John Albert Beachem
Funeral services for John Albert Beachem will be Monday, 11 a.m., at McCarty-Thomasí, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with his brother-in-law, Rev. Dennis L. Zimmerman, pastor of the Dunlo-Sidman United Methodist Church, and his brother, D. Thomas Beachem, church elder of the First Christian Church, Montoursville, officiating. Burial will be in Eagles Mere Cemetery.
Friends received at the funeral home on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Geraldine C. Turner
Geraldine C. "Jere" Turner, 80, of DuBoistown, died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit following a short illness. Born at Flemington on December 4, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Ortan and Helen Dunkle Chapman.
She was a graduate of the Lock Haven High School and had attended Syracuse University. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Wyno Sales for 25 years and then retired from Fairfield Ford Toyota in 1991. She was a member of several chapters of the American Business Womenís Association.
Jere was a beloved mother and friend who enjoyed her family and her hobbies that included sewing, quilting, baking and gardening. She loved boating and picnics at the river. She was also an avid reader. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.
Jere is survived by her daughter, Frances J. Turner, Williamsport; her son, Dr. David C. Turner (Andrea), South Williamsport; a brother, Charles Chapman, Las Vegas, Nevada; and an extended family including a beloved granddaughter, Madison Sachi Harada.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by two brothers, Zane and Earl Chapman of Lock Haven.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at the Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., S. Williamsport. The Rev. J. Marco Hunsburger will officiate. Interment will be at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m., until time of the service. The family will provide the flowers.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Michael L. Kurtz Memorial Award to benefit graduates of South Williamsport High School.
Margaret May Thomas
Margaret May Thomas, 107, formerly of North Liberty Street, Lock Haven, Pa., died Oct. 21, 2002 at the Susque View Nursing Home in Lock Haven, where she had lived for the last six years.
She was born May 9, 1895 in Lock Haven, Pa., and was the daughter of the late William A. and Annie Ellen Keiffer Keller.
She was married to Elmer J. Thomas, who died in 1940. She and her husband had lived in the Williamsport area after they were married. She moved back to the Lock Haven area after his death.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of the St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Lock Haven, having been a very active member in her younger years.
She had been a cook for the late Samuel Fredericks of Lock Haven.
Survivors include great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel J. Keller, who died in the early 1970s; and one sister, Creacie K. Keller, who died in May 1987.
Funeral services for Margaret May Thomas will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the St. Paulís Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Lock Haven. Friends will be received in the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted to St. Paulís Episcopal Church of Susque View Nursing Home through the funeral home.
The Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 West Main St., Lock Haven, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.
Clifford Palmer, 89, of Covington, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, several cousins, and a sister-in-law.
Friends may call on Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Covington, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield.
Benjamin Roland Woodring and Donna Marie Woodring
Benjamin Roland íBennyí Woodring, 55, and Donna Marie Woodring, 51, of 919 Henrietta St., Williamsport, and formerly of 211 Chatham St., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002.
Benjamin was born Sept. 18, 1947 in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late William and Romaine Bradley Woodring. Donna was born March 21, 1951 in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Andrew E. Kauffman Sr. and Patricia Ann Forsman Dailey.
They were married August 23, 1969.
Benjamin was a self-employed recycling engineer. He enjoyed driving in demolition derbys, hunting, and fishing. Donna was a homemaker and was a fan of Elvis Presley.
They were loving and devoted parents of two children, Karen Marie and Benjamin Jr., both at home. They were preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Ann in 1979.
Benjamin is survived by four sisters, Schwanna Lahti of Guthrie, Okla., Edith Showers of N.H., Patricia Mowery of Sybertville, and Carol Peluso of Twin Falls, Idaho; nine brothers, Harry, Ronald, Donald (John), Edward and George, all of Williamsport, William H. of Jersey Shore, Jesse H. of Sabinsville, Robert of Avis, and Hughey of Montgomery. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond, and a sister, Mary.
Donna is survived by a sister, Lou Ann Wally of Williamsport; six brothers, Andy Kauffman, Ronald Dailey and Richard Dailey, all of Jersey Shore, Lewis Leroy Black of Avis, Bernard Dailey of New York and Robert Daily of Williamsport.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, ďA Life Celebration Home,Ē 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Louis Gatti officiating. Friends may call the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the children of Benjamin and Donna Woodring, c/o Wendy Woodring, 824 First St. Williamsport, PA 17701.
Ruth A. Thompson
Ruth A. Thompson, 77, of 710 Tucker St., Williamsport, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 in the Williamsport Hospital. She was the widow of Earl Thompson, who died in 1971. Born Nov. 11, 1924 in Sunbury, Ruth was a daughter of Clair A. and Florence A. Walters Roush.
She was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and a member of St. Johnís United Methodist Church. Ruth retired as assistant manager of the former Founders Federal Savings and Loan. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed her two dogs and two cats.
Surviving are a son, Steven E. Thompson of Linden; a daughter, Linda R. Gambino of Telford; four grandchildren, Jennifer Foust and Devin Thompson of Hughesville, Jeremy Farrar of Muncy and Rashelle Farrar of Telford.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at Sandersí from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorials be made to S.P.C.A, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Rachael C. Reeder
Rachael C. Reeder, 88, of 2725 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville, died Oct. 23, 2002 at Williamsport Hospital. Born in Williamsport on July 18, 1914, she was the son of David H. and Ella Leonard Young.
She was the widow of Raymond H. Reeder, who died in August 1988. She enjoyed cooking and knitting.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy S. (George) Wilson of Williamsport and Corenne V. (Robert) Guthrie of Montoursville; two half brothers, Raymond and Eugene Young, both of Williamsport; one half sister, Mary Young of Williamsport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Joseph Young.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Roy D. Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp. Friends will be received Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.