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Obituaries

Melvin E. McCombs

Melvin E. McCombs, 76, of Howard, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation, Lock Haven. He was born on April 14, 1941, in Indiana County, a son of the late Orley and Ruth Shultz McCombs. He was a graduate of Purchase Line High School and went on to proudly ...

Kristan L. McMorris

Kristan Louise McMorris, age 56, passed away peacefully following a brief illness while residing at the ManorCare Health Services Facility in Jersey Shore on Feb. 22, 2018. Kristan was born May 24, 1961 to David L. McMorris and Carol S. McMorris. Born with severe mental retardation, ...

Doris E. Barrow

Doris E. Barrow 94, died Friday February 23, 2018 at the Williamsport Home. She was born in 1923 in Jersey Shore the daughter of Ward D. Brown and the former Hazel McBride. Doris was preceded in death by her husband William C. Barrow Jr. in 2012. She is survived by a son William C. ...

Funerals

BRATTON — Marcella G. Bratton, 80, of Renovo, died Feb. 23, 2018. Funeral, noon Thursday, March 1, first United Methodist Church, Renovo. visitation, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. BRADLEY — Mary Ellen Bradley, 71, of Avis, died Feb. 22, 2018. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, ...

Rita Mae Ardner

Rita Mae Casciani Ardner, 85, of Primrose Lane, Howard, passed away peacefully at her home Feb. 25, 2018 after a short period of illness. Born in Johnsonburg Pa., she was the eldest daughter of Francesco and Anna Peluso Casciani. The family moved to Lock Haven around 1935, and Rita ...

Funerals

BRATTON — Marcella G. Bratton, 80, of Renovo, died Feb. 23, 2018. Funeral, noon Thursday, March 1, first United Methodist Church, Renovo. visitation, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. BRADLEY — Mary Ellen Bradley, 71, of Avis, died Feb. 22, 2018. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, ...

Marcella G. (Bradney) Bratton

Marcella G. (Bradney) Bratton, 80, of Renovo passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Haven Rehab and Skilled Nursing, Lock Haven. She was born August 16, 1937 in Renovo, a daughter of the late Howard E. and Pauline V. (Foulke) Bradney. Marcella was married on June 2, 1956 to Joseph H. ...

Mary Ellen Bradley

Mary Ellen Kitchen Bradley, 71, of Avis passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at The Gatehouse Hospice at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born on April 26, 1946 in Bad Axe, Mich., she was the daughter of Melvin Mulbarger and Verna A. Weaver-Kitchen. Mary Ellen was a graduate of ...

Ruth M. Phillips

Ruth M. Phillips, 77, of Blanchard, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at her home. Born on May 29, 1940 in Mill Hall, she was the daughter of the late Roland D. and Ida L. Gardner Butler. She celebrated 60 years of marriage with the love of her life, Dale A. Phillips, who ...

Margaret M. Confer

Margaret M. (Marg) Confer, 96, of Kephart Plaza, Lock Haven, was reunited with her family and loved ones in Heaven on Feb. 22, 2018. She was born Feb. 5, 1922, and was the only child of Ray and Florence Lair Walker. Living in Lizardville most of her life, she attended Lamar Township ...

Rev. Christopher L. Clemmer

Rev. Christopher L. Clemmer, 64, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., formerly of Lock Haven, passed away on Jan. 24, 2018 at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, Ill., as a result of complications from breast cancer. Born April 14, 1953 in Austria, Christopher Landon was the son of Robert Rugh and Eleanore ...

Funerals

FARRINGTON — Thomas M. Farrington Jr., 60, of Pleasant Gap, died Feb. 1, 2018. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Pleasant Gap American Legion. JOHNSON — Frank Eugene Johnson Sr., 82, of Loganton, died Feb. 21, 2018. Funeral, 3 p.m. today, Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven. ...

Frank Eugene Johnson Sr.

Frank Eugene Johnson, Sr, 82, of 267 Rockey Rd., Loganton passed way Feb. 21, 2018 at The Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport surrounded by his family. He was born June 20, 1935 in Lock Haven to the late Charles and LauraMay Winchester Johnson. Frank was united in marriage to his wife ...

Russell M. Kauhl, Sr.

Russell M. Kauhl, Sr., 59, of Renovo died at home on Tuesday, Feb., 20, 2018. He was born November 15, 1958, in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Maynard and Shirley (Brotherton) Kauhl. Russell was married on Oct., 18, 2012, to the former Angel M. Lullo. They celebrated 5 years of marriage ...

Mary Ellen Bradley

Mary Ellen Bradley, 71, of Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at The Gatehouse Hospice of Divine Providence Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington and will be announced upon completion.

Rodney E. Merrifield

Rodney E. Merrifield, 60, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Gatehouse. He is survived by three children, Jason (Ashlee) Merrifield, Sherry Merrifield and Ciera Merrifield. A son, Rodney Merrifield Jr. preceded him in death. www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

Funerals

FARRINGTON — Thomas M. Farrington Jr., 60, of Pleasant Gap, died Feb. 1, 2018. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Pleasant Gap American Legion. . PICKETT — Ed Pickett Sr., 84, of Loganton, died Feb. 10, 2018. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Oval United Methodist ...

Dillon D. Smith

Dillon D. Smith, 25, of Linden, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport. Born October 15, 1992 in Williamsport, he was a son to Sean Smith and Joyleen McClements. Surviving are his daughter, Zarii M. Smith; brother, Blaze McClements; maternal grandparents, ...

Russell M. Kauhl

Russell M. Kauhl, Sr., 59, of Renovo passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb., 20, 2018. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Maxwell Funeral Home, Renovo.

Funerals

PICKETT — Ed Pickett Sr., 84, of Loganton, died Feb. 10, 2018. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Oval United Methodist Church. Visitation, noon until time of service at the church. CARPENTER — Ira L. “Joe” Carpenter, 90, of Coudersport Pike, died Feb. 19, 2018. Funeral, 2 ...