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Evelyn G. Packard
REEDSVILLE - Evelyn G. Packard, 81, of 145 Duke St., Reedsville, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services, Camp Hill. Born March 3, 1919, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late James Andrew and Myrtle A. (Stuter) Crownover. Her husband, Donald F. Packard, preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1982. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Joseph (Lois) Goss, Dillsburg, Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Himes Beatty, Port Royal, and Donald E. Packard, Belleville; seven grandchildren and three great-granddaughters; half-sisters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Pry, Hershey, Mrs. Jay (Altheda) Shade, Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. James (Darlis) Dell, Huntingdon, and step-sister, Mrs. David (Carol) Farmer, Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Crownover and A. Mildred Stuck; a brother, Jesse Crownover; half-sisters, Arlene McFadden, Vergie Crownover, Ruth Yoder and Esther Crownover; and a step-mother, Alta Hostetler Crownover Habbershon. She was an inspector for Cluett Peabody, having retired in 1982. She attended United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville with the Rev. John Libert officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Christa E. Paden
REEDSVILLE - Christa E. Paden, 77, of 508 Honey Creek Road, Reedsville, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 11, 1922, in Breslau, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Ewald and Emma (Herbe) Kanty. Her husband, Ralph B. "Bud" Paden, died Aug. 13, 1963. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Brian (Christine) Wilhelm, 86 Betty Circle, Reedsville; a sister, Irmgard Steudel Wiesemann, Germany; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Heinz Steudel, and two sisters, Charlotte Erdmann and Eva Marie Klober. She was a retired secretary of Brown Township and former secretary for Peachey Builders and J.M. Young and Sons, Belleville. She was a member of Reedsville Lutheran Church and the Lady Greenwood Lodge, No. 308 Rebekah's, Belleville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedsville Lutheran Church, 200 East Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084.

Phyllis A. Page
LEWISTOWN - Phyllis A. Page, 73, of 206 Spring St., Lewistown, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at her residence. Born Aug. 9, 1927 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George and Ledith (Wagner) Fleisher. Her husband Earl Page Jr. preceded her in death on May 29, 1996. Surviving are: children; Mrs. Alan (Linda) Slapinski, Saltsburg and James Page, McClure; brothers, Jerry Fleisher, Burnham and Richard Fleisher, York; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter. She was employed at American Viscose Corporation, Montgomery Ward and at Lewistown Hospital, where she retired as a supervisor in housekeeping. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. James Slapinski officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friend may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Franklin R. Palm
LEWISTOWN - Franklin R. Palm, 65, of 166 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at his residence. Born Oct. 19, 1934, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Bruce and Esther (Bowersox) Palm. His wife, Marie (Reichley) Palm, whom he married in 1960, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Frank C. Palm, Jerry G. Palm, and William H. Palm, all of Lewistown, and James C. Palm, McClure; sisters, Mrs. Donald (Becky) Eward, Mifflintown RR, Gladys Hall and Janet Panunzio, both of Lewistown; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Palm in 1970; a brother, Gene Palm; and a sister, Dorothy Drupp. He was a laborer, having been employed by Ford Garage, Mifflintown; Laskaris Restaurant, Lewistown; Embassy Theatre, Lewistown; and Weyant's Picture Framing, Lewistown. He was a life member of the Fame Fire Co., the Junction Fire Co., and the Brooklyn Hose Co. He was also a member of the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co.; VFW Post 7011, Lewistown; the American Legion Post 90, Lewistown; and the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143. He was a former Little League Coach in Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown RR, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice C. Pannebaker
MIFFLINTOWN - Beatrice C. Pannebaker, 93, of Perry Village, New Bloomfield, formerly of Mifflintown RR1, died Friday at Harrisburg Hospital. Born March 28, 1907 in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin L. and Carrie (Warner) Whistler. Her husband Roy F. Pannebaker preceded her in death on May 30, 1977. Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. James (Helen M.) Maddox, Fairfield; a sister, Mary E. Dolin, Mifflintown RR1; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Eva Pannebaker, and by two infant brothers, Ray Whistler and Ed Whistler. She managed the cafeteria at the Fermanagh-Mifflintown Elementary School until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, and a member of the Juniata County Retired School Employees. She enjoyed cooking, reading and crocheting. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Karl Herman and the Rev. Norman Marden officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, 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 Juniata County Library, 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, RR1 Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Jack E. Parker
LEWISTOWN - Jack E. Parker, 84, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 352 Hillsdale Ave., Lewistown, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at the nursing home. Born April 23, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of the late James Scott and Mabel Bertha (Prosser) Parker. His wife, Anita R. Parker, died May 4, 2000. Surviving are: sons, Kenneth Parker, Philadelphia and James Parker, Lindsborg, Kan., and four grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. He was employed as an engineer at Overhead Door Corporation, Lewistown. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Parson
MIFFLINTOWN - Robert J. Parson, 65, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1935, in Nossville, Huntingdon County, he was the son of Hannah (Fry) Parson of Mifflintown RR1 and the late John B. Parson. His wife, Barbara K. (Beckwith) Parson, whom he married July 6, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Cindy) Bomberger of Port Royal RR1, Mrs. Kevin (Rhonda K.) Weader of McClure, and Jennifer A. Parson of Harrisburg; and five grandchildren. He was a 1955 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany from 1958 to 1960. He retired as a truck driver with UPS and then worked as a custodian at Juniata High School. He was a member of Union Lodge 324 F&AM, Mifflintown; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Juniata Valley Forest 88; and the Teamster's Union. He was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James R. Harper officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown RR4, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call from noon until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, at which time a Masonic service will be held. The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box F, Mifflin, PA 17058 or Juniata Forest 88, c/o Charles McGarry, RR1, Box 307A, New Bloomfield, PA 17068.

