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Tracy Laine Spatafore, age 18, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 11, 1985, as the result of an automobile accident in Bloss Township. She was born Aug. 2 1966 in Vineland, N.J., daughter of Donald and Carole Clothier Spatafore. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Christine Spatafore, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clothier of Williamstown, NJ; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Spatafore, Vineland, NJ, and several aunts and uncles. She was a 1984 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. She was employed at the Mansfield Motor Inn and the Ponderosa Restaurant. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. 


Kenneth W. Clark, 65, of RD3, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.Born Nov. 23, 1918 in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pa., he was the son of Herman and Margaret Wightman Clark.He was a retired farmer and a member of the Columbia Grange.

Surviving are: his wife of 42 years, Margaret LaMont Clark;daughters and sons-in-law, Ralph and Shirley Leonard of Ithaca, N.Y., Clair and Lois Bradley, Sr., of Mansfield and Larry and Doris Patterson of Roseville; sons and daughters-in-law, Basil and Melanie Clark of Columbia Cross Roads and Milton (Keith) and Linda Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; one sister, Florence Smith of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Laura Clark of Columbia Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1984 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held there Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Green officiating. Burial was in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. 


The marriage of Miss Patti Ann Earl and Lester Thomas Shearer took place Saturday, July 23, 1983, in the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, in Elmira.The Rev. Edward Sale officiated.The bride is the daughter of William Earl of Elmira and Mrs. Lillian M. Earl of 570 ½ Post St. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Shearer of 1295 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City.Mrs. Brenda Shaw of Elmira was matron of honor. Bridesmaid was Miss Bridget Shaw of Elmira. Serving as best man was Ronnie Shearer of Horseheads. Ushers were Richard Shearer of Horseheads, and Harry Shaw of Elmira.

The reception was held at the Horseheads American Legion. The bride graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1970 and is employed by Trayer Products. The bridegroom graduated from Southside High School in 1972 and is employed by Tops Friendly Market. The couple is living at 426 W. Fourth St. 


Age 96 of 417 Columbia St., Elmira, NY Saturday Nov. 26, 1983 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 1-3 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Michael Manval will officiate. Burial Coopers Plain Cemetery at the convenience of the family. She is survived by daughter Bernice I. Chalk with whom she resided, son Harold Button of Bebary, FL, sister Maud Farley of Larenceville, Pa., grandchildren Gerald Button, Delores Pizzo, JoAnn Farwell, Joseph Chalk and Linda Hughes; 17 great grandchildren. Mrs. Longwell was a member of the Northside Community Church and the Missionary Circle. 


Age 86, formerly of the Hickory Grove Road, Horseheads, Wednesday, May 23, 1984 after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services and committal services will be held there Friday evening at the conclusion of calling hours (9 p.m.). The Rev. Gary C. Haase will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lucas is survived by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Marie Lucas of Horseheads; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Donna and Paul Lipscomb of Salem OR; three great grandchildren, Nathan, Shannon and Ryan Lipscomb; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lucas was predeceased on September 16, 1980 by her husband of 62 years Orlo N. Lucas and on June 2, 1978 by her son R. Donald Lucas. She was the retired co-proprietor of what was formerly the Horseheads Tractor and Implement Co. Mrs. Lucas was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and Horseheads Chapter No. 423 O.E.S. 


The marriage of Amy Elizabeth Prechtl and Michael Wilson Gust took place Saturday, Sept. 15, in St. John the Baptist Church, Elmira. The Rev. David Gramkee officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Prechtl of 610 Euclid Ave. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gust of Salamanca, NY. Kerry Prechtl of Elmira was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Leslie Prechtl of Albany and Dianne Gaddis of Manassas, VA. Serving as best man was Scott Armstrong of Manassas. Ushers were Robert Gaspar of Manchester, Conn and Bruce Otis of Manassas. The reception was held at the Hill Top Inn. The bride graduated from Elmira Free Academy and Duke University, Durham, N.C. She is employed by Ztel, Inc., Wilmington, Mass. The bridegroom graduated from Salamanca Central High School, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and attends the University of Maryland. He is employed by Mitre Corp. of Bedford, Mass. The couple lives in Acton, Mass, after returning from a trip to Hawaii. 


