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Noah M. Souders
NEWTON HAMILTON - Noah M. Souders, infant son of Matt S. and Terri E. (Suders) Souders of Newton Hamilton, was stillborn at 6:42 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents, Terry and Cookie Suders of Mapleton Depot and Sam and Peg Souders of Newton Hamilton; great-grandparents, Mary Suders, Mount Union RR2, Jim and Thelma Smith of McVeytown RR1, and Evelyn Souders, Shirleysburg; and great-great-grandparents, Genevieve Suders, Mount Union RR2 and Grace Fisher, McVeytown. Services will be held today at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Memorial contributions may be made to: J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, c/o Chris Gildea, Public Relations Department, Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Nellie I. Sourbeck
LEWISTOWN - Nellie I. Sourbeck, 76, of 27 Forsythe Lane, Lewistown, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her residence. Born Oct. 15, 1923, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Lukens) Lyter. Surviving are: a daughter, Sheila E. Sourbeck, 2103 Middle Road, Lewistown; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Early in life, she worked at Laskaris's Restaurant, the Lewistown Elks Club, and the pajama factory in Mifflinburg. She was last employed in the dietary department of Lewistown Hospital for 32 years. She was a former member of the Fame ladies auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Evelyn D. Sowers
REEDSVILLE - Evelyn D. Sowers, 65, of 7757 SR 655, Reedsville, died at 6:49 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 11, 1935, in Rock Hill Furnace, she was a daughter of the late Dennie Mack and Naoma Maude (Wible) Moore. Her husband, Theodore H. Sowers, died Aug. 21, 1993. Surviving are: children, Pamela D. Nale, Steve J. Sowers, and Nicki J. Nale, all of Lewistown, and Julia N. Thomas, Mount Union; a sister, Naomi Mayes, Jensen Beach, Fla.; and one grandchild. She was a 1951 graduate of Orbisonia High School and a 1955 graduate of Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and worked at FW Black Community Hospital, the Lewistown Hospital, the Malta Home, and William Penn Nursing Home. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. James S. Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Orbisonia. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, but it will be closed casket.

Lester A. Spearing
LONGFELLOW - Lester A. Spearing, 74, of Longfellow, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born Sept. 22, 1926, in Bedford County, he was the son of the late James and Marguerite (Lear) Spearing. His wife, Dorothy A. (Miller) Spearing, whom he married Nov. 1, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Edward (Vicki) Kauffman, Yeagertown, Edward Spearing, Williamsport, and Mrs. Greg (Lynn) Walters, McVeytown; brothers and sisters, John Hershal Spearing, Marie Houser, Edith Laughlin, Mrs. Dale (Joyce) Wray, and Kenneth Spearing, all of Lewistown; Thomas Spearing, Reedsville, James Spearing, New Bloomfield, Charles Spearing, Harrisburg, and Robert Spearing, Millmont; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy P. Spearing in September 1988. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines. He retired from the American Viscose Corporation in 1972 with 25 years of service. He was a member of the Juniata Terrace Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and more recently attended the Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. In his early years, he enjoyed painting and drawing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Pine Glen CMA Church, 59 Farm View Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Edna Specht
BEAVERTOWN - Edna Specht, 89, of Beavertown, died at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Sept. 2, 1911 in Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late James and Ada (Walters) Zechman. Her husband, Charles Specht, whom she married in 1937, died in 1963. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy, in infancy; two sisters, Maggie Weisen and Effie Weader; and two brothers, Walter and Raymond Zechman. She was employed by the former Saylor's Shirt Factory and the Old Trail Fabric Center. She was a member of Beavertown United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She loved to sew. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Thomas Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Karen A. Specht
LEWISTOWN - Karen A. Specht, 40, of Rear 417 Green Ave., Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, at her residence. Born March 18, 1961, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Donald James of Bratton Avenue, Lewistown and Dolly (Reeder) James of Shaw Avenue, Lewistown. Her fiance, Terry L. Clemens of Rear 417 Green Ave, Lewistown, survives. She is also survived by brothers and sister, Mark James and Donald James, both of Lewistown and Cindy Greer, Georgia. She was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter and a son, Shawn Lee Specht, on May 4, 2000. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Compassionate Friends, c/o 401 Yale St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Marian Krick Specht
WEST MILTON - Marian Krick Specht, 88, of Old Route 15, West Milton, died Friday morning, Dec. 28, at her home. Born Jan. 23, 1913, in McClure, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Myrtie (Wagner) Krick and the widow of Eric W. Specht, who died in 1993. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Ruth I. and William Tilburg, Milton; son and daughter-in-law, Eric D. and Mary Specht, Painted Post, NY; brothers and sisters, Karl Krick, McClure, Donald Krick, Dauphin, Ruth Mattern, Lewistown and Gladys Bowersox, McClure; seven grandchildren, Gregory Tilburg, Melissa Tilburg, Angela Tilburg, Brian Tilburg, Alan Specht, Jane Ames and Jill Specht; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Krick, and a sister, Phyllis Eichelberger. She was a home economics teacher at the Milton Jr. and Sr. High Schools, retiring in 1975 after 30 years of employment. She graduated from McClure High School and from Juniata College in 1935. She was a member, former Sunday school teacher and choir member of St. Peter's United Methodist, Milton. She enjoyed reading and was an avid Penn State fan. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dwaine E. Krebs and the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in the Milton Cemetery. Shaw Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Teena R. Specht
LEWISTOWN - Teena R. Specht, 26, of Lewistown RR3, died at 1:21 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2001, at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born Aug. 23, 1974, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Gary L. Specht of Lewistown RR3 and Sharon (Reinhart) Specht of 1915 Glenwood Ave., Lewistown. Her husband, Hiram W. Wilt of McClure RR1, whom she married Aug. 13, 2000, survives. Also surviving are: children, Christopher L. Dippery and Trisha R. Dippery, both of Lewistown; brothers, Gregg L. Specht, Mifflintown, Gary L. Specht Jr., McClure, and Derek L. Wilt, Lewistown; and maternal grandmother, Jean E. Reinhart, Lewistown. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with the Rev. John A. Walters officiating. There will be no viewing, however, family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Dippery Children Trust Fund, c/o M & T Bank, PO Box 127, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.

