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J. MARK BAAR, M.D. 
FULTON - J. Mark Baar, M.D., 34, devoted son of John C. Baar and Celeste (Madden) Baar, and loving brother of Lisa B. Baird, died Monday, June 9, 1997, in an automobile accident. Mark was the grandson of the late Rosalia and Raymond Madden, Riehl Avenue, and John Charles Baar, former brewmaster of Old Export Brewery, and Frances Baar.
He was nephew of Patricia and Joseph Kessler, Columbia Avenue; Donald and Katherine Madden, Cash Valley; William and Christine Kirby, LaVale; Steve and Linda Madden, Hagerstown; William and Deborah Lueck, New Jersey; and Theresa Madden, Oregon.

Mark was preceded in death by one uncle, Michael Madden.

Mark was a graduate of St. John's High School, Washington, D.C. He went on to become a board certified psychiatrist, and graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps from 1992 to 1996.

Memorial services will be held at Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Saturday, June 14, 1997, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Donations are being accepted by the Mental Health Association in Howard County, 5865 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Stotler Jr., LeRoy Gross Jr., James Martin, James F. Smith Jr., John Weaver, and Joseph Brown. 

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to his parents, Dr. John and Celeste Baar, 12496 Hall Shop Road, Fulton, MD 20759.

ELIDA E. BABCOCK 
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Elida Elizabeth Babcock, 72, of Smith's Home, RD 1, Buffalo Mills, formerly of RD 1, Hyndman, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 24, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Dec. 15, 1924, at Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Ruth M. (Frukrob) Babcock. She also was preceded in death by a brother, George E. Babcock and a close friend, Lester L. Hosselrode.

Ms. Babcock attended Palo Alto United Methodist Church.

Surviving is a close friend, Vivian L. Webber, RD 1, Hyndman.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating.

Interment will be in Porter Cemetery near Ellerslie, Md.

C. KENNETH BABCOCK 
FROSTBURG - C. Kenneth Babcock, 91, of Frostburg, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice Unit.
Born October 11, 1905, in Monroe, N.Y., he was the son of the late Marcellus and Lenah (Bull) Babcock. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Cahoon) Babcock; and a daughter, Susan Babcock Bisignano.

Mr. Babcock was a retired physical education instructor and coach. He taught 20 years at Frostburg State University. While there, he coached many sports including soccer and basketball. He left Frostburg State to teach in Howard County for one year. He finished his career at Allegany College as both physical education instructor and soccer coach.

Mr. Babcock was one of the founders of the JCP Soccer League and was one of the coaches for the Frostburg Rangers. He was active in the Allegany County SCAMPS, and participated in the Senior Citizens Olympics on the local, state, and national levels.

Mr. Babcock was elected as the fourth entrant to the Bobcat Hall of Fame. He was an active member of the committee to establish a new public library in Frostburg.

Surviving are four daughters and their families, Harriet Roe, Boston, Mass., Jane Eberly and husband David, Burke, Va., Marcia Smith and husband Harry, LaVale, and Elizabeth Simpson and husband William, LaVale; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation and services will be private.

A memorial service will be held at Frostburg State University at a later date.

The family requests memorials take the form of donations to the Frostburg State University Foundation in memory of Mr. Babcock.

The Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

LENA C. BACHTEL
OAKLAND - Lena C. Bachtel, 91, of Oakland, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at the home of her daughter in Silver Spring.
Born June 5, 1906, in Red House, and was a daughter of the late Franklin B. Shaffer and Annie (Slabaugh) Shaffer. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Bachtel, in 1974. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Bachtel was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House.

Surviving are one son, Harold V. Bachtel, Oakland; three daughters, Helen Nine, Silver Spring, Patricia Ryland, Baltimore, and Grace Ault, Bel Air, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Connelly officiating. Friends may call at the church one half hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church or the Hospice of Garrett County.

TWILA V. BACHTEL
OAKLAND - Twila Virginia Bachtel, 95, of 605 Garrett Highway, Oakland, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland.
Born April 3, 1902, in Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late George Houser and Florence (Winters) Houser. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Mark O. Bachtel in 1973, and a daughter, Geneva Junkins.

