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Norah M. Cope
MANHEIM - Norah M. Cope, 81, of 902 Hossler Road, Manheim, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim after a brief illness. A Manheim native, Norah resided in McVeytown, Mifflin County for over 20 years. She moved back to the Manheim area in May, 2001. Born in Jeanette, Norah was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Sarah (Hall) Eckenroad. Her husband, Lloyd G. Cope, died Nov. 25, l989. Norah helped her husband operate the Lloyd G. Cope Plumbing and Heating Company in Manheim. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Manheim and was involved in her early years with girl scouting with the Penn Laurel Council. She was active in politics, serving as president of the Lancaster County Republican Women and was a Republican Committeewoman in Lancaster County from 1947 to 1968, and in Mifflin County from 1968 to 1995. Norah was a charter member of the National Republican Committee and served as President of the Manheim Women's Club. She was also active in the Constitutional Party, and in 1974, she was the Constitutional candidate for Pennsylvania Governor's race. On June 21st of this year, Norah was recognized by the Pennsylvania State Senate for her active involvement to promote political knowledge and activity and to encourage honest government with her activity in Lancaster and Mifflin Counties. She was survived by four sons, L. Eugene, married to Joanne L. Zuch Cope of Lancaster; Benjamin W., married to Evelyn Essex Cope of Lititz; C. David, married to Mary Stewart Cope of Willow Street and Douglas R. Cope of Manheim; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Norah was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances C. Dohner; three sisters and two brothers. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to: Freedom Village USA, PO Box 24, Lakemont, NY 14857 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Charles K. Corson
LEWISTOWN - Charles K. Corson, 74, of 224 Church Lane, Lewistown, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his residence. Born June 27, 1926, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late David and Alice (Collier) Corson. His wife, Betty Corson, died June 2, 1989. Surviving are: a son, David W. Corson, 9 Corson Lane, Lewistown; sister and brothers, Martha Albright, William Corson, Billy Corson and David Corson, all of Lewistown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley J. Corson and Linda Mitchell; a son, Franklin B. Corson; four sisters and one brother. He was a United States Army and Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed for 17 years at Marlette Homes. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

John Cossack
LEWISTOWN - John Cossack, 86, of 212 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Cambria County, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna S. (Sherback) Cossack. His first wife, Hilda J. (Appleby) Cossack, died Sept. 15, 1985, and his second wife, Josephine H. (Hackenberry) Cossack, died Dec. 12, 2000. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. He was a security guard at New Holland for 13 1/2 years, retiring in January 1977. Prior to that, he worked as a welder at Standard Steel for 19 years. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler and Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601.

Harry R. Coulter
LEWISTOWN - Harry R. Coulter, 80, of 143 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his residence. Born July 27, 1921, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Frances (Harshbarger) Coulter. His wife, Betty Jane (Sprout) Coulter, whom he married Nov. 17, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Charles (Carol) Poorman, Lewistown, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Michael, North Carolina, and Mrs. Thomas (Cindy) Denslinger, Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a plumber and pipefitter for Local 520 in Harrisburg of 42 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Shaw Avenue, Lewistown and a former member of the Lewistown Fire Police. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sherlock Jr. officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Jack M. Coulter
STRODES MILLS - Jack Maurice Coulter, 69, a resident of Supportive Concepts for Family Living in Strodes Mills, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1931, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Raymond H. Coulter, Huntingdon and the late Annabelle (Argenbright) Coulter, who died June 7, 1999. Also surviving are: two sisters and a brother, Sandra L. Brechbiel, Huntingdon, Bonnie C. Lankard and Raymond A. Coulter, both of Savannah, GA; and five nieces and nephews. He was educated in the public schools of Huntingdon. He was retired from Skills of Lewisburg. He was a member of the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon and was actively involved with the Special Needs Summer Program in Lewistown. He enjoyed sports and wildlife. A private graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jack M. Coulter may be made to: the Huntingdon County PRIDE Inc., 307 Tenth St., Huntingdon, PA 16652. The John B. Brown Funeral Home Inc., 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, is in charge of arrangements.

