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Miscellaneous Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Paul BERZANSKY, 70, of Wood, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born May 29, 1931. in Wood, he
was the son of the late Wasco and Anna Berzansky. He married Dorothy
Yablonski Dec. 1, 1960, in Saxton. In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a daughter and a son: Carol Black of Broad Top and Michael
Berzansky of Martinsburg. There are four grandchildren. Also surviving
are a sister and five brothers: Mary Coleman, Martinsburg, W.Va.; John
Berzansky, Peekskill, N.Y.; Charles Berzansky, Boalsburg; Joe Berzansky,
Wood; Nick Berzansky, Riddlesburg; and George Berzansky, Lorain, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue, and four brothers: Andrew,
Mike, Alex and Steve. Mr. Berzansky was a member of St. Michael's
Orthodox Church in Wood. A 1948 graduate of Robertsdale High School, he
served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict.
Following his military career, he returned to school, graduating from
Shippensburg State College with a bachelor of science degree in 1957. He
also received a master's degree in guidance counseling and was employed
as a teacher at Tussey Mountain School District for 28 years, retiring
in 1996. Mr. Berzansky enjoyed hunting, traveling, fishing. He caught a
New Hampshire state record brown trout with a fly rod. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Stephen Kundla officiating. Interment will be made
in St. Michael's Orthodox Cemetery, Wood. 

Gary X. "Huck" GUTSHALL, 63, of RD. 1, Box 36, James Creek, died Sunday.
Aug. 5, 2001, at 7:15 am., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
He had been in failing health for the past seven months. Born April 18,
1938, in Barree, he was the son of the late Clair E. and Susan A.
(Shoemaker) Gutshall. He married Connie Jean Miller, who survives at
home. One son, Martin L. Gutshall of James Creek, RD. 1, and a
granddaughter survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Nathan. Also
surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Jean Feltenberger,
Huntingdon; Naomi Hickes, Tyrone; S. Mayetta Van Riper, Jacqueline
Starrick, and Charlotta K. Gutshall, all of James Creek, R.D. 1;
Patricia Ritz, Duncansville; and Richard Gutshall, James Creek, RD. 1.
Two brothers, John and Edward, and a sister, Mary Miller, are deceased.
Mr. Gutshall was of the Methodist faith. A 1955 graduate of Huntingdon
High School, he was self-employed as a dairy farmer in Lincoln Township,
taking over the family farm in 1960, after working with his father for a
number of years. A member of the Marklesburg Fire Company, he enjoyed
hunting. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m., at
the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. James L.
Blair and the Rev. George "Buddy" Baird officiating. Interment will be
made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon, RD. 1. 

Myra Fae KLINE, 82, of Saltillo, died at 6:48 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4,
2001, at Altoona General Hospital, Altoona. Born Feb. 4,1919, in
Saltillo, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel (Bolinger)
Thomas. She married Lemar S. Kline June 10, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md. Mr.
Kline survives at home, along with one daughter and a son: Linda Fae
Drenning of Waterfall and Lew Alan "Joe" Kline, Hustontown. Also
surviving are two brothers: Don Thomas of Saltillo and Vinton F. Thomas
of Bethesda, Md. One brother, Ned Thomas. is deceased. A 1937 graduate
of Saltillo High School, Mrs. Kline worked for an airplane factory in
Detroit, Mich., during World War II. In her earlier years, she had also
worked as a secretary for M.D. Blattenberger Electrical Co., Denton, Md.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family
with the Rev. David Ford officiating. Interment will be made in the
Saltillo Cemetery. 

Alverta 0. RAMSEY, 90, of Beacon Manor Nursing Home, Indiana, formerly
of Saxton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at 10 p.m., at the home,
following an extended illness. Born May 23, 1911, in Saxton, she was the
daughter of the late William Harrison and Rose (Bair) Weaver. She
married Robert H. Ramsey June 22, 1931, in Hagerstown, Md. He preceded
her in death Jan. 3, 1985. Surviving are two children: Mrs. Duane
(Doris) Patterson of Blacklick and Kenneth Ramsey of Clay, N.Y. There
are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Mary
Foster of Huntingdon, also survives. She was preceded in death by four
brothers. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the Saxton First Church of God.
She was a member of the Saxton VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Broad Top
Area Senior Citizens. She retired from Tussey Mountain High School in
1973, after 14 years of service in the cafeteria. Funeral services will
be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor James E. Lynn officiating. Interment will be
made in the Dudley Protestant Cemetery. 

Leona Marie DeVERTER, 79, of Huntingdon, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Wallace, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charlie B. and
Geneva (Nunley) Stockton. She was the widow of Charles Franklin
DeVerter, who preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are two
daughters: Sandra DeVerter of Marietta, and Mrs. Thomas (Barbara)
Whitsel, Shirleysburg. There are two grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. One sister, Margaret
Wright of Lancaster, survives. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, Jack and Clarence Stockton. Mrs. DeVerter had lived most of
her life in Lancaster, working as a cook for the Boy Scouts of America
and as a laborer for Haddad Shoe Co. Funeral services were held August 7
in Lancaster. Interment was made in the Riverview Burial Park. 

Rose E. LENTVORSKY, 89, of Port Matilda, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at
her home. Born Sept. 5, 1911, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the
late Stephen and Mary (Olyar) Matis. She married Andrew E. Lentvorsky
Nov. 6, 1927. He preceded her in death Sept. 3, 1972. Surviving are five
daughters: Alverta R. Peters, Huntingdon; Martha E. O'Connor, Sandra J.
Wenrick, Rose M. Reynolds and Robin L. Benner, all of Port Matilda.
There are 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and, 27
great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Helen L. Broome in February 1994, and a son, Andrew, in October 1998.
One sister, Helen Hoy of Hublersburg, survives. Three sisters and three
brothers are deceased. Mrs. Lentvorsky attended the Centre Hall and Port
Matilda schools. She was a housekeeper for several families in State
College for 28 years, retiring in 1982. In her earlier years, she
enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and gardening. She attended the
Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Forest. Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Koch Funeral Home, State College, with
the Rev. Carl E. Miller officiating. Interment will be made in Union
Cemetery, Bellefonte. 

Leo Ray McGINNIS Sr., 54, of 216 E. Pine Grove Rd., Pine Grove Mills,
died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at 1:30 am., at Pine Grove Mills, following
an extended illness. Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Huntingdon, he was the son
of the late Blair Daniel and Edna Amelia (Piper) McGinnis. His first
union was to Alice Keller, who preceded him in death July 10, 1973. He
then married Barbara Ellen Anderson Aug. 27, 1983, at the Mooresville
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Macyweiser officiating. Mrs.
McGinnis survives at home, along with five children: Howard McGinnis,
Mifflintown; Leo R. McGinnis Jr., McAlevys Fort; Anthony McGinnis,
Huntingdon; Mrs. Kenneth "Pete" (Annette) Morningstar, Alexandria; and
James Anderson, Pine Grove Mills. There are seven grandchildren. Also
surviving are five sisters: Cleo Edmiston, Faye Hoffmaster and Mrs.
Marlin (Ruth) Betts, all of Petersburg, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Rupert of
St. Raymond, Quebec; and Mrs. Charles (Audrey) Reed, Alexandria. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Blair "Cub" McGinnis, and two sisters,
Edna Mae Foster and Anna Lillian Himes. Mr. McGinnis was of the Lutheran
faith. A 1964 graduate of Juniata Valley High School, he retired from
Penn State University after 30 years of service in the warehouse. He had
lived at his Pine Grove Mills home since 1983 and prior to that, he had
been a lifelong resident of Petersburg. Funeral services will be held at
11 am. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata
Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria, with Pastor Steven C. Claycomb
officiating. Interment will be made in the Mooresville Cemetery, Neffs
Mills. 

