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George L. Cameron
YEAGERTOWN - George L. Cameron, 74, of South Main Street, Yeagertown, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1926, in Perry County, he was a son of the late George J. and Mary V. (Bookwalter) Cameron. He is survived by a companion of 34 years, Norma J. Crawford. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Beverly J.) Snyder, Charleston, SC and Mrs. Joe (Connie C.) Benner, Mifflintown RR3; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a retired environmental consultant with Gannett-Fleming, Harrisburg. He enjoyed golfing. Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 210 Lemon St., Mifflintown, PA 17059. Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel M. Campbell
LEWISTOWN - Ethel M. Campbell, 97, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, York. Born July 18, 1904, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Haverstock) Cameron. She was the widow of Lee P. Campbell. Surviving are: sons, Paul C. Campbell, York, and Roy C. Campbell, Harrisburg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She loved flowers and gardening. She was a member of the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be at Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, Highland Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Hilda A. Campbell
LEWISTOWN - Hilda A. Campbell, 87, of 326 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at her residence. Born Feb. 26, 1914, in Barrville, she was a daughter of the late Chauncy and Mary Etta (Wolfley) Frankhouser. Her husband, Clyde Wesley Campbell, died May 25, 1999. She is survived by children, Donald Campbell, Cyprus, Calif., Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Cook, James W. Campbell, both of Lewistown, Clyde W. "Junior" Campbell and Mrs. Owen (Joann) Froeming, both of Baltimore, Md., John R. Campbell, Middletown, Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Zeigler, Milroy and Glenn Campbell, Velrico, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. She was a waitress for numerous area restaurants. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Crist Mentzer officiating. Interment will be in Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert R. Carolus Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Robert R. Carolus Jr., 64, of 10 Richmond Court, Lewistown, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 14, 1936, in McVeytown, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Janet P. (Stewart) Carolus. Surviving are: children, Robert E. Carolus, Mifflintown, Cathi J. Mowery, Kannapolis, N.C., and Krisi E. Carolus, St. Roberts, Mo.; sisters, Mrs. Jim (Nellie-Mae) Bantz, North Port, Fla., and W. Jaynee Carolus, 10 Richmond Court, Lewistown. He was a 1955 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a clerk at the A&P Grocery Store, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Mifflin County Sportsman Club and was an avid boater and hunter. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, with Karen L. McCachren officiating. There will be no viewing. The Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lester E. Carson
REEDSVILLE - Lester E. Carson, 69, of 63 Marlick Ave., Reedsville, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 2, 1931, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late C. Lester and Amanda Jane (Snook) Carson. His wife, Joann (Ramsey) Carson, whom he married Aug. 30, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Rhonda N.) Davis, Lewistown and Mrs. Robert (Christine A.) Spade, Jacksonville, NC; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis W. Carson. He was a 1949 graduate of Milroy High School. He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1949-1952 in the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated C.L. Carson & Son Painting and Papering from 1961 to the present. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the Green Brush Camp, Greenwood Furnace; the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143; the Milroy American Legion Post; the Belleville VFW Post 5935; member and past president of the Siglerville Men's Club; and a past member of the Milroy Lion's Club. Early in life, he was involved with youth baseball, coaching for many years for Little League and Senior Babe Ruth. He was also active in the Boys Scouts of America, serving as scoutmaster for Troop 106, Milroy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and Sprint car racing. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence L. Casner
