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Flora E. Laite
MOUNTAIN TOP - Flora E. Laite, 92, of 185 S. Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, formerly of Lansford, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her residence. Born in New Foundland, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Simms. Her husband, the Rev. Chesley H. Laite, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Murray Laite of Lewistown, Reginald Laite of Tarrytown, NY, and Berkeley Laite of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Gordon, who passed away in 2000; and four sisters, Rowena Simms, Elsie Snow, Ivy Lacey, and Flossie Taylor. She graduated from school in New Foundland. She was a member of the English Congregational Church, Lansford and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the English Congregational Church, 47 W. Ridge St, Lansford, with the Rev. Wayne Benack DD officiating. Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua. Friends may call noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the English Congregational Church, 47 W. Ridge St, Lansford, PA 18232. The Roche Funeral Home, 500 E Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements.

Hannah Mary Lamb
LEWISTOWN - Hannah Mary Lamb, 89, of 2603 U.S. Highway 522 N., Lewistown, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born June 15, 1912, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late C. Wayne and Mary E. (Crissman) Snyder. Her husband, James Walter Lamb, whom she married June 9, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: several nieces and nephews, Samuel MacElwee, Hummelstown, Jacquelyn Wilson, Shermansdale, Joanne Slesser, Harrisburg, and John R. Snyder, Hershey. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Jo, and is the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. She was Supervisor of Beaming Department F.M.C and later a ward clerk at the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room. She was a member of the Fame Ambulance Company during WWII. She helped start the Lewistown Shelter where she volunteered, and was a Lewistown Hospital volunteer for 30 years with over 6000 hours. She was the chairperson for the hospital fair for three years, a member and volunteer of the PA Association of Older People, and a member of The Mental Health association, the F.M.C. Supervisors Club and the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel AMC Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel AMC Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, Pa 17044, or to Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, Pa 17044. Arrangements by Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Jay Scott Landes
LEWISTOWN - Jay Scott Landes, 43, of 1016 Parcheytown Road, Lewistown, died at 9:41 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 30, 1957, in Lansdale, he was the foster son of Norman and Edith King of Allensville. His wife, Fay A. (Beal) Landes, whom he married Aug. 7, 1976, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jeremy Scott Landes and Cecil Jacob Landes, at home, Jason Lyn Landes, Parkview Avenue, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Darlene Hartzell and Dennis Landes, Lansdale, Will Landes, St. Petersburg, FL and Les Landes, Allentown; foster brothers, Donald Himelright, Sunbury and Manuel Irizarry, Lewistown; and three grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a parts manager for three years at Faulkner Pontiac, Harrisburg, and was also a security guard for McDonald's, Mifflintown. He was previously employed as an assistant parts manager at Calkin's Automotive, Burnham. He was Mennonite by faith. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wesley E. King officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth-El Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA 17004.

Gerald Fenton Larson
AUGUSTA, GA - Gerald Fenton Larson, 57, of Augusta, GA, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the V.A. Hospital in Augusta, GA. Born Feb. 6, 1944, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late William John and Katherine Claudine (Hess) Larson. He is survived by a companion, Jill Pemberton of Augusta, GA. Also surviving are: children, Gerald F. Larson Jr. and Wendy Sue Larson, both of California; brothers and sisters, William J. Larson, Katherine C. Laub, Arthur L. Larson, all of Lewistown, Larry L. Larson, Fort Myers, FL, and DyAnn K. Wilson, Rockwood, TN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Rebecca (Larson) Hudson on Jan. 2, 2001. He attended Lewistown High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and received a medical discharge. His remains were donated to the Medical College of Georgia for research. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ehlers Danlos National Foundation, 6399 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Local information was provided by Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Rozella H. Lash
QUAKERTOWN - Rozella H. Lash, 90, a resident of Life Quest Nursing Center, Quakertown, formerly of 408 Old Park Road, Lewistown, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the nursing center. Born Jan. 27, 1910, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Calvin R. and Flora S. (Gelwicks) Miley. Her husband, Clair P. Lash Sr., died Feb. 1, 1995. Surviving are: children, Waide E. Johnson, Port Charlotte, Fla., Otto D. Johnson, 279 Caldwell Hill, Lewistown, Ruth E. Nearhoof, Wilmington, Del. and Joan E. Steiert, Silverdale; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. She was a folder for Arrow Shirt factory for 17 years. She attended the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and was a member of the AARP and the AAA Motor Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Grace M. Latherow
MCVEYTOWN - Grace M. Latherow, 71, of Ryde, McVeytown RD, died at 11:12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at her home. Born July 13, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Viola M. (Diven) Harshbarger. Her husband, Merrill F. Latherow, whom she married July 23, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Larry F. Latherow, Ryde; a half-brother, Paul J. Gruber, Strodes Mills; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Walter on Oct. 8, 2001, and a brother, Lesley Harshbarger. She retired from Fisher Electronics, RD1 Reedsville. She was a member of the Ryde United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class and the Women's Society of the Church. She enjoyed hunting. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ryde United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert A. Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Ryde Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. this evening at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ryde U.M. Church, c/o Rev. Brown, P.O. Box 337, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.

