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Miscellaneous Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Lemuel S. WALTERS, 88, of Church Street, Saxton, died Saturday, Dec. 1,
2001, at 4:55 am., at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. His death was
unexpected. Born Sept. 5, 1913. in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son of the
late Lemuel S. and Bessie Marie (Molter) Walters. He married Ruth V.
Masood Aug. 25, 1947, in Cumberland, Md. Mrs. Walter survives at home.
The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in
death by three brothers and one sister: Herbert Walters, James Walters,
Donald Walters and Dorothy Perkins. Mr. Walters was a member of the
Saxton United Methodist Church. A graduate of Youngstown High School. he
received his bachelorís degree in economics from Youngstown College and
his MBA from Columbia University. He was a factory representative for
Goodyear Rubber Co. in Houston, Texas. He later moved to California,
where he was a property management supervisor for the city of San Diego.
He retired in 1979, after 20 years of service. He also worked as a real
estate agent in Houston	and San Diego. For four and one-half years, he
served as a radar operator in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr.
Walters was a member of the Hillman Lodge F&AM 481 and Mahoning Valley
Consistory. both of Youngstown. and Al-Bahr Shrine in San Diego, where
he served as chaplain. Funeral services will he held at the convenience
of the family at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with the
Rev. Todd Templeton officiating. Interment will be made in the Duvall
Cemetery, Six Mile Run, RD.

Gladys F. AXON, 92, of 511 Essex Ave., Baltimore, Md., died Saturday.
Dec. 1, 2001, at 11 p.m., at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1908, in Saxton,
RD., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Reed. She married
Myron Axon Aug. 23, 1937, in Saxton. He preceded her in death Jan. 11,
1978. Surviving are two children: Gailord Axon of Baltimore, Md., with
whom she was residing, and Linda Hawkins of Derry, N.H. There are four
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The last surviving member of
her immediate family, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Martha
Dixon and Jeanette OíNeal. Mrs. Axon was a member of the Raven Run
Church of the Brethren. She was a graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers
College, where she received her certificate of education. She was a
school teacher in Essex, Md.. and retired after 25 years of service.
Funeral services will he held Wednesday, Dec. 5. at noon, at the D.
Ronald Long Funeral Chapel. Saxton, with the Rev. Dan Hammil
officiating. Interment will he made in the Bunker Hill Cemetery,
Saxton, R.D.

Charles F. "Tink" SHETROM, 81, of 1319 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died
Monday. Dec. 3, 2001, at 12:40 am., at the Woodland Retirement Center,
Orbisonia. Born July 9, 1920, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late
Jesse Edgar and Mabel (Miller) Shetrom. He married Florence Edith Wertz
Oct. 15, 1942, at the First Regular Baptist Church Parsonage on Seventh
Street, Huntingdon. She preceded him in death June 21, 1995. Surviving
are a son, Jesse Edward "Mike" Shetrom of Huntingdon, two grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren. One brother, Samuel Richard Shetrom of
Huntingdon, also survives. He was preceded in death by five sisters and
two brothers: Mrs. Ray (Minerva) Rudy, Maggie Shetrom, Mrs. Geary D.
(Madeline) Bunn, Mrs. Leroy (Dorothy) Whitesel, Betty Shetrom, Jesse E.
Shetrom Jr. and John Shetrom. Mr. Shetrom attended the Calvary
Independent Baptist Church in Huntingdon. Educated in the Huntingdon
public schools, he graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1939. From
1945 until 1953, he served as a plumber with a number of general
contractors. Until his retirement May 3, 1974, he worked as a
corrections officer at the State Correctional Institution Huntingdon.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the
American Theatre of Operations, attaining the rank of Technician Fifth
Grade W with the 529th Base Headquarters Company. Mr. Shetrom was a
member and past master of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 300, F&AM; a former
member of the valley of Altoona AASR of Jaffa Temple AAONMS, and both
chapter and commandery in the York Rite of Freemasonry. He was also a
member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed hunting and
fishing, and was well-known for his handcrafted toy ducks which he cave
away to children. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 5, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Dr.
Thomas C. Coleman officiating. Interment will be made in the Huntingdon
Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon. RD. 1. Full military honors will be
accorded at the graveside.

Mary Ida (Barrick) SHILLING, 88, of 915 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died
Saturday. Dec. 1, 2001, at midnight, at her home. Her death was
unexpected. Born Feb. 25, 1913. in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of
the late William and Sarah (Flake) Barrick. She married Howard
Washington Shilling Jan. 28, 1933. He preceded her in death Feb. 21,
1991. Mrs. Shilling was preceded in death by three sisters and one
brother: Isabelle B. Sinclair, Hester B. Fisher, Lillian B. Neff and
William Barrick. She was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church,
Huntingdon, where she was a member of the Episcopal Church women and
served as the organizationís president. She attended the Huntingdon
public schools and graduated from Huntingdon High School with the Class
of 1931. For over 20 years, she was the co-owner and operator of the
former Corset Shop on Washington Street in Hutntingdon. Mrs. Shilling
was a charter member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapter in
Huntingdon. In the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Shilling enjoyed fly fishing.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Dec. 5, at 10 am., at the St.
Johns Episcopal Church, 212 Penn St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Thomas
Warne officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery,
Huntingdon.

M. Esther BARR, 87, of RD. 2, Box 175, Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Dec 4,
2001, at 5:50 a.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon,
following a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 21, 1914. in Jackson Township,
she was the daughter of the late Archie and Rosalind Bickett) Barr. She
was preceded in death by three sisters: Hazel Williams, Florence Smith
and Eleanor White. Six nephews and one niece survive. Miss Barr was a
member of the McAlevys Fort Presbyterian Church, McAlevys Fort, where
she served as a former elder and deacon. A 1932 graduate of Stone Valley
High School, she graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College in
1946 and received a masterís degree in education from Pennsylvania
State University in 1955. She retired from the Huntingdon area schools
after 40 years of service. She taught at Cornpropst Mills Elementary
School, Juniata Valley School District and William Smith Elementary
School in Huntingdon. She was a member of the National Education
Association, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Huntingdon
and state chapters, American Association of University Women and Women
Christian Temperance Union. She was also a member of the McAlevys Fort
Civic Association and Presbyterian Women. Miss Barr enjoyed traveling.
reading and church activities. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7, at the McAlevys Fort Presbyterian Church, with lay
pastor Dan Morris officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenlea
Cemetery, McAlevys Fort.

John I. WEIR, 92, of Beverly Healthcare/Hillview, Altoona, formerly of
121 First Ave., Altoona, died Monday evening, Dec. 3, 2001, in the
health care facility. Born Oct. 8, 1909, in Hollidaysburg, he was a son
of the late Frank and Jennie (Black) Weir. He married Agnes Mae
Morningstar March 12, 1932, in Warriors Mark. She preceded him in death
Jan. 9, 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Alice M. lsenherg of Altoona,
three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his
immediate family. Mr. Weir was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church,
Altoona. He retired as a car repairman from Penn Central Railroad in
1975, after 30 years. He had also been employed as a supervisor for
Pittsburgh Sign Co. in Altoona for seven years. He enjoyed fishing.
hunting and gardening. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Daniel R. Myers Funeral Home, Altoona, with the
Rev. Brian Armen officiating. Interment will he made in the Alto Reste
Park, Altoona.

Dallas Jay BANKS, 76. of Sierra Vista. Ariz., died Nov. 27, 2001, at his
home. He had been in failing health for over a year. Born May 24, 1925.
in Mapleton, he was a son of the late Jay W. and Margaret (Jamison)
Banks. His wife, the former Betty Louise Stiles, preceded him in death
in November 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Flexser of Ontario,
Calif., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, Dallas
Jay Banks Jr.. who was stationed in Vietnam, died from Agent Orange.
Three siblings survive in the Huntingdon area: Clarence Banks, the Rev.
Merrill Banks and Lillian Sheasley. Two nieces survive. Mr. Banks served
during World War II and following the war, he worked at Owens Corning
Fiberglas in Huntingdon. In 1956, he moved to Bisbee, Ariz. and worked
at Ft. Huachuca as a painter foreman until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz.,
and worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Upon arriving in California
in 1960, he was trained in woodworking and obtained further experience
in exterior and interior painting, cabinet making and furniture
refinishing. This experience enabled him to work for IJniver.sitv
Studios and later Disney Studios. His ability to color was remarkable
and progressed into his own creativity with oil paintings. Mr. Banks
was a Christian man who ministered to those in need. He cared for his
wife, Betty, and assisted with the care of his son. Dallas Jr. A
memorial service was held Dec. 1, in Bisbee. Ariz. Interment will be
made in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Covina, Calif. 

Robert J. CARPER, 53, of 23 Taylor Apartments, Mount Union, died
Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at 2 am., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born July 12, 1948, in Tyrone, he was a son of the late
Robert W. and Letitia F (Thompson) Carper. He is survived by his
companion, Ruth M. Reed of Mount Union, and a son, Robert W. Carper of
Illinois. Four siblings survive: Lynne E. Lagle, Huntingdon; William G.
Carper, Reedsville; David W. Carper, Mount Union; and Ronald J. Carper,
Allensville. One brother, James R. Carper, preceded in death. Mr. Carper
was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the Sons of Italy in
Mount Union and at one time worked at construction sites in Florida.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be made in the Goodman Cemetery, Huntingdon, R.D. 3.

Daniel L. SMITH, 87, formerly of Mapleton RD. 1, died at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia. Born
April 16, 1914 at Princeton, WV, he was a son of the late Henry and
Parthenia (Acres) Smith. He was married to Grace (Mozingo) Smith, who
preceded in death Aug. 22, 2000. Mr. Smith is survived by a son from a
previous marriage, Daniel L. Johnson, of San Diego, Calif., and a
daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Alison) Nicol, of Fairless Hills. Seven
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. One sister,
Esther Crooker, of Georgia; also survives. Mr. Smith was of the
Protestant faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the
U.S. Army. He was a member of Madden-Wennick Post 518 American Legion,
Rockhill Furnace. Mr Smith retired in 1978 from United States Steel
Corp., Fairless Hills, after 30 years of service. Private funeral
services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will
be made in Saltillo Cemetery. 

The Rev. Henry F. HOPKINS, 81, of Lewisburg, died at 3:27 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 6, 2001, at River-Woods, where he had lived for over a year. He was
born Dec. 25, 1919, in Nanty-Glo, a son of the late Thomas M. and Sara
Ellen (Harrison) Hopkins. On June 6, 1945, in Sunbury, he married the
former Betty T. Yordy. They were married 56 years. Surviving, in
addition to his wife, are two sons: James Hopkins, of Milton, and Steven
Hopkins. of Hatfield. Five grandchildren also survive. He was a 1939
graduate of Catawisa High Schol and a 1944 graduate of Susquehanna
University, Selinsgrove, with a BA. degree. He was a 1947 graduate of
Drew University School with a Master of Divinity degree. He was the last
of six children. The Rev. Hopkins and two of his brothers dedicated
their lives to serving the ministry in the Central Pennsylvania
Conference of the United Methodist Church. His service took him to
Snydertown charge, Sunbury area; Beaver Meadows, Hazelton area; Calvary,
Berwick area; St. Peterís, Riverside; Llyswen, Altoona; Epworth,
Harrisburg; Wesley, Williamsport and Huntingdon First United Methodist
Church, Huntingdon. He was superintendent of the State College
district. His final appointment was Baughonan. New Cumberland. As a
retired minister, he served Grace Church in South Williamsport and was
visitation pastor at Pine Street United Methodist in Williamsport.
Throughout his ministry, he served on many boards and committees of the
conference. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons 490, Altoona
and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Harrisburg. Private interment will be
in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. 

Leroy J. "Lee" WALKER, 90, of 937 West Water Street, Bellefonte, died at
9:25 am. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon. Born
Sept. 8, 1911, in Valley View, he was the son of Edward and Sarah
(Mayhew) Walker. He was married June 9, 1934 to Florence Spicer in
Bellefonte. She preceded him in death Jan. 16, 1999. Mr. Walker is
survived by a son, Carl Walker, of Alexandria. Four grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren also survive. A granddaughter, Amanda Walker,
preceded in death. Mr. Walker attended Bellefonte public schools and
attended the First Baptist Church of Bellefonte. He worked as a clerk at
Cerro Metal Products. Bellefonte, for 38 years, from 1936 until his
retirement in 1973. Private funeral services will be held at the
convenience of the family at Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte.
Officiating will be the Rev. James Fox. Interment will be made in Centre
County Memorial Park in College Township.

Carmen L. MARKEY, 90, of York, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at 4:28 p.m.,
at Rest Haven, York. Born June 25, 1911, in Cassville, she was a
daughter of the late Ernest and Nettie (Saylor) Wilson. She married Dr.
Ernest L. Markey, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, E.
Lowell Markey II of La Vale, Md., and two grandchildren. Also surviving
are two sisters, Gladys Wright of Cassville and Valetta Taylor of
Allegheny County. Mrs. Markey was a member of the Asbury United
Methodist Church, Theos and the Surviving Spouses Social Club. She was a
former member of the York County Chapter of ARC, York Womenís Club and
York Symphony. During World War II, she volunteered for the American
Red Cross. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Asbury
United Methodist Church in York. Mrs. Markey donated her body to the
Humanity Gifts Registry.

Lillian M. EBERSOLE, 96, of the Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia,
formerly of Saxton, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the retirement
center. Born April 28, 1905, in New Enterprise, she was a daughter of
the late Daniel C. and Susan M. (Ritchey) Bechtel. She married Roscoe
Ebersole, who preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1981. Surviving are two
daughters: Betty R. Hamman of Saxton and Esther M. Kuhns of Martinsburg.
There are seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 16
great-great-grandchildren. One great-grandson, Dana OíNeal, preceded
her in death. Mrs. Ebersole was a member of the Saxton Brethren in
Christ Church, Saxton. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Tuesday,
Dec. 11, at the S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury. with the Rev.
Stevens Burr officiating. Interment will be made in the Grandview
Cemetery, Saxton.

Raymond K. LAIRD, 88, of 208 W. Water St., Mount Union, died at 6:10 am.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon,
following a brief illness. Born April 16, 1913, in Three Springs, he was
a son of the late Lawrence D. and Viola (Kyler) Laird. He married Anna
Pauline Brown Feb. 28, 1942, at the First United Methodist Church in
Mount Union. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1998. Surviving are two
nieces and a nephew, along with several grand-nieces and grandnephews.
One brother, Clarence Laird Sr., is deceased. Mr. Laird was a member of
the First United Methodist Church of Mount Union, where he was also a
member of the Herman Smith Sunday School Class. He attended the Mount
Union High School and retired in 1977 from E. DeVecchis and Sons in
Mount Union. Prior to that, he operated the R.K. Laird Coal and Lumber
Co. since 1947 and was employed by Westinghouse of Pittsburgh for
several years. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, Dec. 11,
at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Bob
Davidson officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union
Cemetery. 

Russell "Papí TREECE, 70, of James Creek. RD., died Saturday, Dec. 8,
2001, at the Altoona Hospital, after an unexpected illness. He was born
Feb. 26, 1931, in the home of his parents, Arthur Dewey and Martha
(Russell) Treece, who lived in Aitch. He married Mona Lou Dively Feb.
11, 1952, in Winchester. Va. Surviving, along with his wife, are seven
children; Steven M. Treece, Zane R. Treece, Jeffrey L. Treece, Rhonda J.
Treece, Craig R. Treece, Joel D. Treece and Mitchell J. Treece. There
are 12 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, seven
great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Three sisters and
one brother survive; Zelda Hetrick, Letty Barto, Jane Brosseau and Fred
Treece. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Franklin and
Ronald "Skeet" and two sisters, June Brindle and Ruby Johns. Mr. Treece
started his truck driving career with E.F. Smith of Roaring Spring,
then later worked for Eastern Express of Bedford. He retired from Mead
Consumer and Office Products in Alexandria in 1996. He was a member of
the United Paper Workers International Union, Broad Top Senior Citizens
and Raystown Church of the Brethren. A memorial service will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday. Dec. 12, at the Raystown Church of the Brethren, with
Pastor Alfred Chamberlain officiating.

James R. BOOKWALTER, 71, of Lock Haven, died at the James A. VanZandt
Veterans Hospital in Altoona Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001. Born March 20, 1930,
in Mount Union, he was a son of the late Chester F. and Betty M. Estep
Bookwalter. He married Sally Tobin Nov. 28. 1958. Mrs. Bookwalter
survives at home, along with the following children: Susan Lee Ciotti
of Charlottesville, Va.; Becky Bookwalter, Lock Haven; Rick Bookwalter,
Manassas, Va.; and Tim Bookwalter, Alexandria, Va. There are nine
grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother and a sister: Norman
Bookwalter of Hampton, Va., and Dorothy Bookwalter of Huntingdon.
Several nieces and nephews survive. One sister, Janet Hann, is deceased.
Mr. Bookwalter was a technician during his career in the U.S. Air Force
and received the Vietnam Service Medal. For several years, he served as
a clinical lab technician at the Lock Haven Hospital. He attended the
Lock Haven Assembly of God Church and was a loving husband, father and
grandfather. He was a member of the Mt. Mansfield Masonic Lodge and the
Valley of Williamsport Scottish Rite. He was a history buff, sports
enthusiast and an avid golfer. Funeral services will be held at 1:30
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Lock Haven Assembly of God Church, with
Pastor Wayne Hixon officiating. Interment will be made at the
convenience of the family.

