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Miscellaneous Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Obituaries - 2002


Raymond L. "Birdie" Stence
REEDSVILLE - Raymond L. "Birdie" Stence, 74, of 416 Coffee Run Rd., Reedsville, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at his residence. Born Dec. 19, 1927 in Longfellow, he was the son of the late Samuel F. and Iva Amelia (Turbett) Stence. His wife, Jane (Wilson) Stence, whom he married March 21, 1972, survives. Also surviving are: children, Andrew J. Stence, 1907 U.S. Hwy. 522 North, Lewistown, William C. Stence, RR3 Box 1313, Mifflintown, and Betty Lou Burd, 1915 U.S. Hwy. 522 North, Lewistown; sisters, Odessa Frazier, Belle Vernon, Geraldine Rogers, Lewistown and Vivian Stence, Florida; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Early in life he worked for Royale Dairy, Beaver and was employed by Brothers Bakery and Mahofer Bakery. He retired from the Mifflin County School District. He was a U.S. Army veteran in WWII, having served in Japan. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Brooklyn Hose Company, City Hook and Ladder, and Lewistown Moose Lodge #143. His memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery, with military graveside services by VFW Post 7011. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or Hospice-The Bridge, 152 E. Market St., Suite 200, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St. is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Mae Sterner
LEWISTOWN - Shirley Mae Sterner, 70, of 578 Summit Drive, Lewistown, formerly of State College, a beloved mother and grandmother, died 11:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 2, 2002, at the Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, after an extended illness. Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Summit Hill, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Sitler and Jeanette Romig. Also surviving are her devoted children, David Kreamer, Potters Mills, Gary Kreamer, Townsend, DE, Mrs. James (Beth) Fauth, Lewistown, Mrs. Thomas (Babette) Barron, Belle Vernon; four siblings, the Rev. Paul Sitler, West Chester, Mrs. Clyde (Jeanette) Scott, Berwick, Mrs. Gerald (Sandra) Reaffler, Summerville, SC and Charles Sitler, Florida; as well as her cherished grandson, Jason Fosselman, Lewistown. She was a medical secretary in the Dr. Richard Brown's office for many years prior to becoming the office administrator for a group of doctors in Monroeville. In the 1980's she was instrumental in developing and teaching the medical office practice program at both Center and South Hills Business Schools in State College, where she was a respected teacher. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. In her younger years she was very active at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burnham, where she served as the Junior Choir Director, a Sunday School teacher, and Bible School Director. She also taught piano and voice lessons in her Lewistown home for several years when her children were young. Being very patriotic she had been active in the Potter's Mills V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary in various positions, including President. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7 at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 North Main St., Lewistown with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating, there will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends following the services in the Church Fellowship Hall. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Potters Mills V.F.W Post P.O. Box 134-D, Spring Mills, PA 16875. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia L. Stevens-Ash
THOMPSONTOWN - Patricia L. Stevens-Ash, of Thompsontown, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Surviving are: husband, Steven Ash; a daughter, Lisa Steadman of St. Albans, VT; a son, Eric Colebaugh of North Wales; father and brother, Bernard and Mark Stevens of Marysville; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Emmanuel Church, Thompsontown. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health Services (Hospice), 2 Hudson Avenue, Juniata Terrace, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Sarah J. Stewart
PORT ROYAL - Sarah J. Stewart, 85, of R.D. 1, Port Royal, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Locust Grove Retirement Village. Born April 15,1917, in Morrisdale, Clearfield County, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace (McIntire), Smith. Her husband, H. Jay Stewart, whom she married on June 29, 1940, survives. Also surviving are a son, Leroy Stewart and his wife Pat of R.D. 1, Port Royal; a sister, Grace McLarren of Emporium; a granddaughter, Lori Fultz and husband Les; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Fultz. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Smith and Jack Smith. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Academia, where she had been a Sunday School teacher. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Rev. Edward M. Trask and Rev. Harold N. Imes officiating. Burial will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, R.R. 2, Port Royal. A viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, c/o Steven Beers, Treas., R.R. 2 Box 1085, Port Royal, PA 17082.

Margaret Mae Stimeling
THOMPSONTOWN - Margaret Mae Stimeling, 91, formerly of RR1 McAlisterville, Juniata County, entered into eternal rest at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002, in the Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, RR1, Thompsontown, where she had resided for the past 18 years. Born Nov. 17, 1910, in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Harry Alexander and Emma (Clark) Sheaffer. She was first married to Holmes Graybill, who preceded her in death in June, 1935. She married George Stimeling, Jan. 1938, who also preceded her in death, May 18, 1978. Surviving are: five children, Fred A. Stimeling and wife, Colleen, RR1 Richfield, Ralph G. Stimeling and wife, Karen, Camp Hill, Alton C. Graybill and wife, Pat, West River, MD, Ruth E. Leister and husband, Gene, RR1, McAlisterville, and Florane Stake and husband, Carl, Port Royal; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two generations of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sheaffer and three sisters, Mary Failor, Martha Sheaffer, and Blanche Sheaffer. She attended Cumberland County and Juniata County Schools. She worked for many years at the Richfield Shirt Factory, before retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Chapman Community Chapel, RR1, Port Trevorton. She was a devoted mother who loved her family. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Pastor James Beck, of the Evendale Bible Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Locust Run Cemetery, Locust Run. Family and friends will gather for the viewing at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

