James Taylor Smith
James Taylor Smith, 70, of Arrow Rock, MO, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at his home.
He was born April 5, 1931, in Lanesboro. On Nov. 21, 1962, he married Catherine "Kitty" Hogge, and she survives.
He was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy, Susquehanna, and received a teaching certificate from Mansfield University.
Surviving are a son, James Timothy Smith of Kansas; a daughter, Lisa Sue Smith, at home and two sisters, Doris Allen of Mansfield and Joyce Wigley of Sunnyside, WA.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arrow Rock Federated Church, Arrow Rock, MO. Burial will be in Arrow Rock Cemetery.
Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Marshall, MO, where a Scottish Rite Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorials may go to Arrow Rock Federated Church, Arrow Rock Cemetery, or any Masonic organization.
Jack L. Dorman
Jack L. Dorman, 59, of 818 Forest Ave., Bellefonte, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, as the result of a motor vehicle accident which occurred September 21, 2001, in Walker Twp. Centre County. Born January 30, 1942, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late David E. and Dorothy J. Long Dorman. He married the former Patricia A. Heverly on June 23, 1992, and she survives.
He was a 1960 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He was a fleet manager for Schneider Valley Farms Dairy for 15 years. He was a coach for little league in Milesburg for Robinson Lumber. He enjoyed camping, Nascar and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving, besides his wife, are four daughters, Stephany L. Jabco of Unionville, Teresa L. Barger of Howard, Michelle L. Pecze of Philipsburg and Susan R. Sharer of Bellefonte; two sons, Kenneth E. Dorman of DuBois and Michael D. Regel of Boiling Springs; three brothers, Bud C. Dorman of Clemmons, NC, Richard T. "Terry" Dorman of Milesburg and Robert L. Dorman of Howard and 11 grandchildren.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, with Pastor Robert "Bo" King officiating. Burial will be in Schencks Cemetery, Howard Twp., Centre County. Friends will be received Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy L. Wilt
Dorothy L. Wilt, 89, of 112 E. Penn St., Muncy, died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville.
She and her husband of 65 years, George M. Wilt, were married December 14, 1935.
She was employed as a retail clerk for 15 years by the former Brozmanís, working in both Lewisburg and Williamsport. She had been active as a Girl Scout leader.
Born February 6, 1912, in Champaign, IL, she was the daughter of Fred C. and Georgia Finder.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one daughter, Susanne Wilt-Cusick of Portland, OR and two nephews, Mike Wilt of Harrisburg and Robert Wilt of Muncy.
A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Muncy Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by Wallis-Grenobleís, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.
Harold M. Roles
Harold Martin Roles, 72, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, Sunbury, and a former resident of South Williamsport, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at Sunbury Community Hospital.
Born December 7, 1928, in Trout Run, he was the son of Amos and Ethel Yaw Roles. Mr. Roles owned and operated H.M. Roles & Sons white-washing.
He is survived by three daughters, Laurie Steffen of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Mary Ann Michniewich of Mary Esther, FL and Toni Beck of Williamsport; a son, Steven Roles of Williamsport; a step-daughter, Joan Ulmer of Caniduaqua, NY; a step-son, Earl Rouck of Watsontown; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrna Roles of Valley View Nursing Home and two brothers, Lynn Roles of Trout Run and Carl Roles of Cogan Station.
A brother, Archie, preceded him in death.
The funeral will be Friday, November 2, 2001, at 7 p.m. at Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., with the Rev. Dan Speer of City Church officiating. Friends and relatives may call Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Clara C. Bebenek
Clara C. Bebenek, 78, of Coal Township, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Williamsport Hospital. Born April 20, 1923, in Paxinos, she was a daughter of Joseph & Catherine Markoskie Szymanski. Her husband, Edward Bebenek, died Jan. 18, 1972.
She was a Dietary Worker at the Danville State Hospital. Clara was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, The Council of Catholic Women & the Sunshine Club. She was an active church volunteer.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Carol Bebenek of Catawissa, Delores "Dee" Huda of Muncy, Cathryn Galt of Swansboro, NC; 1 son, Edward of Numidia; 6 grandchildren, Shawn, Jason, Melissa, Christopher, Jamison & Jesse; 1 great grandson, Jamison; 2 sisters & 1 brother, Helen Biedrzycki, Anna Waraksa & Joseph Szymanski, all of Shamokin; several nieces & nephews.
Mass of Christian Cremation burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. No visitation. Arrangements by Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Shamokin.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 14, 2001, Josephine (Shedden) Bennett passed away at her Canton residence. She was the widow of Henry J. Bennett. Viewing 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Funeral services Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in Windfall Cemetery.
Kenneth Ira Boyer
Kenneth Ira Boyer, 93, died on August 13, 2001, in Williamsport, PA, where he was a long-time resident.
Mr. Boyer graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1930 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics. He worked in the Susquehanna Division Sales Department of PP&L starting in 1930, serving as Manager of Business Development Sales from 1955 until he retired from the company in 1973.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and was its Susquehanna Chapter President from 1955-1956. He served on the Executive Committee of the Susquehanna Economic Development Association for many years, starting in 1956 as a Charter Member. He was Industrial Committee Chairman of the organization in 1964. He also was Director of the Lycoming United Fund from 1958-1961 and a member of the Greater Williamsport Chamber of Commerce.
Among his many church related activities at Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport he served in the capacities of Vestryman from 1941-1956, Senior Warden from 1957-1959, and as a member of the Standing Committee, Diocese of Harrisburg from 1957-1960.
His wife, Ella Frances Kerr Boyer, passed away Feb. 5, 2000. He is survived by a sister, Virginia Wynne, Bangor, PA and numerous nephews and nieces.
A Requiem Mass will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, PA, on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Pursel officiating, followed by interment in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. If desired memorials may be sent to the Bishop Burrill Mission Fund, c/o Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home."
Barbara A. Best
Barbara A. Best, 71, of 2418 Riverside Dr., DuBoistown, died Friday, August 17, 2001, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was the widow of Arthur F. Best who died January 22, 1991.
Barbara was born in Williamsport on November 30, 1929, a daughter of Bruce and Dorothy Askey Allen. She was reared by her grandmother, Clara L. Askey.
She retired from the former Commonwealth Bank in South Williamsport. Barbara was a member of Church of the Savior, Lutheran, where she served as building maintenance treasurer, financial secretary for over 15 years, council member and a member of the Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Barbara was active in the Keenagers group at church where she planned social events and bus trips to shows and resorts. She served as treasurer of the Shepherd of the Streets program. A past member of Penn Laurel Chapter of E.B.W.A. and the Credit Women International of Williamsport, she was also a member of Sunbury chapter 266, Order of Eastern Star, and the Valley Grange 1300 of Lewisberry.
Surviving are a step daughter, Barbara A. Ulmer of Trout Run; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and a close friend, Edward Richner of city. A son, David Frey, died in 1956.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Church of the Savior, Memorial Ave. and Grier St., with her pastor, the Rev. H. Frank Showers, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church from 1-2 p.m. Monday. The family will provide the flowers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.