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Clinton H. Quigley
HARRISBURG - Clinton H. Quigley, 81 of Swatara Township, Harrisburg, formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Duncannon, Perry County, he was the son of the late Quinton H. and Daphene (Fissel) Quigley. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria R. (Beaver) Quigley. His second wife, Sheri Quigley, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Andrew Quigley of Chicago, Ill., Robert Quigley of Mesa, Ariz., and Kevin Quigley of Mechanicsburg; a stepdaughter, Kim Thomas of Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Robert Quigley of Gainesville, Fla.; and three grandchildren. He was president of the Lewistown High School Class of 1938, where he was a member of the football and track teams. During World War II, he was a captain in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps and served in Europe for five years in the Third Army. He graduated from the Penn State University's School of Hotel Management in 1948. He began his career at the Williamsburg Inn, was manager of Chownings Tavern and followed that with a number of hotel managerial positions. In 1950, he served as resident manager of the Holiday Inn Towne, now the Crown Plaza. He was also an associate real estate broker, apartment complex manager, and currently worked in the House of Representatives Republican Communications Office. Past memberships have included the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, B.P.O.E Elks, Trade Winds Club of Harrisburg, Junto Club of Indianapolis, and Ye Host Square Club of New York. He was a Rotarian for 40 years. Current memberships include Lowther Manor Lodge No. 781, F&AM; the Penn State Hotel Society; the Pioneer Club; the Varsity S Club; the Chi Phi Fraternity; life member of the Penn State Alumni Association; the Harrisburg Chapter Penn State Alumni Association; charter member of the National World War II Memorial; and most recently was named to the Voters Hall of Fame for having voted in every election in the past 50 years. A memorial service will be held at noon Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Chestnut St., Camp Hill, with the Rev. Dr. J. Stewart Hardy officiating. Interment will be in Lewistown at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of the service Monday in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Penn State University, College of Health and Human Development, Clinton Quigley, c/o Development Office, 201 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802. The Mussolman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lemoyne, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosanna Marie Ramsey
HUSTONTOWN - Rosanna Marie Ramsey, 41, of Doran Road, Hustontown, died of natural causes at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Nov. 24, 1959, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Naomi B. (Yoder) Yoder of Belleville and the late John R. Yoder Sr. Her husband, Robert L. Ramsey, whom she married Aug. 25, 1989, survives. Also surviving are a sister, Marjorie Armstrong, Belleville and two half brothers, John R. Yoder Jr., Allensville and Gordon W. Yoder, Canadisia. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Richard Yoder. She was last employed as a secretary at Valley View Haven, Belleville. She was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Eric Renno, Pastor Mayard Beitzel and Pastor Sam Stoey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

H. Allan Readdy
GRANVILLE - H. Alan Readdy, 74, of the Malta Home, Granville, and formerly of 104 S. Main St., Yeagertown, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the home. Born June 2, 1927, in Port Royal, he was the son of the late Herbert E. and Isabel N. (Koons) Readdy. Surviving are two sisters, Nanciann R. Haller of Lewistown and Mrs. Charles (Jacquie) Righter of Yeagertown. He was self-employed in the printing business and was a veteran of World War II. He was a Lutheran by faith. A public viewing will not be held. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Memorials may be made to Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099. Funeral arrangements were handled by Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc.

Emily K. Rearick
BEAVERTOWN - Emily K. Rearick, 82, of Beavertown, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital, where she had been a patient since July 24. Born on Dec. 16, 1918, in Beavertown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Warren Ernest and Anna Verdilla (Eisenhauer) Ernest Ament. Her husband, Marlin D. Rearick, whom she married on Oct. 31, 1941, preceded her in death on July 5, 1978. She is survived by: two daughters, Peggy Ann Rearick, Beavertown and Mrs. Steven (Kathleen L.) Bilger, Middleburg. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Benfer, and three brothers, Earl Ernest, Harold Ernest and Charles Ernest. She was a a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, where earlier in life, she participated in the choir and taught the youth Sunday School class. Earlier in life, she was also a 4-H leader. She enjoyed giving piano lessons, music and gardening. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Paxtonville Cemetery with the Rev. Charles A. Brophy officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: SUN Home Health Service, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA, 17857-9985. Aurand Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown is handling arrangements.