John A. Stimely
REEDSVILLE - John A. Stimely, 69, of 1409 Honey Creek Rd., Reedsville, died at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room. Born March 14, 1933, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Harry F. and Gertrude (Thomas) Stimely Sr. His wife, Lois "Penny" (Pennebaker) Stimely, whom he married April 26, 1958, survives. Surviving are: children, Scott A. Stimely, Millerstown, Mrs. David (Susan) Marks, Wrightsville, Mrs. Stephen (Stacy) Burd, Mechanicsburg; foster child, Murry Dean Zimmerman, Kenosha, Wisconsin; three sisters, Pearl Olnick, Reedsville, Betty Betlyon, Burnham, Grace Rager, Lewistown; two brothers, James H. Stimely and Harry F. Stimely Jr., both of Lewistown; and three grandchildren, Zachary John and Rachel Mary Ellen Stimely and Kayla Elizabeth Marks. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Park A. Stimely and a sister, May Francis Stimely. He was retired from the AFM Department of Standard Steel in 1995. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea and a member of the 101st Screaming Eagle Airborne Div. He was a Protestant by faith. He was a member of North American Hunting Club and Moose Lodge #103. He served as a coach of Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He enjoyed his family, sports, hunting and fishing. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc, 108 First Ave., Burnham, PA 17009, with Pastor Warren Peachey and Pastor John Looney officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. A graveside service will be conducted by VFW Post #7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lewistown Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Building Fund, 50 Hudson Avenue, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jane S. Stimmel
PORT ROYAL - Jane S. Stimmel, 83, of RR1 Port Royal, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1919, in Riegelsville, she was the daughter of the late James Ray and Grace E. (Rupp) Shepley. Her husband, William C. Stimmel, preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1999. Surviving are: two sons, William C. Stimmel Jr., Colville, WA and James F. Stimmel, New Bloomfield; brother, John H. Shepley, Port Royal; sister, Catherine Zimmerman, Rockville, MD; and four grandchildren. She was a retired English teacher, having taught at the former Tuscarora High School, Port Royal and Juniata High School, Mifflintown. She was a 1937 graduate of Sellersville-Perkasie High School and a 1941 graduate of Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, where she served for many years as organist and a member of the choir. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Women's Teachers Society and the Juniata Chapter of Retired School Employees. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Port Royal Lutheran Church, with Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. There will be no viewing, but the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267.

William M. "Marty" Stine
MCCLURE - William M. "Marty" Stine, 45, of Treaster Valley Road, McClure and formerly of Milroy, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Born Aug. 1, 1956 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Alice (Hopkins) Stine. Surviving are brothers and sisters: Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Haffly of Lewistown, H. Kenneth Stine of Washington, Irma J. Fryer of Milroy, Thomas R. Stine Sr. of Lewistown, Samuel L. Stine of Mifflin, Mrs. Ronald (Cindy L.) Hupp of Mount Pleasant Mills, Penny Rhodes of Milroy, Wanda Stine of Arizona; seven nieces and eight nephews. He was employed at Overhead Door Company. Funeral services and interment will be private. A viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Charles F. Stone
LEWISTOWN - Charles F. Stone, 92, of 222 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2002, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Sept. 13, 1909, in Renovo, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Ida Mae (Kelly) Stone. His wife, Hazel V. Stone, preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 1967. Surviving are: children, C. Jerry Stone, 222 Cornfield Circle, Lewistown, and Mrs. James (Donna Mae) Wagner, Belleville; sisters and brother, Doctor John (Dorothy) Fritchey, Harrisburg, Eva Mae Smyth, Prescott, AZ, and John Stone Jr., Renovo; two grandchildren, Brian and Jennifer Stone, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Malcolm Stone, both of Renovo. He was an engineering supervisor at American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, for 42 years, before retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. He was a member of the Lewistown Masonic Lodge #203 for over 50 years. He was also a member of National Rifle Association and the Supervisors Club F.M.C. His funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Earl P. Stoner
MIFFLIN - Earl P. Stoner, 89, of Tuscarora Street, Mifflin, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his home. Born May 12, 1913, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Joseph R. and Melvina (Smith) Stoner. His wife, Phyllis A. (Kepner) Stoner, whom he married April 29, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: two children: Mrs. Edward (Francene) Zimmerman Sr., Mifflintown RR3, and Gene Stoner, Mifflin; one sister, Lucille Rowe, New Milford, CT; two grandsons and two great-granddaughters, Ed Zimmerman Jr. and his wife, Mylene, and Eric Zimmerman, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Hannah and Addison. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Stoner. He was a graduate of Mifflintown High School and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He was a truck driver for PennDOT and a charter member of Crawford-Brubaker Post 5863 VFW, Mifflintown. He enjoyed reading, watching TV, and spending time with his family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Ceme-tery, Mifflintown where military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Although there will be no public viewing, friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will provide all funeral flowers and requests that memorial contributions be made to TLC-Hospice: The Bridge, 152 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Margaretta "Peggy" Stone
DALLAS, TX - Margaretta "Peggy" Stone, 57, of Dallas, TX, and formerly of Lewistown, died March 2, 2002, in Dallas, TX. Born March 8, 1943, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Margaretta Logan of Dallas, TX, and the late Carl "Cobb" Logan. Her first husband, Percey Harshbarger, preceded her in death in 1990. Her husband, Bobby Stone, survives. Also surviving are: children, Howard Harshbarger, Angela Harshbarger, and Ilene Devul, all of Dallas, TX; brothers and sisters, Geraldine Hunter, IN, Mrs. Paul (Peach Lucille) Boyer, Lewistown, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Hensel, Lewistown, Fenton Logan, TX, Rodger M. Logan, Burnham, Barbara Sechrist, Lewistown; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl. A private funeral service was held in Texas. Barr Funeral Home Inc. provided local information.

Donald C. Stoner
MCVEYTOWN - Donald C. Stoner, 56, of 1350 Ferguson Valley Rd., McVeytown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Mt. Union, he was the son of Mary (Taylor) Stoner of McVeytown and the late Charles Stoner. His wife, Sandra "Sandy" (Cramer) Brouillette, whom he married March 11, 1983, survives. Also surviving are: children, Sherry A. Baxter, McVeytown, Tammy S. Stoner, Mt. Union, Randy L. Stoner, McVeytown, Michael C. Brouillette, York, and Jason T. Brouillette, McVeytown; brothers and sisters, James Stoner, McVeytown, Ronald Stoner, Silverford Hts., Mt. Union, Gary Stoner, Mt. Union, Joan Fleck, Philipsburg, Patti Miller, McVeytown; and four grandchildren. He was a 1965 graduate of Captain Jack High School. He was certified in air conditioning and refridgeration and was also certified by the Ford Motor Company as an automobile technician. He owned and operated with his wife Stoner's Building and Contracting, McVeytown, and Stoner's Automotive Center, McVeytown. He was a member of the Newton Hamilton Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, antiques and coin collecting. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with the Rev. John Traxler and Pastor Robert Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home.

