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BECK - Dies of Injuries - Blossburg - Carl W. BECK, 22, of Roaring Branch RD1 died yesterday afternoon about 5 at Blossburg State Hospital of injuries received when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it hit a utility pole in the Borough of Liberty Sunday morning about 2. Dr. Harry WILLIAMS of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, issued a certificate of accidental death from a crushed chest. The victim also received a skull fracture, internal injuries and knee cuts. BECK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard BECK of Roaring Branch, had been unconscious since the mishap. Liberty Police Chief Adam YAGIE said BECK was riding his motorcycle north on Rt. 15 when he lost control of the vehicle as he was passing a car. The machine crashed into a traffic sign and a utility pole in front of the Francis ROUPP store and BECK was thrown from the vehicle. BECK was returning from work at East Smithfield Farms when the mishap occurred. Police said BECK had been operating the motorcycle only a short time before the crash. He was graduated from the Liberty Joint High School in 1954 and attended East Point Evangelical Church. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
BECK - Carl BECK, 22, of Roaring Branch RD 1, Monday, June 29, 1959. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard BECK of Roaring Branch; sisters, Mrs. Charles MESSNER of Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Howard ANTES of Gillett, Miss Catherine BECK at home; brothers, Russell of Liberty RD 1, Harford of Elmira Heights, William of Roaring Branch RD 1, George and Harry at home; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William BECK of Bodines, Pa., and Henry SECHRIST of Liberty. Body at Bastian Funeral Home, Liberty. Calling hours: Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. in East Point Evangelical Church. Union Cemetery, near Liberty. Submitted by Patricia Warren 

COATES - William Coates, Nelson, PA - The funeral of William COATES was held at the late home Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Carl VanDerBURG officiating. Burial was made in the Nelson Cemetery. Bearers were Hugh HEALY, Ernest BAILEY, Santo Di GUARDIA, Clair LEARN, Jr., Preston BLACKWELL, and George ELDRED. Among those from out of town attending were: Lou DOTY, Elmira, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank COATES, Horseheads; Mr. and Mrs. Santo DiGUARDI, Philip DiGUARDI, N. L. EATON, Mr. and Mrs. George ELDRED, Mrs. William ELDRED, all of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Byron CHURCHILL, Keeneyville; Ehle H. BOOM, Keeneyville; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney MORSE, Mrs. Edith SMITH, Presho; Mrs. C. C. Edwards, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. HOLDEN, Woodhull; William LEWIS, Sr., Mrs. William LEWIS, Jr., Mrs. Timothy TRAIN, Mrs. Dolly RIAL, Michael Finnegan, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley BEBOUT, all of Addison. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BAILEY and family, Cato, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh HEALY and son, William of West Caton; Mr. and Mrs. Gorve McGORY, Caton; Mr. and Mrs. Clair LEARN, Lafayette, Pa.; Miss Madeline LEARN, Lafayette, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Clair LEARN, Jr., and son, Allen, Shinglehouse. Mr. and Mrs. Ray COATES, E. W. COATES, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Surina, Mrs. Diantha HOOD, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. KNAPP, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. BLACKWELL, all of Elkland. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
CRABILL, E. G. - Death Takes Evangelist E. G. Crabill Well Known Preacher Dies in Binghamton-Had Appeared Many Times in Elmira Church Campaigns The Rev. Ernest G. Crabill, 61, a traveling evangelist, died unexpectedly Saturday night at the family home in Binghamton. He had been on a hunting trip near Liberty Saturday and returned home in the evening, when he suffered a heart seizure and died in a brief time. Mr. Crabill came to Binghamton as a pitcher on the Binghamton State League baseball team about 1901. The late Rev. John A. Davis, head of the Practical Bible Training School of Binghamton, was a baseball enthusiast and had the privilege of a seat on the players' bench at the ball grounds. There he met Ernest Crabill, a star pitcher and interested him in Bible School work. It was about the _____that "Billy" Sunday had retired from the New York team and entered the evangelistic field. Mr. Crabill retired after two seasons with the Binghamton team and began studies in the Binghamton Practical Bible Training School, which then was located at Lester_ire. Mr. Crabill was ordained to the Ministry and afterward was heard ___ the Lackawanna Railroad, _MCA in Elmira, where the late _. A. Leese was the secretary of that