Surviving are three sons, Clifton Bachtel, Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., Eugene Bachtel, Eglon, W.Va., and Kenneth Bachtel, Oakland; three daughters, Pauline Best, Riva, Md., Juanita Blamble, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and JoAnn Gehman, Lititz, Pa.; two brothers, Earl Houser, Oakland, and Kenneth Houser, Willowick, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. William Connelly officiating.

Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church. 

HELEN E. BAILEY 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Helen E. Bailey, 81, of 73 Mozelle St., Keyser, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at her residence.
Born April 28, 1916, in Beryl, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Edith (Liller) Tucci. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Bailey, on August 8, 1970.

Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Church of the Assumption, Keyser.

Surviving are one son, Ralph M. Bailey, Keyser; a granddaughter, Shannon E. Cutter, Keyser; a grandson, Shane M. Bailey, Ravenswood; four great-grandchildren, Jodi and Kori Cutter, and Jordan Wade and Travis M. Bailey; two brothers, Patrick Tucci, Fairfield, Ohio, and Louis Tucci, Providence, R.I.; two sisters, Rockine M. Elias, Westernport, and Kathryn Whisner, Somers Point, N.J.

Friends were received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Friday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Assumption on Saturday, July 5, 1997, at 10 a.m. with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R., as celebrant.

Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

WILLIAM K. BAISOR
KEYSER, W.Va. - William K. Baisor, 87 of 345 Hawthorne Rd., Keyser, died on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport.
Born Sept. 15, 1910, in Waddle, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey Bush and Mary Jane (Young) Baisor. He also was preceded in death by a son, Billy Baisor Jr.; an Infant Daughter; and one sister, Louella Baisor.

Mr. Baisor was owner of the Automatic Sharp Shop, Keyser, and retired Construction Engineer from the Doyle & Russell Division of Litton Industries, Richmond, Va.

He attended Penn State University, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, member and Past President of the Keyser Rotary Club, a member of Potomac Highland Travel Council, a World War II Navy Veteran, and a member of the VFW Post #6775 Queens Point, McCoole.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Evelyn (Stafford) Baisor; stepson, Gary L. Stickley, Keyser; one sister, Eleanor B. Benner, State College, Pa.; two nephews, Fred Benner and Kenneth Benner.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Samuel E. Starling Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

VFW Post #6775 Queens Point Memorial Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, Keyser.

BERNARD B. BAKER 
CUMBERLAND - Bernard B. Baker, 83, of Utah Avenue, Cumberland, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 2, 1914, in Ridgeley, W.Va., he was the son of the late Andrew B. and Lucy Mae (Huff) Baker. He also was preceded in death by one son, John Andrew Baker; and two granddaughters, Karen Willison and Stacey Kahl.

Mr. Baker attended the Mountain Top Holiness Church. He retired from the B & O Railroad as an engineer. He was a member of Fort Cumberland Lodge No. 211 A.F.& A.M., York Rite, Brotherhood of Railroad Workers, and Eastern Star Cumberland Chapter No. 56.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Martha L. Stafford Baker; two sons, Ronald L. Baker and wife Peggy, Fayetteville, N.C., and William B. Baker and wife Delores, Darnestown; four daughters, Dorothy E. Willison and husband Nelson, Cumberland, Donna R. Kahl and husband George, Frankfort, Ill., Mary E. Kahl and husband John, Cumberland, and Vickie L. Sharp and husband Richard, Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Dorothy E. Dealehauser, Cumberland; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Masonic services will be conducted by Fort Cumberland Lodge No. 211 on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Iser and the Rev. R. W. Eichel Sr. officiating, with Kenny Rice, pianist, and Louie Twigg, soloist.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Kahl, Johnny Baker, Keith Dorsey, Ed Jarrett, Tim Lykens, Jeff Wheeler, George Kahl Jr., David Basset, Chuck Evans, and his namesake, Bernard Bruce Baker.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bernard B. Baker to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital, c/o Ali Ghan Shrine Club, P.O. Box 1416, Cumberland, MD 21502.

EDITH M. BAKER 
FINZEL - Edith M. "Dee Dee" Baker, 78, of 2623 Finzel Road, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Aug. 30, 1918, in Zihlman, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ellen (Rankin) Haupt. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Francis Haupt, and one brother-in-law, Joseph Leach.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker. She was formerly employed in the coning department of the Celanese Fibers Corp., and she sold Avon for 17 years. She was Methodist by faith.

Surviving are her husband, Carl Baker; one daughter, Doris Diane Rosenberger and husband Kenneth; two sons, Carl Eugene "Sonny" Baker and wife Martha, and Dale Jeffrey Baker and wife Sheila, all of Finzel; four sisters, Helen Vizza, Biddy Leach, both of Frostburg, Margaret Truly, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Doris Mauzy, LaVale; six grandchildren, Jeffery Baker, who was raised by Mrs. Baker, Carla Moore, Brian Baker, Misty Baker, Angie Matrogran and Jesse Rosenberger; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, June 13, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jay West officiating.

Interment will be in the Emmanuel Methodist Cemetery.

HILDA M. BAKER 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Hilda M. Baker, 82, of Route 4, Box 513, Keyser, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 25, 1914, in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late Issac Divelbliss and Leona Gertrude (Alderton) Divelbliss Kerns. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Baker, in 1987; two sons, James Baker and Wayne Baker; and one daughter, Betty Muir.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker. She was a member of Cross Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are two sons, John Baker and wife Shirley, Cross, Roger L. Baker and wife Wanda, New Creek; three daughters, Kathryn Kifer, Aurora, Leona Logsdon and husband Harold, Westernport, Rayma Fickes, Moscow Mills, Md.; one half-brother, Wayne Kerns, Keyser; one stepsister, Pearl Summers, Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen Landis officiating.

Interment will be in Sinclair Memorial Gardens, Cross.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Fickes, Richard Fickes, Roger Baker, Donnie Baker, John Baker, and Daniel Muir.

HUBERT P. BAKER 
FROSTBURG - Hubert P. ``Junior'' Baker, 66, of 349 Allegany St., Frostburg, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at his residence.
Born Aug. 14, 1930, in Finzel, he was the son of the late Henry Baker and Eliza (Baker) Baker Wolford. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Millard Baker.

Mr. Baker was retired from the A&P Tea Company. He was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church. He received a heart transplant on Sept. 26, 1989.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 47 years, Darlene (Croft) Baker; two sons, Ronald Baker and wife Rene, Manassas, Va., and Dale Baker and wife Irene, Bowie; one daughter, Mary Ann Ritchie, Ladiesburg; five brothers, Robert Baker, Colonial Beach, Va., Francis Baker, Silver Spring, Raymond Wolford, Keyser, W.Va., Kenny Wolford, Augusta, W.Va., and Ronald Wolford, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Patty Gray, Frostburg, and Wanda Johnson, Wooster, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Eunice Baker, Frostburg; devoted aunts, Ruth Holt, Meyersdale, Pa., Katherine Baker, Wilmington, Del., Elvie Watkins, Mabel Warne and Loretta Gracie, all of Frostburg, and Dorothy Llewellyn, Westminster; three grandchildren, Brian Baker, Kelly Ann Ritchie and Lyndsie Baker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, 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. George A. Aist officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

The family requests that contributions be made to the Frostburg United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

KATIE W. BAKER 
DURANT, Fla. - Katie Willetts Baker, 88, of Durant, a native of Midlothian, Md., died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at home.
Mrs. Baker had resided in Durant for 35 years. She was an Assembly of God minister and a member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God, Durant.

Surviving are two brothers, Matthew Willetts, Midlothian, and David Willetts, Frostburg, Md.; and three sisters, Mabel Willetts, Durant, Naomi Reed, Charles Town, W.Va., and Jane Creps, Pittsburgh.

Services and interment will be in Durant. The Stowers Funeral Home, 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, is in charge of arrangements.

EVELYN M. BANE 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Evelyn M. Bane, 74, of HC 84, Box 8, Keyser, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born March 31, 1922, in Allegany County, Md., she was a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Fannie B. (Hevener) Miller.

Mrs. Bane was a member of the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren, the Women's Fellowship of the church, and the Mineral County Historical Society. She was an avid collector of genealogy.

Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Bane; two daughter, Betty Dzubba, Berlin, Germany, and Doris Helsley, Keyser; three grandchildren; and two nieces.

