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Shirley M. Diven
MCVEYTOWN - Shirley M. Diven, 55, of 65 Blackberry Lane, McVeytown, died at 5:39 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, following a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Cannon Station (Altoona), she was a daughter of the late Cecil H. and Elsie E. (Hale) McKee. Her first husband, Edward B. Morrison Sr., died June 1971. Her second husband, Donald C. Diven, whom she married Feb. 23, 1974, in Newton Hamilton, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Susan E. Diedrich, Harrisburg, Pamela J. Jenkins, Lemont, Mrs. Jeff (Maria E.) Peterson, Haines City, Fla., Edward B. Morrison Jr. and Craig T. Morrison, both of Newton Hamilton, Donald B. Diven and Mrs. Bob (Donna M.) McVey, both of McVeytown RR1; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Beverly) Briggs and Mrs. Clair (Sharon) Diven, both of McVeytown RR1, Mrs. John (Bessie) McCoy, Granville, Mrs. Horace (Alma) Loop, Lakemont, Mrs. Martin (Bernadine) Houck, Mrs. William (Helen) Settlemeyer, Mrs. Donald (Carol) Igou, Mrs. Ronald (Lois) Plowman, Richard McKee and Eugene McKee, all of Altoona; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one grandson.

She was a 1962 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School.

She was a homemaker and Prostestant by faith.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.


Wilbur F. Dixon
HUNTINGDON - Wilbur F. Dixon, 87, Huntingdon RR2, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home.

Born March 23, 1912, in Jenners, he was a son of the late Orlando and Naomi (Hunter) Dixon. His wife, Jane R. (Peoples) Dixon, whom he married March 14, 1936, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Wanda J. Wagner, Mrs. Fred (Carol Sue) Peck and Wilbur M. Dixon, all of McAlevys Fort, John W. Dixon, Huntingdon RR2, and Dale A. Dixon, Huntingdon RR3; grandson, Brett F. Dixon of Huntington RR2, whom he raised; sister, Lena Stuter, Belleville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother and sister, Merle Dixon and Ora O'Bryan.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 129th Field Artillery Battalion. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was a foreman in the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp); a forest ranger for the state; and worked at New Holland from 1956-1974 as a tool grinder in the machine shop and tool & die.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and woodsman.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family on Saturday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with lay minister Daniel Morris officiating. Interment will be in Greenlea Cemetery, McAlevys Fort.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Huntingdon Homecare Hospice, Bryan Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Estella M. Dodd
MCCLURE - Estella M. Dodd, 90, a resident of Outlook Pointe Commons, Reedsville, formerly of McClure, died at 9:19 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1908, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Mamie (Arbogast) Baker. Her husband, Wilson K. Dodd, whom she married May 3, 1936, died June 28, 1998.

Surviving are: a son, Michael Dodd; a step-brother, Robert Albert, Milton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Goldie Spigelmyer, and a brother, Allen Baker.

She attended Susquehanna University for two years and was an elementary teacher in McClure for many years before retiring in 1972. She also helped her husband as a clerk in the former Baker Store Co.

She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ in McClure, where she sang in the choir for many years and was active in the ladies fellowship. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the McClure Fire Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 at Mt. Bethel UCC Church, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in McClure Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., North Brown Street, McClure, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.


M. Alice Dolan
LEWISTOWN - M. Alice Dolan, 79, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, died at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born May 8, 1920, in Indiana, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James and Mattie (McAnulty) McCurdy.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne M. Lyter, West Fourth Street, Lewistown and three grandchildren.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She sold Tupperware for six years, and early in life, she worked in the lab at both the Lewistown and Black's Hospitals.

She was a member of the Lake Park United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Raymond T. Brinson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Marjorie L. Donchatz
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Marjorie L. Donchatz, 56, of Alexandria, Va., died Monday morning July 5, 1999, at her home, following a battle with cancer.

Born May 8, 1943, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Lester Summers of Port Royal and the late Mary Louise (Hawn) Summers. Her husband, Frank J. Donchatz, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Shari Walker, Debbie Silk, and David Donchatz; sister and brothers, Joan, Harry, and John Summers; and three grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Maryland Medical Secretarial School.

She retired from the Department of Defense.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Saint Louis Catholic Church, Alexandria, Va. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Northern Virginia Funeral Choices, 14522L Lee Road, Chantilly, Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Ann S. Donovan
NEW BLOOMFIELD - Ann S. Donovan, 84, of New Bloomfield, formerly of Warren, died at 4:44 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 1, 1915, in Warren, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Grace (Brothers) Siegfried. Her husband, Fred L. Donovan, died Aug. 18, 1982.

