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Ross L. Maben
LEWISTOWN - Ross L. Maben, 86, of 95 Snook's Hill Road, Lewistown, died at 11:57 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 20, 1915, in Milroy, he was a son of the late John C. and Margaret M. (Johnson) Maben. His wife, Anna M. (Specht) Maben, whom he married Sept. 21, 1935, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Anna M. Wagner, Lewistown and Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Pearson, Mifflintown; foster son, Dennis Weyant, Yeagertown; brothers and sister, Harvey Maben and Samuel Maben, both of Reedsville, Earl Maben, McClure, Charles Maben, Lewistown and Mrs. Howard (Anna) Fultz, Milroy; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, William and Joseph Maben. He was a laborer in tire fabric of the American Viscose Corporation for 25 years, retiring in 1974. He attended the Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church. He was a life member of the Granville Fire Company and the Avisco Club for 25 years. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with the Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, Sixth Street and Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Albert W. Magill Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Albert W. Magill Jr., 34, of Rear 409 Green Ave. Ext., Lewistown, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at his residence. Born March 27, 1967, in Glennfalls, NY, he was the son of Albert W. Magill Sr. of Lewistown and the late Mary (Davis) Magill. Also surviving are: a daughter, Toni Magill, at home; brothers, Thomas Magill and David Magill, both of Lewistown and Matthew Magill of Mifflintown. He was employed at Overhead Door, Lewistown. He was a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Scott Reiman officiating. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve R. Magnussen
WOODBRIDGE, VA - Genevieve R. Magnussen, 89, who resided with her daughter at 3193 Arrowhead Court, Woodbridge, VA and formerly of McVeytown RD1, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. Born March 24, 1912, in Claysburg, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Lilly Mary Randolph. She was preceded in death on Jan. 3, 1991, by her husband, Birger Magnussen, whom she married on Oct. 10, 1936, in New York, NY. Surviving are: a daughter, Linda Magnussen Mino, Woodbridge, VA; a sister, Dorothy Zilinkis, Key Capri, FL; a brother, Johnny Randolph, Mill Creek; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Iver Magnussen and brothers and sisters, Evelyn Fagan, Mildred Suchin, Carl Randolph and Virginia Randolph. She attended the Mount Union Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert D. Health Funeral Home, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, with Pastor William Wollett officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Clara C. Manbeck
BELLEVILLE - Clara C. Manbeck, 83, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born Jan. 9, 1918, in Mattawana, she was the daughter of the late Samuel B. and Nancy C. (Frainey) Carr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Manbeck, who died in 1972. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley View Haven. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine M. Marickovic
STEELTON - Catherine M. Marickovic, 85, of 641 N. Third St., Steelton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Aug. 26, 1916, in Steelton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Klasnich) Klobucar. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Marickovic. Surviving are: children, Mary A. Borucki. Camp Hill, Angeline B. Marickovic, Steelton, and Rev. Thomas C. Marickovic, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. She was a homemaker, with 12 years of education. She was a member of the Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church, St. Aloysius Lodge No. 42, KSKJ, and the American Slovenian Catholic Union. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. Second St., Steelton. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, 116 S. Oak Grove Road, Harrisburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wiedman Funeral Home, 357 S. Second St., Steelton. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Spirit Hospital, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill, PA 17011, or Prince of Peace Parish, 815 S. Second St., Steelton, PA 17113. Wiedman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy G. Markley
YEAGERTOWN - Dorothy G. Markley, 81, of 38 North Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Louis A. and Virginia (Sprankle) Beaudette. Her husband, Merle J. Markley, died in 1986. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Dennis (Jennifer) Wright, 122 Eighth St., Lewistown, Ronald M. Markley, 38 N. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, Robert L. Markley, Elizabethtown, and Joyce Markley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren. She was a graduate of Lewistown Beauty Culture School. She was owner-operator of Dorothy's Beauty Shoppe in Yeagertown for 30 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown and the Knotty Ladies Quilting Club. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Private interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Grace M. Markley
LEWISTOWN - Grace M. Markley, 84, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 313 N. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 5:08 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Blair Four, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Emma (Brantner) Edwards. Her husband, Malcolm R. "Mack" Markley Jr., died Feb. 13, 1999. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Hannon, Highland Avenue, Lewistown, Mrs. Haven (Judy) Bearley, North Huntingdon, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Crowder, Logan Street, Lewistown, and Daniel L. Markley, Shaw Avenue, Lewistown; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters and a son, Malcolm R. Markley III. She was a self-employed seamstress. She was a charter member of Evangel Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and taught child evangelism. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darrell Wireman 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: Evangel Baptist Church-FLC, 375 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Anice E. Marshall
MIFFLINTOWN - Anice E. Marshall, 81, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of Mifflintown RR3, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at the village. Born Oct. 12, 1919, in Honey Grove, she was a daughter of the late Jesse J. and Blanche (Kint) Henry. Her husband, Fay M. Marshall, died Oct. 20, 1988. She is survived by children, Ruth Burk, State College, James Marshall, Bellefonte, Linda Peck, Port Royal, Jane McClure, Liverpool and Norma Mummah, Mifflintown; brothers and sisters, Katherine Clites, Mechanicsburg, Roscoe Henry, Mifflin, Arlene Anderson, Carlisle, Donna Stoneberger, Shermansdale and Robert Henry, Dauphin; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Paul Henry, Jesse Henry, Dorothy Bender, and Maxine Hosler. She was a graduate of Port Royal High School. She was a homemaker and of the nondenominational faith. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Mr. Dan Helenek and Mr. Carlton Schooley officiating. Interment will be in Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call noon-9 p.m. Friday, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Victoria M. Marshall
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Victoria M. Marshall, 63, of San Clemente, Calif., died Monday, May 7, 2001, in San Clemente, Calif. Born Nov. 24, 1937, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Raymond Manny of Williamsport and the late Elizabeth (Smith) Manny. Her husband, Palmer E. Marshall, formerly of McClure, died April 4, 1999. Also surviving are: a daughter, Andrea W. Marshall of San Clemente, Calif. and a son, Stephen P. Marshall of Ocean Side, Calif.; a brother, David Manny, Muncy; stepmother, Kay Manny, Williamsport; and step-sister Sandra Roy,Williamsport. Interment will be at McClure Union Cemetery, McClure, at the convenience of the family.

