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ADAMS –EDNA M. ADAMS BULLOCK – The funeral will be Tuesday for Edna M. Adams Bullock, 85 of Grant Hill, Wilmot Township who died Friday, April 30, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Her husband, Charles W. Bullock Jr. died Dec. 2, 1987.  They were married Dec. 10, 1934.  She graduated from Dushore High School in 1931.  She worked for several years at Sullcraft Manufacturing Co.  Born Aug. 15, 1913, she was a daughter of Burr C. and Pauline M. Baker Adams.  Surviving are a son, Richard C. of Wellesville; four daughters, Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayettesville, N.C., Virginia Gainer of Dushore, Joan Sanderson of Sugar Run and Judy Dolde of Miami; a brother, Roy (Pete) Adams of Sciotaville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Ronald C.; two brothers, George J. and Clarke Adams; and two sisters, Hazel V. Way and Rose Barrowcliff.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Homer’s, 206 Water St. with the Rev. Michael B. Harris and her niece, the Rev. Joy officiating.  Interment will be in Colley Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT I. ADERHOLD SR., 59 of State Route 405, Milton died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at his home.  He had been in ill health.  Formerly of Second Street, Hughesville he was a 1961 graduate of Hughesville High School.  A truck driver for more than 40 years, he had driven for Bowersox Trucking, Milton Transportation and most recently Daily Express in Carlisle.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Loyal Order of the Moose 171, both of Milton; the F & AM Lodge 401, Watsontown, the Williamsport Consistory, the Grotto and Masonic Motorcycle Club International Chapter 19.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Aderhold was a member of the American Legion Post 182, Lewisburg.  Born March 9, 1943 in Muncy Valley Hospital he was a son of Harold G. Aderhold and Lillian R. Sharrow Aderhold Reaser.  Surviving are a son, Robert I. (Donna) Aderhold Jr. of Turbotville; three daughters, Brenda L. Aderhold of Harrisburg, Samantha (Joseph) Barone of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sabrina (Jason) Phipps of Grand Island, Neb.; his former first wife, Carol Houtz of Milton; five grandchildren, Tyler and Megan Aderhold, Dominic and Jessica Barone and Emmaly Phipps.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, McKayla Kreutzer.  Friends may call at Brooks’, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  A memorial service will be at 8:45 p.m.  A private burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ALLEN –MARGUERITE LOUISE ALLEN VARNEY peacefully died Feb. 28, 2007 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  She was born at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to Lou F. and Grace S. Allen. She was a loving wife to John Varney, a wonderful mother to a son and daughter, a grandmother, an aunt, and a sister.  She played piano and organ at many local churches for services and weddings through the years, was substitute pianist for Eastern Star, and played organ in her husband's music groups.  She joyfully played bass drum with community bands for many years and made many friends.  She loved flowers and worked as a designer for Bob's Flower Shop, Stull's and Ann Marie's (locally), and Tower Flowers and DeSoto Mall Florist in Florida.  For over 30 years she was the flower judge at the Sullivan County Fair. She was a member of the Towanda Garden Club for many years. During World War II, she worked at Sylvania. After the war ended, she worked at North Penn Power. Her work on the earth is completed and her talents are now in the hands of her Lord.  A funeral service was held at Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  She will be missed by her family, friends and fellow musicians in the Kirby-Nichols, N.Y.; Vestal, N.Y.; Maine, N.Y., Wyalusing, Pa., Troy, Pa., Manatee, Fla. and Hillsborough, Fla. community bands.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/25/2007

JACK JAMES AMEIGH age 65, of Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died peacefully at home May 20, 2004.  The family will receive friends Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home; followed with burial at Sugar Hill Cemetery, Watkins Glen; full military honors to be accorded.  Born April 14, 1939 to Lynn Sr. and Genevieve Ameigh, in Burdett, NY; he served in the United States Army.  He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Maria Edemia (Eddie); sons, Jose Lynn and Jose Clemente; brothers, Frank and Lee; sisters, Mary Bartlett and Velma Grover.  He was formerly employed by Central Asphalt and R&L Perry Construction, before he retired from poor health. He is survived by brothers, Lynn, Jr. (Ida), of Watkins Glen, NY, Nelson (Janice), Watkins Glen, Richard (Joanne), Florence, NJ, and Jerome (Clara), Des Moines, IA, whom he resided with at the time of death, Milton (Nancy), Front Royal, VA, Donald (Becky), Montour Falls, NY; sisters, Margaret Ramos, Orange City, FL, Judy Wolverton, Odessa, NY; special fishing buddy and house mate, Phil Smith, whom he made his home with since the loss of his wife, in Des Moines, IA; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. –Elmira Star Gazette

LEE EARL AMEIGH age 66, a country boy at heart, born on July 18, 1936 in Burdett, NY, died Saturday, August 31, 2002 in Elmira after a long courageous battle with colon cancer.  His beloved wife Judy Walker Ameigh of 43 years cared for him compassionately until the end when he died in her arms.  Besides his adored wife, Lee is survived by: his children and grandchildren whom he loved deeply; daughter: Pamela Lee (Paul) McCann of St. Petersburg, FL and grandson Gage Taylor; son: Randy Lee (Sherry) and grandchildren Brian, Jeff, Brandon and Joanna Curren; son: Thomas Lee (Deborah) of Tucson, AZ and grandchildren Heather and Dillon; sisters: Peggy (Cy) Grover, Judy Wolverton; brothers: Lynn (Ida), Jerry (Clara), Jack, Richard (Joann), Donald, Nelson, Milton; sisters-in-law: Joy Bellinger, Jerry Curren, JoAnn (Richard) Clark, Joan Payne; brothers-in-law: Jack Bellinger, George Bartlett; special cousin: Mary (Walt) Marlett, special friends: Barb & Lenny Shock, Mary & Carl Fawcett; compassionate nurses of the Bath VA: Debbie Dieterle, NP and Emma Jackson, RN; and a special thank you to Oncologist Dr. Abby Thrower of the Tucson VA.  He was predeceased by his adored parents: Lynn & Genevieve Ameigh; brother: Frank, sisters: Mary Bartlett and Velma Grover, sisters-in-law: Edemia Ameigh and Jean Pettengill Flourney; brothers-in-law: Jack and John Walker and Stanley Pettengill; special mother and father-in-law: Martha Brookman and John Walker Sr., nephew: Joseph Ameigh and "Sister" M. Eleanore OSB of St. Joseph's Convent; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.  Lee worked as a professional truck driver with Pipe Welding, Mobil Oil, Dory Express, Ingersoll-Rand, and Dalrymple Construction as well as Schuyler County OFA.  He was a self-taught mechanic, carpenter, plumber and fulfilled a life long dream of building his own home in Watkins.  He enjoyed playing autoharp, harmonica, dancing, cards, fishing, traveling, camping and his family.  After retirement he and wife Judy lived in Seminole, FL and Tucson, AZ. Lee served his country proudly in the United States Army and Army Reserves.  He was a former Boy Scout Master of Troop 15, Huck Finn Little League Coach, former Teamster and Moose Club member.  He was a generous, loving, kind, compassionate, loyal, respectful, accountable, person to everyone he knew and encountered. His generosity and laughter is a great loss to the world. He was an inspiration to us all.  His motto was: "I lived my life to the fullest, I did it my way". Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 from 7pm until 9pm.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 11am. Dr. Lee Love will officiate.  Interment will be held in the Sugar Hill Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Judy at 1166 W. Church St. Rear Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

