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Betty R. Wachs
LEWISTOWN - Betty R. Wachs, 68, of 276 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 4 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at her residence. Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Theodore C. and Elizabeth (Meszar) Wachs. She is survived by brothers and sister, Perry Wachs, Independence, Ohio, Ted Wachs, Parkman, Ohio, and Marlene Hollander, New Port Ritchey, Fla. She was a self-employed artist. She was a member of the Church of Christian Science. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice A. Heffelfinger Wagner
SHIPPENSBURG - Bernice A. Heffelfinger Wagner, 83, a resident of the Shippensburg Health Care Center, died Saturday morning, Nov. 4, 2000, at the center. Born Oct. 22, 1917, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Harold I. and Edythe (Duck) Harper. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Foster Heffelfinger and James Wagner. She is survived by a brother, Harold Harper, Lewistown; one niece and five nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters. She was retired from Scotland School for Veteran's Children, where she worked as a houseparent. Earlier in life, she worked for the L 'Agilon Company, formerly of Shippensburg. She was a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church, the Shippensburg Historical Society, and the Falling Spring Court No. 139, Order of the Amaranth. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Bonnie B. Hoffman officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to: Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, c/o Mrs. Mary Jane Murphy, 888 Iris Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

Bernice E. Wagner
BEAVERTOWN - Bernice E. Wagner, 82, of Beavertown died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Brookline Manor, where she had been a resident for the past four months. Born Oct. 18, 1917, in Adams Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Forry I. and Mary Jane (Narehood) Fetterolf. Her husband, Raymond E. Wagner, whom she married Dec. 25, 1938, preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1985. Surviving are: children, Kay P. Kratzer and Karen E. Rager, both of Beavertown; sisters, Edna Fetterolf, Beavertown, Pauline Aurand, McAlisterville, Nellie Hackenberg, Middleburg RR1, and Josephine Coreau, Beavertown; six grandchildren, two step-grandsons and two step-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Bingman and Beatrice Flowers, and by two brothers, Myron Fetterolf and Roy Fetterolf. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, where she participated in the Pollyanna Sunday School Class. She retired from the former Charles T. Saylor Shirt Factory after many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed collectable glass, crocheting doilies and walking. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ with the Rev. Edward Henry officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the family present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, PA 17813.

Emma L. Wagner
MIFFLIN - Emma L. Wagner, 92, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC 63, formerly of Mifflintown RR2 (Centre), died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the village. Born Jan. 11, 1908, in McClure RR, she was a daughter of the late Simon W. and Anna E. (Rager) Arnold. Her husband, Stewart Ellsworth Wagner, died May 8, 1964. Surviving are: children, Earl J. Wagner, Mifflintown, Mrs. Dale (Madalene "Queen") Graybill, Thompsontown RR2, Mrs. Boyd (Mary) Ferster, Cedar View Street, Mifflintown, Kenneth R. Wagner and Kermit J. Wagner, both of Mifflintown RR2, Mrs. David (Louella) Cisney, Port Royal RR1, and Roy Gene Wagner, McClure; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Theodore E. "Pete" Wagner; a daughter, Eleanor Wagner; 12 brothers and sisters; three granddaughters, Lisa Kay Sigler, Sheila Michelle Wagner and Ellen Stong; one great-granddaughter, Larie R. Waite; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kassidy Grace Swartz. She was a homemaker and the proprietor of S.E. Wagner General Merchandise, Centre, retiring in 1964. She was a member of Centre Lutheran Church and Women's Bible Sunday School Class. She enjoyed visiting the home of her late sister, who lived in Forked River, N.J., crocheting, bowling, playing cards and watching the Phillies. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR2, with the Rev. Louise Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, RR2, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Grace M. Wagner
MCCLURE - Grace M. Wagner, 87, of McClure, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, where she had been a resident for a brief period. Born July 30, 1912, in Spring Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Verna (Reich) Bilger. Her husband, Luther R. Wagner, whom she married in 1933, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Marvin L. Wagner, Beavertown RR1; a sister, Helen Goss, Penn Lutheran Village; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances A. Long, on May 18, 2000, and a brother, Marlin Bilger. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, where she taught Sunday School and participated in the choir for more than 50 years. In her early years, she worked at the former American Viscose and served on the McClure Borough Election Board. Her funeral service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841.