William S. "Jiggs" KYLE, 77, of R.R. 1, Box 317, Porter Township,
Alexandria, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at 3:45 am., at his Porter
Township home, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 17, 1924, at the
family home on Warrior Ridge, he was a son of the late George Franklin
and Helen Hannah (Miller) Kyle. He married Betty L. Schirm Dec. 20,
1944, in Petersburg. Mrs. Kyle survives at home, along with a son,
Randall L. Kyle of Porter Township, Alexandria. three grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren. One brother, Earl L. Kyle of Mapleton,
survives. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin R. "Buck" Kyle.
Mr. Kyle was a member of the Christ Reformed Church UCC, Alexandria. He
attended the Petersburg Vocational High School and for a number of
years, he worked for the Alexandria Fire Clay Company. He later retired
from Cresson Brick Company of Altoona in 1986. He was a member of the
National Rifle Association, Petersburg Sportsmenís Club and served as
Porter Township Supervisor for 14 years. Mr. Kyle served a brief tour
with the Merchant Marines and was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening.
A lifetime resident of Huntingdon County, he had lived at his Porter
Township residence since October 1962. Family and friends are invited to
a memorial service at 11 am. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Christ Reformed
Church UCC, Alexandria, with the Rev. Gerald W. McCuller Jr.
officiating. Interment will be made in the Alexandria Presbyterian
Cemetery.

Raymond Eugene "Gene" SHOPE, 75, of Star Route, Box 3A, Huntingdon, died
Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at 9 pm., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon, following a sudden illness. Born Sept. 9, 1926, in
Smithfield, Huntingdon, he was the youngest child of the late Francis
John and Laura Belle (Younker) Shope. He was twice married, first to
Mary K. Stevens Sept. 14, 1947, at the Fifteenth Street United Methodist
Church, Huntingdon. Mrs. Shope died Jan. 19, 1986. He then married
Deborah M. (Smith) Whittaker Nov. 29, 1988, in Mount Union. She survives
at home, along with a son and two daughters: Jebrey L. Shope Huntingdon,
RD. 1; Jebra J. Guthridge, Hanover; and Debra K. Lansberry, Commerce,
Ga. There are two granddaughters and two grandsons. Also surviving are
one brother and five sisters: Miles Shope, Edith Richards, Virginia
Morgan, and his twin sister, Irene Grissinger, all of Huntingdon; Ethel
Goecke, Beavercreek, Ohio; and Dorothy Spriggle, Valparaiso, Ind. Mr.
Shope was preceded in death by five brothers: Walter, Warren Plymire
"Joe," Samuel, Ellsworth "Shorty," Nathaniel and Albert, and two
sisters. Esther and Clara. A member of the Huntingdon High School Class
of 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served aboard a destroyer
escort, the C.P. Cecil, in the Pacific Theater of Operations during
World War II. He served aboard the USS Currie, also a destroyer escort,
during the Korean War. He was a fire controlman aboard both vessels.
Prior to the World War II, he was employed as a welder at Alexandria
Iron Works, Alexandria, Va. Following World War II, he graduated from
the Sparling School of Deep Sea Diving, Wilmington, Calif., and used his
welding skills under water in the San Diego, Calif., area. He then was a
streetcar operator/tour guide and bus driver for D.C. Transit,
Washington, D.C., before returning to Huntingdon in 1963. Mr. Shope
drove for Shetrom Trucking from 1963 until 1965, hauling bricks
throughout the United States. From 1968 until 1988, he was employed by
Elco, formerly Gulf+Western Manufacturing Company. He retired in 1988 as
a quality control supervisor. Mr. Shope had been active as a scoutmaster
of Troop 204, Mill Creek, and had also been unit commissioner. He was
an avid reader and enjoyed fishing, photography, opera, sailing his own
boat and flying his own plane. Mr. Shope had formerly held memberships
in several service organizations. He was a member of Word of. Life
Fellowship, Huntingdon, RD 2. For many years, he has been "the man who
waves" for people traveling the road past his house. Since 1994, during
the Christmas season, he had given up the porch swing in favor of the
roof, where, dressed as Santa with his sleigh and reindeer, brought joy
to many. He loved his family and all he met. Most of all, he was strong
in his faith. Funeral services will be held at the Robert E. Peters
Funeral Home, Huntingdon, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m., with the Rev.
W. Thomas Warne III officiating. Interment will be private at the
Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon. RD. 1.

Ralph D. STAPLETON, 77, of 221 S. Washington St., Mount Union, died at
9:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon, following a serious illness. Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Cass
Township, Huntingdon County, near Calvin, he was a son of the late
Charles and Edith (Chilcote) Stapleton. He married Nora C. McCavitt
July 12, 1952. She preceded him in death Feb. 23, 1980. He then married
Anna Mae (Jacoby) Gerholt Dec. 27, 1986. Mrs. Stapleton survives at
home, along with the following stepchildren: Lewis J. Gerholt,
McConnellsburg; Georgianna M. Gerholt, Mount Union; Paula S. White,
Waldorf, Md.; and Trish A. Reck of Allenport, Mount Union. There are
eight step-grandchildren. The last surviving member of his immediate
family, he was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters:
Earl Harris, Cleo (Harris) Guyton, Zada (Harris) Shafer, Katheryn
(Harris) Shirley, Raymond Stapleton and Marshall Stapleton. Mr.
Stapleton attended the Mount Union Wesleyan Church. Following high
school, he attended trade school in Allentown to learn small motor
repair. He retired as a foreman in 1974 with 20 years of service in the
machine shop at Letterkenney Army Depot in Chambersburg. He was also
self-employed as a small motor repairman for many years. During World
War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe, including southern France
and Normandy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14,
at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Rod
Uhlig officiating. Interment will be made in St. Catherineís Cemetery,
Shirleysburg, RD. 1.

Ruth B. MUSANTE, 86, a resident of the University Park Nursing Center,
State College, formerly of 1016 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died Wednesday,
Dec. 12, 2001, at 5:25 am., at the nursing center. Born Feb. 18, 1915,
in Tough Kenaman, Chester County, she was a daughter of the late Ellis
Ellsworth Barton and Elsie (Richardson) Barton-Sill. She was preceded
in death by her step-father, Charles Sill. She married John N. Musante
Sr., who preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, John N. Musante Jr.
of Wernersville, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs.
Musante was a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, West
Chester. She retired in 1978 from Penn Mutual Insurance Co. in West
Chester, where she worked in the claims department as a manager. She was
a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in West Chester and was
a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon. Graveside
services will be held at the Grove Methodist Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on
December 17.

Joann E. STATES, 80, of 1123 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Dec.
12, 2001,at 5:20 am., at Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon. Born March 30,
1921, in Tyrone, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Clara
(Elvey) Miller. She married Clyde M. States in 1949, in Winchester, Va.
Mr. States survives at home, along with two daughters: Mrs. Terry
(Sandra) Price of Huntingdon and Mrs. John (Barbara) Fitzsimmons,
Pompano Beach. Fla. There are three grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter. Also surviving are two brothers, Leonard Miller of
Tyrone and Robert Miller of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by
seven brothers and three sisters. Mrs. States was a member of the
Trinity Assembly of God Church in Huntingdon. She retired from the Arrow
Shirt Factory in Huntingdon, where she had worked as a stitcher. Funeral
services will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:30 p.m., at the Robert E.
Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Henry L. Shaffer
officiating. Interment will be made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens,
Huntingdon, RD. 1.

Irene Helen (Mumma) BROWN, 96, a resident of Shippensburg Health Care
since August, formerly of Burnt Cabins, died Tuesday. Dec. 11, 2001, in
Shippensburg. Born April 7, 1905, in Burnt Cabins, she was a daughter of
the late John and Myrtle Mumma. She married Merrill L. Brown, who
preceded her in death in 1984. Surviving are two sons: Donald Brown of
Coalport and Warren Brown of Mechanicsburg. There are two grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren. The last surviving member of her immediate
family, she was preceded in death by 11 siblings. Mrs. Brown was a
member of the Independent Bible Church of Burnt Cabins. She was a
homemaker and enjoyed braiding rugs. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m., at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home,
McConnellsburg, with the Rev. Robert Benson officiating. Interment will
be made in the Burnt Cabins Cemetery.

James Heikes FOSTER, 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 8,
2001. Born April 10, 1918, in Huntingdon, he was a son of James W. and
Grace (Heikes) Foster His father was a former Huntingdon County Sheriff.
He married Ruth Harbaugh, who preceded him in death. Surviving are two
sons and one daughter: William G. Foster, Steven Foster and Kathleen
Foster. There are two grandchildren. Mr Foster was a former president
of Sayre National Bank and the Cement National Bank. He was also a
former member of the Lehigh Valley Bankers Association. A memorial
service will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral Home in Huntingdon
Saturday. Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. W. Thomas Warne III
officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery,
Huntingdon. 

Mary Jane LANE, 51, of 33 Briggs Rd., Silverford Heights, Mount Union,
died Monday evening, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home. Born June 7, 1950, she
was the daughter of the late George A. and Florence J. (Hetrick) Lower.
She was united in marriage to Frank C. Lane Oct. 5, 1972, in Mount
Union. Mr. Lane survives at home, along with a son, Aaron S. Lane of
McVeytown, and one granddaughter. The following brothers and sisters
survive: Catherine Jordan and Virginia M. Parsons, both of McVeytown;
Donald L. Lower, Lewistown; Annie Gaff and Andrew F Lower, both of
McVeytown. She was preceded in death by the following brothers and
sisters: Melvin L. Lower, George E. "Jake" Lower, Calvin R. Lower,
Ronald R. Lower, Edna M. Lower and Betty J. Lower. Mrs. Lane graduated
from Mount Union High School in 1968. She was of the Protestant faith
and was a homemaker. Private funeral services will be held Thursday,
Dec. 13, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor
Jeff Winstead officiating. Interment will be made in the Haven Rest
Memorial Park, Shirleysburg, R.R. 1.

Samuel L. "Goose" HORNING Jr., 51, of 144 E. Main St., Allensville, died
at 7:53 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June
30, 1950, in Lewistown, he was a son of Samuel L. Sr. and Cartes
(Smoker) Horning, who survive at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown. He
married Crystal Ruble May 25, 1990. Mrs. Horning survives at home, along
with a son, Samuel T. Horning, at home; a step-son, Wayne G.
Tankersley, also at home; and three adopted children: Michael Horning,
State College; Matthew Horning, McVeytown; and Jodi Horning, Dillsburg.
There are three adopted grandchildren. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Terry
(Mary Jo) Johnson, Fishers, Ind.; and Jane H. Zook, Reedsville. Mr.
Horning was of the Methodist faith. He was employed by Early Life
Marlette Homes and later as a construction worker for Lane
Construction Corp., in Meriden, Conn. He was a member of Laborers
Interntional Union Local 910. Funeral services will be held at 11 am.
Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St.,
Lewistown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be
private at the convenience of the family. 

Beulah P. ROSE, 82, a resident of Meadowview Manor, McVeytown since
February 1999, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at 3:20 am., at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born March 20, 1919, in Henderson
Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel N.
and Elsie C. (McElwain) Miller. She was reared in the Huntingdon area
and moved to York in 1950. She married John L. Rose in 1954. Mr. Rose
preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Miller of
Huntingdon and Janet Johnson of San Clemente, Calif. She was preceded in
death by a brother, Dallas Miller, and a sister, Rachel Nagel. Mrs. Rose
was a member of the Advent Lutheran Church in York. A 1935 graduate of
Huntingdon High School, she retired from the Internal Revenue Service.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg.

Ora P BROWN, 67, of HC 01, Robertsdale, died at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 12, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Feb.
21, 1934, in Todd Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the
late George W. and Celia (Foor) Leonard. She married Carl H. Brown Jan.
16, 1954, at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Saltillo. Mr. Brown
survives at home, along with the following children: Larry Brown and
Janet Ramper, both of Robertsdale, RD.; Sandra Neville, Wells Tannery;
Brenda Ramper, Broad Top; and Sharon Hicks, Calvin. There are eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two
sisters, Mildred Shope of Saltillo and Vera Leonard of Jonestown. Three
brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Brown was a
charter member of the Heritage Baptist Church, Three Springs, RD.,
where she served for many years as a Sunday School teacher. For 17
years, she was employed by L. Greif Brothers Manufacturing in Mount
Union. She was later a homemaker and co-owner of a day care center in
Broad Top for several years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday. Dec. 16, at the Heritage Baptist Church, Three Springs. RD.,
with the Rev. David Larson officiating. Interment will be made in the
IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top.

John W. PHIPPS, 92, of Maplewood Manor, Ballston Spa, N.Y., formerly of
Six Mile Run, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at 2:45 p.m., at Maplewood
Manor, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 30. 1909, in
Shirleysburg, he was a son of the late Richard and Alice (Houck)
Phipps. He married Margaret P. Cowan Feb. 9, 1939, in Robertsdale. She
preceded him in death Feb. 23. 1984. Surviving are three children: John
R. Phipps and Curtis James Phipps, both of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and Alice
Duffney, Greenfield, N.Y. There are four grandchildren and two
great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta
Brighton, and two sons, Lanny Phipps and Sidney Phipps. Mr. Phipps was
the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of
the Robertsdale Church of God. For 25 years he worked as a coal miner in
the Broad Top area. He later worked for Medical Economics Printing Co.
in East Rutherford, N.J., until his retirement in 1974. Funeral services
will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor John Robinson officiating. Interment will
be made in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cooks.

Frank HUSICK, 75, of P.O. Box 1, Six Mile Run, died at 11:36 am.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in the emergency room at Altoona Hospital. He
died of injuries suffered in a Tuesday morning automobile accident
along Route 26 in Hopewell Township, Bedford County. Born March 17,
1926, in Spangler, he was the son of the late George and Helen
(Preplet) Husick. He was united in marriage to Maxine Baker Aug. 22,
1948, in Marklesburg. He is survived by his wife at home and by two
children: George Husick of Altoona and Mrs. Russell (Monica) Reihart of
Six Mile Run. Three sisters, Anna Lopata of Martinsburg, Susan Surdis of
Brooklyn, N.Y.. and Helen Winters of Baltimore. Md., and two brothers,
Joseph Husick of LaPalta, Md., and George Husick of Saxton, also
survive, as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Mike Husick, and one
sister, Mary Husick. Mr. Husick was of the Protestant faith. He was a
member of the Bedford Moose Lodge, the Everett American Legion and the
Hopewell VFW. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the
United States Army. He attended Columbia University, held a private
pilot license and a barberís license and worked for a number of years as
a baker. He also worked 20 years as a chauffeur for Farrell Lines in New
York and was the owner/operator of Husickís Garage and Excavating in Six
Mile Run. He served as mayor of Coaldale for 20 years and, currently, as
a member of the Tussey Mountain School Board, where he was chairman of
the building and grounds committee. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton,
with the Rev. Stanley Cordell officiating. Interment will be made in
Duvall Cemetery, Six Mile Run. Full military honors will be accorded.

William F. CREMER, 91, of 202 Westminster Drive, Huntingdon, died at
10:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at The Oaks, Westminster Woods,
Huntingdon. Mr. Cremer had been ill for the past year. Born Sept. 23,
1910, in Saxton, he was the son of the late J. Edgar and Margaret
(Entrekin) Cremer. He married Myrtle I. Parks Dec. 29, 1931, in
Cumberland, Md. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1993. He married
Bernice M. Heffner, Dec. 30, 1995, at the 15th Street United Methodist
Church, Huntingdon. She survives at their home. Surviving are two
daughters, Mrs. Betty C. Nye, Bridgewater, N.J. and Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy
J.) Hoover, Huntingdon. Also surviving are one brother, George F Cremer,
St. Johnsbury, Vt., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr.
Cremer was a member of the Abbey Reformed Church United Church of
Christ, Huntingdon. He was a 1927 graduate of Huntingdon High School
and a 1931 graduate of Juniata College. Mr. Cremer had been a resident
of Huntingdon since 1913 and worked for the Grange Trust Company,
Huntingdon, which later merged with the First National Bank and then
became Penn Central National Bank. He retired as a bank vice president.
He enjoyed music, especially the "big band sound." He played the
piano, violin and saxophone. A coach for an Abbey Reformed Church
basketball team, he also announced for Huntingdon High School football
and was a scorekeeper for high school basketball. He was associated
with the Huntingdon City League as a manager and pitcher. During World
War II he worked as a sports writer for the Daily News. Mr. Cremer was
also well-known as a Huntingdon historian with scrapbooks of newspaper
clippings. Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday at the Abbey
Reformed Church United Church of Christ, Sixth and Church streets,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. Gary Marcy and the Rev. David Dearing
officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Orvil L. "Orie" HACK, 71, of 2006 Penn Street, Huntingdon, died at 6:35
a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at James H. VanZandt VA Medical Center in
Altoona. Born June 13, 1930, in Mapleton, he was the son of the late
Fred and Mary Belle (Miller) Hack. He married Shirley Hamilton July 20,
1954, at Methodist Church of Limestone, N.Y. She survives at their
Huntingdon residence. Mr. Hack is also survived by two sons, Gary L.
Hack of Huntingdon and Curtis M. Hack of Petersburg. Also surviving are
six grandchildren and numerous other relatives in the Huntingdon area.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chris OíBrien Hack, a sister Betty
Jane Hack and three brothers: Harold, Donald and Kenneth Hack. Mr. Hack
was of the Methodist faith. He was a longtime member of Petersburg
Sportsmenís club and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and
fishing. He loved spending time with his sons, grandchildren, family and
friends at the hunting camp. He was a lifetime resident of Huntingdon
County and resided at his current home since 1960. Mr. Hack served with
the United States Marine Corps from Jan. 16, 1952 through Jan. 15, 1954,
during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed with Headquarters Company,
3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division of Camp Lejune, N.C. He was awarded
the Navy Occupational Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr.
Hack retired in 1990 from Corbinís Electric after working for 25 years
as an electrician. Private funeral services will be held for family and
close friends on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral
Home, 207 Ridge Road, Smithfield Township, with the Rev. Georgette
"Cookie" Hartley officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview
Cemetery, Huntingdon.

Daniel C. RAE, 22, of HCR 01, Broad Top, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.
at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born July 21, 1979 at
Greenfield, Mass., he was the son of Gary and Gail (Andrews) Rae who
survive at the same address. Also surviving are one brother, Michael
Rae. of Whitinsville, Mass., and two sisters, Autumn Rae, of Clifton,
Va. and Colleen Rae, who resides at her parentsí home. Mr. Rae was
involved with Americor doing conservation work with the Montana
Conservation Corps., Helena, Mont., at Yellowstone National Park, the
Continental Divide and the Frank Church River of No Return in Idaho. He
was employed at his fatherís business, Raystown Select Hardwoods, HCR
01, Broad Top, as a lumber inspector. Mr. Rae had attended The Art
Institute of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.,
Monday, Dec. 17, at the Beavertown Bible Church, Todd, with Pastor James
Thomas and Pastor Dan Mansberger officiating. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Peggy G. (Diven) SHAFFER, 49, of Portage, died Dec. 13, 2001, at UPMC
Lee Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 23, 1952. in Newton Hamilton, she was
the daughter of the late Blair Robert Diven and Margaret (Rittenhos)
Diven, who survives. Her loving husband, Edward J. Shaffer, whom she
married Dec. 4, 2001, survives along with a son, Michael Diven, of
Orbisonia. Also surviving are a sister Debbie, of McVeytown, and six
brothers: Ken, of Mill Creek: James, of Newton Hamilton: Robert, of
Orbisionia; Terry, Clair and Ronald, all of McVeytown. Two
grandchildren and three step-grandchildren also survive. She was
preceded in death by her father and a grandson, Hunter. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday. Dec. 18, at 11 am., at the Robert D. Heath Funeral
Home with the Rev. Charles Kephart, officiating. Interment will he made
in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery.

John W. DRENNING, 49, of Blairsville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at
his home. Born Jan. 13, 1952, he was a son of the late Fred Drenning and
Madeline Drenning, who survives in Saxton. Surviving along with his
mother and wife of 26 years, the former Joyce M. Johnson of Blairsville,
are the following children: Wesley Drenning, Pittsburgh; Lance
Drenning, Luke Drenning, Caleb Drenning, Jen Drenning and foster
children Dylan and Cody, all at home. Also surviving are several
brothers and sisters: Dennis Drenning, Six Mile Run; Douglas Drenning,
Saxton; Kenneth Drenning, Wisconsin; Alan Drenning, Woodbury; Audrey
Chamberlain and Diane Decker, Six Mile Run; Kathy Imler, Saxton; and
Becky Rodgers, Defiance. Several nieces, nephews and cousins survive..
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte and Norma Jean
Drenning. Mr. Drenning was the pastor of the Light House Freedom Worship
Center in Blairsville. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry, Penn State
football and all sports. He worked for the Penn American Coal Co. in
the Black Lick Mine. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3
p.m., at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Blairsville, with the Rev.
Albert Stinson officiating. Interment will be made in the Duvall
Cemetery, Broad Top. 

David Alan SNYDER, 52, of HC 83, Shade Gap, died at 9:40 am. Friday,
Dec. 14, 2001, at the Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. Born April 21, 1949, in
Dry Run, he was the son of the late Chalmers and Mildred J. (Zeigler)
Snyder He married Barbara Chilcote, from whom he was divorced. She
survives in Newville. His companion, Bonnie Zeigler, survives at home.
Also surviving are three daughters, Carol Snyder Gossert of
Shippensburg, Misty Snyder of Carlisle and Jeannie Snyder of Newville;
one son, David Snyder Jr. of Carlisle and five grandchildren. Two
stepchildren, Carl Zeigler of Shade Gap and Dale Saunders of Carlisle,
also survive. One sister, Kathy Hall of Newville, survives, as well as
three stepsisters, Betty Palmer of Shade Gap, Annie Hooper of
Shirleysburg and Carol Shore of McConnellsburg, and five stepnephews
and three stepnieces. Mr. Snyder was a member of the St. Lukeís United
Methodist Church, Shade Gap. He was a member of the Shade Gap Lions and
was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. Funeral
services will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Martin R. Brown
Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Ginny Eminhizer officiating.
Interment will be made in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Dry Run.

James R. CONWAY, 41, of HCR 61,	Box 332, Mill Creek, died at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, as a result of injuries suffered in an
automobile/pedestrian accident along Route 22 in Henderson Township.
Born Jan. 14, 1960, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the Beverly J.
Conway, who preceded him in death June 13, 2001. He married Penny D.
Dysard July 9, 1999. She survives at home. He is survived by two sons;
Adrian J. Conway of Phoenix, Ariz., and Danial K. Hooper of Mill Creek.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles R. Sr. and Sara E.
Conway, in whose home he was reared. Mr. Conway was a member of the
Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Mount Union. He was a
graduate of Mount Union Area High School, Class of 1978. where he played
on the schoolís football and basketball teams. He was an assistant
basketball coach for MUAHS for eight years, an assistant coach for the
Smithfield Rams Peewee football team, and last year was a volunteer
coach for the Huntingdon junior varsity basketball team. He was
currently employed by DDK Tool Co., Calvin, and as a security guard for
Juniata College. Prior to that he had been employed by US Sports,
Huntingdon, for 20 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church,
Mount Union, with the Rev. James Motter officiating. Interment will be
made in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg, R.D. 1.

Virginia CRUM, 91, of Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, formerly
of Alexandria, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Woodland
Retirement Center. Born Dec. 11, 1910, in McAlevys Fort, she was the
daughter of the late Thomas Milton and Nannie Mae (Strunk) Wilson. She
married Warren Clair Crum Sept. 13, 1932. He preceded her in death Oct.
22, 1992. She is survived by two sons, Norman P. Crum of Harrisonville
and Sheldon D. Crum of Little Mountain, S.C.. and by two daughters,
Marlene B. Moore of Huntingdon and Mrs. Richard (Yvonne) McMahon of
Huntingdon, R.D. 3. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 21
great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded
in death by a son, Warren Ray Crum, and by a grandson. She was the last
surviving member of her immediately family, having been preceded in
death by a sister, Madeline Miller and brothers, J. Edward Wilson, F.
Taylor Wilson and Wallace Wilson. Mrs. Crum was a member of the Church
of the Nazarene in Petersburg. During her life she was primarily a
homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
19, at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813W. Main St., Belleville,
with pastors Robert G. Maurer and David E. Bowen officiating. Interment
will be made in St. Stephenís Lutheran Cemetery, McAlevys Fort.

Sheldon F. "Pete" HEASTER, 78, of Mapleton, died at 11:40 am. Sunday,
Dec. 16, 2001. at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1923, in
Mapleton, he was the son of the late George Arthur and Ethel P. (Mills)
Heaster. He was united in marriage to Barbara Rex Oct. 24, 1947, at the
Mapleton Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife; two children,
Trena S. Heaster of Mount Union and Kirk A. Heaster of Mapleton, and one
grandson. Two brothers, Junior Heaster of Mapleton and Don Heaster of
Mount Union, also survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers:
Kenard "Wee Wee" Heaster, Orville Heaster, Gerald Heaster and Harold
Heaster. Mr. Heaster was of the Protestant faith. He attended Mount
Union schools and served with the U.S. Army 774th Tank Division during
World War II under the command of Gen. George Patton in the European
Theatre. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 322,
Mapleton; a member of the VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, and a lifetime
member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was employed by US
Silica, formerly the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co., of Mapleton from Oct.
22, 1953, to Feb. 1, 1988, when he retired. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman who enjoyed refinishing old furniture. Funeral services will
be held at 11 am. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral
Home, Mount Union, with Pastor James Thomas officiating. Interment will
be made in the Mapleton IOOF Cemetery.

Donald J. LUDICK Sr., 50, of 305 Lyonstown Road, Bellefonte, died at 9:43
p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.
Born Feb. 22, 1951, in Bellefonte, he was the son of Donald A. and
Shirley L. (Brown) Ludick, who survive in Bellefonte. He married Glenda
Grove in 1970 in Huntingdon. He is survived by his wife; a daughter,
Heather Zimmerman of Aaronsburg; a son, Donald J. Ludick Jr. of Port
Matilda, and two grandsons. Also surviving are two sisters; Kathy
Surovec of Mill Hall and Patricia Armstrong of Las Vegas, Nev. Mr.
Ludick was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,
Bellefonte. He was a 1969 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. He
was a retired dispatcher for the Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation and an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football
fan. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001,
at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father James M.
Foster officiating. Interment will be made in St. Johnís Catholic
Church Cemetery, Bellefonte. 

Paul Q. NOEL, 86, of Westlake, Ohio, formerly of Duncansville, died
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2001, in Westlake, following a brief illness.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Bellwood, a son of the late Scott H. and
May A. (Zimmerman) Noel. He married Mary A. Weikert Dec. 25, 1941. in
Blair County. She preceded him in death June 24, 1992. Mr. Noel is
survived by four daughters and three sons, 15 grandchildren. two
stepgranddaughters and one great-granddaughter. He was a graduate of
Huntingdon High School in 1933. Mr. Noel retired as a rural letter
carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Duncansville, Blue Knob route,
with 40 years of service.

