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Robert B. Hesser
MATTAWANA - Robert B. Hesser, 69, of Mattawana, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Hershey Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1932, in Bratton Township, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Annie (Kauffman) Hesser. His wife, Dorothy A. (Anderson) Hesser, whom he married June 9, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Diane) McCallips, Lewistown, Mrs. Harold (Cathy) Richardson, Hermitage and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Bank, Harrisburg; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois R. Hesser, and four brothers, Edward E. Hesser Sr., Norman C. Hesser, Carl D. Hesser and Melvin L. Hesser Sr. He was a Korean War veteran of the United States Army. He was a 1959 graduate of Elizabethtown College. He was employed as a fisheries biologist for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, retiring in 1991 with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, where he taught the Westminster Sunday School class for 35 years. He also served as a church elder, trustee and choir member. He was moderator of the Huntingdon Presbytery in 1997. He was a member of the Lewistown Country Club and sang with the One Way Quartet and played the fiddle with the Polka Dots. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. His funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 323, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Michael A. 'Mick' Hetrick
BEAVER SPRINGS - Michael A. "Mick" Hetrick, 65, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Danville, he was a son of the late Theodore R. and Pauline (Dreese) Hetrick. His wife, Irene (Thomas) Hetrick, whom he married June 5, 1955, survives. Also surviving are a brother, Lewis Hetrick, Beavertown and several nieces and nephews. He graduated from Beaver Vocational High School, class of 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. Before retiring, he worked for Mattern's Hatchery and owned and operated Hetrick Poultry Farm Inc. He was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. He was also a member of the Beaver Springs Hunting Camp, the West End Sportsmens Club and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and watching wildlife. A service of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Beaver Lutheran Church, Route 522, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Charles Brophy officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beaver Lutheran Church, All Saints Fund, Beaver Springs, PA 17812, or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701, or please give blood to the American Red Cross, Snyder County Chapter. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Erskine E. "Ernie" Hewitt
BELLEVILLE - Erskine E. "Ernie" Hewitt, 88, of Milroy, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Warrensburg, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Agnes (Combs) Hewitt. His wife, Phyllis McLaughlin, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Nancy Hewitt, MA; a sister, Barbara Gollands, NY; and three special children he was close to, Blayke, Hunter and Ty Narehood. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. He was the Vice-President of Field Operations at Collinson Construction Company before retiring at age 73. He was a member of the Milroy United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #90, Lewistown. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bert Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Betty J. Higgs
REEDSVILLE - Betty J. Higgs, 76, of 40 Hillside Drive, Reedsville, died at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 31, 1925, in Brentwood, MD, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lillian (Barton) Harris. Her husband, Leonard F. Caudill Jr., preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Andrew (Karen) White, Reedsville and Lenny Caudill, North Carolina; brother and sister, Alan Harris and Audrey Canavan, both of Florida and Geraldine "Mickey" Gee, Maryland; and three grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. She retired from Wilkerson Electronics. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Harold Imes 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. The decedant's favorite poem is added at the family's request: "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep; I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on the snow; I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain; When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush; Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft star that shines at night; Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die."

Bonnie L. Hockenberry
LEWISTOWN - Bonnie L. Hockenberry, 60, of 310 Long Lane, Lewistown, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her residence. Born June 4, 1941, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Jack L. and Marjorie G. (Glace) Shade. Her husband, Neal F. Hockenberry, whom she married June 26, 1976, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael L. Hockenberry and Bethany A. Hockenberry, both at home; twin brother, Jack L. Shade, Lewistown; sister and brother, Marjorie A. Aguilar, Burnham and Col. Barry L. Shade, Sophia, Bulgaria. She was a 1959 graduate of Chief Logan High School and a 1962 graduate of the Polyclinic School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 34 years at Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Vira United Methodist Church and was a faithful attender of Walnut Street United Methodist Church. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Homecare/Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Genevieve C. 'Jean' Hockenberry
EAST WATERFORD - Genevieve C. "Jean" Hockenberry, 80, of East Waterford RR1, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Woodland Retirement Home, Orbisonia. Born March 8, 1920, in Linden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Jon and Anna (Lewandowski) Sypniewski. Her husband, John Westley Hockenberry, died Oct. 22, 1983. Surviving are: children, Frank Hockenberry, Ford, NJ, Johnny Hockenberry III, Rahway, NJ, Brinton Hockenberry, Scranton, Corbin Hockenberry, Old Bridge, NJ, Carol Wegrzyn, East Waterford RR1 and April Dolch, New Gretna, NJ; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, John Sypniewski, Ted Sypniewski, Sophie Prudlo, Laura Gersick and Mary Kockie. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Linden, NJ. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park, Linden, NJ. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, with the Rev. Alice Meloy officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 450 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801. Local arrangements are in charge of the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove and the New Jersey arrangements are being handled by the Leonard-Lee Funeral Home, Linden, NJ.

Jeffrey S. Hockenberry
MIFFLINTOWN - Jeffrey S. Hockenberry, 29, of Mifflintown RR5, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at his place of employment from an accident in Walker Township, Juniata County. Born April 15, 1972, in Lewistown, he was the son of Wilmont L. Hockenberry of Mifflintown RR5 and Mrs. Irvin (Sandra J.) (Messimer) Naylor, Mifflintown RR4. Also surviving are: a son, Chaz L. Hockenberry, at home; a stepdaughter, Rachel L. Wagner, Mount Pleasant Mills; a half brother, Jeremy A. Bottorff, McAlisterville; and maternal grandmother, Erma "Dolly" Messimer, Mifflintown. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie L. Hockenberry in 1971. He attended Juniata High School, Mifflintown. He was a heavy equipment operator for Energex of America Inc., Mifflintown RR3 and was a former truck driver for Juniata Disposal Inc., Mifflintown RR5. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal. The family will be present 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday.

