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Ashland Cemetery Obituaries
SAUNDERS - LAYTON, Ethel I. (Saunders)
92, of Wellsburg, NY, died January 28, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was the loving wife of the late Reginald E. Layton, who died in 1994. The couple had 58 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, for the memorial service to celebrate Ethel's life. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery. Ethel was born on October 30, 1916 in Wellsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Samuel and Electa (Seymour) Saunders. She worked on the assembly line for the Remington Rand Corporation in Elmira. Ethel was a lifelong member of Wellsburg Methodist Church and was a former treasurer of the United Methodist Women. Some of her favorite times were spent at the family cottage at Seneca Lake. Ethel's family includes her sons, Raymond (Dianne) Layton of Elmira, NY, and Dennis (Janice) Layton of Watkins Glen, NY; her daughters, Gayle (Wendell) Draper of Hammondsport, NY, and Carol (Arthur) Jones of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews. Ethel is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reginald; and several brothers and sisters. Contributions may be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933 or by doing an act of kindness for a friend or neighbor in Ethel's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/30/2009 - 2/1/2009
SAUNDERS, GEORGE W.
Age 45, of 179 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, Monday, March 13, 1967. Friends may call at the Page Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Wednesday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm, the Rev. John T. Beers. Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Surviving by son, George III of Waverly; daughter, Mrs. Carol Ann Schuyler of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Rosekrans and Mrs. Reginald Layton, both of Wellsburg; half sister, Mrs. Margaret O'Dell; two half brothers, Andrew and Edward Conklin, all of Wellsburg. He was a widely known lumberman and former water commissioner of Wellsburg for 10 years; former employe of General Electric for 15 years.
61, of Wellsburg, died at 3 am Sunday, March 19, 1939. He leaves his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Lorenzo Davis, Austinville, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Rosenkrans, Wellsburg; Mrs. Reginald Layton, Elmira, and Mrs. Donald Nichols, Wellsburg; a son, George Saunders, Wellsburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret O'Dell, Hartford, Conn.; two stepsons, Andrew and Edward Conklin, Wellsburg; three brothers, Walter, Gillette; George, Erin, and Burr, Big Pond, Pa., and three grandchildren. The body is in the Page funeral home, Wellsburg, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 am. The Rev. C.W. Ellison will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg.
SAWDEY Richard A. Age 74, formerly of Wellsburg and currently residing between New York and Lady Lake, Florida, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA. He was born September 26, 1931 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Harold and Elinor (Allen) Sawdey. He attended Wellsburg High School and served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following his return to the area he was employed as a pressman with Moore Business Forms in Elmira and later at Wilco Business Forms in Ithaca, NY. In his younger days he played semi-professional baseball, a game that he loved to this day. Dick was a past member of the American Legion and his interests included golf, bowling, hunting and watching his Atlanta Braves. He and his wife, Carol J., were married on October 9, 1982. Survivors include his wife, Carol J. Sawdey of New York and Lady Lake, FL; a son, David Sawdey of Watkins Glen, NY; daughters, Susan Gilbert of Watkins Glen, NY, Rise Moroney of Anderson, SC, Tina Fiori of Endicott, NY; former daughter-in-law, Joanne Sawdey of Wayland, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Pauline Sawdey of Lady Lake, FL; half brothers, Mike and Susan Sawdey of Millport, NY, William Sawdey of Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, September 17, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be held 11 a.m., Monday, September 18, 2006, in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials are directed to the VanEtten Fire Department, VanEtten, NY 14889.
WELL KNOWN MAN DIES AT WELLSBURG
(Special to the Advertiser)
Wellsburg, Jan, 22,---C. Perry SAYRE died this morning at 2 o’clock at his home, Prospect Place, of pneumonia, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Sayre was 86 years of age and had passed nearly all his life in this vicinity. He married Miss Lenera Hewitt, daughter of B. B. Hewitt, who survives him, with six children. Two daughters, Mrs. Maude Dwight, of Elmira, and Miss Ella Sayre and four sons, Melvin, of Murphy, Idaho; O. Everett, Harold and Herbert Sayre, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Ella Johnson, of Elmira, and Mrs. E. D. Nichols, of Boise City, Idaho, and three brothers, Fred Sayre, of MacDougal, N. Y., Frank, of Elmira, and William Sayre, of Owego. The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Charles H. Manning, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Sayre was a generous, free hearted man, well liked by all who knew him and leaves many friends to mourn his death.
