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Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg Borough, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
TANNER - Helen M. Smith, 94, of Blossburg died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at her daughter, Dorothy’s home in Mansfield, surrounded by family and friends. Born June 19, 1912, in Mainesburg, she was the daughter of Zachary Taylor Tanner and Agnes Douglas (Boyd) Tanner. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Blossburg Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Smith was retired in 1972 from Blossburg State Hospital. Prior to working at the hospital, Mrs. Smith was a “domestic engineer”. She enjoyed many crafts, crocheting, knitting, ceramics, sewing, cross-stitching, quilting, plastic canvas, beadwork, as well as gardening, traveling, and visits with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Franklin D. Smith; two sisters, Velma J. (Tanner) Lounsberry, Marion I. Tanner; brother, Glen H. Tanner, and both parents. Surviving are a son, Donald F. (Ruth) Smith of Blossburg; two daughters, Phyllis J. (Ken) Williams of Paradise, Calif., Dorothy M. (Ray) Frank of Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Gary Williams, Merilyn Williams, John Williams, Joseph Smith, Theresa (Smith) Mahosky, Sherry (Smith) Stoudt, M. Scott Smith, Pamela (Frank) Scheib, and Janet (Frank) Armstrong; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith (Charlotte) of Cleburne, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Freeburg Funeral Home in Blossburg from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday March 4. The funeral services were held at Blossburg Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday, Match 5 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Bernard officiating. There was a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial was made in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Hospice or the Blossburg Seventh Day Adventist Church. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 March 2007
TAYLOR Beatrice Taylor
77 formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Darway Nursing Facility. She was born April 11, 1934, in Columbia Cross Roads, daughter of the late Ivan and Mildred Taylor. She was one of six children. Bea resided in Laurelton Center until she was able to enter a North Penn Group Home in Tioga County and worked at Partners in Progress in Mansfield. Bea later transferred to a Martha Lloyd Group Home in Blossburg and she attended the Adult Learning Center in Mansfield. She spent her later years at the Darway Nursing Facility in Estelle, where she made many friends among her peers and staff there. Bea enjoyed drawing pictures and loved to make up stories. Survivors include her sister, Clara B. Taylor of Blossburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Howard and Larry; sisters, Elsie and Edna. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 2012
TAYLOR Elsie M. Age 75, of the Martha Lloyd Community in Mansfield, PA, diedon Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Manor Care Health Systems-North in Williamsport, PA. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Thursday, July 20, 2006, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg, PA. Elsie was born on February 7, 1931 in Columbia Crossroads, PA. She was the daughter of the late Ivan and Mildred (Miller) Taylor. Elsie loved to make bead necklaces, draw pictures, and spend time with her family and friends. Elsie loved his family very much, they include her sisters, Beatrice I. Taylor and Edna M. Taylor, both of Mansfield, PA, Clara B. Taylor of Blossburg, PA; and a brother, Larry Taylor of Pine City, NY. Besides his parents, her brother, Howard Taylor, preceded Elsie in death. Contributions may be made in Elsie's name to the Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
Age 70, of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at the Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY. Lawrence was a long time resident of Finger Lakes DDSO, Pine City residence. He was a long time participant in Chemung ARC Day Program services. Lawrence enjoyed a good cup of coffee, shopping, and going fishing. He is survived by his sisters and many friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Private interment will be held at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2009
JAMES DAVID TEETER
James David Teeter, Covington, PA died June 28, 1990 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. He is survived by parents, James and Debra Delosa Teeter; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Delosa, of Covington, PA; paternal grandparents, Betty Smith of Troy, PA and Richard and Sheila Smith of Mainesburg, PA; great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Rowe of Covington, PA; several aunts and uncles. Private funeral and burial services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. John Tamalis officiating and burial to be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Arrangements were by the Scureman Home in Mansfield. (TGR, Thursday, July 5, 1990)
TENNY, Clinton D., Jr. – Clinton D. Tenny, Jr., age 23, of Blossburg, PA, died Friday, July 8, 1966, after an extended illness. Funeral was held Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Auld Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Miller officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. Survived by wife, June Perry Tenny; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Tenny, Sr., of Bath, NY; brothers, Darrell and Arnold Tenny, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and James Tenny of Bath, NY; sisters, Mrs. Janice Hamilton of Corning, NY, and Miss Edna Tenny of Bath, NY. He was a retired Navy Personnel. – Mansfield Advertiser, 13 July 1966, p.5
CHARLES J. TERRY, 82, Canton diedDecember 9, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born July 20, 1916 in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Samuel and Jessie Rundell Terry. Mr. Terry served in the U.S. Army during WWI and was a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714. Surviving are his wife, Maetilda at home; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Doris Terry, Elmira Heights, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Spencer, Canton; brother, Harold Terry, Mansfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Liston and Jack Terry, sister, Marjorie Newell and brother-in-law, Donald A. Spencer. A private graveside service was held at the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Glenn Landis, Pastor of the New Life Church officiating. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, 17 S. Washington St., canton, PA in Mr. Terry’s memory. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THOMAS,- Elizabeth Jessup Blossburg- Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Jessup 89, of Blossburg, formerly of Arnot, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Erickson , Sept. 23, 1953 following an extended illness. She was the widow of Judson E. Jessup. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Erickson, with whom she resided, are one other daughter, Mrs. James A. Norman, Elmira, N.Y., three sons, Jacob of Blossburg, Francis and William Henry of Endicott, N.Y.; one brother, William Thomas of Pine City, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at Mansfield with the Rev. David Griffiths, of Mansfield officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Submitted by Elizabeth Robinson