Kenneth C. Partchey
BEAVER SPRINGS - Kenneth C. Partchey, 65, of Beaver Springs, died at 12:22 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at York Hospital, York. Born Jan. 4, 1935, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Bruce and Effie (Walter) Partchey. His wife, Freda C. Stade, whom he married Dec. 22, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Lisa A. Gormley, Gettysburg, Brenda L. Abraham, Fairfax, Va., and Sandra K. Litvin, West Chester; two sisters, Nadine Shehan, Raleigh, NC, and Violet Clark, Malta Home, Granville; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Partchey in 1974, and two sisters, Rosaline Norman in 1971, and Doris Miller in 1992. He graduated from Derry Township High School in 1952 and from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1957 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He received his Master of Music Degree from Eastman School of Music in 1963 and completed his Doctorate of Education from Penn State University in 1973. He taught instrumental music in the Smethport, Otto-Eldred and Mansfield schools. He also taught music and brass ensembles at Wilkes College and Gettysburg College. After retirement, he directed the Shippensburg University Band for a semester and taught a year in the Gettysburg elementary schools. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and the Lewistown Elks Band. His interests included family, composing music, writing poetry and the outdoors. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christ United Church of Christ in Beaver Springs, with his nephew, the Rev. David Watts Sr., and the Rev. Chip McCommons officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Fund Development Department, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195. The Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Y. Partchey
LEWISTOWN - Richard Y. Partchey, 83, of US Highway 522 S., Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Frey Village Retirement Center, Middletown. Born June 17, 1917, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Luther N. and Rebecca E. (Yocum) Partchey. His wife, Esther M. Partchey, died March 3, 2000. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Todd (Diane) Berube, Florida, Mrs. David (Paula) Vicars, Oregon, and Mrs. Tim (Angela) Wolford, Etters; stepchildren, Mrs. Jess (Cheryl) Moser, Mertztown, and Loretta Davis, Strodes Mills; a brother, Robert S. Partchey and a sister, Grace Partchey Batot, 736 S. 29th St., Harrisburg; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and three step-grandchildren. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was self-employed in the rental business. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 143, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William Fetrow officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Elizabeth N. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Elizabeth N. Peachey, 76, of 21 Greenhouse Lane, Belleville, died at 12:01 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 at her residence. Born Sept. 21, 1923 in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Samuel D. and Jemima (Zook) Kanagy. Her husband Rufus D. Peachey preceded her in death on May 7, 1993. Surviving are: children, Samuel R. Peachey, Katie A. Yoder, Daniel R. Peachey, Annie M. Yoder and Hettie S. Yoder, all of Belleville; a sister, Sarah M. Yoder, Middlebury, Ind.; 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Old Order Amish. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Daniel R. Peachey residence, 41 Greenhouse Lane, Belleville, with Bishop Daniel M. Peachey and Bishop Louie D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening at her residence, 21 Greenhouse Lane, Belleville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville is in charge of arrangements.

