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DENCIL L. KIRKPATRICK
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - Dencil (Denny) Lloyd Kirkpatrick, 37, ormerly of Cumberland, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon.
Born July 3, 1960, in Weston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Marvel Kenneth and Nellie Delortha (Lorentz) Kirkpatrick. He also was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth Kirkpatrick.

Mr. Kirkpatrick was a former employee of Big Lots in Cumberland.

Surviving are his former wife, Brenda Kirkpatrick; two sons, Matt Kirkpatrick and Tom Spiker both of Cumberland; two daughters, Samantha Kirkpatrick and Krista Spiker, both of Cumberland; three sisters, Marsh and husband Dave Snyder of Weston, W.Va., Patricia Strickland and Brandi DeAngelino, Louisville, Ky.; four brothers, Mike and wife Jeanie Lorentz of Buckhannon, Kevin and wife Debbie, Kirkpatrick, and John Kirkpatrick, both of Weston, and Rick Kirkpatrick of Pittsburgh.

Friends will be received at the Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Services will be conducted following the viewing.

Interment will be in the Snyder Cemetery.

BERTHA M. KISAMORE 
FLINTSTONE - Bertha M. Kisamore, 89, of 13520 Scofield Road, Flintstone, died March 2, 1997, at her home.
Born Dec. 2, 1907, in Pendleton County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Cane Morral and Mary Jane (Arbogast) Morral. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fleet H. Kisamore on Jan. 28, 1987; four brothers, Wine, Marvin, Delmar and Earl Morral and three sisters, Florence Vance, Grace Warner and Flode Bland and Emery Vance, whom she raised.

Mrs. Kisamore was a retired employee of Kelly Springfield Tire Company. Her career lasted from Jan. 18, 1945, to Aug. 1, 1963.

Surviving are one brother, Arthur Morral, West Virginia; two children that Mrs. Kisamore raised as her own, Melvin ``Rick'' Vance and wife, Wendy, Star Route, Flintstone and Shirley Grieves, Flintstone and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Ketterman officiating. Interment will be at Bedford County Memorial Park.

ALLEN J. KITZMILLER
ELK GARDEN, W.Va. - Allen James Kitzmiller, 68, of Elk Garden, died Thursday, May 27, 1997, at his residence.
Born May 5, 1928, in Bloomington, Md., he was a son of the late Gabriel and Pearl (Methner) Kitzmiller. 

Mr. Kitzmiller was retired from Westvaco Corp. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are his wife, Lois (Hanson) Kitzmiller; seven sons, George and Ronald Kitzmiller, Mount Storm, Roger Kitzmiller, Houston, Texas, Frederick Kitzmiller, Salem, Ore., Richard and Harold Kitzmiller, Elk Garden, and James Kitzmiller, Oakland, Md.; four daughters, Virginia Paugh and Mildred Paugh, Elk Garden, Betty Kitzmiller and Cindy Kitzmiller, Hedgesville; five brothers, Arnold, Norman, and Gabriel S. Kitzmiller, all of Houston, Texas, Russell Kitzmiller, Rawlings, Md., and Frederick Kitzmiller, Florida; four sisters, Murial Elias, Weidman, Mich., Katherine Bernard, Christmas, Fla., Betty Dake, Newport News, Va., and Shirley Hoover, Keyser; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald E. Marple officiating.

Interment will be IOOF Cemetery. 

DWIGHT R. ``IKE'' KITZMILLER 
ORRVILLE, Ohio - Dwight R. ``Ike'' Kitzmiller, 56, of Orrville, formerly of Mountain Lake Park, Md., died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville.
Born March 19, 1941, in Oakland, Md., he was the son of Orval I. and Mildred M. (Zimmerman) Kitzmiller, Mountain Lake Park, Md.

Mr. Kitzmiller was a welder for Westinghouse until 1975. He attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Orrville.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Loretta M. (Yoder) Kitzmiller; one son, Randy Kitzmiller and wife Rhonda, Apple Creek; one daughter Sherry Hurst and husband Mark, Orrville; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Klier and husband, the Rev. Robert Klier, Petersburg, W.Va., and Patricia Justice, Millsboro, Dela.

Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Assembly of God Church, Orrville, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Woodruff officiating.

Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, is in charge of the arrangements.

GEORGE KLAVUHN 
LONACONING - George Klavuhn, 85, of 17101 Lower Georges Creek Road, Lonaconing, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born April 16, 1912, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Henry Klavuhn and Jenny (Coats) Klavuhn. Mr. Klavuhn was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He retired as a heavy duty truck driver, and he was a member of the teamsters.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Genevieve (Beeman) Broadwater Klavuhn; four stepsons, Wilbert Broadwater and wife Eloise, Lonaconing, Clarence Broadwater and wife Sue, Lonaconing, Leo Broadwater and wife Michele, Bel Air, Eugene Broadwater and wife Peggy, Lonaconing; nine grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren.

