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COLLEEN M. AARON
BALTIMORE - Colleen Mullaney Aaron, 66, formerly of Cumberland, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997, at the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, Baltimore, where she had been a resident for 30 years.
Born June 21, 1931, in Mount Savage, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Mullaney. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Aaron; one brother, Thomas B. Mullaney II; and one nephew, Bill Hill.

Surviving are five brothers, Edward Mullaney, Cumberland, John, Dennis, Michael, and Charles Mullaney, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Mary Pat Hill and Margaret Hook, both of Cumberland; 20 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family and friends were received at the Ambrose Funeral Home, Baltimore, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Interment was in the New Cathedral Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 24, 1997.

GEORGE H. ABBOTT SR.
CUMBERLAND - George H. Abbott Sr., 87, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 1997.
Born March 15, 1910, in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late John ``Jake'' Abbott and Margaret (Sloan) Abbott.

Mr. Abbott was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Abbott was a long time car mechanic in the area. He worked at Holland's Esso, Burkett's Oldsmobile, and Collins' Oldsmobile.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years, Nellie Mae (Kyle) Abbott; two sons, George Holmes Abbott Jr., and wife, Carolyn, Derwood, and James Francis Abbott and wife Linda, Decatur, Ill.; one daughter, Gina Rae Wiley and loving son-in-law, Richard, Cumberland; 11 grandchildren, Christina Fortner, Deborah Weaver, Jamie Skelley, Rebecca Schuch, George H. Abbott III, Rachael Abbott, Sharyn Abbott, Kimberly Cramer, Darren Wiley, Trenton Wiley, and Bronson Wiley; and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Abbott will be dearly missed by several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Joe Hiett.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Merki and the Rev. Sheril Merki officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Francis Abbott, Mark W. Amezcua Sr., Scott Twigg, George H. Abbott III, David Abbott, Jimmy Abbott, John Yarnall, and Francis Yarnall.

Goodnight, Pap. Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.

ROSALIE L. ABBOTT
CUMBERLAND - Rosalie L. Abbott, 58, of Bel Air, Cumberland, died Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at Memorial Hospital Hospice, Cumberland.
Born Feb. 14, 1939, in Gilmore, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Helen (Smith) Llewellyn.

Mrs. Abbott was a retired school teacher for the Allegany County Board of Education. For the past 18 years, she taught fourth grade at John Humbird Elementary School. Mrs. Abbott was a member of LaVale United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William C. Abbott; two daughters, Lynn Ann Finch and husband Ronald, Pensacola, Fla.; Cheryl D. Dawson and husband Brian, Hagerstown; four brothers, Samuel Llewellyn and wife Edna, Gilmore; Robert Llewellyn and wife Edith, Swanton; Marvin Llewellyn and wife Lesta, Lonaconing; Gary Llewellyn and wife Val, Cumberland; and one sister, Norma Byers and husband William, Barton.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the LaVale United Methodist Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bernadette Ross officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Family requests expressions of sympathy be made to LaVale United Methodist Church, Memorial Hospital Hospice, or John Humbird Elementary School.

Pallbearers will be Robert McKenzie, Richard Mace, William Byers V, Steven Foote, Scott Llewellyn and Michael Llewellyn.

IRENE E. ABE
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Irene Elizabeth Abe, 87, of Dawn View Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Ridgeley, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born May 14, 1909, in Ridgeley, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Anna (Miller) Valentine. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Abe.

Mrs. Abe was retired from the dietary department at Memorial Hospital. She was Protestant by faith, and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are three daughters, Eleanor Abbott, Glen Burnie, Md., Jeanetta Lloyd and husband David, Brocklin Park, Md., and Nedra Ruckman, Killeen, Texas; three sons, Ronald Abe and wife Betty, Beans Cove, Pa., Richard Abe and wife Carol, Fort Ashby, and Walter Abe and wife Donna, Ridgeley; one brother, Charles Valentine, Short Gap; two sisters, Gladys Long, Beans Cove, Pa., and Ethel Shertzer, Lancaster, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Oscar Ohler officiating.

Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

MERLE R. ABE
MOUNT SAVAGE - Merle Richard Abe, 72, of Mount Savage, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at his residence.
Born in Fort Ashby, W.Va., Aug. 31, 1924, he was the son of Lucy Virginia (Wright) Abe, Sarasota, Fla., and the late Clarence Raymond Abe.

Mr. Abe was a maintenance electrician at Kansas City Community College, Kansas City, Kan. He retired in 1988. He was a U.S. Navy Seaman First Class in World War II. Mr. Abe was a member of the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren. He was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School in 1943. He graduated from the Lincoln School of Welding, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1949. He was a charter member of the Brethren Church, Bradenton, Fla. He worked as a home missionary, Kansas City, Kan. He also enjoyed his home woodworking shop.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Louise (Bennett) Abe; a son, the Rev. Stephen E. Abe and wife Susan, Elkins, W.Va.; a daughter, Constance (Abe) Reyes and husband the Rev. Carlos R. Reyes, Mount Savage.; three sisters, G. Dimple Ward and husband Lee, Rochester, N.Y., Esther V. Foltz and husband Willis, Inwood, W.Va., and Marion A. Morgan, Sarasota, Fla.; three granddaughters, Joanna and Stephanie Abe, Elkins, W.Va., and Tabitha Blair, Mount Savage.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Calvin Roop, the Rev. Stephen E. Abe and the Rev. Carlos R. Reyes officiating.

