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Obituaries

Audrey R. Check

Audrey R. Check, 94, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Heller Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Samuel ‘Sam’ M. Rice III

Samuel “Sam” M. Rice III, 49, of Bellefonte, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Born on Oct. 30, 1971, in Lewistown, he was the son of Samuel M. Rice, Jr., and Linda (Wise) Rice, who are both surviving in McClure and Lewistown, respectively. On Feb. 11, 1997, he ...

Deborah ‘Debbie’ (Baer) Wertz

Deborah “Debbie” (Baer) Wertz, 65, of Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at 1:44 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are under the direction of the John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, PA 16652. www.johnbbrown funeralhome.com.

Gary L. Johns

Gary L. Johns, 78, of Lewistown, passed away at 9:10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Martin J. and Violet L. (Waite) Johns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Floyd, William and ...

Mark D. Heintzelman

Mark D. Heintzelman, 67, of Belleville, formerly of Centre Hall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at the Big Valley BIC Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, PA; Friday, March 5, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mark D. ...

William ‘Bill’ Herkert Jr.

William “Bill” Herkert Jr., 65, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Michelle Stueber Herkert, and his daughter, Megan Jean, and the loves of his life, Landon, Delaney and Jordan. To them, he was the best Pop-Pop in the world! Fishing, ...

Timothy Scott Carper

Timothy Scott Carper, 58, of Lewistown and formerly of Norfolk, VA passed away Sunday Feb. 21, 2021, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home.

Gary L. Johns

Gary L. Johns, 78, of Lewistown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Hoenstine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Cindy L. Guthridge

Cindy L. Guthridge, 58, of Lewistown passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel M. Guthridge. She is survived by: daughters, Crystal G. Brought of Lewistown, and Nicole L. Guthridge, of Mount ...

Elza R. Kilby

Elza R. Kilby, 89, of Mifflintown, passed away at 10:50 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at his residence. Born on Jan. 4, 1932 in North Carolina, he is the son of the late John and Bessie (Powers) Kilby. On Feb. 1, 2003, he married his surviving wife, Marie “Barb” (Buoy) Kilby. with whom he ...