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Paul A. 'Rub' Whitesel
MIFFLIN - Paul A. "Rub" Whitesel, 81, of HC 67 Mifflin, died at 4:37 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 17, 1919, in Beale Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Russell W. and Mary (Hopple) Whitesel. His wife, Dorothy M. Whitesel, died March 12, 1999. Surviving are: a companion, Virginia Naylor, HC 67, Mifflin; sons, Harold E. Whitesel, Richfield RR1 and Richard A. Whitesel, HC 67, Mifflin; brother and sisters, Blair Whitesel, HC 67 Mifflin, Anna Copenhaver, Lock Haven RR1 and Pearl Smith, Port Royal RR2; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. Early in life, he was a self-employed sawmill operator. He retired as a lumberjack for J.M. Junk Lumber Co., Honey Grove. He was a member of Beale Township Fire Co., the Central Juniata EMS and the Lewistown Hospital ALS. He was an avid gardener, specializing in flowers and yard work. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Glenn Smith officiating. Interment will be in the McCullochs Mills Cemetery. Friends may call noon-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

William J. 'Bill' Wiand
BEAVER SPRINGS - William J. "Bill" Wiand, 79, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 1:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Spring Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Banks E. and Ida (Konawel) Wiand. His wife, Charlotte E. (Beaver) Wiand, whom he married in 1942, survives. Also surviving are: nieces and nephews, Betty Bowersox, Beaver Springs, Delores Wilson and Jerre "Stecker" Aumiller, both of Beavertown RR1, Sandra Adams, McClure RR2, and Linda Wagner, New Cumberland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Herbster. He farmed the family farm until 1999. He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Beaver Springs. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Marion Smith and the Rev. David Meckley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ United Church of Christ, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. The Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.

H. Gerald Wike
GRANVILLE - H. Gerald Wike, 86, a resident of Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 173 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the home. Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Ira B. and Annie (Yingst) Wike. His wife, Arletta M. "Artie" Wike, died June 1, 1993. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Niles "Skip" (Gerry) Leeper, 232 Greenbriar Road, Lewistown; a son, Rick E. Wike, 7736 Althea Ave., Harrisburg; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a sister, Olive Dippery and a brother, Byron Wike. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific in the US Navy SeaBees. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for FMC Corp., Lewistown. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the American Legion in Dunbar and the American Association of Retired Persons. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Austin H. Willi Sr.
PORT ROYAL - Austin H. Willi Sr., 77, of 816 Milford St., Port Royal, died at 11:38 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Mexico, he was a son of the late Oscar A. and Edith M. (Page) Willi. His wife, Marjorie E. (Feaster) Willi, whom he married May 22, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Bell, HC 63 Mifflintown, and Austin H. Willi Jr., Enola; a brother, Earl Willi, Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Sheriff Henry. He was a 1942 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman during World War II aboard LCI 517. His ship carried troops across the English Channel during the Normandy Invasion. He was a former manager at Clasters Lumber Company, Lewistown and manager at Juniata Lumber and Supply Company, Mifflintown from its founding until his retirement. He was a trustee of the Grace United Methodist Church, Mexico and a member and former president of the Mifflintown Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and family gatherings. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Barbara A. Inch officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, where graveside military services will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Visitation with closed casket will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Lee Lockard, Treasurer, RR5, Box 395, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Dwight D. Willi
MECHANICSBURG - Dwight D. Willi, 43, of 1133 Siddonsburg Road, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Mexico (Port Royal), died of natural causes Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1957, in Lewistown, he was the son of Earl R. Willi of Mechanicsburg and the late D. Elizabeth (Fields) Willi. His wife, Lora L. (Hoffman) Willi, survives. Also surviving are: two sisters, Gisele M. Knisly, Port Royal and Susan A. Bryner, Honey Grove; half brother, Mick C. McKnight, Port Royal; stepmother, Mary E. Willi, Mechanicsburg; and nieces and nephews. He was a 1976 graduate of Juniata Joint High School. He was formerly employed by Diller Landscaping, Mechanicsburg. He was a member of Country and Town Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg, the National Rifle Association, and the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association. He participated in the Lisburn Fire Co. Tractor Parade Shows and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Country and Town Baptist Church, 1822 S. Market St., Upper Allen Township, Route 114, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Charles Teague officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin and from 11 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church.