Interment will be in the Abe Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Raymond Bennett, Kenneth Bennett, Carl Legeer, Bryce Legeer, Alvin Conner and Randy Shaner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren or to the American Cancer Society, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502

RALPH L. ABE
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Ralph Leslie Abe, 86, of Ridgeley, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 7, 1910, in Ridgeley, he was the son of the late Grover C. Abe, and Mary K. (Everett) Abe. He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Abe, Marshall Abe, and George C. Abe; and three sisters, Thelma Aldridge, Erma Saville, and Hazel Miller.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in Everett Cemetery, Ridgeley.

TODD R. ABE
CUMBERLAND - Todd Ray Abe, 21, of Oak Street, Cumberland, went to be with Jesus along with his aunt, Dianna Brown, on Wednesday, March 26, 1997. Todd passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice Unit.
Born Aug. 3, 1975, in Cumberland, Todd was a 1994 graduate of Fort Hill High School. He attended the Livingstone Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are a special aunt, "Mom" Joan Fryant, Pennsville, N.J.; his father and stepmother, Rick and Wendy Abe, Cumberland; his grandfather, Ivan Abe and stepgrandmother Edna, Cumberland; his grandmother, Aileen Abe; his great-grandmother, Ellen Lepley, Cumberland; special friend, Teresa Hackett, N.J.; three brothers, Nicholas Tabler, at home, Jessie and John Dillsworth, at home; one sister, Melanie Abe, at home; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

A joint funeral service with his aunt Dianna Brown will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy Monn officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charles Smith Jr., Josh Zembower, Sam Warner, Ron Beerhalter, Bill Beerhalter, and Ricky Bosley Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Clark, Dale Wright Jr., and Brooks Warner III.

GRACE E. ABERNATHY
ELK GARDEN, W.Va. - Grace Elizabeth Abernathy, 81, of Elk Garden, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Born Nov. 14, 1915, in Greenland Gap, she was the daughter of the late C. E. and Emma (Moreland) Reed. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. ``Bud'' Abernathy; four brothers; and three sisters.

Grace was retired from the Mineral County Health Department. She was a member of Sulphur United Methodist Church; the Charge Choir; the United Methodist Women Church Group; Rebecca Lodge; and the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Mount Storm.

Surviving are two sons, Dale and wife Ginny Abernathy, Keyser, and Dick and wife Bobbie Abernathy, Marion, N.C.; two daughters, Dorothy Schoenly, and Jean Knotts and husband Cliff, all of Elk Garden; one sister, Corrine Reed, Harrisburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Nethken Hill Methodist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Withers and the Rev. Joseph Gerstell officiating.

Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Elk Garden.

ERNEST W. ACKERMAN
MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK - Ernest W. Ackerman, 66, of N Street, Mountain Lake Park, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at his home.
Born Dec. 7, 1930, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of Francis E. Ackerman, Mountain Lake Park, and the late Pearl Anna (Gray) Ackerman. He also was preceded in death by one son, Francis W. Ackerman; and one foster son, Christopher W. Walters.

Mr. Ackerman was a member of the Loch Lynn Church of God. He was a retired truck driver, welder and mechanic. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post No. 71, Oakland.

Mr. Ackerman was the president of the Exception Support Group, Oakland, and was a former member of the Literacy Council. He attended Garrett Community College. He often portrayed Santa Claus at many area schools.

Mr. Ackerman and his wife were foster parents for 154 children during the past 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, Helen L. (Shreve) Ackerman; one daughter, Deborah Y. Friend, Oakland; three sons, Ernest Z. Ackerman, Spring Grove, Pa., Jeffrey W. Ackerman, Oakland, and the Rev. Ivan R. Ackerman, Las Cruces, N.M.; nine grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Loch Lynn Church of God on Monday, May 12, 1997, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Fletcher and the Rev. Ivan R. Ackerman officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans organizations in southern Garrett County.

AUDREY O. ADAMS
KEYSER, W.Va. - Audrey O. Adams, 91, formerly of 1 School St., Keyser, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser.
Born Dec. 19, 1905, in Newburg, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Nathan E. and Victoria M. (Friend) Hollen. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. "Bill" Adams in July of 1972.

Mrs. Adams was a retired manager of the millinery department at the Diamond Department Store, Charleston. She was a member of the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Keyser, the Women of the Presbyterian Church, Alkire Chapter No. 10 Order of the Eastern Star, Keyser, the Keyser Ladies Shrine, Olive Temple No. 59 Pythian Sisters, Keyser, the Keyser Women's Club, the Noontimers Homemakers Club, and the Mineral County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are one son, William Hollen Adams, Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Margaret S. "Peggy" Long, Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth R. Hollen, Keyser; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen P. Fritz officiating.

Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Keyser Presbyterian Church, 300 South Mineral St., P.O. Box 729, Keyser, WV 26726.

BETTY J. ADAMS
CUMBERLAND - Betty J. Adams, 72, of Cumberland, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.
Born February 13, 1925, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Anna (McCarty) Knippenberg. She also was preceded in death by her companion of many years, William H. Waltman; and one sister.

Mrs. Adams worked many years at the Celanese Fiber Corporation. She retired in 1992 as a nursing assistant from Memorial Hospital after 26 years of faithful service. She made many lifelong and cherished friends during her career at the hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are two sons, Michael L. Adams and wife, Cathy, Brandywine, W.Va., and Patrick J. Adams and wife, Nancy, Cumberland; three daughters, Glenna M. Koontz and husband, James, Brandywine, Sandra Mongold, Fort Ashby, W.Va., Rose Adams, Cumberland; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bernard Yost officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Individuals wishing to make contributions in Mrs. Adams' memory may direct them to Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.

