This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
AKERS Carl R "Rusty"
Galeton man's body found morning after snowmobile crash
GALETON -- A Galeton man died late Thursday night when the snowmobile he was riding went off a state forest road and struck several trees. Potter County Deputy Coroner Ken Wingo pronounced Carl R. "Rusty" Akers, 27, of School Street, dead at the scene of the crash, along Lyman Run Road, 11 miles west of Galeton, at 9:55 Friday morning. Wingo said Akers was riding his Kawasaki Nitro 1000 snowmobile on Lyman Run Road sometime before midnight on Thursday and became separated from others with whom he was riding. His snowmobile left the road, traveled 65 feet and struck several trees, Wingo said. Akers, who was wearing a safety helmet and full protective gear, died instantly, Wingo said. He listed the cause of death as head and neck injuries. Akers' companions searched for him, but could not find him. A state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources laborer grooming the road for riders discovered the accident scene and body at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Forest rangers from the department investigated the crash. State police, Sweden Township police and members of the Gale Hose Ambulance Company assisted DCNR rangers and Wingo at the scene. Akers was a mechanic at Larry's Sport Center near Galeton. The crash occurred about five miles west-northwest of Lyman Run State Park. By George Osgood firstname.lastname@example.org
ANDRUS - Henry L. Andrus, 86, of East Smithfield, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on May 16, 1921 in East Smithfield, as the son of the late Fred L. and Mildred Clark Andrus. He graduated from SRU High School and was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Henry was an avid outdoorsman who loved farming, gardening, bird watching and hunting. He enjoyed tapping maple trees in the spring and selling his syrup. He was the happiest when he was in the fields. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Grange for 55 years and East Smithfield Township Supervisor for 11 years. He was predeceased by: his wife of 63 years, Jennie Andrus, 2006; and his parents. He is survived by; his daughter, Joan and Duane Dawson, Ulster; grandchildren, Amy Storms, Sayre, and Adam Storms, Syracuse, N.Y.; nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Helen C. Hoose of East Smithfield and Ellsworth Andrus, East Smithfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 from 2 to 4: p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stan Gill officiating Memorial donations may be made in his name to the East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. - Sayre Morning Times, 11 February 2008
BAILEY Viola (SRGP 12291)
HAGER, Viola Bailey (Hungerford) (Maxson) - Born May 29, 1915. Went peacefully to join her husband of many years, C. Raymond Hager on February 11, 2008 to be with the Lord. Formerly of Livonia and Adams, NY, born in Covington/Mansfield, PA. Beloved mother of Jacquelyn Maxson and Carolyn (Charles) Hungerford. Cherished grandmother of Timothy (Cheryl) Hungerford, Michelle (Mark) Johnson, Tina (Jim Doohan) Bell, Rockney (Sue Veley) Maxson, Kimberly (Dan) Graves, Tracie (Scott Knapp) Osier, and Teal (Mark) Hallett; and proud great-grandmother of 14. She also leaves cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. She was a life member of the Easter Star Chapter of Livonia and joined her husband as he participated in many masonic and commandery activities. We wish to deeply thank the staff at the Park Ridge Living Center, the devoted physical therapy staff and all of the staff on the 2200 Unit of the Unity Hospital for their caring treatment of her and our family during this final episode of her earthly life. Donations may be made to the Masonic Eye Foundation, Walker Fire Dept., Inc., or a charity of your choice. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 16, 2008, at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton, from 12 Noon to 2:30 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Spring time interment at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/14/2008.
BAUMAN - Dennis M. Bauman, 46, of Waverly, went home to be with
his Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 following an extended illness. Dennis
was born on Oct. 26, 1961 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Donna (Bennett) Bauman
and the late John “Jack” Bauman.
He is survived by: his wife, Toni (Decker) Bauman; sons, Travis “T.J.,” Trevor and Tyler Bauman of Waverly; mother, Donna Bauman of Waverly; brothers, David (Laurie) Bauman of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Daniel (Sherri) Bauman; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marilyn and Michael Decker of Chemung; sisters-in-law, Joni (Gene) Gray of East Smithfield, Jani Bennet of Wyalusing and Bobbi (Greg) Sinsabaugh of Waverly; aunts, Millie Malanoski of Waverly, Darlene Plate of Elmira, Kathy (Scott) Dutcher of Waverly, Eunice Cooper of Odessa and Violet Bauman of Lancaster, Pa.; uncle, Herbert Bauman of Pine Valley, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dennis was predeceased by: his father, John “Jack” Bauman on July 17, 2005. Dennis was president of the Waverly Little League and was a Waverly High School modified, J.V. and varsity football coach and modified and varsity baseball coach. His greatest joy was coaching and watching his children play ball. Friends are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Church, Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Watts as celebrant. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 12 February 2008
BEEMAN - Mrs. Vina Beeman Foxx Truett, 90, died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2008, at Twilight Haven in Fresno, CA. Mrs. Truett was a former resident of Wyalusing and Laceyville for many years. She was born in Laceyville on March 23, 1917, the daughter of the late Orville D. Beeman, who died in 1968, and the late Belle Lemon Beeman, who died in 1997 at the age of 104 years. She grew up and lived in Laceyville, where she graduated from the Laceyville High School, Class of 1935. On May 27, 1940, she married her first husband, Edward Foxx, and after their marriage moved from Laceyville. After the death of her husband, Edward Foxx, and marriage and death of her second husband, Millard Truett, she moved to Arkansas in the early 1970’s. She moved back to the Wyalusing area in the late 1970’s. In the fall of 1980, she moved to Laceyville, where she lived until 1998 when she moved to California to be near her sons. During her time in Laceyville, Mrs. Truett lived over the Sheldon Funeral Home on Main St., becoming an integral part of the funeral home’s daily operation. While in Laceyville, she enjoyed visiting with her many extended family members, friends and neighbors. When she was able, she attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. She was also an active member of the Meshoppen Chapter of Eastern Star # 70. Surviving are her two sons, James Foxx and his wife, Julie of Clovis, CA and Rodney Foxx and his wife, Barbara of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving is her sister, Vergie Beeman Pembleton of Zephyrhills, FL, along with her eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Irene Beeman and Earl and Lucille Beeman, a brother-in-law, Edward Pembleton and a nephew, Elwin Beeman. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Laceyville. Interment will be in Lacey St. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623. Local arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 7 February 2008
BEETEM - CLISE, Mary L.
Age 85, of 204 Alba St., Knoxville, PA, died February 6,