Sarah K. Zimmerman
MIFFLINTOWN — Sarah K. Zimmerman, 83, of Brookline Manor, RR 1, Mifflintown, and formerly of RR 1, Richfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the Lewistown Hospital.
Born on Aug. 9, 1924, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Adam G. and Mary Elizabeth (Lauver) Zimmerman.
She is the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Noah L. Zimmerman on Jan. 20, 2004, and a sister, Esther Zimmerman, in infancy.
Miss Zimmerman had been employed as a housekeeper at the Zendt Home in Richfield.
She was a member of the Lauver’s Mennonite Church, HC 63, Richfield, and, in earlier years, she was a member of the church’s sewing circle.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and taking care of her plants.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, from the Lauver’s Mennonite Church, HC 63, Richfield, with Pastor John W. Gehman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lauver’s Mennonite Cemetery, HC 63, Richfield.
The viewing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville. Friends will gather from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in Miss Zimmerman’s memory to the Juniata Mennonite Historical Center, P.O. Box 81, Richfield, PA 17086.
Cleda Jane Castro
HARRISBURG — Cleda Jane Castro, 80, of 650 N. 67th St., Harrisburg, and formerly of 616 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 9:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born Dec. 8, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Kimber E. and Ada E. (Koons) Whary. Her husband, Manuel L. Castro, whom she married Aug. 7, 1945, survives.
Also surviving are: her children, Judy Trimble and her husband, William, of Harrisburg, Linda Ames and her husband, John, of Harrisburg, Susan L. Castro, of Harrisburg, Michael L. Castro and his wife, Pam, of Reedsville, and Jodi Henry and her husband, Jeff, of Harrisburg; sisters, Edna Shaffer, of Baltimore, Md., and Patricia Kahler and her husband, Lloyd, of Clinton, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
She was a graduate of Lewistown Senior High School and was employed for 29-and-a-half years at Arrow Shirt Factory, a division of Cluett-Peabody.
She was a member of Lake Park United Methodist Church and also a member of Lewistown Moose and City Hook and Ladder ladies auxillaries. She enjoyed playing cards, visiting Atlantic City and playing with her dog, Sammy.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorials be made to: Central Pennsylvania Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2041 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg PA 17110, or to the American Cancer Society, Route 422 and Sipe Ave., Hershey PA 17033.
Delbert ‘Clark’ Barger Jr.
LEWISTOWN — Delbert “Clark” Barger Jr., 59, of S. Spruce St., Lewistown, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the Hearthside Nursing Center in State College.
He was born Sept. 11, 1948, in Lewistown.
He was the son of the late Delbert C. Barger Sr, who died in 1995, and Bette Barger Sizer, of Lewistown, who survives.
Also surviving are: his step-father, George Sizer, of Lewistown; his children, Ryan Barger, of McClure, Corey Barger, of Lewistown, Chelsey Barger, of Lewistown; and a grandson, Dakota.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jennifer Entwistle.
He worked in the automotive industry.
His funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Barr Funeral Home Inc., 120 Logan Street, Lewistown, with the Rev. Max Zook officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery.
A viewing will be held at 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are in the care of Barr Funeral Home Inc.
Angela J. Hawn
PETERSBURG — Angela J. Hawn, 40, 4406 McAlevy’s Fort Rd., Petersburg, died at 5:40 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
She was born Aug. 25, 1964, in Lewistown, to Brenda (Knode) King of Huntingdon and the late I. Robert “Skinny” King.
She is survived by a son, Tyler C. Hawn, at home; and a brother, Matthew R. King of RD 2, Box 88, Huntingdon.
She was formerly a receptionist with Stone Valley Construction Inc., and was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, McAlevy’s Fort and a former member of Stone Creek Volunteer Fire Company.
Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Evelyn Wald officiating. Viewing will be from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday at Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville. Interment will be in Green Lea Cemetery, McAlevy’s Fort.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Keith E. Arentz
THOMPSONTOWN — Keith E. Arentz, 28, of Oak Hurst Trailer Park, Thompsontown, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at his residence.
Born July 4, 1976, in Derry Twp., Mifflin County, he was the son of Gayle L. (Arentz) Rumberger and his stepfather Donald E. Rumberger, Thompsontown.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by three brothers: Mark A. Arentz, Douglas C. Rumberger, Logan D. Rumberger, all at home; maternal grandfather, Harold C. Arentz, Reeds Gap.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Hazel A. (Leach) Arentz.
