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Melvin E. 'George' Leonard
MILLERSTOWN - Melvin E. "George" Leonard, 21, of Millerstown RR2, Monroe Township, Juniata County, died Friday evening at Lewistown Hospital, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Route 235, McAlisterville. Born Jan. 24, 1980, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Wannetta K. (Strawser) Leonard of Honey Grove and Francis R. Leonard of Harrisburg. His wife, the former Joanne L. Seiders, whom he married on Aug. 25, 2000, survives. Also surviving are: brother and sister, Sherman F. Leonard and Marlena F. Leonard, both of Honey Grove; his mother's companion, Ray E. Coughlin; maternal grandfather, Sherman L. Strawser, Millerstown RR2; mother-in-law, Linda Seiders of Florida; father-in-law, Gary Seiders of Marysville; Jennifer Patton of Lewistown, who was like a sister to Mel; godson, Tony Yeater Jr., son of close friends Jackie (Arbogast) and Tony Yeater Sr. of McAlisterville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Alice Marie Strawser, and paternal grandparents, Jack and Regina Leonard. He was educated at East Juniata High School, Manheim Central High School in Lancaster and Juniata High School and was employed at Triangle Pacific Cabinets Corp., Thompsontown RR1, where he worked in the mailroom as an assembler. He attended the Church of the Open Door, Richfield RR1. He loved his family and was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, motorcross racing and NASCAR, especially the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and then Dale Earnhardt Jr. His funeral service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. George A. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Neimond's Cemetery, Richfield RR1. There will be no viewing. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 1 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the local American Red Cross chapters for the National Disaster Relief Fund.

Albert L. Lepley
LEWISTOWN - Albert L. Lepley, 99, of 3708 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 2:05 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born May 12, 1902, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Elsie (Lowrie) Lepley. His first wife, Verna (Smith) Lepley, died in 1949 and his second wife, Margaret M. (Smith) Lepley, died May 26, 1980. Surviving are: sons, William R. Lepley, Alfarata Road, Lewistown and Charles A. Lepley, US Highway Route 522 N, Lewistown; a sister, Ruth Houser, Burgard Apartments, Lewistown; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel L. Lepley. He was a self-employed farmer and also worked for the American Viscose Corporation and Logan Iron and Steel and then for Standard Steel for a total of 15 years. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown and the Alfarata Lions Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Howard D. Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Florence E. Lepley
BEAVER SPRINGS - Florence E. Lepley, 85, of Beaver Springs, died at 10:16 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 27, 1916, in Centre Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Claire M. and Hattie M. (Musser) Walter. Her husband, John M. Lepley, whom she married March 2, 1935, died in 1956. She is survived by children, Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Bishop and Paul Lepley, both of Beaver Springs RR1; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She worked on the family farm till the 1970s, at the former Snook's Restaurant, and the former Beavertown Weaving Mill, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs and the ladies auxiliary of the Beaver Springs Fire Company. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing Rummycube. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Beaver Lutheran Church, PO Box 167, Beaver Springs, PA 17812. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Gerald M. Lepley
MCCLURE - Gerald M. Lepley, 91, of McClure RR1, died at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 13, 1909, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Homer H. and Eva (Deamer) Lepley. His wife, Gertrude " Sity" (Stumpff) Lepley, died Nov. 1, 1999. He is survived by a brother and sister, Alden D. Lepley, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Mrs. Anthony (Ruby) Burscia, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild; five step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne Hook, one granddaughter, Rosalie Trout and an infant sister . He was a reporter and wire editor for The Sentinel, Lewistown for 25 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Alfarata. He was also the first coordinator of the Mifflin County Senior Citizen's Center; organized and directed the Alfarata Men's Chorus for 50 years; gag writer for various cartoonists nationally; District Two Sunday School Youth Choir Director; charter member of the Alfarata Lions Club; charter member of the Decatur Fire Company; a member of the United Commercial Travelers and the Mifflin County Historical Society. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in Alfarata Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 573 Alfarata Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.