Ivan D. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Ivan D. Peachey, 67, of 2750 Route 655, Belleville, died at 5:02 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1932, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late John E. and Katie (Spicher) Peachey. His wife, Ruth (Peachey) Peachey, whom he married May 15, 1954, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kathy L. Beimborn, West Bend, Wis., Betty A. Ross, Sunnyvale, Calif., John E. Peachey, Lewistown, Diane M. Yoder, Hayward, Wis., and Shirley K. Peachey and Karen J. Byler, both of Belleville; brothers and sisters, twins Raymond S. Peachey, Rebecca S. Yoder, David S. Peachey, Marian R. Peachey and John B. Peachey, all of Belleville, Sarah A. Yoder, McVeytown, and a twin brother, Irvin J. Peachey, Belleville; and 18 grandchildren. He was a farmer, retiring in 1996, and a van driver for the Amish. He was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church, where he was in the Bereans Sunday school class and taught Sunday school. He had also served as a church elder and a coordinator for the Mennonite Disaster Service. He was on the board of directors for Agway and served as president for the Farmers Milk Haulers for a number of years. He enjoyed traveling and resided in Florida in the winter. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Allensville Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Philip Barr and the Rev. Max Zook officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Allensville Mennonite Church, PO Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002 or Mennonite Diaster Service, c/o J. Lester Yoder, 27 Dry House Farm Lane, Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel T. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Samuel T. Peachey, 79, of 3530 E. Back Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at his residence. Born Jan. 19, 1921, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Noah L. and Hettie (Yoder) Peachey. His wife, Salina H. (Peachey) Peachey, survives. Also surviving are: children, Rachel H. Peachey, Alta M. Swarey, and Lizzie N. Swarey, all of Mifflintown, Katie A. Peachey, Annie S. Peight, Hettie O. Peachey, Leah M. Peachey, Olive E. Peachey, and Lydia J. Peachey, all of Belleville, Salina H. Kinsinger, Leola, Sylvia A. Swarey, Rockville, Ind., and Ada L. Hassel, Bedford; brothers and sisters, Ezra Y. Peachey, Korie N. Peachey, David N. Peachey, Lomie E. Peachey, Joseph N. Peachey, Dan N. Peachey, and Fannie H. Swarey, all of Belleville, Annie E. Peachey, Loganton, Lizzie C. Kanagy, Wisconsin, and Stephen N. Peachey, Allensville; 68 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the David R. Peachey residence, East Back Mountain Road, Belleville, with Bishops Louie Peachey and Noah L. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Urie J. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Urie J. Peachey, 77, of 2400 SR 655, Belleville, died at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 5, 1923, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Aaron J. and Katie M. (Peachey) Peachey. His wife, Naomi I. (Kurtz) Peachey, whom he married Nov. 16, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Glen L. Peachey, Belleville and Gladys Leasure, Lewistown; brothers, John Peachey, Wellman, Iowa, Earl Peachey, Galesburg, Ill. and Sanford Peachey, Goshen, Ind.; and three grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and worked in the Truss department at Allensville Planing Mill and was a truck driver for Farmer's Co-op. He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, the Senior Men's Sunday School Class, and the Mennonite Disaster Service. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Mayard Beitzel and the Rev. Max Zook officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mennonite Disaster Service, c/o J. Lester Yoder, 27 Dry House Farm Lane, Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Nathan J. Peight
ALLENSVILLE - Nathan J. Peight, 23, of 46 El Ray St., Allensville, died of natural causes at 7:47 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1976, in Lewistown, he was a son of Jesse and Malinda (Peachey) Peight of 60 Mill Road, Allensville. His wife, Christina (Brubaker) Peight, whom he married June 3, 2000, survives. Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris B. Peachey, 79 Grand St., Belleville; brothers and sisters, Loretta J. Peight, Wilma G. Peight, Janice M. Peight, Benita J. Peight, Lester J. Peight and Ervin Peight, all at home. He was the owner and operator of Peight's Trucking, hauling logs, and a member of the Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Peachey Road, Belleville, with ministers Amos Peachey and Sylvan Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Haven Mennonite Cemetery. Friends will be received 3-4:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, 146 Peachey Road, Belleville, PA 17004. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville is handling funeral arrangements.