THOMAS –MRS. MARTHA J. SPARLING, 82 of 833 Spaulding St., this morning, Mar. 3, 1950. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Disciples. Survived by son, Russell R. Sparling of Elmira; brothers, Arthur Thomas of Waynesburg, Ohio and Charles Thomas of Spangler, Pa.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home and late this afternoon will be removed to the family home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and where funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Allen M. Laird. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1950
THOMPSON Gerald L. Thompson
Gerald L. Thompson, of 124 S. Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Gerald was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Liberty Township, Centre County, Pa. He was the son of David H. and Bessie Mae Leathers Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Howard High School, class of 1934. He was an Army Air Force veteran, having served in the European Theater of Operations in World War II from 1941 to 1946. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Blossburg. Mr. Thompson married the former Marie D. Swinsick of Morris Run, Pa. in November 1960. They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. In 1979, he retired as the manager of the Pennsylvania State Employment Office in Wellsboro. He owned and operated Thompson's Restaurant in Wellsboro for four years prior to working for the Employment Office. He was a 50 year member of the F & AM Lodge 350 in Blossburg, a member of the Williamsport Consistory, and the Irem Temple Shrine. He was also a life member of the Blossburg Rod & Gun Club, the Arnot Sportsman Club, and a past service officer and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post No. 8730, Blossburg. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife; his brother-in-law, Joseph Swinsick; his nephew, John (Diane) Heffner; plus several other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his caregivers, Rick and Sis Collins. Private family services will be held Saturday, January 15 at 11 a.m. from the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Arbon Cemetery. Williamsport Sun-Gazette – January 14, 2011
TINGLEY - PASSMORE Mary Agnes
81, of Blossburg, PA, diedon Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born Mary Agnes Tingley on November 8, 1926, the daughter of Mark and DeSales Tingley of Blossburg. On November 26, 1948, she married Alfred A. Passmore, who predeceased her in 1981. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School. Mary then received her nurses training at Temple University and worked for many years as a nurse at the former Blossburg State Hospital. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Bombaski of Williamsport, PA; four children, two sons, Mark Passmore of Pleasant Gap, PA, Mike E. Passmore of Somers Point, NJ; and two daughters, Mary "Susie" Herbert of Washington, DC, Katherine Mahosky of Flagstaff, AZ; and she is also survived by nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home in Blossburg, PA, on Thursday, July 31st, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. immediately followed by a graveside service at Arbon Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2008
RETIRED BLOSS MINISTER DIES
Blossburg - The Rev. Thomas TREVOR, former pastor of the Blossburg Baptist Church, died Dec. 10, 1945 at 3 a.m. at his home after an illness of 14 months. He served as pastor here from Mar. 1, 1922 to Mar. 1, 1932 when he retired from the ministry. Born in Trydynn, North Wales, on May 26, 1869, he was one of the 14 children of George and Elizabeth Probert Trevor. Coming to America in 1892, he studied for the ministry and graduated from Dennison University, Ohio, and Colgate University, N. Y. Since coming to Blossburg he had made his home at the Stratton residence where his death occurred. Mr. Trevor was a man of high ideas and has been a valuable asset to the religious life of the community. He is survived by two brothers, William Arthur and Henry, both of England. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church. The Rev. Maurice Entwistle, pastor, was in charge of the services assisted by the Rev. D. J. Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, and the Rev. H. Barton Van Vleet, of McKeesport, Pa. Burial in Arbon Cemetery.
TRIPP - Avery Tripp, aged 85 years, of Blossburg, died at his home Thursday morning, He was born June 16, 1855, in Herrick township, Susquehanna county. Surviving are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Weiskopf, of Blossburg; Mrs. Gladys Weiskopf, of Elkland; Mrs. Hon Glover, of Wellsville, NY; three sons, Charles, Paul and George, of Blossburg. Funeral services were held Sunday; burial in Arbon cemetery at Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 16, 1940
PAUL S. TRIPP
Paul s. Tripp, 78, of 129 South Main Street, Blossburg, died Tuesday, April 11, 1972, at his home. He was born in Cherry Flats, April 24, 1892, a son of Avery and Cora Garrison Tripp. He was a retired employe of the J. P. Ward Foundry. Surviving are a son, Theodore, with whom he lived; a daughter, Mrs. June Mesuch, of Allentown; two stepsons, William Crooks, address unknown, and Boyd E. Crooks, of Schenectady, N.Y., 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Auld’s, North Williamson Road. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. John Shytulefski, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated.
ROBERT B. TRUMBULL
Robert B, Trumbull, 66, of 111 East Creek Road, Blossburg, died Friday, Oct. 27, 1972, in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N,Y following an extend-ed illness. He was born Aug. 6, 1906, in Blossburg, a son of Thomas and Mary English Trumbull. Mr. Trumbull was a member of the Blossburg Baptist Church. He was a retired employe of the Pennsylvania Electric Co. He was also a member of Myrtle Lodge 131, F&AM, Mon-tour Falls, N.Y., and Arbon Odd Fellows Lodge 489. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Bellinger; a son, Llewellyn, of Jamestown, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Davis, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. Christine Brooks, of Wildwood, Fla.; a stepson, Wayne Tanner, of Corning, N.Y.; a half brother. Albert Larson, of Corning, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at Adam’s, Main Street. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. John Shypulefski his pastor, officiated.