Helen P. Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Helen P. Wagner, 83, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 120 S. Spruce St., Lewistown, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Jan. 21, 1917, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Ruth C. (Hamilton) Berkheimer. Her husband, Paul G. "Gammy" Wagner, died March 16, 1991. She is survived by a sister, Dolores Knarr, Lewistown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert C. Berkheimer. She was a homemaker and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lee F. Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Lee F. Wagner, 89, of 713 E. Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1910, in Treaster Valley, he was a son of the late William and Hattie (Wert) Wagner. His wife, Virginia (Longwell) Wagner, died Jan. 5, 1979. Surviving are; children, Don Linn and David Wagner, both of Lewistown, Daniel Wagner, Milroy, and Bessie Shilling, Maitland; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham in 1972, after 30 years in the ring mill. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Evan Iacoboni officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Luther R. Wagner
MCCLURE - Luther R. Wagner, 92, of McClure, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont RR1, where he had been a resident for three weeks. Born Dec. 2, 1907, in Spring Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Erie and Mabel (Gill) Wagner. His wife, Grace M. (Bilger) Wagner, whom he married in 1933, died May 24, 2000. Surviving are: a son, Marvin L. Wagner, Beavertown RR1; a sister, Kathryn Hackenberg, McClure; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances A. Long on May 18, 2000; a sister, Malinda Hilbish; and a brother, Chester Wagner. He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham in 1970 after 33 years of service in the rolling mill. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, with the Rev. Phil Thorsen officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841. The Aurand Funeral Home, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Lewis Wagner
LEWISTOWN - Richard Lewis Wagner, 84, a resident of the Brethren Home Community, New Oxford, formerly of 308 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 9:54 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the community. Born Sept. 5, 1916, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James M. and Margaret (Oldt) Wagner. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Gary (Joann) Crozier, Kissamee, Fla., William H. Wagner, Spring Grove, and Richard Lee Wagner, South Brown Street, Lewistown; brother, Clarence Wagner, Granville; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters. He was owner/operator of Wagner's Cafe for more than 60 years and landlord of local rental properties. He was a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Co., Lewistown. Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, was in charge of arrangements.

Victor C.W. Wagner
MCCLURE - Victor C. W. Wagner, 70, of McClure, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Feb. 25, 1930, in McClure, he was a son of the late Aaron R. and Sarah O. (Treaster) Wagner. His wife, Mildred (Lois) Robinson, whom he married in 1954, died in 1993. Surviving are: daughters, Victoria R. Wagner, Pittsburgh, and Holly A. Wagner, Fayetteville, Ark.; sisters and brother, Cecile J. Wagner and Quentin T. Wagner, both of McClure, and Corda A. Hoffman, Lancaster; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Jenny Wagner in 1955. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and served from 1951-1955 at Tulle Air Force Base, Greenland. He worked as a core finisher at Golden Foundry, Columbus, Ind., for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed collecting pocket knives. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Wayne C. Muthler officiating. Interment will be in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Elvin L. Walker Sr.