aged 19 years, a son of Mrs. Perry Sayre of Wellsburg, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital at 8 o'clock yesterday morning, Jan or June 14, 1918, as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 10:30 o'clock. Despondency caused by continued ill health was the cause of his rash act. The unfortunate young man on Monday evening had loaded a shotgun and then leaving his home shortly after 10 o'clock went to a field in the rear of a blacksmith shop not far from his home and lying on the ground placed the gun in a position near his body and discharged it, the contents entering his abdomen. He was discovered by his brother, Harold Sayre, at 12:30 am who had started to search for him when he returned home shortly before midnight. The wounded man was conscious at the time and in response to his brother's shouts had directed him to where he was. Dr. D.G. Smith, of Wellsburg, was hastily summoned and after administering first aid rushed the dying man in an automobile to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, where he was given every attention but to no avail. The member of his family were at his bedside when he died. Besides his widowed mother, Mrs. Perry Sayre, the young man is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Maude Webster of this city, whose husband is in the service; Mrs. Mark C. Burnham of lower Maple avenue; three brothers, Melvin Sayre of Wellsburg, Herbert Sayre of Philadelphia and Everett Sayre, in the service "somewhere in France." He was a grandson of E.B. Hewitt. The funeral will be held from the family residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and at 3 o'clock from the Episcopal Church. Interment will be made in the Wellsburg Cemetery.
MELVIN B. (BURT) SAYRE age 60 of R.D. 2, Elmira, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1975. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Saturday at 2:00 PM. Interment Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by his wife, Jenny; daughter, Mrs. Gary (Joan) Heldt of Maryland; step-daughters, Mrs. Gloria Goldsmith of Elmira, Mrs. Gail Casselberry of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Miss Regina Kline at home; one step-son, Ernest Kline of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Haner of Long Island, Mrs. Anne Burbage of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Mrs. Martha Kline of Elmira and Mrs. Joan VanDeventer of Millport, N.Y.; brother, Walter Sayre of Maryland; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sayre was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 532. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975
SAYRE Melvin P.
Age 80, of 127 Terrace St., Wellsburg N. Y>, Friday, November 21, 1969. Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. and where funeral and committal will be held Monday 2 p.m. Rev M. Howard St. Cyr, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Sayre; sons, Melvin (Burt) Sayre, Pine City, N.Y., Walter L. Sayre, Silver Springs, Md.,; daughters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Haner, St James, L.I., Mrs. Walter (Anne) Burbage, Bentley Creek, PA., Mrs. Gerald (Martha) Kline, Elmira, Mrs. Ronald (Joan) Van Deventer, Millport, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Ella Burnham, Wellsburg; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sayre was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, and a retired carpenter.
Horrors of War Brought Home to Village by Report From Washington Department. The entire village of Wellsburg mourns and extends sympathy and will try to help and comfort the mother of Oliver Everitt Sayre, who has given his life that America may remain free. Of the three sons, on whom this widow was largely dependent, two are now dead and the third is in the National Army. Everitt Sayre went in the draft contingent in February last. Another brother died at home only a short time ago. Everitt Sayre was popular among his associates. He had been employed as a clerk in the city office of Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railroad until last February, when he went to Camp Upton. He was assigned to the 307th Machine Gun Company, which reached France in March. There he was trained. Several days ago his mother at Wellsburg received from him a letter dated "Somewhere in France, June 23, 1918." In the communication he implied that he was about to get into the real fighting. The message to his relatives last night merely stated that he had been killed June 27, indicated his experience at the front was brief. Besides his mother, the deceased is survived by two brothers, Harold and Melvin Sayre, also two sisters, Mrs. Mark Burnham, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Miles Webster, of Elmira. He was a member of the Episcopal church of his home town. It is likely the rector of that parish will arrange memorial services for the deceased. Burial in Ashland Cemetery, June 15, 1921.
SCHUCKERS - STANTON, Helen S.