Thelma M. 'Sis' Specht
STRODES MILLS - Thelma M. "Sis" Specht, 69, of 7981 U.S. Highway 522S Strodes Mills, McVeytown, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville. Born Nov. 9, 1931 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Irene I. (Knepp) Lukens. Her husband, George W. Specht, preceded her in death on June 12, 1989. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald E. (Brenda) Swartz, 50 Red Oak Drive, McVeytown and Mrs. Dean (Deborah) Dressler, RR1 Box 959, Port Royal, and a granddaughter whom she helped raise, Tina M. (Swartz) Crosson, Round House Road, Lewistown; sisters and brother, Mrs. Melvin E. (Donna) McCartle and Robert R. Lukens, both of Lewistown, Phyllis Bailets, Goss Terrace, Lewistown and Renna M. Lukens, 96 Liberty Lane, Reedsville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, George B. Lukens. She was employed for 34 years at the Arrow Shirt Factory, and then worked at Tiempo for several years. She was a member of the Strodes Mills Baptist Church. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald Nipple and the Rev. Galen Sharp 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 Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Michael H. Speicher
REEDSVILLE - Michael H. Speicher, 76, of 105 Spruce Lane, Reedsville, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his residence. Born May 25, 1924, in Brown Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Michael H. and Mattie (Yoder) Speicher. His wife, Veronica (Zook) Speicher, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Eli (Mattie) Hostetler, Mrs. Michael (Barbara) Hostetler and Mrs. Jonas (Frannie) Hostetler, all of Milroy, Mrs. Sam (Rhoda) Hostetler, Michael A. Speicher, Eli Speicher, Mrs. Jacob (Lydia) Hostetler, and Emma Speicher, all of Reedsville; and 27 grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by one son, one brother, one sister, and one stepsister. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Green Lane Cemetery, Reedsville. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Annie L. Spicher
BELLEVILLE - Annie L. Spicher, 84, of 9 Meadow Side Lane, Belleville, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born on Feb. 19, 1917, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Abe S. and Salome (Zook) Yoder Sr. Her husband, Jesse D. Spicher, preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1999. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Aquilla (Naomi) Yoder, Belleville, Mrs. Noah (Anna Mae) Yoder, Pratts, VA, Mrs. Joe I. (Susan) Peachey, Cuthbert, GA, Mrs. Daniel (Mary Etta) Miller, Harrison, AR, Mrs. Everett (Rhoda) Hostetler, Sarasota, FL, Abe L. Spicher, Middlebury, IN, David J. Spicher, Belleville, Jesse Lee Spicher, Belleville, Mrs. Jesse (Lois) Kauffman, Belleville, and Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) Kauffman, Reedsville; brothers and sisters, Abe S. Yoder Jr., Belleville, Stephen K. Yoder, Quarryville, Kore E. Yoder, Belleville, Mrs. Fronie Yoder, Belleville, Mrs. Alvin (Mary A.) Peachey, Reedsville, Noah A. Yoder, Lewisburg, and Benjamin J. Yoder, Millersburg; 43 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John Paul Spicher, on Aug. 2, 1994, four brothers, Samuel A. Yoder, John Z. Yoder, Moses A. Yoder and David S. Yoder, a sister, Rachel A. Spicher, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A homemaker, she was a member of the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Green Lane, Belleville, with Bishop David J. Peachey and ministers David J. Peachey and E. David Byler officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville is handling arrangements.

Arlin David Spicher
BELLEVILLE - Arlin David Spicher, 9 hours old, of 69 Mountain House Road, Belleville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 2001, in Belleville, he was the son of Marlin J. and Mary Ann (Esh) Spicher of 69 Mountain House Road, Belleville. He is survived by paternal grandparents, David J. and Arlene Spicher of Belleville; maternal grandparents, Lizzie and Christ F. Esh Jr., Honey Grove; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Jesse (Annie) Spicher, Belleville; and maternal great-grandfather, Christ F. Esh Sr., Quarryville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville, with Deacon Jesse L. Spicher and Bishop David J. Peachey officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service today at the church. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Spickler
MCVEYTOWN - Helen M. Spickler, 80, of John Street, extended, McVeytown, died at 10:42 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born June 3, 1921, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Walter O. and Ida M. (Yetter) Jones. Her husband, Walter E. Spickler, whom she married March 6, 1941, died Aug. 15, 2000. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Dyson (Linda) Fisher, Mrs. James (Brenda) Swigart, Ronald O. Spickler, all of McVeytown, Walter Sheldon Spickler, Lewistown, and Mrs. James (Darlene) Wagner, Burnham; a brother, Melvin G. Jones, Texas; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, P. Keith Spickler in 1997; six brothers and sisters, Betty Hale, Marie Clemens, Raymond Jones, Marietta Wagner, Kenneth D. Jones, and Barbara Leach. She was a homemaker. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, the William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, and in the cafeteria of Rothrock High School, McVeytown. She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren and a former Girl Scout leader in McVeytown. She enjoyed reading. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, 6712 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, PO Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051. Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.