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

Services will be held at the First Assembly of God Church, Lonaconing, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Webb officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

Pallbearers will be Steven Broadwater, Tom Broadwater, Bob Moses, Ed Jones, Valery Broadwater, and Keith Broadwater. Honorary pallbearer will be Shawn Edward Jones.

MARY P. KLINE 
CUMBERLAND - Mary Pauline "Petty" Kline, 78, of Cumberland, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at the home of her daughter.
Born April 12, 1919, in Wiley Ford, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Missouri Lucille (Wakefield) Shank. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Guy C. Kline, in 1994.

Mrs. Kline was co-owner of Kline's Photo Service, Cumberland. She attended Central Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty R. Harper, Lora Lee Kerchner and husband Frank, all of Cumberland, and Linda R. Mincey and husband Greg, Daytona Beach, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Sites, Cumberland; six grandchildren, Walter "Wally" Harper, Royce Harper, Travis Mincey, Brian Mincey, Debby Kerchner, and Sheryl Kerchner; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the Central Assembly of God Church on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Gary Butler officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Royce Harper, Travis Cole Mincey, Kermit Sites, K. William Sites, Richard Sites, and Larry Maiers.

The family requests that contributions be directed to the Building Fund at Central Assembly of God Church, or the Memorial Hospital Home Hospice.

ROBERT L. KLINE 
CUMBERLAND - Robert L. ``Bob'' Kline, 67, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Hugh L. and Evelyn O. (Andrews) Kline. He also was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel L. Kline.

Mr. Kline was a retired boilermaker from the CSX Corp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a former member of Drum and Bugle Corps of Maryland National Guard; a member of Davis Memorial United Methodist Church; and Cumberland Lodge 271, Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are his wife, Susan G. (Smith) Kline; two sons, Robert R. Kline and wife Donna, Cumberland, and Michael L. Kline and wife Deanna, Dover Air Force Base, Del.; one sister, Shirley Mulligan and husband Bud, Carpendale, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Carrie Goldsworthy and husband Rick, Andrea Kline, Paula Kalbaugh, and Rhonda Kalbaugh. Also surviving are a number of sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Merki and the Rev. Kevin Lowery officiating.

Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery. 

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

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marguerite Witwer Richards Music Fund in care of the Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc., Alumni House, Frostburg, MD 21532.

BERTHA MARIE KLINK 
FROSTBURG - Bertha Marie Klink, 75, of 158 Depot Road, Frostburg, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital after a long illness.
Born April 10, 1922, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Les and Marie (Wright) Snyder, and was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Klink was a dietitian and retired after 18 years of service with the Frostburg Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW No. 1473 Auxiliary, Frostburg Chapter No. 221 Women of the Moose, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie No. 1273 Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Harold C. Klink, Frostburg; one son, Leslie C. Klink and wife Jill, Frostburg; four granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

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

American Legion Farrady Post No. 24 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, June 2, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Penick officiating.

Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Harry Landis, Charlie Yarnall, Kevin Snyder, Raymond Wright, Robert Hanekamp, Avalon Ledong, and Jay Hegeman.

BERNARD F. KNECHT 
SALISBURY, Pa. - Bernard F. Knecht, 63, of Rockhill, S.C., formerly of Salisbury, died Oct. 10, 1997 at Piedmont Hospital Systems, Rockhill.
He was born Aug. 9, 1934 in Meyersdale, Pa., a son of Margaret Gleaves Knecht, LaPlata, and the late J. Francis Knecht. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Ann Reich Knecht.

Mr. Knecht was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Rockhill. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a veteran of the Korean conflict, and was a retired truck driver of Celanese Corporation.

He is survived by his widow, Joan Brocht Knecht, four children, Joseph C., Jeffrey, and Susan Saboley, all of Rockhill, and Elizabeth Anne Parks, Waynesville, N.C.; six grandchildren. He was a brother of Michael Knecht of LaPlata; and Barbara Segert and Mary Barkosky, both of Harrisburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Leckemby Funeral Home, Meyersdale on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral mass will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in SS Philip and James Catholic Church with Msgr. Timothy J. Swope officiating. Interment will be in SS Philip and James Cemetery. Vigil Service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., and Rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

JOHN S. KNEPP
HAGERSTOWN - John Shannon Knepp, 75, of 18320 Rench Road, Hagerstown, died on Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born Jan. 30, 1922, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late George H. and Phoebe (Coleman) Knepp. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Johnson and Marguerite Lashley.