Age 95, daughter of the late Frank and Millicent Schuckers, longtime resident of Wellsburg, NY and Bentley Creek, PA area, died peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2009, in Lexington, VA. Helen was born July 6, 1913 in Washington, D.C. She and the late Clifford L. Stanton were married August 30, 1940. They enjoyed traveling, golfing, square dancing, and playing cards. Helen worked as a secretary for many years, retiring from Utica Mutual Ins. Co. of NY. She enjoyed visiting and corresponding with her many friends and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sister, Millie. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Ronald Kasper of Lexington, VA; sister, Millicent Burnett of Centerville, PA; grandchildren, Clifford Kent (wife, Sandy) of Signal Mountain, TN, Jill D'India (husband, Eric) of Miami, FL, Tammy Cook (husband, Ed) of Chicago, IL; great-grandchildren, Evan Kent, Amy Arnold, Ethan D'India, Alex Cook, Griffin Cook, and Paige Cook; sister-in-law, Jennie Rogers of Williamsville, NY; brother-in-law, Howard Stanton (wife, Audrey) of Huntsville, TX; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family are invited call on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with the Memorial Service immediately following. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2009
SCHUCKERS Helen S. Stanton
Former resident of Wellsburg, NY, and Bentley Creek, PA, died Friday, January 16, 2009, in Lexington, VA. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., with Reverend Donald MacKenzie officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/20/2009 - 2/21/2009
SCHUCKERS Millicent S. Burnett
Age 95, a lifelong resident of Elmira, NY and
Centerville, PA died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Millicent (Casady) Schuckers.
Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Jack Burnett, Jr. in 2002; brother John
Schuckers and sister Helen (Schuckers) Stanton. She is survived by her two sons
Robert E. Burnett and Dr. James A. Burnett with wife Susan; grandchildren James
A. Burnett, Jr., Ryan (Cristin) Cleveland, Mellisa (Burnett) Sabin and
Christine Burnett-Wolle; four great grandchildren Parker James Baumlin, McKenna
Jo Burnett, Tucker Burnett and Catlin Cleveland along with several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Mrs. Burnett retired from Sears Roebuck in Elmira; was a
member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, Horseheads Elks and a seasonal
member of the Clemens Center in Elmira. Millicent loved gardening and made many
pies from her beloved blueberries that were always so good. Much of her summers
were spent at Lodi, NY where she and Jack kept a cottage for most of the 61
years that they were married. Seneca Lake was special for her. Millicent was a
postcard collector and loved to browse through the antique shops whenever she
could. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
with interment in Ashland Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting
the family. Star Gazette – March 20, 2012
JAMES D. SCOTT, age 80 of 107 E. Fourth St.,
Wellsburg, Saturday, Dec. 14, 1963. He was a retired carpenter.
Survived by sisters, Mrs. Clara Crosby of Port Allegheny, Mrs. Della Dunn of
Wellsburg. Body at Page-Jamieson funeral Home, Wellsburg. Calling
hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Eugene
VanDeventer. Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the convenience of the
family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1963
SCUDDAR Julia ROBINSON, 97, Elmira, NY died March 6, 2000. She was born in Elmira, nY on March , 1903, the daughter of Harvey and Jennie VanGorder Schudder. She was a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution); a longtime member of the Fassett Grange and a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law and a daughter-in=law; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of the Holy Eucharist was held at Trinity Episcopal in Elmira on March 8 with interment to be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Arrangements were by the Caywood Funeral Home in Southport, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Julia’s memory. “Troy Register-Gazette,” Troy, PA Thursday, March , 2000
SCUDDER - TOOKER, SARAH S.
Age 82, formerly of RD #1 Wellsburg, NY, Sunday, May 14, 1989. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Wednesday, 10 to 11 am. Funeral and Committal Services there immediately following at 11 am. Rev. John Humphries of Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira, officiating. Interment, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the convenience of the family. Survived by sister, Mrs. Julia S. Robinson of RD #1 Wellsburg; nephews, Calvin, Sheldon and Allyn Robinson, all of Wellsburg; also several great nieces and nephews; Mrs. Tooker was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the widow of the late Fred E. Tooker.
