Obituaries

Jeffrey S. Smith

Jeffrey S. Smith, 56, of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham funeral home is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

James A. Bonson

James A. Bonson, 77, of Reedsville, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 15, 2018, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. For online condolences, please visit bohnfuneralhome.com.

Annie G. Rayson

Annie G. Rayson, 83, of Reedsville, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1934, in Granville Twp., Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the late George H. Young and Violet K. (Swanger) Young-Johnson. On Aug. 24, 1957, she married ...

Donald Paul ‘Deed’ Bagrosky

Donald Paul “Deed” Bagrosky, age 71, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the West Florida Hospice Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. after a short battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 5, 1946 in Lewistown to parents Leonard V. and Esther M. (Cherry) Bargosky. Surviving are two sons, Timothy ...

Gloria L. Dixon

Gloria L. (Bumgardner) Dixon, 75, of Yeagertown, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born in Lumber City, a daughter of the late George S. and Ruth Alda (Wagner) Bumgardner. Her husband, Joseph W. Dixon Sr., whom she married Sept. ...

Emma Jane Hosler

Emma Jane Hosler, 89, of Port Royal, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at her home. Born on Nov. 26, 1928, in Walker Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Margaret R. (Ritzman) Shearer. Her husband, James H. “Jim” Hosler Sr., died on July 10, ...

Donald L. Tate

Donald L. Tate, 80, of Ferguson Valley, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Heller Hoenstine Wood- lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and will be announced upon completion.

Wilmer G. Stoltzfus

Wilmer G. Stoltzfus, 82, of Valley View Haven, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Haven. Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, and will be announced upon completion.

Thomas H. Shartzer Jr.

Thomas H. Shartzer Jr., 65, of Hetrick Road, passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on March 28, 1952, in Lewistown. He is the son of Gladys (McCardle) and Stanton Wagner, of McClure, and the late Thomas H. Shartzer Sr. On Dec. 12, ...

Polly Ann Rheam

Polly Ann Rheam, 80, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1937, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Farleman and Bertha (Lockett) Farleman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, ...