FRANCIS X. ‘BUD’ AMBS age 79 of Dushore, Pa. died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 14, 2007.  Bud was born in Dushore, Aug. 10, 1927, a son of the late Frank G. and Emma Bahl Ambs.  He graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1945.  Bud served in World War II in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Philippines.  He married the former Shirley M. Hollenback of Dushore, on Aug. 9, 1947 at St. Basil's church in Dushore, Pa.  Bud worked for Daly's Bottled Gas and also wired many homes for Daly's. He worked for PennDOT in Laporte as a supervisor for eight years. He later became a foreman at the former GTE Sylvania (now Osram) in Towanda, retiring in 1985 after 20 years of service.  After retiring, Bud took over as sexton of St. Basil's Church and Cemetery, maintaining the church and St. Basil's and St. Francis' "Cummiskey" cemetery grounds.  He also built and cared for a shrine to the Blessed Mother in his meticulously mowed lawn.  He also had an extensive shop when he did welding as hobby. When his health was good, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Bud was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore, Pa., and a member of McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa.  Surviving are: three sons, Joseph F. Ambs of Towanda, Pa., Richard W. Ambs of Williamsport, Pa., and John F. Ambs of Westminster, Md.; three daughters, Cathy Kriel of White Haven, Pa., Pattie Ambs of Phoenix, Ariz., and Karen Cullen of Sugar Ridge, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Ambs of Bridgewater, N.J.; a sister, Sister Mary Frances Ambs I.H.M. of Binghamton, N.Y.; brothers-in-law Dick Hollenback of Tucson, Ariz., and Leo Karge of Dushore; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by sisters Mary Ziegler of Frackville, Pa., and Agnes Bayait of Towanda.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Philip S. Rayappan, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, Pa., presiding.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Homer Funeral Home.  The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to the Holy Family Residence (Little Sisters of the Poor), 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa.  Graveside military services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2007

ANDREWS –DOROTHY C. AMEIGH age 71, of Watkins Glen, N.Y., died February 19, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Survivors include husband, Vernon E. Ameigh; daughters, Gloria Ameigh (Richard Munroe), Joyce Ameigh, Gertrude (Ken) McCracken; grandchildren, Vernon L. Tipaldos, Sheena Nichols, Jeremy and Jessica Belanger; brothers, Martin (Esther) Andrews, Jr., Donald (Florence) Andrews, Daniel (Mary) Andrews, George (Grace) Andrews; sisters, Beatrice Spears, Shirley (Tony) Radka; and loving friends and relatives. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, where funeral services will be held at 4 pm, with Pastor Dan Druyor officiating.  Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Dundee, N.Y., at a later date. –Elmira Star Gazette

HARRY E. ANDRUS, 74 of 5 Daffodil Lane, Lock Haven, died Saturday, March 7, 1998 in Lock Haven Hospital.  He retired in 1985 from the former Hammermill Paper Co.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church.  Andrus was a life member of Lodge 146, Sons of Italy and American Legion Post 130.  He was the widower of the former Josephine M. Russo who died April 9, 1991.  An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.  He attended school here.  Born July 23, 1923 in Lock Haven he was a son of William and Lydia Rupert Andrus.  Surviving are a son, Joseph R. of Lock Haven; a sister, Mrgaret A. Tolhurst of Lock Haven; two brothers, Earl of Mill Hall and Carl of Lock Haven and one grandchild.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moriaty-Dutcavich’s, 112 E. Church St. with the Rev. John J. Boyle, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  The Sons of Italy will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Christian wake service at 8.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

LARRY JOSEPH ANDRUS age 62 of Gillett, PA died Monday, January 27, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Judith (Conklin) Andrus; son, Bruce (Tammy) Andrus of Gillett, PA; daughter, Brenda (Robert) Bulkley of Elmira, NY; sister, Carolyn Keller of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Foote of Utah; grandchildren, Joshua, Aleasha and Chelsea.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many good friends.  He was a former employee of the Elmira Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Elmira.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY, Thursday 1-3 p.m.  A memorial service will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours, 3 p.m.  The Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate.  –Elmira Star Gazette

NORMAN L. ANDRUS – On Dec. 19, 1999 Norman L. Andrus was released from years of suffering and pain gently into the arms of his savior.  He was 62 years old.  Born Nov. 9, 1937 in Sayre he was the son of Dorothy Kerr Andrus and the late Joel Andrus.  He was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and served faithfully on the prayer chain.  He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.  Norm was a retired tool-and-dye maker from Ingersoll-Rand in Athens.  He was also the owner/operator of Norm Andrus Home Beautiful in Waverly, N.Y.  For the past 10 years he was the dispatcher for Bishop Fuel Co. of Sayre.  He is survived by his wife and best friend of 26 years, Jean Overpeck Andrus at home; five children and their spouses, Patricia O’Neill of Mansfield, Pa., Kevin and Lynn O’Neill of Walton, Gregg and Paula (O’Neill) Collier of New Orleans, Lori-Jean (Andrus) Gaylord of Brockport, N.Y. and Tim Andrus of Brockport, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Christina and Kayla Hughes of Mansfield, Pa., Breanna, Shelby, Sydney and Jordan O’Neill of Walton, N.Y., Alexis Collier of New Orleans, Lindsay, Courtney and Shelby Gaylord of Brockport, N.Y.; his mother, Dorothy Kerr Andrus of Waverly, N.Y.; five siblings and their spouses, Charles and Ann (Andrus) Sanchez of Napa, Calif., David and Haila Andrus of South Pasadena, Calif., Art and Janet (Andrus) Robbins of Leland, N.C., Glen and Susan (Andrus) Rogers of Waverly, N.Y. and John and Maryann Andrus of Waverly, N.Y.  Norm was predeceased by his father, Joel Andrus in 1985.  The family will receive friends at the Allgeier and Blauvelt Funeral home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y. on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at the North Waverly Chapel on Route 34 in Waverly on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the pastors, Burt Wilkins and William Wells officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL P. ANDRUS JR. age 82 of 360 E. Park St., Lock Haven died July 12, 2002 at his home.  Born on Sept. 23, 1919 in Gleason, Pa. he was a son of the late Paul and Martha Rupert Andrus.  He was married to the former Mary M. Peck on Dec. 25, 1938.  He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed gardening and played softball well into his 60s.  He retired from Hammermill Paper in 1983 after 43 years of service.  Along with his wife, Paul is survived by 4 sons, Phillip P. Clintondale, Robert A., Mill Hall, Dennis L., Mill Hall and Terry L., Tylersville; 2 brothers, Gene, Mill Hall and John, Avis; 2 sisters, Donna Rae Greendoner and Marlene Honetor, both of Mill Hall; 9 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Larry P. Andrus; a grandson, Robert A. Andrus, Jr.; brothers, Darhl, Kenneth, Donald and Ethan and sisters, Arlene, Vivian, Janice and Beverly.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington.  Friends and relatives may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROBERT F. APGAR age 64 of Gillett, PA died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, April 26, 2000.  He was born on October 6, 1935 in Newark, NJ a son of the late Robert and Anna (Vogel) Apgar.  Robert was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Ridgebury Sportsmen’s Club.  He is survived by his son, Keith (Heidi) Apgar of Gillett, PA; granddaughter, Jessie Apgar, grandson, Jason Apgar; brother, Raymond Apgar of Port Monmouth, NJ; sister-in-law, Carol Apgar of Monmouth Jct., NJ and his former wife and special friend, Donnie Apgar of Ridgebury Twp., PA.  In addition to his parents, Robert is predeceased by his brother, Calvin Apgar.  A memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Roberts Funeral home, 179 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY with the Reverend James Carr officiating.  –Elmira Star Gazette

