FERGUSON Mary W. Age 93 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday June 11, 2006. Mary was born August 31, 1912 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Winters Welch. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music from Elmira College. Mary married her husband, J. Howard Ferguson, and they owned and operated Ferguson's Dance Studio for several years. Mr. & Mrs. Ferguson were very involved with Dance Masters of America for several years and both held many offices. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and a member of The Ladies of Charity. She volunteered numerous hours at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Catholic Charities. She loved her family, friends, and the students she and her husband taught over the years. Mary was pre-deceased by her husband J. Howard Ferguson on January 18, 1974. Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her sister-in-la : Louise Siluk of Tampa , Florida; nephew: Paul Thomas Ferguson of Tampa, Florida; nieces: Regina Blanton of Tampa, Florida, Ann Brennan of Long Island, New York and Genevieve Giovannetti of Seneca Falls, NY; several grand nieces and grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special and devoted friends Dr. Charles Kuonen of Elmira, NY and Helen Scollon of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, Inc. 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 20, 2006 from 3-5 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 21, 2006 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's cemetery in Elmira, NY.
FURCH John Age 87, of Gardner Road, Horseheads, passed away Friday, June 16, 2006. Further information with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, is incomplete at this time.
IN Loving Memory of BROWNELL, Mary Curreri "Mamie" Age 89, formerly of East First St., Corning, NY, more recently of St. Joseph's Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit, died Friday, June 16, 2006. She was born July 20, 1916 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Rose Dispenza Curreri. She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Mary and Donald Brownell were married February 14, 1946 at St. Patricks, Corning, NY. Donald predeceased her in 1962. Mary was employed in the housekeeping department of the Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning Hilton and retired from the Corning Radisson. She was a member of All Saints Parish and had attended St. Patricks Church, Corning. More recently, she was a member of St. Mary's Church, Elmira, NY, a member of Corning Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Joseph's #139, with great interest in the "Layette Program", the Marconi Lodge and the Diabetic Support Group. Mamie enjoyed cards, gardening, foods, reading and puzzles, just the simple things in life brought her much joy. She loved her faith and was a devoted Christian. She will truly be missed by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many, many friends. Survivors are her daughter, Diana Brownell Cleary of Elmira, NY, and son-in-law, Charles "Pudgie" Cleary of Elmira, NY; sister, Concetta "Jetta" Curreri of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Palinkas Wichtowski of Elmira, NY, Colleen Cleary and fiance, Timothy Campbell of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Allyson Wichtowski; also several cousins and many close friends. She was predeceased by brother, Joseph Curreri. Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Sunday, June 18, 2006, 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, NY, Monday June 19, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Richard Farrell Celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family wishes to express their greatfulness to the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, and especially Marianne Wichtowski and Susan Gay. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Mamie's name to Catholic Daughters of The Americas-Court St. Joseph #139-"Layette Program", 15 East Second St., Corning, NY 14830, and St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit-555, East Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. To view Mamie's video tribute, please visit www.haugheyfuneralhome. com .
PANETTA Doris H. Age 88, of Elmira, NY. She was born January 15, 1918 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Hylie (O'Dell) Smith and passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Panetta, Sr. in 1990; and is survived by her children and their spouses, Ernest Panetta, Jr. of Adams Center, NY, Patricia and William Mawhir of Elmira, Robert and Virginia Panetta of Millerton, PA, Nancy and Evan Densmore of Horseheads, Mary Margaret and Marvin Silvers of Elmira, Joan DeWick of CT; sisters, Hazel Howland and Rose Panetta, both of Elmira, Marian Rockwell of TX; along with many devoted grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Panetta was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, June 18th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, June 19th, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Doris through donations to 4D Skilled Nursing, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
SEKELLA Mary (Ridosh) Age 88, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born August 14, 1917 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna (Memchak) Ridosh and passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Julian W. (Bill) Sekella on February 17, 1990; and daughter, Maria (Sekella) Collins on March 22, 2004; sisters and brother-in-law, Julia and Michael Tymoski, Helen Ridosh; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Alice Ridosh, John and Kitty Ridosh. Mary is survived by sisters-in-law, Tekla (Sekella) Weaver, Betty (Oprysko) Baker, Eleanor (Oprysko) DeVore and Irene Bowman; along with several nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, where she and her husband were married in 1941 by Rev. Vladimir Dowhovich, a member of the C.W.V. Auxiliary and the Ukrainian American Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, June 19th, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be offered there at 10:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Vasile Godenciuc, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Mary's family wishes to thank the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided to her.