Nina B. Leshock
LEWISTOWN - Nina B. Leshock, 87, formerly of Lake Wood, NJ, died at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1913, in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Pauline (Baranov) Bazukevitch. Her husband, Alexander D. Leshock Sr., died April 2, 1969. Surviving are a sister, Mary B. Major of Lewistown; a niece, Mrs. Daniel (Karen) Doberneck of Lewistown and a nephew, C. Harvey Major, Ellicott, MD. She was preceded in death by two sons, Alexander J. Leshock Jr. and Dennis J. Leshock and two grandsons. She was a bookkeeper for Worthington Office Equipment and Paul Kimball Medical Center; sales clerk for a drug store; and bookkeeper at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, New York City. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, with Father Lawrence Coakley and Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Friends may call 12:30-1:30 p.m. today at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to First United Methodist Church, Third and Dorcas Streets, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Madge E. Lewis
LEWISTOWN - Madge E. Lewis, 75, of 51 Forsythe St., Lewistown died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at 406 E. Walnut St., Lewistown. Born Dec. 1, 1925 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth D. (Hayden) Wedlake. Her husband Stephen J. Lewis preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1996. Surviving are: a brother, Charles Wedlake, Pennsylvania Furnace and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lewis, in 1977. She had been employed by the Princess Shop in Lewistown. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Howard Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth M. Lewis
LEWISTOWN - Ruth M. Lewis, 89, a resident of Beverly Healthcare/William Penn in Lewistown, formerly of Highland Avenue, Burnham, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the nursing home. Born May 17, 1912, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Lillian (Cope) Burkheiser. Her husband, William R. Lewis, preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are: a daughter, Jean Beaver of South Walnut Street, Burnham; three sons, Richard D. Lewis of Harrisburg, William R. Lewis of Largo, FL and Warren L. Lewis of Marysville; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, R. Jay Lewis, who died in October 1999; a brother, Russell E. Burkheiser; and a sister, Dorothy J. Mooney. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren. She was a homemaker. Early in her life, she was employed at Beaver Bakery and at Empire Kosher in Mifflintown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Burnham Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating. Family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday. Interment will be held at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Memorial contributions can be made to the Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA, 17009.

Sydney Elizabeth 'Betty' Lewis
MIFFLINTOWN - Sydney Elizabeth "Betty" Lewis, 78, of Mifflintown RR3, widow of Raymond Lewis, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Licking Creek Valley. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Grove Sunday School, RR3, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Donald L. Liddick
LEWISTOWN - Donald L. Liddick, 52, of 124 W. Market St., Lewistown, died on Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his residence. Born October 15, 1948 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Frank and Carrie (Kauffman) Liddick. He is survived by: a daughter, Dawn Benner, of Granville; one sister, Nancy Jane Powers, of Lewistown; four brothers, R. Eugene Liddick, William E. Liddick, Paul R. Liddick, and Steven C. Liddick, all of Lewistown; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard E. Liddick. He was a production employee at Empire Kosher in Mifflintown. He was a member of: Lewistown Elks Club #663, Lewistown Owls Club, Brooklyn Hose Co., City-Hook and Ladder Fire Co., West Granville Fire Co., Highland Park Hose Co., Lewistown V.F.W. Post 7011, and Yeagertown Fire Co. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 17 at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with Rev. John A. Walters officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions can be made to Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA, 17009. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangement.

Connie Lou Liddington
RICHFIELD - Connie Lou Liddington, 51, of RR1 Richfield, died at 9 a.m. Wenesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at her residence. Her funeral service will be held on Monday at the Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, RR2 Millerstown, with the Rev. Salvatore E. Buonocore officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, adjoining the church. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, at the church.

