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Irene L. Kahley
LEWISTOWN - Irene L. Kahley, 95, of 50 Hawsbrick St., Lewistown, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born June 16, 1906, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Hilary and Mary (Watts) Leister. Her husband, Alvin Edward Kahley, died in 1969. Surviving are: children, Robert A. Kahley, Montgomery, Shirley Bishop, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Martz, Charles Edward Kahley and Helen Condron, all of Lewistown, Paul Richard Kahley, Reedsville and Mrs. Dale (Mary) Zimmerman, Marysville; a sister, Mildred Anderson, Richfield RR1; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, two great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Earlier in life, she had been employed by the American Viscose Corporation, the Arrow Shirt Factory, and the Bell Laundry, all of Lewistown. She was last employed in house cleaning for various home owners. She was a member of the former Hawstone Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and was former secretary/treasurer. She was the oldest resident of Hawstone. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John R. Grumbine officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Noah S. Kanagy
BELLEVILLE - Noah S. Kanagy, 25, of 65 Purple Martin Lane, Belleville, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at his residence. Born June 13, 1976, in Huntingdon, he was the son of Stephen N. and Lizzie N. (Yoder) Kanagy, of 65 Purple Martin Lane, Belleville. Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Tobias S. Kanagy, Joshua S. Kanagy, Jonas S. Kanagy, Leah S. Kanagy, Elizabeth Peight, Stephen N. Kanagy, Nancy S. Kanagy, Mary S. Kanagy, all of Belleville, and John S. Kanagy of Jackson, Ohio. He was preceeded in death by an infant brother. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. His funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Late residence. Interment will be at Whitehall Amish Cemetery, Belleville.

Anne A. Karpenko
MCALISTERVILLE - Anne A. Karpenko, 92, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her residence. Born on Aug. 5, 1908, in a sod house on her parents homestead, south of Butte, ND, she was the eldest daughter of the late Victor N. and Olga (Bursuk) Moseanko. In 1936, she married Fred A. Karpenko, who died Feb. 20, 1947. She is survived by two sons, Lyle Karpenko of McAlisterville and Larry Karpenko of Hamburg; a sister, Mrs. Gus (Stayce) Tachenko of Grassy Butte, ND; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Karpenko and three brothers, George, John and Alec Moseanko. She graduated from Butte High School and earned a lifetime teaching certificate from Minot State Teachers College, Minot, ND. She taught in many public elementary and church schools in North Dakota for 30 years until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Mifflintown Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she was active in the Ladies Community Services of ADRA. She was also a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. She enjoyed cooking for guests at her home. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mifflintown Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Bernard Mohr officiating. Interment will be held Wednesday in Kief Cemetery, Kief, ND. Friends may call 3 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflintown Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, HCR 63, Box 37, Washington Ave. Ext., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to The Quiet Hour, P.O. Box 3000, Redlands, CA 92373. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of the arrangements.

F. Romaine Kasmark
LEWISTOWN - F. Romaine Kasmark, 90, of 40 W. Spanogle Ave., Lewistown, formerly of 608 Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 12, 1910 in Lewistown, She was a daughter of the late John A. and Florence Viola (Ritter) Beers. Her husband Joseph V. Kasmark preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are: a son, John M. Kasmark, Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Mrs. Roy (Marie) Smith, Lewistown and Veda V. Watters, Granville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was employed for 15 years in the reeling room of the American Viscose Corp. She was a Methodist by faith. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Derald W. Stump officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home.

