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David L. Goss
LEWISTOWN - David L. Goss, 80, of Rear 614 Maple Ave., Lewistown, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late William McKinley and Irma (Williams) Goss. His wife, Margaret A. (Folk) Goss, survives. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Donald P. Goss, Alfarata, Joseph R. Goss, Dillsburg, Mrs. John (Marian) True, Lewistown, and Mrs. Tom (Martha) Spearing, Reedsville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merrill W. Goss and Francis E. Goss. He was a 1939 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. He was an auto upholsterer for Ganoe Motors, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ich Dien Sunday School Class. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Earl W. Goss
EMPORIUM - Earl W. Goss, 87, a resident of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the manor. Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Harry and Frances (Thomas) Goss. He is survived by children, Gretchen Fragale, Michael Goss, Mark Goss, and Scott Goss, all of Emporium, Leon Goss, Grandville, and Dennis Goss, Lexington Park, Md.; a sister, Sarah Fisher, Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Goss and Nolan Goss; one sister and four brothers. He worked as a mechanic for the former Johnson Motors for 30 years and later owned and operated Earl's Exxon, Emporium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Emporium, with the Rev. Bruce Burkness officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to any sportsmen's association or to the Emporium Fire Department, Emporium, PA 15834.

Elizabeth A. Goss
MCCLURE - Elizabeth Allison Goss, 17, of 1523 Snook Road, McClure, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on US Highway 522 North, McClure. Born July 17, 1984, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of Stanley C. and Linda (Frank) Kline Goss of 1523 Snook Road, McClure. Also surviving are: sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Tammy) Brought Sr., Middleburg, Mrs. Michael (Amy) Folk, McClure and Mrs. Eric (Christie) Simonetti, Milroy. She was preceded in death by a sister, Christina D. Goss in 1965. She was an honor roll student and a member of the senior class of Indian Valley High School. She was employed at Camp's Custard Cup, Beaver Springs. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormantown Road, McClure, where she was a member of the ladies auxiliary and youth group. She was also a member of the Indian Valley Marching Band and Spanish Club; the Decatur Softball Team, and the Mifflin County 4-H Club. She was also accepted into the Mifflin County Big Brother/Big Sister Program. The service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Phillip C. Tundel and the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Dormantown Lutheran Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 823 Dormantown Road, McClure, PA 17841.

Elizabeth L. 'Betty' Goss
LEWISTOWN - Elizabeth L. "Betty" Goss, 71, of Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare William Penn. Born March 4, 1929, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Jay M. and Violet (Lane) Shenk. Her husband Raymond L. "Bud" Goss Jr. preceded her in death in February 1997. Surviving are: children, Randall L. Shimp, Tyson, Vermont, Betsy Bagrosky, 2 Jenkins Lane, Lewistown, William R. Shimp, Lewistown RD2, James R. Shimp, 203 Deerwood Lane, McVeytown and Mrs. Brian (Barbara) Barton, Lemoyne; brothers, Jay M. Shenk, Kreamer and William Shenk, Mechanicsburg; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She worked as a bookkeeper at Empire Kosher, and earlier worked at the Arrow Division of Cluett Peabody & Company. She was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing, however, friends may call from noon Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Granville United Methodist Church, PO Box 310, Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the charity of one's choice.

Glenn A. Goss
MCCLURE - Glenn A. Goss, 73, of 119 Decatur Road, McClure, died at 5:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 11, 1927, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late John Samuel and Nettie Ellen (Goss) Goss. He had been married to Pauline (Snyder) Goss, Lewistown. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Richard (Bonnie) Kraus, Thompsontown and John Goss, Fort Myers, Fla.; sisters and brother, Betty Haines, Beaver Springs, Mae Anna Lash and Ronald E. Goss, both of McClure; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Fultz on Dec. 18, 1996, and a brother, Robert Goss in 1917. In 1964, he retired from Meadowbrook Farms, Pottstown, where he drove truck for five years. He was also an employee in the dairy at Laurelockes Farms, Pottstown. Earlier in life, he also worked at Overhead Door Co., Lewistown and Marlette Homes, Lewistown. He was a member of Samuels Church, McClure, where he had been active in various church activities. He enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, swimming, and ice skating. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Kelsey Clark officiating. Interment will be in the Samuels Church Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the chapel, where family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Samuels Church, Samuels Church Road, McClure, PA 17841 or to the Belltown Little League, c/o Aurand Funeral Homes, PO Box 395, Beavertown, PA 17813. Arrangements can also be found on Legacy.com.