TURNER –HULDAH M. PEDALTY age 84 of 325 Main St., Blossburg, Monday, Dec. 6, 1965 in Blossburg State General Hospital. Body at Auld Funeral Home in Blossburg, where friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Father Harold Westover officiating. Arbon Cemetery. Survived by sons, William of Blossburg with whom she made her home, Thomas of Lindley; daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cavalier of Corning, Mrs. Lavina Cohick of Salladasburg, one grandson; Captain Mike Cohick of Seattle, Washington. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1965
Francis A. VIEL aged 74 years, for more than half a century one of Blossburg's most highly esteemed citizens, died at his home, Oct. 19, 1921, after an illness of several months. He was born on Jersey Island, France, and came to the United States in 1873, bringing with him, his wife, who before her marriage on January 1, 1867, was MIIe. Ann LeVacont, who, besides one son, Frank J. Viel, of Blossburg, and a daughter, Mrs. William LLoyd, of Rochester, N.Y. surviving him. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Vasseline and Mrs. Peter Brueilly, of Blossburg; a sister in New Zealand; two grandchildren, Francis Besanceney, of Elmira, and Marion Lloyd of Rochester, N.Y. The funeral in charge of Arbon Lodge, I.O.O.F. of Blossburg, was held at 2 O'clock Wednesday, Rev. Joseph Bond, of Tioga, officiated; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg.
VIEL - Francis A. Viel, aged 74 years, for more than half a century one of Blossburg's most highly esteemed citizens, died at his home Oct. 19, after an illness of several months. He was born on Jersey Island, France, and came to the United States in 1873, bringing with him his wife, who before her marriage on January 1, 1867, was Mlle. Ann LeVacont, who, besides one son, Frank J. Viel, of Blossburg, and a daughter, Mrs. William Lloyd, of Rochester, N.Y., survives him. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Vasseline and Mrs. Peter Breuilly, of Blossburg; a sister in New Zealand; two grandchildren, Francis Besanceney, of Elmira, and Marion Lloyd, of Rochester, N.Y. The funeral, in charge of Arbon Lodge, I.O.O.F., of Blossburg, was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Rev. Joseph Bond, of Tioga, officiated; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. [Wellsboro Agitator 19 OCT 1921]
VonNEIDA Harry W. Jr. - Of Horseheads, NY, Was born March 27, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the oldest son of the late Harry W. and Mildred (Watts) VonNeida Sr., diedunexpectedly on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at his home, at the age of 80. His loving wife, Donna Marie (Cuda) VonNeida also predeceased him. He is survived by his loving children, sons, Timothy L. (Marie) VonNeida, Daryl E. (Kathie) VonNeida, Thomas G. (Helena) VonNeida; daughters, Jackie A. VonNeida, LuAnn R. Rhode; stepson, Michael Todd Levandoski; brother, Robert VonNeida; grandsons, Scott VonNeida, Brian VonNeida, Kevin Rhode and Tommy VonNeida; granddaughters, Jill Rhode, Corey VonNeida and Heidi Benting; also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Harry retired form Kennedy Valve after 28 years of dedicated service as foundry superintendent and from Ward Manufacturing also as foundry superintendent/ foreman. After retiring, Harry obtained his CDL and drove school bus for the Pennsylvania School Systems. While living in Florida he was a tram driver and closer for the Westin Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, FL. Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a life member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, PA. He coached the Pony League, Small Fry and Intermediate League Baseball teams in Southport and served as commissioner of a Small Fry League. He loved to play cards and was a successful poker player most of the time. He liked all sports, but especially liked watching Professional Football and Major League Baseball. Mr. VonNeida was a member of the Clarence A. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. He served his country in the Unites States Navy in the 48th Navel Construction Regiment and was last stationed in Okinawa, prior to his honorable discharge in June of 1946. Harry especially loved going out to dinner with family and friends. He also loved his pet Shitzu dog, Cuddles, who was his constant companion for the last 10 years of his life. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there following the visitation. (8 p.m.) Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2008.
VROMAN Francis "Junior" Vroman
of West Chester, died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr. He was 87. Born in Blossburg, Francis was the son of the late Francis W. Vroman and Margaret May Powell. He was the brother of Joan Cavuto and Leslie Vroman. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ellen "Sue" Dahlgren. He is the much loved father of Sheri Vroman Rainear and Scott Vroman. He is also survived by his three granddaughters, Amanda, Suzanne and Emma Rainear who affectionately called him Pa Pa. Francis graduated from Mansfield University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education after serving as an army sergeant in World War II's European Theater. After teaching high school English and history, he worked in the insurance industry until he retired in the late 1980s. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Freeberg Funeral Home in Blossburg at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg.