Bessie M. Kauffman
BELLEVILLE - Bessie M. Kauffman, 88, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Walnut Street, Belleville, died at 2:18 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born Feb. 28, 1913, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Blanche (Carson) Peachey. Her husband, T. R. "Mike" Kauffman, died March 3, 1988. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. James (Ruth) Knarr, Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Jarrold (Nellie) Orbin, Belleville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She had been employed as a clerk at Philips General Store, Belleville. She was a life long member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Augsburg Sunday School Class, the Women of E.L.C.A. and the Knotters Group. She enjoyed reading. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly C. Kauffman
HUNTINGDON - Beverly C. Kauffman, 52, of Huntingdon RR2, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Oneida Township, Huntingdon County. Born July 17, 1949, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of William and Alberta (Lentvorsky) Peters of Huntingdon. Her husband, Gary E. Kauffman of Huntingdon RR2, whom she married Oct. 14, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Jay (Amy) Yocum, Mrs. Philip (Jennie) Mark and Matthew Kauffman, all of Huntingdon RR2; sister and brothers, Mrs. Herbert (Sharon) Vernet, William Peters and Andrew Peters, all of Huntingdon; and three grandchildren. She was a 1967 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School. She was employed as a pharmacy technician at Kopp Drug Inc., Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with Edward Yoder officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harvey Lee Kauffman
MAYFIELD, KY - Harvey Lee Kauffman, 53, of 6286 State Route 121 North, Mayfield, KY, died at 8:44 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY. Born Feb. 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Kore Ezra and Lizzie Mae (Hostetler) Kauffman. His wife, Nancy (Schrock) Kauffman of Mayfield, KY, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mary Emma Kauffman, Samuel Joseph Kauffman and Kore Alvin Kauffman, all of Mayfield, KY; sister and brothers, Mary Elizabeth Kauffman, Reedsville, Mrs. Sam (Anna Mae) Hostetler, Jesse Marlin Kauffman, Leroy Samuel Kauffman, Christie David Kauffman, and Raymond Jay Kauffman, all of Belleville and Kore Noah Kauffman, Adams, NY. He was a jelly and jam producer. He was a member of the Hickory Amish Mennonite Church. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hickory Amish Mennonite Church, with ministers, Joe Borntrager, Norman Yoder and Lester Beachy officiating. Interment will be in Hickory Amish Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the decedent's residence, 6286 State Route 121 North, Mayfield, KY. The Brown Funeral Home of Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Helen R. Kauffman
MIFFLINTOWN - Helen R. Kauffman, 88, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin. Born Nov. 18, 1912, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late David K. and Florence I. (Bossinger) Kauffman. She is survived by sisters and brothers, Marian K. Stetler, Esther K. Cramer, and B. Donald Kauffman, all of Mifflintown RR3, W.A. "Bud" Kauffman, Okeechobee, Fla., and Richard E. Kauffman, Mifflintown RR1. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Sterrett, Irene Ernest, and Iva Beward and an infant brother, Fredrick Kauffman. She was a graduate of Mifflintown High School. She was a retired secretary. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Licking Creek Valley, the Milford Grange 773, and the Mifflin Chapter 260, Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Mifflin, PA 17058. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

John R. Kauffman
MILROY - John R. Kauffman, 59, of 104 Creek Drive, Milroy, died at 4:57 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room. Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Leonard Alvin and Willa Mae (Kurtz) Kauffman. Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Joan) Romig, Naginey, and a brother, Thomas A. Kauffman, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by brothers, Fred L. Kauffman, Guy E. Kauffman, Ned H. Kauffman, Sr. He was a 1959 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School and had worked at Marlette Homes. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Milroy American Legion, a member of the Shrader United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing in Canada with his family. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. L. Ed Moore officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to: Special Needs Center, 401 Yale St., Lewistown, Pa 17044.

