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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.

Bernice J. Patton

MILLERSBURG •  Bernice J. Patton, age 80, a resident at Polk Personal Care in Millersburg, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017.

She was born in Lenkerville, the daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Klinger Lenker. Bernice retired from the former Puritan Fashions and also had worked at BG’s in Millersburg.

She was the widow of Roy “Tom” Patton; and was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are a daughter Christine Eggleston and her husband Mike of Millersburg; grandson Joshua Eggleston and his wife Ashley of Millersburg; granddaughter Heather Eggleston and her husband Eric Bender of Millersburg; great-grandchildren Zachary and Ella Eggleston and Mitchell and Caleb Bender; a sister Verna “Pat” Snyder of Halifax; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 21 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Burial was in Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax.

Donations can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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This is a paid obituary

Charles E. Kline

SPRING GLEN • Charles E. Kline, 94, died April 18 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born March 28, 1923, in Valley View, a son of the late Ray and Martha Schaeffer Kline.

He worked for Pine Creek Coal Company for 30 years, and then worked for Halmark Homes, Pine Grove Homes, and retired from Imperial Homes. He also was a farmer throughout his life.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View; a member of the Uf und Druf Hunting Camp and the White Ash Land Association, both of Sullivan County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Kessler Kline; four brothers: Roy Kline, Warren Kline, Clayton Kline and Clair Kline; and a sister, Verna Shadle.

He is survived by a son, David Kline of Spring Glen; a grandson; a sister, Ethel Chubb of Lykens; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 21 at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View.

Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Valley View.

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Alma J. Stuppy

SPRING GLEN • Alma J. Stuppy of Spring Glen, Pa., passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at home. 

She was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Klingerstown, Pa., to the late Lloyd and Helen Wiest Stine. 

She was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School and enjoyed gardening. 

Alma is survived by her husband, Harold Stuppy; sons: Lucas Stine, Michael Ney and Chris Ney; daughters, Tanya Ney and Tara Ney; stepsons, David Stuppy and Harold K. Stuppy; stepdaughters: Gloria Stuppy, Lucille Michaels and Doris Lewis; and numerous grand, great and great-great-grandchildren; stepbrother Larry Stine; sister Leona K. Scott; and a stepsister Patsy Stine. In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by a brother Darvin Headdings.

Memorial services were held  April 25 from the John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, Pa.

John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

This is a paid obituary

Dorothy C. Peifer

DALMATIA • Dorothy C. Peifer, 96, died  April 19 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

She was born March 26, 1921, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late John and Mary Derk.

She was employed at Dalmatia Blouse and later retired from HerCo in Hershey.

She was a member of Zion Stone Valley Church and the Ladies Aide and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of the Alvin E. Long Post, Mandata.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Peifer.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Paul of Dalmatia and Rose Mary Trumble of Newton, Kan.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 22 at Zion Stone Valley Church, Dalmatia.

Burial took place privately at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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

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George E. Fry

WILLIAMSTOWN • George E. “Pooch” Fry of Williamstown, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 20 at Polk Assisted Living in Millersburg, Pa. 

He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Williamstown to the late Arthur G. and Hattie Updegrove Fry. 

George was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Williamstown American Legion Post No. 239. He enjoyed woodworking and carving, fishing and was an inventor with several patents.

Surviving is his wife E. Joan Coleman Fry; a son George R. Fry; daughters Irene K. Wise and Mary Spittle; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers Edwin, Dean, Glenn and Carl; and a sister Carol Frank. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Barbara A. Snyder. 

There are no services scheduled at this time. 

John R. Shultz Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

This is a paid obituary

Eunice J.D. Witmer

BERRYSBURG • Eunice J.D. Witmer, 81, of Berrysburg arrived in the loving arms of the Lord April 22, 2017, after an extended illness.

She was born June 1, 1935, in Virginia to the late Charles and Madeline (Dove) Morris.

Eunice graduated from Berrysburg High School in 1953. She was class treasurer, a member of the FFA, played softball and excelled at basketball. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and gardening. Eunice was a loving Christian and worshiped every day. She attended Reigles Bible Fellowship Church. She loved her family and enjoyed many happy times with them, including her loving husband, her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will all miss her dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Sherwood. They were married in June 1954 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Also surviving are three sisters, Marcia Mildred Weist, Janet Henninger and Helen Lauver.

She was preceded in death by her sister Sylvia Sweigard. She also leaves behind her four children, Bruce Witmer (Helen) of Carlisle, Angela Busha of Bressler, Jody Witmer (Carl) of Bressler, and Chris Witmer (Linda) of Easton. In addition, she is survived by grandchildren, Shawntel Hoover, Shane Keefer, Seth Keefer, Jennifer Witmer Waltz and Jessica Witmer Dolinger, Nicole Brixey, Cody Witmer, Sara Witmer, Austin Witmer, Alexis Thompson, and Carl Thompson, Jr. She is survived by 14 great- grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Reigles Bible Fellowship Church. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church at Reigles Bible Fellowship, 158 Reigles Church Road, Millersburg, PA 17061.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg, is handling the arrangements.

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This is a paid obituary

Virginia L. Washinger

HALIFAX • Virginia “Ginny” L. Washinger 77, formerly of Halifax, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg. 

She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Emma Frankfort.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “Jack” L. Washinger. 

She is survived by her sons, Paul Washinger, Jr. of Harrisburg, and Steven Washinger of Halifax; two grandchildren; two step‑grandchildren; and her sister, Sheila (Jack) Barnhart.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.


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