Paul L. Pellman
THOMPSONTOWN - Paul L. Pellman, 82, of Thompsontown RR2, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1917, in West Perry Township, he was the son of the late Esther (Pellman) Watts. His wife, Adaline (Graybill) Pellman, whom he married July 21, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: sons, John Pellman, Millerstown and Anthony Pellman, Mifflintown RR2; half-brother, Frederick P. Watts, Selinsgrove; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Robert Watts. He was employed as a truck driver for W.D. "Bill" Spece, Thompsontown, and later as a salesman for Leidy Chevrolet, Mifflintown, until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown; a 50 year member of Tennis Lodge 371 of F&AM, Thompsontown; a member of the Harrisburg Consistory; a past Grand Tall of the Tall Cedars, Lebanon; and a past member of the Thompsontown Borough Council. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking and tinkering. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Louise L. Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund of to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Organ Fund, PO Box 217, Thompsontown, PA 17094. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Bradley M. Pennebaker
MCCLURE - Bradley M. Pennebaker, 61, of 5678 Back Maitland Road, McClure, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at his residence. Born July 31, 1939, in Lewistown, he was the son of Howard and Esther (Long) Pennebaker of 5616 Back Maitland Road, McClure. His wife, Elda (Fisher) Pennebaker, whom he married July 21, 1961, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy Lee Pennebaker, Lewistown and a brother, Kenneth Pennebaker, Troy, W. Va. He served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1961. Early in life, he worked for K. B. Aerotech and later was co-founder of Echo Ultrasound, Lewistown. He was an electronic engineer and owner/operator of Pennebaker Enterprise from 1983 to the present. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Decatur Volunteer Fire Company, 4277 US Highway 522N, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mildred J. Pennebaker
LEWISTOWN - Mildred J. Pennebaker, 74, of 595 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died at 9:56 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 11, 1925 in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (Toner) Baker. Her husband James M. Pennebaker Sr. preceded her in death in 1995. Surviving are: children; James M. Pennebaker Jr., 589 Hawstone Road, Lewistown and Mrs. Clifford (Jeannette) Donelson, 595 Hawstone Road, Lewistown; sisters, Margaret Young and Mrs. Marion (Hazel) Semler, both of Reedsville and Mrs. Donald (Florence) Kline, Lewistown; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was a hand presser at Scotty's Fashions, Lewistown for 15 years, before retiring in 1985. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Shirley Ann Perkins
CABOT, Ark. - Shirley Ann Perkins, 71, of Cabot, Ark., died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Baptist Hospice, Cabot, Ark. Born May 12, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Edna Smith. Her husband, Richard Perkins, preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, William Perkins, North Pole, Ala., Albert Perkins, Leetonia, Ohio, Barry Perkins, Sherwood, Ark., and Betty Houston, Cabot, Ark.; stepchildren, Carl Perkins, Marion, Ark,. and Carolyn Brown, Des Moines, Iowa; brother and sister, Lewis Smith and Evelyn Charlesworth, both of Lewistown; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was a United States Air Force veteran. She retired from civil service. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cabot Funeral Home Chapel, 700 N. Second St., Cabot, Ark. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cabot, Ark. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Walter L. Persing
GRANVILLE - Walter L. Persing, 75, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 8 Woods Lane, Lewistown, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the home. Born Jan. 17, 1925, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Vernon and Emma (Sunberry) Persing. He is survived by brothers, William Persing, Hollidaysburg and Howard Persing, 6 Woods Lane, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Persing. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be held at the Lutheran Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Dean E. Peterson
EAST WATERFORD - Dean E. Peterson, 80, of East Waterford, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at his residence. Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Marshall and Eva (Palm) Peterson. His wife, Mary Katharine "Kate" (Foose) Peterson, preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1992. Surviving are: three daughters, Cheryl Deanette Runk, Chambersburg, Karen Smith, East Waterford RR1, and Rhonda Foehlinger, Port Royal; a brother, John M. Peterson, New Bloomfield RR1; a sister, Pearl Ritchey, Honey Grove; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a great-granddaughter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was the former owner-operator of Peterson's Garage in East Waterford. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post 5049, Mifflintown, the Boat Owners Association of the United States, the Loyal Order of Moose 925, Millerstown, and the Moose Legion 41. Graveside services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Juniata Veterans Council, c/o Robert Weaver, 321 Washington Ave., Mifflintown, PA 17059. Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy C. Phillips
STATE COLLEGE - Dorothy C. Phillips, 86, a resident of University Park Nursing Center, State College, formerly of Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Sept. 13, 1913, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Blaine James and Alice L. (Davis) Gibboney. She is survived by brother and sisters, Donald Gibboney, Milroy, Mrs. Merle (Hazel) Hafer, Reedsville, Mrs. Jack (Pearl) Gailwick, Haferstown, Md., Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Dolan, Shirmensville, and Betty Gibboney, Lewistown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Marlin Briggs on July 8, 1982, and two sisters. She retired from Gibboney Woolen Mill. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Houtz officiating. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Phillips
YORK - John R. Phillips, 80, of West Manchester Township, York, and formerly of Camp Hill, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in York Hospital. Born March 27, 1920, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Reese and Emma Jane (Hill) Phillips. His wife, Jean E. (Gentzler) Chronister Phillips, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Donna Jane Goodwin, Beaver Springs; stepchildren, Todd R. Chronister, York and Sandra J. Ellis, Mont Pelier, Va.; a sister, Emma Jane Pazula, Morris Plains, NJ; and five grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, earning the European Medal, African Medal and the Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and the Central European Theaters. He was a retired regional vice president and general manager for Maryland Casualty Insurance Company, Camp Hill, and was currently employed by Best & Company, NJ. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Camp Hill, and attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Manchester. He was also a member of Lowther Manor Lodge No. 781, F&AM, Camp Hill and the Hawks Gunning Club, York. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Interment will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. Friends may call 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Presbyterian Church, 421 Deerfield Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester, PA 17345.