APLIN –ELLEN A. EDWARDS, 93, formerly of Monroeton died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1987 at Marriott Manor, Horseheads.  She is survived by granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Holmes of Upper Strasburg, Pa.; grandson, Daniel Focht of East Butler, Pa.; nephews, Ralph E. and Clinton I. Fudge of Elmira.  She moved to Elmira three years ago from her former home in Monroeton.  She has been a guest at Marriott Manor for several months.  Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall funeral home, 1058 West Church St., Elmira, Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. E. Gene Callihan will officiate.  Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.  –Towanda Daily Review

JACK R. ARMSTRONG, 83 of 5315 Christopher Rd., Chemung, N.Y. died Monday Feb. 24, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born April 17, 1919 in Sayre the son of Earl and Luella Ferguson Armstrong Sr., he was a 197 graduate of Athens High School.  He attended Prep School in Washington, D.C.  Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army and then transferred to the Army Air Force Corps and was stationed at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.  After the was he returned to the Valley to join his father in operating the Armstrong Music Store in Sayre.  He retired in 1987 from there, where he was the proprietor.  He was a member of the B.P.O.E. No. 1148 of Sayre and the National Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara at home; his children, Melinda and Richard Malmros of Golden, Colo., Mary and Greg Lumm of Evergreen, Colo., Robert and Amy Armstrong of Eagle River, Ark., Jake and JoAnn Armstrong of Athens and Michelle Armstrong of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and one niece and one nephew.  He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Palipkonich of Las Vegas, Nev. and a brother, Earl Armstrong Jr. of Athens.  There will be no calling hours.  A private memorial service will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Scholarship Fund of the Sayre Elks Club, 117 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD D. AUSTIN age 81 died peacefully at his daughter and son-in-law’s home on Wednesday, June 25, 1997.  He and his wife of 58 years, Bernice S. Austin who predeceased him in 1995 lived in Bradford, PA most of their life.  Jerry worked as an Assistant Manager at the Bradford McKean Airport for 27 years prior to them moving to the Elmira, NY area.  There, he worked at the A&P Plant for 12 years before retiring to live out his remaining years at his favorite place on earth, his home on Seneca Lake.  Jerry was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy on the destroyer, USS Woodworth.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Burkey of Elmira, NY; his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Glenna Austin of Bradford, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Frank Grimone of Emporium, PA as well as his sister, Eleanor Kolivoski of Tucker, GA.  Brothers, Clarence Austin, Richard Austin and a sister, Edna Bailey predeceased him.  Lovingly referred to as Pap, he is also survived by his seven grandchildren and their spouses, Deborah and Stan Schott, Tim and Rebecca Burkey, Todd and Ellen Burkey, Martin Austin, Doug Austin, Brenda Austin and Bobbie Jo Austin.  In addition he had ten great-grandchildren who also were beginning to know him as their Pap.  In addition, Jerry was surrounded by innumerable nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and neighbors, including his most recent friend and companion, June Magura of Montour Falls, NY.  He will be best remembered for his unending friendship, generosity and kindnesses extended to all those he loved and came in contact with.  Those who knew him, also loved him.  The family wishes to extend an invitation to join them at a memorial service to celebrate his live on Sunday, July 13, 1997 at 2:00 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East Fourth Street in Watkins Glen, NY.  Immediately following the memorial service, friends and family are invited to his home on Seneca Lake for the sharing of happy memories and a final remembrance.  –Elmira Star Gazette

AVERY –CATHERINE ‘MA’ (AVERY) STAFFORD age 87 died Thursday, August 5, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor. Catherine was born January 5, 1917 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Teresa (Havens) Avery.  She owned and operated Staffords Lunch in Elmira, New York, being very well known for her cooking.  Catherine is survived by her son, Edward (Jeanne) Stafford of Kaysville, Utah; daughter, Barbara (Jim) Singerhoff of Horseheads, NY; brother, Lawrence "Sonny" (Dot) Avery of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Stafford; grandson, Vinnie Stafford; sister, Teresa Pratt and brother, Donald Avery.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, on Monday, August 9, 2004, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation with Reverend James Carr officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette

AVERY –MARGUERITE ‘MIDGE’ AVERY THOMPSON, 83, of Elkland Township, Forksville, Pa., died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at her home.  Midge was born on March 25, 1922, in Johnson City, N.Y., a daughter of the late John F. and Sadie Norton Avery.  She worked for many years as a waitress at Gardners Inn in Forksville and later for McCarty Driscoll Lumber Co. as a secretary.  Midge and her husband, George, loved children and over many years cared for more than 40 children in their home. Many of them still keep in touch.  She is survived by a nephew, Aaron Pressel of New Oxford, Pa., and a niece, Gail Avery Powell of Endicott, N.Y.; a great-niece, Shirley Cowgill; a great-nephew, Clinton Johnston; and a great-great-niece, Leah Johnson; and six special foster children, Doris, Ralph, George, Roxanne, Vickie and Brenda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George, on Dec. 31, 1987, and her brother, Norman Avery.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2005, in the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Elkland Township, with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call form 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in her memory to the Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company.