James G. Laughlin
LEWISTOWN - James. G. Laughlin, 68, of 10375 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001 at his residence. Born Dec. 23, 1932 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Glenn C. and L. Elizabeth (Brought) Laughlin. His wife, Mary M. (McNabb) Laughlin, whom he married Sept. 15, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Joseph G. Laughlin, 10588 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, Steven J. Laughlin, RD2 Box 568A Martinsburg and Mrs. Nils (Mary E.) Hagen-Frederiksen, 803 Apple Drive, Mechanicsburg; brothers, Lee A. Laughlin, 3728 W. Main St., Belleville and Bruce E. Laughlin, 800 Big Ridge Road, Lewistown; and nine grandchildren. He was a Corporal in the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a graduate of the Lewistown High School Class of 1951. He was a member of the Ellen Chapel Church. He was a member of the Fort Granville Grange and a patron of the Stone Arch Players and community concerts. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and musical theatre. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. J. Faust Hissong and Margaret Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ellen Chapel, 11764 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, PA 17044, or to Friends of the Embassy Theatre, c/o Paul T. Fagley, 114 Second Ave., Burnham, PA 17009, or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary Alma (Rambler) Laughlin
LEWISTOWN - Mary Alma (Rambler) Laughlin, 87, of 12425 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, passed away at her home on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2001, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Swissvale, Allegheny County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Martin and Viola Claire (Weston) Rambler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bradford Laughlin. She is survived by sons, Carl B. Laughlin Jr., John C. Laughlin and Wilfred R. Laughlin, all of Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Hazel) Espigh of McVeytown; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Rambler and two sisters, Violet Rambler Dunmire and Helen Rambler Tilley. She and her husband operated the Laughlin Guernsey; Farm in Ferguson Valley from 1952 to 1972. She was a member of Spring Run Church of the Brethren. After her marriage, she attended Ellen Chapel Union Sunday School for a number of years. She was also a member of Fort Granville Grange, where she served as lecturer for a number of years. Her funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family, with Karen McCachren officiating. There will be no viewing. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment will also be private at Mt. Rock Cemetery. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102 or to Mifflin/Juniata County Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Angel Rose Lauver
THOMPSONTOWN - Angel Rose Lauver, infant daughter of Bryan W. Lauver and Marilyn L. Fry of Thompsontown RR1, was stillborn Wednesday morning June 13, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Also surviving are: a brother and a sister, Grant L. Fry and Olivia L. Fry, both at home; paternal grandmother, Martha L. Lauver, Port Royal RR2; and maternal grandmother, Lucille Fry, Millersburg. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with the Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery. The Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Ira F. Lauver
ELLIOTTSBURG - Ira F. Lauver, 78, of Elliottsburg RR1, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his home. Born March 28, 1922, in East Salem, Juniata County, he was a son of the late William B. and Bessie (Groce) Lauver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie M. (Hockenberry) Lauver. Surviving are: children, Glenn Hockenberry and William L. Lauver, both of Ickesburg, Ira E. Lauver, Elliottsburg and Connie M. Frontz, Loysville RR1; two brothers, Robert E. Lauver and Joseph R. Lauver, both of New Bloomfield; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother, Helen Hurley, Dorothy Foster, Evelyn Holly and Charles Lauver. He was retired from Duffy Motts, Aspers; was a Saville Township employee; and was a former logger. He was a member of the Ickesburg Ambulance Club and Ickesburg Fire Company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Ronald S. Weigel officiating. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elliottsburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

