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William J. Sager
MILESBURG - William J. Sager, 70, of Milesburg, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Centre Crest. Born June 10, 1929, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late William J. and Mary (Jury) Sager. His wife, B. Faye (Reese) Sager, preceded him in death on July 12, 1994. Surviving are: children, Kathy M. Sager-Reese, Julian, Alice F. Fisher, Milesburg and William C. Sager, Lewistown; sisters, Gertrude Lucas, Anna Mary Taylor and Alberta Watson, all of Julian, Dorothy King, Bellefonte and Peggy Beigtol, Pleasant Gap; brothers, Donald Sager of Bellefonte and Charles Sager, Julian; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mae Louise Sager. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy. He worked at Cerro Copper and Brass of Bellefonte, and also worked at Scientific Systems of State College. He attended Bald Eagle Valley Community Church, Bellefonte. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, with the Rev. Thomas M. Osif officiating. Interment will be in Advent Cemetery, Boggs Township, Centre County. Friends may 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bald Eagle Valley Community Church, 111 Runville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Mae E. Saylor
COLUMBIA - Mae E. Saylor, 81, of St. Anne's Home, Columbia, formerly of HC 67, Mifflin, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at the home. Born Nov. 15, 1919, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Shirk) Frey. Her husband, Arden D. Saylor, died May 6, 1984. She is survived by three daughters, Carole D. Royer, Middletown, Ardis Ann Bender, North Augusta, SC, and Maria E. Saylor, Millersville; and two grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother, Charles Frey. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St, Mifflintown, with the Rev. James Harper officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Stephen R. Saylor
PORT ROYAL - Stephen R. Saylor, 46, of Port Royal RR2, died of natural causes at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at his home. Born June 20, 1954, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of Richard C. and Connie D. (Dolin) Saylor of Mifflintown RR1. His wife, Kathy J. (Crawford) Saylor, survives. Also surviving are a son, Evan R. Saylor, at home, and a sister, Lou Ann Saylor-Pilsits, Enola. He was a 1972 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown, and a 1974 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College. He was employed by KSM Enterprises, Mifflintown. He was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Lewistown. He enjoyed bowling, and he was an avid race fan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with Pastor Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Covenant Church, 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie M. Casner Schell
CARLISLE - Bessie M. Casner Schell, 86, of Carlisle, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle. Born Feb. 11, 1914, in Port Royal RR1, she was the daughter of the late Lewis E. and Tessie T. (Bryner) Casner. Her husband, Roy E. Schell, preceded her in death. Surviving are: sister and brother, Beulah Swartz, Carlisle and H. Lee Casner, Loysville RR1; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kathy Schell. She was employed at Kinney Shoe Company, Carlisle and at the Blain Dress Factory. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Eric J. Shafer officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Beulah M. Schell
MIFFLIN - Beulah M. Schell, 94, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC 67, formerly of Mifflintown RR1, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the village. Born Aug. 6, 1906, in Oakland Mills, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie (Shellenberger) Shirk. Her husband, Homer D. Schell, died Aug. 18, 1981. Surviving are: children, Clarence E. Schell, Mifflintown RR1, Charles A. Schell, McAlisterville RR1, S. Arlene Wagner, San Francisco, Calif. and Sandra L. Deen, Port Royal RR1; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Schell and two brothers, Harry Shirk and Ira Shirk. She graduated from Fayette High School and attended Elizabethtown College. She was a homemaker and taught school briefly after attending college. She was also former secretary/treasurer for the Juniata Association for the Blind. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1 and the WCTU and was a former gray lady. She enjoyed music and reading and played a variety of instruments. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2. There will be no public viewing, but family will be present to receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Juniata Association for the Blind, 658 Valley St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Sara J. Schell
STATE COLLEGE - Sara J. Schell, 55, of 2004 N. Atherton St., State College, died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1945, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Frances E. (Fleming) Rodgers. Her husband, Robert C. Schell, whom she married in Lewistown Dec. 22, 1967, died Jan. 9, 1989. Surviving are: a daughter, Connie Warefield, Barree; a foster son, William Pennington, Terre Hill; sister and brothers, Barbara Noll, Middleburg, Fla., Duane Fleming, Iowa and Joseph Rodgers, Lewistown. She attended Chief Logan High School, Lewistown. She was a nurses aide at William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown and later at Clear Care Nursing Service, Bellefonte. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College and Women of the Moose, Bellefonte. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery, Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., PO Box 7, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Patricia C. Emery Schindler
HARRISBURG - Patricia C. Emery Schindler, 69, of 400 Camp Reily Road, Harrisburg and formerly of Port Royal, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1930, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Hazel (Smith) Emery. Surviving are: a son, Nathan P. Schindler, Harrisburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Phyllis) Leonard and Mrs. Hubert (Alice) Parsons, both of Port Royal; and three grandchildren. She was a 1949 graduate of the Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal and a retired key-punch operator, having worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg. She attended the Columbia Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with Pastor Bob Drescher officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