Carrol L. Martie
MCCLURE - Carrol L. Martie, 59, of 4183 Back Maitland Road, McClure, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 9, 1941, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Bradford C. and Estalene L. (Hagans) Roe. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl L. Martie, Back Maitland Road, McClure and a brother, Larry Roe, Loop Road, Lewistown. She was a production employee at Fisher Electronics, Milroy. She was an avid gardener, crafts person, reader and enjoyed her cats. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pennsylvania Organ Donor Trust Fund, PO Box 90, Harrisburg, PA 17108.

M. Lester Martin
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - M. Lester Martin, 91, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, Perry Township, Snyder County, died at 4:19 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born June 4, 1909, in Snyder County, he was the son of the late Rev. Oscar and Mary Elizabeth (Dreese) Martin. His wife, Pauline Winifred Kratzer, whom he married April 16, 1932, died Jan. 17, 1997. He is survived by children, Robert E. Martin Sr. and Mrs. D. Keith (Sandra L.) Ditty, both of Mount Pleasant Mills; a sister, Mildred I. Hommel, Beavertown; 16 grandchildren, one granddaughter whom he raised, Mrs. C. Michael (Frosteen G.) Hummel, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; 34 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Martin in 1977; a great-great-granddaughter, Victoria Hauger, in infancy; and a sister, Catherine Bordner. He was educated in the Snyder County schools. He was a farmer his entire life and was also employed for over eight years by the former Manbeck Bread Company, Harrisburg. He drove a bread route in the Mount Pleasant Mills, Kratzerville and Port Trevorton areas, retiring in 1974. He was a member and former Superintendent of the Sunday School of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, where he taught Sunday School for over 32 years. He was a member of the Civic Club of Mount Pleasant Mills and was a former member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Company, Mount Pleasant Mills. He enjoyed reading and watching westerns on television. He also enjoyed baseball, card games, puzzles and various other games. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor James E. Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Emmanuel United Methodist Church-Building Fund, PO Box 15, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary R. Matter
BURNHAM -Mary R. Matter, 83, of 217 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born May 16, 1918, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Eva (Brick) Pasternack. Her husband, William H. Matter, preceded her in death on April 9, 1987. Surviving are: children, William P. Matter, Burnham, Gary L. Matter, Omaha, NE, Mrs. Jesse (Patricia) Alexander, Lewistown, and Mrs. Neal (Virginia) Aumiller, Milroy; brothers and sisters, Kay Bailey, York, Ann Snyder, Elizabethtown and Thomas D. Pasternack, Burr Oak, MI; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. A homemaker, she was employed in her early life at American Viscose Corp. and attended the Walnut Street United Methodist Church. Her funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Dr. James W. Mauery
DELAND, FL - Dr. James Warren Mauery, 76, of 4120 Winterwood Run, DeLand, FL, died at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, of apparent natural causes. Born June 15, 1925, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James Albert and Rosa (Cooper) Mauery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce E. Mauery, and sister, Peggy M. Weaver. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Teena) Masters and one grandson, James, of Greensburg, PA. Dr. Mauery was a 1943 graduate of Derry Township High School, attended Penn State University and Juniata College, and graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL. He was a chiropractic physician in Lewistown for 45 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Medical Corps and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewistown. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and an avid gun collector. He was a life member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #663, a member of Moose Lodge #143, a past member of the Lewistown Lions Club and a past president of the City, Hook & Ladder Fire Company. He was also a member of Lewistown Masonic Lodge #203, the Royal Arch Masons, Knights Templar #26, Juniata Valley Tall Cedars of Lebanon #88, Commandry/Council of the York Rite, and the Jaffa Shrine of Altoona. In Florida, he was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge (DeLand) and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite (Orlando). Additionally, he was a member of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. There will be no public viewing. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street, Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

