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Dorothy P. O'Donnell
YEAGERTOWN - Dorothy P. O'Donnell, 76, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Yeagertown, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 5, 1924 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Walter B. and Grace F. (Hetrick) Rutherford. Her husband Silas S. O'Donnell Sr., whom she married April 4, 1950, survives, residing at 2897 US Hwy. 522 South, McVeytown. Also surviving are: children, Mary M. O'Donnell, State College, Mrs. Ken (E. Jean) Ehrenzeller, Mifflintown, Silas S. O'Donnell Jr., McVeytown, Mrs. Martin (Patricia A.) Dobson, Milroy and Mrs. Mark (Lisa J.) Devore, McVeytown; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one step-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one sister and one brother. She was also preceded in death by one grandson. Earlier in life, she worked as a presser at the Arrow Shirt Factory. She attended Lockes Banks Evangelical Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. William Herrick officiating. Interment will be in New Lancaster Valley Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Virginia M. O'Donnel
SPRING MILLS - Virginia M. O'Donnel, 65, of Tucker Road, Spring Mills, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at her home. Born Oct. 27, 1935, in Centre County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley E. and Gwendolyn (Rossman) Treaster. Her first husband, James E. Manbeck died April 18, 1975. Her second husband, William N. O'Donnel died Aug. 15, 1995. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Fred (Penny) Waltz, James E. Treaster, both of Spring Mills, and Mrs. Randy (Lynn Ann) Hertzler, Belleville; five grandaughters and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Manbeck. She was a 1964 graduate of the Empire Beauty School in Lewistown. Early in life she was employed by American Viscose, Lewistown, and was later the owner/operator of Virginia Manbeck Beauty Shop, Yeagertown, where she was last employed as a beautician from 1964 to 1976. She was also self-employed as meat cutter with her late husband William O'Donnel. She was a member of the Mifflinburg Moose Lodge. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Avenue, Burnham, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Hospice, 3901 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801.

Victoria Shea Ola
LEWISTOWN - Victoria Shea Ola, 33, of 127 N. Juniata St., Lewistown, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility. Born Aug. 21, 1968, in New Orleans, LA, she was the daughter of Richard L. Duvigneaud of Sebring, FL and Elizabeth (Tonglet) Duvigneaud of Boynton Beach, FL. Also surviving are: domestic partner, Ann "Moose" Brant of 127 N. Juniata St., Lewistown; children, Terrence J. Shea Jr. of New Port Richey, FL and Samantha Marie Shea, Tabatha Ann Ola, Sarah E. Ola, Alfred James Ola III and Caitlyn E. Ola, all of Lewistown; brother, Shane Duvigneaud of West Palm Beach, FL. She was a homemaker and a memeber of the Metropolitan Community Church, Harrisburg. Her funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Eva O'Diam officiating. A private interment will be held in New Orleans, LA. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Shea/Ola Children's Fund, c/o Elizabeth Duvigneaud, P.O. Box 243091, Boynton Beach, FL 33424-3091.