VROMAN Joan V. CAVUTO
Age 88, died Thursday, May 24, 2013, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an extended illness. She was born March 10, 1925 in Blossburg, PA. Joan was the daughter of the late Francis W. Vroman and Margaret May Powell. Joan graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in April 1945 and immediately enlisted in the US Army, where she was promoted to Second Lieutenant June 4, 1945. She served at various hospitals before being discharged from active duty October 1946 after being awarded the World War II Victory Medal. Joan worked as a nurse at various locations in Pennsylvania and then returned to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she retired as an instructor in the Nursing School. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Carmen Cavuto, as well as her brother, Francis Vroman. She is survived by her dear friends, Richard and Beverly Moriarty, Susan Padgett and Joanne Skrodenis; as well as her brother, Leslie Vroman; sister-in-law, Ellen Vroman; niece, Sheri Vroman Rainear; and nephew, Scott Vroman. A special thanks to Melanie Lowman and the other nurses and staff on the 6th floor at CCNF for the wonderful care that Joan received. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Burial will take place in the Arbon Cemetery Blossburg, PA at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31st. Friends and family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA. Star Gazette – May 28, 2013
WATKINS Alice Marian (Watkins) Sillaman
age 96, formerly of Blossburg, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born December 5, 1915 in Arnot, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Wilcox) Watkins. On October 28, 1936, Alice married Frank A. Sillaman; they enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his death on October 17, 1981. Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Dorothy A. (Sillaman) and John C. Goertz of Bellefonte; grandchildren, Marsha Kennedy Mills and her husband Walt of Texas, Mark Kennedy of Roseville, Martin (Sherry) Kennedy of Roseville, Matthew (Lisa) Kennedy of Virginia, and Maria Kennedy of Virginia; 11 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and William Kennedy; an infant daughter, Charlotte and 4 brothers. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road Blossburg Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the viewing at 1 p.m. with Rev. Michelle Sommerville officiating. Interment will follow at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Donation may be directed to The First United Methodist Church 108 North Williamson Rd. Blossburg, PA 16912 Star Gazette – October 7, 2012
WARFLE –GRACE V. CONRAD, 66 of Morris Run diedSunday, April 29, 2001 at her home. Born August 10, 1934 she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Floretta (Adams) Warfle. She is survived by her husband of more than 30 years, Douglas Sr. at home; her children, Howard Wilcox, Jr., Zieglersville, PA; Norman Wilcox and David Wilcox, both of Morris Run; Paul Wilcox, LeRaysville, Doug Conrad Jr., Bedford, PA; seven grandchildren; Joshua Wilcox, Paul Wilcox, Jr. and Melissa Wilcox, Mike, Tonya, Brad and Justin Plank; three brothers and two sisters-in-law; LeRoy and Sandy Warfle, Rome, PA; Charles and Linda Warfle, New Albany; James Warfle, Laceyville; three sisters and a brother-in-law; Ruth Altemose, Dushore, Floretta Perry, LeRaysville, Mildred and Howard Tice, New Albany; numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins. Grace was predeceased by a son, Johnny Bob Wilcox, a daughter, Norma White, and her fist husband, Howard H. Wilcox Sr.; two brothers, Leo and Jim Warfle and a sister, Winifred Warfle. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger Street, Blossburg. The family invites friends to call one hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Conrad’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WATKINS, Edward – Edward Watkins, age 85, of Arnot, PA, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1970 at Blossburg State Hospital. Funeral was at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Frank L. Donaldson officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by wife, Mrs. Catherine Watkins; daughter, Mrs. Frank [Alice] Sillaman, Blossburg; sons, Frank E. Watkins, Blossburg, George W. and R. Andrew Watkins, both of Elmira, Donald E. Watkins, Arnot; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. – Mansfield Advertiser, 14 January 1970, p.8
WATKINS, Ralph – Ralph Watkins, 67, of 129 Schuylkill St., died at 2 a.m. today, Wed., Oct. 13, 1965, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Born at Morris Run, he was the son of William and Margaret Marshall Watkins. He was a retired employee of the J.P Ward Foundry Inc. Surviving are his wife, the former Rena Sharp; a son William; and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Birriolo, both of Blossburg and a brother, Clarence, of Morris Run. He was a member of Blossburg Lodge No.350, F&AM. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Auld’s. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Maurice Entwistle, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. – Mansfield Advertiser, 20 October 1965, p.5
WATKINS, Robert A. “Andy”
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, diedWednesday, March 9, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his sons, John W (Patricia A.) Watkins Sr., Robert E. (Blanche Shearin) Watkins, all of Elmira, NY; sister, Alice Sillman of Blossburg, PA; grandchildren, Catherine Watkins, Robert P. Watkins, Anne K. (Christopher) Fenton and John W. (Kerri) Watkins Jr.; Great-grandson, Benjamin Fenton. Andy was a former employee of Remington Rand and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, March 11, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871
WATKINS - William Clyde Watkins, 52, of Blossburg, died Tuesday, July 15, 1958. He was employed by Johnson's Trucking Co. of Mansfield and was a member of the Blossburg Fire Department. Survived by wife, Mrs.. Pauline Mull Watkins; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Watkins, Blossburg; sister, Mrs. Raymond Birriolo, Blossburg; brothers, Ralph Watkins of Blossburg and Clarence Watkins, Morris run. Funeral was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Herbert Haskins officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 23, 1958
