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Title: Wellsboro Gazette Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA
Page: Aug 20, 2003, p6
Title: Wellsboro Agitator
Page: Nov 11, 1960, p1
Note: Wellsboro Gazette of Aug 20, 2003, p6 has: First woman commissioner in Tioga County passes away Ila Lugg Wiley died at her home in Nelson Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003. Born Oct. 4,1907, in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Melvin H. and Pearl Short Hess. She was a graduate of Sabinsville and Westfield High Schools, received her bachelor's degree at Mansfield University, her masters in Latin at Columbia University Teachers College in 1934. She taught 31 years, 25 of them in the Northern Tioga School District — in Lawrenceville, Nelson, Elkland and Westfield — teaching Latin, French, English, home economics, social studies and fifth and sixth grades at points and serving as high school principal for several years. She was appointed Tioga County's first woman county commissioner in 1954 to fulfill the term of her husband, Robert Lugg, at his death and was twice re-elected. She was secretary of the Nelson Township and a member of the Tioga County Housing Authority where she spearheaded the successful drive to provide a replacement of municipal services and sub-divisions for Nelson in its displacement for the building of Cowanesque Lake The town sued the United States Corps of Engineers in federal court and Mrs. Wiley's testimony both there and before a Congressional sub-committee helped result in the appropriation for the New Nelson in the Rivers and Harbors Bill of 1978. She was treasurer of the Tioga County Democratic Party for many years. She served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Mansfield University for more than 20 years in the years from 1957 to 1987, and was president of the Northern Tioga School Board from the year after her retirement from teaching in 1970 until 1985. In 2002, she was conferred emeritus status on the Laurel Health System Membership, where she had served from its inception in 1978. Before that, she was a member of the North Penn Comprehensive Health Service Board, Laurel's predecessor. Mrs. Wiley was an incorporating member of the Nelson Cemetery Association, serving as secretary for many years, an elder of the Beechers Island Presbyterian Church of Nelson, church organist for ten years, a member of the Elkland and Knoxville Order of the Eastern Star since 1934. She had headed the Tioga County Heart Association Drive at several points, and was the town representative for the Heart Association, the American Cancer society, and the Salvation Army for decades. She was preceded in death by her husbands Robert P. Lugg in 1954 and Dr. J. Ross Wiley in 1972; her son, Capt. Charles M. (John) Lugg; four brothers, Leon, Klein, Quentin, Robert (Bud) Hess; three stepsons, Dr. James, Dr. Dale, and Ray Wiley. Surviving are her children, Robert (Tony) and Rosemarie Lugg of Williamsport, Bonelyn and Joseph Kyofski of Nelson; grandchildren, Lisa Lugg Guthne of Nelson, Robert M. and Jasmine Lugg of Portland, Ore., Lenore Lugg of Denver, Colo , Anne Marie Lugg of Williamsport; great granddaughters, Kaela and Kimberly Guthrie, Lauren Briggs, Zamilla Rose Lugg, stepdaughters, Mary Webster Clark, Erma Hotchkiss, both of Wellsboro; the Webster and Hotchkiss grandchildren; 13 other Wiley grandchildren; sister, Melva Hess Calaman of Sabinsville; two brothers, Stanley M. Hess of Elmira, Love Hess of Ulysses, 29 nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at the family home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 23, with a memorial service following at 3 p m. at the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church in Elkland, William Hague presiding. The family request that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Nelson Cemetery Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. * * * See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~capane/ReunionMinutes1940.html and http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~capane/Reunionminutes1941.html
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