organization. One of his first evangelistic campaigns was held in the Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, about 1910. He made other appearances in Elmira churches and in 1933 Mr.Crabill conducted an evangelistic campaign in the _pworth ME Church, with marked success. He was a speaker of sermon with force and a pronounced enthusiasm in his work. The Rev. Mr. Crabill is survived by his widow, who assisted him in the evangelistic work. He was a native of Pancoastburg, Ohio. He first engaged in baseball in 1900 and held a high percentage as a pitcher and a heavy hitter in batting. He steadfastly refused to play baseball on Sundays. Mr. Crabill was a member of the National Evangelists' Association with headquarters at Winona Lake, _, and author of several books and pamphlets. For four years he conducted the summer assembly at Fairhaven. Evangelist Crabill conducted the funeral services for the late Doctor Davis in 1934, at Binghamton, returning from a campaign to officiate. Funeral services have been planned for 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Park Avenue Church with the Rev. Arthur F. Williams officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. untill noon, Wednesday. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
DAVIS - Celia S. FINCH, age 88, of Rd 1, Nelson, PA, Saturday, February 14, 1987 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Monday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 pm., at the Nelson Methodist Church, Nelson, PA. The Rev. William R. LUSK officiating. Burial, Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Nelson Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad, PO Box 56, Nelson, PA 16940. She is survived by sons, Marion FINCH of Silver Lake, NY, and Robert FINCH of Rd, Nelson, PA; daughter, Mrs. Merle (Doris) LAMKIN of South Byron, NY; brother, Walter DAVIS of Albion, NY; 2 half brothers, Kenneth TAFT of Hammondsport, NY, and John TAFT of Tioga, PA; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren FINCH in 1972. She was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, over a 50 year member of the Alert Grange #905 of Nelson, PA. A Charter Member of the Nelson Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and past member of the Nelson Rebekah Lodge. She was a housewife, born February 3, 1899 in Nelson, PA, the daughter of Bert and Mariam MACK DAVIS. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
DAWSON - Louise MORGAN, 80, of Wellsboro RR 1, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1993, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. Her husband, Elwyn, died Feb. 22, 1981. A lifelong resident of Tioga County, she was a homemaker. Born June 4, 1913, in Charleston Township, she was a daughter of Fred and Alice HENRY DAWSON. Surviving are four daughters, Sandy BUTTON, of Knoxville, Cheryl BALDWIN, of Middlebury Center, Deborah ORR, of Antrim, and Marsha SHAW, of Lakeland, Fla.; three sons, Ralph E. and Lloyd F., both of Wellsboro, and Roger E., of Lawrenceville, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchldren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tussey-Mosher's, 139 Main Street, with the Rev. Greg BALDWIN, pastor of Keeneyville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. Submitted by Patricia Warren 

DWYER - William John Dwyer, 76, of Morris Run, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1959. He was a retired coal miner; operator of small grocery and service station at Morris Run; communicant of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Veronice KANE of Sunbury, Pa., Mrs. Jennie CROTTY and Mrs. Josephine REYNOLDS, both of Elmira. Body at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Calling hours: today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service there Saturday at 9 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg, the Rev. William J. BURKE. St. Andrew's Cemetery, Blossburg. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
ESSENT EICK SHOT HIMSELF IN FARMERS AND TRADERS BANK IN WESTFIELD - Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, just after the Bank had opened for business, a series of shots were heard and on investigation, Essent EICK, aged about 40 years, a bookkeeper in the bank, was found in the basement, fatally wounded. He died about 10:30 without regaining conciousness. He had emptied the contents of a revolver, two bullets lodging in his head, one grazing his head and the others missing. The reason for his suicide is a mystery, as he had been in good health and spirit and had no known financial worries. He left a letter stating he intended to commit suicide. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
