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Miscellaneous Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Obituaries - 2002


Jay H. Sigler
NEW CUMBERLAND - Jay H. Sigler, 74, of New Cumberland, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at his home. Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Alfarata, he was a son of the late Jay Albert and Carrie (Krick) Sigler. His wife, Betty M. (Deamer) Sigler, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Cheryl A. Lebo, Mt. Holly Springs; a brother, Millard Sigler, Lewistown; a granddaughter, Stephanie J. Lebo; a grandson, Nathaniel J. Lebo; a great-grandson, Ivan M. Lebo; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Trego and Dorothy VanArt. He was a retired service advisor for Sutliff Chevrolet, Harrisburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid Harley-Davidson rider and a member of the Dresser Club. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid award-winning archer and was mechanically gifted. His funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3211 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Charles W. 'Gus' Silks
LEWISTOWN - Charles W. "Gus" Silks, 81, of 720 Lincoln Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 27, 1920, in Granville, he was the son of the late John Henry and Bertha (Mitchell) Silks. His wife, Alice (Killinger) Silks, whom he married April 12, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: son, Michael J. Silks, Lewistown; brother and sister, Nellie Folk, Lester Silks, both of Lewistown; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. He was a manager at Goss Candy Company for 37 years, retiring in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a member of the Salvation Army, Lewistown, Post VFW Post 7011, Lewistown, and a past president for 15 years at City Hook and Ladder Fire Company. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Major Eddie Purvis officiating. There will be a private interment at Juniata Memorial Park. Military Rites will be conducted at the Funeral Home by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to: Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jay E. Singer Jr.
LEWISTOWN &endash; Jay E. Singer Jr., 79, of Star Route 103 N., Lewistown, died at 4:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Nov. 17, 1923, in Mifflintown, he was the son of the late Jay E. and Audrey M. (Toner) Singer Sr. His wife, Joyce B. (Hess) Singer preceded him in death on June 24, 1996. Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia J. (Singer) Vaughn and her husband, Harold, Lewistown; two sons, Danny J. Singer, Burnham, Edward B. Singer and his wife, Jan, Dillsburg; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Singer, who died Nov. 30, 1992. He was a Lutheran by faith. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1943 until 1946. He retired from Standard Steel, Burnham, in 1985 after 22 years of service in the melt shop. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will follow in Juniata Memorial Park with full military honors accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Betty F. Singley
LEWISTOWN - Betty F. Singley, 80, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Elder M. and Louise J. (Gearhart) Singley. She is survived by a brother, Elder M. Singley of 1496 Back Maitland Rd., Lewistown. She was preceded in death by two sisters. She was a cashier at the American Viscose Corporation for 36 years until 1972, then she was employed at Lewistown Speciality Yarns until retirement. Later she was employed at the PennDot Photo Center. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Elder Mike Balko officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: "Friends of Ohesson", 276 Green Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Sara A. Singley
LEWISTOWN - Sara A. Singley, 87, of 1496 Back Maitland Rd., Lewistown, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, march 25, 2002, at her residence. Born Sept. 18, 1914, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Elder M. and Louise J. (Gearhart) Singley. Surviving are: a sister, Betty F. Singley, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and a brother, Elder M. Singley, Lewistown. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Smith, in 1981. She was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may bemade to: SPCA, 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Ruth C. Slautterback
MIFFLINTOWN - Ruth C. Slautterback, 93, of RR4 Mifflintown (Manbeck Heights), died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, RR1, Mifflintown. Born Feb. 20, 1909, in Laurelton, Union County, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. and Rhoda (Wise) Teichman. Her husband, Robert C. Slautterback, preceded her in death May 6, 1971. Surviving are: one son, Richard Slautterback, Mechanics-burg; a sister, Mrs. David (Mildred) Diehl, Laurelton; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon W. Teichman in 1966, and Charles W. Teichman in 1991. She was a registered nurse, graduating from the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She retired in 1971 as a State Public Health Nurse for Juniata County, with 34 years of service. She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, where she served as a deacon, and was a charter member of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women's Club, where in 1973, she received the Woman of the Year Award, for outstanding community service. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mifflintown Chapel of the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. David A Cook officiating. Interment will be in the West-minster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Westminster United Presbyterian Church, c/o Building Fund, 208 Lemon St., Mifflin-town, PA 17059.