Surviving are: children, Judith Litwin, Scappoose, Oregon, Lane Partner, New Bloomfield, and Timothy Donovan, Flowery Branch, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a retired secretary of Warren State Hospital.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. A graveside interment service will follow at 12 noon Tuesday at the Oakland Cemetery in Warren, with the Rev. Lawrence F. Scofield officiating.

Friends may call (closed casket visitation) from 1 p.m. until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Warren Public Library, 205 Market St., Warren, PA 16365 or to Comfort Care Hospice, 205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill, PA 17011.


Jessie K. Donovan
LEWISTOWN - Jessie K. Donovan, 94, formerly of Kane, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born May 6, 1905, in Pottersdale, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Baumgardner) Kirkwood. Her husband, Maurice R. Donovan, whom she married in Kane on Sept. 19, 1936, died in 1974.

Surviving are: sons, John M. Donovan, Staten Island, N.Y., Robert K. Donovan, Cornwall, N.Y., and Michael E. Donovan, McClure; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the women's society, both in Kane. She served as a Sunday school teacher, and was a former member of the Child Study Club, the Kane Garden Club and the Republic Women, all of Kane.

She attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown, and belonged to the garden club, the Evangelders and the AARP.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cummings Funeral Home Inc., 151 Greeves St., Kane, with the Rev. Rodney Smith, officiating. Interment will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Kane, PA 16735.


Jeanette M. Doty
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Jeanette M. Doty, 86, of The White Sands of La Jolla, Calif., formerly of Mifflintown, died at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, April 15, 1999, at the Sands.

Born June 25, 1912, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Russell T. and Ethel (Henkle) Metherell. Her husband, Ezra C. "Doc" Doty Jr., died Oct. 3, 1970.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Gee Gee) Ferrier of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Luella Swyers, Malta Home for the Aging, Granville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was a 1930 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1932 graduate of the Shippensburg Normal School.

Her teaching career began in Lewistown, where she taught for six years. In 1947, she began teaching elementary school in the Juniata County School District until her retirement in 1972.

She was a very active member and elder of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir.

She was also a charter member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, Mifflintown, and had served as the first president of the club. She had also served as a volunteer of Helpline and for the Area Agency of Aging. She was a member of the Juniata County Retired Teachers' Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. She served on the main Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Mifflintown from Feb. 9, 1971, until Oct. 29, 1992. During her tenure on the Board, she served as Secretary of the Main Board. She was a member of the Director Emeritus Committee of the bank.

Services will be held at noon Thursday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Corner of Lemon and Third Streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Elmer J. Davis officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Westminster United Presbyterian Church, c/o Organ Fund, 208 Lemon St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Helen L. Drake
REEDSVILLE - Helen L. Drake, 87, of 168 Willow Lane, Reedsville, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born, Dec. 18, 1912, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late S. Carl and D. Mae (Hubler) Hetrick. Her husband, Albert Clinton Drake, died Dec. 19, 1966.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Charles (Miriam) Dalby and Mrs. Marlin (Carolyn) Kauffman, both of Reedsville; a brother, G. Earnest Hetrick, Lewistown; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dehaven Scott Drake on Aug. 25, 1961, and a brother and sister, Donald C. Hetrick and Irene M. Winegardner.

She was a 1931 graduate of Reedsville High School, and a graduate of Thompson Business School, York.

She worked for the Girl Scouts and the Pennsylvania Fire Academy, and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare.

She was the secretary of Sunday schools and a member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Builders Class, the Altar Guild and a choir member for more than 50 years. She was also a former member of the Lewistown Business and Professional Women, the Reedsville Alumni Association, Community Concert Association, Stone Arch Players, the Retirees ACTWU, and was also a hospice volunteer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 E. Logan St., Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Eternal Candle Fund, c/o Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084.


Abigail Elizabeth Dressler
LIVERPOOL - Abigail Elizabeth Dressler died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center shortly after birth.

Born at 1:01 a.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, she was an infant daughter of Michele Ann Moyer and Todd Michael Dressler of Liverpool RR1.

Also surviving are: a brother, Stephen Todd Dressler, at home; maternal grandfather, Mark R. Moyer, Liverpool RR1; paternal grandparents, James G. and Debra S. Dressler, McAlisterville RR2; maternal great-grandmother, Cleta (Heavner) Stauffer, Selinsgrove RR1; and paternal great-grandparents, Simon and Janet Dressler, McAlisterville RR1.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Estella S. "Stella" Moyer; maternal great-grandfather, J. Walter Stauffer; and paternal great-grandparents, Arol and Dorothy Spade.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stony Run Mission Church, Richfield RR1, with the Rev. James A. Neimond Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Orchard Hills Cemetery & Memorial Park, Shamokin Dam.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Child Life, c/o Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Ave., Hershey, PA 17033.

