Transcribed Obituaries from The Daily News

Huntingdon, PA

 

Mary W. Alesi, 77, of 200 W. Market St., Mount Union, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at her home, following a year-long battle with cancer.  Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Kistler, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Fern and Gertrude (Booher) Drake.  She was united in marriage to Anthony J. Alesi May 30, 1946.  He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1989.  Mrs. Alesi is survived by a son, John L. Alesi of Mount Union.  There are two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.  The following brothers and sisters survive:  Martha Ross of Ryde, Jenevieve Suders of Mount Union, Fern Drake of Orbisonia and Earl Drake of Orbisonia.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Hazel Ingram, Freda Krugh and Roy Drake.  Mrs. Alesi was a member of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Mount Union.  She was co-owner and operator of the County Line Inn in Mount Union from 1949 until 1974.  She enjoyed cooking large family meals, spending time with her siblings and taking Sunday road trips to visit family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Elwood Figurelle and the Rev. Jeff Winstead officiating.  Interment will be made in the St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Shirleysburg, R. D. 1.  Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday, after 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.  Tuesday, March 16, 1999

 

James Kirk Andrews, aged 56 years, died yesterday morning at about 7 o’clock, of heart trouble and complications, after being ill for about one month previously, at his home, 10 West Charles Street, Lewistown.      He was the son of Daniel and Emma Andrews of Reeds Gap, and was born February 5, 1872.  He had been employed in the wheel rolling mill of the Standard Steel Works for a number of years.  He leaves his wife Emma (Grabbe) Andrews and a sister and brother, Miss Vinie Andrews, Citronella, Alabama, and Howard Andrews, Huntingdon.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 10 West Charles Street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30, with interment in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.  Friday, June 14, 1929

 

Pearl V. Appleby, 84, of 204 West Market Street, Mount Union, passed away at 1:07 p.m., Friday, November 2, 1973, at the Lewistown Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.  A native of Rockhill Furnace, she was born January 18, 1889 to Samuel and Catherine (Waters) Shearer.  On January 15, 1916, she was married to J. Donald Appleby of Mount Union by the Rev. C. W. Todd in the Mount Union Presbyterian Church.  Her husband died in 1964.  There is one son, James Donald of Ukiah, Cal. And one granddaughter, Josephine Welding of Las Vegas, Nev., as well as one great granddaughter.  Two sisters and one brother proceeded in death.  Mrs. Appleby was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Mount Union, where she had served as an elder.  She had formerly sung in the church choir and was an officer and long time member of the Church Missionary Society and the Women’s Association of the church.  She was greatly interested in and served for a number of years o the board of the Presbyterian Home in Philipsburg.  Mrs. Appleby also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 620 in Mount Union.  A graduate of Juniata College, she was a bookkeeper at the Mount Union Tannery and later worked at the First National Bank of Orbisonia.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at the Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union.  The Rev. John P. Martin, superintendent of the Philipsburg Presbyterian Home, and the Rev. Robert W. Holmes of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Union will preside.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Tuesday.  November 5, 1973

 

John Scott Barber, 87, of Robertsdale, R. D., passed away at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 1973 at his home.  He had been in failing health since November 1972.  A son of Elliot and Jennie E. (Sipes) Barber, he was born June 30, 1886 in Silion, Fulton County.  On December 29, 1915, he married the former Della Foore in Robertsdale.  His wife proceeded in death in January 1969.  Three children survive, Mrs. Velma Duvall and Calvin, both of Robertsdale, R.D. and Mrs. Jean Duvall of Greencastle, R. D. 1.  There are 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  Mr. Barber was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  The deceased was a member of the Meadow Green Bible Protestant Church.  For 40 years, he was employed by the *BREAK IN OBITUARY*  November 29, 1973

 

Mildred A. Boyer died 2/5/1898 in Valley View Haven Nursing Home in Belleville.  She was born 12/18/1907 in Entriken, a daughter of Harry Clayton and Nannie (Beaver) Speck.  She married Samuel Harold Boyer on 6/22/1928 at the Reformed parsonage in Marklesburg; he died 5/24/1983.  Children include:  Janet married John Weller, 4 granddaughters, and 2 great grandchildren.  Siblings include:  Edna married Richard Kennedy.  Burial at the Old Stone Church.  2/6/1989

Mrs. Olive V. Burket, 73, of 2301 Cassady Avenue, Huntingdon, died Thursday evening, November 8, 1973, at 7:30 o’clock at her home.  She had been in failing health for the past two years.  Born March 29, 1900, at Spruce Creek, she was a daughter of Oscar J. and Ida May (Miller) Graffius.  She was united in marriage on October 18, 1925 to Charles B. Burket who preceded her in death October 4 of this year.  Surviving are the following children:  Charles J. Burket, East Petersburg; Mrs. John (Charlotte) Rittenhouse, Huntingdon; M. Kim Burket, Huntingdon and Mrs. David (Kay) Gardner, San Francisco, Calif.  There are seven grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Homer Graffius of Altoona and three sisters:  Mrs. Charlotte Henry, Altoona; Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Carper, Osceola Mills, and Mrs. Thomas (Lorraine) Davis, Alexandria.  The deceased was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Huntingdon and belonged to the ladies Sunday School class of the church.  Educated in Spruce Creek schools, Mrs. Burket graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 1918 and the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1921.  She worked as a registered nurse until the time of her marriage, and afterwards served as a private duty and home nurse.    She was a resident of the Huntingdon area for the past 30 years.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m. from the Brown funeral home, Huntingdon.  The Rev. Henry F. Hopkins will officiate and interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday and until the time of the services on Sunday.  November 5, 1973

