Obituaries

Eleanor M. McGuire

Eleanor M. McGuire, 98, formerly of Williamsport, passed away in Rochester on Oct. 21, 2018. In addition to her parents and sister, her husband, Harold R. McGuire, preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1995. Surviving are a daughter Georgianna (Richard) Watkins; four grandchildren; six ...

Judith L. Jackson

Judith L. Jackson, 75, of Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the UPMC Williamsport Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1943, in Clearfield, she was the daughter of to the late Melvin E. Nearhood and the former Jane Smeal. Judith was preceded in death by her husband Alex M. Jackson, April 28, ...

Melba C. Hutchinson

Melba C. Hutchinson, 84, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Funeral Services will take place Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A viewing for family and friends will take place at the funeral home 3 to 4 ...

Thomas W. Lee Sr.

Thomas W. Lee Sr., 90, of Covington, passed away on Oct. 24, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

Funerals

JARRETT — Michael C. Jarrett, Montgomery, 11 a.m. today, St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery. Visitation from 9:15 to 11 a.m. STROUD — Freda A. Stroud, Trout Run, 11 a.m. Friday, Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery St., Trout Run. Visitation ...

Albert Marcus Stopper

February 4, 1928 — October 19, 2018 Albert Marcus Stopper, 90, of Williamsport, joined his beloved wife in heaven on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Albie was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Williamsport, Lycoming County. He ...

Patricia Ann (Ingram) Wheeland

Patricia “Patti” Ann Wheeland, 86, a resident of Williamsport and formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Oct. 22, 2018, at The Gatehouse. She was born May 24, 1932, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Mark L. and Amy (Peterman) James. Patti was the wife of the late Carl E. ...

Clesta Mildred Watkins Raker

Clesta Mildred Watkins Raker, 87 of Raker Road, Liberty, died on Oct. 20, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport. Born Dec. 29, 1930, in Blossburg Hospital to the late Ellery and Addie (Skinner) Watkins, Clesta was the fifth youngest of their six children. She was predeceased by her ...

Freda A. Stroud

“Because I said so.” That was our Mom’s go-to rationale for many things. Freda A. (Flad) Stroud was born in Trout Run on Oct. 14, 1939, to Ernest and Laura Flad. Mom was one of ten children, Howard, Ernest Jr., Flora, George, Glenn, Kathryn, Irvin, Richard and Linda. All but Richard ...

Eleanor M. McGuire

Eleanor M. McGuire, 98, passed away on Oct. 21, 2018, in Rochester, N.Y. She was born a daughter of the late William C. and Marion V. (Rosavage) Mitchell. In addition to her parents, her husband of 69 years, William C. Mitchell, died Sept. 13, 1987. She also was preceded in death by a ...

Francis ‘Butch’ Hagemeyer

Francis “Butch” Hagemeyer, 74, of Ralston, Pa., (husband of Sue) died unexpectedly October 21, 2018. There are no public services. A full obituary/condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.

Funerals

Funerals SHOWERS — Kelly A. Showers, formerly of Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa., 11 a.m. today, Montoursville Cemetery. TIMM — Mary Ann Timm, 11 a.m. today, Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. ALEXANDER — Donald W. Alexander, of city, noon today, New Covenant Church of Christ, 202 ...

Walter L. Mock Jr.

Walter L. Mock Jr., 85, of Loyalsock Township, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at the Homeland Center in Harrisburg. He was born Sept. 26, 1933 in Butler, Pa., the son of Walter L. Sr. and Laura L. Schoonover Mock. Walter was a Korean War veteran serving in the Navy. He had retired ...

Michael C. Jarrett

Michael C. Jarrett, 72, of Montgomery, died peacefully on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Born May 24, 1946, in Sioux Falls, S.D., he was a son of the late Carl E. and Lucille M. (Birgen) Jarrett. On July 1, 1977, he married the former Nancy I. Houseknecht, who survives. Together they ...

Edward G. Grinnell

Edward G. Grinnell, 73, of Mainesburg, Pa., passed away Oct. 22, 2018, at home. He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Wellsboro, Pa., the son of Charles & Lucille Goodwin Grinnell. Ed was a retiree of Ralph’s Ford and a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. He was an avid fisherman, and loved camping and ...

Doris M. Fravel

Doris M. Fravel, 89, of Jersey Shore, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services, Jersey Shore. Born Sept. 26, 1929, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter to the late Lester K. Brown and the former Beulah E. Beach. In addition to her ...

Vernon W. Van Ness

Pastor Vernon W. Van Ness, 95, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. at the Dexter Baptist Church, Wellsboro, PA. Interment will be in the Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral ...

Janet Edwards Franciskovic

Mrs. Janet Edwards Franciskovic, 78, died Oct. 20, 2018, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation in Benson, N.C. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Benson, N.C. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. ...

Betty J. Simpler

Betty J. Simpler, 93, of Montoursville, died Oct. 20, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born May 31, 1925, in Sonestown, a daughter of the late Lee and Alma (Snyder) Gavitt. Betty was a practical nurse and was an administrator for the former Manleys Nursing Home and Leader ...

Funerals

SHOWERS — Kelly A. Showers, formerly of Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa., 11 a.m. Wednesday, Montoursville Cemetery. TIMM — Mary Ann Timm, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. ALEXANDER — Donald W. Alexander, of city, noon Wednesday, New Covenant Church of Christ, ...