ELMER H. ADAMS
SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. - Elmer Howard Adams, 79, of Springfield, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at his residence.
Born Aug. 26, 1917, in Springfield, he was the son of the late Howard Taylor and Olivia Goldie (Ansel) Adams. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Parker Adams, on July 3, 1992; two brothers, Don and Harold Adams; and one sister, Evelyn Chaney.

Mr. Adams was a retired carpenter having been employed by the late Joseph C. Cannon, general contractor of Romney. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Hampshire Post 91 and VFW Wappocoma Post 1101, both of Romney. He was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two stepsons, George S. Seeders, Fort Ashby, and Ronald P. Seeders, Littleton, Colo.; three brothers, Willis "Andy" Adams, Springfield, Kenneth Adams, Springfield, and Floyd R. "Jack" Adams, Englewood, Colo.; three sisters, Wilma Garland, Springfield, Pauline Hott, Springfield, and Faye Garland, Fort Ashby; six step-grandchildren, Janet Curtis, Spencerville, Md., Randy Seeders, Boonesboro, Md., Mark Seeders, Luray, Va., Ronald Seeders Jr., Roger Seeders and Susan Cissell, all of Littleton; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Springfield United Methodist Church on Monday, March 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Deborah Shreve officiating. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. to lie in state for one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Veterans Organizations of Hampshire County.

GOLDIE E. ADAMS
CUMBERLAND- Goldie E. Adams, 86, of Eastern Avenue, Cumberland, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in the Allegany County Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 19, 1911, in Chaneysville, Pa., the daughter of the late Shannon and Viola Ruby.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert Leo Adams, on Dec. 9, 1982; and several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and a member of the Chaneysville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Adams, Salisbury, and Rickey Adams, Cumberland; a daughter, Norma J. Davis, Cresaptown; a sister, Pearl, Everett, Pa.; a granddaughter and caretaker, Scip Rodeheaver, Cumberland; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Hwy., LaVale, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Leslie officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

. PHYLLIS ADAMS
PIEDMONT, W.Va. - S. Phyllis Adams, 79, of 126 W. Hampshire St., Piedmont, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 30, 1917, at Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late James W. Adams and Margaret (Thompson) Adams. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Adams, and two sisters, Bernadette Vogtman and Mary Brown. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Ms. Adams was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, and a member of the Ladies Guild. She retired from Westvaco in June, 1980, with 37 years of service.

Surviving are six nieces, Barbara J. Smith, Keyser, Donna L. Cave, Ellicott City, Md., Mary L. Lucas and husband Phil, Cumberland, Jacqueline Bartles and husband Jack, Irwin, Pa., Patricia Cabellero, Metaire, La., Elizabeth Morgan and husband Larry, Belfair, Wa.; one nephew, William Brown, Westernport, Md.; 15 great-nieces and nephews; and 20 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. S.D. Sawyers officiating.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Md.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore.

Pallbearers will be Craig Smith, Dennis Brown, Jeff Brown, Mitchell Brown, Michael Brown, and Ryan Brown.

SARAH M. AHERN
WESTERNPORT - Sarah Mae Ahern, 83, of 327 Hammond St., Westernport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.
Born June 23, 1913, in Old Fields, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jessie Franklin and Mary Louise (Whetzel) Raines. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Roscoe Ahern Jr., in 1967, and a sister, Pearl Keller.

Mrs. Ahern was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Westernport, and a member of Victory Post No. 155 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She also was a special friend to her children, grandchildren and everyone who knew her.

Surviving are four sons, Richard Ahern and wife Debra, Westernport, Harry Ahern and wife Sandy, Backbone Mountain, Mike Ahern and wife Janet, Fountain, W.Va., Carlton Ahern Jr. and wife Gloria, Salem, Va.; four daughters, Patricia Hartman and husband James, Westernport, Carolyn Sue Durst, Fountain, W.Va, Sharon Daris and husband Jeff, Westernport, Dottie Miller and husband Richard, Westernport; one brother, Ocie Raines Sr., Westernport; and one sister, Ruby Rayner, LaVale; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Victory Unit Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

Pallbearers will be James Carlton Hartman, Floyd W. Durst Jr., Jason M. Ahern, Michael Lee Sanders Jr., James Allen Wills, and Joseph Ahern.

ELVA PARK ALBIN
BEAN SETTLEMENT, W.Va. - Elva Park Albin, 93, of Bean Settlement, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.
Born Jan. 8, 1904, in Hardy County, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Mary (Combs) Park. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John Albin, in June 1966; one brother; and two sisters.

Mrs. Albin was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, was church organist for many years, and was active in the United Methodist Women organization. She was a graduate of Shepherd College and member of the Shepherd Alumni Association. She was a retired teacher and principal from Hardy and Jefferson counties; was active in Extension Homemakers; and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are three stepdaughters, Emma Jean Hockman, Winchester, Va., Mary Plum, Hampton, Va., and Betty Jane Decker, Martinsburg; one sister, Nova Peters, Rock Oak; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield, on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Bean Settlement, on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Luther Crites officiating.

Burial will follow in the Asbury Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Asbury United Methodist Church.

ELIZABETH P. ALDERTON
TOWSON - Elizabeth Patsy (Penrod) Alderton, 87, formerly of Cumberland and Frostburg, died Wednesday, May 15, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Towson.
Born Oct. 17, 1909, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Zora Penrod and George Penrod. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Alderton, and her niece, Jean Merritt.

