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Mary M. Paige
PORT ROYAL - Mary M. Paige, 91, of RR1, Port Royal, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin. Born Oct. 25, 1910, in Honey Grove, she was the daughter of the late James and Rebecca (Gray) Klinger. Her husband, Harry M. Paige, preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1988. Surviving are: a daughter and son, Mrs. Otho (Betty) Brackbill, RR1, Port Royal, and Jasper W. "Jap" Paige, Vineland, NJ; a sister, Mrs. George (Anna Ruth) Stewart, RR1, Port Royal; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Freda Klinger, two brothers, William Klinger and John Klinger, a sister, Mae Brubaker, and a grandson, Davy Otho Brackbill. She had worked for the former Rae-Sel Corporation, Port Royal. She was a member of the Matamoras United Methodist Church. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. There will be no evening viewing. Memorial donations may be made to: Matamoras United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Betty Brackbill, financial secretary, RR1 Box 355, Port Royal, PA 17082.

Thomas A. Paige
MCCLURE - Thomas A. Paige, 44, of McClure RR2 died at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital, after being stricken at home. He had been awaiting a kidney transplant. Born Feb. 15, 1957, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Ammon L. and Dessie S. (Maurer) Paige. His wife, Lou Ann (VanBuskirk) Paige, whom he married July 18, 1998, survives. He had been married to Melissa (Mattern) Schmucker. He is also survived by a son, Brandon T. Paige, at home; stepchildren, Caitlin M. Thompson and Nathan O. Thompson, both of Middleburg; two sisters, Florence V. Wray and Marjorie J. Snook, both of McClure; and a stepsister, Betty Brininger of Millmont. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Mae Paige in 1959. He graduated from West Snyder High School in 1977. He was currently employed by Super Service Garage, Beavertown as a bus driver for the past 18 years. He had also been employed by WoodMode, Kreamer, the former Beaver Shoe Company and the Midd-West School District. He was a member of St. Peter's Independent Bible Church, the FFA and the Bannerville Volunteer Fire Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Pastor Darvin Reich officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the National Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, PO Box 3109, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Phyllis E. 'Sis' Pandel
MCCLURE - Phyllis E. "Sis" Pandel, 63, of 300 Mountain Spring Lane, McClure, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born Aug. 18, 1937 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur F. and Frances V. (Harmon) Gingher. Her husband William D. Pandel Jr., whom she married March 11, 1960, survives. Also surviving are: children, William D. Pandel Jr., Mrs. Randy (Dana) Diven and Ginger L. Pandel, all of McClure; sisters and brother, Margaret E. Goss, San Diego, Calif., Beatrice H. Morgan, Clearfield and James R. Gingher of Milroy; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was employed by G. C. Murphy Company, Lewistown as a sales clerk and earlier by the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert Zorn and Murray Laite officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601, or to the Lewistown Dialysis Center, Electric Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Inez Sarver Parker
MIFFLINTOWN - Inez Sarver Parker of Mifflintown, died Monday, July 30, 2001. Born March 24, 1907, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late H. Franklin and Gertrude (Weaver) Sarver. Her husband, E. Southard Parker, died July 16, 1983. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Orville T. (Inez Southard) Beachley Jr., Buffalo, NY and Mrs. R. Terry (Jennie P.) Meiser, McAlisterville; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by two brothers, J. Luther Sarver and Hugh F. Sarver. She was a 1926 graduate of Port Royal High School and a 1931 graduate of Susquehanna University. She retired following 20 years of service to the State of Pennsylvania as an elementary school teacher. She taught in both the Juniata County School District and in a one-room school in Mifflin County. She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, the Juniata County Retired Teachers Association, the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a life member of Mifflin Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star, Mifflintown and she had served as a volunteer for the Juniata County Meals on Wheels. Throughout her lifetime, she took great pride and pleasure in maintaining her home, garden and farm. Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Douglas H. Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday at Mrs. Parker's Mifflintown residence. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Service Inc., 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Juniata County Meals on Wheels, 9 Cross St., Mifflintown, PA 17059. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty L. Parson
PORT ROYAL - Betty L. Parson, 71, of Port Royal RR1, died at 4:50 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born January 23, 1930 in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of F. Lee Bryner, Port Royal RR1 and the late Mary Alice (Milliken) Bryner. Her husband, Paul C. "Johnnie" Parson survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Melodye J. Chapman, New Berlinville; brothers, F. Lee "Tub" Bryner Jr., McAlisterville and Thomas E. Bryner, Meridian, MS; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a tax collector for Spruce Hill Township for several years. She was a member of the Honey Grove United Methodist Church. She was a member of the McCullochs Mills Memorial and Historical Association and the Relay for Life program. She sang for various churches and at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. Dennis R. Thompson Jr. and the Rev. Don Walters officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, Pa 17044.