Gerald B. Smeltzer
LEWISTOWN &endash; Gerald B. Smeltzer, 83, of N. Wayne St., Lewistown, died 2:07 a.m. Thursday Dec. 19, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1919, in Troxlerville, Snyder County, he was a son of the late McClellan and Verda (Sassaman) Smeltzer. His wife, Carrie Jean Weader Smeltzer, died Aug. 26, 1967. His companion of 33 years was Hazel Markey, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Patricia Treaster, Hershey and Mrs. James (Cindy) Steele, N. Pine St., Lewistown; a sister, Lois Shirk, Middleburg; and three grandchildren, Jenny Plassio, Bryan and Kari Steele. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Novac Garage and Lash Motors. He enjoyed Bowling, Photography and fishing. He was a member of VFW Post 7011 and a former member of City Hook and Ladder Fire Company. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home Inc., 120 Logan St., Lewistown with Rev. Dr. Robert Coutts officiating. Interment with graveside military service by VFW Post 7011 will be in Juniata Memorial Park. A viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Cynthia 'Cindi' Smith
McEWENSVILLE - Cynthia "Cindi" Smith, 46, of South Main Street, McEwensville, Northumberland County, formerly of Lewistown, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1955, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of Coritha A. (Lamoreaux) Turner of RR1 Watsontown and the late Lee M. Smith Jr. Surviving are two sisters, Kathy Keefer of Lewistown and Donna Muckelmann of Turbotville; a brother, John W. Smith of Hillsboro, NJ; a paternal grandmother, Melva E. Smith of Lewistown; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, who died in 1981; her step-father, Roy J. Turner, in 1995; a brother, Lee M. Smith III, in 1994; and a son, Michael C. Smith, in 1993. She resided in Lewistown until February 2002 and was a member of Bethel AME Church, Lewistown. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at William F. Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown, with Rev. Bernard Carpenter of Bethel AME Church, Lewistown, officiating. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Enza E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Enza E. Smith, 91, of 111 West Water St., Lewistown, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 8, 1910 in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Hendricks) Wilson. Her husband, Robert L. Smith, preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1996. She is survived by a son, Philip W. Smith, at home. She was preceded in death by an infant sister. Early in life she was a secretary for Judge Lehman and after graduating from Susquehanna College she taught Business Ed. briefly at Yeagertown and Lewistown High Schools and then for Chief Logan High School for 30 years before retiring in 1975. She was also a homemaker, a member of the PA State and Mifflin County Retired Schoolworkers Association and served as secretary for the local chapter. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m Tuesday, at the funeral home.

E. Pearl Smith
LEWISTOWN - E. Pearl Smith, 97, a resident of Valley View Haven, and formerly of Vira Road, Lewistown, died 3 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2002, at Valley View Haven, Belleville, PA. Born May 10, 1905 in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Alfred W. and Viola B. (Harpster) Harpster. Her husband, Russell W. Smith, preceded her in death on March 18, 1982. She is survived by a sister, Mary Bingman of Burnham, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, James W. Smith in 1931, 7 brothers and 5 sisters. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Vira United Methodist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. Her funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Richard Beach officiating. Interment will in the Vira Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Vira United Methodist Church, 111 Long Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Frederick E. Smith Jr.
BELLEVILLE - Frederick E. Smith Jr., 78, of 2490 West Back Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 1:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born May 30, 1923, in South Benn, IN, he was the son of the late Frederick E. Sr. and Mildred (Fuller) Smith. His wife, Janice (Schmidt) Smith, whome he married Sept. 28, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Larry F. Smith and his wife Wanda Smith, Fort Worth, TX; two granddaughters, Brandynn Stanford and Ryann Smith, and two great-grandchildren, Maelan and Robin Stanford. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Joanne Smith, on Jan. 31, 1971, and a brother, Robert Smith. He retired in 1983 as Shipping Department Manager at New Holland. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, and he served in the Army Air Force. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Lois Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 5716, Belleville, PA 17004. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

George W. Smith
TODD - George W. Smith, 57, of HC 1, Todd, PA, died at 9:44 p.m., Sunday Aug. 25, 2002, at Altoona Hospital, Altoona. Born Oct. 22, 1944 in Cass Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Donald & Zelda (Stapleton) Smith. He is survived by a companion, Jean C. Green, at their home. Also surviving are: children, George E. and Michael L. Smith of Chambersburg, John P. Green, Cassville, Paula S. Smith, Mt. Union, Darla D. Garlock, Mapleton; siblings, Wilbur Smith, Burnham, Doyle Smith, Lewistown, Sylvia Garber, Shade Gap, Jeanatte Shade, Martinsburg,VA, William Smith, RD Robertsdale, Sara Jane Rossman, McClure, Noyd Smith, McClure, Dennis Smith, Martinsburg, WV, Bonnie Peffer, Lewistown; and thirteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. He was employed for the last 14 years by K.W. Reese, Inc., Mercersburg, as a mechanic. He was a Protestant by faith. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. Marvin King officiating. Interment will be in Trough Creek Valley Baptist Cemetery, RD Calvin, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday.

Gerald B. Smith
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Gerald B. Smith, Colonel USAF, (Ret.), 78, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 14, 2002. Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Big Valley, he was a son of the late Esther and Wallace Smith. His wife of 49 years, Mary Smith, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Deborah Fischer, son-in-law, Dr. Conrad Fischer, and two granddaughters, Alexis and Anna Fischer, all of Seabrook, TX; sisters, Naomi Barber and husband, Stanley, and Joyce Smith of Pensylvania; and nieces and nephews, all of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold. He was a proud member of the 15th Troop Carrier Squadron 9th Air Force. He received his ROTC commission at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1950. He was an active alumnus of Pennsylvania State University. After retirement from the USAF in 1976, he taught in the Northside School District in San Antonio for 11 years. Interment will be held this spring at Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania State University College of Education, 247 Chambers Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 or to a charity of your choice. The Porter Loring Mortuary North handled the arrangements.

Harold Smith Jr.
BELLEFONTE - Harold Smith Jr., 66, of Bellefonte, formerly of Coburn, died Monday, July 29, 2002 at the home of Louise Emel, Bellefonte. Born Nov. 3, 1935, in Bellefonte, he was the son of Harry Gardy and Annie B. (Weaver) Smith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Baird, in 1976, and is survived by his former wife, Rose Long. Surviving are fours sons, Roy, Harold, Jason and Matthew Smith, all of State College; two step-daughters, Linda Englert of Zion and Jen Page of State College; five grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Addleman of State College, Martha Snyder of Bellefonte and Grace Fultz of Spring Mills; and a brother Clair "Skinner" Smith of Milroy. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Snyder, who died Oct. 1, 2000. He work for Hanover Foods, Centre Hall, for 26 years, and at Elks Country Club for six years. He was a Protestant by faith. He enjoyed being in the outdoors. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, with Rev. Merrill "Tony" Covalt officiating. Interment will be in Farmers Mills Union Cemetery, Farmers Mills. A viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