John C. Lauver
MIFFLINTOWN - John C. Lauver, 61, of 99 Ridge Road, Mifflintown, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1. Born July 20, 1940, in Denholm, he was the son of the late John P. Lauver and Loma (Willoughby) Lauver Maize. Surviving are: a brother, Ronald W. Lauver of Kistler, Mount Union; one niece and four nephews. He was preceded in death by a niece. He worked at Empire Kosher, Mifflintown. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2, with the Rev. Gary Auker officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no viewing. The Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

LouCeille Lauver
SELINSGROVE - LouCeille Lauver, 94, formerly of RR3, Selinsgrove, died Friday morning, Nov. 16, 2001, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove. Born Oct. 23, 1907, in Abilene, TX, and raised in Waco, TX, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Julia A. (Hulsey) Howard. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph F. Russell, and her second husband, Robert D. Lauver, on Feb. 17, 1987. Surviving are: children, Barbara A. Russell, Wilton, CA, Henry F. Lauver and his wife, Melba, of Garner, NC, and Robert H. Lauver and his wife, Susan, of Selinsgrove; a brother, Cecil J. Howard of Waco, TX; two grandchildren, Aaron S. Lauver and his wife, Tonya, of Lewisburg and Lindsey E. Lauver of East Stroudsburg; three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was baptized at Lake View Baptist Church, Waco, TX. Since moving to the area she has attended the Kreamer Bible Baptist Church, Atkinson Mills Methodist Church and the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning food and caring for her birds. She has lived in Selinsgrove, Thompsontown, Burnham and McVeytown. She was a good woman who left many lives better for having touched hers, and she will be missed by her family and all who knew her. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury. Interment will be in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday. Arrangements were handled by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home.

Mildred Helen (Stine) Lauver
TUCSON, AZ - Mildred Helen (Stine) Lauver, of Tucson, AZ, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001. She had been in Tucson for the past 57 years after leaving Pennsylvania. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, AZ. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Barbara M. Leach
LEWISTOWN - Barbara M. Leach, 67, of 468 Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1933, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Orin and Ida May (Yetter) Jones. Her husband, Samuel B. Leach Jr., survives. Also surviving are: children, Carl D. Leach, Mifflin, Joseph L. Leach, Millville, Marlin E. Leach, Carlisle, Danny K. Leach, Tracey A. Leach, Michael C. Leach, C. Scott Leach, all of Mifflintown, Sharon G. Lane, Lewistown RR6 and Kathy A. Hays, Honey Grove; brother and sister, Melvin "Gene" Jones, Texas and Helen Spickler, McVeytown; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Ken Jones, Raymond Jones, Betty Hale, Julia Clemens, Marietta Wagner, and one grandson, Brendon Leach. She retired in 1994 with 27 years of service as the supervisor of the Turkey Evis Line of Empire Kosher Poultry Inc., Mifflintown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Brenda Gill officiating. Interment will be in the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Academia. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC-63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Helen S. Leach
MIFFLIN - Helen S. Leach, 91, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC 67, formerly of Port Royal and Thompsontown, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 29, 1909, in Thompsontown, she was the daughter of the late Harry O. and Margaret (Leidy) Sieber. Her first husband, Arthur V. Bookwalter, died Sept. 29, 1959 and her second husband, Charles R. Leach died Dec. 17, 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean Dolan of Port Royal RR2 and Marian B. Book of Thompsontown; stepchildren, William Leach and Darwin Leach, both of Thompsontown, and Joanne Shehan of McAlisterville; brother and sister, Ralph Sieber of McAlisterville RR and Mabel Wert of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers, Ruth Jones, Harry Sieber, Merrill Sieber, and Frank Sieber. She was a 1927 graduate of Thompsontown High School. She retired from Rae-Sel Corporation, Port Royal, where she worked as a seamstress. She was the oldest living member of Mexico United Presbyterian Church. She had voted in every election for more than 50 years and enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mexico Presbyterian Church, PO Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082 or Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Kathryn A. Leach
LEWISTOWN - Kathryn A. Leach, 84, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Valley Street, Lewistown, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the nursing home. She was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Philipsburg. Her husband, Woodrow 'Woody" Leach, died March 22, 1991. She is survived by a son, James Leach, U.S. Hwy 522 South, Lewistown; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, John Donahue, and 12 brothers and sisters. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. She was also a member of the Fame Fire Company, the American Legion Post 90, Lewistown, and the B.P.W. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing.

