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Carlton Craig Camp
BAYTOWN, Texas - Carlton Craig Camp, 50, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, of a massive heart attack, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Houston, Texas, he was a son of the late Wally and Dorothy Camp. His wife of 17 years, Lois Fisher Camp, retired Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Army, formerly of Lewistown, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Brian Craig Camp of Perth, Australia and LAC Jason Paul Camp of Royal Australian Air Force; two sisters, Cathy Camp and Mrs. Rick (Gay) Riggs, both of Baytown, Texas.

He was a U. S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.

He graduated from Sam Houston University in 1974 earning a BS in Law Enforcement and Police Science. He received his commission in March 1975 after attending Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Va. His last active duty assignment was Commanding Officer, Military Entrance Processing Station, Houston, until retiring in July 1993, after 21 years of active duty.

He received many commendations including the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V" and the Combat Action Ribbon.

He was also senior military instructor of the MCJROTC at REL for 6 years and owner of Dee-Jay Music Entertainment.

Services were held on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 1999, at Earthman's Baytown, Baytown, Texas. Interment was in Memory Gardens, Baytown, Texas.


Claude S. Camp
MIFFLINTOWN - Claude S. Camp, 87, of 405 Village Drive, Mifflintown, and formerly of Thompsontown, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1.

Born Aug. 14, 1912, in Delaware, Okla., he was a son of the late John and Mamie (Stephenson) Camp. His wife, Maxene M. (Hurrell) Camp, whom he married March 26, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are: one sister, Alverda Sheffield, San Antonio, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepmother, Blanche (Gillespie) Camp.

He retired from Allenwood Steel Subsidiary, Oaks.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the 503rd Parachute Infantry.

He was member of New Life Assembly of God Church, Mifflintown RR4, Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863, Mifflintown and Mifflintown American Legion Post 298.

The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Monday at New Life Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Jack Twombly and Pastor Harold Imes officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the New Life Assembly of God Church and from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Assembly of God Church, RR4, Box 417, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.


Clyde W. Campbell
LEWISTOWN - Clyde W. Campbell, 91, of 326 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at his residence.

Born Aug. 1, 1907, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Lawrence W. and Millie (Mumper) Campbell. His first wife, Autimer (Plank) Campbell, died in 1942. His second wife, Hilda A. (Frankhouser) Campbell, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Clyde W. Campbell Jr. and Mrs. Owen (Joann) Froeming, both of Baltimore, Md., John R. Campbell, Middletown, Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Zeigler, Milroy, Glenn Campbell, Velrico, Fla., Donald Campbell, Cyprus, Calif., Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Cook and James Campbell, both of Lewistown; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by an infant daughter, Doris Mae Campbell; a daughter, Pauline V. Campbell; four brothers, Milton Campbell, Charles Campbell, David Campbell, and Franklin Campbell; and four sisters, Laura Arnold, Mary Goss, Margaret Baker, and Edith Crist.

He worked for the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, for 37 years before retiring in 1964. After retirement, he worked for the Juniata Terrace Borough and the Big Valley Sale Barn.

He was a member of Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Interment will be in Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Juniata County.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Connie L. Campbell
NEWPORT - Connie L. Campbell, 40, of S. Fourth St., newport, died of natural causes Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home.

Born May 5, 1959, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late James Culhane and Constance (Gassaway) Kunkel. Her husband, Darry R. Campbell, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Joelene Rae Ann Campbell, LeeAnn C Campbell, Samantha LaRue, all at home; sister, Jamie S. Steffen, New Bloomfield; paternal grandmother, Ida Mae Culhane, Harrisburg; stepdaughter, Amy Jones, Newport; stepfather, Frederick Kunkel, Carlisle; stepbrother, Michael Kunkel, Newport and stepsister, Gwenda Hewitt, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James P. Culhane Sr.

She had worked for Pennsylvania Supply, Newport and Felicita, Harrisburg.

She was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a Sunday school superintendent, an elder, and former secretary of the Administration Council. She was also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and assistant E-1 Service Unit Director; past president of the Newport Garden Club; past coordinator of the Relay for Life, Newport; and a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Newport American Legion 177.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newport First Church of God. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut Streets, Newport.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Newport First Church of God Building Fund, 515 S. Fourth St., Newport, PA 17074.


