Weldon Fisher Funeral Home – Obituaries


WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME of Penn Yan, New York, will hold the funeral services. Viewing hours for Friday are from 5 PM-7 PM; for Saturday services, starting at 10 AM, viewing will continue until service time.

Norma Searles passed away September 24th, 2023, and will be held a funeral service at Weldon Fisher Funeral Home, 102 East Main Street, Penn Yan, New York 14522.

Gladys Hall Johnson

Gladys Hall Johnson of Mason City passed peacefully away on Easter Sunday at Mason City Area Nursing Home after being born September 7, 1917, to Benjamin N. and Edna Flowers DaPron of Springfield, Illinois. Gladys was an active Kumler United Methodist Church member in Springfield while also having been employed for years by the State of Illinois Department of Revenue as a Revenue Collector.

She was an avid reader who found comfort in reading mysteries or romance novels, embroidery, crossword puzzles, writing letters, and sending cards to family and friends in her free time – always remembering their birthdays or anniversaries with care.

In her later years, she resided in Eureka’s Park Mall neighborhood with longtime friend Dolores Baker and enjoyed shopping and people-watching at stores like Sears and Target. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, collecting teddy bears, and volunteering with the American Red Cross and Westmoreland County Rescue Squad.

Gladys found time for writing when she wasn’t tending her rose garden, berry patch or stockpiling canned goods in her cellar. She often visited Linda Mar Starbucks with Dick for a delicious chai latte before heading to one of the local casinos for promotions and bonuses.

She was an active Westmoreland County Optimist Club and Rescue Squad member, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Westmoreland County School system volunteer. She leaves three sons, four granddaughters, and eight grandsons, Sharon Johnson as her daughter-in-law. Elizabeth was raised as her sister and presented as Elizabeth by Green Funeral Home; Tyler Tyler, her great-grandson; numerous nephews and cousins as survivors; funeral services will take place Saturday, November 5, at Green Funeral Home from 1-3 pm with burial at Greenwood Cemetery – memorial donations welcome or online condolences can be sent by visiting www.greenfuneralhomescom

Margaret M. Rumsey

Norma M. (Conley) Searles of Penn Yan passed peacefully Saturday morning at The Falls Home in Montour Falls at age 83. Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Weldon Funeral Home (102 E Main Street, Penn Yan) until her burial at Nettle Valley Cemetery in Potter.

Margie’s adventurous spirit propelled her travels while taking advantage of Ithaca’s beauty to recharge herself and reconnect with her family. Additionally, Margie was deeply engaged in local politics and volunteering activities, including Women’s Community Center events, Chamber of Commerce membership, and Realtor affiliation.

Margaret was a loving wife and mother, doting on her children and grandchildren as she devotedly cared for them. She loved gardening and country music and was active in First Baptist Church in Streetsboro and Edinburg Homemakers Clubs. Margaret leaves behind James (her husband of 62 years); sons Jim Rumsey, Diane Rumsey, and Randy Rumsey; daughters Karen Rumsey Witkowski and Sandra (Dennis) Rumsey; grandson Jason Crull; great-grandchildren Amanda and Elyse; nieces & nephews Deanna Cicchetti Newkirk Pat Catizone and Carmine Cortese.

Jack Rumsey was born on January 16 in Ithaca to Jared and Margaret (Holley) Rumsey, who died shortly after that. Jack worked at the Tompkins County Highway Department for many years. His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, horseshoes, and auctions, where his great stories always brought a crowd! Jack was at his happiest, spending time with his family.

Her children and spouses survive Lisa Rumsey: Lisa and Jack Rumsey, Jill Tilton and Joseph Tilton and Randal Rumsey; her brothers and sisters Susan Carlisle with Larry Carlisle, Loreta Rumsey Ebert Robert Rumsey-Ebert as well as Marlene Crockford Crockford as well as numerous special nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to Keuka Comfort Care or another charity of your choosing, or visit our flower shop to send your tribute.

David F. Heusler

Weldon Fisher Funeral Home has long been providing outstanding services to families. Their professional and caring staff is committed to offering only the highest standard of service, while pre-planning options allow you to make informed choices for yourself or loved ones without incurring unnecessary stress and worry associated with funeral planning. In addition, discounts and other benefits may also be offered.

At Weldon Fisher Funeral Home, our staff can offer all the support you need during this difficult time. They’ll assist in selecting a casket and urn appropriate for your loved one, planning their memorial service, and even providing funeral insurance to cover costs associated with their funeral service.

Your funeral provider will offer excellent services and treat you and your family with dignity and respect. They will assist in selecting an appropriate casket, arrange for burial if required, and gather all the documents necessary to file for a death certificate.

At the service, you will have an opportunity to express your emotions with assistance from professionals. Grief counseling and other support services may also be available, along with being happy to answer any queries.

Heusler was a fantastic father and husband and an accomplished woodworker specializing in duck decoy carving and crossword puzzles. Additionally, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grand-dog, Jack. Aside from woodworking he was also active with Masons, Elks, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club (of which he served as oldest member); son Gary R. Heusler; daughter Anne M. Brand; Joan McLaughlin and Lilian Matteson as well as brother Donald Heusler; stepson Lon Snook; granddaughter Wendy Heusler Fingar as well as numerous nieces and nephews and nieces and nephews.

Tiara Lanier Goldsberry

Tiara Lanier Goldsberry, 61, of Ledbetter, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 14. Originally from Louisville, Ky., and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tiara attended First Baptist Church Dunnsville where she participated in Bible study as well as being an AARP member. Surviving family include husband Raymond E. Goldsberry of Ledbetter; daughter Debra Sue Oliver (Lebanon); son Gary Wayne Oliver (Bowling Green, Kentucky); four stepdaughters Annette Maxfield of Michigan Jeanette Berry from Michigan Joyce Ramer from Ledbetter and Yelanda Woodward from Sturgis; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren).

Funeral services for Mr. Frank McCallum were held September 16 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Revs. Frank McCallum and David LeNeave officiating and burial was at Pythan Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Heartland Hospice in Bowling Green or the American Cancer Society. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home Chapel on 1404 Tappahannock Boulevard, and his original written obituary can be accessed by clicking here!