 

Joseph Corrie, 86, of HCR 1, Box 48, Broad Top, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 14, 1999, at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  Born April 10, 1912, in Asseigi, Italy, he was the son of Tony and Angela Corrie.  He married Orlena Hennessey in 1935, in Hagerstown, MD.  He is survived by a stepson, Ronnie Hennessey of Middletown.  Four step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren survive.  Mr. Corrie is survived by the following siblings:  Quinton Corrie,

*BREAK IN OBITUARY*  He was a member of the Trough Creek Valley Community Church, the American Legion of Broad Top City and the Disabled American Veterans.  He worked in the coal mines and for the government of Homestead Air Force Base.  *BREAK IN OBITUARY*  Tuesday, March 16, 1999

 

Samuel W. Donelson died at his home in Marklesburg on 11/19/1929.  He was born in Lincoln Township about 67 years ago, a son of John and Margaret Donelson.  He married Sarah Norris, who survives.  Children include:  Mary married to Chester Spyker, Viola Wilson, Flora married to Ernest Garner, Bertha married to Samuel Shultz, Elizabeth married to Randall Brumbaugh, John, Sarah.  Siblings include:  Mrs. Archie Carper, Mrs. Flora Woomer.  Burial in Union Cemetery.  Tuesday, 11/26/1929

 

Mrs. Floe Elizabeth Doyle, 81, of Orbisonia, Star route, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 1973, at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.  She had been a patient for the past four days.  Born January 16, 1892 in Shade Gap, she was a daughter of Grant and Jennie (Rhine) Blair.  On May 7, 1911, she was married to Charles W. Doyle of Shade Gap in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shade Gap, R. D., by the Rev. Fr. O’Donnell.  Surviving are her husband and three children:  Mrs. Mary Shingler, Rockhill Furnace; Mrs. Kermit (Rosalie) Miller, Mifflin, R. D.; Robert, Robertsdale and Mrs. William (Beverly) McElrath, Orbisonia.  There are 21 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.  Three sons and one daughter are deceased.  Also surviving are a brother, Victor Bair of Chambersburg and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Krepps of Shade Gap and Mrs. Lillian Goshorn of Shirleysburg.  Two brothers and three sisters proceeded in death.  Mrs. Doyle was a member of St. Mary’s Church and was a Gold Star Mother.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, at St. Mary’s, by the Rev. Fr. Kenneth A. Greiner.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ott funeral home in Orbisonia from 7 p.m. this evening until time for services.  Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.  November 29, 1973

 

Ora B. Fisher died 2/19/1989 in Meridian Nursing Center in Heritage, Dundalk, MD.  She was born 6/14/1901 in Kerrmoor, Clearfield Co., a daughter of Harry M. and Linda V. (Smith) Garner.  She married Blair L. Fisher on 8/26/1919.  Children include:  Fred C., Emory G., Edward C., Henry J., Esther Dunton, Ann Harris, one daughter and 3 sons deceased, as well as one great grandson deceased.  Siblings include:  2 brothers and 1 sister deceased.  Burial at the White Church. 2/20/1989

Mrs. Oscar J. Graffius died in Porter Township early this Saturday morning.  She was born in Altoona on 1/23/1875, a daughter of William and Debbie Wright.  She married Oscar J. Graffius at Watkin’s Glen, NY on 11/3/1930; he survives.  Step-Children include:  Mrs. Olive Burket, Mrs. Millie Carper, Mrs. Charlotte Henry, Homer, Miss Lorraine Graffius.  Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Altoona.  Saturday, November 4, 1950

 

David Franklin Greenawalt died of complications at 1:1_ p.m. yesterday at his home 2303 West Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, Mr. Greenawalt was a son of Joseph and Jemima Smalley Greenawalt, born at Mt. Union August 24, 1854.  He was a Methodist, attending the First church and was a member of the United Commercial Travelers. *BREAK IN OBIT*

Friday, June 14, 1929

 

Samuel Cunningham Grubb, 70, lifelong resident of Penn Township, died this Monday morning June 14, 1954 at 4:45 in the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  He had been in failing health for the past two months.  Born June 22, 1883, in Penn Township, he was a son of John and Nancy 9Cunningham) Grubb.  He was married to Minnie Maud Garner in Harrisburg April 17, 1926 by the Rev. Aldo Cherry.  Surviving are his wife and two sisters:  Mrs. Jennie Miller, Huntingdon and Mrs. Carl Parks, RD 3.  A brother and three sisters preceded him in death.  He lived his entire life in Penn Township.  In earlier life he was a U. S. mail carrier in charge of the Aitch Star Route.  From 1926 to 1938 he was an employee of the Pennsylvania Industrial School.  Since then he served as road supervisor for his township.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the James Creek Church of the Brethren, of which he had been a lifelong member.  The pastor the Rev. Clyde Bush, and the Rev. Neal Rogers, pastor of the Hesston Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate and burial will be made in Valley View Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Haverstock Memorial Home from noon Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from 11 o’clock till hour of service.  June 14, 1954