Elsie Horne Canterbury
NESHAMINY FALLS, North Wales - Elsie Horne Canterbury, 85, of the village of Neshaminy Falls, North Wales, formerly of Lewistown and Scranton, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at the Luthur Woods Convalescent Center in Horsham Township.

Born June 26, 1914, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John J. Horne and the late Ethel (Philips) Horne Bader. Her husband, Clayton G. Canterbury, died in 1988.

Also surviving are: children, John W. Canterbury, Blue Bell and Mrs. William (Janice) Schulze, Hatboro; and four grandchildren.

She graduated from Technical High School in Scranton and was a member of the Sanctuary United Methodist Church in North Wales.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davies & Jones Funeral Chapel, 135 S. Main Ave., Scranton, where friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be held at the Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Township, Lackawanna County.

Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine and Cannon avenues, Lansdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Sanctuary United Methodist Church, 1346 E. Prospect Ave., North Wales, PA 19454.


Donald T. Carodiskey
LEWISTOWN - Donald T. Carodiskey, 57, of Rear 517 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 9, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late J. Thomas and Ada (Gates) Carodiskey. His companion, Inge Albrecht, survives.

Also surviving are sisters, Anne Plank, Florida, and Peggy Manbeck, Mechanicsburg.

He served for three years in the United States Army.

He worked for 32 years at Standard Steel, Burnham.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of U.S. Steelworker Local 1940.

He was a life-member of Fame, City Hook and Ladder, and Brooklyn fire companies, and the Elks Club 663, Lewistown. He was an avid Penn State football fan, and a member of the Eastside Gang and the Nittany Lions Club.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Ed Moore officiating.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


John W. Carpenter
LEWISTOWN - John W. Carpenter, 78, of West Spanogle Avenue, Lewistown, and formerly of McVeytown and McClure, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Centre Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1920, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Della R. (Houser) Carpenter. His wife, Erma B. (Bingaman) Carpenter, whom he married Aug. 27, 1942, died Dec. 23, 1991.

Surviving are: children, James R. Carpenter and Mrs. David (Susan) Stull, both of McClure, Charles W. Carpenter, Pleasant Gap, Mrs. Jeffrey (Cynthia) Yoder, Milroy, Mrs. Ronald (Heather) Bonson, Lewistown; sister, Miriam Gassert, Lititz, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John W. Carpenter Jr., in 1949, and a sister, Ruth Everly.

He was formerly employed at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Kinney Shoe Factory, Beaver Springs.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating.

The Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Chester C. Carper
LEWISTOWN - Chester C. Carper, 92, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 606 Maple Ave., Lewistown, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 19, 1908, in Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Hand) Carper. His wife, Ruth E. (Ritter) Carper, died Sept. 13, 1998.

Surviving are: a son, Lester L. Carper, 606 Maple Ave., Lewistown; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by two infant sons, two brothers and seven sisters.

He was a self-employed motel owner and prior to that he worked at the American Viscose Corporation.

He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was a life member of Highland Park Hose Co. and enjoyed camping and the outdoors.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Maurice Melvin Carper
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Maurice Melvin Carper, 91, of Life Care Center, Greeneville, formerly of Blue Springs Parkway, Greeneville, died Wednesday morning, June 16, 1999, at the center.

He is a son of the late Louis Webster and Nannie Ellen Baindie Carper. His wife, Margaret Irene Seiler Carper, Greeneville, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Maurine Sexton, Maryville, Tenn., Nannie Carper, Baton Rouge, La.; three stepchildren, Florence Duvall, Mount Union, Bobbie Carson, Orlando, Fla., Verna Mae Ruby, Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sue Morrison, and a brother, Russell Carper.

He attended Tusculum College, where he played football. He graduated from Maryville College. He often lectured at colleges and churches over the years.

He was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Radford and Salem, Va., school systems for many years.

He and his wife owned and operated the Carper Ceramic Shop for more than 52 years in both Virginia and Tennessee.

He was a member of the Brown Springs Baptist Church.

He was a member of the Greeneville Moose Lodge No. 692 for 46 years.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Kiser Funeral Chapel, Greeneville, with the Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will be in GreeneLawn Mausoleum.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 18.


Dennis W. Carson
UPPER BURRELL TOWNSHIP - Dennis W. Carson, 46, of Upper Burrell Township, West Moreland County, formerly of Mifflin County, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at home of natural causes. He had been a resident of Upper and Lower Burrell Townships since 1978.