John W. Hockenberry
WELLSBORO - John W. Hockenberry, 74, of Wellsboro RR7, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 9, 1927, in McAlisterville, he was the son of the late Mearl C. and Pauline (Ramp) Hockenberry. His wife, Arlene (Zimmerman) Hockenberry, whom he married in 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, John Hockenberry, Prince George, VA, Michael Hockenberry and Wendy Scott, both of Wellsboro; a sister, Marian Schlegel, Mifflin; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hubbert in 1993; a brother, Charles Edward Hockenberry in 1926; and a granddaughter, Charissa Marie Hockenberry in 1982. He retired in 1989 as a lineman for Commonwealth Telephone Company, Wellsboro, after 20 years. He was a member of the Wellsboro Veterans Club, was an avid WWF Wrestling fan, and enjoyed shooting pool. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Pastor Tom McElrath officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17710.

Richard K. Hockenberry
BURNHAM - Richard K. Hockenberry, 61, of 534 Wood St., Burnham, died at 4:50 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, at his residence. Born May 4, 1940, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Arthur and Frances (Hillard) Hockenberry. His wife, Linda (Stringer) Hockenberry, whom he married in 1986, survives. Also surviving are: children, Dawnna Parks, Whitehouse, TX, Kenneth R. Hockenberry, Arthur P. Hockenberry, and Ronald L. Hockenberry, all of Bellefonte, and Kevin E. Hockenberry, Unionville; stepchildren, Deborah S. Renninger, McVeytown, Robert A. Sunderland, Philipsburg, Donna J. Heidler, Lewistown, Robin L. Porch, Mifflin, Michael W. Deavor Sr., Mark E. Darerow and Jamie L. Heidler, all of Burnham; brother and sisters, Herbert "Don" Hockenberry, Margaret Russell and Beulah "Boots" Summers, all of Bellefonte; two grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He served in the United States Army. He was employed in industrial maintenance for Overhead Door Company and the Artery Organization in Marshall, VA. Funeral services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah C. Hockenbrock
Sarah C. Hockenbrock, 88, formerly of East Salem, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, where she had been a resident since 1996. Born June 5, 1913, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Sue C. (Mangle) Blystone. Her husband, Clarence E. Hockenbrock, whom she married Jan. 12, 1935, died Dec. 10, 1991. Surviving are: three daughters, E. Sue Eargle, Thompsontown, Anna Mae Horwhat, Harrisburg and Catherine S. Clark, Mifflintown RR4; a son, C. Robert Hockenbrock, Richfield RR1; 11 grandchildren, l 8 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean E. Hockenbrock; a grandson, Steve Hockenbrock; six brothers and three sisters. She attended Mifflintown High School. She was self-employed as an Avon representative and was employed by the Juniata County School District as the head cook for the Delaware Township Elementary School, Thompsontown. She was a member of the East Salem United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women's Society and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Delaware Township Fire Company Auxiliary and the East Salem Community Club. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and reading. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, in the East Salem United Methodist Church, with the Rev. JoAnn Darrow officiating. Interment will follow in the East Salem Cemetery. A viewing will be held 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the East Salem United Methodist Church-Building Fund, RR 2, Box 1170, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to a charity of one's choice.

Betty L. Hoffman
HUNTINGDON - Betty L. Hoffman, 76, of 107 S. Eleventh St., Huntingdon, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her home. Born July 22, 1924, in Saxton, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Pauline (Price) Hollingshead. Her first husband, John R. Quinn, died July 31, 1969 and her second husband, Robert H. Hoffman, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. David (Sandy) Hollingshead, Belleville and Robert Stephen Quinn, Huntingdon RR3; stepson, Robert H. Hoffman Jr., Saltillo; brother and sister, Albert J. Hollingshead Jr., Ohio and Mrs. John (Jean) Suter, Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chris David Hollingshead, and one brother, Robert H. Hollingshead. She was employed by the Arrow Shirt Factory in Huntingdon for over 20 years. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon and the Standing Stone Senior Citizens. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. James L. Blair officiating. Interment will be in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon RR1. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Standing Stone Senior Citizens, 915 Washington St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Carl E. Hoffman
MCCLURE - Carl E. Hoffman, 59, of 720 Hoffman Rd., McClure, died at 6 p.m. Friday, at his residence. Born June 26, 1942, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Emmet and Beulah (Bowersox) Hoffman. His wife, Sheila M. (Dunkleberger) Hoffman, whom he married May 5, 1963, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Laurie Aurand, McVeytown, Paula Hoffman, Lewistown, and Annette Shreve, Hampton, VA; brothers and a sister, Cliff Hoffman, York, Gertrude Knouse, Lewistown, Jackie Hoffman, McClure, and Sandra Mellott, Lewistown; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a brother. He was a Furnace Operator at Standard Steel, Burnham, for 38 years, and also farmed. He was a member of Samuel's United Church of Christ, United Steelworker's Local #1940, and the Holstein Association. He loved his Belgian horses. His funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Samuel's Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial's may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, Pa 17110 or to American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, Pa 17044.

