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Charles E. 'Eddie' Tabb Jr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles E. "Eddie" Tabb Jr., 52, of Mifflintown RR5, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his home. Born July 4, 1948, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of Erma Tabb Weimer of Port Royal and the late Charles E. Tabb Sr. His wife, Sharon E. (Watts) Tabb, whom he married June 1, 1968, survives. Also surviving are: three children, Earl D. Tabb, Granville, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Rothrock, Mifflintown, and Charles E. "Turk" Tabb III, at home; sister and brother, Mrs. Martin (Linda) Ehrenzeller and Ricky Tabb, both of Port Royal; and four grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, retiring on Feb. 17, 1970 on permanent disability due to combat wounds. He was a member of the Mifflin County Coin Club. He enjoyed dirt track racing at Path Valley Speedway Park, having raced his final lap in #4 with his oldest son on April 27, 2001. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, collecting coins and spending time with family. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. William V. Fetrow officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Henry J. Taylor
QUINCY - Henry J. Taylor, 82, of the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, formerly of 127 Cameo Drive, Fayetteville, died at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at the home. Born April 16, 1919, in Reedsville, he was the son of the late Robert James Earl and Mary Catherine (Marks) Taylor. His wife, Mildred Kay (Treaster) Taylor of the Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, whom he married Dec. 24, 1944, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Ralph M. (Connie K.) Smith of Scotland, PA; sisters, Mary Ellen Goss of Leola, Evelyn LeMay of Yeagertown, and Patsy L. Miller of Reedsville; a step-granddaughter and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. He was a 1937 graduate of the former Reedsville High School. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the 22nd Bomb Group, Second Squadron. He was an office manager at Suburban Propane, Chambersburg, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg. He was also a member of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg; the National AARP; and the Chambersburg Mall Walkers. He enjoyed playing baseball earlier in life. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, with the Rev. A. Robert Cook officiating. Interment will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, where military graveside services will be provided by member of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Quincy United Methodist Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Quincy, PA 17247 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

James Harry Taylor
RAVENNA, OH - James Harry Taylor, 71, of Ravenna, OH, formerly of Steubenville, OH and Lewistown, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the Ravenna Hospital, Ravenna, OH, due to complications from lung cancer. Born Feb. 5, 1930, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Jeannette (Grebe) Taylor. Surviving are: children, Bruce Taylor of Ravenna, OH, Scott Taylor of Solon, OH, Jeff Taylor of Denver, CO and Kim Taylor of Reedsville; and four grandchildren. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired as an apartment manager. His remains were donated to NEOUCOM (Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine) in Rootstown, OH, for future research. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Nellie Landis Taylor
MIFFLINTOWN - Nellie Landis Taylor, 92, of Brookline Manor Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of 428 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Brookline Manor. Born June 16, 1908, in Port Royal, she was the daughter of the late George G. and Minnie (Souders) Landis. Her husband, J. Wilbur Taylor, died Dec. 20, 1991. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Page and a brother, C. Ralph Landis. She was a 1926 graduate of the Port Royal High School and a graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having worked for the Mifflin County School District and earlier in life, taught in Juniata County. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. She was also a life member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired Teachers and a member of the Mifflin County Association of Retired School Teachers. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267.

C. Edward Terry
HUNTINGDON - C. Edward Terry, 67, of Huntingdon, died at 1:40 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2001 at his residence. Born October 18, 1933 in Roanoke, VA, he was the son of the late Mahala Jane Terry. His wife, Bonnie (Bair) Terry, whom he married in Lewistown on Nov. 23, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Melanie Ann Smith of Florida, Letitia Hope LeCompte of Greenville, SC, and Sheila Kay Lambert of Roanoke, VA; three step-sons, Travis J. Shope of Cookville, TN, Troy D. Shope of Fairbanks and Tyson C.W. Shope of Tiffin, OH; a step-daughter, Trista L. Shope of State College; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Terry. He received an associate degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and was a former member of F&AM Roanoke Lodge in Roanoke, VA. He worked for General Electric for 35 years, but retiring in 1989. In 1979, he received the "salesman of the year award" worldwide. Most recently, he was employed as a van oxygen technician for Dick's Home Care in Huntingdon and was the proprietor/owner of Pop's Pizza in Huntingdon. He served in the United State Air Force from 1951-1954, serving during the Korean conflict. He attained the rank of Airman First Class in the air police and played baseball while stationed in Guam. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, and refinishing old furniture. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with Pastor Jack Lancaster officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 810, Huntingdon, PA, 16652; the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 302, Howard, PA, 16841-0302; or Huntingdon County Pride, Inc., 307 10th St., Huntingdon, PA, 16652.