Mr. and Mrs. Ira Giles observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home. The couple have seven children. They are: Mrs. Dorothy Webster of Tioga, Wilson Giles of Mansfield, Mrs. Letta Mitchell of Millerton, Mrs. Lena Wood of Covington, Mrs. Myra Smith of Horseheads, Luther Giles and Mrs. Carolyn Clark of Mansfield. Mr. Giles was employed for many years at the Dairymen’s League at Mansfield. Mrs. Giles is now recovering from a leg fracture. 


Age 88 of Gillett, RD 2, Pa., Tuesday, May 22, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna Ave., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, the Rev. Woodrow Whidden officiating. Interment Daggett Cemetery, Daggett, Pa. 

 William J. and Katherine A. Burleigh Young of Orlanda, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindee Lu Burleigh to David Jon Saska, son of Thomas A. and Patricia L. Saska of Lower Burrell, Pa. Miss Burleigh is also the daughter of the late Thomas Burleigh, formerly of Mansfield and step-daughter of Daisy Burleigh Case of Mansfield.

The bride-elect graduated from Winter Park High School, Winter Park, Fla., and from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. She is employed by Martin Marietta Aero & Naval Systems, Baltimore, Md. Her fiance graduated from Burrell Senior High School, Lower Burrell, Pa. and the Pennsylvania State University. He is employed by IIT Research, Annapolis, Md. The couple plan to marry June 2. 


Mansfield—The first grade class of Erik Crum will plant a memorial tree on May 31 at 11:00 a.m. The tree was a donation in the child’s memory. Faculty, staff, schoolmates from Warren Miller School, and members of the Crum family will be present for the dedication along the campus of the elementary school. In addition, $2500.00 has been received thus far for the Erik Crum Memorial. The sum will be invested and the interest will be spent each year. The money will be used for the social and emotional needs of the children attending Warren Miller Elementary School. Recipients will be determined by a committee comprised of parents, school principal and school nurse. Donations were received from the Boy Scouts, Little League Organization, Faculty, Staff and Students of the Warren Miller School, and personal contributions from the friends of the family.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund may forward a check payable to Erik Crum Memorial Fund care of Warren Miller Elementary School, Mansfield, Pa. 


By Ruth Broadfield

Not much going on around here recently.

Kevin Seeley and Lisa Cummings were married at the United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Saturday, Sept. 2. They are residing in Roseville.

Bob and Kathy Dinger celebrated their first anniversary Sept. 3.

Kathleen Canfield, formerly of Rutland and Mansfield, had a 75th birthday Sept 7. Her family has requested a card party. Her address is 380 Girio Terrace, Georgetown Manor, Apt 3, South Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

Gertrude Swain, formerly of Roseville, also had a birthday Sept. 7. Her address is R.D. 1, Lawrenceville, Pa. 16929 in care of Leo Swain, Jr.

Marjorie Sampson spent a week with her son Robert Cole and family in Allentown, N.J. Her sister Vera Barrows also visited them. The sisters had a nice visit together.

The cooler weather has been better for the farmers. More rain is needed, though. 


Age 79, of RD 3, Columbia Cross Roads, Roseville, Pa., Tuesday, April 10, 1990. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 1-3 p.m., with funeral and committal service there Friday at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert Stump officiating, interment, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions to: The Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville, Pa. Survived by wife of 58 years, Dorothy Oldroyd Kasper, sons, Leroy (Linda) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, Laurence (Diane) Kasper of Elmira, NY; 7 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; brother Bernard (Evelyn) Kasper of Arcadia, FL; brother-in-law Rexford (Isabelle) Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Edward was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, retired area Farmer, was involved with the Kasper Dairy, worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. 


Age 71, of RD #2 Mansfield, Pa, February 18, 1988 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with the Rev. John Tamalis officiating. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Morris Run, Pa. Survived by 1 son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mack of Watkins Glen; 2 grandchildren, Mark and Kristen Mack; several nieces and nephews; she was predeceased by her husband, Harry, in 1981. Mrs. VanNocken was born June 7, 1916 in Luzerne, Pa. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church and had resided in Roseville for many years. 