STANTON Barbara P. Age, 73, of 227 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 16, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.
TERRIS John B. "Jack" Age 81, of Elmira, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jack was born November 23, 1924. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
WOOSTER Robert "Bob" Age 77, of Canton RR1, passed away Thursday evening, June 15, 2006, at the Rose View Center in Williamsport following a brief stay. Robert Merle Wooster was born on October 2, 1928 in Canton. He was a son of the late Merle and Lillian (Fairbanks) Wooster. As a young man Bob grew up in the Canton area, where he graduated from the Canton Area High School, Class of 1946. On September 7, 1951, he married the former Anna Williams. They were blessed with nearly 52 years of marriage and raised two sons and a daughter. Bob's beloved Anna preceded him in death on April 29, 2004. He was employed for over 35 years at Westinghouse in Elmira until his retirement in 1990. Bob enjoyed attending the St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover, PA. He truly loved being outdoors and hunting was always a favorite. He was also a talented woodworker and gardener. Throughout life, Bob's main interest was family, especially the love he shared with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all whose life he touched. Surviving are his children, Robert W. (Deb) Wooster of Bedford, VA, Donald (Deborah) Wooster of Canton, Judie (Mark) Tebbs of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Stephanie, Phylicia, Marissa and Bryana; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sharaer, Sawyer and Dane; two sisters and a brother, Janet (Jim) Gilliam of KY, Shelia (Joe) Sievers of AZ, and Carroll Wooster of OH; a sister-in-law, Frances Wooster of Elmira, NY; many nieces nephews and cousins. Besides his wife, Anna, Robert was predeceased by a brother, Jack; and sister-in-law, Doris. The family will receive friends Sunday, 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev. James House officiating. Burial will be in the Leroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Wooster's memory may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, c/o 11 E. Union St., Canton, PA 17724.
BOSEK Ralph E. of Galeton, PA 91, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born October 13, 1914 in Galeton, he was the son of Frank and Julia Zengerle Bosek. On August 15, 1941 in Galeton, he married the former Virginia E. Weber, who survives. He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre. He owned and operated Bosek's Garage in Galeton for many years. He was a member of St. Bibiana Church in Galeton, the Knights of Columbus, and Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611 in Galeton. Surviving besides his wife are: two sons, Frank (Lori Clark) Bosek of Gaines and Kevin (Karen) Bosek of Wilkes-Barre, PA; two daughters, Carole (David) Gath of Penn Yan, NY, and Janet (Jeffrey) Fox of Scotia, NY; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Bosek of Rochester, NY; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Rankin. Friends may call Wednesday, June 28th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Thursday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. The Rev. William M. Calabrese will be the celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922, for a charity of donors choice.
BURGEY Marion A. Of Elmira NY, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marion was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (Kromer) Garrity. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Burgey and sister Ann Rother. Marion is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Jack Bjorvand of Kristiansand, Norway; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Diann Burgey of Elmira, Joseph and Gail Burgey of Easton PA, Timothy Burgey of Corning and Debbie Burgey of Elmira, Steven Burgey of Elmira; sisters, Virginia Hilfiger of Elmira, Isabelle Brick of Eden NY, Rose Alice (Earl) Kirbis of Tonawanda NY and Jane (Gordon) Logsdon of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; special cousin, Ann Kromer; special friend, Mary Anne Haverley; along with several nieces and nephews. Marion was a 1941 graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. She enlisted in the US Army in 1943 and served in England during World War II. Marion retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after many years of service. She was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Marion was an avid gardener and loved to paint. Because of family members being out of the country, services will be held next week. Friends are invited to the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Marion's memory may be directed to the United Cerebral Palsy & Handicapped Children's Association of Chemung County, 1118 Charles St., Elmira NY 14904.
COWAN Leva J. Age 90 of Norwich, NY formerly of Latta Brook Road Elmira, NY passed away on Saturday June 24, 2006. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 27, 2006 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Cowan's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Rundall officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Cowan through memorials to Hospice/Palliative Care of Chenango County 21 Hayes Street Norwich, NY 13815.
