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Helen E. Miller
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Helen E. Miller, 92, of Falls Church, Va., and formerly of Lewistown, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Arlington, Va. Born Aug. 11, 1908, in Clearfield County, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Rose (Yohoda) Bagrosky. Her husband, John H. Miller, preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1993. Surviving are: children, J. Howard Miller, Falls Church, Va., and Barbara J. Ucic, Euclid, Ohio; a brother and sister, Raymond Bagrosky, Naples, Fla., and Lena Loudenslager, St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a housewife. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

J. Franklin Miller
MIFFLIN - J. Franklin Miller, 94, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown RR3, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at the village. Born Aug. 28, 1905, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late John B. and Gertrude (Pennebaker) Miller. His wife, Ona (Shearer) Miller, survives. He was employed as the executive vice-president of the First National Bank of Mifflintown from 1957 until his retirement in 1975. He also served on the Board of Directors for the bank from 1969-1988 and from 1988 until the present he served on the director emeritus committee. He was a very active member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown; was a charter member of the Mifflintown Lions Club; and volunteered with the Yokefellowship Prison Ministry. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Edwin Rohrbeck officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 North Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jon G. 'Jack' Miller
ALTOONA - Jon G. "Jack" Miller, 52, of 1784 Bellemeade Drive, Altoona, died in the morning Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Altoona Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1948, in Lewistown, he was a son of G. Jackson and Marjorie (Lofflin) Miller, 213 Green Ave., Lewistown, survive. His wife, Donna Morvan Miller, whom he married in Lewistown Aug. 7, 1971, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jonathan Miller, Katie Miller and Makenzie Miller, all of Altoona; and a brother, Scott Miller of Altoona. He served in the United States Army Reserves in the Medical Corps. He was a 1966 graduate of Altoona High School and he attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He was president of Miller's Wholesale Florist Inc., Altoona. He was an active member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, Altoona, where he served in various positions, and was previously a teacher of Sunday school of the Friendship Sunday School class. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Walton Ave., Altoona, with the Rev. Robert A. Vizthum officiating. Interment will be in Alto-Rest Park Cemetery, Altoona. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Gilden Barton Funeral Home, 1331 Eighth Ave., Altoona, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.

Kenneth I. 'Bunny' Miller
NEWPORT - Kenneth I. "Bunny" Miller, 73, of Newport RR4, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home. Born May 30, 1927, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late James and Maude (Fultz) Miller. His wife, June M. (Himes) Miller, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth I. Miller Jr., Elliotsburg, Sara J. Hinton, Liverpool, Tina M. Campbell, Millerstown, Rosie M. Campbell and Darlene K. Miller, both of New Bloomfield, Connie L. Miller, Newport, and Linda L. Houston, Trafford; brother and sisters, Raymond Miller and Helen Woods, both of Lewistown and Genevieve Murphy, Boiling Springs; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He attended the Ickesburg Church of God. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Interment will be in the Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-2527 or to Hospice Preferred Choice, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 211, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Raymond W. 'Ray' Miller
MIFFLINTOWN - Raymond W. "Ray" Miller, 66, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1934, in Quakertown, Bucks County, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Carrie (Miller) Miller. His wife, Jean C. (Cleck) Miller, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, Ronald Krauter, Bechtelsville, John Krauter, Williamsport, Steve Krauter, Milton, and Kathy Cleary, Bally; brothers and sisters, Donald Miller and Charles Miller, both of Boyertown, Rena Snider, Tyler, Texas, and Pauline Snyder, Lewistown; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. He was employed as a truck driver for John Pfrommer Inc., Douglasville, before retiring on disability. He was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, the Liberty Fire House, New Berlinville, and the Bechtelsville Fire House, Bechtelsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, 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 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Robert T. Miller
LEWISTOWN - Robert T. Miller, 80, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Ryde, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 28, 1919, in Ryde, he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Elva I. (Moist) Miller. His wife, Winifred (Moist) Miller, died Nov. 4, 1995. Surviving are: sons, Richard T. Miller, Mattawana and D. Jay Moist, Ryde; brothers, Christopher K. Miller, Toledo, Ore. and Ferman L. Miller, McAlisterville; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed truck driver for 40 years. He was a member of the McVeytown Lodge 376 F&AM. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where masonic services will be conducted by the McVeytown Lodge 376 F &AM.

