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Donald J. Shreffler Sr.
MCCLURE - Donald J. Shreffler Sr., 73, of 5561 US Hwy. Route 522 North, McClure, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 18, 1927 in Lewistown, he was a son of Grace A. (Bishop) Shreffler of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown and the late Joseph W. Shreffler. His wife Peggy A. (Krichbaum) Shreffler, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donald J. Shreffler Jr., Amelia, Va., Mrs. Thomas (Judy) Bubb and Robert W. Shreffler, both of McClure, and Stephen A. Shreffler, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Mary) Swab, Camp Hill, Kenneth L. Shreffler, McClure and Roy W. Shreffler, Lewistown; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Shreffler, and by a sister, Betty Shreffler. He attended Derry Township High School and attended Upland Junior College in Upland, Calif. He was a United States Army Corps of Engineers veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was co-owner of a recreational vehicle factory in Pomona, Calif, and a home construction contractor, before working for 20 years for Marlette Homes as a plant supervisor and a production manager. He retired in 1992 from Trinity Plastics. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. He was an active volunteer for the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging until becoming ill, and was also a past senior deacon for the South Euclid Baptist Church in Ontario, Canada. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 22 Windmill Hill Road, Burnham, with Pastor Stan Smith officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, however, family will receive friends from 5 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Fellowship Baptist Church, 22 Windmill Hill Road, Burnham, PA 17009, or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Grace A. Shreffler
LEWISTOWN - Grace A. Shreffler, 96, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 135 W. Third St., Lewistown, died at 6:22 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 14, 1905, in Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Martha (Delaney) Bishop. Her husband, Joseph W. Shreffler, preceded her in death. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Samuel (Mary G.) Swab, Camp Hill, Kenneth L. Shreffler, McClure and Roy W. Shreffler, Lewistown; a sister, Hazel Guisler, Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, a daughter, and a number of brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Junior C. Shuey
MCVEYTOWN - Junior C. Shuey, 80, of Irvin Hill Rd., McVeytown, and formerly of Ono, died at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born May 17, 1921, in Lebanon, he was a son of the late Harvey and Annie (Shirk) Shuey. His wife, Stella M. (Smith) Beatty Shuey, whom he married Nov. 22, 1975, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, Mrs. Lowell (Sandra) Rohrer, McVeytown, John R. Beatty, McVeytown, Mrs. Alfonso (Brenda Lee) Reid, Pasadena, MD, Mrs. George (Sharon) Langenfelder, Bel Air, MD; a sister, Miriam Peters, Ono; nine step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Carl Shuey and Chester Shuey, and a sister, Etta Shuey. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the European Theatre. He was employed at Millards Quarry in Annville for thirty-six years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Lebanon Valley Holiness Association and attended the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church. He played the trombone in the Lebanon Valley Gospel Band for over sixty years. His funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Lebanon God's Missionary Church, 2127 Hill St., with the Rev. Barry Arnold officiating. Interment will be in Ono Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Lebanon God's Missionary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lebanon God's Missionary Church, 2127 Hill St., Lebanon, PA 17046, or to the Lebanon Valley Gospel Band, c/o John Habecker, Lilac St., Lebanon, PA 17046.

Georgeinea Shultz
GRANVILLE - Georgeinea Shultz, 86, of 380 Big Ridge Rd., Lewistown, died at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at the Malta Home, Granville. Born Jan. 25, 1915 in Morrisdale, she was the daughter of Alexander and Sara Ellen (Richmond) Davidson. Surviving is daughter, Helen E. Ferguson, Titusville, FL; brother and sister, Laura Close, Lancaster and Donald Davidson, McClure. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alexander, John and David Davidson; five sisters, Sally James, Hannah Shannon, Mary Ellen, Janet and Agnes Davidson. She was a homemaker and in her early life she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation as a production employee. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lind Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Malta Home, P.O. Box E, Granville, PA 17029.

Margie M. Johnson Shumaker
DUNCANNON - Margie M. Johnson Shumaker, 63, of Duncannon RR4, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Route 11/15 near her residence. Born Aug. 21, 1937, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Eleanor (Wise) Johnson. Her husband, Lewis G. Shumaker, whom she married Oct. 27, 1957, died March 23, 1996. Surviving are: children, Louie E. Shumaker, Harrisburg, Bobby L. Shumaker, Duncannon, and Rose M. Fiegl, Marysville; brothers and sister, Johnny Johnson, Carlisle, Clair Johnson and Carl Johnson, both of Lewistown and Annabelle Parks, Elizabethtown; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Johnson. She was employed by Capitol Blue Cross. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown for 57 years; a member of the United Methodist Women; was a former leader of the Esther Circle; and was a former teacher of the primary department of the church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon, with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

William Alexander Sieber
William (Bill) Alexander Sieber, 58, of 315 N. Central Ave., Belmont, N.C., died Dec 11, 2001, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C. He was a native of Lewistown, PA, and the son of Mina Rae Huffnagle and the late William Hugh Sieber. He is survived by his wife, Vickie (Crawford) Sieber; a daughter, Haley Marie Sieber, at home; a a stepbrother, Timothy Huffnagle of Belleville, and two step-sisters, Marlene Pennepacker and Cathy Clark, both of Lewistown. He was employed with Duke Power Company and worked at the Catawba Nuclear Station. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Belmont, N.C. Graveside services were held Dec. 14, 2001, with the Rev. Mark Andrews officiating.

Dorothy L. Silkman
CENTRE HALL - Dorothy L. Silkman, 72, of Centre Hall, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at home. Born Dec. 19, 1928, in Gregg Township, she was a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Sara Sylvia (Eungard) Auman. Her husband, William R. Silkman Sr., whom she married Sept. 21, 1947, survives. She is also survived by a son, U.S. Navy Commander William R. Silkman Jr., Newport, RI. She graduated from Gregg Townhsip Vocational School and attended Geisinger School of Nursing. She was a homemaker and from 1950-1964, she worked at the Murphy Store in Bellefonte and earlier in life, at the dress factory in Spring Mills. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Centre Hall, where she served on the building committee. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, reading, and following her son's Navy career. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Farmers Mills Union Cemetery, Farmers Mills and a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Dr. John W. Betlyon officiating. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828.

