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Bernice Cole Lewis

Bernice Cole Lewis

Posted: 2 Apr 2011 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole, Lewis, VanHon
Daily Review on April 1, 2011
Bernice Cole Lewis, 99, of North Towanda, Pa. passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.
Bernice was born to Frank and Bessie VanHorn Cole on May 6, 1911, and grew up in the Mt. Pisgah area in East Troy and was a graduate of Troy H. S. and Mansfield Teacher's College. After graduation, she taught school in the Herrickville and Troy areas. In 1938 she married J. Harold Lewis and they lived in the Sugar Creek area of North Towanda on the family farm where son Duane and his wife Janet now reside. While raising her family, Bernice returned to teaching. She taught kindergarten at Towanda Township School. She was a member of North Towanda United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years, playing regularly well into her 90s. She also used her musical talents as a volunteer at Bradford County Manor and playing with the Towanda Senior Center Kitchen Band. She was also a member of the Ulster Grange and the PA Association of School Retirees. She had many joys in life such as square dancing, gardening, playing card and board games and being with her many friends and family members. She will always be fondly remembered for her kind nature, her smile, and her sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and brothers Maxwell, Wilson, Marshall, Eldon, and Earl Cole. She is survived by her five children: Marilyn Guffey (husband Jake) of North Towanda, Mary Krispin (husband Bill) of Philadelphia, Duane Lewis (wife Janet), Dorothy Selleck (husband Art) of Palm Bay, Fla., and Richard Lewis (wife Sharon) of Manchester, N.H. She was brought great joy by her 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, April 4, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Jean Montgomery, pastor of the North Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.. to noon on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Towanda United Methodist Church addressed to Treasurer at 3377 Sugar Creek Road, Towanda, PA 18848.

Bessie Cole VanHorn

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole, VanHorn

Daily Review
Cole, Bessie VanHorn- 92, of Troy RD 3 died Friday Jan 27, 1978 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1885, in Troy Township, the daughter of Lester and Mary Luther VanHorn. Her husband, Frank Cole preceded her in death May 8, 1955. She was an 80 year member of the East Troy Baptist Church and for over 60 years was a member of the Troy Grange. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Bernice) Lewis of Towanda; five sons, Maxwell Cole of Horseheads, Wilson Cole, Athens, Marshall Cole, Windsor NY, Eldon Cole of Troy, and Earl Cole of E Smithfield; one sister Mrs. Ethel Burnham of Troy, one brother Howard VanHorn of Columbia Cross Rds; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2’oclock from the Vickery Funeral Home Troy, the Rev Garry Zuber and the Rev Herbert Punchard will officiate. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

Re: Bessie Cole VanHorn

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:35PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole, Lewis
Daily Review 09/11/2002
Frank Marshall Cole, 87, of Canton passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, 2002. Born April 17, 1915, in East Troy, Marshall was a son of the late . He graduated from Troy High School in 1931 and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Endicott, N.Y. for many years until his retirement in 1977. In earlier years he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Granville area. Mr. Cole was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and the Endicott Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed times spent with family and friends. He possessed a fun-loving personality with a witty sense of humor. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and in later years, golfing. Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Ethel Hicks Cole, at home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and Clarence Baxter of Wellsboro, Barbara and Jule Putnam of Troy and Virginia VanNoy of Niles, Ohio; four sons and two daughters-in-law, M. Dean Cole of Kendall, N.Y., William "Bill" and Kathy Cole of Troy, Gary and Mary Cole of Endicott and Rick Cole of Tiburon, Calif.; 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Eldon Cole of East Troy and Earl and Phyllis Cole of Milan; a sister, Bernice Lewis of Towanda and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cole was predeceased by two brothers, Maxwell and Wilson Cole. The family invites friends to call from 11 to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Endicott. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Cole's name may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church at P.O. Box 21, Troy, Pa. 16947 or to the Guthrie Hospice at RR1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole, VanHorn, Page
Daily Review on 10/11/2006.
C. Earl Cole passed away Oct. 10, 2006, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., after a period of declining health. Claude Earl was born Feb. 6, 1921, to Frank George and Bessie Van Horn Cole, in Mt. Pisgah, Pa. Claude, known as Earl, was the youngest of six children. He was a fun-loving youngster who loved sports and making music. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939. e met his wife, Phyllis Page, at a Grange meeting and they married Sept. 27, 1946. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. arl and his brother Eldon ran the family farm on Mt. Pisgah until 1955, when Earl and Phyllis moved to Laurel Hill and worked their farm. In 1972 they moved to East Smithfield. He was always competitive pitching horseshoes from the age of 8. Earl was instrumental in establishing horseshoe pitching teams and tournaments; he astounded many with his prowess at pitching horseshoes and winning many contests. Earl loved any kind of ballgame; he played softball up until the age of 80 with his church team. He cultivated his love of music by singing with his brothers as a quartet or quintet, the EBO Men's Choir, Valley Chorus and his church choir. He delighted many with his rendition of "O Holy Night" at the Christmas Eve service at his church, the East Smithfield Federated Church, where he also served as a deacon for many years. Earl's faith held strong and helped him especially in this period of declining health. He greatly appreciated his visits from his pastor, Stan Gill, and the Bible Study at the Personal Care Home led by Pastor Vaughn and Tim Fairchild. Earl resided at the Personal Care Home at Towanda since March and enjoyed sharing songs for residents and staff. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He also was noted for making prize-winning maple syrup. He remembered riding out to collect sap at the age of 4 years old with his father and grandfather. He is survived by his devoted wife, Phyllis; daughters, Emily and Ron Campbell, Melanie and Jack Piercre, Claudia and Dr. Martin Mikaya, and Roberta and the Rev. Lynn Wheeler; grandchildren, Michelle and John Hardenstine, Rhonda and Thomas Nowacowski, Isaac and Valine Campbell, Amanda and Jason Chamberlain, Tiffany and William McKenzie, Natalie and Eric Burns, Christopher and Zachary Mikaya, Nathan and Eliane Wheeler, and Drew and Shanna Wheeler; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Lewis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Maxwell, Marshall, Wilson and Eldon Cole. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, the East Smithfield Federated Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, with the Rev. Stan Gill and the Rev. Lynn Wheeler co-officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817. Those unable to attend the service and wishing to sign the E-guestbook and send condolences, you may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Page Cole

