonte. She was preceded in death by a son, John "Jack" Wesley Waite, in World War II in 1944; a step-daughter, Mazie Lewis, in 1996; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Halderman, in 1987. She was the last of her immediate family. She had worked at Sylvania, Mill Hall during World War II, and, along with her first husband, John, operated Waite's Road Side Inn, Beech Creek. She was member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Andersonville. She was also a member and past president of American War Mothers, and a life member of the American Legion, Bellefonte and VFW Auxiliary, Bellefonte. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework and gardening. Her funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the W. Roger Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard, with the Rev. Anna M. Ritter officiating. Interment will be at the Church of Christ Cemetery, Blanchard.

Maxwell N. 'Max' Manbeck Jr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Maxwell N. "Max" Manbeck Jr., 85, of Mifflintown, died at 7:10 p.m., Friday Dec. 22, 2000 at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1915, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Maxwell N. and Lydia V. (Vincent) Manbeck, Sr. His wife Margaret C. (Crawford) Manbeck preceded him in death on March 23, 1989. Surviving are: children, William H. Manbeck and Steven J. Manbeck, and Mrs. Scott (Sarah M.) Leeper, all of Mifflintown; a sister, Florence M. Stump, Mifflintown, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He attended Mifflintown High School and was a graduate of the Harrisburg Academy and the Pennsylvania State College. He was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, Nittany Lion Club, Union Lodge No. 324 F&A.M., Mifflintown and the Lost Creek Golf Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a self-employed farmer and businessman, having been associated in the past as a manager with W. H. Manbeck & Co., Mifflin, director and chairman of the Board for Consumer Discount Co. of Lewistown, director and vice president of Juniata Concrete Co., Manbeck Poultry Farms, Manbeck Hereford Farms. He was a partner in M&M Farms and served as director and president of Pa. Dutch Farms, Inc. He was director, vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee for the Manbeck Baking Co., director and president of the Riverside Oil Co., director and president of Mountain View Courts, owner of Manbeck Tree Farms, director and vice president of Juniata Lumber & Supply Co., and had served as a director, president and chairman of the board for Juniata Valley Bank. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 208 Lemon Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Ruth Elizabeth Maneval
LIVERPOOL - Ruth Elizabeth Maneval, 61, of Liverpool RR1, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Sept. 14, 1938, in Greenwood Township, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Vida I. (Sarver) and Charles E. Markle Sr. Her husband, Charles H. Maneval, whom she married March 7, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michelle M. Dougherty and Michael C. Maneval, both of Liverpool RR1; brothers, David E. Markle and Charles R. Markle Jr., both of Millerstown; and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline E. M. Rhoads, on Sept. 5, 1993. She was a 1956 graduate of Greenwood Joint High School, Millerstown. She was a housewife and had been employed for many years as a cook at Benner's Restaurant, Thompsontown. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and clipping coupons. She was also an avid bingo player and enjoyed attending her granddaughter's school sporting events. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Millerstown RR1. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. James E. Lewis officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Millerstown RR1. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ruth Marsh
LEWISTOWN - Ruth Marsh, 72, of Lewistown RR5, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at her home. Born July 4, 1928, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Jesse (Bachman) Burnell. Her husband, William G. Marsh, died Dec. 13, 1988. Surviving are: children, Leslie Marsh, at home, William G. Marsh, Avis Marsh, Allison Marsh, Patricia Marsh, all of Lewistown, and Steven Marsh, Frederick, Md.; and four grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. She was a housewife. Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with a memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Blair T. McAteer
YEAGERTOWN - Blair T. McAteer, 56, of 44 Indian Lane, Yeagertown, died at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born May 9, 1944, in London, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late George Thomas and Olive (Gallienne) McAteer. His wife, Sharon (Tate) McAteer, whom he married July 18, 1970, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Kevin N. McAteer, Port Royal and a brother, Paul Murray McAteer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam from 1965-1966. He was a civil engineer for 25 years, having been a consultant for various companies. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90, Lewistown; the VFW Post 7011, Lewistown; the Marine Corp League; and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

