Eleanor L. Kerwell
Mrs. Eleanor L. Kerwell, 66, formerly of the 700 block of Second St., Williamsport, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Williamsport Home. She was the wife of George S. Kerwell; they would have observed their 36th wedding anniversary this coming September 19. Born at Renovo, on Jan. 16, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Robert J. Gephart and Aleada E. Clark. Mrs. Kerwell was a homemaker. She was a devout Baptist all of her life. Surviving, in addition to her husband at Williamsport are her mother, Mrs. Aleada E. Clark Gephart, Jersey Shore; two daughters, Elizabeth L. Santamaria, Enola and Sherry Lynn Lovell, Williamsport; one son, Timothy Allen Kerwell, Athens; two sisters, Lorraine F. Manley, Williamsport and Aleada Embick, Jersey Shore; two brothers, Robert J. Gephart, Avis and Donald C. Gephart, South Williamsport; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside memorial services and interment will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery. The Rev. Harry E. Hare, associate pastor at Community Baptist Church, Montoursville, will officiate. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Eleanor L. Kerwell may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Central PA Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being directed by Nollís, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.
William C. Madison
William Crist Madison, 96, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Missouri City, TX, on May 22, 2002.
Born on Sept. 17, 1905, he was the second of three children of William Farr Madison of Moreland Township and the former Mertie Elizabeth Crist of Lairdsville.
He was a member of the Muncy High School class of 1923 and the Bucknell University class of 1927. He belonged to Muncy Lodge No. 299 for 66 years and to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Employed as a sales representative for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., Mr. Madison retired in September, 1970. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant commander in the Seabees. As public works officer at Davisville, RI, he oversaw the construction of many facilities, including an all-faith chapel. Later, he was assigned to the Bureau of Yards and Docks at the Pentagon after taking the war adjustment course at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Madison is survived by his wife, the former Martha Elizabeth Pysher of Montgomery, whom he married on Jan. 2, 1928, and his daughter, Cinderella Ann Madison. Other survivors include three nephews, Andrew F. Madison, Daniel G. Madison and Peter L. Madison; a niece, Patricia T. Hoyt and Ilene L. Madison, whom he considered his niece.
His service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Fairview Cemetery in Montgomery. Rev. D. Gene Patterson, of the Muncy Baptist Church, will officiate. The family will provide the flowers.
H. Clay Berger
H. Clay "Spurg" Berger, 91, of Woodland Road, Montoursville, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Valley View Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 28, 1910, in Muncy, he was the son of Frank T. and Sylvia Whitmoyer Berger.
He graduated from Muncy High School and was a self-employed sign painter and artist for the Ritz Theatre, Muncy. He was a retiree of Hoyerís Photo Supply in Williamsport, where he worked for 46 years.
Spurg was a 55 year member of Muncy Lodge 299 F&AM and a member of the Williamsport Consistory. He was also a member of the Muncy Historical Society and the Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County.
He served his country honorably in WWII, in the China-Burma-India campaign.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville.
He was a stamp and coin collector as well as an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed local archaeology and researching family history.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen. He is survived by his wife, the former Eloise McHenry, and a son, Perry, of Loyalsock.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with his pastor, J. Jeffrey Zetto, officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Sanders.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Guy J. Walker Sr.
Guy J. Walker, Sr., 64, of Lock Haven, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at home.
He had served in the 728th Battalion of the National Guard.
Surviving are his wife, Clara; a daughter, Rhonda Ferrara of Lock Haven; a sister, Kay of Lock Haven and a brother, Perry E. of Mill Hall.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall. Friends may call Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and Friday, 1-2 p.m.
Stanley R. Williams
Stanley R. Williams, 62, formerly of RR1 Turbotville, died Wednesday, June, 12, 2002, in Florida.
The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville. Burial with military rites will follow in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Frank D. Rager
Frank D. "Denny" Rager, 78, of 2900 Northway Road, Williamsport, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at home.
He and his wife of 58 years, the former Helen L. Morgan, were married Aug. 22, 1943.
He was a 1942 graduate of Muncy High School. He retired after 28 years with Jim Walters - Crawford Doors, now Overhead Door Co. Following retirement, he worked as a security guard for GTE Sylvania in Montoursville.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the Army Engineers in the Philippines. He was a life member of both the Roland Ritter Post 268, American Legion, Muncy and the Edward J. Smith Post 3428, VFW, Muncy.
He was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.
Born Oct. 26, 1923, in Muncy, he was the son of L.D. and Alma Louise Gray Rager.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Dennis M. Rager and wife, Mary, of Jersey Shore, Dale A. Rager of Williamsport and Chris M. Rager and wife, Traci, of Hutto, TX; one daughter, Christine L. Smith and husband, Ed, of Milton; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Wallis-Grenobleís, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating will be the Rev. Roy D. Meyer, his pastor. Interment will be in Muncy Cemetery with full military honors.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2600 Waldman Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701.
C. Neoska Campbell
C. Neoska Campbell, 88, of King St., Turbotville, died early Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Krammís Nursing Home, Watsontown, where she had resided since April.
Her husband, Thomas E. Campbell, whom she married in 1950, died Feb. 7, 1977.
Mrs. Campbell was a 1932 graduate of Turbotville High School and graduated from Bucknell University in 1939, where she majored in mathematics and English.
A teacher for 30 years, she began teaching at the former McEwensville School, then the former North Mont School in Turbotville and retired in 1978 from the Warrior Run School District, where she taught math.
After her retirement, she operated Fullerís Store, Turbotville, which was a grocery store owned by her family for 100 years.
She was a life member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, having been a Sunday School teacher and choir member for several years.
She was a board member of the Northumberland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society for 35 years, a member of the State and National Retired Teachers Organizations, the Fort Freeland Heritage Society and a charter member of the Turbotville Civic Club. She was on the board of directors of the Turbotville Community Hall Corporation and received the Citizen of the Year Award in 1996.
Earlier in her life, she sang in several choirs directed by Alfred Fryer and the former Turbotville Community Chorus.
Born in Turbotville March 27, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Ralph W.E. and Dema F. (Shade) Fuller.
Surviving are an aunt, Lucy Shade, of Berwick; several cousins, including Marian Salaris, Baltimore, MD, Betty West, Montoursville and Olive Weidenhamer, Phelps, NY; and nieces and nephews, including Thomas Shade, Berwick and Debra West, Montoursville.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville, with the Rev. Charla M. Grieves, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in her memory be made to the church.