THOMAS E. AYERS age 58 of Leslie Ave., Conklin, NY, died Sunday, November 21, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.  He was born June 12, 1946 in Elmira, the son of Miles and Marjorie Burdick Ayers.  He married Jeanne Price on June 12, 1979 in Elmira.  Thomas was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed rebuilding old cars.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three daughters and son-in-law, Tracy and Randy Sweet of Elmira, Teri Kenyon of Marathon, NY, Sarah Ayers of Binghamton; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott Michael and Shanda Ayers of Callands, VA; two stepdaughters and a step son-in-law, Jackie Peeler of Springfield, IL, Katie and John Kaegi of Mechanicsville, VA; a stepson and step daughter-in-law, Scott and Rosa Peeler of Binghamton; his father and stepmother, Miles and June Ayers of Elmira Heights; four brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Joan Ayers of Charlotte, NC, Paul and Carol Ayers of Lisle, Daniel Ayers of Kanton, TN, David and Dorothy Ayers of Iron Station, NC; 11 grandchildren, Christopher and Cassandria Sweet, Gregory Kenyon, Zachary Rogers, Ethan and Cory Ayers, Brandon, Alex and Noah Peeler, Ryan and Takara Kaegi; a special friend, Charles Peeler of Binghamton; and four special nephews.  A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 131 Oakwood Ave, Elmira Heights. Memorial donations may be made in Thomas' name to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ROBERT C. AYRES SR., 72 0f Martin St., West Corners, Endicott, formerly of Powell died Wednesday of a heart attack while responding to a fire alarm.  He is survived by his wife, Iva Coney Ayers formerly of Athens, seven daughters, three sons, one brother and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and interment services will be held Saturday in Endicott.  –Towanda Daily Review   (no date)

BACON –LISA S. WALBURN age 34 of Chemung, NY died on Tuesday, July 8, 1997.  She is survived by her husband, Mark Walburn; children, Mark Jr., Jason, Jessica and Amanda; mother, Dorothy Rice Bacon; sisters, Tammy Hurlburt of Luther’s Mills, PA, Julia Marshall of Elmira, Donna Lewis of Elmira; brother, Philip Bacon of Elmira; grandparents, Solon and Betty Jenkins of PA; mother-in-law, Janet Walburn of Chemung; father-in-law, Donald Walburn of Elmira; several brothers and sisters-in-law.  She was predeceased by her father, Phillip Bacon.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  –Elmira Star Gazette

BAHR –MARY B. CHILSON, 93 of Cherry Township, Dushore RR 1 died early Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 1998 at the Highlands in LaPorte, Pa.  Born on January 31, 1905 in Cherry Township she was a daughter of the late Julius and Elizabeth Epler Bahr.  Mary has been a lifetime resident of Cherry Township.  She was a member of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Trinity Chapel in Mildred, Pa.  In early days she had worked as a cook in the lumbering camps.  She later had been employed by Weldon Co. in Lopez and later by Sullcraft Industries of Dushore retiring in 1987.  Mrs. Chilson was preceded in death by her husband the late Hartley Chilson in 1979.  She left surviving a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Kinsley of Dushore R.R. 1; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at 8:30 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Eddie Nilson, her pastor officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday evening at McHenry Funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to the Mildred Ambulance Association, c/o James Yarnall, Mildred, Pa. in Mrs. Chilson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISS MARY M. BAHR, 98 of Dushore died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001 at the Highlands in LaPorte.  Mary was born in Dushore on Nov. 14, 1902 a daughter of the late Jacob and Minerva Litzelman Bahr.  She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and a member of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore.  Surviving are two nephews and spouses; Harland and Edith VanHorn of Dushore and Revilo and Alberta VanHorn of Penn Yan, N.Y.; tow nieces, Mrs. Florence Hotchkiss of Wellsburg, N.Y. and Mrs. Nedra Snyder of LaPorte and several cousins.  Private funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  Memorials are directed to the Redeemer United Church of Christ Memorial fund, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BAILEY –BETTY L. MOSHER – On January 2, 2002 the Lord called home Betty L. Bailey Mosher, 74 after a stay at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  A lifelong resident of western Bradford County she was born on her family’s farm in Austinville December 8, 1927, one of eight children of William and Bertha Wilson Bailey.  As a young woman she met a Troy area gentleman named William D. Mosher.  They were united in marriage June 10, 1945.  They settled in Columbia Cross Roads and raised three sons.  She was truly a “People person” if ever there was one.  With her warm smile and cheerful demeanor, she was always ready to help friend and stranger alike and with Betty no one was a stranger for long.  In the early days of the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority she served as a driver shuttling people to and from their appointments in her own vehicle since the fledgling transit authority had not yet purchased its own buses.  For someone like her this was more like visiting than it was work.  She also volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Troy and Columbia Cross Roads areas.  In the 1970s she was introduced to yet another means of meeting new friends, the citizens band radio.  She was a member of the Happy Handle CB Club.  Known by the handle “Pa. Mama,” she was able to visit with countless others without leaving the comfort of her home.  At one point, unbeknownst to her, she caught the attention of another CB’er named Betty.  “Pa. Mama” was pleasantly surprised one day to receive a letter form First Lady Betty Ford, known in CB circles as “First Mama.”  The letter has remained a treasured memento to this day.  Her big heart also extended to animals, particularly cats and dogs.  She was also a big fan of country and western music.  She was a woman with a deep abiding faith in the Lord and was a longtime member of the Austinville Community Church.  Mrs. Mosher was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by the many lives that she touched.  Surviving are her husband of 57 years, William at home; sons, Leon (Alice) Mosher, Mehoopany, Durland “Skip” (Rosalyn) Mosher, Granville Summit, Lyle Mosher, Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Delores Burleigh, Sylvania, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Bailey, Jr., Jack Bailey, Orson Bailey, Stub Bailey, Clarence Bailey and Albert Bailey.  The funeral service was held January 5 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Ken Marple, pastor of the Austinville Community Church officiating.  Interment was private.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MAXWELL E. BAILEY MSGT. (Ret.) died February 1, 2007 in Sarasota, Fla., following an extended illness.  He was a snowbird since 2000 and was a 29-year resident of Hamilton Meadows.  He was a member and former officer of the Hamilton Meadows Civic Association.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service and 21 years of Civil Service with the 121st Air Refueling Wing POL Section. He was a member of VFW Post No. 2505 in Lockbourne, Ohio, VFW Post No. 8675 in Troy, Pa., American Legion Southway Post No. 144 in Ohio, FOE Aerie #2765 and BSA Scout Master Troop #526.  He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Ruth, of 48 years; parents, Orson and Agnes Bailey and Fannie and Jim Crandle; mothers-in-law, Elsie Cowden and Mary Forshey; father-in-law, Guy Cowden; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  He is survived by: his wife, Patricia (Forshey-Brown) Bailey; children, Michael (Gail) Bailey of Columbus, Andrew (Flo) Bailey of New Jersey, Pam Marcum and Trina Jude of Columbus and Scott (Maria) Bailey of Pickerington; step-children, Jimmy (Kim) Brown, DeeDee (Minuard) Knight and Dr. Beth Brown; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brother, Harlan (Dawn) Bailey and Jim (Marge) Crandle; sisters, Gloria Ripley and Jenny Louise (Robert) Mintz; sister-in-law, Carolyn (George) Young; and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Valerie Wailbel officiating. Interment, with full military honors by 121st Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard, at Obetz Cemetery, will follow.  In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to American Heart Assn., American Lung Assn., Lockbourne United Methodist Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT L. ‘UNCLE BOB’ BAILEY age 94 of Elmira, Keuka Lake and Florida, died April 3, 2003 in Sebastian, Florida following a brief illness.  Robert was born on a farm in Grove Springs NY on January 8, 1909, one of the nine children of Katherine (Gleason) and Francis Bailey.  He attended grammer school at the North Urbana NY schoolhouse.  The family moved to Ohio for a short while where Bob excelled in football and graduated from Delaware High School in 1929.  He also attended the University of Ohio. Robert was a talented tool and die maker with over 30 years of service at the Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights. He was credited with, and received numerous awards for many inventions and innovations which were later patented by Bendix.  Robert and Margaret Forsythe were married at the 1st Baptist Church in Elmira NY in 1935, celebrating over 67 years of marriage. Margaret (Midge) survives, along with three daughters: Carol G.Bailey of San Francisco, Roberta (Clark) of Madison WI, and Peggy (Craig) Wilson of Painted Post. Robert is also survived by three grandchildren: Todd (Angie) Wambold and Beth (Scott) Byers of Madison WI, and Christine Wilson of Painted Post NY; five great-grandchildren: Jake, Nick and Emily Byers, and Brian and Sam Wambold of Madison WI, one sister; Faith Thibbitts of Florida, along with many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by daughter Sharon Marjory, brothers Harold, Phillip and Whitney(Jake) Bailey, and sisters Elizabeth Jewett, Marjory Bailey, Tess Richards and Katherine Cleaveland.  Robert greatly enjoyed spending time at Keuka Lake.  He purchased land in the 1940's, and self constructed a cottage for his family along the West Lake Road.  He enjoyed fishing for lake trout, deer hunting, and gardening well into his 80's. Once retired, Robert spent his winters in Florida where he attended the 1st Presbyterian Church of Sebastian.  There will be no calling hours.  There will be a summer memorial service in Hammondsport NY at the convenience of the family.  Robert may be remembered through donations to the American Lung Association, the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira NY or the Keuka Lake Foundation, 90 Pulteney St, Hammondsport NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