William R. Silkman Sr.
CENTRE HALL - William R. Silkman Sr., 74, of Centre Hall, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital. Born Feb. 2, 1927, in Yeagertown, he was the son of Bertram S. and Anna Grenoble Silkman Eungard. His wife, Dorothy I. Auman, whom he married Sept. 21, 1947, preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2001. Surviving are: a son, U.S. Navy Commander William R. Silkman Jr. of Newport, Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. He graduated from Gregg Township Vocational High School and earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education and a Master of Education degree from Penn State. He went on to complete 90 credits toward his PhD and was later certified as a Vocational Administrator. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 t0 1947. He worked for six years after his retirement for Indiana University of Pennsylvania in certification of Vocational School Administrators. From 1973 until his retirement in 1983 he served as director of Erie County Vocational School. Prior to that for five years he served as Principal at Cowanesque Valley High School, Tioga County. Previously for 18 years he served as a Vocational Agricultural Teacher at Bellefonte High School. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Centre Hall, where he served on the Pastor - Parish, Finance and State Budget Committees. He also served as a delegate to the District Conference for the church. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #477, Westfield, the Consistory in Altoona, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge #1600, State College. He was also a member of the American Vocational Association, Washington, DC; a life member of and past president of the Pennsylvania Vocational Administrators, and a past president of the Western Region Vocational Administrators. He was a life member of the PSU Alumni Association and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. He especially enjoyed hunting and golfing. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Farmers Mills Union Cemetery, Farmers Mills, with the Rev. Dr. John W. Betlyon officiating. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, Pa 16828.

John Robert Silks
LEWISTOWN - John Robert Silks, 66, of 207 W. Market St., Lewistown, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Oakland Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 9, 1935, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Charles and Blanche (Gross) Silks. Surviving are: children, John R. Hockenberry, 134 N. Main St., Reedsville, Mark A. Hockenberry, 207 W. Market St., Lewistown, and Tammy Hockenberry, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Joseph R. Silks, 101 N. Grand St., Lewistown, Dorothy DeArment and Betty C. Swank, both of Lewistown, Alma Sheeler, Berwick, and Mrs. Glen (Phyllis) Renninger, Camp Hill; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William S. Silks and Richard C. Silks; and seven sisters, Emma P. Britcher, Esther Whitsel, Marie Ciccilione Smith, Helen Sheaffer Notestine, Charlotte Gariad, Edna R. Snyder and Delores Jane Miller. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1964, studying to be a medic. He worked for Fisher Electronics, Milroy; Capital Refrigeration, Harrisburg and Sitkins Refractory, Lewistown. He was baptized as a Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Brooklyn Hose Co., the Junction Fire Co., the Fame Fire Co. and VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601. Hoenstine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley A. Simcox
MCCLURE - Shirley A. Simcox, 64, of McClure passed away at home at 3:30 a.m. August 25, 2001, following a one-year illness. She was born July 25, 1937, in McClure, a daughter of the late Albert and Verdie (Weader) Haffley. She was a member of Mt. Bethel UCC, McClure. She enjoyed sewing and make crafts. She is survived by a son, Darren P. Simcox, RR2 Selinsgrove; three sisters, Marjorie Hood, Dorothy Specht and Doris Hook, all of McClure; and four brothers, Ammon Haffley and Tom Haffley, both of McClure, Bill Haffley, Zepher Hills, FL and Stanley Haffley, Carlisle. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Smith and two brothers, Robert and Donald Haffley. At the decedent's request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice: The Bridge Lewistown, PA 17044 or Mt. Bethel UCC McClure, PA 17841. Arrangements are by Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown St., McClure.

Caterina Simonetti
LEWISTOWN - Caterina Simonetti, 94, of C-9 Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown. Born Feb. 24, 1907, in San Marco, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Archangela (Vocale) Battista. Her husband, Anthony Simonetti, preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1974. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Leo (Ann) Smith, Lewistown RD1, Nickolas Simonetti, Old Park Road, Burnham, Mrs. Harry (Virginia) Henry, Centre Hall, Mrs. Robert (Angeline) Lindsay, Enfield, CT, Anthony Simonetti, Locke Avenue, Yeagertown, Mrs. Ronald (Catherine) Royer, Chris Avenue, Lewistown, Mrs. William (Grace) Thomas, Pleasant Gap, and Mrs. Robert (Judy) Peters, Birch Drive, Lewistown; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Charles Simonetti, in 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, where a Rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Wanda Singley
KILLEEN, Texas - Wanda Singley, 71, of Killeen, Texas, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at a Texas hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1929 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Bingam) Bannon. Her husband, Harold Eager Singley Jr., died in 1978. Surviving are: children, Harold E. Singley III and Cheryl Penebaker, both of Killeen, Texas, Jeff Singley, Coppell, Texas, and Tim K. Singley, Bulverde, Texas; brothers, William Bannon, Shamokin Dam, Lawrence Bannon, Harrisburg, and Charles Bannon, Lewistown; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, 1615 S. Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, with Dr. Joe Rich officiating. Interment was in Killeen City Cemetery.