Paul R. 'Bud' Lilley
LEWISTOWN - Paul R. "Bud" Lilley, 72, of 105 Bossinger Road, Lewistown, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Dec. 10, 1928, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late William and Edna (Yetter) Lilley. His wife, Doris E. (James) Lilley, died Feb. 17, 1997. He is survived by children, Paul E. "Ed" Lilley, Manheim, Michael L. Lilley, Salunga, and Frances E. Lilley, Lancaster; sisters and brothers, George Lilley, Yeagertown, Mrs. Murray (Patricia) Robinson, Lewistown RR4, Bruce Lilley and Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Aumiller, both of Lewistown RR1; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. He was employed as a truck driver at Yellow Freight in Lancaster for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143 and a former member of the Lewistown Eagles Club. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ronald McDonald House, 745 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

Edward A. Lindenberger
SELINSGROVE - Edward A. Lindenberger, 81, of Selinsgrove RR2, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 29, 1919, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Arnold) Lindenberger. His wife, Daphne (Weston) Lindenberger, died in 1996. He was a graduate of Burnham High School and received his undergraduate and masters degree from Penn State University. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific and was awarded the bronze star. He is survived by three sons, Harry F. Lindenberger, Ledyard, Conn., David A. Lindenberger, Hardwick. Vt. and James E. Lindenberger, Port Kent, NY; brothers and sisters, Richard Lindenberger, Ohio, Robert Lindenberger, Allentown, Drusilla Mumper and Irene McCardle, both of Burnham, Mary Smith of Lewistown RR, and Mildred Kline, Michigan; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Violet. He was a school teacher and was last employed as principal at the SUN VoTech School in New Berlin. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Sunbury. He enjoyed woodworking and wood carving. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bible Baptist Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. James Messner officiating. Interment will be made in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. The Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Marie Lindquist
LIVERPOOL - Emma Marie Lindquist, 48, of Liverpool RR1, Juniata County, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at her home, following a 15 month battle with cancer. Born March 31, 1953, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Howard E. Sr. and Mary E. (Mahlin) Myers of Millerstown RR1. Her husband, Paul T. Lindquist, whom she married Oct. 20, 1972 at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Timothy P. (April Michelle) Wagner, Millerstown RR2 and Amber Noelle Lindquist, at home; brothers, Earl D. Myers, Millerstown RR2, Howard E. Myers Jr., Duncannon and Charles A. Myers, Port Royal; one granddaughter; maternal grandfather, Earl Mahlin, Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Mona Mahlin and paternal grandparents, Park and Ethel Myers. She was a 1971 graduate of Greenwood High School, Millerstown. She was a member, administrative board chairperson, and a communion steward of the Salem United Methodist Church, Liverpool RR1. She was also parish secretary of the three United Methodist charges, Salem, Reward and Liverpool. She was a volunteer with the Aurora Club, assisting senior citizens with Girl Scout troops, especially Troop 147, Liverpool, where she was also a Daisy and Brownie leader. She was a supporter of the East Juniata Band Boosters and was well known as a substitute cook at all Juniata County schools. She enjoyed family camp at Black Lake, NY. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Liverpool United Methodist Church, 109 S. Market St., Liverpool, with the Rev. Peter M. Beddia officiating and the Rev. Louise Knotts, assisting. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, 606 N. Front St., Liverpool and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Kline-secretary, 109 S. Market St., Liverpool, PA 17045 or to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Shannon Lee Lloyd
OMAHA, NE - Shannon Lee Lloyd, 7, of 13904 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at University Hospital, Omaha, NE, from injuries suffered in an automobile/bicycle accident. Born Jan. 16, 1994, in Houston, Texas, she was the daughter of Russell and Anne (Metzger) Lloyd of Omaha, NE. Also surviving are: a brother, John Lloyd, at home; maternal grandparents, John and Jean Metzger of Lewistown; and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Lloyd of Reisterstown, MD. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Edward Lloyd. She was entering second grade at Fullerton Magnet Center in Omaha, NE. She loved animals and planned to be a veterinarian. She was also an avid reader. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Omaha, NE. Services were held last week in Omaha, NE. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Nebraska Humane Society, 8929 Fort St., Omaha, NE 68134 or donate blood in Shannon's memory. The Hefey-Hefey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries, Omaha, NE, was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd W. Lockett
EAST WATERFORD - Lloyd W. Lockett, 82, of East Waterford RR1, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 11, 1919, in Bigler Township, Clearfield County, he was a son of the late John L. and Emma May (Dillon) Lockett. His wife, Gladys May (Joseph) Lockett, died in 1982. Surviving are: children, Lloyd R. "Rick" Lockett, McAlisterville, Mrs. John (Cecelia) "Jean" Robinson, McClure and Mrs. Gerald (Diane) Kratzer, East Waterford; foster children, Michael Stine, Steven Erhart, Harry Walters, Karl Erhart, Wanda Erhart and Dona Erhart, all of Lewistown; sisters, Mrs. Ira (Martha) Knepper, Lewistown and Florence Henry, Burnham; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 13 foster grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Mediterranean Theatre. He was a crane operator at Standard Steel for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Parkview Church of the Brethren, the East Waterford Fire Company, and United Steelworkers of America No. 1940. His service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Jean Gibson Lofflin
LEWISTOWN - Jean Gibson Lofflin, 75, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, died at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 16, 1925, in Richwood, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward F. and Dorothy (Donalson) Gibson. Her husband, John R. Lofflin, whom she married June 28, 1956, survives. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Sutton and Madaline Collins. She was a registered nurse at various hospitals in Pennsylvania , Maryland, West Virginia, and Alabama. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimers Foundation, 2001 N. Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn L. Logue
CAMP HILL - Kathryn L. Logue, 89, a resident of Manor Care Nursing Home, Camp Hill, formerly of 15 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the nursing home. Born April 6, 1911, in Ryde, she was the daughter of the late Nevin S. and Hulda (Hall) Love. Her husband, Clyde C. Logue, died in 1984. She is survived by children, Richard C. Logue, 15 W. Fourth St., Lewistown and Mrs. Jeffery (Susan) Kisner, Shiremanstown; sisters and brothers, Hazel Heider, Burnham, Ruth Pollock, Washington, DC, Betty Love, Shirleysburg, and Maxine Raffensberger, Elizabethtown; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. She was a homemaker and early in life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Lewistown Church of the Brethren. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia R. Lohman
LEWISTOWN - Virginia R. Lohman, 81, of 300 Sixth St., Highland Park, Lewistown, died at 7:29 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 2, 1919, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Hirman and Anna (Craig) Watts. Her husband, Paul A. Lohman Sr., died Nov. 11, 1989. Surviving are sons, Paul A. Lohman Jr., Lewistown and Larry W. Lohman, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Mildred McCormick, Florida; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Watts and two sister, Esther Eckert and Phyllis Beeman. She was a graduate of Altoona High School and attended Penn State and business school. Early in life, she worked at Danks & Co. and later owned and operated a beauty shop in Highland Park. She was a Methodist by faith. She enjoyed camping and playing piano. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry A. Long Jr.
BELLEVILLE - Harry A. Long Jr., 90, of 21 Osage Drive, Belleville, died at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1910, in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Harry A. Sr. and Mary (Patton) Long. His wife, E. Franceila (Stuck) Long, whom he married Aug. 2, 1930, died June 9, 1967. Surviving are: children, Constance Fultz and Harry O. Long, both of Belleville; sister and brother, Mrs. James (Lenore) Speer, Blair Mills, and David Long, Lancaster; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James L. Long on July 26, 1985, and one granddaughter, Margaret 'Muffie" Peachey; sisters, Zella Beaver, Reba Girton, Catherine Long; and a brother, Darwin T. Long. He was owner of Long's Garage Inc., Reedsville, for 37 years, retiring in 1987, and he was also a Massey Ferguson Dealer. He was a member of the NRA and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, flying and horseback riding. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with the Rev. Samuel G. Strohm officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Big Valley Ambulance Club Inc., PO Box 1023, Belleville, PA 17004.