Russell C. Parson
BLAIR MILLS - Russell C. Parson, 89, of Route 1, Blairs Mills, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1911, in Tell Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Harper and Faye (Hockenberry) Parson. His wife, Evelyn E. (Burd) Parson, whom he married Nov. 25, 1933, survives. Also surviving are: children, Catherine F. Wyant, Route 1, Blairs Mills and Carl W. Parson, Honey Grove; sisters, Hilda Gibbons and Thelma Johnson, both of Blairs Mills RR and Dolly Love, East Waterford; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Towsey and five brothers. He was a farmer for most of his life. He was a member of the Nossville United Methodist Church, Blairs Mills RR and the Blairs Mills Sportsman's Association. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Virginia Eminhizer officiating. Interment will be in Nossville Cemetery, Blairs Mills RR. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Baby Boy Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Baby Boy Peachey, infant son of Norman I. and Sadie A. (Byler) Peachey of 3079 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, was stillborn at 8:24 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, at home. Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Israel E., Salinda M., Lois S., and Sylvia B. Peachey, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Byler, Belleville; maternal great-grandmother, Sadie Byler, Belleville; paternal grandparents, Jacob J. and Katie M. Peachey, Belleville; and paternal great-grandmother, Annie L. Peachey, Belleville. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville, with minister David J. Peachey officiating. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Eldon 'Flick' Peachey
GOSHEN, Ind. - Eldon "Flick" Peachey, 67, of Goshen, Ind., died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Goshen, Ind. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Christian P. and Ruth (King) Peachey. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Gregg (Sally) Carpenter and Stan Peachey, both of Goshen, Ind., Mrs. Jack (Brenda) Watson, Bristol, Ind. and Doug Peachey, Jeffersonville, Ind.; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Donald (Sara) Graybill, Mifflintown, Mrs. Crist (Grace) Kurtz, Mifflinburg, Ruth Peachey and Marlin W. Peachey, both of Belleville and Sheldon W. Peachey, Union, Mo. He was preceded in death by a son, Eldon Dale in December 1960 and one brother, Mark Peachey. He had worked in a trailer factory and after retiring, he transported the Amish. Services were held at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen, Ind., with Mel Shetler officiating. Interment was in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

Elsie B. Peachey
LEWISTOWN - Elsie B. Peachey, 89, of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 289 Applehouse Road, Belleville, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the manor. Born Jan. 3, 1912, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Gideon and Nancy (Yoder) Glick. Her husband, Roy I. Peachey, whom she married May 10, 1934, died Dec. 9, 1999. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Raymond J. (Arlene) Byler, Mrs. Lee (Marjorie) Laughlin, and R. Robert Peachey, all of Belleville; brother and sister, Elam Glick and Alma Yoder, both of Belleville; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Sylvanus Glick, Jesse Glick, and Cora Byler. She owned and operated a restaurant at the sale barn from 1967-1987. Following that, she served meals at her home. She was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class and belonged to the Farm City Vacation Program. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, with ministers Max Zook, Mayard Beitzel and Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to The Gideons, PO Box 5603, Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob J. Peachey
BELLEVILLE &endash; Jacob J. Peachey, 97, of 705 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at his home. Born in Belleville, he was the son of the late Reuben K. and Nancy K. (Sharp) Peachey. A service will be held at noon Saturday at the home of Ezra J. Swarey, Belleville. Interment will be in Allensville Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1 p.m. on at Peachey's residence.