SEELEY - BEATRICE “BONNIE” MORGAN. Age 68, of Wellsburg, NY, died on Monday, August 13, 2001 at Mease Hospital, Dunedin, FL. She was born on June 20, 1933 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Nagle) Seeley. Bonnie was a retired school bus driver for the Elmira City School District. She was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. Bonnie was also a member of the Montour Marina Yacht Club, the Ridgbury Sportsman Club, and was a former member of the Wellsburg Board of Elections. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Merill A. Morgan of Wellsburg, NY; children, Merill "Rocky" Morgan, Jr., and Paul Ross Sturdevant, Reverend Scott Allen Morgan, Mark Sturdevant, Sandra Perry, Jacqueline Morgan, Diane Vert and Cheri Casselberry; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Bert Seeley. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Sunday, August 19, 2001 from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 20, 200t at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Erik Ferguson officiating. A private interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Elmira Star Gazette
George W. SHANKS, 89, Elmira, NY, formerly of Comfort Hill Road, Wellsburg, NY, died July 21, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. He was born on November 7, 1911 in Fincasle, VA, a son of the late George and Mary (Womack) Shanks, Sr. He was the widower of the late Janet Shanks. George was a mechanic for the US Postal Service in Elmira, NY. He was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church. He is survived by his sons, W. Larry (Dawn) Shanks of Elmira, NY, Rodney W. (Jean) Shanks of St. Maries, Idaho and George B. (Yvonne) Shanks of Harrison, Idaho; daughter, Sherry R. (Richard) Parsons of Wellsburg, NY; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Witt of Smithfield, VA; daughter-in-law, Julie Shanks. In addition to his wife and parents, George is predeceased by his brothers, Glenn, Emery and Orion; sisters, Mary Kesler and Hazel English. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on July 25 with the Rev. David Shanks officiating and interment to be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 8, 2001
SHATTUCK –IRMA L. (SHATTUCK) ROBERTS age 73, of Lowman, NY, died at her home on September 24, 2003. Born October 20, 1929 in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Arthur and Ellen (McKinney) Shattuck. Irma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg. In early years she was employed as an assembly line worker with Ingersoll-Rand in Elmira, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Stanley K. "Jim" Roberts, on September 24, 2002. Irma was a stay at home mom who is survived by her sons, Kenneth Roberts of Lowman, NY, Kevin (Cheryll) Roberts of North Carolina, Ellwyn (Susan) Roberts of Varysburg, NY; and a daughter, LuEllen (Lynn) Perry of Horseheads, NY; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Irma was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Baker; and a brother, Gerald Shattuck. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church, Terrace St., Wellsburg, NY, on Saturday, September 27, 2003, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The funeral and committal service will follow immediately after visitation at 3 p.m. at the church with Rev. Larry Scouten officiating. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial donations in Irma's name may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
SHATTUCK, JOHN A.
Age 66, of Shinglehouse, Penna. formerly of RD 2, Wellsburg, Sunday, Feb 11, 1973. Friends may call at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 pm, Rev. Welling Storch of United Methodist Church of Wellsburg, officiating, interment in Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by wife, Ellen; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Baker of Lowman, NY, Mrs. Stanley (Irma) Roberts of Lowman, NY; sons, Gerald Shattuck of Lyons, NY, Arthur Shattuck of RD 2, Wellsburg, NY; brothers, Lloyd Shattuck of Canton, Pa., Otho Shattuck of Miami, Florida; 14
SILVER Chad D. Silver
Was born January 27, 1937 in Ridgebury, PA, the son of the late Coy J. and Nellie M. (Norris) Silver, died on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at the Robert Packer Hospital after fighting a courageous battle. He was predeceased by his siblings, Coy J. (Christina) Silvers Jr., Opal L. Silver, Billie J. Silver, Hugh Silver, Gerald R. Silver, Ernie A. Silver and Darlene A. Silver; nephew, James D. Warfe; niece, Heather R. Silver. He is survived by his loving wife, Gail; nieces and nephews: Gary Silvers, Roy (Diane) Silvers, S. Donald Warfe, Morgan (David) Lindsay, Tonia Lovelace (Doug) Poss, Ranakay (Gerald) Bennett, John K. Silver, Jeremy Silver, Stefanie Holton, Linsey Holton; also survived by great nieces and great nephews that were special to Chad: Raeonna Tiede, Gerald Bennett, Brynn Bennett, Jenrie Bennett, Nellie Bennett, Kilynn Bennett, Solomon Bennett, BreAriel Bennett, Heather Silver and John Silver; along with many other great nieces and great nephews and special friends, Jimmy Heverly, Kenneth Congdon and Stewart Wood. Chad was the President of Carriage Estates on Lower Maple Avenue. He owned and operated Silver Tree Service and was known by many as the "Tree Doctor". He was an avid race fan, racing his stock cars at many local tracks, including his own race track, "Silver Speedway", where he raced by the title of "Quick Silver". Chad enjoyed a good game of Poker, usually every Friday, and was known by all he played with as the "Poker King". Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, January 6, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring Chad's life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate his service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to The Disabled American Veterans, SST Jack Swan Chapter 13, P.O. Box 334, Elmira, NY 14902. Star Gazette – January 4, 2011
SMITH - LAIN, ANNA E.
