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Miscellaneous Clinton County, Pennsylvania Obituaries



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Michael E. Mann
Michael E. Mann, 55, of Beech Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 in Susque-View Home. Born Nov. 14, 1948 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Virginia Mann of Howard and the late Earl Mann. He was a 1966 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He was married to Dana Weaver Mann, who survives at home. He was a utility miner for Graymont. Survivors include a daughter, Tara Crissinger of Castanea; three sons, Shawn R. of Flemington, Michael D. of Huntingdon and Christopher E. of Salona; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard. The Rev. Charles Elliot will officiate. Burial will be in Romola Cemetery, Curtin Township. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, Pa. 16801.

Vern L. Fisher
Vern L. Fisher, 45, 1817 Walnut St., Jersey Shore, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at his residence. He was formerly of Larryville. He was born June 30, 1958 in Jersey Shore, a son of Merrill and Ann Gibson Fisher. He was married to the former Anita Guillaume who survives. He was a self-employed excavating contractor for most of his life. He was contracted by Williams Communications constructing fiber optic buildings throughout the United States. At one time he taught welding at the former Williamsport Area Community College and was instrumental in helping remove the hydrogen bubble at Three Mile Island. He was a member of Larryville United Methodist Church and was a member of the Local Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He enjoyed auto racing, traveling and visiting Disney World. Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents of Salladasburg; a daughter, Lyndae Fisher of Montoursville; a son, Trevor Fisher of Williamsport; two stepsons, Jason and Mathew Green of Jersey Shore; two step-grandchildren, Gage Fiegles and Madison Green; a sister, Tanna Mae Brewer of Larryville; and two brothers, Walter Fisher of Larryville and Lon Fisher of Jersey Shore. Vern's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with services to follow on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Thomas Fetterolf officiating. Interment will be in Salladasburg Cemetery. His family will provide flowers and suggests contributions be made to the Larryville United Methodist Church, 366 Main St., Salladasburg, Pa. 17740.

Alice Reeder Linn
Alice Reeder Linn, 97, a longtime resident of Fairview Street, Lock Haven, died Jan. 9, 2004 in Susque-View Home. She had been a resident there for a number of years. Alice was born Feb. 8, 1906 in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late John R. and Emma J. Laubach Reeder. She was married to Allie W. Linn, who preceded her in death on March 8, 1972. Alice had been an active member of the Fairview Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Lock Haven. She had worked at the former J.C. Penneys in Lock Haven and had been employed for over 30 years at the former Grossman's Store in Lock Haven until its closing. Mrs. Linn was preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, Charles, Christian, Joseph and Theodore Reeder Sr., and two sisters, Elizabeth Schadt and Emma Cunningham. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth Keyser. Friends will be received in the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions will be accepted to the Clinton County SPCA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home.

Geraldine D. Kepler
Geraldine Diane Kepler, 50, of Hyner, died Jan. 10, 2004 in St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. She was born in Altoona on Dec. 27, 1953 and was a daughter of Leonard (Pete) Feight and Betty Jane Mellott-Feight of Breezewood. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Kepler. They celebrated their 24th anniversary in October of 2003. She was a loving mother of two sons, Corey K. Kepler of San Diego, Calif. and Joshua and (Kari) Kepler of Renovo. She was the loving grandmother of Camy, Brooke, Sara and Mariah of Renovo. She is also survived by two sisters, Terri Borger of Effort and Jodie Shedd of Breezewood, and one brother, Eric Feight of Breezewood. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and worked at the Sportsman's Hotel for many years as a cook. She was well known for her incredible pies and cakes. She enjoyed life, hunting, cooking and helping others. She always thought of everyone else before herself. She left this message for all of her friends and family: Rejoice and celebrate my life. I did my best for my Heavenly Father and my earthly family. I have gone on to meet my Heavenly Father and my family, friends and beloved pets who have loved the Lord and are waiting for me. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 in the Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth St., Renovo. Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The Rev. John A. Godissart will officiate. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Clinton County Sportsmen's Association, Hyner (for the purpose of feeding the animals.)

