John Levi Huffman
Born on Sept. 22, 1931 in Wilmot Township, John was the son of the late John Walter, who passed in October 1989, and Bertha Huffmaster Huffman, who passed in August 1990. He graduated from Wyalusing High School with the Class of 1949. His first wife was the former Patricia Ann Potter. They were married on May 22, 1954 and enjoyed 52 years together until her passing in August 2006. He married his second wife, Mary Jane Heim, on April 12, 2008.
John grew up and worked on his family farm all of his life until March of 1993 when he sold his cows. He was also a bus driver for Wyalusing Schools for 44 years.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, in which he served many capacities, including acolyte, counsel and trustee. He was Master of the Wilmot Grange 512, as well as the assistant scoutmaster for Troop 8 in Wyalusing for many years. John was very active in the community as he was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was a practical joker who enjoyed bowling, square dancing, hunting and fishing. He loved his family very much and told his sister that he had a wonderful life with two wonderful wives and wonderful grandchildren.
Besides his wife of nine years, Mary Jane Heim of Wilmot, John is survived by his children, Donald Huffman and his wife, Anita of Ocean Springs, MS, James Huffman and his wife, Gayle of Sugar Run and Dawn Nichols and her husband, Charles, Jr. of Wyalusing; grandchildren, Kacey Huffman of Cleveland OH; Erika Huffman of Sugar Run, Karlye Huffman of Sugar Run, Diana Nichols of Lime Hill and Joel Nichols of Lime Hill. He is also survived by his sisters, Edna Morse of Camptown, Thressa Speanburgh of Phelps, NY and Lucretia Way of Hollenback; great-aunt, Ruth Touschner of Elmira, NY; brother in-law, Floyd (Beverly) Heim; sister-in-law, Arlene Wertman; brother-in-law, Jack Weston; sister in-law, Verna Smith; special niece and nephew, Brent and Barb Tessier and their children Bradley and Bailey, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents and first wife Patricia, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Loraine Fenton and Fern Denniston and infant sister, Rita Mae Huffman.
Funeral services for John will be held on Saturday, March 11 at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Phyllis Pelletier of the church officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, c/o Nanette Good, 1129 Burlington Turnpike, Towanda, PA 18848.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.