Darin W. WHITSEL, 31, of Mount Union, RD. 1, died at 2:35 am. Wednesday.
Dec. 19, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Huntingdon. Born Dec.
16, 1970, in Huntingdon, he was the son of Ellis and Gloria (Long)
Whitsel, who survive at their Three Springs, R.D. 1. home. He is
survived by two sons, Devin and Gage Whitsel of Newton Hamilton; a
sister, Amy Bard of Three Springs. and a brother, Shawn Whitsel of Three
Springs. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Bernice
Whitsel of Three Springs. Mr. Whitsel was a member of the Sugar Run
Church of the Brethren, Mount Union. RD. He was employed by S & N
Communications for the last three years and had been an active race car
driver at Path Valley Speedway, Hill Valley Speedway and Hesston
Speedway. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at
the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Jim Hullihen
officiating. Interment will be made at Monroe Valley Cemetery, Three
Springs, R.D.

Elizabeth Grace HENNEY, age five and one-half months, died Wednesday,
Dec. 19, 2001. at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. She was
born July 5, 2001, at Magee Womenís Hospital in Pittsburgh, the
daughter of Timothy G. and Lori M. (Norris) Henney. She is survived by
two sisters, Chelsea and Shannon, at home; maternal grandparents, Larry
and Kathy Norris of James Creek; and paternal grandparents, Glenn and
"Snoozer" Henney of Huntingdon and Linda and Larry Nicholas of Opelika,
Ala. She is also survived by two great-grandmothers, Evelyn Brumbaugh of
James Creek and Mae Norris of Hesston. Private funeral services, with
Pastor Don Costlow officiating, will be held at the convenience of the
family. Interment will be made in the Marklesburg Union Cemetery, James
Creek. 

John Elwood CORBIN, 77, of 360 Westminster Drive, Huntingdon, died at 1
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001. at the Oaks at Westminster Woods, Born
Sept. 28, 1924, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late John A. and
Blanche (Garner) Corbin. He is survived by two sons; John Steven Corbin
and Martin Lee Corbin, both of Elizabethtown. A sister. Phyllis J. Tyree
of Georgia also survives. Mr. Corbin was of the Lutheran faith. He
served with the United States Navy during World War II in the South
Pacific and was a life member of the American Legion Post 0146. He was
educated in Huntingdon public schools, graduating from Huntingdon High
School in 1943 and, later, from the Pittsburgh Institute of Technology.
He was a civilian employee with the U.S. government at the Tobyhanna
Army Depot and an avid hunter and fisherman. A private graveside service
will be held at the convenience of Mr. Corbinís family. Interment will
be made in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

John S. CUTSHALL, 81, of Aurora, Col., a retired Air Force veteran and a
former Arapahoe County deputy sheriff, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, in
Denver, Col. He was born March 28, 1920, in Akron, Ohio. In 1942, he
married Erma Marie Lucht. She preceded him in death in 1998. He is
survived by two sons, Jerry Cutshall, Pierce. Col., and Jack Cutshall of
Windsor, Col., and three grandchildren. His son, James Cutshall,
preceded him in death. A brother, Robert Cutshall, Huntingdon, also
survives. Mr. Cutshall attended Juniata College until his National Guard
unit was activated in 1941. He transferred to the Army Air Corps in
August 1941. During World War II, he served with the 12th Bombardment
Group in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and India. He remained in
the Air Force until his retirement in 1963, attaining the rank of senior
master sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a
nuclear safety specialist at McClellan AFB in Sacramento, Calif. He
returned to Colorado in 1979 and entered law enforcement as a deputy
sheriff in the Arapahoe County Sheriffís Department. He retired from the
department in 1985. Interment of the cremains was made at Fort Logan
National Cemetery.

Irene F. BESECKE, 82, of HCR 71, Orbisonia, died at 6 am. Tuesday, Dec.
18, 2001, at the Old Orchard Health Care Center in Easton. Born March 2,
1919, in Braunschweig, Germany, she was the daughter of the late
Wilheim and Helena Wagele. She married Gerhard F. Besecke Oct. 23, 1941.
He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1999. She is survived by two sons,
Rainer Besecke of Jamison and Juergen Besecke of Bethlehem, and five
grandchildren. A sister, Gertrude Rupmond, who lives in Germany, also
survives. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs.
Besecke was a former member of the Friends of the Southern Huntingdon
County Library and a former member of the Orbisonia Senior Citizens. In
earlier years, she owned and managed three delis in Hatboro and the
Philadelphia area. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
23, 2001, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor
Bonnie Ort officiating.

Harry Phillip TEETERS, 72, of 910 Mount Vernon Avenue, Smithfield
Township, Huntingdon, died at 7:45 am. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at his
home. Born Feb. 6,1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Jerry
M. and Gladys J. (Ross) Teeters. He married Patricia Ann White Oct. 5,
1950, in Lewistown. He is survived by his wife at home; by three sons:
Larry P. Teeters of Tyler, Texas; Thomas L. Teeters and David K.
Teeters, both of Huntingdon, and by five grandchildren. A sister, Hazel
Grening of Petersburg, survives. He was preceded in death by a sister,
Goldie A. Bollinger. Mr. Teeters was of the Protestant faith. He
attended public schools in Water Street and was retired from Lloydís and
Buchannanís Building Supply for whom he drove truck for 13 years. He was
an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed
wood working. He was a lifetime resident of Huntingdon County and before
moving to his Smithfield Township home in 1998, he resided in the
Hartslog Valley area. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Monday,
Dec. 24, 2001, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, 207 Ridge Road,
Smithfield Township, with Pastors Tom and Verna Cahill officiating.
Interment will be made in Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery.

Denver Nile DeSHONG, 76, of Double D Lane, Harrisonville, died at 8:56
am., Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.
Born Feb. 22, 1925, in Saluvia, Fulton County, he was the son of the
late Russell J. and Helen Frances (Truax) DeShong. He married Dorothy
Steach Feb. 7, 1948. She survives at their home. Two sons and four
daughters survive: Nile DeShong of Pleasant Hall, Linda Benson of
Harrisonville, Judy Robinson of McConnellsburg, Tony DeShong of
Harrisonville, Jill Stains of Harrisonville and Jackie Berkstresser of
Slippery Rock. There are eight grandchildren and one
step-granddaughter. One sister survives: Beulah Hann of Harrisonville.
Mr. DeShong was a member of Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore.
During World War II, he served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army in
Europe. He retired in 1985 from the Pennsylvania Department of Forest
and Waters after 35 years of service. He worked as a forest foreman on
Sideling Hill Mountain. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday
Dec. 23, at the MR. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, with the Revs.
William Swope and Duane Williams officiating. Interment will be made in
Sideling Hill Christian Church Cemetery, Needmore.

John Paul KERSHAW, 93, of Middletown, N.Y., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001,
at the Horton Medical Center, Middletown. Born April 30, 1908, in
Huntingdon, he was the son of the late William B. and Emma (Yingling)
Kershaw. He married Anna Belaval, who preceded him in death. He is
survived by several nephews and nieces, including Maxine Spickler of
Huntingdon. Mr. Kershaw was a member of the West Bloomingburg
Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses. He was a retired self-employed
electrical contractor and had lived in Middletown for the past 40 years.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m.	Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the West
Bloomingburg Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses, 21 Joshua Drive,
Bloomingburg, N.Y. Cremation will be at the Cedar Hill Crematory,
Newburgh, N.Y.

Leroy James SHAW, 76,of Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, died at 6:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Huntingdon.
Born Sept. 7, 1925, in Clay Township, he was the son of the late William
J. and Martha E. (Price) Shaw. He married Jean F. (Zeigler) Shaw Sept.
29, 1951. He is survived by his wife at home. He is survived by two
brothers, Albert F. Shaw of Orbisonia and Harold W. Shaw of Blairs
Mills. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. Mr. Shaw
attended the Wesleyan Church in Mount Union. In his earlier years. he
worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Pennsylvania Department of
Highways and the East Broad Top Railroad. He retired in 1989 from
Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. He was a World War II veteran,
having served with the U.S. Army in the European theater of operations.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the
Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Rodney Uhlig
officiating. Interment will be made in Haven Rest Memorial Park,
Shirleysburg, RD. 

Donald Ivan SHETROM, 66, of Port Royal, R.R. 2, died at 4:34 am.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1935, in
Kimmel Township, Bedford County, he was the son of the late Florence
Burket. He is survived by a sister, Peggy McMullen of Blairs Mills, and
two nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, Galen Burket. Mr.
Shetrom attended Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown,
R.R. 4. where he was a member of the Sunshine Class. He worked at Skills
of Central Pennsylvania. Mifflintown. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home,
Orbisonia, will Pastors Craig Zendt and Belvy White officiating.
Interment will be made in Fair Ridge Cemetery, Shade Gap. 