James W. 'Jim' Hoffman
HENDERSON, Nev. - James W. "Jim" Hoffman, 66, of 1822 Tiger Creek Ave., Henderson, Nev., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his home. Born April 4, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James M. Hoffman and Viola (Langham) Olson. His wife of 43 years, Loretta Hoffman of Henderson, Nev., survives. Also surviving are: children, Lisa Ann Hoffman, Canton, Mass. and Greg Hoffman, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister and brothers, Edith Defoe, Wilmington, Del., John A. "Jack" Olson, Rittman, Ohio, Lindsley R. "Lin" Olson, Alloway, NJ, and Norman Olson, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by stepfather, John A. Olson. He was a 1961 graduate of Penn State University. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired industrial arts teacher, having taught in Wall Township, NJ and in Henderson, Nev. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Henderson, Nev. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Henderson, Nev. Interment will be in Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev., with military honors conducted by Naval Honor Guards. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Southwest Division Inc., 1325 E. Harmon St., Las Vegas, Nev. 89119. Palm Mortuary-Eastern, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, Nev., is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Hollister
REEDSVILLE - Betty J. Hollister, 79, of 88 Church Lane, Reedsville, died at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Morris Sr. and Anna M. (Gentzel) Gordon. Her husband, Raymond H. Hollister, died June 24, 2000. Surviving are: children, Thomas G. Okulczyk, Rockwood, TN and Jane A. Hollister, Reedsville; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Elwood Gordon and Robert M. Gordon Jr. She was a 1939 graduate of Reedsville High School. She was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. She was a beautician and also operated a deli in Chicago from 1947-1962. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Lewistown Women's Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. David W. Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Elizabeth H. Holt
MCALISTERVILLE - Elizabeth H. Holt, 94, of McAlisterville, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in the Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1. Born in East Bangor, on Dec. 9, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Richard Fair and Margaret Della (Roberts) Howell. Her husband, Herman W. "Jack" Holt, whom she married June 5, 1930, died Dec. 14, 1996. Surviving are: two daughters, Shirley E. Kinsey, Laporte and Marcia H. Thompson, McAlisterville; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She graduated from Bangor High School, Bangor in 1925 and Ursinus College, Collegeville in l929 with a teaching degree. She was a homemaker most of her life, but had taught in several schools in Massachusetts. She was a trustee for the Pembroke Public Library, Pembroke, MA and helped organize and was the first president of the Lydia Drake Library Association, a branch of the Pembroke Public Library. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Mexico, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was also Past Regent and news correspondent for the General Thomas Mifflin Chapter of the D.A.R., a member of the McAlisterville Women's Club, Juniata County Chorus, Lewistown Art League and the Juniata County Historical Society. She enjoyed craft painting. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Presbyterian Church, Mexico, with the Rev. James F. Cranston officiating. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Viewing will be held 4-9 p.m. Thursday, at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 202, Mexico, PA 17056 or to a charity of one's choice.

Cora Esther Hood
THOMPSONTOWN - Cora Esther Hood, 73, of RR1 Thompsontown, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born Nov. 25, 1927, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd E. and Sarah Rebecca (Miller) Yorks. Her husband Merrill S. Hood, whom she married Nov. 9, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gloria J. Wentz, Millerstown RD, M. Edwin Hood, Paul A. Hood, and Eileen J. Colyer, all of RR1 Thompsontown; two brothers, Blair Yorks, Thompsontown, Clair Yorks, Chambersburg, and two sisters, Anna Haas, Freeburg, and Arlene Burdge, Chambersburg; five grandchildren, Kristie Davis, Susan Williamson, Natalie Hood, Joshua Hood, Rebecca Colyer, and one great-grandson, Wesley Williamson. She was preceded in death by eight brothers, Jay Yorks, John Yorks, Ben Yorks, Foster Yorks, Frank Yorks, Ross Yorks, Lloyd Yorks and Carl Yorks. She was a seamstress for and worked for the Blough Wagner Factory, Millerstown, Shellenberger & Sons Garment Factory, McAlisterville, and retired from Lyons Fashions, Millerstown. She was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church and it's Sunday School and she had also served on the nominating committee. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McAlisterville Chapel of the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall Street, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Dr. Karl R. Herman officiating. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to: McAlisterville United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, Pa 17059, or to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 208 Oak St., Harrisburg, Pa 17109.

Maxwell L. 'Max' Hook
LEWISTOWN - Maxwell L. "Max" Hook, 75, of 15 Glenlew Drive, Lewistown, died at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 at his residence. Born June 27, 1925 in Burnham, he was a son of the late Clayton T. and Sara ( Lauver) Hook Kearns. His first wife June S. (Schroeder) Hook preceded him in death on July 19, 1986. His second wife Freda (Beal) Hook, whom he married Sept. 30, 1989, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Leslie (Janet) Mansir, Plano, TX, Frederick R. Hook, Hopewell, David M. Hook, Irving, TX, Mark S. Sievers, Tyrone and Mrs. Daryl (Karen) May, Memphis, TN; a sister and step-brother, Mrs. James (Barbara) Aurand, 1385 Big Ridge Road, Lewistown and Donald C. Kearns, Whispering Pines, NC; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by step-brother John W. Kearns. He was a 1943 graduate of Yeagertown High School. He was a retired farmer. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, where he was active on various committees. He was the 1985 recipient of the Roundtable of Christian and Jews Brotherhood Award. He was a member of the Lewistown Kiwanis Club, served on the planning commission of Derry Township, and touched the lives of many Mifflin County residents by serving on boards and with organizations too numerous to list. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the charity of one's choice.

