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with the following information:

  • Date and location of death

  • Birth date and location and birth parents of the deceased

  • Churches and organizations in which the deceased was a member

  • Surviving family members (except names of grandchildren and children’s spouses) and 
    pre-deceased family members Date, time and location of funeral services if after our publish time

  • Place of burial

  • Memorial contribution information.

All “free” obituaries are published according to our guidelines and space limitations. We reserve the right to edit any obituary submitted for free publication.

Obituaries that include extra information must be requested and will be published at a cost of $6.65 for the first 20 words plus 8 cents for each additional word for the entire obituary. Payment is due by
9 a.m. the Monday before publication date. Credit card payment can be made by calling 717-692-4737 ext. 100.

A photograph will be included in an obituary at a charge of $20. Photo can be emailed as a .jpg file to, or mailed to PO Box 250, Millersburg PA 17061, or hand-delivered to 510 Union St., Millersburg. Payment is due by 9 a.m. Monday.

We prefer to receive obituaries from a funeral home. However, we will accept an obituary from an immediate family member if day-time contact information (i.e., phone number and/or e-mail) is provided.

Estella Mae Kulp

MILLERSBURG • Estella Mae Kulp, 75, of Millersburg, Pa., went to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. 

She was the daughter of the late Donald C. and Violet (Saltzburg) Asper. She was the wife of the late Robert Edward Kulp who died April 20, 2003.

Estella lived her entire life for the Lord. As a stay at home Mom during her early married years, she devoted all her time and energy raising her two sons in the ways of the Lord. It was through her life and testimony that both of her sons accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. She loved spending time with her family and she greatly impacted her granddaughter, great grandchildren and both of her daughters-in-law with her love and faith.

Estella is survived by two sons, Gary R. Kulp and his wife Ellen of Newport, Pa. and Kevin D. Kulp and his wife Sheri of Dalmatia, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Asper of Mont. and Kenneth Asper of Ephrata, Pa.; one granddaughter, Jessica M. Beers; and three great-grandchildren, Drake A. Kulp, Sebastian R. Rehrer and Clover A. Hoy; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, Pa. The Rev. Dennis Campbell officiated. Burial was in the Duncannon Cemetery, Duncannon, Pa.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be sent to Penn State University PSHCH Child Life, c/o Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, University Development and Alumni Services, 600 Center View Dr.-PA 120, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17053.

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Edward A. Minnich

DALMATIA • Edward A. Minnich, 70, died April 1 at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1945 in Curtin, a son of the late Russell and Vivian Boyer Minnich.

He was a U.S. Army and National Guard veteran and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.

He worked for Commonwealth Telephone Company for more than 20 years as a communications worker. 

He was a member of the Mandata American Legion Post 504; the Gratz and Millersburg VFWs; and was a social member of the Dalmatia Fire House. He also served as a Scoutmaster in Berrysburg.

He was preceded in death by two older brothers, Roger and Ronald; and a sister, Mary Alice.

He is survived by a daughter, Alison Thompson of Florence, S.C.; a son, J.R. “Jonathan” Allen of Texas; and five grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service was held April 4 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Berrysburg.

Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation, 4899 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

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Jean S. Coleman

PINE GROVE • Jean S. Coleman, 85, formerly of Valley View, died April 5 at Providence Place.

She was born April 30, 1929 in Spring Glen, a daughter of the late Thomas and Tillie Welker Wolfgang.

She was a 1946 graduate of the former Hubley Twp. High School.

She was a member of Church of God, Valley View; and the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Coleman; an infant son, Craig Coleman; and two brothers, Irvin Wolfgang and Thomas Wolfgang.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Klinger of Valley View and Donna Ressler of West Chester, Ohio; a son, James Coleman of Frackville; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a twin sister, June Stutzman of Hegins; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 10 at Church of God, Valley View.