John M. Schlegel
PORT ROYAL - John M. Schlegel, 78, of Port Royal RR3 (Van Dyke), died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village. Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Rockville, he was a son of the late John and Pearl (Copenhaver) Schlegel. His wife, Maggie J. (Swailes) Schlegel, survives. Also surviving are: children, John E. Schlegel, Thompsontown RR1, Barbara A. Snook, Middleburg, and Karen S. Beasom, McAlisterville RR1; brother and sisters, Carl Schlegel, Thompsontown, Esther Stoner, Mifflintown RR1 and Tressie Whitesel, Mifflin HC 67; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Schlegel. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He worked with the Conrail track department, retiring in February of 1982. He was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren, the AFL-CIO, and the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863, Mifflintown. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Charles Sheaffer officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chester Lee 'Chet' Schrader
RICHFIELD - Chester Lee "Chet" Schrader, 36, of Richfield RR2, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. He had been in declining health for several years. Born June 16, 1964, in Sunbury, he was the son of Joanne C. (Longacre) Schrader of Richfield RR2, with whom he lived, and the late James Robert Schrader, who died in 1990. Also surviving are: sisters and brothers, James R. Schrader, Selinsgrove RR1, Steven C. Schrader and Michael A. Schrader, both of Millerstown RR2, Rosetta J. Shellenberger, Lewistown, Mrs. Brian (Emma L.) Beers, Richfield RR2, and Mrs. Daniel (Patricia A.) Yetter, Liverpool RR1; eight nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother, at birth. He received his schooling at the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove and at SUNCOM in Northumberland. He was disabled his entire life and enjoyed car rides, dominos and his ever-present rawhide string. He was Protestant by faith. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Warren L. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

Etta Mae Sconyers
LEWISTOWN - Etta Mae Sconyers, 79, a resident of University Park Nursing Home, State College and formerly of 215 W. Third St., Lewistown, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the nursing Home. Born June 29, 1921, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Etta Mae (Mort) and Samuel K. Earnest Sr. Her husband, William C. Sconyers, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Phillip (Janice) Atwood, Saxton River, VT, Eric C. Sconyers, 208 Logan St., Lewistown, Tammy S. Sconyers, West Third Street, Lewistown and Cecil William Sconyers, Albany, GA; a brother and sister, Jacob Earnest, Stuart, FL and Mrs. Woody (Sarah) Fulkroad, Naples, FL; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. She worked as a school bus driver in Florida. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17011-9568. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert D. Searer
HAVRE-DEGRACE, Md. - Robert D. Searer, 93, of 105 Hutchins Court, Havre-DeGrace, Md., formerly of 260 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at the Calvert Manor Health Care Center, Rising Sun, Md. Born Feb. 28, 1907, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Homer O. and Rosa E. (Kreps) Searer. His wife, Catherine (Matter) Searer, died Feb. 12, 2000. He is survived by a daughter, Lucille R. Forrest, Havre-DeGrace, Md., five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation for 39 years, retiring in 1968. He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at noon Monday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing. Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W. Fifth St, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce A. Sebolt
LEWISTOWN - Joyce A. Sebolt, 69, of Rear 510 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence. Born Aug. 20, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Victor N. and Sarah (Steele) Sheaffer Sr. Her husband, Gene O. Sebolt, died Feb. 23, 1998. Surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Joy) Klinefelter, Lewistown, Mrs. Norman (Jean Ellen) Hoover and Charles Sebolt, both of Milroy, Mrs. Eric (Rickey Roxanne) Decker, Mechanicsburg, and Kevin Sebolt, Pleasant Gap; a granddaughter, Tina Marie Spicher, whom she raised; brothers and sisters, Victor N. Sheaffer Jr., Harrisburg, William "Bud" Sheaffer, Georgia, Alva Long and Mrs. John (Vicki) Brothers, both of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Specht and one grandson. She had worked for the Arrow Shirt Factory, the Penns Valley School District, and Nittany Garden Apartments, State College. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Wayne Mast officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.