Valera C. Long
MILLERSTOWN - Valera C. Long, 80, of Millerstown, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Brookline Manor & Retirement Village, RR1 Mifflintown. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Millerstown, Perry County, she was the daughter of the late James D. and Emma (Mendenhall) Cupp. Her husband, Alton Long, preceded her in death on May 30, 1998. She is survived by cousins. She was a graduate of Millerstown High School and Central Penn Business School, Summerdale. She retired from Bell Telephone Company, Harrisburg, where she had served as supervisor in the business office. She was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church, and its Sunday school. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Millerstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James R. Behren officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Millerstown United Methodist Church, 702 East Sunbury Street, Millerstown, Pa 17062, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the McAlisterville Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Arthur K. Lose
MCCLURE - Arthur K. Lose, 82, of McClure RR2, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1918, in McClure, he was a son of the late John and Mertie (Kline) Lose. His wife, Mary J. (Troup) Lose, whom he married May 18, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Carol Jean Ewing, McClure RR2, Judy Ann Bingaman, Erlanger, KY and Kay Louise Eisenhart, McClure; six sisters, Loretta Kline, Mount Pleasant Mills, Joyce Fisher, Northumberland, Phyllis Eisenhauer, Middleburg RR, Beatrice Charles and Irene Fenstermacher, both of Middleburg and Iva Hook, Beavertown; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother, Barbara Long, Lulu Walter, Mary Zechman and Edward Lose. He was a 1936 graduate of the former McClure High School. In 1981, he retired from B & R Farm Supply, where he was a mechanic for 20 years. Earlier in life, he worked for the former Kirby Manufacturing and had farmed 17 years for Reno Thomas. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown. He was a member of the McClure, Bannerville and Beaver Springs Fire Companies. Services will be held 11 a.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 Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, PA 17813 or Baker's United Methodist Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841.