Age 96, of Millerton, Pa., Saturday, February 3, 1990 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Survived by daughters, Doris Andrews of Millerton, Weltha and Adrian Mettler of Hornell, NY; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nora Smith of Millerton, RD, Pa. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Wellsboro, a retired employee of American LaFrance Corporation in Elmira, with 19 years of service. He was predeceased by his wife, Stella A. Stone May 1, 1970. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with the funeral and committal services there Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Pa. 


Age 97 of Millerton, RD 2, Daggett, Pa., Friday, January 12, 1990. Survived by sons, Merle N. of Daggett, Pa., Martin C. Daggett of Providence, RI; 3 grandchildren, Linda Miller of New Jersey, Lynn Daggett of Cape Coral, FL and Russell Daggett of Cape Coral, FL; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Wellsboro Chapter of DAR, Daggett United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis L. Daggett in 1935. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours, Monday afternoon. Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Interment Daggett Cemetery. 


Mr. and Mrs. Philip Clark of Roseville and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobbs of Burwell, England announce the marriage of their children, Timothy Harris and Rachel Clare, which occurred April 1989, at 2 p.m. at High Street Church, Isleham, England.

Tsgt. Clark is stationed at RAF Alconbury, England. Mrs. Clark is a retail manager within the John Lewis Partnership. They are currently residing in Saffron Walden, England. Relatives, friends and neighbors are cordially invited to attend an open house in their honor Sunday, July 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Timothy’s grandmother, Mrs. Thomas G. Harris in Roseville. 


Kingston, Pa.—Jennifer York, a Mansfield resident has been selected Student of the Month for March by the Kingston Lions Club. York, a senior at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, has been a dean’s list high honors student every term at the school. York is a member of the basketball team, the school chorale group and the concert band and is active in student government. York is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger York of Mansfield. 


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garrison of Millerton announce the engagement of their daughter Joy Garrison to Michael Bliler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bliler of Jersey Shore, Pa.

The bride-elect graduated from Williamson High School, Tioga, Pa. and Corning Community College. She is employed by Sayles, Evans Law Firm, Elmira. Her fiance graduated from Jersey Shore Area High School. He is employed by Weis Markets, Elmira. The couple plans to marry in September. 


Of Roseville, Pa, Saturday, April 18, 1970 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Joyce Woodworth of Roseville, Miss Hazel L. Soper of Elmira. Mrs. Cudworth was a member of Roseville Methodist Church; Eastern Star of Troy, Pa.; Daughters of the American Revolution; served as postmistress in the Roseville Post Office for 35 years. 


Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cady of Townview Drive, Mansfield announce the marriage of their daughter Sherri Lynn to Dr. Roger Mark Stager, son of Mrs. Marie Stager of Wellsboro, and the late Lawrence Stager. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Joseph Greskiewicz on September 8, 1984 at 11 a.m. at the Mansfield Holy Child Church. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a white organza gown with a ruffled off-the-shoulder neckline, puffed sleeves and a bodice trimmed with pearls and trapunto appliques. The skirt was ruffled at the hemline flowing into a full cathedral train. The bride carried a cascade of white roses and lilies-of-the-valley accented by purple grapes and English Ivy. Miss Mary Elizabeth McMillen of Washington, D.C. was maid of honor. She wore a bustle-back gown of huckleberry organza with white lace-edged ruffled neckline and hemline and carried a grapevine wreath adorned with grapes and ribbon. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Karen Adrian, cousin of the bride, Mrs. Susan Koury, sister of the groom, and Miss Michelle Crippen, all of Mansfield. They wore identical gowns as the maid-of-honor and carried decorated grapevine wreaths. Serving as best man was Dennis Stager, of Wellsboro, brother of the groom. Ushers were David Stager and James Stager, brothers of the groom of Wellsboro, and Jon Cady of Mansfield, brother of the bride. The mother of the bride wore a street length eggshell and plum silk dress. The mother of the groom wore a street length rose chiffon dress. Both mothers were presented with a corsage of ivory and pink sweetheart roses. A reception dinner followed the ceremony at the Lodge-on-the-Green, Painted Post, NY. The bride is a 1978 graduate of Mansfield High School and a 1982 graduate of Mansfield State College with a degree in dietetics. She is currently employed by Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro as a dietitian and is pursuing a master’s degree at Marywood College, Scranton, Pa. Dr. Stager is a 1970 graduate of Wellsboro High School and 1974 graduate of Mansfield State College. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, and is presently in practice in Mansfield. The couple now reside at 13 Smoke Rise, Mansfield following a wedding trip to Ocean City, N.Y. 