Alfred W. Reed
LEWISTOWN - Alfred W. Reed, 72, of 15 Goss Terrace, Lewistown, died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 6, 1928, in Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Olive (Russell) Reed. His wife, Marion (Brown) Reed, whom he married June 9, 1967, survives. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed over his lifetime by various construction companies from 1953 until his retirement in 1990. He was Presbyterian by faith. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the First Methodist Cemetery, Fourth Street, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the First Baptist Church, 111 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley A. Reed
LEWISTOWN - Shirley A. Reed, 70, of 5440 SR 103 North, Lewistown, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 20, 1931, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Hassinger) Griffith. Her husband, Balfred R. Reed, whom she married Nov. 18, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: sisters and brother, Harriet Crummey, Boalsburg, Betty Baker, Lewistown, Dorine McClellan, Centre Hall and Jerry T. Griffith, Burnham. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker, who earlier in life worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory for 13 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Jeffery D. McCleary officiating. There will be no viewing and family will provide all funeral flowers. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

W. Ben Reeder
PORT ROYAL - W. Ben Reeder, 68, of 213 Market St., Port Royal, formerly of Perry County, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at his home. Born June 11, 1932, in Green Park, he was the son of the late Boyd L. and Gertrude I. (Hower) Reeder. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy J. (Sheibley) Reeder. His second wife, Jean M. (Rehrer) Reader, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mary J. Morrow, Landisburg and Bradley Reeder, New Bloomfield; a stepchildren, Carl R. Cromcis, Lebanon, Robin A. Dick, Duncannon and Caryn R. Rhoads, Loysville; brothers, Kenneth F. Reeder, Cornwall, Boyd M. Reeder, Green Park and David W. Reeder, Blain; six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was the owner of Walker Camping Area, Mexico; was a real estate agent for Century 21; formerly owned Inn 74, Landisburg; Hockleberry Inn, New Bloomfield; Reeder's Cider Press, Mount Pleasant Mills; and was a former employee of Amp Inc. and many other businesses. He was a member of Adam's Lodge 319 F&AM, New Bloomfield; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon-Juniata Valley Forest 88; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Zembo Temple; The National Grange in Juniata County; the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1299, Carlisle; the Loyal Order of Moose 925, Millerstown; the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown; and the VFW Crawford-Brubaker Post, Mifflintown. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg RRI, with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Interment will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Landisburg RRI. There will be a visitation following the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Shriner's Children's Hospital, c/o Zembo Temple, 2801 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace L. Reesman
LEWISTOWN - Grace L. Reesman, 82, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Rear 122 Electric Ave., Lewistown, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 25, 1919, in New Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Joseph McClellan and Florence Maude (Diffenderfer) Elder. Her husband, George B. Reesman, died Dec. 4, 1993. Surviving are: children, John Reesman, Lebanon, Raymond Reesman and Charles Reesman, both of Lewistown; stepchildren, Harold Reesman, McClure, and Shirley Crozier, Arizona; a brother, William Robert Elder II, Texas; and eight grandchildren. She was a registered nurse at the Malta Home, William Penn Nursing Home and Black's Hospital. She was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church and the Derry Township Senior Citizen Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to TLC Home Care, Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ammon S. 'Dutch' Reichenbach
