Obituaries

Grace L. Treaster

Grace L. Treaster, 83, formerly of Yeagertown, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Highlands Care Center, Laporte. Arrangements will be announced upon completion by Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory.

Albert A. Geckle

Albert A. Geckle, 88, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Haven. He was born July 26, 1930, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Albert Joseph Geckle and Marthette (Gatchell) Geckle. He married Clara G. (Gunter) Geckle on Dec. 31, 1949, who ...

Darle R. Bilger Sr.

Darle R. Bilger Sr., 82, of Blacklog, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Sheree. Born Nov. 2, 1936, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late W. Homer and Blanch M. (Renninger) Bilger. His wife, Florence E. (Foltz) Bilger, whom he married ...

Naomi P. (Varner) Harvey

Naomi P. (Varner) Harvey, 81, of McAlisterville, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville surrounded by her family. Born on Sept. 20, 1937, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Pearl Ann ...

Linda L. Yoder

Linda L. Yoder, 75, of Millerstown, passed away on Nov. 18, 2018. She was born Feb. 6, 1943, to Filmore and Ethel (Leonard) Kiner. She was a member of the Newport First Church of God and Newport Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Linda was the widow of Chester R. Yoder and is survived by: her ...

Marian R. Metz

Marian R. Metz, 100, of Mifflintown, died on Nov. 16, 2018. Born June 29, 1918, in Mexico, Walker Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late J. Foster Rumbaugh and Helen Kauffman Rumbaugh. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Franklin Metz Jr., and her ...

Anthony Quinn ‘Tony’ Lehman Jr.

Anthony Quinn “Tony” Lehman Jr., 30, of Altoona, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2018. He was born Oct. 21, 1988, in Mount Holly, N.J., a son of the late Anthony Quinn Lehman Sr. and Dawn M. (Shawver) Lehman. He is survived by: his mother, of Altoona; sister, Christina M. Lehman, ...

Lucille V. Gearhart

Lucille V. Gearhart, 92, of Lewistown, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at William Penn Nursing Center. She was born on Jan 18, 1926, in Parkersburg, W. Va. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Axie Ellen (Stephens) Bibbie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ...

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Beattie Garrity

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Beattie Garrity, 58, of Milroy, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born May 19, 1960, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Thomas and Martha Baillie (Tullis) Dougherty. She is survived by her husband, Kevin ...

Lynn Martin Updegrove

Lynn M. Updegrove, 72, of Jonesboro, Ga., died on Nov. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Born Jan. 4, 1946, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Martin and Nell Finkle Updegrove. He married Gayle Nale on Sept. 27, 1967, who survives. Lynn graduated from Kishacoquillas High School in 1963, ...