Herbert J. Sipe Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Herbert J. Sipe Sr., 87, of 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 9:11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born March 1, 1914, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Edmund and Rebecca (Baker) Sipe. His wife, Ester Louise Sipe, died in 1969. Surviving are: children, Herbert Sipe Jr., Virginia, Richard Sipe, New Mexico, and Mrs. David (Lynda) Warner, York; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He worked for 15 years in the FMC storehouse and later owned Sipe's TV Repair Service. He was a member of the Lake Park Methodist Church, the DAV, and was an ex-POW Fife member. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Loy L. 'Pete' Sipe Sr.
THOMPSONTOWN - Loy L. 'Pete' Sipe Sr., 59, of 273 C Street, Thompsontown, formerly of Middletown and Royalton, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Thompsontown. Born Sept. 17, 1941, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Clarence S. and Fannie I. (Baker) Sipe. He is survived by a companion, Arlene Ferguson. Also surviving are: children, Loy I. Sipe Jr., Sugartown, Lo., Daniel P. Sipe and Penny J. Fies, both of Middletown, Amy L. Golden, Highspire, and April M. Weiss, Elizabethtown; brothers and sisters, Edward Sipe, Ickesburg, Clarence Sipe, Mt. Holly Springs, Md., Jerry Sipe and Robert Sipe, both of Royalton, Sharon Hoover, Middletown, and Joslyn Boyd, Granville; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was employed as a cabinet maker at Triangle Pacific, Thompsontown. He enjoyed hunting. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with Mr. Samuel Fallinger officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service today the funeral home.

Ralph E. Skipper
MIDDLEBURG - Ralph Edwin Skipper, 60 years, of RR2, Middleburg, Centre Township, Snyder County, died at 4:50 p.m.,Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in The Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Nursing Center, Lewisburg, where he had been admitted that morning. He had been ill for only a brief period of time. Mr. Skipper was born at Lewistown, Mifflin County, on Jan. 9, 1941, the son of the late William Harry Skipper and the late Ida E. (Gill) Skipper Woodling. He was married on July 2, 1994 to Barbara A. Miles-Bramer, who survives. He was educated at the Lewistown High School. Mr. Skipper entered the military serving with the U S Marines on Jan. 25, 1960 as a Private First Class (E-2) and was honorably discharged on Jan. 24, 1964 as a Lance Corporal. He was employed for nearly 25 years as a laborer for Thor Industries, Middleburg. Prior to his employment there, he was a self-employed carpenter. Mr. Skipper was an active member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Penns Creek, where he had served on the church consistory and had portrayed Jesus in an Easter cantata three years ago. He used his wood-working abilities in building many items for the church; as his faith was important to him, and also its fellowship, in that he was a sincere friend to his congregational members. He also was talented in his building doll houses and had built three puppet theaters, one given to Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, and one given to Penn State campus, State College. He was a member of veterans Social Activities Association of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 6631, Selinsgrove. Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara of 7 years, are: two children, one son, Steven Skipper, Florida and one daughter, Gina Bulick and husband, Brian, of McVeytown; three grandchildren; two stepchildren, Mark A. Bramer, Silver Spring, MD and Becky L. Deitrick and husband, Lon J., of Coal Township; four step-grandchildren; one brother, Alan Skipper and wife, Helen, Lewistown; three half-brothers, Don Miller and wife, Jean, of Lewistown, Glenn "Dick" Miller, Culver City, CA, and Warren Gill, Tempe, AZ; one half-sister, Leona Griffith, Lewistown. Nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Mr. Skipper was preceded in death by one half-brother, Russell Skipper; three half-sisters, Mary Bumgardner, Florence Casner and Ruth Bumgardner. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m. from The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with The Rev. Davin Carr-Chellman, his pastor officiating and The Rev. Earl Robb, former pastor, assisting. Burial will be made in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with full military honors accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #7011, Lewistown. Family and friends will gather for the viewing 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be directed in loving memory of Mr. Skipper to: Emmanuel United Church of Christ, PO Box 117, Penns Creek, PA l7862.

Anna M. Slavish
BURNHAM - Anna M. Slavish, 91, of 208 Eighth Ave., Burnham, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1909, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Paraska (Shurbick) Slavish. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Frank Slavish of 116 Stine Drive, Lewistown, Thomas Slavish, 524 17th Ave. North, Surf Side Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC, Helen Steele of Burnham, and Mrs. John (Betty) Brown, 12418 Tatoosh Road East, Puyallup, WA. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She was a beautician and owner/operator of Ann's Beauty Shop, Burnham for 42 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Saint Mary's Guild. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, where a special Rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Anna Mary Marie Smith
PORT ROYAL - Anna Mary Marie Smith, 84, formerly of Port Royal RR3, died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, Camp Hill. Born Sept. 23, 1917, in Port Royal, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. and Myrtle (Paige) Eby. Her husband, James I. "Crow" Smith, died Feb. 19, 1999. Surviving are: children, Ronald James Smith, Port Royal RR3 and Mrs. David (Nancy) Donmoyer, Enola; brothers, George Eby, Mifflintown RR2 and Robert Eby, Lewistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bette M. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Bette M. Smith, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Church Street, Reedsville, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born Oct. 10, 1922, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Lydia (Grumbine) Feathers. Her husband, Ross K. Smith, died Nov. 8, 1977. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Dominic (Bettejane) Cesario, Mount Pleasant, Susan Robinson and Mrs. Scott (Jo Ann) Smith, both of Reedsville and Mrs. F. Kirk (Jana) Stevens, Lewistown; sister and brother, Mrs. Charles (Marie) Jones, Lewistown and Larry Feathers, Yeagertown; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Hayden (Jane) Snook. Earlier in life, she had worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reedsville. Her funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reedsville, PO Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Bobbie Jean Smith
MCALISTERVILLE - Bobbie Jean Smith, 32, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 2:49 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center, as a result of a work-related accident on Monday. Born Aug. 20, 1969, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of Dennis A. and Sharon B. (Marks) Yoder Sr. of McAlisterville RR1. Also surviving are: a son, Justin T. Smith, at home; maternal grandfather, Melvin M. Marks, White Deer; paternal grandparents, Daniel F. and M. Lois Yoder, McAlisterville RR; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin R. and Trina J. Smith, McAlisterville and Dennis A. and Tracey L. Yoder Jr., Middleburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Michelle L. and Robert E. Kratzer, Richfield RR1; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, R. Scott Smith, on Jan. 15, 2000, one nephew, Dennis A. Yoder III, and her maternal grandmother, Anna B. Marks. She was a 1987 graduate of East Juniata High School and employed by J. Fulkroad and Sons, McAlisterville for the past four years doing bridge and road construction. She attended the Church of the Open Door, Evendale. Family oriented, she organized and planned family events. She was a Jeff Gordon fan, collecting his racing memorabilia. She also collected miniature oil lamps, Ty Beanie Babies, koala bears, flamingoes and Tweetie Birds. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Roupp Funeral Home, East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Richard VonNeida officiating. Interment will be in the Montandon Cemetery. Visitors may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Catherine D. Smith
CHAMBERSBURG - Catherine D. Smith, 88, a resident of the Shook Home, Chambersburg, formerly of 515 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in the Shook Home. Born Nov. 4, 1912, in York, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alma Derr. Her husband, Grove W. Smith, died in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Clark E. Smith Sr., Shippensburg and Dwight K. Smith, Hesston; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was a 1930 graduate of Lewistown High School and she attended Bloomsburg University. She retired in 1972 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary and the auxiliary of the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Steven D. Dorsett officiating. Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Connie A. Smith
MCVEYTOWN - Connie A. Smith, 64, of McVeytown, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at William Penn Nursing Home. Born Oct. 13, 1937, she was the daughter of Anna (Wilson) Booher of Mt. Union RD1 and the late Elmer Booher. Her husband, Gerald Smith, preceded in death in 1969. Surviving are: children, Luann Gray, Pam Wagner and Paul Smith, McVeytown RR1; two siblings, Wilbur Booher and Vonnie Orlowski, Mt. Union RR1. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union. Interment will be in Bowmans Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the funeral service Monday.