W. Wayne Cowder
LINDSIDE, WV - W. Wayne Cowder, 71, of Lindside, WV, died Tuesday morning Sept. 18, 2001, at his home following a short illness. Born April 2, 1930, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Wilbur Wayne and Amy Catherine (Livingstone) Cowder. His wife of 36 years, Jean Pamela (Dear) Cowder of Lindside, survives. Also surviving are: a brother, Irvin Cowder, Hagerstown, MD; and two sisters, Lila Warner, Belleville and Shirley Albright, York. He was a retired speech therapist for the Monroe County School System. He was a resident of Monroe County for the past 25 years. He was instrumental in bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Monroe County for the fourth time. He was chairman of the Monroe County Bicentennial Committee in 1999 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Arts Alliance, the Monroe County Education Foundation, the Monroe County Tourism Bureau, the Monroe County Harvest Festival, the Monroe County Library Boards and the Monroe County Historical Society. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Groves Funeral Home in Union, WV.

John R. Crader
PHILIPSBURG - John R. Crader, 72, a resident of the Presbyterian Home, Philipsburg, formerly of Centre Hall, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Philipsburg Hospital. Born March 23, 1929, in Gregg Township, he was the son of the late Alfred Lewis and Ruth H. (Gentzel) Crader. His wife, Goldie I. (Zerby) Crader, whom he married July 24, 1949, died April 23, 1995. Surviving are: six daughters, Darla J. Crader and Janet L. Hosterman, both of Philipsburg, Diana M. Kauffman and Ruth Neil, both of Lewistown, Carol A. Weaver, State College and Connie I. Eyer, Coburn; three sons, Lewis E. Crader Sr., Fannettsburg, Ronald J. Crader, State College and Justin W. Crader, Bellefonte; five sisters, Viola Osman, Buffalo, NY, Mildred Wingard, Spring Mills, Pauline Crader and Margaret Crader, both of Lewisburg, and Jean Howard, Williamsport; 20 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was a contract laborer in construction. He enjoyed playing guitar, hunting and fishing. His service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, with the Rev. Merrill Covalt officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Cemetery, Gregg Township. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Presbyterian Home, 200 Medical Centre Drive, Box 551, Philipsburg, PA 16866.

Charles R. Craig
LEWISTOWN - Charles R. Craig, 90, of Rear 31 Oakland Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 5, 1911, in Randolph, OH, he was the son of the late Boyd and Esther (Rearick) Craig. His wife, Hazel E. (Milton) Craig, died April 26, 1982. Surviving are: a nephew, William R. Carter, 21A Oakland Ave., Lewistown; a niece, Margaret A. Elsasser, McAlisterville RR1; and several other nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was self-employed in the furniture restoration business and was an avid woodworker and furniture maker. Early in life, he worked at Bell Aircraft, Buffalo, NY and in the early 1940's as an aircraft engineer. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, where he was a past deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth leader. His service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity United Church of Christ, with Pastor John Livingstone officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. to receive friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Church of Christ, PO Box 1213, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lois E. Cramer
LEWISTOWN - Lois E. Cramer, 65, of 26 W. Market St., Lewistown, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born April 15, 1935, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Clair (Ely) Cramer. She is survived by children, Mrs. William (Diane) Davis, 5340 Back Maitland Road, McClure, Carmen M. Simonetti, Harrisburg, Timothy E. Simonetti, Dover, Mrs. David (Maria) Shugarts, Mount Union, and Mrs. Curtis (Teresa) Miller, Prattville, Ala.; sisters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Kauffman, Lewistown and Marjorie J. Weston, Niles, Ohio; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was a homemaker. She was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren, Director of Caring Ministries, officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Esther M. Crawford
LEWISTOWN - Esther M. Crawford, 87, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Yeagertown, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Maude (Zerby) Adams. Her husband of 61 years, Russell "Uppy" Crawford, died in August of 1997. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Harvey (Kay D.) Wilson, Harrisburg and Russell Crawford, Lewistown; a sister, Mildred Strickland, South Hampton; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Adams. She was a 1932 graduate of Yeagertown High School and was salutatorian of the class. Earlier in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation and the Chief Logan School District. She was a member of the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, its Sunday school class and the Chief Logan Mingo Club. Her service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099 or to the Alzheimer Association, South Central Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Harold L. 'Mike' Crawford
DUNCANNON - Harold L. "Mike" Crawford, 73, of Duncannon, formerly of Lewistown, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon. Born March 27, 1928 in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Walter and Urilda (Mauery) Crawford. His wife Gertrude B. Crawford survives. Also surviving are: a daughter and son, Deborah A. Heisey, Marysville and Terry S. Crawford, Dallas, TX; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James N. Crawford and Walter "Bud" Crawford. He was a retired machinist from Conrail, Harrisburg. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Marysville. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 882 Marysville, the West Shore Elks Lodge, Camp Hill, the Sportsmans Golf Club, Harrisburg and the Railroad Golf League, Harrisburg. He was a former head coach for the Heights Bombers Little League Football Team, Lewistown. He was an avid golfer, NASCAR fan, Penn State football fan and Susquenita High School football and wrestling fan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Wesley United Methodist Church, Marysville. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 450 Sylvan Street, Marysville, PA 17053.

