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Lloyd E. King
REEDSVILLE - Lloyd E. King, 72, of 42 East Railroad St., Reedsville, died at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital emergency room. Born April 30, 1929, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Sherman Elwood and Isabel M. (Henry) King. His wife, Dona A. (Deeg) King, preceded him in death on July 5, 1996. Surviving are: children, Ruth Evans Fultz, Bellefonte, Wade E. King Sr., Reedsville, Ronald L. King, Lexington, NE, Lloyd A. King, Reedsville, and Laura E. Squirrell, New Haven, CT; brother and sisters, Theodore L. King, Reedsville, Irma J. King, Reedsville, and Mrs. Albert (Carol) Stull, Spring Mills; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a 1947 graduate of Reedsville High School. He served with the U.S. Air Force National Guard during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired welder from New Holland with over 30 years of service. He attended Reedsville United Methodist Church. His memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Reedsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. There will be no public viewing, however, friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 117, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Max W. King
MOUNT JOY - Max W. King, 81, of l080 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy, died Wednesday morning, April 25, 2001, at Lancaster Regional Hospital, Lancaster, after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 19, 1919, in Reedsville, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Freeman R. and Annabelle (Tressler) King. His wife of 59 years, Helen (Baker) King, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Marcia Brandt, Elizabethtown; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Letha Belle) Hershey, New Providence and Mrs. Ralph G. (Ethel L.) Secrest, Manheim; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Milton R. King and Harry G. King, and a sister, Alice Marie Taylor. He was a United States Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving a total of 11 years of active duty. He was involved in the demobilization of the European troops, and later re-enlisted during the Korean Conflict. A barber, he retired from the Sandy Frittelli Barber Shop of Hershey in 1984, after 17 years of employment. Prior to that time, he worked for the Civil Service as a jet engine mechanic at the former Olmstead Airforce Base, Middletown, until its closing and as a blacksmith and farrier in Reedsville, Mifflin County and Brunnerville, Lebanon County. He was a member of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church and the Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church, both of Mount Joy. He was a member of the Abram C. Triechler Masonic Lodge 682, Elizabethtown; the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection; was a 32nd degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Harrisburg; the Fred Barley VFW Post 5667, Elizabethtown; the Dauphin County Anglers; and the Conservationist Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sheetz Funeral Home Inc., l6 E. Main St., Mount Joy, with the Rev. Kenneth H. O'Neal and the Rev. Louis Cober officiating. Interment will be in the Camp Hill Cemetery, Mount Joy. Friends may call 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 Glossbrenner United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 713 Church Streets, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