ROY EDGAR GERALD BAILEY age 58 of Van Etten and Smith Rd. Pine Valley died Sunday Aug. 3. 2003.  Roy was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Lobsinger) Bailey. He is survived by his son, Roy Jr. of Elmira; brothers and sister, James Bailey of Breesport, Robert Bailey of Ithaca, Ernest and Frederick Bailey of Van Etten, Cathy Bailey of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Rodney Bailey of Van Etten; along with several nieces and nephews.  Roy was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Dorothy (Hollenbeck) Bailey and brothers, Earl, Harold and Charles Bailey.  Roy was a resident of the Smith Rd. in Pine Valley.  He always had a strong work ethic and was employed at the former Foundry in Elmira and a short time with the Rail Road in Baltimore.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Thurs. Aug. 7, 2003 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.  His service will follow there at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery in Van Etten where Roy will be laid to rest beside his parents and brother. –Elmira Star Gazette

BAILEY –MRS. RUTH BAILEY KEENEY GUIEDON, 85 of Terrytown, Pa. died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Ruth was born Oct. 20, 1912 in Wilmot Township, Bradford Co., Pa. a daughter of the late David and Hortence Dodge Bailey.  She married Ivan Keeney of Terrytown on June 29, 1929 and lived in Terrytown until his death in February of 1955.  She married Maurice Guiendon in May 1955 and moved to Binghamton, N.Y.  She worked as a sales clerk for the Woolworth store in Binghamton until her retirement in 1978.  After the death of her husband, Maurice on Sept. 29, 1978 she moved back to Terrytown.  Surviving are son, Charles Keeney of Wyalusing; daughter and son-in-law, Esther Jane (Smiley) and James Hope of Wyalusing; six grandchildren, Ann Smiley of Towanda, David Keeney of Terrytown, Penny Farley of Towanda, Michael Keeney of Keene, NH, Debbie Kolodziej of Wyalusing, David Smiley of Terrytown; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephew and a spouse, David and Clarice Chandler of Athens.  She was predeceased by a sister and spouse, Beulah (1991) and Michael (1978) Chandler of Athens; a brother, Henry Bailey of Wyalusing in 1985 and a son-in-law Rodney Smiley of Wyalusing in 1978.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 at 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen, pastor of St. John’s Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, N.Y.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials are directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER C. BAILEY age 84 of 3061 Mill Street, Tyrone, died Friday, May 21, 2004 at his home.  He was born May 2, 1920 in the town of Tyrone, the son of Edson and Lettie Disbrow Bailey. Spencer has worked for the former Kleckler Juice Plant in Dundee, Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post and retired from Seneca Foods in Dundee 22 years ago.  He was a member of the Lamoka Lodge #463 of Masons for the past 60 years, and a past Master.  He was also a member of the Schuyler County Lamb Pool, Crystal Valley Grange and the old Wayne Methodist Church, a past member of the Wayne Village Baptist Cemetery Board and an Assessor for the town of Tyrone for many years. Surviving are his wife, Natalie Gleason Bailey; sons, Richard (Mildred) Bailey, John (Linda) Bailey, and Harry (Roberta) Bailey, all of Tyrone; sister, Ramona Sebring of Bath; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Howard Bailey of Dresdan. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where a Masonic Service will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Jason Thompson will officiate and interment will be in Tyrone Cemetery.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Memorials should be made to the Tyrone Fire Dept. or the Tyrone United Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star Gazette

