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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.

William Earl Heberling

SAN ANTONIO, Texas • William Earl Heberling, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Williamstown, Pa., died May 4, 2018.

He was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Williamstown, a son of Susan Eliza and John A. Heberling.

Bill was a veteran of the Korean War; and later worked at Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown and Kelly Air Force Base in Texas.

He was an avid HAM radio operator; built model trains and planes; and spent many happy times throughout the years with his various Bishon Frise dogs, Beau, Alfie, Jana and Katie.

Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Winifred Mae (Shaffner) and his second wife, Sarah Louise (McWhorter); his parents; two brothers, John Clarence Heberling and Robert Charles Heberling; a sister, Patricia Ann Reitenbach; and a stepdaughter Margaret Jeanne Manley.

He is survived by stepdaughter Deborah Albers (Kenneth); stepson Barry Manley; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Trotman and Cecelia Wise, both of Pennsylvania and Judith Pishnery of Georgia; sister-in-law Mary Hand of Oklahoma; nephew Scott Hand of California; and niece Susan Bellows of Oklahoma.

Graveside services were held May 11 and burial was in Mission Burial Park North, San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

This is a paid obituary

Lee A. Gessner

WEST HANOVER TWP. • Lee A. Gessner, 96, died June 11 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Pillow,  a son of the late Elias and Jennie Bower Gessner.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was the retired owner of the former Gessner Vending, Inc.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Maiden Gessner.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol  Junkin of New Cumberland and Barbara Helm of West Hanover Twp.; three sons: Richard Gessner of Texas; Robert  Gessner of California and William Gessner of Florida; a sister, Ethel Williard of Lykens; several grandchildren;, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City. 

Burial with military honors will be held in Williamstown Methodist Cemetery.  

Contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way No. 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110. 

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Kenneth Ray Miller

ROSENBERG, Texas • Kenneth Ray Miller, 59, formerly of Millersburg and Sunbury, died June 11 at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Twp.

He was born May 30, 1959, in Harrisburg, a son of Shirley Klinger-Miller and the late Donald Miller.

He drove truck for many years; school bus for Shikellamy School District; owned and operated Miller Enterprise in Sunbury; and worked for Brothers Sewing Machine in Houston, Texas

He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Donald Miller Jr. of Sunbury and Gary Miller of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow.

Burial will be in Evangelical Brethren Church Cemetery, Berrysburg.

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

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Sarah J. Hoke Feidt

MILLERSBURG • Sarah J. Hoke Feidt, of Millersburg, passed away May 20, 2018, at the Middletown Home where she had resided for several years.

Sarah was born May 1, 1938, in Millersburg, daughter of the late Daniel and Cora Hoke of Millersburg.

Sarah worked at the old Muskins Shoe Company, and was employed by Brubaker Tool for 30 years until she retired.

She was a mother, sister and grandma, and enjoyed spending time with her family, walking around town and playing bingo.

Sarah is survived by a daughter Connie Cook and son-in-law Gregory Cook of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: Jeremy K. Hoke of Sheffield, England, Joseph R. Hoke of New Cumberland and Shavanna Hernandez of Harrisburg; and six great-grandchildren: Maddie and Harry Hoke of Sheffield, England, Kylin and Aaliyah Hoke of Shiremanstown and Rashona and Anthony Johnson of Harrisburg. She also is survived by a sister Dorothy Hoke of Millersburg; brother Billy Hoke of Elizabethville; and many neices and nephews.

Sarah will be missed greatly by her family. Rest in Peace Mom.

A memorial service will be held for Sarah Feidt at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Inurnment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg.

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

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This is a paid obituary

Katherine J. Keiter

WILLIAMSTOWN • Katherine J. Keiter, age 65, died June 13 at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

She was born Dec. 14, 1952, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Harry Gregory and Arlene Paul.

She retired from the former Susquehanna Lutheran Village as a nurse’s aid. She also had worked in the past for the former Lebro Shirt Factory, Tower Sales and Michael's Foods.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Stephen Keiter; two daughters, Trudy Sechler of York and Donna Watkeys of Wilkes-Barre; two brothers, Robert Browning Jr of Halifax and Donald Paul of Lebanon; two sisters, Charlotte Klinger of Halifax and Sandra Paul of Topton; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m.

Burial will be in Spring Grove “Fetterhoffs” Cemetery, Halifax.

Contributions may be made to American Stroke Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or stroke/

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Ronald E. Buffington

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. • Ronald E. Buffington, 74, died Dec. 7, 2017, in Delray Beach, Fla.  He was the son of the late Edwin and Sally Buffington of Elizabethville.

He is survived by his wife Naomi in Delray Beach, Fla.; and his son Ronald K. Buffington (Julie) in Charlotte, N.C.; and grandchildren Campbell and Marley.  He was predeceased by his daughter Lorelea in 2005.  He also is survived by five stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.  Other survivors include sisters Jean Weaver (Fred), Elizabethville and Elma Umholtz, Mt. Joy; and brother Dennis Buffington (Anna Carol), Centre Hall, Pa.

Ronald graduated from Upper Dauphin High School in 1961.  He graduated from Penn State, Virginia Tech Institute and Michigan State University with Ph.D. in dairy science. Ronald had worked with animals all his life and was devoted to the betterment of animal feed and animal health on a natural basis.  Employment included Virginia Tech University, Curtiss Candy, Select Sires and Conklin Co.

A memorial service was held on April 7 in Statesville, N.C. A graveside burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at David’s Community Bible Church Cemetery in Killinger.

This is a paid obituary

Mary Lou Wolfe

TOWER CITY • Mary Lou Wolfe, 90, formerly of West Virginia, died June 15 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Marion County, W. Va., a daughter of the late Roy and Hattie Kyle Metz.

She was retired from Company Store, No. 9, Coal Mine, W.  Va. and Westinghouse, Fairmount, W. Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Wolfe Sr; two sons, Philip Wolfe Jr. and and Thomas Wolfe; three brothers; and a sister.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Lou Satterfield of LeBlond, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren;  two step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.  

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