Age 90, of 170 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, Monday, May 17, 1971. Friends may call at the Page Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 11 am, the Rev. Welling Storch officiating. Burial Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by son, the Rev. Smith L. Lain of Old Greenwich, Conn.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lonnelle Lain Terrill of Baltimore, Md.; granddaughter, Mrs. Allen (Joan) Russell of Horseheads; two grandsons, Richard Lain of Towanda, Pa and David Lain of Old Greenwich, Conn.; four great-grandchildren, several cousins. Mrs. Lain was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsburg for 55 years and a resident of the village for the past 60 years. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may contribute to the First Methodist Church of Wellsburg.grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
SMITH Ella D. Merriam
84 widow of A. Monroe Merriam of Wellsburg, died Sunday, June 20, 1937 at 7:55 a. m.. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. James Dalton of Wellsburg and Mrs. Frederick Baker of Duedin, Fla.; two sons, Edwin S. of Wellsburg, and A. Kenneth of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Miss Mary F. Smith of Elmira; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Merriam attended Elmira College in 1869 and 1870 and since 1887 had been a member of the Wellsburg ME Church. Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. L. A. Gulles officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg.
SMITH, MISS EMELINE E.
her death is caused by lingering illness. Has lived in the Village since 1857. Wellsburg, July 30, 1914--Miss Emeline Euphrasia Smith died at her late home on Main street this village, at 7:30 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness. She was born in Harford, Susquehanna county, Pa., June 19, 1843, the daughter of Dr. John Flavel Smith and Diantha Streeter Smith. Miss Smith came to Ridgbury, Pa., with her parents when but a small child, remaining only a brief time in that place. She came with her parents to reside in this village in the year 1857 and had since resided in the family home, where she died. She was an instructor in the village school for many years, until her health would not permit of strenuous duties. She was charitable and kind in spirit and her sympathies extended to the limit of her acquaintance, and her judgment and advice was valued by a large circle of friends who will miss her genial society. She was a baptized member of the Episcopal church and was an interested helper in the parish work in this village. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
LOUISE M. SMITH
Louise M. Smith, 85, formerly of Elmira, NY died January 15, 1990. She was a private duty registered nurse. Miss Smith was a member of Riverside Methodist Church. She is survived by niece, Mrs. Lana Burdett of Mesa, AZ and several other nieces and nephews; several cousins including Mrs. LaRue Montanye of Bentley Creek, PA. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on January 17 (2 pm) with the Rev. Melanie Cole officiating and interment to be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. (TGR, Thursday, January 18, 1989)
SMITH S LUCILLE ROBINSON
S. Lucille A longtime resident of the Wellsburg, NY community died peacefully at her home on Thursday morning, March 29, 2007. Born on October 17, 1932 in Atlanta, GA, Lucille was the daughter of Carlton & Velvia Estes Smith. She was married to E. Allyn Robinson in 1950 in Trinity Episcopal Church and has remained a parishioner there all her life. She is survived by her children, Gregory A. Robinson, Rreston, VA; Jay (Jo) Robinson, Amherst, NY; Bryon (Linda Tanner) Robinson, Elmira, NY; Mark Robinson, Corning, NY; Linda Robinson, Martinsburg, W. VA; Jeffery (Andrea) Robinson, Elmira Heights, NY; Dianne M. Robinson, Corning, NY; three sisters, Louise Miller, Ringgold, GA; Carolyn (John) Harrison, Clifton Park, NY and Edna (Robert) Cook, Elmira, NY; a brother, Carlton (Emily) Smith, Binghamton, NY; a brother-in-law, William Belig, Mt. Joy, PA; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many family friends; In addition to her husband and parents, Lucille was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Belig and her granddaughter, Brandy Robinson. Her many interests included, reading, cooking, flower gardening. Family and friends will be received at the Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday evening, April1, 2007 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services for Lucille will take place at Caywood's Monday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. William Lutz officiating. Graveside services will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg where Lucille will rest next to her husband Allyn. In addition to the loving support from friends and relatives the family wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Cilip and his staff, the 3B staff at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Mary Nickerson, Maggie Lagonegro and Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care provided for our mother. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 04/01/07