LEWISTOWN - Florence L. Casner, 94, of South Main Street, Lewistown, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at her home. Born March 21, 1907, in Granville Township, she was the daughter of the late W. Harry and Carrie Mae (Ruble) Skipper. Her husband, Andrew J. Casner, whom she married March 21, 1927, died Jan. 18, 1961. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Naomi) Johnson, South Main Street, Lewistown; two godchildren, whom she helped raise, Cindy Shirk, Lewistown and Randall E. Miller, Harrisburg; a sister, Leona Griffith, Lewistown; five brothers, Allen Skipper, Lewistown RR4, Ralph Skipper, Middleburg, Donald Miller, Lewistown, Glenn Miller, Carbor City, Calif., and Warren Gill, Tempe, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by stepmother, Ida (Miller) Skipper Woodring; three daughters, Emma (Casner) Varner on July 8, 1997, Dorothy Casner on Dec. 28, 1936, and Shirley Casner on Dec. 29, 1940; a son, Eugene Casner on April 15, 1952; a brother, W. Russell Skipper on Feb. 27, 1962; two sisters, Mary Baumgardner on July 9, 1963 and Ruth Baumgardner on Dec. 14, 1986; a grandson, Timothy Varner on Aug. 1, 1960; and a great-granddaughter, Sherry Moser on May 10, 2000. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown and the Loyal Ladies Sunday School Class of the church. She enjoyed reading her Bible and going to church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Pastor Howard D. Houtz and Chaplain James Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Calvary Bible Missionary Program, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge or TLC Home Care, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Madeline Rodgers Chambers
MIFFLINTOWN - Madeline Rodgers Chambers, 87, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflin, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Brookline Manor. Born Oct. 29, 1913, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Emma (Dasher) Rodgers. Her husband, Llewelyn Chambers, preceded her in death. She is survived by one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Maude Kepler, Marian Cook, and Myra Glase. She was a graduate of Mifflintown High School, the Shippensburg State Teacher's College and earned her master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught at the Seventh Ward Elementary School, Lewistown for many years. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, the Mifflin Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star and the Retired Teacher's Association. She enjoyed traveling. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 208 Lemon St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Samuel W. 'Sam' Charlesworth
VALLEY PARK, Mo. - Samuel W. "Sam" Charlesworth, 83, of Valley Park, Mo., died Monday Jan. 8, 2001, in St. Louis, Mo. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in East McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Alma G. (Willis) Charlesworth. His wife, Grace E. Charlesworth, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. John (Lindsey) Higginson, Ilesboro, Mass. and Mrs. Steve (Susan) Ward, Kirkwood, Mo.; sisters and brothers, Ruth Komp, Gulfport, Fla., Marybelle Reiss Richard, Hendersonville, NC, Betty Schattschneider, Sarasota, Fla., George Charlesworth, North Versailles, and James Charlesworth, Longfellow; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a founder of Ward-Rafferty and Jacobs, formerly the Charlesworth-Rafferty Lighting Company, St. Louis, Mo. He was a charter member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, St. Louis Mo., a long-time Rotarian and a volunteer for Kirkcare. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. A memorial service was held Jan. 12 in St. Louis, Mo. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Samuel W. Charlesworth Memorial Fund, c/o St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1551 Bennett Avenue, Warson Woods, MO 63122. The Bopp Chapel in Missouri was in charge of arrangements.

Richard M. 'Dick' Cherry
GLEN IRON - Richard M. "Dick" Cherry, 61, of Glen Iron, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1939, in Dice, he was a son of the late Morgan Cherry and Arabelle (Aumiller) Cherry Kline. His wife, Mary (Watts) Cherry, whom he married May 1, 1986, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Clinton S. Cherry, Glen Iron; a child he was helping to raise, Ricky J. Johnson; sister and brother, Virginia Reich, Winfield and Clair Cherry, Dice; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elsworth Cherry. He enjoyed working on cars and building projects. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Carl Geisinger officiating. Interment will be in the Mifflinburg Cemetery. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Lucinda J. Chesney
LEWISTOWN - Lucinda J. Chesney, 85, of Lewistown, formerly of McClure RR2, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 2, 1915, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Marion (Brannan) Myers. Her husband, Norman H. Chesney, whom she married Aug. 25, 1936, died Sept. 15, 1982. Surviving are: six daughters, Carolyn L. White, Lewistown, L. Jane Garrison and Vicki L. Schreffler, both of Beavertown RR1, Annie L. Bowersox, Beaver Springs RR1, Donna I. Weader, Beavertown and Ellen M. Chesney, Maitland; three sons, Norman W. Chesney, and John C. Chesney, both of McClure RR2, and Barry L. Chesney, Beaver Springs RR1; a sister, Margaret Richard, Beaver Springs RR1; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Herbert R. Edmiston in 1990 and Rev. Robert A. Chesney in 1994; and two granddaughters, Jessica and Jenisa in 1978. She was a member of the Bannerville Church of the Brethren, McClure RR2. She enjoyed lawn work, sewing, baking, gardening, and her farm. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market. St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Liane Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the Bannerville Cemetery, McClure RR2. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bannerville Church of the Brethren, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.

