In Memory, Bill & Betty Whyne

We have just received word that Bill and Betty Whyne, former residents of Riverdale Mobile Home Park, who spoke out bravely against their eviction, have passed away. Below are their obituaries.

Deb Eck, a former neighbor, would like to acknowledge Bill and Betty's part in playing Mr. and Mrs. Clause at the Love Center in Jersey Shore for many years. They were the best neighbors one could ask for and are sorely missed.

We wish their loved ones, who are surely grieving this holiday season, the best and that they may carry on Bill and Betty's courage and willful spirit.

Contributions in their name can be made to The Love Center, PO Box 621 Jersey Shore, PA 17740

William Harold Whyne
William Harold Whyne, 74, of Williamsport, formerly of Riverdale Lane, Jersey Shore, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Williamsport Hospital.
Born June 6, 1938, in Ringtown, he was a son of John A. and Sarah E. (Schell) Whyne.
Bill had worked at Ed Sheddy Car Dealership and also was a maintenance man and volunteered many hours at The Love Center in Jersey Shore. He was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club and the West End Athletic Club. He enjoyed socializing and was very generous with everything he did most notably playing Santa Claus for many organizations and nursing homes during the Christmas season.
William Harold Whyne
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Betty L. (Hess) Whyne; two children, Fred A. Sandell (Mim) of Dayton, N.J. and Robert J. Sandell (Micky) of McKinney, Texas; two grandchildren, Donna Marie Sandell and Kathryn Mochel; two great-grandchildren Evan and Dorney; two siblings, Freeman Whyne of Sunbury, and Janet Zarko of Mt. Carmel, and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, John, Daniel, and David Whyne, and Sarah Hanlon.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday May, 23 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, followed by a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's name may be made to The Love Center, PO Box 621 Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Betty LaRue Hess Sandell Whyne

Betty LaRue Hess Sandell Whyne, 83, of Williamsport, formerly of Riverdale Lane, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at her sister-in-law's home in Mt. Carmel.
Born Nov. 23, 1929, in Tharptown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Fred J. and Nellie L. Culp Hess.
Betty had worked for Carey McFalls and volunteered at the Love Center in Jersey Shore.
She is survived by her sons, Fred A. Sandell (Min), of Daton, N.J., and Robert J. Sandell (Micki), of McKinney, Texas; two grandchildren, Donna Marie Sandell and Kathryn Mochel; two great-grandchildren, Evan and Dorney; and three siblings, Noreen Rothermel, of Williamsport, John Hess, of Muncy, and Sandra Giacomia, of Williamsport.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Whyne and siblings, Virginia Faust, Claire O'Brien, Vivian Frantz, Joan Miller, and Charles, Gordon and Fred Hess.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, followed by a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders'.
Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Love Center, P.O. Box 621, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

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