GLEASON Catherine "Molly" Age 93, of Morris, PA, died on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Lon C. Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.
HUNSINGER Harry E. Of Elmira, NY Was born May 17, 1921 in Dushore, PA, the son of the late Harry B. and Agnes (Karge) Hunsinger. He was reunited with his beloved wife, Viola B. (Reinbold) Hunsinger, who preceded him in death in 1987, on Monday, June 26, 2006, at the Bath VA Medical Center Nursing Care Unit. His brothers, Bert and Richard Hunsinger; sisters, Violet Dieffenbach and Frances Kinsley; son-in-law, David Taylor predeceased him. He is survived by his loving daughters, Donna Mae Taylor of Elmira, NY, Dawn (B. J.) Dildine, also of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Duane Taylor, Denise Slusser, Tiffany Dildine and Taylor Dildine; adored great-grandsons, Keith and Kyle Slusser and J. J. Dildine; sisters, Evalda (William) Black of Dushore, PA; Emily (Paul) Rohe of Rushville, PA; sister-in-law, Hila Hunsinger of Elmira Heights, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Harry retired from American Bridge in 1983 after 30+ dedicated years of service as a machinist. He was a Staff Sergeant with the US Army proudly serving his country during WWII. Harry was a lifetime member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. He had a longtime love of the game of Euchre and played at the Millerton Senior Center often. Cribbage was also another one of his favorite games. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Cotner will celebrate Harry's service. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Hunsinger full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Harry E. Hunsinger may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 West Church Street Elmira, NY 14901. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Southern Tier Hospice and the Nursing Unit # 2 at the Bath VA Medical Center for the love and care given to Harry.
KIBBE Gary Lynnwood Age 60, of Port Charlotte, FL, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Memorial service to be held on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 380 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.
MAURER Nancy Ann (Daniels) Of Elmira, NY Was born July 21, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Helen M. (Collins) Daniels, passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the age of 61. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Farrell to celebrate Nancy's life and honor her memory. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Father Farrell conducting the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, or a charity of one's choice.
MYERS Edith E. Loving Mother & Grandmother Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. in the Elmlawn Cemetery Chapel, 3939 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY, 14217, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, George G. Myers on the date of their wedding anniversary. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
RICHTER Nancy Judson June 25, 2006 Age 67, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, passed away early Sunday morning at Saint Agnes Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She was born on May 5, 1939 in Elmira, NY. The daughter of the late LaRue and Isabelle (Passmore) Judson, Nancy enjoyed small-town life for last 30 years. Nancy's generosity, infectious smile, good humor, and nature were her hallmarks with her family, friends, and community. Quick with a good story, or care-all were welcome in the warmth that she gave freely without regret or concern. Nancy is survived by her son, Edward and wife, Jodi of Westfield, PA; daughter, Carole and husband, Stephan of Syracuse, NY; former husband, Francis of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brothers, Mike and wife, Barbara of Wellsburg, NY, Tom and wife, Marylou of Newark Valley, NY, and John Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews. In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald G. "Pat," and Phillip "Flip" Judson. A simple service to honor and remember Nancy will be held at the United Methodist Church in Columbia Cross Roads, PA at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2006. All are welcome to attend.
SEYMOUR William H. "Bill" Age 87, of Race Street, Elmira, NY, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on June 15, 1919 in Horseheads to the late John and Augusta (Juston) Seymour. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Seymour in 2000. He is survived by his sons, William (Patricia) Seymour Jr., Gary (Patricia) Seymour both of Elmira, James (Sharon) Seymour of Waverly and Jack Seymour and friend, Marie Hazlett of Pine City; daughters, Norma (Anthony) Ruth, Judy (James) Powers and Janet Walburn all of Elmira; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and longtime neighbor and friend, Bob Pierson. Bill was a member of the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and the American Legion Bentley Post #443. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 28th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, June 29th, at 1 p.m., with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Full Military honors.