Richard G. Chilcott
REEDSVILLE - Richard G. Chilcott, 83, of 39 Pearl St., Reedsville, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village in Mifflin. Born Feb. 8, 1918, in Colfax, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Hugh L. and Doris R. (Glasgow) Chilcott. His wife, Mabel A. (Fultz) Chilcott, survives. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a sister, K. Eleanor Chilcott Orner. He was a 1934 graduate of Reedsville High School and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Franklin University, Columbus, OH. He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II. He worked for 47 and a half years at Nationwide Insurance, starting as a claims adjuster and retiring in 1981 as senior vice president. He was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. He was also a past president of Pennsylvania Claims Association, Harrisburg Consistory AASR, and Boys Club of Columbus. He was a board member of St. Stephens Community House, Columbus, OH and a board member of Franklin University. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

Esther M. Cisney
MIFFLINTOWN - Esther M. Cisney, 84, of North Street, Mifflintown, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 28, 1916, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late John Roscoe and Edna Blanche (Staley) Shirk. Her husband, Harry B. Cisney Jr. died Jan. 29, 1974. She is survived by a son, Ronald C. Cisney of Mifflintown; two brothers, J. Ray Shirk and Lewis A. Shirk, both of Mifflintown; a sister, Lorraine McKnight of Mifflintown; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several infant children; one sister, Elizabeth Renninger; and two brothers, Paul E. Shirk and Glenn I. Shirk. She was a graduate of Mifflintown High School. She worked as a clerk in Shirk's Store, Mifflintown. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown and the EverReady Sunday School Class. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 10 am until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Juniata County Food Pantry, PO Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Gladys Clark
CLEARWATER, FL - Gladys Clark, 87, of Clearwater, FL, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at her home. Surviving are: her husband of 69 years, Edward; two sons, Donol Clark, Lewiston, Maine, and Joseph Clark of Norwich, NY, and two daughters, Nina Tuset, Clearwater, FL, and Bonnie Clark, Nampa, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Lena M. Clay
THOMPSONTOWN - Lena M. Clay, 83, a resident of the Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late George and Edith (Campbell) Flood. She is survived by children, Leon Baumgardner, 1 Parker St., Mifflin, Mrs. Harold (Jacqualine) Feltman, Cherry Hill, NJ, Harry Alan Burd, Shoemakersville, and Rodger Dean Burd, Lewistown; brother and sister, Emily Wilson, Walnut and George Flood, East Waterford; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Baumgardner and five brothers. She was a homemaker and early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty L. Cline
CARLISLE - Betty L. Cline, 72, of 609 N. East St., Carlisle, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Forest Park Health Center. Born Dec. 15, 1928, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Mary J. (Washinger) Gelsinger. Her husband of 52 years, John W. Cline, survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Linda S. Mohler, Lewistown and Deborah C. Ryerson, Carlisle; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was an employee of the former Swid Brother Discount Store, C.H. Masland and Sons, both in Carlisle and Trostles Garment Company, Mt. Holly Springs. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle and was an active poll worker for the Republican Party for many years. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Jon A. Black and the Rev. Crea Clark officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Cemetery (North Middletown Township). Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Freda E. Close
BALTIMORE - Freda E. Close, 86, formerly Lewistown, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Born Dec. 25, 1914, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Bumgardner) McNitt. Her husband, Edward Close, preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2000. Surviving are: children, Robert Close, MD, and Mrs. Ervin (Nancy Jane) Cowder, MD; sisters and a brother, Mildred Weston, CA, Mrs. Earl (Sylva) Bettis, CA, Irene Lugar, Norrisville, and Merle McNitt, Burnham; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother. She worked at Arrow Shirt Factory for 18 years. She was a Jehovah Witness. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Juniata Memorial Park with the Minister, Elder Kurt McKinney, officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., is in charge of arrangements.