Helen M. 'Toni' Stoner
CAMP HILL - Helen M. "Toni" Stoner, 78, of Camp Hill, formerly of Mifflintown, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born Aug. 29, 1923, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Violet Mae (Wetzler) Baron. Her husband, Sidney Jacob Stoner, whom she married Dec. 15, 1945, preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1985. Surviving are two daughters, Linda L. Zimmerman and her husband, Fred, of RR1 Mifflintown and Evelyn A. Kocevar of RR2 Port Royal; a son, John R. Stoner and his wife, Brenda, of Camp Hill; two brothers, Robert E. Barton of RR5 Mifflintown and William Barton of Mifflintown; three grandchildren, Barry Kepner Jr., Kristine Kepner and Curtis Stoner; and two great-grandsons, Mitchell Kepner and Jack Kepner. She was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Ford. She was a current member of St. John Lutheran Church, Shiremanstown, and an active member of the former St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. In earlier life, she was a waitress at the former Bratton's Restaurant, Mifflin, and various restaurants in the Harrisburg area. Later, she owned and operated the former Derry Deli, Derry Street, Harrisburg, before working at House of Cards, Capital City Mall, Camp Hill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Messiah Lutheran Church, corner of Third Street and Washington Avenue, Mifflintown, with her pastor, Rev. Michael L. Seifried, officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, RR4, Mifflintown. There will be no public viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers and requests memorial contributions be made to her church, St. John Lutheran Church, 44 W. Main St., Shiremanstown, PA 17011. The Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Leslie J. Stottle
HONEY GROVE - Leslie J. Stottle, 71, of Honey Grove, died Sunday, March 18, 2002 in the Hershey Medical Center. He was the son of the late Leslie J. and Lucy Edleen (Brower) Stottle of Elmira, NY. He was the husband of Eunice M. (Mickey) Stottle, whom he married in 1952 in Owensboro, KY. Also surviving are three sons, Leslie J. "Jim" Stottle III of New Cumberland, Robert W. Stottle of Lemoyne and Alex D. Stottle of Mifflintown; and a grandson, Gregory J. Stottle. He was preceded in death by a sister, Natalie Ann Whitmire. He was graduate of Alfred University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and held masters degrees from Shippensburg and Georgetown universities. He was a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, where he was a Company Commander in the 223rd Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division in Korea and a Battalion XO and Battalion Commander in the 1st Cavalry DIvision, also commanding the 3rd Battalion 1st Infantry in the Americal Division. He held various Staff positions throughout his career. He was stationed in Berlin when the Wall was erected and was later involved in the development of the Air Assault Division. He was awarded many military honors, including the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf, Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with V devise with three Oak Leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 16 awards, Army Commendation Medal with V devise with four Oak Leaf clusters, National Defense Service medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin), Armed Forces Expedition Medal Berlin, Korean Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm 2nd Award, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, General Staff Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Senior Parachute Wings and Air Assault Badge. After his retirement from the Army, he and his wife operated an Angus Seed Stock operation and, later, a Beef Stocker operation. He also sold real estate for Vlasek Real Estate, Camp Hill. He was a member of the Juniata County Extension Board and regional and state extension boards. He was a member of the Lakestreet Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY, the Retired Officer Association, U.S. Army Association, the U.S. Army War College Alumni Association, Fort Benning Lodge 579, F&AM, Fort Benning #73 R.A.M., Valley of Harrisburg Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32, National Sojourners, Carlisle Chapter #130 and other military organizations. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted. A viewing will be held noon-8 p.m. Thursday from the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, where the family will be present from 7-8 p.m. A funeral service will follow the viewing at 8 p.m. with the Chaplain Bobby Bell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Pauline D. Stover
MILROY - Pauline D. Stover, 95, of 90 Mechanic St., Milroy, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born April 1, 1906 in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late James P. Romig and Sara E. (Reed) (Romig) Wagner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Stover, on March 9, 1965. Surviving are: a daughter, Joyce E. Stover, Milroy; and a step-daughter, Betty Huerstel, Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred E. Gisewhite, and a brother, Robert J. Wagner. She was employed in the reeling department of American Viscose, Lewistown for 16 years and did housecleaning for many years. She was a Protestant by faith. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Sun Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Buena Vista Circle, Lewistown, PA 17044. Her private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Bert Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no public viewing. Arrangements by Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.

J. Elwood 'Snooks' Strauser
MOUNT UNION - Elwood "Snook" Strauser, 77, of Mount Union RD1, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at home. Born July 18, 1925, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late Harry and LaRue (Runk) Strauser. First he married Effie (Miller) Strauser, who preceded him in death, second he married Waneta Mae (Moore) Strauser, she survives. Also surviving are: eight children, Linda Stapleton and James Strauser, Florida, Sharon Strauser, Milroy, Tammy Jo Strauser, Belleville, Michael Strauser, Shirleysburg, Betty Jo Dennison, Mt. Union, Karl Strauser, Philadelphia, Kerry Jo Smyers, McVeytown; three sisters, Vara Landis and Patricia Pierce, Lewistown, and Leona Pursel, North Carolina;14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Benjamin, Buck, and Pete Strauser. He retired from Ford New Holland, Belleville. He also worked at Standard Steel, Burnham. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Otelia Mennonite Church, RD1, Mt. Union with Pastors Chris Heinlein and Marvin Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in Otelia Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Donald R. 'Donnie' Strawser
SELINSGROVE - Donald R. "Donnie" Strawser, 65, of 43 Wedgewood Gardens, Selinsgrove, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at his home. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Weslyan Church, Sunbury with Rev. David Pickett officiating. Cremation will follow the services with burial at a future time. Arrangements were made by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc., Sunbury.

Franklin C. "Frank" Strawser
Franklin C. "Frank" Strawser, 81, of 13 1/2 Logan St., Lewistown died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2. Memorial donations may be made to: Sara L. Kint, RD2 Box 1349, Port Royal, PA 17082.

Leroy H. Strawser
MILLERSTOWN - Leroy H. Strawser, 89, of RR2, Millerstown, Greenwood Township, Juniata County, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 2, 1913, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Irvin and Mayme (Forry) Strawser. His wife, Mary M. (Varner) Strawser, survives. His death breaks a marital union of nearly 64 years. Also surviving are: children, Donald C. Strawser and wife, Esther M., RR1, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Gary L. Strawser and wife, Gloria J., RR2, Millerstown, and Faye M. Stuck and husband, Rodger L., HCR 72, Richfield; seven grandchildren, Lori Herndon, Ellen Shirk, Keith and Kevin Stuck, Valerie and Matthew Strawser, and Gregory Stuck,18 great-grandchildren; and four generations of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He was a graduate of Millerstown High School and later graduated from Shippensburg State Teacher's College with a B.S. in education. He earned his master's and certification in education from Penn State University. He retired in 1977 as Greenwood Elementary Schools principal after giving 44 years of progressive steps towards better schooling for the Greenwood School District. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, Millerstown, where he had taught Sunday School class. He was a life member of the Millerstown Lions Club, a member of the Perry County Retired Public Schools Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. He was also a member of the Tip Top Hunting Camp, Wellsboro, where he was the secretary/treasurer at the time of his death. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Turkey Valley United Methodist Church, RR2, Millerstown, with Pastor Salvatore E. Buonocore officiating. Interment will be in the St. James United Methodist Cemetery, RR2, Millerstown. There will be no viewing. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. James United Methodist Church, Box 605, RR2, Millerstown, PA 17062 or to The Alzheimer's Association, South Central PA Chapter, Governor's Plaza South, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102. George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mt. Pleasant Mills, is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Eugene Strawser Sr.
RICHFIELD - Roger Eugene Strawser Sr., 49, of RR1 Richfield, entered into eternal rest early Saturday, May 11, 2002, in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. His funeral services are at the discretion of the family. Memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Roger to a charity of the donor's choosing. Funeral arrangements were made by the George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mt. Pleasant Mills.

Sherman L. Strawser
MILLERSTOWN - Sherman L. Strawser, 81, of RR2, Millerstown, died Saturday at Lewistown Hospital. Surviving are: three children, Earl M. Strawser, Millerstown, Ellen P. Carvell, RR1 Richfield and Wannetta K. Leonard, RR2 Lewistown. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Church of the Open Door, RR1 Richfield(Evandale). A viewing will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral arrangements were by the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Mills.

B. Jane Street
MIFFLIN - B. Jane Street, 79, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, and formerly of Thompsontown, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at the village. Born July 23, 1922, in Mifflintown, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mabel (Wright) Switzer. Her husband, Hartley Logan Street, preceded her in death on April 26, 1992. Surviving are: four sons, Ronald Switzer, Palmyra, VA, Gary Street, Lewistown, Larry Street, Thompsontown, James Street, Gaithersburg, MD, and three daughters, Donna Worley, Lewistown, Lesa Auman, Lewistown, and Lana Ferguson, Thompsontown; five sisters, Ardith L. Yeisley, RR5, Mifflintown, Leone C. Potter, RR4, Mifflintown, Lois H. Harris, RR2, Port Royal, Betty J. Carter, RR1, Mifflintown, Shirley L. Houtz, Carlisle, and two brothers, Frank W. Switzer, Port Alleghany, and Joseph W. Switzer, Corisco; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Street in 1952, a grandson, Todd Foose in 1996, six brothers and three sisters. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church, Mifflintown, and she was a homemaker. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday from the First Baptist Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ronald Shupe officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, at the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, HC-63, Box 54A, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Carl D. Stuck
BURNHAM - Carl D. Stuck, 47, of 532 Highland Ave., Burnham, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Sept. 3, 1954, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James R. and Ella Mae (Blobelt) Stuck Sr. His wife, Emma N. (Edwards) Stuck, whom he married June 26, 1986, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Emma N. Stuck, at home; brothers nad sisters, Ruth Swartz, 276 W. 5th St., Lewistown, James R. Stuck Jr., 322 1/2 Valley St., Lewistown, Carol Earnest, Mifflintown, Terry Stuck, 301 Grove Ave., Lewistown, and Shelin McKnight, 835 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School. He worked for Krentzman's, then Kinney Shoe Factory for 17 1/2 years, and lastly for Empire Kosher until the time of his illness. He attended Burnham Brethren and Parkview Church of the Brethren. Services will be private at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward R. Stuck
THOMPSONTOWN - Edward R. Stuck, 86, of Thompsontown, died at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Perry Village, New Bloomfield. Born April 6, 1916, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late B. Franklin and Almeda (Amig) Stuck. His wife, Grace (Hart) Stuck, whom he married on Jan. 2, 2001, survives. His first wife, Alda "Peg" (Hartzell) Stuck, whom he married on May 18, 1940, preceded him in death on March 27, 2000. He is survived by: a daughter, Kay Eagler and her husband, Donald "Butch," Thompsontown; a brother, S. Marlin Stuck, Thompsontown; two granddaughters, Ann Shambaugh and her husband, Jeff, and Krista Varner and her husband, Shane; and one great-granddaughter, Callan Shambaugh. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Stuck. He graduated from Fayette High School, McAlisterville in 1935. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, where he served on the church council and had served as a Juniata County School Board Director. In his earlier life, he worked for Sports Service, Inc., Buffalo, NY, where he sold advertising for the Hershey Bears and the Baltimore Orioles. Later, he owned and operated Stuck's Drive-In Restaurant, Mechanics-burg and the Bermudian Drive-In Restaurant, York Springs. He owned and operated the concessions at the Port Royal Speedway and he retired owning Stuck's Trailer Park, Mechanicsburg. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Stuart H. Lengel Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, c/o Donald Frey, Treasurer, P.O. Box 241, Thompsontown, PA 17094 or to the American Cancer Society, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The McAlisterville Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville is in charge of the arrangements.