Born Aug. 16, 1953, in Lewistown, he was a son of Lester E. and H. Joann (Ramsey) Carson of Reedsville. His wife of 23 years, Marion C. (Caldwell) Carson, survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, Jeremy A. and Jonathan K. Carson, both at home; sisters, Mrs. Joe (Rhonda N.) Davis, Lewistown, and Mrs. Bob (Christy A.) Spade, Jacksonville, N.C.; a stepson, Lt. Burr M. Vogel, Bloomington, Ind.; and two step-grandchildren.

He was a 1971 graduate of Penn Highlands High School and a 1975 graduate of Thiel College, Greenville, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.

He was employed over the past 25 years at PPG Industries in Springdale, Allison Park and General Office in Pittsburgh. Most recently he held a global position as Director of Technology-General Industrial.

Early in life, he was active in Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball and the Boy Scouts, in which he received the Order of Arrow and the God and Country award. An avid white-water kayaker, he also enjoyed many outdoor activities including mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, archery, hunting and fishing.

He was a past president of both the Tri-City Soccer Association and the Three Rivers Paddling Club. He was a soccer referee for the PA West Soccer Association and the Tri-City Soccer Association, having also served as a youth soccer coach.

There will be no service.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Rivers Association, 1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 720, Washington DC 20005 or the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 414 Thirteenth St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612.


Ruth M. Carstetter
REEDSVILLE - Ruth M. Carstetter, 87, of 7708 State Route 655, Reedsville, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her home.

Born April 4, 1913, in Goshen, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Wilson P. and Bertha (Seibrecht) Minton. Her husband, Fred R. Carstetter, died May 8, 1995.

Surviving are: children, David W. Carstetter, Jacksonville, Fla. and Romaine Carstetter, Reedsville; a sister, Mary Dugan, Apopka, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

She graduated from Slippery Rock University.

She was a elementary school teacher in the Mifflin County School District for 30 years, retiring in 1977.

She was a member of the White Memorial United Church of Christ, Milroy for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Joy Class.

Graveside services will be held in June at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the White Memorial United Church of Christ, 66 S. Main St., Milroy, PA 17063 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania was in charge of arrangements.


Kerry Kent Carter Sr.
YANCEYVILLE, NC - Kerry Kent Carter Sr., 47, of 8198 NC 62 South, Yanceyville, NC, died suddenly of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1952, in Mifflin County, he was a son of Helen and Arthur Ray Carter Jr. of McClure RR1. His wife, Pam (Isenberg) Carter, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Stacy Jo Carter, at home; four sons, Kerry Kent Carter Jr., Burlington, NC, Danny Todd Carter, Julian, NC and Shawn Dale Carter and Marc Allen Carter, both at home; two sisters, Trudy Harrigan, Beaver Creek, Ohio and Deana Marie Carter, McClure; three brothers, Arthur R. Carter III, Texas, Charles A. Carter, Baltimore, Md. and Steve Hite, Lewistown; and four grandchildren.

He was a supervisor at Commercial Metals, Burlington, NC.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, with Christian Bible Fellowship Pastor Bruce Readling and Assistant Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Interment will be in Graham Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Mabel J. Barnes Casner
LOYSVILLE - Mabel J. Barnes Casner, 71, of Loysville RR1 died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at her residence.

Born June 11, 1927, in Ickesburg, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Hester E. (Reisinger) Barnes. Her husband, H. Lee Casner, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Harold R. Casner, Ronald L. Casner, Betty J. Thomas, all of Loysville, and Sandra K. Schumacher, Shermans Dale; brothers and sisters, John R. Barnes, Millerstown, Larry Barnes, Newport, Betty Wingert, Liverpool, Thelma Waller and Ethel Weibley, both of Loysville; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Ganger; two brothers, Lester Barnes and Earl Barnes; and a granddaughter, Katie Jane Thomas.

She was a retired clerk from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg.

She was a member of the Sandy Hill United Church of Christ, Loysville RR1, and was a volunteer with several organizations.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Interment will be in the Blain Cemetery, Blain RR1.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and prior to the services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 1500 North Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 or to the Comfort Home, 205 Grandview Ave., 3rd floor, Camp Hill, PA 17011.


