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Lizzie M. Detweiler ALLENSVILLE - Lizzie M. Detweiler, 92, of HCR 61, Allensville, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at her residence. Born Oct. 13, 1908, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Nancy (Hostetler) Hostetler. Her husband, Samuel Y. Detweiler, died Jan. 20, 2000. Surviving are: children, David H. Detweiler, Belleville, Noah W. Detweiler and Jesse A. Detweiler, both of Mill Creek, Joseph B. Detweiler, Samuel Y. Detweiler Jr., and Mrs. Jonas (Sarah) Zook, all of Allensville; brother and sisters, John A. Hostetler, Goshen, Ind., Mary Smith, Newton, Kan. and Mrs. Fred (Barbara) Slabaugh, Seford, Del.; 42 grandchildren, 135 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant child; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Daniel (Sylvia) King; and two brothers, Aaron Hostetler and Jake Hostetler. She was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Benuel Peachey residence, with Bishop Shem Swarey officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Mennonite Amish Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at her late residence. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Cathryn DeVita LEWISTOWN - Mary Cathryn "Cathy" DeVita, 73, of 61 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. Born Nov. 28, 1927, in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Vera B. (Graybill) Burns. Her husband of 52 years, Michael L. DeVita, MD, survives. She is also survived by: children, Dennis DeVita, MD, Lewistown, Carolyn DeVita-McBride, Portland, Ore., Cynthia DeVita-Tucker, Cincinatti, Ohio, and Barbara DeVita-Stahl, Hummelstown; a sister, Vera Kotanchick, Pottsville; a brother, Joseph D. Burns, Monroe, Ga.; and eight grandchildren. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church and was active in many social and community organizations. She held office in the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Universtiy Club, and Mifflin/Juniata County Library Association. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, Temple Alumni Nurses Association, Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, Lewistown Country Club and Lewistown Garden Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Third and Dorcas streets, Lewistown, with the Rev. Lawrence Coakley officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael L. DeVita MD LEWISTOWN - Michael L. DeVita MD, 79, of 61 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 9, 1921, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Alma (Zundmanis) DeVita. His wife of 52 years, Mary Cathryn "Cathy" (Burns) DeVita, died Jan. 1, 2001. Surviving are: children, Dennis M. DeVita MD, Lewistown, Carolyn DeVita-McBride, Portland, OR, Cynthia DeVita-Tucker, Cincinnati, OH, and Barbara DeVita-Stahl, Hummelstown; a brother and a sister, Anthony DeVita, Barrington Gardens, NJ and Mrs. Frank (Marguerite) Gallo, Havertown; and eight grandchildren. He graduated from Temple University in 1943 and from Temple University Medical School in 1947. He completed his internship at Temple University Hospital in 1948. His residency was done from 1948-1949 at the Lewistown Hospital. During the Korean Conflict, he served at the United States Soldier's Home and Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC, from 1953-1955. He was a practicing physician in Lewistown from 1949-1993 and most recently had been employed at the Lewistown Hospital in the Cancer Treatment Center. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Mifflin-Juniata County Medical Society. In 1962, he was a founding member of the American Academy of Family Practice. He also served as president of the Mifflin-Juniata County Medical Society, Dr. Parcel's Poor Fund and the March of Dimes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Third and Dorcas streets, Lewistown, with the Rev. John Schmalhofer and the Rev. Lawrence Coakley officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin/Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Dickson LEWISTOWN - Robert L. Dickson, 80, formerly of Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born Sept. 19, 1920, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Charles and Cora (Barnes) Dickson. His wife, Phyllis (Hockenberry) Dickson, whom he married May 19, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. D. Robert (Brenda) Reeder, Lewistown; a brother, William E. Dickson, Church Hill, Reedsville; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Dickson. He was a guard at Standard Steel, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, the Masonic Lodge 203, Lewistown, and a life member of the Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, Third & Dorcas Streets, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lulu M. Dieffenderfer LEWISTOWN - Lulu M. Dieffenderfer, 93, of 25 Ivy Lane, Lewistown, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at St. Clare's Hospital, Denville, NJ.. Born Nov. 22, 1907, in Buffalo Township, Union County, she was the daughter of the late Clark S. and Ella Miriam (Dice) Miller. Her husband of 36 years, Olan H. Dieffenderfer, died June 4, 1981. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Arthur K. (Anne D.) Spicer, Lewistown and Mrs. Barry W. (Ruth D.) Lewis, Mountain Lakes, NJ; a sister, Mary S. Koch, Lewisburg; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, L. Dice Miller. She was a 1928 graduate of Lewisburg High School and received an AB Degree in Mathematics and Education in 1932 from Bucknell University, Lewisburg and a Master of Arts Degree in 1937. She taught school in one and two room schoolhouses; fourth grade and high school in Lewisburg; at the Allenwood-Turbotville High School and Watsontown Elementary School. She retired in 1973 after 29 years of teaching. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Watsontown, where she taught Sunday school and the Adult Class. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 282 of Watsontown; was Past District Deputy of OES District 13, 1987-1988; and served many district appointments. She was also a former member of Messiah White Shrine, Sunbury; past president of the Pennsylvania State Educators Association, Warrior Run Chapter; past president of Northumberland County Retired Teachers Association; a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees; the National Educators Association; a two-time president of the McEwensville Garden Club; and a charter member of the Warrior Run Heritage Society. She enjoyed craftwork, needlework and gardening. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mazeppa Union Church, Mazeppa, with the Rev. Kenneth C. Louder officiating. Interment will be in the Mazeppa Union Cemetery. Friends may call 2-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gary H. Cronrath Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, where a service by the OES Chapter 282 of Watsontown will be held at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Lutheran Church of Watsontown.