Bernice C. Wilson
MCALEVY'S FORT - Bernice C. Wilson, 84, of Huntingdon RR2, (McAlevys Fort), died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at J. C. Blair Hospital. Born March 22, 1916, in South Fork, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Anna P. (Craig) Bracken. Her husband, Theodore L. Wilson, whom she married Nov. 28, 1934, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Samuel (Betty Ann) Bagshaw, Huntingdon RR2, Mary Joyce Joll, Munhall, Gary Lee Wilson, Petersburg RR1; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Galen L. Wilson, on Feb. 22, 1977; two sisters and three brothers, Mary Boyer, Iola Varner, Earl Bracken, John Bracken and Millard Bracken. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, McAlevy's Fort. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with J. Daniel Morris officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Stone Creek Valley Fire Company, RR1 Box 692, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Blair E. Wilson
BETHLEHEM - Blair E. Wilson, 66, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. Born May 30, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Blair M. and Ellen (Short) Wilson. His wife, Grace (Dimeo) Wilson, whom he married April 7, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kathleen McNelis, Steve Wilson and Michael Wilson, all of Bethlehem, Teresa Schellenberg, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Michael (Mary) Prebosnyak, Bethlehem Township; sisters, Mary Lou Mayes, Harrisburg, and Patricia Anna and Sara Ellen Cuff, both of Lewistown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Wilson. He was a branch manager of Lance Snack Foods Incorporated for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem and the Knights of Columbus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1861 Catasaque Road, Bethlehem. Interment will be in the Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Friends may call 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturday at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 90127, Allentown, PA 18109.

Joseph D. Wilson Sr.
MILL CREEK - Joseph D. Wilson Sr., 58, of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Altoona Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1942, in Allensville, he was the son of the late John Frank and Isabelle Ida (Sausman) Wilson. His wife, Carole Louise (Bailey) Wilson, whom he married June 17, 1962, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Andrew (Annette) Chope, Ft. Campbell, Ky., Mrs. David (Lisa) Wilson-Briggs, Mill Hall, Joseph D. Wilson Jr., HCR 61, Mill Creek, and John Frank Wilson, Lock Haven; brothers and sisters, Helen Parsons, McClure, John Frank Wilson Jr., Huntingdon, Jacob Thomas Wilson, Lewistown, James Wilson, Isabelle Hartman, and John Reed Wilson, all of New Bloomfield, Kenneth Wilson, Newport, and David Wilson, Loysville; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. He was a tractor trailer driver for Aero Trucking of Monroeville for 20 years. He was a member of the Allensville Presbyterian Church, Allensville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Main St., Allensville, with the Rev. Geoffrey A. Huish officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery, Allensville. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, 1106 Mifflin St., Huntingdon and from noon until the time of services Friday at the church.

Margaret G. "Peg" Wilson
LANCASTER - Margaret G. "Peg" Wilson, 70, of 1908 Northbrook Drive, Lancaster, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at her home. Born Jan. 20, 1932, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Mary G. (Adams) Donahey. Her husband of 48 years, Lewis M. Wilson, survives. Also surviving are: children, Steve Wilson, Lancaster, Kim Sabine, Speculator, NY, Cliff Wilson, New Providence, Starann Watts, Manheim, and twins, LuEllen Martin, Brownstown and LuAnn Eitnier, Lititz; brothers and sisters, Carl "Jim" Donahey, Lewistown, Harold Donahey, Mount Union, Mabel Bilger and Helen Foust, both of McVeytown; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Donahey. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lock Port. Services were held at the John E. Kraft Funeral Home, 114 W. Main St., Mountville, with the Rev. David E. Klepper Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17602 or to Goodwill Industries, 1048 Plum St., Lancaster, PA 17601.