Charlotte D. Kearns
LEWISTOWN - Charlotte D. Kearns, 97, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 915 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at the manor. Born April 30, 1904, in Granville Township, she was the daughter of the late Forrest B. McCord and Maude (Swartz) McCord Soles. Her first husband, Clarence Lyter, died in 1936; her second husband, William Cavanaugh, died in 1970; and her third husband, Paul Kearns, died in 1982. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean E.) Peck, 20 Tranquil Drive, Lewistown; stepchildren, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Dove, Kearneysville, WV, Mrs. Harold (Donna) Carolus, McVeytown RR, Richard E. Kratzer, Lewistown and James Kratzer, Connecticut; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Lyter, one step-grandson and two sisters. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corp. and owned and operated Lyter's Grocery Store, Glenwood until 1950. She was then a sales representative for Stanley Home and Amway Products. She was a member of Lake Park UMC and the Ladies Bible Class. Her service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Park UMC, 78 Sugar Tree Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Shirley J. Kearns
LEWISTOWN - Shirley J. Kearns, 69, of Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 3, 1931, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Catherine (Cutler) Kearns. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Walter (Colleen) Collins, 4338 E. Main St., Belleville and one nephew. She was a 1949 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was employed at Community Consumer Finance, Lewistown, retiring in 1992. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Keefer
WEST CHESTER - Mary M. Keefer, 83, of 828 Paoli Pike, West Chester, died at 7:17 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Brandywine Hall, 800 W. Miner St., West Chester. Born July 11, 1917, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late George and Cora A. (Steininger) Mason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Keefer. She was the last of her immediate family. She was employed as a secretary to the Lewistown Area School District Superintendent of Schools and retired as a secretary from Sullivan Auto Parts, Elverson. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, West Chester. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1200 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester. Interment will be private at Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1200 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty M. Keiser
MIFFLIN - Betty M. Keiser, 77, of Mifflin HC 67 (Nook) died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born June 16, 1924, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Emma M. (Lebkicher) Foltz. Her husband, CDR G. Robert Keiser USN retired, whom she married on Sept. 23, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kim Keiser, Mechanicsburg, and LT Robert K. Keiser, Bowie, MD; and and two grandchildren, Robert S. and Sarah E. Keiser. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Lou Foltz, Helen B. Clark and Jessie F. Partner, and one brother, John M. Foltz. She was a 1942 graduate of Juniata Joint High School and a 1945 graduate of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, and the Lewistown Hospital Nurse's Association. Her service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 337, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Ernest R. Keiser
COLUMBUS GROVE, OH - Ernest R. Keiser, 89, of Columbus Grove, OH died at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his residence. Born June 8, 1911 in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Roy C. and Hazel A. (Frankhouser) Keiser. His wife, Mary M. (Smith) Keiser, whom he married Sept. 1, 1935, preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1983. Surviving are: a companion, Evelyn Lyon, Bluffton, OH; brothers and a sister, Dean Keiser, Columbus Grove, OH and Leon Keiser and Virgie Mitchell, both of Reedsville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Eldon Keiser, Marlin Keiser, Sherwood Keiser, Marshall Keiser, Ronnie Keiser, Alberta Breon, Patsy Kyper and Audrey Keiser. He was a self-employed dairy hauler. He was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton, OH. He was also a member of the Bluffton Senior Citizens and the National Rifle Association. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton, OH, with the Rev. John Mummert and the Rev. George Klinefelter officiating. Interment will be in Rockport Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, 239 S. Main St., Bluffton, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice, 730 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45801, or to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Jeanne Ann Keisling
ENOLA - Jeanne Ann Keisling, 51, of 823 Magaro Road, Enola, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in the Harrisburg Hospital. Born June 20, 1949, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of Gladys (Goodling) Hoffman of McAlisterville RR1 and the late Earl Hoffman. Her husband, Larry Donald Keisling, whom she married July 26, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: children, Sean L. Keisling, at home and Holly R. Keisling, Camp Hill; and a brother and a sister, Roger Hoffman, Richfield RR1 and Linda Hoffman, McAlisterville. She was a 1967 graduate of East Juniata High School. She was employed as a supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Motor Vehicles Division), Harrisburg, from 1967 until Jan. 16, 2001, retiring due to illness. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Millerstown RR2, where she served on the church council and as the council's secretary. She was also a member of AFSME Union, Harrisburg. She was a golf enthusiast, enjoyed bowling and was an avid bingo player. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Faith Lutheran Church, Millerstown RR2, with the Rev. Timothy W. Bingman officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, after which the casket will be closed. There will be no viewing at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society-Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Elsie M. Kell
MILLERSTOWN - Elsie M. Kell, 87, of Millerstown RR1, died at 5:15 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, at Perry Village, New Bloomfield. Born Jan. 25, 1914, in Tuscarora Township, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Annie J. (Leonard) Barnes. Her husband, J. Edward Kell, whom she married March 17, 1934, died in 1961. Surviving are sisters and brother, Freda Simonton, Perry Village, New Bloomfield and Mary Taylor and David Barnes, both of Millerstown RR1. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, John Barnes, Newell Barnes, Roscoe Barnes, Stattie McGowan, Edith Kline, Charlotte Hall and Ellen Fosselman. She was a 1932 graduate of Ickesburg High School. She was employed as a seamstress by the New Bloomfield Dress Company in Newport, until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Donnally Mills United Methodist Church and was awarded the Millerstown Senior Citizen of the Year Award in 1998. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and mothering the neighborhood children. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Donnally Mills United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donald E. Bailor officiating. Interment will be in Buffalo Cemetery on Liberty Valley Road, Ickesburg. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High streets, Millerstown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Donnally Mills United Methodist Church, c/o George Sheaffer, RR1 Box 103, Millerstown, PA 17062, or to the Millerstown Ambulance Association, c/o Amber Fegley, Millerstown, PA 17062.

David B. Keller Sr.
LEWISTOWN - David B. Keller, Sr., 78, of 27 Franklin Ave., Lewistown, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 8, 1923, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Banks N. and Minnie M. (Bassler) Keller. His wife, Bessie R. (Hall) Keller, whom he married Jan. 17, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, David B. Keller, Jr., Pennsylvania Furnace, and Mrs. Allen (Barbara) Fultz, Milroy; a sister, Ruth E. Sellers, Thompsontown; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn E. Keller and Kenneth Keller. He was a lifetime painter, early in life for Clayton Hartzler, Belleville, and later for Painters Union #8, and lastly for the Pennsylvania State University, State College, for 14 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the First Church of The Brethern, Lewistown. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sherlock, Jr., officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Church of the Brethern, 134 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, Pa 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Lee Keller
LEWISTOWN - Melvin Lee Keller, 69, of 14 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 1931, in Dauphin County, he was the son of the late Cloyd and Elsie (Pressley) Keller. He is survived by children, Wendy Beaston and Bryan Keller, both of Philadelphia. He was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown, the American Legion Post 90, and the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap Cemetery, with graveside military services conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Walter Henry Keller
BELLEVILLE - Walter Henry Keller, 90, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of West Township, Petersburg RR1, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Valley View. Born Aug. 19, 1910, in Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Jesse W. and Pearl J. (Dixon) Keller. His wife, K. Elizabeth (Ramsey) Keller, whom he married Jan. 2, 1943, in Altoona, died Dec. 22, 1998. Surviving are: daughters, Anna J. Dunn, Duncansville and Mrs. A. Frank (Dorothy J.) Leister, McClure; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alma J. Rudy on Oct. 6, 1993. He was a farmer since the age of 16 and owned and operated the family dairy farm in Barree Township for over 60 years, retiring from full time farming in 1973. However, he continued to farm through the early 1980's. He was a member of the Mooresville United Methodist Church; was a Barree Township supervisor for over 50 years; and a former school board director of the Juniata Valley School District. He was a lifetime resident of Huntingdon County and an avid hunter. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mooresville United Methodist Church, Petersburg RR1 (Route 305 at Mooresville), with Pastor Joleen Willis and Pastor Shirley J. Russell officiating. Interment will be in Mooresville Cemetery, Neffs Mills. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 205 E. Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801.