Bernard K. 'Bud' Diehl Jr. MCCLURE - Bernard K. "Bud" Diehl Jr., 57, of 15 Barnett Lane, McClure, died at 8:07 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 28, 1944, in Maitland, he was the son of the late Bernard K. Sr. and Dorothy (Heiser) Diehl. His wife, Maureen (Carlson) Brought Diehl, whom he married July 2, 1982, survives. Also surviving are: children, Todd Diehl, Lewistown and Tonya Diehl, McClure; stepchildren, Russell Brought, Karthus, Kenneth Brought, Arizona and Agnes Jean Truscott, McVeytown; sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Mona) Bickhart, Selinsgrove and Mrs. Keith (Bernice) Metzger, Quakertown; and 12 grandchildren. He was a self-employed contractor and early in life worked for Pennsylvania Glass and Sand. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Donald Rowe officiating. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Alleane L. Dill REEDSVILLE - Alleane L. Dill, 75, a resident of Outlook Pointe at Lewistown, 55 Carriage House Lane, Reedsville, formerly of 115 Sunset Drive, Burnham, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Outlook Pointe. Born Oct. 19, 1925, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late William Dewey and Martha E. (Swain) Baumgardner. Her husband, Samuel W. Dill, died Jan. 10, 1994. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Jerry (Louise) Gramley, 7608 Route 655, Reedsville, Samuel W. Dill Jr., Enola, and John W. Dill, 646 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; adopted brother, Dewey Baumgardner, Riverside Drive, Lewistown; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, Cathrine Cummings. She was employed for 35 years as a supervisor at Arrow Shirt Factory and as a custodian for 11 1/2 years for the Mifflin County School District, retiring in 1997. She attended Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown. She was a volunteer at Lewistown Hospital from 1985-1996 and was active at the Derry Township Senior Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jacob Daniel Dill LANCASTER - Jacob Daniel Dill was stillborn Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Womens & Babies Hospital of Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster. He was the son of Leah I. Dill of 13 South Jackson St., Strasburg. Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Mrs. Clayton G. (Deborah K.) Winters, Strasburg and Donald E. Dill, Yeagertown; maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Frank (Phyllis I.) Herbert of Lewistown and Marion L. Holtzapple Dill of Yeagertown. He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfathers, Paul H. Youtzy and Fred E. Dill. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, West Fourth Street, Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. The Bachman Funeral Home Inc., Strasburg is in charge of arrangements.