FINCH - Jasper E. 73, of RD, Westfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1988 at the family home. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #826 in Galeton and the Potter County Anglers Club. Surviving are his wife, Sarah, daughter, Kathy at home; sisters, Mrs. Beatrice BACON of Knoxville, Mrs. Myrtle BACON of RD, Westfield and Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) CUNNINGHAM of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield today, Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Thursday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. The Rev. David KING will officiate. Burial will be made in Champlin Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
HANE - Mrs. Ida Mae YAGGIE, 58, of Roaring Branch, Sunday, June 7, 1959. Survived by husband, Adam YAGGIE, daughters, Mrs. Clarence STRECK of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Kathryn HARER of Liberty, Mrs. Delmar HARER of New Holland, Mrs. Audley MORGAN of Canton; sons, Charles and Andrew of Roaring Branch, Adam Jr. of Liberty, Kenneth of Canton; brothers, Mahlon and Charles HANE of Lockhaven; 23 grandchildren. Body at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours: after 1:30 today. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Theodore B. TERRY. Grover Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
HOYT - Mrs. Ira Smith, Elkland, PA - (Special) - Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Eva HOYT SMITH, wife of Ira SMITH of Elkland, at Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland with the Rev. E. T. ROWE officiating. Burial will be made in Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan. Mrs. SMITH died Saturday, January 16, 1943, after an extended illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William KELLGREN, Youngstown, Ohio; a son, Charles KLINGMAN, Afton, NY; and four grandchildren. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
KEISTER, Melvin H. age 79 of 718 VanKirk Rd., Newfield and formerly of Southport, Monday, July 11, 1994 at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Rev. Everett KAUFMAN conducting the service. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Newfield Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society. Mel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laura V. KEISTER; Son: Duane M. KEISTER; Daughter and Son-in-law: Deloise L. and David J. WALL; Grandchildren: Kevin and Kimberly WALL all of Newfield; Twin Brother and Sister-in-law: Marvin and Vera KEISTER of Milton, PA; several nieces and nephews. Mel was the proprietor of the Keister Funeral Home in Southport until retiring in 1982. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Elmira and was a member of the Jessie L. COOLEY Masonic Lodge #966. From the Elmira Star-Gazette, July 13, 1994, Wedenesday. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
KIESS, Dr. Howard S. - Blossburg- Dr. Howard Stanley Kiess of Brooklyn, 56, former Blossburg burgess and post-master and long prominent as a dental practitioner here died at the home of his brother-in-law Frank Parsons, in Binghamton, Wednesday, November 20. Born in Williamsport May 29, 1879, he was the son of Thomas and Marietta Lundy Kiess. He attended Williamsport schools and Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport and the University of Pennsylvania dental college, coming here 25 years ago to establish an office on Main street. Doctor Kiess enjoyed wide personal and professional popularity. He was quick to take an interest in Blossburg's civic, fraternal and political affairs and his work was rewarded with several terms as burgess. He also served on the Park Commission and from 1924 to 1933 as postmaster. He was also a former secretary of the Board of the Blossburg State Hsopital and active in Republican politics. He was a member of the Bloss Lodge, F. & A. M. and Zebulum Royal Arch Chapter of Blossburg; the Williamsport Consistory and Tiadaghton Commandry, Knights Templars, of Wellsboro. He was a communicant of the Episcopal Church. In 1911 he married Miss Myrtle Clark of Blossburg, who survives with several cousins. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of his sister-in-law, Miss Grace Clark. The Rev. H. H. Gillies of St. Luke's Episcopal Church officiated. Burial was in Arbon Cemetery. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
LANDIS, Erma - Miss Erma Landis Dies Sudenly in Automobile Liberty- A heart attack is believed to have caused the death of Miss Erma Landis, 20, while crossing Lake street bridge in Elmira Saturday afternoon in a car driven by William F. Cropp, 20, of this place. Miss Landis and Cropp had spent the afternoon in Elmira and were on their way home when she suddenly slumped down in the automobile. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
LEVINDOSKI - Leo J. LEVINDOSKI of S. Main St., Blossburg. Body at family home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 9 a.m. Requiem High Mass in Mary's Church at 9:30, the Rev. Walter Popawski. St. Mary's Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Thursday at 8 p.m. (1958) Submitted by Patricia Warren 
