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Charlotte M. Ritter
RICHFIELD - Charlotte M. Ritter, 68, of HCR 73, Richfield, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence. Born Dec. 9, 1931, in Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ida (Gelnett) Benner. Surviving are: children, Bruce R. Ritter, Raleigh, N.C., Mrs. Thomas (Connie L.) Sperling, Glenwood, Iowa and Mrs. Anthony (Brenda K.) Pellman, Mifflintown RR2; brothers and sisters: Herbert Benner, Leymoyne, Warren Benner, Harold Benner, and Orpha Lyter, all of Richfield, Maynard "Jake" Benner, Dauphin, Reno Benner, Lewisburg, Arlene Sierer, Mount Pleasant Mills and Naomi Goodling, Mechanicsburg; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Scott Ritter and two brothers, Leonard Benner and Nevin Benner. She was a graduate of Freeburg High School. She was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church. She enjoyed reading Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield, PA 17086. The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Ritter Sr.
HUNTINGDON - John H. Ritter Sr., 75, of Huntingdon RR2, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late George Ritter. He is survived by children, Ricci L. Ritter, Huntingdon, John H. Ritter Jr., Lewistown, and Mrs. Tommy (Tereca) Grose, Granville; sister and brother, Dora L. Sheller, Westminster, Md. and John D. Harshberger, Point Bay, Wash.; and seven grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an oil field employee for R.H. Kelly Inc., Wyoming. He was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Covenant Church, 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy M. Hawn Robbins
ELIZABETHTOWN - Nancy M. Hawn Robbins, 58, of 155 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at her residence. Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary M. (Kitting) Norris. Her husband, Dr. Timothy W. Robbins, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Jennifer Hawn, Lebanon, and Wendy Hawn Greider, Lancaster; sisters and brother, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Bargo, Port Royal, Mrs. Joesph (Jane) Marlowe, Mifflintown, and Samuel C. Norris, Lewistown; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a 1959 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was an administrative assistant for National Environmental Services Inc., the The Wyatt Group Inc., Lancaster, and Cutler Dairy Products Inc., Philadelphia. She was also a certified nurses assistant for the Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Landisville. She was an accomplished flutist and participated in district and state bands. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Shade Gap. There will be no viewing.

Walter T. Robinson
DUNNELLON, Fla. - Walter T. Robinson, 69, of 2311 Southwest Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, Dunnellon, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his residence. Born July 17, 1931, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William and Katherine Robinson. His wife, Nancy E. (Montgomery) Robinson of Dunnellon, Fla., survives. Also surviving are: children, Linda Robinson, Dunnellon, Fla., David Robinson, Dukes, Okla., and Diane Robinson, Greely, Colo.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert Robinson. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Drexel Institute of Technology, both in Philadelphia. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a chemist, retiring from the Department of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg, in 1996. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown and the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, Fla. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society-Colon Cancer Research, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Florida Cremation Society, Ocala, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Romig
YEAGERTOWN - John H. Romig, 72, of 274 N. Derry Ave., Yeagertown, died at 11:34 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Aug. 9, 1928 in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Ross C. and Blanche E. (Kratzer) Romig. His wife Edith G. (Yetter) Romig, whom he married June 30, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, David A. Romig, James C. Romig, Holtwood, Mrs. Gary (Joan) Hagemeyer, Yeagertown and Mrs. George (Kathleen) Watson Jr., Burnham; brothers and sisters, Marion Soccio, Milroy, Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Fisher, Milroy RD, Melvin Romig, Naginey, Mrs. Fred (Eleanor) Swanger, Lewisburg and William Romig, North Pole, Ala.; two grandchildren and one step-grandson. He was preceded in death by one brother, David Romig. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was employed by Standard Steel, Burnham, where he retired from the heat treating department in 1984 after 27 years of service. He was a member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery, Yeagertown. There will be no public viewing. Family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Ruth E. Ronk
MCVEYTOWN - Ruth E. Ronk, 82, of Ronk's Lane, McVeytown, died at 10:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 13, 1918, in Bratton Township, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Sylvia (Rebman) Rittenhouse. Her husband, Charles L. Ronk, whom she married July 21, 1937, died Sept. 19, 1972. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Hazel) Miller, Lewistown, Mrs. James (Betty) Wilhelm, Yeagertown, and Carl B. Ronk, McVeytown; brothers and sisters, Esther Grassmyer, Virginia Harshbarger, Paul Rittenhouse and Charles Rittenhouse, all of Pine Glen, Gladys Barlett, Simsbury, Conn., Mrs. Glen (Helen) Espigh, McVeytown, James Rittenhouse, Newton Hamilton, Mary Maxwell, Mattawana, Mrs. Max (Hazel) Fisher, Lewistown RR, Thelma Rittenhouse, Malta Home, Granville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Rittenhouse, and a sister, Zana Hesser. She was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at the Malta Home for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed crocheting. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Miracle Network, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17821, in honor of Miranda Rutter.