Marjorie 'Jean' Thomas
LEWISTOWN - Marjorie "Jean" Thomas, 80, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, died at 7:47 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, at the nursing home. Born May 21, 1920, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Merrill and Gertrude Jenny ( Sager) Snook. Her husband, Hurley E. Thomas, died in 1976. She is survived by children, Mrs. Ronald (Kathleen) Menaker, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Stephen Thomas, Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Stephen (Christina) Pebley, Harrisburg, Mrs. Ronnie (Amy) Stuck, Lewistown, and Christopher Thomas, Camp Hill; sisters, Mrs. John (Janet) Kelso, Waldwick, NJ and Mrs. Frank (Patricia) Huff, Franklin; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Thomas in 1994 and one brother. She was a veteran of World War II, having served as a WAC in the United States Navy. She was a homemaker and worked in various positions at the Lewistown Hospital and was a hostess at Heller's Burnham Funeral Home. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown and the Lewistown Chapter 283, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a volunteer for Hospice: The Bridge. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel and the Rev. Clifford R. Miller Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Sara M. Thomas
SELINSGROVE - Sara M. Thomas, 80, of Selinsgrove, formerly of Beavertown, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday March 10, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Born July 29, 1920, in Adams Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer B. and A. Blanche (Schrader) Hassinger. Her husband, Carl Hetrick Thomas, whom she married in 1940, died Dec. 30, 1999. She is survived by children, Mrs. John (Rita) Solie, Lebanon, Fred Thomas, Carlisle and Lynn Thomas, Beavertown; a brother, Harold S. Hassinger, Middleburg; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Busy Beaver Craft Club, the Selinsgrove Senior Center and the Beaver Springs Home and School Club, where she had served as President. She enjoyed crafts, reading and sewing. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Nancy Moyer officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, PA 17813. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Dennis R. Thompson Sr.
HONEY GROVE - Dennis R. Thompson Sr., 85, of Honey Grove RR1, died at 6:26 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 6, 1916, in Ashland, VA, he was a son of the late William C. and Laura (Powers) Thompson. His wife, Laverne (Butler) Thompson, preceded him in death. Surviving are: a son, Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr., Honey Grove RR1; a sister, Lena Farish, Glen Allen, VA; three grandchildren and four great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by five brothers. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, and served aboard the USS Bunker Hill. He was a retired test driver for General Motors Corporation, Baltimore, MD. He was also a former professional baseball player, having played for the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. He was a member of the South Juniata Baptist Church, Honey Grove. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the South Juniata Baptist Church, with Pastor Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA, where military honors will be conducted, with the Rev. Troy Wolfley officiating. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until the time of the service today at the church. Family requests that there be no flowers. The Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel L. Thompson
FRONT ROYAL, VA - Ethel Louise Oldt Thompson, 75, of Front Royal, VA died Thursday, April 26, 2001 at her residence. Born in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William G. and Anna M. (Paige) Oldt. Her husband, Clarence H. Thompson, preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are: a son, Larry Kent Thompson, Front Royal, VA; brothers, Paul Oldt, Front Royal, VA, Miles Oldt, Winchester, VA and Donald Oldt, Herndon; and two grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, 1200 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal, VA, with Richard Ridgeway officiating. Interment will be in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Waterlick, VA.