PORT ROYAL - Ammon S. "Dutch" Reichenbach, 76, of 411 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, fromerly of Mifflin, died at 9:03 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1925 in Richfield, he was a son of the late Edgar P. and Ida Mae (Graybill) Reichenbach. His wife Esther L. (Wetzler) Reichenbach preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 1998. Surviving are: a daughter and son, Mrs. Dennis A. (Sharon E.) Harlan, Honey Grove RR1, and Frederick A. Reichenbach, Mifflin; sisters, Verna Fertenbaugh, Waynesboro, Evelyn Snyder and Pauline Dressler, both of Freeburg, Erma Reichenbach, Sunbury, Beulah Shirk, Richfield and June Jaffee, Yountville, CA; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Reichenbach. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post No. 5863, Mifflintown, and of the American Legion Post No. 298, Mifflintown. He retired with 40-plus years of service as a truck driver for C.D. Zimmerman Truck Lines, Mifflintown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4, where a burial flag will be folded and presented by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the fuenral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Louise M. Reish
CENTRE HALL - Louise M. Reish, 79, of Centre Hall, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the Fairways at Brookline Village, State College. Born July 28, 1921, in Potter Township, Centre County, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Margretta (Tressler) Miller. Surviving are: a sister, Helen Gilbert, Belleville; a brother, Randall Miller, Rural Spring Mills; three nephews and one niece. She graduated from Centre Hall-Potter Township High School in 1937. She worked as a teller at Mid-State Bank and Trust Company and at First National Bank of Centre Hall for 12 years. She also worked as a real estate sales person for Coldwell Banker for many years. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Centre Hall. A memorial service is planned for later in the summer. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity United Church of Christ, PO Box 212, Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Donald A. 'Big Hank' Renninger
BEAVERTOWN - Donald A. "Big Hank" Renninger, 66, of Beavertown, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born June 13, 1934, in Mattawana, he was a son of the late Bruce M. and Alice M. (Rittenhouse) Renninger. His wife, Naomi M. Richard, whom he married Oct. 20, 1970, survives. Also surviving are: twin daughters, Chrissy D. and Sheena D. Renninger, at home and three sons, Roy W. Richard, McClure, Bruce D. Renninger, Beavertown and Daniel J. Renninger, at home; a sister, Blanche Bilger, Lewistown RR2; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Freda Thompson and Erma Youtzy and three brothers, David Renninger, Russell Renninger and Roy "Ed" Renninger. He retired in 1991 from DeVecchis and Son after 30 years as a truck driver. He had worked for Ace Doran earlier in life, also as a truck driver. He enjoyed his grandchildren and driving truck. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Barbara G. Woodling and the Rev. John W. Moyle officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Ruth M. Renninger
LEWISTOWN - Ruth M. Renninger, 85, of 8 Green Tree Lane, Lewistown, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at her residence. Born Dec. 26, 1915, in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Wayland and Lottie (Gemberling) Sechler. Her husband, Charles R. "Ozzie" Renninger, died July 11, 1976. She is survived by children, Mrs. Donald (Jane) Bumgardner, 8 Green Tree Lane, Lewistown and Jack Whitelaw, New Kensington; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother Edward Sechler. She had been employed by Peoples Drug Store. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose, Lewistown, the auxiliary of the Mifflin County Firemen's Association, past president of the NCO Wive's Club and a life member of the Fame Fire Co., the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co., the Brooklyn Hose Co., the Junction Fire Co., the Granville Fire Co. and the United Fire & Rescue Fire Co. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, with Father Derald Stump officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church (please enter from the Water Street entrance). Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Katie L. Renno
BELLEVILLE - Katie L. Renno, 83, of 2847 SR 655, Belleville, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at her residence. Born Oct. 15, 1917, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Christ K. and Susie E. (Peachey) Swarey. Her husband, Joshua P. Renno, died Feb. 11, 1984. Surviving are: children, Susie E. Yoder, Mary E. Kanagy, Catherine J. Renno, John M. Renno, and Lena M. Renno, all of Belleville; brothers and sisters, Daniel J. Swarey, Reedsville, Judith B. Kanagy and Susie J. Peachey, both of Belleville, and Shem O. Swarey, Allensville; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Amos J. Renno; an infant son, Daniel J. Renno; an infant daughter, Emma J. Renno; six sisters and five brothers. She was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the John B. Kanagy residence, with Bishop David J. Peachey and Bishop Louie D. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Amish Cemetery. Friends may call all day Wednesday at her late residence, 2847 SR 655, Belleville. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Rhea Sr.
