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G. William “Bill” Inch
G. William “Bill” Inch, 70, of Penns Creek, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville with his long-time friend, Raymond Schell, by his side. His passing follows injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on March 28.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1941, in Center Township, Snyder County, a son of the late Nevin and Olga (Glover) Inch.
He was a graduate of the Middleburg High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bloomsburg State Teachers College.
Bill retired in 1998 after 35 years of service in the Mifflinburg School District where he was a teacher in the elementary schools. He was a member of the PSEA and NEA and very active in the Snyder County Historical Society where he was a life member. He was also active in ancestry.com and a member of the Penns Creek Fire Company.
Bill was an avid Connie Francis fan and knew her on a personal basis and had served at one time as vice president of her fan club.
He devoted much of his time in his retirement years to the history of Penns Creek and in the Penns Creek’s bicentennial year 2006 he wrote the book “A Look At Penns Creek Through The Years”; in 2009, “The Early Days of Penns Creek, My Hometown: A Visit to Sunset Ranch and Plans for Keene Community Park, and in 2010 authored “A History of Centre Township and Snyder County Schools.”
Surviving are two sons, Dion A. Inch, of Middleburg, and Donovan A. Inch, of Mifflinburg; one brother and two-sisters-in-law, Wayne and Kimhuong Inch, of Middleburg, and Margaret Inch, of Middleburg, and eight nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Myron Inch, and a sister, Sherry Unger.
Friends and family will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., April 26, at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will follow in the Troxelville Union Cemetery.
Contributions to honor Bill’s memory may be made to the Snyder County Historical Society, East Market Street, Middleburg, PA 17842.
Esther Straub, of 48 Haven Lane, Millville and formerly of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Arrangements will be announced by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.
Leon Edwin Machamer
Leon Edwin Machamer, 97, of 708 Turkey Run Road, Mifflinburg entered into eternal rest at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in RiverWoods, Kelly Township, Union County, where he was a quest since Nov. 3, 2009. He had lived in Buffalo Township from 1960 until he entered RiverWoods.
He was born April 14, 1915, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Harold and Ruth Machamer. Leon was united in marriage on June 29, 1946, in Elkton, Md., to the former Hilda Isabell Elliott, who preceded him in death on July 26, 1994.
He attended Lewisburg schools and was a veteran of the Army who served during World War II. He served with the 11th Armored Division under Patton’s Third Army.
Leon retired in 1984 after 24 years of service from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, where he worked in the maintenance department. Before 1960, he was employed by B.O. Daubert Plumbing and Heating, Lewisburg.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Terry R. and Roxy Machamer, of Thompsontown; four grandchildren and their spouses, James L. and Angie Machamer, Christina A. Machamer, James D. and Christine Amspacker and Justin E. and Ashley Amspacker; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leon was the last of his immediate family, and he was preceded in death by six siblings, Josephine Steele, Janet Hiatt, Isabell Cimino, Donald, Harold and Richard Machamer.
A graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family in the Machamer family plot in the New Berlin Cemetery, Walnut Street, New Berlin. The Rev. Joseph N. Yorks, pastor of East Salem United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, will officiate. Full military rites will be accorded by Thomas H. Clapham American Legion Post 410, Mifflinburg.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. To share in Leon’s remembrance, visit www.adamofh.com.
Dorothy Elizabeth Kepler
Dorothy Elizabeth Kepler, 91, of Millmont entered into rest at 10:48 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Nottingham Village.
Arrangements will be announced by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
Geraldine Mae Brininger
Geraldine Mae Brininger, 87, formerly of 2495 Red Ridge Road, Mifflinburg passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont.
She was born March 8, 1925, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, a daughter of the late Jay and Hattie (Knepp) Snook. Her passing breaks a marital union of 69 years to Junior C. Brininger.
Earlier in life, Geraldine was employed at Yorktowne, Mifflinburg and as a domestic worker cleaning and caring for area churches and private homes. She also assisted her husband on the farm.
She enjoyed going shopping and attending family gatherings. She also enjoyed visiting different churches and had attended the Beavertown and Millmont God’s Missionary Churches.
Geraldine is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kirby A. and Rose M. Brininger, of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren, Dena Rae Clark, Jeremy and Andrea Brininger, and Megan Rhinehart; three step-grandchildren, Scott A. and Bradley L. Wagner and Kristy M. Aurand; seven great-grandchildren, Abby, Tristan, Vance, Keeten, Aiden, Olivia, and Daisey Mae; 10 step-great-grandchildren, Hannah Grace, Kiley, Kurtis, Kaelyn, Kinnley Rose, Emily, Katie, Kiresten Rose, Bradley, and Zachary; four sisters, Myrtle Arnold, of McClure, Edna Baker, of Beaver Springs, Jean Boonie, of Selinsgrove, and Arlene Bickel, of Reedsville; two brothers, Dale Snook, of Middleburg, and Dennis Snook, of McClure.
She was preceded in death by one son, Leon L. Brininger in 1968; and three brothers, Orville, Otis, and Aurrie Snook.
Funeral services were held Tues., April 24, at Wayside Bible Church, Middleburg. Pastor Tim Reich officiated.
Interment was in Hartleton Cemetery.
The family was assisted by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Sandra Barry (Chapin) Pardi
Sandra Barry (Chapin) Pardi of 300 Market St., New Berlin, since 1987, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of April 20, 2012, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
Sandra, or Bobbi as she was known to her family and friends, was born at Geisinger Hospital, Danville, on March 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Benneville Haag Chapin and Agnes I. Chapin Sharp.
