From Mifflinburg Telegraph Weekly Newspaper
Obituaries Week of March 8, 2012
Mar 9, 2012 - 9:59:21 AM
Violet Viola Blyler
Violet Viola Blyler, 72, of 207 Walnut St., Lewisburg formerly of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Kramm Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Milton.
She was born Oct. 11, 1939, in New Berlin, a daughter of the late John and Lottie (Shemory) Weller. On June 26, 1956, in Mifflinburg, she married Charles A. Blyler, who survives.
She attended Mifflinburg High School.
Violet was employed at Furman Foods, Northumberland, for many years.
She attended West Milton United Methodist Church, where she was active in the women’s group.
Violet enjoyed shopping, puzzles, ceramics and yard sales.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 55 years, are one son and daughter-in-law, John and Patty Blyler, of Middleburg; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Jon Jesse, of Virginia, Viola and Terry Wilver, of Milton, Wanda and Dan Kemrer, of Milton, and Rose and Vincent Shemory, of Mifflinburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Derr, of Montandon; one brother, Raymond Weller, of Mount Pleasant Mills; one stepsister, Cathy Biar, of Forksville; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wed., March 7, at West Milton United Methodist Church, 310 High St., West Milton. The Rev. John Lee and the Rev. Wayne Shamer officiated.
Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
Gifts in Violet’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821, or to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Funeral arrangements were by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
William B. Zimmerman
William B. Zimmerman, 83, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home.
He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Cowan, a son of the late Leroy and Ruth (Boyer) Zimmerman. He and his wife of 64 years, the former Joan Millward, were married on Oct. 4, 1947. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2012.
He was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and worked as a laborer at the former physical plant at Bucknell University for 34 years, retiring in 1993.
William was of the Lutheran faith.
He loved farming and hunting and was an avid collector of coins and game commission patches.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Beverly Zimmerman, of Lewisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kris and Gary Diehl, of Millmont and Stacy and Karl Bennage, of Cohocton, N.Y.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Joan Zimmerman, of Lewisburg and Dane and Rita Zimmerman, of Harrisburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rozella Follmer, of Milton and Lystra and Paul Mohr, of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Jason Zimmerman, Samuel “Bucky” and Nathan Diehl, and Joshua and Justin Bennage; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Eileen Cobel and Annabelle Baylor.
Burial will be held privately and at the convenience of the family in Lewisburg Cemetery.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com
Dale B. “Tiny” Weirick
Dale B. “Tiny” Weirick, 89, formerly of Salem Church Road, Middleburg passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He had lived at the Manor at Penn Village in Selinsgrove since November 2010.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Middleburg, a son of the late Charles W. and Ella (Bitting) Weirick. He was married to the former Erma B. Hollenbach who preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1982. On Nov. 26, 1982, he married Betty V. (Bierly) Sheetz, who preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2005.
Dale attended the Gilberts School in rural Middleburg.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army in Normandy and Central Europe. He served with the 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the European African Middle-Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.
Tiny was a truck driver, driving for several freight carriers including Robert Long, and Muncy Transportation.
He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Kreamer, where he had served as an usher and greeter.
He was a life member of the Heiser-Hoffman V.F.W. Post 5640, Middleburg.
Dale enjoyed going to Canada on fishing trips with his friends and earlier in his life was an avid hunter.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Susan Weirick and Robert N. and Bonnie Weirick, all of Middleburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah D. and Dale Starks, of Weikert; two step-daughters and their husbands, Connie L. and Tony Randall, of Greenville, S.C., and Janet L. and Keith Moore, of Middleburg; six grandchildsren, and 11 great-greanchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Marlow S. Weirick.
Funeral services were held Wed., March 7, at the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg. Pastor Thomas Krampert officiated.
Burial with military honors by the Middlewest Veterans was in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg.
Martha C. Rill
Martha C. Rill, 90, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Lewisburg.
She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Bridgeport, Conn. Her life was just fabulously celebrated at her 90th birthday party with her loving family.
She will be missed by her daughters and their husbands, Diane Wilson and Rick Relyea, of Mifflinburg, Meg and Keith Phelps, of Mifflinburg, and Claire and Curt Orsinger, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; her grandchildren, Choate Wilson and his wife, Tracy, Deirdre Wilson and her husband, David Rose, Laura Ogden and her husband, Matt, Erin Phelps, Drew Phelps and his wife, Lindsey, Mark Phelps and his wife, Dana, Anthony Phelps and Eric Orsinger; and great-grandchildren, Forest and Aarin Wilson, Penelope and Josephine Wilson-Rose, Lily Ogden, Lain Searle and Jordyn Phelps.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Robert Rill; her daughter, Laura Rill Riehm; her granddaughter, Amber Phelps; her brother, Donald Choate; and her sister, Ann Louks.
She grew up in Bridgeport, Conn., and graduated from Skidmore College, where she met Paul on a blind date. They lived in Fairfield, Conn., Birmingham, Mich., and Williamsport. Martha moved to Ridgecrest in Lewisburg when Paul died in 2006. Martha was a previous member of St. Luke’s Lutheran in Williamsport and was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lewisburg.
She will always be an example of living life to its fullest. She loved to play bridge and was an avid reader.
A memorial to celebrate her life was held Sun., March 4, at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg. Pastor Donita J. Keister officiated.
Her burial will take place at a later date in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
Gifts may be made in memory of Martha to the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg, PA 17837.
Betty Mae Mitchell
Betty Mae Mitchell, 79, of Lewisburg, formerly of Shanksville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at home.
She was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Meyersdale, a daughter of the late Luella Jenny (Hoffman) Blough. She was married to Earl F. Mitchell, who preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
Betty enjoyed camping at Hidden Valley, sewing, playing bingo, playing cards with her grandchildren and spending time with her family.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly J. and John H. Beachy, of Mifflinburg; grandchildren, Cahan Morgan, Ray and Charles Mitchell, Betty Kellar, Ginnetta Reed, Rose Mitchell, Alicia Beachy, Shawna Cobb, Curtis, David and Christine Mitchell and Jonathan Beachy; 28 great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Eugene Blough, of California, Donald Blough, of Missouri, Irvin Blough and wife Delores, of Berlin, and Delores Erny, of Somerset; and her great-aunt, Marian Hoffman, of California.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Ray William and David Earl, and an aunt, Mildred Clark.
Funeral services were held Fri., March 2, at the Deaner Funeral Home, 705 Main St., Berlin. The Rev. Glenn Souder officiated.
Interment was in Somerset County Memorial Park.
Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Pediatric Diabetes Fund at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.
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