ROCKVILLE - James W. Rhea Sr., 70, of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville), died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2001, at his home. Born May 30, 1930, in Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Ross and Mary (Gloss) Rhea. His wife, Joan E. (Beward) Rhea, died Dec. 20, 1995. He is survived by three sons, James W. Rhea Jr. of Mifflintown RR2, Scott E. Rhea of Mifflintown RR3 and Michael A. Rhea Sr. of Mifflin HC 67; three sisters, Elsie Frohm, Elenor Burge, and Shirley Walls, all of Lewistown; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother, May Fultz, Ellen Stimely, Hilda Kilmer and George Rhea. He retired from Empire Kosher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and racing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mae M. Kennedy Rheam
LEWISTOWN - Mae M. Kennedy Rheam, 92, of 36 Old Stagecoach Road, Lewistown, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at her residence. Born Sept. 11, 1908, in Campbell County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Nannie (Barley) Zickefoose. Her husband, Otha M. Kennedy, died April 27, 1981. She is survived by children, Mrs. Jack (E. Fay) Thomas-Morley, Belleville, Mrs. Herbert (Audrey) Wertz and Charles (Bonnie) Bair, both of Lewistown, Alice Baker, Kansas City, Mo., Otha M. Kennedy Jr., Wichita Falls, Texas and Danny K. Kennedy, Reedsville; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and early in life was employed at the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Class of the Sunday school. She was also a life member of the Reedsville Fire Company auxiliary and a member the Lewistown Golden Age Club, the Lewistown Senior Citizens Organization, the Pensioneers, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Lewistown Elks Lodge auxiliary. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz and the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

John H. Rhoades
REEDSVILLE - John H. Rhoades, 90, of 55 Rhoades Drive, Reedsville, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his residence. Born Jan. 9, 1911, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Gruver C. and Louella (Dobson) Rhoades. His wife, Madge M. (Mitchell) Rhoades, died July 14, 1990. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mona L.) Stitt and Mrs. John (Nancy L.) Goshorn, both of Reedsville; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Frank L. Rhoades and three sisters, Ruth I. Kuhns, Clare E. Fickes, and Mary E. Rhoades. He was a graduate of Reedsville High School. He was a boring mill operator at Standard Steel, Burnham for 35 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy, where he had taught Sunday school for many years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Milroy, with Pastor Rosalie N. Smith and Pastor Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Dale K. Rhodes
LEWISTOWN - Dale K. Rhodes, 67, of 133 Maitland Garden Road, Lewistown, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 24, 1933, in Oliver Township, he was the son of the late Roy and Belle (Kimberly) Rhodes. His wife, Hannah (Harshbarger) Rhodes, whom he married in 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Marlin Rhodes, Jeffrey D. Rhodes and David L. Rhodes, all at home, Mrs. John (Susan) Crumbine, Lewistown, and Beverly J. Meyer, Minnesota; brothers and sister, Marion "Buck" Rhodes, Robert P. Rhodes, and Guy S. Rhodes, all of McVeytown, and Ethel Hennenan, Huntingdon; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, two sisters and two brothers. He was a farmer and retired from Overhead Door. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1143 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Elisha E. 'Lash' Rhodes
MILROY - Elisha E. "Lash" Rhodes, 57, of 11 A St., Milroy, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in Reedsville, he was the son of Irene Louise (Griffith) Sassaman of Mifflintown and the late Frank E. Rhodes. His wife, Donna L. (Henry) Rhodes, whom he married Sept. 4, 1964, survives. He is also survived by children, Harry G. Rhodes and Edward W. Rhodes, both of Reedsville and Lisa A. Cisney, Milroy; half-brothers and half-sister, Raymond J. Sassaman Jr. and Ruth E. Peffer, both of Lewistown, and William Henry Sassaman, Mifflintown; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepfather, Raymond J. Sassaman and half-brother, Donald C. Sassaman. He was a United States Army veteran and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked for Marlette Homes, Lewistown for 34 years, retiring on disability in 2000. He attended Shrader United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. L. Ed Moore officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Shrader United Methodist Church, c/o 2 Feeder Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Genevieve E. Rhodes