Alice Nolt Hoover
MIFFLINBURG - Alice Nolt Hoover, 77, of Mensch Road, Mifflinburg RR1, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at her residence. Born Oct. 28, 1923, in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late John N. and Ada (Burkholder) Nolt Hoover. Her husband, Amos Nolt Hoover, whom she married Dec. 10, 1942, in East Earl Township, died Jan. 23, 1998. She is survived by children, Joseph H. Hoover, Allen H. Hoover, John H. Hoover, Amos H. Hoover Jr., Mrs. Phares (Anna H.) Horning, all of Mifflinburg RR1, Raymond H. Hoover, Dundee, NY, Lewis H. Hoover, Millmont RR1, Mrs. Jonathan H. (Ada H.) Martin, New Holland, Mrs. Eli M. (Nora H.) Martin, Mrs. Raymond N. (Edna H.) Weaver, Mrs. Edward H. (Lucy H.) Martin, all of Millmont RR2, Mrs. Carl L. (Verna H.) Duke, Mifflinburg RR4, Mrs. Wesley E. (Alice H.) King, Belleville, Mrs. Steve A. (Minnie H.) Peachey, Reedsville, Mrs. Joseph M. (Etta H.) Zimmerman, Dorchester, Wis., and Mrs. Edward Z. (Louella H.) Zimmerman, South Africa; brothers and sisters, Paul N. Hoover, East Earl, Walter N. Hoover, Narvon, Isaac N. Hoover, Missouri, John A. Hoover, Wisconsin, Ivan M. Hoover, Shippensburg, Mrs. Aaron N. (Esther N.) Hoover, Leola, Mrs. Isaac M. (Emma N.) Burkholder, Kutztown, Henry M. Hoover, Mrs. Amos W. (Lydia N.) Hoover, Fannie M. Hoover, Elizabeth M. Hoover, and Eva M. Hoover, all of New Holland; 95 grandchildren and 108 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter on Nov. 23, 1951; a sister, Lena N. Reiff; and a brother, Eli M. Hoover. She attended the West Terre Hill School. She was a member of the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Millmont RR2. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Phares Z. Horning residence, Mensch Road, Mifflinburg, RR1, with further services at 10 a.m. at the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Kaiser Run Road, Millmont RR2. Officiating will be Bishop Levi N. Martin, Esra M. Zimmerman, Amos W. Nolt, Phares L. Zimmerman and Irvin H. Zimmerman. Interment will be in the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lewis Township, Union County. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Phares Z. Horning residence. Please omit flowers. The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.

John E. Hoover
MCVEYTOWN - John E. Hoover, 81, of 3795 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, formerly of Paxtonia area, died at 2:11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 14, 1919, in Lykens, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late Paul C. and Lizzie M. (Klinger) Hoover. His wife, Mary Ellen (Howard) Hoover, survives. Also surviving are: children, John E. Hoover Jr., Easton and Bonita L. Boyer, McVeytown; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrician from Herre Brothers, Harrisburg. He was a member of IBEW Union, Harrisburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoover Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

Samuel L. "Goose" Horning Jr.
ALLENSVILLE - Samuel L. "Goose" Horning Jr., 51, of 144 East Main St., Allensville, died at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 30, 1950, in Lewistown, he was the son of Samuel L. and Cartes (Smoker) Horning Sr. of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown. His wife, Crystal (Ruble) Horning, whom he married on May 25, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Samuel T. Horning, at home, a step-son, Wayne G. Tankersley, at home, adopted children, Michael Horning, State College, Matthew Horning, McVeytown, and Jodi Horning, Dillsburg; sisters, Mrs. Terry (Mary Jo) Johnson, Fishers, IN, Jane H. Zook, Reedsville; and three adopted grandchildren. He was a 1969 graduate of Lewistown High School. Early in life he worked for Marlette Homes and later as a construction worker for Lane Construction Corp., Meriden, CT. He was a Methodist by faith and a member of Laborers International Union Local #910. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Bernice L. Hosler
MCCLURE - Bernice L. Hosler, 61, of US Highway 522 North, McClure, died at 8:32 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 4, 1939, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Carrie (Adams) Walter. Her husband, Paul R. Hosler Jr., whom she married Feb. 14, 1987, survives. Her first husband, Thomas Shartzer Sr., whom she married in 1958, died in 1982. Also surviving are: children, Vicki L. Shartzer, South Mountain, Dawn Hopple, McClure, Christina A. Hosler, Montandon, Adam Hosler, Lewistown, and Robert Hosler Sr., McAlisterville; brother and sisters, Bruce Walter, Lewistown, Fay Johnson, Lakeland, Fla., and Betty Aurand, McVeytown; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Glenn Walter, Donald Walter and Lois Setzler. She was a 1957 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Russell National Bank, Lewistown from 1972-1990 and at Lewistown Trust form 1990-1997. She was Baptist by faith. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 107, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Charles Eldredge, Dan Helenick and Carlton Schooley officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m.