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

Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herman L. Baliles, the Rev. Owen Stultz and the Rev. Franklin Bishop officiating.

Interment will be in the Duling Cemetery, Keyser.

WILLIAM P. BANE
LAVALE - William Preston Bane, 75, of LaVale, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born April 8, 1922, in LaVale, he was the son of the late Oscar W. and Mary Ruth (Snyder) Bane. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby (Ashburn) Bane; one stepson, Howard "Pete" Bender; one sister, Shirley Murphy; and two half sisters, Helen Foote and Nora Hansel.

Mr. Bane was retired from the Montgomery County Board of Education. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran having served in World War II. He was a life member of the Fort Ashby VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys E. (Dyer) Bane; one stepson, William W. Bender Sr. and wife LuAnn, LaVale; two stepdaughters, Suzanna Sites, Baltimore Pike, and Patricia Bible and husband James, Oldtown; three brothers, Byron Bane and wife Jenice, Carmichael, Calif., Kenneth Bane and wife Patricia, Keyser, W.Va., and Harold Bane and wife Mary Lou, Gaithersburg; three sisters, Zelda Murphy and husband Don, Oldtown Road, Catherine Martin and husband Paul, Falls Church, Va., and Evangeline Knippenberg and husband Bob, Frederick; nine step-grandchildren, Billy, Rusty, Eston, Jeramy, Alan, Colleen, Sara, Bonnie and Donnie; and one step-great-grandson, Corey.

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. Kenneth L. Korns officiating.

Interment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

KATHERINE E. BANTZ
BLOOMINGTON - Katherine E. "Kate" Bantz, 80, of 89 Hamill Avenue, Bloomington, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born January 2, 1917, in Piedmont, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth (Raines) Fazenbaker. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth N. Bantz, in 1995.

Mrs. Bantz was retired from the Devon Club, Luke, and formerly worked at the Celanese Fiber Plant. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Westernport, a member of Queens Point VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 6775, McCoole, and the Keyser Moose.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Allen Bantz, Cumberland; one daughter, Joan Powers, Ontario, Canada; one brother, Paul Fazenbaker, Largo, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Diana Wyatt, Eric Wyatt, and Amy Wyatt.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Judson Pealer officiating.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

The Queens Point Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

HAROLD E. BARBOUR 
GILMORE - Harold E. "Barney" Barbour, 79, of 15227 New Georges Creek Road, Gilmore, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 23, 1918, in Gilmore, he was the son of the late Ralph Barbour and Jannie (Muir) Barbour. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ted and Melvin Barber; and one sister, Pearl Willetts.

Mr. Barbour was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Gilmore Civic Improvement Club. He retired from the Celanese Corp. with 48 years of service. He attended the Midland United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel (Moore) Barbour; one daughter, Earlene (Barbour) Cutter and husband Ray, Midland; five sisters, Anna Magruder, Cumberland, Erma Wagoner, North Carolina, Ernestine Owens, Cumberland, Jeanette Barber, Gilmore, Charlotte Fisher and special friend Firn Hill, St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Tammy Michelle Cutter and R. Jeffrey Cutter.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Frye officiating.

Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

Pallbearers will be Dick Duckworth, Jim Walker, Eric Campbell, Mark MacDonald, Dick Jenkins, Glendale Howell and John Baker.

ANN GANOE BARNES
WALDORF - Ann Ganoe Barnes, 70, of Waldorf, formerly of Hampshire County, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Three Churches, W.Va., to the late Melvin J. "Buck", and Gertrude (Lewis) Ganoe. She also was preceded in death by her husband, David Elwood Barnes, Sr.; one son, David Elwood Barnes, Jr.; one daughter, Virginia Ann Barnes; and one brother, Ralph Ganoe.

Mrs. Barnes was retired with over 30 years of service as a contracting officer for the U.S. Army Material Command.

She was a member of the Berean Independent Baptist Church, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary #8950 to the VFW of Bladensburg.

She is survived by a son, Robert "Bobby" B. Barnes, Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Susan K. Harding, Waldorf; two brothers, Louden Ganoe, Delaware, and Lewis Ganoe, Fort Ashby; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Dana Umbel officiating.

Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.