He was a 1994 graduate of Juniata High School and he loved to spend time with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, from the Mifflintown Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will follow in the McCoysville Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Samuel D. Wilt Sr.
McCLURE — Samuel D. Wilt Sr., 76, of 470 Wilt Rd., McClure, died at 2:05 a.m., Jan. 9, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare/William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown.
He was born Sept. 3, 1928 in Hollidaysburg to the late Lee David Wilt and Kathryn (Grenoble) Wilt.
His wife, Doris (Clouser) Wilt, whom he married on June 27, 1953 survives.
Also surviving are children: Samuel D. Wilt Jr. of Bear, Del., Tessie M. Brown of Bear, Del., Philip N. Wilt of Middletown, Del. and Mrs. Darryl (Doris) Moulton of Newark, Del.; brothers and sisters: Jeremiah Wilt of Harrisburg, Dorothy Foulk of State College, Abel Wilt of McClure, Joseph Wilt of Lewistown, Barbara Deamer of Lewistown and David Wilt of McClure; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons: Stephen in 1995 and Walter in 1997; four brothers and three sisters.
He was an assembly line worker for General Motors for 32 years retiring in 1984. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Lewistown Gospel Chapel.
His funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 13, 2005, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Mr. Norman Wilkerson officiating. Viewing will be from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the funeral home.Interment will be in the Wilt Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Tessie M. Wasson
STATE COLLEGE — Tessie M. Wasson, mother of Linda Wasson of Lewistown, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home in State College. Friends will be received from 6 - 8 p. m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall. The funeral will be at 10:30 a. m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home.
Contributions in her memory can be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, C/O Sandra Muthersbaugh, 354 Taylor Hill Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828.
A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com
Perdetha Eloise (Clapper) Hanawalt
MARTINSBURG — Perdetha Eloise (Clapper) Hanawalt, 96, of The Village at Morrison Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Oaks, New Windsor, Md. and Blain, died Friday evening, Jan. 7, 2005, at the village.
She was born March 3, 1905, in Yellow Creek, Bedford County, a daughter of the late Thomas Shuss and Mary Ann (Zook) Clapper. She married Rev. David K. Hanawalt, June 28, 1938, in Yellow Creek. He died Nov. 23, 1978.
Mrs. Hanawalt was a member of the Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg. She retired as an elementary school teacher after 32 years service having taught in different areas of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
She was a 1927 graduate of Replogle High School, a graduate of Juniata College, and did post-graduate studies in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She was involved with camp leadership workshops, trail hiking, arts and crafts in the church denomination where she was also a church school teacher and served on various church commissions.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Donald C., George Z., and J. Leo Clapper; two sisters: Evelyn M. Whited and an infant sister.
There will be no viewing. Public graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, at Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown, interment will follow. Public memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, in the chapel at The Village at Morrison Cove with Pastor Millie F. Baker officiating. Arrangements are being handled by John C. Bolger Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Village at Morrison Cove Memorial Fund.
Howard C. Plessinger
LOCK HAVEN – Howard C. Plessinger, 73, of 1301 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Lock Haven Hospital.
Born on Sept. 25, 1931, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Howard and Helen Plessinger. His wife, Donna (Arlene) Kibe-Plessinger, whom he married on May 12, 1951, at the White Memorial Congregational Church in Milroy, survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a daughter, Nancy Banfill (Thomas); two sons, David Plessinger (Lea Ann), and Steven Plessinger (Caryn) all of Lock Haven; six grandchildren, Sean Banfill, Jersey City, Brooke Banfill, Jacqueline Plessinger, Sarah Plessinger, Jonathon Plessinger, and Tyler Plessinger, all of Lock Haven.
Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. for visitation, followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington, on Wednesday, Jan. 12. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Woolrich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: the Piper Aviation Museum, One Piper Way, Lock Haven; the American Cancer Society of Clinton County, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, 17701; St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven.
Frances J. Cavanaugh Henry
HEADLAND, Ala. — Frances J. Cavanaugh Henry, 71, of 207-A Forrest St., Headland, Ala., and formerly of Vira and Lewistown, died at 2:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at her home.