James H. 'Jap' Goss Jr.
BELLEVILLE - James H. "Jap" Goss Jr., 40, of 17 Greenwood Road, Belleville, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1960, in Lewistown, he was the son of Mary J. (Stuck) Goss of 4429 Back Maitland Road, McClure and the late James H. Goss Sr. His wife, Kathy L. (Erhard) Goss, whom he married this year, survives. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, April Stuck of Belleville; sisters and brother, Sherry A. Goss and Carol L. Mackneer, both of Lewistown, Mrs. William (Nancy) Leister and Timothy R. Goss, both of McClure. He served with the United States Army Reserves in Lewistown. He was a laborer at Donsco, Belleville. He was Lutheran by faith. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90, Lewistown; the East Derry Fire Company; the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Company; and the Fame Fire Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with Pastor Larry Siikanen officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Kevin E. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Kevin E. Goss, 27, of U.S. Highway 522-North, Lewistown and formerly of McVeytown, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, following an automobile accident on Shade Mountain Road in Snyder County. Born Nov. 14, 1974, in Lewistown, he was the son of Robert L., Sr. and Donna K. (Fultz) Goss of Wakefield Road, McVeytown. His wife, Crystal L. (Johnson) Goss, whom he married Feb. 13, 1993, survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Elani A. Johnson and Amber N. Goss, both at home; three brothers and their wives, Robert L., Jr. and Rebecca (Heimbach) Goss of McVeytown, Terry J. and Grace (Covert) Goss of Port Royal, David A. and Melissa (Moist) Goss of McVeytown; and a paternal grandmother, Beatrice G. Goss of McVeytown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Wilson Goss, Sr., and his maternal grandparents, Harry J. and Vada Mae Fultz. He was employed at Excel Homes in Liverpool. He attended the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church. He loved spending time with his daughters and enjoyed hunting, fishing and football. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church with the Pastor Kenneth Grove officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church, P.O. Box 282, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Leon L. Goss
LEWISTOWN - Leon L. Goss, 83, of 2408 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 10:12 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 27, 1917, in Maitland, he was a son of the late Earl W. and Ellen M. (Yeatter) Goss. His wife, Dollie R. V. (Weimer) Goss, whom he married Nov. 9, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Edwin L. (Diane) Weader, McClure, Janet L. Goss, Lewistown, and Jeffrey L. Goss, Mechanicsville, VA; a brother, Richard J. Goss, Lisburn; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford E. Goss Sr. Early in life, he worked for Goss's Flour and Feed Mill; was manager of the Weis Store in Reedsville; and worked for the American Viscose Corporation, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and then for the Farmer's Home Administration, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren, where he formerly served on the Trustee Board and was head usher and a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. He was former chairman of the Mifflin County Republican Party and was Republican Committeeman for East Derry Township. He was also a member of Lewistown Lodge 663 BPOE. He enjoyed baking, gardening and was an avid baseball fan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Maitland Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary E. Goss
HUNTINGDON - Mary E. Goss, 91, a resident of Westminister Woods Nursing Home, Huntingdon, formerly of McClure, died at 6:50 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the nursing home. Born on Sept. 16, 1909, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Nancy Mae (Spigelmyer) Romig. Her husband, Martin L. Goss, preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by: two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mae) Gregg, 53 Hoffman Rd., McClure, and Mrs. George (Shelva) Norris, Mount Union RD1; nine grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Fae) Knepp, nine brothers and eight sisters. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a homemaker and a member of Samuel's United Church of Christ, McClure. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Samuel's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be at Samuel's Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.