Age 82, of RD 1, Millerton, Pa., died Friday, July 13. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton, Pa., with the father Stephen McGough celebrating the Mass. Burial will be at Jobs Corners Cemetery. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elmira, NY, she was a member of the A.A.R.P. and she was preceded in death by her husband, Fordyce Baker in 1967. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Delton (Pauline)Allen of Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. Fred (Virginia) Worthen of Alberquerque, N.M., Mrs. Joseph (Marjorie) Watkins of Flagstaff, Ariz., Mrs. Guy (Rita) Shedden of Millerton, Pa.; thirteen grandchildren; five great- grandchildren.; sister, Sister Mary Damian of Rochester, N.Y. 

By Ruth Broadfield

We sure have had some beautiful days. The rains have been quite heavy at times, but the ground is still dry. Remember the Roseville Strawberry Festival, Saturday, July 27 beginning at 4:30 until ? on the Green. In case of rain, it will be held at the United Methodist Church annex. Ann Broadfield of Johnson City, N.Y. was honored at a surprise birthday party hosted by her brother Richard on Saturday, July 20. A special guest, Marlene Mitchell Cockrum of Florida and former Roseville resident and school mate attended the party. Other guests were ; Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Gee of Dundee, N.Y.; Diane and Mark Lundon of Phillips, N.Y,; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dzuiba, Mr. and Mrs. John Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. John Laughner and Kyle; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pequignot, Melissia and Jason; Willis Kittle, Mrs. Donna Baker and Crissy; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Benedict; Ronald Miller all of Roseville; Kelly Benedict of Roseville and Carey, N.C.; mother, Mrs. Ruth Broadfield and Edward and the host. A variety dinner was enjoyed and Paul Dzuiba played his accordion. Later in the evening a bonfire to roast hotdogs ended the special occasion. Robin and Sharon Brown joined the group in the evening.

Anne Broadfield returned to Johnson City, N.Y. on Monday after 3 weeks vacation.

Ernest McKay is a patient at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Nora Smith isn’t feeling well at her home. Richard Broadfield is suffering with an injured foot which he received after a fall at his home Friday evening. Congratulations to Connie Carey and David Guthrie who were married on Saturday, July 20, in the United Methodist Church at Roseville. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith and two children spent a few days at Tuxedo, N.Y. attending a wedding of their cousin. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith at Fairless Hills. They took Sean and Todd Smith home after spending a week here with their Smith grandparents, and Mrs. Raymond Gitchell. They will also visit Brian Smith in New Jersey. Linda Wheeler spent the week-end with friends at Feasterville. John Urban of West Middlesex and Karen Whiting and two children of State College spent the past week with Velma Smith and with William Kroll. James Gardner of Elmira spent Sunday with Mary Rice. The M.U.W. will meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Eunice Kane. 


Age 81, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, Pa., Monday, Sept. 12, 983 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at Scureman Funeral Home, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Friday at 11 a.m., Rev. James T. Dawes. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Joan Cowles of Mansfield, Pa., Robert and Lorrayne Cowles of Chittenango, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Hall and Edith Bryant and brother Colie Jenkins all of Mansfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She had been formerly employed by Grand Union, Elmira, N.Y. for many years and had owned the Wagon Wheel Motel in Montour Falls, N.Y. 


Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Wood of 208 Clair Blvd., Horseheads will be honored with an open-house in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the U. A. W. Hall, 225 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. The former Margaret Avery and Mr. Wood were married April 10, 1916 at the Baptist parsonage at Gillett by the Rev. A. J. Osborne. Mr. Wood was engaged in farming for many years and was employed by the Dairymen’s League Plant in Horseheads. The couple have two daughters, Mrs. Colie Sherman of Roseville and Mrs. James Bush of Horseheads RD 3; three sons, Roy of Nelson, Pa., Gordon of Wellsburg and Orrin, Jr. of Horseheads; and 16 grandchildren.The Woods were honored with a family dinner at Morrison’s Restaurant. 