 

Philip J. Gutshall, 66, of Saltillo, died at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 1973, at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon where he had been a patient for the past 10 days.  Born February 3, 1907 in Cromwell Township, he was a son of Simon and Sybil (Flasher) Gutshall.  In September, 1933, he married Leona Arnold, who preceded in death in December, 1964.  On April 15, 1966, he wed Grace Kough.  His wife survives along with a step-son, Kenneth Rightnour of Cleveland, Ohio and two step-granddaughters.  Two sons preceded him in death.  Two sisters and two brothers remain, Mrs. Blair (Myrtle) Moore, Mrs. Alice Hearn and William, all of Huntingdon, R. D., and Grant of Hustontown.  The deceased had been employed by the S. J. Grove Construction Company, retiring in 1971.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at the McClain funeral home in Cassville, Pastor Ronald A. Beverlin will officiate and burial will be in the Three Springs Cemetery.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 p.m. today until time for services on Tuesday.  November 5, 1973

 

Evelyn L. Heffner, 80, of 11035 Jackelyn's Drive, Huntingdon, died at 6:22 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at her home.

Born July 25, 1927, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Edgar L. and Marie E. (Gill) Grove.  She was united in marriage to Richard C. McKinney Aug. 1, 1948.  Mr. McKinney preceded her in death April 15, 1955.  She later married Jack L. Heffner Jan. 9, 1959.  Mr. Heffner preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2003.  Mrs. Heffner is survived by 10 children, Daniel C. McKinney and wife, Pat, Hesston; David J. Heffner and wife, Kathy, Portland Ore.; Linda M. Taylor and husband, Bill, and Jackie C. Alexander, all of Alexandria; Dale R. McKinney and wife, Michelle, Eustis, Fla.; Dixie L. McGeary and husband, Ed, and Carla J. Irvin and husband, Mike, all of Petersburg; Karen L. Strayer and husband, Leroy, Teressa M. Habbershon and husband, Ed, and Debra A. Love, all of Huntingdon; 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a brother and sister, Fred P. Grove and M. Jane Bumbarger, both of Huntingdon.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl F. Grove Sr.  Mrs. Heffner was a very active member of the McConnellstown First Church of the Nazarene, where she served on the board and as a Sunday school teacher.  Primarily a homemaker, she had also worked at McCrory's and Kunz's Bookbindery, both of Huntingdon, at one time.  Mrs. Heffner enjoyed camping and sewing and helping her daughter at her business, Dixie's Alterations, Smithfield.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with Pastor Greg Lesniewski officiating.  Interment will be made in the White Church Cemetery, Hesston.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. Sunday until the hour of services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McConnellstown First Church of the Nazarene, 5851 Newtown Ave., Huntingdon, PA  16652.  Friday, July 11, 2008

 

Lynes D. Hughes, a former resident of Silverford Heights, Mount Union, died unexpectedly Monday, November 26, 1973 at 2 p.m. at his home in Glove, Arizona.  He was 38.  Born April 6, 1935 at Shirleysburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace (Beatty) Hughes.  He is survived by his wife, at Globe, Ariz; two brothers, Edward D. Hughes and Glenn H. Hughes, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Newingham all of Silverford Heights, Mount Union.  Hughes was employed by the Inspiration Copper Mines of Globe, Ariz.  Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon from the Miles funeral home at Globe.  November 29, 1973

 

Mrs. Frank (Isett) Humer died on 2/21/1947 at her home in Altoona.  She was born 11/20/1864 in Spruce Creek, a daughter of Edward Bell & Elizabeth (Dysart) Isett.  She was the wife of the late James Guthrie Humer.  Children include: E. Isett Humer of Philadelphia, PA.  Grandchildren include: Mrs. John E. Rebmann, Sally Humer.  Great-Grandchildren include:  Carol Ann Rebmann.  Burial in Arch Springs Presbyterian Cemetery.  2/22/1947, Saturday

 

Clair Edgar Huntsman, 23, was killed in a house fire that destroyed the home of his brother-in-law, Fred K. Fouse.  He was a son of Abram Elwood Huntsman, deceased, and Clara.  He was born in Martinsburg on 8/10/1923, and was aged 23 years, 2 months, and 17 days.  He was a veteran of WW II.  Siblings include:  Mrs. Leona Fouse, Mrs. Evelyn Cunningham, Ross, Clara, Alice, Robert, Floyd, Clinton, Fred, Abram, Mrs. Sarah Gill, Mrs. George Secrest, Anna, Ralph.  Burial in Martinsburg Cemetery.  Monday, 10/28/1946

Betty Jane Isenberg died 1/10/1989 in New Freedom at age 56.  She was born in Huntingdon a daughter of Clarence F. and Edith (Morningstar) Norris.  She married Robert J. Isenberg, who survives.  Children include:  Nancy J. Isenberg.  Siblings include:  Clarence F. Jr., Richard, Donald, Helen.  1/11/1989