Percy C. Goss
MCCLURE - Percy C. Goss, 81, of 700 Whiskey Rd., McClure, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 17, 1920, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Charles F. and Gertrude E. (Zook) Goss. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Richard A. Goss, RR1 Box 460, Mifflintown, Kenneth M. Goss, 700 Whiskey Rd., McClure, Mrs. Roy (Shirley A.) Weaver, 169 Summit Rd., McClure, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy E.) Goss, P.O. Box 391, McClure, and Mrs. Wesley (Beryle A.) Wiser, 4246 Old Stage Rd., McClure. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. He was a crane operator at Standard Steel, retiring in 1982. He was a member of First Church of the Brethren and Steelworkers Local 1940. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Samuel's Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth C. Wagner officiating. The Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Brethren, 134 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Roy A. Goss
MCCLURE - Roy A. Goss, 79, of 38 Specht St., McClure, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1921, in McClure, he was the son of the late Hurley A. and Mabel (Knepp) Goss. His wife, Evelyn (Knepp) Goss, whom he married Jan. 24, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: children, Terry A. Goss, McClure RR2 and Alan S. Goss, Beaver Springs RR1; brothers and sister, Robert S. Goss, Fred A. Goss, Clifford Goss, and Archie Goss, all of McClure and Nancy Fetterolf, Elkton, Md.; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of World War II, having served as a staff sergeant in Miami Beach, Austria, Italy and Corsica. Early in life, he worked at Standard Steel and later as a farmer for 35 years until retirement. He was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2; the McClure American Legion; the Middleburg Post 5640 VFW; the McClure Fire Company; and the Green Ridge Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing cards. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, with his pastor, the Rev. Donald G. Nice officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR, with military graveside services conducted by VFW Post 5640, Middleburg. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Elizabeth Graham
LEWISTOWN - Bertha Elizabeth Graham, 92, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 204 Bratton Ave., Lewistown, died at 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 19, 1909, in Mahaffey, she was the daughter of the late Irvin E. and Minnie (Peterman) Dull. Her husband, Chester Graham, died Dec. 13, 1977. Surviving are: sons, Gary D. Graham, Harrisburg and Ronald B. Graham, Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown, the American Baptist Women, and the Gleaners class of the Sunday school. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the First Baptist Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. A special graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey A. Graham
LEWISTOWN - Jeffrey A. Graham, 41, of 123 Long Lane, Lewistown, died at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 21, 1959, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Gordon M. Graham who died in 1979 and Cora (Folk) Graham, who survives, residing at 123 Long Lane, Lewistown. Also surviving are: brothers and a sister, David A. Graham, 123 Long Lane, Lewistown, James E. Graham, Jasonville, IN and Mrs. Theodore (Karen) Kline, Middle Road, Lewistown. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He was a general laborer for contractor Harold Lindsey. He was a graduate of Chief Logan High School. He was a member of the Salvation Army of Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Major Eddie Purvis and Major Bonnie Purvis officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Raymond Q. Gramley
LEWISTOWN - Raymond Q. Gramley, 87, of 450 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his residence. Born April 16, 1914, in McClure RR, he was the son of the late Roy J. and Ella Mae (Himes) Gramley. His wife, Imogene C. (Wilson) Gramley, whom he married Dec. 24, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: children, Raymond E. Gramley and Barbara J. Menegat, both of Mechanicsburg and Jerry A. Gramley, Reedsville; sisters, Lorma Rager and Marea Walters, both of McClure; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He worked at the American Viscose Corp. for 30 years and then at Standard Steel, Burnham for 10 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the Ichdiem Sunday School and past church council member. He was also a member of Steelworkers Local 1940, the UCT Council, the ACTWU Retirees Club and past president of the Pensioneers Club. His service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Roberta Anne 'Bobbi' Gray
PAXTONVILLE - Roberta Anne "Bobbi" Gray, 58, of Paxtonville, formerly of Piedmont, SC, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at her home. Born Feb. 7, 1943, in Sunbury, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Evelyn (Ernest) Bickhart. Her husband, Dana R. Gray, whom she married Aug. 30, 1979, survives. Also surviving are: children, Bethana Mae Humphrys, Greenville, SC, Dana Marie Eubanks, Woodruff, SC, and Charles Larry Ammons Jr., Pageland, SC; a brother, Leonard Francis Bickhart, Carlisle; and five grandchildren. She was employed as a telephone operator in directory assistance and as a local long distance marketing relief supervisor for Southern Bell, Harrisburg and in Greenville, SC. She was a member of the South Side Baptist Church, Greenville, SC and the Paxtonville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bowling, reading, traveling and horses. His funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paxtonville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Calvin Morgan officiating. Interment will be in the Paxtonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service Saturday at the church. Aurand Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown is handling arrangements.