Roxie I. Murphy Kitting
MCALISTERVILLE - Roxie I. Murphy Kitting, 72, of McAlisterville, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 8:22 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 23, 1928, in Mifflintown, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Richard and Esther (Wagner) Wise. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph David Murphy and her second husband, Carl David Kitting. Surviving are: children, Norene Baughman, Mifflintown RR1, Kathryn L. Leach, Mifflin, Carl Anthony Kitting, Mifflintown, and Stacy A. Kitting, McAlisterville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Ann Murphy Baker; an infant son, Jerry Lee Kitting; and three sisters. She worked as a nurse's aide, retiring from Brookline Manor in 1992 due to poor health. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Asthma Research, American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Della B. Klein
LEWISTOWN - Della B. Klein, 81, of 304 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 19, 1919, in Pemberton, Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Alvin Rex and Hattie (Stewart) Linn. Her husband, Carl J. Klein, died Sept. 19, 2000. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Herbert (Mona) Bailey, Columbus, Ohio, Donna Rizan, Lima, Ohio, Ronald Martin, Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Barry (Linda) Shade, Sofia, Bulgaria; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. She was employed by the American Viscose Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Juniata Terrace and the Christian Women. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lewistown CMA Church, Juniata Terrace, with the Rev. John Looney officiating. Private interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Eugene R. Kline
BETHLEHEM - Eugene Russell Kline, 70, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at his home. Born April 26, 1931, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Russell E. and Pauline (Knepp) Kline. His wife, Anne E. (Rogan) Kline, whom he married in August of 1955, survives. Also surviving are: children, Timothy R. Kline, Easton and Mrs. Walter C. (Betsy Anne) Keiper Jr., Bethlehem; and one grandson. He served as an infantry lieutenant in the US Army from 1953-1955. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1953 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He then entered the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and received an MBA Degree in 1957. In 1973, he graduated from Harvard University's Program for Management Development. In May 2001, he received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from DeSales University. He was vice president of public affairs at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, retiring in 1984 after 27 years of service and was director of business development and consultant to the Lehigh Valley-based construction management firm Alvin H. Butz Inc., from 1986-2001. In 1985, he was executive director of University Relations for The Pennsylvania State University at University Park. He was a member of The Church of the Assumption BVM, serving as lector and member of its Finance Council. He was a trustee of St. Luke's Hospital, Gettysburg College and, for 21 years, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, now DeSales University. He was also a director or board member of numerous civic organizations, including: Historic Bethlehem Inc., Historic Bethlehem Partnership Inc., Bethlehem's 250th Anniversary Committee, Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, United Way of Lehigh County, Industrial Development Corporation of Lehigh County, and Family Counseling Service of Northampton County. He was a co-founder and president of Valley Youth House Inc.; chairman of Orchid Valley VICA Industry Council; active as a volunteer fund-raiser and also chaired Allentown College's 1978-79 Annual Fund Campaign, Major Gifts Division of St. Luke's Horizons Capital Campaign, and the Business Division of the Wildlands Conservancy's Capital Campaign; was a member of the steering committee for Historic Bethlehem's Partnership's "Window on Main Street" Capital Campaign; was instrumental in the formation of the real estate awards committee annual fundraising breakfast program for the March of Dimes. Professionally, he was chairman of the public relations committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute, vice chairman of the Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC and co-chairman of The Conference Board's Public Affairs Research Council, New York City. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at The Church of the Assumption BVM, 4121 Old Bethlehem Pike, Colesville. Memorial contributions may be made to: DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18032 or to The Church of the Assumption BVM, 4121 Old Bethlehem Pike, Colesville, PA 18015. The John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center St., Bethlehem, is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob L. Kline
LEWISTOWN - Jacob L. Kline, 58, of 417 Hawstone Rd., Lewistown died at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 7, 1943, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Kenneth H. and Anna R. (Traxler) Kline. His wife, Betty J. "Liz" (Dunn) Kline, whom he married Dec. 31, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jacob L. Kline, Hawstone and Cathy M. Kline, at home; a sister, Jean Ann Snook, New Freedom; and two grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by a brother, Kenneth Kline. Early in life he worked for Jack Steele and then Sitkins, Hoffman Lumber Supply and Overhead Door Corp. He retired in 1992. He attended Lewistown CMA Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with his uncle, Rev. Jacob T. Traxler, officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Virginia M. 'Ginny' Klinepeter
BEAVER SPRINGS - Virginia M. "Ginny" Klinepeter, 77, of Beaver Springs, passed away at 12:56 p.m. Aug. 28, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center. She had been in ill health for the past three years. She was born June 9, 1924, in Kane, a daughter of the late Earnest Alfred and Mildred Katherine (Courtney) Day. June 30, 1947, she married Clark D. Klinepeter, who survives. She was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs RR1. In 1989, she retired from the former Beaver Shoe Co., after 27 years as a personnel clerk. She had also worked for the former Davis Manufacturing. She was a member of the Beaver Springs Fire Co., Loyal Order of Moose, Chapter 1220, Middleburg, and the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post 942, McClure. She enjoyed her great-grandchildren, reading and shopping. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a stepmother, Hazel Betack, Millheim; four daughters and son-in-law, Linda E. McCool, Millheim, Sheridan A. "Pinky" Hagan, Atlas, Bonita L. Mattern and N. Teresa and Tom Hoffman, Beavertown; seven grandchildren, Natalie, David, Sharon, Randy, Anne, Nikki and Bobbi; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, and a half-sister. She was preceded in death by an infant grandson. A service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Beaver Lutheran Church by the Rev. Charles A. Brophy. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the SUN Home Health Care, Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857 or the Beaver Springs Fire Co., Beaver Springs, PA 17812.