Mr. Knepp was employed with the Maryland State Highway Administration for 39 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church; a member of the American Legion Dixon Troxell Post No. 211, Funkstown; the VFW Post No. 6025, Mount Savage; BPOE Lodge No. 470, Frostburg, the Masonic Kemp Lodge 154, Mount Savage, the Scottish Rite and Ali Ghan of Cumberland; Hagerstown Shrine; Mercersburg Sportsmens Club; Eagles Inc., Waynesboro, Pa.; and Redmen of Conococheage Tribe 84.

Surviving are his wife, Helen B. Knepp; one son, John B. Knepp, San Jose, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family will also receive friends at the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

A Masonic service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 7 p.m.

Services will be held at the Durst Funeral Home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt officiating.

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Cumberland.

The family requests omission of flowers, and memorial donations to Holy Trinity Church, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

HENRY H. KNIERIEM 
FROSTBURG - Henry Hoffman Knieriem, 87, of the Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, formerly of 84 Walnut St., Frostburg, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born July 1, 1909, in Cresaptown, he was the son of the late Charles and Edna E. (Llewellyn) Knieriem. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Zais) Knieriem, on June 28, 1991; and two brothers, Irvin Knieriem and William Knieriem.

Mr. Knieriem retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. in 1971 after 38 years of service building truck tires. He was a member of the Frostburg United Methodist Church. Mr. Knieriem was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Knieriem and wife Janet, Grahamtown, and Ralph Knieriem and wife Doris, Midlothian; one sister, Margaret Bloom and husband Albert, Corriganville; one brother, John Knieriem, Frostburg; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Aist, the Rev. Dr. Richard Metrick, and the Rev. William G. Boyer officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

MARY E. KNIERIEM
CUMBERLAND - Mary E. Ketzner Knieriem, 81, of Louisiana Avenue, Cumberland, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 14, 1916, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mabel (Cronin) Ketzner. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Knieriem Sr. in 1993; and one sister, Frances "Frenchie" Brown.

Mrs. Knieriem was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, a member of the Cumberland Women's Sports Club, the Women's Civic Club, and the Maryland Senior Olympics. She was a volunteer at the Western Maryland Office of Tourism, the Interfaith Consortium Food Pantry, and the Western Maryland Reading Center. She was the Cumberland Times-News 1997 Citizen of the Year.

Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Lamson, Lawrenceville, N.J., and Rebecca A. Kitzmiller and husband William Harold, Dawson; one son, Donald L. Knieriem and wife Eileen, Laurel; one brother, John S. Ketzner, Baltimore; one sister, Carol R. Hatfield, Hagerstown; five grandchildren, Shawn and Jeffrey Lamson, Jason, Bradley and Kendra Knieriem; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

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.

A Christian wake service will be conducted on Monday at 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Father Thomas R. Bevan as celebrant.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Western Maryland Reading Center, 13413 McMullen Highway SW, Cumberland, MD 21502.

ROBERT B. KNIERIEM SR.
CUMBERLAND - Robert Brooke Knieriem Sr., 71, of Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 23, 1926, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John Peter and Lydia (Arnold) Knieriem. He also was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Mr. Knieriem was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from PPG works 7. He was a member of the Haystack Mountain Sportsman Club and former president of the LaVale Swim Club.

Surviving are his wife, Almeda C. (Beck) Knieriem; three sons, R. Brooke Knieriem and wife Mary Ann, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, J. Matthew Knieriem, LaVale, and Christopher T. Knieriem and wife Barbara, Solomon Island; one daughter, Mary Beth Miller and husband Paul, LaVale; three sisters, Kathryn Hixon, Mary E. Weimer, and Martha McNeil and husband Lloyd, all of Cumberland; and nine grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Sunday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 9 p.m. with Father Milton A. Hipsley officiating. At Mr. Knieriem's request, he will be cremated.

The family requests that contributions be made to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.

WILLIAM C. KNIERIEM 
FROSTBURG - William Clement Knieriem, 72, of 80 Walnut St., Frostburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born June 28, 1924, in Woodland, he was the son of the late Charles and Edna (Llewellyn) Knieriem. He also was preceded in death by one son, Charles William Knieriem.

Mr. Knieriem was retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. after 38 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific with the Amphibious Corps. He was a member of the Grahamtown Gospel Hall Assembly of Christians.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Wilma (Mackey) Knieriem; one daughter, Kathleen Moose and husband David G., Cleveland, Ohio; two grandsons, Stephen Todd Moose, and Nathan Andrew Moose, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Margaret Bloom, Corriganville; two brothers, Henry H. Knieriem, Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, and John W. Knieriem, Lions Manor, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m., with Dr. Lindsay Parks and Mr. William Parks officiating.

Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Moose, Stephen Moose, Robert Pancake, Larry Pancake, James Dunn, and Paul Knieriem.

Honorary Pallbearers are Glenn Moose, Nathan Moose, William Smith, Earl Harrison, William Price, Brent Richards, Bradley Richards, and Edwin Dunn.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation.

CHARLES W. KNIGHT
CUMBERLAND - Charles Wesley Knight, 80, of 421 Henderson Avenue, Cumberland, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born September 30, 1916, in Beans Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter and Anna Virginia (Hendrickson) Knight.

Mr. Knight was a retired pressman at the Commerical Press Company. He was a member of the Cumberland Eagles No. 245.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine (Biller) Knight, Cumberland; three sons, John Knight, Cumberland, Charles Allen Knight, Cockeysville, and Timothy Knight, Cumberland; two daughters, Ann Yuhascik and husband Dan, Melbourne, Fla., and Charlene Sue George and husband Joseph, Bel Air, Cumberland; one sister, Bertha Scarlett, Wiley Ford, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne R. Turner officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. 

VIOLET A. KNIGHT
CONFLUENCE, Pa. - Violet A. Knight, 72, of Confluence, died Dec. 21, 1997, at her home.
She was born June 27, 1925, in Scullton, Pa., a daughter of the late Grant and Hazel (King) Ohler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Knight, Jr.; three brothers, Fay Ohler, Lee Ray Ohler, and Dwight L. Ohler; and a sister, Dortha Sands.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Lytle, Friendsville, and Ruth Ann Hyatt, Confluence; a son, Doug, Confluence; four grandchildren, Greg, Ed and Jenny Lytle, all of Friendsville, and Stefanie Hyatt, Confluence; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Eddie and Caleb Lytle; two sisters, Martha Knight, Somerset, Pa., and Mildred Hobernicht, Ursina, Pa.; two brothers, Leon Ohler and Wilbur Ohler, both of Scullton.

She was a member of the Confluence Christian Church, the Ursina American Legion Auxiliary, and Woodmen of the World Lodge #45.

Friends will be received at Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, today from 2 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Evert Millard and the Rev. Weldon Peary officiating.

Interment will be in Addison Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the Confluence Christian Church.

VIRGINIA L. KNIGHT 
HAGERSTOWN - Virginia L. Knight, 56, of 248 Belview Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at her residence.
Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Ida M. (Clingerman) Norris, Little Orleans, and the late Roy R. Norris. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Jean Norris; one brother, Frederick Norris; and one grandson, Ronald E. Tibbens.

Ms. Knight was a retired employee of the R.C.I. She was a dietary officer for 12 years following her work at the Washington County Hospital. She attended the Price Wesleyan Church of Little Orleans. She was a member of the Auxiliaries of the American Legion Post 211, Funkstown, the FOE Aerie 694 and the Red Feather Council 59, Williamsport.

Surviving are her mother; two daughters, Vicki L. Fisher and Susan L. Tibbens, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Linda D. Fletcher, Little Orleans; three brothers, Robert D. Norris, Little Orleans, Gary W. Norris, Hastings, N.Y., and Marshall Norris, Hagerstown; and two grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Darryl G. McClain.

Interment will be in the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial Donations are asked to be sent to the Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
 

SHIRLEY L. KNISLEY 
CUMBERLAND - Shirley L. Knisley, 57, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at her residence.
Born Jan. 30, 1940, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late George and Lula Dora Knisley.

Miss Knisley was a homemaker. She attended the First Assembly of God Church, Cumberland.

Surviving are three brothers, Harold Corrigan and wife Geraldine, Leonard F. Glenn Sr. and wife Frances Ann, all of Cumberland, and George B. Knisley, Baltimore; one sister, Bethel Lee "Betty" Scarlett, Lansdowne; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ervin W. Mason officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

DONALD W. KNOTT SR.
WESTERNPORT - Donald William Knott Sr., 74, of 409 Maryland Ave., Westernport, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.
Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Beryl, W.Va., he was the son of the late William "Cider" and Margaret (Mitter) Knott. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Billie McCutcheon; two brothers, Jarold Wilson and Paul Knott.