BAKER –GLADYS FASSETT of RR 1, Box 507, Warren Center formerly of Lacey Street, Laceyville died at her home Tuesday evening, July 26, 1994 following a long illness.  Born in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County on Jan. 17, 1911 she was the daughter of the late John and Amanda Benninger Baker.  She was a member of the Warren Center United Methodist Church and the Warren Center Senior Citizens Club.  She is survived by her husband, Levo E. Fassett to whom she had bee3n married 58 years; three sons and their wives, Lyle and Joan Fassett of Conklin, N.Y., Levo Fassett Jr. of Tunnell, N.Y. and Lloyd and Edith Fassett of Warren Center; three daughters, Mrs. David (Anna) Ramey of Windsor, N.Y., Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Rounds of Warrenton, Va. and Mrs. Christopher (Shirley) DeLucia of Conklin, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one niece.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of the Warren Center United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacy Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock and Saturday morning one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice in care of the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES E. (CHUCK) BALLARD age 76 of Lawrenceville, PA went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 17, 1999 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years Alice Brown Ballard at home; children, David (Karen) Ballard of Lindley, NY, Kathleen Card of Canton, Ruth (Daryle) Hawkins of Corning, Mark (Kelley) Ballard of Freemont, MI; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jeffrey, Jason and Jill Ballard, Jaime, Kevin Card, Benjamin, Sarah Lewis, Matthew Hawkins; 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ballard of Lacey, WA.  Mr .Ballard was an active member of the Caton Bible Chapel for 51 years where he served as Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Youth Director and various other positions.  He was a veteran of WW II having served with the US Army Infantry.  He was a life-time member of the Caton Fire Department, a member of the Telephone Pioneers.  He was employed for over 45 years with NYNEX, now Bell Atlantic.  Chuck was an avid outdoorsman and a friend to all.  It was Chuck’s request that there be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Caton Bible Chapel, 112;97 Old County Road, Corning, NY with the Rev. Steven Thompson officiating.  Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY at the convenience of the family.  Full Military Honors will be accorded at the grave.  The family requests that memorial donations be directed to Caton Bible Chapel, 11297 Old County Road, Corning, NY in Mr. Ballard’s memory.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 11050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GERALD T. BARNES, 71 of Butler, Pa. died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 at his residence.  He was born March 30, 1933 in Lake Wesauking.  He was the son of the late Howard L. Barnes and the late Helen M. (Dixon) Barnes.  He was a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church.  He retired from P&W Construction Co. and had worked at Agway Building Department and at Westinghouse.  After retirement he enjoyed farming, hunting and gardening.  Surviving are his wife, Claudia B. (Cutler) Barnes, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960; a daughter, Mrs. David (Michele) Barstch of White Plains, N.Y.; two sons, Craig D. Barnes of Butler and David J. Barnes of Louisville, Ohio; six grandchildren; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister, Mildred “Shirley” Barlow of York, Pa.; and a brother, Sherman H. Barnes of Lake Wesauking.  He was predeceased in death by a sister, Betty Wilcox.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Young Funeral Home, Ltd., Butler, Pa.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at the funeral home with Mark Frailey officiating.  Interment will be in the North Side Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, Pa. or a charity of the donor’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

BARNES –MRS. ROSETTA BARNES MILLER age 86 of Lopez died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Rosetta was born in Forksville, daughter of the late Jay and Minnie Mae Gilbert Barnes.  She attended local schools and married Henry T. Miller of Lopez.  They resided in Lopez most of their lives.  Henry predeceased her on Dec. 28, 1979.  Rosetta was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Canton.  Surviving are: four sons, Willard Miller, George Miller  of Clarks Summit, Pa., Edward Miller of Mildred and Henry T. Miller Jr. of Lopez; three daughters, Ilene Mae Stephey of Sebring, Fla., Edith Rohde of Elmira, N.Y. and Minnie Mae Miller of Philadelphia; a sister, Velda Quail of Shunk; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Murray Barnes, Eric Barnes and Sam Barnes and four sisters, Pearl Kneller, Lillian Bleiler, Idelia Bryan and Damie Edsell.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Clark Acker officiating.  Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Township, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARVEY E. BARTO, 75 of Hughesville RD died May 14, 1984 at Muncy Valley Hospital.  He was born June 21, 1908 in Penn Township, Lycoming County a son of William and Arilla Karschner Barto.  He was a retired, self-employed carpenter and had worked at AVCO Lycoming in Williamsport.  He was a member of Barto Hollow Hunting Club.  Surviving are two sons, Robert L. and Fred W., both of Hughesville; a step-son, Harold F. Keebler of Muncy; a daughter, Mrs. C. Joanne Smith of Eagles Mere; a brother, Carl of Hughesville; also 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  His wife the former B. Gertrude Keebler died in 1982 and another daughter, Mrs. Helen B. Heess died in 1983.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (May 17) at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville with interment in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Rev. James Leitzel of Forksville will officiate.  –Sullivan Review

BARTO –MRS. HELEN B. HEESS, 43, wife of Carl K. Heess of Shunk RD 1 died Nov. 17, 1983 in the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport where she was a patient.  Born in Penn twp., Lycoming Co. on July 29, 1940 she was a daughter of Harvey E. and Beatrice G. Keebler Barto.  She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Hughesville RD 2 and attended Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Forksville RD 2.  A 1958 graduate of Hughesville High School, she was employed as a nurse’s aide at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville RD 2 for the past 10 years.  She and her husband also farmed in Elkland Twp. for the past 13 years.  Surviving, besides her husband are two sons, Richard C. and Randy L. of Shunk RD 1; a daughter, Miss Robin I. Heess at home; her father, of Hughesville RD 2; three brothers, Robert L. and Fred W. Barto, both of Hughesville RD 2 and Harold F. Keebler of Muncy; a sister, Mrs. C. Joanne Smith of Eagles Mere and two step-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. James Leitzel, church pastor officiating.  Burial was in Elkland Friends Cemetery.

BAUMUNK –ALBERTA AGNES BAUMUNK BENNETT, 75 of Glade Spring, Va. died on Oct. 26, 1998 at the Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.  Alberta was born Sept 2, 1923 in Sullivan County, Pa. the daughter of Walter and Jessie Battin Baumunk.  She enjoyed reading and music, her flower garden and had a very special love for her family.  Surviving are her husband of 55 years, F. Eugene Bennett at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Taylor, Dushore, Lorrraine and Harry Stoke, Apalachin, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Raynoo Bennett, Dixon, Calif., Randy and Pat Bennett, Bedford, Mass., Jerry and Deborah Bennett, Glade Spring, Va., Mark and Amy Bennett, Franklin, Ind.; two sisters, Annabelle Reibson, Forksville, Pa. and Marie Snell, Lake Wales, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Oct. 28, 1998 at 1 p.m. from Williams Funeral Home Chapel, Chilhowie, Va. with the Rev. Jeff Wallace officiating.  Pallbearers were: Michael Taylor, Chad Taylor, Gregory Taylor, Jeffrey Stoke, James Stoke, Jason Stoke.  Honorary pallbearer was Derek Bennett.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