Mary M. Wilson
MCALEVYS FORT &emdash; Mary M. Wilson, 97, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, and formerly of McAlevys Fort, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at Valley View Haven. Born Oct. 31, 1902, in Petersburg, RD, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ada (Keller) Koch. Her husband, Samuel Jacob Wilson, preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1966. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harvey (Dorothy) Knepp, Belleville and Merle T. Wilson, Pittsburgh; two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Rutherford and Nora Barger. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, McAlevys Fort. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church, c/o Mrs. Gary Wilson, RD1, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Robert Lewis Wilson
LEWISTOWN - Robert Lewis Wilson, 82, of 19 Grand Parkway North, Lewistown, died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 7, 1918, in Jeannette, he was the son of the late Dr. Robert L. and Bertha (Reinfried) Wilson. His first wife, Louise (Carroll) Wilson, died in 1998. His second wife, Lauretta (Maxwell) Wilson, whom he married Sept. 18, 1999, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Leland L. (Christina) Grubb, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Mrs. Michael T. (Pamela) Flaherty, Murrysville, and David O'D. Wilson, Lewistown; stepdaughter, Mrs. Michael (Sue) Rieg, Indiana, Pa.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served as a first lieutenant and a public relations officer at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga. He graduated from Penn State University in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, was sports editor of the Daily Collegian and a member of the Skull & Bones Honor Society. Upon graduation, he became sports editor of the Centre Daily Times, State College and after the war, was the co-owner and general manager of WMAJ, Centre County's first radio station. In 1949, he built and owned WKVA Radio, Lewistown. He was a well known on-air editorialist, winning more than 30 first place awards by the Associated Press and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. He served as color analyst with Bob Prince doing radio coverage of Penn State Nittany Lion Football; was former president of the Central Pennsylvania Broadcasting Company; director of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters; an Eagle Scout and board member and former vice-president of the Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was also a board member of the United Way of Mifflin/Juniata County, heading its fund drive in 1958; past president the the Lewistown Rotary Club; was a life member of the Lewistown Elks Lodge; was president twice of the JuniataValley Area Chamber of Commerce; and was campaign fund chairman of the Mifflin County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was honored as Father of Goose Day celebration when the event became a full week activity. He was also co-owner and manager of Green Gables Motor Inn, Lewistown; owner of the Record Nook, Lewistown in the early 1950s and co-owner of Mifflin County's first Subway fast food restaurant. He was one of five charter members of the Mifflin County Airport Authority and one of only five members of eastern college football's Lambert Trophy Selection Committee. He also owned and operated The Country Mouse Antiques, Lewistown, with his late wife. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists; was a free-lance writer for several antiques publications; and was an avid collector of American decoys and shorebirds. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating. Private interment will be held at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Boy Scouts of America, 9 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Lee G. 'Sonny' Wilt
MCCLURE - Lee G. "Sonny" Wilt, 78, of McClure RR1, died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 7, 1921, in Hollidaysburg, he was the son of the late Lee David and Kathryn (Grenable) Wilt. Surviving are: children, Noel W. Wilt, George L. Wilt, and Harriet E. Wilt, all of Lewistown, Hiram W. Wilt and Timothy I. Wilt, both of McClure, Mrs. Francis (Clara) Dobson, Alfred L. Wilt, and Yasmin M. Davis, all of Milroy; brothers and sisters, Virginia Wilt, Dorothy Foulk, Samuel Wilt, Jacob Wilt, and David Wilt, all of McClure RR1, Jerry Wilt, Harrisburg, Abel Wilt, Wilmington, Del., Joseph Wilt and Mrs. Roy (Barbara) Deamer, both of Lewistown; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He had been employed by Standard Steel and last as a self-employed sawmiller. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with David Wilt officiating. Interment will be in Wilt Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Millicent K. Wilt
LEWISTOWN - Millicent K. Wilt, 90, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Highland Park, Lewistown, died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Ormond Beach, Fla. Born May 7, 1910, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Granville and Blanche Kochenderfer. Her husband, Harry Wilt, died April 5, 1995. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Al (Julie) Maedl, Ormond Beach, Fla., a sister, Beulah Moyer, Lewistown, and one grandchild. She attended Columbia University. She was a homemaker and an accomplished musician. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. She was an excellent organist and pianist, and an avid gardener. A memorial service was held in Ormond Beach, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rima Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, 500 Rodeo Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of local arrangements.

