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MILLERSBURG • Bernice J. Patton, age 80, a resident
at Polk Personal Care in Millersburg, passed away Sunday, April 16,
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
Donations can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300
Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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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
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
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
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
James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, was in charge of
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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
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
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
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BERRYSBURG • Eunice J.D. Witmer, 81, of Berrysburg
arrived in the loving arms of the Lord April 22, 2017, after an
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
Memorial contributions may be made to her church at
Reigles Bible Fellowship, 158 Reigles Church Road, Millersburg, PA
Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg, is
handling the arrangements.
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Virginia L. Washinger
HALIFAX • Virginia “Ginny” L. Washinger 77, formerly
of Halifax, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Select Specialty
She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Emma
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “Jack”
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.