ROCKHILL FURNACE - Elvin L. Walker Sr., 73, of Rockhill Furnace, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at his home. Born July 28, 1927, in Saltillo, he was the son of the late Rev. Paul and Hazel (Watkins) Walker. His stepmother, Hazel (Miller) Walker of Mount Union and his wife, Henrietta L. (Wolford) Walker, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959 in Harrisburg, survive. Also surviving are: children, J. Stephen Walker Sr., Whitehall, John Walker, Red Lion, Kimberly Hornburger, Sieverville, Tenn., Elva Fedin, Newville, Helenmarie Boonie, Masseysburg, Lori Diven, Orbisonia, and Elvin L. Walker Jr., Salenas, Calif.; a sister, Pauline Short, Waynesboro; half-brothers and half-sisters, David Walker, Hawthorne, James Walker, Oak Ridge, Paul Walker, Mount Union, Daniel Walker, McVeytown, Twila Horstick, Mechanicsburg, Md., Darlene Coco, Arizona, Hazel Mills, White Plains, Md., and Alda Rockey, Enola; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. He retired in 1993 from the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority after approximately 20 years of service. Prior to that, he worked at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. He was Protestant by faith. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing or visitation. The Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Iris Marie Walker
LEWISTOWN - Iris Marie Walker, 68, of 2448 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Altoona. Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Buena Vista, Va., she was the daughter of Hayden (Henson) Humphreys of Craigsville, Va. and the late Guy H. Decker. Her husband, Gordon D. Walker, whom she married Oct. 14, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Douglas (Suzanne) Fisher, Nancy L. Walker, Gary D. Walker, and Neal R. Walker, all of Lewistown; a sister, Charlotte Gorniak, Erie; and six grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, where she served as head of the primary department of the Sunday school, served on the administrative board, was a member of the Golden Rule Sunday School Class, and supervised church dinners. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens Bowling League, was a Lewistown 4-H leader, and supervised the 4-H refreshment stands at the fairs for many years. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, but friends may call 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Central Pa. Chapter of the American Red Cross, Blood Donations, 13 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Isabelle G. Walter
MIDDLEBURG - Isabelle G. Walter, 71, of Middleburg RR1, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Kramm Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Milton. Born Aug. 19, 1929, in Penns Creek, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Helen (Blackford) Kreamer. Her husband of 53 years, Harold H. "Hoovie" Walter, survives. Also surviving are: brother and sister, Paul Kreamer, Beavertown and Dorothy Kerstetter, New Berlin; a niece, Cindy Smith, whom she raised; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Christabelle Keister; brother, John Kreamer; and sister, Betty Kreamer. She was employed for 13 years by the Sterling Silk Mill, Mifflinburg; two years by the Middleburg Silk Mill; and two years by the Huntingdon Throwing Mills, Mifflinburg. She was formerly employed by Keister Poultry Dressing, Penns Creek. She also assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm, where they lived for 52 years. She was affiliated with St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Penns Creek. She loved animals and enjoyed attending area produce sales, auctions and flea markets. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, with the Rev. Edward R. DeGand and the Rev. James Leininger officiating. Interment will be in Penns Creek Union Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 600 Walnut and Raspberry Streets, Penns Creek, PA 17862.

Robert C. Watson
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert C. Watson, 73, of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Lewistown, died of cancer Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1926, in Burnham, he was the son of the late George and Carrie Watson. His wife, Pauline (Noerr) Watson of 2645 McVey Road, Memphis, Tenn., whom he married in 1949, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Nancy Amsden of Memphis, Tenn. and Sally Watson of Charlotte, N.C., and one grandchild. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a retired chief corporate jet pilot. He was a member of Central Church, Masonic Lodge 203, and the Al Chymia Shrine Temple, all in Memphis Tenn. Graveside services were held at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. The Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel, Memphis, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Nellie I. Watt
GRANVILLE - Nellie I. Watt, 88, of Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Granville, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the home. Born Dec. 23, 1911, in Granville, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Sarah A. (Ross) Fink. Her husband, Harry F. Watt, died March 21, 1978. Surviving are: children, James W. Watt and Mrs. Ray (Ila) Fultz, both of Granville, Mrs. Luis (Pearl) Berdecia, Shermansdale, Harry A. Watt, Harrison, Ark., and William H. Watt, McVeytown; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Fink and Earl Fink; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Early in life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corp. and Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory. Later, she worked for the Pennsylvania State License Department, Harrisburg and the W.T. Grant Department Store, Burnham. She was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Granville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard W. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown.

