Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ B. Van Natta

Elizabeth “Betty” B. Van Natta, 97, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Mountain View a Nursing & Rehab Center. Born in Huntingdon, on Nov, 3, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Burns) Bert. She was a graduate of Huntingdon High School and attended ...

Rufus E. Lauver

Rufus E. Lauver, 79, of McAlisterville, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, and will be announced upon completion.

Charles E. ‘Chink’ Parsons

Charles E. “Chink” Parsons, 89, of 2 East Market St., Mount Union, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Lewistown Hospital. He was born on Feb. 11, 1929, in Mount Union, the son of the late Russell and Lolita (Parsons) Parsons. He was first married to Phyllis ...

Gary R. Phillips

Gary R. Phillips, 77, of Petersburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2019, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born Sept. 25, 1941, in Milroy, he was a son of the late J. David and Catherine B. (Fultz) Phillips. His wife, Judith Ann Phillips, preceded him in death on ...

Michael Joseph Stravolo

Michael Joseph Stravolo, 61, formerly of Lewistown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Ohesson Manor. Born July 24, 1957, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Roland W. and Julia (Teenie) Stravolo. He is survived by an aunt, Ann M. Teenie, of Lewistown and many ...

Christ R. Yoder

Christ R. Yoder, 72, of Reedsville passed away, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the home of Christ R.J. Yoder. Christ is survived by his wife, Katie B. (Hostetler) Yoder. A funeral service will be held, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at his home. Interment will take place in Green Lane Amish Cemetery, ...

Ruth E. Bingaman

Ruth E. Bingaman, 95, of U.S. Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at her home. Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements which will be announced when complete.

Esther A. “Bun” Smith

Esther A. “Bun” Smith, 86, of McAlisterville, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. at the Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Born on Aug. 22, 1932 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, she is a daughter of the late Clarence and Esther Elizabeth “Cricket” (Zeiders) Travitz. On Aug. ...

Lillian C. Houtz

Lillian C. Houtz, 98, of Lewistown, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Ohesson Manor. Born May 20, 1920, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. Ruhl and Lillian C. (Steinmiller) Ruhl. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Houtz, in 2011. Lillian is ...

James R. Carson

James R. Carson, 50, of Lewistown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 30, 1968, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late James C. Carson and Anna M. (Gill) Carson, who survives. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by: grandparents, ...