DANIEL WEAST, Blossburg, Saturday, Dec. 18, 1943 at the Blossburg State Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Survived by niece, Mrs. Joseph Revie of Harrisburg; nephew, Ross Johnston, who resided with him. Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at home. Rev. Thomas Trevor. Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/20/1943
WEAVER C JASON
C. Jason Weaver Dies Following Brief Illness [SRGP 82381]
C. Jason Weaver, Blossburg State Hospital engineer, prominent business man and member of the Tioga County Republication Committee, died in the Blossburg Hospital on Monday. His death came as a distinct shock to his many friends in the community where he was so well known. Aged 51 years, Mr. Weaver had become ill Saturday and was removed for treatment on Sunday. Born in Blossburg, he was the son of Charles and Winifred Vaughn Weaver. He attended the local schools and for years operated a hardware store on Main street until the current war started. He has worked at the hospital for the past several years. Mr. Weaver was a former director of the Citizens’ National Bank and Trust Company, and a member of the William B. Wilson Post, American Legion, having served in World War I. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Heyler Weaver; a son, William, a student at the Mansfield State Teachers College; a daughter Judith Beverly, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver, of Blossburg; and two brothers, Willard W., of Elmira and Dr. Lee Weaver, of Nunda, N.Y. Private funeral services were held at the home of his parents yesterday, withe [sic] Rev. H. Barton VanVliet, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Dwight E. Loder, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Arbon cemetery. Members of the William B. Wilson Post, American Legion, attended in a body. Tioga County News
Prominent Blossburg Business Man Dies
Gazetteer and Bulletin Williamsport
BLOSSBURG – C. Jason Weaver, Blossburg State Hospital engineer, prominent business man and local member of the Tioga County Republican Committee, died in the hospital Monday, Sept 25, 1944. Aged 51, Mr. Weaver had become ill Saturday and was removed to the hospital for treatment Saturday. He was born in Blossburg, attended the local school and operated a hardware store on Main Street until the current ware started. He has worked at the hospital for the past several years. Mr. Weaver was a former director of the Citizen’s National Bank and Trust Company here, and a member of the William B. Wilson Post, American Legion, having served in World War I. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Heyler Weaver; a son William, a student at the Mansfield State Teachers College; a daughter, Judith Beverly, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver, Blossburg; and two brothers Willard W. of Elmira N.Y and Doctor Lee of Nunda, N.Y.
Private funeral services will be held at the home of his parents, here, at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Internment will be in Arbon Cemetery.
WELCH - Mrs. Carrie Healey, 73, wife of John D. Healey, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1954, at the Blossburg State Hospital where she was admitted March 31 with a cerebral hemorrhage. Born in Blossburg and a lifelong resident, she was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Welch. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, Harry Welch, Blossburg, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday at the residence with the Rev. Maurice Healey, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954
WESNESKI William A. Wesneski
78, of Blossburg, Pa., died
on Dec. 11, 2010, at his daughter's home in Blossburg. Born on Feb. 14, 1932 in Canton, Pa., Bill was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Page) Wesneski. On Nov. 20, 1953, he married the former Dolores Bunn in the Canton Methodist Church. He was employed by Blossburg's Ward Manufacturing for over 45 years until retiring in 1995. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Bill's family always came first. He supported his children's and grandchildren's school activities and was a great fan for North Penn, Penn State and all professional sports teams of Cleveland Ohio. Bill also enjoyed camping, being outdoors, and in earlier years, hunting. He was looking forward to grandchildren's upcoming weddings. Surviving are his five children: June Wesneski Otis, Ronald (Margie) Wesneski, Rose Wesneski, Kathryn Wesneski Brooks, all of Blossburg, and Jerome (Darlene) Wesneski of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Judith Aumick Pequignot, Michael Aumick, Jeremy Brooks, Lauren Brooks, Angela Wesneski and Danielle Wesneski; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Clark Kessler, Sierra Pequignot, Dakota Pequignot and Jacob Aumick; five siblings, Shirley Ann Allen, James Edward Wesneski, Frances Wilston, Jane Ogden and Louise Woodward; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife Dolores, Bill was predeceased by five siblings: two infants, Charles William and Marjorie Ellen, Robert Lee Wesneski, Mary Lou Dunbar and Harold "Tiny" Wesneski. Calling hours are 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the funeral home with burial following in Arbon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Blossburg's Food Pantry, P.O. Box 17 Blossburg, PA 16912. Towanda Daily Review - December 12, 2010
WEST - MRS. LOUISE BROOKS
Mrs. Clara M. Brooks, 73, wife of Louis Brooks, of 155 Main Street, Blossburg, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1972, at her home. She was born in Oregon Hill on Dec. 21, 1898, a daughter of Sam and Sarah Hessler West. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Alpha Society of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are three brothers, Harry West, of Warren, Claude West, of Cherry Flats, and Dave West, of Wellsboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Masie Graham, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Orley Hanson, of Warren. The funeral was at 2 pm Sunday at Auld's, 120 North Williamson Road. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth A. Burket, pastor of the Blossburg United Methodist Church, officiated.