Dale W. Smith
MOUNT UNION - Dale W. Smith, 72, of 184 Silverford Heights Rd., Mount Union, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May 31, 1929 in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Harper Leo and Cleo (Roland) Smith. His wife, Jean (Shugarts) Smith, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Cindy L. Valdivia, Lewistown and Jodi M. Booher, Shade Gap; a son, Gary D. "Butch" Smith, Calvin; a brother, Harper R. Smith, Carlisle; two sisters, Joanne Scott, Huntingdon and Janice Scott, Calvin; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Smith, and two sisters, Betty J. Migatulski and Jane Bowser. He was of the protestant faith. He graduated in 1948 from Mount Union High School and retired from Hemp Brothers Construction of Camp Hill in 1976 after 15 years of service. Prior to that, he was employed for several years by Owens-Corning Fiberglass of Huntingdon. He was currently serving as a Wayne Township supervisor, a position he had held for six years. He loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be in the Cassville Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the American Cancer Society, 720 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Darwin C. Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - Darwin C. Smith, 78, of Mifflintown RR1 (Quigley Heights), died at 11:18 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born March 1, 1923, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Frank G. and Theora (Hostetler) Smith. His wife, Mary Jane (Ramsey) Smith, whom he married Aug. 6, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: children, Sandra Lepley and Judy Walter, both of Beaver Springs, Larry Smith, Port Royal and Scott Smith, Middleburg; a brother, Ralph Smith, Rising Sun, MD; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, J. Lloyd Smith and Melvin Smith. He was a 1941 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the European Theater. He retired in 1989 as a carpenter for Manbeck Construction Company, Mifflin and prior to that, he worked for 22 years until 1972 at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown. He was a member of the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1 and a member of the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4, where full military burial honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, c/o Dottie Specht, Treasurer, RR1, Box 760, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Edith M. Smith
ETTERS - Edith M. Smith, 84, of 253 White Dogwood Drive, Etters, formerly of McClure, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Woodland Nursing Center, Lewisberry. Born April 8, 1916, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Kline) Rager. Her husband, Maxwell A. Smith, died Sept. 14, 1991. She is survived by a son, Sammy K. Smith, Etters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She worked in the tire fabric department of the American Viscose Corporation for 41 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Lauver's United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Samuel's Cemetery, Decatur Township, with the Rev. James Rank officiating. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Erma K. Smith
HARTLETON - Erma K. Smith, 94, of Rolling Hills Manor, Hartleton, formerly of McClure, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 16, 1907, in McClure, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Jennie Estella (Miller) Long. Her husband, Orville Smith, whom she married in 1937, preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1971. Surviving are: a daughter, B. Arlene Knepp, Middleburg; four grandchildren, Gerald Jr. and Randy A. Knepp, Lori S. Hummel, Linda K. Whitenight, seven great-grandchildren, Cathy, Kirsten, Kitzy, Adam, Brook, Danielle, Tad, and a great-great-grandson, Keegan Knepp. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Long and Mary Snook, and two brothers, Miller C. and James W. Long. She was a member of the McClure United Methodist Church. In 1972, she retired from the former American Viscose. She enjoyed helping with the Fire Co. Carnivals, making potpie and at the Five Barley Loaves, Beaver Springs. She was a member of the McClure Women's Club. She also enjoyed sewing with her church group at Riverwoods, Lewisburg. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service, Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, Duke St., Northumberland, Pa 17857.

Esther R. Shaffer Smith
KENILWORTH, NJ - Esther R. Shaffer Smith, 89, of Kenilworth, NJ, formally of North Main Street, Yeagertown, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Cranford Health and Extended Care, Cranford, NJ. Born Jan. 2, 1912, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida (Moore) Shaffer. Her husband, James O. "Joe Buck" Smith, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a daughter, Beverly J. Smith, Kenilworth, NJ, with whom she resided; a brother, Eugene H. Shaffer, Belleville; two nieces and a nephew. Earlier in life, she had been employed at he American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, Empire Kosher, Mifflintown, and the Hershey and Miller's Cafe, Yeagertown. She was a life long member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown. The Evergreen Crematory, Hillside NJ and the Opacity Funeral Home, 511 Washington Ave., Kenilworth, NJ, were in charge of arrangements.