John G. McCardle
LEWISTOWN - John G. McCardle, 68, of Old Park Road, Lewistown, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1932 in Burnham, he was a son of the late William Boyd and Ann (Swab) McCardle. His wife, Gladys (McCullough) McCardle, whom he married in 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kevin McCardle, Scott McCardle, and Mrs. Michael (Kristine) Sellers, all of Old Park Road, Lewistown, and Gary McCardle, North Logan Boulevard, Burnham; a brother, Wayne McCardle, Beavertown; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was founder and owner of McCardle Refuse Company, and retired in 1998. He was a Korean Conflict veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 203 and the Yeagertown Fire Company. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Violet J. McCardle
MCCLURE - Violet J. McCardle, 77, of 80 Snook Road, McClure, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1923, in Alfarata, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Nettie (Shawver) Wray. Her husband, Leon John McCardle, whom she married Dec. 25, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donna L. Wray, Dormantown Road, McClure, and Charles M. McCardle, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ruben J. Wray and Grant L. Wray. Early in life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1972 due to disability, with 15 years of service. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. George Mark officiating. Interment will be in the Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Richard V. McClenahen
REEDSVILLE - Richard V. McClenahen, 84, of 7 Colonial Drive, Reedsville, died at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 1, 1916, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Vincent and Julia (Gregg) McClenahen. His wife, Esther F. (Etzweiler) McClenahen, whom he married Nov. 23, 1939, survives. Also surviving are: a son, James R. McClenahen, Shreve, Ohio; brothers and sister, Robert McClenahen, Lewistown, Ray McClenahen, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Ramon (Romaine) Bratton, Boalsburg; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the European and Pacific Theatres. Early in life, he worked at the American Viscose Corporation of FMC and retired in 1980 with 40 years of service as a supervisor at Avtex. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, the Lewistown Masonic Lodge 203, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Royal Arch Masons, and the Harrisburg Consistory. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

D. Romayne McCurry
BURNHAM - D. Romayne McCurry, 74, a resident of Brookline Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 204 Fifth Ave., Burnham, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the manor. Born March 9, 1926, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late William and Irma (McKinley) Treaster. Her husband, David C. McCurry Sr., died Oct. 4, 1977. She is survived by a son, William T. McCurry, 204 Fifth Ave., Burnham; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one sister and a son, David C. McCurry Jr., in 1951. She was a graduate of Bryn Mawr School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for FW Black Hospital and Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Burnham Presbyterian Church. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing and family will provide all flowers.