Lee R. Spickler
MCVEYTOWN - Lee R. Spickler, 66, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of McVeytown, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Locust Grove. Born March 24, 1935, in Oliver Township, he was the son of the late William P. and J. Claire (Shehan) Spickler. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, Harry E. Spickler Sr., Belleville, Mrs. Stephen (Frances) Yoder, Lebanon, Grace A. Hoffman, McClure, Paul L. Spickler, Lewistown; aunt, Genevieve Truscott, Lewistown; and 24 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. He was formerly employed at Overhead Door Corporation, Lewistown, for 15 years, and later worked as a truck driver for Beavertown Block Company. He was a member of the Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry L. Wise officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Glen CMA Church, 59 Farm View Lane, Lewistown, P.A., 17044.

Marguerite G. Spigelmyer
LEWISTOWN - Marguerite G. Spigelmyer, 100, a resident of Malta Home and formerly of 1702 US Highway 22/322, Lewistown, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the nursing home, Granville. Born June 30, 1901, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William and Nannie (Luck) Gruver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Spigelmyer, on Feb. 18, 1981. Surviving are: two sons, Clarence W. Spigelmyer of Las Vegas, NV and Kenneth E. Spigelmyer, 10 High St., Lewistown; a sister, Helen Henry, Kish Apartments, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Irene Spigelmyer and Cartes Hopple Stine, a granddaughter, Connie Hopple Stine, and two sisters, Elizabeth Styindger and Nannie Dill. She was a homemaker. Her funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Major Herbert Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, where a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Malta Home, P.O. Box E, Granville, PA 17029.

Marvin J. Spigelmyer
MCCLURE - Marvin J. Spigelmyer, 84, of McClure died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1. Born Aug. 16, 1916, in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Jasper and Della (Gueswite) Spigelmyer. His wife, Ruth (Hassinger) Berger, whom he married Nov. 17, 1958, survives. His first wife, Goldie Louella (Baker) Spigelmyer, whom he married in 1935, died in 1957. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Constance "Connie") Timblin, McClure RR2; a brother, Cloyd Spigelmyer, Etters; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vivan Hurlbert and a brother, Raymond Spigelmyer. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Earlier in life, he worked for the former American Viscose. He and his brother-in-law, Wilson Dodd, owned and operated the former Baker Store Co. from 1936 until he sold his share to Joseph Dodd in the late 1970's. He sold church furniture for Endicott Church Furniture Co., Ohio and for Winebarger Church Furniture, Lynchburg, Va. from 1959 until 1979. He also owned and operated the McClure Water Co. during the 1950's. He served on the McClure Cemetery Board from 1950's until 1999. He was known for his knowledge of the stock market and investments. He was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, where he served on the church council, building committee and as a Sunday school teacher. He was a also a member of F & AM Masonic 619, Middleburg, and the Harrisburg Consistory, where he received his 25 year pin in 1992. He loved golfing and working. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Building Fund of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, PA 17841. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Ruth G. Spigelmyer
MCCLURE - Ruth G. Spigelmyer, 83, of McClure, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Born Sept. 23, 1917, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie (Goss) Hassinger. Her first husband, John Burger, whom she married Aug. 10, 1946, died Sept. 11, 1957. Her second husband, Marvin J. Spigelmyer, whom she married Nov. 14, 1958, died March 31, 2001. Surviving are two brothers, H. Mahlon Hassinger, Chambersburg and John Hassinger, McClure RR2; stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Constance "Connie") Timblin, McClure RR2; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded its death by a sister, Lois E. Hassinger. She worked with her husband for the Winebarger Church Furniture, Lynchburg, Va. and served as secretary at the former Standard Shirt Factory for many years. Earlier in life, she had worked in the Governor's office, Harrisburg and as a nanny for the Bubb family. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, where she played the piano and organ for many years. She enjoyed golfing, crocheting, sewing, music and playing the organ and piano. A services of Christian Burial will he held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Charles Brophy and the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Friends may also call 12:30 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, McClure, PA 17841. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Lougretta A. 'Garb' Stallman
BELLEVILLE - Lougretta A. "Garb" Stallman, 93, of Second Street, Belleville, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Born Aug. 31, 1907, in Robertsdale, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Betsy (Dempsie) Williams. Her husband Edward C. Stallman preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1966. Surviving are: a brother, Marvin Williams, Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and braiding rugs. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Salem Cemetery, Shade Gap, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004. Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown is in charge of arrangements.