EPHRATA - Genevieve E. Rhodes, 82, of Ephrata Manor Nursing Home, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the home. She had lived most of her life in Yeagertown. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee R. Rhodes on July 30, 1989. Surviving in a son, Lee R. Rhodes, Jr. of Mount Gretna. She was a long-time member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy, with the rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Benevolent Fund, United Church of Christ Homes, 8501 Paxton St., Hummelstown, PA, 17036. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Besse Noffsinger Rhodes
BELLEVILLE - Laura Besse Noffsinger Rhodes, 93, of 25 Nittany Quill Farm Lane, Belleville, formerly of Naperville, Ill., died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at her home. Born May 13, 1907, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Benjamin and Sarah Catherine "Sadie" Brallier Noffsinger. Her husband, Dale M. Rhodes, preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Judy) Thiel, Belleville; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Louise, five brothers and four sisters. She was a homemaker and prior to the Depression, she worked at Quaker Oats in Chicago, Ill. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville, with Pastor Larry Siikanen and Darwin Breon officiating. Interment will be in Naperville Cemetery, Naperville. Friends may call 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, PO Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel E. Rhodes
LEWISTOWN - Mabel E. Rhodes, 89, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, went to be with her lord at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the nursing home. Born April 13, 1912, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Moist) Settle. Her husband, Clyde L. Rhodes, died July 30, 1994. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Ripka of 604 S. Grand St., Lewistown, Mrs. Shirley Baker of 20 Catherine St., Lewistown, Mrs. William (Donna) Miller of 10 Birdhaven Place, McVeytown, and Gary L. Rhodes of 141 S. Pine Road, Lewistown; and a step-brother, Bruce Harshberger of McVeytown; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl L. Rhodes, on Jan. 20, 1999, a brother, and two sisters. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing as a participant in Calvary Bible Church Mission Program and made hundreds of dresses for orphan girls at the Ramabai Mukti Mission in India. She was also a member of the Calvary Bible Church. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Pauline C. Rhodes
LEWISTOWN - Pauline C. Rhodes, 75, of 451 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Sarah (Shawver) Arnold. Her husband, Jack Rhodes, preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1992. Surviving are: a sister whom she raised, Linda Douty, 451 S. Grand St., Lewistown; sisters Gladys Hesketh and Mrs. Roy (Connie) Cherry, both of Lewistown; brother, Boyd Arnold Jr., Lewistown; eight nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Louise Arnold, and a brother, Orville Arnold. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, where she also attended Sunday School and taught the Daughters of Ruth Sunday School class. She was member of the Lewistown Moose Auxiliary. Her funeral service is at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Howard Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert P. Rhodes
MCVEYTOWN - Robert P. Rhodes, 73, of West Furnace Road, McVeytown, died at 3:42 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 11, 1928, in Oliver Township, he was a son of the late Roy H. and Belle (Kimberly) Rhodes. His wife, Arlene G. (Krepps) Rhodes, whom he married Aug. 14, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Harvey (Jean) Weaver, McVeytown, Darlene D. Marker and her fiancee, Andrew Lower, McVeytown, Mrs. Glenn (Debra K.) Moore Jr., Manheim, William L. Rhodes and his wife, Susan (Swan) Rhodes, Lockport, Sharon E. Richardson and her fiancee, Roy W. Bechtold, Columbia; a sister, Ethel Hennamen, Huntingdon Manor; two brothers, Marion R. Rhodes and Guy S. Rhodes, both of McVeytown; a grandson, whom he raised, Joshua R. Rhodes; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Steven R. Rhodes in 1952 and Robert P. Rhodes Jr. in 1975; two sisters, Janet Huffman and Bertha Walton; three brothers, Lewis Rhodes, Glenn Rhodes and Dale Rhodes; a grandson, Harvey C. Weaver Jr.; and a great-granddaughter, Julia Joan Wolfer Moore. He served in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for over 30 years, having driven for Glen Brower Trucking, Metal Transport, and Noerr Motor Freight-S.L. Wright, all of Lewistown. He retired from Donsco Foundry in Wrightsville in 1990, before working as gardener and groundskeeper at the residence of Donald Smith, owner of Donsco Foundry. He also raised beef cattle and farmed in Oliver Township for over 30 years. He attended Spring Run Church of the Brethren, McVeytown. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #143, Lewistown and the Wrightsville American Legion Post. He enjoyed farming, hunting and spending time with his family at his cabin. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044-1733 or to the March of Dimes, Keystone Division, 12 Olde Farm Office Center, Duncansville, PA 16635.