Harriet E. Smith
MEADVILLE - Harriet E. Smith, 91, formerly of Calvin Street., Meadville, and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Community, died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Community, following a period of declining health. Born Aug. 15, 1910, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Lola G. (Rhodes) Murfin. Her husband, Alton E. Smith, whom she married May 25, 1966, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Etta Cooper, Seneca, Kay Brown and her husband, Neil, Meadville, and Beth Erdmann and her husband, William, Corinth, TX; three sisters, Viola Eaton, Mt. Pleasant, Francis Clark, McVeytown, and Janet Gillam, Mechanicsburg; eight grandchildren, Deborah Martin, Donald and Karl Erdmann, Christine Forbes, Penny Jacoby, Mary Yashinski, Kelly Jacoby, and Lisa Goodwill; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Newmann. She worked as a clerk for many years at the former Frantz Bakery in Meadville subsequently worked in the dietary department at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, OH. She was a Protestant by faith. A private family service will be held Wednesday at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Ellen Rezek, Chaplain of Wesbury United Methodist Com-munity, officiating. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to: Wesbury United Methodist Com-munity, 31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville, PA, 16335.

Herbert L. Smith
ORBISONIA - Herbert L. Smith, 67, of Orbisonia died at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born June 6, 1934, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Ellsworth E. and June (Yoder) Smith. He was the husband of Nancy Steninger, whom he married on October 14, 1961. She survives at home. Surviving are two daughters, Bethany A. Smith of Alameda, CA, and Rebecca R. Postlewaite of Cochranton; a son, Matthew Scott Smith of Lewistown; a sister, Carrie J. Glace of York; two brothers, Ellsworth R. Smith of HCR 60, Orbisonia, and David Richard Smith of York; and three grandchildren. He was a member of the Rockhill Church of Brethren, Rockhill Furnace. He attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was an accomplished pianist and played for the Alfarata Mens Chorus for ten years. He served in the US Army from 1957-1959, stationed in Korea, and was discharged as a Specialist 4th Class. He retired in 1992 from Standard Steel, Burnham, with 26 years of experience as a payroll accountant. In earlier years, he had worked for the PA Dept. of Highways as a computer programmer in Highspire. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, with Pastor Len Smith and Pastor Harold Imes officiating. Interment will be made in Byron Run Cemetery, Blacklog Valley, Orbisonia. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday.

Mabel E. Smith
LEWISTOWN - Mabel E. Smith, 97, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Church Hill Manor, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 28, 1905, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Annie (Gilbert) Erdley. Her husband, Eugene S. Smith, preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1976. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Walter (Geraldine) Reed of Lewistown. She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Rev. Charles Sprenkle officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ruth E. Smith
SELINSGROVE - Ruth E. Smith, 72, of 15 E. Pine St., Selinsgrove, and formerly of Freeburg, entered into eternal rest at 7:43 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at her residence, following an illness of the past six months. Born Aug. 29, 1929, in New Castle, DE, she was the daughter of the late Lester Spade and Arietta Ellen (Auman) Ulrich. Her husband, Lawarence Moyer Smith, whom she married June 22, 1951, preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1995. Surviving are: two sons, Lawrence U. Smith and wife, Katherine, Freeburg, and Michael W. Smith, State College, a daughter, Cynthia E. Hetrick and husband, Dr. Theodore, Beavertown; two sisters, Betty Fillebin, New Castle, DE, and Dorothy (Sue) Lauver, Freeburg, two brothers, Lester (John) Ulrich and wife, Mary, Salem, and Joseph Ulrich and wife, Pauline, Selinsgrove RR2; six grandchildren, Brandon and Brian Smith, Keturah and Kimberly Hetrick, and Kara and Michaela Smith; and two generations of nieces and nephews. She graduated in 1946 from Middleburg High School, Middleburg. For one year, she attended Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. She had previously worked as a tax preparer and was co-owner of Ulrich's Fruit Market, Routes 11 and 15, Selinsgrove. She was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeburg. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. John J. Dromazos, chaplain of Evangelical Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Freeburg. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in loving memory of Mrs. Smith to: Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Sheldon "Brock" Smith
CROSS KEYS - Sheldon "Brock" Smith, 33, of Cross Keys, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday in Lack Township, Juniata County, Born Sept. 25, 1968, in Lewistown, he was the son of Paul J. and Lena (Beaston) Smith of Cross Keys. He was the husband of Lisa (Dively) Smith of Cross Keys. Also surviving, are two children, Jamie Dively and Ashley Smith; a step-daughter, Kelly Bingaman; two brothers, Terry Smith of Fairfield and Paul Beaston of Cross Keys; a step-brother, George Smith of Lewistown; six sisters, Juanita Campbell of East Waterford, Tanya Bashore of Reinholds, Tamala Veysey of Blairs Mills, Zoe Epperson of McClure, Robin Arentz of East Waterford and Amber Trego of Maryland; a step-sister, Christine Dorsey of Allentown; and twenty nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Stanley David Smith
ZANESVILLE, OH - Rev. Stanley David Smith, 58, of Zanesville, OH, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Magruder Memorial Hospital, Port Clinton, OH. Born Nov. 22, 1943, in Mattawana, he was the son of Richard and Anna Mary (King) Smith of McVeytown. His wife, Brenda J. (Tennant) Smith, whom he married Jan. 18, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: children, Lisa Smith of Monroe, OH, and David Smith of Van Nuys, CA; a granddaughter, Sydney Lamping of Monroe, OH; brothers Marvin E. Smith of Lewistown, Harry D. Weyant of Reedsville; sisters, Mrs. William (Thelma) Gillispie of Reedsville, Mrs. Edward (Charlene) Fuller of Elliottsburg; father-in-law, Learney Tennant of Fairview, OH; and several nieces and nephews. He was the current pastor at the Central Trinity United Methodist Church, Past President of the West Ohio United Methodist Archives and History, and an avid student of local history and a Zane Grey fan. He was a graduate of Messiah College, Grantham (1966) and the Nazarene Theological Seminar at Kansas City, MO (1970). His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sue Ellen Miller, District Superintendent of the Newark District of the United Methodist Church, Pastor Tom N. England, and Pastor Charles E. Titko, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, near Sonora, OH. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Central Trinity United Methodist Church, with family visitation 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m, and from 8 a.m. till time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Trinity United Methodist Church. Personal condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at bolinfuneralhome@y-city.net.

