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Obituaries

Isaac D. Yoder Sr.

Isaac D. Yoder, 63, of 47 Shady Maple Lane, Belleville, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Born June 2, 1956 in Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Samuel P. and Rachel (Peachey) Yoder. He is survived by his wife Lydia E. Yoder. Also surviving are: his children, Rachel M. Swarey and ...

Margaret A. Karschner

Margaret A. Karschner, 90, of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020. Heller Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Dale A. Wray

Dale A. Wray, 64 years, of Milroy, died Jan 1, 2020. Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory will announce arrangements on completion.

Donald G. ‘Don’ Clark

Donald G. “Don” Clark, 73, of Mifflintown, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born March 31, 1946, in Port Royal, Juniata County, he was a son of Daisy R. (Crozier) Clark, of Mifflintown and the late Gerald H. “Jerry” Clark. On Oct. ...

Gary Wayne Snyder

Gary Wayne Snyder, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1937, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Albert Luther Snyder and Genevieve E. (Peachey) Snyder. His wife, Janet E. (Russell) Snyder , whom he married May 29, 1958, ...

Johnny L. ‘Pops’ Beward

Johnny L. “Pops” Beward, 64, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Harrisburg Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 20, 1955 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Margaret “Peg” Beward Sr. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lydia D. (Swab) Beward, whom he ...

Joy E. Haines

Joy E. Haines, 78, of McClure, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 6, 1941, in McClure, and was a daughter of the late Willis and Selma (Rauch) Knepp. On June 27, 1964, she married William M. Haines who survives. She was a 1959 graduate of West ...

Karen M. Arnold

Karen M. Arnold, 77, of Cocolamus, went home to be with the Lord at 5:04 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Carolyn House in Harrisburg. Born on Nov. 27, 1942, in Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, she is a daughter of the late Clayton and Luella Mary (Hoffman) Kerstetter. On April 29, ...

Alan K. “Smoke” Birch Sr.

Alan K. “Smoke” Birch Sr., 81, of Lewistown, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1938, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Walter and Ethel (Daffner) Birch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a ...

Vivian Mae Hamilton

Vivian Mae Hamilton, 92, formerly of Lewistown, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Centre Crest, in Bellefonte. Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Fred McCormick and Obolene “Betty” (Merryman) McCormick-Wertz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded ...