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Obituaries

Margaret (Petrie) Davis

Margaret (Petrie) Davis, 66, of Reedsville, passed away at home surrounded by those she loved most, at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, after a long and courageous, 12-year battle with breast cancer. Born March 29, 1953, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary Ethel ...

Patricia A. Bingaman

Patricia A. Bingaman, 71, of Lewistown, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home. Born Oct. 11, 1947, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Almeda (Edwards) Steele. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Steele, and a sister, Elsie ...

Sandra Jones Shaffer

Sandra Jones Shaffer, 66, of Laflin, passed away, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at her residence. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the former Evelyn Walker and the late David Jones and was a graduate of Coughlin High School. Sandra had received her associate degree in para legal studies. ...

Robert A. Shaffer

Robert A. Shaffer, 65, of Laflin, passed away, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at his residence. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James W. and Ellen Shaffer Shelley and was a graduate of East Juniata High School, McAlisterville. Bob was a carpenter by trade with his own business Shaffer ...

Nancy Yetter

Nancy Yetter, 80, passed away Friday Oct. 4, 2019 at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home and will be announced upon completion.

Shirley Ann Castor

Shirley Ann Castor, age 83, of Goodyear, Arizona, died Sept. 30, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born July 29, 1936, in Mifflin County, to Charles and Bessie Mae (Casner) Dunmire. She was a graduate of the Central Pennsylvania Business School who mastered the art of shorthand and could type ...

Mary A. Wagner

Mary A. Wagner, 92, of Mifflintown, formerly of Lewisburg, died on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born July 12, 1927, she was the last child of the late Edward W. and Susan C. (Smith) Keister. On Dec. 25, 1941, she married Robert S. Wagner, who preceded her in death ...

Kathryn J. Wertz

Kathryn J. Wertz, 92, of Lewistown, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at her home. Born Aug. 2, 1927, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Ida (Del Baugh) Wertz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Bodley, and a ...

Paul R. ‘Bob’ Knepp

Paul R. “Bob” Knepp, 69, of Lewistown, passed away at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at his home. Born April 18, 1950, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Paul G. and Margaret (Rodkey) Knepp. Paul is survived by: his wife, Pamela (Beaver) Knepp; children, Tiffany Brought and ...

Dennis ‘Denny’ ‘Pappy’ Shemory

Dennis “Denny” “Pappy” Shemory, 71, of Port Royal, entered into rest Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. He was born on May 7, 1948, to the late Charles Shemory and Della Bookwalters. He was an avid Penn State and Miami Dolphins fan and he enjoyed sitting by the fire. He was also known for the ...