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Miscellaneous Obituaries - MATHEWS and SMEAL Surnames

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Date: Saturday, 16 July 2016, at 10:17 a.m.

Peter K. Mathews
OSCEOLA MILLS - Peter K. Mathews, 93, of Center, Osceola Mills R.D. 1, was dead on arrival at the Philipsburg State General Hospital Monday, Aug. 25, at 2:30 p.m.
Born in Tioga county, Sept. 17, 1886, he was the son of John and Margaret (Jones) Mathews.
He is survived by his wife, the former Kathryn Philips, and these children: Mrs. John (Florence) Nickey, York; Mrs.Clarence (Isabel) Rexroth, Baltimore, Md., and Edward, Osceola Mills R.D. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was the last of his generation.
Mr. Mathews wasa retired coalminer and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local 1723.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Heath Funeral HOme, Osceola Mills, with the Rev. Wayne Focht officiating. Interment will be in the Centre Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Kathryn Mathews
OSCEOLA MILLS - Mrs. Kathryn Mathews, 98, of Osceola Mills R.D., died Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at her home.
Born June 27, 1889, in Decatur Township, she was a daughter of Hugh and Annie (Davidson) Phillips.
Mrs. Mathews had retired as an employee of the Philipsburg State General Hospital and was a member of the Centre Untied Methodist Church, Osceola Mills R.D.
The last of her generation, she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter Mathews, in 1980, and one sister.
She is survived by three children, Mrs. Florence Nickey of York, Mrs. Clarence (Isabel) Rexroth of Columbia, Md., and Edward P. Mathews of Osceola Mills R.D.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m.at the Heath Funeral Home, Osceola Mills, with the Rev. Kenneth Loss officiating. Interment will be in the Centre Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The family suggests donations be made to the Centre Untied Methodist Church.

Ellis G. Smeal
Ellis (Gordon) Smeal, 81, of Philipsburg and formerly of Morrisdale, died at 12:16 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 1994, at his residence.
Born April 26, 1913, in Graham Township, he was the son of Ellis and Mary (Wetzel) Smeal.
He was affiliated with the Protestant failth.
He is survived by his wife, Twila M. (Dixon) Jury Smeal of Philipsburg, two daughters, Mary Sue Graham of Shiloh, Penny Ball of Morrisdale, and one stepdaughter, Twila Jury of Philipsburg; one son, Ellis G. Smeal Jr. of Philipsburg; two stepsons, Bill Jury of Hyde and Dave Jury of Philipsburg.
He was the last of his generation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Belilah Bergey, Serena Wiles, Chloe Crowell, Evelyn Evan, and Clara Evans; and four brothers, Anderson, William, Ernest, Ray.
Services will be held at the Strange and Weaver Home for Funerals, Morrisdale, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. William T. Trimble officiating.
Interment will be in the Palestine Cemetery, Morrisdale R.D.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until the services.

Sue J. Smeal
CROFT - Mrs. Sue J. Smeal, 76, of Croft, died Sunday, Dec. 20, at Clearfield Hospital.
Born Sept. 13, 1911, in Bradford Township, she was the daughter of Doran and Matilda (Cowfer) Maines.
Mrs. Smeal was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
She is survived by these children: Mrs. Francis (Esther) Ireland of Croft, Mrs. Delvin (Elizabeth) Cole, William H. Jr., Mrs. Catherine Miller, Thomas W., all of Clearfield, Mrs. Shirley Lippert of Gasport, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Donna) Bell of LeContes Mills, Mrs. Mary Graham and Mrs. Maynard (Marion) Graham, both of Egypt, and Robert P. of Croft, with whom she resided; 32 granchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Survivors also include three brothers and four sisters: Mrs. Abbie Wallace of Woodland, Mrs. Harold (Anna) Rougeux of Croft, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Schonwalder of Clearfield, Mrs. Winifred Crowell of Frenchville, Emory Maines of Houtzdale, Leo Maines of Ohio, and Elwood Maines of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William H. Smeal Sr., who died on Dec. 14, 1984, after their marriage of 50 years; one infant daughter; four sisters, Alta Coulter, Alma Hauck, Esther Shomo, Jessie Maines; and three brothers, Doran Maines Jr., Clark Maines, and James Maines.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with the Rev. Duane White officiating. Interment will follow at Crown Crest Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until the service on Wednesday.
The family suggest contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Catherine L. Miller
Services for Catherine L. "Kate" Miller, 64, of 424 1/2 River Road, Clearfield, who died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999 at Clearfield Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield.
Rev. Rodger J. Gorton will officiate and interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m.
Born May 17, 1934 in Woodland, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late William H. and Sue J. Maines Smeal.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chauncey O. Miller, who she wed April 28, 1956 and who died May 17, 1986; and a sister, Esther Ireland.
She was a homemaker, has been affiliated with the Protestant faith and, earlier in her life, had been employed at Miller's Restaurant, Clearfield, which was co-owned by her late husband.
Surviving are two children, Sue A. Miller of Clearfield and Clifford L. Miller of Curwensville; three grandchildren, Cathy Lumadue, Brandon Miller and Emily Miller; and eight brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Cole, William Smeal and Thomas Smeal, all of Clearfield, Shirley Lippert of Gasport, N.Y., Donna Bell of LeContes Mills, Mary Graham and Marion Graham both of Egypt and Robert Smeal of Croft.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Esther M. Ireland
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther M. Ireland, 66, of Croft, R.D. 2, Clearfield, who died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at her home, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with Dr. Douglas S. Pride officiating.
Interment will follow in the Eden Cemetery.
Friends will be recieved at the fuenral home on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Born in Woodland on Feb. 6, 1929, she was a daughter of the late William and Sue (Maines) Smeal.
Mrs. Ireland was a homemaker.
On May 23, 1953, in Clearfield she married Francis Ireland, who survives, along with two sons, Daniel L. Ireland of Morrisdale and David L. Ireland of Philipsburg; and one granddaughter, Amanda Ireland.
Also surviving are these brothes and sisters, Mrs. Delvin (Elizabeth) Cole, William Smeal, Mrs. Catherine Miller and Thomas Smeal, all of Clearfield; Shirley Lippert of Gasport, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Donna) Bell of LeContes Mills, Mrs. Maynard (Marion) Graham and Mary Graham, both of Woodland, and Robert Smeal of Croft; and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Foundation for Health - Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield.

Robert R. Bell Sr.
LECONTES MILLS - Mass of Christian Burial for Robert R. Bell Sr., 67, of LeContes Mills, who died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at his residence, will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Frenchville, with the Rev. Samuel G. Bungo officiating.
Interment will be in teh church cemetery in Frenchville.
Friends will be received at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc. in Clearfield on friday from 4 to 9 p.m.
A Vigil service will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Clearfield American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 119 East Market St., Clearfield, PA 16830.
Born April 11, 1928, in Girard Township, Clearfield County, he was a son of John Bell and Iva (Rolley) Bell Flood.
Mr. Bell was a heavy equipment operator, having been employed by Jack Bell Construction and later Ferri Construction.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Philipsburg Council No.621 The Order of the United Commercial Travelers since 1968; a 34-year member of the Clearfield John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion; and a member of the United Steel Workers of America.
He had served with the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue (Smeal) Bell, whom he married on Dec. 4, 1965; two sons, Robert E. Bell Jr. of Frenchville and Jason E. Bell at home; two grandchildren, Robert R. Bell III and Teresa D. Bell; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Joan) Neamy of Clearfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and Roger Bell.

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