Ronald I. Secrist
MILLERSTOWN - Ronald I. Secrist, 63, of Millerstown, currently residing in Honaman House, Thompsontown, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Oct. 20, 1937, in Millerstown, he was the son of the late J. LeRoy and LeeEmma (Ward) Secrist. He is survived by brothers, Wayne L. Secrist, Charlotte, NC and H. David Secrist, Pine Hurst, NC; six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary W. Secrist. He graduated from Millerstown High School. He retired after being employed for many years at the Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High streets, Millerstown, with the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens and the Rev. Katherine A. Behrens officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Millerstown United Methodist Church, 702 N. High St., Millerstown, PA 17062.

Donnas F. Seiler
MCALISTERVILLE - Donnas F. Seiler, 69, of McAlisterville, died at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born July 10, 1931, in McAlisterville, she was the daughter of the late Gladys E. Dunn. Her husband, William R. Seiler, whom she married Sept. 1, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Barry E. Seiler, Mifflintown and William P. Seiler, McAlisterville; brothers, Ray E. Paige, Lancaster and Richard Paige, Mifflintown; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter. She graduated from Fayette High School, McAlisterville in 1949. She had been employed as a telephone operator in McAlisterville and later as a seamstress for L. Shellenberger & Sons, McAlisterville. She retired in 1993 after 33 years as a manager for Tupperware Sales. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be to: the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Gladys E. Seiler
LEWISTOWN - Gladys E. Seiler, 79, of 715 East Princeton St., Lewistown, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 25, 1921, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Stella (Worrall) Royer. Her husband, Boyd P. Seiler, died Oct. 16, 1985. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harold (Judy) Treaster and James W. Seiler, both of Milroy, Mrs. Robert (Beatrice) Goodhart, Bellefonte, Mrs. Dennis (Jane) Yohn, Mrs. Glen (Nancy) Franklin, and David S. Seiler, all of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Henry, Fred H. Royer, James P. Royer, Ronald K. Royer, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Bradley, Mrs. Harold (Eleanore) Smith, Edward L. Royer, Robert L. Royer, Marlin E. Royer, Glenn P. Royer, all of Burnham, Helen E. Strange, Freemont, Calif., Mildred I. Majestic, Berwick, William F. Royer, Disputanta, Va., and Charles L. Royer, Belleville; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Boyd P. Seiler Jr. in 1945; a sister, Betty Keiser in June 2000; and a brother John Bender in 1982. She was a graduate of Reedsville High School. She was a housewife and served with Meals-on-Wheels for 17 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Milroy CMA Church, 46 Elm St., Milroy, with the Rev. Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Milroy CMA Church, PO Box 596, Milroy, PA 17063.

Dorothea Marie Serotkin
MIFFLINTOWN - Dorothea Marie Serotkin, 93, of Mifflintown RR4, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1. Born April 1, 1907, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Maude (Reichley) Moist. Her husband, Harry N. Serotkin, died Oct. 6, 1974. Surviving are: children, Nancy G. Serotkin, Falmouth, Mass., Nora Serotkin, Bellefonte, and Jonathan Serotkin, Port Huron, Mich.; sister, Evelyn Robinson, Mifflintown; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, David M. Serotkin and a sister, Margaret L. Moist. She was a 1925 graduate of Harrisburg Central High School and a 1929 graduate of Wilson College, Chambersburg, where she received an AB in English. After college, she worked for the Board of National Missions, New York City from 1931-1937 and then she was the music director of the Kingsley House, Pittsburgh. She later became the director of services at a day care center in Chester. She was an accomplished musician and throughout her life, she was involved in various professional functions as a freelance piano accompanist. She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown. Her hobbies included playing bridge, cooking, gardening, reading, local history, music and genealogy. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Walter Williams officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

