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SENTINEL GUIDELINES: Obituaries in the Upper Dauphin Sentinel are printed free of charge 
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.

Dale C. Manning

ELIZABETHVILLE • Dale C. Manning, age 76, of Camp Street, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Harrisburg.

He was born in Halifax Twp., the son of the late Russell and Lucy Bohr Manning. Dale was a Millersburg High School graduate class of 1958, retired from Reiff & Nestor in Lykens and enjoyed spending time with the loafer’s club at the river in Millersburg.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy J. and his wife Sharon of Millersburg and David and his wife Angela of Millersburg; a daughter, Marie Suhr and her husband Carl of Halifax; grandchildren: Garret, Danille, Alyssa, Matthew, Kylie and Tyler; great-grandchildren: Dawsyn, Kingsley, Nash and Rue; brother, Kim (Deb) of East Petersburg; sisters: Donna (Donald) Bechtel, Carol Carl both of Millersburg, Judy (Ray) Hoffman of Halifax, Luanne (Dan) Boviall of Camp Hill and Holly (Michael) Rossi of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Dr. G. Robert Little of New Cumberland; sisters-in-law, Mickey Manning of Dauphin and Bonnie Manning of Millersburg. He was preceded in death by a sister, Collette Little; and brothers: James, Terry and Timothy.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at the convenience of the family at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Millersburg Ferryboat Association, P.O. Box 93 Millersburg, PA 17061.

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

This is a paid obituary

Kent Vinson Poffenberger

HALIFAX • Kent Vinson Poffenberger, age 69, passed away peacefully Monday, July 18, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Kent was born on Jan. 26, 1947, to Robert B. Poffenberger and Ada Jane (Still) Poffenberger in Duncannon, Pa. He grew up in Halifax and graduated from Halifax Area High School in 1964.

Kent was happily married to the love of his life, Beverly E. (Strohecker) Poffenberger for 50 years who he married on July 2, 1966. Kent and Beverly together had four sons who were their pride and joy. They loved and supported their sons in all their musical and sports activities. Kent received his B.S. degree in accounting from Elizabethtown College and his M.B.A. from Penn State University. He completed both degrees while working full time to support his family, never missing any of his sons’ events. He loved to hunt, camp, golf and spend time with his family and grandchildren. Kent was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in various leadership positions. He was devoted in his faith and leaves a legacy of discipleship for his children and grandchildren to follow.

Kent is survived by his mother, Ada Jane; his wife, Beverly; two brothers, Keith (Sue) and Douglas (Cathy); four sons: Bradd V. (Lachell), Jason T. (Laura), Jared K. and Kyle R. (Aubrey); and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; and his daughter-in-law, Christy. Kent will be missed by all.

Services were held July 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Harrisburg. Burial followed at Halifax UM Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Halifax Ambulance Association, 225 Bunker Hill Road, Halifax, PA 17032. Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. To sign the guest book, go to

This is a paid obituary

Alice Marie Miller

CARLISLE • Alice Marie Miller, 88, of Polk Personal Care Center, Millersburg, formerly of Hegins, died May 26 at Cumberland Crossings.

She was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Gratz, a daughter of the late William and Florence Phillips Minnich.

She was a graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

She was a postal clerk at the Hegins Post Office, prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Miller; a brother, Miles Minnich; and a sister, Betty Michael.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay Morgan of Mechanicsburg and Melinda Baer of Marysville; a son, Lynn Miller of Vashon, Wash.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Minnich of El Paso, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

Burial was private at the convenience of the family in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Contributions can be made to a favorite charity.

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

To sign the online guest book, visit

Anna Sedesse

LYKENS • Anna Sedesse, 99, died July 20 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Minersville, a daughter of the late Wassil and Helen Kapchmar Depsky. 

She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lykens. 

She was preceded in death by a son, William Sedesse Jr. 

She is survived by her husband, William Sedesse; a daughter, Arlene Stank; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Kathryn Barto.

Mass of Christian Burial was held July 25 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lykens.  

Burial was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco,.

John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, was in charge of arrangements.

Lorene I. Yohe

MILLERSBURG •  Lorene I. Yohe, 87, died July 21 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village.

She was born in Leck Hill, a daughter of the late Harold and Macy Rebuck Weaver.

She had worked at the former Muskin shoe factory.

She was a member of Trinity UCC, Millersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Yohe; four brothers: Paul, John, Elwood and Guy; and two sisters, Mary Enders and Dorothy Klouser.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Walter; a granddaughter; and a great grandson.

Services were held July 25 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg.

Burial was in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9794.

To sign the online guest book, visit

Emily C. Enders

HALIFAX • Emily C. Enders, 77, died July 21 at her residence.

She was born July 3, 1939, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late George and Lena Depra Beers.

She had worked in the past for The Kepler Home Inc, Elizabethville; Dr. Faust in Duncannon; and Seal Glove Co., Millersburg.

She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Webster.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Enders at home, two sons, Robert Webster of Pittsburgh and John Webster of Glen Rock; four stepdaughters, Sharon Fetterhoff of Haifax, Sandra Potter of Frederickburg, Va., Deborah Polak of Loysville and Esther Rudy of Duncannon; a stpson, Raymond Enders of Sumpter, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 26 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home Inc, Elizabethville.

Inurnment was at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To sign the online guest book, visit

Sally J. Morgan May

WILLIAMSTOWN • Sally J. Morgan May, 54, died July 23 at Schuylkill Medical Center-East, Pottsville.

She was born May 6, 1962, in Pottsville, a daughter of Betty Sallada Morris of Tower City and the late Clarence Shutt.

She was formerly employed at Tallman’s Family Farm.

She was of the Protestant faith and a member of the Tower City American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Morgan; and two brothers, Edward Shutt and Terry Morris.

She is survived by her mother; her husband, Gregory May; two sons, Matt Morgan of Tower City and Darin Morgan of Williamstown; two sisters, Nancy Smith of Hegins and Judy Shutt of Tower City; three brothers: Kevin Shutt, Warren Jr. and Bobby Morris, all of Tower City; and two grandchildren.

Following her wishes, services will be private with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin. 

Contributions may be made to Penn State Children’s Hospital, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. 

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

To sign the online guest book, visit


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