Roger Lee Starks
MILLMONT - Roger Lee Starks, 49, of Millmont RR2, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his home. He had been in ill health for the past four months. Born March 15, 1952, in Lewisburg, he was a son of the late Warren "Pete" and Gladys (Bell) Starks. He is survived by a companion, Tammie Young. He is also survived by three daughters, Stacey J. Zechman and Trina R. Starks, both of Beaver Springs and Whitney C. Starks, Millmont; five brothers, Parker Boop, Barrett "Jade" Boop, Gerald "Bup" Starks, and Dale "Buford" Starks, all of Millmont, and James Starks, Mifflinburg; and three grandchildren. He owned and operated Do-All Contracting, Millmont until he became ill. He was a member of Midd-West Bass Masters, the Susquehanna Motorcycle club and a life member of the West End Fire Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, motorcycling and the outdoors. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Richard VonNeida officiating. Interment will be held in the Lincoln Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Vera M. Stauffer
MILLERSTOWN - Vera M. Stauffer of Millerstown, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at her home. Born in Ickesburg, she was a daughter of the late Roy M. and Vivian M. (Shull) Kline. Her husband, Dennis R. Stauffer, whom she married May 2, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: two brothers and two sisters, Paul L. Kline, Liverpool, James Lee Kline, Dillsburg, D. Jeanne Shields, Dauphin and Freda A. Dalious, Catawissa. She graduated from Ickesburg High School in 1939. She was employed as a clerk for the Department of the Treasury, Harrisburg, for 32 years until her retirement on July 4, 1986. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ickesburg and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and sewing. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Millerstown Ambulance League, c/o Amber Fegley, PO Box 204, Millerstown, PA 17062. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High streets, Millerstown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles W. Steele
CAMP HILL - Charles W. Steele, 90, of Highland Park, Camp Hill, died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at The Woods of Cedar Run. Born Jan. 23, 1911, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Jane W. Sherman. His wife of 69 years, Lucy B. Steele, survives. Also surviving are: children, Charles S. Steele of East Lansing, MI and Jane W. Morgan of Camp Hill; a sister, Jane S. Houser of Lewistown; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School and attended the former Carnegie Institute of Technology. He taught in the western part of Pennsylvania in Mount Oliver, Neville Island and South Fayette Township. He became a professional Boy Scout in 1938. His first assignment was in Pittsburgh where he became the Field Executive for Cub Scouting. He next served at BSA National Headquarters in Washington DC and was the Deputy Executive at Region III headquarters in Philadelphia. In 1957, he served as the scoutmaster for Troop 33, representing central Pennsylvania first at the 4th National Jamboree in Valley Forge and then at the International Jamboree Jubilee in Sutton Coldfield England, celebrating Boy Scouting's 50th year. He retired from the Boy Scouts of America in 1973, having served as the scout executive for the Keystone Area Council since 1952. After retirement, he also worked with the Tri-County United Way Fund Drive Campaigns and the York-Adams Council, BSA, as a member of the Camp Tuckahoe Redevelopment Committee. He was a member of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church; the Rotary Club of Harrisburg; and was a member or the Order of the Arrow and received the Silver Beaver Award for providing noteworthy service to the Nation's youth and the St. George emblem for service to Catholic youth. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Friends of Hidden Valley, c/o Keystone Area Council BSA, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Steinbach
CHAMBERSBURG - Paul Steinbach, 97, of 55 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born June 23, 1903, in Budapest, Hungary, he was the son of the late Adolph and Pearl (Schwartz) Steinbach. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. He was owner/operator of The Bon-Ton Women's Clothing Store, Chambersburg. He was a member of the Sons of Israel Synagogue, Chambersburg and the B'nai B'rith. Services will be held today at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Ohev Sholom Cemetery, Lewistown RR. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Sons of Israel Synagogue, 209 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

James E. Steinberger
EAST WATERFORD - James E. Steinberger, 77, of RR1 East Waterford, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Interment will be in the Concord Cemetery. There will be no public viewing.

Eleanor M. Stephens
LEWISTOWN - Eleanor M. Stephens, 78, of 114 Old Stage Coach Road, Lewistown, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May 7, 1923, in Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Lecada (Duffey) Shields. Her husband, James P. Stephens, died Oct. 8, 1978. Surviving are: children, James P. Stephens Jr., Dillsburg, Edward H. Stephens, Rockville, MD, Mrs. Dale (Bonnie) Mackneer and Virginia M. Stephens, both of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Kenneth Shields, Sonny Shields and Richard Shields, all of Shirleysburg, Mrs. William (Helen) Piper, Landisville, and Mrs. William (Marie) Lauer, Dover; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Belle Ritchey. Earlier in life, she had been employed by the American Viscose Corporation and then as an Avon representative. She last worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory, retiring in 1985, with over 20 years of service. She was a member of the Parkview Church of the Brethren, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Parkview Church of the Brethren, Lewistown, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. Family will receive friends 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Parkview Church of the Brethren, Parkview Avenue, Parcheytown Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi G. Stevens
LEWISTOWN - Naomi G. Stevens, 89, of 120 E. Fleming Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born July 3, 1912, in Goshen, VA, she was the daughter of the late Edward R. and Lola (Weaver) Glendye. Her husband, Robert A. Stevens, died March 26, 1985. She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Blair (Valerie) Calhoun, 620 S. Main St., Lewistown and Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Emerson, 622 S. Main St., Lewistown. She had been employed at the American Viscose and Red's Diner. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing.