LOCKE - Nina L. WHITAKER, age 96 of R.R. 4, Box 650, Westfield, PA. Died Monday, October 24, 1994 at Charles Cole Memorial Hosptial, Coudersport, PA. She was born October 8, 1898 in Sylvester, PA the daughter of George B. and Belle COOK LOCKE. She was a lifelong farmer, taught school in Westfield Twp., was Township Secretary for 37 years, member of Cowanesque Methodist Church and the Sabinsville Grange. She is survived by Foster Son: Eldon MOSHER, Andover, NY; Nephew, Charlie BRYANT, Westfield, PA; Cousin: Jane FOLTZ, Whitesville, NY; several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Justus WHITAKER in 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM. Rev. James E. WEIBLEY Officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
McDONALD - Westfield - Mrs. Sarah G. FINCH - The funeral was today for Mrs. Sarah G. FINCH, 64, of Westfield RD, who died Friday, March 3, 1989, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Her husband, Jasper FINCH, died last Aug. 23. Mrs. FINCH was a former employee of Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. Born at Elkland, Feb. 4, 1925, she was a daughter$of Edward and Kitty MACK McDONALD. Surviving is a daughter, Miss Kathy FINCH, of Westfield RD. The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Kenyon'w, 222 West Main Street. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery. The Rev. David KING, her nephew, officiated. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
MORGAN - Tony W. age 23, of RD 5, Box 10, Wellsboro, PA, suddenly as the result of an automobile accident, Thursday, September 13, 1990 in Chatham Twnp. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Sunday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral tlere Monday at 10 am. with the Rev. Jay M. MORRIS officiating. Burial, Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury, PA. He was bovn December 25, 1966 in Wellsboro, PA the son of Roger E. & Darlene H. MOYER MORGAN. Survived by his father, Roger E. MORGAN of Lawrenceville, PA; mother, Darlene H. SAYERS of Wellsboro, PA; si| sisters, Susan MORGAN of Addison, NY, Carole SAYERS and Darla SAYERS, both at home, Dianna STEWART of Hornell, NY, Desi GOMEZ of Daytona, FL, Donna DeRENZO of Elmira, NY; 3 brothers, Benjamin, James & Matthew SAYERS, all at home; paternal grandmother, Louise MORGAN of Wellsboro, PA; maternal grandmother, Mazie MOYER of Auburndale, FL; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He had been a cook at the Pizza Hut in Wellsboro for the past 2 years and was a 1985 graduate of the Wellsboro High School. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
MOSHER, Gilbert - Gilbert Mosher died at his home here Wednesday afternoon, September 26, 1934, after a long illness and much suffering. He was born July 3, 1846, in Middlebury, and had lived in Wellsboro, Michigan, and other places. He came here twelve years ago. At an early age he was in a training camp in Harrisburg, a drummer boy for the Civil War. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Doty, of Sabinsville. His remains were taken to Wellsboro and the funeral was held Friday afternoon in the county home, conducted by Rev. Brown, the chaplain, and interment in the cemetery there. Mrs.Lena Young and daughter, Lena Mae, Mrs. Grace Watkins and Mrs. Lee Cleveland attended the funeral from here. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
ORR- Presho Girl Badly Injured When Bicycle Hits Auto - 6 November 1946 - A six year old Presho girl, Marilyn ORR, remained in critical condition at Corning Hospital today where she was taken Wednesday afternoon after her bicycle ran head-on into an automobile operated by Enos NICHOLS, Lindley RD 1. According to State Police who investigated, the accident occurred near the child's home where she was playing with a number of other children. NICHOLS told the investigating officers that he was drivign along the Clendenning Creek Road about 5 pm and that he slowed his car when he saw the child coming from the opposite direction. According to NICHOLS she was swerving back and forth in the road and he was unable to stop before she collided with the front of his car. The child, who is under the care of Dr. C. M. Shumway, sustained a fractured skull, fractured arm and a lung puncture. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Calvin ORR. (NOTE: Marilyn died November 6, 1946) Submitted by Patricia Warren 
OWLETT, Alice (Erway) - Mrs. Alice Owlett Erway, 80, widow of Floyd C. Erway, who died in 1915, died Monday at her home at 22 Austin street. Mrs. Erway was born in Chatham township, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Treat Owlett. Her husband was a farmer and carpenter by trade. Mrs. Erway has made her home in Wellsboro for nearly 22 years. Mrs. Erway is survived by six children: Mrs. Gertrude Hotchiss, of Crooked Creek; Mrs. Bertha Campbell, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Daisy Ely, of Catlin hollow; Mrs. Frankie Keeney, of Chester, N. Y.; Mrs. Leda Campbell, of Delmar; Fred Erway, of Catlin Hollow. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Amelia Bowman, of Towanda; and two brothers, Burt Owlett, of Chatham and Thomas Owlett, of Ulysses; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