Carmon V. Weader
BEAVERTOWN - Carmon V. Weader, 90, of Beavertown, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Manor Care, Camp Hill. Born March 4, 1910 in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late James and Bertha (Schrader) Weader. His first wife, Lillian (Aurand) Weader, whom he married Oct. 4, 1936, preceded him in death in 1962. His second wife, Helen (Miller) Weader, whom he married in 1965, preceded him in death on June 24, 1990. Surviving are: children; Mrs. Donald (Mary E.) Hart, Dillsburg and Mrs. Larry (Margaret F.) Troxell and Warren E. Weader, both of Beaver Springs RR1; a brother; Donald S. Weader, McClure RR2; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, two sisters, Faye Smyers and Freda Weader, and by two brothers, Harrison and Glace Weader. He attended the Mountaindale One Room School House, McClure RR2. He farmed near Beavertown from 1948 till 1962, and worked at Standard Steel, Burnham, between 1952 and 1974. He attended St. John's Ridge Church, McClure RR2. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was a past member of the Lowell Gang. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Pastor Enos Shelly officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the family present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Black Oak Ridge, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.

Elder E. Weader
MCCLURE - Elder E. Weader, 95, of McClure, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1904, in Adams Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late Adam A. and Carrie R. (Aumiller) Weader. His wife, Luvada E. (Snook) Weader, whom he married June 30, 1935, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Edwin L. Weader, McClure; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon D. in 1960; a sister, Vera F. Kline Clare, in 1973; and a brother, W. Michael Weader, in 1998. He received his education from the former Beckley College of Harrisburg, Susquehanna University and Shippensburg University. He began teaching at Fairview one room schoolhouse in 1920. He retired in June 1968 from the West Beaver Township Schools after 42 years of service teaching fourth and fifth grades. He also taught penmenship, history and geography in the junior high school. Earlier in life, he and his brother owned and operated Weader's Insurance Agency. He was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, where he participated in the Men's Bible Class, taught Sunday School for many years, served as Sunday School Superintendent, served on the church council, and had served as a former secretary and president. He had served as a Boy Scout leader and participated in the former McClure Chamber of Commerce, serving as secretary and president. He was a member of F&AM Lodge 619, Middleburg, where he was a past master; was a member of the Harrisburg Consistory; a lifetime member of the PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association); a member of the local and state chapters of PASR (Pennsylvania Association of State Retirees). He enjoyed woodcarving and gardening. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Aurand Funeral Home, North Brown St., McClure, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. by F&AM Lodge 619, Middleburg. Those desiring may attend a viewing from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, PO Box 23, McClure, PA 17841.

Robert F. Weader
MILLHEIM - Robert F. Weader, 72, of North Street, Millheim, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born May 30, 1928, in McClure, he was a son of the late John and Effie (Zechman) Weader. His wife, Audrey Mae (Boop) Weader, of Penn Lutheran Nursing Home, Selinsgrove, whom he married June 15, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Robert F. Weader Jr., McClure; a sister, Shirley Leister, McClure RR2; a brother, William Weader, McClure RR2; three granddaughters and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, John "Skip" Weader, and a half-sister, Phyllis Brown. He was a retired mason. He was an avid hunter and loved camping and gardening. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, West Main Street, Millheim, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Baker's United Methodist Church, McClure, PA 17841.

Bernice M. Weaver
MIFFLINTOWN - Bernice M. Weaver, 80, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 9:54 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 23, 1920, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Lerrie C. (Leach) Kahley Sr. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Henry P. Weaver, on June 10, 1994 and survived by her first husband, Alonza L. Laird. Also surviving are: children, Donald Laird, Mrs. James (Isabelle) Snyder, Mrs. Joseph (Arlene) Porch, and Mrs. Ronald (Joyce) Beers, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Roy Donald (Betty) Huffman, Mifflin, and Mrs. Charles (Zelda) Fidler, Milroy; sisters, Mrs. Lee (Mildred) Zeiders, Mifflintown and Mrs. David (Betty) Kitting, Lewistown; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Kahley, Elmer Kahley, Harry Kahley Jr., and Richard Kahley; one sister, Dorothy Noonan; and one grandson, James Snyder Jr. She was a waitress for Green Gables, the Elks Club and Tony's Cottage Inn. Later, she worked at Empire Kosher for 14 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Juniata Memorial Park, with Pastor Kenneth Wagner officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Viola K. Weaver
LEWISTOWN - Viola K. Weaver, 88, of 140 North River Road, Lewistown, died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon. Born Nov. 13, 1911, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph L. and Daisy (Sulouff) Reigle. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She had been employed in the laundry department of Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1974 with eight years of service. Previously, she worked for the Malta Home, Granville and the American Viscose Corporation. She attended Church of the First Born, Lewistown. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Mt. Rock Cemetery with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, was in charge of arrangements.

