Beatrice Helen Edkin
Beatrice Helen Edkin, 84, of Route 220, Glen Mawr, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Her husband, Ernest DeWitt Edkin, died July 28, 1999. She was born Feb. 9, 1918 in Tivoli, the daughter of Howard A. and Wilda Sheets Parsons.
She was a member of Point Bethel United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time out doors.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara K. (Timothy R.) Fenstermacher of Point Bethel; two sisters, Jeanette Learn of Allentown and Patricia Drake of Muncy; a sister-in-law, Lottie Chestnut; a grandson, Timothy S. Fenstermacher of Hughesville; and a great-granddaughter, Caroline M. Fenstermacher. Two sisters, Lois Ridgeway and Olive Miller; and two brothers, James and David Parsons, preceded her in death.
The funeral will be noon Monday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Michael A. Hill, Certified Lay Speaker from Point Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Picture Rocks Cemetery. Friends received at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.
Alvin M. Weaver Jr.
Alvin M. Weaver Jr., 68, of Old Cement Road, Montoursville, died Oct. 24, 2002 at his home. He and his wife, the former Wanda J. Snyder, celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 13. Born Oct. 3, 1934 in Williamsport, he was a son of Alvin M. Sr. and Barbara Frey Weaver.
He is retired from L & L Boiler in Montoursville.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother of Muncy, are two sons, Daniel Fitzpatrick of Montgomery and David Weaver of Muncy; two daughters, Sharon Hehn of Jamestown, N.D. and Barbara Manning of Wilkes-Barre; a brother, Eugene of Long Branch, N.J.; three sisters, Jane Engler of Williamsport, Joan Johnson of Rauchtown and Sheryl Babb of Hughesville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Alvin is predeceased by a sister, Joyce Miller and a grandson, Daniel Fitzpatrick III.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Evangelical Friends Church, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.
Robert E. Butcher
Robert E. Butcher, 78, formerly of RD #2, Millerton, Pa., died Oct. 24, 2002 at Troy Community Hospital.
Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Howard Woodruff, officiating. Burial will be in Jobs Corners Cemetery.
Richard W. Flanagan
Richard W. Flanagan, 50, of Danville, died Oct. 23, 2002 at 1:37 p.m. at Geisinger Medical Center, due to pancreatitis and complications from surgery.
He was born Feb. 18, 1952 in Williamsport, a son of Raymond W. and Eldora A. “Sissy” (Horn) Flanagan of Northumberland.
He was a 1970 graduate of Shikellamy High School. Mr. Flanagan was self-employed, and a member of the Danville Business Community for more than 20 years.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Maria Foley of Woodsboro, Md., and Ann Tanda of Forest Hill, Md.; one niece; five nephews; and his partner, Walter Oudinot of Danville.
Visitation with family and friends will be on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, Second and King Streets, Northumberland, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Geisinger Hospice, c/o Geisinger Health System Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-4000.
Mary A. Robenseifner Libby
Mary A. Robenseifner Libby, 85, of Villa Teresa Nursing Home, Lower Paxton Twp., and formerly of Highland Street, Enhaut, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
She was a member of St. Michael Evangelical Church, Harrisburg, where she was very active in church activities. She was also active in the former Ladies Auxiliary of the Goodwill Fire Company, Enhaut.
Born on Feb. 16, 1917, in Harrisburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Alois and Anna Stroymer Robenseifner.
She was the widow of Robert R. Libby Sr. and is survived by a son, Robert R. Libby Jr. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Maryann Steichen of Southgate, Mich., and Carol J. Roscoe of Middletown; a stepdaughter, M. Joan Cogley of Williamsport; a brother, Steve Robenseifner of Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Todd M. and Shawn M. Steichen; a great-grandson, Brendon Michael Steichen; four stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wiedeman Funeral Home, 357 S. Second St., Steelton, Pa., with the Rev. Russell H. Mueller, her pastor, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Twp. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of her church, 118 State St., Harrisburg, PA 17101.
Lyell Vail, age 82, of 27 Riverside Park, Blossburg, died Friday, Oct. 25, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, Monday from 6 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m.
Donna Raye Woodring
Donna Raye Woodring, 51, of city, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002.
She is survived by a sister, Louann Dolley of city, and six brothers.
George W. Fullmer Sr.
George W. Fullmer Sr., 80, of 1016 Henrietta St., died Monday, April 14, 2003, in Manor Care South following a brief illness.
George was an Army veteran of World War II and enjoyed repairing watches. He retired in 1984 from the former Avco as a machinist and assembler.
Born on May 3, 1922, in Williamsport, he was a son of Fred E. and Edith Frank Fullmer.
Surviving is a son, Bill, of city; daughters Diane Crouse of Trout Run, Cathy Bennet and Kay Marie Showers, both of Jersey Shore, and Debra Mues of Deltona, Fla.; sisters Wanda Baumgardner of Pleasant Gap and Mary of Kokomo, Ind., and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Yingling.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Sister Celine Smith, Manor Care chaplain, officiating.
There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
Josephine H. Bower
Josephine H. Bower, 82, of 3076 Route 973 East, Cogan Station, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at her home. She and her husband, Edgar E., observed their 57th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23.
She was a member of the Balls Mills U.M. Church, its United Methodist Women, and St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Women of ELCA. She enjoyed gardening and retired as an office worker from the former Armour Leather Co. and the Avco Credit Union.
Born Feb. 4, 1921, in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of Edward L. and G. Ethel Dauber Hornberger.
Surviving besides her husband are daughters Marcia L. Bower of Bradford and Ava B. Geddes of Morgan Hill, Calif.; brothers Edward J. and Clyde A. Hornberger, both of Cogan Station; and sisters Marian E. Webster, A. Jean Dickey and Mildred E. Bartley, all of Cogan Station, and Carolyn L. Eckert and Regina M. Gross, both of Williamsport.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. James R. Sunderland Jr., her pastor, officiating. There will be a visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lycoming Twp.