Samuel Banks Leach, Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Samuel Banks Leach, Jr., 70, of Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died Thursday, Dec. 20 at Lewistown Hospital emergency room. Born Feb. 17, 1931 in Milford Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Samuel B. and Geraldine (Peck) Leach. His wife Barbara (Jones) Leach preceded him in death on March 28, 2001. Surviving are: children, Carl D. Leach, Mifflin, Sharon G. Lane and Joseph L. Leach, both of Lewistown, Danny K. Leach, Tracey A. Leach, Michael C. Leach and Clifford Scott Leach, all of Mifflintown, Marlin E. Leach, Carlisle, Kathy A. Murphy, Honey Grove; brothers and sisters Dorothy Bender, Lewistown, Mary Eyer, Linda Kunkel and Leroy Leach, all of Mexico, Nancy Narrone, Ohio, Richard Leach, Mifflin, Stephen Leach, Thompsontown and Donald Leach, Arch Rock; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Blystone and one grandson, Brendon Lee Leach. He was a truck driver, retiring from R.C. Savercool, Millerstown and was inducted into the Trucker's Hall of Fame in Ohio in 1985. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a surgical technician during the Korean Conflict. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown with the Rev. Brenda Hill officiating. Interment will be in the Academy Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. The viewing will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Bernice L. Leacy
LEWISTOWN - Bernice L. Leacy, 68, of 1317 Route 522 North, Lewistown, died at 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1932, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Beulah E. (Shawver) Stoner. Surviving are: children, George R. Leacy Jr., Lewistown and Mrs. Craig (Brenda) Marshall, Elizabethtown; a brother, Nelvin E. Stoner, McClure RR; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. She retired due to disability from Hanover-Guest Foods, Centre Hall, as an inspector. She was a member of the Church of God, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Services Inc., 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Michael J. Leahy
MIFFLIN - Michael J. Leahy, 41, of 104 Juniata St., Mifflin, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 16, 1960, in Norristown, he was the son of George H. Leahy of Thompsontown RR1 and Lois (Bell) Hill of Walnut Bottom Road Manor Care, Carlisle. His wife, Teresa P. (Towsey) Leahy, whom he married Nov. 2, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: stepmother, Mrs. George (Laurel) Leahy, Thompsontown RR1; three sons, Thomas A. Dressler, Michael L. Leahy and Austin J. Bishop; two stepsons, H. Emmet Dressler and Jared G. Dressler; brother and sisters, David W. Leahy, Mifflin, Debra A. Messimer, Elliotsburg, Helen M. Dixon, Loysville, and Jennifer L. Lantz, Newport; three half-sisters, Sherry Kint, Crystal Leahy and Becky Leahy, all of Port Royal; two stepsisters, Ellie Smith, Flowertown and Jennifer Gehers, McAlisterville; and one foster brother, John Neidig Sr., Mifflintown. He was preceded in death by one sister, Roxanne R. Leahy and two brothers, Harry H. Leahy and George L. Leahy. He was an assistant paper carrier for The Sentinel, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Warren Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to be made to: Alcoholics Anonymous, PO Box O, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Dorothy Leaman
EAST EARL - Dorothy Leaman, 71, of 1252 Edgewood Drive, East Earl, died unexpectedly Sunday morning of natural causes at her cabin in Milroy. Born in Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Eva (Stauffer) Wanner. Her husband, Luke M. Leaman, with whom she celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on April 13, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Donna J., wife of Glen Kanagy, Belleville, Carol A., wife of Tim Weaver, New Holland, and Sandy L., wife of Clair Martin, Narvon; a son, Dale L., husband of Lonita Leaman, New Holland; five sisters, Kathryn, wife of John Kochel, East Earl, Helen, wife of Noah Snader, East Earl, Jane, wife of Raymond Weaver, Mohnton, Edith, wife of Eugene Horning, Narvon, and Margaret, wife of Marvin Weaver, Blue Ball; two brothers, Horace, husband of Dorothy (Leaman) Wanner, Narvon, and Charles, husband of Sylvia (Hibshman) Wanner, Akron; and 10 grandchildren. She had been employed for the past 32 years as a housekeeper for the Bird-in-Hand Inn. She was a member of the Welsh Mountain Mennonite Church, New Holland and enjoyed sending greeting cards to family and friends. Her funeral service was held Wednesday morning at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl.