John Irvin Maurer
LEWISTOWN - John Irvin Maurer, 83, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, formerly of 205 Locke Ave. Ext., Yeagertown, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Millerstown, he was the son of the late John and Elsie (Paden) Maurer. His wife, Pauline A. (Kline) Maurer, died Dec. 18, 1991. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Charles (Dawn) Phillips, 91 Brannon Lane, Lewistown and Mrs. Charles (Ginger) Ettinger, Marshall, TX; sisters and brother, Mary Harp, New Bloomfield, Kenneth Maurer, Mifflintown and Mrs. Richard (Fern) Bowman, Annville; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He was a US veteran of World War II, having served in Germany. He was employed by J. Irvin Maurer Wholesale Food Distributors for 22 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church, where he was a past Sunday School superintendent and teacher; the Blue Juniata Chorus Barber Shoppers; and the Millerstown VFW. His service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, with a military service conducted by the VFW. 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: Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Remmick E. Maxwell Sr.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Remmick E. Maxwell Sr., 78, of 1010 Western Reserve Road, Youngstown, Ohio, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1922, in Mattawana, he was the son of the late Cloyd and Helen (Henry) Maxwell. His wife, Lena Maxwell, preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by sons, Remmick E. Maxwell Jr., Howard, SD, Thomas M. Maxwell, Tampa, Fla. and Stanley A. Maxwell, Reedsville; sisters, Lucille Yeo, Harrisburg, Loretta Wilson, Lewistown, and Sara Finkenbiner, Reedsville; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Maxwell and a brother, Russell Maxwell. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a foundryman-manager. He was a member of Old North Church, Canfield, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with the Rev. John Walters officiating. There will be no viewing. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith A. Mazuc
ELBURN, Ill. - Edith A. Mazuc, 73, of Elburn, Ill., formerly of Lewistown, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Fred Bruce and Bernice (Moyer) Righter. Her husband, Pascal Mazuc of Elburn, Ill., whom she married May 5, 1953 in Barbers Point, Hawaii, survives. Also surviving are: children, Patricia Train, Batavia, Ill., John Mazuc, California, Md., Mrs. Scott (Sharon) Zeal, Somonauk, Ill., Kevin Mazuc, Elburn, Ill. and Alan Mazuc, Hughesville, Md.; three sisters, Marion, Dorothy, and Virginia; three brothers, Glen, Richard, and Charles; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a 1945 graduate of Derry Township High School. She enlisted in the United States Navy on Oct. 3, 1950 and served for three years as a telegraph specialist in Hawaii. Earlier in life, she worked for the phone company and later as a clerk for the Kane County Circuit Court Office, Elburn, Ill. She also volunteered at the original Community Hospital in Geneva. Most recently, she served as an Adult Literacy volunteer for Waubonsee Community College. She was a member of St. Gall Church, Elburn, Ill. A Mass of celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gall Church, Route 47 & Shannon Street, Elburn, Ill., with Father Bernard Schaefer, OSB officiating. Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at the Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, Ill., where a wake service will be held at 4:30 p.m. by Father Bernard Schaefer, OSB. Memorial contributions may be made in her name and mailed to PO Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.