Myra C. "Mike" Stull
LEWISTOWN - Myra C. "Mike" Stull, 80, of 5 Mill St., Lewistown, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born Sept. 10, 1921 in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Gilbert) Tate. She was preceded in death by three husbands. Surviving are: a son, Thomas D. Pennington, 309 N. Grand St., Lewistown; a sister, Elizabeth Platzer, Hyde; two granddaughters, Lori (Pennington) Snyder and Rayna Pennington; and two great-grandsons, Matthew and Dustin Lauver. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Pennington in 1962, two brothers and a sister. Early in life she was employed at Arrow Shirt Factory and later was a waitress at the Lewistown Elks Club and The Green Gables. Her graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044 is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen M. Stumpf
GRANVILLE - Kathleen M. Stumpf, 92, of Malta Home, Granville, and formerly of 59 Hoss's Drive, Lewistown, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the home. Born Aug. 1, 1909, in Orbisonia, she was the daughter of the late Harry Yengest and step-daughter of the late Carrie Yengest. She was the wife of the late Harold G. Stumpf Sr., who died Dec. 11, 1989. Surviving are two children, Harold J. Stumpf Jr. of Boca Raton, FL and Mrs. Martin (Kathleen) Knutson of Beach Haven, NJ; four grandchildren, Dane Knutson, Lara Strasius, Dean Stumpf and Casey Quinlin; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Stumpf. She was preceded in death by a brother and was the last of her immediate family. She was a registered nurse at the Lewistown Hospital, retiring in 1989 with 40 years of experience. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends and family may call 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Malta Home, Box E, Granville, PA 17029.

Harry C. Stumpff
LEWISTOWN - Harry C. Stumpff, 88, of 107 Grand Parkway North, Lewistown, died at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at Malta Home, Granville. Born July 26, 1914, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Harry J. and Tidy (Taylor) Stumpff. His wife, Marjorie (McLucas) Stumpff whom he married Sept. 28, 1938, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Robert T. Stumpff, Laurel, MD, John F. Stumpff, Plantation, FL, and Rodger A. Stumpff, Warrington; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family having been preceded in death by a brother, Richard Stumpff. He retired in 1976 from the Lewistown Post Office as a letter carrier. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, a private interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 North Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey E. Stuter
MIDDLETOWN - Jeffrey E. Stuter, 48, of 500 Hamilton Dr., Middletown, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home. He was the son of Warren F. and Rebecca Stuter of Reedsville and was the husband of Rochelle K. (Hammer) Stuter, who survives at home. Also surviving are a son, Jason M. Stuter of Highspire; two daughters, Laurie E. and Kristin L. Stuter, at home; two brothers, Warren A. Stuter of Wagontown and Daniel J. Stuter of Middleburg; and three sisters, Jeanette Upchurch of Leonardtown, MD, Margaret Crawford of Lewistown and Wynee Wray of Millerstown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 200 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Thomas Sanagorski officiating. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Florence Sulouff
MILROY - Florence Sulouff, 98, of 56 MacLay St., Milroy, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1903, in Colyer, Centre County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mae (Dugan) Venerick. Her husband, J. Norman Sulouff, preceded her in death on May 26, 1977. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. She was a housewife. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy, and a life member of Rebecca's Lodge #316, Milroy. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 129 S. Main St., Milroy, with Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Private interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 451, Milroy, PA 17063. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jean F. Sulouff
MILROY - Jean F. Sulouff, 85, of 16 Railroad St., Milroy, died 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1916, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late T. Frank and Sarah K. (Yoder) Vanalman. Her husband, William A. Sulouff Sr., preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2002. Surviving are: a daughter, Nancy J. Dreibelbis, 100 N. Hill Pl., State College; a brother, George F. Vanalman; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William A. Sulouff Jr., two brothers and two sisters. She was a seamstress at Arrow Shirt Factory. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy, and the Bluebird Sunday School Class. She was also a member of Zenodacia of Dames of Malta, last charter member of Lady Butler Rebekah Lodge #316, Milroy, District Deputies Association of Rebekah assembly of PA, Ladies Assoc. Lodge #54, Harrisburg, where she received Decoration of Chivalery and was a Charter Member of American Legion Auxillary #287, Milroy. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main St., Milroy, with the Rev. Rosalie Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday, at the church. Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main St., Milroy, PA 17063. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William A. Sulouff Sr.
MILROY - William A. Sulouff Sr., 91, of 16 Railroad St., Milroy died at 2:22 p.m. Saturday at Centre Community Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1910 in Armagh Township, he was the son of the late Ellis and Effie (Bartley) Sulouff. His wife, Jean F. (Vanalman) Sulouff, survives. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy J. Dreibelbis, 100 N. Hill Place, State College; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, William A. Sulouff Jr., three brothers and two sisters. He attended Milroy High School. He was a machinist at New Holland for 21 years before retiring in 1972, and prior to that he worked at Standard Steel, Burnham. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy, and a former member of the Grand Lodge of PA I.O.O.F. He was an avid hunter, camper and fisherman and he also enjoyed woodworking. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main St., Milroy, PA 17063.