Mr. Knott retired from Westvaco Corporation in 1983, with 43 years of service, having worked in the maintenance department. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in Italy, France and North Africa. He received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was a member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church and the church choir, a member of Victory Post No. 155 American Legion, Westernport, Queens Point Post No. 6775 VFW, McCoole, the Disabled American Veterans, and the United Papermakers Local No. 676.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Norma Jean (Wilson) Knott; one son, Donald Knott Jr. and wife Paula, Severn; three daughters, Sandra Cote, South Windsor, Conn., Jeannie Pritts and husband Fred, Westernport, and Melva Shimer and husband Bill, Westernport; four grandsons, Geoff Ord, Fred Pritts II, James Pritts, and Matthew Shimer; two sisters, Delores Fairall, Keyser, W.Va., and Eileen Moran, Newark, Del.

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

Services will be held at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Shimer officiating.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

Military honors will be accorded at graveside by various military organizations.

Queens Point VFW will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Potomac Fire Company, or Tri-Towns Rescue Squad.

JOHN M. KOCHIS 
CRESAPTOWN - John Mike Kochis, 90, of Frostburg Village, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 5, 1906, in United, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Julia (Czechovich) Kochis. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret I. (Kopper) Kochis; six brothers; and one sister.

Mr. Kochis was a mechanic for P&K Texaco in Frostburg. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where he served on the Bingo Committee and was a church usher. He also was a member of the Cresaptown Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council.

Surviving are three sons, John M. Kochis and wife Katherine, Cleveland, Ohio, Philip J. Kochis and wife Phyllis, Atwater, Calif., and Andrew P. Kochis and wife Lynn, Woodstock; two brothers, Paul Kochis and Walter Kochis, both of Greensburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Patricia, Christine, Peggy, Paige, Jeffrey, Stephanie and Daniel; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Robert E. McCreary, O.F.M., Cap., as celebrant.

Interment will be in the St. Ambrose Cemetery.

DR. LEROY KOHLER 
LAVALE - Dr. Leroy Kohler, 83, of LaVale, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at his residence.
Born June 5, 1914, in Lyndhurst, N.J., he was the son of the late Louis and Emily Kohler. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Kohler.

Dr. Kohler retired after 14 years as a professor from the Frostburg State University Sociology Dept. He was a Methodist by faith, and was a Army vet eran of World War II and a Pur ple Heart Recipient. He was a past president and treasurer of the Warrior Run Lions Club, and volunteered much of his time to the March of Dimes. Dr. Kohler was the Valedictorian of his high school and college graduating class.

Surviving are his wife Adrian S. E. Kohler; one son, Richard Leroy Kohler, Ellicott City; one daughter, Elizabeth K. Preston, Colonia, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

Dr. Kohler requested that his body be cremated and his ashes to be buried at the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.

Private Services will be conducted with the Rev. Lowell Garland.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, LaVale.

Contributions are asked to be made to the Warrior Run Lions Club, c/o Ernest Lowery, 11804 Cypress Court SW, Frostburg, MD 21532.
 

MARGARET C. KOOKEN
WESTERNPORT - Margaret C. Kooken, 90, formerly of 303 Walnut St., Westernport, died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 5, 1997, in Belle Vista, Ark., where she had been living with her daughter.
Born Aug. 1, 1907, in Beryl, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late James LaRue and Teresa (Leavy) LaRue. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Kooken, in January, 1971; three sisters; and four brothers.

Mrs. Kooken was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, W.Va., and the Belle Vista Community Church.

Mrs. Kooken recently had a 90th birthday celebration.

She is survived by a daughter, Pauline Trevino and husband, Jesse, Belle Vista; a son, John William Kooken and wife, Cathy, Wheaton, Illinois. Bill works for Westvaco Corporation as the Chicago District Sales Manager. She also is survived by a brother, Clyde V. LaRue, Keyser; grandchildren, John Christopher Kooken, Matthew Ryan Kooken, Illinois; Robert C. Arnold, Florida; Paula Grace Fisher, Pennsylvania; Kelli Ann Kooken, Traci Lee Steward and Robin Noel Kooken, all of Georgia; and two great-grandsons, Nicholas and Joshua.

At Mrs. Kooken's request, she was cremated.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Sumner Sawyer will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont.

LUTHER A.``POPCORN'' KORNS 
MIDLOTHIAN - Luther A. ``Popcorn'' Korns, 68, of Midlothian, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at his home.
Born March 17, 1929, near Wellersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Allen Lester and Gladys Edna (Bittner) Korns. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Faith (Crowe) Korns on December 2, 1996; and two sisters, Allene and Anna Lee.

Mr. Korns had been employed at Carl Belt, George Construction and Bachman Construction. He was a member of Local Union No. 616 and was awarded a 30-year membership pin.

Mr. Korns was an adherent member of the Salvation Army and did a lot of volunteer work with the Salvation Army. He was a U.S. Army Airborne Korean conflict veteran.