Edward Martin Miotla Sr.
LEBANON - Edward Martin Miotla Sr., 81, of 212 S. Fifth St., Lebanon, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at his residence. Born Nov. 9, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Alexander and Petronela (Shultek) Miotla. His wife, Dorothy P. Miotla, died Aug. 9, 1987. Surviving are: children, Edward Miotla Jr., Mrs. Dane (Joyce) Berry, and Donna Wagner, all of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Lewis (Edrica) Leggs, Millington, Md., Mrs. Steven (Fran) Zalek, York Haven, and Roberta Miotla, Lebanon; stepchildren, James S. Gephardt, Baltimore, Md. and Margaret Gephardt, Belleville; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by children, Mary Ann Worth in 1998 and Douglas Martin Miotla in 1960, and a brother, Joseph Miotla. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a laborer for Metz Hatchery (fish farming), Belleville, retiring in 1980. He was Catholic by faith. He was a member of the VFW Post 5935, Belleville and the American Legion, Hummelstown. A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Interment will follow in St. Mark's (Alfarata) Cemetery, Lewistown RR3, Decatur Township, with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Lebanon County, PO Box 1281, Lebanon, PA 17042-9933. Christman's Funeral Home Inc., 226 Cumberland St., Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Veronica A. Miriello
BURNHAM - Veronica A. Miriello, 70, of 319 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Mt. Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie (Pevarnik) Fallat. Her husband, Joseph J. Miriello, died in 1972. Surviving are: children, Ralph E. Miriello, Joseph J. Miriello, Andrew R. Miriello, and Mrs. Troy (Anita) Powell, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Randy (Joann) Loht, McClure, Mrs. Douglas (Ramona) Pully and Monica J. Miriello, both of Burnham; sister and brother, Mrs. John (Mary) Rooney, Trenton, N.J., and Frank Fallat, Mt. Carmel; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a waitress at the Birch Hills Supervisor's Club, Burnham. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kulpmont. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Diane 'Penny' Mitchell
LEWISTOWN - Diane "Penny" Mitchell, 52, of 10 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, formerly of 9363 US Highway 522 S, died at 11:57 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1948, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Edna (Cavanaugh) Park. Her husband, Charles W. Mitchell, whom she married June 23, 1973, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kristina N. Richardson, 999 Marshall Road, Vacaville, Calif., and Paul E. Mitchell, 12 W. Fourth St., Lewistown; brother and sister, Glenn Park, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Lee (Peggy) Noll, Newport; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. She was a 1966 graduate of Lewistown High School and of the Empire Beauty School. She was a homemaker and co-owner of Heckman Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Centre Union Church and an active member of the 4-H for 25 years and served on the Fair Board. She was associated with the Old Acres Kennels and a member of the Mifflin County Dog Training Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon R. Clayberger officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Linda J. Mitchell
LEWISTOWN - Linda J. Mitchell, 35, of Box 255, Lewistown RR3, died at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at her residence of natural causes. Born March 23, 1965, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Charles K. Corson of Church Lane, Lewistown and the late Betty J. (Royer) Corson, who preceded her daughter in death on June 2, 1989. Her husband Danny Mitchell, whom she married in 1982, survives. Also surviving are: children Victoria and Daniel Mitchell, both at home, and a brother, David Corson, Lewistown. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George Mark officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Margie C. Mitchell
LEWISTOWN - Margie C. Mitchell, 76, of 97 Squaw Hollow Road, Lewistown, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at Beverly Healthcare William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown. Born Oct. 22, 1924 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Emmett F. Royer and Mildred R. (Wolfley) Royer. Her husband Blaine A. Mitchell preceded her in death on June 27, 1998. Surviving are: Gary E. Mitchell, Avondale; brothers and sisters, Emmett B. Royer, 316 Strodes Run Road, Lewistown, Carl F. Royer, Strodes Mills and Pauline M. Barlett, Burnham and two granddaughters. She worked as a production employee for 23 years at Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, West Chester, having retired from the company in 1983. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lewistown, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Marie E. Mitchell
THREE SPRINGS - Marie Elizabeth Mitchell, 86, formerly of Three Springs and for the last five years of Port Royal RD1, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 19, 1914, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Amos Walter and Esther Violet (Rutherford) Fultz. Her husband, Walter L. Mitchell, whom she married on Nov. 15, 1935, preceded her in death on June 8, 1968. Surviving are: children, Norma Snyder, Three Springs, Joanne Bickel, Mapleton, Anna Mae Waters, Hustontown, Irvin Mitchell, New Castle, DE, Paul Mitchell, Donlow, WV, Thomas Mitchell, Mapleton, George Mitchell, Three Springs, Peggy Towsey, Port Royal and Richard Mitchell, Three Springs; step-children, Eugene Mitchell, Fayetteville, NC and William Mitchell, Three Springs; one sister, Mariam Woodcock, Sunbury; 45 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren. One step-son, two step-daughters, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the Three Spring Assembly of God. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia. Interment will be in Duvall Cemetery, Six Mile Run. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