Margaret W. Summers
REEDSVILLE - Margaret W. Summers, 87, of 55 Carriage House Lane, Reedsville, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Outlook Pointe, Reedsville. Born July 8, 1914, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Lester J. and Laura Bell (Crissman) Weaver. Her husband, Thomas A. Summers, whom she married Nov. 27, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: sisters, Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Primmel, Holidaysburg, and Florence B. Weaver, Reedsville; a grandson, Steven Thomas Summers, Las Vegas, NV, and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Thomas W. Summers, on Aug. 11, 1992, and two sisters, Helen L. Weaver and Mildred I. Rook. She received her Bachelors degree from Shippensburg State Teachers College. She worked for 33 years as a teacher at Brown Township Elementary School, before retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served 35 years as Church Organist. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Clare P. Sunday
MILROY - Clare P. Sunday, 85, of RD#2 Box 150, Milroy, died at 10:28 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1916, in Orrville, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harry L. Staley and Emma (Willis) Staley Sheaffer. She was the wife of the late Harry Sunday, who died on April 6, 1993. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Barry (Beverly M.) Gilbert of Pannebaker Avenue, Lewistown, Mrs. Lester (Sandra) Anderson of Loveland, CO and Mrs. Carme (Connie) Tressler, of Milroy; a son, William L. Sunday of Milroy; three brothers, James Sheaffer of Howard, Kennard Sheaffer and Joe Sheaffer, both of Lewistown; 16 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, ten great-step-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and four-step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death three sons, three grandsons, two brothers and four sisters. She was employed in the pressing department of Arrow Shirt Co. for 17 years, and retired in 1975. She attended the Milroy Christian Missionary and Alliance Church and was a member of the Milroy Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Mother. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. A viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Sun Home Health Care, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 451, Milroy, PA 17063.

Lloyd E. Sunderland
SOUTH DAYTONA, FL - Retired USAF Lt. Col. Lloyd E. Sunderland, 79, of South Daytona, FL died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at his residence. He was the son of the late Harold C. and Clara E. (Winkler) Sunderland. His wife of 55 years, Margaret, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Gayle Post, NY, a son, Lyle, Daytona Beach, FL;and grandchildren, Mark and Sara Sunderland, both of Daytona Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ora H. Sunderland, Luther Duane Sunderland and Marlin Sunderland. He was a native of the McVeytown area and a graduate of Mount Union High School. He and his family moved to South Daytona in 1963 from Alexandria, VA. He retired from the military after 21 years of service, and was later employed in marketing management for G.E. Satellite Terrestrial Communications. He was a member of the 381st Bomb Group Memorial Association and until recently was a flight instructor. He was active in a local computer users' group, and was a licensed real estate and mortgage broker. He enjoyed boating, fishing, photography and studying family genealogy. He played the mandolin and sang in the church choir. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, with Pastor Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Spring Run Church of the Brethren.

Ronald M. Sunderland
MT. UNION - Ronald M. Sunderland, 65, of 537 Country Club Rd., Mt. Union died at 7:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1936, in Newton Hamilton, he was the son of Thoborn and Margaret (Black) Sunderland. His wife, Karan (Cramer) Sunderland, whom he married Nov. 20, 1971, at the Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, survives. His former wife, Cecile (North) Sunderland, preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 1968. Also surviving are: children, Timothy M. Sunderland, RD1, Mt. Union, Gina B. Sunderland, Newton Hamilton, and Kimberly D. Boyer, Catlettsburg, KY; brother and sisters, Evelyn North, Overbrook Acres, Mt. Union, Ray Sunderland, Kutztown, and Faye Fisher, McVeytown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Sunderland. He graduated in 1956 from Captain Jack High School, Mt. Union. He was currently employed by the Greater Lewistown Corporation Center, Lewistown, and prior to this worked at this business under the names FMC Corporation, Avtex, and Lewistown Specialty Yarns, for a combined total of almost 40 years of service. For many years he also owned and operated a barbershop in Newton Hamilton. He was a member of the Mt. Union Lodge F&AM #688, the NRA, and was treasurer of the Newton Hamilton Cemetery Assn. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and Penn State fan. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with the Pastor Robert A. Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday, at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic memorial service at 5:45 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ronald Sunderland Memorial Fund, United Methodist Church, Church St., Newton Hamilton, PA 17075 or to Hospice: The Bridge, c/o Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

John H. Sutton
BURNHAM - John H. Sutton, 57, of 450 Vermont Ave., Burnham, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, in Lewistown Hospital's emergency room. Born July 18, 1945, in Towanda, he was the son of the late Stanley and Frances (Osborn) Sutton. His wife, Mariann Kerstetter Sutton, whom he married in 1972, survives. Also surviving are three children, Todd Sutton of Burnham, Terri Sutton of Lewistown and John Sutton of Burnham; two sisters, Louise Bower of Scranton and Susan Gary of Arizona; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He was an electrician for U.S. Silica, Mapleton Depot. He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, participating in the church choir, Chief Logan Mingoes Club, IV Warriors and Highland Park Hose Company. He was an avid fisherman. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, with Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church choir, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is handling the arrangements.

Tressie C. Swanger
LEWISTOWN - Tressie C. Swanger, 86, formerly of Greenwood Avenue, Yeager-town, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday May 20, 2002, at Oheson Manor, Lewistown. Born April 30, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Harvey T. and Minnie E. (Kuhns) Clinger. Her husband, Vincent Swanger, preceded her in death on May 6, 2000. Surviving are: a step-daughter, Mrs. Larry (Karen) Rishel, FL; a sister, Catherine Coaker, 26 Reservoir Lane, Lewistown; a brother, Harold Bowman, Atlanta, GA; three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters. She worked at Goldman's Store and Artley Shop. She was a supervisor ar Arrow Company. She was a licensed Beauty Shop operator. She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. She was also a member of Lady Lion. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Philip Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Barr Funeral Home Inc., 120 Logan Street, Lewis-town. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main St., Yeagertown, PA, 17099.