William A. Setzler Sr.
MCVEYTOWN - William A. Setzler Sr., 73, of 8088 US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 19, 1926, in Mattawana, he was a son of the late Charles and Nina (Foster) Setzler. His wife, Lois E. (Walter) Setzler, died July 18, 1995. Surviving are: children, Jane Setzler and Susan Spickler, both of McVeytown, Mrs. Randy (Debra) Reeder and Larry Setzler, both of Lewistown, Barry Setzler, McClure, Cathy Setzler and Dean Setzler Sr., both of Burnham; brothers and sisters, Floyd Setzler, Williamsport, Md., Lloyd Setzler, Ida Heimbach, Alice Shawver and Arlene Black, all of Lewistown, George M. Meluis, McVeytown, and Merrill Setzler, Hummelstown; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William Setzler Jr.; brothers, Paul, Glenn, Clair and Clarence Setzler; sisters, Florence Grassmyer and Ruth Kline; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Early in life, he worked for FMC Corporation for 22 years. He was an independent truck driver for many years and retired from Joe Krentzman & Sons in 1989. In early life, he attended Strodes Mills Baptist Church. He was a member of the Juniata Valley Woodcarver's Association, specializing in bird carvings. He was also a member of the United Textile Workers of America, the West Granville Fire Company, and the West Granville Auxiliary Police. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters and the Rev. Darvin Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. 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 or to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth Elaine Druivenga Sewell
SAC CITY, Iowa - Ruth Elaine Druivenga Sewell, 71, of Sac City, Iowa, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa. Born Jan. 25, 1929, in Vail, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Edwin J. and Katherine (Brinker) Druivenga. Her husband, Calvin Sewell, whom she married April 12, 1958, in Arthur, Iowa, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Julie) Keller, Blairsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Todd (Melissa) Folk, Burnham, Thomas Sewell, Rockford, Ill., Christopher Sewell, Guyton, Ga., Tedd Sewell, Garden City, Kan., Daniel Sewell, Florissant, Mo., and Andrew Sewell, Sac City, Iowa; sisters and brother, Kathryn Peterson, Edgerton, Wis., Helen Hammerstrom, Arthur, Iowa, and Fred Druivenga, Carroll, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Marion Druivenga, John Druivenga, Minnie Hough and Marie Kuehl. She attended country school and graduated high school. She worked in a factory in Minneapolis, in the Arthur Locker, and as a housekeeper at the Loring Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, in Newell, Iowa. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and doing crafts. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell, Iowa, with Pastor James Bartsch officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Iowa. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma I. Shade
LEWISTOWN - Thelma I. Shade, 63, of 141 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, died at 3:23 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 2, 1937, in Oliver Township, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lorma E. (Fry) Harshbarger. Her husband, John A. Shade, died April 26, 1999. Surviving are: children, Mrs. David (Sharon) Beaver, Mount Union, Mrs. Henry (Rebecca) Ritter, Rachel Harkleroad, and Joe Shade, all of Lewistown; sisters and brother, Mrs. James (Madeline) Moist, Tyrone, Florence Boozel, Newton Hamilton, Mrs. Dale (Hannah June) Rhodes, Lewistown, Mrs. Fred (Marcella) Colyer, McAlisterville, and John J. Harshbarger, Riverdale, Calif.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Jean Grassmyer and a brother, Percy E. Harshbarger. She was a member of the Vira Methodist Church and the Women of the Moose Lodge 143, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Shirley S. Shaffer
DAUPHIN - Shirley S. Shaffer, 74, of Dauphin, formerly of Lewistown, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Carolyn Slane Residence of Hospice of Central Pennsylvania. Born Aug. 23, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Roy S. and Mary Ellen Laticia (Aurand) Shimp. Her husband, W. Dean Shaffer, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a son, Stephen S. Shaffer, Enola; three sisters, Irene S. Bailey, Dorthea Elizabeth Fleming and Mildred L. Nicholson, all of Lewistown; and one step-granddaughter. She was retired from Bell Telephone. She was a member of Hope United Presbyterian Church, Dauphin and the Bell Telephone Pioneers of America. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lind Memorial Methodist Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope United Presbyterian Church, 931 Red Hill Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.

Elizabeth J. Shank
MILROY - Elizabeth J. Shank, 81, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Milroy, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born July 10, 1919, in Eden Hill, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (Johnston) Stover. Her husband, Glen A. Shank, died Sept. 26, 1998. Surviving are: children, Stephen Shank, Mrs. James R. (Elaine) Neal, Mrs. James (Catherine) Peachey, all of Milroy; a sister, Eleanor Yocum, Alexandria; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons, Lynn N. "Shorty" Shank on Oct. 16, 1983, and Russell E. Shank on Sept. 24, 1984; a sister, Mary Catherine Showalter; and a brother, John Stover. She was a 1936 graduate of Warriors Mark High School. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Siglerville, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10019.