Thelma M. McMULLEN, 92, of Whitehall Drive, Harrisburg, for the past
three years, formerly of Orbisonia, died at noon Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001,
in Harrisburg. Born April 10, 1909, in Shirleysburg, she was a daughter
of the late William H. and Alma (Pecht) Crone. She was first married to
Paul F. Collins Oct. 27, 1927. Mr. Collins preceded her in death Dec. 8,
1944. She then married Michael McMullen Sept. 3, 1951. Mr. McMullen
survives in Altoona, along with the following children: Paul F. Collins,
Scotland; Mrs. Wilbur (Alma G.) Locke, Hurricane, W.Va.; Mrs. Albert
(Helen J.) Yednock, Harrisburg; Mrs. Anthony (Joan C.) Bosco, Felton,
Del.; and William J. Collins, Columbus, Ohio. There are 14 grandchildren
and 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. One
stepdaughter, Dorothy E. Anderson, and a sister, Helen Shingler Long,
are deceased. Mrs. McMullen was a member of the Orbisonia United
Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Mount Union Business
and Professional Women's Club and served as first president of the
Orbisonia High School Band Mothers Association. A graduate of Mount
Union High School, she was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot in
Chambersburg during the last year of World War II. She later worked at
Jaymes Jewelry Store in Mount Union and beginning in 1950, she owned and
operated McMullen Furniture Co. in Mount Union with her husband for 30
years. Mrs. McMullen was devoted to her family and had a close
relationship with her children and grandchildren until her illness
intervened in her later years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with
the Rev. Rick Eminhizer officiating. Interment will be made in the
Newton Hamilton Cemetery. 

James Wesley CAROLUS, 64, of RD. 3, Box 135, Juniata Township,
Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at 8:45 am., at his Juniata
Township home, following an extended illness. Born Dec. 4,1936, at J.C.
Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, he was the son of the late John
Wesley and Alberta Mae (Keith) Carolus. He married Cindy Ann Thompson
May 14, 1965, at the Barree United Methodist Church, with the Rev.
Yapple officiating. Mrs. Carolus survives at their Juniata Township
residence. Also surviving are four siblings: Robert J. Carolus,
Petersburg; Mrs. Kermit (Laura A.) Patterson. Huntingdon; Harvey B.
Carolus, Alexandria; and Robert R. Port, Huntingdon. A number of nieces
and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie
J. Danielak Oct. 19, 1999. Mr. Carolus was of the Protestant faith. A
graduate of Juniata Valley High School with the Class of 1956, Mr.
Carolus had a paint shop in Smithfield for a number of years. He also
worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in the 1970s.
His last employment before his retirement was as a security guard at
Elco Corp. and G.C. Murphy Co. He was a member of AARP and was an avid
outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Carolus served with the
Pennsylvania Army National Guard, obtaining the rank of sergeant. A
lifetime resident of Huntingdon County, he had lived at his Juniata
Township home for the past 36 years. Funeral services will be held at 6
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, 207 Ridge
Rd., Smithfield, Huntingdon, with Pastor Donald E. Malliband
officiating. Interment will be private in the Mooresville Cemetery,
Neffs Mills. 

Pauline W. SNYDER, 85, of 108 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Union, died at
9 am. Monday. Aug. 6, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 25,
1916, in Allenport, Mount Union, RD. 2, she was the daughter of the late
Elmer and Betsy (Isenberg) Worthing. She was united in marriage to
Wendell L. Snyder Aug. 24, 1935, in Pittsburgh. He preceded her in death
Jan. 24, 1970. Surviving are a daughter and a son: Mrs. Leon (Loretta)
Morgan, Hill Valley, Mount Union, RD. 1; and Robert E. Snyder,
Poolesville, Md. There are nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild and
18 great-grandchildren. Two step-grandchildren are deceased. The last
surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by
two brothers and a sister: Harold Worthing, Lillian Wolmi and Charles
Worthing. She had been employed by several manufacturing companies for a
number of years, including Letterkenny Army Depot. Chambersburg; Owens
Corning Fiberglas, Huntingdon; L. Greif Brothers Manufacturing, Mount
Union; Robin Footwear, Mount Union; and Scotty's Fashions, Lewistown.
Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Singer's Gap United Methodist Church,
where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member
of the Red Bud Quilt Guild of Huntingdon and the Bricktown Senior
Citizens Center in Mount Union. She enjoyed making crafts and crocheting
baptismal outfits for her grandchildren. The funeral service will be
held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Singer's Gap United Methodist
Church, Hill Valley, with Pastor Jennifer L. Deutsch officiating.
Interment will be made in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Springfield
Township, Huntingdon County. 

Sherri J. (Fleck) BANKS, 39, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died at 10 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. She
had been battling a serious illness for the past seven months. Born
March 15, 1962, in Hershey, she was the daughter of the late Eugene M.
and Shirley A. (Long) Fleck of Three Springs. She married John L. Banks
Aug. 28, 1988, in Dallas, Texas. Surviving are her husband and five
children: Wesley David Banks, St. Thomas; Leah Marie Banks, John Leland
Eugene Banks, Austin Robert Banks and Dakota Paul Banks, all at home.
Also surviving are two brothers and a sister: Mark Fleck, Sandra
Brumbaugh and Mike Fleck, all of Three Springs. Mrs. Banks was a 1980
graduate of Southern Huntingdon County Christian School, Shade Gap, and
graduated from Crums College in Manhattan, Kan. in 1985, with a degree
in cosmetology. She was employed as a cosmetologist in Dallas, Texas,
and Miami, Fla. Mrs. Banks was a member of the Bayside Baptist Church in
Harrison, Tenn., where she was active in the Sunday School class. She
also actively volunteered at Wallace Smith Elementary School,
Chattanooga, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at Heritage Baptist
Church, Three Springs, Friday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. C.
David Larson officiating. Interment will be made in the Old School
Baptist Cemetery, Three Springs. 

Richard Hoy CROUSE, 74, of Lebanon. Ky., died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
7, 2001, at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home, Lebanon, KY. Born July 16.
1927, in Shade Gaph he was the son of the late Ralph and Verna
(Peterson) Crouse. He married Mayme Comstock, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are four stepsons: David Comstock, Lexington. Ky.; Terry
Comstock. Ricky Comstock and Michael Comstock, all of Pomona, Calif. A
special friend, Bonnie Campbell of Lebanon. Ky., also survives. One
brother, Robert Crouse, is deceased. Mr. Crouse was a US Navy veteran
and a member of the Lebanon VFW and the Lebanon Masonic Lodge. Funeral
services were held August 10 at the Bosley Funeral Home, in Lebanon.
Ky., by the Rev. Neal Gordon. Masonic services were held yesterday.
Interment was made in the Lebanon National Cemetery. Graveside military
services were conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. 

Hazel (Walls) HIMES, 91, a resident of The Oaks at Westminster Woods,
Huntingdon, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at The Oaks. following a
lengthy illness. Born Sept. 1, 1909, in Orbisonia. she was the daughter
of the late John Harrison and Margaret Melinda (Shenefelt) Walls. She
married the Hon. Swirles L. Himes, who preceded her in death. Surviving
are a son and two daughters: James E. Himes and Sydney H. Miller, both
of Huntingdon, and Sarah H. Feltham, Lititz. There are nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by two sisters and one brother. Mrs. Himes was a member of the
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. Educated in the Orbisonia Public School,
she studied at Juniata College and graduated from Shippensburg Normal
School. Prior rearing a family, she was a teacher. She was a member of
the Pennsylvania Lawyers Wives Organization and the Standing Stone
Chapter of DAR. A private funeral service will be held at the
convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
of the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon. 