Stanley C. 'Bud' McDonald
RICHFIELD - Stanley C. "Bud" McDonald, 43, of HCR 63, Richfield, died of natural causes Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 21, 1956, in Millerstown, he was a son of Dayton T. and Helen L. (Hoffman) McDonald Sr. of HCR 63, Richfield. Also surviving are: two brothers, Dayton T. McDonald Jr., HCR 63 Richfield, and Andy L. McDonald, Mifflintown RR1; a sister, Cindy K. Heisey, Richfield RR1; a maternal grandmother, Margaret Hoffman, Thompsontown; and a companion, Esther Adams, Richfield. A 1975 graduate of East Juniata High School, he served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1975-1977. He was employed by the Maneval-Pyle Fruit Farm, Richfield. He had also been employed by Martin's Plumbing and Heating, Richfield and SEDA-COG, Mifflintown. He attended the Church of the Open Door, Evendale. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked to go for walks on the mountain. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Deacon Clayton R. Graybill officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery, HCR 63 Richfield. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family willreceive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his burial fund, c/o Andy L. McDonald, RR1, Box 1122, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Harvey J. 'Jumbo' McGowan
THOMPSONTOWN - Harvey J. "Jumbo" McGowan, 71, of Thompsontown RR1, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at his residence. Born April 29, 1929 in Juniata County, he was a son of Helen (Walborn) McGowan Campbell of Lewisberry and the late Harvey McGowan. His wife, Patty McGowan of Thompsontown RR1, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth G. McGowan, Mifflin and Mrs. Terry (Anna Jane) Beachel, Thompsontown; brothers and sisters, Robert McGowan and Grace Keister, both of Harrisburg, Clarence McGowan, Thompsontown, Shirley Gotwalt, Lewisberry, Anna Leigh, Loysville and Jane Miller, Port Royal; step-sons and step-daughters, Harry and Ralph Rice, Pat Maneval and Helen Smith, all of Thompsontown, Robert Rice, Millerstown, Paul Rice, McAlisterville, Bessie Speece, Mifflintown, Jean De Marco, Port Royal and Shirley Hargett, Mifflin; two grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. He retired from Stanley Springs, Harrisburg. He attended Grace Covenant Church, Center. He was a 50-year, life-member of the Millerstown Loyal Order of Moose No. 925, and a member of the Newport American Legion Post No. 177. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut streets, Newport. Interment will be in Wrights Church Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Glenn E. Mengle
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Glenn Eugene Mengle, 62, of Main Street, Mount Pleasant Mills, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in the emergency room of the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Sept. 4, 1937, in Perry Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Herman and Anna (Walters) Mengle. His wife, Faye M. (Heintzelman) Mengle, whom he married Aug. 6, 1955, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth E. Mengle, HCR 72, Selinsgrove, Mrs. Gregory A. (Jodi A.) Shaffer, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, and Mrs. Robert D. (Victoria A.) DeWitt, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; brothers and sisters, Herman "Palmer" Mengle, Liverpool RR1, John Mengle, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Leroy Mengle, York, Dorothy Feltman, Selinsgrove, Luella Shellenberger and Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Creamer, both of Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. William (Martha) Fosselman, McAlisterville RR1; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Mengle. He was a 1955 graduate of Middleburg Joint High School. He was employed by Weis Markets, Milton, where he was a fork lifter from 1974 until present. He was a member of the Aline United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. He was also a member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Company, Mount Pleasant Mills, Richfield Ambulance Company and the Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League, Middleburg. For many years, he was a regular blood donor for the American Red Cross. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor James E. Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Aline United Methodist Church-Building Fund, PO Box 15, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.

Kenneth Lamar "Francie" Mengle
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Kenneth Lamar "Francie" Mengle, 78, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, Died at 6:12 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home after an extended illness. Born May 23, 1922, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late James F. and Ida (Chubb) Benner-Mengle. His wife, Orpha L. Lauver, whom he married Feb. 12, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, George A. Mengle, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, and Mrs. Neil F. (Carol M.) Schnure, West Palm Beach, Fla.; half-brothers, Arlington Mengel, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, and Howard Benner Sr., Selinsgrove; sisters, Faye Moyer, Freeburg HCR, and Mrs. Warren "Barney" (Betty) Snyder, California, Md.; four grandchildren, five great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Ronald B. Schnure, in 1989; three half-brothers, Leroy Mengle, Arthur Mengle Sr. and Robert Benner; three half-sisters, Almera Graham, Lenna Wright and Pauline Snyder. He attended Upper Heister Valley Grammar schoolhouse in Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. He was employed at Wood-Mode Inc., Kreamer, as a cabinet maker from 1974 until his retirement in 1987. Before that, he was engaged in farming and was employed by the Apple-Mengel Fruit Farms, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and had several terms on its church council. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery Board; Richfield Volunteer Fire Compnay and Ambulance League; Fremont Volunteer Fire Company, Mount Pleasant Mills; the Medic 55 of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg; AAA, Sunbury; the Snyder County Farm Bureau; American Association of Retired persons; and a former member of the National Rifle Association and the Richfield Sportsmen's Association. When his health permitted, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, RR 2 Box 25, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853 or Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangement.