Dorothy L. Klinger
MECHANICSBURG - Dorothy L. Klinger, 81, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Lewistown, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at Manor Care, Carlisle. Born March 11, 1920, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Hazen and Elinor (Hudson) Bingaman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles K. Klinger. Surviving are: sons, Gary L. Klinger, Mechanicsburg and Kenneth E. Klinger, New Bloomfield; a sister, Gladys Hutchinson, Allentown; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Hazen Bingaman Jr. She was a graduate of Lewistown High School Class of 1937. She was a retired telephone operator at Lewistown Hospital. She was a member of First United Methodist Church Mechanicsburg, and the Mae Fetrow Sunday School Class. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Myers Funeral Home, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Donald J. Ciampa officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the First United Methodist Church, 135 West Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Rev. John R. Knaul
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Rev. John R. Knaul, 83, of Jacksonville, FL, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in Jacksonville, FL. Born March 27, 1918, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary (Hagerman) Knaul. His first wife of 47 years, Leona (Fisher) Knaul, preceded him in death. His second wife, Louise (Warner) Knaul of Belleville, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Joe (Naomi) Campbell, Mrs. Doug (Marie) Trabert, and Robert S. Knaul; stepchildren, J. Rex Warner, Belleville and Sheila Dillree, Lewistown; and four grandchildren. He graduated from Susquehanna University and the Gettysburg Seminary. He was a retired Lutheran minister, having served three churches in Pennsylvania, prior to moving to Melbourne, FL in 1958, where he served St. Paul's Lutheran Church for 24 years. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, at the Joy Lutheran Church, 3174 Jupiter Boulevard, S.E., Palm Bay, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joy Lutheran Church, 3174 Jupiter Boulevard, S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32909 or to the charity of one's choice. The Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie E. Knepp
BELLEVILLE - Elsie E. Knepp, 83, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born June 2, 1917, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Anna E. (Mitchell) Fultz. Her husband, W. Jerry Knepp, whom she married Sept. 28, 1935, died Jan. 3, 1984. She is survived by children, Mrs. Ronald (Geraldine) Carson, Belleville, Mrs. John (Jane) McKinley, State College, and Thomas R. Knepp, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Ivie Manbeck and Isabelle Lykens, both of Tyrone, Gertrude Peters, Mifflintown, June Fultz and Josephine Newman, both of Lewistown and Mrs. Daniel (Joyce) Hostetler, Milroy; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, W. James Knepp in 1973; two brothers, Lloyd Fultz and Charles Fultz; and one sister, Winifred Allison. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville and The Knotters. She enjoyed making crafts, quilting and crossword puzzles. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin and the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, PO Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004.

Elsie E. Knepp
EBENSBURG - Elsie E. Knepp, 84, formerly of RD#4 Lewistown and a resident of The Selinsgrove Ctr. for 45 years, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Laurel Crest Rehabilitation & Special Care Ctr., Ebensburg. Born July 28, 1917, in Bratton Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. Knepp and Jennie E. (Smith) Knepp. She is survived by a sister, Sarah Trego, 9 Rosemont Ave., Lewistown. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.. She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown. Private services were held at the convenience of the family at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment was at Mattawana Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to: Mifflin County Retarded Citizens Assoc., P.O. Box 343, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Eugene E. Knepp
MCCLURE - Eugene E. Knepp, 79, of 22 S. Zeller St., McClure, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 31, 1921, in McClure, he was a son of the late Ralph J. and Sabina (Reitz) Knepp. His wife, Lorraine (Marshall) Knepp, whom he married on Jan. 3, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Lynn E. Knepp, Hummelstown, and Lee E. Knepp, McClure; sisters, Thelma M. Goss and Evelyn I. Goss, both of McClure; and grandchildren, Amy R. Knepp and Brion P. Knepp. He was preceded in death by: brothers, Glenn H. Knepp and Park A. Knepp; and sisters, Gladys C. Barr and Phyllis L. Knepp, an infant sister. He was a 1941 graduate of McClure High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was employed at the American Viscose Division of FMC Corp. for 32 years in the cake converting department and later in maintenance at Midd-West School District for 17 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 W. Specht St., McClure, with the Rev. Beth Ann L. Stone officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 W. Specht St., McClure, PA 17841.