Lane Leonard McAlister
NEWARK, Del. - Lane Leonard McAlister, 82, of Newark, Del., formerly of McAlisterville, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at his home. Born July 28, 1918, in Oakland Mills, he was a son of the late Hugh H. and Mary F. (Leonard) McAlister. He is survived by an aunt, Evelyn Griest of Dover and two cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Hugh L. McAlister. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He had worked in quality control and as a test driver for Chrysler Corporation, Detroit Mich. and Newark, Del., retiring in 1976, after 40 years of service. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Del. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 6 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Retransmission of information was handled by the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville.

Goldie L. McCalips
LEWISTOWN - Goldie L. McCalips, 78, of 18 Casner Lane, Lewistown, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Dec. 23, 1923, in Oliver Township, McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Anna C. (Metz) Casner. Her husband, Harry E. "Ducky" McCalips, preceded her in death on May 11, 1993. Surviving are: sons, Robert McCalips and Steven McCalips, both of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Donald Casner, Lewistown, Janet Huffman and Doris Foltz, both of Mechanicsburg, Marian Cherry, Granville, and Kenneth Casner, Lewistown; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating. Interment will be in Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the funeral home.

Helen G. McClellan
LEWISTOWN - Helen G. McClellan, 96, of 14 Rosemont Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2001, at her grandson's home at 40 Nascar Lane, Lewistown. Born Feb. 2, 1905, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Alvilda (Davis) Arnold. Her husband, Milton L. McClellan, died June 12, 1997. She is survived by a granddaughter, whom she reared, Susan Peters Haas, 14 Rosemont Ave., Lewistown; a sister, Frieda Arnold, 16 Rosemont Ave., Lewistown; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lee and Walter McClellan; a daughter, Sandra Peters; a brother, Lee E. Arnold; and a sister, Mabel Arnold. She worked in the processing department of the American Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1941. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewistown for 79 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. W. Lee Lawhead officiating. Interment will be in Samuel's Cemetery, Decatur Township. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Church of Christ, PO Box 1213, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Luther T. McClellan
LEWISTOWN - Luther T. McClellan, 95, of Outlook Point Commons, Reedsville, died at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Lewistown Hospital Emergency room. Born April 13, 1906, in Belltown, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Sallie (Goss) McClellan. His wife, Mabel (Weller) McClellan, died Oct. 31, 1980. Surviving are: children, Robert T. McClellan, Mechanicsburg, Luther E. McClellan,Camp Hill, and Sally A. Hess, Lewistown; two sisters, Maybelle Phenicie Heisler and Evelyn McClellan, both of Lewistown; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. He was employed at the American Viscose Corp. for 43 years, retiring in 1970. He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. Services were held at the convenience of the family, with interment in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah F. McClure
PORT ROYAL - Beulah F. McClure, 79, of Port Royal RR2, died at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Reeds Gap, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Isabel (Shoop) Gray. Her husband, L. Carl McClure, Port Royal RR2, whom she married on Dec. 18, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter and a son, Mrs. Glen (Vivian) Brubaker, Honey Grove RR1, and Donald J. McClure, Port Royal RR3; a sister and a brother, Ruth H. Gray and Samuel L. Gray, both of Honey Grove RR1; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Banks Gray, Miles Gray, James Gray, Harry Gray and Catherine Hockenberry. She was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church and Turbett Grange #781. Her funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with Pastor Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Building Fund of the Port Royal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082-0396.

Elmyra P. McClure
PORT ROYAL - Elmyra P. McClure, 90, of Port Royal RR2, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 6, 1911, in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Bertie C. (Sarver) Pines. Her husband, Elliott O. McClure, died Jan. 26, 1986. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorice) Pontius, Port Royal RR2 and Mrs. Jay F. (Janice) Auker, Mifflintown RR4; a sister, Marian Shade Wible, Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC67, Mifflin; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a 1928 graduate of Millerstown High School and a 1930 graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers College, Shippensburg. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having worked for the Juniata County School District, retiring in 1970, with 25 years of service. She was also an author, having published three books, A Snapshot of My Life, A Walk Down Country Lanes, and Short Tales and Long Tales. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, the Turbett Grange 781, the Pamona Grange 35, and the Pennsylvania State and National Granges. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mifflin Chapter 260; the Juniata County Retired School Employees Association; the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees; and the Juniata County Historical Society. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267 or to the Juniata County Library, 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Rodney P. McClure
LIVERPOOL - Rodney P. McClure, 53, of Liverpool RR2, died of natural causes at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Jan. 6, 1948, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Paul R. and Maude G. (Ehrenzeller) McClure. His wife, Inez G. (Cox) McClure of Liverpool RR2, whom he married May 30, 1970, survives. He is also survived by a son, Matthew J. McClure, Liverpool RR2 and a sister, Brenda Guyer, Mexico. He was a 1966 graduate of East Juniata High School, Cocolamus and a 1968 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was employed by Aurand's for Sports, Lewistown from 1968 until 1969, and from 1969 until the present he was employed as a commercial artist for the Advertising Department of the Patriot News, Harrisburg. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, Liverpool; a life member of the National Rifle Association; the Susquehanna River Waterfowlers; Ducks Unlimited, Hunter's Valley Sportsman's Association; and the Newport Order of the Owls. He was an avid hunter and bass fisherman. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High Streets, Millerstown, with the Rev. James R. Bramer officiating. Interment will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown. The family will be present to receive friends at a closed casket visitation 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 1000 Front St., Box G, Liverpool, PA 17045 or to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter 800 Corporate Circle, #100 Harrisburg, PA 17100.

