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Obituaries

Melvin R. Wray

Melvin R. Wray, 72, of Lewistown, passed away at 7:10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles Russell and Edna Leigh (Leister) Wray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and two ...

Marilyn L. (Smith) Gavitt

Marilyn L. (Smith) Gavitt, 70, of Eagles Mere, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna. Born Nov. 19, 1948 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Wilfred C. and the late Gladys Louise (Bressler) Smith. Marilyn retired as an LPN. She enjoyed trivia and sports, especially the ...

Emma J. Singley

Emma J. Singley, 90, of Reedsville, passed away on Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018 at William Penn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the care of The Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory and will be private.

Marlin D. Yoder

Marlin D. Yoder, 92, of 415 Allensville Mountain Road, Allensville, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Valley View Haven. Born Feb. 18, 1926, in Allensville, he was the son of the late Daniel L. and Elsie L. (Yoder) Yoder. He was preceded in death by his first wife, M. ...

Sarah J. Tabb

Sarah J. Tabb, 91, of Mifflintown, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born Jan. 6, 1927, in Milford Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Edward G. and Anna (Woodward) Guss. Her husband, Joseph R. Tabb Sr., whom she married ...

Daniel E. ‘Dan’ Black

A memorial service will be held for Daniel E. “Dan” Black at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, at Cornerstone Community Church, Walker Township. The family invites anyone to come share a memory of Dan and/or pay their respects.

Beth Ann Peters

Beth Ann Peters, 60, of Lewistown, Derry Township, passed away at 3:16 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 13, 1957, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Madeline (Fisher) Barker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death ...

Mary Ann Zook

Mary Ann Zook, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at her home in Mifflintown. Born Aug. 10, 1939, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late J. Harold and Anne M. (Moore) Zook. She was the last member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by her ...

Sarah J. Tabb

Sarah J. Tabb, 91, of Mifflintown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and will be announced when they are complete.

Beverly J. ‘Bev’ Dean

Beverly J. “Bev” Dean, 76, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Born July 27, 1942, in Newton Hamilton, she was a daughter of the late Donald H. and Evelyn C. (Gloss) Rose. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Earl W. Shilling, and two ...