Jacob John Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Jacob John Peachey, infant son of David R. and Katie C. (Kanagy) Peachey of 3520 E. Back Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 1:15 p.m. (one half hour after he was born at 12:45 p.m.) Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at his residence. Also surviving are: sister and brothers, Martha M. Peachey, Daniel R. Peachey and Thomas A. Peachey, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Sam M. Kanagy, Mill Creek; maternal great-grandfather, Abram Peachey, Rockville, IN; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Peachey, Belleville; and paternal great-grandmother, Salina Peachey, Belleville. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at the decedant's home at 3520 E. Back Mountain Road, Belleville, with minister Louie D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery, Belleville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Leah R. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Leah R. Peachey, 86, of 105 Sisters Lane, Belleville, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Belleville RR, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Y. and Fannie R. (Renno) Peachey. She is survived by sisters, Linda E. Peachey and Elsie M. Peachey, both of 105 Sisters Lane, Belleville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron J. peachey and an infant brother. Earlier in life, she was employed in the processing department and the bakery of A.J. Peachey's. She was a member of Valley View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Valley View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville, with Bishop Eli B. King and ministers, Daniel N. King, David S. King and Earl D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Green Lane Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard L. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Leonard L. Peachey, 84, of 294 Trella St., Belleville, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at his residence. Born May 11, 1916, in Greenwood, DE, he was a son of the late Ezra J. and Ella Mae (Stoltzfus) Peachey. His wife Mollie V. (Hartzler) Peachey, whom he married May 1, 1938, survives, residing at 294 Trella St., Belleville. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Alta) Auker, Thompsontown, Mrs. Jesse Lee (Ann) Peachey, Belleville, Sara D. Peachey, Fayetteville, Mrs. Orlyn (Dianne) Saner, McAlisterville and Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Turnbull, Spokane, WA; a brother, Ezra J. Peachey; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Peachey, Merle Peachey and Norman Peachey, and by sisters, Thelma Byler and Viola Scheffel. He was a farmer in Juniata County, retiring in 1963. He then worked at New Holland and Burnham Hardware, and as a custodian at Valley View Haven Nursing Home and at Union Elementary School, Belleville. Most recently he was employed at Kauffman Farm Supply in Belleville. He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, where he was a member of the senior men's Sunday school class. He also formerly taught Sunday school at another church. He had served as an EMT with Big Valley Ambulance Club. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with Max Zook, Erie Renno, Maynard Beitzel and Gregg Kanagy officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday at the Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, and from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Mary Etta Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Mary Etta Peachey, 88, of 109A Brookfarm Drive, Belleville, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Sept. 27, 1912 in Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Hulda M. (Wincer) Laird. Her husband Jacob E. Peachey died Jan. 8, 1973. She is survived by children, Mrs. James (Hilda) Roberts, Hendersonville, NC, Jacob D. Peachey, Dowelltown, Tenn. and Jonathan E. Peachey, 109 Brookfarm Drive, Belleville; brother and sisters, Alonza L. Laird, Zelda M. Baker, and Esther R. Laird, all of Mifflintown, and Betty J. George, Milroy; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. Early in life, she was employed by the American Viscose Corporation and Standard Steel. She later worked as a clerk for Fergie's Market, Glenwood and the Hill Store, Belleville. She was a member of Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Watts Memorial UMC, Belleville, with the Rev. Larry Siikanen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the church.