Surviving are one son, Gregory Korns Sr. and wife, Sharon, Salisbury, Pa.; two daughters, Rosalinda Kathleen Long and husband Charles David, Sr., California, Md., and Valerie Ellen (Korns) Palmer, Midlothian and Marble, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Shawn, Cary Annette Korns, Charles David Long Jr., and Gregory Allen Korns Jr. and wife;two brothers, Melvin Korns and wife Dolores, Wellersburg, and Alvin Lee Korns and wife Darlene, Hagerstown; and one sister, Gladys Estalaine and husband Dietle, Jackson Center, Pa.

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

Services will be conducted at the Salvation Army Chapel, 701 E. First St., Cumberland, on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Majors Robert S. and Georgia Henderson officiating. The body will be taken to the chapel at noon.

LUTHER W. KORNS 
LAVALE - Luther William Korns, 73, of Cash Valley Road, LaVale, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at the Devlin Manor Nursing Home.
Born July 6, 1923, in Hyndman, Pa., he was the son of the late Clayton Korns and the late Leora F. (Troutman) Korns. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Korns was a fuel truck driver for Peters Petroleum. He was a member of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two nephews and one niece; and extended family Don and Claudette Brown and family, Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Tuesday from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Graveside services will be conducted at Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gregory Georg officiating.

MARY LOUISE ELLIS KRAPF 
CUMBERLAND - Mary Louise Ellis Krapf, 86, of Cumberland, formerly of Bowling Green, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at the Cumberland Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 7, 1910, in Mount Savage, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Lydia May (Burall) Ellis. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George Krapf; one brother, William Albert Ellis; and one sister, Anna Lee Hershberger.

Mrs. Krapf was retired from the Celanese Corp., where she had worked in the Bobbin Stores. She was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church and McKinley Chapter 12, OES.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald Ellis, Walkersville, and George Ellis, a resident at Cumberland Nursing Home; and one sister, Rowena Bennett, also a resident of Cumberland Nursing Home.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Adam Grim officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

LARRY E. KRATZER 
THREE CHURCHES, W.Va. - Larry Eugene Kratzer, 54, of Three Churches, died on Saturday, August 9, 1997, at his residence.
Born August 24, 1942, in Dalmatia, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Eugene and Anna Arlene (Lenker) Kratzer. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Rosa Marie Kratzer.

Mr. Kratzer retired from GTE, Romney, where he worked as a cable splicer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of St. Luke's Church, Malta, Pa., a member of the Upper Shenandoah Valley Bowling Association NABI, the Romney VFW, and the Romney American Legion 40 & 8.

Surviving are his wife, Isa Ruth (Shanholtz) Kratzer; one daughter, Rose Ann Kratzer, Three Churches; one stepdaughter, Jean Dooley, Woodbridge, Va.; one sister, Patsy A. Gwizdale, Romney; one brother, Dennis Kratzer, Dalmatia, Pa.; and four nephews.

Friends will be received at the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with Robert Jeffreys, Minister, officiating.

Interment will be at a later date.

RALPH C. KRAUS SR. 
CUMBERLAND - Ralph Carlton Kraus Sr., 77, of 119 South Allegany St., Cumberland, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the oldest son of the late George W. and Leota V. (Spangler) Kraus. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi (Kraus) Ralston; and a brother, Robert D. Kraus.

Mr. Kraus retired as an assistant manager from the Cumberland Undergarment Factory.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lucile L. (Davis) Kraus; one son, Ralph C. Kraus Jr. and wife Lynda, Carpendale, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Jenny L. Kraus and Molly M. Kraus, Carpendale, W.Va.; one brother, James L. Kraus and wife Laura, Frostburg; sister-in-law Mary E. Kraus, Cumberland; and three nieces, Judy, Carolyn, and Janice.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Merdith C. Shryock officiating.

Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.

WANDA S. KRAUS 
CUMBERLAND - Wanda Sullivan Kraus, 78, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born March 4, 1919, in Ridgeley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William O. Spangler and Marguerite (Fisher) Spangler. She also was preceded in death by a brother, George Robert Spangler.

Mrs. Kraus had been a sales clerk at the Darling Shop. She then went on to Lazarus', where she worked in the Crystal Room.

Survivors include her son, Robert F. Kraus and wife Joan, Cumberland; one brother, C. William Spangler, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and two grandsons, Zachary Kraus and Alex Kraus, both of Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home, 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

THOMAS A. KREGER 
CUMBERLAND - Thomas Author Kreger, 47, of Cumberland, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his residence.
Born June 28, 1949, in Cumberland, he was the son of Dorothy T. (Bishop) Kreger, of Cumberland, and the late Roy Jackson Kreger.