Jay B. Crawford
MCCOYSVILLE - Jay B. Crawford, 87, of McCoysville, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 17, 1913, in McCoysville, he was a son of the late Samuel B. and Alice (Henry) Crawford. His wife, Mildred (Wertz) Crawford survives. Also surviving are: a foster sister, Helen Cooper Fanus, Gardners, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph H. Crawford, two half-brothers, Bryan and Milton Crawford, and two half-sisters, Frances Crawford and Bessie Barton. He was a 1931 graduate the Port Royal High School. He was a self-employed farmer who had the first corn picker in the area. He picked corn on farms from Spruce Hill to Huntingdon County using both single and double-row pickers. For 20 years, he worked as a Pioneer Corn salesman. He served as a school board director of the Tuscarora Township School District for two terms, and served one term as a board member of the Juniata County School District. He also served as a past treasurer for the Eastern Milk Producers, and was a former director for the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. He was a member, elder and Sunday school teacher, as well as a lay speaker and former treasurer of the McCoysville Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Tuscarora Grange No. 774. His invention, a hydraulically controlled side-hill hitch, was borrowed and copied by a machine company. He also made his own rubber-tired wagon and built his own unloading wagons before machine companies had any for sale in the area. The bale wagons he built are still in use after more than 40 years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCoysville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Frank Muse officiating. Interment will be in the McCoysville Cemetery. The will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the McCoysville Presbyterian Church, Barbara Hutchinson, Treasurer, HC67, Mifflin, PA 17058, or to the local chapters of the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. Crawford
MIFFLINTOWN - Margaret E. Crawford, 93, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC67. Born Sept. 11, 1907, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Bessie (Nipple) Bossinger. Her husband, Jesse E. Crawford, preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1967. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Bossinger, Leslie Bossinger and Lloyd Bossinger, and by a sister, Mary Lewis. She worked in the reeling room of the American Viscose Corporation from 1928 until her retirement in 1967. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, RR3, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Milford H. 'Pet' Crawford
YORK - Milford H. "Pet" Crawford, 89, of 1770 Barley Road, York, formerly of Lewistown, died at 12:35 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services North, York. Born Sept. 19, 1911, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Orie and Gertrude Jane (Folk) Crawford. His wife, Louise S. (Cooper) Crawford, died Feb. 7, 1988. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Thomas (Nina) Albright, York, Larry C. Crawford, Reedsville, and Steely C. Crawford, Morganton, NC; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He retired in January 1975 from the tire fabric department of the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, after 43 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was also a member and past Exulted Ruler of BPOE Lodge 663, Lewistown, where he served in many other lodge offices and was head of the Cerebral Palsy Drive. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment will be private. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sara Mort Crawford
MCVEYTOWN - Sara Mort Crawford, 85, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of McVeytown and Mount Union, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at the nursing home. Born April 4, 1915, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Plummer and Cora (Dunmire) Ramsey. Her first husband, William T. Mort, preceded her in death on May 21, 1957. Her second husband, the Rev. Frank Crawford, preceded her in death in May of 1978. Surviving are: children, Kenneth W. Mort, Conyers, GA, Robert T. Mort, Box 1170, Mifflintown RR1, and Raymond C. Mort, Pueblo West, CO; a sister, Mabel I. Bilger, Alexandria; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn D. Ramsey, and by four sisters, Ruth Mellott, Evelyn Gilbert, Pauline Gisewhite and Emma Lape. She was a homemaker, who worked as a self-employed seamstress and also as a bookkeeper for 16 years at Raystown Fishing and Hunting. She was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church, where in her early years she taught Sunday school and Bible school for may years. She was a former member of the Allenport United Methodist Church. She had served on the Mifflin County Board of Girl Scouts, and was a charter member of the Mount Union Historical Society. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Avenue Ext., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Betty J. Crossland
ENOLA - Betty J. Crossland, 79, of 57 Oliver Road, Enola, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Aug. 26, 1922, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Cora (Columbine) DeArment. Her husband, Harry Robert Crossland, died July 6, 1976. Surviving are: a son, Dale S. Crossland, Summerdale; a sister, Rhoda Ramsey, Burnham; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters. She was a production employee for Book of the Month Club, Mechanicsburg. Her service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in the Vira Methodist Cemetery, Vira. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thelma I. Crosson
