Obituaries

Shirley E. Walls

Shirley E. Walls, 80, of Burnham, passed away at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born May 1, 1937, in Orbisonia, she was a daughter of the late Ross R. and Mary (Gloss) Rhea. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death ...

Nola J. Hartsock

Nola J. Hartsock, 79, of Reedsville, passed away at 7:12 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Betty E. Mitchell

Betty E. Mitchell, 93, of State College and formerly of Lewistown, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Juniper Village at Brookline. Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late C. Edward and Agnes (McNerlin) Leeper. On Aug. 30, 1947, she married Donald Elder ...

Larry E. Harmon

Larry E. Harmon, 83, of Belleville, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on April 10, 2018, at Ohesson Manor in Lewistown. Born Nov. 22, 1934, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Charles Ernest “Ernie” Harmon and Violet Catherine “Doll” (Hancock) Harmon. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married his ...

Dennis James ‘Cletus’ Kratzer

Dennis James “Cletus” Kratzer, 60, of 19423 Blacklog Valley Road, Orbisonia, died at 6:15 a.m., Friday, April 6 at his home. Born July 11, 1957, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Walter and Dawn “Donna” (Powell) Kratzer. Mr. Kratzer is survived by his loving companion, ...

Barbara R. Heath

A memorial service for Barbara R. Heath, 89, who passed away Dec. 31, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, with Rev. Teresa Hockenberry officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church ...

Tammy J. Norris

Tammy J. Norris, 51, of Lewistown, was called home Friday, April 6, 2018, after a long, tough battle with brain cancer. Born in Sumter, S.C., she was the daughter of Robert Yetter and Jane Miller Yetter. She spent most of her time drinking coffee and finding deals at yard sales. Tammy was a ...

Karen Arlene Peters

Karen Arlene Peters, 66, of Altoona, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at UPMC Altoona Hospital, due to an extended illness. Born July 12, 1951, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harold Wilt and Joyce (McKillips) Wilt. She is survived by her husband, Allen ...

Kord L. Aurand

Kord L. Aurand, 23, of 451 Old 22 Road, McVeytown, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, April 7, 2018, at his home. He was born on Nov. 18, 1994, in Lewistown, the son of Dwight K. and Cynthia (Himes) Aurand, of Long Hollow, McVeytown. He is survived by his loving companion, Brittany ...

Wilbur H. ‘Midge’ Botorf Sr.

Wilbur H. “Midge” Bottorf Sr., 93, of Lewistown, passed away Saturday evening, April 7, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Wilbur L. and Edna (Lepley) Bottorf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, ...