Susan Jane Smith
LEWISTOWN - Susan Jane Smith, 55, of 510 Maple Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 15, 2002, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Oct. 21, 1946, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Boyd P. and Jane A. (McCurry) Wertz. Her husband, Terry B. Smith, whom she married April 12, 1968, survives. Also surviving are: children, Craig P. Smith, Elizabethtown, and Mrs. David G. (Jennifer) Edwards, State College; a brother, John B. Wertz, Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia J.) Swanger and Mrs. Gary (Kathleen A.) Walls, both of Lewistown; and three grandchildren. She was a 1964 graduate of Chief Logan High School. She was a librarian in the Lewistown Hospital Medical Library since 1984. She was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church and Sunday School Class #9. Her funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in the Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Thelma J. Smith
MCVEYTOWN - Thelma J. Smith, 70, of 2559 US Highway 522 S., McVeytown, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1931, in Oliver Township, she was the daughter of the late J. Emmert and Bernice (Crosson) Ranck. Her husband, James M. Smith, whom she married July 26, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: six children, Dorothy Gearhart, RD#1, McVeytown, Kenneth M. Smith, Pine Hill, McVeytown, Peggy Souders, Newton Hamilton, Sandra Scott, Pine Hill, McVeytown, Tammy Worthy, RD#1 Shirleysburg, and Tina S. Booher, McVeytown; two brothers, J. Norman Ranck, RD#1 Middletown and Keith Ranck, RD#1 McVeytown; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, a brother, Marlin Ranck and a sister, Evelyn McMonigal. She was a homemaker and had also worked for her husband and son at J.M. Smith & Son, RD#1 McVeytown, as a bookkeeper and secretary. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Atkinson Mills Methodist Church. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with Pastors, Robert A. Brown Sr. and Donald Pellman officiating. Interment will be in the Atkinson Mills Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles M. Smyers
LEWISTOWN - Charles M. Smyers, 70, of 206 Cider Lane, Lewistown, died at 11:14 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at his residence. Born July 5, 1932, in Mt. Union, he was a son of the late Harry and Georgia (Mahan) Smyers. His wife, Johanna (Barbarulo) Smyers, whom he married in 1961, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Lynne Smyers, Arlington, VA, Jennifer Burt, Laureldale, and Pamela Murray, State College; a sister, Elizabeth Goodman, Mt. Union; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Smyers. He graduated from Mt. Union High School, Class of 1950 and Shippensburg University, Class of 1960. He was a former plant manager of Lyon Fashions, Mifflintown, and then an agent for Met Life until retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Simpson-Hunt Post #107, Mt. Union, the Mifflin County Sportsman Association and Camp Saratoga. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery, Shirleysburg. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice-The Bridge, 152 E. Market St., Suite 200, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Chester R. Snare
BELLEVILLE - Chester R. Snare, 93, of Valley View Terrace, Belleville, and formerly of Huntingdon, died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Lewistown Hospital following a brief illness. His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the John B. Brown Funeral Home Inc., Huntingdon, with the Rev. James A. Stork officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home.

Caroline M. Snook
MCCLURE - Caroline M. Snook, 79, of 338 Whiskey Road Ext., McClure, died at 11:33 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 24, 1923, in Blair County, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Anna (Christovic) Treaster. Her husband, Palmer B. Snook whom she married Dec. 2, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, James W. Snook, Lewistown, and Larry L. Snook, McClure; six brothers and sisters, Valda Freed, Lewistown, Vivian Benner, Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Starr, Avon, NY, Mrs. Harry (Anna) Smith Jr., Mt. Union, Eugene Treaster, Mechanicsburg, and Dorothy Egger, Louisiana; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Iona Horne. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., with Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Lauver's Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