MCVEYTOWN - Thelma I. Crosson, 70, of 38 Sheaffer Drive, McVeytown, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 3, 1931, in Granville Township, she was the daughter of the late Wesley M. and Agnes (Cavanaugh) Donahey. Her husband, Thurman R. Crosson, died Jan. 27, 2000. Surviving are: children, Larry L. Crosson, Pine Drive, Lewistown, Thomas A. Crosson, Kansas Road, McVeytown and Terry V. Crosson, Lewistown; sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Ethel) Goss and Mrs. W. Ray (Betty) Dunmire, both of Lewistown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a 1948 graduate of Lewistown High School. Early in life, she worked as a clerk at McCrory's Department Store, Lewistown, then as a secretary at Montgomery Wards Store, Lewistown. She was last employed in the deli of the Giant Food Store, Burnham. She was a member of the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, where she was an organist for 55 years. She was a former member of the Fort Granville Grange. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jonathan C. God officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, 8151 US Highway 522S, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Frederick P. Crotty
LEWISTOWN 0 Frederick P. Crotty, 78, of 917 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown RR1. Born March 17, 1923, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Frederick P. and Anna M. (Smith) Crotty. His wife, Rosella J. (Mann) Crotty, whom he married April 25, 1947, survives. He is also survived by children, Frederick C. Crotty, Middletown, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Harris, 606 Chris Ave., Lewistown, and Edward A. Crotty, 821 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. He was employed in Machine Shop I at Standard Steel, Burnham for 46 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Juniata Memorial Park, with Father Lawrence R. Coakley officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 North Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth E. Crow
REEDSVILLE - Ruth E. Crow, 91, of 4309 US Highway 322, Reedsville, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Aug. 4, 1910, in Clintondale, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Leah Anna Catherine (Dorman) Waltz. Her husband, Charles Lee Crow, died Aug. 18, 1996. Surviving are: brother-in-law, Clarence Crow and sister-in-law, Geneva Crow, both of Lewisburg; nieces and nephews, Ruth Haagan and Carl Waltz, both of Nittany, Lloyd Waltz, Pleasant Gap, Robert Waltz, Mill Hall, Marian Dimenna, Philadelphia, Donna Slear, Lewisburg and Edward Crow, Thurmont, MD. She was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Waltz. She was a graduate of Clintondale Elementary, Lock Haven High School, and Lock Haven State Teachers College. She also attended Penn State University. She was a teacher at Clintondale Elementary and later at Burnham Elementary School. She was a member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Builders Sunday School Class, Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, and the Pennsylvania and Mifflin Association of School Retirees. She enjoyed crafts, flowers, and church activities. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Logan St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084. Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ira W. 'Pap' Crozier
CENTRE HALL - Ira W. "Pap" Crozier, 80, of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Centre Hall died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his residence. Born May 15, 1921, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edgar B. and Ella Mae Crozier. His first wife, Carrie M. (Harshbarger) Crozier, whom he married in 1946, preceded him in death. His second wife, Rose Presto Sweitzer Crozier, whom he married in 1962, survives, residing on South Pennsylvania Avenue, Centre Hall. Also surviving are: children, James Crozier, McVeytown and Ronald Sweitzer, Centre Hall; a sister, Sara Filson, Reedsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a 1940 graduate of Derry Township High School. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served from 1943 to 1946 in Williamsburg, VA and also in the North and South Pacific with the 36th Special Construction Battalion. He received the Pacific Theatre ribbon, the American Theatre ribbon, the Victory Medal with one Bronze Star, and he was also awarded a Purple Heart. He retired from Cerro Metal in 1986 after 44 years working in the tool and dye division. From 1954 to 1962, he owned and operated Crozier's Sporting Goods Store in Centre Hall. He also drove school bus for Miller-Reese Bus Company and worked for the Food and Fuel Bank, Centre Hall. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Centre Hall, where he served on the church council and volunteered as a Luther League youth advisor. He served on the Centre Hall Borough Council and was Constable of Centre Hall from 1966 to 1970. He was a fire policeman from 1962 to 1975 and was a life member of the following organizations: the Undine Fire Company, the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Highland Park Fire Company, the VFW No. 1600, Bellefonte, Moose Lodge No. 208, Bellefonte, the Old Fort American Legion Club No. 779, Centre Hall, the Order of the Owls Nest No. 1185, Lewistown and the Old Timers Club of the Titan. He was recognized as a 12-gallon-plus blood donor to the American Red Cross and also taught EMT and CPR classes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling with the church league and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Centre Hall, with the Rev. R. L. Sauerwein officiating. Interment will be in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Centre Hall. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Home Care and Hospice, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 or to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 309 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Virginia Crum
ORBISONIA - Virginia Crum, 91, of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, and formerly of Alexandria died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Woodland Retirement Center. Born Dec. 11, 1910, in McAlevys Fort, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Milton and Nannie Mae (Strunk) Wilson. Her husband, Warren Clair Crum, whom she married Sept. 13, 1932, preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1992. Surviving are: children, Norman P. Crum, Harrisonville, Marlene B. Moore, Huntingdon, Mrs. Richard (Yvonne) McMahon, RD3 Huntingdon, and Sheldon D. Crum, Little Mountain, SC; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great -grandaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Warren Ray Crum, and a grandson. She was the last of her family having been preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Miller, and brothers, J. Edward Wilson, F. Taylor Wilson and Wallace Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Nazarene, Petersburg. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with Pastors Robert G. Maurer and David E. Bowen officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery, McAlevy's Fort. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 153, Petersburg, PA 16669.

Florence Cleora Cunningham
YEAGERTOWN - Florence Cleora Cunningham, 79, of 106 N. Main St., Yeagertown, formerly of Alfarata, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1921, in West Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Myrtle (Roberts) Brocious. Her husband, Walter L. Cunningham, died Dec. 26, 1977. Surviving are: children, John F. Cunningham, 14 Kings Arms at Waterford, York, Mrs. H. Dennis (Colleen) Treaster, 307 Fourth Ave., Burnham, Mrs. William (Jane) Ross, 424 Dry Valley Road, Burnham, Mrs. David (Jean) Sutton, 621 Harvard St., Lewistown, and Mrs. Ralph (Debi) VanArt, 62 Old Stage Coach Road, Lewistown; brother and sister, Audrey Stubblebine, West Nanticoke and Dean Brocious, Berwick; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was a graduate of Darlington Seminary, West Chester. She was employed by Arrow Division of Cluett-Peabody & Co., Lewistown; Fisher Electronics; Frieden Inc.; and PennDOT. She was Methodist by faith. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel and Pastor Douglas Sabin officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Cunningham Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Robert J. Cunningham Jr., 65, of 299 Nolan Drive, Lewistown, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born May 6, 1935, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Robert J. Sr. and Anna B. (Eby) Cunningham. His wife, Shelby J. Cunningham, died July 31, 1991. He is survived by children, Edna A. Cunningham, 299 Nolan Drive, Lewistown and Mrs. Scott (Lorrie L.) Stuck, 134 Brannon Lane, Lewistown; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Cunningham Sr. on Dec. 6, 1995. He was employed as an inspector in the metallurgist shop at Standard Steel, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Ellen Chapel Church. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ellen Chapel Church, Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, with the Rev. J. Faust Hissong and Margaret Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Edna A. Cunningham, 299 Nolan Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank O. Cupper
LEWISTOWN - Frank O. Cupper, 80, of 9234 US Highway 522 South, Lewistown, died at 4:13 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at his residence. Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Lewistown (Hawstone), he was the son of the late Amos E. and Edna (Bailor) Cupper. His wife, Freda (Adams) Cupper, preceded him in death in 1992. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Susan) Hannon, Lewistown; sister and brothers, Alice Deeb, Apopka, FL, Homer B. Cupper Sr., Levitown and Ralph C. Cupper, Hudson, OH; one grandson, one granddaughter and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry W. Cupper, and a sister, Mildred Bishop. He was a mill operator at Standard Steel, Burnham, for 21 years before retiring in 1976 due to a disability. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army's 8th Air Corps European Theatre, and a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstime Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darrell Wireman officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Memorials may be made to: Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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