Eugene M. "Smitty" Smith
MT. UNION - Eugene M. "Smitty" Smith, 77, of the Mt. Union area, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Lebanon. Surviving are: two children, Ricky E. Smith of McVeytown and Cathy Smith of Shippensburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union. Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery, Annville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Thursday. Memorials can be made to Ricky Smith, 2030 Big Greenbriar Rd, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Ivan M. 'Ding' Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - Ivan M. "Ding" Smith, 77, of Mifflintown, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 14, 1923, in East Waterford, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Emory C. and Helen M. (Miller) Smith. He is survived by a sister, Marion S. Sieber, Mifflintown RR3; four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Smith on July 20, 1969. He retired as a custodian at the Selinsgrove State Hospital. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown and the Mifflintown Hose Company No. 1. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Juniata County Food Pantry, PO Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Joanne M. Smith
BELLEVILLE - Joanne M. Smith, 49, of 4501 East Main St., Lot 7B, Belleville, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center. Born April 13, 1952, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Sarah C. (Traxler) Smith of 210 Second St., Belleville and the late George Smith. Also surviving are: sister and brothers, Jeanne M. Seidel, Thomasville, Ray M. Smith, Mill Creek, Glenn M. Smith, Belleville and Dale T. Smith, Hesston; four nieces, two nephews, one great-niece and four great-nephews. She was a 1970 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and also graduated from Juniata-Mifflin Counties Area Vocational-Technical School, Lewistown. She was employed as a LPN at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was a member of Allensville Presbyterian Church. She had been active in the 4-H during her teen years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with the Rev. Geoffrey A. Huish and the Rev. Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Make a Wish Foundation of Western PA, 1126 11th Ave., Suite 310, Altoona, PA 16601.

John A. Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - John A. Smith, 78, of HC-63, Mifflintown, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 in the Harrisburg Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1923, in Juniata Township, Perry County, he was the son of the late Morris C. and Sarah E. (Reeder) Smith. His wife Marie H. (Hart) Smith, whom he married July 18, 1945, survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are three brothers, James R. Smith of New Bloomfield, Martin W. Smith of Newport and Homer E. Smith of New Carrollton, MD; four nieces and six nephews. He was a 1942 graduate of Newport High School, Newport. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart while serving with the 95th Infantry in the European Theater. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, where he served on the church council. He also served on the First National Bank of Mifflintown advisory board and was a member of the Director Emeritus Board. In his early life he opened the first Farm Bureau Feed Store, Mifflin, and later was an Agway petroleum dealer for Juniata County. He was also self-employed as a Nationwide Insurance Agent, operating the John A. Smith Insurance Agency, Mifflintown, until his retirement in 1987. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mifflintown Chapel of the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be in East Salem Cemetery, RR 1, Thompsontown, where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from noon until the time of service, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, HC-63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Kenneth G. Smith
FELTON - Kenneth G. Smith, 78, of Felton, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at his residence. Born May 23, 1922, in Chanceford, York County, he was the son of the late George A. and Carrie (Goheen) Smith. He is survived by a companion, N. Mae Varner. Also surviving are: children, Kenneth L. Smith, Rick L. Smith, and Sonja G. Shaull, all of Red Lion, Dennis L. Smith and Sandra E. Runkle, both of Felton; brother and sister, Donald E. Smith, Red Lion and Thelma Dettinger, Brogue; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He owned and operated his own farm his whole life and also worked as a truck driver for Glen Gery Brick Yard, as a school bus driver for Red Lion Bus Company and for Caterpillar for 14 years, before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Red Lion Bible Church. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers, the Juniata Saddle Club, and the Gettysburg Equestrian Historical Society. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Olewiler and Heffner Funeral Home Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, with the Rev. Ronald B. Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem United Methodist Stonepile. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 301 N. Union St., Middlestown, PA 17057 or to VNA/Hospice Services, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.

Lallah E. E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Lallah E. E. Smith, 86, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 113 Seventh Street, Highland Park, Lewistown, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 24, 1914, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Calvin and Mary Jane (Eby) Pearson. Her first husband, Harry Benner, died in 1961; her second husband, Albert W. Naugle, died in 1982; and her third husband, Charles J. Smith, died in 1990. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles (Delores L.) McMinn, Dry Valley Road, Burnham and Nancy J. Coffman, Cedar Lane, Burnham; a sister, Violet Pearson Klinger, McClure; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Harry R. Benner in 1980; a brother, Albert B. Pearson Sr.; and a half brother, Harry R. Kitting. She was employed by the Mifflin County School District as a cafeteria worker at the Chief Logan High School for 16 1/2 years. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Maude C. Smith
HARRISBURG - Mrs. Maude C. Smith, 95, formerly of Mexico, Pa, and Mifflintown, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Blue Ridge Mountain Convalescent Home, Harrisburg. Born June 8, 1906, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Laura (Etka) Carvell. Her husband, Kelly S. Smith, preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1986. Surviving are: a son and daughter, L. Kim Smith, Harrisburg, and Mrs. David (Linda) Rodimel, McMinnville, Oregon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family having been preceded in death by a brother and sister. She was a graduate of Mifflintown High School and Shippensburg College. She was a retired elementary school teacher having worked for the Juniata County School District. She was a member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church but attended the Mexico United Methodist Church where she was a youth worker and Sunday School Teacher. She was also a member of the Juniata County Retired School Teachers Association. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Ross Reider officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Melvin E. Smith
BURNHAM - Melvin E. Smith, 90, of 201 Fifth Ave., Burnham, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at his home. Born July 31, 1910, in Sunbury, he was the son of the late Oscar Emanuel and Lettie (Chamberlain) Smith. His wife, Marian (Page) Smith, whom he married Aug. 7, 1940, survives. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Marlin Smith. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army Railway Battalion. He was Mill Wright at Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring in 1975 with 34 years of service. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham and was a charter member of the Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewistown. He was Past Master and member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F&AM, Lewistown, having just received his 50 year membership pin. He was also a member of the Harrisburg Consistory and Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Private Masonic services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