George T. Moeller
MIFFLINTOWN - George T. Moeller, 83, a resident of Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown, formerly of 119 N. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the nursing home. Born July 22, 1917, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Oscar and Helen (Hawke) Moeller. His wife, Julia R. (Cella) Moeller, died in 1984. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Michael (Susan) Gross, Egg Harbor Township, NJ and Mrs. Michael (Marlene) Sausman, Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Moeller. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Early in life, he was employed by Lewistown Transportation, and later by the American Viscose Corporation and Mann Edge Tool Co. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. He was an avid jazz musician, who played for the Harry Crimmel Orchestra & The Ambassadors. He was a former member of the BPOE Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Lawrence R. Coakley and Deacon John A. Rocco officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

Marie C. Mohler
LEWISTOWN - Marie C. Mohler, 96, of 9 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Ohesson Manor. Born May 25, 1904, in Belltown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Sallie S. (Goss) McClellan. Her husband, Samuel B. Mohler, died Sept. 14, 1983. Surviving are: sons, Lynn S. Mohler, 1922 N. Daniel St., Arlington, Va. and Richard M. Mohler, 12 Fairview Place, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Luther T. McClellan, 413 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, Mrs. Robert (Maybelle) Phenicie Heisler, 203 Grand Parkway N., Lewistown, and Evelyn McClellan, 411 E. Walnut St., Lewistown; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. She was a sales clerk for many area businesses and in early life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger Reece officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Walter C. 'Whitey' Molek
YEAGERTOWN - Walter C. "Whitey" Molek, 77, of 27 Eden Drive, Yeagertown, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at 220 Ewardtown Road, Burnham. Born Jan. 11, 1923, in Daisytown, he was a son of the late Jozef and Emily (Galica) Molek. His wife, Marguerite (Kerstetter) Molek, whom he married in 1947, survives. Surviving are: three sons, David W. Molek, Yeagertown, Joseph M. Molek, Reedsville, and Nicholas A. Molek, Milroy; brother and sister, Thomas Molek, Yeagertown, and Helen Carpenelli, Scenic Hill; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. He retired as a manager of the Kovalchick Corporation after 41 years of service. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown, with Major Raymond Simpson officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Julia H. Moore
BELLEVILLE - Julia H. Moore, 88, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 725-A Highland Ave., Lewistown, died at 9:25 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 8, 1912, in Hazel, KY, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Julia (Hill) White. Her husband, James L. Moore, died in 1977. Surviving are: a son, James W. Moore, Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville; twin sister, Jewel Wilson, Waterloo, IL; a cousin, with whom she was raised, Charles W. Leeper, 139 Academy Hill, Lewistown; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a sales lady for 30 years at Danks and Bon Ton department stores, Lewistown. She was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Robert L. Zorn officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Phoebe A. Moore
MCVEYTOWN - Phoebe A. Moore, 73, of 3131 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, formerly of Eustis, Fla., died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Clara (Zimmerman) Brannon. Her husband, Elbert L. Moore, died June 12, 1994. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Stuart (Karla) Michael, Wheaton, Ill.; brother and sister, Nelson Brannon, Maitland and Sara Royer, Goss Terrace, Lewistown; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and William Brannon; a sister, Elizabeth Packer; and two half-brothers, Bruce Miller and James Miller. She was a clerk at Junior Foods and Florida Foods, in Florida. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Dr. Ivan J. Fahs officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, 123 Long Lane, Belleville, PA 17004.

Delores A. Morningstar
LEWISTOWN - Delores A. Morningstar, 57, of 720 W. Fifth St., Lewistown died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at her residence. Born April 27, 1943, in Dover, Del., she was the daughter of the late Warren O. and Olive P. (Crum) Metz. Her husband, Norman B. Morningstar, died May 28, 1997. Surviving are: sons, Todd L. Morningstar, 720 W. Fifth St., Lewistown and Kevin B. Morningstar, 829 S. Wayne St., Lewistown; sisters, Barbara J. Stringer, Lewistown RR and Linda Folk, Lewistown; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bradley J. Morningstar on Dec. 31, 1989 and Gordon J. Morningstar on July 19, 1989 and one brother. She was employed by Empire Kosher Poultry for 21 years. She attended the Church of the First Born, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jodie Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles D. Morrison
CENTRE HALL - Charles D. Morrison, 64, of Sand Mountain Road, Centre Hall, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his home. Born May 3, 1936 in Granville, he was a son of the late Albert E. and Grace F. (Buchanan) Morrison. Surviving are: sisters, Mary B. Harpster, 6 Chestnut St., Beaver Springs and Audrey A. Bell, 3621 US Hwy 522 North, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and William Morrison. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Army. He worked for many years for Faylor Middlecreek, and later for construction companies in State College as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1990. He was a member of East Derry Fire Company. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown with the Rev. James A. Yoder officiating. There will be no 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.