Doris NOTESTINE, 76, a resident of the Homewood Retirement Center,
Martinsburg, formerly of Saxton, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the
retirement center, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 25, 1924, in
Saxton, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Thompson)
Metzgar. She married Harry C. Notestine Oct. 29, 1945, in Winchester,
Va. He preceded her in death May 10, 1996. Surviving are several nieces
and nephews. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was
preceded in death by a sister and two brothers: Evelyn Stapleton, Lester
Metzgar and Vernon F. Metzgar. Mrs. Nntestine was of the Protestant
faith. A graduate of Saxton-Liberty High School, she was a homemaker and
for several years worked at Dr. CL. Isenberg's office in Saxton. She was
a member of the Saxton Chapter No. 161, Order of the Eastern Star, where
she served as worthy matron in 1964. She enjoyed hunting and was a
collector of various items. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug.
13, at 1 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor
John Robinson officiating. Interment will be made in Grandview Cemetery,
Saxton, RD. 

Jacquelyn Ruth SPIELMAN, 66, of Donahoe Manor Road, Bedford, formerly of
Everett, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at Donahoe Manor Born Dec. 28,
1934, in Hopewell Township, she was the daughter of the late Sara Belle
Lewis, who preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2000. One daughter, Lori J.
Spielman of Bedford, survives. Mrs. Spielman attended the Everett
Assembly of God. A 1952 graduate of Robert P Smith High School, Yellow
Creek, she was a homemaker and was also employed as a secretary for the
Head Start program and as a waitress at the Everett Landmark Restaurant,
Kelly's Scenic View Restaurant and the Gateway Restaurant in Breezewood.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m., in the
Dalla Valle Funeral Chapel, Everett, with the Rev. David Johnson
officiating. Interment will be private at the Bunker Hill Cemetery,
Liberty Township. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Inc., 22 W. Main St., Everett. 

Carrie Nation THORSELL, 54, of Appian Ave., Virginia Beach, Va., died
Friday, July 27, 2001, at Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia
Beach. Va., after a brief illness. Born July 19, 1947, in Huntingdon
County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Gaynel (Blake)
Varner. She was married to Robert Thorsell. Surviving are her husband at
home and three daughters: Loretta Thorsell, Virginia Beach, Va.;
Christine Thorsell, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Michelle Schwarz, Newport. NC;
and two granddaughters. Also surviving are two brothers and three
sisters: Harold Varner. Rockhill Furnace: Isaac Varner, Three Springs;
three sisters; Geraldine Stallman, Three Springs; Nellie Gerringer,
Orbisonia; and Ann Brown, Mifflintown. Preceding her in death was a
sister, Tressie Krause, and three brothers: Samuel Varner, Robert
Varner, and Rolson Varner. A memorial service will be held July 14,
2002, at the Shope Cemetery. Blacklog Valley, Orbisonia. 

Roy A. BERRY, 88, of 9 Pinewood Acres, Mount Union, died at 5:50 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his home. His death was unexpected. Born
April 6, 1913, in Kentucky, he married Jessie M. Purvis April 3, 1983.
She preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1990. He then married Dorothy M.
(Stifler) Marshal May 16, 1991. Mrs. Berry survives at home, along with
the following stepchildren: Maxine North, Mount Union; Lewis Durrett,
Louisville, Ky.; Linda Cohenour, Mount Union, R.D. 1; and Georgia
Blanton, Florida. There are nine stepchildren and seven
step-great-grandchildren. One stepson, Charles Lee Sivadow, and a
brother, Wilber Berry, preceded him in death. Mr. Berry was a member of
the Cedar Crest Lucy Furnace Chapel, Mount Union, RD. 1. During World
War II, he served overseas in the United States Navy. He retired from
Fort Knox in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Berry enjoyed reading the Bible.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Cedar
Crest Lucy Furnace Chapel, Mount Union, RD. 1, with the Rev. Jeff
Winstead officiating. Interment will be made in the Haven Rest Memorial
Park, Shirleysburg, RD. 1. 

Charles T. KELLER, 88, of Centre Hall, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at
Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Jan. 29, 1913, in
McAlevys Fort, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth
(McMahon) Keller. He married Ida B. Bruss July 3, 1934. Mrs. Keller
survives at home, along with a daughter and a son: Barbara A. Mills of
rural Centre Hall and Barry T. Keller of Kyler­town. There are six
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a
foster daughter, Ida Rose Keller and a son, John F. Keller. Mr. Keller
attended the Grace United Methodist Church in Centre Hall. He farmed in
Harris Township for 34 years. Earlier in life, he had worked at the
Boyle Ice Plant in Huntingdon. He especially enjoyed spending time with
his grandchildren and was an avid hunter in his earlier years. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 am. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Mark D.
Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.
Interment will be made in the Centre County Memorial Park, 1032 Benner
Pike, State College. 

Verna Catherine (David) SCHIRM, 95, a resident of The Oaks at
Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, formerly of Star Route, Huntingdon,
died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at 7:45 am., at The Oaks. Born Nov. 16,
1905, at the family home in Henderson Township, Huntingdon, she was the
daughter of the late Victor Luther and Mary Ida (Dixon) David. She
married Lewis Samuel Schirm June 28, 1932, in Petersburg, with the Rev.
Charles Stong officiating. Mr. Schirm preceded her in death Sept. 25,
1971. Surviving are two children: James F. Schinn of State College and
Mrs. Jay (Donna S.) Deamer, Huntingdon. There are four grand­children
and two great-grandchildren. One son, David H. Hesser, preceded her in
death August 1995, and a great-grandson, Ian Fuiek, is also deceased. A
brother, Calvin Monroe David of Elkhart, Md., survives. She was preceded
in death by five brothers and five sisters: Leslie C. David, Howard
Wilbur David, John S. David, Benjamin Franklin David, George F. David,
Dessie Blanche Gingerich, Martha Bell Crownover, Lola May Chilcote, Sara
Jane Haupt and Mary Esther Brouse. Mrs. Schirm was a member of the
Christ Reformed Church UCC in Alexandria. Primarily a homemaker, she
also worked at the Huntingdon Throwing Company for a number of years.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening. She attended the one-room school
house in Henderson Township. A lifetime resident of Huntingdon County,
she had lived in Alexandria for 65 years after her marriage in 1932.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the
Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St.,
Alexandria, with the Rev. Gerald W. McCuller Jr. officiating. Interment
will be made in the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery. 

Merrill Clarence HARBST, 89, of HC 1, Huntingdon, died at 1:25 am.
Monday, Aug. 15, 2001,at JC. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born
June 25, 1912, in Chicago Heights, Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the
late Clarence and Anna Day (Eby) Harbst. He married Alverna M. Black May
6, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md. Mrs. Harbst pre­ceded him in death June 17,
1991. Surviving are two daughters and two sons: Dixie Ritchey and Gene
Harbst, both of Huntingdon; Sharon Harbst, Confluence; and Terry Harbst,
Huntingdon. There are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One great-granddaughter. Natalie Harbst, is deceased. One brother and
two sisters survive: Paul Harbst and Kathleen Goss, both of Reedsville,
and Jane Schranze, Wilmington, Del. Mr. Harbst was a member of the
Beavertown Bible Church. Todd, R.D. He retired after 36 years of
serv­ice as a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. From 1929
until 1935, he served in the U.S. Army and spent four years in China.
Mr. Harbst was a life member of the Trough Creek valley Sportsmen’s
Association. Standing Stone Creek Hunting and Fishing Association and
the National Rifle Associa­tion. An avid fisherman, he took yearly
fishing trips to Canada since 1964. His last trip was in June 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the
Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. James Thomas
officiating. Interment will be made in the Trough Creek Valley Baptist
Cemetery, Calvin, RD. 