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:37PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Page, Cole, Lupton

Morning Times Sep 29, 2008
Phyllis Page Cole, 82, was released from her earthly struggles to go into the presence of the Lord on Sept. 28, 2008. Phyllis was born March 11, 1926, the daughter of Ralph U. Page, Sr. and Jennett Lupton Page. She grew up in Milan, Pa. and graduated from Athens High School. Phyllis worked briefly at the Ingersoll Rand in Athens. She was a gifted soloist and musician playing piano at the Federated Church. Phyllis and Earl moved to Laurel Hill in 1955, where they owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. Phyllis was active in the Federated Church in East Smithfield, Pa. She was involved in the Federated Ladies, Adult Choir and Children’s Choir. Phyllis will be remembered for her kindness, love and devotion to her family, church and friends and also for her concern and caring for those in need in her community and around the world. She was a loving and dedicated grandmother, who served the Lord with all her heart. She is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, C. Earl Cole and her brothers, Donald Page and Ralph Page, Jr. Phyllis is survived by her children, Emily and Ron Campbell, Melanie and Jack Pierce, Claudia and Dr. Martin Mikaya and Roberta and Pastor Lynn Wheeler; her grandchildren, Michelle and John Hardenstine, Rhonda and Thomas Nowacoski, Issac and Valine Campbell, Amanda and Jason Chamberlaine, Tiffany and William Mckenzie, Natalie and Eric Burns, Christopher and Sarah Mikaya, Zachary Mikaya, Nathan and Eliane Wheeler, Darin and Stephanie Drew and Shanna Wheeler; and her twelve great-grandchildren.Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield-Troy Road, East Smithfield, PA. Funeral Services will follow at noon at the church with the Rev. Stan Gill officiating. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. of Athens has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to the East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817. (For those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.)
Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole
Daily Review August 22, 2005
Eldon Cole, 86, lifelong resident of Troy (Mt. Pisgah), passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Troy Baptist Church. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Flowers will be provided by the family. If anyone wishes to make a contribution in Eldon’s memory it may be sent to the East Troy Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, PO Box 21, Troy, Pa. 16947.

Esther Bohlayer Cole

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Cole, Bohlayer
Daily Review
Esther Bohlayer Cole aged 76, of Troy RR 3 died Tuesday, June 29, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born Oct. 12, 1916, the daughter of James Harold and Lucy Sweet Bohlayer. She was a member of East Troy Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women. She was still teaching the senior high Sunday school class at the time of her passing. Her main interests in life were her family and her church. She is survived by her husband, Eldon Cole, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage Aug. 15, 1992. She is also survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Dale Mattocks of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2 and Judy and Eric Husted of Ulster; special nieces, Bonnie and Franklyn Klein of Conneaut, Ohio, and Beth Newell of Scranton; five grandchildren and their spouses, Annette and Greg Beyer, Mark Mattocks, Lyle and Tanya Mattocks, Sarah Husted and Andrew Husted; two great-grandchildren, Allison Beyer and Courtney Mattocks; two special grandnieces, Natalie and Naomi Klein; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice Lewis, Wilson Cole, Marshall and Ethel Cole, Earl and Phyllis Cole. She was predeceased by a sister, Hilda Bohlayer Newell. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber, the Rev. Herbert Punchard and the Rev. Franklyn Klein officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, troy. Memorials may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church.

J. Harold Lewis

Posted: 4 Apr 2011 1:54PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Lewis, Braund
Joyce Tices site obituary
LEWIS, J. HAROLD Services for J. Harold Lewis, 71, Towanda, were held Feb. 6 from Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with Rev. Albert E. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Ulster Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died Feb. 3, 1984 at Memorial Hospital. He was born June 6, 1912 in Ulster Twp., son of Horace E. and Leah Braund Lewis. He owned and operated a dairy farm and operated a milk route serving Towanda area farmers for over 15 years. He served as treasurer of Towanda Area School Board in the 1950 and 60’s and was a member of North Towanda Twp. Zoning Hearing Board. He was a member of North Towanda United Methodist Church and an active member of Ulster Grange for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bernice; sons, Duane C. of Towanda and Richard C. of Ellington, CN; daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Marilyn) Guffey of Towanda, Mrs. William (Mary) Krispin of Philadelphia and Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Selleck of Melbourne, FL; 14 grandchildren. (TGR Feb. 9, 1984)
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