Mrs. Alderton was a 1928 graduate of Allegany High School. She was formerly employed at Curl's Camera Shop, Cumberland. The shop was owned by her brother, Louis Curl.

Surviving are a nephew, Robb Merritt; a niece, Nancy Haigly; and her dear friend, Esther Rose Ayers, who was her neighbor for over 20 years.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 16, 1997, at Ruck Funeral Home, Towson.

Interment was in the family burial plot at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cumberland.

MARSHALL D. ALDERTON
ELK GARDEN, W.Va. - Marshall Dennis "Junior" Alderton, 78, of Elk Garden, died Friday, Oct. 3, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born June 11, 1919, in Westernport, Md., he was the son of the late M. M. and Ethel (Hanlin) Alderton.

Mr. Alderton was a retired carpenter, and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Piedmont American Legion and the Mount Storm VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah "Bobby" (Duling) Alderton; one son, Dennie Alderton, Pennsville, N.J.; two daughters, Barbara Mason, Keyser, and JoAnn Howdyshell, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Hartmansville Methodist Church on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Gerstel and Mr. Lowell McDonald officiating.

Interment will be in the Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden.

ROBERT E. ALLEE
LADY LAKE, Fla. - Robert Eugene Allee, 79, of Lady Lake, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born April 14, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of the late Albert and Anna (Mainberg) Allee.

He was a graduate of Drake University.

Mr. Allee was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 27 years' service. He had been a chief warrant officer, having served in World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam.

He was Roman Catholic by faith.

Mr. Allee was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Marie (Morgenson) Allee.

Survivors include two sons, Michael M. Allee, Roanoke, Va., and George M. Allee, Fort Ashby; two grandchildren, Robert W. Allee and Elizabeth F. Allee, both of Fort Ashby.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

EVELYN M. ALLEN
CUMBERLAND - Evelyn Maxine Allen, 86, of 12017 Wood Rose Ave. NE, Cumberland, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late William F. Albright and the late Pearl (Chidester) Albright. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Allen, in 1956.

Mrs. Allen was retired from Celanese Fibers Corp. of America. She was a member of Christian Fellowship of Cumberland.

Surviving are two sisters, Winona Phillips, Rawlings, and Lillie Mae Fertig, Cumberland; one brother, Ward Albright, LaVale; and special and caring friends, Shirley Plummer, Cumberland, Tom and Clara Weaver, Short Gap, W.Va., Jim and Karen Wilson and family, Cumberland, and Thelma Casteel, Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Francis Morris officiating.

Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

WILLIAM V. ALLEN
CUMBERLAND - William Vancen Allen, 87, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Allen was born June 12, 1909, in Elkins, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola (Bishop) Allen.

Mr. Allen was a carpenter for the Local 1024. He was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are two sons, Charles V. Allen and wife Joyce, Charlotte, N.C., and Howard T. Allen and wife Sandra, Cumberland; five daughters, Arvalene Walters, Oldtown, Opal Dolly, Flintstone, Josephine McDonald and husband Joe, Beltsville, Sandy Wentling and husband Lawrence, Corriganville, and Janet Magrogan and husband Ted, Beltsville; 20 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fred F. Parker officiating.

Interment will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Allen, Gary Allen, Kenneth Walters, Donald Magrogan, Larry Wentling, Rick Day, and Timothy Day.

BLUCHER F. ALLISON
MOUNT STORM, W.Va. - Blucher F. Allison, 72, of Mount Storm, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born May 17, 1925, in Chevrolet, Ky., he was the son of Marion K. Rowland and the late Blucher F. Allison Sr.

He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in mining engineering. He was employed throughout the states of Kentucky and West Virginia. He was the project engineer for Laurel Run Mining and later became superintendent for them. He also supervised the installation of "B" Mine at Mettiki Mines, retiring from there on January 23, 1989.

Mr. Allison was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II having served aboard the USS Hancock in Air Group Seven as a tail gunner and navigator on a torpedo bomber. He was a member of Mount Storm VFW, Abraham Lincoln Post No. 6735, Mount Storm Lions Club, the USS Hancock Association, Professional Engineers of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Land Surveyors.

Mr. Allison and his wife oversaw the K&A Campgrounds at Mount Storm Lake for 20 years. He was also affiliated with the Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Ruth (Kline) Allison; two daughters, Penelope A. Fletcher, Newport News, Va., Rebekah G. Weber, Ambridge, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Linda Evans, Elk Garden, W.Va.; three sons, Blucher F. Allison, III, Jacksonville, Fla., Richard R. Allison, Greensboro, N.C., Thomas K. Allison, Cumberland, Md.; two stepsons, David B. Kline, Mount Storm, and Stephen H. Kline, Washington, D.C.; 11 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, on Saturday, July 19, 1997, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at Mount Storm United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 20, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Anderson and the Rev. Shelba Sisler officiating.

Interment will be at Maysville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, Cumberland, or to the Mount Storm United Methodist Church Building Fund.

EDGAR A. ALT
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Edgar Alden Alt, 87, of Fort Ashby, died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at the Dawn View Manor Nursing Home.
Born March 21, 1910, in Landes, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Mary Rebecca (Judy) Alt.

He also was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Grace (Spencer) Alt in 1991; two brothers, Fred Alt and Homer Alt; three sisters, Myrtle Yokum, Goldie Simmons, and Nellie Mason; and one granddaughter, Tammy Logsdon.