Age 80, of 823 Hazel St., Elmira, Wednesday, March 7, 1984 at St. Josephs Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m with funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Edward McCracken officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to the Hospice Program or Cancer Research at St. Joseph’s Hospital. 


Age 89 of Arnot, Pa., Thursday, March 7, 1985 at his home. Friends may call at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Rd., Blossburg, Pa., Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Sunday, March 11, 1985 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Paul Neuffer officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made, in his name, to the American Heart Assoc. North Central, Pa Chapter, 153 W. 4th St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. 


Age 85, of Millerton, RD 1, Pa., Saturday, April 29, 1989, at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, Monday 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 3 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Tuesday at 3 p.m., Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. Interment Jobs Corner Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to Jackson Center United Methodist church or the Millerton Fire Department. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Dorothy Sheive of Millerton, Shirley and Marlyn Sheive of Cassimmee, FL:; 6 grandchildren, Edward Sheive, Jr. of Lansing, N.Y., Mrs. Lynn (Loretta) Hall, Randy Sheive, Kathy Sheive, Rodney Sheive, all of Cassimmee, FL, Mrs. James (Lucille) Plumley of Painted Post; 12 great grandchildren. Gladys was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Lloyd Sheive, June 5, 1985. 


C. Raymond Horton, 82, of RD 1, Millerton, died Monday, Jan 7, 1985 at home.

He was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, and was a livestock truck hauler for the Athens and Troy Stockyards. Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Blanche Griffin Horton; daughter Lillian Gorton of Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Lorraine Horton of Long Pond, Eugene and Sylvia Horton of Pine City, N.Y., Charles and Clida of Lawrenceville, and Daniel and Sheila Horton of Millerton; several foster children; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan 9. The funeral will be held there Thursday, Jan 10, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Max Furman officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Troy. 


Age 75 of Troy, Pa., Wednesday, June 12, 1985. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a private funeral service at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa. 16947. 

 Michelle Crippen, a senior, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Crippen of Mansfield has been active in Chorus, Cross Country, Theatre Group, Cheerleading, Key Club, Vice-President of her class for three years, a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Future Leaders of Tomorrow, and Yearbook Layout Editor. After high school she plans to attend Mansfield University majoring in Mathematics. 

The marriage of Miss Lisa Marie Cummings and Richard Verle Sterling took place Saturday, June 25 in Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. The Rev. William Lusk officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cummings of Tioga, RD 1. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Verle Sterling of Millerton RD 2. Mrs. Beverly Wilkins of Lawrenceville was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were LuAnn Chappel of Tioga, Sara Sterling of Millerton and Sheryl Wilkins of Lawrenceville. Flower girl was Sheila Swagler of Wellsboro and ring bearer was Craig Swagler of Wellsboro. Serving as best man was Daryl Sterling of Millerton. Ushers were David Wilkins of Lawrenceville, Kevin Seeley of Mansfield and Craig Phelps of Harrisburg, Pa. The reception was held at the church hall. The bride graduated from Williamson High School in 1980 and Elmira Business Institute in 1982. She is employed by Dr. Henry Train, Harrisburg. The bridegroom graduated from Mansfield High School in 1979 and attends Electronics Institute, Harrisburg. He is employed by United Parcel Service, Harrisburg. The couple lives in Harrisburg after a trip to Ocean City, Md. 


Mr. and Mrs. Merle Garrison of Mansfield and Florida celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, Saturday, Aug. 18 with dinner at the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch with 30 family members attending. The couple have three children including Mrs. Gerald Calkins and Mr. K. Ben Garrison, both of Mansfield and Mr. Lewis Garrison of Wellsboro, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 


Mr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Smith of Mansfield will mark their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house, hosted by their children, at Annette Smith Park, Mainesburg, Sunday Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m. Smith and the former E. Pearl VanDusen were married Sept. 23, 1934, in Savona. The couple has five children; Norma Mattison and William both of Wellsboro; Thomas of Troy and Beverly Staron and Edwin Smith both of Miami. There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Smith is retired from the Maintenance Department of Mansfield University. Mrs. Smith is a homemaker. 


Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Grower of Elba, N.Y. announce the engagement of their daughter Pamela S. Grower to Todd A. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton T. Griffin of Mansfield. Miss Grower graduated from Mansfield University in December, 1983 with a degree in psychology. She is an employee of the Genesee County Department of Social Services in New York. Mr. Griffin is a graduate of Mansfield Junior/Senior High School and will be graduating from Mansfield University in May with a degree in business administration. An August 4 wedding is planned at the home of the bride. 


The marriage of Miss Rebecca Caverly Prutsman and Mark E. Wilbur took place Saturday, July 2, in the Austinville Union Church. The Rev. Kenneth Marple officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Prutsman of Troy. The bridegroom is the son of retired Navy Capt. And Mrs. Eugene Wilber of Hickory Hill Farm, Coryland. Miss Susan Wilber of Coryland was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Linda Kendall of Troy; Miss Shelli Seymour of Mosherville; and Mrs. Linda Wilber of Webb Mills. Flower girl was Summer Lin Wilber of Webb Mills and ring bearer was Andy Haflett of Troy. Serving as best man was Lt. Thomas Wilber of Athens, Ga. Groomsmen were Bruce Wilber of Webb Mills; Walter McCord of State College, Pa., and Vince Yearick of Troy. Ushers were Eric Prutsman and Frank Monroe both of Troy, Rich Savoy of Reading, Pa., and Mark Bower of Lemoyne, Pa. The reception was held at the home of the bridegroom, in Coryland. The couple graduated from Troy High School. The bride attended Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa. The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and business management from Pennsylvania State University at State College. The couple is living in Troy after a trip to Canada, Lake Placid, N.Y. and Vermont.


Dewaine H. Hart, 57, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1984 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Nov 15, 1926 in Mainesburg, he was the son of Owen A. and Daisy Griffin Hart. He had been employed at the Wells & Goodall Garage, Mansfield for the past 37 years as a mechanic and attended the Church of New Covenant, Mansfield.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Smith Hart; one son Gary at home; three daughters Bonnie Hilfiger of Mansfield, Lucinda Williams of Mainesburg and Mrs. Donna (Ray) Weber of Mansfield; father Owen A. Hart of Mansfield; one brother Richard of Mansfield; one sister Mrs. Lorraine (Arthur) Watkins of Mansfield; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral home, Mansfield, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1984 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held there Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer officiating. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg. 


Madeline Aldrich, 52, of RD 1, Millerton, Pa., died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 1984 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa., where she had been admitted Aug 8 as a medical patient. Born in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert W. and Louise Mae Bockus Harris. Surviving are her husband Barrett J.Aldrich; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Roxy Aldrich of Millerton and Lyleton Erway of Millerton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse and Louise Harris of Sayre and Robert and Peggy Harris of Millerton, sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosamarie and Gordon Williams of Sarasota, Florida, Phyllis and Bert Smith of Millerton; grandchildren, Kristie and Jimmy Aldrich; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., this Thursday, Aug. 23, 1984 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. William Shepard officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, N.Y. Those wishing may make contributions to the West Jackson Baptist Church in her memory. 


Age 53, a well known Northern Tier cattleman, of RD #2, Gillett, Pa., Saturday, June 11, 1988. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday, 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Serchak. Interment, Coryland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a future date, at the Coryland Presbyterian church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bradford Co. 4-H, Bradford Extension Service, c/o Jacob Guffey, PO Box 69, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or the Tioga County 4-H, Tioga County Extension Service, c/o LaRue Thomas, Court House, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Survived by wife of 34 years, Shirley Hall Noble; daughter Sharon Noble of RD #2, Gillett, Pa; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Donna Noble, Terry and Sandy Noble both of RD #2 Gillett, Pa.; sons, Timothy Noble of RD #2 Gillett, Stuart Noble at home; parents, LaVere and Frances Manley Noble; grandchildren, Michelle, Jessica, Thomas, Jennifer, Stephanie and Adam; mother-in-law Alice Hall of RD #3 Troy; sister-in-law, Betty Sandore of Dubois, Pa.; brothers in law Russell Hall of Troy, Larry S. Hall of Sylvania, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Levi Hall in 1976, and brother-in-law David Hall in 1945. He was a charter member of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, life member of the Dairy Shrine, director of the Penna. Jersey Cattle Club, member American Jersey Cattle Club, Bradford and Tioga County Jersey Cattle Club, the Grand Paraders, member and former trustee of Coryland Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included showing Jersey cattle at fairs, collecting and displaying milk bottles, square dancing and he was an avid hunter. 


