James Lowell Meadows
James Lowell Meadows, 51, formerly of Hughesville and the Milton area and recently of Owensboro, Ky., died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro. He and his wife, the former Toni Eve Burkhart, would have celebrated 28 years of marriage on June 28. He was born in Kingston on May 1, 1951, son of the late Claude and Esther (Krachenfels) Meadows.
Jim was a graduate of the Milton Area Senior High School in 1969 and the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He worked for HON Industries for the past 23 years, 21 years in the former Williamsport plant. As of June 2001, he was in a management position at the plant in Owensboro. While in Hughesville, he and his son Cory were active in Cub Scouting. Jim also enjoyed NASCAR racing and was an avid Penn State football fan.
Surviving are his wife, Toni, and daughter, Amy Lynn Meadows of Owensboro, Ky.; a son, Cory James Meadows, a student at Penn State University, and two brothers, Robert Claude Meadows of Bridgeport, Conn., and Jack Albert (Susan) Meadows of Mechanicsburg.
Friends may call at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, on Friday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. George E. Doran, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, officiating.
Arthur C. Shaner Sr.
Arthur C. Shaner Sr., 84, of 528 Art Shaner Road, Muncy, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit. He and his wife, the former Violet M. Barto, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 25. Born Aug. 24, 1918, in Lairdsville, he was a son of the late Oscar L. and Blanche N. Craig Shaner.
Art farmed in Moreland Towhship his whole life. He had worked for PennDOT and was a former Moreland Township Supervisor.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Arthur C. Shaner Jr. of Muncy, Lowell R. Shaner of Turbotville and Mark H. Shaner of Hughesville; two daughters, Shirley N. Brown of Unityville and Pauline A. Nickles of Muncy; four brothers, Carl of Muncy, Archie, Harland of Hughesville and Paul of Hughesville; three sisters, Sarah Harman of Hughesville, Mary Peters of Williamsport and Carry Frye of Montoursville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a brother, Verus.
By Arthur’s request, private services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Henry Gable of the Clarkstown United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Muncy Cemetery. The family provided the flowers and suggest that any memorial contributions be directed either to the East Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, c/o Nancy Boyer, 2111 Heim Hill Road, Montoursville, PA 17754, or the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program-Call Center, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Sister Hermanita Steinbacher S.C.C.
Sister Hermanita Steinbacher S.C.C., 87, of 125 E. Willow St., died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at her residence. Born Oct. 9, 1915, in Bastress, she was the daughter of Herman and Wilhelmina Baier Steinbacher.
She was the co-founder of the St. Anthony’s Center.
Sister Hermanita was a true and faithful friend to all at St. Anthony’s. She will be long remembered for the thousands of “Thank You” notes written to all benefactors of St. Anthony’s Center.
Sister entered the Sisters of Christian Charity community on Aug. 20, 1932, and was Invested as a Sister of Christian Charity on June 30, 1933. She came to the Williamsport Area in 1980 and went into residence at St. Anthony’s Center in 2002. Sister spent the last 23 years at St. Anthony’s Center. As a Sister of Christian Charity, Sister dedicated her last years to serving the poor. Her dedication and her prayers for all will be greatly missed. Sister was a member of the Sisters of Christian Charity for 70 years.
Surviving are a brother, Richard Steinbacher of Wilkes-Barre; sisters Josephine Ruch of DuBoistown, Ruth Haag of S.C., Mary Dougherty, Wilhelmina Ulsamer and Vivian Eck, all of Nisbet; 59 nieces and nephews; 139 great-nieces and nephews; and 46 great-great-nieces and nephews. Sister is also survived by a sister-in-law, Georgie Steinbacher. She was preceded in death by brothers Walter, James, Robert and Herman Steinbacher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Gregory Hann Chaplin for the Susquehanna Health System will officiate.
Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Sister Hermanita Steinbacher Memorial c/o St. Anthony’s Center, 125 E. Willow St., Williamsport. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Krimm
Mary Elizabeth Krimm, 87, formerly of Williamsport, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at her residence near Allentown. Born June 4, 1915, in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Luther M. and Mary Louise Johnson Otto.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Krimm Jr., in 1978.
Mrs. Krimm was a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Krimm-Kozza of Orefield; a sister, Jean Stuart of Williamsport; two grandsons, Skip Weiksner of Allentown and Michael Kozza of Orefield; two granddaughters, Betsy Morley of Lititz and Samantha Kozza of Orefield; and a great-granddaughter, Abigale Morley.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Charles R. Krimm III, in 1980, a brother, Luther, and a sister, Louise Rothfuss.
A celebration of Mary’s life will begin with visitation today at 10 a.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St. Services will begin at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ronald O. Doan will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
Guy D. Ramer
Guy D. “Red” Ramer, 75, formerly of 1208 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Center. Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Selinsgrove, he was the son of Arthur and Minnie Ramer.
Guy retired from the former Warsaw and Son in Montoursville and had driven truck for the former Robins Door and Sash, Morgans in Montoursville.
He was a member of the American Legion Eugene Grafius Post 104 in Montoursville, the Moose Lodge 145 and the Eagles.
He and his wife, the former Elsie Rose Campbell, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this Sept. 21.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Larry D. of South Williamsport; three grandchildren, Michael and David Ramer and Beth Ann Wutke; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Mark Mahserjiah-Smith officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home an hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Grace E. Ripka
Grace E. “Peach” Ripka, 86, of 2218 Johnston Place, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in the Kramm Healthcare Center, Milton. She and her husband, Ralph E. would have observed their 47th wedding anniversary next month.
She was a member of Trinity Gospel Church.
Born on May 20, 1916, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of William L. and Nellie E. Grier Schleh.
Surviving besides her husband are sisters Elsie Schriner of city, Anna Reid of DuBoistown and Lois Boyer of Jersey Shore.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Phillip J. Lesko, her pastor, officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery, Milton.
Ethel H. Alexander
Ethel H. Alexander, 74, of 508 Princeton Ave. Ext., died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Williamsport Hospital following a lengthy illness. She and her husband, Delroy J. (Jake), would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 30.
Ethel retired in 1974 from the former Lysock View.
Born Sept. 20, 1928, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Bert E. Sr. and Mary E. Roupp Quigel.
Surviving besides her husband are sons Harry Scott (Donna) and Daniel J. (Kathy), both of Cogan Station; a daughter, Becky J. (Clellon) Folmar of Antes Fort; brothers Henry D. Sr. and James P. Quigel, both of Williamsport, and Bert E. Quigel Jr. of Cogan Station; a sister, Thelma Kinley of Williamsport; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastor Gregory S. Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
The family is providing the flowers and suggests donations to the North Central PA Dialysis Clinic, 1660 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.