Daniel W. Rook
UPLAND, Calif. - Daniel W. Rook, 86, of Upland, Calif., died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, Calif. Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Milroy, he was the son of the late John and Eva (Close) Rook. His wife, Edith Rook of Upland, Calif., survives. Also surviving are: a son, Ronald Rook, Lititz; brothers and sisters, M. Helen Bobb, Barbara Rook, and Brown Rook, all of Milroy, and Clifford Rook, Mifflintown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a wholesale milkman, retired from Shady Grove Dairy, Upland, Calif. He was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church in Upland, Calif. A memorial service was held at the Brethren in Christ Church in Upland, Calif. and interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mission Fund of Brethren in Christ Church, 845 W. Arrow Highway, Upland, CA 91786. The Stone Funeral Home, 355 E. 9th St., Upland, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.

Roy C. Roush
LEWISTOWN - Roy C. Roush, 81, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of 106 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village. Born May 13, 1919, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Edith (Davis) Roush. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Goss) Roush, in 1997. Surviving is: a son, Dean C. Roush of Lewistown. He worked in the Maintenance Department of Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring in 1981, after 40 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and a member and past treasurer of Baraca Room Men's Bible Class. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1940, a former member and flag bearer at the Brooklyn Drum and Bugle Corps and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lewistown with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery of Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Willard Royer
SPRING MILLS - Willard Royer, 74, of rural Spring Mills, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Feb. 27, 1926, in State College, he was the son of the late Samuel and Blanche (Wagner) Royer. His wife, Rosa (Schlecht) Royer, whom he married in 1947, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Dennis W. Royer, Spring Mills and Gary Royer, Bellefonte; a brother, Herbert Royer, Milesburg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and one great-granddaughter. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with Company G, 3rd Military Government Regiment in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe Campaigns. He earned a European African Middle Eastern Ribbon, a Victory Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal, an Occupation Medal, three Bronze Service Stars, and a Combat Infantryman's Badge. He worked as a mechanic for 43 years at Hagan's Garage and Miller Motors in Centre Hall. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Gregory N. VanDyke officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Union Cemetery, Farmer's Mills. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Centre Community Hospital, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803.