Burial was at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Contributions may be made to Church of God, 900 W. Main Street, Valley View 17983.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

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Scott R. Gonsar

HALIFAX •  Scott R. Gonsar, 50 years old, of Halifax, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015.

He was born Feb. 1, 1965 to Randall and Nira Gonsar.

He attended Halifax Area School District and formerly worked at Mid Penn bank.

He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed hiking in the outdoors. He also enjoyed videotaping for the Halifax football and basketball teams.

In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by his sister, Sandra Fisher (husband Terry); and brother, Jeffrey (wife Colleen) of Halifax. He was preceded in death by his sister, Debra. He is also survived by one niece, Rylee Gonsar, of Van Neys, Calif. and three nephews: Reece Gonsar and Keith Fisher (wife Heather) of Halifax and Brian Fisher (wife Stephanie) of Herndon. He is also survived by a great niece, Kennedy Fisher of Herndon and great nephews, Noah Wallace and Brady and Chase Fisher of Halifax.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. To send condolence go to

This is a paid obituary

Cleo A. Leitzel

SUNBURY • Cleo A. Leitzel, 83, of 130 S. Front Street, Sunbury, PA, formerly from the Dalmatia area, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 5 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

She was born March 19, 1932, the daughter of the late David W. and Mary Treon Kieffer.

She was married to Stewart R. Leitzel who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2012. They celebrated 62 years as husband and wife.

During her 83 years, she worked in several sewing factories and also enjoyed sewing for her family. She also was known for her skills in making curtains and draperies, and she and Stewart did lots of upholstery work for many people in their younger years. They enjoyed many years of camping after retirement where they met and made many good friends. Among her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-aw, Jeffery and Debra Leitzel of Herndon, Kevin Leitzel of Camp Hill and Rahn and Kelly Leitzel of Greencastle; four grandchildren: Erika Koperna and husband Chris, Ryan Leitzel and wife Kira, Whitney Monn and husband Jason, and Benjamin Leitzel. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Tom Richards.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Irvin Kahler and Merle Kieffer.

A private graveside service will be conducted in Himmels Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Cleo’s memory may be made to Himmels Church, 1941 Schwaben Creek Road, Rebuck, PA 17867.

This is a paid obituary

Mary Jane Clay

HALIFAX • Mary Jane Clay, 85, formerly of Harrisburg, died April 2 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

She was retired from Pennsylvania Blue Shield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clay; and several sisters and brothers.

She is survived by her children: Colleen Kline, Lisa Petroff and Patricia Strahosky; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Millersburg.

Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Betty K. Zimmerman

MILLERSBURG • Betty K. Zimmerman, 87, formerly of Carsonville, died April 9 at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Lykens, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Klinger Mauser.

She had worked at many garment manufacturing factories in Harrisburg and helped on the family farm.

She was a member of St. James Church, Carsonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Zimmerman; and siblings: John Mauser, Mary Schoffstall and Anna Portzline.

She is survived by three sons: William Zimmerman of Halifax, Irvin Zimmerman of Enola and John Zimmerman of Elizabethville; a daughter, Janet Helt of Millersburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings: Leon Mauser of Halifax, Richard Mauser of Lykens, Shirley Knauber of Gratz, Arlene Mauser of Schuylkill Haven and Joann Roucher of York.

Services were held April 14 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville.

Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Halifax.

Contributions my be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg 17110 or online at

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Byron E. Rebuck

DALMATIA • Byron E. Rebuck, 90, died  April 10 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

He was born July 20, 1924 in Red Cross, a son of the late Charles and Blanch Rebuck.

He was employed as a maintenance worker for Wood Mode, Cramer.

He was a member of  Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millersburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Rebuck.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Rebuck; three sons: Timothy Rebuck and Dwight Rebuck, both of Dalmatia and Randall Rebuck of Halifax; a daughter, Marcia Rebuck of Carlisle; brother, Vernon Rebuck of Hughesville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millersburg.

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, is in charge of arrangements.

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