Dr. William E. Chamberlain
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. William E. Chamberlain, 78, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born April 10, 1921, in Altoona, he was a son of the late Edward L. and Carrie (Kline) Chamberlain. His wife, Jane (Knott) Chamberlain, whom he married in 1944, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Carole Chamberlain, Texas, Mrs. William (Michele) Frear, Sinking Springs, Mrs. Artie (Mary Beth) Brito, South Carolina, Mrs. Harry (Wanda) Gardner Jr., Delaware, and William M. Chamberlain, Shippensburg; a half-brother, Fred Johnson, Lewistown; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three half-brothers and one half-sister.

He was a 1939 graduate of Lewistown High School, a 1948 graduate of Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Va., and a 1952 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Dentistry School in Philadelphia.

He served from 1940-1945 in the U. S. Army during World War II and as a colonel in the U. S. Army Reserves.

He was a dentist in Lewistown for 32 years, retiring in 1984. He was also past mayor of Lewistown.

He was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church; past member of Lewistown and Mifflin County School Boards; past director of the Lewistown YMCA; member of the Elks Lodge 663; and served on the board of directors of Lake Fairways Homeowners' Association, Fort Myers, Fla.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ray Orme officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Lloyd E. Champion
THOMPSONTOWN - Lloyd E. Champion, 81, of Thompsontown RR1 died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Sunbury on Nov. 7, 1917, he was a son the late Edgar and Bertha (Treon) Champion.

His wife, Martha W. (Weir) Champion, whom he married in 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: stepdaughter, Judy Jones of Illinois, and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Champion, and a sister, Gladys Youtz.

He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1936.

He was a retired auditor for Railway Express Co.

He was a member of the East Salem United Methodist Church, Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge No. 22 of Sunbury, the Sunbury Moose Lodge, the Bloomsburg Consistory and AMVETS Post 122 of Thompsontown.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury RR4, with the Rev. Terry Shelton officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

The Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, is in charge of arrangements.


Amy P. Chapple
LEWISTOWN - Amy P. Chapple, 96, of 16 Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Ohesson Manor.

Born May 26, 1903, in Mineral Point, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Isabell (Ziglar) Walters. Her husband, William R. Chapple, died in 1960.

Surviving are a son, William D. Chapple, 150 Kish Pike, Lewistown and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

In early life, she was an elementary school teacher in Cambria County and then was employed in the laboratory at the American Viscose Corporation and as a substitute teacher in the Mifflin County School District.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, for over 74 years and taught Sunday school for 33 years. She was a former member and secretary of the Church Administrative Board and former president of the United Methodist Women.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard W. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Nelson S. Charles
THOMPSONTOWN - Nelson S. Charles, 84, of Thompsontown RR1, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg.

Born July 14, 1915, in Liverpool Township, he was the son of the late John A. and Sarah (Sarver) Charles. His wife, Hannah B. (Brubaker) Charles, whom he married June 30, 1942, died in April of 1992.

Surviving are: a daughter, Sandra K. Rhoads, Mifflintown RR2; a brother, John Charles, Liverpool; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six sisters.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served from 1942-1946 in the American, European, African, and Middle Eastern Theatres.

He owned and operated, along with his brother, the Charles Brothers Meat Market in Liverpool and Newport. In the early 1950s, he worked as a shovel operator for Quigley's Quarry, Oakland Mills.

He attended Centerville Lutheran Church, Perry Valley and later attended the East Salem United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR2. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0177, Newport and enjoyed woodworking.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Robert Gray officiating. Interment will be in the East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1, with full military honors conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Association.

Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the East Salem United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 1170, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Delaware Township Fire Company, RR2, Box 1102, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Robert W. Check
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Robert W. Check, 75, of 8805 McCracken Boulevard, Garfield Heights, Ohio, formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Holy Family Home in Parma, Ohio.

Born Oct. 18, 1923, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Hudacek) Weaver.

He is survived by a brother, Edward "Brother Anthony" Check of Vermont.

He was preceded in death by sisters and brother, Margaret L. Brown, Mary Campbell, and John J. Check.

He was an engineer.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rybicki & Son Funeral Homes, 4640 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese Church, Granger Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio. Interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery, Monessen, Pa.

Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134.