Hettie M. Swarey
ALLENSVILLE - Hettie M. Swarey, 45, of 303 Zook Rd., Allensville, died at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002, at her home. She was the daughter of Shem and Fannie (Peachey) Swarey of Allensville. Her husband, Phares Swarey, survives. Also surviving are: seven daughters and five sons. Her funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Daniel C. Swarey home, Daughenbaugh Lane, Mill Creek. Friends will be received 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at her home. Donald D. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

John C. Swarey
MIFFLINBURG - John C. Swarey, 72, of RR5 Mifflinburg, died early Saturday morning Sept. 7, 2002, at his home. Born June 24, 1930, in Menno Township, Allensville, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Peachey) Swarey. His wife, Elsie H. Peachey, whom he married Nov. 25, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Mark H. Swarey, Mifflinburg; two daughters, Irene Miller, Rural Retreat, VA, Erma J. Byler, Mill Creek; a sister, Annie Yoder, Belleville; two aunts, 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild and a great-grandchild. He was employed at B&W Garbage Disposal, Milton for 42 years, and was also a part-time farmer. He was a member of the Vicksburg Amish Mennonite Church. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the church with Ray Byers and Henry K. Fisher officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitors may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Monday, at the Vicksburg Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

Ruth E. Swarey
MILL CREEK - Ruth E. Swarey, 8 months, 19 days, of HCR 61, Box 615, Mill Creek, Brady Township, Huntingdon County, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at her home. Born March 5, 2002, in Mill Creek, she was a daughter of Benuel J. and Susan A. (Detweiler) Swarey. Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Jonathan C. and Susie Swarey of Allensville; paternal-great-grandmother, Rebecca Swarey of Belleville; maternal grandparents, Joseph B. and Susie A. Detweiler; and three siblings, Stevie J., Rebecca A. and Susanna A. Swarey, all at home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the family residence, with Bishop Shem Swarey and Minister Joseph Peachey officiating. Burial will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held 1-8 p.m. today at the residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.

Henry F. Swartz, Sr.
MILLERSTOWN - Henry F. Swartz Sr., 76, of RR2 Millerstown, died at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 in the emergency room of the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 3, 1926, in Perry County, he was a son of the late John E. and Jenny (Sausman) Swartz. His wife, Dorothy A. (Benson) Swartz, survives. Also surviving are: children, Toni Burris of RD2 Mt. Pleasant Mills, Jean Orris of Ikesburg, William Swartz, Jeff Curl, John Swartz, all of Millerstown, Robert Curl of Boardman, OH, Sharon Curl of Mechanicsburg, Douglas Curl of Port Royal, Monica Beachel of Beavertown, Chris Weimer of Richfield and Cindy Swartz, at home; three sisters, Evelyn Yorks and Ethel Beasom, both of Thompsontown, Violet Foose, Millerstown; 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: two sons, Henry F. Swartz, Jr. and Garry R. Swartz; four brothers and one sister. He retired as a truck driver for Youngstown Cartage, Youngstown, OH after 44 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, farming, and attending auctions. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday Aug. 26 from the McAlisterville Chapel of the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Pastor Ron Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills. A viewing will be held 4-9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Janet M. Swartz
MIFFLINTOWN - Janet M. Swartz, 65, of the Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67 Mifflin, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1937, in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata Co., she was a daughter of the late Ellsworth M. and Bessie Mae (Whistler) Ramsey. Her husband, Jesse R. Swartz, preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1990. Surviving are: two brothers, Donald E. Ramsey, RR#1, Mifflintown, and Gary L. Ramsey, RR #5, Mifflintown, and two sisters, Mary Jane Smith, RR #1, Mifflintown, and Bertha Wert, RR #3, Port Royal. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond R. Ramsey and Ellsworth M. Ramsey Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Arch Rock United Methodist Church, RR #1 Mifflintown. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday from the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Arch Rock United Methodist Church, c/o Dottie Specht, Treasurer, RR #1 Box 760, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Walter William 'Pete' Sweitzer
BURNHAM - Walter William "Pete" Sweitzer, 76, of 101 fourth Ave., Burnham, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Barrville, he was the son of the late Frank and Grace (Kipe) Sweitzer. His wife, JoAnn (Wagner) Sweitzer, whom he married Feb. 5, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Tonya Gardner, Lewistown, James Sweitzer, Burnham, Rose Glenney, York, JoAnn Sweitzer, Burnham, and Abby Jo Pennebaker, Lewistown; a sister, Sylvia Bunch of Burnham; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Franklin and Eugene Elwood; four brothers and five sisters. He was employed in the Steam Plant of Standard Steel for 37 years, retiring in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a Protestant by faith and attended Barrville Mennonite Church in his youth. He was a life member of Yeagertown Fire Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he liked his beer. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Birch Hill Cemetery, with brother-in-law, George Havice Sr. officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to the Diabetic Foundation C/O Geisinger Medical Center, North Academy Avenue., Danville, PA 17822. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel G. Swigart
VALDOSTA, GA - Ethel G. Swigart, 85, a resident of Valdosta, GA for the past 23 years and formerly of Ferguson Valley, McVeytown, died Sunday Sept. 29, 2002, after a period of declining health. She was devoted to her family and to her Lord, Jesus Christ. Born Nov. 11, 1916, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lottie (Ruble) Goss. Her husband, Clair R. Swigart, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a son, Lee Swigart and his wife Peggy, Valdosta, GA; a daughter-in-law, Molly Swigart, Phoenixville; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Tressie) Sunderland, McVeytown, Dorothy Leach, Lewistown; three brothers, Ralph, Donald and Elrose Goss, all of Lewistown; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jonathan (Sherry) Pentecost, St. Petersburg, FL and Stacey Swigart, Phoenixville; and a grandson, Matthew Swigart, Phoenixville. She was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Swigart; five sisters, Thelma Dickson, Bertha Eisenhouth, Mabel Wilson, Doris Wert and Kathryn Shaeffer. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Evangel Assembly of God Church, Valdosta, GA and a former member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, McVeytown. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund, 3001 Country Club Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.