EDNA MAY BARNES
FROSTBURG - Edna May Barnes, 88, formerly of Abingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg.
Born Sept. 13, 1909, in Spencer, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Calvin Karnes and Dolly (Walker) Karnes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Stephen S. Barnes.

Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cub Hill Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Edna M. Stinefelt and husband, William, Frostburg; one granddaughter, Edna M. Travers and family, Abingdon; one grandson, Stephen Stinefelt and family, Hawaii; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Brougham, Covington, Va.

Visitation and funeral services were conducted in Baltimore. Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, was in charge of the arrangements.

Interment was in the Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, Parkville.

GLENN W. BARNES SR.
FLINTSTONE - Glenn W. Barnes Sr., 66, of Flintstone, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his residence.
Born March 3, 1931, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Herman and Zera (Jordan) Barnes. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Barnes.

Mr. Barnes was a former employee of Stroehman Bakery and Monarch Printing, Cumberland, and was currently employed by Fleetwood Travel Trailer, Hancock. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church, Artemas, Pa.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine (Cupp) Barnes; one son, Glenn W. Barnes Jr., at home; two brothers, Harold Barnes and wife Elsie, and Paul Barnes, all of Flintstone; and one sister, Naomi Thomas and husband Claude, Jasonville, Ind.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at noon with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Artemas.

Pallbearers will be Ivan Miller, Earl Beal, Bill Shreve, Warner Shingleton, Eldon Mills and Robert Mills. 

PAUL W. BARNETT
CUMBERLAND - Paul William Barnett, 69, of 777 Bishop Walsh Drive, Cumberland, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born July 29, 1927, in Midlothian, he was the son of the late Lee C. Barnett Sr. and the late Bertha (Williams) Barnett.

Mr. Barnett and his brother Lee C. Barnett Jr. were partners in the law and insurance firm Barnett and Barnett for over 40 years. Their practice began at the Allegany Inn on Baltimore Avenue. Later they moved their practice across the street to its present location of 234 Baltimore Ave.

Mr. Barnett graduated from Beall High School, class of 1945; then received his associate of arts degree from Frostburg State University, and continued his education at the University of Maryland where he graduated from law school, class of 1954. He was a member of the American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association; and Beall High School Alumni Association.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard. He served as trial magistrate of Allegany County; Allegany County Attorney; former school board attorney; former member of the Democratic State Central Committee; member of the Maryland Department of Human Relations; candidate for the Allegany County Circuit Court Judge; taught law courses at Allegany College of Maryland; member of the Cumberland Country Club; Fort Cumberland Post 13 American Legion; Henry Hart Post VFW 1411; BPOE Elks Lodge 63; past president of Kiwanis Club where he recently received a 35 year pin. Mr. Barnett was an avid golfer, bowler, fisherman, and hunter.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Sylvia (Simmons) Barnett; two sons, Thomas Lee Barnett, at home, and William Paul Barnett and wife Monica, LaVale; a brother, Lee C. Barnett Jr. and wife Lois, LaVale; a sister, Betty M. Davis, Cresaptown; a grandson, Garrett Lee Barnett; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, 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 at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Major Robert Henderson and the Rev. T. William Preston officiating.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by combined veteran's honor guard. BPOE Elks Lodge 63 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Donald Davis, John Bowman, Bruce Simmons Jr., Scott Simmons, Steven Diggs and Bryan Diehl. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Martin Sr., James Goldsworthy, Frank Deremer, Bruce White, Dale Merritt, Donald Miller, and David Phillips. 

BETTY J. BARRY 
FROSTBURG - Betty J. Barry, 77, of 74 W. Main St., Frostburg, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born March 10, 1920, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Maude (Jenkins) Taylor. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Maude Kroll.

Mrs. Barry was a homemaker and was a member of the Frostburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years Paul E. Barry; three sons, John W. "Jack" Barry, at home, Paul E. Barry and wife Rosalie, Marlton, N.J., and Benjamin A. Barry and wife Donna, Mount Airy; two brothers, George B. Taylor, LaVale, and Robert N. Taylor, Winchester, Va.; one grandson, Christopher Barry; and one great-grandson, Tyler Barry, both of Glen Burnie.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Aist officiating.

Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.