Mary L. Winey
MCALISTERVILLE - Mary L. Winey, 84, of McAlisterville, died at 7:37 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 30, 1916 in Tell Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Effie M. (Goshorn) Hower. Her husband, Elmer Winey, whom she married Dec. 18, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Janet) Eshenower; brothers and sisters, George Maxwell Hower, McAlisterville RR, Melvin Hower, Duncannon, Donald Hower and Larry Hower, both of Mifflintown, Dorothy Sankey, McAlisterville and Helen Dysinger, Thompsontown; two grandsons and five great-grandchildren, She was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Wayne Hower and Lillian Gross. She had attended Port Royal and Big Run Elementary Schools. She was employed as a seamstress, for many years, with L. Shellenberger and Son Garment Factory, McAlisterville. She retired in 1977 as a seamstress with the Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown. She was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, where she was the church organist for many years and she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed all kinds of needlework, crocheting, and growing flowers. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present to receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Carole Ann (Jones) Winn
DANVILLE - Carole Ann (Jones) Winn, 58, of 12 Railroad St., Danville, formerly of Lewistown, Buffalo, NY, Camden, NJ, and Beverly, NJ, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at her daughter's home in Lynn Haven, Fla. She had been in ill health for the past 18 months. Born May 9, 1942, in Salem, NJ, she was a daughter of Christine M. (Smith) Jones of Ambler, formerly of Berwick and the late Simon C. H. Jones, who died March 29, 1977. She is survived by: two daughters, Lisa C. Stevens of Lynn Haven, Fla. and Pamela S. Shimko of Berwick: two brothers: Robert C. Jones of Haddon Heights, NJ and Donald R. Jones of Ambler; and five grandchildren. She was a 1960 graduate of the Lewistown High School. She enjoyed her profession as a mental health case worker in Danville. She coached softball when her daughters were in school and she enjoyed caring for cats and dogs and watching ice hockey. While living in Lewistown, she was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 119-121 E. Third Str., Berwick. Burial will be in the Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Danville S.P.C.A, Danville, PA 17821.

Grace E. Wirrick
LILLY - Grace E. Wirrick, 86, of Lilly, formerly of Lewistown, died at 11 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital. Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Bridgeboro, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Rena (Gaskill) Sweeney. Her husband, Arthur Cloyd Wirrick, died Jan. 17, 1974. Surviving are: children, Arthur D. Wirrick, Lewistown, Samuel J. Wirrick, Panama City, Fla., Daniel T. Wirrick, Hollywood, Fla., Phillip G. Wirrick, York Haven, Paul J. Wirrick, Halifax, John A. Wirrick, Lilly, and Raymond M. Wirrick, Elizabethtown; brother and sister, Albert Sweeney, Virginia and Emma Grose, Washington State; 16 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, seven sisters, and one granddaughter. She was a member of Mt. Rock Evangelical Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roland Pecht officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mt. Rock Evangelical Methodist Church, Spring Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mabel L. Wiser
SHIPPENSBURG - Mabel L. Wiser, 70, of 4027 Roxbury Road, Shippensburg, died at noon Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at her home. Born June 4, 1930, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Walter T. and Mae V. (Bonson) Rhoades. Her husband, Theodore S. Wiser, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters: Brenda L. Young, McClure, Nancy M. Aumiller, Milroy, and Sally A. Barklow, Shippensburg; three stepsons, Theodore R. Wiser and Terry L. Wiser, both of Shippensburg, and Rev. Tracy L. Wiser, Frederick, Md.; three brothers, Clinton W. Rhoades, East Freedom, Fred J. Rhoades and Robert C. Rhoades, both of Milroy; 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother. She was a member of the ladies auxilaries of Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168 and Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223. She was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Rick J. Fischl and the Rev. Tracy L. Wiser officiating. Interment will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Summit Cancer Services, 260 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Margery May Wismer
MIFFLINTOWN - Margery May Wismer, 89, a resident of Brookline Manor and Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of 202 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the village. Born July 15, 1911, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Reuben E. and Olive (White) Hanawalt. Her husband, Amos H. Wismer, died July 3, 1984. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Margery Y.) Stull, Greenville, Thomas H. Wismer, 10 Queen Drive, Lewistown, Robert D. Wismer, Moline, Ill., and Stephen H. Wismer, Dalton, Mass.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by infant brothers, James and John Hanawalt and a sister, Gladys Houser. She was a graduate of Roxborough Memorial School of Nursing, Philadelphia. She was a registered nurse and worked for both F.W. Black Community Hospital and Lewistown Hospital for many years. She was a 74 year member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school in various age groups. She was an active member of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and assisted with the Red Cross blood drives in the Lewistown area for many years. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Richard W. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Witmer
YEAGERTOWN - Mary Alice Witmer, 81, of Yeagertown, formerly of Beaver Springs, died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital, where she was a patient for the past two weeks. Born May 28, 1919 in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Sylvia (Bubb) Wilt. Her husband Robert E. Witmer, whom she married in 1943, preceded her in death on April 5, 1990. Surviving are: children, Roberta A. Carr, Sunbury, Kathryn H. Martin, Beavertown and Johanna D. Herman, Franklinville, NJ, John M. Witmer, Middleburg, FL and James L. Witmer, Middleburg RR1; a brother, Samuel Bubb, Deep Run, NC; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Margaret Hummel in 1998. She was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church. In 1985 she retired from Sun Nursing Home, Lewisburg after being employed there for many years. She enjoyed gardening and reading. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Arrangements and guest book can also be found at Legacy.com.