Mr. Alt was retired from the W.Va. Highway Administration, where he had been a foreman. He was a member of the Mineral Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, John Alt, Grand Junction, Colo., Fred L. Alt, Wardensville, Donald Alt, Slidell, La., and Forest Alt, Forest, Va.; three daughters, Cornelia "Connie" Reichenbach, Fisher, Ind., Betty L. Logsdon, Fort Ashby, and Carol Logsdon, Keyser; two sisters, Lela Staggs, a resident at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, and Dorothy Niner, a resident at Dawn View Manor Nursing Home; 23 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Mineral Baptist Church, Route 46, Fort Ashby, on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ross Halbersma officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Mineral Baptist Church Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

RALPH C. ALT, SR.
BURLINGTON, W.Va. - Ralph Clinton Alt Sr., 72, of Route 1, Box 174, Burlington, died Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at his residence.
Born Feb. 25, 1925, at Smoke Hole, he was a son of the late Lottie Mae (Alt) Reel.

Mr. Alt retired from Seneca Quarries. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the DAV.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Alt and wife Shannon, and Wes Alt, all of Burlington; two daughters, Linda Dineen and husband Ralph, Little Falls, N.Y., and Connie Adams and husband Paul, Burlington; one stepdaughter, Cathy Riggleman and husband Carl, Burlington; one brother, Charles J. Reel, California; three sisters, Irene Berg and Ann Hesse, both of Maysville, and Louella Rodgers, Annadale, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lyle Berg officiating.

At Mr. Alt's request, his body will be cremated.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, Burlington, WV 26710.

ELIZABETH T. AMANN
WESTERNPORT - Elizabeth T. Amann, 83, of 421 Hammond St., formerly of 274 Main St., Westernport, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.
Born Jan. 24, 1914, in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Delphia (Dayton) Biddle. She also was preceded in death by her husband Paul F. Amann, in 1985; one brother, Louis Biddle; and two sisters, Louise Miller and Leota Biddle.

Mrs. Amann was a homemaker and a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, Westernport Senior Citizens and the Kelly Mansfield Post 52 Ladies Auxiliary, Piedmont, W.Va.

Surviving are one son, Paul R. Amann and wife Debra, Keyser, W.Va.; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Kertesz and husband Robert, Westernport, Rita McCrobie and husband Charles, Swanton, and Faye Harris, Westernport; three sisters, Gladys Taylor, Westernport, Leona Worgan, Moran Manor Nursing Home, and Marguerite Armentrout, Westernport; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Bowers, Michael Warnick II, Allison Amann and Paula Amann; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Bowers and Jared Eyler.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Peter's Catholic Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Father James Hannon as celebrant.

Interment will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Westernport.
REV. DR. HOWARD M. AMOSS
DOVER, Pa. - Rev. Dr. Howard M. Amoss, 93, formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., also formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, in York Hospital, York.
A native of Fallston, the Rev. Doctor Amoss was a graduate of Western Maryland College and Wesley Thological Seminary, Westminster. He also was a former pastor of the Centre Street United Methodist Church, Cumberland. He was a retired United Methodist minister from the Baltimore and Peninsula Conferences of Maryland, a former pastor in Fort Myers churches, and a former Bible study teacher and program coordinator at the Marriott Calusa Harbour Retirement Home, Fort Myers.

He was the widower of Ernestine O. Amoss.

Surviving are two daughters, June A. Karschner of Dillsburg, Pa., and Dorothy A. Boehm, of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Fork United Methodist Church, Fork, in November.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa., has handled the arrangements.

BONNIE M. ANDERSON
CUMBERLAND - Bonnie Mae Anderson, 53, of Mexico Farms, Cumberland, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, from Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born April 2, 1943, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Geraldine (Struntz) Smith.

Mrs. Anderson was a former employee of Sears, and an active member of God's Little Chapel. She also was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband of 33 years, John Anderson; one daughter, Laura Crawford and husband Scott, and one granddaughter, Heather Ruggles, all of Cumberland; one brother, Arthur Smith II and wife Mary Virginia, Martinsburg, W.Va.; and her stepmother, Ethel Smith, Fort Ashby, W.Va. She was greatly loved and will be missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many beloved friends.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Madeline Cook officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers attending will be Michael Beeman, Matthew Smith, Donny Bennett, Virgil Loar Jr., Richard Kerns and Todd Pressman.

Special thanks and appreciation is extended to the caring ambulance and rescue workers, District 16, and the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital's ICU and Emergency Room units as well as Mrs. Anderson's physician, Dr. S.T. Chang.

May she rest in the sheltered loving arms of Jesus until we meet again.

EARL F. ANDERSON
LONACONING - Earl Frederick Anderson, 72, of 40 Florida Way, Lonaconing, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at the Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, where he had been a resident since June 3, 1996.
Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Lonaconing, he was a son of the late James H. and Atlantic ``Lannie'' (Click) Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was Methodist by faith. He was a 1942 graduate of Central High School, Lonaconing. After graduating high school, Earl worked for the N.Y.A. in Lonaconing before going into the U.S. Army. Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theater, 567th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 3rd Army, under General George S. Patton.

Earl was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the American Theater Ribbon, European-African Middle Eastern Theater with four bronze stars, indicating participation in the North France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns.