George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, is in charge of arrangements.


Cora Alice Dressler
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Cora Alice Dressler, 86, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at the home of of her daughter in Bloomsburg.

Born Dec. 31, 1913, in Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie Elizabeth (Snyder) Troup. Her husband, Herman George Dressler, whom she married on July 28, 1934 survives.

Also surviving are: a son and two daughters, Wayne E. Dressler, Thompsontown RR1, Mrs. Terrence R.(Irene L.) Klock of Bloomsburg, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Dressler lived, and Mrs. Russell R. "Pappy" (Nancy E.) Stroup of McAlisterville RR1, three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Anna) Hahn and Dora Fisher, both of Millerstown RR and Mary Sanders of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Samuel, John and Frank Troup; one sister who died in infancy; one grandson, Timothy E. Stroup on Aug. 11, 1983, and one great-grandson, Zachary Maneval in 1998.

She was educated in the Snyder County rural schools.

She retired in 1975 from the Selinsgrove Center, where she was employed in the dietary department for over 12 years. She had previously been employed at various shirt factories in the Snyder County area.

She was an active member of the Aline United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, where she served as president of the Willing Workers. She was a member of the Ladies Prayer Breakfast, served as chairman of the Prayer Chain, and was also a member of the Secret Sister Group of the church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Aline United Methodist Church, with Pastor James E. Lewis officiating. Interment will be at the Aline Untied Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Willing Workers Class, c/o the Aline United Methodist Church, PO Box 15, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.

The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.


Janet A. Dressler
MCALISTERVILLE - Janet A. Dressler, 71, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 10:22 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at her home.

Born June 14, 1928, in McAlisterville, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Laura E. (Smith) Varner. Her husband, Simon R. Dressler, whom she married March 27, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are: three sons, Ronald S. Dressler, Cocolamus; Gary R. Dressler, Richfield, and James S. Dressler, McAlisterville; brothers and sister, Richard L. Varner, Mount Pleasant Mills, Carl E. Varner, New Columbia, and Patricia A. Yeater, McAlisterville; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy E. Varner, and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Dressler.

She attened Liberty Elementary School, McAlisterville, and graduated from Fayette High School, McAlisterville, in 1946.

She was employed as a seamstress at Lyon Fashions, McAlisterville, for 38 years until her retirement in July 1992.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Chapel, Mount Pleasant Mills, where she taught Sunday School and served on the missions board.

She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, traveling, taking walks, riding bicycle and crafts.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Chapel, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Enos Shelley and the Rev. Carl E. Varner officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville RR1.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Faith Missions &emdash; Pleasant Valley Chapel, HCR 72, Box 20, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853, or to Sun Home Health Services, 71 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.


Leroy A. Dressler
MCALISTERVILLE - Leroy A. Dressler, 79, of McAlisterville RR1 died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.

Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Delaware Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Lehman and Anna M. (Losch) Dressler. His wife, Florence (Rusho) Dressler, whom he married July 17, 1942, died Feb. 6, 1986. His companion of nine years, Anna Mae Sheaffer of Newport, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Duval D. Dressler, Mechanicsburg, Lowell L. Dressler and Gloria J. Kepner, both of Port Royal RR1; 21 half-sisters and brothers; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Leroy A. Dressler Jr. at birth; and stepmother, Bertha Pfaff.

He attended Crossroads Grammar School, Delaware Township.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 93rd Evac Hospital Unit overseas, and he earned seven campaign medals.

He worked at the Hawstone Brick Refractories, Lewistown, as an oven tender. He then worked as a master block, brick and stone mason throughout the U.S. on union construction. He had been employed by W.L. Haubert Construction and John Groninger Construction, both in Mexico, Pa. He retired on disability in 1972.

He was Methodist by faith.

He was active in fraternal and service organizations including the VFW Post 5049 in Millerstown, where he was past commander; VFW Post 34 in Newport, where he was recently awarded life membership; Moose Lodge 925 in Millerstown, where he was past governor and current trustee and a member of the Moose 25 Club; Moose Lodge 41, Keystone; the American Legion Post 177 in Newport; and the Newport Social Order of Owls S-285.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veteran Association.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HCR 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Linda A. Dressler
COCOLAMUS - Linda A. Dressler, 50, of Cocolamus, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born July 2, 1949, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of Clarence Hibbs, Mount Pleasant Mills, and the late Vern (Chubb) Hibbs. Her husband Glenn T. Dressler, whom she married Feb. 28, 1971, survives.