Esther L. Michael
LEWISTOWN - Esther L. Michael, 81, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of South Grand Street, Lewistown, died at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the nursing home. Born March 5, 1919, in Saxton, she was the daughter of the late William R. Shimer and Alice V. (Guthridge) Shimer Swisher. Her husband, Omer C. Michael, died Feb. 20, 1998. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Cynthia) McCavitt, Mechanicsburg; a brother, Gilbert Shimer, Upper Darby; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one granddaughter. She worked at the Malta Home, Granville and the Visiting Nurses Services. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Wayne Mast officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Albert H. Miller
MCALEVY'S FORT - Albert H. Miller, 82, of McAlevy's Fort, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Mauch Chunk, he was the son of the late Frank George and Clara (Deahn) Miller. His wife, Madeline (Wilson) Miller, whom he married March 1, 1938, died Sept. 24, 1979. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Dennis (L. Renee) Hardin, Wichita, Kan., Arlen C. Miller, Stow, Ohio, and Kenneth D. Miller, State College; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was owner and operator of A.H. Miller Lumber Company, McAlevy's Fort, retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church; the Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Myriah, Huntingdon; the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Altoona; and the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with the Rev. Robert Cauffman officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, McAlevy's Fort. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

Albert K. Miller
REEDSVILLE - Albert K. Miller, 84, of 137 Pine St., Reedsville (Lumber City), died at 4 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at his residence. Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Estella (Spigelmyer) Miller. His wife, Mae M. (Reichley) Miller, whom he married Aug. 25, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donald F. Miller, Patriot, Ind., Michael A. Miller, Lewisville, Texas, Mabel Swarm, Bellefonte, Evelyn Fultz and Dorothy Dill, both of Milroy; sisters and brother, Elizabeth Russell, Lewistown, Helen Louise Grassmyer, McVeytown and Carl W. Miller, Mifflintown; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles B. Miller, and one grandchild. He retired as a spot welder from Fisher Electronics, Reedsville in 1980. Previously he had worked for 28 years at American Viscose, Lewistown and for Standard Steel, Burnham. He attended Reedsville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Robert Iddings officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedsville CMA Church, 222 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, PA 17084.

Alice V. Moser Miller
BELLEVILLE - Alice V. Moser Miller, 88, of 4501 E. Main St., Belleville, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Sept. 19, 1912, in Clearfield County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Faye (Tobias) Swatsworth. Her first husband, Henry Luther Moser, died in 1976, and her second husband, Myles Miller, died in 1989. Surviving are: sons, William E. Moser, Belleville, and Richard E. Moser, McClure RR2; brother and sister, George Swatsworth and Madaline Bray, both of New Millport; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. In her early life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation and later at Kirby Manufacturing Shirt Factory, McClure, retiring after 28 years of service in 1974. She was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Danny Neff officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Andrew I. Miller
MIFFLINTOWN - Andrew I. Miller, 84, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1915, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Raymond and Frances (Hawkins) Miller. His wife, Bernice I. (Strassberger) Miller of Mifflintown RR1, whom he married Jan. 26, 1943, survives. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Bush of Lewistown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Miller and a sister, Reba V. Haller. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was a retired truck driver and worked for Clasters Building Supply, Lewistown. He attended the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Letner officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Academia. There will be no evening viewing, but friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR4, Box 4715, Mifflintown PA 17059. Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Miller
ALTOONA - Barbara J. Miller, 37, of Altoona RR7, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Bon Secours Hospital, Altoona, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 2, 1962, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Ralph D. and Beverly J. (Vaughn) Miller of Burnham. Her fiance, Philip Miller, survives. Also surviving are: a son, David A. Servinsky, at home; a sister, Melinda A. Miller, Burnham; and maternal grandmother, Claire E. Vaughn, Lewistown. She attended Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing and had a special interest in sign language and the hearing impaired. She was Methodist by faith. She enjoyed Civil War history. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham, with Karen McCachren officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham, PA 17009. Carn-Weaver Funeral Home, Broad Avenue, Altoona, is in charge of arrangements.