STATES George W., Jr. Of Alpine, NY, died June 25, 2006 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. He was born on June 14, 1938 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of the late George and Dorothy Strader States. He is survived by his wife, Janet of Alpine, NY; children, Cindy States of Alpine, NY, Belva and David Clark of Montour Falls, NY, and George W. States III of Alpine, NY; grandchildren, Brittany, Ethan and Matthew Clark all of Montour Falls, NY. Brothers: John Buckbee of Montour Falls, NY, and Claude (Pat) States of Lynnwood, WA; sisters, Madelon Page of Cayuta, NY, and Marian (Larry) Morris of Painted Post, NY. He is also survived by a special nephew, Denver (Phyllis) Page of Alpine, NY; and several other nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Kent) Collins of Bath, NY, and Barbara (Lynn) Neal of Westfield, PA; brother-in-law, Larry Dickinson of Montour Falls, NY. George served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. He served 18 months of that time in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. He was a member of the Odessa Fire Department and retired from Shepard-Niles Corp. in 2000, having been an employee there for 43 years. George married Janet Marie Dickinson on July 3, 1965. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Thursday, June 29, 2006, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Bryan Chapman will officiate. Interment Highland Cemetery.
STAYER J. Harold "Pappy" Born August 29, 1918 in Curryville, PA. The oldest son of Charles Urbanna and Mary M. Brumbaugh Stayer. He went to be with the Lord June 23, 2006 at 10:55 a.m. at the Chase Center in Logansport. He graduated from Martinsburg High School, Martinsburg, PA, where he met the love of his life Mary Elizabeth Humberd. They were married on April 9, 1939 by her father the Reverend R.I. Humberd. After 62 years of marriage, she preceded him in death, May 13, 2000. Growing up in the mountains he enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, trapping, camping and anything outdoors. He worked for the Zenith Radio Corporation in Chicago where he worked on developing guidance systems for the U.S. Military machinery. In 1945, he proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces and served in the Pacific Theater. After returning from the war he continued working at Zenith developing tuners for the first color television sets. In 1952, he moved his family to Flora, Indiana. While in Flora he owned and operated Hal's Television Service. He also worked for the Cutler Telephone Company. He retired from the phone company, then known as Alltel, in 1981. Having no sons of his own he started working with the Boy Scouts of America in 1957. He was Troop Leader for Troop 160 from 1957 to 1972, Troop 140 from 1972-1982, Troop 144 from 1982 to 1989. He was an assistant Troop Leader from 1989 until the time of his death. He worked at the Boy Scout summer camp for over 25 years. He received several honors and awards from the Boy Scouts including the Brotherhood award in 1968, the Ordeal award in 1967, the Vigil award in 1971 and the Woodbadge Course in 1974. He also received the Order of the Arrow award and the Silver Beaver award. It was an honor for him to lead over 40 young men in achieving the status of Eagle. He hiked the Appalachian Trail two times; he went to Phil Mont two times and climbed Mount Baldi three times. In 1974, Pappy, along with ten other men from the Grace Brethren Church, started a boys youth group called the Grace Brethren Boys and modeled it after the Boy Scouts with a Christian foundation. In 2003 he received The Award for Selfless Service to his Nation as a Christian Father. For the last 6 years he enjoyed assisting Mary Simpson with Mother's Day Out. He was lovingly known as "Uncle Harold" to every child. He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Azbell and her husband, Charles, Rochester, and Joyce Taylor, Warsaw; eight grandchildren, Loni Taylor and Debi Sisk Holland, Michigan, Doug Azbell and his wife, Lori, Greensboro, NC, Sheryl Pease and her husband, Ken, Logansport, Jeff Azbell, Lodi, WI, John Taylor, Rochester, JeNelle Gilliam, Napanee, Don Taylor, Warsaw; special niece, Mary Simpson, her husband, Ray, and children, Matt and Monica, Bringhurst; ten great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; one sister, Rhoda Blank of Corning, NY; three sister-in-laws, Jane Stayer, Concord, PA, Anna Stayer, Altoona, PA, and Louise Stayer, Big Flats, NY; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Aaron Otha Stayer, Charles E. Stayer and Virgil Stayer; and one brother-in-law, Robert Blank. Visitation will be Monday evening 4 to 8 p.m. at Reinke Funeral Home in Flora. Services will be Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Bringhurst United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry DeVos officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 144, Flora or the Grace Brethren Boys.