SMITH Robert J. "Perch" Smith
age 84 of Comfort Hill Road, Wellsburg, NYdied Saturday,
March 3, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born June 14, 1927 in Elmira, NY
son of the late Howard A. and Rose Marie (Martin) Smith. He proudly served his
country during WW II in the US Navy seeing action in the Pacific Theater of
Operations. Perch and the former Sylvia L. Denton were married on June 29, 1948
and celebrated 63 years together. Perch retired in 1987 following 38 years of
service from NYSEG where he worked as a lineman. He was a member of the NYSEG
Quarter Century Club, member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department and was
awarded lifetime membership in the department on March 28, 1974, member of the
Elmira Elks Club B.P.O.E. #62, 35 year member of the Elmira Heights American
Legion Post #154 and was one of the founders and coaches of the Wellsburg
Little League. In his spare time Perch loved hunting and fishing and was an
avid bowler and golfer. Survivors include his loving wife Sylvia Smith of
Wellsburg; two sons, Michael R. Smith of Lindley, NY and Mark R. Smith of
Wellsburg, NY; grandsons, Christopher W. Smith of Horseheads, NY, Tim M. Smith
of Carson City, NV; several nieces and nephews; and five Brittany Spaniel
Canine Friends. His parents, and three brothers, Howard A, John J. and William
F. Smith, predeceased him. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2
PM Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street,
Wellsburg, NY. Full military honors will be accorded at 2 PM at the funeral
home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery,
Wellsburg. Memorial contribution in Perch's name may be made to the Wellsburg
Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Star Gazette
– March 4, 2012
SOPER - SURDAM, FLORENCE (Soper)
Age 63 of Tuckahoe, NY, Saturday, May 11, 1974 at the Lawrenceville, Hospital, Bronxville, NY. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. Welling Storch officiating. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Friends wishing may contribute to the Wellsburg United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society. Survived by sister, Mrs. Alice Morseman of Pine City, NY; brother, Donald M. Soper of Niagara Falls, NY; uncle, Nathaniel Soper of Mansfield, Pa.; two nieces, two nephews and several cousins. Mrs. Surdam was born in Elkland, Pa., daughter of Archie and Effie (McDonald) Soper, July 30, 1910. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church of Crestwood, NY, and was employed by the Food Manu. Corp of New York City as an administrative assistant, having held this position for the past 27 years. She retired from this company in December of 1973.
STANTON Joseph M. "Merkie" Jr.
Elmira: Joseph M. "Merkie" Stanton, Jr. of
Elmira, NY died on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical
Center in Elmira. Merkie was born on April 9, 1936 in Geneva, NY son of the
late Joseph M. Stanton, Sr. and Frances I. (Mott) Stanton. He was a retired U.S.
Army veteran, serving his country in the Viet Nam War and all around the world
for 24 years with the United States Army Security Agency. At one point in his
carreer, Merkie had to smuggle parts to a U2 spy plane into Thailand so it
could be re-assembled and used for survalience on the in Eastern Asia. There
was a time when he bowled with the Shaw of Iran, and was one of the last
Americans out of the country when the Shaw fell from power. Merkie was a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6083 in Elmira Heights, NY where he was
Post Chaplin, and attended Elmira Wesleyan Church. Merkie loved the Lord, and
wherever he lived, he was active with a local church. He helped by teaching
Sunday school and working with the youth. He always loved sports, playing
baseball and basketball in his younger years, and in his later years watching
NASCAR and football. Merkie loved his family. They include his children: Joseph
M. (Patricia) Stanton, III, and Debra (Alan) Twedt, both of Elmira, NY, his
grandchildren, Katherine (Garrett) Lyon, Joseph M. Stanton, IV, and Jason
Mitchell, his brother, Wayne (Gloria) Stanton, Sr. of Binghamton, NY, along
with seral nieces, nephews, cousins, and his cainine companions, Choo Choo and
Archie. Merkie was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends are
welcome to call from 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, Novemeber 26, 2011 at the
Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. The funeral Service to
honor Merkie's life will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, Novemebr 26th at the
funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Larry Burke, officiating. Burial will follow
the service in Ashland Cemetery with millitay rites given by the Mariane Corps
League and Viet Nam Veterans Assocoation, both of Chemung County. Memorial
contributions may be made in Merkie's memory to the International Research
Foundation for RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex regional pain
syndrome) Mary Davis, Executive Director, 1910 East Busch Boulevard Tampa,
Florida 33612. Star Gazette - November 24, 2011
STANTON Mervin K., Jr.