Corbet Herbert Graybill
NORTHUMBERLAND &emdash; Corbet Herbert Graybill, 76, of 621 Fifth St., Northumberland, formerly of Richfield, died at 9:26 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the emergency room of Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1924 in Richfield, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Dorothy M. (Graybill) Graybill. His first wife, Ellen (Strawser) Graybill, whom he married Aug. 23, 1946, died June 27, 1984. His second wife, Audrey E. (Stout) Woodhead, whom he married June 25, 1988, survives. Also surviving are: children, Herbert E. Graybill, Richfield and Mrs. Stephen D. (Nancy J.) Shaffer, Freeburg; stepdaughters, Mrs. Thomas E. (Sharon K.) Huber, Dover, Mrs. Jay A. (Joyce M.) Clayberger, Sunbury RR5, and Nancy A. Lawrence, Sunbury RR2; brothers and sisters, James Graybill, Gerald Graybill, Esther Shaffer, all of Richfield, Raymond Graybill, Port Trevorton, Mary Graybill and Emma (Klause) Zechman, both of Middleburg, Bessie Keisling, Forty Fort, and Ida Fowler, Lewistown; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Corbet Allen Graybill on Oct. 14, 1985; a great-grandson, Travis Eugene Wert on Jan. 11, 2000; three brothers, Timothy Graybill, the Rev. Herman Graybill and Casper "Cap" Graybill; and a step-grandson, John E. Witmer. He was educated at the Crossroads Grammar schoolhouse, Snyder County. He was employed at Floyd Graybill's Orchard, Richfield; at Precision Ware (now Triangle Pacific), Thompsontown; Albert Graybill's Sawmill, Richfield; Lester Leitzel Block Company, McAlisterville; Walter L. Stuck Lumber Company, Richfield; and retired in August 1998 following 32 years of employment for the A.D. Renninger Lumber Company, Richfield. He was well known for 35 years in Richfield Shoe Repairs. He was a member of the Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, Sunbury. He followed and researched his Bible and in 1993, he visited Israel. He enjoyed hunting. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Leon R. Clayberger, pastor of the Centre Union Church, Lewistown, officiating and Pastor Charles E. Cole, pastor of the Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, Sunbury, assisting. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Friends of Israel, PO Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099.

Harold Ernest Graybill
MCALISTERVILLE - Harold Earnest Graybill, 67, Of RR1 McAlisterville, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield, with the Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell, Pastor Chan Cutting and Pastor James A. Neimond officiating. Interment will be in Rich field Union Cemetery, Richfield. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, at the church.

Orpha E. Graybill
RICHFIELD - Orpha E. Graybill, 92, of Richfield RR1, died Tuesday morning May 22, 2001, at her residence. Born Nov. 21, 1908, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Olive (Auker) Shelley. Her husband, J. Walter Graybill, died in 1957. Surviving are: sons, Pastor Shelley W. Graybill, Waynesboro, John W. Graybill, Port Trevorton, Hubert P. Graybill and Pastor Orval C. Graybill, both of Richfield RR1; sisters, Vera Graybill, Mifflintown, Esther Lauver, Oakland Mills and Etta Bittinger, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. She was a former employee of the East Salem Shirt Company. She was a member of the Crossroads Mennonite Church, Richfield RR1 and was a member of the Sewing Circle at the church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Crossroads Mennonite Church, with Bishop Marvin Freed and Pastor Timothy Lauver officiating. Interment will be in the Brick Church Cemetery, Richfield RR. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Crossroads Sewing Circle, RR1, Box 62, Richfield, PA 17086. The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert F. 'Shug' Graybill
BEAVERTOWN - Robert F. "Shug" Graybill, 83, of Beavertown, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, where he had been a resident for the past nine days. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Paxtonville, he was a son of the late Frank and Amy (Mitchell) Graybill. His wife, Gertrude (Coleman) Graybill, whom he married in 1949, died Sept. 10, 1993. He is survived by children, Mary A. Graybill, Carlisle, Galen A. Graybill, McClure and John F. Graybill, Elkins Park; sister and brother, Mary Saul, Mechanicsburg and Thomas Graybill, Milford, Conn. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, Vera Burns, Kathryn Gift, Lee Graybill and Harvey Graybill. He was the first Snyder County serviceman drafted into the armed forces under the selective service act, serving in the United States Army in India and Burma. In 1982, he retired from Middleswarth Potato Chips, Middleburg, after 27 years as the local deliveryman. He had also worked for the former American Viscose and the former Paxtonville Brick Plant. He was a member of the Heiser-Hoffman VFW Post 5640, Paxtonville, the Middleburg Moose, Lodge No. 1229 and the Rescue Hose Fire Company. He also served as a Beavertown Borough councilman. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 4 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Beavertown Home and School Club (summer playground program), c/o Dueressa Hassinger, PO Box 215, Beavertown, PA 17813. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Vera C. Graybill
MCALISTERVILLE - Vera C. Graybill, 99, of McAlisterville, died at 12:34 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HCR 67, Mifflin, where she had been a resident since 1995. Born Nov. 28, 1901, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Olive (Auker) Shelley. Her husband, Everett R. Graybill, whom she married Dec. 8, 1921, died April 7, 1982. Also surviving are: children, Lloyd S. Graybill and Mrs. Lester (Arlene) Brubaker, both of McAlisterville; sisters, Mrs. Donald (Esther) Lauver, Oakland Mills and Mrs. Thomas (Etta) Bittinger, Uniontown, OH; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Carl G. Shelley, Orville Shelley, Mrs. William (Joyce) Shellemburger, Mrs. William (Hazel) Graybill and Mrs. Walter (Orpha) Graybill. She attended Delaware Hill Grammar School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown RR1, where she was an active member of the Sewing Circle. She was also a member of the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Mifflintown RR1, with Pastor Gary L. Krabill officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, RR1, Box 1405, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Mennonite Historical Society, PO Box 81, Richfield, PA 17086.