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro,Pa
MISS EDITH WHEELER
Miss Edith Wheeler 76 of Main St.Blossburg, died Saturday Nov1, 1958. She was a cook at the Blossburg State Hospital Survivied by; sisters, Mrs Nellie Ogden of Blossburg, Mrs Emily Sandere of Elmira, Mrs Mabel Crum of Mansfield, Mrs. Florence Edwards of Arnot, Mrs Leona Terry of Morris, brothers, William Wheeler of Blossburg, Harry of PennYan and Harold of Roaring Branch Funeral was Monday with the Rev. Herbert Hoskins officiating, Burial in Arbon Cemetery
WHEELER - FLORENCE M. EDWARDS
Florence M. Edwards, age 80, of Arnot, died Sunday, February 17, 1974 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Linn Keyser, Montoursville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 pm at the Edwards residence with Rev. Roger Palton, officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lauretta Kirk of Nelson, Pa, Mrs. Mildred Lucas, Arnot, Pa., Mrs. Trilba Ewald, Wellsburg, NY, Mrs. Shirley Keyser of Montoursville, Pa.; three sons, James Edwards Jr. of Arnot, Pa., Fred Edwards, Fredonia, NY, Lyle Edwards, Mansfield, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Charles Terry of Morris, Pa.; brother, Harold Wheeler, Roaring Branch, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was born December 6, 1893. The widow of the late James Edwards. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. The Wellsboro Gazette,Wellsboro,Pa
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro Pa - Nov 14,1963
MRS NELLIE OGDEN
Mrs. Nellie Ogden of Main St.died at 8 am at the Blossburg State Hospital where she had been admitted Saturday night following a heart attack suffered at her home Born in Hoytville 80 years age she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Charles Wheeler She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.Marian Bellinger, Arnot; five sons, LeRoy, with whom she resided, Edward and Charles, also of Blossburg and Walter of Reading; two brothers, William Wheeler, Blossburg, and Harold Wheeler of Roaring Branch; four sisters, Mrs.Florence Edwards of Arnot, Mrs Mabel Crum, Mansfield, Mrs Emily Saunders, Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs Leona Terry, Morris Funeral services were held Wed at 2p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home with the Rev.Charles Ramp officiating, Burial in Arbon Cemetery
Joseph Whitehouse, an aged resident of Blossburg, died at his home on Tuesday evening, January 18. Funeral services were held at the Welsh Congregational church on Sunday afternoon; burial in Arbon cemetery, Blossburg. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)
WICKMAN Gordon Age 59, of 317 North Williamson Rd., Blossburg, died Saturday, November 20th, at his home. Born in Blossburg Feb. 3, 1945 the son of the late Leonard and Ester Larson Wickman. Gordy was married to Thelma Boyce Wickman. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Gordy was employed by Ward Manufacturing for 32 years and along with his wife Thelma, owned and operated the Brick Tavern in Blossburg. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post # 8730 of Blossburg, William B. Wilson American Legion Post # 527 of Blossburg, Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post # 167 of Morris Run, Hillside Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg and Arnot Sportsmen Club of Arnot. Surviving in addition to his wife, Thelma of Blossburg; are five children, Mark A. (Mary) Wickman, Blossburg, Richard Priset, Blossburg, Linda Wickman, Arnot, Mark (Myrna) Priset, Wellsboro, Andrea (Shawn) Kulp, Roaring Branch; four grandchildren, Richele Priset, Brandi Wickman, Kelly Campbell and Mark Priset II; two great-grandchildren, JoAnne Campbell and Kassidy Wickman; a brother, Donald (Joyce) Wickman, Morris Run; and a sister, Leona Mesuch, Blossburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Arlene Barr. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23rd, 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Pastor Raymond Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
WILCOX, Catherine – Mrs. Catherine Watkins, 82, life-long Arnot resident, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1970 in the Blossburg State Hospital. The widow of Edward Watkins, she had been admitted to the hospital several weeks ago. Mrs. Watkins was a life-long member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, She was born Sept. 13, 1887, in Arnot, a daughter of Andrew and Jennie Keagle Wilcox. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Silliman, Blossburg; 4 sons, Frank also of Blossburg, George and Andrew both of Elmira, NY, and Donald at home; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at Shaw & Robena Home with burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Frank Donaldson, her pastor, officiated. – Mansfield Advertiser, 29 April 1970, p.5
WILCOX - Mrs. Laura Wilcox Bailey, 56, of Blossburg, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963. She attended Blossburg Baptist Church. Survived by husband, Harold Bailey; son, Bernard at home; sister, Mrs. Edward Watkins of Arnot. Funeral will be held at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Maurice Entwistle will officiate. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Mansfield Advertiser, September 1963
WILCOX – Mrs. Minnie HUTCHESON 83, of Covington, died Thursday at the Blossburg State Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of Fred HUTCHESON. Born in Covington she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paris WILCOX. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Amos AVERY of Owego, N. Y.; five sons, Rexford of Endicott, N. y., Robert L., Earl, Hildreth and Alan, all of Covington; two sisters, Mrs. Anna BLANCHARD of Wellsboro and Miss Eva WILCOX of Salem, Oh., 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg with burial in Arbon, Cemetery. 1966 June 9th, Wellsboro Gazette
Sam Williams, 86, of Arnot, died Friday, Feb. 15, 1963. He was a member of Arnot Presbyterian Church; a retired miner. Survived by several nieces including Mrs. Ellis Merrill of Blossburg. Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Monday at 2 pm with burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
WILLIAMS - Samuel Williams, a resident of Arnot for many years died Friday at the Blossburg State Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Williams, a retired miner, was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Ellis Merrill of Blossburg. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Shaw and Robena Funeral home in Mansfield. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28, 1963
THOMAS WILLIAMS of Curwensville, Pa., formerly of Blossburg, Monday, June 24, 1957. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Alvin Milligan of Curwensville and Mrs. Orville Smathers of Annandale, Va.; sons, Francis of Cleveland and Edward of Curwensville; brothers, Samuel of Curwensville and David of Blossburg; sister, Mrs. Carl Lundin of Elmira. The body will arrive Sunday morning at the Ellis Funeral Home, Blossburg, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 6/26/1957
WILSON - Mrs. Blanche Doughty Mosher, [SRGP 47164] 75, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY died Thursday, June 4, 1959. She was a member of the Church of Disciples, Elmira, NY. Survived by husband, Charles Mosher of Rochester; sons, James Doughty of Lewisburg, Frank Doughty of Elmira, Thomas Doughty of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Helen Blocker of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Mary Besanceney, Mrs. Blanche Parker, Mrs. Bernetta Sharp, Mrs. June Palozzi, Mrs. Betty Hogan, all of Rochester; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 half-brothers, Floyd Buck, William Buck and Arthur Buck, all of Elmira. Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1959 [Adopted daughter of Catherine Tice and Samuel Wilson. Own surname at birth was Buck]