Ralph L. Dugan
Ralph L. Dugan, 65, formerly of R.R. 1 Lock Haven, died Jan. 9, 2004 in the South Mountain Restoration Center, South Mountain. Born March 30, 1938 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Charles D. and Pearl Ramser Dugan. He was married to Myrtle E. Clayton on Oct. 29, 1976. She died Oct. 13, 1989. He had worked for the Woolrich Woolen Mills, Bloomsburg Mills and Simon Andrews Burial Vault Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Probst of Mill Hall; two sons, Ralph L. Dugan Jr. of Lock Haven and Carl M. Dugan of Lock Haven; five sisters, Eldora Croak of Beech Creek, Helen Hayes of Lock Haven, Betty Koch of Haneyville, Grace Walk of Salladasburg and Geneva Duck of Flemington; two brothers, James Dugan and Robert Dugan, both of Lock Haven; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wynn, who died in 1994; a brother, Raymond Dugan; and a grandson, Matt Wynn. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 13, 2003 in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall. Pastor Bruce Wallace will officiate. Interment will be in Woolrich Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Mountain Restoration Center, in care of the funeral home.

Patricia M. Kinney
Patricia M. Kinney, 64, of Florida, passed away Dec. 17, 2003 at her home. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Carl, Walt and Hawk, and her daughters-in-law, Andrea and Christine; grandchildren Ashley, Taylor and Blake; and her brothers and sisters. A small graveside service will be held Jan. 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Green Lawn Memorial in Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter Co., 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778. Arrangements are by Becker Family Funeral Home, Clermont, Fla.

B. Lorraine Renee Burnell Wolfe
B. Lorraine Renee Burnell Wolfe, 90, of 280 Oak Lane, Bloomsburg, died Monday, Jan. 12, in the Bloomsburg Health Care Center, where she had resided since Oct. 15. She was born Sept. 14, 1913 in Lock Haven, the daughter of the Howard Willis and Lulu Viola (Bolten) Burnell. Renee graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1932 and from Lock Haven Teachers College in 1934. Renee was employed for six years as a teacher by the Lock Haven School District. She owned and operated the B. Lorraine Gift Shop for over 20 years, along with her husband, Asher M. Wolfe, now deceased. She was a member of Shiloh Bible Church, Bloomsburg. She also was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary and she also enjoyed singing and playing the piano, the accordion, and the organ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Asher M. Wolfe, on March 27, 1997 and a brother, Russell Burnell. Renee was the last member of her immediate family and is survived by several nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Shiloh Bible Church, 123 Church St., with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Douglas H. Lyon, officiating. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge. Memorial contributions are requested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 165, Bloomsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home, 745 Market at Eighth St., Bloomsburg.

Arthur M. Meixel
Arthur M. Meixel, 83, of 282 Fourth Gap Road, Loganton, passed away on Monday in ManorCare in Jersey Shore. Born on Jan. 5, 1921 in Rauchtown, he was the son of the late Floyd E. and Anna Mary Bower Meixel. He and his wife, the former Evelyn E. Showers, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20, 2003. Mr. Meixel was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was of the Protestant faith. Arthur retired from Alcan Cable in Williamsport in 1981, with over 20 years of service as a strander operator. He was also formerly employed by the Department of Forestry, the Transcontinental Pipeline, Bethlehem Steel, and throughout his life as a farmer raising beef cattle and crop farming. Besides his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., Main and Water streets, Loganton, with Pastor Ken Geisewite officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Loganton. If desired, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Clinton Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701-3945.

Dorothy M. "Polly" Brownlee
Dorothy M. "Polly" Brownlee, 87, of Rose-View Center in Williamsport, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born July 20, 1916 in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of Harry F. Lucas and the former Helen M. Steel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Brownlee, on March 26, 1994. They were united in marriage on June 7, 1941 in Antes Fort. Also preceding her in death was a son, Bruce C. Brownlee, two sisters and a brother. For many years, she was employed by Kelco in Jersey Shore and was a member of the Saint Matthews Lutheran Church in Newberry. She is survived by a son, Howard E. Brownlee of Hughesville; three daughters, Nancy B. Mitchell of Bloomington, Ind., H. Ellen Hill of Hughesville and Carol A. Callahan of State College; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. H. Frank Showers will officiate.