His other decorations included an Army of Occupation Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button World War II, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Badge with Submachine Gun Bar, and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was a retired machinist of Celanese Fibers Co. with 42 years of service. He was a member of Mountain Lodge No. 99 A.F. & A.M., Frostburg; a member of the Ali Ghan Shrine Temple, Cumberland, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite, Valley of Cumberland.

He was a member of American Legion Farrady Post No. 24, Frostburg, a member of the Senior Citizens of Georges Creek, and a member of the AARP.

Surviving are his wife, Lila Maxine (Beeman) Anderson; two daughters, Sarah A. Daniels and husband Jim, New Creek, W.Va., and Rhonda A. Ternent and husband Mark, Wyo.; one grandson, James Daniels; one sister, Vernell Gowans and husband Marvin, Winchester, Va.; and two brothers, John ``Jack'' Anderson and wife Mary, Frostburg, and Harold F. Anderson and wife Erma, Frostburg.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Mountain Lodge No. 99 A.F. & A.M. will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Mortimore officiating.

Interment will be in Laurel Hills Cemetery, Moscow Mills.

Graveside military rites will be accorded by American Legion Farrady Post No. 24, Frostburg.

PATRICIA M. ANDREASEN
MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Patricia M. Andreasen, 87, of RD 4, Meyersdale, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at her home.
Born Aug. 15, 1910, in Dublin, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Florence (Wellington) O'Shaughnessey. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan A. Andreasen, on Dec. 16, 1991.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Andreasen and wife Virginia, North San Juan, Calif., Patrick Nolan Andreasen and wife Joyce, with whom she resided, and Marcus Andreasen, Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Andreasen was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Kennells Mills.

Friends will be received at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the church on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry L. Crissinger officiating.

Interment will be in White Oak Cemetery, RD 4, Meyersdale.

The Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, is in charge of the arrangements.

EDGAR S. ANDREWS SR.
LONACONING - Edgar Shaw Andrews Sr., 91, of 4 Watercliffe St., Lonaconing, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at the home of his son, Edgar Shaw Andrews Jr., Lonaconing.
Born Oct. 10, 1905, at Moscow, he was a son of the late William Osborne Andrews and Katherine (Shaw) Andrews. His wife, Ruth Rennie Andrews, died Oct. 20, 1972.

Mr. Andrews was retired from the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Lonaconing, and a member of the Senior Citizens of Georges Creek.

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor L. Torpy, Triangle, Va., and Frances Beeman, Lonaconing; two sons, William O. Andrews, Chino Hills, Calif., and Edgar Shaw Andrews Jr., Lonaconing; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester ``Doc'' Andrews, Moscow; one half sister, Ruth Keller, Westernport; one half brother, William Myers, Washington, D.C.; and special friend Evelyn Llewellyn.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Webb officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

SUSAN A. ANDREWS
BEDFORD, Pa. - Susan Ann Andrews, 37, of Bedford, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Feb. 10, 1960, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John Harold Albert Sr. and Josephine Cecelia (Cole) Albert.

Mrs. Andrews was a 1978 graduate of Frankfort High School. She had been employed as a pharmacy clerk at Wal-Mart, Bedford, and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, John "Jack" Andrews Jr.; three brothers, John H. Albert Jr., Potomac Park, Gerald S. Albert, Carpendale, W.Va., and Michael B. Albert, San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Patricia K. Albert, Carpendale, W.Va., Cecelia M. Allman, Va., Melissa L. Albert, Colo., Sarah J. Martin, Cresaptown, Md., and Julie B. Albert, Colo.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Andrews Sr., Ridgeley, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, Md., on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland, Md., on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Vernon Busch, OFM, Cap., as celebrant.

Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 111 S. George St., Cumberland, MD 21502 or to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, 600 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502.

VERNA ANGELLATTA
PASADENA - Verna Angellatta, 73, of Pasadena, formerly of Cumberland, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at her residence.
Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Elkins, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Leslie Carver and Pearl (Clayton) Carver Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. "Tiger" Angellatta; six brothers; and four sisters.

Mrs. Angellatta was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, former member of the Ladies Auxiliary No. 245 Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a Red Cross volunteer.

Surviving are two sons, Frank A. Angellatta and wife Patricia, Pasadena, and James C. Angellatta, Reston, Va.; four sisters, Gladys Runion, Manassas, Va., Dolly Bomer, Ohio, Louella Danis, Calif., and Jean Kessler, Columbia, S.C.; one brother, George Carver, Piqua, Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 8 p.m., led by Mary Eckard, Rosarian of Cumberland Historical Cemetery Organization.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cumberland, on Saturday at 9 a.m. with Father Milton A. Hipsley as celebrant.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

MARGARET M. APPEL
CUMBERLAND - Margaret Manning Appel, 80, of Columbia Avenue, Cumberland, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Myrtle and Bertha (Minnick) Myrtle.

Mrs. Appel was Methodist by faith.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Louis Appel; two daughters, Joan Kennell, Cumberland, and Rosella Anderson, Johnstown, Pa.; ten grandchildren, Kathy Kennell and Leo Kennell, both of Cumberland, Barbara McKinnon, England, George Nairn, Richmond, Va., Beverly Kegley, Johnstown, Pa., Jeffery Anderson, David Anderson, Blaine E. Anderson, Andy Anderson, and Bill Anderson, all of Johnstown, Pa.; a number of great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. only.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Young, Leo Kennell, Raymond Washington III, Andy Anderson, Jeffery Anderson, and Blaine E. Anderson.