Age 50, of 98 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, doed
unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Merv was born
June 7, 1961 in Elmira, NY, son of Mervin K. Stanton, Sr. and the late Barbara
P. (Lynch) Stanton. He was a 1980 graduate of Southside High School. Merv and
the former Michelle L. Pallone-Smith were married on December 5, 1998 in
Lowman, NY. Merv was employed as a Union Mason and worked on many local
construction projects. Although he was a mason by trade, Merv was a very
talented man and could do anything when it comes to the construction trades. He
was a life member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Dive Team Member
and Rescue Swimmer, past Fire Commissioner and was a Member of the Masons Union
Local #3. He will be missed deeply by his loving family and by the Wellsburg
Community. Survivors include his loving wife of 13 years, Michelle L. Stanton
of Wellsburg; daughter, Melissa (Daniel Manchester) Stanton of Elmira; sons,
Daniel (Danelle) Stanton, Matthew Peterson, Austin Stanton; his father, Mervin
"Wiff" Stanton, Sr., all of Wellsburg; two grandchildren; brothers,
Scott (Kim) Stanton of Wellsburg, Lawrence (Tonja) Stanton of Benton, PA,
Jennings B. "JB" (Sarah) Stanton of Lowman; sisters, Robin (John
"Mike") McCoy, Bernadette Stanton, Maureen Bellgraph (Tim Keener)
(Mike VanGalder), all of Wellsburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
friends. Mervin was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Stanton, on June 16,
2006 and his infant sister, Colleen Stanton, on February 20, 1970. Family and
friends are invited to call Friday, May 25, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. His service will be
held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery,
Wellsburg, NY. Star Gazette – May 23, 2012
STEVENS –LAURA J. FENTON, 68, Pine City, NY, died peacefully September 29, 2000 in the care of her loving family following an illness. She was born September 28, 1932 in Canton, daughter to Kenneth Sr. and Matilda Pine Stevens. She married Lewis Fenton on June 29, 1951 in Elmira. Laura Worked as a nurse’s aide for many years at the home for the aged. She attended First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. Laura loved being surrounded by her family and enjoyed shopping. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lewis Fenton; seven daughters and four sons; Evelyn & Daryl Fields; Kathleen Fenton; Larry Fenton; Leonard & Anne Fenton; Lynn & Teresa Fenton, all of Elmira; Matilda Beatty, Joanne Eastwood, Donna & Eddy Howard, Lewis Fenton Jr., all of Pine City; Marcella & Francis Matthews, Wellsburg; Sandy Miller, Winter Garden, FL; and a dear friend, Art Rozell; many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Samuel and Mason Stevens, Millerton and Kenneth Stevens, Hudson, FL; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by sisters, Sarah Christian, Lois Austin and Marcella Stevens and grandson, William Hildebrant Jr. The funeral service was held on October 3 in the First Church of the Nazarene, Southport with the Rev. Larry Lain officiating. Committal services followed in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Street, Elmira, NY in Mrs. Fenton’s memory. Arrangements were under the direction of Caywood’s Funeral Home and Gardens, Southport. –Canton Independent Sentinel
STEWART, EARL E. SR.
Age 55 of Sagetown Rd. Pine City RD 2, Sunday, June 3, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service there Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Rev. Welling Storch of Wellsburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Survived by wife, Mrs. Betty M. Stewart; sons, E. Edgar Stewart Jr. of Pine City RD 2, James L. Stewart of Horseheads, Duane H. Stewart, at home; mother, Mrs. M. Kathryn Stewart of Pine City RD 2; brother, Wilbur J. Stewart, Anniston, Ala.; sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Sandro, Berlin, NJ, Mrs. Alfred (Lilly) Hostrander of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mrs. Eleanor Stewart of Elmira; three grandchildren.
STEWART Robert E.
Of Nokesville, VA, died on October 15, 2006. He was 50 years old. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 29 years, Stephanie Stewart; his daughters, Morgan and Robin; his father, Robert Stewart and his wife, Sadie; his mother, Marta Britt-Marie Silverman; his brother, Mark Stewart; his sister, Debbie Devendorf; along with cousins, nephews, nieces, and many dear friends. The family will receive visitors following a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21st, at Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/17/2007 - 7/19/2007.
STEWART - STURDEVANT, VIOLA A.