Benjamin Franklin Isett died on 3/25/1940 in Huntingdon.  He was born on 6/25/1852 in Marklesburg, a son of James K. & Elizabeth (Garner) Isett.  Ha married Elmira Harris in 1879; she died 8/26/1912.  Children include: J. Homer Isett of San Francisco, CA and Mrs. Jess C. Detweiler of Harrisburg.  Grandchildren include:  Arthur C. Gilbert of Philadelphia and Philip F. Detweiler.  He married Mrs. Alberta Oswalt on 9/1/1920; she survives.  Step-Children include:  Donald Oswalt.  Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.  3/26/1940, Tuesday

 

Mrs. Debbie Giles Isett died 11/25/1929 at her home near Water Street.  She was born at Lewistown, a daughter of John and Mary Hart Giles.  She is survived by her husband, John B. Isett.  Children include:  Mrs. Mary E. Sloan and Mrs. Annie Dallas of FL.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery in Altoona.  Tuesday, 11/26/1929

 

Doris Jean Isett died on 10/12/1992 at her home in Pine Grove Mills, Centre Co., PA.  She was born 2/16/1942 in Roaring Spring, Blair Co., PA, a daughter of Charles M. & Grace (Sheeder) Johnson of Entriken, surviving.  She married George C. Isett in 1960, he survives.  Children include: Tracy Michelle, Steven George, Todd Gregory, and 2 grandchildren.  Siblings include: Kenneth, Mark.  She graduated in 1960 from Huntingdon High School.  She was a co-owner of Town & Country RV Center in State College.  Burial in Entriken Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Huntingdon Co., PA.  10/15/1992

 

George Barton Isett died 1/8/1947 in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  He was born 11/29/1878 in Marklesburg, a son of George W. & Sarah (Householder) Isett.  He married Bertha May Moyer on 7/10/1904 in Alexandria, PA; she survives.  Children include:  Mrs. Hobert R. Biery of Barberton, OH, Mrs. Fredda McElwee of San Francisco, CA.  Grandchildren include:  Jack McElwee in the US Navy.  Siblings include: James H., Edna D., J. Warren, and Mrs. W. E. Houpt.  He was retired from Langdon Coal Co.  Burial in Union Cemetery, Marklesburg.  1/9/1947, Thursday

 

Hays R. Isett died 1/5/1946 at the Altoona Hospital.  He was born on 5/27/1872, a son of Watson & Adeline (Fleck) Isett.  Siblings include: Marshall, who died in 1916.  Burial at St. John’s Cemetery, Sinking Valley.  1/7/1946, Monday

 

J. Warren Isett died at the breakfast table this morning (3/12) in Woodcock Valley, Huntingdon Co.  He was born 2/10/1882 in Marklesburg, a son of George & Sarah (Householder) Isett.  He married Mary Allan Craner on 6/10/1911; she died 5/30/1950.  Children include: G. Richard and daughter-in-law Phyllis Kurtz Isett.  Grandchildren include: Richard Warren, John Burton, Jeffrey Kurtz.  Siblings include: Mrs. William E. Houpt of Coudersport, PA.  He was the head of American Expansion Bolt Co. in Chicago, IL, and was the inventor of the expansion bolt.  3/12 & 3/13/1953, Thursday & Friday

 

James Householder Isett died 1/10/1952 in Everett, PA.  He was born 6/22/1874 in Marklesburg, a son of George W. & Sarah Ann (Householder) Isett.  He married Mary Young on 6/11/1903, who survives.  Children include: Catherine. Siblings include: J. Warren, Mrs. W. E. Houpt.  Burial in Everett Cemetery.  1/11/1952, Friday

 

John Bell Isett died Tuesday morning at his home near Water Street.  He was born at Cold Springs Forge near Tyrone on 1/14/1853, a son of Edward B. and Elizabeth Dysart Isett.  He married Debbie G. Isett.  Children include:  Mary E. Sloan and Annie Dallas of FL.  Siblings include:  Sidney T. of Lienarch, PA; Mrs. Sarah Hamor; Eleanor Owens of IL.  Burial at Arch Spring Cemetery.  Wednesday, 3/31/1926

Mrs. Mary Y. Isett died 12/8/1969 in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital.  She was born 7/23/1878 in State College, a daughter of David H. and Catharine (Carper).  She married James H. Isett on 6/11/1903; he died 1/10/1952.  She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Isett, at home.  She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, a sister, and two daughters.  Burial in Everett Cemetery.  Tuesday, 12/9/1969.

David S. Johnston, of 215 13th Street, Huntingdon died Monday evening at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in his 87th year.  He sustained a fractured leg three months ago but due to his advanced age the shock was too much for his constitution to overcome.  He is survived by his wife and the following children:  D. Elliott Johnston and C. Vance Johnston of Huntingdon, Pa; and Mrs. F. J. Sholler of Altoona, Pa; also by three sister, Mrs. Mary Higgins, Madera, pa.; Mrs. Nancy Walker of Hastings, Pa; and Mrs. Lewis Norris of Mt. Union, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from Brown’s Funeral parlors.  Interment in Riverview Cemetery.  The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, Tuesday, December 29, 1925

 

