Lois Marie Megahan Ward
SILVER SPRING, MD - Lois Marie Megahan Ward, 75, of Silver Spring, MD, passed away quietly in her sleep Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003.
She was born and raised in Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Mabel and Ralph Megahan and her late step-father, Dorsey Baxter. Her husband is Gerald M. Ward of Silver Spring, MD.
Surviving are: a son, Bryan Snook, Burnham; a daughter, Sue Snook, Falls Church, VA; a sister, Eleanor Musser, Duncanon; two grandchildren, Kelly Barber, Centre Hall and Kevin Snook, Concord, NC; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Julia Barber, Centre Hall and Devinne and Kiley Snook, Concord, NC.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Ralph and Donald Megahan; and a sister, Barbara Fortini.
She was a graduate of Lewistown High School.
She retired from American Political Science Assoc., Washington, DC, after 25 years as the Business Officer.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Richard L. Wasson Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Richard L. Wasson Jr., 48, of 20 Meadowbrook Lane, Lewistown, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born July 21, 1954, in Lock Haven, Rick grew up in the Penns Valley Area, and moved to Lewistown after his marriage in 1989 to Kimbra Yoder.
Rick was the loving father of Samantha Lee, age 8, and Richard L. Wasson III, age 30. He was very proud of his daughter, who was the light of his life, and his son, Rick, who serves in the U.S. Army currently in Hawaii. Rick was preceded in death by a son, Michael in 1980.
Rick and Kim were married June 30, 1989, in Lewistown, and enjoyed many things together including camping, reading, being active in church and community activities. He was always very supportive of his wife, and encouraged her in any endeavors she pursued. Their prayers were answered when their daughter Samantha was born in Aug. 1994.
Rick was the son of Betty Wasson, Rebersburg and the late Richard L. Wasson. He is survived by four sisters and their husbands, Vickie and Ron Shawley, Gail and Ken Feldman, Gay and Troy Catherman and Tammy and Zane Cecil, all of Centre County; his wife's sisters and brothers in-law, Tina and Mitch McCurdy and Jeri and Chris Wolfkill, all of Lewistown; and ten nieces and nephews. He was also close to his father-in-law, Samuel Yoder.
Rick had been employed by Aid Association for Lutherans for 11 years, serving as a district representative and actively taking part in the fraternal branches. He co-chaired the AAL Relay for Life Team for the last five years with his wife. Rick worked for Nationwide Insurance since 2001.
He was a Lutheran by faith and active at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. He served on the church council and was a Sunday School teacher and a singer in the choir.
Rick graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1975. He was active in the Penns Valley Jaycees for many years, and also served in numerous offices at the state level of Jaycees. It was through the Jaycees that he met his future wife, Kim. He loved all kinds of hunting and being outdoors.
His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main St., Yeagertown with Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.
A visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.
Memorials may be sent to: Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099 or to American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Alvin R. Watson
LEWISTOWN - Alvin R. Watson, 86, of E-11 Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born June 10, 1916, in Centre County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Sara (Weaver) Watson. His wife, Bernice A. (Hartsock) Watson, whom he married Sept. 21, 1950, survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Cyrus Hartsock Watson, 728 Highland Ave., Lewistown; a brother, William Watson, Lewistown; three grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
He retired from Sitkins after 32 years of service.
He was a member of Grace Covenant Church.
His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown with Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
David H. Watson
LEWISTOWN - David. H. Watson, 58, of 50 Ort Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at his residence.
Born Dec. 3, 1944, in Lewistown, he was a son of Sadie M. (Weyman) Watson of Lewistown and the late J. Kenneth Watson. His wife, Bonnie L. (Goss) Watson, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Angela L. Watson of Harrisburg and Kari E. Watson of Lewistown; and a brother, Joseph K. Watson of 48 Central Ave., Lewistown.
He was a master control operator for WPSX TV, Penn State, and also worked for Rich Coast Coffee Co. for 25 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Viet Nam.
He attended Lake Park United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.
There will be public viewing but family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Janet L. Watson
LEWISTOWN - Janet L. Watson, 57, of B5 Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at her residence.
Born March 13, 1946, in Mt. Union, she was a daughter of the late Ida Snow. Her husband, John A. Watson, died 1991.
Surviving are: six children, Alex J. Watson, McVeytown, Anita Joy Watson, Havasu Lake, CA, Carla Mae McVicker, Eugene L. Snow, Stephanie D. Watson Hosler, all of Lewistown, and John D. Watson, Mt. Union; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was self-employed in Home Health Care, retiring due to disability.
She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Betty L. Watt
GRANVILLE - Betty L. Watt, 78, of Maple Avenue, Granville, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2003, at her home.
Born July 19, 1925, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Sterrett W. and Gladys (Spickler) Dippery Sr. Her husband, James. W. Watt, whom she married May 15, 1945, survives.
Also surviving are: two sons, Sterrett F. Watt, Lewistown RD2, and Rick A. Watt, McAlevy's Fort; a sister, Margaret I. Bloom, State College; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons, James W. Watt Jr. and Terry M. Watt; a brother, Sterrett W. Dippery Jr.; and a sister, Nellie McClenahen.
She was a homemaker.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Pastor Kenneth Grove officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice: The Bridge or TLC Homecare, both of 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Kathryn S. 'Kippy' Weader
Kathryn S. "Kippy" Weader, 95, formerly of Susquehanna Ave., Selinsgrove, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Penn Lutheran Villiage in Selinsgrove.
