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Miriam E. Coy, 64, Montrose, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at her home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. She was born to Dorothy (Linaberry) Snow and the late Ellsworth G. Snow. Her husband of 46 years, Robert A. Coy, survives.

Miriam was a member of the Mary Rebekah Lodge # 7 Montrose where she held all available offices. She was a member of the United Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Franklin Forks United Methodist Church. She worked for many years for Williams Market, Felix’s Corp. and she was co-owner of the Snake Creek Marine.

Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Nancy Coy, Montrose, Allen and Amy Coy, Montrose; close member of the family, Pam Oleniacz, Kingsley, PA; grandchildren, Renee, Ryan, Raelene, Ashley and Amber Coy, Tanya Cameron, Erika Megivern and Shaun Holtsmaster; brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Heidi Snow, Montrose; nieces and nephews survive Miriam.

Besides her father, two brothers, Stanley and David Snow predeceased Miriam.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday March 25, 11 a.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with Rev. Alan L. Finney of the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery, Franklin Twp., PA. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in Miriam’s name can be made to the Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation, 78 Grow Ave. Montrose, PA18801; or to Franklin Forks U.M.C., P.O. Box 318, Montrose, PA 18801.


Frances Colwell Stark, 94, Susquehanna, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, following a brief illness. She will be dearly missed.

She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, on February 13, 1990.

Frances is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry Stark, Susquehanna, James and Naruko Stark, Concord, CA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Audrey Sullivan, Susquehanna, Bonnie and Bob Rapkin, Bucks County, PA; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Ruth Colwell, Apalachin, NY; two sisters, Winifred Miller, Ulster, PA, Charlene Simons, Athens, PA; nieces and nephews.

She was a born teacher, graduating from Stroudsburg College in 1933. Her teaching career spanned five decades, beginning in 1933 at the Oak Hill one-room schoolhouse in Bradford County, PA, and concluding in 1971 after several decades in the Windsor Central School System, Kirkwood, NY.

She could teach a child to swim, read, turn a cartwheel, and identify a bird call or a tree. Most of all she taught her students and family to embrace life and not take themselves too seriously.

In retirement she extended her lifelong love of gardening, reading, traveling and birding. She was the center of her family. She led by example. She was a dedicated member of the NY State Retired Teachers Association, the Susquehanna County Library Committee, the Barnes-Kasson Hospital Volunteers and the Susquehanna Monday Club.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, with the Rev. Linda Kissel officiating. Burial will be in the North Jackson Cemetery, North Jackson, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 400 Turnpike St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.

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