N. Leone Smith
MIFFLINTOWN - N. Leone Smith, 86, of Berry's Personal Care Center, R.R. 1, Mifflintown, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Brookline Manor & Retirement Village, R.R. 1, Mifflintown. Born March 12, 1915, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late R. Howard and Margaret (Horning) Singley. Her husband, J. Loyd Smith, preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1984. She is survived by: a son, Frank L. Smith of McAlisterville; three grandchildren, Zachary L. Smith, Alyson L. Smith, both of Shippensburg and Nicole S. Smith of Lewistown; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Smith, on Sept. 15, 1993, and she was the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph S. Singley and Glenn H. Singley. She was a 1932 graduate of Mifflintown High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, R.R 1, Mifflintown. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. A viewing will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Norman Smith
WELLSVILLE - Norman Smith, 88, of Hawley, PA, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in Wellsville, NY. Born in Brodsbeck, PA, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, in 1987. His wife of thirteen years, Jean Hamm Lewis survives. Also surviving are: a son, Adrian Smith, Lords Valley, and a step-son, Jeff Lewis, Branchville; a sister, Marion Auckey, Hanover; two grandsons, Steven Smith, Newton, David Smith, Conashaugh Lakes, and three great-grandchildren, Holly Smith, Amanda Smith and Olivia Smith. He lived in Culvers Lake, NJ, from 1948 until 1965 when he moved to Mifflintown, and then moved to McAlisterville in 1984, and then moved to Dingmans Ferry in 1989. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was self-employed at Hillside Orchards, Mifflintown. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. His graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville, NJ.

Oliver P. Smith Jr.
LEWISTOWN &emdash; Oliver P. Smith Jr., 84, of 28 Spangle Ave., Lewistown, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2001, at his home. Born on June 27, 1917, in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, he was the son of the late Oliver P. Smith Sr. and Rebecca (Fink) Smith. He is survived by his wife, Laura E. (Fisher) Smith, whom he married on July 10, 1941. Also surviving are: three sons, Oliver P. Smith III, of Hollidaysburg, Daniel J. Smith, of Hermanie, and William R. Smith, of Montpelier, Indiana; two sisters, Dorothy Culp, of Blairsville, and Nancy J. Harbaugh, of Youngwood; and a brother, Richard Smith, of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Woodrow Smith; two sisters, Roberta Smith and Margaret Reid; and two grandchildren. He was a track foreman for Penn Central Railroad from 1942-1973. He was a member of Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, Lewistown.. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, 160 Summit Dr., Lewistown with the Rev. Evan Iacoboni and the Rev. Harold Imes officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Internment will be at Restland Cemetery in Monroeville. Another funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home, 404 Sewickley Ave., Hermanie, with the Rev. Clarence Reed officiating. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2001 at Nickels Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church, 160 Summit Dr., Lewistown, PA, 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Pauline E. Smith, 96, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Open Hearth Manor, died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 13, 1904, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Blanche Hoffman. Her husband, Robert L. Smith, died in 1966. She is survived by a son, Robert C. Smith, 53 Woodbine Road, Lewistown, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters. She was a graduate of the Shippensburg State Normal School. She was an elementary school teacher in Mount Union and for the Mifflin County School District for 40 years. She was a member of the Burnham Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Clifford Miller Jr. officiating. There will be no viewing and family will provide all flowers. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

William S. Smith
LEWISTOWN - William S. Smith, 63, of Lewistown, died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home. Born March 2, 1937, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Blanche (Arnold) Smith. He is survived by a companion, Ruth Ann Reed. Also surviving are: children, Mayshell D. Hogle, Rock Point, Julia L. Casner, Etters, Penny Lynn Spigelmyer, Spring Street, Lewistown, and Harry G. "Jerry" Reed, at home; brothers and sisters, Robert D. Smith, Ferguson Valley, McVeytown, Emma B. King, Yeagertown, Margaret L. Kohler, Lockport, Myrtle B. Laub, McClure RR, and Betty Jane Hile, Strodes Mills; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Harold J. Smith, Charles C. Smith, and JoAnn Forgy. He was a 1956 graduate of McVeytown High School. He was employed in the spinning department of the American Viscose for 14 years, for Mifflin Glass for 10 years and then for Philip Wolf & Sons, retiring in 1993. He was Baptist by faith. He enjoyed camping and fishing at Locust Campground and was the campground bingo caller. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. 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.

Helen S. Smoker
REEDSVILLE - Helen S. Smoker, 70, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Reedsville, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Valley View. Born Sept. 10, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd C. and Ada Minnie (Reed) Bowersox. Her husband, Ralph F. Smoker, died July 29, 1993. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a twin sister, Hazel Bowersox and sisters, Beulah McClellan and Claire McClellan. She attended Reedsville Christian Missionary and Alliance Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Raymond B. Reeves officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Mark J. Smoker
BELLEVILLE - Mark J. Smoker, 79, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 7, 1921, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Christ A. and Frona R. (Yoder) Smoker. His wife, Dorothy E. (Wilson) Smoker, died Feb. 15, 1997. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Robert (Susan) Keller and Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Wyland, both of Belleville; a sister, Leah R. Russler, Franklin, NC; four grandchildren and four great-granddaughters; and one step-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul D. Smoker. He was United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army Infantry, Co. D, 317 Infantry, 80th Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was the owner of Mark Trucking of Belleville, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville. He was also a charter member of the Stroup-Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville; the McVeytown Lodge F&AM 376; the Lewistown Chapter 186; the Lewistown Council 64; the Lewistown Commandery 26; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon 88, Mifflintown; the Jaffa Shrine; the Royal Order of Jesters, Altoona; the Mifflin County Shrine Club; the Lewistown BPO Elks 663; the Burnham YMCA; and a honorary life member of the Belleville Fire Company. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Stroup-Alexander VFW Post 5935. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, where a masonic service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004.