Norma C. Clouser
PORT ROYAL - Norma C. Clouser, 74, of Port Royal and formerly of Lewistown, died at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1927, in Hershey, she was the daughter of the late Otello and Josephine (Fossati) Cappelli. Her husband, Harold R. "Doodle" Clouser, preceded her in death on June 9, 2000. She is survived by a niece, nephew and two great-nephews. She is the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Otello Cappelli Jr. She was a 1946 graduate of Hershey High School. She was a LPN and worked as a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Old-Fashioned Baptist Church, Yeagertown. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mifflintown Chapel of the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Leonard Coates officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday, at the funeral home.

William E. Coleman
MCVEYTOWN - William E. Coleman, 68, of Lombard Street, McVeytown, died at 9:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 26, 1932, in McVeytown, he was the son of Helen (Irvin) Bard of South Wayne Street, Lewistown and the late Warner Coleman. His wife, Laura A. (Fisher) Coleman, who he married Oct. 25, 1959, survives. Also surviving are: children, Steven E. Coleman, Criswell Street, McVeytown, Mrs. Jeffrey (Brenda) Yoder, River Road, McVeytown, and Mrs. Kenneth (Andrea) Cook, John Street, McVeytown; a sister, Dorothy Huff, South Wayne Street, Lewistown; and six grandchildren. He served in the United States Army. He was a truckdriver for 45 years, having worked for Class I Transport, McVeytown, for the last six years. He was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church, the McVeytown Lodge 376 F&AM, and the Valley of Harrisburg Consistory. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the McVeytown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman and the Rev. Norman Huff officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the McVeytown United Methodist Church, PO Box 347, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to the McVeytown Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 336, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to the McVeytown Ambulance Association, PO Box 11, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Betty J. Collanbine
MCVEYTOWN - Betty J. Collanbine, 68, of 6515 SR 103 South, McVeytown, died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 30, 1932, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Gearhart) Buchanan. Her husband, Charles E. Collanbine, died in 1992. She is survived by children, Charles C. Collanbine, Lorraine, Ohio, Edward C. Collanbine, Timber Hollow Road, Lewistown, and Delores Worthington, 6515 SR 103 South, McVeytown; brother and sisters, Raymond Buchanan and Mrs. Guy (Helen) Rhodes, both of McVeytown and Irene Collanbine, Port Royal; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy L. Bilger, two brothers and one sister. She was a nurse's aide at Black's Hospital and Lewistown Hospital, retiring due to disability in 1973. She attended Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Atticus S. Collins
LEWISTOWN - Atticus S. Collins, 5 months, of 21 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:48 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Jan. 19, 2001, at Danville, he was the son of Michael A. and Rachel R. (Ort) Collins of 21 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown. Also surviving are: brother and sister, Bo Lee Duke and Cheyanne Alyn Duke, both at home; maternal grandparents, Connie Ort of 19 Corner St., Milroy and Timothy Ort of Mount Pieler, IN; paternal grandparents, Larry and Debra L. Collins of 1 Snook Ave., Lewistown; maternal great-grandparents, Vivian Bedlyon of 9 Corner St., Milroy and Beatrice Ort of Indiana; and paternal great-grandparents, William Harlon of Yeagertown and Carolyn Harlon of Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Hazel M. Horner Collins