Eleanor M. STEPHENS, 78, of 114 Old Stage Coach Rd., Lewistown, died at
2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May
7, 1923, in Shirleys­burg, she was the daughter of the late Luther and
Lacada (Duffey) Shields. She married James P. Stephens, who preceded her
in death Oct. 8, 1978. Surviving are four children: James P. Stephens
Jr., Dillsburg; Edward H. Stephens, Rockville, Md.; and Mrs. Dale
(Bonnie) Mackneer and Virginia M. Stephens. both of Lewistown. There
are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are
five siblings: Kenneth Shields, Germany Valley; .Mrs. William (Helen)
Piper, Lan­disville; Luther Shields and Richard Shields, both of Germany
Valley; and Mrs. William (Marie) Lauer, Dover. One sister, Anna Belle
Ritchey, is deceased. Mrs. Stephens was a member of the Parkview Church
of the Brethren. She was employed by the American Viscose Company and
worked as an Avon representative. She retired from the Arrow Shirt
Com­pany in 1985, after 20 years of service. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Parkview Church of the
Brethren. Interment will be made in the Juniata Memorial Park. 

Ellis Lee ADOLPHSON, 61, of 500 E. Fourth St., Salem, Ohio, died at
12:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at the Specialty Hospital of Mahoning
Valley in Youngstown. Ohio. He had been a patient for four days after
being transferred from the Cleveland Clinic, where he was a patient for
eight weeks. Born Jan. 2, 1940, in Coalmont, he was the son of the late
Earl and Alene (Clark) Adolphson. He married Ruth Jones Jan. 12, 1957.
Mrs. Adolphson survives at home, along with a son and a daughter;
Rodney Adolphson of Kent, Ohio, and Karen Fender of Salem, Ohio. There
is one adopted granddaughter, Angela M. Adolphson, who was reared in
the home and survives in Akron, Ohio. Also surviving are a sister and
two brothers: Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Burrington, Enfield, Conn.; Neil A.
Adolphson, Rockwood; and George Adolphson, Akron, Ohio. He was preceded
in death by an infant granddaughter, Sara Renee Fender, and an infant
sister and an infant twin brother. Mr. Adolphson was a member of the
First United Methodist Church of Salem, Ohio. He was employed as an
inspector for 30 years at G.M. in Lordstown, retiring in 1995. He moved
to Salem in 1966, from Coalmont. He was a member of Salem Perry Lodge
185; Beaver Creek Sportsman Club; Mahoning Valley Knife Collectors
Association; and Salem Eagles 316. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Salem,
Ohio, with the Rev. Mac Kelly officiating. Interment will be made in the
Grandview Cemetery, Salem. 

Ann B. DAVIS, 98, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Home,
Hollidaysburg, formerly of 926 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon, died
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at 6:50 am., at the Hollidaysburg Presbyterian
Home. Born Oct. 8, 1902, in Smithfield Township, Huntingdon County, she
was the daughter of the late E.E. and Alice M. (Whippo) Beck. She
mar­ried George L. Davis March 3, 1925, at St. James Evangelical
Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Edmund Manges officiating. Mr Davis
preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1974. Surviving are two children: William
F. Davis of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Frances D. Black of Smithfield
Township, Huntingdon. There are five grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. The last surviving member of her immediate family,
she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters: Isaac,
Eugene, Jefferson and Frank Beck, Frances M. Beck and Mary E. Krause.
Mrs. Davis was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Huntingdon. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Standing
Stone VFW No. 1754, Huntingdon, and was a former member of a sewing
circle in Smithfield Township. Educated in the Huntingdon public
schools, she was a 1922 graduate of Huntingdon High School and attended
Juniata College. She was primarily a homemaker. A private graveside
funeral serv­ice will be held at the convenience of the family with the
Rev. Peter J. Naschke officiating. Interment will be made in the
Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Mary A. LONG, 96, formerly of Smithfield Township and DeForrest
Apartments, Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at 2:10 am., in
Huntingdon Manor. Born Dec. 6, 1904, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter
of the late Robert M. and Cora (Livingston) Hammers. She married James
R. Long Oct. 8, 1932, in Henderson Township, with the Rev. William
Sowash officiating. Mr. Long preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1972.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Roseanne) Weller of Huntingdon,
RD. 3. There are five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Betty Johanknecht, preceded
her in death. Three sisters survive: Jeannette Hammers and Genevieve
Giornesto, both of Bedford, and Maxine Sheaffer, Harrisburg. She was
preceded in death by a brother, James Hammers, and two sisters, Frances
Long and Maude Conpropst. Mrs. Long was a member of the Trinity Assembly
of God Church, Huntingdon, where she was a mem­ber of the adult Sunday
School class and served as president of WMC of her church for a number
of years. She was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home,
Huntingdon. Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery,
Huntingdon. 

Barry D. RUSSELL, 50 of Saxton. died at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at
his residence. His death was unexpected. Born Oct. 1, 1950, in
Huntingdon, he was the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Rinard) Russell, who
sur­vive in Hopewell. He married Tina Jones June 28, 1979, in the
Robertsdale Church of God, with Pastor John Seippel officiating. In
addition to his parents and wife, he is also survived by three
daughters: Autumn Miller and Amber Russell, both of Saxton, and Ashley
Russell, at home. There are six grandchildren. Also surviving are two
sisters and two brothers: Terrina Russell, Crown Point, N.Y.; Stacy
Clip­pinger, Robertsdale; Donnie Rus­sell, Hopewell; and David Russell,
Waldorf, Md. Mr. Russell was a graduate of Pottstown High School and
Penn State University in 1990. He had been employed as a chemical
dependency counselor at Right Turn in Altoona. He had also worked as a
counselor at Cedar Manor in Cresson. He was a music lover and a gui­tar
player. Funeral services will be held at 10 am. Thursday, Aug. 16, at
the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, with Pastor Donald Simmons
officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top. 

Janee Frances LEAHEY, 88, a resident of the Homewood Retirement Center,
Martinsburg, formerly of Johnstown, died Aug. 6, 2001. The daughter of
Frederick and Elizabeth (Smay) Skelly, she was married to Robert Leahey.
She is survived by the following children: The Rev. Patrick Leahey,
Dudley; Michael Leahey and John Leahey. There are ten grandchildren and
one great-grandson. One daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Grace) Burkey, preceded
her in death. Mrs. Leahey was a Christian leader, very active in the
Immaculate Conception Church, Dudley, for the last eight years, and
also active in her neighborhood. She was a daily mass-prayer, a member
of the Mother Seton Guild and Legion of Mary at Visitation Church. She
will be remembered for the delicious cinnamon rolls she baked for school
children at the visitation Church cafeteria. Funeral services were held
in Johnstown. 