David E. Ruble Sr.
REEDSVILLE - David E. Ruble Sr., 55, of 59 Hillside Drive, Reedsville, died at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 9, 1945, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Clarence Edward and Mary Jane (Kurtz) Ruble. His wife, Carolyn C. (Meloni) Ruble, whom he married May 25, 1965, survives. Also surviving are: children, Deanna J. (Ruble) Havice and David E. Ruble Jr., both of Reedsville; brothers, Merle C. Ruble, New Cumberland, Robert R. Ruble and William F. Ruble, both of Milroy; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Carpenter in 1994 and a brother, Ray E. Ruble in 1987. He was owner and operator of Ruble's Donuts, Belleville for over 25 years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Pastor Lester Diller officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to Mountain View Mennonite Church, PO Box 184, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Marie L. Ruble
MIFFLINTOWN - Marie L. Ruble, 67, of 105 N. Fifth St., Mifflintown, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC63. Born Dec. 31, 1932 in Nancy, France, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Geanne (Reinbold) Bontemps. Her husband, Scott D. Ruble, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Violette M. Darrow, Honey Grove RR1; a brother and a sister, Felix Bontemps and Paulette Bontemps, and a number of nieces and nephews, all living in France. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy Mark Ruble. A homemaker, she enjoyed collecting angels and four-leaf clovers. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. There will be no viewing. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert R. Ruble
MILROY - Robert R. Ruble, 73, of 59 Randall Drive, Milroy, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1927, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Clarence Edward and Mary Jane (Kurtz) Ruble. His wife, Eleanor J. (Venditta) Ruble, whom he married Nov. 16, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Connie J. Riden and Joyce R. Jimenez, both of Milroy; two brothers, Merle C. Ruble, New Cumberland and William F. Ruble, Milroy; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Gladys Carpenter in 1994, James Ruble in 1944, Ray E. Ruble in 1987, David E. Ruble Sr. in 2000, Charles Ruble and Richard Ruble. He retired from New Holland, Belleville in 1986. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy and the Milroy Fire Company. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Douglas Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Hayden G. Runk
MCVEYTOWN - Hayden G. Runk, 86, of Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born Oct. 1, 1913, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late David W. and Naomi (Newman) Runk. His wife, Lillian M. (Stine) Runk, whom he married Oct. 22, 1938, survives. Also surviving are: a son, David S. Runk, Lewistown; a daughter, Elaine S. Richards, Cranford, N.J.; five brothers, Kenneth W. Runk, Elkhorn, Wis., Wayne E. Runk and Sheldon D. Runk, both of McVeytown, Max L. Runk, Punxsutawney, and Boyd W. Runk, Mount Union; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. He was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1975, after having operated the Valley View Farm in Ferguson Valley for 35 years. He was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Men's Bible Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the former Interstate Milk Producers Association. He enjoyed gardening. Burial will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, PO Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Christina A. Runtagh
LUNENBURG, Mass. - Christina A. (Calleri) Runtagh, 46, of 747 Flat Hill Road, Lunenburg, Mass., died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at her home after a long illness with cancer. Born May 20, 1955, in Berwick, she was the daughter of Carmen Calleri of Berwick and the late Christine (Magrone) Calleri. Her husband of 23 years, Richard R. Runtagh, formerly of Lewistown, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jordan R. Runtagh and Kirin A. Runtagh, both of Lunenburg, Mass; and brothers, John Calleri, Arlington, Texas and Carmen Calleri, Bloomsburg. She graduated from Berwick High School in 1973 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University in 1977. She worked as a software engineer for various companies and most recently she held the position of director of software engineering for Cadence Design Systems, Chelmsford, Mass. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the United Parish, 39 Main St., Lunenburg, Mass. There will be no calling hours. The Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 763 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Edward B. Rupert
HUNTINGDON - Edward B. Rupert, 78, of 927 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Ralph Maxon and Lizzie Jane (Ashman) Rupert. His wife, Patricia J. (Weir) Rupert, whom he married Aug. 16, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Timothy A. Rupert and David L. Rupert, both of Huntingdon and two grandsons. He was the last of his immediate family. He was a World War II veteran, having served with Headquarters Battery of the 939th Field Artillery Battalion of the U. S. Army, seeing action in the GO 33 & 40WD 45, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Rhineland, and Northern Apennines and Central Europe Campaigns. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Croix DeGuerre, the American Defense Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. He worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas, Huntingdon, retiring in 1984 after 27 years of service. He was Protestant by faith. He was a life member of the Brooklyn Fire Co., Lewistown and a member of the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, and the Frank P. Hommon Post 24, American Legion, Huntingdon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Doyle H. Klinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends noon-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to P.R.I.D.E., 307 10th St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

William M. Russell Sr.
BURNHAM - William M. Russell Sr., 78, of 317 Fifth Avenue, Burnham, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his residence. Born March 21, 1922, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Harry Melvin and Esther Jane (Mowery) Russell. His wife, Doris E. (Henry) Russell, whom he married March 21, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, William M. Russell Jr., Reedsville, Sharon A. Barger, Starr A. Bratton, Kathy Sue Shawver, all of Lewistown, Scott A. Russell, Burnham, and Steven L. Russell, Port Royal; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Russell, and a sister, Martha Walker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had worked for Beaver Brothers Bakery, Poloron Homes, and Giant Foods. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Michael Bailey and the Rev. James Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 112 North Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Edna V. Rutherford
MILL CREEK - Edna V. Rutherford, 92, of 74 SR 655, Mill Creek, where she resided with her daughter, Jane Kanagy, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 10, 1908, in Timberville, Va., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sausman. Her husband, Milton A. Rutherford, whom she married Aug. 19, 1925, died July 11, 1990. Surviving are: children, Robert Rutherford, Downington and Mrs. Jacob (Jane) Kanagy, SR 655 Mill Creek; foster daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Lois) Allison, Alexandria and Mrs. Ray (Frances) Hartzler, Yeagertown; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Charles and one grandson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel Bible Church, Huntingdon RR, where she was a Sunday school teacher. Active in child evangelism, she taught Good News Clubs and Five Day Clubs in the elementary schools in Brady Township in Huntingdon County for many years. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with Pastor Greg Harvin officiating. Interment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home.