Moses D. Peachey
BELLEVILLE - Moses D. Peachey, 41, of 59 Cedar Lane, Belleville, died of natural causes at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his residence. Born Aug. 2, 1959, in Belleville, he was the son of David N. and Lydia M. (Kanagy) Peachey of 59 Cedar Lane, Belleville. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. John K. (Hettie) Hostetler, Mrs. Rudy L. (Linda) Yoder, Mrs. Ivan J. (Katie) Byler, Mrs. Joseph (Gertie) Wengerd, Mrs. Noah A. (Bertha) Kanagy, and Hannah L. Peachey, all of Belleville, and Mrs. Emanuel K. (Mary) Peachey, Loganton. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph Wengerd residence, with Bishop Shem O. Swarey and Bishop Louie D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. today at the decedent's home at 59 Cedar Lane, Belleville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace L. Penepacker
SUNBURY - Grace L. Penepacker, 96, of 202 N. 11th St., Sunbury, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon, OCt. 13, 2001, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born July 6, 1905, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late James and Jeanetta (Sellers) Markley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Penepacker in 1944. She is survived by one daughter, Lois A. Minnich and husband, Harold of Sunbury RR1; one grandson, Christopher L. Minnich and wife, Amy of Northumberland RR1; a great-grandson, Nathaniel L. Minnich; and one sister, Helen Crawford of Lewistown. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce and Merle and one sister, Nellie Waggoner. She was a graduate of Yeagertown High School. She was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for J.C. Penney Company and Montgomery Ward Company in Sunbury. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Apple Chapel of the Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, with the Rev. Richard L. Fangmann officiating. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends will be received 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Greater Zion Fund of Zion Lutheran Church, Fifth and Market Streets, Sunbury, PA 17801. The Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Nannie M. Penepacker
MILROY - Nannie M. Penepacker, 87, of 212 S. Main St., Milroy, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at her residence. Born April 18, 1913, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Foster M. and Julia L. (Riden) Heimbach. Her husband, Paul T. Penepacker, died May 22, 1985. She is survived by a son, Barry L. Penepacker, 420 Electric Ave., Lewistown; sister and brother, Julia M. Glasser, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown and Kenneth Heimbach, Beaver Springs; two grandchildren and one great-grandson; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She retired from Arrow Shirt Factory Division of Cluett Peabody, with over 32 years of service. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Charles W. McGaha officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Captain Jack R. Penfold
CLEMSON - Captain Jack R. Penfold, 84, USN (Retired), of 150 Downs Blvd. B111, Clemson, SC, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Clemson Downs Healthcare Center. Born March 5, 1917, in Portland, Maine, he was the son of the late Ralph Briggs Penfold and June Lord Penfold. He is survived by his wife Betty Leitzel Marks Penfold; two sons, Richard R. Penfold of Crystal River, FL, Robert R. Penfold of Pensacola, FL, a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Eileen) Smith of Atlanta, GA; two stepdaughters, Mrs. W. Edward (Kay) Hastings of Savannah, GA, and Mrs. Ann Maxwell of Etters, PA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. His first wife, Alice Powell Penfold, preceded him in death. Raised in South Paris, Maine, and active in Boy Scouts, in 1934, he and his boyhood chum, Ted Chandler, were made the first Eagle Scouts of South Paris, and Troop 130. He was a 1935 graduate of South Paris High School and a 1939 graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. After graduating from college he took a position with Standard Oil Company of New Jersey in New York City. In 1940, he joined the Navy, as a Seaman 2/C-V5 Program. He was commissioned an ensign and designated a Naval Aviator in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Southwest Pacific Theater as a Patrol Plane Commander in a Black Cat Squadron (VP-11). His squadron pioneered the active night bombing of Japanese shipping. Subsequent Naval duties included instructor of basic and advance flying, Jacksonville, FL; assistant flight training officer, staff of the Commander Naval Air Basic Training in Pensacola; Tour of Duty in the USS Midway, (CVB 41); and CNO OP 50, Washington, DC. He was then ordered to Commander of Naval Air Pacific, Serving in personnel planning. His next assignment was to Naval Post Graduate School (General Line), Monterey, CA. This was followed by a tour in Corpus Christi, TX in All-Weather Flight School, and a tour in Kingsville, TX as Officer in Charge of ATU-801, an advanced instrument squadron and a tour as maintenance officer. His next orders took him to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (Shape) in Paris, France, where he served in the Naval Branch of the organization and training division. Subsequent duty as Commanding Officer of Fasron 102, Norfolk, VA. He was then ordered to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Personnel Directorate, Washington, D.C. Next orders took him to Joint Services Staff College in Latimer, England. Upon graduation, he was ordered to the Staff of the Commander in Chief Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean (Cincnelm) as Communications Officer. Returning to the States, his last assignment was to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower). Captain Penfold retired in 1965 after twenty-five years of Naval service. His decorations include four Distinguished Flying Crosses, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five Battle Stars, Joint Service Commendation Medal and other decorations. A former resident of Lewistown, he was a long time member of the Kiwanis Club. In 1984-85, he served as Governor of The Pennsylvania District of Kiwanis International. He had 25 years perfect attendance. He was a sixty year member of The Blue Lodge #94 of South Paris, ME, and over fifty year member of The Scottish Rite, Pensacola, FL, and of Zamora Temple, Birmingham, AL. He was a member of the Foster-Carrol American Legion Post #72 in South Paris, ME. He was a member of The First Congregational Church of South Paris, ME. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in South Paris, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to; the First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., South Paris, Maine 04281. Seneca Mortuary of Seneca, SC, is serving the family.