Edna B. STETLER, 92, of Leonardtown, Md., died Aug. 15, 2001, at St.
Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Md. Born Nov. 24, 1908, in Trough Creek,
she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ida Belle (Baker)
Morningstar. She married Horace K. "Pete" Stetler Dec. 24. 1936, in
Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are a
daughter, Lillian B. Thompson of Leonardtown, Md., four granddaughters
and three great-grandchildren. Six half-brothers and sisters preceded
her in death. Mrs. Stetler was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing,
gardening, reading and crocheting. Funeral services will be held Monday,
Aug. 20. at 11 am., in the Woodcock Valley Bible Church, James Creek.
Interment will be made in the Entriken Cemetery, Entriken. 

Harold A. DELL, 77, of Portage. Wis., formerly of Mill Creek, died at
the Devine Savior Hospital in Wisconsin Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001,
following a brief illness. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Hill Valley, he was the
son of the late Harry A. and Daisy (Rinker) Dell. He marred Doris
Juanita Smith of Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 16, 1944. Mrs. Dell survives at
home, along with the following children: Charlene Horn, Portage, Wis.;
Harold K. Dell, Deforest, Wis.; Charles E. Dell, Mosinen, Wis.; and
David Dell, Enderson, Wis. One daughter, Doris Ann Walker, preceded him
in death. One sister, Nora Bowser of Mill Creek, survives. Two brothers,
Ferrel and James, are deceased. Mr. Dell was of the Protestant faith. He
attended the Mapleton schools and he had been employed at Owens Corning
Fiberglas until moving to Portage in 1965. He managed a gas station
there. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from April 1943
until March 1946, as a truck driver in India. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR
and camping. He also enjoyed having coffee each morning with his friends
at his store. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the
family. 

Dale W. SMITH, 72, of 184 Silverford Heights Rd., Mount Union, died at
5:45 am. Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. He died
following a brief illness. Born May 31, 1929, in Huntingdon, he was the
son of the late Harp­er and Cleo (Roland) Smith. He married Shelva Jean
Shugarts Aug. 25, 1956, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Smith survives at their
home, along with three children: Cindy L. Valdivia, Lewistown; Gary D.
Butch’ Smith, Calvin; Jodi M. Booher, Shade Gap. There are seven
grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Harper
R. Smith, Carlisle; Joanne Scott, Huntingdon; Janice Scott, Calvin. He
was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters: Fred Smith, Betty J.
Migatulski and Jane Bowser. Mr. Smith was of the Protestant faith. He
retired in 1976, after 15 years with the Hemp Brothers Construc­tion
Company in Camp Hill. Prior to that, he was employed for several years
by Owens Corning Fiberglas of Huntingdon. Currently, he was serving as a
Wayne Township super­visor, a position he has held for six years. A 1948
graduate of Mount Union High School, he loved to hunt and spend time
with his grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Monday,
Aug. 20, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev.
Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be made in the Cassville
Cemetery. 

Lester "Eck" L. MYERS Jr., 65, of HC 01, Box 57, Spruce Creek, died
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001. at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon,
following a brief illness. Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Bellwood, he was the
son of the late Lester L. Myers Sr. and Lorene Cronemiller, who survives
in Spruce Creek. He married Ruth E. Cella June 3, 1959, in Maryland.
Mrs. Myers survives at home, along with one daughter and two sons: Debra
Wilson, Petersburg; Dave W. Myers, Tyrone, RD.; and John D. Myers,
Spruce Creek. There is one granddaughter. A daughter, Carol, is
deceased. Two sisters and a brother survive: Donna Gill, Orrstown; Mary
Fink and Ronald Myers, both of Spruce Creek. He was preceded in death by
two brothers and one sister. Mr. Myers had been a dairy farmer and later
worked for area contractors doing excavating on road construction
projects. He retired in 1996. Funeral services will be held at the
convenience of the family. Interment will be made in the Franklinville
cemetery. 

George L. PRICE, 78, of 37 Woodbine Rd., Lewistown, died at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare, William Penn, Lewistown.
Born May 6, 1923, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Jess and
Edna (Farmer) Price. He married Erma J. Esh, who preceded him in death
March 15, 1985. Surviving are two children: George J. Price, Huntingdon.
RD. 3. and Darlene DeLancey, Oakland Mills. There are two grandchildren.
The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in
death by a sister. Mr. Price retired from Conrail in 1983, after 43
years of service. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served during
World War II in the European Theater of War. He attended the Centre
Union Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 10:30
am., at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home. 200 N. Main St.,
Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon Clayberger officiating. Interment will be
made in the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek. 

Richard J. PRENDERGAST, 79, of 318 Second St., Huntingdon, died Friday,
Aug. 17, 2001, at 9:15 p.m., at the Altoona Hospital, following a
surgery. Born Dec. 9, 1922, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late
John F. and Delilah (Herncane) Prendergast. He married Wanda Hauck Feb.
7, 1942, in Hagerstown, Md. Mrs. Prendergast survives at home, along
with two sons: Richard L. Prendergast, Franklin, Tenn.; and Steven L.
Prendergast, Huntingdon. There are eight grandchildren. Also surviving
are two sisters, Delilah (Prendergast) Walker and Patricia (Prendergast)
Shuck, both of Huntingdon. Other brothers and sisters preceded him in
death. Mr. Prendergast was a member of the First United Methodist
Church, Huntingdon. Educated in the public schools of Huntingdon, he
graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1940. He attended various
military training schools during his military career. He retired from
the U.S. Army after 25 years of service. He attained the rank of master
sergeant and served during World War II. Following his retirement, he
was employed at Penn State University, where he later retired as
supervisor in the physical plant. During his retirement, he enjoyed
restoring and refinishing woodwork for many area residents. Mr.
Prendergast was a member of Standing Stone Post 1754, VFW, and Frank P.
Hommon Post 24, American Legion, both of Huntingdon. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the John B. Brown Funeral
Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Doyle H. Klinger Jr. officiating.
Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Military
graveside honors will be accorded. 

Ernest S. BARD, 87, Tallmadge, Ohio, died Aug. 17, 2001. Born in
Huntingdon, he had been a resident of Tallmadge since 1945. His wife of
53 years, Effie, preceded him in death in 1992. Surviving are two
daughters and two sons: Kaye Wilkie of Franklin Township; Mrs. Gary
(Carole) Matthews, California; Ronald Bard, Akron, Ohio; and Timothy
Bard, Tallmadge. There are 11 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. One sister, Naomi Lake of Rock Island, Ill.,
survives, along with many other relatives and friends. Mr. Bard was a
member of the Chapel Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for
over 50 years. He was a former trustee of his church. He was a member of
the Tallmadge Men’s Garden Club and the Tallmadge Men’s Breakfast Club.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and camping. Mr. Bard served
in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and retired from the General
Tire and Rubber Company in 1977, with 37 years of service in the storage
department. Funeral services were held Aug. 21, at the Chapel Hill
Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Interment was made in the Tallmadge Cemetery. 

Della L. BLACK, 87, of Waterfall, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19,
2001, at Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. Born March 27,
1914, in New Grenada, she was a daughter of the late William and Viola
(Sipes) Shaw. She married Ralph Lorraine Black May 19, 1932. Mr. Black
preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1991 Surviving are a son, Curtis Black of
Millerstown, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, four brothers,
two sisters, one half-brother and two half-sisters. Mrs. Black attended
the Center United Methodist Church, Waterfall, RD. Along with her
husband, she owned and operated Black’s Freeze in Three Springs. Prior
to that, she had helped on the family farm. She enjoyed crocheting,
knitting and traveling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown.
Interment will be made in the Bethel Cemetery, New Grenada. 