Virginia A. Hosler
SPRUCE HILL - Virginia A. Hosler, 88, of Spruce Hill, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Brookline Manor. She was the widow of Lee Boyd Hosler. Surviving are: two daughters, three brothers, four sisters, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in the Academia Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Meals on Wheels, 9 Cross St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Esle Noah Hostetler
BELLEVILLE - Esle Noah Hostetler, 8, of 582 Barrville Road, Belleville, died at 10:58 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at his residence as a result of injuries suffered in a horse riding accident. Born Jan. 1, 1993, in Juniata County, he was the son of Solomon Z. and Nancy Ruth (Yoder) Hostetler of 582 Barrville Road, Belleville. Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Mrs. Dan (Lena) Yoder, Reedsville, Anna Hostetler, Moses S. Hostetler, Barbara N. Hostetler, Elizabeth D. Hostetler, Nancy R. Hostetler, and Solomon E. Hostetler, all at home. He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a student and a member of the Old Order Amish. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Green Lane Amish Cemetery, Brown Township. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey J. Hostetler
BELLEVILLE - Harvey J. Hostetler, 84, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of McAlevy's Fort, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Belleville, he was the son of the late John Y. and Katie E. (Yoder) Hostetler. His wife, Willa (Wilson) Hostetler of 232 Hartzler Drive, Belleville, whom he married Oct. 25, 1939, survives. Also surviving are: children, Beverly H. Miller and Mrs. James (Berdella) Elliot, both of West Linn, Ore., and Richard O. Hostetler, Bradenton, Fla.; sisters and brothers, Mary Yoder, Esther Stuter, Helen Peachey, Mrs. Harvey (Stepha) Hostetler, Herbert Wilson, all of Belleville, and Harold Wilson, Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Hostetler. He was a 1935 graduate of Belleville High School. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the China Burma India (CBI) Theatre. He retired in 1970 after 30 years of service and was a command pilot with over 15,000 flying hours. He was one of the last American military to leave China before the Chinese Communists came to power. An early pioneer in aviation in Central Pennsylvania, he was also one of the former owners of the Mifflin County Airport, and the executive pilot for two governors of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Flying Farmers, Quiet Birdman, and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon and served on the building committee, as an usher, and on the official board. He was also a member of the McVeytown Lodge F&AM 376; the Harrisburg Consistory; Sojouner; a charter member of Stroup Alexander VFW in Belleville; former member of McAlevy's Fort Civic Association; and the Boy Scouts of America, Juniata Valley Council. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with ministers, Peter Naschke and Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, where Stroup Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville will conduct military rites. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville and 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at Valley View Haven. A masonic service will be held at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Parkinson Center of Oregon OSHU, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201.

Isaac M. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - Isaac M. Hostetler, 72, of 80 Harvest Lane, Reedsville, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, at his residence. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Jonathan Y. and Nancy F. (Yoder) Hostetler. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Moses T. Hostetler, Milroy and Mrs. Isaac (Leah) Yoder, Jonathan R. Hostetler and Noah Y. Hostetler, all of Reedsville. He was a self-employed blacksmith. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Green Lane Amish Cemetery, Brown Township. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeptha S. Hostetler
MILROY - Jeptha S. Hostetler, 80, of 260 Stage Road, Milroy, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1923, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Solomon Y. and Mary (Speicher) Hostetler. His wife, Miriam E. Hostetler, preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 1998. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Isaac M (Mary) Yoder, Mrs. Christian (Elizabeth) Speicher, Jesse S. Hostetler and Rubin D. Hostetler, all of Milroy, Mrs. Samuel (Miriam) Yoder and Mrs. Jonathan (Rachel) Hostetler both of Reedsville; sisters Ruth S. Yoder, Reedsville, and Barbara S. Yoder, McClure, brother, Christian S. Hostetler, Reedsville, 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. His funeral will be held at noon Friday at his home. Interment will be in Back Mountain Cemetery, Milroy. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Avenue, Burnham, is in charge of the arrangements.

John M. Hostetler
MCVEYTOWN - John M. Hostetler, 87, of US Hwy. 522S, McVeytown, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1914, in Mattawana, he was the son of the late Jefferson D. and Barbara M. (Harshbarger) Hostetler. His wife, Frances M. (Koch) Hostetler, preceded him in death on April 30, 1998. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Arthur L. (Carol) Kohler, Hesston RR1; two foster sons, Terry E. Colyer, New Jersey and Eugene Sullivan, McClure; a sister, Mrs. Leroy (Lois R.) Peachey, Belleville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of foster grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two foster sons, William J. Cook and Kirby W. Wagner; sisters, Alice Bratton and Grace Anderson; and brothers, David Hostetler and Russell Hostetler. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy Seebees. He retired from Standard Steel heat treating department in 1977 with 30 years of service. He also farmed for many years and worked for the former Booth Funeral Home in McVeytown for 37 years. He was a member of the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, the McVeytown Fire and Ambulance Companies, and the Loyal Order of the Moose #143, Lewistown. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Strodes Mills Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jonathan God officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown.