David L. Snook
LEWISTOWN - David L. Snook, 60, of 737 W. Sixth St., Lewistown, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Hershey Medical Center. Born June 28, 1941, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late David H. and Betty (Berkheimer) Snook. His wife, Marlen A. (Lind) Snook, whom he married May 31, 1963, survives. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Marie Snook, Enfield, NH, a sister and several nieces and nephews. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1960 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1964 graduate of Shippensburg University. Early in his career he taught Business at Altoona High School, and then was the General Manager for Servomation in Lewistown. Later in life he retired from the Commonwealth of PA where he was a tax examiner. He was a member og Logan Lodge #490, F&AM, Altoona Valley Consistory Jaffa Temple, Lewistown Moose Lodge #143 and the Brooklyn Hose Co. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George H. Mark officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Flora G. "Granny" Snook
MCCLURE - Flora G. "Granny" Snook, 85, of 1106 Snook Road, McClure, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late William Monroe and Alice (Ramsey) Fernberg. Her husband, Lester M.J. Snook, preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are: children, Mabel R. Hesser, Woodbury, Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Everly Jr., Beaver Springs, Larry G. Snook, Lewistown, Mrs. Gary (Patsy) Knepp, McClure, and Mrs. George (Etta) Haubrick, Lewistown; 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul G. Snook and William Lee Snook, two brothers, Eldie Covert and Paul Fernberg, two sisters, Mary Showalter and Willamina Fernberg, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a production employee at Kinney Shoe Factory in Beaver Springs, before retiring due to a disability. She was a member of St. mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormantown. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Moyle and the Rev. Clyde B. Singh officiating. Interment Dormantown Lutheran Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Mifflin/Juniata Special Needs Center, 401 Yale St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

H. Arlene Snook
MIDDLEBURG - H. Arlene Snook, 84, of RR1 Middleburg, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center, where she had been a patient for the past week. Born Nov. 11, 1917, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mabel (Erb) Brininger. Surviving are: two children and their spouses, Donna and Ronald Shambach and Ronald and Tonna Snook, all of Middleburg; a brother, Alton Brininger, Bradenton, FL; seven grandchildren, Michael Snook, Denise Krebs, Wendy Zechman, Steve Shambach, Kelly Shartzer, Rodney Shambach, Derick Shambach, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a companion of 30 years, William B. "Red" McCardle. She retired from Juniata Garment Factory in 1982. She had also worked for Cluett-Peabody Garment Factory and the Charles T. Saylor Shirt Factory. From 1962-69, she owned and operated the former Snook's Restaurant. She was a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2 McClure, where she was the choir director earlier in life. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, embroidery and loved animals, especially her dog, Tar. Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2 McClure. Interment will be in the Black Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday in the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may bemade to: St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church, RR2 McClure, PA 17841.

Leon A.R. Snook
LEWISTOWN - Leon A.R. Snook, 87, of 99 Luther Dr., Lewistown, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Ohesson Manor. Born Feb. 21, 1914, in Burnham, he was the son of the late Arthur and Eva Mae (Linthurst) Snook. His wife, J. Madeline (Stewart) Snook, whom he married July 7, 1974, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Janna Lee) DeArment, Winchester, VA; step-daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Betty Jayne) Shirk, 369 Holiday Lane, Lewistown; sisters, Marguerite Harpster, Belleville, Mrs. Robert (Heloise) Derr, East Hartford, CT, Marcella Yetter, Yardley, and Betty S. Crider, 10 Shady Lane, Lewistown; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Scott. He was a 1932 graduate of Burnham High School. He was co-owner/partner of Burnham Auto Sales, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ich Dien Sunday School Class, Lewistown Lodge #203 F&AM, Juniata Valley Forest #88 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Harrisburg Consistory, Knights Templar, Jaffa Shrine, Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter #188, Lewistown Commandary, Burnham Lions Club, Lewistown Moose Lodge, and B.P.O.E #663. His service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment is in Juniata Memorial Park. There is no public viewing, but the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044; St. John's ELC, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044; or to the charity of one's choice.

Marjorie A. Snook
BELLEVILLE - Marjorie A. Snook, 79, of 25 Young Lane, Belleville, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 2, 1922, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Lorene (McConnell) Young. Her husband, Robert G. Snook, whom she married in 1942, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gwendolyn) Kauffman, Belleville; a sister, Mrs. John (Claire) Lyer, Belleville; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was homemaker and a member of Watts United Methodist Church, Belleville. Her services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham is in charge of arrangements.

Sara R. Snook
BEAVER SPRINGS - Sara R. Snook, 83, of RR1 Beaver Springs, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2002, at her home following an extended illness. Born Nov. 24, 1918, in Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late Martin Luther and Mary "Mammie" (Erb) Sipe. Her husband, Orrie E. "Bud" Snook, whom she married on July 7, 1956, survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley P. and Sherry Snook, RR1 Beaver Springs, a step-son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth E. and Tonie Snook, Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Neil, Ann, Tyler, Maggie and Colton; and two brothers, Marlin Sipe, RR2 McClure and Kermit Sipe, Hershey. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline McCahan, and five brothers, Herman, Lewis, Carl, Ralph, and William Sipe. She was a memeber of the Bannerville Christian Missionary Alliance Church, RR2 McClure. She was employed by the former Charles T. Saylor Shirt Factory and the former Arrow Shirt Company. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and cooking. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. John R. Grumbine officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery, Beaver Springs. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Hospice, Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857, or the Bannerville CMA Church, RR2 McClure, PA 17841.

George W. Snyder
EAST WATERFORD - George W. Snyder, 85, of RR1 East Waterford died at 5:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at his home. Born June 11, 1917, in Acedemia, he was the son of the late Francis and Hanna (Richardson) Snyder. His wife, Mildred N. Snyder, preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1992. Surviving are six sons, David G. Snyder, Honey Grove, George W. Snyder Jr., Charles M., Tony L., Bryan K. and John, all of East Waterford; a daughter, Bonnie Lehman, Elizabethtown; a sister, Verna Smith, Greencastle; and six grandchildren. He was a member of Cross Keys Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with Pastor Francis Smith officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call noon-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Lack-Tuscarora EMS, East Waterford, PA 17021.