Also surviving are: sons and daughter, Kevin A. Dressler, Arizona, and Curt A. Dressler, Cocolamus, and Mrs. Matt (Christy) Coder, Mifflintown; and sister and brother, Judy Arnold, Millerstown and Gerald Hibbs, Richfield.

She was educated in the Juniata County schools.

She was employed by Maple Lawn Associates, Cocolamus, and the New Cumberland Army Depot. She was also a substitute teacher in the Juniata County School District until her retirement because of ill health.

She was member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Millerstown RR2, and its Women's Guild.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ near Knousetown with Pastor Britton F. Stimeling and Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

There will be no viewing, but friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc. in Mount Pleasant Mills.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's United Church of Christ, RR2 Millerstown, PA 17062.


Virginia V. Dressler
MIFFLINTOWN - Virginia V. Dressler, 71, of Mifflintown RR1 (Quigley Heights), died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Locust Grove Retirement Village.

Born Feb. 12, 1928, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Ira D. and Charlotte (Noel) VanScyoc. Her husband, Carl G. Dressler, whom she married Nov. 15, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Sylvia) Clouser, Mifflintown RR3 and Mrs. Harry (Jennifer) Heikes, Mifflin; brother, Robert VanScyoc, Bunkertown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ira VanScyoc.

She was a caseworker/supervisor with the Juniata County Department of Public Assistance, retiring in 1981.

She was a 1945 graduate of Juniata Joint High School and also attended Penn State University.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, where she was involved with the Ever Ready Sunday School Class and was captain of the prayer chain for many years. She was also a member of the Mifflin Chapter No. 260 Order of the Eastern Star and the Pennsylvania State Employee Union.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Anna Ritter and the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Frank Dudick
LEWISTOWN - Frank Dudick, 79, of 14 Chestnut St., Lewistown, died at 12:03 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born May 30, 1920, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late George and Rosie (Kutz) Dudick. His wife, Dorothy Marie Dudick, died in 1990.

Surviving are: children, Danny Dudick, Lewistown, and Mrs. Earl (Ann) Jones, Liverpool; brothers and sister, George Dudick, Maryland, Anthony Dudick, New Jersey, and Ann Heckman, Centre Hall; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

He was a painter and a member of Painter Union 409.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be private with military honors provided by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Donald C. Dumm
SHIREMANSTOWN - Donald C. Dumm, 70, of Shiremanstown died Wednesday Oct. 20, 1999, at Holy Spirit Hospital.

Born July 16, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Daniel and Lillian (Kephart) Dumm. His wife, Doris J. (Gilbert) Dumm, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Brian S. Dumm, Shiremanstown; brothers, Daniel G. Dumm and Richard L. Dumm, both of Mifflintown.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He retired as a supervisor for the former Icelandic Foods, Camp Hill.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is in charge of arrangements.


Mary L. Dumm
BELLEVILLE - Mary L. Dumm, 94, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Belleville, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday March 7, 1999, at Valley View Haven.

Born Sept. 21, 1904, in Belleville RR, she was the daughter of the late John Y. and Fannie (Kauffman) Hartzler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Dumm.

She is survived by a sister, Mildred Renno, Belleville.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Dumm.

She was a bookkeeper at Hertzler & Zook in Belleville, the Russell National Bank, and J. M. Young & Sons. She also an administrator at Cerebral Palsy. She also owned and operated a greenhouse in Belleville.

She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where she was a member of the Beacon Light Sunday School Class.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Valley View Haven Chapel in Belleville, with the Rev. Ken Litwiller and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in the Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004.

The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 217 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.


Evelyn M. Dumpman
CHAMBERSBURG - Evelyn M. Dumpman, 96, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, formerly of 18305 Dry Run Road West, Spring Run and Lewistown, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the center.

Born June 17, 1903, in Van Wert, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Laura J. (Young) Slautterback. Her husband, Charles C. Dumpman, died Feb. 19, 1992.

Surviving are: children, C. Arthur Dumpman, Bonita Springs, Fla. and Mrs. Donald H. (Joanne) Hockenberry, Spring Run; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters and three brothers.

Early in life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown and later by the Samuel Dickson State Hospital, South Mountain, from where she retired.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lewistown, a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, and a member of the ladies auxiliary of McCartney Post 232 American Legion, Dry Run.

She enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Alfred Bashore officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 44 East Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222 or to the American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.