Brenda L. Kelley
THOMPSONTOWN - Brenda L. Kelley, 49, of Thompsontown, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, at her home. Born Aug. 8, 1952, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Earnest D. and Esther (Smith) Sprow of Chambersburg. Her husband, Raymond M. "Butch" Kelley, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Kevin M. Kelley, Thompsontown; a brother, Gregory L. Sprow, Chambersburg, two sisters, Pamela R. Jamson, Chambersburg, and Kimberly K. Sprow, Ronan, Montana; and two grandchildren. She was a waitress at Stop 35 Restaurant, Mifflintown, for over 20 years. She was a member of Crossroads Church of God of Prophecy, East Salem, and Ney's Bowling Center's Monday night women's League and Wednesday night mixed league. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. William Luckadoo officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, and from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, with the family present. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Kathleen J. Kelley
RICHFIELD - Kathleen J. Kelley, 82, a resident of the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, formerly of Lewistown, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at the Zendt Nursing Home. Born Oct. 3, 1918 in Glasgow, Cambria County. She was a daughter of the late John J. and Margaret (Hollen) Briggs. Her husband Clovis S. Kelley preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie K.) Longwell, Winchester, VA and Larry J. Kelley of Commodore; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, Lewistown. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Tiah E. Kelley
THOMPSONTOWN - Tiah E. Kelley, 2, of Thompsontown died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 7, 1999, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of Phillip D. and Melissa L. (Walton) Kelley of Thompsontown. Also surviving are: a sister and a brother, Shana M. Kelley and Phillip Madison Kelley, both at home; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Irene (DePriest) Walton, Thompsontown and Dervin and Alice (Stong) Kelley, Mifflintown RR1; and maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Walton, Mifflintown. A graveside service and interment will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, with Pastor Barbara Inch officiating. A closed-casket visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Dorothy R. Kephart
SAN PABLO, CA - Dorothy R. Kephart, 91, of San Pablo, CA, formerly of Port Royal, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at Vale Healthcare, San Pablo, CA. Born March 10, 1910, Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late William Harvey and Seola Gertrude (Hench) Fulton. Her husband, Gordon James Kephart, died Aug. 14, 1990. She is survived by a daughter, Judith Gertrude Kephart, Richmond, CA. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four sisters, C. Josephine Keeley, Mary Johnson, Gertrude Johnson and Mildred Gebhart. She was a retired teacher and taught in the high schools of Clearfield, Centre and Juniata counties. She was the assistant principal of the Tuscarora Valley High School until its consolidation with the Mifflintown schools. She was a published author of poetry and essays and assisted in compiling geneological information for a number of family histories. She and her late husband compiled the history of the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and had served on the church council. She was also a member of the General Thomas Mifflin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Juniata County Historical Society and the Mifflin Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267. The Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard E. Kepler
McALISTERVILLE - Richard E. Kepler, 74, of McAlisterville, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 4, 1927, in Meadville, he was the son of the late George L. and Marie M. Custead (Brucker) Kepler. His wife, Doris M. (Cornelius) Kepler, whom he married Nov. 22, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, John R. Kepler of Altoona and Daniel W. Kepler and Kathleen M. Graham, both of McAlisterville; brother and sisters, R. Gary Kepler of Santa Ana, CA, Helen M. Schrek of Englewood, CO and Marlene M. Mickle of Meadville; a stepmother, Margaret (Gorman) Kepler of Holiday, FL; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was a graduate of St. Agatha High School in Meadville in 1945 and attended both Allegheny College and the University of Virginia. He served in the United States Army from 1945 until 1947 and in the United States Army Reserves until 1950. He was employed by Ben Franklin Stores as a store opening manager, based out of Chicago, IL, and as a store manager in Mifflintown until his retirement in Nov. 1989. He was also employed as the Shawnee District Executive for the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, and by the United Parcel Service, both of Reedsville. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, where he sang in the choir and was vice president of the Parish Planning Council. He was also an organizer and past president of the Juniata River Stamp Club; a member of the American Philatelic Society and the Capital City Philatelic Society; a former member of the Fayette Lions Club; a former member of the Mifflin-Juniata United Way; and was a reader for the Central Area Radio Readers Service. He enjoyed stamp collecting, fishing and traveling. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker and the Rev. John A. Rocco officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. A rosary service will follow the viewing at the funeral home.

Harold R. "Doc" Kepner
LEWISTOWN - Harold R. "Doc" Kepner, 76, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 352 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Norman F. and Erma J. (Yohn) Kepner. His wife, Euzene V. (Briggs) Kepner, preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1994. He is survived by: three sons, Dennis R. Kepner and Douglas N. Kepner, both of Lewistown, and Robert H. Kepner of Burnham; three daughters, Mrs. William (Vicki) Kepner of McClure and Mrs. Dan (Teresa) Dudick and Mrs. David (Marlene) Kauffman, both of Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Stephen (Betty) O'Neil of Enola; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-mother, Mildred R. (Quay) Kepner. He was Lutheran by faith. He was an engineer supervisor for Lewistown Specialty Yarns. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II in the European/African Theatre. He was a life member of the Blue Juniata Beagle Club and a member of the Lewistown School District Board of Directors. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Private interment will be at Belleville Lutheran Cemetery in Belleville. Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. VFW Post 7011 will provide full military services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Juniata Beagle Club, c/o Douglas N. Kepner, 41 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, PA, 17044.