James Lee Snyder Sr.
LEWISTOWN - James Lee Snyder Sr., 65, of 1900 Valley View Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:32 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1936, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Marvin T. and Lula G. (Kinzer) Snyder. His wife, Isabella M. (Laird) Snyder, whom he married July 28, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Lewistown; brothers, John R. Snyder, and Martin E. Snyder, both of Kentucky, and David J. Snyder, Lewistown; two grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler Snyder, and three step-granddaughters, Jennifer, Amanda and Bryanna Metz. He was preceded in death by a son, James Lee Snyder Jr., on Dec. 17, 1996, and a brother. He was a bricklayer for Richard A. Marker for 12 years and for Standard Steel, Burnham, for 23 years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of Park View Church of Brethren. He was a life member of the East Derry Fire Co., and the Mifflin County and PA Fire Policeman's Association. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Park View Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Michael Manthos officiating. Interment will be in Wagner Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Memorials may be made to: Park View Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 85, Burnham, PA 17009.

John H. Snyder Jr.
NEW BLOOMFIELD - John H. Snyder Jr., 55, of RR2, Centre Township, New Bloomfield, died Monday in the Carlisle Hospital, Carlisle. Born Aug. 21, 1946 in Carlisle he was the son of the late John H. Snyder Sr. and Lois I. Hampton. His wife, Betty L. Snyder, survives. Also surviving are: a stepfather, James Hampton, Millerstown; a son, Chris Snyder, New Bloomfield, a daughter, Kimberly A. Willow, Newport; a sister, Joyce Kauffman, Duncannon; four grandchildren, Zachery Snyder, J.R. Willow, Tesla Snyder, and Nikita Snyder. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Snyder. He worked for Pennsy Supply. He was a member of the Millerstown Moose #925 and Teamsters Union #776. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Lewis C. Snyder
LEWISTOWN - Lewis C. Snyder, 73, of 3244 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1928, in Pheasant Valley, he was a son of the late George W. and Margaret (Sheriff) Snyder. His wife, Phyllis A. (Amey) Snyder, whom he married March 22, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Walter (Louise) Horning, Millerstown, Mrs. William (Lois) Hassinger, Gratz, Mrs. Douglas (Melanie) Lane, Lewistown, and Mrs. Kenneth (Cassandra) Sassaman, Mifflintown; brothers and sisters, Delsie Maben, Fay Walls, James Snyder, Mrs. George (Betty) Ross, Oscar Snyder, and Mrs. John (Helen) Hackett, all of Lewistown, and Mrs. Frank (Esther) Maines, Clearfield; three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister. He was a farmer. Early in life he worked for Lewistown Foundry, and Hawstone and Mt. Union Brick Yards. He also worked in the Foundry at New Holland for 20 years before retiring in 1990. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Rev. George Mark officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Helen M. Soccio
BURNHAM - Helen M. Soccio, 81, of 310 Seventh Ave., Burnham, died at 10:47 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Sept. 5, 1920, in Derry Township, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Ellie Jane (Goss) Aurand. Her husband, Michael Soccio, preceded her in death in February, 1947. Surviving are: a son, Michael Soccio and his wife, Catherine, Salem, SC; brother and sister, John Aurand and Mrs. Kenneth (Alma) Swartzell, both of Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was employed by A&P Grocery Store, Lewistown, and Bucks County as a cashier and bookkeeper for 34 years before retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to: Holy Communion Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 North Brown Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles H. "Pete" Soulliard
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles H. "Pete" Soulliard, 73, of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville), died at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday May 1, 2002, at William Penn-Beverly Health Care, Lewistown. Born July 11, 1928, in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Clarence and Olive (Boyd) Soulliard. Surviving are: two daughters, Mary Lynn Heller and Kathryn Herman, both of Kinzers; three sons, Charles S. Soulliard, Narvon, Allan H. Soulliard, Newark, DE, and Daniel D. Soulliard, Mifflintown RR3; a brother, Clarence L. Soulliard, Escondito, CA; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Beth Soulliard, and a granddaughter, Katlyn Ashley Soulliard. He was retired from the accounting department of Luken's Steel Co., Coatesville. He was a social member of Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown. He was the past president of Christiana Baseball Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary C. South
McVEYTOWN - Mary C. South, 98, of Coventry Manor, Coventryville, and formerly of McVeytown, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2002, at the nursing home. Born Feb. 15, 1904 in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Clay W. and Nora (Conner) Youtzy. Her husband, Melvin R. South, preceded her in death on March 3, 1992. Surviving are: children, Emory LeRoy Harshbarger, Harrisburg, Mrs. Elmer (Virginia) Eckenrode, New Castle, and Mrs. Helen Yeager, Audoban; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by twin daughters; brothers Howard Youtzy and Carl Youtzy; and a sister, Florence Pannebaker. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She had also served as treasurer of the McVeytown Fire Company Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the McVeytown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 347, McVeytown, PA 17051

Linda Luella Spagnoletti
HUNTINGDON - Linda Luella Spagnoletti, 55, of RD 4 , Huntingdon, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2002, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born June 7, 1946, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Gordon C. and Luella M. (Schaeffer) Campbell. Her husband, James W. Spagnoletti, whom she married Feb. 24, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: children, James W. Spagnoletti Jr., Huntingdon, Kimbra Spagnoletti, Huntingdon, and Anthony G. Spagnoletti, Birdsboro; brothers and sisters, Gordon L. "Scoop" Campbell, Reedsville, Thomas J. Campbell, Mifflin, Mrs. Joseph A. (Carol A.) Wagner, Yeagertown, and Mrs. Vincenzo (Nancy J.) Evola, Port Royal; and two grandsons, Anthony James Spagnoletti and Donovan Enzo Spagnoletti. She was a 1964 graduate of Chief Logan High School. She was Lutheran by faith. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. James L. Blair officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rose S. Spangler
LOCK HAVEN - Rose S. Spangler, 90, formerly of Lewistown, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at Susqueview Nursing Home, Lock Haven. Born Nov. 20, 1911, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Edl) Schreiber. Her husband, Walter B. Spangler, preceded her in death in 1963. She is survived by a sister, Julia E. Page, Lock Haven. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was employed in the Reeling Department of American Viscoe and later worked in Dr. Johnson's office before retiring. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home.