Mrs. Hannah (Mentzer) Johnston, a highly respected and life-long resident of Huntingdon, and widow of David Johnston, passed away at her residence, 215 Thirteenth street, this Monday morning, March 13, 1939, at 11:30 o’clock.  Mrs. Johnston had been ill during the past two weeks and death was due to a complication of diseases.  She was born at Mount Aetna, on August 19, 1851, and was the daughter of Joseph B. Mentzer and Lydia (McClurg) Mentzer, both deceased.  At the time of death she was aged 87 years, 6 months and 24 days.  Mrs. Johnston was a devout member of the United Brethren church.  She was of a jovial disposition and was kind to everyone.  Her pleasing personality had won for her many many friends.  Her passing is keenly felt by her immediate family and a large circle of friends.  Surviving to mourn her passing are two sons and one daughter:  Vance Johnston and Elliott Johnston, of Huntingdon, and Mrs. T. J. Sholler, of Altoona.  Funeral services will be held at Brown’s funeral parlors on Thursday afternoon, March 16, at 2:30 o’clock.  The Rev. J. J. Funk, pastor of the United Brethren church will officiate and interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.   Friends may call at Brown’s funeral parlors any time until the hour of the services.  Monday, March 13, 1939

 

Barbara Ellen Kinch died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Parchey in Mount Union on Monday morning, March 6, 1939.  She was born at Huntingdon Furnace on 11/25/1855, a daughter of John and Angeline Ginter Kinch.  Siblings include:  David, Mrs. Susan Geist, Bertha Parchey.  Burial at Seven Stars.  Monday, 3/6/1939

Lillian Lacy died on 3/10/1943 at her home in Wilkinsburg, PA.  She was born in Huntingdon County, a daughter of Howard P. & Ada (Love) Isett.  She married Joseph W. Lacy, who survives.  Children include:  Mrs. Melvin Good.  Burial in Altoona, PA.  3/12/1943, Friday

 

M. Ellouise Mann died 1/2/1989 at Lewistown Hospital.  She was born 11/15/1918 in Penn Township, a daughter of J. Guy and Margaret (Rice) Isett.  She married Glenn B. Mann on 10/1/1949 at Piney Plains Methodist Church in Little Orleans, MD; he survives.  Children include:  Barry G., Elise M., Neil A., Mark W.  Siblings include:  C. Merle Isett, Paul G., Warren C., Ralph R., Gladys married Clyde Fouse, Geraldine married Philip Norris, Pearl married Kenneth Garner, June married Robert Gosnell, 2 sisters and 5 brothers deceased.  Burial at Old Stone Church.  1/3/1989

Clara E. McCall died 1/26/1989 at Woodland Retirement Center in Orbisonia.  She was born 7/22/1913 in Williamsburg, a daughter of John H. and Lola Mae (Sollenberger) McCall.  Siblings include:  David and Joseph (both deceased).  Surviving nieces and nephews include:  Jane married Jimmie Kensinger, Judith married Eric Hefright, and Paul R. McCall.  Burial at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, RD 3, Huntingdon.  1/27/1989

Ralph D. “Spike” McCall died 2/14/1989 in Sulphur, OK at age 66.  He was a son of Dave and Almeda (Gill) McCall.  He married Gail Smith, who survives.  Children include:  Ronald D., Kenneth L., Deborah Farris.  2/15/1989

Iva Mills Minnick, 67, of 109 West Morgan Street, Mount Union passed away at 1 a.m. this morning, Friday, November 9, 1973, at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since October 25.  Funeral arrangements by Heath of Mount Union are incomplete.  A full obituary will appear in tomorrow’s edition of the Daily News.  November 9, 1973

 

Pearl G. Moberg, funeral services were held today in Minneapolis, Minn. For Pearl Garner Moberg, 68, 3229 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, who died Monday, November 26, 1973 at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis.  Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park.  Mrs. Moberg was born December 29, 1904 in Marklesburg, the daughter of Daniel and Gertrude (Isett) Garner.  Surviving are two children, Mrs. Leroy (Marlys) Gage of Great Lakes, Ill. and Wayne of Minneapolis.  There are five grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, John Garner of Saxton.  Mrs. Moberg was of the Lutheran faith.  She had been employed by the W. T. Grant Company in Minneapolis. *BREAK IN OBIT* November 29, 1973

 

Mrs. Ruth Neff, 89, of 714 Sixteenth Avenue, Prospect Park died Wednesday, November 28, 1973, at 4:30 a.m. in the Taylor Hospital at Ridley Park where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.  She had been in failing health for the past few years.  Born at Huntingdon on October 11, 1884, she was a daughter of Joshua and Adeline (Kennedy) Stouffer.  She was united in marriage to Clyde Neff, who preceded her in death July 25, 1961.  Surviving are a grandson and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ada Neff of Prospect Park.  Two sons preceded her in death.  The following sisters survive:  Mrs. Effie Brenneman, Huntingdon R. D. 2; Mrs. Lew (Blanche) Port, Huntingdon; Mrs. Pauline Stine, Huntingdon; Mrs. Hilda Keith, Mount Union and Mrs. Bess Patruska, Huntingdon.  The deceased was a member of the Prospect Park United Methodist Church.  She belonged to the Prospect Park Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.  Mrs. Neff had been a resident of the Prospect Park area for over 40 years.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 1, at 10:30 a.m. from the Brown funeral home, Huntingdon.  The Rev. C. Rayvon Hilliard will officiate and interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery.  November 29, 1973