Orpha C. Stever
CASSVILLE - Orpha C . Stever, 91, formerly of HCR 02, Cassville, died at 10:05 a. m., Sunday, March 25, 2001 at Valley View Haven Nursing Home, Belleville, where she had resided for the past 4 1/2 years. Born Oct. 23, 1909. in Union Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Elsie J. (Pheasant) Mansberger. Her husband Fred M. Stever, whom she married Feb. 22, 1934, died Dec. 27, 1969. Surviving are: children, John M. Stever, Springfield, Mo., Fred M. Stever, Cassville, H. Ray Stever, Dillsburg and Sarah Jane Marks, Mifflintown RR1; a sister, Cora David, Cassville; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel P. Mansberger and a sister, Anna McHenry. She was a homemaker and was employed at the former Holiday Inn, Huntingdon, at one time, and during her later years she worked as a caregiver for the elderly. She was a member of Harmony Church of God, Calvin RR, where she served as church pianist for many years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville. Interment will be in Trough Creek Valley Baptist Cemetery, Calvin RR. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from l0 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

James M. Stewart
SANFORD, Fla. - James M. Stewart, 65, of North Sunland Drive, Sanford, Fla., died Sunday, March 25, 2001. He was born in Spruce Hill. His wife, Marlene Stewart, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Christine J. Stewart, Sanford, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Harry Stewart, Tamaqua, John Stewart, Mifflintown, and Janie Wilson, Duncannon. He was a sergeant in the United States Air Force for 23 years and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was Protestant by faith. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy V. Stine
WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ - Dorothy V. Stine, 79, of Wrightstown, NJ, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at her daughter's residence in Franklinville, NJ. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late James and Marian (Stuck) Arnold. Her husband, E. Leroy Stine, died in 1976. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy) Beaver, Wrightstown, NJ, Mrs. Lloyd (Helen) Abagnale, Franklinville, NJ and Gerald L. Stine, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Violer Bair, Ruth Hillard, James Arnold and Robert Arnold, all of Lewistown and Jean Boreman, McClure; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam "Lois" Cox and one grandson. She retired from Kleiner Metal Specialties in New Jersey. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Vira. Her service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Interment will be in the Maitland Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

John W. Stine
LEWISTOWN - John W. Stine, 95, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of McVeytown and South Wayne Street, Lewistown, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 15, 1905, in McVeytown, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Mary (French) Stine. His wife, Nellie A. (Burdge) Stine, died Aug. 29, 1977. Surviving are: sons, Walter R. Stine, McVeytown, James O. Stine, Lewistown, and Leonard E. Stine, Elizabethtown; stepson, Charles K. Long, Lancaster; a sister, Mary E. Roddy, Lewistown; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, John E. Stine and Richard Stine; two brothers and four sisters. Early in life, he was owner-operator of the Federal Service Station, McVeytown. He later worked at the American Viscose Corporation, and as an auto mechanic at the Cupp Motor Company, Lewistown. He was Protestant by faith. He was a member of the Brooklyn Fire Company and a former member of the McVeytown Fire Company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Stephen C. Stolzer
HONEY GROVE - Stephen C. Stolzer, 58, of Honey Grove RR1, died at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1943, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy (Kisner) Stolzer. His wife, Nancy (Westfall) Stolzer, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Scott R. Stolzer, Honey Grove RR1; a sister, Susan Priest, New Castle; and one granddaughter. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was employed as a truck driver for Ramsey's Trucking, Mifflintown. Services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis E. 'The Bug Man' Stoner Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Lewis E. "The Bug Man" Stoner Jr., 83, of 2 Barchus Court, Lewistown, died at 4:08 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born July 16, 1917, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Lewis E. Sr. and Alda (Hackett) Stoner. His wife, Erma Jane (Weiand) Stoner, died in 1967. Surviving are: children, Lewis E. Stoner III, East Walnut Street, Lewistown, William L. Stoner, Alexander Lane, Burnham, Ronald R. Stoner, McVeytown RR2, Barry Wayne Stoner, Ridgecrest, Calif., Michael Alan Stoner, Ferguson Valley, Lewistown, and Robert E. Stoner, 2 Barchus Court, Lewistown; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers and one sister. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was an exterminator for 28 years for JC Ehrlich and later owned and operated Stoner's Exterminating, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown; the BPOE Lewistown Lodge 663; and a life member of the Fame and the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Companies. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darvin Donahey officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Virginia S. Stoner
MIFFLINTOWN - Virginia S. Stoner, 84, of Mifflintown RR4, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at her home. Born Nov. 6, 1916, in Mifflintown, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Freda (Jacobs) Horning. Her husband, John E. Stoner, died April 1, 1997. Surviving are: sons, Lee A. Stoner, Lewistown and John E. Stoner Jr., Wormleysburg; brothers and sisters, Walter L. Horning, Port Royal RR2, Richard A. Horning, Lewistown RR4, Donald R. Horning, Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert L. Horning and Shirley Bull, both of Lewistown and Theda Riden, Monkton, Md.; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Walter H. Stoner Sr.; three sisters, Helen E. Horning, Ethel "Tootie" Hodge, and Bette Stewart; and one great-grandson, Joseph Lee Stoner. She was a homemaker Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anna Ritter officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Juniata County Meals on Wheels, 9 Cross St., Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Michael David Stong
PORT ROYAL - Michael David Stong, 30, of 409 Main St., Port Royal, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 5, 1971, in Lewistown, he was the son of Janetta Stong Swartz of 409 Main St., Port Royal and stepfather, Glenn M. Swartz, East Waterford RR1. He was raised with the following cousins, Phillip and James Kelley, Laura and Craig Rowles and other loving family members and friends. He is survived by two stepbrothers, Anthony Swartz, Georgia and Todd Swartz, East Waterford RR1. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Miles and Ruth Stong and by a great-aunt, Beulah Stong. He attended Juniata High School and Skills of Central PA, Mifflintown. He was a member of the Dry Run Church of the Brethren and attended the Sunshine Class of the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. He was an avid Star Trek fan. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Roy Fahnestock officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Skills of Central PA Inc., RR5, Box 503, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Virginia M. Stong
MCALISTERVILLE - Virginia M. Stong, 79, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at her home. Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Bilger. Her husband, Benjamin F. Stong, whom she married Feb. 21, 1940, died April 26, 1998. Surviving are: children, Ronald B. Stong of Mifflintown RR3, William H. Stong of Honey Grove RR1, Robert E. Stong of McAlisterville RR1 and Mrs. Allen (Mary Ann) Kantz of Richfield; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a half-sister, Edna Taylor. She attended Juniata County Schools. She was a farm wife, helping her husband on several farms. She was also employed as a seamstress for L. Shellenberger and Sons Shirt Factory until 1963 when she and her husband purchased Stong's Greenhouse, which they owned and operated until 1984. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville and a member of the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed growing and arranging flowers and sewing. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker and Vicar David E. Pennebaker officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the McAlisterville Senior Citizens Center, General Delivery, McAlisterville, PA 17049. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethan Mark Strauser
MCALISTERVILLE - Ethan Mark Strauser, infant son of Joseph M. and Nichol L. (Benner) Strauser of McAlisterville, was stillborn at 9:08 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. He weighed 1 pound 10 ounces and was 13 inches long. Also surviving are: a sister, Emma Lynn Strauser, at home; maternal grandparents, Ricky A. and Gloria D. Benner of Maze; paternal grandparents, Philip M. Jr. and Linda K. Strauser of Richfield; maternal great-grandparents, James and Barbara (Lindsey) Benner of Maze and Raymond and Gloria Swartz of Richfield; paternal great-grandparents, Guy and Daisy Pyle of Millerstown and Philip M. Strauser Sr. of Oriental; and great-great-grandfather, Joseph Chambers of the Nipple Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel C. Strawser
LEWISTOWN - Mabel C. Strawser, 95, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown. Born Aug. 27, 1906, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Stuck) Shelley. Her husband, Clair A. Shelley, whom she married on March 5, 1927, died Aug. 7, 1969. Surviving are: sons, Wilbur E. Strawser, Ronald D. Strawser and Dale H. Strawser, all of McAlisterville; sisters, Keturah Brubaker and Geraldine Leach, of Mifflintown, Ruth Alexander, Brookline Manor, Mifflintow, Anne Long, Locust Grove Retirement Center, Mifflin, and Lulu Daughenbaugh, Zephyr Hills, FL; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grndchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Palmer C. Strawser and sisters, Hazel Spece, Sara Bener and Esther Moore. She attended Cocolamus Grammar School. She was a homemaker all her married life. She enjoyed baking, quilting and gardening, and adored her family. She was the oldest member of the Richfied United Church of Christ. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. George Henry officiating. Interment will follow in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Richfield United Church of Christ, Richfield, PA 17096.