Dorothy G. Snook
BURNHAM - Dorothy G. Snook, 91, of 417 S. Walnut St., Burnham, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1909, in New Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Professor Herbert W. and Mary Myrtle (James) Firth. Her husband, Walter O. Snook, died April 28, 1984. She is survived by: brothers and sisters, Herbert Firth, Yeagertown, George Firth, Williamsport, William Firth, Montoursville, Katherine Neel, California, and Laura Zong, Lewistown; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet F. Fultz on March 23, 2001, two brothers and six sisters. She was employed over the years by C. C. Arnold, Danks & Co. and Deihl's Flowers. She was a member of the Burnham Presbyterian Church, where she was a former elder. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Burnham Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Little Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Gary K. Snook Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Gary K. Snook Jr., 42, of 3 S. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001, at the Hershey Medical Center. Born Dec. 22, 1958, he was the son of Marjorie A. (Walker) Snook of 49 Jewel St., Lewistown, and the late Gary K. Snook Sr. His fiancee, Diane V. Grindstaff of 3 S. Walnut St., Lewistown, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Gary K. Snook III and James R. Snook, both of Lewistown; a daughter, Shandi L. Snook of Lewistown; a step-son, Jerry J. Fulton of Lewistown; a step-daughter, Christie A. Fisher of Lewistown; two brothers, Scott A. Snook of Alfarata and Michael W. Snook of Lewistown; and one granddaughter. He served in the United States Navy for five years. He was an electrician for Marlette Homes Inc. He was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren. He was an avid fisherman and citizen-band radio user. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Peters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be sent to: the Leukemia Society of America Inc., 8000 Corp. Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9436.

James P. Snook
MCVEYTOWN - James P. Snook, 82, formerly of Meadowview Manor Retirement Home, McVeytown, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Sept. 24, 1918, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edward C. and Mabel O. (Black) Snook. His wife, Marguerite Snook, preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1983. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Jean Krepps and Robert Snook, both of Kish Apartments, Lewistown, Doris Dillree, Memphis, TN and William Snook, McClure. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was employed by Standard Steel, Burnham until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Fame Fire Company, the American Legion Post No. 90, the United Steel Workers No. 1940 and a member of the National Guardsmen No. 166. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown with the Reverend Father Derald Stump officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home.

Mary 'Angeline' Snook
BEAVER SPRINGS - Mary "Angeline" Snook, 96, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, where she had been a resident since October of 1994. Born July 7, 1904, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Banks and Sarah (Lash) Knepp. Her husband, John C. Snook, whom she married Nov. 8, 1934, died Jan. 27, 1995. She is survived by a daughter, Sara A. Wilt, Beaver Springs RR1; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, David C. Snook, at birth; a sister, Cora Mae Knepp Wagner; and three brothers, Palmer, Cloyd and Lester Knepp. She was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband all her life in Spring Township. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Troxelville. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking and gardening. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, in the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Pastor Nancy Moyer officiating. Interment will be in the Samuels Church Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from noon until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements can also be found at www. legacy. com.

Mildred L. Snook
MCCLURE - Mildred L. Snook, 87, of McClure RR2, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Born July 19, 1913, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Lester J. and Jennie E. (Heeter) Krick. Her husband, Russell D. Snook, whom she married in 1929, preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are: children, Helen G. Walter, Beavertown, Edna S. Laub, McClure, Mae E. Renninger, Pearl I. Phillips, Robert E. Snook, Alton D. "Smoke" Snook and Donald R. "Bud" Snook, all of McClure RR2; brothers and sisters, Robert Krick and Paul Krick, both of Limestoneville, Hulda Ditzler, Milton, Margaret Heims, Glen Iron and Pauline Schuler, Jersey Shore; 24 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of Samuels Church, McClure, where she participated in Sunday school and the church women's group. Early in her life, she worked at the former Kirby Manufacturing. She enjoyed reading her Bible, making crafts and spending time with her family. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Samuels Church, McClure, with the Rev. Clark Kelsey and the Rev. William H. Hunsicker officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Monday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the family present 7-9 p.m. Information on the arrangements can be found at the www.legacy.com website.

Nancy Jane Snook
Nancy Jane Snook, 53, of Hartley House, Hartleton, formerly of Hightstown, NJ, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2001, as a result of a vehicle accident on Creek Road, Union County. Born April 14, 1948, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of Ruth (Wagner) and Cliff Hunt of Beaver Springs RR1 and John D. and Guadalupe Snook of McClure. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, John David Snook Jr., Hartley House, Hartleton; a sister and brother-in-law, Robin E. and Douglas Eiker, Little Egg Harbor, NJ; and a brother, Mark L. Snook, Hightstown, NJ; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy C. Renninger, Beaver Springs; two stepbrothers, Clifford Hunt Jr. and Keith Hunt, both of Hopewell, NJ. She graduated from Hightstown High School, class of 1966 and attended Maryland School for the Blind for a year. She also graduated from Ellen Cushing Junior College, Bryn-Mar, PA, in 1970 and attended Eastern College, St. Davids, for one year majoring in Spanish and French. She attended Church of Faith, Hartleton and was a member of Hope Baptist Church, Hightstown, NJ. She enjoyed country music, knitting and people. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. The family will receive friends in the church Saturday from noon till the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2, McClure, PA 17841 or Church of Faith, Hartleton, PA 17829.

Mr. William C. Snook
YORK - William C Snook, 90, of York, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, Kingston Court, York. Born March 25, 1911, in Tyrone, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Laura Snook. His wife, Phyllis (Fluke) Snook, preceded him in death. Surviving are: children, Barbara Haywood, York, Joann Carper, Lewistown, and Gary Snook, Reedsville; 10 grandchilderen, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Snook, a granddaughter and a great-grandson. He was retired from Cooper Tool, Campbell Chain in 1975. He also worked for York Air Conditioning. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at John W. Keffer Funeral Home, Inc., 2114 W. Market St., York, with the Rev. David Hoh officiating. Interment will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: York Cancer Center, c/o Cancer Patient Help Fund, 25 Monument Rd. (Suite 194), York, Pa 17043. Arrangements by John W. Keffer Funeral Home, Inc., 2114 West Market St., York, Pa 17404.