Noah H. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - Noah H. Hostetler, 3, son of Moses J. and Esther (Hostetler) Hostetler of 8098 East Back Mountain Road, Reedsville, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. His service will be held at noon Tuesday at the Hostetler residence. Interment will be in Back Mountain Cemetery, Milroy. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sadie K. Hostetler
MATTAWANA - Sadie K. Hostetler, 74, of Open Door Personal Care Home, Mattawana, formerly of Belleville, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at the home. Born April 23, 1927, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Noah D. and Mattie K. (King) Hostetler. She is survived by brothers, Ben S. Hostetler, Alvin M. Hostetler, Sollie D. Hostetler, all of Belleville and Elam K. Hostetler, McVeytown; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Lizzie M. Kauffman, Nancy Hostetler and Ada E. Hostetler. She was a member of the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Reedsville. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, 490 Green Lane, Reedsville, with ministers, Dan King, Jesse Lee Spicher and Bishop David J. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 6-8:30 p.m. today at the church. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville is in charge of arrangements.

Simeon Y. Hostetler
REEDSVILLE - Simeon Y. Hostetler, 93, of Reedsville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the home of his daughter in Milroy. Born Aug. 7, 1907, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Reuben and Salina (Yoder) Hostetler. He is survived by children, Elizabeth Zook and Rudy Hostetler, both of Milroy, Michael Hostetler, Woodward, Ben Hostetler, Aaronsburg, Nancy Hostetler, Joseph Hostetler, Samuel Hostetler and Jonathon Hostetler, all of Reedsville; and two half sisters, Elizabeth Yoder, Reedsville and Sarah Byler, New Wilmington. He was a farmer. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at his home at 1162 Coffee Run Road, Reedsville. Interment will be in Greenlea Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. today at his home. The W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene R. Houck
LEWISTOWN - Irene R. Houck, 83, of Lewistown, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla. Born May 18, 1917, in Natrona Heights (near Pittsburgh), she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bella (Levinson) Rabinowitz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Houck, a former Mifflin County attorney, who died Feb. 14, 1973. She is survived by a daughter, Rose Ann Woldorf of Harrisburg, and one grandson. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, State College in 1939. She was a charter member of many Lewistown and Mifflin County service organizations, including the American Association of University Women, the Family Counseling Board, the Mifflin County Arts Council and Arts Festival Committee, the Juniata Foundation for the Blind, the Carl Shoemaker Blind Auxiliary, the Mifflin County Garden Club, the Mifflin-Juniata United Way, the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, and the Mifflin County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a trustee and charter member and past president of the Ohev Sholom Synagogue Auxiliary-Hadassah Organization. In 1993, the AAUW recognized her achievements by naming her Woman of the Year and in 1995 the Mifflin County Round Table of Christians and Jews selected her as their recipient of the Brotherhood Award for her outstanding benevolence, service and concern for the community. Funeral services were held Friday in the Bookstaber Chapel of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Ohev Sholom Synagogue, 20 E. Third St., Lewistown. Family will receive friends at Mrs. Houck's home, 24 N. Main St., Lewistown on Sunday after the memorial service or at Mrs. Woldorf's home in Harrisburg on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Robert Douglas Woldorf Fund at the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, 200 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA 17108 or to the charity of one's choice. Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Evelyn Jamison Houdeshel
LITITZ - Mary Evelyn Jamison Houdeshel, 76, of Luther Acres, Lititz, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born on Nov. 28, 1924, in McAlisterville, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Alma Florence (Kinzer) Jamison. Her husband, the Rev. John H. Houdeshel, whom she married July 12, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: four children, Mrs. David (Ruth H.) Rugh, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Carl (Kathryn J.) Barr, Stewartstown, Steven J. Houdeshel, Downingtown, and Mrs. Gunnar (Betty G.) Armstrong, Lititz; and nine grandchildren. She graduated from the Fayette Township High School and Maryville College, Tennessee. She taught elementary grades in Raritan, NJ and McAlisterville, prior to her marriage. She then served with her husband in Presbyterian (USA) Churches in Maryland, Illinois and Pennsylvania. She was active in the life of these churches, serving as a teacher in the Sunday school, an officer in the women's groups, and pianist and organist. She also taught piano lessons in her home. At the time of her death, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, with the Rev. Randolph Riggs, the Rev. William Netting and the Rev. Wes Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville, at the convenience of the family. Friends may greet family members and share a meal with them following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: the Capital Campaign of the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church, 16 College Avenue, PO Box 277, Stewartstown, PA 17363. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