PADDOCK, Louis J. age 60 of 1307 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira, NY; Sunday, August 28, 1994. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Alder Run Cemetery, Millerton, PA. Family suggests Memorials to Millerton Volunteer Fire Department for their Cardiac Defibrulator. Survived by mother, Mildred Elmira PADDOCK of Woodhull, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kris PADDOCK, David and Linda PADDOCK, all of Millerton, PA; son, John PADDOCK, of Duke Center, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rich SILVERNAIL of Falls Church, VA; thirteen grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brothers, Keith Robert PADDOCK of Austenburg, NY; Lawrence Frank PADDOCK, Jr., of Jasper, NY; sisters, Carol Sue WHITEHEAD of Jasper, NY, Connie Rae PADDOCK of Addison, NY. Louis was predeceased by his father, Lawrence and sister, Loretta. Arrangements by Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc., Funeral Directors. From the Elmira Star-Gazette, August 30, 1994. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
PERRY - Arnot - Andrew G. PERRY, 78, of Arnot, died today, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1986, at home. Born at Galeton, May 4, 1907, he was a son of William and Clara OLSON PERRY. Surviving are his wife, the former Isabel SHINK; four daughters, Mrs. Hazel CHILSON, Mrs. Clara FEELEY and Mrs. Gladys MAHOSKY, all of Arnot, and Mrs. Ruth PETTITT, of Troy RD, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Drinkwine's, 20 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Tioga County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
RIPLEY, Hattie, Mrs. Hattie Spear Mrs. Hattie Ripley Spear, 77, of Richmond, widow of Hiram N. Spear, died Jan. 26. She was the daughter of Dwight and Abigail Mills Ripley, and was born in Richmond township, November 18, 1858. She spent her entire life in that vicinity, where she was highly respected. She was a member of the Whitneyville Methodist Church. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SCHULTZ - Mrs. Mary SCHULTZ BOINSKI, 63, of Blossburg, Pa., Thursday, June 18, 1959. Survived by husband John BOINSKI; daughters, Mrs. Raymond STANTON of Morris Run, Mrs. Rudolph LUNDQUIST of Wellsboro, Mrs. George RAKER and Mrs. Gene RUMSEY of Corning, Mrs. William ASTON, Mrs. Leonard MAHOSKY and Mrs. Conrad LINDQUIST of Blossburg; sons, John Jr. and Charles of Blossburg, Kenneth of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Charles VANDERKER and Mrs. James O'BRIEN of Ithaca; brothers, Louis SCHULTZ and Charles SCHULTZ of Blossburg; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Body at family home. Prayer service there Monday at 9 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Andrew's Church, the Rev. William J. BURKE. St. Andrew's Cemetery, Blossburg. Submitted by Patricia Warre 
STEELE, W. Burr - Blossburg- W. Burr Steele, 70, injured two weeks ago when he fell from a ladder while working at the Baptist Church here, died Friday at the Blossburg Hospital. He had suffered a fractured sternum and other chest injuries. A carpenter, Mr. Steele had resided in Blossburg more than 50 years. Last May he and Mrs. Steele observed their golden wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Baptist church and Arbon Lodge, I. O. O. F. Surviving are his wife; daughter, in California; and a son, Frederick; also five grandchildren, in Endicott, N. Y. (year 1935 was penciled in) Submitted by Barb Conrad 
STINER - Edward STINER, 16, Dies After County Road Crash - Edward G. STINER, 16, of Roaring Branch R. D. 1, died Friday night, Jan. 30, 1958, at Blossburg State Hospital of injuries received when the station wagon he was driving skmdded, went down an`embankment, and smashed into a tree about a mile south of Liberty on Route 15. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. STINER, of Roaring Branch R.D. 1, former Williamsport residents, Edward had just finished playing on the Liberty Joint High School varsity basketball squad in a game with Cowanesque. He and his brother, Steve, 15, and a companion, William DIETRIGK, 17, of Liberty R. D. 1, were driving toward Steam Valley. Edward lost control of the car when it skidded on an icy patch just as he was starting to pass a tractor-trailer, according to State Trooper Clifford O'NEAL. Dr. Harry WILLIAMS, Tioga County coroner, said young STINER died of a fractuved skull. He was the fifth person fatally injured on Lycoming County roads so far this year. He was born July 10, 1942, in South Williamsport. Young DIETRICK is in serious condition in the hospital suffering shock, body bruises, and internal injuries. He is the son of Glenn DIETRICK but lives with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James DIETRICK, of Roaring Branch R. D. 1. The victim's brother, Steve, received cuts and bruises in the accident. His condition is not considered serious. Also surviving Edward STINER are eight other brothers, Leo C., Charles, Carl, James, Ronnie, Jack, Jan, and Kim, all at home, and his maternal grandfather, Oscar GEPHART, of this city. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bastian funeral home at Liberty. The Rev. Richard HOOVER, pastor of the East Point E. U. B. Church, which he attended, will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bastian funeral home at Liberty. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