 

Mrs. Mary Anna Nemetz, 90, who resided at Hill Valley, Mount Union R. D. with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilson, died at her home Tuesday, November 27, 1973 at 11:55 a.m.  She has been seriously ill for the past six years.  She was born November 5, 1883 in Czechoslovakia, and came to America in 1902.  In 1903, she was united in marriage to Joseph T. Nemetz at Braddock.  The couple moved to a farm in Hill Valley in 1913 where they lived until his death in 1947.  Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Stanley (Anna) Ballas and Mrs. John (Helen) Hutnik, both of Guttemberg, NJ; Mrs. David (Veronica) Covacs, Lyndhurst, NJ; Mrs. Casper (Josephine) Danish, Mrs. Raymond (Kathryn) Wilson and Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Pollock, all of Mount Union, R. D. and Mrs. John (Pauline) Cimolic, Bayonne, NJ.  Two children preceded her in death.  There are 20 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Nemetz was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She was a member of the St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Mount Union and for many years had been a member of the Rosary Society.  Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine’s church.  Father Paul Thomas will be the celebrant.  Interment will be made in St. Catherine’s Cemetery at Shirleysburg, R. D.  Friends may call the Heath funeral home, Mount Union from noon until 9p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Wake services will be conducted at the funeral home at 8 o’clock Friday evening.  November 29, 1973

 

Charles Lee Norris died 3/10/1943 after birth at J. C. Blair Hospital.  He was the son of Wilbur and Mary (Reed) Norris.  Siblings include:  Walter.  Burial at White Church Cemetery.  Thursday, 3/11/1943

Ethel M. Norris died 6/28/1977 at Hershey Medical Center. She was born 5/12/1899 in Penn Township, a daughter of Guy and Margaret (Rice) Isett.  She married Joseph G. Norris Sr. in June 1917 at Stonerstown Church of the Brethren; he died 4/2/1964.  Children include:  Mrs. Ralph (Winifred) Garner, Mrs. Fred (Adaline) Norris, Mrs. William (Irene) Scott, John M., Mrs. Albert (Jane) Flenner, William L.  Siblings include:  Merle Isett of OH, Mrs. Clyde (Gladys) Fouse, Paul, Warren, Mrs. Kenneth (Pearl) Garner, Mrs. Glenn (Eloise) Mann, Mrs. Philip (Geraldine) Norris, Mrs. Robert (June) Gosnell, Ralph, Clair.  Preceded in death by:  one daughter, one son, 4 brothers, 1 sister.  Burial at Old Stone Church.  6/29/1977

Lois Detweiler Norris died 1/8/1989 at Morrison Cove Home.  She was born 2/26/1901 in Johnstown, a daughter of Ezra H. and Emma C. (Harrison) Detweiler.  She married Glen E. Norris on 8/18/1925 in Johnstown; he survives.  Children include:  Donald, Philip, Wilfred, Arthur.  Siblings include: Amelia Musser.  She was a 1925 graduate of Juniata College, and taught at the elementary level.  Burial in Brumbaugh Cemetery.  1/9/1989

Oscar R. Norris died 12/28/1988 in Owego, NY.  He was born 11/3/1909, a son of Charles James and Francis (Baker) Norris.  He married Ruth Dorothy Fetter in 1934; she survives.  Children include:  Carol Aileen Dieffenderfer, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  Siblings include:  Rev. C. Gail Norris in Salt Lake City, UT, Mrs. Aileen Kuhn of FL, Rev. Fred Norris (deceased) and Kline Norris (deceased).  Burial at Dunnings Creek Cemetery, Bedford.  1/7/1989

William R. Norris died 1/21/1989 in Gainesville, FL.  He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of W. H. and Carrie A. Norris.  He married Grace Grove, who survives.  Children include:  Joseph, Suzanne Howse, Marie Norris.  Siblings include:  Marie Brooks, Wayde S. (deceased).  He served in WW II.  1/28/1989

Eleanor Stockdale Owens died 4/2/1939 in the Evanston, Illinois hospital at age 70.  She was born in Spruce Creek, a daughter of Edward Bell & Elizabeth (Dysart) Isett.  Children include: Mrs. Wallace Templeton of Winetka, IL and Mrs. Walter Schmidt of Evanston, IL.  Siblings include: Sarah Isett Humer and Sidney T.  Burial in Arch Springs Presbyterian Cemetery.  4/3/1939, Monday

 