Thelma M. Rutherford
ALLENSVILLE - Thelma M. Rutherford, 76, of 50 Huey St., Allensville, died at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born July 28, 1923, in Warriors Mark, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Francis I. (Johnson) Adams. Her husband, William H. Rutherford, whom she married March 25, 1946, died July 16, 2000. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Anna Marie) Yoder, Allensville, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary) Grubb, Huntingdon RR1 and Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Kauffman, Huntingdon RR3; sister and brother, Mrs. George (Ann) Smith and Glen W. Adams, both of Chambersburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Faith Rutherford on June 17, 1996; a son, Richard Allen Rutherford on May 30, 1948; a granddaughter, Lesley Yoder; brothers, Lawrence Adams, Dean E. Adams, and Calvin C. Adams; and a sister, C. Marie Kupetz. Most of her life, she helped on the family farm in Trough Creek Valley and had also worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory, Huntingdon and at R.S. Vogt, Allensville, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Allensville Presbyterian Church and volunteered at the Allensville Fire Company during festivals. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Geoffrey Huish and the Rev. Keith Kensinger officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Mill Creek. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Allensville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 130, Allensville, PA 17002.

William H. Rutherford
ALLENSVILLE - William H. Rutherford, 81, of 50 Huey St., Allensville, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Meadowview Manor, McVeytown RR1. Born May 26, 1919, in Mill Creek, he was the son of the late Herbert and Gertrude (Kimmel) Rutherford. His wife, Thelma M. (Adams) Rutherford, whom he married March 25, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Anna Marie) Yoder, Allensville, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary) Grubb, Huntingdon RR1 and Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Kauffman, Huntingdon RR3; sisters, Mrs. Monroe (Marian) White and Beatrice Harbaugh, both of HCR 61, Mill Creek, and Dorothy Moneta, Belle Vernon; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Faith Rutherford on June 17, 1996; a son, Richard Allen Rutherford on May 30, 1948; a granddaughter, Lesley Yoder; and three sisters, Margaret Bailey, Regina Imler, and Irene Bowser. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a dairy farmer in Trough Creek Valley, retiring in 1965. He then worked at Fairmont Products, Belleville, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Allensville Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Huntingdon VFW, and a member of the Trough Creek Valley Grange. He was an avid woodworker and an accomplished musician and played for square dances. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Geoffrey Huish officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Mill Creek. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Allensville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 130, Allensville, PA 17002.

Zanah M. Ryan
MCALISTERVILLE - Zanah M. Ryan, 75, of McAlisterville, formerly of Waterford, died at 6:18 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1925 in Stoneboro, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Florynce Marsteller. Her husband LaRue M. Ryan, whom she married May 20, 1945, preceded her in death on June 6, 1993. Surviving are: children, Ruth M. Showalter, Charles Ryan and Rodney Ryan, all of McAlisterville, and Robert Ryan, Lewisburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of East Fallowfield High School, Atlantic. She was a member of the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, McAlisterville RR1, and she volunteered to help the elderly at the church. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, knitting and writing, and she was the author of a column run in the Union City Times. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Army Corp. of Engineers, and in 1972 and 1973 worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. She had also been employed as a Nurses Aid at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, as well as working as a private duty caregiver. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Forrest Gordon officiating. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

John A. Ryner
PALMYRA - John A. Ryner, 69, of South Green Street, Palmyra, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born July 21, 1931, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Harry O. and Verna M. (Pannabaker) Ryner. His wife of 22 years, Zellamae (Hovermale) Ryner, survives. Also surviving are: children, Larry Bivens, Falling Waters, WV, Barry Bivens, Palmyra, and Sherry Simmons, Mercersburg; a sister Ona Jean Zook; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. He was a 1949 graduate of Juniata High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired with 30 years of service from Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lebanon and had served a mission in Family History in Salt Lake City City, Utah, with the church. He was also a member of the Mifflintown American Legion; the Mifflintown Masonic Lodge F&AM; the East Hanover Township Lions Club; the Telephone Pioneers; and the Bell Telephone Square Club, Harrisburg. He enjoyed cats and hunting. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 455 Church Road, Lebanon. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where military honors will be given by the Mifflintown American Legion. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Buse Funeral Home, 145 N. Grant St., Palmyra, is in charge of arrangements.


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