Mansfield—A Mansfield man was killed Thursday at 2 p.m. when a tree limb fell from a tree he was cutting for firewood and struck him in the head and fractured his skull.

Pronounced dead at the scene by Tioga County Coroner, Dr. James Wilson was Thomas Burleigh, 42, R. D. 1, Mansfield. Mansfield State Police said Mr. Burleigh left home at about 1 p.m. Saturday to cut the wood when the mishap occurred near the Old Possessions Rd. in the Ward Township. 


Age 89, of Burlington, Pa., Wednesday, March 23, 1988 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merle (Marilyn) Welch. Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Vickery’s 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Funeral services following calling hours at 3 p.m., the Rev. Jaspar Smith officiating. Interment, Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Garrison was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. He retired in 1971 after 27 years of service as a Maintenance Supervisor with the Industrial Center, Horseheads, NY. Mr. Garrison was born February 4, 1899 at Rutland, Pa., the son of Harry and Addie Mudge Garrison. Surviving are 2 additional daughters, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Young of RD 2, Ulster, Pa. and Mrs. Anthony (Carroll) Passeri of RD 3, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Marie Cook of Wellsville, NY; a brother Raymond Garrison of Canton, Pa; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen Mary Smith Garrison on March 20, 1981. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Burlington United Methodist Church. 


Mr. and Mrs. William Sample of Elmira, formerly of Hammondsport, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim Darlene, to William M. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Anderson of Millerton. The bride-elect graduated from Hammondsport High School and State Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred. Her fiance graduated from Williamson High School and attended Lock Haven (Pa) State College and Mansfield State College. The couple is employed by Glove House. The couple plans to marry in October. 


Mr. and Mrs. Clair M. Rogers of Covington will mark their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Covington Church of Christ. Rogers and the former Mary Yoder were married July 20, 1938 at the Liberty Evangelical Parsonage, Liberty, Pa., by the Rev D. W. Stock. The couple has three children; Marilyn Seymour of Mainesburg, Pa., Janice Updike of Big Flats and Ronald C. Rogers of Mechanicsburg, Pa. There are eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Rogers is a self-employed barber. Mrs. Roberts is a homemaker. 


Mrs. Jennie Pierce died June 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Wilson, Gillett. Besides her daughter, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. R. Crippen of Mosherville, and Mr. O. B. Cook of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Barber of Breeseport, N.Y. and Wilbur and Fowler Wilson of Gillett; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held in the Baptist church at Roseville June 10, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. 


The Mansfield High School class of 1945 held a reunion on July 5, 1985 at St. James Episcopal Church Parish Hall. A beautiful buffet dinner was catered by Marks Brothers and served to 38 who attended the special event. The Class president Mason Hamilton of Huntsville, Alabama extended a greeting and the invocation was given by Jim Weiskoff before the dinner. The President then asked each class member to stand and tell briefly about where they lived and what they were presently doing. Letters from absent members were read and deceased classmates were recognized. Arrangements for the reunion were in charge of Lois Garrison, Jane Day and Linda Lawton. Floral centerpieces and decorations were all made by Shirley Johnson. Those who attended were; Mr. and Mrs. Doug Dart, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Day, Mrs. Beverly Williams, Mrs. Shirley Johnson, and Mrs. And Mrs. Ben Garrison, and Mr. and Mrs. James Weiskoff all of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crumb, Ridgeway, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gaige, Canton, Pa.; Mr. Mason Hamilton, Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Husted, Roseville, Mrs. Phyllis Leuanois, Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Kneisley, Conestoga, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Donald McConnell, S. Hadley, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bastian, Corning, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bastian, Covington, Pa., Dr. and Mrs. William Taylor, Newport Beach, California, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Jamison, Green Lane, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Leland Estep, Watkins Glen, NY and Mr. Bert Halslander, Hughesville, Pa. It was agreed to meet again in another five years. 

 Mr. and Mrs. Jerome C. Eighmey were recently married at Pine City by the Rev. George G. Burroughs. Mrs. Eighmey was the former Miss Helen E. Terwilliger. After a wedding trip to Canada and Niagara Falls, the couple will reside in Moserville. 
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