Hannah Elizabeth Loucks
LEWISTOWN - Hannah Elizabeth Loucks, 72, of 817 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Nancy Elizabeth (Miller) Lukens. Her husband, Gordon L. Loucks, whom she married Aug. 18, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Carson (Susan) Freeman, Souderton, Mrs. William (Alice) Marsh, Greencastle, and Daniel L. Loucks, Lewistown; sister and brother, Esther Kline, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown and James F. Lukens, Lewistown; and three grandchildren. She was a 1946 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1949 graduate of the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing, Harrisburg. She also attended the University of Pittsburgh in 1950. She worked as a registered nurse for FW Black Hospital and Lewistown Hospital, serving as a staff nurse and a night supervisor, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women, and helped to organize the Quilting Peacemakers. She was also a member of the Alter Guild and for many years a member of the Chancel Choir. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Church. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends following the service Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary Restoration Fund, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Freeburn Love
EAST WATERFORD - Freeburn Love, 83, of East Waterford, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Brookline Manor Retirement Village, RR1 Mifflintown. Born Nov. 13, 1918, in East Waterford, he was the son of the late Silas and Jennie (Drolsbaugh) Love. His wife of 62 years, Miriam (Shearer) Love, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Norman F. Love, East Waterford; two daughters, Marlene Lauver, Pittsburgh, and Elaine Civic, Allentown; a sister, Lettie Kennedy, HC 67 Mifflin; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a member, elder and trustee of the East Waterford Presbyterian Church, served many years on the advisory board of Juniata Valley Bank, Port Royal branch, was a former director and president of the Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative, served on the board of directors of the East Waterford Cemetery Assoc., was a member of Blairs Mills Lions Club, was an active member of Pomona Grange #35 and Tuscarora Grange #774 where he was instrumental in assisting with construction of the present building, and he was an agent for the Grange Insurance Company. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his church, with Pastor Howard Fritz officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from noon-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Tuscarora Grange #774, c/o Eleanor Peterson, treasurer, RR1 Honey Grove, PA 17035.