Richard K. Stringfellow Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Richard K. Stringfellow Sr., 72, of Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 10, 1928, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Edward S. and Esther (Freed) Stringfellow. His wife, Connie L. (Hagan) Stringfellow, whom he married March 17, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: children, Barbara Jean Stringfellow, Mrs. William (Glenda) Silks, Richard K. Stringfellow Jr., Mary Jane Kohler, Joann Deavor, and Mildred L. Hoyer, all of Lewistown; a stepson, Richard C. Smith, McVeytown; sister and brother, Evelyn Dippery of Burnham and Glenn Stringfellow of Lewistown; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Stringfellow and Leonard Stringfellow; five half-sisters and two half-brothers. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was employed in the rolling steel department of Overhead Door Inc., Lewistown, retiring in 1991 with 11 years of service. He was a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Co. and the Junction Fire Co. He loved to cook. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Connie L. Stringfellow, E12 Lawler Place, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mae Marie Stroup
LEWISBURG - Mae Marie "Grandma Mae" Stroup, 90, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001, at RiverWoods Nursing Center, Lewisburg, where she had resided since July of 2000. Born July 27, 1910, in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late David and Jane (Knouse) Peters. Her husband, N. Roy Stroup, whom she married April 16, 1927, died Feb. 25, 1982. She was educated at Shaffer's Grammar schoolhouse, Snyder County. Surviving are: children, Earl E. Stroup, Richfield RR1 and Mrs. Glen J. (Erma J.) Emery, Liverpool RR1; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Russell R. Stroup on Jan. 24, 2000; a daughter, Nancy F. Forry on Dec. 17, 1993; one grandson, Timothy Earl Stroup on Aug. 11, 1983; and two brothers, John and George Peters. She was a homemaker. She attended St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and solving Search-A-Word puzzles. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Raymond D. Neitz officiating. Interment will be in St. Thomas United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Home Health Services, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Edna A. Stuck
BELLEVILLE - Edna A. Stuck, 91, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born July 31, 1909, in Siglerville, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Shank) Treaster. Her husband Clyde W. Stuck died April 22, 1958. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Wagner, Cullowhee, NC, James N. Stuck, Brookville, Fla., Mrs. Randall (Margaret) Hassinger and Mrs. Carl (Judy) Lex, both of Mechanicsburg, and Ronald E. Stuck, Carlisle; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis M. Stuck in 1941; five brothers, Merle, Charles, Arthur, Ray and Landis Treaster; and a sister, Mildred Treaster. She was a homemaker and had worked for Abbotts Dairy and Fairmont Dairy in Belleville. She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church, Reedsville and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at Valley View Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to the Reedsville United Methodist Church, 60 E. Logan St., Reedsville, PA 17084 or to the Lena Swarey Trust, c/o Mifflin County Savings Bank, PO Box 804, Belleville, PA 17004. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