Mary S. Wolfe
LEWISTOWN - Mary S. Wolfe, 68, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Health South Rehab Hospital, Pleasant Gap. Born Jan. 23, 1932 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Elmer F. and Mildred Mae (Patton) Charles, Sr. Her husband Charles E. Wolfe Sr. preceded her in death on June 3, 1992. Surviving are: children, Robert E. Klinger Jr. and Susan A. Klinger, both of Lewistown and Debra Benton, Bellefonte; brothers and sisters, Elmer Charles Jr. and Mrs. Charles (Adaline) Fluke, both of Lewistown, Mrs. John (Betty) Haag, Camp Hill and John Charles, Elkins, NC; and three grandchildren. She was employed by the FMC Corp. until 1972 in the cake converting department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at the the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Health South Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital, 550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823.

Louise Fultz Wolfgang
BURNHAM - Louise Fultz Wolfgang, 78, of 417 Locust St., Burnham, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at her residence. Born March 18, 1922, in Cedar Hill, Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Milton O. and Mary (Hartman) Fultz. Her husband, Harold E. Wolfgang of 417 Locust St., Burnham, whom she married Jan. 3, 1942 in Philadelphia, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Toni R. Ufema, Westminster, Mass.; three grandsons, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Fultz, Paul Fultz, and John Fultz; and one sister, Ruth Frey. She was a graduate of Reedsville High School. Early in life, she worked at McCrorys and Murphys Five and Ten Cent Stores and was last employed as an instructor in the tire fabric department at the American Viscose. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, the Berean Sunday School Class, and the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m today at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Blanche L. Woods
LEWISTOWN &emdash; Blanche L. Woods, 92, of 270 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 7:12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born March 25, 1908, in Neelyton, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie (Long) Traxler. Her husband, Robert Woods, died in August 1974. Surviving are: children, Donald E. Woods, Absecon, NJ, Mrs. Nelson (Velma) Greer, 1016 US Highway 522 North, Lewistown, Harold D. Woods, 3480 State Route 103 North, Lewistown, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Smithers, Hickory, NC, Robert L. Woods and Dale T. Woods, both of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Delores Fort, Elizabethtown; a sister, Mrs. Banks (Ruth) Rhine, 532 W. Fifth St., Lewistown; 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Kline, and two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m today at the funeral home.