David Rolland Miller
MILROY - David Rolland Miller, 60, of 56 Vista Vue Lane, Milroy, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at KOA Campground, South Myrtle Beach, SC. Born April 10, 1940 in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late George Rolland Miller and of Dorothy E. (Geisinger) Miller, who survives residing at Freedom Avenue Trailer Court, Burnham. His wife Nancy (Seby) Miller, whom he married Aug. 29, 1959, survives, residing at 56 Vista Vue Lane, Milroy. Also surviving are: children, D. Keith Miller and Wendy J. Miller, both of Milroy and Mrs. Tony (Laurie) Stoner, Burnham; three grandsons; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was the owner/operator of the Jack Hess Construction Company, having worked for the business from 1969 to 1990, when he bought the business. He owned the construction company until 1998, and also owned the painting company, Miller Enterprises, Inc. He was a former Pennsylvania Game Commission Deputy in Snyder and Mifflin counties, and a member of the National Rifle Association. His funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family, and interment will be private at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, First Avenue, Burnham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Emma L. Miller
RICHFIELD - Emma L. Miller, 94, of Richfield RR1, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at the Brookline Village Personal Care Facility, Mifflintown RR1. Born Oct. 20, 1905, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary C. (Lesher) Ehrenzeller. Her husband, G. Herbert Miller, whom she married Aug. 18, 1921, died March 20, 1981. She is survived by a son, Donald R. Miller, Thompsontown RR1; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Warren W. Miller and George A. Miller and two sisters, Jennie A. Brown and Cora I. McLean. She attended North East Grammar School. She was a housewife all of her life. She was a member of the Richfield United Methodist Church, where she taught the kindergarden Sunday school class and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Richfield Women's Club, Richfield Senior Citizens Center and helped to prepare the meat for Richfield Dutch Days. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, rug making and was an excellent cook. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Richfield United Methodist Church, with Pastor Vernon Shenberger and Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell, Ph.D. officiating. Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.

Ethel K. Miller
LEWISTOWN - Ethel K. Miller, 85, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 12 Catherine St., Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 8, 1915, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Frank O. and Clare (Erb) Rhodes. Her husband, Herbert W. Miller, died April 21, 1979. Surviving are: a son, Mahlon "Mitch" Miller, Carbondale; a sister, Mildred L. Sirgey, 265 Loop Road, Lewistown; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Herbert L. Miller; seven brothers and four sisters. Early in life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation and later retired from the Arrow Shirt Factory. She was Protestant by faith. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no public viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

George E. Miller
DENVER - George E. Miller, 51, of 790 Lauschtown Road, Denver, PA, formerly of the New Holland area, died Wednesday evening under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, after a lengthy illness. Born in Lancaster, he was a son of Helen (Frank) Harsh, who survives, and the late Raymond Miller. Also surviving are: children, Timothy S. Miller, Terre Hill and Mrs. Rodney (Shannon) C. Martin, Cameron, NC; three half-brothers, James Harsh, East Earl, Jack Harsh, Leola, Carl Miller, McClure; two half-sisters, Mrs. Rodney (Margaret) Reich, Terre Hille and Mrs. Jim (Sandra) Stroup, Milroy; maternal grandmother, Kathryn (Martin) Frank, Manhiem; step-parents, Ruth Miller, McAlisterville and James Harsh, New Holland; and three grandsons. He was employed as an auto body specialist for the past 11 years at Brubacher Excavating, Bowmansville. He was a member of the Ranck's United Methodist Church, New Holland. He was a life member of the North American Hunting Club, and a member of the Baretown Rod & Gun Club and the NRA of Fairfax, VA. His funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ranck's United Methodist Church, 700 Ranck's Road, New Holland, with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Gladys Anna Miller
MOUNT UNION - Gladys Anna Miller, 88 of Box 310, Mount Union RR2, died at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. She had been a resident of the Shirley Home, Shirleysburg, for the past three months. Born March 12, 1912, in Ryde, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Headings) Miller. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Forest Miller of Huntingdon Manor, whom she marred on Feb. 10, 1940, in Winchester, VA. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Horne of Mount Union RR2 and Douglas D. Miller of Andover, NY; brothers and sisters, Helen Hommon of Bigler, Clayton Miller of Woodland Retirement Home Center, Orbisonia, Chester Miller of Belleville, Leona Taylor of Mount Union RD1, Joseph Miller of Mount Union RD1 and Juliet Culp of Roaring Spring RD; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Wilson and Effie Strausser. She was a homemaker. She attended the Allenport schools and was Protestant by faith. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.


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