Carl W. Dillman Jr. LEWISTOWN - Carl W. Dillman Jr., 65, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at his residence. Born Sept. 16, 1935, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Carl W. Sr. and Martha (Rose) Dillman. He is survived by sisters, Eleanor McCool, 6 S. Grand St., Lewistown and Mrs. Anthony (Madeline) Simonetti, 100 Locke Ave., Yeagertown. He was preceded in death by one brother, George W. Dillman and two sisters, Dorothy D. Hunter and Linda K. Fultz. He worked for Sitkins Metals and most recently for Empire Kosher, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marion E. Dillman MIFFLIN - Marion E. Dillman, 71, of HC-67, Mifflin, died at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 15, 1929, in Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Shelburn W. and Rose A. (Kauffman) Eckard Sr. Her husband, Gervis L. "Red" Dillman, whom she married Nov. 7, 1952, died Jan. 4, 1996. Surviving are: children, Sherry L. Dillman, Mifflintown and Robert W. Dillman, Newport; a sister, Mrs. Donald G. (Violet A. ) Pellman, Bloomsburg; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Hayes W. Eckard Sr., Robert K. Eckard, Paul Eckard, and Shelburn W. Eckard Jr. She was a 1947 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. Earlier in life, she was employed as a telephone operator for United Telephone Company, Mifflintown, and then worked for Fisher Electronics, Milroy. She retired on disability from Avtex Fibers, Lewistown. She was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown. Her hobbies included macrame and she was a NASCAR race fan. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Lemon streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 208 Lemon St., Mifflintown, PA 17059. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew M. Dimoff MCVEYTOWN - Andrew M. Dimoff, 50, of 475 Mt. Hope Road, McVeytown, died at 6:14 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, near York, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 13, 1951, in Mt. Union, he was the son of Kero Dimoff of Mt. Hope Road, McVeytown, and Viola C. (Mitchell) Dimoff of Three Springs RD1. His wife, Doris J. (Harshbarger) Dimoff, whom he married on May 16, 1975, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Aaron M. Dimoff, Mt. Union RR2; sister and brother, Donna L. Kauffman, Duncannon, and Peter D. Dimoff, McVeytown; and one grandson. He graduated in 1970 from Mt. Union Area High School. He was most recently employed by J.D. Eckman Construction, York. He previouly worked for G.A. & F.C. Wagman for 15 years. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with Pastor Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be at the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Robert E. Diven REEDSVILLE - Robert E. Diven, 73, of 97 Toll Gate Hill Rd., Reedsville, died at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2001 at Harrisburg General Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1927 in Reedsville, he was the son of the late George Leroy and Esther Irene (Rhoades) Diven. His wife, Ruth E. (Stuck) Diven, whom he married on Oct. 24, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Robert E. Diven Jr., Reedsville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Hostetler, Reedsville; two brothers, Ross F. Diven, Phoenix, AZ, and James R. Diven, Mifflintown; a sister, Mrs. George (Patricia) Johnson, Lewistown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry W. Diven; and two sisters, Gladys Bove and Mary Ziegler. He graduated from Reedsville High School and attended the Reedsville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He had worked at Giant for 15 years, and then worked as meat manager at Weis Market, Burnham, retiring with 35 years of service. He then worked for Taylor's IGA for five years. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Robert E. Iddings officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Internment will be at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Reedsville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 222 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, PA, 17084.

Jane R. Dixon BELLEVILLE - Jane R. Dixon, 84, of RD2 Huntingdon, died at 9:38 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born June 20, 1917, in Aliquippa, she was the daughter of the late John and Hazel (Hall) Peoples. Her husband, Wilbur F. Dixon, whom she married on March 14, 1936, preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1999. Surviving are: two daughters, Wanda Wagner and Mrs. Fred (Carol Sue) Peck, both of RD2 Huntingdon; two sons, John W. Dixon, RD2 Huntingdon and Dale A. Dixon, RD3 Huntingdon; a grandson whom she raised, Brett F. Dixon of RD2 Huntingdon; eight grand-children and seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Gertrude Gibboney, Ennisville, June Rudy, RD Petersburg, Phylis Dixon, RD2 Huntingdon, Henrietta Hawn, RD2 Huntingdon and Helen Wilson of North Carolina; and a brother, Paul Peoples, Huntingdon. She was also preceded in death by a son, Wilbur M. Dixon; a sister, Emma Christensen; and two brothers, Kenneth and John Peoples. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the White Presbyterian Church, McAlevys Fort, and an avid Penn State fan. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with Lay Minister Daniel Morris officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Greenlee Cemetery, McAlevys Fort. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingdon County Humane Society, RD3 Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson Dressler MIFFLINTOWN Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson Dressler, 84, of 408 Village Dr., Mifflintown, formerly of Locust Run, died at 5:46 a.m., on Friday, July 13, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born December 13, 1916, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Walter M. and Ardella M. (Motter) Lauver. Her husband, Robert S. Dressler, whom she married August 26, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Gloria Johnson, of Camp Hill, Patricia Johnson Duncan, of Mechanicsburg, and Jackelyn Fowler, of McCoysville; two stepsons, Robert D. Dressler, of Mechanicsburg, and William C. Dressler, of Mifflin; five stepdaughters, Ruth Williams, Nora Stacey, and Clara Whistler, all of Mifflintown, Mary Walton and Lucille Robey, both of McAlisterville; one brother, Walter Lauver Jr., of Camp Hill; 31 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded two sisters, Harriet Taylor and Agnes Mansfield; and a step-daughter, Mildred Borowski. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, quilting, embroidery, and playing cards. She was a member of Locust Run United Methodist Church. She was also a member of: Locust Run Ladies Aid; Mifflin Chapter #260 Order of the Eastern Star; Lady Lafayette Rebecca Lodge, Thompsontown; Walker Grange and the National Grange; and Juniata County Republican Women. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at Locust Run United Methodist Church with the Rev. Maureen Wagner. Interment will be at Locust Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8:45 p.m., Sunday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown. A memorial service conducted by Mifflin Chapter #260 Order of Eastern Star will be held at the funeral home at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to: Sun Home Health Services, Inc., 9 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA, 17044, or Locust Run United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR2, Thompsontown, PA, 17094.

