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Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Inc.
1914 Memorial Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
Tel: (570) 323-7717

Our facility is wheelchair accessible

Our Staff

 

   
John M. Confer

John M. Confer
Supervisor, Funeral Director

John was born in Williamsport, a son of John L., a retired Newberry letter carrier, and Mary L. Trimble Confer, a retired bookkeeper for several CPA firms.

John graduated from the Williamsport High School, the former Williamsport Area Community College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

In 1979 he married the former Linda C. Deffaa, a retired teacher in the East Lycoming School District. They have a son, J.R., and his wife Patty, who live in South Williamsport, and a daughter, Jill, who lives in Wilmingon, Delaware.

John worked for funeral homes in Williamsport, Cincinnati and Montoursville before purchasing the Knight Funeral Home in 1985. In 1996 he purchased the High Monument Company. Both businesses are operated at the 1914 Memorial Avenue location.

John is a member of the St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church in Newberry and the Lake Keuka Baptist Church in Penn Yan, NY. He is the treasurer and has served on the James V. Brown Library Board of Trustees since 1988 and is a past president of the board and is a past president of the River Valley Regional YMCA Board and a member of their Trustee Board. He is the treasurer and past president of the Newberry Lions Club, a member of Boy Scout Troop 14's committee and a Troop Eagle Scout, serves on the Penn College Foundation Board, the Divine Providence Hospital Quality and Safet Commitee, the Williamsport/Lycoming Foundation Board, and is a member of Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755 F. & A. M.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time at their cottage on Keuka Lake, NY, water skiing, swimming, boating and chasing those little white balls on a golf course. He is an avid Penn State Football fan and enjoys watching the Millionaire Basketball team.

Tel: (570) 323-7717

Email: KCFH@knightconfer.com


   
John E. Springman

John E. Springman
Funeral Director

John was born in Williamsport, a son of Lee G. and Esther (Swank) Springman, Newberry residents.

John graduated from the Williamsport High School, the former Williamsport Area Community College and the Simmons School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, New York.

John was married to the former Denise B. Smertneck, who died unexpectedly in 1998 after 22 years of marriage. They are the parents of a daughter, Kelly Hine and a son, Craig, who after college graduation both live and work in Williamsport,two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Nittany, twin grandsons, Benjamin and Noah, and step granddaughters, Kaylee and Maddison.

John had worked for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation and became a licensed funeral director in 1988.

John is a member of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, serving on various committees, is an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 14 at the church, a member,past president and currently treasuer of the Lycoming Creek Lions Club and a volunteer for the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, Camp Courage.

John is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

When time permits he enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles and making wine.

Tel: (570) 323-7717

Email: KCFH@knightconfer.com


   
Katie R. Kieser

Katie R. Kieser
Office Manager

A native of Trout Run, Katie graduated from Liberty High School in 1999. After graduation she joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63.  Afterwards she earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Delaware Valley College. Katie joined the funeral home in April 2012.

Katie is a lifetime member of the V.F.W., the County Animal response team and  L.i.V.E. (Liberty Improving Visioning Expanding).

Tel: (570) 323-7717

Email: KCFH@KnightConfer.com


   
Wayne H. Harris

Wayne H. Harris
Support Staff

Wayne was born in Williamsport, graduated from Loyalsock Township High School and California State University.

Wayne has a son, Bradley, a daughter-in-law, Dana and grandchildren; Luke and Teagan, who live in Bordentown, NJ.

Wayne is a retired public school teacher and machinery sales representative.

Wayne attends Pine Street United Methodist Church and enjoys singing in the church choir, golfing and hunting.

Tel: (570) 323-7717


   
William F. Encke

William F. Encke
Support Staff

Bill graduated from Loyalsock Township High School and the former Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in construction carpentry.

Bill has been married to the former Lana Hostrander since 1970. They have two sons, Chad and Brian.

Bill retired from Alcan Cable in 2006 with 35 years of service and retired from the US Air Force with 20 years of service.

Bill and Lana are members of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church and he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Tel: (570) 323-7717


   
Dale R. Heggenstaller

Dale R. Heggenstaller
Support Staff

Dale was born in Jersey Shore, graduated from Jersey Shore High School and retired from Alcan Cable of Williamsport after 43 years.

Dale and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 44 years; they have one daughter, Lacey  Nearhoof; one son, Wade (Kim) Heggenstaller and five grandchildren, Olivia, Isaiah, Wesley, Rachel and Cordell.

Dale is a member of Oriole United Methodist Church and enjoys 2 cylinder John Deer tractors.

Tel: (570) 323-7717


   

Lee Shipe
Support Staff

Lee was born in Williamsport, graduated from the Williamsport High School in 1960, and the Harrisburg Barber School in 1961.  Lee opened his own business Shipe's Garden View Barber Shop and he retired from there in 2013.

Lee has two children Kenneth Lee and Wend Sue and one grandchild Kianna Maie Potopie. Lee married Katherine Archer Slaybaough in July 1990.  

Lee is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Old Lycoming Fire Company. and the former CB Radio Club.

Tel: (570) 323-7717


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