Mr. Kreger was a construction worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the Cresaptown Eagles.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Donna Jean (Chaney) Kreger; four sons, Michael D. Smith and wife Cheryl, Cresaptown, Christopher T. Kreger, Wheeling, W.Va., Israel J. Kreger, Finzel, and Matthew J. Kreger, Ocean City; one daughter, Renee Kreger, Georgia; two stepsons, Ernest G. Weaver and wife Jennifer, Cumberland, and Joseph M. Weaver, at home; one stepdaughter, Stephine Y. Ruby and husband Allen, Flintstone; five sisters, Donna J. Holt, Timberville, Ohio, Barbara A. Raaum and husband Henry, Great Falls, Mont., Vicky D. Fenton, Ellerslie, Sandra Y. Engle and husband David, Barrelville, and Jackie Sachs and husband Denver, Wiley Ford, W.Va.; one stepbrother, Samuel A. Kreger, Great Falls; and eight grandchildren, Taylor, Nicole, Sean, Kori, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Dennis and James.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Peters and Bishop Steve Whited officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mr. Kreger's family in care of Donna Kreger, 173 1/2 N. Mechanic St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

JEFFREY C. KREIGER
GREER, S.C. - Jeffrey Charles Kreiger, 38, of Greer, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at his residence of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Born Sept. 18, 1959, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Charles R. and Erma (Mease) Kreiger, Cumberland.

Mr. Kreiger was a technical sales representative for Akzo-Nobel, Inc. He was a 1977 graduate of Fort Hill High School. He attended Akron University and Allegany College. He graduated from the University of New York, where he received his bachelor of engineering degree in environmental science and forestry. He attended Alders Gate United Methodist Church in Greer, and he was a member of Emmanuel/Bethel United Methodist Church, Cumberland. He was a member of the Ohr Lodge No. 211 AF&AM. He was president of the Homeowners Association in Greer.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Carol (Murphy) Kreiger; one son, Kyle J. Kreiger; one daughter, Gabrielle N. Kreiger; one brother, Michael R. Kreiger and wife Janice, Fort Worth, Tex.; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Patrick J. and Darlene (Wilmot) Murphy, Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mildred C. Martin and the Rev. Fred Iser officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

The Ohr Lodge No. 211 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 9 p.m.

Contributions may be made to a memorial fund for his children, c/o Carol Kreiger, 111 Royal Oak Court, Greer, SC 29651.

Pallbearers will be former classmates, Terry Weltman, Rich Hawse, Jim Miller, Mike Iser, Steve Eaton, Pat Murphy, and Stan Nelson.

MAYO A. KREILING
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Mayo A. Kreiling, 78, of Scottsdale, formerly of Frostburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997 at Scottsdale.
He was born in Frostburg.

Mr. Kreiling was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Oklahoma, and was a Shriner in Maryland.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay; and three sons, Karl, Tempe, Ariz., Gary, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Paul, Santa Monica, Calif.

Memorial services will be conducted at the Newcomer Family Mortuary Chapel, 6812 East Thomas Rd., Scottsdale, on Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 2929 South 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.

GOLDIE P. KREIP 
FROSTBURG - Goldie Pearl Kreip, 77, of 23 Little Savage Lane, Frostburg, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Aug. 28, 1919, in Finzel, she was the daughter of the late Solemon and Susan (Caton) Caton. She also was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Kreip, in 1973; and two brothers, Jamie and Carl Caton.

Mrs. Kreip was retired as a cook from the Happy Hills Restaurant. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Finzel.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Grace E. Provance, Odenton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lee Williams officiating.

Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.

A. CATHERINE KROLL
SOMERSET, Pa. - A. Catherine Kroll, 92, of 2050 North Centerville Road, Somerset, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at her daughter's residence, with whom she resided.
Born July 28, 1905, in Zihlman, she was the daughter of the late William H. and L. Jane (Poole) Geary. She also was preceded in death by her husband Earl E. Kroll in 1986; five brothers andthree sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Kroll was a homemaker. She was a member of the Allegany United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Vernon Kroll, and wife Joan, Bedford, Pa.; one daughter, Sylvia Shinholt, and husband, Dr. James Shinholt, Somerset; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating.

Interment will be in the United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Savage.

NOAH A.R. KUHN
CARPENDALE, W.Va. - Noah Aaron Robert Kuhn, three weeks old, of Carpendale, made his journey to Heaven on Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997. We know he is in the loving care of his Pap and Granny Kelley, Grandma and Granddad Kuhn, and Grandma and Granddad Chavis.
Born Sept. 28, 1997, in Morgantown, he was the son of Cory Allen "Pete" Kuhn and Samantha Carolyn (Bussard) Kuhn.

