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Perry County, Pennsylvania Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Perry County, Pennsylvania Obituary Collection - 65

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Date: Saturday, 10 July 2010, at 8:43 a.m.

Helen L. Barkley, 69, of Landisburg RR 2 died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
She was born Sept. 6, 1930 at Shermans Dale RR 1 to the late Clarence S. and Hilda K. (Bower) Reisinger.
She had worked for the former Hunt's Corp. in Carlisle and the former McGowan's Grocery Store, Landisburg; was a prayer coordinator and former deaconess and Sunday school teacher at First Church of God, Landisburg; and a member of the Harrisburg Area Christian Women's Club, Perry County Historical Society and Landisburg Ambulance Club.
She was the widow of Roy M. Barkley.
Surviving are a son, Clarence N. Reisinger of Duncannon; four daughters, Linda K. Williams, Brenda J. Dupert, Auralia "Rel" M. Stum and Royetta G. Baughman, all of Landisburg; a sister, Gloria B. Stum of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 4 in her church with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 216, Landisburg 17040.

Harry R. Bailey, 81, of Sunbury RR 3 died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 in Loving Care Nursing Home, Selinsgrove.
He was born May 17, 1919 in Freeburg to the late Clarence and Ada (Steininger) Bailey.
He was a former farmer in Washington Twp, Snyder County, and had been employed by the Middleburg Tannery and Zimmer Homes in Selinsgrove; a member of Stonington Baptist Church, Paxinos RR 1; and enjoyed vegetable gardening.
He was the widower of Edith Kline Bailey, who died in 1979.
Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Ruth Kline Clark Bailey; four sons, Clarence of Northumberland RR 2, Carson of Port Trevorton, Maynard of Middleburg and David of Sunbury; a stepson, Charles Clark of Sunbury RR 3; eight daughters, Floretta Kratzer, Darlene Hubbert and Janet Mengle, all of Selinsgrove, Bernice Apple of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Marian Maneval of McAlisterville, Mary Dreese of Middleburg, Carol Dreese of Hummels Wharf and Kay Conklin of New Bloomfield; two stepdaughters, Gayle Tobin and Donna Price, both of Paxinos RR 1; a sister, June Clotfelter of Middleburg; 30 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald; two brothers, Harold and Ernest; a sister, Alice Hackenberg; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
Services were held Dec. 4 in his church with Rev. J. Douglas Hallman officiating. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg.
Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, Sunbury, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Nursing Home, 308 S. Market St., Selinsgrove.

James R. Beecroft, 67, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 in Hershey Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1932 in Butler County, Schuylkill County, to the late Robert and Ethel (Temple) Beecroft.
He retired from the state Department of General Services; was an Army veteran of the Korean War; a member and former deacon of Duncannon Presbyterian Church; and a member of Friendship Fire Company in Butler Twp.
Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Miller Beecroft, and two brothers, Harry and Joseph, both of Frackville.
Services were held Jan. 22 in his church with the Rev. William Mielke officiating. Burial was in North-umberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 3 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

Moran E. "Squirley" Brickner, 91, of Cumberland Crossings, Carlisle, and formerly of Loysville RR 2, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at Cumberland Crossings.
He was born May 12, 1909 at Carlisle to the late William and Mary (DeLancey) Brickner.
He was a retired laboratory science aide with the Federal Government, Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly did masonry work in Cumberland County, and had worked 19 years for the former C.H. Masland & Sons, Carlisle; and a member of Centre Presbyterian Church, Loysville RR 1, Blain Senior Citizens' Center and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1299, Carlisle.
Surviving are his wife, Miriam R. Worley Brickner, also of Cumberland Crossings; a son, Robert L. of Montross, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

Margaret L. Brookhart, 85, formerly of Montgomery, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 at the home of a niece in Turnersville, N.J.
She was born March 19, 1914 in Philadelphia to the late Herbert and Lydia (Ebersole) Leppard.
She was a teacher for 33 years with the Montgomery Area School District; a graduate of Temple University; and a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport, Eastern Star and Montgomery Senior Citizens.
She was the widow of Russell Brookhart.
Surviving is her niece, Dorothy Hance of Turnersville.
Graveside services were held Feb. 25 in Newport Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Margaret L. Brookhart Scholarship Fund, Montgomery Area School District, Montgomery, Pa. 17752.