Edward J. Druckemiller YEAGERTOWN - Edward J. Druckemiller, 30, of 213 N. Mann Ave. Extd., Yeagertown, died at 5:11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born June 18, 1970, in Lewistown, he was a son of Blair R. Rose Sr. of Lewistown and Janice A. (Orth) Straub of Lawler Place, Lewistown. He was an adopted son of Eileen C. Druckemiller of McVeytown and the late Donald C. Druckemiller. His companion and fiance, Angela J. Baxter of 213 N. Mann Ave., Extd., Yeagertown, survives. Also surviving are: children, Tora L. Druckemiller and David D. Druckemiller, both at home; brothers and sisters, Blair R. Rose Jr., Donald H. Rose and Kevin W. Rose, all of Lewistown, Eileen Peck, Helen Galla and Althea Miller, all of Mount Union, Russel Flasher, Pittsfield and Debra Griffith, McVeytown. He was a carpet installer for James Greenly. He was a member of the Yeagertown Fire Company and the Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing, however, family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Angela J. Baxter, 213 N. Mann Ave. Extd., Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Larry W. Dukes Jr. MILROY - Larry W. Dukes Jr., 64, of 6087 US Hwy. 322W, Milroy, died at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born April 19, 1936 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Lawrence W. and Bessie (Stuck) Dukes. His wife Jeanette (Leoras) Dukes, whom he married in 1955, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gary L. Dukes, Vira, Michael W. Dukes, Carlisle and Larry W. Dukes III, Omaha, NE; brothers and sisters, Leo Dukes, Frank Dukes and Connie Rhodes, all of Lewistown, Mrs. William (Betty) Marker and Dorothy Shirk, both of Reedsville, Mrs. Bill (Esther) Bitner, Milroy and Mrs. Clair (Caroline) Espigh, McVeytown; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a produce manager at Giant Foods, Lewistown for 27 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Milroy American Legion, the Yeagertown Fire Company, and a life-member of City Hook and Ladder Fire Company. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Jared Michael Dunmire MCVEYTOWN - Jared Michael Dunmire, infant son of Ralph M. and Tina (Casner) Dunmire Jr. of 305 Kansas Road, McVeytown, died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2001, shortly after birth, at Lewistown Hospital. He is also survived by paternal grandmother, Ruth Dunmire of 46 Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Casner, 486 Hoffman Road, McClure. Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Douglas Sherlock Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Brethren, 134 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

H. Geneva Dunn LEWISTOWN - H. Geneva Dunn, 85, of Lewistown, died at 12:41 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1915, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Soloman B. and Margaret Anna (Dressler) Dunn. Surviving are: a daughter, Shirley D. McCracken, Hampton, VA; brother and sister, Maxwell V. Dunn, Meadville and O. Gustava Yetter, Reedsville; and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Herman W. Dunn, D. Orville Dunn, Sovorrah H. Dunn, Evelyn Dunn and Margaret E. "Peg" Dunn. She retired from the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, where she had served as the elected union representative for many years. She was a member of AVISCO 25 Year Club, Women of the Moose, Chapter 212, a lifetime member of the ladies auxiliary of the Brooklyn Hose Company 3, and the ladies auxiliary of City, Hook and Ladder Fire Company 4, all of Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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