Robert L. "Gabby" ZIMMERMAN, 74, of Deihl Road, Alexandria, died at
10:09 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 200I, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born March 14, 1927, in Granville, he was the son of the
late Harry E. and Clara H. (Freed) Zimmerman. He is survived by three
sons: Robert L.. Zimmerman of Keller, Texas; Ronald R. Zimmerman of
Petersburg and Jeffrey L. Zimmerman of Alexandria, R.D. 1. Seven
grandchildren and one great-grandaughter also survive. A sister, Mrs.
Donald "Jim" (Ruth) Renninger, of Lewistown, RD., survives. He was
preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Mr. Zimmerman was
formerly employed at Standard Steel in Burnham and last worked at
Krentzman Inc., Lewistown. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S.
Army. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the
Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with Pastor
Kenneth Patterson officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Glen
Cemetery, Lewistown, RD.

A. Louise LYNN, 87, of 1605 Norris St., Saxton, died unexpectedly at
10:20 am. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at her home. Born May 1, 1914, in
Dudley. she was the daughter of James C. and Alice (Johnson) Figard. She
married William 0. Lynn Dec. 9, 1935, in Cumberland, Md. He preceded
her in death March 23, 1994. Surviving are a son and two daughters:
James B. Lynn and Linda L. Barton, both of Saxton, and JoAnna Bratt
of Middleburg Heights, Ohio. There are five grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. One sister, Alice Black of Saxton, survives.
Brothers James and Willard Figard and sisters Sharon and Nancy Figard,
Mona Lowe and Janet Mitchell preceded her in death. Mrs. Lynn was a
member of Saxton First Church of God. She graduated from Saxton High
School in 1931 and Liberty Central High School in 1932. For many years,
she was a Penn State Cooperative Extension home nutrition aide in
Bedford County. She was also employed by the Green Thumb Program. Mrs.
Lynn was a member of the Broad Top Area Senior Citizens and the Saxton
Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 161. She enjoyed camping.
traveling and playing cards, and she was an avid Penn State and Steelers
fan. Funeral services were held Dec. 24 at the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton. with Pastor John Robinson officiating. Interment was
made in Grandview Cemetery in the Saxton area.

Fern Louise MAST, 74, of Coatesville died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, while
directing the Christmas cantata during Sunday worship at the Romansville
United Methodist Church. She was born in Mapleton, the daughter of the
late Virl and Reba (Wharton) Park. She and her husband, Ellsworth S.
Mast, had been married for 28 years. She is survived by her husband and
by three children: Ronald J. Clifford of Wentzville, Mo.; Wendy Sue
Walton of Santa Clarita, Calif. and Deborah Ray Sheehan of Portland,
Conn. She is also survived by four stepchildren: Carol Moore of Honey
Brook; Joanna OíNeill of Rutland, Vt.; Isaac C. Mast of Colorado
Springs, Col., and Ingrid Ford of Carrollton, Texas. Fourteen
grandchiidren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. A brother, Max
Park of Mapleton, survives. Mrs. Mast was an active member of the
Romansyille United Methodist Church, where she served as choir director
and organist for the past 12 years. She was also a member of the church
womenís association. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star
of Newburgh, N.Y.. where she was a past worthy matron. She had been a
Coatesville resident for the past 28 years. Funeral services will be
held at 11 am. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at the Romansville United
Methodist Church, 1859 Strasburg Road, Romansville, with the Rev. Lyn
George officiating. Interment will be made in the adjoining church
cemetery.

Lenora E. MILLER, 77, formerly of Spruce Creek, died at 4:38 am. Sunday,
Dec. 23, 2001, at Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon, where she had resided
since March 2001. She died following a brief illness. She was born Nov.
7, 1924, in Hastings, the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret Gill.
She married James N. Miller, who preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1976.
She is survived by a son, Carl E. Miller of Spruce Creek, a daughter,
Sandra Yocum, of Huntingdon, and twograndchildren and one
great-grandchild. A sister, Margaret H. Gill of Phillipsburg, survives.
She was preceded in death by two sisters. Clara Bonsell and Katherine
Doyle, and by one brother, Elmer Gill. Mrs. Miller was a member of the
of Spruce Creek Lower Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church, where she had
been active with the Ladiesí Aid. She was primarily a homemaker who
enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was a lifelong resident of
the Spruce Creek area. Private funeral services will be held at the
convenience of Mrs. Millerís family. Interment will be made in Sinking
Valley Cemetery.

Eugene M. "Smitty" SMITH, 77, formerly of the Mount Union area and for
the past four years at the home of his son, Ricky Smith of 2030 Big
Greenbriar Road, McVeytown, died at 3:40 am. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001,
at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon. He had been in
failing health. Born March 1, 1924, in Hustontown, he was the son of
Clarence and Edna Elizabeth (Mentzer) Smith. He is survived by two
children; Ricky F. Smith of McVeytown and Cathy Smith of Shippensburg.
and by two grandchildren. A brother, Serwell Smith of Shippensburg. and
a sister. Blanche Smith of Manheim, also survive. He is also survived by
his former wife, Lois (Fisher) Atherton of Chambersburg. He was preceded
in death by three sisters and two brothers. Mr. Smith was of the
Protestant faith. He was a member of the Mill Creek Fire Company and a
former member of the Shippensburg VFW and Fort Loudon American Legion.
He served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II and was
employed at Painterís Auto Mart in Mount Union for over 20 years. Prior
to that, he had worked at Shetron Tire Service in Shippensburg and at
Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg for several years. For the last
four years, he lived with his son, Ricky, at 2030 Big Greenbriar Road,
McVeytown. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Thursday, Dec. 27,
2001, at the Robert B. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. with the Rev.
Gordon Ross officiating. Interment will be made in the Indiantown Gap
Military Cemetery in Annville.

Leona B. ENDRES, 77, of 628 7th Street, Huntingdon, died at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23 2001, at The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon.
Born in Altoona, March 2, 1924, she was the daughter of Orlando K. and
Pearl V. (Keller) Brown, both deceased. Mrs. Endres was preceded in
death by her husband, Harold W. Endres, on Oct. 29, 1992. She is
survived by one daughter, Cynthia E. DeMarco, of Harrisburg, and a
granddaughter. Also surviving are one brother and sister; Harold Brown,
of Warriors Mark, and Gladys Ellenberger, of Pennsylvania Furnace. She
was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Herbert Brown. Mrs.
Endres was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon.
She was a graduate of Warriors Mark-Franklin High School. Funeral
services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 am. at the John B. Brown
Funeral Home, Inc., 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Doyle
H. Klinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be made in Franklinville
Cemetery, Spruce Creek, Franklin Township. 

Fred Michael "Freddie" CIALONE, 42, of Shirleysburg, died unexpectedly
Monday, Dec. 24. 2001. Born March 25. 1959, in Huntingdon, he was the
son of Anthony and Adeline (Zinobile) Cialone of Shirleysburg. He is
survived by his parents and by a sister, Angelina Kershaw, and her
family. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Fred Anthony
Cialone, February 1957. Mr. Cialone was of the Roman Catholic faith. He
was a 1978 graduate of Mount Union Area High School and was a former
member of the Allenport Lions Club. He was manager of Cialoneís Beverage
Distributors Inc., his familyís Shirley Township business, having been
employed there for the past 21 years. He was also employed by the
Industrial Hardwood Corporation in Mount Union for over 10 years during
his tenure at the family business. He enjoyed deer hunting, the country
life and spending time with family, especially his niece and nephew. A
funeral mass will be held at 11 am. Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Maryís
Catholic Church, located along Route 522 north of Shade Gap, with the
Rev. Kenneth Greiner and the Rev. George Koharchik officiating.
Committal will be made in Shope Cemetery, Blacklog Valley, Orbisonia,
RD.

Alberta Jane ĎBertie" ROSENBERRY, 69, of 21290 Goshorn Road, Dry Run,
died at 11:55 am. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at ManorCare Health Services
in Chambersburg. Born April 26, 1932, in Shade Gap, she was the daughter
of the late John Neely and Ethel Jane (Krugh) Berrier. She married
Robert Virgil Rosenberry, who preceded her in death June 29, 1982. She
is survived by three sons: Robert C., James F. and David L. Rosenberry,
all of Dry Run, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is
also survived by three brothers: Harold N. Berrier of Enola, Joseph C.
Berrier of East Waterford and Gerald L. Berrier of McAlisterville, and
three sisters: Delores M. Brechbill of Spring Run, Anna B. Johnson of
Orrstown and Winifred I. Berrier of McAlisterville. A number of nieces
and nephews survive as well. She was preceded in death by a daughter,
Debra K. Clouser, April 5,1999, and a brother, John A. Berrier in 1988.
Mrs. Rosenberry was a member of the Rock Assembly Of God Pentecostal
Church in McAlisterville. She was employed for 20 years at Chambersburg
Hospital, in the dietary department, retiring in 1992. Funeral services
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the John L. Agett Funeral
Home, 18875 Main Street, Dry Run, with Darwin C. Goshorn officiating.
Interment will be made in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Fannett Township.