Leonard J. McCoach
LEWISTOWN - Leonard J. McCoach, 74, of 40-B Railroad St., Lewistown, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May 4, 1926, in Bradsville, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (McGann) McCoach. His wife, Helen (Kryston) McCoach, whom he married Sept. 5, 1948, survives. He is also survived by children, Leonard M. McCoach, Wilkes-Barre and Gary M. McCoach, Morton; brother and sisters, John "Jack" McCoach and Rita Kimmel, both of Schuykill Haven and Elgina Ratzka, Branchdale; and one grandson. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy Amphibians. He was a construction worker with the United Steelworkers of America. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church and a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Lewistown Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree and was an avid Penn State fan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where military graveside services will be held by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lorma Catherine McConaughey
MOUNT UNION - Lorma Catherine McConaughey, 75, of Mount Union, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Carol Carlin, Shirleysburg RR1. Born July 16, 1925 in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late David E. and Nora Josephine (Kelley) Worthy. Her husband, Henry McConaughey Sr., whom she married Jan. 29, 1946, died May 8, 1970. She is survived by her companion of 26 years, John O. Laird of Water Street, Mount Union. Also surviving are children, Carol L. Carlin, Shirleysburg, George H. McConaughey Jr., Mount Union, Debbie J. Kibe, Milroy, Mary C. Goss, Mount Union, and Bonnie S. Morton, Newton Hamilton; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two grandsons, Seth Morton and Bradley Kibe II; five brothers and six sisters, Ruth Varner, Ruth Long, Bernice Boozel, Marshall Bollinger, Ethel Marks, Esther Kelley, Harvey Worthy, Melvin Worthy, Sherman Worthy, Lena Hammon, and Banks Worthy. She was Protestant by faith. She was a homemaker and in earlier years, she had worked at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, and at the former Owen-Corning Fiberglas, Huntingdon. She then worked for many years at Robin Footwear, Mount Union and last worked at Empire Kosher, Mifflintown. Services will be hold at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be made in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR. Friends may call 7-9 p.m today and from noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Whitney Joy McConaughey
MCVEYTOWN - Whitney Joy McConaughey, 14, of 201 Fairview Road, McVeytown died at 9:57 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, following a serious illness. Born Feb. 13, 1987, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Carl L. McConaughey, Shirleysburg RD1 and Larry and Jana (Peterson) White, McVeytown RD1, who survive. Also surviving are: a brother and sister, Kasey White and Dylan White, both of McVeytown RD1; grandparents, Ross and Joan Peterson, Three Springs, Wilbur Leidig, Waterfall and Olive McConaughey, Mount Union; step-grandparents, Larry and Carolyn White, McVeytown; a great-grandmother, Minnie Peterson, Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia; and a step-great-grandmother, Margaret McMullen, Burnham. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Joy Leidig and Walter McConaughey, and by great-grandparents Martha and Ira Grove. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, McVeytown, where she served as an acolyte and she was active in Sunday school and youth fellowship. She also attended Germany Valley Church of the Brethren, Shirleysburg RD1. She attended eighth grade at Mount Union Area High School, where she was active in the Builders Club. She played on the Slick Chicks Mount Union Summer League softball team and she had played basketball at the Mount Union Elementary School. She enjoyed fishing and horseback riding. Her funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Marian Hartley and the Rev. Raymond Hill officiating. Interment will be in Germany Valley Cemetery, Shirleysburg RD1. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc., PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821, or to Camp Dost c/o the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc., PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821.