LEWISTOWN - Hazel M. Horner Collins, 87, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown and formerly of 410 Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 24, 1913, in McAlevy's Fort, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Hassinger) Wilson. She was preceded in death in 1965 by her first husband, Daniel A. Horner, and in 1987 by her second husband, Samuel Collins. Surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Clara) Miller of 388 Country Lane, Lewistown, Russell E. Horner of Jonestown, Lucy Hartley of Walnut Street, Burnham and Mrs. Gary (Peggy) Zook of Pleasant Acres, Lewistown; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. She was a homemaker, but early in life had worked at the American Viscose Corporation and Goss Candy Company. She was a member of the Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church and a volunteer at Ohesson Manor. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, 513 Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009 or Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Richard E. Colpetzer
DOVER - Richard E. Colpetzer, 53, of 1548 Hunter Drive, Dover, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 23, 1947, in Belleville, he was the son of Walter E. and Mirian A. (Peter) Colpetzer of Belleville. Also surviving are: children, Steve Colpetzer and Deanne Hess, both of York; brothers and sisters, John E. Colpetzer, Donald E. Colpetzer and Stanley Colpetzer, all of Belleville, Winona Garber and Brenda Waldo, both of Ashland, Ohio; and four grandchildren. He retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. He was a state government revenue auditor. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 1551 Kenneth Road, York, with the Rev. Thomas D. Bellis officiating.

Lester T. Colyer Jr.
MCVEYTOWN - Lester T. Colyer Jr., 63, of 13 Canal St., McVeytown, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Lewistown, he was the son of Betty (Moyer) Colyer of Lewistown and the late Lester T. Colyer Sr. His wife, Barbara (Sweitzer) Colyer, whom he married Aug. 22, 1985, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth T. Colyer Sr., Lewistown, Ann M. Colyer, McVeytown, and Carole L. Colyer, Mount Union; a grandson, whom he was raising, Allen M. Colyer, at home; sister and brother, Betty M. Colyer, St. Petersburg, Fla. and Terry L. Colyer, Kingsburg, NJ; half-brother, Patrick Britt, Lewistown; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers. He was a self-employed contractor, retired due to disability. He was Baptist by faith. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. 'Chip' Condo
MILROY - Charles W. "Chip" Condo, 76, of 148 N. Main St., Milroy, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at his residence. Born May 18, 1924, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Hazel J. (Baker) Condo. His wife, Louise N. (Nale) Condo, whom he married July 21, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Charlene L. Lenig and Todd C. Condo, both of Reedsville; a sister, Joyce M. Bittner, Milroy; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret E. Alexander. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the 391st Bomb Group. He was a manufacturing engineer at the Standard Steel, Burnham for 38 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy; the BPOE Lodge 663, Lewistown; and the Milroy American Legion Post 287. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy, with the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 51 McClay St., Milroy, PA 17063 or to Sun Home Health Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Merle E. Coons
CONCORD - Merle E. Coons, 65, of Main Street, Concord, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. Born May 8, 1935, in Concord, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Clara (Yocum) Coons. His wife, Leona B. (Scott) Coons, whom he married Aug. 9, 1960, survives. He is also survived by children, Mark A. Coons, Blairs Mills, Luke D. Coons, Spring Run, and Nicole L. Wrights, Shippensburg; brother and sisters, Norman Coons, Nyesville, Pauline George, Willow Hill, Marion Sanders, Chambersburg, and Velma Weiser, Newville; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was an electrician employed at the Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg for 30 years, retiring in 1991. He was Protestant by faith. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Central Pennsylvania Chapter. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, with Pastor Judy Rowles and the Rev. Marlin Neil officiating. Interment will be in Concord Union Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by members of the McCartney Post 232 American Legion Honor Guard. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.


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