Born May 2, 1933, near Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Mildred (Walter) Cavanaugh. Her husband, Franklin Taylor Henry, preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1992.
Surviving are: children, Connie Boob and husband, Douglas, Centre Hall, Sandra Druckenmiller and husband, Jeff, Headland, Ala., Thomas A. Henry and wife, Teena, Seven Valleys, and Pastor Carl E. Henry and wife, Lori, Bristol, Ind.; sisters, Pauline Stoltzfus, Paradise, and Helen Wray, Alfarata; brother, Kenneth E. Cavanaugh, Burnham; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were: a granddaughter, Carey Druckenmiller; three sisters, Goldie Jeffries, Estella Pennepacker and Shirley Reese; and a brother, James Cavanaugh.
She lived most of her adult life in Lewistown and Vira, where her late husband was a farmer. She moved to Headland, Ala., in 1988, where she was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She was a cashier at Wal-Mart in Dothan, Ala., for eight years.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with her son, Pastor Carl E. Henry, officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205-7010; or Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 146, Headland, AL, 36345; or to Covenant Hospice: 207 W. Adams St., Dothan, AL 36303.
Helen B. Peachey
BELLEVILLE — Helen B. Peachey, 95, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.
Born March 1, 1909, in Somerset, she was a daughter of the late John and Sophie Buschka. She was raised by John Y. and Katie (Yoder) Hostetler. Her husband, Joseph L. Peachey, whom she married on Feb. 23, 1957, preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1995.
Surviving are: six children, Esther Yoder and her husband, Warren, of Belleville, Carl D. Peachey and his wife, M. Jane, of McVeytown, Rhoda M. Peachey of Belleville, Vivian J. Bender and her husband, Brian, of Tavistock, Ontario, Betty K. Peachey of Tipp City, Ohio, and Evelyn P. Pope and her husband, Frank, of State College; two foster sisters, Esther Stuter of Belleville and Mary B. Yoder of Belleville; two foster brothers, Herbert Wilson of Belleville and Harold Wilson of Georgia; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Donald D. Peachey; a stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Peachey; a sister, Stepha Hostetler; an infant brother, Stasha Buschka; and two foster brothers, John M. Hostetler and Harvey J. Hostetler.
She was a homemaker. She also was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church and Hannah’s Helpers Sunday School Class, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Ladies Sewing Circle at the church. She enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished seamstress.
Her service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Valley View Haven Chapel, Belleville, and will be officiated by Pastor Rod Lehman, the Rev. Galen Sharp and the Rev. Max Zook. Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Allensville Mennonite Church, designated for the Mennonite Central Committee Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 35, Allensville, PA 17002 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 East Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are by Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.
LEWISTOWN — David James Kinslow, 47, 317 S. Wayne St., Lewistown, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room.
Born March 5, 1957, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James and Enza (Davis) Kinslow. His wife, Faith E. (Specht) Kinslow, whom he married on May 3, 1997, survives.
In addition to his wife, also surviving are: four children, Annastasia L.J. Kinslow, David J. Kinslow II, both at home, Angela Kinslow, and Holly Kinslow, both of Lewistown; two brothers, Daniel Kinslow, Lewistown, and Walter Kinslow, Carlisle; and one grandson, Immanuel Kinslow.
He was employed at Overhead Door for seven years, recently disabled, and also served in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed working on automobiles, cooking, drag racing and watching cartoons, as well as playing with his children.
His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Reedsville, with Pastor Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Internment will be at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Helen R. Calhoun
LEWISTOWN — Helen R. Calhoun, 82, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, and formerly of R-19 West Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in the Emergency Room at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Aug. 16, 1922, in Wood, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Oscar D. and Katherine (Keim) Evans. Her husband, John C. Calhoun, preceded her in death on April 12, 1996.
Surviving are: five children, Mrs. John (Minnie) Shipe, Lewistown, John C. Calhoun Jr., Milroy, Mrs. Joseph (Donna) Bollman, Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, Miles E. Calhoun, Pleasant Gap, and Terry L. Calhoun, Allentown; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by: two brothers and a granddaughter, Heather Calhoun.
She was employed for 15 years at Empire Kosher, Mifflintown, and retired in 1987.
She was Methodist by faith.
Her services will be private at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.