Mary A. 'Penny' Pennebaker
LEWISTOWN - Mary A. "Penny" Pennebaker, 72, of 202 Spring St., Lewistown, died at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1928, in Robertsdale, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Marshall M. and Rose (Phipps) Garlock. Her husband, Berdgene "Penny" Pennebaker, who she married Sept. 12, 1947, survives, residing at 202 Spring St., Lewistown. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Barbara) Dempsey, McVeytown, Mrs. William (Joyce "Twigg") Brannan, Lewistown and Paul "Mike" Pennebaker, Lewistown, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Pennebaker, on June 2, 1999, and also by a grandson. She was the last of the immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Marshall E. Garlock. She was assistant manager at Super Shoes, Reedsville for 20 years, retiring in 1993. She was Presbyterian by faith. A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Family will receive friends from noon Saturday until time of the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: HOSPICE: the Bridge, 1126 West Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Yvette Perez
ORLANDO, FL - Yvette Perez, 36, of Orlando, FL, died Friday Aug. 17, 2001, in Florida. Born March 25, 1965, in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of Luis Perez of New York and Ana A. Cortes of Florida. Surviving are: children, John Feliciano and Kristy Quiles, both of Orlando, FL; brother and sister, Luis Perez of Lewistown and Evelyn Casado of Orlando, FL. Private services were held at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph R. Peters
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY - Ralph R. Peters, 49, of Trenton, NJ, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at the Capital Health System at Helene Fuld Hospital in New Jersey. Born Sept. 14, 1951 in Lewistown, he was a son of Helen (Peters) Rametti of West Virginia and the late Raymond Peters. His wife Christine (Cordes) Peters survives. Also surviving are: a son, Michael J. Peters, at home; brothers, Chad Peters, West Virginia, and Walt Peters, Lewistown. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for more than 20 years as a plastics and rubber extruder at the former Goodall Rubber Company, Trenton, NJ. His funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hartmann Funeral Home, 539 Centre St., Trenton, NJ, with the Rev. Leo Forsberg officiating. Private cremation will follow. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrence, NJ 08648.

Dorothy L. Carr Phillips
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy L. Carr Phillips, 83, of Kish Apartments, 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at her residence. Born Nov. 18, 1917, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Lillian Mae (Leeper) Carr. Her husband, Albert L. Phillips, died in 1977. She is survived by children, William L. Phillips and Mrs. William (Patsy) Mackneer, both of Lewistown, Donald A. Phillips, Port Royal, Margaret M. Lundin and Mrs. Harold (Bonnie Kae) Sullivan, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Mrs. Max (Betty) Wagner, Pemberton, NJ and Lillian Heimbaugh, Lewistown; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Dean Phillips in 1948, one brother and five sisters. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Lewistown Moose Lodge. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

George R. Phillips
LEWISTOWN - George R. Phillips, 78, of 705 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 9, 1922, in Port Royal, he was the son of the late Dr. Robert Earl and Helen (McDonald) Phillips. His wife, Madeline (Hoffman) Phillips, died Oct. 5, 1999. Surviving are: a daughter, Helen Nina Phillips, 705 W. Fourth St., Lewistown; stepchildren, James Klinger, 705 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, Mrs. William (Joan) Gutshall, 2140 Vira Road, Lewistown, and Mrs. Floyd (Barbara) Bubb, Fairless Hills; eight step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. He attended Carson Long School in New Bloomfield and Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was a machinist in the maintenance department at Standard Steel for 41 years, retiring in 1987. He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM and the Fame Ambulance. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Danny R. Neff officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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