Patricia L. Mecone
Patricia L. Mecone, 54, of 400 Lycoming St., Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday in ManorCare South, Williamsport. Born Sept. 10, 1949 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Archie Mecone and Bernadine Hill Mecone of Williamsport. Besides her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Robin Mecone of Aliso Viejo, Calif. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., Loganton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald L. Gyp Harter
Gerald L. Gyp Harter, 86, formerly of 339 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 in Valley View Nursing Home. Born April 14, 1917 in Duboistown, he was a son of Roy Harter and the former Dottie Henry. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Mae Bower, on May 22, 2003. They were united in marriage on Oct. 27, 1939. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He retired in 1982 from the Jersey Shore Steel Co., after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant and William Harter, and a sister, Bernadine Harter Mantle. Memorial services and burial in the Jersey Shore Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

Violet M. Miller
Violet M. Miller, 80, wife of Ardell S. Miller, of 3255 Narrows Road, Loganton, passed away Tuesday in Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit. Born Dec. 20, 1923 in Beech Creek, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Olive Fravel Peters. She graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1941 and worked for Piper Aircraft in the stock room from 1941 to 1947. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church and the Sugar Valley Fire Co. No. 13, a charter member of the Sugar Valley Fire Co. Auxiliary and treasurer of the Tylersville Cemetery since 1964. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Barry Miller (Carol) of Lamar; a daughter, Lorraine Rupert (Leroy) of Lamar; and three grandchildren, Christopher Rupert and Michael and Scott Miller. Funeral services will be at the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., Main and Water streets, Loganton, on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Nancy Kuhns officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Tylersville Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Susquehanna Health-Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or to the American Cancer Society Clinton Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701-3945.

Lahoma Moore
Lahoma Moore, 88, of 113 River Road, Renovo, died Jan. 14, 2004 in the Bucktail Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Dec. 28, 1915 in Palo Pinto County, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John Minnis and Lucy Haggard Jarvis. Mrs. Moore had been raised by an aunt and uncle in Florida, after being orphaned at an early age. She was married to Glem Robert Moore on March 19, 1946 in Santa Ana, Calif., who survives. The Moores had renewed their wedding vows on March 10, 1996, on their 50th anniversary. A homemaker, she had worked for eight years in the Taylor, Mich. School System. She and her husband moved to Shintown in 1980, following his retirement from General Motors. Mrs. Moore had been an active member of the former Shintown United Methodist Church, holding a number of offices until forced to give them up due to ill health. She had been secretary of the United Methodist Women and former treasurer of the Westport Hospital Aid. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. A brother, Jack Jarvis, preceded her in death. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in North Bend Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the North Bend United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 476, North Bend, Pa 17760. Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall.

Kathryn M. Snyder
Kathryn M. Snyder, 97, formerly of 131 Maple St., Jersey Shore, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 in the ManorCare Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born March 11, 1906 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Benjamin B. Brown and the former Ada M. Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Duke Snyder on March 31, 1987. They were united in marriage on March 11, 1936. For many years, she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the Jersey Shore Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the March of Dimes. She is survived by a brother, Harold C. Brown of Jersey Shore. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. The Rev. Dennis Crissman will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, corner of Maple and Walnut streets, Jersey Shore, or to the Arcadia Unit of ManorCare Health Center, Jersey Shore.

Betty K. Cole
Betty Klaer Cole, 84, of 923 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, died Jan. 14, 2004 in her home. Born March 16, 1919 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Clarence and Kitty Frost Klaer. She was married to Kenneth E. Cole who died March 30, 1971. She was a graduate of Sugar Valley High School and Lycoming College and retired as secretary for the faculty union at Lock Haven State College. She was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons, Larry K. Cole of Lock Haven, Ronald L. Chip Cole of Aukland, New Zealand, and Randal F. Cole of Fayetteville, N.C., and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. The Rev. John Silliman will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