Senoma P. McCrory
GRANVILLE - Senoma P. McCrory, 96, a resident of Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 9 Henrietta St., Lewistown, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Malta Home. Born April 29, 1905, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary J. (Briner) Miller. Her husband, James F. McCrory, died Feb. 15, 1975. She is survived by a stepson, William R. McCrory, Blairsville. She was the last of her immediate family. Earlier in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation and later as a presser for the Lewistown Laundry and Bell Laundry for 40 years, retiring in 1968. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pennsylvania SPCA, 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828 or to the Malta Home, PO Box E, Granville, PA 17029. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen A. McGinley
MCVEYTOWN - Helen A. McGinley, 68, of the Rothrock School Apartments, McVeytown, formerly of Allentown, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1932, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Reed F. and Ruth A. (Treaster) Narehood. Her second husband, John F. McGinley, preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1976. Surviving are: a son, Dennis W. Davidheiser, Mifflintown RR; a daughter, Mrs. Perry (Carol) Snyder, Lewistown; sisters and brother, Mrs. Russell (Isabel) Kirby and Ethel Baker, both of McVeytown, and Robert D. Narehood, Lisbon, Ohio; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul A. Narehood, Glen L. Treaster, Blain Narehood, and John H. Narehood; and a sister Pearl Glasgow. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Philip Wolf and Sons, Lewistown, and J.E. Edwards Company, Allentown, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church. She was a former Girl Scout troop leader in Granville and Strodes Mills. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health, 2 Hudson Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Viola Ruth McKalips
LEWISTOWN - Viola Ruth McKalips, 97, a resident of Ohesson Manor, formerly of East Freedom Avenue, Burnham, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the nursing home. Born March 2, 1904, in Granville Township, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Emma S. (Breneman) Yeatter. Her husband, James Edward McKalips, whom she married in 1923, died Sept. 26, 1985. Surviving are: a daughter, Florence Farran, Burnham; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David Edward McKalips on Nov. 13, 1996; a brother, David Yeatter; and two sisters, Hazel Yeatter and Esther Frey. She was a homemaker. She was a life member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren, where she was a Deaconess and taught Sunday School for many years in the Adult Class. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wayne Mast officiating. Private interment will be in the Vira Methodist Cemetery. 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: Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.

Roberta Ann 'Bert' McKee
LEWISTOWN - Roberta Ann "Bert" McKee, 64, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, and formerly of 14 Nittany Lion Drive, Lewistown, died at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born March 28, 1937, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sara B. (Atkins) McCoach. Surviving are: children, Steven Douglas McKee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Mrs. Dennis (Joni Lynn) Frantz, Mandeville, LA; a sister, Mrs. James (Carol) "Sue" Miller, 20 Nittany Lion Drive, Lewistown; and two grandchildren, Jonna Rose Frantz and Denise Ann Frantz. She was a secretary at Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Lewistown, for 15 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown. She had been on Kidney Dialysis for over 20 years. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in St. Marks Episcopal Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. There will be no viewing In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 111 East Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Florence B. McKim
MCCLURE - Florence B. McKim, 89, of McClure RR2, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born on Sept. 4, 1911, in Duncannon, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Florence (Strunk) Willi. Her husband, Samuel R. McKim, whom she married Oct. 15, 1996 after 30 years together, survives. She was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, and a brother, Raymond L. Willi. She worked at the former Standard Shirt Factory as a seamstress and was a member of the Beavertown United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing guitar, fishing and hunting. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aurand Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Rev. John D. Yost officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Mifflintown. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday.

Lorraine E. McKinnon
LEWISTOWN - Lorraine E. McKinnon, 66, of 1216 Glenwood Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1935, in Freeburg, she was the daughter of the late George Kinter and Dora Mae (Miller) Dillman. Her husband, John C. McKinnon, Sr., whom she married March 18, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: children, John C. McKinnon, Jr., and Traci L. McKinnon; brothers, Marvin L. Dillman and Melvin E. Miller; two grandchildren, John C. McKinnon, III, and Jessica Alesha McKinnon; nieces, Sandy Naylor, Areta Baumgardner, Dorine Dillman, Sherry Young, Linda Houtz, Lisa Richardson, Teresa Elsasses and Kathy Folk; nephews, Marvin Dillman, Joseph Dillman, Gary Miller and Kevin Miller. She was preceded in death by a brother, Merle C. Dillman, and a nephew, Merle C. "Mick" Dillman, Jr. She was a homemaker. Her private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Mifflin-Juniata Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, Pa 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., is in charge of arrangements.