Grace E. Weidensaul
BELLEFONTE - Grace E. Weidensaul, 91, formerly of Reedsville, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte. Born Aug. 17, 1909, in Ercildoun, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Mabel (Walton) Kendig. Her husband, Thomson B. Weidensaul of the Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte, whom she married Oct. 14, 1934, survives. She is also survived by: a son, Craig Weidensaul, Centre Hall; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Kendig and a sister, Dorothy Brackin. She had worked at the Lewistown Transient Bureau and as a substitute English teacher in Mifflin County. She was a member of the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Reedsville, where she was active in the choir and the Ladies Sunday School Class. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 138 Walnut St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Charles McGaha officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. There will be no viewing. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 138 Walnut St., Reedsville, PA 17084 or Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Rachael P. Weidner
RICHFIELD - Rachael P. Weidner, infant daughter of Scott W. and Michelle (Leitzel) Weidner of Richfield RR1, died shortly after birth, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. She is survived by: sisters, Amanda M. Weidner and Elizabeth N. Weidner, both at home; maternal grandparents, David W. and Janice Leitzel, Richfield RR1; paternal grandparents, Samuel and Joanne Kint, Mifflintown RR4 and Cheryl and Wilson Weidner Jr., Thompsontown RR1; maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Leitzel, HCR, Cocolamus; paternal great-grandmothers, Anna Weidner, Pottstown and Alma Stuck, Richfield RR1. She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfather, William Leitzel; maternal great-grandparents, Ruby and Guy Winey; and paternal great-grandfathers, Wilson Weidner Sr. and William Stuck. Private graveside services will be held at Neimond's Cemetery, Richfield RR1. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Beaulah E. Wendt
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Beaulah Ellanore Wendt, 87, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her home. Born July 16, 1913, in Susquehanna Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine M. (Brown) Phillips. Her husband, Winebert William Wendt, whom she married Oct. 17, 1931, died Sept. 21, 1982. Also surviving are: children, Henry W. Wendt, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Addis P. Wendt, Mrs. Glen (Leatha A.) Sheaffer, and Mrs. Donald E. (Dolores M.) Bickhart Jr., all of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by an infant brother and a brother, Henry L. Phillips; and four sisters, Kathryn Criley, Mildred Ernest, Emma Spriggle, and Alma Phillips and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Ellanore M. Lenig on May 9, 1974 and Mary A. Troutman on July 4, 1995; three grandsons, Patrick Lenig in 1973, Malcolm Lenig in 1985, and Dale Sheaffer in 1990. She was educated in the Oriental schools, Susquehanna Township, Juniata County. She assisted her husband in farming and they also operated a fruit farm. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills and its Womens Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Co., Mount Pleasant Mills; the Richfield Ambulance League; and the Reliance Hose Co. Ambulance League, Middleburg; and the Medic 55, Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She loved to farm and tend her garden and was especially known for her pie-baking skills. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor James E. Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, c/o Box 76 RR2, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853 or to SUN Home Health Services Inc. 61 Duke St., PO Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Mahlon T. Wengerd
MIFFLINTOWN - Mahlon T. Wengerd, 6, of Mifflintown RR2 died Friday, June 2, 2000 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville because of accidental drowning. Born July 30, 1993 in Delaware Township, Juniata County, he was a son of Sollie S. and Lavina R. (Swarey) Wengerd of Mifflintown RR2 who survive. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, John, Rudy, Orpha, Ruth, Lena and Sadie Wengerd, all at home, grandparents Alvin M. and Lydia E. Wengerd of Mifflintown RR2 and Alta Swarey of Mill Creek, and a step-great-grandmother, Mary Peachey of Myerstown. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rhoda M. Wengerd. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Sollie Wengerd residence. Interment will be in the Old Order Amish Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday for a viewing at the Sollie Wengerd residence. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald B. Wert