Marvin H. Runner
Marvin H. Runner, 86, of Boalsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center. Born in Jersey Shore on May 14, 1917, he was a son of Guy Zena Runner and Erma Barner Runner. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Kathryn Wanner who survives. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1934. In 1936, he spent a year training in the Merchant Marines at Annapolis. He shifted his direction to academics and graduated from Albright College in 1941. In 1945 he graduated from Oberlin Seminary with a master's degree in Sacred Theology. (He was awarded the Doctor of Ministries by Vanderbilt University in 1974.) In 1946, he took a year of study at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. Following his return to the United States, he was the pastor of Evangelical United Brethren churches in Ohio (1947-48) and Maryland (1948-49) and in Pennsylvania at Altoona (1949-50), Williamsport (1950-54 ) and the State College area (1954-57). He received a master of science in wildlife management from the Pennsylvania State University in 1961, while working as a game biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He then joined the Department of Horticulture at Penn State. In addition to his teaching, he directed the trial flower gardens on the Penn State campus from 1972 until his retirement as associate professor in 1982. During his retirement, he continued with his interests in archaeology, botany and Eastern and Western religions and developed his skills in the binding and restoration of books. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jim (wife Dixie Hansen) of Spring Mills and John (wife Kathleen Kehoe) of White Deer; two step-grandchildren, Erica Svec of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Yuri Svec of Ames, Iowa; a twin brother, Mervin E. Runner of Pine Grove Mills; a brother-in-law, Orlo Dosmas, husband of the late Helen Dosmas, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment took place in a private ceremony at the Jersey Shore Cemetery on Jan. 13, 2004. A memorial gathering is planned for this spring, which is to take place on his birthday. A designation for memorial contributions will be announced at that time.

Gertrude Brownlee Bitner
Gertrude Brownlee Bitner, a guest at Sycamore Manor Health Center, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004. Born March 8, 1914 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of John Brownlee and the former Edna Cohick. On Dec. 25, 1937, she married John W. Bitner and they lived happily until his death on Jan. 22, 1984. Her education started in the Jersey Shore schools and she graduated from the Jersey Shore High School in 1931. She matriculated at Lock Haven State Teachers College and received a certificate to teach after graduation. Her career started in rural schools and continued in various schools in the Jersey Shore School District until she retired in 1978. She was active in her community, having organized the Town Meeting in 1964, which continues today following the outline she initiated during her presidency in 1964-1965. For many years, she was a member of the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church as well as the Ivanhoe Chapter No. 28 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a life member of the Jersey Shore Historical Society and a member of the Board of Governors of the Lycoming County Historical Society earlier in her life. For many years she was a member of the Williamsport Woman's Club, Clio Club, Jersey Shore Woman's Club and the Jersey Shore Garden Club. During World War II, she received a special citation from Harry Truman for her work with the Ration Program. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah and her husband, Robert, Rucker of Jersey Shore; a son, John Bitner and wife Joy of Belmont, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Alexandra and Katrina Rucker. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2204 at 10 a.m. in the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services in the church. The Rev. Charlie Winkleman will officiate. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Fredericks Fullmer Achenbach
Elizabeth Fredericks Fullmer Achenbach, 92, a resident of Pine Haven, Lock Haven, passed away at the Lock Haven Hospital Friday, Jan 2, 2004. Born Oct. 17, 1911 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Dr. Brian and Lucy Fredericks Fullmer. She grew up in Emporium where she often lived with her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Fullmer Sr. She graduated from Lock Haven Normal School (now Lock Haven University) in 1934 and taught first grade in Avis the beginning of a teaching career that lasted for 30 years. She married Gen. Hall F. Achenbach in 1936. They had a marriage that lasted 65 years. The General passed away in 2002. They had moved many times during Hall's Air Force career. In addition to this busy life, she was involved in many community activities. Elizabeth had time to write four books; a series co-authored by Becky Gross called A Peek at the Past. She wrote The Final Peek herself. All proceeds from the sale of the books went to the Ross Library. She was a member and past Regent of the Col. Hugh White DAR Chapter, a Red Cross volunteer, a Girl Scout leader, a patron of the Millbrook Playhouse, and an active Republican interested in local politics, a member of the Historical Society, a member of the Clinton Country Club and a member of the Great Island Presbyterian Church, where she belonged to the Sally Platt Lawrence Circle. All agree that she gave more than she received and that most importantly, she gave unconditional love and joy to her family and vast circle of friends. She is survived by her two daughters, Lucianne Wood of Natchez, Miss. and Holly Yohe of Williamsburg, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 at the Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ross Library. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