Dr. Herbert A. 'Andy' Leeper Jr.
LONDON, ONTARIO - Dr. Herbert A. "Andy" Leeper Jr., 58, of 51 Hammond Crescent, London, Ontario, Canada, N5X1A5, died Thursday, May 24, 2001 in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 5, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Herbert A. Leeper Sr. and Thekla (Metzger) Leeper of 930 Ridens Road, Lewistown. His wife Genese A. (Warr) Leeper, whom he married Aug. 12, 1974, survives. Also surviving are sons, William "Rob" Leeper and Terrence John "TJ" Leeper, both at home. He was a graduate of the Chief Logan High School Class of 1960. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Bloomsburg State and his Masters and Ph.D. at Purdue University. He was a professor at the University of Western Ontario. During his tenure he received may academic awards and was recognized as an authority in the field of voice and cranio-facial anomalies. He was an active member of his community, taking part as a volunteer coach in youth sports. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg.-D, Altoona, PA 16601.

Robert B. Leeper
Robert B. Leeper, 72, of 74 Airport Hill Road, Lewistown, died at 7:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Zendt Nursing Home in Richfield. Born Aug. 26, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Carl and Sara (Shotzberger) Leeper. His wife, Patricia (Smiley) Leeper, whom he married in 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth Leeper, Linda Pinto and Tracy Leeper, all of Lewistown, and Jeffrey Leeper of New York; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Fleming. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenter's Union #333 in State College. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with Pastor Roger Reece officiating. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Thekla M. Leeper
LEWISTOWN - Thekla M. Leeper, 89, of 930 Riden's Road, Lewistown, died at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1912, in East Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Fannie (Bentzel) Metzger. Her husband, Herbert A. Leeper, died Dec. 7, 1978. Surviving are: sisters, Anna Mary Keim, South Pasadena, Fla. and Frances M. Miller, 21 Franklin Ave., Lewistown; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Herbert A. "Andy" Leeper on May 24, 2001; one brother and one sister. She was executive secretary for WMRF Radio for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burnham; the Lutheran Church Women (WELCA); the Mifflin County Historical Society; the Twentieth Century Club; the Republican Women of Action; the ACTWU Retirees; and was an active church and community volunteer. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in the Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601.

Frederick LeRoy LeFevre
ELBERTON,GA - Frederick LeRoy LeFevre, 70, of Elberton, GA, and formerly of Lewistown, died Dec. 20, 2001, at the University Hospital, Augusta, GA. He was a son of the late William C. LeFevre and Lorma R. LeFevre. His wife, Joyce LeFevre, whom he married Nov. 30, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, Lorma Carson, Pamela Harlon and Mark LeFevre, all of Elberton, GA, William LeFevre, Clayton, GA, Michael LeFevre and Joe LeFevre, both of Yeagertown, James LeFevre, Mount Pleasant, N.C., Fred LeFevre, McClure, and Tonya York of Anderson, S.C.; three brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Jodi L. LeFevre; four brothers and two sisters. He was retired from Gate Petroleum Company and was a resident and employed by Camp Harmony Association, Inc. for the past 10 years. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 29 at Burnham Church of the Nazarene, Freedom Avenue, Burnham.