Harry S. 'Dutch' Olnick
ELIZABETHTOWN - Harry S. "Dutch" Olnick, 70, of 553 East Hummelstown St., Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his residence. Born July 15, 1930, in Burnham, he was a son of Stephana (Kryston) Olnick of Lewistown and the late Harry O1nick. His wife, Jeanette A. (Jones) Olnick, whom he married Dec. 18,1953, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Stanley C. Olnick and Christopher S. Olnick, both of Elizabethtown, and Bryan J. Olnick, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four brothers, Joseph Olnick and William Olnick, both of Burnham, Leon Olnick, Micco, Fla., and Carl Olnick, Myrtle Beach, NC; two sisters, Stephanie Dempsey, Lewistown and Mrs. Phillip (Lucy) Morris, King of Prussia; and five granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Rodgers and a brother, Michael Olnick. He was a graduate of Burnham High School. He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, traveling all over the world, serving in the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and spent three years at the Rhein-Main Air Force Base, Germany. He was an aircraft mechanic crew chief, delivering the first C135 Aircraft to McGuire Air Force Base, NJ. He also participated in Operation Deep Freeze and was involved with testing of Atomic Bombs over the Pacific. His airplane was assigned to the Department of Defense when he was abroad. He retired in 1969. He then worked at M&M Mars Inc. for over 20 years as the manager of Environmental Services. He was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Elizabethtown, where he was responsible for the landscaping and was co-founder of the Men's Club. He was an avid Penn State fan and member of the Nittany Lion Club. A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Historic St. Peter's Church, l St. Peter Place, Elizabethtown, with the Rev. David L. Danneker officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will no viewing however, the family will receive friends from 8 a.m. until the time of the Mass Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Peter's Flower Fund, 1840 Marshall Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. The Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., 144 East High Street, Elizabethtown, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Mable 'Bea' Orren
MIFFLINBURG - Beatrice Mable "Bea" Orren, 92, of 284 N. Eighth St., Mifflinburg, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2001 at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born July 31, 1908 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Berth (Walter) Bedelyon. Her husband George William Orren Sr., whom she married Sept. 14, 1925, in Emmittsburg, MD, preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1983. Surviving are: children, George W. "Bill" Orren Jr. and Erma B. Hower, both of Mifflinburg, Phyllis J. Deaner, Harrisburg and Donna L. Kiec, Berwick; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sharon Ann Sears, in 1998, and also by a brother and a sister, Earl E. Bedelyon and Violet Bedelyon. She was a 1925 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was an avid reader. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Milton, where she was a former Sunday school teacher of the Young Women's Sunday School Class. She was a member and past patron of Amarenth Lodge No. 144, Milton. She was also a member of the Order of the Evening Star Chapter No. 77, Milton, a member of West Milton Garden Club and a member of the Athenaeum Club, Mifflinburg. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Peter S. Bergstresser, Pastor of the White Deer Lutheran Parish officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill (Twin Churches) Cemetery, Kelly Township, Union County. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the Amarenth Lodge No. 144, Milton will hold a service of remembrance at 8:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Freeda E. Orris
LEWISTOWN - Freeda E. Orris, 84, of Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 14, 1917, in Vira, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Lena V. (Searer) Smith. Her husband, Francis Orris, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are: a daughter, Nancy M. Landis, Pleasant Ridge Manor West, 8300 West Ridge Rd., Girard, PA 16417; and three sisters, Pearl Jennings, Towanda, Margaret Harmon, Reedsville, and Helen Ewing, Beaver Springs. She was preceded in death by: brothers, Russell Smith, Fern Smith, Nelson "Chub" Smith and Donald Smith; and sisters, Florence Teenie, Catherine Bell and Clara Marrone. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Private interment will be at Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service at 1:00 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The family will provide all flowers.

Foster M. Ott
GRANVILLE - Foster M. Ott, 87, a resident of the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville, formerly of 4 Stoneroad Court, Lewistown, died at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Malta Home. Born Nov. 27, 1913, in Windber, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Catharine (Berkibile) Ott. His wife, Romaine G. Ott, died Oct. 20, 1988. Surviving are: children, Ruth Anna Rudy, 104 N. Railroad St., Myerstown, Janet L. Ott-Snyder, 351 W. Main Ave., Myerstown, Paul A. Ott, 125 S. Race St., Richland, and Edie C. Scheuer, Broomall; and four granddaughters. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. He was a US Army and US Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper for 26 years and later worked at Fisher Electronics. He was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM and other Masonic organizations. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Malta Home, PO Box E, Granville, PA 17029.

Jean M. Owens
DILLSBURG - Jean M. Owens, 74, of Tally-Ho Farm, Dillsburg, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Oct. 9, 1926, in Dallastown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence R. and Grace Flory. Her husband, Samuel T. Owens, survives. She is survived by four nieces and a nephew. She was a 1944 graduate of Dallastown High School. She retired as a bookkeeper for Tam-Agri Inc., Dillsburg and was a co-owner of the former Owens Gulf Station, Camp Hill, from 1953-1975. She had also been employed by the former York Corporation, York. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Camp Hill and the Dallastown American Legion ladies auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Zembo Shrine, 2801 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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