Helen M. Swigart
FERGUSON VALLEY - Helen M. Swigart, 88, of Shady Maple Lane, Ferguson Valley, McVeytown, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at her daughter's home. Born Jan. 23, 1914, in Vira, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Jenny (Stuck) Richard. Her husband, John C. Swigart, whom she married June 27, 1936, preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2002. Surviving are two sons, Richard W. Swigart, Hummelstown, and James E. Swigart, McVeytown; a daughter, Nancy J. Duncan, McVeytown; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell Richard, Edward Richard and Nelson Richard; and two sisters, Elizabeth Eby and Ruth Forsythe. She was a 1931 graduate of Yeagertown High School. She retired from the Lewistown Hospital Nursing Department on Aug. 24, 1979. She was later employed at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, and as a private duty nurse. She was a member of Spring Run Church of the Brethren, McVeytown, and the Shining Star Sunday School Class of the church. She also served her church as a deaconess and a Sunday School teacher. She was a former member and pianist at the Burnham Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Spring Run Church of the Brethren with Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Run Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to Hospice - The Bridge, Market Street, Danks Building, Lewistown, PA 17044.

John C. Swigart
FERGUSON VALLEY - John C. Swigart, 86, of Shady Maple Lane, Ferguson Valley, McVeytown, died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born April 13, 1915, in McVeytown, he was the son of the late Wilbur C. and Blanche R. (Rhodes) Swigart. His wife, Helen M. (Richard) Swigart, whom he married June 27, 1936, survives. Also surviving are two sons, Richard W. Swigart of Hummelstown and James E. Swigart of McVeytown; a daughter, Nancy J. Duncan of McVeytown; a sister, Mary Anderson of McVeytown; a brother, Fred Swigart of McClure; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Swigart, and a sister, Ruth Decker. He was a life-long self-employed farmed, also having retired from the Mifflin County School District. He was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon for over 40 years and taught Sunday School for many years. He was also a former Rothrock School Board director for 10 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Run Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.

John Irwin Swing
LEWISTOWN - John Irwin Swing, 90, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 1406 Middle Rd., Lewistown, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Lewistown Hospital ER. Born Feb. 4, 1912, in Bethel, OH, he was a son of the late John W. and Clara D. (Huggins) Swing. His wife, Evelyn L. (Hockenberry) Swing preceded him in death March 9, 1980. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Stephen A. (Carol) Brandt, 313 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown, and Mrs. John (Karen) Deans, 230 Terrace Blvd., Lewistown; three grandchildren, John D. Kepner, and Kati and Edward Deans. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and James Swing and a sister, Emma Duncan. Early in life he co-owned and operated Lewistown Tire Co., and was last employed as a fruit salesman for Snapp and Swing Fruit Orchards, Winchester, VA. He attended Bible Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Juniata Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. John Looney officiating. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044 is in charge of arrangements.

Edith "Edie" Mae Switzer
Edith "Edie" Mae Switzer, 72, of Mifflintown died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Mexico, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mildred (Kauffman) Groninger. She is survived by: three children, Deborah J. Wolfe and her husband, Bob, New Castle, DE, Donna L. Wieseman and her husband, Barry, Mifflintown RR1, Kent L. Switzer and his wife, Lori, Ephrata; brother and sisters, Sarah "Sally" Dickson, Elizabethtown, Elizabeth Graham, Mexico, Annabelle Postal, Kansas City, MO, Don R. Groninger, Port Royal RR2, Dorothy J. Smith, Mifflintown HC63; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson. She was a 1949 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, where she was an outstanding athlete in basketball and softball. She was a supervisor at Stop 35 Restaurant from its opening to the present time. She enjoyed hunting, watching sports, and interacting with many people through work and in her free time. Her services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown with Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery. Although the casket will be closed, the family will receive friends on Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Joanne B. Switzer
MIFFLINTOWN - Joanne B. Switzer, 72, of Mifflintown RR4 died at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born April 25, 1929, in Beale Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Edith (Kinzer) Beers, Sr. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Switzer Sr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 2001. Surviving are two sons, Robert C. Switzer Jr. of Harrisburg and Michael B. Switzer of Hermosa Beach, CA; two sisters, Dorothy Hetrick of Seattle, WA and Louise Kennedy of Poolesville, MD; and a brother, Roy A. Beers Jr. of Audubon, NJ. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Beers, and a sister, Janet B. "Teak" Powley. She was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, and Central Penn Business School. She was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown. She retired, in 1984, from the dental office of Dr. Samuel Zeiders, Mifflin, where she had served as an administrative assistant for 20 years. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Memorial donations may be made to the Juniata County Meals on Wheels, 9 Cross St., Mifflintown, PA 17059. The Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Luella P. Swyers
GRANVILLE - Luella P. Swyers, 92, of the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville and formerly of North Main Street, Yeagertown, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the home. Born July 8, 1909, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Ethel (Hinkle) Metherell. She was the wife of the late Donald C. Swyers, who died Oct. 3, 1986. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Schaeffer of Marion, SC and Donald L. Swyers of 258 Alexander Lane, Lewistown; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister. She was a 1927 graduate of Lewistown High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is handling the arrangements.

James R. Symmerman Sr.
THOMPSONTOWN - James R. Symmerman Sr., 68, of RR2, Thompsontown, died at 10:38 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 5, 1933, in McCoysville, he was a son of the late Raymond A. and S. Jane (Yeater) Symmerman. He is survived by his wife, Janet C. (McCulloch) Symmerman, whom he married on April 18, 1954. Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Harmon (Deborah) Bender, HC 67, Brenda K. Rager, RR1, Thompontown and Julie A. Symmerman, RR2, Thompson-town; a son, James R. Symmerman Jr., RR2, Thompsontown; a brother, John D. Symmerman, HC 67, Mifflintown; two sisters, Doris J. Murphy, Millerstown and Huldah M. Berkey, Port Royal; and one granddaughter, Maggie J. Rager, RR1, Thompsontown. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald L. Symmerman. He was a retired carpenter, having worked in construction, and was also a part-time farmer. He was a member of the Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Van Wert and Union Local #287, Harrisburg and a former member of the Thompsontown Lions Club. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, HC 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Frank E. Szczerba
MT UNION - Frank E. Szczerba, 75, of 33 E. Water St., Mt. Union, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday Sept. 9, 2002, following a lengthy illness. His wife, Maggie and two children, Debra and Frank survive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday Sept. 12, 2002, at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Union with Fr. Elwood Figurelle officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends will be received at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, from 6-9 p.m. today.

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