Kathryn M. Greer
LEWISTOWN - Kathryn M. Greer, 90, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of Belle Avenue, Lewistown, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 7, 1910, in Vira, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary A. (Harbst) Stuck. Her husband, Homer N. Greer, died June 5, 1977. She is survived by a son, Nelson E. Greer, 1016 US Highway 522 N, Lewistown and a sister, Martha Peters, Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. She was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters. She worked for the American Viscose Corporation for 25 years and the S & H Green Stamp Store, Lewistown for 11 years. She was Methodist by faith. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Millard F. Griffith Jr.
BLOOMSBURG - Millard F. Griffith Jr., 74, of West Third Street, Bloomsburg, formerly of Lewistown, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001 at the Millville Health Center, Millville. Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Millard F. Sr. and Anna Mae (Gahagan) Griffith. His wife, Carolyn L. (Stine) Griffith, whom he married March 10, 1951, died Jan. 13, 1983. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Rev. Kenneth (Cindy) West, Jersey Shore, Gary L. Griffith, Millville, and Shawn D. Griffith, Newport; four sisters, Phyllis Reese, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Held, Mrs. Delbert (Donna) Harbst, and Mrs. Fred (Sue) Saxton, all of Lewistown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Musser. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed as yard foreman for the former Clasters in Lewistown, retiring in 1981 from Busy Beaver, Altoona. He was a member of VFW Post 804, Bloomsburg. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Kenneth L. West officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Randall A. Griffith
ZWIEBRUKEN - Randall A. Griffith, 42, of Zwiebruken, Germany, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in a single car accident near his home. Born Nov. 30, 1958, in Lewistown, he was the son of Dean and Ella (Kauffman) Griffith of Columbus, GA. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Big Valley Brethern In Christ Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, with the Rev. John Keefer officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service Friday. Local funeral arrangements provided by Donald I. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Shirley L. Griffith
BELLEVILLE - Shirley L. Griffith, 71, of 360 Spring Run Road, Belleville, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence. Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Violet M. (Stidinger) Dalby. Her husband, Jack R. Griffith, whom she married Jan. 7, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Judy) Shreffler, McClure; a sister, Mrs. David (Mary) Smoker, Milroy; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She owned and operated the Shirley Griffith Beauty Salon, Reedsville. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. 'Betty' Groninger
MIFFLINTOWN - Mary E. "Betty" Groninger, 84, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Lewistown, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 15, 1916, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary E. (Jarrett) Contner. Her husband, Charles Robert Groninger, died Aug. 7, 1967. Surviving are: three sons, Larry L. Groninger, Lewistown, James E. Groninger, Northumberland, and Thomas R. Groninger, Lewisburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Jane Pursel. She was a 1934 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Towpath Naturalists and the Mifflin County Historical Society. She enjoyed traveling, needlecrafts and wood carving. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Cathy Janke officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation (no viewing) will be held from 10:30 am until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Towpath Naturalists, c/o Marilyn Miller, treasurer, 530 Lindbergh Way, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.

