June L. Barner, 82, of Liverpool Township, Millerstown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 26, 2021, at her home. She was born on June 29, 1939, a daughter of the late Albert L. Barner and Alma “Pauline” (Goodling) Barner. June was a graduate of Greenwood Joint High School. She retired in 1999 with 43 years of service from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State Professional Licensing office in Harrisburg. June was a choir member of St. John (Barner’s) Lutheran Church. Her greatest enjoyment was attending yard sales and was fabulous at gardening and yard work. She is survived … Continue reading →
Offered by Bruce I. Barner – 4th great grandson of Adam Barner Last weekend I discovered Abraham Breneman’s grave in the oldest part of the cemetery of the Mennonite Church in Lindale, Virginia (north of Edom, Virginia) along with many members of his family. I discovered there was a “Breneman Saw Mill” on the German River northwest of Edom near the West Virginia state line at the furthest reaches of navigable waters that feed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. I also discovered Abraham Breneman died from “camp fever” (a form of bacterial Typhus) in early 1813 shortly after soldiers returned home to the Shenandoah Valley from fighting in the War of … Continue reading →
The following is offered by Bruce I. Barner – 4th great grandson of Adam Barner – in an email to several of our other cousins. All:This should be the last email in this series of emails re the Adam Barner Family Reunion and activities. I was not aware of all of the plans for October and wanted to share what I received from Beth Sowers. Help with Apple butter boil: We actually boil two Saturdays. October 1st, Snitzing apples. You can join us anytime on that day. The guys who peel the apples will be at the church around 8 am. People starting slicing (snitzing) … Continue reading →
Greetings Cousins, The annual Barner Reunion will be held on June 19, 2021 at Barner’s Church, Liverpool. It has been awhile since we’ve seen each other due to the pandemic, we missed getting together last year. I am hopeful that this year we can get together. We may take the reunion to the grove. That way we can enjoy the sunshine and the scenic view from the church. If you check out our website, the year the reunion started was 1921. That makes this the 100th year since the start. Just think the reunion was started after the last pandemic. … Continue reading →
Wayne Alvin Barner, age 83, entered eternal rest on March 19th, 2021 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was surrounded by his loving family and entered God’s presence peacefully. Wayne was born on August 25th, 1937 in Aaronsburg, PA, the only son of Esther Krape Barner and Charles Lee Barner. He was happily married to Helene Mary Barner (née Schumacher), his wife of 59 years, on June 13th, 1962. Wayne enlisted in the USMC in 1956 after he attended USMC recruit basic training at Parris Island, SC. While on active duty, he was selected to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School as … Continue reading →
ROBERT W. SHOEMAKER, 55, of Shippensburg, passed away February 27, 2021 at home. He was born February 20, 1966 in Chambersburg, PA, son of Linda L. (Shearer) Somers and Walter C. Somers and was preceded in death by his father, Wayne E. Shoemaker. In addition to his parents he is survived by wife Linda (Barner) Killian Shoemaker; daughters Stacey N. (Andrew) Fetterhoff and Megan B. Shoemaker (Owen Dechene); stepdaughter Sierra E. Killian (Kenny Harrison); sister, Charity (Colby) Fry. Graveside services in Spring Hill Cemetery.Continue reading →
GEORGE F. SEYLER SR., 82, of Loganton, passed away at his home in late January 2021. Born April 24, 1938 in Carroll, Pa. to the late Lester and Rilla (Cashner) Seyler. Married Mary L. Meredith Aug. 30, 1958 in Hyde, Pa. Along with his parents he was predeceased by sister Mary Hudson and brother-in-law Mark Lucas. In addition to his wife he is survived by children Arleen (Brian) Miller, Art (Gina) Seyler, George, Jr. (Karen) Seyler and Nellie (Randy) Perry; sister Nellie Lucas; brother-in-law Charles Hudson. Final Interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Rosecrans, Pa.Continue reading →
HELEN J. (KEHRER) KITCHEN, 95, formerly of South Williamsport, died Jan. 22, 2021, at Valley View Rehab & Nursing Center. Born Sept. 9, 1925 in Montoursville, daughter of the late Martin and Jennie Kehrer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Bruce Kitchen; sister Ora Jean Gasser; and brother Charles Kehrer. Surviving are son Keith M. (Jeanette) Kitchen; daughters Debra L. (Bob) Lambert and Donna J. (Pete) Zimmerman, a brother Thomas Kehrer, sisters Margie Snyder and Julia Grove. Burial in Wildwood Cemetery.
MARY ALICE (MATTER) LAMEY, 82, of Lamar passed away January 12, 2021 at the UPMC Medical Center, Lock Haven. Born in Lock Haven November 4, 1938 to Reuben and Grace Brungard Matter. Married Richard Lamey December 6, 1957; he preceded her in death October 13, 2020. Also preceded in death by daughter Sandra Lamey Weaver who passed away on January 23, 2020. She is survived by her sons Richard E. and David S. She is also survived by sisters Mrs. Evelyn Garbrick, Mrs. Dorothy Fisher, Laura Boyd, and Mrs. Barbara Zimmerman, and brothers John, Kenneth, Charles and Robert Matter.