Mary Anne Hanna Morton
WARSON WOODS, Mo. - Mary Anne Hanna Morton, 70, of Warson Woods, Mo., formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. Born Jan. 23, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harold P. and Sarah F. Hanna. Her husband of 50 years, Robert C. Morton, survives. She was a member of the Lewistown High School Class of 1947. After a year at Blackstone College, Blackstone Virginia, she transferred to Penn State University and completed her degree in 1951. Also surviving are: children, Robert C. Morton Jr., Columbia, Mo., Mrs. Stephen (Betsy) Derringer, Chesterfield, Mo., Mrs. Stephen (Susan) Gaertner, Webster Groves, Mo., and Thomas Morton, Corral Springs, Fla.; a sister, Sarah E. Gibboney, Belleville; and eight grandchildren. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be held today at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood, Mo. Interment will be private in St. Louis, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Jenny Sprague Science Research Fund, c/o Webster Groves High School, 400 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119 or to the Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Health and Human Resources, University Park, PA 16802-1500.

Gladys J. (Lucas) Mosgrave
LEWISTOWN - Gladys J. (Lucas) Mosgrave, 81, of 466 Summit Drive, Lewistown, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence G. and Mary E. (Benney) Lucas. Her husband, Guy E. Mosgrave, whom she married May 31, 1942, survives. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence G. Lucas Jr. in 1975 and a sister, Mrs. Everett C. (Lillian) Haines in 1986. She was employed as a supervisor for the Department of Public Assistance for 33 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, and was an ordained elder and deacon and served on both boards; was a member of the Church Chancel Choir, the Lay Readers Guild and director of the Cherub Choir for a number of years. She was also a member of the Westminster Club; past state president of the Gradale Sorority of Pennsylvania; life member and Past Worthy Matron of the Lewistown Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star 283; member of the Past Matrons and Past Patrons of District 9-A; and a member of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was member and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary, Lewistown Chapter 26-Knight's Templer; the Lewistown Music Study Club; the Lewistown Twentieth Century Club; and the Lewistown Women's Club. She served on the Board of Rainbow for Girls and was a past mother advisor. She was a life member and past president of the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary; member of the Lewistown Hospital Board of Trustees; life member of the Lewistown Hospital Healthcare Foundation; and was an active Lewistown Hospital volunteer. She was past member of the Board of Directors of the United Presbyterian Homes of the Huntingdon Presbytery; member of the Board of Directors of Odyssey Inc.; founding member and past president of the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council; member of the BPOE 663, Ladies Auxiliary; member of the Lewistown Country Club; member of the Historical Society; member of the Board of Directors, past president of Ridgewood Inc., Lewistown; life member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Services. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park. Order of the Eastern Star services will be held at the graveside. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends following the service in the Baraca Room of the church. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Presbyterian Homes, Attn: James Hanley, 220 Newry St., Holidaysburg, PA 16648. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve E. (Dixon) Mowery
WILMINGTON, Del. - Genevieve E. (Dixon) Mowery of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Del. Born in Somerset County, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Emma (Pyle) Dixon. Her husband of 55 years, Daniel M. Mowery Sr., survives. Also surviving are: children, Daniel M. Mowery Jr., Port St. Joe Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Kevin M. (Cynthia A.) McGivney; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Mary Alice Toot, Charles Dixon, Thomas Dixon and Richard Dixon. She worked as a credit manager for JC Penney of Wilmington, Del. for 19 years. After retiring, she was a credit analyst for Beneficial Bank and then worked for Little Learners Day Care, Wilmington, Del. She was a member of Seller's Senior Center and was a Past Worthy Matron of Brandywine Chapter 14, Order of the Eastern Star. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Beeson Memorial Services of North Wilmington, Del., is in charge of arrangements.

