Obituaries

Thelma J. ‘Betty’ Beckwith

Thelma J. “Betty” Beckwith, 86, of Lewistown, and formerly of Reedsville, passed away at 9:09 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Ohesson Manor. Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Larimer, Allegheny County, she was a daughter of the late Jess W. Sr. and Emily (Huffer) Mowry. In addition to her ...

Willie E. Byler

Willie E. Byler, 73, of Burnham, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Barry L. Guss

Barry L. Guss, 66, of Glen Rock, loving husband and father, passed away April 20, 2019 after living courageously for several years with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Barry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanne. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael P. ...

Helen C. Fishter

Helen C. Fishter, 85, formerly of Lewistown, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. Born Nov. 3, 1933, in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Helen C. (French) Stuter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Michael F. ...

Mary L. Hoover

Mary L. Hoover, 83, of Telford and formerly of Souderton, went to be with her Lord Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis S. Hoover, who died Aug. 4, 2018. Born April 30, 1935 in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Ruth (Harshbarger) ...

Faye E. Kanagy

Faye E. Kanagy, 81, of 144 Trella St., Belleville, passed away at 2:34 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, at Valley View Rehabilitation. Faye was born July 10, 1937, in Centre County, the daughter of the late George E. and Estie L. (Eungard) Wells. She was predeceased by: her husband, Raymond E. ...

Jennifer A. Elder

At 10:04 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at William Penn Healthcare, Jennifer A. Elder, of 8th Street, Lewistown, was surrounded by her family when she went to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born Feb. 3, 1970, in Lewistown, she was ...

Deborah Kay Hirakis

Deborah Kay Hirakis, 64, of Lewistown, passed away at 8:54 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center- Danville. Born Feb. 14, 1955, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Milton B. and Jessie H. (Stidfole) Hirakis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in ...

Jennifer A. Elder

Jennifer A. Elder, 49, of Lewistown, died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at William Penn Healthcare in Lewistown. Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements which will be announced when complete.

David ‘Larry’ Bookhamer

David “Larry” Bookhamer, 77, of East Waterford, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Edgar and Dorothy “Dot” (Hite) Bookhamer. He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Rev. Marsha; three children, Karen Fox and husband, ...