Harry A. Wagner Jr.
Harry A. Wagner Jr., 78, 191 Weights Lane, Bellefonte, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at the SusqueView Home, Lock Haven. Born Aug. 30, 1925 in Beech Creek, he was a son of the late Harry A. Wagner Sr. and Dorothy Leathers Wagner. He was married to Alice Maxine Long on March 17, 1945. She died in 1985. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Appelation Communications ship. He retired from Piper Aircraft, Lock Haven, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Blanchard, the Howard V.F.W., the Beech Creek American Legion and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by a son, Bruce W. Wagner of Howard; three sisters, Louise Council of Avis, Virginia Thompson of Beech Creek and Jeane Dunkle of Rote; a brother, Richard Wagner; four grandchildren, Ashlee and Emily of Bellefonte, Douglas Wagner of Mill Hall and Kristina Woodward of State College; and one great-granddaughter, Alea. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard, with the Rev. Russell J. Moldovan officiating. Burial will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville. Friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Blanchard Church of Christ, Box 388, Blanchard.

George J. Crust
George J. Crust, 74, 130 Roseway St., Beech Creek, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 in the Lock Haven Hospital. Born in Unionville on Sept. 11, 1929, he was the son of George Crust Sr. and Mary Singer Crust. He was married to Louise Haupt Crust, who died May 7, 1995. He was a former employee of the Pa. Game Commission and the Howard Nursery and had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and his cat Whitty. He was also an avid sports fan. He is survived by four daughters, Donna J. Workman of Lock Haven, Tina L. Crust of Westover, Barbara A. Read of Port Matilda, and Lori A. Miles of Port Matilda; two brothers, Charles L. Crust of Phillipsburg and David A. Crust of Hampton, N.J.; a brother, Harold Crust of Grass Flat; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 1972 by a son, Donald E. Crust. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Hinton and Olive Crotzer; four brothers, Gerald Crust, Earl Crust, Charles Crust and Floyd Crotzer; one great-granddaughter Holli and two great great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Eric. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, Howard, with the Rev. Kenneth Page officiating. Burial will be in Schencks Cemetery, Howard Township. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kenneth P. Lucas
Kenneth P. Lucas, 68, 381 Shoemaker Road, Lock Haven, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born April 13, 1935 in Lock Haven, the son of the late Robert H. and Minnie Moorhead Lucas. On Sept. 3, 1955 in Bald Eagle Township he married the former Elizabeth J. Colucci, who survives. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1955. He was employed in the maintenance department of the Jersey Shore Hospital until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Bette Chapman of Jersey Shore, Nancy Lucas of Charlotte, N.C. and Mary Lou Pratter of Friendsville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dog Shadow. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the Clinton County SPCA.

Tiffany Renee Zimmerman
Tiffany Renee Zimmerman, 21, 30 Norman Drive, Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at the Jersey Shore Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1982 in Lock Haven, the daughter of William E. Zimmerman Jr. and Sherry L. Heverly Zimmerman of Lock Haven, who survive. She was a 2001 graduate of Central Mountain High School where she was a majorette. She was a graduate of the Empire Beauty School, Williamsport and was employed as a beautician for Martino's Beauty Salon, Williamsport. She had previously been employed as a beautician for J.C. Penney's at the Lycoming Mall. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lock Haven. She enjoyed doing artwork. In addition to her parents she is survived by a daughter, Lydia Marie Quiggle of Jersey Shore; a sister, Serita Dawn Zimmerman of Lock Haven; a maternal grandmother, Patsy Shilling of Mill Hall; a paternal grandmother, Cecilia M. Zimmerman of Lock Haven; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Charles T. Shilling and a paternal grandfather, William E. Zimmerman Sr. The Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Lock Haven, with the Rev. Daniel J. O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in the St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the Moriarity-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with the Vigil for the Deceased at 5:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven.

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