Glen P. Stuck
BELLEVILLE - Glen P. Stuck, 65, of 4012 East Main Street, Belleville, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 29, 1936, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Rush G. and Anna Mildred (Crownover) Stuck. His wife, Betty M. (Wagner) Stuck, whom he married Nov. 16, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Douglas L. Stuck, Belleville, David B. Stuck, Pleasant Gap, Melanie S. Beckenbaugh, Woodbridge, VA, Darryl G. Stuck, Belleville, and Dell W. Stuck, Belleville; brothers and sisters, Thelma S. Byler, Belleville, Rush G. Stuck, Jr., Belleville, Dean G. Stuck, Belleville, and Kenn G. Stuck, Reedsville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a Drywaller. He was the past Governor and former member of Lewistown Moose Lodge, former member of the Belleville Fire Company and the Big Valley Ambulance Club, and assistant Scout Master of Boy Scouts Troop 3, Belleville. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Harold Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: The family of Glen P. Stuck, P.O. Box 5793, Belleville, Pa 17004. Donald F. Baggus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Neil G. Stuck
BELLEVILLE - Neil G. Stuck, 58, of 3982 E. Main St., Belleville, died at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born March 19, 1943, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Rush G. and A. Mildred (Crownover) Stuck. His wife, Carol A. (Wilson) Stuck, whom he married July 11, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Stephen (Beth) Treaster, Belleville, Mrs. Richard (Wende) Glenny, Huntingdon RR2 and Cathy J. Stuck, at home; brothers and sisters, Thelma Byler, Rush G. Stuck Jr., Glen P. Stuck and Dean G. Stuck, all of Belleville, and Kenn G. Stuck, Milroy; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael L. Stuck on Jan. 3, 1965, and by an infant sister. He worked for 30 years as a roofer at J.M. Young and Sons in Belleville, and was recently working for Peachey Foods in Belleville. He was a social member of the Stroup Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, with the Rev. Harold Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Julia "Fay" Stump
McCLURE - Julia "Fay" Stump, 97, of McClure, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, where she had been a resident since May. Born Aug. 19, 1903, in Wagner, she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel (Smith) Kemberling. Her husband, Oscar S. Stump, whom she married on Nov. 7, 1931, died in 1965. She is survived by: two daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth "Slug" (Jean) Dean and Mrs. George (Patsy) Stoianoff, both of McClure; three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Essene Goss and Zelda Kahley, and a brother, Thorald Kemberling. She was a member of Lawver's United Methodist Church and she enjoyed cooking and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure. Interment will be in the Lawver's Church Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawver's United Methodist Church, McClure, PA, 17811.

Jayne A. Suba
LEWISTOWN - Jayne A. Suba, 57, of SR 103 N., Lewistown, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1943, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Jay V. and Sara Ann (Walker) Montgomery. Her husband, William R. Suba, whom she married in 1972, survives. Also surviving are: children, Amy L. Backus, New York, Carol A. Arvidson, Maryland; and brothers, Jay R. Montgomery, Bellefonte, and Larry K. Montgomery, Lewistown. She was a graduate of Lewistown High School and Roxbrough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the Malta Home, Lewistown Hospital, Black's Hospital and William Penn Nursing Home. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of PA, 4080 Linglestown Rd., Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Perry E. Swanger
LEWISTOWN - Perry E. Swanger, 69, of 3135 U.S. Highway 522N, Lewistown, died at 4:33 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born April 2, 1932, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late William and Ruth (Arnold) Swanger. His wife, Hannelore (Schroeder) Swanger, whom he married on May 5, 1965, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Verena A. Seby of 406 Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown and Lisa M. Farber of Worcester, MA; two brothers, Robert L. Swanger of Enola and Douglas E. Swanger of Chambersburg; five brothers and sisters, Betty Maben of Milroy, Harry Swanger of Lewistown, Goldie Wileman of Reading, Richard Swanger of New Lancaster Valley and Silver Vermillion of Coburn; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. He was a truck driver for Crown Motor Freight, Womelsdorf, retiring in 1978. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

William Swanger
MILROY - William Swanger, 74, of 856 Lower Creek Road, Milroy, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 20, 1927, in Siglerville, he was the son of the late Jacob Isaac and Martha Irene (Lentz) Swanger. He was raised by foster parents, the late Herman and Carrie McKee. His wife, Betty (Flood) Swanger, whom he married Aug. 21, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, Thomas W. Swanger, Carlisle and Deborah I. Hayes, Bel Air, MD; a brother, Ralph Swanger, Montana; foster brother, Harry McKee, Strodes Mills; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Edith Mae Ramsey, Frances Louise Russell, George A. Swanger, John R. Swanger and Eugene C. Swanger; and foster brother, Harry McKee. He was a retired United States Army veteran, having served from 1945-1972 and serving in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He attended St. Marks United Methodist Church, Havice Valley and the Towsen State University, Baltimore, MD. His service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Marks United Methodist Church Building Fund, 293 Havice Valley Road, Milroy, PA 17063.