Robert J. Phillips
MCCLURE - Robert J. Phillips, 68, of McClure RR2, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center after an extended illness. Born Feb. 16, 1932, in Milroy, he was a son of the late John D. and Catherine B. (Fultz) Phillips. His wife, Pearl P. (Snook) Phillips, whom he married Aug. 23, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold E. (Kim E.) Jefferys and Robert J. Phillips Jr., both of McClure, Jaylene K. Fultz, McClure RR2; a nephew, whom he and his wife raised, Shane D. Mallery, Beaver Springs RR1; five sisters, Irene Kreydatus, Lewistown, Barbara Reed, Nagney, Jean Ruble, Milroy, Shirley Keeney, Reedsville and Bertha Balmer, Myerstown; two brothers, John Phillips, Reedsville and Gary Phillips, Petersburg; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, Thelma Damicantonio, Mary Gray, Richard Phillips and Frank Phillips; and a sister and brother in infancy. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He received his basic training with the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Dix, NJ. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation after 17 years on the road crew. He was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church, New Lancaster Valley, where he served as a Sunday School teacher for 17 years. He enjoyed Bible reading, singing, fishing, hunting, and woodworking. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. William Herrick and the Rev. Ken Gordon officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2, where graveside military services will be provided by American Legion Post 942, McClure. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Marjorie P. Pierce
LEWISTOWN - Marjorie P. Pierce, 76, of 333 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1924 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Mabel (Aurand) and Charles Price. Her husband Woodrow Pierce preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1956. Surviving are: children, C. Michael Pierce, 333 S. Wayne St., Lewistown and Gregory T. Pierce, 101 Elbow Lane, Fort Washington; and three grandchildren. She was a 1942 graduate of Derry Township High School, and a 1946 graduate of Germantown Dispensary and Hospital. She worked as a Registered Nurse in New York, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania. She retired in 1990 from the Geisinger Medical Group, Lewistown, where she worked since 1983, and previously had been employed from 1973 to 1983 at the LGC Clinic. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a past president of the board of the American Cancer Society, Lewistown. She funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc. 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Gladys T. Porpotage
REEDSVILLE - Gladys T. Porpotage, 74, of 82 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her home. Born June 8, 1926, in Royer, she was a daughter of the late Mike I. and Anna (Brokup) Porpotage. Surviving are: sisters, Mary Goodman, Reedsville and Dora Porpotage, Pensacola, FL. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She was retired and, in her earlier years, had worked at the Lewistown Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with Father Thomas B. Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m Sunday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, where a prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown or the charity of one's choice.

Nicholas O. Powell
BURNHAM - Nicholas O. Powell, 23, of South Logan Boulevard, Burnham, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his home. Born May 16, 1977, in Lewistown, he was the son of Gary "Sing" Powell of 4300 Old Pete's Road, McClure and Laura J. Frankhouser of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Also surviving are: three half-brothers, Alex S. Powell and Reid A. Powell, both of McClure and Gabriel Specht of Reedsville; paternal grandparents, Harold G. and Mitsue Powell, Burnham; and maternal grandparents, Maurice and Marlene Frankhouser, Reedsville. He was a 1995 graduate of Indian Valley High School and a graduate of the Computer Learning Network, Camp Hill. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed as a computer programmer for Xerox Corporation, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Hickory Springs Hunting Camp, Licking Creek. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing chess and computer programming. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Scott T. Reiman officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Indian Valley High School Computer Lab, Attention: William Hardison, 700 Cedar St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Benjamin M. 'Ben' Price
MCALISTERVILLE - Benjamin M. "Ben" Price, 78, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 13, 1921, in Granville, he was the son of the late William Ira and Jesse May (Van Scyoc) Price. His wife, Ruby (Hepner) Price, whom he married Aug. 18, 1939, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Carl Price and Darvin Price, both of McAlisterville, and William "Bill" Price, Thompsontown; brothers and sisters, William Price, Mifflintown, Fred Gilbert, Cleveland, Ohio, Lois Hubler, Port Royal and Betty Basom, Thompsontown; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He attended McAlisterville Elementary School. He served in the U.S. Navy SeeBees, from 1944-1946. He retired in 1978, after 16 years as a heavy equipment operator for Hempt Brothers Construction, Camp Hill. He had previously been employed by D.E. Smith Construction and Quigley Construction, both of Mifflintown. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin in Potter County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis ofticiating. Interment will follow in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Association. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present to receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

William I. 'Bill' Price, Jr.