Dr. Ronald L. Cherry
HUNTINGDON - Dr. Ronald L. Cherry, 68, of 1830 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles J. and M. Margaret (Laird) Cherry. His wife, Elizabeth Ann (Ellis) Cherry, whom he married Aug. 24, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are children, Charles C. Cherry, Chicago, Ill. and Anne Elizabeth Rice, Greencastle, and two grandchildren.

He was a 1949 graduate of Lewistown High School and graduated summa cum laude from Juniata College in 1953. In 1961, he received his Ph.D. in economic theory from Princeton University.

He had been an instructor in economics at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., taught a year at Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan, and joined the faculty of Juniata College in 1958, retiring in May of 1998 after 40 years. In 1977, he was awarded the Beachley Distinguished Professor Award for outstanding teaching.

He was a member of Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.

He was former president and trustee of the Huntingdon County Historical Society; served on the board of Swigart Associates for 15 years; retired in June from the board of Mutual Benefit Insurance Company after 16 years; and served on the board of the J.B. Kunz Company for 15 years.

He enjoyed model railroading, geneology, and flower gardening.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Stone Church of the Brethren, 17th and Moore streets, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Dale W. Dowdy and the Rev. Christy L. Dowdy officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

Friends will be received Sunday following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Ron Cherry Scholarship Fund of Juniata College, c/o Development Office, Juniata College, 1700 Moore St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

The John B. Brown Funeral Home Inc., 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, is in charge of arrangements.


Gloria J. Chohany
LEWISTOWN - Gloria J. Chohany, 64, of 723 South Main St., Lewistown, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 13, 1935, in Duncannon, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma (Ferguson) Weaver.

Surviving are: sons, Stephen D. Chohany Jr. of Duncannon and Michael K. Chohany of Trappe; her long-time companion, Carol A. Caldwell of 723 S. Main St., Lewistown; sister, Arlene Maneval of New Bloomfield, and four grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Weaver and two sisters, Betty Weaver Little and Pearl Weaver Miller.

She was employed by Lear Corp.

A gathering of remembrance will be held from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday at 723 S. Main St., Lewistown. Interment 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 Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

The Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 North Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Sarah J. Christensen
YORK - Sarah J. Christensen, 65, of Springettsbury Township, York, died at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, York.

Born Sept. 28, 1934, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Pearl (Dippery) Armstrong. Her husband, James K. Christensen, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: two sons, Dennis Christensen, York, and Gary L. Christensen, Mechanicsburg; sister and brothers, Linda Rudy, Elliottsburg, Harry Armstrong Jr., Fairfield, Calif., Charles Armstrong, Reedsville, and Larry Armstrong, Lewistown; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; stepchildren, Julius G. Christensen II, York, Fredrick W. Christensen, Spring Grove, and Denise James, Reisterstown; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Kishacoquillas High School.

She was an encoder for York Postal Rec Center and was the former owner of the Water Street Cafe and Sarah Jane Antiques, York.

She was a member of Locust Grove United Church of Christ, York;the Women of the Moose Chapter 694 and the York Catholic Bingo Wednesday Group.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. Lee E. Zortman, officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove United Church of Christ Cemetery, York.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.


Mary Rice Church
WINTER PARK, FL - Mary Rice Church, 96, of 635 Gilbert Rd., Winter Park, FL died at 12:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Integrated Health Services, Winter Park, FL.

Born on Jan. 10, 1903, in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Jennie Rebecca (Bryner) Rice. Her husband, Ashbrook H. Church, preceded her in death on May 5, 1970.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Fred J. (Mary Ann) Detzel of Winter Park, FL; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ashbrook Edward Church, and was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Melvin S. Rice, and three sisters, Helen Kaseeta, Verna Bearley and Ethel Lepley.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Winter Park, FL.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating.

There will be no viewing.

Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Sylvia J. Civitts
MAPLETON DEPOT - Sylvia J. Civitts, 59, of Mapleton RR, formerly of 11 S. Division St., Mount Union, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.

