Bernadine L. Evans
Bernadine L. (Brown) Evans, 84, of 1406 Griggs Road, Muncy, died on Oct. 26, 2005, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.
Her first husband Howard C. Brown died in 1957 and her second husband, Frank M. Evans, died in 1995. She was born in Williamsport on July 9, 1921, the daughter of Frank P. and Ida Mae Eiswerth.
Bernadine retired from the Hughesville High School in 1990. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy and earlier was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Williamsport.
She is survived by these children: Bernadine L. Losell of Muncy, George (Jeri) Brown of Muncy, Richard (Sharon) Brown of Williamsport, Teresa Clark of Montgomery, Clare (Roderick) Holmes of Ithaca, N.Y.; daughters-in-law, Sandra Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Judi Brown of Muncy; a sister, Alice Mogielski of Athens; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A son, Howard Brown, and three brothers and one sister predecease her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 12:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, with the Rev. Glenn McCreary, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport.
Friends will be received at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, on Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.
Mary F. Mussina
Mary F. Mussina, 91, of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, formerly of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Masonic Village Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 30, 1913, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of the late Fred B. and Martha Clarke Fuller. She was the widow of William John Mussina who died in 1997.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the former High Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport, was a member of the Eastern Star, and was one of the founders of the School of Hope, Williamsport.
Surviving is a son John H. Mussina of Wilton, Calif.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Daniel L. Fuller and a sister Edith Clement, both of Severna Park, Md. Mary was also preceded in death by a son Clarke and a sister Louise Kohlberger.
Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no viewing.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Masonic Village Health Care Center, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, with Rev. Margaret Rohnacher officiating.
Heilig Funeral Home “Memories of a Lifetime Funeral Home” 21 W. Main St., Mount Joy, PA, in charge of arrangements.
Margaret L. Hess
Mrs. Margaret L. Hess, 78, of 596 South Pine Run Road, Linden, and formerly of Woodland Avenue, Williamsport, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
She was the widow of the late Gordon L. Hess, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2002. They observed 56 years of marriage together, having been united in marriage on Aug. 31, 1946.
Mrs. Hess was retired from the former Carey-McFalls Corporation now Spring Window Fashions.
Margaret was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church at Williamsport.
She was a graduate of the class of 1946 of the Williamsport High School. She enjoyed playing bingo and watching both baseball and softball games.
Born May 22, 1927 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Clyde L. and Margaret L. Fleming King.
Surviving are her two daughters, Louise (Thomas III) Baker of Linden and Martha Searfoss of Harrisburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles L. (Linda J.) Hess of Cogan Station, Craig D. (Toni) Hess of Bellefonte, and Dale G. (Ann) Hess of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to her late parents and late husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Martha E. Seitzer and her two brothers, Charles King and Ronald King.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport. Her pastor, Rev. M. Joyce Gensib, will officiate. Interment will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday evening, Oct. 30, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Noll Funeral Home. Flowers will be provided by the family.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Margaret L. Hess may be made, if so desired, to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18071 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 55 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.
Anna L. Steiner
Mrs. Anna L. Steiner, 91, died Wednesday, October 26, at the Williamsport Home. She was a long-time resident of Montoursville and a graduate of the Class of 1932 at Montoursville High School.
She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville.
She was employed by several companies in the Montoursville area, including Sylvania and Warshow’s.
She was born on April 10, 1914, in Williamsport and was the daughter of John and Anna May Nurnberger. She and her husband, Adolph P. Steiner, were married for 54 years.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son John, and her brother Jack.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Thomas P. and Evelyn R. Steiner of DeMotte, IN; grandsons Justin S. Steiner of Valparaiso, IN and Theron T. Steiner of Weehawken, NJ; and great grandson Grant also of Valparaiso.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Anna’s pastor, Rev. J. Jeffrey Zetto, will officiate. The family invites friends and relatives to make visits from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Spitler Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Anna L. Steiner may be made, if so desired, to Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.
Mary Jane Gair
Mary Jane Gair, 69, of 1429 Dewey Ave., Williamsport, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in the Williamsport Hospital.
Her husband, Edward A. Gair Sr., died March 24, 1999. Mary died on what would have been their 49th wedding anniversary.
Born May 26, 1936, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Kremer L. and Helen Mulliner Ruch.
Mary was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Surviving are two children, Edie M. (Tim) Shull and Edward A. (Brenda) Gair Jr.; a grandson, Owen Edward Gair; three sisters, Kathy Robertson, Virginia Seelye and Doris Reed; and two brothers, Harold and Richard Ruch, all of Williamsport.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., with the Revs. Roy D. Meyer and Theodore L. Cockley officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.
Friends may call at Sanders’ from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be given to the Memorial Fund of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arlene M. Mayes
Arlene M. Mayes, 82, of 127 Mayes Lane, Antes Fort, died Saturday evening, Oct. 29, 2005, in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore.
Arlene was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Avis, the daughter of Harry Ergott and the former Della Barto.
Her husband, George T. Mayes, survives her. They were united in marriage on April 1, 1950.
In 1983 she retired from Litton Industries and earlier in her life she worked at Sylvania in Mill Hall. For many years she was a member of the Antes Fort United Methodist Church.
Surviving are six daughters, Janet L. Dangle (Don) of Pine Creek, Sylvia A. Knecht (Don) of Linden, Georgene M. Spotts of Antes Fort, Christine L. Harbach (David) of Antes Fort, Marlene G. Wright (Lyle) of Trout Run, and Doris J. Brungart (Keith) of Antes Fort; two sons, George W. Mayes (Phyllis) of Albuquerque, N.M., and John C. Biser (Patty) of Jersey Shore; one brother, Ellis W. Ergott of Jacksonville, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Arlene was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen P. Wolfe, and two sisters, Helen McAlister and Erma Carr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas C. Jones, her pastor, will officiate.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Antes Fort United Methodist Church, Box 100, Antes Fort, PA 17701.