Walter Alan Kepner
Walter Alan Kepner, 51, of 119 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at home on Oct. 27, 2001, where he resided with Sue Scott and children. Born Oct. 6, 1950, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Walter E. Kepner and the late Mildred M. Dressler. He is survived by: stepmother, Betty Kepner of Lewistown; four children, three grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of The Owls Nest, Lewistown. He was last employed by Metlmex Corp. of Lewistown. A private memorial service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center at Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Troy Kerlin
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Troy Kerlin, 32, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 7:51 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, from injuries suffered in an industrial accident at Apex Home Inc., Middlecreek Township, Middleburg. Born Dec. 6, 1968, in Lewisburg, he was the son of Earl and Diane (Chubb) Longacre of Richfield RR2. His wife, Tischelle Marie (Shetter) Kerlin, whom he married June 10, 1995, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Bo Tyler Kerlin, at home; stepson, Austin Leigh Willow, at home; sisters, Mrs. Albert (Tammy) Tompkins Jr., Mount Pleasant Mills RR2 and Mrs. James (Robin) Weller, Richfield RR2; and maternal grandparents, Willard and Sadie Chubb, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. He was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Chubb in 1967 and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Guy Longacre. He was employed by Apex Homes Inc. as a foreman over final finishing since June 1990. He was Protestant by faith. He was very active in the Oriental Softball Association. He was a sports enthusiast of all kinds, loved hunting and NASCAR racing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church, HCR 72, Richfield, with the Rev. Roy R. McCarty officiating and Pastor Michele C. Morgan assisting. Interment will be in Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church, HCR 72, Box 24, Richfield, PA 17086 or to Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Michele C. Morgan, PO Box 275, Paxtonville, PA 17861. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Auker Kerstetter
Ruth A. Kerstetter, 84, of Liverpool, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Brookline Manor Nursing Home. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Millerstown RR2, followed by a dinner at St. John's U. M. Church. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions: St. John's United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049-9737.

David E. Ketner
ALLENSVILLE - David E. Ketner, 79, of 292 Water St., Allensville, died at noon Monday, March 5, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 10, 1921, in Henrietta, he was a son of the late Chalmer and Sadie E. (Barnett) Ketner. His wife, Marjorie M. (Worthing) Ketner, whom he married July 26, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, D. Ronald Ketner, Oakville, Mrs. Miles (Connie D.) Westover, Williamsburg, Mrs. Arlan (Dorcas E.) Kratz, Millmont, Mrs. Dennis L. (Joanna R.) Ritchey, Mercersburg, Mrs. Richard A. (Lois) Yoder, Allensville, Sarah Columna, Laurel, Del., Mrs. Thomas (Phebe D.) Bickert, Lewistown, and Mrs. Marvin (Lydia E.) Yoder, Belleville; brothers and sisters, Robert Ketner, Everett, C. Raymond Ketner, Thomasville, Ga., Mary Pearson and Rose McNally, both of Martinsburg, Jean Daugherty, Lakemont, and Shirley Whittlesy, Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. He was an electrician and carpenter and had worked at the railroad shops in Altoona; for Shuler and Adler Homes; and was last employed at Allensville Planing Mill. He was a member of the Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, with the Rev. John M. Keefer officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today at the church. Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Bradly Lee Kibe II
MILROY - Bradly Lee Kibe II, 22, of 128 Creek Drive, Milroy, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his residence. Born July 14, 1978, in Huntingdon, he was the son of Bradly L. Sr. and Debbie J. (McConaughey) Kibe of 128 Creek Drive, Milroy. He is survived by a companion, Heather Jo LeFevre, Lewistown. Also surviving are: children, Paige Nikole Kibe and Bradly Lee Kibe III, both of Lewistown; sister and brother, Cynthia Marie Kibe, Mexico and Brian Daniel Kibe, Milroy; paternal grandfather, Melvin E. Kibe, Milroy; and maternal grandmother, Lorma Catherine McConaughey, Shirleysburg. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Derek Austin King
BELLEVILLE - Derek Austin King, 2 months and 4 days old, of 6331 SR 655, Belleville, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at St. Christopher Children's Hospital, Philadelphia. Born April 5, 2001, in Huntingdon, he was the son of Myron J. and Mary Ellen (Yoder) King of 6331 SR 655, Belleville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville, with Bishop Eli King, David S. King and Earl Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today at the church. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L. King
BELLEVILLE - Elsie L. King, 80, of 102 Greenwood Road, Belleville, died at 6:27 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Beverly Health Care-William Penn, Lewistown. Born July 8, 1921, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Mary (Peachey) Byler. She was the wife of David H. King, who she married on Sept. 17, 1950. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Keith E. King of Lewistown; three foster children, Edward P. Fleischer of Carlisle, Timothy L. Haigh of Lewistown and Debbie Reese of Strasburg; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Naomi Zook of Belleville; and a brother, Allen Byler of Belleville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Kreider. She was a homemaker and a member of the Allensville Mennonite Church, Hannah's Helpers Sunday School class and the Senior Sewing Circle. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allensville Mennonite Church with the Rev. Philip Barr officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorials may be made to Allensville Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002.


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