Clair H. 'Woody' Woods
REEDSVILLE - Clair H. '"Woody" Woods, 64, of 28 E. Railroad St., Reedsville, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at his residence. Born Sept. 25, 1935, in Reedsville, he was the son of Helen A. (Miller) Woods of 10 E. Third St., Lewistown and the late Luther W. Woods. His wife, Julia (Sausman) Woods, whom he married Dec. 3, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Russell W. Woods, 537 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Woods in 1987. He was employed at New Holland, retiring in 1991 with 37 years as a facilities guard. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a charter member of the North American Fishing Club and the North American Hunting Club, and a member of the Raystown Striper Club. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, but friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Joshua F. Woods
MILROY - Joshua F. Woods, 20, of 408 Locke Mills Road, Milroy, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home. Born Jan. 4, 1980, in Yuma, Ariz., he was a son of Kathy (Eckley) Reed of West Fifth Street, Lewistown and the late Douglas Woods. Also surviving are: stepfather, John E. Reed, West Fifth Street, Lewistown; stepbrother and stepsister, Isaiah Reed and Olivia Reed, both of West Fifth Street, Lewistown; maternal grandparents who raised him, Howard and Betty Eckley, 408 Locke Mills Road, Milroy; maternal great-grandfather, Richard Gearhart, 9 Manor Road, Reedsville; paternal grandmother, Julia S. Woods, 517 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; paternal great-grandmother, Helen A. Woods, 10 E. Third St., Lewistown; and step-grandparents, Robert and Grace Reed, Honey Creek Road, Reedsville. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Clair Woods, on Aug. 6, 2000. He was a 1998 graduate of Indian Valley High School and attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Pittsburgh. He was last employed at Nittany Pharmaceuticals, Milroy. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania SPCA, 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Reynolds M. Woods Sr.
MCVEYTOWN - Reynolds M. Woods Sr., 70, of Country Lane, McVeytown, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at his residence. Born April 22, 1930, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late D. Stuart and Eva (Maurey) Woods. His wife, Margaret Woods, preceded him in death Dec. 9, 1999. Surviving are: a son, Reynolds M. Woods, Jr., Parchwood Drive, McVeytown; a brother, Stuart M. Woods, Lewistown; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Early in life, he was a brick layer and then worked as project manager for Neco Contract in Baltimore, before retiring in 1991 as co-owner of North Hills Greenhouse and co-owner of Keystone Excavating Inc. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge No. 143, Lewistown, he was a past master and secretary and a member of the McVeytown Lodge No. 376 Free and Accepted Masons of PA, a member of the Valley of Altoona, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Jaffa Shrine Temple, AAONMS. He served as past commander at the Lewistown Commandery No. 26 Knights Templar, as a past high priest of Lewistown Chapter No. 186 Royal Arch Masons, the Juniata Valley Council No. 64 Royal and Select Master Masons, and was a past patron of the Lewistown Chapter No. 283 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Barr Funeral Home. Masonic services will be at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Franklin E. 'Boo' Woodward Jr.
MEXICO - Franklin E. "Boo" Woodward Jr., 30, of Mexico, died of natural causes at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 26, 1970, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Franklin E. and Suzanne M. "Bunny" (Beward) Woodward of Mexico. He is also survived by his grandmother, Helen S. Woodward of McAlisterville. He was a 1988 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown. He was employed as a carpenter at Excel Homes, Liverpool. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and playing softball. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James A. Neimond officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Academia. There will be no public viewing, however, friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John R. Woodward
HONEY GROVE - John R. Woodward, 83, of Honey Grove RR1, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 4, 1917 in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Samuel R. and Hannah (McClure) Woodward. His wife Martha (Wilson) Woodward, whom he married July 5, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donald R. Woodward, Honey Grove RR1 and Mrs. Roy (Louise) Wingate Jr., Aurora, Colo.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Woodward. He was valedictorian of his 1936 Mifflintown High School class. He was a farmer all his working life, and served as a school board director for the Lack and Tuscarora schools in Juniata County. He was an avid baseball player for the former Reeds Gap team, and he enjoyed hunting. He was a life-long member and a former trustee of McCoysville United Presbyterian Church, McCoysville. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McCoysville United Presbyterian Church, McCoysville, with the Rev. Frank K. Muse officiating. Interment will be in McCoysville Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Juniata County. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal. Memorial contributions may be made to the McCoysville United Presbyterian Church, c/o Barbara Hutchinson, treasurer, HC 67 Box 77, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Isabelle C. 'Peggy' Woomer
REEDSVILLE - Isabelle C. "Peggy" Woomer, 81, of 4430 US Highway 322, Reedsville, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at her residence. Born March 12, 1919, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ellsworth and Mary Luella (Fultz) Fultz. Her husband, Justin Gerald Woomer, died Nov. 19, 1973. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Pauline "Polly" O'Donnell, Lewistown, Ivy Price, Belleville, Lois Evertts, Harrisburg, Max O. Fultz, Spring Mills, and David L. Fultz, Milroy. She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Naomi Musser, Miriam Larimer, Robert L. Fultz, John H. Fultz and Eugene Ellsworth Fultz. She was a United States postal worker at the Milroy Post Office. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Sean McCartney Scholastic Fund, c/o J.V. Bank, Gardenview Branch, 20 Prince St., Reedsville, PA or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary Elda Worthing
ALLENSVILLE - Mary Elda Worthing, 95, of Allensville died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness. Born Jan. 24, 1905, in Martinsburg, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Mary (Law) Smith. Her husband, Cloyd L. Worthing, whom she married in Hollidaysburg Nov. 18, 1922, preceded her in death Oct. 19, 1982. Surviving are: children, Marjorie Ketner, Allensville, Doris Fittery, Huntingdon, Daniel Worthing, Mifflintown, and Ralph Worthing, Fredericksburg; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Romaine Worthing. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a homemaker and a member of Raven Run Church of the Brethren, Saxton. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren, Saxton, with Pastor John Keefer and Pastor Dan Hammel officiating. Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Saxton RD. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Long Funeral Chapel, 715 Church St., Saxton, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at Raven Run Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Raven Run Church of the Brethren, RD1 Saxton, PA 16678.