Lester K. 'Les' Lowe
LIVERPOOL - Lester K. "Les" Lowe, 72, of Liverpool RR1, died at 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born March 26, 1929, in Duncannon RR4, he was the son of the late Albion and Thelma (Cauffman) Lowe. His wife, T. Romaine (Zaring) Lowe, whom he married Sept. 10, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, David W. Lowe, Liverpool RR1, Connie M. Lowe, at home, and Mrs. Thomas C. (Debra K.) Benner, Millerstown RR2; a sister, Pearl Maxwell of Duncannon; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Lowe. He was a 1947 graduate of the former Duncannon High School and held a membership in the Duncannon High School Alumni Association. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Enola Yards, in the mailroom from 1947-1957. He owned and operated Lowe's Service Station, Liverpool, from the late 1960's until he retired in 1986. He then worked part-time for Creation Windows, Selinsgrove. He was Methodist by faith. He enjoyed traveling and doing mechanic work on cars. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Ronald J. Beistline officiating. Interment will be in Liverpool Union Cemetery, Liverpool. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Liverpool Ambulance League, c/o Teresa Orr, PO Box 258, Liverpool, PA 17045 or to the Liverpool Fire Company, c/o Missy Rider, PO Box 144, Liverpool, PA 17045.

Robert E. 'Bob' Lowrey
MIFFLINTOWN - Robert E. "Bob" Lowrey, 58, of the Orangeville Nursing and Rehab Center, Orangeville, and formerly of Mifflintown, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 13, 1942, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Florence K. (Krebbs) Lowrey Sr. Surviving are: three brothers, Jackson C. Lowrey, Mifflintown RR3, Charles S. Lowrey, Mifflin, and Richard L. Lowrey, North Ft. Myers, FL; five sisters, Marilyn V. Guyer, Thompsontown RR1, Mada A. Graham, Lewistown, Nancy J. Swartz and Laurabelle D. Lowrey, both of Mifflin, and Jenny L. Lowrey, Mifflintown; a stepsister, Helen Ranck, Brookline Manor Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward E. "Peanuts" Lowrey, who died on June 22, 1999. He had worked for the Juniata Sentinel, Mifflintown for 10 years. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas M. Compton officiating. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty A. Lucarelli
BETHEL PARK - Betty A. Lucarelli, 67, of Bethel Park, died on Thursday, June 14, 2001. Born Sep. 9, 1933, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Lucarelli. Surviving are: children, Diane Smooke, Lewistown, Ronald J. Lucarelli of Jefferson Mills, Daniel J. Lucarelli of South Park, Donna M. McManus of Carrick and Carol M. Lucarelli of Lass Vegas, NV; sisters and brothers, Lois Rodgers, Claire Cummings, Paul Bornscheuer and Tom Bornscheuer; and eight grandchildren. She was employed at Modern Reproductions as a clerk for 26 years and was a member of St. Germaine Church in Bethel Park. Family may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Rd., Brentwood. There will be a funeral prayer at 9:15 a.m. Monday and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Germaine Church. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Western PA, P.O. Box 100, Warrendale, PA 15086.

Robert Lyles
STATE COLLEGE - Robert Lyles, 83, formerly of 193 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at University Park Nursing Home, State College. Born Dec. 22, 1917, in Petersburg, VA, he was a son of the late Colnel and Janie (Johnson) Lyles. His wife, Carole (Phillips) Lyles, whom he married Oct. 25, 1962, survives. Also surviving are: children, Betty J. Lyles, Steelton, Lisa L. Lyles, Richmond, VA and R. Michael Lyles, Lewistown; a brother, Colnel Lyles Jr., Harrisburg; and one grandson. He was a steelworker supervisor for 40 years at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Steelton, retiring in 1983. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Pauline L. Lyter
MIFFLIN &endash; Pauline L. Lyter, 41, of 117 Main St., Mifflin died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyter Funeral Fund, in care of Barbara Partner, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, Pa., 17059.

Charlotte Ada Lytle
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Charlotte Ada Lytle, 78, of 1661 Norton Estate Circle, Snellville, Ga., formerly of Port Royal and York, died at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, at Emory Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, Ga. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Brade A. and Erie M. (Mickey) Turbett. Her husband, Robert F. Lytle of 1661 Norton Estate Circle, Snellville, Ga., whom she married June 18, 1949, survives. She is also survived by children, Mark F. Lytle, Lawrenceville, Ga. and Tammy C. Lytle, Duluth, Ga.; a brother, Donald W. Turbett, Lewistown; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. She was a 1941 graduate of Port Royal High School. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Snellville, Ga. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Letner officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


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