WILSON George "Hack" Wilson
96, of Blossburg, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born October 2, 1915 in Johnson City, NY, he was the son of James and Ruth Wilson. He was a graduate of Covington High School. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by spouses Esther, Alma, and Lenore. His careers included longtime proprietor of Wilson's Service Station and Sealer of Weights and Measures for Tioga County. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Blossburg, honorary member of Firemen's and Ambulance, Fire Chief of Blossburg for over 35 years, member of Kiwanis, Masons, church committees, Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. He severed many years on the Board of Broad Acres, also many years as a Blossburg Committee man; he was involved in town and county politics. "Hack" is survived by his daughter Carol Alexander, Liberty; son-in-law Edgar Messner, Roaring Branch; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other family members Sharon Smith and John Martin. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg on Thursday, February 16th from 6-8 p.m. Friends will also be received Friday, February 17th at the First Methodist Church, Blossburg from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will be at Arbon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to First Methodist Church, Blossburg or to Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Star Gazette – February 15, 2012
WILSON George "Hack"
Blossburg: In addition to being preceded in death by his spouses Esther, Alma, and Lenore, he was also predeceased by daughter, Joyce Messner. Star Gazette – February 16, 2012
MISS ELIZABETH YOUNG
Miss Elizabeth Catherine Young, 22, of 142 Main St. here died Saturday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following an automobile accident Friday. She was born Aug. 8, 1950 at Wellsboro, the daughter of Raymond and Arlene Revie Young. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Dewey Heichel Post, member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her parents of Wellsboro; a brother, William F. Young of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Carol Ward and Miss Violet Young of Wellsboro; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Revie of Blossburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Snyder and the Rev. Robert Kulzer officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
? MARY S. BOOTH
Mary S. Booth, age 75 of 107 Liberty St., Blossburg, died Wednesday, July 18, 1973, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Rev. Frank L.P. Donaldson officiated. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, at Blossburg. She is survived by husband, Thomas H. Booth; son, Howard Booth of Blossburg; daughters, Mrs. Jonathan (Dorothy) Shaffer of Williamsport, and Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Knapp of Fort Edward, NY; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Axtell of Geneva, NY., Mrs. Gladys Gick of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Jean Holmes of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Grace Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Mrs. Margaret Staples of Holiday, Fla. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church; a member of the Faithe Rebekah Lodge No. 96, Blossburg; a past Noble Grand of that lodge; a member of the Past Grands of Faithe and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Patriots Militant.
? BOOTH Mary S
Booth, Mary S. age 75 of 107 Liberty St., Blossburg, Pa., Wednesday July 18, 1973 after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Frank L. P. Donaldson officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Pa. Survived by husband, Thomas H. Booth; son Howard Booth of Blossburg, Pa.; daughters Mrs. Jonathan (Dorothy) Shaffer of Williamsport, Pa. and Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Knapp of Fort Edward, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Sisters, Mrs. Sarah Axtell of Geneva, N.Y., Mrs. Gladys Gick of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Jean Holmes of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Grace Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Mrs. Margaret Staples of Holiday, Fla. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church; a member of the Faith Rebekah Lodge No. 96, Blossburg, Pa.; a past Noble Grand of that lodge; a member of the Past Grands of Faith and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Patriots Militant.
? – Mrs. Carrie Bowman, 79, of Blossburg, died Friday, Oct. 26, 1962. She was a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. Survived by sister, Mrs. Marie DeVoe of Elmira; nephew, Francis DeVoe of Elmira. Funeral was held at Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg on Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. Charles Ramp officiating. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. – Mansfield Advertiser, 31 October 1962, p5
? VERNA N. CONRAD: Vera N. Conrad, age 63, of Morris Run, Pa., died suddenly Saturday, September 2, 1972. Funeral and committal service was Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Rev. Robert Reese officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by a son, Harry A.C. Moore of Alabama; daughters, Mrs. Adrian Baird of Springfield, Oregon; Mrs. Patricia Brewster of Rome, Pa., Mrs. Fred Nybeck of Morris Run, and sister Mrs. Kathryn Reinhart of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
? MRS. MARY ELIZABETH DECKER, widow of James Decker, died Friday evening, July 17, 1942 at her Blossburg home after an extended illness. Mrs. Decker had been a resident of Blossburg for many years. Survivors; daughter, Mrs. Grace Todine, Corning; son, Henry Decker, Corning; four grandchildren, Mrs. Roy Rogers and Russell Decker, Canisteo, Myron Decker Elmira and Francis Eddings, Corning; two sisters and four brothers. Funeral Monday, 2 p.m. at family home. The Rev. Dwight E. Loder. Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1942
? MRS. GENELLA C. EVANS
Mrs. Genella C. Evans, 72, of Covington, died Wednesday, June 21, 1972, at her home. She was the widow of James Evans. She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Evans was retired as a secretary at the Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Brion, of Liberty; a son, James R., of Covington; two sisters, Mrs. Lola McHale, of Utica, NY, and Mrs. Alta Shirey, of State College, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held in Mansfield. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
? Mary FARRELLl – Mrs. Mary Farrell, aged 83 years, died at the home of her son, James, Nov. 23, where she had made her home for some time. She had been in poor health with heart trouble for six months. The funeral was held Tuesday; interment in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in Blossburg, Rev. T.M. Hurst officiating. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William J. Williams, of Arnot, and Mrs. William Hughes, of Simpson, Pa., and by three sons, James, Peter and Robert, of Arnot; also by three grandchildren. Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.