Leslie Frank Rinker, of New Germantown, Perry County, died in the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital on July 1, 1944.  He had been ill for two months and had been a patient in the hospital for one week.  He was born in Ryde on August 18, 1886, the son of Joseph H. and Ida Lauver Rinker.  On October 27, 1910, he was united in marriage to Sarah Blanche Fisher at Huntingdon.  Surviving are his father, Joseph H. Rinker, his widow, Mrs. Sarah Rinker, and the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. Evelyn Horn, Harry L. Rinker, and Oceal M. Rinker, all of Huntingdon; William G. Rinker, New Germantown; Elwood C. Rinker, somewhere in the South Pacific; Pvt. Merrill J. Rinker, who recently received his medical discharge from the service after a splendid record in North Africa; and Pvt. Melvin Rinker, serving in India.  One grandchild, Terry Rinker, and these brothers and sisters also survive:  Norman Rinker, Altoona; Joseph Rinker, Mount Union; Fred Rinker, Mill Creek; Ray Rinker, Piney Ridge; James Rinker, Harrisburg; Mrs. Ella Ellenberger and Mrs. Daisy Donaldson, both of Mill Creek; and Mrs. Nora Dysart, Huntingdon.  Mrs. And Mrs. Rinker lived for a number of years at Piney Ridge where he was engaged in arming.  They later established their home in Mount Union, Mr. Rinker being employed by the North American Refractories Company at that place.  They moved to New Germantown about three years ago.  Mr. Rinker was a member of the Piney Ridge Lutheran Church.  The funeral service will be held at two o’clock on Tuesday from the Clark funeral home, the Rev. M. S. Sharpe, pastor of the Lutheran Church, officiating.  Monday, July 3, 1944

 

Donald E. Russell of Aitch R. D., Penn Township, died Monday, April 24, 1967 at 1 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health for the past 14 months.  Born at Marklesburg on May 26, 1932, he was a son of Anthony and Myrtle (Liveringhouse) Russell.  He was united in marriage to Anna Mary Norris on September 22, 1956, at Winchester, VA.  His wife survives, along with his mother, Mrs. Myrtle R. Eisenhuth, Marklesburg, and two sons:  Donald Wayne Russell and Barry Ralph Russell, both at home.  Also surviving is a brother, Fred Eisenhuth of Pennsville, NJ.  One sister preceded him in death.  The deceased was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marklesburg.  He was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served in the U. S. Armed Forces from 1951 to 1955.  He was a member of the Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company.  The 34-year-old had been employed by Blair Division, Westab, Inc. for ten years and had been working for Chemcut Corporation at State College since December 1966.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 27, at 2 p.m. from the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Marklesburg.  The Rev. Robert Custer will officiate and interment will be made in Entriken Cemetery.  Friends may call the Masood funeral chapel, Saxton after 7 p.m. Wednesday and until 9 a.m. Thursday, and then at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of the services.  April 25, 1967

 

Dorothy (Yahner) Schneider, 88, of 519 Oneida St., Huntingdon, died Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 5:12 a.m., at The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon.  Born Dec. 31, 1910, in Patton, she was the daughter of the late Albert T. and Mary Jane (Wilt) Yahner.  She was united in marriage to Walter Leo Schneider Sept. 12, 1933, at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon.  He preceded her in death May 2, 1986.  Mrs. Schneider is survived by two daughters and one son:  Marjorie R. Kean, Collary, New South Wales, Australia; Mary C. Schneider, Huntingdon; and Daniel J. Schneider, Huntingdon.  Five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.  Also surviving are three sisters and one brother:  Edith Holtz, Hastings; Corrine Parranish, Patton; Catherine Haluska, Alexandria, VA; Philip Yahner, Alexandria, VA.  Mrs. Schneider was preceded in death by one son, David “Jerry” Schneider, two brothers and three sisters.  She was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon, and the Ladies Altar Society.  Mrs. Schneider graduated from Patton High School, Class of 1928.  She was primarily a homemaker.  She enjoyed flower gardening and embroidery.   A wake service will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral Home Wednesday, March 17, at 8 p.m.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sixth and Washington Streets, Huntingdon, on Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m. with Monsignor David A. Lockard officiating.  The concelebrant will be the Rev. David Arsenault.  Friends may call at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, after 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy Y. Schneider, be given to the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Parish Hall Fund, 524 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA  16652.  Tuesday, March 16, 1999

 

Walter L. Schneider, 81, 519 Oneida St., Huntingdon, died at 9:55 a.m., yesterday, Friday, May 2, 1986 at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.  He had been ill for the past four years and he had been residing at Garvey Manor since April 11.  He was born Sept. 14, 1904, at Huntingdon, the son of J. Fred and Mary E. (Trimer) Schneider.  He was united in marriage to Dorothy R. Yahner on Sept. 12, 1933 at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon, the Rev. Father Kane performing the ceremony.  His wife survives at home.  Mr. Schneider is survived by three children:  Daniel J. and Mary Schneider, both of Huntingdon, and Mrs. Marjorie Kean, Collary, Australia.  Robert B. Ergler, who was raised in the Schneider home, resides in Pittsburgh.  Also surviving are four grandchildren.  He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Fisher, Huntingdon, and a brother, Francis J., Temple City, Cal.  One son, David Jerome “Jerry” Schneider, preceded him in death.  Mr. Schneider was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Huntingdon, the Knights of Saint George, the Knights of Columbus, the Huntingdon Lodge of the loyal Order of Moose and the Mead Retirees.  He began his employment at the Pennsylvania Railroad shops at Altoona as an apprentice machinist, rising eventually to the position of master machinist.  He then worked for Westinghouse Electric Co., Pittsburgh, returning to Huntingdon in 1930 and beginning his employment with the J. C. Blair Co. as a machinist.  He retired as foreman of the machine shop of Mead Corp. in 1969.  Mr. Schneider was educated in the Huntingdon public schools, graduating from Huntingdon High School in the class of 1922.  Most of his life had been spent in Huntingdon.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, from the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Rev. Father David Arsenault serving as celebrant.  Interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Huntingdon.  Friends will be received at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, after 7 p.m. tomorrow and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.  The recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. tomorrow.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions should send their gifts to the American Cancer Society, Huntingdon County Unit, 4 West Market St., Mount Union, or to the Central Pennsylvania Kidney Association, Altoona.  Saturday, May 3, 1986