Melissa R. Knepp
BELLEVILLE - Melissa R. Knepp, 75, of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Rural Centre Hall, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Valley View. Born July 30, 1925, in Tusseyville, she was the daughter of the late Verna Wynn. She was raised by the late Arthur and Bertha Holderman. Her husband, Walter J. Knepp of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, whom she married Nov. 24, l943, survives. Also surviving are: children, Rilla K. Yocum and James A. Knepp, both of Lewistown, Darlene B. Cramer of New York, Barbara A. Pennepacker of Reedsville, and Sandra J. Cecco of Centre Hall; a brother, Charles Wynn of New York; 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Jaylena Young and a great-grandson, Robert Eugene Pennepacker. She graduated from Centre Hall-Potter Township High School in 1943. Early in life, she worked at Millheim Hosiery Mill, and later at Penn State University in housing and food service. For 17 years, she worked at Hills Department Store in State College, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Colyer, and the Woman's Societv of Christian Service at the church. She also played in the Spring Mills Band and was a Silver Star Mother with the Salvation Army. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with Captain Charles Niedermyer and Major John Cramer of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment will be in Zion Hill Cemetery, Colyer. Friends may call 7-9 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 116 S. Allegheny St., Room 309, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Robert M. Knepp
YEAGERTOWN - Robert M. Knepp, 71, of 113 Clover Ave., Yeagertown, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born April 1, 1929, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late Merle A. and Edith A. (Lockett) Knepp. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Prestie (Judith) Headings III, 115 Clover Ave., Yeagertown, one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd A. Knepp in 1995. He was a 1948 graduate of Yeagertown High School and attended Thompson Institute. He had worked at Wyler's Eggs and Kline Brothers Eggs and retired in 1988 from Gardenview Eggs. He was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Belleville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 208 Oak St., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Shelley D. Knepp
SCHWENKSVILLE - Shelley D. Knepp, 48, of Schwenksville, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, following a brief illness. Born Dec. 11, 1952, she was a daughter of Thelma Faye Snook of Paoli and the late Willis Henry Knepp Jr. She is survived by: a brother, Craig A. Knepp, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; and two nieces. Until her illness, she worked for Certainteed Corp., Valley Forge, Penn Walt Corp., Elf Aquipain and Atafino Chemicals, as an administrative assistant and executive secretary. She was a 1970 graduate of Conestoga High School, Berwyn. She attended Penn State University as an interior design major. She was a member of the Church of the Savior, Wayne. She was a pianist and enjoyed painting and sketching and reading. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 2D1, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Willis Henry Knepp Jr.
PAOLI - Willis Henry Knepp Jr., 74, of Paoli, formerly of Lewistown, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Paoli Memorial Hospital. Born March 13, 1926, in McClure, he was a son of the late Willis H. and Selma (Rauch) Knepp. His wife, Thelma Faye Snook, whom he married in 1951, survives. He is also survived by children, Shelley D. Knepp, Schwenksville and Craig A. Knepp, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; two grandchildren. sisters and brothers, Joy E. Haines and Jack H. Knepp, both of McClure RR1, Judy A. Weader, Danville, Elrose E. Knepp, McClure RR2 and Gerald E. Knepp, Middleburg. He served in the US Army Air-Force from 1944-1945, serving at Chanute Air Force Base and Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from McClure High School in 1944 and from Bucknell University in 1949 with degrees in mathematics and chemical engineering. After leaving Bucknell he worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. He retired from Avtex Fibers after many years in production planning and control. He had also worked for the former American Viscose, and FMC before being transferred to Avtex, Front Royal, Va. Following retirement he sold cars for Wayne Ford-Buick, Wayne. He taught Sunday School in his younger years. He enjoyed baseball, especially the Cardinals, cars, hunting, fishing, and was an avid Bucknell and Penn State football fan. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown. Family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Merle E. Knepper
LEWISTOWN - Merle E. Knepper, 88, of Beverly Healthcare William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, and formerly of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, died at 9:49 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1913, in Mapleton Depot, he was the son of the late William J. and Leah A. (Bolster) Knepper. His wife, Bessie Mae (Gill) Knepper, preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1990. Surviving are: children, Larry E. Knepper, Reedsville, Glenn A. Knepper, Bridgeport, WV, Joyce A. Yoder, RD3 Lewistown, Mrs. Jon (Nancy) Dobson, RD1 Lewistown, and Richard L. Knepper, New Cumberland; a brother, Ira V. Knepper, RD1 Lewistown; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Early in life, he was employed at Sparrows Point Shipyard, Baltimore, MD, later Beaver Brothers Bakery, and American Viscose Corporation. His last employer was Sperry New Holland, Belleville, in plant service for 20 years before retiring in 1976. He was in the U.S. Army during WW II in the 746 Tank Battalion European Theatre and winner of two Purple Heart Awards. His memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Michael Allwein officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with Graveside Military Rites by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Jeanne S. Kober
STATE COLLEGE - Jeanne S. Kober, 85, of 1406-A Plaza Drive, State College, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at her residence. Born June 20, 1916, in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Phyllis (Adler) Taub. She was preceded in death by her husband, Saul W. Kober, in 1958. Surviving are: children, Suzan A. Sargent, Philadelphia and Milton H. Kober, State College; brothers and sisters, Herbert Taub, Helen Saluda and Ruthe Schaitkin, all of State College; and one grandchild, Sharon Sargent. She was court clerk for the Supreme Court of New York for 17 years, before retiring in 1982. Her service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Mr. David Schaitkin officiating. Interment will be at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sun Home Health Services, Inc., Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.