Born June 10, 1908 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Kate M. (Seal) Fleming. Her husband, whom she married on June 10, 1934, died on July 12, 1998.
Surviving are: children Lois. W. and her husband Dr. Pat Bruno of Selinsgrove, Dr. William M. and his wife Mary Ann Weader of Selinsgrove, and Dr. Joseph A. and his wife Judith Ann Weader of Danville; siblings Robert Fleming of Boyertown, Josephine Gallagher of Doylestown, and Elsie Wagner of RR Beaver Springs; step-mother Grace (Kuhns) Rigel of Beaver Springs; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by siblings John, David, Seal, Melvin and Joseph Harold Fleming and Miriam Ocker, Margaret Haines and Ruth Fleming.
She was a 1924 graduate of Derry Twp. High School in Yeagertown and a 1928 graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon.
She was a well beloved teacher and mentor to many. She began her teaching career in West Beaver Twp., McClure, where she taught from 1928 to 1934 and served as principal from 1931 to 1933. From 1940 to 1950 she taught off and on at McClure. From 1956 to 1970 she was a teacher and acting principal for the Selinsgrove State Hospital.
While in McClure, she was a member of the Mount Bethel United Church of Christ. When she and her husband moved to Selinsgrove in 1955 they joined the St. Paul's United Church of Christ. While at each church she taught Sunday school. She was very active and involved in her church and she and her husband also taught a parenting growth class from 1973 to 1985.
She was a member of the Lafayette Lodge #222 Order of the Eastern Star of Selinsgrove, the Woman's Triangle Club and Beta Sigma Phi.
She loved to garden and tend to her flowers. She was a kind and loving woman who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was dearly loved by students and all who knew her. She loved people, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Market St., Selinsgrove with Rev. Elizabeth Voight officiating. Interment will be at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, RR1 Selinsgrove.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 400 N. Market St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or to the charity of one's choice.
Sarah P. Weaver
LEWISTOWN - Sarah P. Weaver, 76, a resident of the Malta Home, formerly of Lepley Lane, Lewistown, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the nursing home.
Born May 30, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Lillian (Willow) Pennebaker, and also predeased by a step-mother, Dorothy (Gussler) Pennebaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Weaver on Dec. 22, 1996 and two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia Rapach, St. Petersburg, FL; a step-son, Elwood Weaver, Harrisburg; two sisters, Eva Kauffman, Reedsville and Helen Wilson, Lewistown; a brother, Berdgene Pennebaker, Lewistown; a step-sister, Mrs. Paul (Mary) Wright, McClure; and nine step-grandchildren.
She was a registered nurse at the Nipple Nursing Home and in early life she was in the Nurses Cadet Corp during World War II in Lebanon, PA.
Her funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Private interment will be in Long Cemetery, Halifax.
Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomson B. 'Tommy' Weidensaul
REEDSVILLE - Thomson B. 'Tommy' Weidensaul, died May 12, 2003, at Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte.
Born Nov. 20, 1908, in Burnham, he was the only child of Thomas K. and Clara B. Weidensaul. Raised at Pleasant View in Union County.
He graduated from Milton High School in 1926, then from Ursinus College in 1930, where he met his future wife, Grace Kendig. He played basketball and baseball at Ursinus. He worked for a short time for the telephone company in New York City and then after he married in the East Fallowfield Friends Meeting in Ercildoun, in 1934, he moved to Lewistown where he and Grace both worked for the transient bureau during the depression. He then was employed by American Viscose (later FMC) where he retired as an industrial engineer in 1970.
He was a member of the Viscose Foreman's Club at Camp Rayona, the Reedsville Lions Club, he served on the Armagh-Brown School Board in the 50's and was an elder and Sunday school teacher in the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, Reedsville, where he and Grace moved in the 30's.
Tommy dug a large garden by hand and mowed a large lawn until he was 80. He was a friend to all the kids in his neighborhood and participated in numerous benevolent activities. He and Grace maintained a residence in Reedsville until 1996 when they moved to the Oaks in Pleasant Gap. In 1997 they both moved to Centre Crest Nursing Home where Grace died September of 2000.
Tommy was an avid bowler in the 40's and 50's, he played baseball for Reedsville in the Twilight League, and enjoyed hunting and his dogs.
Surviving are: a son, Craig, who resides near Centre Hall; a granddaughter, Susan Weidensaul Brown of rural Centre Hall; a grandson, Luke, of Sauk Rapids, MN, and a grandson, Daniel, a marine corps officer at Camp Lejeune, NC; and a great-granddaughter, Zoe Brown of rural Centre Hall.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Reedsville Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: The Staff Development Fund at Centre Crest Nursing Home, 507 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Kathryn Bell Weimer
BELLEVILLE - Kathryn Bell Weimer, 92, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1910, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Edna (Harshbarger) Bell. Her husband, Arthur L. Weimer, preceded her in death in 1973.
Surviving are: two children, Shirley Richard, 207 Back Maitland Rd., Lewistown, and Raymond M. Weimer, 512 Oliver Ct., Belleville; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
She worked in the Beaming Dept. of FMC for 20 years.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown with Rev. Charles M. Eldredge officiating. Interment will be in Maitland Brethren Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.