Glen E. Wray
McCLURE - Glen E. Wray, 74, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Old Stage Road, McClure, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1925, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Ezra and Mabel (Laub) Wray. His wife, Barbara (Wilt) Wray, whom he married June 28, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: children, Glen E. Wray Jr., McClure, Mrs. Carl (Mabel) Peachey Jr., Lewistown and Barbara Kephart, McClure; brothers and sisters, Cloyd Wray, Paul Wray, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Loht and Mrs. Ronald (Ruth) Weaver, all of McClure, and Mrs. Charles (Patsy) Napikoski, Burnham; six grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one step-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Merle Wray, and a sister, Arlene Collins. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a partner in Wray Lumber Company, Vira, having retired in 1982. He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormantown. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dormantown Lutheran Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Military rites will be performed by VFW Post No. 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wray Family, 3878 Old Stage Road, McClure, PA 17841.

Elizabeth M. Wyland
HUNTINGDON - Elizabeth M. Wyland, 70, of 2730 Cold Springs Road, Huntingdon, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Altoona Hospital. Born May 15, 1930, in Boalsburg, she was the daughter of Belva (Stricker) Franklin of Bellefonte and the late Thomas Franklin. Her husband, John L. Wyland of Huntingdon, whom she married Dec. 24, 1949 at the Cleaver Memorial Methodist Church in Petersburg, survives. Also surviving are: children, David Wyland, Jeffrey "Denny" Wyland, and Lorrie Noey, all of Huntingdon; brothers and sisters, Tom Franklin, Centre Hall, Ray Franklin, Spring Mills RR, Ben Franklin, Ebensburg, Colleen Cramer, Lewistown, Florene Richner, Bellefonte, Shirley Flood, Baltimore, Md., and Mona McCabe, Alexandria; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Duane Franklin. She was a 1948 graduate of Duncannon High School. She retired from the Petersburg Manufacturing Company, Petersburg in 1987. She was a member of the 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She enjoyed painting, arts and crafts, and traveling. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, 1106 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. C. Rayvon Hilliard officiating and assisted by John D. Noey. Family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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