Clara K. Kohler
LEWISTOWN - Clara K. Kohler, 79, of E-13, Lawler Place, Lewistown, formerly of Snook Hill Road, Lewistown, died at 5:26 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Willes F. and Mary (Hartley) Grose. Her husband, Harry E. Kohler, whom she married June 28, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, Katherine A. Miller, Granville, Harry E. Kohler, Sayre, and Marvin L. Kohler, 113 Snook Hill Road, Lewistown; sisters and brother, Edith Baker, Kish Apartments, Lewistown, Mrs. Harry (Anna) Hain and Charles F. Grose, both of Lewistown, and Bertha Jane Cromwell, Colorado; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Louise Kohler; a grandson, Derrick Kohler; and four brothers. She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Lewistown and the Pensioneers Club. She was also a life member of the Granville Fire Company ladies auxiliary. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home, at which time the Women of the Moose will hold a brief service at 1:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth Eveline Komp
GULFPORT, FL - Ruth Eveline Komp, 88, of Gulfport, FL, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. She was born March 7, 1924, in Wilmerding. Her husband, John Komp of Gulfport, FL, survives. Also surviving are: a sister, Betty Schattschneider of Sarasota, FL, and brothers, James Charlesworth of Lewistown and George Charlesworth of North Versallies. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marybelle Rice Richards of Lewistown. She was a Protestant by faith. She was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Boca Ciega Yacht Club of Gulfport, FL. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Good Earth Crematory, 501 17th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the local chapter of the American Red Cross or Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton Dr., Gulfport, FL 33711.

Edward A. Konoza
PORT ROYAL - Edward A. Konoza, 83, of Port Royal died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1917 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Michael and Palagiya (Fokczinska) Konoza. His wife Patricia (Donhauser) Konoza survives. He was the loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather of his three children, Edward J. Konoza of Macungie, Joseph E. Konoza of Boyertown and Linda P. Cory of Pottstown, his five grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren, who survive. Also surviving are step-children, Richard E. Krohn Jr. and Michael Krohn, both of Malvern and Carol A. Zeiders of Port Royal; a sister, Leona Anasiewicz of Norristown; and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Cory, and by two brothers and a sister, Stanley Konoza, Michael Konoza and Sophie Chest. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having received the Army of Occupation Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, the Polish Catholic Union of America-Society 31, and also a member of the Coates-Wafer VFW. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Lawrence R. Coakly officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery in the Licking Creek valley, where the Juniata County Veterans Council will provide military honors. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Future Planning and Development of St. Jude's church, RR4, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown is in charge of arrangements.

David Kosman II
BELLEFONTE - David Kosman II, 34, of 126 Benner Road, Bellefonte, died of natural causes Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born May 25, 1966, in Lewistown, he was the son of David and Sharon (Watson) Kosman of Zion. Surviving are: sons, Zachary David Kosman, Chase Michael Kosman and Conner Matthew Kosman, all at home; a sister, Susan Kosman of Bellefonte; and his fiancee, Anna Marie Stewart of Lewistown and her two sons, Sean and Christopher. He was a 1984 graduate of Bellefonte High School and a graduate of Williamsport Community College. He was a heavy equipment mechanic, specializing in crane repairs. He was Protestant by faith. He was a member of Local Union No. 66 International Union of Operating Engineers and he was a union steward at L.B. Smith Inc., Pleasant Gap. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion United Methodist Church of Christ, with the Rev. Warren G. Somers officiating. Interment will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Walker Township. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Marion Walker Little League, c/o Scott A. Strouse-Treasurer, 286 Deitrich Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