Judy Elmeda Dunham
SELINSGROVE - Judy Elmeda Dunham, 56, of Selinsgrove RR3, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday April 7, 1999, at her mother's home, following an extended illness.

Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Sunbury, she was the daughter of June (Miller) Dunham and the late Marlin E. Dunham Sr.

Also surviving are: daughters, Jennifer R. Shields, Beaver Springs RR1 and Andrea L. Godley, Shermansdale; sisters and brothers, Marlene Nelsen, Jacksonville, Fla., Linda L. Godley, Brockwell, Ariz, Marlin E. Dunham Jr., US Navy, Port Huememe, and Scott W. Dunham, Selinsgrove; and two grandchildren.

She worked at the Selinsgrove Center as a licensed practical nurse for several years and prior to that she was a nurse in California.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, Selinsgrove.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Robert Pursell officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements.


Catherine E. Dupert
McCLURE - Catherine E. Dupert, 78, of 149 Shawver Road, McClure, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her home.

Born Aug. 24, 1921, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Everett W. and Elizabeth (Stong) Eddy. Her husband, Albert L. Dupert Sr., died June 27, 1995.

Surviving are: children, Everett W. Dupert, Lillian M. Wagner, Albert L. Dupert Jr., Pamela S. Shawver, all of McClure, and Connie L. Knepp, Houtzdale; sister and brother, Blanche Klinger, Beaver Springs and John Gerald Eddy, Lewistown; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine E. Gross, who died Jan. 12, 1994; five brothers and one sister; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ray Hackett officiating. Interment will be in Dupert Cemetery, McClure.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 
Everett W. Dupert Sr.
MCCLURE - Everett W. Dupert Sr., 58, of 210 Shawver Road, McClure, died at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec. 31, 1941, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Catherine E. (Eddy) and Albert L. Dupert Sr. His wife, Danette (Horwath) Dupert, whom he married Nov. 28, 1981, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Everett W. Dupert Jr. and Deanna D. Bickhart, both of Helena, Mont., Ricky A. Dupert Sr., Beavertown, and Jesse W. Dupert, at home; brother and sisters, Albert L. Dupert Jr., Lillian M. Wagner, and Pamela S. Shawver, all of McClure and Connie L. Knepp, Houtzdale; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine E. Gross on Jan. 12, 1994.

He was a maintenance mechanic for Empire Kosher, Mifflintown since 1993.

He attended Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Dupert Cemetery, McClure.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Sarah K. Dupert
MIFFLIN - Sarah K. Dupert, 67, of Mifflin, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 14, 1933, in Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Addaline (Arnold) Nealman. Her husband, Merle E. Dupert, died Jan. 31, 1993.

Surviving are: children, Merle S. Dupert, Cathy Reed, Bonnie Leacy, and Nancy Dupert, all of HC 67 Mifflin; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was a member of the Beale Township Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Lack-Tuscarora EMS No. 7 Auxiliary, and the Lack-Tuscarora EMS No. 7 Ambulance Club.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the McCoysville Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove is in charge of arrangements.


Jacob J. Duran
LEWISTOWN - Jacob J. Duran, 86, of 450 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 12:37 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 6, 1913, in Avona, Union County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Agnes (Novacki) Duran. His first wife, Emma Jane (Serfass) Duran, preceded him in death in 1975, and his second wife, Beatrice Duran, preceded him in death in 1993.

Surviving are: children, Carole Jane Duran, Lewistown, and Charlotte Ann Macomber, Mt. Airy, Md.; sister, Cartherine Mulitsch, Pen Argyl; half brother, Leo Suprys, Pen Argyl; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Duran and Adam Duran, and one sister, Anna Heitz.

He was a self-employed dairy farmer, owning and operating Dur-Ridge Farm, Orbisonia.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burnham, and the Holstein Fresian Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Schmidt Funeral Home, 202 West St., Wind Gap., with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Community Cemetery, Nazareth.

Family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home provided local information.


Harry P. Durst
LEWISTOWN - Harry P. Durst, 73, of 4167 US Highway Route 522N, Lewistown, died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.

Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Harry S. and Nancy O. (Bennett) Durst. His wife, Kathleen (Habbershon) Durst, whom he married Oct. 20, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Thomas H. Durst, Orefield, Susan C. Maben, Huntingdon, Joyce A. Durst, Lewistown and Todd R. Durst, Somerset; brothers, John K. Durst and Donald L. Durst, both of Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Whiteman and Blanche Billingham.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

He was employed as a truck driver for Masland Industries of Lewistown.

He was a member of the Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in the Paintersville CMA Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3195 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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