MIFFLINTOWN - Gerald B. Wert, 87, of Village Drive, Mifflintown, formerly of Locust Run, died at 5:43 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1913, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Samuel V. and Junie (Bashore) Wert. His wife, Mabel (Sieber) Wert, whom he married Nov. 14, 1936, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Rita) Zeigler, Millerstown; sisters, Fay McCormick, Mifflintown and Carol Jean Conner, Belleville, Ill.; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Karl Wert, Wilbur Wert, and Dane Wert. He was a 1932 graduate of Mifflintown High School. He was a very active member of the Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Reynolds officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Union Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Centre Lutheran Church, RR2, Box 165, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret V. Wert
LEWISTOWN - Margaret V. Wert, 90, a resident of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, formerly of 602 Chris Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 6, 1910, in Six Mile Run, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Elizabeth (Lane) Roarabaugh. Her husband, John C. Wert, died in 1960. Surviving are: a daughter, Rachel Jean Wert Burkholder, 350 Logan St., Lewistown; sister and brothers, Mrs. John (Marge) Ketner, Tyrone, Clair Roarabaugh, Martinsburg, and Don Roarabaugh, Black Lick; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dorothy Louise Wert, five brothers and two sisters. She was employed in the cake converting department at FMC, retiring in 1972 with 44 years of service. She attended Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Murray W. Laite officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Locust Grove Retirement Village, HCR 67, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Margaret A. 'Peg' Wetzel
LEWISBURG - Margaret A. "Peg" Wetzel, 89, formerly of Lewistown and Mifflinburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg. Born April 17, 1911, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Tressie (Baker) Wagner. Her husband of 55 years, Julius R. Wetzel, died May 11, 1991. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. P. Dale (Susan M.) Boop, Mifflinburg; brothers and sisters, Harry Wagner and Mrs. Dave (Hope) Downing, both of Reedsville, Jay Wagner and Dick Wagner, both of Lewistown, Jean Hetrick, Delaware, and Mrs. Jay (Betty) Miller, Clearfield; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She attended the Milroy schools. She and her husband owned and operated the Wetzel Jewelry Store in Mifflinburg 1949-1989. She was also a receptionist for Dr. Musser and Dr. Ward in Mifflinburg during the 1950s. She was a member of the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, sewing and knitting. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Ron Warfle officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, 279 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 or to the Mifflinburg Hose Company, 325 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844. The Roupp Funeral Home Inc., East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Leslie R. White
EAST WATERFORD - Leslie R. White, 18, of East Waterford, died this past week in Floyd County, Virginia. Born Feb. 25, 1982, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of George R. and Shawnee G. (Earnest) White of East Waterford. Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Angela R. White, Sherry A. White and George Ross White, all at home; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Anna Jane (Varnes) White, East Waterford; maternal grandparents, Ray S. and Betty J. (Shives) Earnest, East Waterford RR1; and maternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Varnes. She was a member of Class of 2000 at Juniata High School, where she delivered the valedictory speech at graduation ceremonies. She was currently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College in the photo-journalism curriculum. She worked in the photo lab at the Wal-Mart in Mechanicsburg and she worked as a skilled photographer on a movie set during the past summer. She was a member of the East Waterford United Methodist Church. She enjoyed photography, poetry and singing. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the East Waterford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Walters officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: East Waterford United Methodist Church, c/o Helen Robinson, treasurer, East Waterford, PA 17021 . The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence A. 'Andy' Whiteman
LEWISTOWN - Clarence A. "Andy" Whiteman, 57, of 124 W. Market St., Lewistown, died at 9:52 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 4, 1943, in Lewistown, he was a son of Ethel M. (Lehman) Whiteman of 124 W. Market St., Lewistown and the late William John Whiteman. Also surviving are: brothers and sister, James N. Shotzberger, Floral Park, Long Island, NY, Beatrice M. Stimely, Burnham and Charles W. Whiteman, South Main Street, Lewistown. Early in life he worked for Fisher Electronics and later for the laundry department of Lewistown Hospital for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, City Hook and Ladder, Fame Fire Company, Brooklyn Hose Company, a trustee of the Owls Club, was a social member of American Legion Post 90 and VFW Post 7011, and a member of the Clubsman Federation Association. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Major Herbert Hamilton, ret, officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Moose services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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