Stella SHAFFRON, 82, of 253 Journey s End Lane, Everett, formerly of
Kearney, died Tuesday. Aug. 21, 2001, at 2:30 am., at Pennknoll Village,
Everett, following an extended illness. Born June 23, 1919, in
Jennerstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine
(Guzek) Boida. She married Frank J. ShaffIron May 9, 1939, in Dudley. He
preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1986. Surviving are the following
children: Mrs. Donald (Agnes) Young, Lorain. Ohio; Frank J. Shaffron
Jr., Enola: Mrs. Dennis (Josephine) Fletcher, Everett; and William
Shaffron, Everett, RD.. with whom she resided. There are nine
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister,
Anna Scalla of Langdondale, and a brother, Joseph Boida of Detroit,
Mich. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sophia Willis, and a
brother, Frank Boida. Mrs. Shaffron was a member of the Immaculate
Conception Parish in Dudley. Primarily a homemaker, she was active in
the Bedford Adult Day-care. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed
gardening. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at 10 am., at
the Immaculate Conception Church, Dudley, with the Rev. Patrick Leahey
officiating. Interment will be made in the Reformed Cemetery, Yellow
Creek. 

Wilbert L. WASSON, 88, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home,
formerly of Entriken, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at 10:33 p.m., at the
emergency room of Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital, Altoona, following a
lengthy illness. Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Lincoln Township, Huntingdon
County, he was the son of the late Archie and Elsie M. (Fisher) Wasson.
He married Juanita Mae Stark Nov. 13, 1945, in Preston, Idaho. Surviving
are two sons, Wilbert Leroy Dunkley and Doyle Glenn Dunkley, both of
Clearfield, Utah. There are seven grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren. One sister, Mildred Grace Long of Sunbury,
survives. Mr. Wasson was of the Protestant faith. He retired in 1969,
after a number of years in construction. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel,
Saxton, with the Rev. Frank Sapp officiating. Interment will be made in
the Entriken Cemetery, with full military honors. 

Kenneth E. "Shorty" SHOEMAKER, 74, of 70 Wagner St., Belleville, died at
1:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at his home. Born March 27, 1927, in
Lewistown, he was the son of the late Humphrey and Etta Eugenia "Jean"
(Lutman) Shoemaker. His wife, Gladys I. (Henry) Shoemaker, whom he
married Sept. 9, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs.
James (Linda) Rittenhouse, McVeytown, Mrs. Robin (Bonnie) Eyer and Mrs.
George (Connie) Brannon, both of Lewistown, and Debbie Shoemaker,
Milroy; a sister, Nellie (Shoemaker) Jackson, Lewistown; 10
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a US Army veteran of
World War II, having served with the Military Police. He retired from
Ford New Holland after 40 years as an inspector and a manufacturing
engineer. He was a long time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
Lewistown and the choir of the church. He was a life member of the
Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas
Warne and the Rev. Dolores Calhoun officiating. Interment will be in St.
Marks Cemetery. 

Felma M. WEIMERT, 92, of York, formerly of Bedford, died Thursday, Aug.
23, 2001, at the York Hospital. Born Feb. 11, 1909, in Chanceford
Township, York County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer C. and
Minnie (Gohn) Arnold. She married Richard U. Weimert Aug. 15, 1939. He
preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1989. Surviving are two sons: Richard A.
Weimert of Montvale, N.J., and Robert T. Weimert of Middletown, Md.
There are three grandchildren and a niece. One sister, Olive Senft, is
deceased. Mrs. Weimert graduated from North York High School in 1927,
and from Shippensburg University in 1929. She taught in various
elementary school in Bedford County for 33 years until her retirement in
1971. She was a longtime member of the Bedford United Methodist Church;
the Pennsylvania and Bedford County associations of school retirees;
Bedford Springs Chapter No. 41 of the Order of the Eastern Star; and
Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11:30 am., at the
Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, with the Rev. Jeffery K.
Welsch officiating. Interment will be made in the Yellow Creek Reformed
Cemetery. 

Rick Stanley McDAID, 28, of South Madden Road, Hustontown, died
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, near Taneytown, Md. Born Aug. 13, 1973, in
McConnellsburg, he was the son of Roger S. and Beverly A. (Summers)
McDaid of South Madden Road, Hustontown. Surviving, in addition to his
parents, are his grandmothers, Edna McDaid and Emma Summers, both of
Hustontown, and two brothers: Randy McDaid of Greencastle and Robert
McDaid of Hustontown. Mr. McDaid was of the Protestant faith. A 1993
graduate of Forbes Road High School, he was currently employed as a farm
worker near Taneytown, Md. He was formerly employed at Jerr-Dan Corp.,
Greencastle. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at
the M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, with the Rev. William Swope
officiating. Interment will be made in the Hustontown Cemetery. 

Dorothy Louise BRECHBIEL, 87, a resident of Huntingdon Manor Nursing
Home, Huntingdon, and formerly of RD 1, Mapleton, died Friday, Aug. 24,
2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1913, in
Cass Township, the daughter of the Ora and Elda (Stever) Querry. She
married Harry A. Brechbiel May 31, 1930, in Hagerstown, Md. He preceeded
her in death May 22, 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert
(Jean) Goodman of Huntingdon, and two sons, Garry Brechbiel of
Mercersburg and Dennis Brechbiel of Chambersburg, 11 grandchildren and
15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters; Eleanor
Pannebaker of Huntingdon and Mary Bowman of Mapleton, RD. Mrs. Brechbiel
was a member of the Latta Grove United Methodist Church, RD., Mapleton.
She was preceded in death by a son, Fred; two brothers and one sister.
She retired as a seamstress from the former Mount Union sewing factory.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Monday. Aug. 27, at the Robert
I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville. Interment will be made at Bowman’s
Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton, RD. Pastor Roz Mason will officiate.

William "Ray" SHIELDS, 78, of RD. 1, Box 903, Mount Union, died at 1:15
am. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at JC. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
Born April 5, 1923, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, he was the
son of the late William A. and Samantha (Staubs) Shields. He was united
in marriage to Gertrude Wigfield in March 1964. His wife preceded him in
death March 25, 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Wilma R. Shields Duvall
of Greencaastle. Also surviving are three stepchildren; Marie Taylor of
Orbisonia, Judy Hamman of Mapleton and Debra Hamilton of Greencastle.
There are two grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren. The last
surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by a
sister, Ethel Gifford, and the following half-brothers and half-sister;
J. Paul Shields, Warren Shields, Hazel Hess, Bower Shields and Fred
Shields. Mr. Shields had attended the Germany Valley Church of the
Brethren, Shirleysburg, RD 1. He retired from Harbison-Walker
Refractories in Mount Union in 1986, after 45 years of service. A
veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. He was a
lifetime member of both the Newton-Wayne Sportsmen’s Club and the
Orbisonia-Rockhill American Legion Post. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the
Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Raymond Hill
officiating. Interment will be made in the Otelia Mennonite Cemetery,
Mount Union, RD. 1. 

Harold R. "Dick" ISETT, 71, of R.R. 1, Box 214, James Creek, Lincoln
Township, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at 6:30 am., at his Lincoln
Township home, following an extended illness. Born Dec. 25, 1929, in
Marklesburg, he was the son of the late Harold 0. and Nellie 0. (Beaver)
Isett. He married Marilyn E. "Sis" Brindle Aug. 30, 1952. at the
Reformed Church in Pitcairn. Mrs. Isett survives at home, along with
three sons: Richard K. Isett, Ronald Lee Isett and Timothy E. Isett, all
of James Creek. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
One sister, Mrs. lames (Beverly Jane) Ardrey of Huntingdon, survives. He
was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Marks. Mr. Isett was a member of
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, James Creek. A 1947 graduate of Huntingdon
High School, he worked at the J.C. Blair Company, the predecessor of
Mead Office and Consumer Products. He was later a corrections officer at
the State Correctional Institution Huntingdon and retired in 1985, after
30 years of service. Mr. Isett was a member of Standing Stone Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 1754. and Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24,
both of Huntingdon, and the Woodcock Valley Lions Club. He served in the
U.S. Army, and was stationed in Korea with the 13 1st Transportation
Trucking Co. Mr. Isett was a lifetime resident of the James Creek area.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the
Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, 207 Ridge Road, Smithfield Township,
Huntingdon, with Pastor Don Costlow officiating. Interment will be made
in the Old Stone Church Cemetery, James Creek. 