Born May 11, 1940, in Blacklog Valley, she was the daughter of the late George and Laura (Machimer) Bilger. Her husband, Jack I. Civitts, whom she married July 23, 1961, died Sept. 28, 1972.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) McKim, Mapleton RR, with whom she lived, and Mrs. Jeff (Nancy) Harker, HCR 61, Mill Creek; brothers and sisters, Jess Bilger, Ferguson Valley, Norman Bilger, Violet Dell, Mrs. Earl (Erma) Kane, and Thelma "Bets" Bilger, all of Mount Union, Mrs. John (Stella) Bair, Mill Creek, and Mrs. Carl (Vera) Lynn, Mapleton RR; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Ardenheim Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. George "Buddy" Baird and the Rev. Myers Kimmel 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 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Area Agency on Aging, 915 Washington St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Norman D. Clark
HONEY GROVE - Norman D. Clark, 78, of Honey Grove, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday March 31, 2000, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

Born Oct. 25, 1921 in Lack Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Albert and Melinda (Leonard) Clark. His wife, Catherine (Moyer) Clark, survives.

Also surviving are: a son and daughter, James A. Clark, Honey Grove, and Mary Anne Shellenberger, Carlisle; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

An antique Oliver Tractor and Farm Equipment enthusiast, he owned and operated Norman D. Clark & Son Inc. in Honey Grove.

He was a member of Honey Grove United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days Association, and a member of East Waterford Fire Company. He also formerly served on the Juniata Valley Bank Board of Directors.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Edward Trask and the Rev. Don Walters officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family will provide all flowers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Robert H. 'Bobby' Clark
HERSHEY Robert H. "Bobby" Clark, 48, of 950 Briarcrest Drive, Hershey, died of natural causes at 5:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Steelton.

Born Oct. 23, 1951, in Lewistown, he was a son of M. Joanne (Harris) Clark of Mifflintown and the late Robert W. "Ike" Clark.

Also surviving are: a companion, Cathy M. Weaver, Hershey; children, Nathaniel R. Clark and Shonna M. Clark, both of Mifflintown RR3; and two sisters, Mrs. Michael S. (Sherrie L.) Imes, HC 67 Mifflin, and Mrs. Robert J. (Beth) Rowles, Mifflin.

He was a 1969 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown, and attended Clarion University.

He was employed as a maintenance supervisor by Bethlehem Steel, Steelton, with 27 years of service.

He was a member of the St. Lawrence Club, Steelton; the Hershey Italian Lodge; the Quentin Riding Club and the National Rifle Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Edward M. Trask officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflintown Hose Co. No. 1, Washington Avenue, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to a charity of one's choice.


Robert I. Cleck
WYOMISSING - Robert I. Cleck, 94, a resident of Country Meadows, Wyomissing, formerly of 10 Lombardy Circle, Lewistown, died Sunday Nov. 21, 1999, at the home, where he had resided since 1991.

Born March 7, 1905, in Mifflintown, Juniata County, he was a son of the late William K. and Julia A. (Fisher) Cleck. His wife, Dillie M. (Groninger) Cleck, died January of 1982.

Surviving are: a daughter, Constance C. Kinderman, Reading; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was employed by the Sentinel Printing Company of Lewistown as a printer from 1930-1972, when he retired.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown, and a life member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 663, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, Mifflintown. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

There will be no public viewing.

The Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc. & Crematorium, Mohnton, is in charge of local arrangements.


Sarah Viola Clotfelter
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Sarah Viola Clotfelter, 88, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1 died at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.

Born Nov. 6, 1910, in Millerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Bertha (Willow) Brown. Her husband, Clarence Walter Clotfelter, whom she married Feb. 2, 1929, died April 18, 1989.

Surviving are: children, Cletus M. Clotfelter, Middleburg, Leonard E. Clotfelter, Richfield, Mrs. Richard (Betty M.) Brady, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, and Mrs. Allen (Normalee J.) Fawver, Liverpool RR2; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Helen) Chubb, Liverpool; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, William Brown, Henry Brown, Lloyd Brown, Earl Brown, and Irvin Brown; and two sisters, Marie Bailor and Maggie Arnold.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church, HCR 72, Richfield, with the Rev. Roy R. McCarty officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Cemetery, Richfield RR1.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.


Deborah K. Clouser
DRY RUN - Deborah K. Clouser, 43, of Dry Run, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at her home.

Born Aug. 13, 1955, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Alberta J. (Berrier) Rosenberry of Dry Run and the late Robert V. Rosenberry. Her husband, Stephen R. Clouser, East Waterford RR1, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Tyson R. Clouser and Matthew S. Clouser, both at home; and three brothers, Robert C. Rosenberry, James E. Rosenberry and David L. Rosenberry, all of Dry Run.

She was a former employee of Blue Shield, Camp Hill, having retired on disability.