Anna E. Timko
DALTON - Anna E. Timko, 83, of 306 S. Turnpike Road, Dalton, formerly of Mexico, PA, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1917, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Bernice (Hall) Wise. Her husband, Michael Timko, died Jan. 6, 1987. Surviving are: three sons, Thomas R. Timko, Glassboro, NJ, Larry R. Timko, Norristown, and William M. Timko, Dalton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata County. There will be no viewing. Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne Y. Treaster
BELLEVILLE - Jeanne Y. Treaster, 75, a resident of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, formerly of Milroy, died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Valley View. Born Aug. 15, 1925, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Clarence G. and C. Luella (Tressler) Davidson. Her husband, Jay Edward Treaster, died May 31, 1998. She is survived by children, Daryl J. Treaster and Cathy L. Keiser, both of Milroy and Jaylene Y. Miller, Hanover; sister and brother, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Peck, Lewistown and Ronald Davidson, Mechanicsburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Craig D. Treaster on May 3, 1997 and a sister, Margaret Smithers. She was employed by the Milroy Dry Cleaners and Fisher Electronics. She was a member of Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, Reedsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004 or to Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Robert M. Trego
THREE SPRINGS - Robert M. Trego, 71, of Three Springs, died at 5:18 a. m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Lack Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late John W. and Grace (Burdge) Trego. His wife, Joyce B. (Everhart) Trego, whom he married Dec. 22, 1951, in Winchester, VA, survives. Also surviving are: children: Donald L. Trego, HCR 60, Orbisonia and R. Dean Trego, Three Springs; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Shaw, Perulack, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Miller, New Bloomfield, Donn Trego, Newark, DE and Ronald Trego, Fredricea, DE; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by: a sister, Mary Jane Peterson, and two brothers, John Trego Jr. and James Trego. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1947-1951. He retired in l 989 after 35 years as owner-operator of Robert M. Trego Excavating, Three Springs. Prior to that, he was employed by S. Wade Norris Construction Company, Wible Bottling Works Inc., Three Springs and General Motors in Delaware. He attended Grace United Methodist Church, Three Springs and was also a member of the East Waterford Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Madden-Wennick Post 518 American Legion, Rockhill Furnace; the Three Springs Lions Club; the Southern Huntingdon County Young Farmers Association; the Three Springs Historical Society; was a life member of the Three Springs Fire Company and board member of the Three Springs Cemetery Association. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Bonnie Ort and the Rev. William Hughes officiating. Interment will be in the Three Springs Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Dorothy P. Troup
Beaver Springs - Dorothy P. Troup, 83, of RR1 Beaver Springs, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She had been a resident of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, for the past four years. Born May 18, 1918, in Spring Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Cleve and Mabel (Snook) Aumiller. In 1935, she married the late Charles F. Troup, Sr., who passed away in 1989. Surviving are: two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley A. and Lewis S. "Duke" Haines, RR1 Beaver Springs, and Linda L. Troup, RR1 Beaver Springs, two sons and daughter-in-laws, Charles F. and Carol Troup, Jr., Burnham, and David L. and Tyna Troup, Fredericksburg; two sisters, Marion Wagner, Beavertown, Thelma Kurtz, RR1 Beaver Springs, and a brother, Park Aumiller, RR1 Beavertown; six grandchildren, Kathy, Kris, Nathan, Denise, Michelle and Jennifer, and four great-grandchildren, Arron, Chelsey, David and Ashley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Narehood and two brothers, George and Stanford Aumiller. She worked at Selinsgrove Center for 25 years as an aid and later a Licensed Practical Nurse. Early in life, she was a cook at the former Leo's Restaurant. She was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church and enjoyed flowers. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Charles Brophy officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, Pa 17812, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Irene M. Troutman
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Irene Mildred Heintzelman Troutman, 85, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Home, Selinsgrove, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born on Feb. 13, 1916, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Sadie Elizabeth (Stroup) Goodling. Her first husband, Harry Irvin Heintzelman, died Dec. 4, 1965 and her second husband, Simon Leroy "Sim" Troutman, whom she married Dec. 28, 1974, died Oct. 17, 1998. She is survived by sons, Clyde A. Heintzelman, Rockville, Md., Dale R. Heintzelman, Middleburg RR4, Dean E. Heintzelman, Kreamer, Rudolph A. Heintzelman, Montgomery, Ala. and Roger L Heintzelman, Danville; two stepchildren, Jim B. Troutman, Millerstown and Mrs. Robert (Jane A.) Masters, McAlisterville RR2; four brothers, Palmer D. Goodling, Mount Pleasant Mills, Wayne L. Goodling and Gene L. Goodling, both of Middleburg, and Robert L. Goodling, HCR 72, Richfield; a sister, Sara Wilt, Lewisburg; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn E. Heintzelman on June 25, 1994; two brothers, Lawrence R. Goodling and Alvin A. Goodling; and a sister, Helen Arbogast. She was educated at Gordon's Grammar schoolhouse at West Perry Township, Snyder County. She was a homemaker and had been employed for 10 years as a seamstress for Lyons Fashions at Mount Pleasant Mills, before retiring on Jan. 11, 1979. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher of St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. She was also a member of the Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League, Middleburg and the Medic 55 Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She loved to do gardening and was a talented crocheter, especially in making afghans and rugs. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, with the Rev. Roger L. Womer officiating. Interment will be in St. Thomas United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Danville Boy Scout Troop 139, 119 Middle St., Danville, PA 17821 or the Freeburg Boy Scout Troop 490, 50 Peach Orchard Road, Middleburg, PA 17842 or to the Middleburg Boy Scout Troop 415, 234 W. Market St., Middleburg, PA 17842. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha V. Troutman