Delores J. McKnight
MCCLURE - Delores J. McKnight, 64, of RR2 McClure, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, following years of illness. Born Oct. 12, 1937, in Derry Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary C. (Rager) Romig. Her husband, Hugh A. McKnight, whom she married July 9, 1955, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Cheryl L. Underhill, RR2 McClure, and four sons, Hugh E., Burnham, Charles W. and Clair A. "Duck", and Tony G. McKnight, all of RR2 McClure; a sister, Maxine S. Ettinger, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and a special grandchild, Jonathan Bingaman. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Phyllis Hoffman, Faye Romig, Donna Maben, Arlene Romig and Martha, and two brothers, Clair and Guy Romig. She was last employed by the former Kirby Manufacturing and Davis Manufacturing as a seamstress. She was a member of Samuel's Church, RR1 McClure, and attended New Lancaster Valley Church. She was also a member of the Bannerville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary for 30 years, and had served as President. She enjoyed designing flowers, baking cakes and playing bingo. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Franklin E. Trego and Rev. Clark Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in the Samuel's Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown St., Mcclure, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bannerville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxillary or the Lewistown Dialysis Center, 611 Electric Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Harriet T. 'Petie' McLucas
BURNHAM - Harriet T. "Petie" McLucas, 71, of 527 Highland Ave., Burnham, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 23, 1929, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Zelda (Brown) Summers. She is survived by her husband, Carl A. McLucas, whom she married June 5, 1948. Also surviving are: three children, Daniel McLucas and Jane Hill, both of Burnham, and David McLucas, Benton; brother and sisters, James Summers of Channelview, Texas, Betty Jones, Milroy, and Olive Specht, Lewistown; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James McLucas, and a sister, Lucille Brownwell. She was a homemaker and had previously been employed at Aurand's 4 Sports and the Burnham Drive-In. She was also a home nurse aide. She was active as one of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1954, with the Lewistown Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with William J. Winn officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Michael A. McMillin
LEWISTOWN - Michael A. McMillin, 48, of 5880 S.R. 103, Lewistown, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at his residence. Born September 28, 1953, in Lewistown, he was the son of Fred W. and and Mary I. (Foor) McMillin Sr. of 5880 S.R. 103, Lewistown. Also surviving are: sisters and a brother, Mrs. Sandra M. Hartman, Lewistown, Mrs. Edith McMillin, Belleville, and Fred W. McMillin Jr., Terrace Blvd., Lewistown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jon D. McMillin, on Jan. 22, 1995. He was a 1972 graduate of Penn Highlands High School. He was a lighting technician for 18 years in Miami Beach, FL, before retiring in 1998 due to a disability. He was a member of the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. John Looney and Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Lewistown Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Gary L. McNeal
LEWISTOWN - Gary L. McNeal, 63, of 13 Hillside Drive, Lewistown, died at 12:03 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 1938, in Lewistown, he was the son of Ethel M. (Hoffman) McNeal of Outlook Pointe Commons and the late Royer C. "Corb" McNeal. His wife, A. Patricia (Brought) McNeal, whom he married Sept. 24, 1966, survives. He is also survived by a brother, Donald L. McNeal, Warren. He was a 1955 graduate of Lewistown High School. He worked at the American Viscose Corp. until 1972 and then opened and operated McNeal's Hobby Shop until his retirement. He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, member and co-founder of the Mifflin County Model Railroad Club, a member of the Friends of the East Broad Top and the NMRA. His service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce A. Hinderliter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin County Model RR Club, c/o Ed Forsythe, 222 Vira Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary S. McNitt
LEWISTOWN - Mary S. McNitt, 86, of 11 Central Ave., Lewistown, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born June 14, 1915, in Mapleton Depot, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Mary L. (Leopold) Snook. Her husband, J. Bailey McNitt, died Sept. 25, 1997. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Gemberling, Selinsgrove and William K. McNitt, Reedsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a life-long artist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lewistown for over 75 years, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, Bible School teacher, member of the Gleaner's Sunday School Class and the Church Widow's Group, and secretary of the Church Building Fund. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffery D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