BAUMUNK –AMBER A. BATTIN, 94, Forksville RR 1 died December 1, 1993.  Born on November 14, 1899 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County she was the daughter of the late Philip and Irene Letts Baumunk.  She had been a lifetime resident of Elkland Township.  Mrs. Battin was the widow of the late Harold L. Battin, who preceded her in death in 1982.  She was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.  In her early years, she was a member of various church organizations and the Sullivan County Extension Service.  One of the joys in her later years was searching the genealogy of her family and corresponding with her relatives in Germany.  She left surviving tow sons; Judson Battin, Dushore and Laverne Battin, Baltimore, MD; one brother, Lawrence Baumunk, Shunk; two sisters, Gleyna Vogt, Forksville RR 1 and Phyllis Molyneux, Lincoln Falls, PA; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Marie Parrish in 1975 and one brother, Arthur Baumunk in 1991.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore.  The funeral service was held December 4 in the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Robert Broome, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Elkland Friends Cemetery, Forksville.  The family requests memorial donations be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BAUMUNK –ANNABELLE AMELIA REIBSON, 84, Rapid City, SD and longtime resident of Forksville, PA went home to her Lord on November 6, 2002 at the Wesleyan Health Care Center, Rapid City.  Born on July 9, 1918 she lived 81 years of her life within one mile of her birthplace in Forksville.  She was the daughter of Walter and Jessie (Battin) Baumunk.  She graduated from Estella High School and attended business training school in Williamsport.  On September 14, 1940 she married Vernon C. Reibson.  In 1998 she moved to Rapid City to be with her daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Barry and granddaughter Kara.  Annabelle, affectionately known as “Grandmablle” was a devoted mother, grandmother and a Christian farm wife.  She was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church near her home in Sullivan County and in recent years attended the First Wesleyan Church in Rapid City.  Throughout her life she believed in a strong work ethic and helped on her family’s farm for many years.  She enjoyed times spent visiting with family and friends.  Surviving are: sons, Duane and Betsy Reibson, Forksville and Darrel and Elaine Reibson, Jersey Shore; daughter, Sharon and Barry Bown, Rapid City, SD; four grandsons; four granddaughters; four great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Maynard and Marcella Reibson, Forksville, Sara and John Blass, Unityville, Eugene Gennett, Glade Springs, VA, Luella Miner, Endicott, NY; many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Vernon C. who died on February 21, 1977 she was predeceased by brothers, Dudley, Harlan and Milo Baumunk; sisters, Myrtle Miller, Marie Snell and Alberta Bennett.  The funeral was held from the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church on November 9 with the Rev. Matthew Pickering officiating.  Burial was in the Elkland Friends (Quaker) Cemetery next to the Quaker Meeting House where as a little girl she attended meetings.  Memorials in Mrs. Reibson’s name may be directed to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church Missionary Society, RR 1, Box 1136, Forksville, PA, the Alzheimer Association, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA or the Wesleyan Health Care Centers’ Sensory Stimulation Mats Fund, 2000 Wesleyan Blvd., Rapid City, SD.  Arrangements were in the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BAUMUNK –GLEYNA BAUMUNK VOGT, 91 of Forksville RR 1 (Elkland Twp.), PA died Friday, July 12, 1996 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born August 4, 1904 on a farm near Lincoln Falls, PA she was the daughter of the late Philip and Irene Letts Baumunk.  She was a longtime member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Bernadine and Gene Bown of Columbia Cross Roads, PA;  grandchildren and their spouses, Barbara and Jack Swingle of Athens, PA; Ted and Janet Bown of Canton, PA; Christine and Alan Painter of Troy, PA; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Bown, Lacey, Milly and Jesse Painter; a sister, Phyllis Molyneaux of Dushore, PA; sisters-in-law, Naomi Baumunk of Sabinsville, PA and Caroline Baumunk of Shunk, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Vogt, in 1950; a daughter, Jane Hess, in 1992; a grandson, Sanford Bown, in 1978; brothers, Arthur Baumunk in 1990 and Lawrence Baumunk in 1995; and a sister, Amber Battin, in 1993. Funeral services were held July 16 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Matthew Pickering officiating and interment to be in Forksville Cemetery, Forksville, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church c/o Grace Bown, RR 1, Forksville, PA in Mrs. Vogt's memory. –Troy Gazette-Register

HARLAN BAUMUNK, 79 of Forksville died Wednesday morning Sept. 9, 1987 at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.  He had been in failing health for the past year.  Mr. Baumunk was born Dec. 22, 1907 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County son of the late Walter and Jessie Battin Baumunk.  He had been a farmer in Elkland Township for 14 years and then owned and operated a grocery store in Estella for another 14 years.  He had started his own lumber company in Sullivan County and upon the death of his brother, Milo Baumunk went into business with his father and brother, Dudley Baumunk in the lumber mill at Forksville until his retirement.  Mr. Baumunk was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F&AM of Monroeton.  He was also a member of the Sullivan County Fair Association and the Forksville Fire Company.  Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Agnes Gleockler Baumunk at home; three daughters; June Hatton of Binghamton, Doris Beinlich of Forksville and Mary Lou Robbins of Williamsport; two sons; Raymond Baumunk of Monroeton and Richard Baumunk and his wife Linda of Forksville; three sisters; Annabelle Reibson, Alberta Bennet and Marie Snell; 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. George Reynolds pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Forksville Cemetery.  Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore Friday evening between 7-9 p.m.  The family requests that memorials or contributions be directed to the Bradford/Sullivan County Chapter of the American Heart Fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