Dollie L. Spearing
BELLEVILLE - Dollie L. Spearing, 86, formerly of 213 8th St., Highland Park, Lewistown, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesdy, March 19, 2002, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Ferguson Valley, Mifflin Co., she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Nancy Jane (Snyder) Rowe. Her husband, Ollie R. Spearing, preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1966. Surviving are: two sons, Jack E. Spearing, Lewisberry, and Thomas R. Spearing, Jersey Shore, PA; a sister, Virgie Ament, Belleville; four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters. She worked as a nurses aide at the Lewistown Hospital. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Rd., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mabel E. Speece
LEWISTOWN - Mabel E. Speece, 93, of 222 E. 4th St., Lewistown, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 17, 2002, at Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield. Born July 3, 1909, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Blanche S. (Kline) Pearson. Her husband, Merrill H. Speece, preceded her in death in 1985. Surviving are: two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Lynn, Fort Granville Lane, Lewistown, Mrs. Charles (Doris) Wilson, Irvin Hill Road, McVeytown; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. In her early life she worked at G.C. Murphy & Co. and later at American Viscose Corp. Early in life she attended the First United Methodist Church. Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, 1 Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044 is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Francis Spendiff
TROY, NY - Albert Francis Spendiff, 87, of Heartwood Terrace, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Eddy-Ford Nursing Home, Cohoes, NY. Born in Hoosick Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Francis William and Frances May (Depsey) Spendiff. His wife of 61 years, M. Evelyn (Wheeler) Spendiff, survives. He was a skilled machinist, who worked for General Electric Co., Rototiller, and Zak, Inc., where he retired in 1979. He was an avid fisher and hunter. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a member of Kiwanis and Calvary United Methodist Church. Also surviving are: two sons, James A. Spendiff, 10 Fox Fire Rd., Lewistown, Peter A. Spendiff, Troy, NY; a daughter, Margery E. Pascale, Latham, NY; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church.

Evelyn M. Spendiff
TROY, NY - M. Evelyn Spendiff, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at Hallmark Nursing Centre, Troy. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Bertha Marsden Wheeler, and wife for 61 years of the late Albert Francis Spendiff who died in June. She graduated from Lansingburgh HS in 1935, received her Bachelors Degree from Russell Sage College in 1939, and her Masters from the State University of NY at Albany. Mrs. Spendiff was a business teacher at Avon HS in Avon, NY from 1939-40, a secretary to Professor Stanley Wiltse from 1940-43 at RPI, a substitute teacher at Lansingburgh HS from 1943-54 and a secretary-bookkeeper from 1954-56. She was Executive Secretary of the Alumnae Association at Russell Sage College, 1956-59 and a teacher and head of the business department of Tamarac HS until her retirement in 1979. Memberships include the Delta Pi Epsilon honorary society, Delta Kappa Gamma honor society, life member of the NYS Teachers Association, Tuesday Morning Club, Thursday Morning Club, a former member of Grace Methodist Church and its Sunday school superintendent for many years. She was currently a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Latham and was a member of its Woman's Club, a lay speaker and a member of Bible study. Survivors include 3 children, James A. Spendiff of Lewistown, PA, Peter A. Spendiff of Troy, NY, and Margery E. Pascale of Latham, NY, and 6 grandchildren. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Spendiff to the Calvary United Methodist Church, Belle Ave. and Ridge Pl., Latham, NY 12110.

Walter E. Spigelmyer
MCCLURE - Walter E. Spigelmyer, 88, of 1364 Snook Rd., McClure, died at 2:38 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Aug. 11, 1913, in Yeagertown, he was the son of the late J. Martin and Esther (Herrington) Spigelmyer. His wife, Allegra (Baker) Spigelmyer, whom he married June 26, 1937, survives. Surviving are: children, W. Allan Spigelmyer, McClure, Mrs. Richard (Brenda) Coleman, Harrisburg, Mrs. Robert (Sheila) Burns, Reedsville; a sister, Dorothy McNitt, Reedsville; and 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Spigelmyer. He was employed in the Melt Shop at Standard Steel in Burnham for 36 years, retiring in 1976. He was a Baptist by faith. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and United Steelworkers Union #1940. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Pastor Lenny Coates officiating. Interment will be in Samuel's Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Child Evangelism of Central PA, Manbeck Heights, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Raymond W. Sprenkel
MCCLURE - Raymond W. Sprenkel, 81, of McClure, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1921, to the late Calvin E. and Mary C. (Wagner) Sprenkel. He married the former Betty M. Stauffer Jan. 10, 1944. Surviving are: four grandchildren, Tony L. Sprenkel, McClure, Shelby L. Hefler, Palm Bay, FL, Jennifer L. Sprenkel and James L. Sprenkel, both of McClure; six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Goodwell, Ormand Beach, FL, a brother, Calvin E. Sprenkel, Port Trevorton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, James L. Sprenkel, on March 25, 1997. He served in the Army where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Star. He worked for Susquehanna White as a mechanic before retiring in 1986. He loved fishing, boating and camping. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the Beavertown Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W, Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. John A. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery, Middlecreek Dam. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Friday, at the funeral home. There will be no viewing at Mr. Sprenkel's request.