William Junior 'June' Houseworth
RICHFIELD - William Junior "June" Houseworth, 47, of Richfield RR2, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home, of a fatal heart attack. Born June 10, 1953, in Richfield RR2, Monroe Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late William Ellsworth and Helen Irene (Seiler) Barner-Houseworth. His wife, Teresa Ann (Maneval) Houseworth, whom he married June 17, 1989, survives. Also surviving are: children, Chad Allen Houseworth and Nicole Ann Houseworth, both at home; brother and sister, Lester Lee Houseworth, Richfield RR2 and Mrs. Lyle (Catherine Marie) Spade, Millerstown RR2; half-brother, Paul Barner, New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. He was educated at the East Juniata High School, Cocolamus. He was disabled due to his heart condition. He attended the Aline United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. He enjoyed video games with his children, horseshoes, hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aline United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, with Pastor James E. Lewis officiating and the Rev. Franklin Trego assisting. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Aline United Methodist Church, c/o Judith Skinner-treasurer, RR2, Box 289, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853, where the funds will develop into a trust fund for William's children. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Harold L. Hoverter
Harold L. Hoverter, 74, of Berry's Personal Care Center, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Thompsontown, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 29, 1926, in McAlisterville, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Lee Norman and Myrtle Ellen (Swartz) Hoverter. He is survived by his wife, Doris B. "Dot" (Bowen) Hoverter of 26 W. Market St., Lewistown. Also surviving are: four daughters, Fay Rumberger, Millerstown, Patsy Crawford, Honey Grove, Mary Ziegler, Cocolamus, and Betty Imes, Thompsontown; one stepson, Alfred Jamison, McAlisterville; one stepdaughter, Vivian Hutzel, New Bloomfield; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Fay Haines. He was last employed by Regester Chevrolet, Thompsontown and prior to that he had worked at Benner's Orchard, Benner's Restaurant, Thompsontown and Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., Mifflintown. He was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed walking in the outdoors. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Charles A. Sheaffer officiating. Interment will follow in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Daniel R. Howell
READING - Daniel R. Howell, 34, of 173 W. Oley St., Reading, died Oct. 23, 2001, at his residence. Born in McComb, MS, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Sarah C. (Cox) Howell Sr. Surviving are: a son, Daniel R. Howell Jr., McComb, MS; four brothers, Charles Howell, Lewistown, James Howell, McVeytown, Alfred Howell, Lewistown and William Howell, Texas; three sisters, Debra Toullier, Louisiana, Jennie McKey, Mississippi and Myrtice Tucker, Maryland. He was employed as a general laborer. Services will be held at the family's convenience. Henninger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances S. Hower
LEWISTOWN - Frances S. Hower, 86, of Kish Apts., S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001 at Locust Grove, Mifflin. Born April 17, 1915, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Yeatter) Hockenbrock. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ross Shahan and her second husband, Ralph Hower. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Ellen) Kline, Fogelsville; stepdaughter, Thelma Lauver, Port Royal; a brother, Elsworth Hockenbrock, Lewistown; half-sister, Betty Reynolds, Mexico; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers. She had worked in the cafeteria at the Arrow Shirt Factory and at the lunch counter at Murphy's 5 & 10. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Howard Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church Building Fund, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

George M. 'Max' Hower
MCALISTERVILLE - George M. "Max" Hower, 80, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Aug. 14, 1920, in Perulack, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Charles and Effie (Goshorn) Hower. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (McLucas) Hower, whom he married on July 11, 1950. Also surviving are: children, Sharon A. Hower and Steven G. Hower, both of McAlisterville; brothers and sisters, Melvin Hower, Duncannon, Donald Hower, Mifflintown RD, Larry Hower, Mifflintown RD, Dorothy Sankey, McAlisterville, and Mrs. Ray (Helen) Dysinger, Thompsontown. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Hower, and two sisters, Lillian Gross and Mary Winey. Early in life, he worked at American Viscose Corp. as a mechanic for 25 years and was last employed at Standard Steel as a burner for 12 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1 and the United Steel Workers of America Local 1940. He was also an avid outdoorsman and steam train enthusiast. His funeral service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1, with the Rev. Karl L. Herman officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Box 792, Mifflintown RR1, PA 17059 or the charity of one's choice. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Leona Rebecca Hudson
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Leona Rebecca Hudson, 62, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at her home. Born Sept. 14, 1938, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late William John and Katherine Claudine (Hess) Larson. Her husband, Darrell Gene Hudson, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kimbra Jerina, Lake Bluff, Ill. and Christopher Eric Hudson, Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers and sisters, William J. Larson, Katherine C. Laub, and Arthur L. Larson, all of Lewistown, Gerald F. Larson, Augusta, Ga., Larry L. Larson, Fort Myers, Fla., and DyAnn K. Wilson, Rockwood, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Leona Rebecca, in 1961. She was a 1956 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was employed as a telephone operator for 30 years. She was Methodist by faith. Services were held Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the Kiser Funeral Chapel, Fort Myers, Fla. Interment was in the Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, Fla. Information supplied by Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

M. Olive Hummel
BELLEVILLE - M. Olive Hummel, 95, of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of First Avenue, Burnham, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Valley View Retirement Community. Born Aug. 2, 1905, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Ida M. (Zook) Hummel. She is survived by one nephew. She was a supervisor in the cake converting department of the American Viscose Corporation Division of FMC for 34 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sabbath Sunday School for 50 years. She served as secretary of the church for 35 years and was a member of the Women's Organization of the Church, the Deacon Commission of the Church Board, the Morrison Cove Home Women's Auxiliary, Martinsburg and the Foreladies Club of the American Viscose. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating. Interment will be in the Maitland Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Morrison Cove Home, 429 S. Market St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