She graduated from high school in Milton, in 1952, and attended Indiana State Teachers College where she met and married Clair Richard Walter, of Pittsburgh, who preceded her in death. After their divorce in 1985, Bobbi returned to Pittsburgh where she met and married John Pardi, who preceded her in death. Bobbi and John moved to New Berlin in 1988.
Bobbi was an incredibly talented woman and role model for today’s modern independent “supermoms.” She was a drum major and life guard in high school, and was a music major and played the oboe at Indiana State Teachers College. Bobbi believed in doing everything herself, and over the years became an accomplished seamstress, gardener, mural painter, and jewelry designer. Bobbi worked full time while raising her five children. She instilled in them an appreciation of art and culture while grounding them with a reverence for nature. She held different jobs throughout her life, and even fitted the first Buffalo Sabre’s hockey team with their skates. Bobbi served as a board member of the Little Theater in Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, and as a board member of the Heritage Society in New Berlin.
She was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin.
Her hobbies included reading, high fashion/couture, gardening, collecting antiques, and making beautiful custom gold and silver jewelry.
Bobbi is survived by her daughters, Barri Lee (Walter) Hauck-Critzman, of Victorville, Calif., Pamela Karen (Walter) Bhuthimethee, of Holly Springs, N.C., Rebecca Ann (Walter) Oliver, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Cynthia Pauline (Walter) Weiland of Boise, Idaho; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and Tomasina, her beloved cat.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Craig Walter.
We, her children, would like to express our gratitude to her great friends, Ronald and Frances Blatchley, to Pastor Andrew and the members of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Berlin, and to all who have known and been part of this extraordinary woman’s life.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 Market St., New Berlin, PA 17855.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
Loretta M. Sprenkle
Loretta M. Sprenkle, 62, of 145 Mae Lane, Middleburg passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
She was born Jan. 4, 1950, in Lewistown, a daughter of Neida P. (Keister) Bowersox, of Middleburg, and the late Harold W. Bowersox Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 6. On April 5, 1969, she married Robert L. Sprenkle, who survives.
Loretta was a graduate of Middleburg Joint High School with the Class of 1967 and Corning Community College.
At the time of her passing, she was employed with the Union-Snyder Community Action AmeriCorps Program and also at Shrawder’s Mini Mart as a bookkeeper. She formerly held positions in the Susquehanna University Financial Aid Office, in Snyder County government as a deputy treasurer and at Swineford National Bank.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Penns Creek, the Penns Creek Fire Company ladies auxiliary, where she organized fundraisers, the SUN Area Council of Republican Women, the Pennsylvania and National Federation of Republican Women and as a Center Township representative on the Snyder County Republican Committee. Loretta assisted the Penns Creek Little League and organized blood drives as well as fund raisers for the Penns Creek Ball Association at the McClure Bean Soup. She never missed an opportunity to dance with the Country Twirlers, and enjoyed their dancing at the Farm Show each year.
The greatest joy of Loretta’s life was her grandson, R.W. She will be remembered as a loving, generous and kind lady who always had everyone’s best interests at heart.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 43 years and her mother, are one son, Wade Sprenkle and his companion, Paula Nolte, of Middleburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Corinna and Rodney Englehardt, of New Berlin; one grandson, Rodney Englehardt Jr.; two brothers, Harold Bowersox Jr. and his companion, Sue Osgood, of Kreamer, and Raymond Bowersox and his wife, Dori, of Liverpool; one sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Gary Smith, of Middleburg; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Solomon Keister.
A celebration of Loretta’s life was held Sat., April 21, in Zion United Methodist Church, Middleburg. Pastor Bob Klingerman officiated.
Contributions to honor Loretta’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, c/o the church parsonage, 504 Winey Ave., Middleburg, PA 17842.
Arrangements were handled by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill Street, Middleburg.
Betty “Twiggy” Stahl
Betty L. “Twiggy” Stahl, 77, of 2195 Weikert Road, Millmont since 1968, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont.
Born Oct. 12, 1934, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of Emily (Hulsizer) Snyder of Millmont and the late William D. Snyder. On Aug. 22, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., she married Charles A. Stahl, who preceded her in death April 27, 2008.
A 1952 graduate of Mifflinburg High School, she was employed at the Union County Sportsmens Club, Weikert, for many years.
She attended the West End Bible Fellowship, Millmont.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a son, William D. Stahl of Millmont; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ellen M. and Don L. Kahler of Millmont and Deb L. Gross of Laurelton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Barb Snyder of Millmont, Bob and Sue Snyder of Virginia, Tom and Deb Snyder of Maryland and Joe and Annette Snyder of Millmont; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lois and Melvin Bickel of Millmont, Mary Ann Hackenburg of Mifflinburg and Linda and Jim Martin of New Ringgold; eight grandchildren, Michele Hackenburg of Laurelton, Ann Koonsman of Millmont, Dawn Pfleegor of Mifflinburg, Julie Miller of Mifflinburg, TrishaBuoy of Millmont, Kyle Stahl of Middleburg, Amanda Stahl of Millmont and Carla Stahl of Oklahoma; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Stahl Jr., in l978; and a brother, John B. Snyder.
Funeral services were held Fri., April 20, at the West End Bible Fellowship, 19200 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont. Pastor Richard L. DeVett officiated.
Burial was in the Lincoln Chapel Cemetery, Laurelton.
Memorial gifts may be made to the West End Bible Fellowship, P.O. Box 36, Laurelton, PA 17835.
Funeral arrangements were by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
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