L. DALE BAUMUNK, 71 of Shunk died unexpectedly on Feb. 7, 2002 of an apparent heart attack.  Born in Lincoln Falls on April 13, 1930 Dale was the son of Caroline Little Baumunk and the late Lawrence Baumunk.  He graduated from the Elkland Township Vocational High School, Estella in 1947 and attended Lycoming College after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He served active duty in 1948 and 1949.  He returned home and married Lucy Lindley of Canton on July 6, 1952.  He was called back to the Navy during the Korean War for two years.  After serving in Kingsville, Texas and Key West, Fla. Dale returned to Shunk, where he joined his parents in the family lumber business and it was renamed L.L. Baumunk and Son.  In 1974 he and his wife, Lucy took over the business and formed the corporation, L.L. Baumunk and Son Inc.  Together they ran the sawmill, pallet mill and general store until their retirement in November of 1995.  Dale will be remembered as a fun-loving, compassionate, generous and active member of his community.  He was involved in numerous organizations, where he held a variety of leadership roles.  Dale was a volunteer at the Pennsylvania Bow Hunters Festival in Forksville for over 40 years.  He was actively involved in running the canoe races at World’s end State Park for several years and was on the executive board of the Sullivan County Fair Association.  He held the position of president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Sullivan County Bloodmobile drives and trustee of Robert Packer Hospital.  Dale also served on the Pennsylvania Forestry Commission during the Scranton/Shaffer administration for eight years and served on the Citizens Advisory Committee through the Department of Environmental resources during the Sharp administration for eight years.  He served as Sullivan County School Board director for 11 years.  In 1998 he was the first recipient of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.  Dale held the position of Fox Township Republican committeeman since 1960.  He served as Sullivan County Republican chairman for 15 years and he attended two Republican national conventions.  He was elected as a Republican state committeeman representing Sullivan County in 1998.  At the time of his death, Dale was a director of The First National Bank of Canton, Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Co. and the Fox Township cemetery Association.  Dale was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 415 in Canton, serving as worshipful master 1998 to 1999.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory in Williamsport, the Lycoming/Sullivan Selective Service Board, the PennDOT Citizens Advisory Council, the Endless Winds Fire Co., the Shunk United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post No. 452, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Canton, the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club and the Antique Auto Club of America.  He was also a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Dale gave many hours of service to individuals, to his local community, his county, his state and his country.  He will be sadly missed by his family and countless others.  Surviving are his wife of49 years, Lucy Lindley Baumunk; three daughters, Ann Henderson and her husband, Robert; Mary Blondy and husband Steven, and Emily Wilken and husband, Brian; four grandchildren, Lindley Henderson, Joel and Rachel Blondy and Benjamin Wilken; his mother, Caroline Baumunk, 94; a sister, Joanne Ford and husband Kenneth; an aunt, Phyllis Molyneux; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  His father, Lawrence Baumunk, predeceased him in 1995.  Family and friends may call at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on Monday, Feb 11 from 2 to 4 or 7 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic service will be performed at 6:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery in  Shunk.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial donations may be made to the Shunk United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Shunk, Pa., the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 39, Shunk, Pa. or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAWRENCE L. BAUMUNK, 89, husband of Caroline Little Baumunk, Shunk died Monday October 16, 1995 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born June 6, 1906 on a farm near Lincoln Falls, PA, he was a son of the late Philip and Irene Letts Baumunk.  Lawrence was a graduate of Estella High School, class of 1923.  On June 14, 1928 he married the former Caroline Little in Estella.  Together with his wife they purchased the General Store in Shunk on March 9, 1934.  From that time until he retired, they expanded the business into the trucking, sawmill and pallet mill firm of L.L. Baumunk and Sons, Inc., which is now owned by his son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Lucy Baumunk and his granddaughter and husband Ann and Bob Henderson.  Mr. Baumunk served as Postmaster of Shunk for 16 years and Fox Township Supervisor for 12 years.  He was a 50-year member of the Canton Lodge No. 415 Free and Accepted Masons and the Williamsport Consistory.  Mr. Baumunk was a director of the First National Bank of Canton for over 30 years and was a Director Emeritus at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, the National Rifle Association, the Endless Winds Fire Company, the Sullivan County Historical Society and a sustaining member of the Republican Party.  Surviving are: Caroline Little Baumunk his wife of 67 years; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Lucy Baumunk of Shunk; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Kenneth Ford, Philadelphia; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Ann and Bob Henderson, Shunk; Mary and Steve Blondy, Madison, NJ; Emily and Brian Wilken, Honesdale; Nina Tannenwald, Providence, RI; Caroline and Bill Eisenhood, Adam Ford, and Ian Lucas Ford, all of Albuquerque, NM; Jason Ford, Washington, DC; two step-grandchildren and their spouses, Paul Ford and Wendy White, Oak Park, IL; Sarah Ford and Nick Monroe, DelMar, CA; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gleyna Vogt and Phyllis Molyneux, both of Forksville; sister-in-law, Naomi Baumunk, Sabinsville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Baumunk and a sister, Amber Battin.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 1995 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 will conduct services at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday October 20 at the funeral home with Pastor Herbert Eby officiating.  Interment will be held in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Endless Winds Fire Company, PO Box 39, Shunk, PA or the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BAXTER –CARMEN D. BARTO, 76 of Hughesville RR 2 died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998 at home after a lengthy illness.  She and her husband, Carl H. Barto would have observed their 59th wedding anniversary Feb. 25.  She drove a school bus for the East Lycoming School District for 27 years, retiring in 1977.  She was a member of the Hughesville Garden Club.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Hughesville RR 2 and the church’s Ladies Aide.  Born April 10, 1921 at Muncy Township, she was a daughter of William and Maryetta Springman Baxter.  Surviving besides her husband are a son, William K. Barto of Hughesville RR 2; a daughter, Donna L. Cashman of Hughesville RR 2; a brother, Walter Baxter of Muncy RR 2; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy H. Fry on April 24, 1995; two brothers, Jacob and Douglas Baxter and two sisters, Dorothy Hall and Laura N. Persun.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St. with her pastor, the Rev. George E. Doran officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy RR 2.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GERALD BAXTER age 76 of Nelson, PA and St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Stony Fork, PA died September 16, 2004 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA.  He was the husband of Doreen Oles Baxter. Gerald was born December 29, 1927 in Roscoe, NY, the son of the late Clyde and Geraldine Stiekle Baxter.  He retired in 1983 from Chemical Leaman Corporation, Downington, PA, as a superintendent of dry bulk. Surviving are his wife; daughter, Tris Baxter Ozark (Mark), Pittsburgh, PA; son, Ward L. Baxter (Joan), Auburn, PA; granddaughter, Leigh Doreen Baxter, Hellam, PA; grandson, Matthew Collins Baxter, Auburn, PA; brother, Eugene Baxter, Vestal, NY; sister, Lois Fontana (Robert), Ormand Beach, FL.  Services are private at the convenience of the family.  If desired, memorials may be sent in his memory to United Church of Roscoe, Roscoe, NY. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

KENNETH LEE BAXTER age 60 of Grand Central Ave., Elmira died Sunday, April 28, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Ken was born April 5, 1942 in Olean, NY son of the late Merton and Mildred Baxter.  He was employed by Weis Market as Seafood Manager prior to his disability. Survivors include his wife Nancy (Young) Baxter of Elmira, a daughter Shelley (Randy) Roff of Elmira sons, Timothy (Angela) Baxter and Jody (Lori) Baxter all of Elmira, brothers Glen of IL, Dave of Elmira and Victor Baxter of MI, sisters Jeannie of NC, Darlene of Vestal and Corkie of AL, his grandchildren, Cara, Samantha, Kyle, Michael and Jillian, special niece, Shalyn and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette

BAXTER –MARILYN B. (BAXTER) HARRIS age 73 of Troy, PA died on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  She was born February 8, 1929 in East Troy, PA the daughter of John Ezra and Ethel (Duart) Baxter.  She did clerical work and enjoyed volunteering at the Bradford County Manor.  Mrs. Harris is survived by daughters; Linda (Gary) Burroughs of Lititz, PA, Lana Allphin of Troy, PA and Barbara (Michael) Yanchuk of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Todd (Stacey) Burroughs, Susan Burroughs (Jason Schoonmaker), Bert Allpin, Lacey Allphin, Aaron Yanchuk and Megan Yanchuk.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister, Daphne and a brother, David.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. for visitation.  Funeral service will be at the convenience of the family.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register

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