RICHFIELD - Martha V. Troutman, 88, formerly of Richfield RR1, died at 11:20 p.m.,Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, where she had resided for the past three years. Born March 4, 1913, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Newton and Cora (Frontz) Strawser. Her husband, Henry A.Troutman, whom she married March 16, 1930, Oct. 16, 1996. Surviving are: children, Calvin A. Troutman and Mrs. Bob (Irene E.) Sheaffer, both of Richfield, Clyde H. "Sonny" Troutman, Richfield RR1, Mrs. Greg (Grace N.) Smith, McAlisterville, and Mrs. Don (Roseanna M.) Bordner, Mechanicsburg; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Strawser. She was educated in the Juniata County rural schools. She retired in 1978 after 11 years employment at the Selinsgrove Center at Selinsgrove, where she worked in housekeeping. Earlier, she had worked at the Richfield Shirt Factory and the Liverpool Shirt Factory. She was Methodist by faith. She loved to cook. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Clair R. Troutman officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Marian E. True
LEWISTOWN - Marian E. True, 78, of 368 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at her residence. Born March 14, 1922, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley and Irma (Williams) Goss. Her husband, John D. True, whom she married Oct. 12, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Michelle E. True, 361 W. Fifth St., Lewistown; brothers and sister, Donald P. Goss, Alfarata, Joseph R. Goss, Dillsburg, and Martha Jane Spearing, Reedsville; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant son, and three brothers. She was employed at Bell Telephone for 44 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown, where she was a member of the Chancel Choir, the Family Circle Sunday School Class and was a kitchen assistant. She was also a literacy volunteer for the Mifflin County Library. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing, however family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

John A. Truscott Sr.
CLARION - John A. Truscott Sr., 81, of 206 Briar Hill Drive, Clarion, formerly of West Fifth Street, Lewistown, died at 11:54 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Clarion Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1919, in South Fork, he was the son of the late William H. and Cora (Mapstone) Truscott. He is survived by: a son, John A. Truscott Jr. of Clarion and a daughter, Bonnie Trescot of Irvine, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Himelright of White Marsh, Md.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was a union meat cutter for 35 years at the A&P Store in Lewistown. He was a member of Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Fred H. Trutt Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Fred H. Trutt Jr., 52, of 2504 US Hwy 522 N., Lewistown, died at 7:57 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1949, in Lewistown, he was a son of Fred H. Trutt Sr. of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown and the late Betty J. (Crozier) Trutt. His wife Sandra M. (Briggs) Trutt, whom he married Dec. 8, 1968, survives. Also surviving are: children, Emily A. Trutt, Fayetteville, Mrs. Doyle (Holly L.) Smith and Eric B. Trutt, both of Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. David (Rebecca) Yohn, Lewistown; and three grandchildren. He was a self-employed clock and watch repairman and was a parts assistant for All Star Ford, retired on disability. He attended Bible Baptist Church and was a member of the Highland Park Fire Company and was a volunteer fire fighter. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the church. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Nora Melinda Kratzer Try
BEAVER SPRINGS - Mary Nora Melinda Kratzer Try, 73, of Beaver Springs RR1, died Sunday morning May 16, 2001, at her home. Born Sept. 25, 1927, in Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Artie and Annie (Kuhns) Kratzer. Her husband, Paul F. Gary, whom she married in the fall of 1954, died in 1977. She is survived by two brothers, Hurley Kratzer, Selinsgrove and Paul Kratzer, Milton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers, Beulah Murry, Stella Rocko, Eva Hackenberry, Russell Kratzer, Roy Kratzer, Millard Kratzer, Artie Kratzer and Marlin Kratzer. She was employed in her early years at the former Quarry Canning Factory, Middleburg. She did housecleaning and domestic work for various people and worked at Rayauda's Restaurant for 30 years. She was a member of Three Rivers Union Church, Beaver Springs RR1 for many years. She enjoyed going to church and music. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. John W. Moyle officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

C. Dean Turbett
MIFFLINTOWN - C. Dean Turbett, 68, of 328 Washington Ave., Mifflintown, died at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1932, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Harold M. Turbett and Anna (Crisswell) Turbett Woodward. His wife, Sharon M. (Sweatt), whom he married April 14, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael S. Adams, Bradingden, FL, Jonathan E. Adams, Aberdeen, MD and Stephanie G. Hilt, Mifflintown RR4; brother and sister, Harold A. Turbett, Summerdale and Greta Varner, Mifflintown; stepbrothers and stepsister, James K. Woodward and Betty Mullin, both of Bel Aire, MD and Robert Woodward, Alexandria, LA; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepfather, John C. Woodward Sr. He was a 1951 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown and attended the University of Miami in Florida. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired state worker for the Department of Public Works, Aberdeen, MD. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ronald L. Shupe officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown, HC 63, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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