NANCY WILSON ARBOGAST
HARRISONBURG, Va. - Nancy Wilson Arbogast, 73, of Harrisonburg, died Dec. 6, 1997, at her home.
Mrs. Arbogast was born July 27, 1924, at Cumberland, and was the daughter of the late George Bernard and Eleanor Neff Wilson.

She graduated from high school in Maryland and retired from the Virginia Department of Agriculture in Harrisonburg. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church.

On July 16, 1949, she married W. Royce Arbogast, who died Aug. 16, 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Kelly Clark Arbogast, Terry Mark Arbogast, both of Harrisonburg; daughter, Dixie Gayle Arbogast, Harrisonburg; sister, Gladys Broadwater, Frostburg; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at the Mausoleum at East Lawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The Reverends Doug Hill, James N. John, and Joseph D. Carson will conduct the service.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger and Trobaugh Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Friends may also call at the Arbogast home at any time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 185 Ashby St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801; or to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

The casket will not be open.

OMA ELLEN (DEBERRY) ARMBRUSTER
CUMBERLAND - Oma Ellen DeBerry Armbruster, 81, of Cumberland Nursing Home, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 24, 1915, in Deer Park, she was the daughter of the late James Allen and Martha Ellen (Kidd) DeBerry. She also was preceded in death by her husband Frederick William Armbruster in 1966; one son, Roger DeBerry in 1960; three brothers; and one sister.

Mrs. Armbruster was a clerk at Storer Brother's.

Surviving are four daughters, Martha Rowe and husband Roger, LaVale, Kathleen Valentine and husband Mike, Cumberland, Mrs. Ellen Fisher, and Mrs. Henrietta Probst; one sister, Madesta DeBerry and husband Harvey, Dade City, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Jewell officiating.

Interment will be in Deer Park Cemetery.

LOLA I. ARNOLD
SHORT GAP, W.Va. - Lola Imogene Arnold, 70, of Short Gap, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Mineral County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Blanche (Biser) Spencer. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Wayne Arnold; one brother, Arnold Spencer; and two sisters, Edna Wagoner, Helen Brown and Hazel Spencer.

Mrs. Arnold was retired from Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had worked in the housekeeping department. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women for more than 50 years, and was past president of the organization. She also was a member of the Short Gap Senior Citizens.

Surviving are five children, Kenneth Wayne Arnold and wife Sandy, Luling, La., Imogene F. Chaney and husband Ray, Short Gap, Leon Arnold and wife Shirley, Rawlings, Md., Shelia Houdersheldt and husband R. Wayne, Old Furnace Road, and Connie Grady and husband Dale, Fort Ashby; one brother, Ervin Spencer, Short Gap; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Fred Siple, Fort Ashby.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The service will be held at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Burke and the Rev. T. Gregory Lewis officiating.

The body will be taken to the church at noon.

Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Service, 307 Vine St., Johnstown, PA 15901.

PHYLLIS JEAN ARNOLD
MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, Md. - Phyllis Jean Arnold, 62, of 219 G St., Mountain Lake Park, died on Friday, May 2, 1997, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born April 21, 1935, in Kempton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ronald Wotring and Josephine (Turek) Wotring.

Mrs. Arnold was a bookkeeper for Arnold Brothers Equipment and a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton R. Arnold; one son, Ronald Arnold and wife Lisa, Oakland; one daughter, Denise McFarland and husband Kenneth ``Pete'', Grantsville; two brothers, Robert Wotring, Warren, Mich., and Allen Wotring, Reisterstown; two sisters, Sandra Ferguson, Standardsville, Va., and Karen Upole, Oakland; and one granddaughter, Misty McFarland.

Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Oak Park Church of the Brethren on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mel Menker officiating.

Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to the Oak Park Church of the Brethren.

ARNOLD M. ARNONE
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Arnold M. Arnone, 67, of Charleston, formerly of Frostburg, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, in a Charleston hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Michael Arnone and Lucy (Fabbri) Arnone.

Mr. Arnone was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Charleston. He graduated from high school and attended Catherman's Business School, Cumberland. He was a former manager with several Charleston area businesses: Tri-State Discount Center, Harris Drugs, and Edward's and Taylor's Frozen Foods. He was a substitute teacher with Charleston County Schools; past president of the North Charleston Civitan Club; and vice-president of the Lenevar Civic Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Virginia (Clark) Arnone, Charleston; one son, Alan Arnone, Charleston; one daughter, Ann Moore, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, James Arnone, Frostburg, and Samuel Arnone, Joppa; three sisters, Rose McKenzie, Frostburg, Joan Brewer, Hagerstown, and Linda Arnone, Charleston; and three grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. only.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Byrnes as celebrant.

Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

GROVER O. ARONHALT
ROMNEY, W.Va. - Grover Owens LeMoine Aronhalt, 76, of Romney, formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
Born March 2, 1921, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Wilbur S. and Mamie (Norris) Aronhalt. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur Aronhalt.

Mr. Aronhalt was a retired commercial representative for the Potomac Edison Co. after 42 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a first sergeant in the European Theater of Operations; he received the Bronze Star. He was a 50 year member of Ali Ghan Shrine Club and East Gate Lodge 216 AF&AM. He was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies; the Romney VFW Post 1101; and the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Alice Aronhalt; one daughter, Bette L. Welch and husband Dustin, Oakland; one sister, Mary Aronhalt, Cumberland; and several nephews.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted by East Gate Lodge at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor John D. Wardrope officiating.

Interment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, Flintstone.

Military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Children's Hospitals, care of Ali Ghan Shrine, PO Box 1416, Cumberland, MD 21502.