Samuel L. "Pap" Rice
ICKESBURG - Samuel L. "Pap" Rice, 79, of Ickesburg RR1, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his home. Born June 21, 1921, in Northeast Madison Township, Perry County, he was the son of the late Scott and Nora (Hockenberry) Rice. His wife, Betty J. (Keller) Rice, preceded him in death. Surviving are: two sons, Larry L. Rice and Lester E. Rice, both of Ickesburg RR1; a daughter, Dorothy A. Berry, Ickesburg RR1; three half-sisters, Charlotte Rice, East Salem, Janet Rhoades, Tacoma, WA and Bessie "Becky" Myers, Marysville; and seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in New Bloomfield and was a member of the Ickesburg Ambulance Association. Friends may call 7-9 p.m Monday and from 10 until his funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nickel Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeffry L. Yeager officiating. Interment will be in the Buffalo Cemetery, Ickesburg RR1.

Marybelle R. Richard
NEW HOPE - Marybelle Reiss Richard, 86, a resident of Lake Point Landing, Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Lewistown and Travelers Rest, Fla., died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Kay Reiss, in New Hope. Born in East McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Alma Charlesworth. Her first husband, Edward Reiss Jr., died in 1965. Her second husband, Robert L. Richard, whom she married in 1966, died in 1998. She is survived by children, Dick Reiss and Tom Reiss, both of Asheville, NC, Mrs. Steve (Martha) Sekely, Allison Park, NC, Kay Reiss, New Hope, Mrs. Ron (Jackie) Kadane, Ballwin, Mo.; David Richard, Houston, Texas; and Bruce Richard, Mill Valley, Calif.; brothers and sisters, George Charlesworth, of N. Versailles, Ruth Komp, Gulfport, Fla., Jim Charlesworth, Lewistown, and Betty Schattschneider, Sarasota Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Charlesworth. She graduated from Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a registered nurse. She was very active in the Lewistown community and was one of the founders of the Mifflin County Community Chest, which became the Mifflin-Juniata County United Way. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 419 Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to: United Way of Mifflin-Juniata Counties, 13 E. Third St. Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, PO Box 1175, Etowah, NC 28729.

Tom G. Richard
LEWISTOWN - Tom G. Richard, 70, of Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1930, in Derry Township, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Ruth (Hummel) Richard. His wife, Shirley (Weimer) Richard, whom he married in 1950, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Susan Artman, Halifax; a brother and sister, Mrs. Marian Brode, Mechanicsburg, and Fred Richard, Lewistown; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Shaginaw, on Oct. 7, 1999, and three brothers, Marvin, Robert and Clair Richard. He was employed at Standard Steel for 28 years before retiring in 1992. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Maitland Church of the Brethren, secretary and treasurer of the Maitland Cemetery Company, Inc., past commander of DAV, past commander of the Mifflin County Veterans Association, a past member of the Board of Director of Standard Steel Credit Union, and an officer of Steel Union Local #1940. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Maitland Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Charles Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Brethren Cemetery, with military graveside services by VFW Post #7011. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, or 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. Memorials may be made to: Hospice the Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Edna G. (Romig) Richards
FALLS CHURCH, VA - Edna Grace (Romig) Richards, 78, of Falls Church, Va., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1922, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Jacob H. and Jenny (Baker) Romig. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson J. Richards. Surviving are: a son, William E. Richards, Falls Church, VA; brothers and sisters, Charles Romig, George Romig, Paul Romig, Fae McKnight, and Irene Goss; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Anne Dicker and a sister, Beatrice Romig. She was a homemaker. She was Lutheran by faith. Services were held at the Evans Funeral Chapel, Parkville, VA. Interment was in the Parkwood Cemetery.