A’Dra P HEADINGS, 83, of 1322 Washington St., Huntingdon, died Thursday,
Aug. 23, 2001, at 9:15 p.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born Nov. 6, 1917, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of
the late Samuel L. and Virgia L. (Melcher) Pheasant. She married
Clarence R. Headings Oct. 12, 1941. Mr. Headings survives at home, along
with a daughter, Jacqueline D. "Jackie’ Headings, Huntingdon. The last
surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by
three brothers and a sister: Carl, Paul, Merle and Mildred Pheasant. One
niece and a nephew survive. Mrs. Headings was a member of the Fifteenth
Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon. She was employed by
Huntingdon Borough as a crossing guard at the Alfarata Elementary School
and by the Huntingdon Area School District. retiring from the custodial
staff of Huntingdon Area Middle School in 1983. She was a 1937 graduate
of Huntingdon Area High School and was a long-time member of the
Huntingdon Bearcat Football Booster Club. Funeral services were held
August 27, 2001, at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with
the Rev. David L. Dearing officiating. Interment was made in the
Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Audrey P. GREATHEAD, editor and publisher of the Fulton County News,
McConnellsburg, PA, died Monday, August 27, 2001 in the Chambersburg
Hospital emergency room. Her death was from heart failure due to
complications of lung cancer. She was 80 years old. She had been
semi-retired from the newspaper business since 1984. Mrs. Greathead was
born August 10, 1921, the daughter of the late James Henry and Elizabeth
Hannah Pincher in County Durham, England. She was educated at the
Wimbledon School for Girls, London, England. She served during World War
II with the Women’s Royal Naval Service as a visual signaler on the
Firth of Clyde, Scotland. After the war, she came to America and was
married to the late John W. Greathead in the United Metho-dist Church in
McConnellsburg, PA on January 1, 1947. She became a naturalized citizen
of the United States in Gettysburg in 1954. Following the sudden death
of her husband in 1958, Mrs. Greathead took over the editor’s desk of
the Fulton County News while raising three small children. She continued
to publish her late husband’s weekly paper until her retirement in 1984
when her son, Jamie, took over the business. During her tenure at the
newspaper, she installed the first Goss Comet web newspaper press in the
county. While she was at the helm of the News, the newspaper circulation
more than doubled. As publisher, editor and often reporter, Mrs.
Greathead covered all the big stories of the county throughout the years
including the world-famous Peggy Ann Bradnick kidnapping case. Although
semi-retired, she remained at the newspaper working several days each
week until her death. Mrs. Greathead was widely known and well-respected
in the newspaper business and, while publisher and editor, she was
active in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PNPA). She
was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 561, the VFW
Auxiliary Post 65 and the Limbury Royal British Legion. She was also a
past member of the Great Cove Golf Club, having served on the Board of
Directors and as a president of the Great Cove Women’s Club. In
addition, Mrs. Greathead was a member of the Board of Directors when the
McConnellsburg Sewage Authority was first formed. She was a member of
the Selective Service System Board in Fulton County during the Viet Nam
War, a member of the Emergency Management Agency, and also Executive
Director of the American Red Cross in the late 1940s. Prior to her
husband’s death, she was also a Girl Scout leader in the community. From
January, 1976 through 1985, she was married to Dr. Radford Locke of
Orbisonia, PA. They remained close friends until her death. In her
semi-retirement, Mrs. Greathead enjoyed bird watching, golf and a good
game of bingo. She was also an avid reader who enjoyed at least three
books per week. She completed a crossword puzzle every day and still had
time to handicap the horses. She is survived by her two sons: Jamie S.
Greathead and John W. Greathead, both of McConnellsburg; a daughter,
Nancy L. Janko of San Anselmo, CA; seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Leonard (Elsie) Glasse of Welwyn
Garden City, Kents, England, also survives. Three sisters, one brother
and one grandson preceded her in death. According to her wishes, Mrs.
Greathead’s body is being donated to the Humanity Gift Center for
anatomical research at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Her ashes
will be interred at Union Cemetery at a later date. 

Romaine E. (Starr) ELDER, 91, of 809 Spring St., Saxton, died Sunday,
Aug. 26, 2001, at 2p.m., at the Indiana Hospital, following a brief
illness. Born Feb. 5, 1910, in Coalmont, she was the daughter of the
late Harvey C. and Mona (Hamilton) Starr. She married William C. Elder,
who preceded her in death March 27, 1990. Surviving are two children:
Harvey C. Elder of Indiana and John "Jack" Elder of Saxton, RD. There
are six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The last surviving
member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by two
sisters, Mary Stan and Julia Huff. Mrs. Elder was a member of the Saxton
First Church of the God. She was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed
watching her grandchildren and listening to Bible tapes. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m., at the D. Ronald
Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor John Robinson officiating.
Interment will be made in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Saxton, R.D. 

H. Elizabeth "Betty" FLECK, 89, a resident of the Allegheny Lutheran
Home, Johnstown, formerly of Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at
5:10 p.m., at the Allegheny Lutheran Home. Born March 5, 1911, in
Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late I. Wallace and Edith Work
(Isenberg) Fleck. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Mrs. C.E.
(Natalie) Maloy and Charlotte Willard Fleck. She is survived by a
nephew, two nieces, two great-nephews and a great-niece. Miss Fleck was
a member of the St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Somerset.
Educated in the public schools of Huntingdon, she graduated from
Huntingdon High School in 1928. She attended Juniata College for two
years and then transferred to the College of William and Mary in
Williamsburg, Va.. where she received a bachelor of science degree. She
received her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in
New York City, N.Y. She was employed in the physical education
department of Juniata College. During World War II. she worked for the
American Red Cross, stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. She returned to
Huntingdon and directed the American Red Cross for five years. In the
1950s. she worked for the Veterans Administration in Johnstown and
served as a psychiatric social worker until her retirement in 1972. An
avid golfer and bridge player, she was the first woman to be inducted
into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. She was a member
of the Garden and Book Clubs of Johnstown; Johnstown Chapter of American
Association of University Women; served on the board of directors of the
American Red Cross, Johnstown Chapter; belonged to the Somerset Country
Club and the Johnstown Art League. A funeral service will be held
Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m.. at the John B. Brown Funeral Home,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. Ronald J. Lynch officiating. Interment will be
made in the Riverview Cemetery. Huntingdon. 

Betty Mae HETRICK, 69, of 600 Penn St.. Blair House, Apt. No.705,
Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at 5:30 p.m.. at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital. Huntingdon. Born May 27, 1932, in Porter Township,
Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Donald R. and Clara
(Kern) Eckley. She married Richard M. Hetrick June 10, 1950, in
Winchester, Va. Mr. Hetrick survives at home, along with three children:
Wilma L. Hetrick. Huntingdon; Donald R. Hetrick. Huntingdon, RD. 3; and
Richard R. Hetrick. Huntingdon. There are six grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by a son and a daughter. One brother, Donald A. Eckley
of State College, survives. Mrs. Hetrick was of the Protestant faith. A
1949 graduate of Juniata Valley High School, she worked as a practical
nurse for various families in the Huntingdon area from 1958 until her
retirement in 1990. Private funeral services will be held at the
convenience of the family at the Robert P. Peters Funeral Home,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. George "Buddy" Baird officiating. Interment
will be made in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Huntingdon, RD.
3. 

