Obituaries

Betty Varner
B: 1925-08-22
D: 2017-09-16
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Varner, Betty
Burnette Runkle
B: 1922-09-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Runkle, Burnette
Jeffry Hockenberry
B: 1983-05-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Hockenberry, Jeffry
Dale Hahn
B: 1954-02-05
D: 2017-09-07
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Hahn, Dale
Russell Sellers
B: 1930-09-13
D: 2017-09-06
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Sellers, Russell
Goldie Hoffman
B: 1942-05-05
D: 2017-09-04
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Hoffman, Goldie
Beatrice Hosler
B: 1920-02-12
D: 2017-08-26
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Hosler, Beatrice
Paul Peterson
B: 1956-08-18
D: 2017-08-26
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Peterson, Paul
Lawrence Rowe
B: 1937-03-20
D: 2017-08-24
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Rowe, Lawrence
Harlan Martin
B: 1964-11-04
D: 2017-08-17
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Martin, Harlan
Rita Ehrenzeller
B: 1960-02-13
D: 2017-08-14
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Ehrenzeller, Rita
Caroline Kerstetter
B: 1931-07-23
D: 2017-08-08
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Kerstetter, Caroline
Dale Arnold
B: 1945-10-31
D: 2017-08-08
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Arnold, Dale
Robert Frederick
B: 1932-07-29
D: 2017-07-19
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Frederick, Robert
Lawrence Losch
B: 1950-02-12
D: 2017-07-16
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Losch, Lawrence
Florence Yorks
B: 1918-03-13
D: 2017-07-12
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Yorks, Florence
Carlene Hack
B: 1938-07-07
D: 2017-07-09
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Hack, Carlene
Mary Hutchinson
B: 1928-07-27
D: 2017-07-05
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Hutchinson, Mary
Leon Yoder
B: 1931-02-16
D: 2017-06-30
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Yoder, Leon
Donald Elsasser
B: 1939-02-23
D: 2017-06-29
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Elsasser, Donald
Charles Hockenberry
B: 1938-06-11
D: 2017-06-22
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Hockenberry, Charles

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Daniel Brown, President/Supervisor
Email: brownfuneralhomesinc@embarqmail.com
Office Phone: (717) 436-6252

  Daniel B. Brown is the son of R. Bradford Brown, Jr. and the late Barbara Jo ( Heck) Brown.  He grew up in a family of five children, which includes, the late Bradford G. "B.G." Brown, Kelly L. Phenicie, Robert L. Brown and David R. Brown.  He is married to Kathy J. (Parson) Brown and they are the proud parents of one son, Nicholas Daniel Brown.

  Dan is a life long resident of Juniata County and has served on numerous civic and community boards.  He is a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, member and past president of the Mifflintown Lions Club, Union Lodge No. 324, F&AM, Mifflintown, Harrisburg Consistory, A.A.S.R., past treas. and board of director for the Juniata County Library, past board of director for the Mifflin-Juniata United Way, where he had served as Campaign Chairman for Juniata County and he is a Little League Baseball Coach for his son's teams.  Dan also serves on the Main Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Mifflintown.

  Dan is a 1977 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He has also been trained and certified in Eye Enucleation.

  Dan is the fifith generation and the eighth funeral director of the Brown Family to serve the Juniata County area and currently is the President of the Corporation.  On Oct 1, 1989 he purchased the business from his father after his retirement and on Oct. 1, 2001 he purchased the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home in McAlisterville.

  He enjoys golfing when time permits, being with his family and attending all of his son's activities.

Kirk Freed, Supervisor, Vice President of Technology
Email: bfhimca@embarqmail.com
Office Phone: (717)463-2711

  Kirk is native to Juniata County having lived in Evendale most of his life and now resides in McAlisterville with his wife Renee (Jones) and two young sons, Carter and Nathaniel and daughter, Madyson, who was born Dec. 15, 2009.  Kirk's parents, John and Susan (Ferster) Freed, reside in Evendale and his brother "Jake" and wife Rebecca, live in Port Royal with their children, Daniel and Emerson.

  Kirk graduated from East Juniata High School in 1990 and went on to graduate from Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Health Sciences in 1995.  While at Lock Haven he began working for the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home in McAlisterville and after graduating from Lock Haven Uni. graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1996.

  After becoming a licensed funeral director in 1997, he continued to work for the Sheaffer Funeral Home in McAlisterville until its purchase in 2001 by the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc.

  Aside from spending time with his family, Kirk is active in the Cub Scout Pack 65 of McAlisterville, and helps to coach youth soccer and little league baseball.  He is involved with the Fayette Lions Club, serves on the board of the McAlisterville Community Building and professionally, serves as Treasurer for the Juniata Valley Funeral Directors Association.  Kirk is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, McAlisterville.

Kathy J. Brown, Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, Administrative Asst.
Office Phone: (717) 436-6252

  Kathy (Parson) grew up in neighboring Mifflin County. She graduated from Lewistown High School in 1980 and from Shippensburg University in 1985, with a BS in Criminal Justice-Courts and Corrections track. After college she worked for The Juniata Association for the Blind as Social Service Coordinator from 1986 to 1994. From 1994 to 2005 Kathy was employed by Beverly Healthcare-William Penn as Admissions/ Social Service Coordinator, then from 2005-2006 for Bridges at Brookline as Marketing Coordinator before finally deciding to help her husband Dan at the funeral home.

  Kathy has lived in Juniata County since 1990 after marrying Daniel B. Brown. Kathy and Dan have one son, Nicholas. Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, attending Nicholas’ sporting events, gardening, and traveling to the shore.

  Kathy has served on various community committees, such as Kid Connection, Mifflin / Juniata Council of Agencies, Lewistown Ladies Lions Club, Mifflintown Cub Scouts-serving as Treasurer from 2006 to 2008. Currently she is a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church.