Truman L. 'Pete' Kramer Jr.
MCALISTERVILLE - Truman L. "Pete" Kramer Jr., 71, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1. Born Sept. 16, 1929, in McAlisterville, he was the son of the late Truman L. Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Kramer. His wife, Phyllis G. (Foose) Kramer, whom he married July 18, 1951, survives. He is also survived by children, Mike Kramer, McAlisterville and Mrs. Jeff (Kathy) Kurtz, Paxinos; brother and sister, Donald Kramer, Alabama and Ruth Hepner, McAlisterville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He attended Fayette Grammar School, McAlisterville. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1951 until 1959. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Susquehanna Quarries, Cumberland County and for D.E. Smith, Mifflintown, until his retirement in 1991. He attended McAlisterville United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors and going to yard sales. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Marian Arlene Kreamer
BEAVERTOWN - Marian Arlene Kreamer, 66, of Beavertown, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Williamsport Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1934, in Spring Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Smith) Reich. Her husband, Paul R. Kreamer, whom she married in 1950, survives. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn A. (Donna J.) Gardner Jr., Beaver Springs RR1, James R. Kreamer, Beaver Springs, and Kenneth L. Kreamer, Beavertown; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Clark (Julia) Keister, Middleburg RR2, Mrs. Lloyd (Phyllis) Swanger, New Berlin, George Richard Reich, Salem, Dale Reich, Beavertown, and Norman Reich, Beavertown RR1; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters and two step-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucy, in infancy, Helen Hood and Marjorie Ettinger; and three brothers, Harold, Donald and Carl Reich. She retired in 1990 from the former Beavertown Weaving Mill, after 25 years of service as an inspector. She was a member of the Port Ann Wesleyan Church, Middleburg RR1. She enjoyed reading, attending church and spending time with her family. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Port Ann Wesleyan Church, Middleburg RR1, with the Rev. James Leininger officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 4:30.-9 p.m. Sunday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, where family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Ann Wesleyan Church, RR1, Box 279A, Middleburg, PA 17842.

Mary I. Kreger
LEWISTOWN - Mary I. Kreger, 76, of 26 W. Market St., Lewistown, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her residence. Born Oct. 17, 1925, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Agnes (Shearer) Paden. Her first husband, Walter Bousum, died in 1971 and her second husband, Gerrett Kreger, died in 1973. Surviving are: children, Barbara Bushland, Petersburg, Robert Bousum, Florida, Sara Schultheis, Tennessee, and Iva Bousum, Illinois; brothers and sisters, Cloyd Paden, Thomas Paden, and Mrs. Al (Barbara) Wilson, all of Belleville and Jane Couch, Petersburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Paden. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Douglas Sherlock Jr. officiating. Interment will be private. There will be no viewing.

Charles E. Krepps
LEWISTOWN - Charles E. Krepps, 53, of 22 Blue Juniata Drive, Lewistown, died at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1947, in Reedsville, he was the son of Alma (Headings) Krepps of 22 Blue Juniata Drive, Lewistown and the late Lawrence B. Krepps. His wife, Jean (Romig) Krepps, whom he married Aug. 21, 1999, survives. Also surviving are: three children, Christopher M. Krepps and Cathie M. Krepps, both of Lewistown and Jeremy Macomber, Belleville; and a brother, Lawrence B. Krepps Jr., Reedsville. He was a 1966 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School. He was a US Army veteran of Vietnam War. He was a tractor-trailer driver and had worked for Wright Construction. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville and its Sunday school. He was also a member of the AARP, the NRA, the North American Hunting Club, the VFW, the American Legion, and five area fire companies. His service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Siglerville, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Falk Clinic, 3601 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Margaret A. "Peg" Krist
LEWISTOWN - Margaret A. "Peg" Krist, 70, of 494 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 5:43 a.m., on Friday, July 13, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born May 19, 1931, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Ephraim M. Moist and the late Elsie M. (Searer) Moist. She is survived by: two sons, Steven Krist, of Lewistown, and Mark Krist, Harrisburg; a sister, Dorothy Righter, of Lewistown; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Mary Alice Moist and Janet Wilson. She was employed as a cashier at Red's Diner and a home nutritionist. She was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 16, at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown, PA, 17044.

Donna L. Krot
LEWISTOWN - Donna L. Krot, 64, of 352 West Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at her residence. Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Naginey, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Elizabeth (Kurtz) Berich. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Christine) White, 712 W. Fourth St., Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Robert E. Berich, Gardenview, Reedsville, Mary E. Thompson, Milroy, Richard J. Berich, Reedsville, Carole L. Henderson, Belleville; and three granddaughters. She was a production employee at Fisher Electronics/Sanyo for over 25 years, retiring in 1996. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin/Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


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