TAYLOR - Mrs. Thomas WARREN - Mrs. Jennie WARREN, 66, Beaver Dams, R. D. 1, died in a Montour Falls hospital Monday, New Year's Day, at 10 a.m. after an illness of about seven months. She was born in Little Marsh, Pa., March 28, 1873, daughter of George TAYLOR and Ada FULLER, and lived in that place until 1912, since which time she had been a resident of Beaver Dams. Her marriage to Thomas WARREN took place in Troupsburg in 1891. Mrs. WARREN was a dressmaker for many years. She was a member of the Monterey Baptist Church, one son, Clair L. WARREN of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas WARDEN, Painted Post R. D. 2; three grandchildren, Mrs. Alice NICHOLAS and Jean WARREN, both of Penn Yan, and James WARDEN, Painted Post R. D. 2. The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home from which it will be removed Thursday at 10 a.m. to the residence where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Alexander PERRY of Corning, pastor of the Monterey Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Keeneyville, Pa. Friends have been requested not to send flowers. Submitted by Patricia Warren
Free Press Courier  - Mar. 22, 1978
Lena Mae Zapf, 65, died Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1978 in Reno, Nevada after an extended illness.  She was born in Chatham Township, Pa. Jan. 6, 1913.  Mrs. Zapf was a former resident of Westfield and for several years owned and operated Zapf's Restaurant on Main Street.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. After leaving Westfield, the Zapf's lived in Elmira, NY for a time, moving in 1950 to Albuquerque, NM.  In 1952, they moved to Reno, where Mrs. Zapf was employed as a saleslady for the J. C. Penney Co. from which she retired after 20 years of service.  She is survived by a daughter, Linda Pennington, two grandsons, Randy and Ricky Pennington, all of Reno;  several cousins including Cora Palmer, Ivan Taylor, Gurney Taylor and Thelma Schoonover, all of Little Marsh, PA; a brother, Lorenzo Taylor, preceded her in death in World War II at the Normandy Invasion. Services were held at the Ross-Burke-Knoble Mortuary with inurnment at the Masonic Memorial Gardens in Reno.

WARREN - Denver C. - Mansfield, PA - The funeral will be here at the convenience of the family for Denver C. WARREN, 59, of Mansfield RD1, who died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1990, at home. Mr. WARREN, an electrician, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 915. He was an Army veteran, havaing served with the 82nd Airborne Division, and also was a Navy veteran. Born here, Jan. 23, 1931, he was a son of Denver J. and Agnes BAILEY WARREN. Surviving are two sons, Denver A., of Arcadia, Fla., and Jonny S., of Vandermere, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Jackie ADAMS, of Winterville, N.C., Mrs. Terry DWYER, of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Rose PEGRAM, of Bayboro, N.C., and Mrs. Gigi MAMON, of Pontiac, Mich.; three brothers, Lalrry, of Mansfield, Ridge, of Covington, and Steve, address unknown; four sisters, Mrs. Patricia HARVEY, of Mansfield, Mrs. Anita FROST and Mrs. Carol DAILEY, both of Tioga, and Mrs. Sandra TOOTHAKER, of Covington, and 13 grandchildren. A private funeral will be at the convenience of the family at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street. The Rev. Donald NEWKIRK, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, will officiate. There will be no visitation. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
WARREN - Cloid E. WARREN, Wellsboro, PA - The funeral of Cloid E. WARREN, 65, farmer, who died at his home on Mansfield R. D. Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home here. Burial will be at Whitneyville. Mr. WARREN was born in Charleston Township, son of the late Elijah and Elizabeth MORRIS WARREN. Mr. WARREN was a member of Whitneyville Grange. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary CARTER, of Dalton, NY; three sons, Donald, of Lawrenceville; Denver, Mansfield; Ivan, Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Mabel MASE, of Covington, and nine grandchildren. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