 

Tina M. Shultz, who was the current Huntingdon County Dairy Princess, died at her home at James Creek, R. D. 1, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, 1986.  Miss Shultz was well-known and admired for her activities as Dairy Princess and as a member of the 4-H and its branch clubs.  Her courageous battle with cancer over the past 13 months touched the lives of many in both the farming and non-farming community.  Born July 22, 1968 in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of William H. and Ruby (Hess) Shultz.  Her parents both survive as well as her maternal grandmother, Christina Hess of Hesston.  Also surviving are her sisters, Carol and Billie Jo and her brothers, John and Richard, all at home.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ at Entriken and the youth group at the church.  She held offices in 4-H County Council and the County 4-H Dairy Club.  Along with the distinction of Dairy Princess for 1985-86, she was a member of the 4-H Rifle, Beef and Lamb Clubs and showed the grand-champion lamb at the Huntingdon County Fair in 1985.  She was also a member of the Marklesburg Swine Club.  A senior at Huntingdon Area High School, Miss Shultz was a member of the softball team and worked as an office assistant.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the United Church of Christ in Entriken, the Rev. Glenn E. Sadler officiating.  Interment will be made in Entriken Cemetery.  *BREAK IN OBITUARY*  Saturday, May 3, 1986

 

J. Walter Snyder, a retired Huntingdon area insurance executive and well known sportsman, J. Walter Snyder of Taylor Highlands, Huntingdon, died Saturday afternoon, November 3, 1973, while hunting in the Martins Gap area of Miller Township, Huntingdon County.  Snyder’s death was estimated at between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  He had apparently suffered a heart seizure.  Born 7/29/1904 in Juniata Township, he was a son of William U. G. and Florence (David) Snyder.  He was united in marriage to Katherine Ryan on August 1, 1934 at the First Methodist Church in Huntingdon.  Surviving are his wife; a son, J. Bradford Snyder of Mars, and a daughter, Mrs. William (Ann) Hess of Huntingdon.  There are two grandchildren.  Two brothers survive:  W. Ernest Snyder of Huntingdon R. D. 3 and J. Carey Snyder of Shiremanstown.

The deceased was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Huntingdon and served *BREAK IN OBITUARY*  November 5, 1973

 

Milan E. (Dutch) Snyder, 62, of Overbrook Aces, Mount Union, R. D., died at 12:01 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 1973, at the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  He had been a patient for the past three weeks.  Born May 31, 1911 at Spring Mills, R. D., Centre County, he was a son of Edward and Gladys (Wolf) Snyder.  On October 6, 1939, he was married to Anna Trohanowsky at Broad Top City.  He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Gladys Hollabaugh of Mount Union, along with two grandchildren, Lindel and Edward.  Mr. Snyder was the last surviving member of his immediate family, but 12 nieces and nephews remain.  The deceased was of the Methodist faith and belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police.  For the past 10 years, he had been employed by PennDOT and Pennsylvania Department of Highways.  Previously, he had worked for the sate at Greenwood Furnace; the Mount Union Planing Mill; and for a number of years, he operated the Mount Union Taxi Service.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, at the Heath funeral home in Mount Union.  The Rev. Charles Rhodes of the United Methodist Church of Fishertown will preside.  Burial will be in the Mount Union IOOF Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.  November 9, 1973

 

Absalom Walls died at the home of G. B. Querry yesterday morning at 4:30 o’clock in Hares Valley.  He was born May 3, 1842 and was aged 87 years, one month and 10 days at the time of his death.  He served his country during the Civil War and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  He is survived by his wife and the following children:  Mrs. Mary E. Brenneman of Huntingdon, Grant Walls of Barree, Mrs. Annie Snyder of Shirleysburg, John Walls of Tyrone, William Walls of Johnstown, Tillie Bradford of Tyrone; he is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held at Dick’s Funeral Home at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. O. B. Poulson.  Interment will be made at Mount Union.  Friday, June 14, 1929

 

Ronald W. Weaverling, 48, of Huntingdon R. D. 2, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 1973, from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Morris Township.  A son of Paul R. and Marie (White) Weaverling, he was born September 24, 1925 in Oneida Township.  On September 24, 1950, he married the former Lois Bussell in Arlington, VA.  He is survived by his wife, his parents, who reside at Huntingdon, R. D. 2, and the following children:  Mrs. Gregg (Patricia) Matis of New Jersey, Ronald W., a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Paul H. and Barbara J., both at home.  Also surviving are these brothers and sister:  Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) Smith, Armaugh; Mrs. Henry (Leah) Glass, *BREAK IN OBITUARY*  November 5, 1973

 

Annie Wright died Thursday at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John B. Isett.  She had resided in Florida for the last 20 years.  Siblings include:  Mrs. O. J. Graffius, the only surviving member of the family.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona.  Saturday, 6/30/1934