Paul C. Gross
BEAVER SPRINGS - Paul C. Gross, 93, of Beaver Springs died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Evangelical Community Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 10 days. Born May 6, 1907, in Beaver Springs, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Annie (Bilger) Gross. His wife, Sara M. (Ocker) Gross, whom he married Dec. 25, 1929, survives, residing in Beaver Springs. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Ellen) Lauver, Dauphin; a brother, Fred Gross, Newville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Jennie Mattern, Cora Rigel and Mary Freed, and by three brothers, George Gross, John Gross and Mark Gross. He taught school in the Adams Township one-room Schoolhouse in the early 1920s. He then worked at Beavertown Block and the former Kline Motors. He owned and operated Gross's Store in Beaver Springs for 27 years. During that time and after, he was a school bus contractor for the Midd-West School District, from which he retired. He served as secretary for the Spring Township Municipal Authority for 50 years and served the area as a Justice of the Peace. He served on the former Spring Township School Board and the Adamsburg Cemetery Association. He was a member of Christ Church, Beaver Springs, where he served as a Church Council member and taught Sunday school for 70 years. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge No. 619, Middleburg and the Harrisburg Consistory, and a member of the Beaver Springs volunteer Fire Company. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years and enjoyed reading. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Church, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. David Meckley officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Christ Church, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. Information on arrangements can also be found at the www.legacy.com website.

Elsie Elizabeth Grove
MCVEYTOWN - Elsie Elizabeth Grove, 89, formerly of McVeytown, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Messiah Village Nursing Care Center, Mechanicsburg. Born May 5, 1911, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Margaret (Ryder) Grove and foster daughter of the late Roy and Emma Brubaker. Surviving are: a brother, Lewis A. Grove, McVeytown; two stepbrothers, Lloyd Grove and Harvey Buckley, both of Lewistown; and a stepsister, Agnes Grove Booher, Somerset. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. She was a member of Crossroads Brethren in Christ Church, Mt. Joy. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church, 100 Mt. Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Ronald Burgard and the Rev. James Lesher officiating. Interment will be in the Crossroads Church Cemetery, Mt. Joy. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church, PO Box 2015 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Cocklin Funeral Home Inc., Dillsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew James Guizio
SUNBURY - Andrew James Guizio, 20, of Sunbury, formerly of Mifflintown and Johnstown, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Coal Township, Northumberland County, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 22, 1980, in Johnstown, he was the son of Martin Guizio Sr. of Johnstown and Mary (Boxler) Miller of Mifflintown. He is survived by a companion, Jessica Kuhn of Sunbury. Also surviving are: brothers, Chris Guizio and Martin Guizio Jr., both of Johnstown and Anthony Guizio of Cresson; maternal grandmother, Lydia Boxler of Windber; stepmother, Beverly (Schmalz) Guizio of Johnstown; stepfather, William Miller of Mifflintown; step-grandparents, John and Betty Miller of Williamsburg; and stepbrother and stepsister, Bryan Schmalz and Amy Schmalz, both of Johnstown. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary (Hoffman) Guizio and maternal grandfather, Benjamin Boxler Jr. He was a 1998 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown. He was employed as a technician at Huffy Service First Inc. and Treen Pallet Shop. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane (Richland), Johnstown, with Father David Peles officiating. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery. Friends may call 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held in Mifflintown at a later date.

Evelyn M. Guthridge
LEWISTOWN - Evelyn M. Guthridge, 86, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home and formerly of 713 W. Sixth St., Lewistown, died at 6:20 p.m. Sat., Dec. 22, 2001, in the home. Born March 6, 1915, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Stella (Goss) Silks and step-daughter o-f the late George Silks. She was the wife of the late Clifford Guthridge, who died Aug. 21, 1997. Surviving are a son, Robert A. Guthridge of 144 Hawsbrick St., Lewistown; three sisters, Arietta Osborne, Dorothy May and Beatrice Trutt, all of Lewistown; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Snyder; a son, John Guthridge; an infant son; a brother and a sister. She retired from Fisher Electronics in 1980 with 15 years of service. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home - Woodlawn with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Ruth I. Gamble Gutshall
LANDISBURG - Ruth I. Gamble Gutshall, 74, of Landisburg RR2, formerly of Blain, died Tuesday in the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Bron March 30, 1927 in East Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Robert D. and Maude (Smith) Gamble. She was the widow of Blaine C. Gutshall. Surviving are: children, Blaine C. Gutshall Jr., Steelton, Stephen L. Gutshall, Landisburg and Charlotte G. Fry, Landisburg; a brother and sisters, Ritter Gamble, Stuart, FL, Sara Frey, Spruce Creek, Beulah Briggs, Fayetteville and Alfretta Milliken, East Waterford, and four grandchildren. She was a retired cook at the Blain Hotel and was a member of the Blain United Methodist Church, the Landisburg Ambulance club and the Landisburg Fire Company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thrusday at the Nickel Funerla Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Roz Mason officiating. Interment will be in Blain Cemetery, Blain RR1. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the services at the funeral home.


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