Myra Margaret Spriggle
MIDDLEBURG - Myra Margaret Spriggle, 74, of 581 Paxtonville Rd., Middleburg, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at her residence. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday from The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Richard M. VonNeida officiating. Interment will be in Paxtonville Cemetery, Paxtonville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Rev. Ralph E. Springman
HERSHEY - Rev. Ralph E. Springman of IHS of Woodlands, Hershey and formerly of Hoffer Street, Middletown, died on Sunday, May 26, 2002, at IHS. He was the husband of the late Bertie Mae Springman. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jane Clouser and husband, Paul A., of Middletown and Suzanne K. Gaines and husband, David, of Newark, DE; and one grandson, Mark A. Clouser of Middletown. He was retired minister from the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he served for 42 years. He was the interim pastor of Royalton United Methodist Church and was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown, with Rev. Paul E. Zieber officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water St., Middletown, PA 17057.

Florane M. Stake
PORT ROYAL - Florane M. Stake, 64, of 507 Milford St., Port Royal, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, RR1, Thompsontown. Born June 3, 1938, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, a daughter of the late George W. Stimeling and Margaret M. (Sheaffer) Stimeling who preceded her in death on April 20, 2002. Her husband, Carl E. Stake, whom she married June 7, 1959, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Loretta) Allen, Thompsontown and Sonja C. Baker, Port Royal; two brothers, Fred Stimeling, RR1, Richfield, and Ralph Stimeling, Camp Hill; a half-sister, Mrs. Gene (Ruth) Leister, McAlisterville; a half-brother, Alton Graybill, Maryland; two grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and 2 step-great grandchildren. She attended the Port Royal United Methodist Church. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal with Pastor Kenneth R. Kitzmiller officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Port Royal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082-0396.

Joseph R. Stallone Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Joseph R. Stallone Sr., 72, of Hawstone Road, Lewistown, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2002, at his residence. Born Oct. 23, 1929, in Reading, he was the son of the late Joseph and Martha J. (Ranck) Stallone. Surviving are: a son and daughter, Joseph R. Stallone Jr., Sunset Road, Lewistown and Marci A. Hassinger, State College; nine grandchildren and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey M. Stallone. He was retired from PA Railroad and operated Stallone's Barber Shop, on the square in Lewistown. He was a life member of the Brooklyn Fire Company, a member of the Brooklyn "B" pool team and the Lewistown Athletic Club, where he was well known for his boxing skills. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice the Bridge, East Market Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Gerald E. Stambaugh
LITITZ - Gerald E. Stambaugh, 61, of 72 Sherry Drive, Lititz, died Sunday morning, May 12, 2002, at his residence of natural causes. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Samuel and Evelyn (Wagner) Stambaugh. His wife, Brenda K. (Glenn) Stambaugh, survives. They celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary this past Aug. Also surviving are: two sisters, Faye and her husband, Frank Stapleton, Aaronsburg, and Dolly Weaver, Hershey. He has been a truck driver for the Mid-State Company, Lan-caster, for two years, working until his illness in March. He also had a produce and fruit stand in Lebanon County for several years. He served for 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as a First Sergeant in a heavy equipment division in Vietnam. He was wounded three times and received the Purple heart. He was a lifetime member of the Hershey VFW, and a member of the American Legion in Campelltown. He enjoyed fishing, clamming and camping. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 50 School Street, York, with the Rev. Donald Mummert officiating. Family will receive friend following the service.

Geraldine M. Steffen
LEWISTWON - Geraldine M. Steffen, 71, of 411 Edgewater Ave., Lewistown, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Ralph H. Miller and Katherine H. (Moffat) Miller Goodwin. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Scott (Cindy) Aurand, Lewistown, Mrs. Samuel (Cherie) Swearingen, Leicester, NY, Alan W. Steffen, Lewistown; a brother, James R. Miller, Lewistown; and seven grandchildren. Early in life she was employed at American Viscose Corporation and later at Greenwood Furnace State Park as a camping clerk for 13 years, before retiring in 1987. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to: Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn R. Steinberger
MCVEYTOWN - Evelyn R. Steinberger, 86, of John Street, McVeytown, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at her home. Born October 13, 1915, in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Tillie Mae (Shirey) (Swanger) Wray. Her husband, J. Darwin Steinberger, preceded her in death on June 14, 1985. Surviving are: two brothers, Merrill W. Wray, McVeytown, Stanley F. Wray, Gallipolis, OH; sister, Betty V. Kline, McVeytown; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Wray and a sister, Gloria Green. She was a homemaker, early in life having worked at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown. She was a member of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: McVeytown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 323, McVeytown, PA 17051 or Maitland Church of the Brethren, 315 Crossover Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Harry E. Steinberger
BURNHAM - Harry E. Steinberger, 67, of 619 Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 10:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Hershey Medical Center. Born June 9, 1934, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Rupert and Lillian (Riden) Steinberger. His wife, M. Irene Steinberger, died Feb. 21, 1999. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Charles (Lisa) Dicken, Lewistown, Kent Steinberger, Halifax, and Mrs. Kenneth (Sheryl) Shilling, Burnham; sisters, Mildred Rhodes, Burnham, and Janes Spigmyers, Reedsville, and seven grandchildren. He retired from Standard Steel in 1997 after 25 years. He was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter #186, Lewistown, McVeytown Lodge #376 F&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and City Fire Company. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Philip Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 132 Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099; the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036.

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