Roy L. Baney, 84, of W. Main Street, Thompsontown, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000 in Lewistown Hospital.
He was born Jan. 2, 1916 at Wells Tannery, Fulton County, to the late J.E. and Mary Viola (Burkett) Baney.
He was a railroad brakeman, retiring from Conrail in 1982; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Thompsontown United Methodist Church and Tennis Lodge 371, F&AM, and J.E. Bowen Post 122, AMVETS, both of Thompsontown.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Patricia Ann Regester Baney; three sons, John E. of Mountain Road, Millerstown, and Roy R. "Randy" and Michael K., both of Thompsontown; three sisters, Lillian Springfield of Swansboro, N.C., Elva Pannebaker of Lancaster and Helen Jones of Turnersville, N.J.; one brother, Charles Baney of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John E. Baney, and one sister, Katherine B. Hawk.
Services were held March 4 in Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, with the Revs. Maureen Wagner and Donald Walters officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Trout Derby, c/o J.E. Bowen Post 122, Thompsontown 17094.

Roscoe M. Barnes, 82, of Ickesburg RR 1 died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Sept. 30, 1917 in Millerstown to the late Harry and Annie (Leonard) Barnes.
He was retired from PennDOT; an Army veteran of World War II; a member of Donnally Mills United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR 1, Ickesburg and Blain fire companies and ambulance leagues, Blain Lions Club, Blain Odd Fellows Lodge 706 and Blain and Ickesburg sportsmen clubs; and enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening and beekeeping.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Myrtle Weibley Barnes; two daughters, Joanne E. Fritz of Ickesburg and Ivetta M. Neidigh of Blain; a brother, David Barnes of Millerstown; three sisters, Elsie Kell and Freda Simonton, both of New Bloomfield, and Mary Taylor of Millerstown; five grandchildren, Debra J. Fritz Rheam, Darren J. Fritz, Rhonda M. Neidigh Haas, Renee J. Neidigh Sengle and Robert O. Neidigh; and six great-grandchildren, Laurie Rheam Messimer, Michael J. Rheam, Kurt M. Rheam, Dustin M. Haas, Danielle M. Haas and Roscoe M. Neidigh.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald M. Neidigh.
Services were held Jan. 19 in his church with the Rev. James Behrens officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043, or American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112.

Sara J. Baker, 90, of Blain RR 1 died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born April 1, 1910 at Andersonburg to the late Samuel and Stella Mae (Kistler) Shields.
She was a teacher's aide at Green Park Elementary School in West Perry School District; an inspector of elections for Jackson Twp. for many years; an honorary life member, council member and on the board of directors of the Blain Senior Citizen's Center; and a member of Blain United Methodist Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Blain Fire Company and Blain Ambulance Club.
She was the widow of Charles Lee Baker.
Surviving are four brothers, S. Frank Shields of Lebanon, Ralph S. Shields and R. Dale Shields, both of McClure, and Eugene N. Shields of Loysville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was the last surviving daughter of 14 children.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard L., who died in 1984.
Services were held Sept. 27 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Jay B. Eickhoff officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blain Senior Citizen's Center, Blain 17006.

Virginia L. Baker, 75, of Liverpool RR 1 died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000 in Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown RR 1.
She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Cocolamus to the late Henry A. and Evelyn (Bromley) Lyter.
She was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 364, Liverpool.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Charles F. Baker Sr.; a daughter, Penelope Woollard of York; a son, Charles F. Jr. of Frederick, Md.; a brother, George A. Lyter of Liverpool; two sisters, Jane Bartecchi of Maryland and Eleanor Bunlap of California; and three grandsons.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes, Mary and Dorothy, and one brother, Curtis.
Services were held Feb. 12 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Peter Kuebler officiating. Burial was in St. John (Barner's) Lutheran Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1.

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