Sara Y. Sharadin
MCCLURE - Sara Y. Sharadin, 71, of McClure, died at 8:24 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Center, Lewistown. Born Jan. 11, 1929, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Ira L. and Sara (Herbein) Yoder. Surviving is her husband of 49 years, Dr. Harold L. Sharadin, whom she married on June 23, 1951. Also surviving are: two daughters, Louise M. Sharadin, Hanover and Susan S. Gordon, Livonia, Mich; two sons, John H. Sharadin, Houston, Texas and Benjamin L. Sharadin, Pennsville, NJ; a sister, Ruth DeLong, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Ira L. Yoder, Merino Valley, Calif. and Allen D. Yoder, Middleburg; and eight grandchildren. She was a 1946 graduate of Middleburg High School and a 1950 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education. She was employed as a teacher by the Oil City schools and later as a substitute teacher by the West Snyder School System. She was active in the American Cancer Society; was a member and past matron of the Lafayette Chapter 222 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Selinsgrove; American Legion Auxiliary, McClure post; McClure Women's Club, of which she served as past president; Pennsylvania State Federation of Women's Clubs, of which she served as state secretary; Shade Mountain Lady's Golf Association; Penn State Alumni Association; Nittany Lion Club; Snyder County Historical Society; Lewistown Bridge Club; and Pearl Harbor Survivors Auxiliary. She also served as vice chairperson for the Snyder County Republican Committee for 12 years; on the Williamsport Area Community College Executive Council; several terms as Snyder County Auditor; on the Pennsylvania State Governor's Crime Commission; and as a school director on the West Snyder and Midd-West school boards. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, where she taught Sunday school, was choir director and a member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Beaver Lutheran Church, Route 522, Beaver Springs. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 168, McClure, PA 17841. Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg is handling the funeral arrangements.

Crist D. Sharp
BELLEVILLE - Crist D. Sharp, 84, of 401 Center Drive, Belleville, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at his home. Born Dec. 18, 1915, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Fannie (Detweiler) Sharp. His first wife, Bertha (Good) Sharp, died Dec. 9, 1976 and his second wife, Malinda R. (Kauffman) Sharp, whom he married Nov. 25, 1978, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Ruth Ann) Himmelreich and Paul D. Sharp, both of Landisburg, Emma Jane Sharp, Lewisburg, Raymond C. Sharp, Eagle River, Alaska, Norman L. Sharp, New Holland, C. Duane Sharp and Joseph W. Sharp, both of Mifflinburg, Mrs. Carl (Nancy) Litwiller, Lancaster, Melvin E. Sharp, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mrs. Christopher (Mary) Cardin, Cumming, Ga.; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Fannie Yoder, Mifflinburg, David D. Sharp, New Holland, Joseph S. Sharp, Athens, Mrs. Korie (Lizzie Mae) Hostetler, HCR 61 Mill Creek, Simon H. Sharp, Harrington, Del., John P. Sharp, Reedsville, and Mrs. Daniel (Sadie) Byler, Mifflintown RR1; 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Diana Sharp, and a brother, Jesse D. Sharp. He was a farmer, retiring in 1970; a carpenter for three years; and worked in maintenance for the Mifflinburg Area School District for three years. He was a member of Barrville Mennonite Church; served as a deacon at Buffalo Mennonite Church from 1961-1978; and a former member of the Gideons. He was a van driver for the Amish and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allensville Mennonite Church, and at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Buffalo Mennonite Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. James Brubaker, the Rev. Gerald Peachey, and the Rev. Raymond S. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in the Buffalo Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allensville Mennonite Church and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the Buffalo Mennonite Church, Lewisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to: Barrville Mennonite Church, 48 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, PA 17084 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

John D. 'Jack' Shawley,
HOLLIDAYSBURG - John D. "Jack" Shawley, 71, of 1401 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg, died Monday Dec. 18, 2000, at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital. Born June 30, 1929, in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late David and Irene (Little) Shawley. His wife, Marjorie A. (Love) Shawley of Hollidaysburg, whom he married July 18, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mark L. Shawley and Mrs. Richard J. (Jill A.) Lasek, both of Hillidaysburg, and Mrs. Jeffrey M. (Faith R.) Nelson, Tipton; a sister, Dolores Ott, Boalsburg; and three grandchildren. He was a 1949 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Army Air Corp. He worked in the Blair County Department of Weights and Measures, retiring in 1991, with 8 years of service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hollidaysburg. He was also a member of the Hollidaysburg American Legion; was a past board member and former caretaker of Legion Park; a member of the Allegheny Club; a member of the Bavarian Aid Society; and a member of the Juniata Lodge 282 F&AM. He enjoyed antiques and flea markets. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Plank, Stitt, & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, with Pastor Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be held in Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where a masonic service will be held at 6:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Play Park at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg, PA or to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.


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