REBECCA D. ARONHALT
ELK GARDEN, W.Va. - Rebecca Dawn Aronhalt, 23, of Elk Garden, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born Sept. 26, 1973, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Vernon J. and Norma (Close) Aronhalt.

Surviving are five brothers, Vernon Jr., Gary, Terry and Kevin, all of Elk Garden, and David Aronhalt, Keyser; four sisters, Debbie Sites and Kathy Parril, Keyser, Angela Aronhalt and Kay McRobie, Elk Garden.

The body is at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, where friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the Nethkin Hill Methodist Church, on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Leslie Hipp officiating.

Interment will be in the Kalbaugh Cemetery.

MILDRED B. ASH
CUMBERLAND - Mildred Beatrice "Maggie" Ash, 96, formerly of the Cumberland Nursing Home, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born February 23, 1901, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Anna (Robinette) Robosson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Ash; a son, James Ash; eight brothers; and two sisters.

Mrs. Ash was an employee of Fort Cumberland Hotel and Lucas Service Center, Cresaptown. She was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a grandson, David Ash, Arlington, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

ROSE MARIE ASHFORD
PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Rose Marie Ashford, 85, of Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, formerly of Lanham, Md., died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at the nursing home.
Born October 31, 1911, in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late Illario and Rose Marie (Carroce) Albanese. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Homer C. Ashford, on October 24, 1987; four brothers; and three sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Ashford was retired from government service. She was Catholic by faith.

Surviving are two nieces, Rose Marie Mayolo, Wheeling, and Mary Ann Mayolo, Lanham; and a nephew, Sylvio Mayolo, Wickliffe, Ky.

Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Father Jim Hannon as celebrant.

Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

IRVING T. ATHEY
KEYSER, W.VA. - Irving T. "Doc" Athey, 75, of 315 South E St., Keyser, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born July 23, 1922, in Keyser, he was the son of the late James T. "Doc" and S. June (Kesner) Athey. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, J. Allene (Wagley) Athey on July 13, 1981.

Mr. Athey was a retired telegraph operator for the Chessie Railroad System. He served as mayor of Keyser for 10 years, and three years as a city councilman. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Keyser, Davis Lodge No. 51 AF&AM, Keyser, Ali Ghan Shrine, Cumberland, Scottish Rite of Wheeling, and the Keyser Moose Lodge No. 662.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Eleventh Armored Division, member and past commander of VFW Post No. 6775 Queens Point, McCoole, and the Boyce-Houser Post No. 41 American Legion, Keyser.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene E. (Nichols) Athey; one son, William I. Athey and wife Judy, Keyser; one grandson, Clinton William Athey; two brothers, Frederick L. Athey and wife Barbara; and Arnold Athey, both of Keyser.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. S.D. Sawyers and the Rev. Michael Dean officiating.

Masonic graveside services and entombment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Keyser.

VFW Post No. 6775 Queens Point will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

HAROLD E. AUBER
SOMERSET, Pa. - Harold E. Auber, 88, formerly of the John F. Kennedy Homes, North Mechanic Street, Cumberland, and West Church Street, Somerset, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, at the Somerset Hospital. He had been a patient at Patriot Manor Nursing Home. Born Nov. 27, 1909, at Mannington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Leonard Auber and Elizabeth (Pebler) Auber. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Shirley) Auber.
Mr. Auber retired as a sales representative for Wally's Electrical Supply Company with 12 years of service; he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Somerset; and he was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cumberland.

He is survived by his widow, E. Virginia (O'Brien) Auber; one son, R. Stuart Auber, Curwensville, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

At Mr. Auber's request, his body was cremated.

Memorial services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar Rd., Somerset, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Charles F. Olson officiating.

Private interment will be held at Stone Church Presbyterian Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.

The family has requested that donations take the form of contributions to the Grace United Methodist Church, Somerset.

The Kight Funeral Home, 309-311 Decatur St., Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.

JACK W. AULT
CUMBERLAND - Jack Wesley Ault, 78, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 14, 1918, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Jacob Ault and Ardella (Cross) Ault Stein. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara (Ault) Eberstein; one sister, Eva Riggleman; and two brothers, James Ault and Paul Ault.

Mr. Ault was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served with the 305th Ordinance Maintenance Co. in the European Theater. He was retired from the Columbia Gas. Co. of Maryland, and attended Centre Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey (Snyder) Ault; one son, John Wesley Ault and wife Debbi, Baltimore; one daughter, Joy Elizabeth Aaron, Baltimore; two grandchildren, Barbara Suzanne Eberstein, Lusby, and Jefferson Bradley Aaron, Baltimore; and two sisters, Velma Furlow, Mount Savage, and Nevalline Seggie, Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna officiating.

Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap.

SARAH D. AVERS
KEYSER, W.Va. - Sarah D. Avers, 87, of 121 Orchard Street, Keyser, died on Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born Oct. 27, 1910, in Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maud (Wenner) Dennison. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Avers, on July 26, 1975.

Mrs. Avers was a Mineral County Elementary School Teacher. She received her education at Potomac State College and Fairmont State College. She managed the Keyser High School Cafeteria and was a teacher for the Keyser Nursery School at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alkire Chapter #10 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Preceptor Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Surviving are a son, Carl D. "Denny" Avers, and wife, Nancy, Reston, Va.; and step-granddaughter, Sherry Sparrow.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matthew L. Riegel officiating.

Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Alkire Chapter #10 O.E.S. will hold memorial services at the funeral home on Thursday at 7 p.m.


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