George "John" "Tony" Melius
MCVEYTOWN - George "John" "Tony" Melius, 80, of US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, at his home. Born June 15, 1921, in Yellow Creek, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Charles and Nina (Foster) Setzler. His wife, Mary (Sellers) Melius, whom he married Dec. 17, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth H. Ward, McVeytown, Mrs. James (Donna) Briggs, Kistler, Tom R. Shontz, Newport and Steven R. Sellers, Bellefonte; brothers and sisters, Ida Heimbach, Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Black and Alice Shawver, all of Lewistown, Lloyd Setzler, Strodes Mills, Floyd Setzler, Baltimore, MD and Merrill Setzler, Hummelstown; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He retired from the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company in 1971 with 23 years of service. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Darvin C. Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A. Irene Melton
RICHFIELD - A. Irene Melton, 88, a resident of Zendt's Nursing Home, Richfield, formerly of Reedsville, died at 12:02 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Dec. 24, 1912, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Ellie M. (Rodgers) Bulick. Her husband, John N. Melton, died October 1963. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte B. Light and a brother, James Franklin Bulick. She was a housewife and previously attended Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Arlington James Mengel
SPRING GROVE - Arlington James Mengel, 91, of 4811 Lehman Road, Spring Grove, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at Fox Ridge Manor, Dover. Born Aug. 17, 1909, in Heister Valley, rural Mount Pleasant Mills, he was the son of the late James Francis and Melinda (Rauch) Mengel. His first wife, Ada Mary (Davis) Mengel, whom he married Oct. 6, 1928, died April 20, 1976. His second wife, Grace Alvesta (Arbogast) Troup Mengel, whom he married June 9, 1979, died Feb. 11, 1983. Surviving are: a son, Harold E. Mengel of Spring Grove, where he lived prior to entering Fox Ridge Manor; two half sisters, Mrs. Warren (Betty) Snyder of California, MD and Faye Moyer of HCR 72, Mount Pleasant Mills; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: a son, James William "Jim" Mengel on Dec. 30, 1997; three brothers, Wilbert, Arthur, and Leroy Mengel; one sister, Almera Graham; stepmother, Ida (Chubb) Benner; three half brothers, Kenneth Mengel, Robert Benner and Howard Benner; and two half sisters, Pauline Snyder and Lenna Wright.He was educated at the Upper Heister Valley Grammar Schoolhouse, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. He was a lifelong poultry farmer on the family homestead, retiring in 1966. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills and a charter member of the former Eastern States Farmers Exchange. He enjoyed his home, baseball and hunting. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver officiating and the Rev. Celo V. Leitzel assisting. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills. Friends may call 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, c/o Miss Gail Troup, Treasurer, RR4, Box 229, Middleburg, PA 17842 or to Fox Ridge Manor, 3377, Fox Run Road, Dover, PA 17315.

Harry P. Metz
BELLEVILLE - Harry P. Metz, 82, of 27 Mohawk Road, Belleville, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1918, in Airydale, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Hazel (Huey) Metz. His first wife, Alice (Waddill) Metz, died Feb. 20, 1989. His second wife, Jemima "Jimmie" (Holmes) Metz of 27 Mohawk Road, Belleville, survives. He is also survived by: children, Mrs. Jerry (Susan) McCartney, Lewistown, Mrs. John (Molly) Bourg, Reedsville and Dr. Charles J. Metz, St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert K. Metz Sr. on June 27, 1990. He was a graduate of the Menno-Union High School and the Harrisburg Academy. He also graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in chemistry. After graduating, he was employed by the Atlas Powder Company and continued to work in California until going into the Navy, where he served as a communication officer on the staff of the First Carrier Task Force of the Pacific. He became an active member of the Metz Poultry Farms in 1946 and started the Metz Hatchery in 1948, where he was president and manager until his retirement in 1983. He was a partner in Metz Farms; a partner in WCHX radio station; a director of the Pennsylvania State Poultry Federation; director and president of the North Eastern Poultry Council; a director and president of Producers Co-op in Coatesville and Warminster. He was selected as the Poultryman of the Year in 1972 by the Pennsylvania Poultry Federation. He was a former school board director of Menno Union School District; a director on the Mifflin County School Board; served as a trustee and secretary of the Lewistown Hospital; and was a director, president and then chairman of the board of the Kishacoquillas Valley National Bank; served as a director of Nationwide Insurance Company from 1975-1984; was a township supervisor for Union Township and chairman for 1994; and was a trustee, secretary and elder of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church in Belleville. He was also a member of the Lewistown Rotary Club, Lewistown Country Club, Gettis Ridge Rod and Gun Club, Elks Club, VFW of Belleville, F&AM Lodge in McVeytown, Harrisburg Consistory, Altoona Shrine and Mifflin County Shrine Club. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Samuel Strohm, officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. today at Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society, PO Box 43, Allensville, PA 17002 or to the Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to West Kishcoquillas Presbyterian Church, PO Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004.


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