Thomas D. Hummel
LEWISTOWN - Thomas D. Hummel, 77, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Reedsville, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the nursing home. Born July 10, 1923, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James T. and Esther E. (Miller) Hummel. His wife, Lena V. (Mitchell) Hummel, died Jan. 17, 1984. He is survived by a sister, Anna Holley, Abbabille, AL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hudson and a brother, Joseph E. Hummel. He was a united States Navy veteran of World War II, having served on vessels in the Pacific, European/African/Middle East areas. He was employed 40 years with The Sentinel, Lewistown, retiring in 1986. He was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Lewistown Elks Lodge. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with Father Thomas C. Marickovic officiating. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilmer H. Hummel
MCCLURE - Wilmer H. Hummel, 75, of 25 Hummel Lane, McClure, died at 3:46 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born April 4, 1926, in McAlisterville, he was the son of the late Lloyd S. and Blanche A. (Frymoyer) Hummel. His wife, Loretta (McCartle) Hummel, whom he married in January of 1971, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Finleon, San Antonio, TX, Mrs. Robert (Fay) Stine, Earl R. Hummel and Brian K. Hummel, all of Lewistown, Harold L. Hummel, McClure, and Mrs. Mark (Wilma) Reese, Lancaster; stepchildren, Mrs. Chris (Cathy) Stank, Baltimore, MD, Jackie Kline, Highpoint, NC and Scott Kline, Mechanicsburg; brother and sister, C. Richard Hummel, Lewistown and Mrs. Lee (Jeretta) George, Pennsville, NJ; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Erla Scanlan. He was a self-employed truck driver from 1944-1972 and owner of Hummel's Used Cars from 1972 to the present. He attended Mt. View Mennonite Chapel, Reedsville. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143 and Lewistown VFW Post 7011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Pastor Lester Diller officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Kay M. Hunt
REEDSVILLE - Kay M. Hunt, 62, of 4400 US Highway 322, Reedsville, died at 12:42 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Feb. 9, 1939, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Russell and Vivian Elizabeth (Spigelmyer) Hurlburt. Her husband, Robert S. Hunt, whom she married Sept. 29, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Robert S. Hunt Jr., Ogden, Iowa and Dale Alan Hunt, Ferguson Valley, Lewistown; stepmother, Grace Weiler, Milroy; brothers and sisters, Inice M. Hassinger, Yeagertown, Beverly Fogleman, Reedsville, James Hurlburt, Milroy, Nathan Hurlburt, Bangor, Maine, and Charles Hurlburt, Mechanicsburg; and two grandchildren. She had been an assembler at Fisher Electronics, Milroy. She was a member of the Barrville Mennonite Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Gerald Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Siglerville. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Barrville Mennonite Church, 48 Barrville Mountain Road, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Cora E. Hunter
LEWISTOWN - Cora E. Hunter, 94, of 982 Parcheytown Road, Lewistown, died at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born March 14, 1907 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Anna (Thompson) Bailor. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd J. Hunter. She is survived by two grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, Boyd W. Hunter in 1985, two brothers and two sisters. In her early life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation and for many years was the cashier for Harry's Fruit Market. She was Lutheran by faith. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and the Pensioneers Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Cyrus Charles Hunter Sr.
MILROY - Cyrus Charles Hunter Sr, 73, of 16 First St., Milroy, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1927, in Altoona, he was the son of the late James C. and Jennie (Miller) Hunter. His wife, Lois (Barnard) Hunter, whom he married Feb. 1, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Jeanne Paris of Conestoga, Joyce Ann Hunter of Phoenix, AR and Janette Lohr of Pleasant Gap; two sons, James E. Hunter of Williamsburg and Cyrus Charles Hunter Jr. of Pleasant Gap; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He attended State College High School. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving as a Private First Class and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Meritorious Service Unit Wreath. He was a retired car salesman for Stocker Chevrolet of State College. He was a member of the Milroy Presbyterian Church; the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 1094, Bellefonte; the Elks Country Club, State College; the American Legion Post 33, Bellefonte; the State College Retirees Bowling League; the Friends Bowling League; the Centre County Bowling League; and a former member of the Bellefonte Retirees League. He was an avid fisherman, golf and sports enthusiast. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte, with the Rev. James F. Fox officiating. Interment will be in Grays Cemetery, Patton Township. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Catharine F. Husted
BELLEVILLE - Catharine F. Husted, 92, formerly of Belleville, died at 11:06 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Sept. 14, 1908, in Shillington, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Emma Catharine (Naugle) Fry. Her husband, Charles V. Husted, preceded her in death on April 10, 1983. Surviving are: a son, James V. Husted, Harleysville; and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by three brothers. A former teacher at Shillington Elementary School for nine years, she was a Lutheran by faith and a former member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Newtown Square. She was a Girl Scout leader for 11 years, a Red Cross volunteer during World War II and devoted to her family. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. M. Leon Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville is handling arrangements.

Carl D. Hutchinson
MIFFLINTOWN - Carl D. Hutchinson, 58, of 1 Cloverfield Court, Mifflintown, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1942, in Lewistown, he was the son of George G. and Grace (Bucher) Hutchinson of Harrisburg. His wife, Gail (Kepner) Hutchinson, whom he married Feb. 9, 1965, survives. Also surviving are: children, Matthew Hutchinson and Jill Hutchinson, both of Mifflintown and a brother, Lee Hutchinson of Virginia. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a carpenter with the Carpenter's Union. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Lois M. Hutchison
THOMPSONTOWN - Lois M. Hutchison, 69, of Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1, formerly of 24 Logan St., Lewistown and 15 S. Front St., Mifflintown, died at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Rufus E. and Edna G. (Graham) Gingerich. Her husband, Donald R. "Hutch" Hutchison, died Nov. 19, 1978. She is survived by two sons, Philip V. Hutchison, 46 Delaware Ave., Lewistown and Mark W. Hutchison, 32 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown; brother and sister, George E. Gingerich, 43 Valley St., Lewistown and Frances M. Hutchison, Lurgin; and five grandchildren. She was a 1951 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Fire and Rescue Services Auxiliary 11, the Granville Fire Co. Auxiliary, and the Mifflin County Firemen's Association Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, reading, country music, and playing cards. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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