Catharine M. 'Cass' Snyder
MCVEYTOWN - Catharine M. "Cass" Snyder, 78, of SR 103 S, McVeytown, died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Bratton Township, she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Ida Mae (Miller) Renninger. Her husband, Walter J. Snyder Sr., whom she married May 31, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: children, William R. Snyder, Pine Glen, W. James Snyder Jr., Pickerington, Ohio, Mrs. Rick (Sarah C.) Esh, Lewistown, John E. Snyder and Mark D. Snyder, both of McVeytown; a brother, Donald R. "Jim" Renninger, Pine Glen; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Snyder on July 4, 2000 and a sister, Hazel Corbin. She was a homemaker and a former wide load escort for Marlette and Poloron Homes. She was a former Bratton township tax collector, auditor, and a member of the Board of Elections. For many years, she was the McVeytown contributor to the County Observer Rural News. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, where she served as a deacon; was a member and teacher of the Work and Win Sunday School Class; and was church custodian for over 20 years. She also helped with the church clothes closet, edited the church newsletter and was active with the Brooklyn Church of the Brethren Missions, Brooklyn, NY. She helped organize the Joy Seekers group among area churches. She was a member of the Mifflin County Republican Women of Action, and a past dispatcher and attendant for the McVeytown Ambulance Club. She enjoyed birdwatching, reading, was an avid animal lover and flower gardening, especially African Violets. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, and 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 67 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036.

George A. Snyder
LEWISTOWN - George A. Snyder, 56, of 410 Summit Drive, Lewistown, died at 4:18 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital emergency room. Born March 18, 1945, in Lewistown, he was the son of George H. and Alice (Roles) Stewart of Sanford, NC. Also surviving are: children, Robert L. Snyder Jr., West Decatur, Timothy S. Snyder, McAlisterville, Amber C. Snyder, Lewistown, and adopted children, Holly M. Snyder, Williamsport, Steven T. Snyder, Williamsport, and Heather R. Snyder, Williamsport; a sister, Roberta Haller, Hampton, VA; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandchild. He was a retired special education teacher for the Mifflin County School District for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lewistown, a Girl Scout leader for over 15 years, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, St. Joseph Indian School, Nebraska, and the National Garden Club. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Longfield officiating. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to : Hemlock Girl Scout Council, Harrisburg, Pa 17101.

Helen P. Snyder
BRUNSWICK, GA - Helen P. Snyder, 85, of 205 Pershing Circle, Brunswick, GA, formerly of Reedsville, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Hospice of Golden Isles, Brunswick, GA. Born April 15, 1916, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey P. and Sarah M. (Bedlyon) Earnest. Her husband, Lewis J. Snyder, died in 1987. Surviving are: children, John W. Dickson, Harrisburg and Mrs. Otis (Joyce E). Smith, Brunswick, GA; a brother, Byron C. Earnest, Milroy; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey S. and David L. Earnest. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation and then as a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Harrisburg. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald Peachey officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret L. Snyder
BELLEFONTE - Margaret L. Snyder, 74, of Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte, formerly of Lewistown, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at the home. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late T. Daniel and Edith (Lees) Snyder. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Thomas D. Snyder, Fairfax, VA, Charles M. Snyder, Hublersburg, Edith S. Phillips, Port Royal, Mary S. Macialek, Bellefonte, and Virginia S. Schmelter, Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother and sister, Harry Snyder and Marion Snyder; half-sisters, Cardie Belton, Frances Barcy and Pauline Stouffer. She was a 1944 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Port Royal. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and the Bellefonte Senior Citizens Center. In earlier life, she was a patient at the Selinsgrove State School and later had been employed by Skills and retired from the Juniata Association of the Blind, Lewistown. During her retirement, she made her home at Whispering Pines Retirement Home, Bellefonte. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. The family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Tuie Jean Snyder
MOUNT UNION - Tuie Jean Snyder, 83, of 46 Hubble St., Cedar Crest, Mount Union, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Mar. 5, 1918 in Mount Union, she was a daughter of the late James and Velika Christoff. Her husband, Charles J. Snyder, whom she married April 6, 1946 in Altoona, died Sept. 3, 1968. Surviving are: children, Malcolm Rex Conner, Pennsylvania, Kay S. Shatzer, Charleston, Ill., C. Edward Snyder, Lewistown and Joe J. Snyder, Cedar Crest; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Vasilo Dudick, Lottie Brown, Alex Christoff, George Christoff, and Arthur Christoff. She was a member of Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel. She was a member of Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. She retired as an examiner from Scotty's Fashions in Lewistown in 1968. Prior to that, she was employed by L. Grief Mfg. and Genesco Corp. of Mount Union, for 35 years. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jeff Winstead officiating. Interment will be in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Memorial contributions can be made to: the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Grace G. Soles
Grace G. Soles, 99, of Beaver Springs RR1, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1901, in Middlecreek, she was a daughter of the late Minnie (Goss) Baker. Her husband, Charles E. Soles, whom she married in 1919, passed away June 27, 1976. Earlier in life, she had been employed at the former Reigle Turkey Processing. She was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, McClure RR2, where she had attended for over 90 years. She enjoyed quilting, baking and playing Skipbo. Surviving are: three daughters, Isabelle Diemand, Pottstown, Miriam Jones, Beaver Springs and Darlene Soles, Beaver Springs RR1; four sons, James F., Beaver Springs RR1, Paul E., Pottstown; Wayne H., Royersford, and Ronald C., McClure RR2; 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Iva Oberlin, McClure. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Lytton; two great-grandchildren, Dianne Whisler and Christina Furgison; a sister, Nora Whistler; and three brothers, Carl, Ray and Stoy Oberlin. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, McClure RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church 1 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857.


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