Winafred H. 'Fritz' Swanger
CENTRE HALL - Winafred H. "Fritz" Swanger, 74, of Earlystown RR, Centre Hall, died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her residence. Born July 18, 1926, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma (Alexander) Harman. Her husband, Russell L. Swanger, whom she married Nov. 12, 1949, survives. She is also survived by children, Sally Louise Swanger, Centre Hall and Russell Lewis Swanger, State College; a sister, Arlene Reigle, Reedsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. She was a retired bookkeeper/clerk with the family business, Swanger Drugs in Centre Hall and later worked for the Penns Valley Pharmacy, Spring Mills. She was Lutheran by faith. She was an avid reader and was an animal lover, especially dogs. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. The Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike, State College, is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel E. Swarey
REEDSVILLE - Rachel E. Swarey, 78, of 1986 Green Lane, Reedsville, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born on March 20, 1923, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Y. and Fannie R. (Peachey) Peachey. Her husband, Daniel J. Swarey, whom she married on March 28, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jesse D. Swarey, Reedsville RD, Mrs. Johnny (Fannie) Eicher, Uniontown, AL, Naomi Swarey, Reedsville RD, Crist J. Swarey, Almena, WS, Susie E. Swarey, Reedsville RD, Benjamin H. Swarey, Reedsville RD, Amos J. Swarey, El Dorado, KS and Mrs. Royce (Rachel) Koehn, Jamesport, MO; brothers and sister, Joe I. Peachey, Aaron Z. Peachey, Benjamin Z. Peachey and Eli B. Peachey, all of Belleville RD, and Mrs. John (Salina) Renno, Northumberland; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel P. Swarey, a brother, Daniel J. Peachey, and a sister, Sadie Peachey. A homemaker, she was also a member of the Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Belleville. Her funeral service is at 10 a.m. Monday at Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Belleville, with ministers Amos Peachey and Sylvan Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Rock Haven Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville is handling the funeral arrangements.

Arlene W. Swartz
PORT ROYAL - Arlene W. Swartz, 82, of Port Royal RR2, died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1918, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Josephine (Auker) Winey. Her husband, Harry F. "Bud" Swartz, died Oct. 10, 1997. Surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Henderson, Port Royal, Mrs. Lester (Vera) Zimmerman Jr., Mifflintown, Karl B. Swartz, Gainsville, Fla., and Rodney P. Swartz, Gettysburg; brother and sisters, Wade Winey, Mifflintown, Jean Titzell, Camp Hill and Ann Fitting, Bradenton, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Mifflintown High School. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, and the Mifflin Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082 or to the Port Royal Ambulance Service, PO Box 265, Port Royal, PA 17082.

Emmet S. Swartz
Emmet S. Swartz, 92, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village. Born Nov. 14, 1908, in East Salem, he was a son of the late John L. and Mary (Mitchell) Swartz. His wife, Catherine (Benner) Swartz, whom he married May 10, 1927, died April 7, 1974. Surviving are: a daughter Shirley E. Winters of McAlisterville; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, a grandson and a great-granddaughter. He attended Red Bank School. He was employed as a road worker by the WPA, Harrisburg; as a mechanic for Harry Keller, New Bloomfield; and as an oiler for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Enola. His service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Graham C. Fowler officiating. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Geisinger Foundation &endash; Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Drive, Danville, PA 17922.

Oscar H. 'Bo' Swartz
MIFFLINTOWN - Oscar H. "Bo" Swartz, 74, of Mifflintown RR4, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC 67. Born Aug. 21, 1926, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Oscar H. and Mary (Flood) Swartz. His wife, Jean (Harris) Swartz, whom he married Oct. 15, 1948, survives. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson Swartz and Lane Swartz. He graduated from Port Royal High School. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He worked in maintenance at the American Viscose Corporation and at Standard Steel and then as a bus driver for Fullington Bus, until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, Union lodge 324 F&AM, and the Juniata Valley Forest 88 Tall Cedars of Lebanon He enjoyed snowmobiling. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Academia, where full military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veteran's council. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 North Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Raymond O. Swartz
RICHFIELD - Raymond O. Swartz, 64, of Richfield RR1, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at his residence. Born May 29, 1937, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Beulah (Troup) Swartz. His wife, Gloria J. (Chambers) Swartz, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, two daughters, two brothers, four sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Raymond E., Rodney E., Tonya S. Swartz and Gloria D. Benner. His service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Marlin Spickler officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call 7 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Robert C. Switzer, Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Robert C. Switzer, 74, of the Brookline Manor, RR1 Mifflintown and formerly of RR4 Mifflintown, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 13, 1927, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late William E. and Mabel (Wright) Switzer. His wife Joanne B. (Beers) Switzer, whom he married on Aug. 13, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Robert C. Switzer Jr., Harrisburg and Michael B. Switzer, Hermosa Beach, CA; six sisters, Ardith L. Yeisley, RR5 Mifflintown, Leone C. Potter, RR4 Mifflintown, B. Jane Street, Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, Lois H. Harris, RR2 Port Royal, Betty J. Carter, RR1 Mifflintown and Shirley L. Houtz, Carlisle; two brothers, Frank W. Switzer, Port Alleghany and Joseph W. Switzer, Corisco. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 298 and the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5083, Mifflintown. He retired from Switzer Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, Mifflintown, as the shop foreman and had worked as a mechanic and in the auto body shop. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Str., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juniata County Meals on Wheels, 9 Cross St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.


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