Gloria Jean WERNER, 50, of HCR 1, Huntingdon, died at 9:38 am.,
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Her death was
unexpected. Born May 21, 1951, in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of
Stella (Smith) Formanek, who survives in Cape May, N.J., and the late
Calvin Waters. She married Robert G. Werner Jr. Aug. 28, 1998. in
Winchester, Va. She is survived by her husband, at home, and by two
sons, Clifford F. Boardman III of Kistler and Sean M. Waters of Mill
Creek. A granddaughter also survives. She is survived by three sisters:
Mary Waters of Philadelphia, Sue Neary of Indiana (state) and Jamie
Kiser of Waynesboro. Mrs. Werner had been employed at Containment
Solutions Inc., near Mount Union, for the last 15 years. Funeral
services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. at the Robert I.
McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. Kenneth Morris
officiating. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Three Springs,
RD.

Charlotte C. LOCKE, 76, of 353 East McKinley St., Chambersburg, formerly
of Horse Valley, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at the Shook
Home in Chambersburg, where she had resided for less than 24 hours. She
was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Doylesburg, the daughter of the late Wayne 0.
and Blanche (Ryder) Piper. She married Edgar R. Locke, who preceded her
in death Sept. 12, 1999. Two sons, Richard W. Piper of East Waterford
and Thomas E. Locke of Concord, survive, as do four grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters; Geraldine
Cranson of Chambersburg and Sarah Burgoyne of Massena. N.Y., and by one
brother, Daniel Piper of Doylesburg. Six nieces and nephews survive. She
was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Piper. She was a graduate of the
former Dry Run High School, Dry Run. She was retired from Letterkenny
Army Depot in Chambersburg, where she worked for 30 years. She had also
owned and operated Charlotteís Beauty Shop in her home in Chambersburg
for over 50 years. She was a member of Women of the Moose No. 1128, the
Falling Spring Chapter of AARP No. 2840 and the Burt J. Asper Post 47
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, all of Chambersburg. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m.	Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at the John L. Agett
Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, with Darwin Goshorn officiating.
Interment will be made in Concord Union Cemetery, Concord.

Mary F. KEIL, 80, of West Township, Box 65, Petersburg, died at 2:15
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001. at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Born
June 15, 1921, in Spring City, she was the daughter of the late Walter
and Anne (Mannion) Levengood. She married Henry A. Keil Nov. 14, 1941,
at St. Josephís Catholic Church in Spring City. She is survived by her
husband, at home, and by two children, Carol Anne Heflin of Pottstown
and James H. Keil of Trout Run. Two grandsons also survive. She was the
last surviving member of her immediate family, having had one brother
and one sister precede her in death. Mrs. Keil was of the Catholic
faith. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary to Thomas
W. OíConner Post 602 in Spring City. She was a 1939 graduate of Spring
City High School and worked as a secretary at her husbandís business,
Henry Keil Welding & Fabricating. Private funeral services will be held
at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Elwood Figurelle
officiating. Interment will be made in Mooresville Cemetery, Petersburg,
RD. 1.

Harold S. VARNER, 69 of Rockhill Furnace, died at 1:04 a.m. Thursday,
Dec.27, 2001, at Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia. Born Nov. 4,
1932. in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Issac and Gaynel (Blake)
Varner. He married Dorothy F. Burkett Nov. 18, 1960 in Cherry Point.
N.C. His wife preceded him in death June 15, 1998. He is survived by
four children; James L. Varner, Joseph H. Varner, Jacqueline A. Carlin
and Jeffrey M. Varner, all of Rockhill Furnace, as well as by five
grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Isaac Varner of
Waterfall, and three sisters: Nellie Gerringer and Geraldine Stallman,
both of Three Springs, R.D., and Ann Brown of Mifflintown. Three
brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr.Varner was of the
Brethren faith. He was last employed by Morgan Bros. Sawmill, Blacklog
Valley. Prior to his time at the sawmill, he worked at Harbison-Walker
Refractories, Mount Union, and Empire Kosher, Mount Union. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Dec. 31, 2001, at the Martin R.
Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia. Interment will be made at Shope Cemetery,
Blacklog Valley, near Orbisonia.

David M. SECREST, 77, of 642 Kistler Road, Mount Union, died
unexpectedly at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Mapleton.
the son of the late William G. and Marie J. (Snyder) Sechrist. He was
united in marriage to Opal Beatty March 5, 1948, at the Methodist Church
in Hagerstown, Md.. by the Rev. Lefew. He is survived by his wife and a
son, Darrell D. Secrest of Shirleysburg. Eight grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive. He
is survived by two brothers, Ray C. Snyder of Akron. Ohio, and Robert G.
Sechrist of Mount Union. RD. 1, and three sisters, Martha J. Wertz. Edna
F. Reed and Betty L. Reed, all of McVeytown, RD. 1. He was preceded in
death by two sisters, Thelma C. Sechrist and Edith R. Freed, and a
brother, Thomas R. Sechrist. Mr Secrest was an active member in the
Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, where he acted as lay speaker,
was a member of the church choir and participated in a special ministry
delivering tapes to shut-ins. He was also a member of United Methodist
Men. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in
the European Theatre. He was a member of the McVeytown Lodge No. 376,
F&AM, and a lifetime member of the Mount Union VFW Post 5754. He
attended Atkinsons Mills schools and was retired from Sperry Rand-New
Holland in Belleville where he worked for many years. Prior to his
employment at Sperry Rand-New Holland, he worked for Harbison-Walker
Refractories, Mount Union. He very much enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Robert
D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Robert A. Brown Sr.
officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union Cemetery.

George V. BROWN, 88, of Pine Street, Saltillo, died Thursday morning,
Dec. 27, 2001, at his home. Born May 1, 1913, in Saltillo, he was the
son of the late Willis and Martha (Brodbeck) Brown. He is survived by a
sister, LaRue Coder of Mapleton, and a brother, Robert Brown of
Shippensburg. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr.
Brown was of the Baptist faith. He was a member and past president of
the Saltillo Lions Club and a member of the Madden-Wennick American
Legion Post 518, Orbisonia. In earlier years, he worked at North
American Refractories, Mount Union and for Eastern Hardwoods,
Shirleysburg. He was a veteran of World War II and an avid outdoorsman,
who especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home,
Orbisonia, with the Rev. David Ford officiating. Interment will be made
in Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo.

Dorothy Ann BOWMAN, 64, of Three Springs, RD. 2, formerly of Huntingdon,
died Friday. Dec. 28, 2001. She was born Dec. 8, 1937, at Clover Creek,
the daughter of the late Jacob William and Virgie (Rhine) Traxler. She
married Milton Bowman Aug. 31, 1964, in Huntingdon. He preceded her in
death June 13, 1986. She is survived by three children: Shirley M.
"Cheryl" Smith of Saltillo, Jesse A. Bowman of Three Springs and Kevin
M. Bowman of Elizabethtown, and by seven grandchildren as well. A
brother, Denver W. Traxler of Hollidaysburg. also survives. Four
sisters, Ellen J. Rhine, Rachel L. Traxler, Della C. Moore and Betty I.
Aponte, and two brothers, Robert E. Traxler and Jacob C. Traxler,
preceded her in death. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Three Springs
Assembly of God Church She was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m.	Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Robert E. Peters
Funeral Home in Huntingdon, with the Rev. David F. Sproull officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Robert C. KYLE, 75, Hershey, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in the Milton
S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born Sept. 24, 1926, in Huntingdon,
he was the son of James and Ethel (Pollock) Kyle. Surviving are his
wife, Irene D. Kyle, at their home; one son, David R. Kyle, Wellsboro;
three daughters, Kathy M. Messner, Ono; Jean L. Kondraski, Leesport; and
Judy A. Eusi, Harrisburg. Also surviving are three sisters: Greta
Rainey, Huntingdon; Doris Schroy, Harrisburg; and Betty Saltzman.
Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Kyle
was a member of the Grace and Truth Bible Church, Hummelstown. He was a
graduate of the former Alexandria High School. Mr. Kyle retired from the
Milton Hershey School where he was a houseparent. He was a former
telephone engineer with a number of different independent telephone
companies. He was also a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. An avid
outdoorsman, he was a member and vice president of the Alexandria River
Hill Gun Club and a member of the National Rifle Association. Services
will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 11 am. at the Grace and Truth Bible
Church, Hummelstown. Interment will be made in Hershey Cemetery. 

Helen M. HORNADAY, 81, of The Oaks, Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, died
at 3:30 am. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Chester, she was the daughter of
Kiril and Alexandra (Kostik) Melnikoff. She was married to Dr Wayne A.
Hornaday Jr., who preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are two
sons, John W. Hornaday, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and Neal A. Hornaday,
Galion, Ohio. Also surviving are two daughters, Anne H. Siems,
Huntingdon, R.R. 4, and Mary Louise Taylor, Norfolk, Va.; two brothers.
Albert Froy, Berwyn and Walter Melnikoff, Canandensis; two grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters
and three brothers. Mrs. Hornaday, a resident of Huntingdon for the past
15 years, attend the First United Methodist Church, Huntingdon. She was
a 1939 graduate of Clifton Heights High School and a 1942 graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing. She worked
as a registered nurse for a brief time, but was primarily a homemaker.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
with the Reverends Dale and Christy Dowdy officiating. Interment will
be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.
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