Frank E. Leinaweaver
UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP - Frank E. Leinaweaver, 73, of Upper Allen Township, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Feb. 23, 1928, he was a son of the late Frank T. and Jessie Elizabeth (Holtzapple) Leinaweaver. His wife, Donna Lee (Bollinger) Leinaweaver, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Mark Lynn Leinaweaver of York, Matthew Allen Leinaweaver of Huntington Beach, Calif., Chad Edward Leinaweaver of Stoughton, Mass.; a sister, Miriam LaRue of Mechanicsburg; and three grandchildren. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Bell Telephone Company after 28 years of service and was currently an employee of E.U.R. Systems, Mechanicsburg. He was a member of Shepherdstown United Methodist Church; the Telephone Pioneers; the Eureka Lodge F&AM 302; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 43; and was active in various masonic orders for over 50 years. He enjoyed woodworking. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, at Shepherdstown United Methodist Church, 1934 S. York St., with the Rev. Thomas Willard officiating. Interment will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday with a Masonic service at 8:30 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Shepherdstown United Methodist Church, 1934 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or to the American Heart Association, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011. The Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Lori A. Leister
BURNHAM - Lori A. Leister, 42, of 608 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, died of natural causes at 3 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, at her residence. Born June 14, 1959, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Richard L. Sr. and Esther M. (McKinley) Hartley of 410 Locust St., Burnham. Her husband, Richard E. Leister, whom she married Jan. 22, 1980, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Gregory A. Leister and Timothy J. Leister, both at home; brothers, Richard L. Hartley Jr., Jackson, WY and Scott A. Hartley, Granville. She was a 1977 graduate of Chief Logan High School. She was a van driver for R&S Bus Company and was a Burnham Borough tax collector for eight years. She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham, where she served as the chairman of the Worship Committee, was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, and served on many other church committees. She was secretary of the South Burnham Community Group and committee person and treasurer of the Burnham Boy Scout Troop 6. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Brent A. Leiter
PORT ROYAL - Brent A. Leiter, 21, of Port Royal RR2, died at 12:39 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 22, 1979, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of Charles D. and Pamela E. (Becker) Leiter of Port Royal RR2. He is also survived by: a brother and sister, Charles T. Leiter, Jacksonville, Fla. and Alicia N. Leiter, Port Royal RR2; maternal grandmother, Alma O. (Sheerer) Becker, Mexico; and paternal grandmother, Betty L. (Fultz) Leiter, Mifflintown RR1. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Harry J. Becker and paternal grandfather, Charles A. Leiter. He was a 1998 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown, where he played football and was a member of the track team. He was employed as a lead forklift operator for Exel Logistics, Mechanicsburg. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR2, with the Rev. Louise Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2. 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 Heart Association, HC 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles A. Leiter
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles A. Leiter, 74, of Mifflintown RR1, died at 11:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born September 17, 1926, in Mifflintown, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Rebecca (Minick) Leiter. His wife Betty L. (Fultz) Leiter whom he married October 6, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children: Mrs. Larry (Sheila) Craig, 88 Grand St. Belleville, Charles D. Leiter, Port Royal RR #2; a brother James Leiter, Mifflintown and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Priscilla Swineford. He was a 1945 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He attended the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mifflintown. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Mifflintown Hose Co. No.1 and a member of the Juniata County Sportsman Club where he helped to clear land for the present building. He retired in 1974 from the Spinning Room of the American Viscose Corp., Lewistown with 28 years of service. He also served for 25 years as a deputy game warden for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and during his retirement, he worked as a plumber for James Leiter Plumbing of Mifflintown. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with James Flickinger officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4. Friends may call 7-9 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Doris M. Leonard
BURNHAM - Doris M. Leonard, 89, formerly of Burnham, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Dec. 2, 1911, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Annie (Kiester) Nipple. Her husband, George E. Leonard, preceded her in death in 1995. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Linda) Snyder, Knepp Avenue, Lewistown and Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) Zimmerman, 829 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, a son, a grandson and two great-grandsons. She was employed as a nurse's aide for 22 years at Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.

Leslie H. Leonard
CHAMBERSBURG - Leslie H. Leonard, 84, a resident of the Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, formerly of Lewistown and Traverse City, MI, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. Born Sept. 5, 1916, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Lawrence B. and Pearl (Hersh) Leonard. His wife, Iva (Smith) Leonard, whom he married Oct. 1, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: sons, John Brady Leonard, Mancelona, MI and James Leroy Leonard, Spring City; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, one half-brother and one half-sister. He was a carpenter. He was a member of the Cherry Blossom Mennonite Church, Traverse City, MI. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Ltd., 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, with the Rev. Lester Otto and the Rev. Sam Troyer officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 6 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Lewis A. Leonard
PORT ROYAL - Lewis A. Leonard, 74, of Port Royal RR2, died at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Granville Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Grace M. (Gill) Leonard. His wife, Alma J. (Isenberg) Leonard of Port Royal RR2, whom he married Oct. 4, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dwaine (Susan) Brown, Port Royal; sisters, Mrs. William (Maxine) Swartz and Minnie Arlene Leonard, both of Mifflintown RR2; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmer Leonard and one stepbrother, Thomas Weimer. He was a retired sorter for Juniata Garment Company, Mifflin. He had also worked for the former Rae-Sel Corporation, Port Royal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mifflintown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Ronald L. Shupe officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. A closed casket visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Baptist Church, HC-63, Box 54A, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


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