She was a member of Rock Assembly of God Church, HCR 67 Mifflin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Paul Parrish officiating. Interment will be in the Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Dry Run.

Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Deborah Clouser Burial Fund, c/o Juniata Valley Bank, Blairs Mills, PA 17213.


Rev. Elmer C. Clouser
INVERNESS, Fla. - Rev. Elmer C. Clouser, 89, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at his home.

Born July 31, 1909, in Hanover, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Annie (Hall) Clouser. His wife, Emogene (Kennedy) Clouser, Inverness, Fla., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Elmer Clouser, Greenwood, Del., Charles Clouser, Norwood, Ohio, Stella Billingsley, Lynnhaven, Fla., Myrtle Almony, Baltimore, Md., Marie Olewiler, Felton, Barbara Shaffer, Breezewood, and Mary Gallo, Lockhaven; stepchildren, Alex Haywood, Lewistown, Jon Haywood, Navarre, Fla., Connie Miller, McClure, and Linda Runk, Harrisburg; brothers and sisters, Ray Clouser, Phoenix, Ariz., Henry Clouser, Thelma Fellery, and Anna June Wise, all of York; 39 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Shingler.

He was a minister for over 40 years, and was currently serving as the Outreach Minister for the Hernando United Methodist Church, Hernando, Fla. He was a longtime affiliate of the Central Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hernando United Methodist Church, Hernando, Fla., with the Rev. Al McGowan officiating.

Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, Fla., is in charge of cremation arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hernando United Methodist Church Building Fund, US Hwy 41, Hernando, FL 34442.


Phyllis Gray Clouser
TROUT RUN - Phyllis Gray Clouser, 67, of Trout Run, formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday May 6, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital.

Born July 22, 1932, in Trout Run, she was a daughter of the late W. Carl and Grace (Halderman) Gray. Her husband, the Rev. James H. Clouser, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Susan E. Anderson, Silver Springs, Md., and Shirley L. Greagan, Clifton Park, N.Y.; three brothers and two sisters.

She was a 1949 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of New York, Albany.

She worked along with her husband in their ministry with the United Methodist Church in North Eastern New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trout Run United Methodist Church, Mill and Truman Streets, Trout Run, with the Rev. Sandra Foster officiating. Interment will be in Trout Run Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaufman Funeral Home, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport.

The family will provide all flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Phyllis G. Clouser Memorial Fund, Trout Run United Methodist Church, Mill and Truman Streets, Trout Run, PA 17771 or to the American Lung Association, 1857 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Robert Carl Clouser Jr.
DOVER, Del. - Robert Carl Clouser Jr., 75, of Dover, Del., formerly of Mifflintown, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del.

Born April 9, 1924, in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Elsie M. (Lebkicker) Clouser. His wife, Elsie Clouser of Dover, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Otis Spigelmyer, Fleetwood, and Ricky Spigelmyer, Mifflintown; a brother, Harold Clouser, Lewistown; three step-brothers, Melvin, Ralph, and Felbert Sadler, Pennsylvania; a half-sister, Linda Butler, Pennsylvania; two step-sister, Carolyn Ellison and Janet Donaslawski, both of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked as a operating engineer for Local 542 until his retirement in 1981.

He was a lifetime member of Mifflintown VFW and a member of Walter L. Fox American Legion Post 2, Dover, Del.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mifflin.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, Del., where military services will be conducted at 8 p.m. by Walter L. Fox American Legion Post 2.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Walter L. Fox American Legion Post 2, PO Box 298, Dover, DE 19903.


John G. Coble
MILROY - John G. Coble, 81, of 6074 Old US Highway 322, Milroy, died at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Nov. 21, 1918, in Mt. Joy, he was a son of the late Lee and Muriel (Greenawalt) Coble. His wife, Faye (Mountz) Coble, whom he married Jan. 13, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Jeffrey J. Coble, Philadelphia, Stephen V. Coble, Montpelier, Vt., and David A. Coble, 126 Bonnie Lane, Reedsville; sisters, Ava Moore and Mrs. John (Helen) Hetrick, both of Harrisburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Coble, and an infant sister.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre.

He was employed by Coble Foods for over 50 years, and then owned and operated the company from 1972 to 1983, when he retired.

He was a licensed pilot, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was also active in the Civil Air Patrol.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.


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