Anna B. Riedy
LEWISTOWN - Anna B. Riedy, 100, of 9 Henrietta St., Lewistown (her niece's residence), formerly of 29 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 1:17 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1900, in Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Margaret (Rowe) Toner. Her husband, Paul I. Riedy, died in 1967. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William G. Toner and two sisters, Jennie Stewart and Elizabeth Baker. She was a homemaker, and early in life she worked in the spinning department of the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where she was the oldest living member of the church; past president of the Beacon Sunday School Class; and taught the primary department of the Sunday school for 10 years. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Looney and the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Clifford S. Riley
OCALA, Fla. - Clifford S. Riley, 87, of 93 E. Gleneagles Road, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Sylvia's Hospice House, Ocala, Fla. Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Emma (Siebert) Riley. His wife, Janet (Owens) Riley, whom he married June 7, 1941, survives. Also surviving are a son, Clifford O. Riley, 192 Fairway Place, Lewistown and a sister, Mary Evelyn Startzell, Camp Hill. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a 1931 graduate of Lewistown High School. He excelled in basketball and later played for the Rayoneers. He was a U S veteran of World War II, having served in the ETO and the Battle of the Bulge. He was owner of Bell Laundry and Cleaners, Lewistown, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He was a life member of BPOE 663, Lewistown and past member of the Kiwanis, the Lewistown Country Club, the Blue Lodge Masons, all of Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Arrangements were made by the National Crematorium Society.

Harriet Jane Caldwell Ripp
SUMTER, SC - Harriet Jane Caldwell Ripp, 75, of Sumter, SC, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah (Oberdorf) Caldwell. Her husband of 27 years, Stanley Jefferson Ripp, survives. Also surviving are: a son, John Kline of Mesa, AR; a daughter, Lisa Kline Hugo of Sumter, SC; three stepsons, Michael Ripp of E. Setauket of Long Island, NY, Stephen Ripp of Ft. Salonga, Long Island, NY and Gregory Ripp of Brandon, FL; a stepdaughter, Angela Ripp Tully of Bethlehem; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Snook and three brothers, James Caldwell, Alvah Caldwell and William Caldwell. She received her degree in nursing from Lewistown Hospital and later retired from there as a registered nurse. She was a member of New Beginnings Assembly of God of Sumter, SC. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, Sumter, SC, with the Rev. Sam Elliott officiating. Family will receive friends 4 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: New Beginnings Assembly of God of Sumter, 4710 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150.

Walter A. Ritchey
ORRSTOWN - Walter A. Ritchey, 79, 14327 Cumberland Highway, Orrstown, died at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1921, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Olive (Shields) Ritchey. His wife Della E. Harshbarger, whom he married April 17, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, Walter A. Ritchey, Orrstown and Judy E. Heberlig, Newburg; step-sons, William Harshbarger, McVeytown and Richard Harshbarger, Lancaster; brothers and sisters, Henry Ritchey and Marshal Ritchey, both of McVeytown, Ambrose Ritchey, Newark, OH and Tessie Knox, Granville; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the 80th Division in Europe. He retired in 1976 from the Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. He was a member of the Wayne United Methodist Church, McVeytown, and a member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post No. 223, Shippensburg. One funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Earl F. Barrick and the Rev. Mark A. Hagy officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Bratton Township, Mifflin County. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home. A second funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown with the Rev. Mark A. Hagy officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the second service at the Harshbarger Funeral Home. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Shippensburg VFW and American Legion posts. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg is in charge of arrangements.


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