? HADLEY Eleanor Pauline
95, died Sunday November 8, 2009 at Vista Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Elmira, New York and came to Titusville in 1976 from Pine City, New York. Eleanor enjoyed crafts and was an avid quilter and painter. Eleanor is survived by her son Michael Hadley and his wife Denise of Merritt Island, FL, her daughter Shirley Moore and her husband Lee of Horseheads, NY, and her grandson Hayden Hadley of Merritt Island. A visitation was held Friday, November 13, 2009 at North Brevard Funeral Home with services following at 6 p.m. Gravesite services will be held in Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg, PA on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 2 PM with Pastor Somerville officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association . Local arrangements entrusted to Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on November 22, 2009
? EVA M. HEWITT
Eva M. Hewitt, age 85, of RD 3, Mansfield, died Tuesday, December 25, 1973. Funeral and committal were at the Keister Funeral Home, Elmira Friday at 3 pm. Rev. Charles Root officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by daughters, Lucille White, Gillett, RD 1, Mrs. Esther Wills, Oregon, Mrs. Elsie Campbell, Erie; sons, Albert E. Hewitt Jr., Troy, Pa., Henry White, Escondido, Calif.; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
? MRS. JENNIE McCARTY
Mrs. Jennie McCarty, widow of the late William McCarty, formerly of Arnot, died in Philadelphia May 10, 1925. The remains were taken to Blossburg last Tuesday; burial in Arbon cemetery. Jennie Cole was born in Arnot and made her home there until about ten years ago, when she moved to Elmira to reside. She is survived by one son, William R. McCarty, of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. John Kline and Mrs. Laura Kline, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. John A. Comfort, of Elmira. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 20, 1925)
??, Minnie W. – Mrs. Minnie W. Hutcheson, age 81, of Covington, PA, died Thursday, June 2, 1966 in Blossburg Hospital, after an extended illness. Funeral and committal service was at Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Rev. Glenn Dewey of Troy, PA, officiated. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lois Avery of Owego, NY; sons, Rex Hutcheson of Endicott, NY, Robert, Earl, Allen and Hildreth Hutcheson all of Covington; sisters, Mrs. Anna Blanchard of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Eva Wilcox of Salem, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Frederick Hutcheson. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. – Mansfield Advertiser, 8 June 1966, p.4
? MRS. CHLOE RAUSCHER
Mrs. Chloe Rauscher, age 92, of the Lutheran Nursing Home, Quinsey, Pa., died Friday, December 7, 1973. She was the widow of C.E. Rauscher formerly a businessman in Blossburg until they moved to Pittsburg in 1924. Services were held in the Home Chapel at 2:00 pm followed by graveside services at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Both were conducted by Rev. A.R. Love of the home. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Moffett, (Marge) of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Robert Brown (Frances) of Binghamton, son Col. Merle R. Rauscher of O'Hare AFB, Chicago; 11 grandchildren. She was the grandmother of John Rauscher of Wellsboro, Melvin Rauscher of Coffeeville, Kansas and (Shirley) Mrs. Robert Fraley of Cincinnati, all formerly of Mansfield.
? MRS. CARRIE REESE, 86, of Blossburg, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1947. Survived by a niece, Mrs. Thomas Reed of Vestal, N.Y. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., DST at the Ellis Funeral home, Blossburg. Rev. Dwight Loder. Arbon Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1947
? RILLA. Mrs. John Sechrist died in Wellsboro on Wednesday, October 7, 1914 aged about 84 years. Her death was due to infirmities of old age. The remains were brought to the home of her step son, Edward Sechrist. A prayer services was held at the home on Friday, the Rev. S. J. Veach, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was made in the Arbon Cemetery. Messrs. Lars Anderson, Robert Lindie, Edward Lindie and Henry Smith acted as casket bearers. (She had married first a Mr. Stewart.)
? January 26, 1956
Mrs. Clara Wilson, aged 83, of N. Williamson Road, Blossburg Pa., died January 26, 1956. She was a member of the Blossburg First Baptist Church and its Oruba Club. Survived by husband, Edward Wilson, at home; daughters, Mrs. Ervin Farr of Painted Post, Mrs. Lela Parks of Antioch, Calif., and Mrs. Bessie Fuller of Martinez, Lawrenceville; 10 granchildredn and 10 great-granchildren. Funeral sevices were held January 29 in the Blossburg First Baptist Church, the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.
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