Noah is also survived by his brother, Jaymes Allen Harley Kuhn, at home; his paternal grandparents, Jay and Cathy Kuhn, Carpendale; maternal grandparents, Sam and Sheila Bussard, Spring Gap, Md.; paternal great-grandparents, James and Eleanore Kuhn, Triple Lakes, and Steve and JoAnn Wray, Cascade, Va.; maternal great-grandparents, Herman and Grace Bussard, Cumberland, Md., and Russ and Carol Beckman, Spring Gap; paternal great-great-grandma, Catherine Ritchie, Spring Gap; uncle Russell Bussard, wife Linda and cousin Nathan, Cumberland; aunt, Mary Kuhn, Carpendale; several great-aunts and great-uncles, including a special great-uncle Bob Kelley, Cumberland; and great-aunt and great-uncle, Elizabeth and Larry Huff, Cumberland.

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

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Harry L. Burchell Jr. officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald MacDonald House, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Noah is under the watchful eyes of Jesus, Our Lord. Although short, we thank God for the time we had with Noah.

JOHN P. KURILLA 
OAKLAND - John Paul Kurilla, 60, of Oakland, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland,
Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Gates, Pa., he was a son of the late Paul Kurilla and Mary Kurilla. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Kurilla.

Mr. Kurilla managed and later owned the Ben Franklin Store in Oakland for many years, as well as the Sears Catalog Store. Prior to retirement he owned and operated the K&J Variety Store. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He was a Fourth Degree Knight, Past Grand Knight, and current treasurer of Council 1771 Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Lodge 2481 B.P.O.E.; past member of the Oakland Town Council; a high school basketball stand-out; and was very active and made many contributions over the years to many Oakland and surrounding area civic and volunteer organizations.

Surviving are his wife, Betty (Karlovich) Kurilla; one son, Jeff Kurilla, Oakland; one daughter, Kim Grey, Laurel; and three sisters, Mary Glavac, Euclid, Ohio, Barbara Peluso, Carmichael, Pa., and Irene Shine, Masontown, Pa.

Friends may call at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and 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 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. with Father Richard Spencer as celebrant.

Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.

CHARLES B. KUYKENDALL 
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. - Charles "Charlie" B. Kuykendall, 79, of Elm Street, Moorefield, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, after a long illness.
Born July 10, 1918, in Hardy County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Michael and Hattie (Wratchford) Kuykendall.

Mr. Kuykendall was the owner and operator of the Kuykendall's Radio and TV, Moorefield. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren, the John M. Golliday Post 64 American Legion, the Denny-Pratt-Moyers Post 9606 VFW, the Disabled American Veterans Association, an Honorary member of the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company 46, a Founding Board member of the Valley TV Co-op, and a former Operating Engineer for WELD Radio Station, Fisher.

Surviving are his wife Kathleen (George) Kuykendall; one son, Larry Kuykendall, Moorefield; two sisters, Blanche Koontz, Romney, and Mary Sions, Harrisonburg, Va.; and one granddaughter, Pastor Renee Kuykendall-Scholten, Harrisonburg.

Friends may call at the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Veteran's Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Moorefield Church of the Brethren on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Pastor Renee Kuykendall-Scholten and the Pastor Buzz Weatherholtz officiating. Mr. Kuykendall will be taken to the church one hour prior to the time of service.

Interment will follow at the Olivet Cemetery, where Military Graveside Rites will be accorded by the Moorefield Veteran's Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company or to the Moorefield Church of the Brethren Building Maintenance Fund.

HARRY A. KUYKENDALL 
ROMNEY, W.Va. - Harry A. Kuykendall, 88, of 450 Depot St., Romney, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at the Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore.
Born Jan. 19, 1908, in Hardy County, he was a son of the late Mike J. Kuykendall and Hattie (Wratchford) Kuykendall.

Mr. Kuykendall was a retired mechanic. He was a member of the Romney Brethren Church and was a deacon of the church.

Surviving is his wife, Gertie (George) Kuykendall. Mr. and Mrs. Kuykendall celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10, 1996. Also surviving are four daughters, Violet J. Smith, Baltimore, Phyllis J. Robertson, Essex, Md., Irene V. Minturn, Essex, and Bernita J. Ham, Marion, Va.; one brother, Charles Kuykendall, Moorefield; two sisters, Blanche Koontz, Romney, and Mary Sions, Harrisonburg, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Miller Funeral Home, 115 E. Birch Lane, Romney, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger Leatherman officiating.

Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Old Fields.


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