Ricky Lee Mowery
YORK - Ricky Lee Mowery, 45, of York, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at York County Nursing Home. Born Jan. 8, 1955, in Lewistown, he was a son of Helen M. Silar of Red Lion and the late John William Mowery. Survived are: children, Richard A. Mowery and Rachel Mowery, both of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Deborah J. Shaffer, Lower Windsor Township; paternal grandfather, Lewis Mowery, Burnham; and stepfather, Eric N. Silar, Red Lion. He was a self-employed hog farmer for five years in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. He was a member of the Salvation Army, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army, 9 South Dorcas St., Lewistown, with Capt. Eddie H. Purvis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the York/Adams Branch, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2315 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17404. The Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Home Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, is in charge of arrangements.

George A. Moyer
MIDDLEBURG &emdash; George A. Moyer, 58, of Middleburg RR4, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his home. Born May 5, 1942, in Freeburg, he was a son of the late Henry E. Sr. and Esther Minnie (Shaffer) Moyer. His wife, Barbara E. (Fulmer) Moyer, whom he married March 27, 1971, died Nov. 8, 1991. Surviving are: daughters, Sarah E. Moyer, Hatboro and Rachel A. Moyer, Beaver Springs RR1; three sisters, Ruth DiDomenico, Lady Lake, Fla., Joyce Bachman, Fayetteville and Sandra Keiser, Milroy; three brothers, Henry Moyer Jr., Kreamer, Gerald Moyer, McClure and Gary Moyer,Mifflin; two half-sisters, Betty Herman, Beavertown RR1 and Helen Herman, Penns Creek; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Archie L. Moyer and David E. Moyer in infancy. He graduated from West Snyder High School in 1961. He served in the National Guard. He was a salesman for Allied Products and Services, New Cumberland for 19 years. Earlier in life he had been employed by West Chemicals, Philadelphia. He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters. Graveside services will be held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Following the interment a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Beaver Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Snyder County Historical Society, Middleburg, PA 17842. The Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

M. Adrienne Moyer
PORT ROYAL - M. Adrienne Moyer, 86, of Port Royal RR1, died at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 15, 1914, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late J. Melvin and Elizabeth Maude (Kurtz) Ernest. Her husband, Jerome H. Moyer, whom she married Sept. 28, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Ernest H. Moyer, Thompsontown, James N. Moyer, Milroy, and John M. Moyer, Mifflin; brother and sister, W. Nelson Ernest, South Plainfield, NJ and Miriam Swartz, Port Royal; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, John K. Ernest. She was a 1935 graduate of Port Royal High School She had been a helper for Meals on Wheels and had been active with the Juniata County Gray Ladies. She was a member of Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Academia. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Academia, with the Rev. Edward M. Trask and the Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Academia. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal.

Donald L. Murray Sr.
THOMPSONTOWN - Donald L. Murray Sr., 51, of Thompsontown (Goodville), died at 11:11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Aug. 10, 1948, in Thompsontown, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Anna Margaret (Harshbarger) Murray. Surviving are: sons, Donald L. Murray Jr., Hazelton and Michael W. Murray, Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Beverly J. Spade and Bonnie K. Frick, both of Thompsontown RR1 and Debra K. Nealman, Honey Grove; and one granddaughter. He graduated from East Juniata High School, Cocolamus in 1968. He was employed as a laborer for the past 31 years at Triangle Pacific Inc., Thompsontown. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Joiners Union 287, Harrisburg. He was an avid hunter and and racing fan, especially at Port Royal Speedway. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. John White officiating. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Church of Living Waters, Helping Hand Food Pantry, c/o Rev. John White, Box 571, Liverpool, PA 17045.

Franklin P. Murray
LEWISTOWN - Franklin P. Murray, 60, of 132 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. He was born Nov. 11, 1940, in Somerset County. His companion, Elizabeth B. Esworthy, died Nov. 3, 2000. He was a production employee of Empire Kosher and Coble's Foods. He was a member of City, Hook, and Ladder Fire Company, the American Legion Post 90 and the Owl's Nest, all in Lewistown. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Joy Myers
PORT ROYAL - Norma Joy Myers, 68, of Port Royal RR3 (Van Dyke), died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 13, 1932, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Dirven C. and Bessie R. (Wileman) Wileman. Her husband, Roscoe P. Myers, died Sept. 7, 1990. Surviving are: children, Kevin L. Swartz and Mark A. Swartz, both of Port Royal RR3, and Mrs. Robert (Karen L.) Brough, Dillsburg; brother and sisters, Del Wileman, Florida, Naoma Trout, Lancaster, and Eva Ritzman, Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Swartz Jr., three brothers and five sisters. She retired on disability as a nurse's aide from Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Jack D. Twombly officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata County. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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