Formerly of Elmira, NY, Age 85, died after an extended illness on Monday, October 2, 2000 at St. Mary's Living Center, Rochester, NY. She was bor on July 8, 1915 in Hodgesville, NY, the daughter of the late Harry E. and Addie (Stuart) Stewart. Viola was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. She retired from Remington Rand in Elmira after 15 years of employment. Viola is survived by her daughter, Marylin L. (Kenneth) Farnsworth of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Joan Sturdevant of Greece, NY; brother, Harry (Jane) Stewart of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Mildred Sturdevant of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Norman (Gerianne) Sturdevant III of London, England, Karen (Thomas) Harter of Buffalo, NY, Kelly (Frank Cannizzara of Greece, NY, David (Laura) Sturdevant of Belfast, ME, Kevin (Tami) Farnsworth of Gorham, NY, Dennis (Dawn) Sturdevant of Rome, NY, and Kathy Wood of Elmira, NY; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces. She is predeceased by her husband, Norman Sturdevant, Sr.; son, Norman Sturdevant, Jr.; daughter, Audrey Jean Sturdevant. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY on Friday, October 6, 2000 from 1 to 3 pm. The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 3 pm with the Raymond Fred Kelsey officiating. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice.
STOWE Roxanne M. Stowe
Age 35, of Elmira, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Survived by parents, Kathleen King Brown & Jack Stowe; children, Nyika, Tajae, Diondre, Josiah, Shawn; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; Papa Willie. The family will receive family and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, today, Thursday, November 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. with her Funeral Service immediately following at 7 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Star Gazette – November 14, 2013
STRONG - BERK, ETHEL S.
Age 87 of 122 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, Sunday, April 22, 1973. Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Christ's Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, Wednesday 2 pm. Fr. Howard St. Cyr officiating. Interment in Ashland Cemetery. Family requests the courtesy of no flowers. Survived by sister, Miss Edith Strong of Elmira; several cousins. Mrs. Berk was a member of Christ's Episcopal Church, Wellsburg and the widow of the late H. Frazer Berk.
SUMMERS - DORNA SUMMERS COE
Dorna L. (Summers) Coe, 50, of Colorado Springs, CO and formerly of Ridgebury, PA, died October 23, 1991 in Colorado after an extended illness. Mrs. Coe attended the Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, CO and was a former employee of Penrose Community Hospital in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; daughter and son-in-law, Dorna and Joseph Minasi of Colorado Springs, CO; daughters, Sheri Coe and Cynthia Bryan, both of Colorado Springs, CO; parents, Quentin and Elizabeth Summers of RD 3, Gillett; sisters, Quenta Butters of RD 3, Gillett, PA and Della Perry of CA; brother, Quentin Summers Jr. of Gillett RD 1; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 29 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg with the Rev. Craig Combs and the Rev. James Crupi officiating and interment to be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. (TGR, Thursday, October 31, 1991)
SUMMERS Quentin F., Sr. Age 85, of Mormon Lake Road, Gillett, PA, was called home by his Heavenly Father on July 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira, NY, with his family at his side. He was born on Armenia Mountain, Troy, PA, son of the late Melcore and Agnes (Smith) Summers. Quentin was a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship of Elmira, NY, and Bentley Creek Baptist. Quentin was a veteran of WWII. He served with the US Army from November 1944 until January 1946 in the Pacific Campaign. He retired after 30 years of service from Bendix-Eclipse Corp. of Elmira Heights, NY. Preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Summers; and his daughters, Dorna L. Coe and Roberta "Bobbie" DuVall. He is survived by his son, Quentin F. (Emily) Summers, Jr. of Troy, PA; and daughters, Quenta M. Butters of Bentley Creek, and Della A. (Jack) Perry of California City, CA; a brother, Ralph R. Summers of Canton, PA; a sister, Minnie Shepard of Towanda, PA; a sister-in-law, Ethel Summers of Geneva, NY; and 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Monday, July 18, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend James Crupi and the Reverend Bill Bardo co-officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY, with full Military Honors being accorded.
SWAIN - MRS. FRANCES HILLMAN,
The remains of Mrs. Frances Hillman of Davisburg Mich. Who was fatally injured on the Erie Railroad at Wellsburg last evening, are in the Owen undertaking rooms at Wellsburg. The funeral will be announced later. The decedent is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Henry Spear & Mrs. Jennie Malloy of Waverly; also several nieces in Elmira. - Mrs. Frances Hillman was born August 28, 1844 & died December 30, 1919.
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