WARREN - Bert R. WARREN - Bert R. Warren died in his 61st year at his home in East Chatham on January 15, 1930, after an illness dating back more than two years. He leaves besides his widow, two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. CASNER, of North Bend, Oregon, and Mrs. Annetta DUNSMORE, of Los Angeles, California; also two brothers, Harry A. WARREN, of Corning, and Louis C. WARREN, of Williamsport. Two young men, Neal and Leslie Bush, who have been members of the household since childhood, also mourn his loss. He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County, the son of Solon and Catherine WARREN, born in Charleston township, July 28, 1869. On Nov. 26, 1890, he married Nora Belle MILLER, of Chatham township, and soon after took up his residence on the Miller homestead, where he had since resided. Bert WARREN was well known as one of the quiet, substantial citizens of his community, and his home was a center of hospitality and good will. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. COLLINS, of Elmira, a former pastor of Mr. WARREN's church at Little Marsh; interment in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
WEST - Mildred E. WARREN - age 97 of RD 2, Middlebury Center, PE, Thursday, July 2, 1987. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, Friday 7 to 9 pm. The Elnora Rebekah Lodge will hold a Memorial Service Friday evening at 8 pm at the funeral home. Funeral`services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, Rev. Jay A. Morris officiating. Burial, Middlebury Union Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of$one's choice. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Nellie) ALLEN of RD 3, Wellsboro, PA; son, Bion W. WARREN of Elkland, PA; 2 grandsons, Bion Roy WARREN of Knoxville, PA, David ALLEN of RD 3, Wellsboro, PA; niece, Ledith HURLBURT of Elmira, NY; 5 great-grandchildren. Mrs. WARREN was born August 5, 1889 in Middlebury Township, the daughter of John E. and Olive CROFT WEST. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. WARREN, who died in 1963. She attended the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, 70 year member of the Elnora Rebekah Lodge #23, Keeneyville, PA, 83 year member of the Middlebury Grange #705. Submitted by Patricia Warren 

WHITMAN - Calvin K. (Jake) age 72, Wednesday, August 4, 1993, in Rochester, NY. He is survived by his wife, Alma KEENEY WHITMAN; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Ann WHITMAN of Elmira and Mary Beth (Anthony) FERA of Vorhees, NJ; sons, Craig K. WHITMAN and Thomas J. WHITMAN; sister and brother-in-law, Philomena WHITMAN of Austin, TX, Betty WHITMAN of Old Westbury, NY, Laura NICOLO of Elmira and Myrtle BULLOCK of Jasper, NY; 6 grandchildren; a cousin, Paul (Arlene) BRADSHAW of Ithaca, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was an Army Veteran World War II. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Miller Funeral Homes, Inc. 1625 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, NY. His Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Genesee Valley United Methodist Church, 70 Bailey Rd., Henrietta, NY. Those wishing may make Memorial Contributionw to the American Cancer Society or Genesee Region Home Care/Hospice, 150 E. Main St., Rochester, NY 14604. Submitted by Patricia Warren 
(Wilkins), Jennie A. - Mrs. Jennie A. Wilkins Dies in California The following article was taken from the Riverside Daily Press, of Arlington, California: Mrs. Jennie A. Wilkins, matron of the Riverside County Children's home at Arlington since it was established in July, 1910, died at 7:30 this morning, February 28, at the institution, from a heart attack. She had risen for the day, although she had been indisposed for the past week. Mrs. Wilkins was 73 years of age, leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frances Logan, of Arlington, and Mrs. F. W. Krinar, of Riveside, and three grandsons, Douglas W. Logan, K. Barnum and Harold L. Barnum. Mrs. Wilkins and her late husband came to Riverside nearly thirty years ago, making their home in Arlington. They helped to establish the Arlington Christian Church, of which Mrs. Wilkins was an active member up to the time of her death. In addition to her activities as matron of the children's home, where thousands of children passed under her care, she found time to carry on work with the W. C. T. U., in which she was greatly interested. She was the first president of the Arlington W. C. T. U. and served continuously in that capscity until a few years ago. She was affectionately known as Mother Wilkins by all who knew her, and is remembered by a host of young people who came under her influence in the Children's Home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins were former residents of Covington. Mr. Wilkins was a brother of Lyman Wilkins, of Mansfield. They have many friends and relatives in this section. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/25/98
By Joyce M. Tice