MIFFLINTOWN - William I. "Bill" Price, Jr., 74, of Berry's Personal Care Center, Inc., Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 20, 1926, in Granville, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late William I. and Jesse May (Van Scyoc) Price, Sr. His first wife Catherine M. (Harris) Price preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1974 and his second wife Mabel L. (Williamson) Reichenbach Price preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1999. Surviving are: children, Nancy K. McFarland, Mifflintown RR3, Cathy M. Husler, Mifflintown RR1 and Shirley A. Husler, Mifflin HC-67; brothers and sisters, Fred Gilbert, Cleveland, Ohio, Lois Hubler, Port Royal and Betty Basom, Thompsontown; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin M. "Ben" Price on July 25, 2000. He had attended the McAlisterville Elementary School. He was a Lutheran by faith, having attended both St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, and Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He retired in 1988 from the melt shop of Standard Steel, Burnham. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Linda J. Fultz officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetary, Nook. Friends may call from 7 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 North Brown Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles Donald Pringle
LEWISTOWN - Charles Donald Pringle, 77, of 511 Yale St., Lewistown, died at 3:23 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence. Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Charles Frederick and Elsie (Berryman) Pringle. His wife, Mary J. (Harker) Pringle, whom he married May 17, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Gloria K. Pringle, Los Angeles, Calif. and Gwynne C. Pringle, Harrisburg; sister and brother, Mabel Havice, Hanover and Leroy F. Pringle, York. He was a 1941 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a self-employed salesman and early in life, he worked at Standard Steel, Burnham. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, the Blue Juniata Beagle Club, and a life member of the BPOE Lodge 663. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Jane Pursel
LEWISTOWN - Emma Jane Pursel, 82, of 350 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her residence. Born May 14, 1918, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary E. (Jarrett) Contner. Her husband, Robert C. "Red" Pursel, died Dec. 1, 1955. Surviving are: children, Robert W. Pursel, Hillside Drive, Lewistown, Richard C. Pursel, Lancaster, and Mrs. Jonathan (Mary Jane) Welch, Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Mary E. Groninger, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a 1936 graduate of Lewistown High School. She worked as a secretary for Derry elementary schools and later as a secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, the Fort Granville Grange No. 1902, the Towpath Naturalists and the Mifflin County Historical Society. She had also been active with the Stone Arch Players. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret M. 'Margie' Pyle
NEWPORT - Margaret M. "Margie" Pyle, 77, of 431 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, formerly of Newport, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Jan. 27, 1923, in Wilmington Del., she was the daughter of the late Stuart and Jeannette (Tillman) Cooke. Her husband, Paul H. Pyle, died in 1991. Surviving are: children, Harry Dale, Lewistown, JoAnn Yoder, Lewistown, with whom she was living, Herb Hunsucker, Delaware City, Del., Patricia Baker, Newark, N.J. and Sharon Baker, New Castle, Del.; sisters, Mary Drummond, Pilesgrove, N.J. and Bertha Davidson, Bishopville, Md.; her twin brother, Ernest Dale, Wilmington, Del. and brother, Robert Dale, Townsend, Del.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, New Castle, Del. Chapter 1418, where she was a volunteer and formerly served as Senior Regent and Collegian. She was also a member of the Airport Speedway, and a member of the Lewistown VFW. She enjoyed bingo, garage sales and auto racing. She was an avid Jeff Gordon fan. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home, 212 E. Justis St., Newport. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, where an 11 a.m. graveside service will be held Friday after a procession to the cemetery. Family and friends can gather at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home for the procession. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.


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