Jayne A. SUBA, 57, of Star Route 103 North, Lewistown, died Monday. Aug.
27, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1943, in Lewistown,
she was the daughter of the late Jay V. Jr. and Sara Ann (Walker)
Montgomery. She married William R. Suba in 1972. Mr. Suba survives at
home, along with two children: Amy L. Backus of New York and Carol A.
Arvidson of Maryland. Also surviving are two brothers: Jay R. Montgomery
of Bellefonte and Larry K. Montgomery of Lewistown. A graduate of
Lewistown High School, she also graduated from Rasbrough Memorial
Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse at
the Malta Home, Lewistown Hospital and Black’s Hospital-William Penn.
She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Lewistown.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at the Barr
Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean M. Bobb
officiating. Interment will be made in the Juniata Memorial Park. 

Mary (Weston) Moist CONN, 85, of Kingston, Tenn., formerly of
Alexandria, died Wednesday. Aug. 29, 2001, at 7:24 am., at Manor Care
Nursing Home, Harrisburg, where she had resided for the past three
years. She died following a brief illness. Born Jan. 5, 1916, in
Altoona, she was the daughter of the late George and Lydia (Graffius)
Weston. She married Alvin N. Moist Dec. 31, 1934, in Altoona. He
preceded her in death in May 1971 She later married Woodrow Conn Jan.
12, 1980. Mr. Conn survives in Harrisburg, along with the following
children: Mrs. Glenn (Ruth Moist) Gensimore, Alexandria; Alvin R. Moist,
Marianna. Fla.; Mrs. Francis (Charlotte Moist) Laganella, Harrisburg;
Donald E. Moist, Alexandria; Russell B. Moist, Middletown; and Terry L.
Moist, Saulsburg. There are 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Two brothers and a sister survive: Earl Weston, Unionville; Harold
Weston. Williamsport; and Helen Phalen. Altoona. She was preceded in
death by a sister, Violet Miller. and a brother. Fred Weston. Mrs. Conn
was a member of the Emmanuel Bible Church, Huntingdon. Born and reared
in Altoona, she moved to Juniata Valley before her marriage. She
attended the Altoona High School and was primarily a homemaker. She
enjoyed crocheting and beadwork. Before moving to the nursing home in
Harrisburg, she had resided in Kingston, Tenn., where she was an avid
quilter with the senior citizens quilters of the Kingston Community
Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. September 1 at the
Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, Alexandria, with
Pastor Greg Harven officiating. Interment will be made in the Rosehill
Cemetery, Altoona. 

Bertha M. KISE, 89, a resident of the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown,
formerly of 34 Washington St., Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Aug. 28,
2001, at the Masonic Health Center, Elizabethtown. Born in Porter
Township, near Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late John C. and
Bessie J. (Brenneman) Schuldt. She married H. Elwood Isenberg, who
preceded her in death in 1981. Her second husband, Ezra Hoover, died in
1983. She is survived by two daughters: Marilyn L. Phillips of
Zephyrhills, Fla.; and Mrs. James M. (Barbara J.) Richardson,
Elizabethtown. There are seven grandchildren. two great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was
preceded in death by three brothers and a sister: J. Carlton Schuldt,
Lawrence A. Schuldt, Harold J. Schuldt and Marie Donovan. One
granddaughter, Sharon D. Phillips, is also deceased. Mrs. Kise was a
member of the Christ Church United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown for
over 67 years. She retired in 1974, from Hershey Medical Center, where
she worked in the laundry department. She also worked at the former
Schock Presbyterian Home in Mount Joy and had previously worked for the
former Savoy Shoe Factory, Hesteco Garment Factory, Rissers Garment
Factory and Gerbench-Payne Shoe Factory. Funeral services will be held
Saturday. Sept. 1, at 1 p.m.. at the Frank S. Miller Funeral Home,
Elizabethtown. Interment will be made in the Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth

Wilfred L. LONG, 86, a resident of the Homewood Retirement Center,
Martinsburg, formerly of Sinking Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001,
at the home. He had been a resident of the home since 1995. Born May 24,
1915, at Bakers Summit, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Ida B.
(Keagy) Long. He married Ruth D. Detwiler May 14, 1939. in New
Enterprise. Along with his wife, he is survived by a brother, Jack A.
Long of Hollidaysburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by three brothers and two sisters: Max, Pete, Charles, Alverta
Miller and Betty Long. Mr. Long was a member of the New Enterprise
Church of the Brethren, where he was the last surviving member of the
building committee for the present church. He attended the Roaring
Spring school and retired from New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company in
1977, after 39 years of service. He was a township supervisor for Tyrone
Township in the Sinking Valley area for eight years. He was a member of
the Woodbury Lodge No. 539 F&AM, Roaring Spring, the Scottish Rite
Bodies of Altoona and the Jaffa Temple. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren,
with the Rev. Barry Vance, the Rev. Chuck Davis and the Rev. Wayne
Brockway officiating. Interment will be made in the Holsinger Cemetery,
Bakers Summit. 

Alverta R. (Powell) EIDEM, 95, formerly of Mapleton and Huntingdon, RD.
4, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at 9:45 p.m., at The Oaks at
Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. Born Dec. 1, 1905, in Saltillo, she was
the daughter of the late David C. and Laura Belle (Hollabaugh) Powell.
She married Ralph H. Eidem Jan. 28, 1922. He preceded her in death June
4, 1981. Surviving are two children: Mrs. Paul (Laura) Stapleton,
Huntingdon, RD. 1 and Paul H. Eidem, Shirleysburg. There are six
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nine
great-great-grandchildren. One son, Earl C. Eidem, preceded her in
death. One sister, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Sheffield of Shippensburg,
survives. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers:
Emma Walker, Mary Powell, John Powell and Earl Powell. Mrs. Eidem was a
member of the Hesston Community Chapel. She was primarily a homemaker
and enjoyed making rugs, gardening and baking. Funeral services will be
held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at 11 am., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral
Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. James L. Blair officiating. Interment
will be made in the Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo. 

John R. ROLLER, 7, of Etters, Newberry Township, died Thursday, Aug. 30,
2001, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 26,
1993, in the Harrisburg Hospital, he was the son of Dennis and Marcia
(Booher) Roller. Surviving, along with his parents, are a brother,
Bradley R. Roller, and a sister. Ashley D. Roller, both at home. Also
surviving are his paternal grandparents, John F. and Dorothy (Anderson)
Roller of Etters; his maternal grandmother, Mildred L. (Duncan) Booher
of Rockhill; and two paternal great-grandmothers. Helen E. Roller of
Etters and Bertha Anderson of Lancaster. Several cousins, aunts and
uncles also survive. John was a baptized member of the Zion Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Etters and also attended the First Church of Nazarene
in Orbisonia and the Church of God of Prophecy in Shirleysburg. He was
entering the multi-age class as second grade leader at Newberry
Elementary School, Newberry Township. He was a Red Land T-Ball Oriole in
the Red Land Little League Baseball Association. Funeral services will
be held at 11 am. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Etters. Interment will be made in the Tri-County Memorial
Gardens, Fairview Township.
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