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by Joyce M. Tice
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
 Malon S. Cleveland died at his home in Schodac on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1898, aged 57 years and 11 months.  His wife died four years ago.  The leave seven children, having buried two—Adebert, of Plainview, Nebraska, Mrs. Wallace Sherman, Mrs. Clarence Smith, Cora Bird, Ray and Ralph.  He was a brother of Harvey Cleveland, of Sullivan, Horace, of Bradford, McKean county, and Salina Cleveland, of Elk Run.  He was a prosperous farmer, a member of the G. A. R. And has faithfully discharged the duties of various township offices.  An upright man has gone.  None speak of his character, but mention his virtues.  He was kind and loving in his family and true to his friends, who are legion.

HART Julia Ann
Wellsboro Agitator - March 10, 1920
Upper Lambs Creek, March 3— Julia A. Hart was born Sept. 5, 1846, daughter of Adam and Eva Hart.  She died Feb. 26, 1920. On Nov. 1, 1866, she was married to Randall W. Sumner. To them were born the following children: Eva V. Sumner deceased; Omer R. Sumner, of Charleston; Joel E. Sumner and Mrs. John Willets, nee Lydia Sumner, both of Corning, N. Y., and Earl A. Sumner, who resides at the old home in Richmond township.  Besides these children she is survived by a brother, Amos D. Hart, of Philadelphia, and eleven grandchildren. Mrs. Sumner was born in Sullivan township, but most of her life had been spent in Richmond township. She had been in failing health for the past four years, but had been able to be about until the past week.  She was a kind and thoughtful wife and mother, always looking after her home duties, and a good friend and neighbor.  Early in life she joined the Baptist church at Gray Valley, Pa.  Always she had thought of her church, but living so far away had been unable to attend; nevertheless her faith never wavered.  A private funeral was held Saturday at 12 o'clock, Rev. N. J. Mecklem officiating; burial in the Schodac cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sumner and children, of Corning, were called here and Mrs. John Willets and two children by the illness and death of their mother, Mrs. Julia Sumner.

MOSHER Mary Helen
Wellsboro Agitator - September 21, 1921
--Mary Helen, aged 36, wife of Earl Sumner, of Richmond, died recently, following childbirth.  Although she had been ill for a long time, her death came very unexpectedly, and was a great shock to her family and friends.  She was born in Middlebury township, August 23, 1885, the daughter of Martha and Harvey Mosher.   She was married to Earl Sumner August 28, 1906, to which union there were born six children, all of whom survive.  She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and generous hearted and beloved by her many friends and neighbors.  Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Genevieve, Marguerite, Lena, Grace and Beatrice, and one son, Leonard, all at home; her father, Harvey Mosher; three brothers, B. E. and C. R. Mosher, of Elmira, N.Y.; John L. Mosher, of New York City, and one sister, Mrs. Garnard Wands, of Elmira.   Mansfield Advertiser   SHODAC

MOSHER Mary Helen
Upper Lambscreek, Sept. 12 - Mrs. Earl Sumner died at her home in this place, Sept. 6.  Besides her husband, she leaves one son and five daughters.  Also her father, one sister and three brothers.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at three o'clock at her home; burial in the Shodac cemetery.  Rev. Mr. Griffith, of Mansfield officiating.  The floral tributes were many showing the esteem in which she was held.  Mrs. Sumner was a good mother, a king neighbor and was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be missed greatly in her neighborhood as well as in her home.

Age 84, of Mainesburg, PA, Friday, Feb 14, 1969 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Mansfield, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. Charles Brooks. Schodac Cemetery. Survived daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Hakes of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Lena Mahnke of Liberty, PA, Mrs. Marguerite Locey, Mrs. Grace Clemons, Mrs. Beatrice Clemons all of Crooked Creek, PA; son, Leonard Sumner of Martin, KY; sister, Mrs. Lydia Willits of Painted Post; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

SUMNER Randall Wyatt
Wellsboro Agitator - May 9, 1906
--Mr. Randall W. Sumner, aged 68, died at his home at Mardin on April 29th, of heart disease.  His wife and several children survive him.  Mr. Sumner served during the Civil war in Co. G, 14th U. S. Infantry.  Funeral services were held last Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. W. Reynolds officiating

VERMILYEA - Mildred E. Bailey
Mildred E. Bailey, age 52, Syracuse, N.Y., formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, April 16, 1972 after an extended illness.  Funeral service was held in the Green Leaf Funeral Home, Syracuse, N.Y. on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Amos Phipps officiated.  Burial was in the Scodac Cemetery, Mansfield.  Rev. Brenneman officiated at the graveside service.  Survived by her husband, Lawrence Bailey, one daughter, Lorraine Temple of Austin Texas; brothers Raymond Vermilyea of Woodland, Pa., Elwyn Vermilyea of Mansfield Rd; sister Marian Barnes, Mansfield; three grandchildren, Debra, Nancy and John Temple.  She was very active in missionary work.

WHITAKER - Edna Louise (Whitaker) (Sumner) House
Edna Louise (Whitaker) (Sumner) House, of North Spencer, NY, went Home on September 5, 2009. She is survived by her children, Lyle (Pauline) Sumner of Newfield, Elaine Sumner of Enfield, Lori (Randy) Wilhide of Spencer, with whom she resided, and Jean (Ted) Card of Zephyrhills, FL; grandchildren, Dede (Robert) Hildreth, Doug Hill, Jarrett Sumner, Stuart Sumner, Rachel Wilhide, Ryan Wilhide, Robbie Wilhide, Sean Wilhide, Ralph (Vicki) Jayne, Diana Jayne and Becky (Joe) Fiore; great-grandchildren, Anne, Thomas, Kevin, Nicki, Justin and Geena; and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Dorothy) Whitaker of Spencerport; and sisters, Dorothy McCowan of Batavia and Betty McCracken of Hilton. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Sumner, in 1959; and husband, Monroe House in 2004; brothers and sisters, Irene, Albert, Pearl, Lester, Larry, Beth, Pauline, Helen and Harold. Edna was born on July 6, 1921, in Avon, to Floyd and Jessie Carr Whitaker. She graduated from LeRoy High School and attended Practical Bible Training School. She was a faithful member of Bible Baptist Church of North Spencer and with husband Monroe, a founder and ardent supporter of North Spencer Christian Academy (NSCA).  She was an accomplished seamstress and taught her daughters to sew and be creative. She loved reading and music and grew beautiful glads and roses. Her original recipe for Hickory Nut Cake was the family favorite. She was Spencer's Avon Lady and Tupperware party-giver for over 25 years.  Her legacy to her family is her faith in God and example of faithful service to Him.  We will celebrate her life at Bible Baptist Church of North Spencer, 721 Ithaca Road, Spencer, on Tuesday, September 8, with calling hours at 1:30 p.m., followed by her memorial service at 3:00 p.m. and reception at NSCA.  Burial will be at Schodac Cemetery on North Schodac Road, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m.  Ithaca Journal - September 8, 2009

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 17 DEC 2003
By Joyce M. Tice