PHYLLIS C. BARTON
FROSTBURG - Phyllis C. Barton, 49, of Merriman Street, Frostburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Sacred Heart Hospital.
She was born in Frostburg on May 19, 1948, the daughter of Christine (Brodie) Thrasher of Midland and the late Raymond Thrasher.

Mrs. Barton was a member of the Carlos United Methodist Church and was co-owner of Barton's Auto Sales and Towing.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Barton; a daughter, Cami C. Martin and husband Aaron Martin of Frostburg; a brother Raymond Thrasher of Midland; sisters-in-law Sheila Richards and husband Dave, Frostburg, Carolyn Ternent and husband John, Bel Air; a grandson, Hunter James Martin; special friends Kathy Young, Stacey Whetzel, both of Lonaconing, and Barbara Nicol, Frostburg; a special cousin, Andree Morgan, Lonaconing; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home, 58 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.

At Mrs. Barton's request, her body will be cremated. Inurnment will be held in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Carloir obit:

United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, Eckhart, MD 21528.

RUBY G. BATEMAN
WESTERNPORT - Ruby Grace Bateman, 86, formerly of 466 Walnut St., Westernport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing.
Born June 20, 1911, in Altamont, she was the daughter of the late Charles Isaac and Carrie May (Lee) Wright. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hugh Bateman, in 1988.

Mrs. Bateman was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Westernport, where she taught Sunday school for 29 years, and was active in the women's ministries.

Surviving are two sons, Charles H. Bateman, Deer Park, and Arthur H. Bateman, San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Ann Wiles, Westernport; two brothers, Charles Wright, McHenry, and Lyle Wright, Cumberland; two sisters, Geraldine Rodeheaver, Friendsville, and Kitty Savage, McHenry; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the First Assembly of God Church on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Schloe and the Rev. Donald Webb officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

CHARLOTTE M. BAUGHMAN 
GARNER, N.C. - Charlotte Marie (Hott) Baughman, 65, of 132 Buffalo Road, Garner, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at home.
Born May 4, 1931, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Vernon Walker Beall and the late Nellie Mae (Smith) Beall. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Rizer; and one nephew, Keith A. Mallow.

Mrs. Baughman was a Belltone Hearing Aid Technician.

Surviving are three sons, William A. Hott Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., Patrick Hott, Greencastle, Ind., and V. Alan Hott, Norwalk, Ohio; two daughters, Carolyn Marie Arthur, Carey, N.C., and Patricia Elaine Burrell, Zebulon, N.C.; two brothers, Tim Beall, Sykesville, Md., and Dale Beall, Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Day, Fort Meyers, Fla., and Barbara Mallow, Flintstone, Md.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ron W. Eichel officiating.

Interment will be in the Glendale Cemetery, Flintstone.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Hospice of Wake County, 4513 Creedmore Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.

WILLIAM J. BAUMILLER SR.
CUMBERLAND - William J. Baumiller Sr., 97, of Orchard Mews Drive SW, Cumberland, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born August 10, 1899, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Baumiller and Carrie (Pope) Baumiller. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Zizwark) Baumiller.

Mr. Baumiller was a retired superintendent of the Mount Clare Locomotive Shop in Baltimore, retiring in 1965 with 48 years service. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Surviving are two sons, William J. Baumiller, Jr., Cockeysville, Md. and John C. Baumiller, Bel Air, Cumberland, Md.; one daughter, Melvine Schuh, Chapel Hill, Fla.; one sister, Babs Story, Bel Air, Md.; eight grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

At Mr. Baumiller's request his body was cremated.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later time.

Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. The Kight Funeral Home, Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements. 

FRED E. BEACHY 
OAKLAND - Fred E. Beachy, 97, of Paul Friend Road, Oakland, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland.
Born Feb. 12, 1900, in Accident, he was the son of the late Silas C. and Mary A. (Bowser) Beachy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Daisy D. (Harrison) Beachy in 1986.

He purchased Hardesty Lumber Company and formed the Fred E. Beachy Lumber Company, Oakland, in 1951 and served as president until his retirement in 1995. He was a graduate of the Blue Ridge Academy, New Windsor, and the Parkersburg, West Virginia Business School.

He was a former member of the Oakland Rotary Club joining in 1955 and was a member of the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth A. Fike and husband the Rev. J. Rogers, Mountain Lake Park and Alice May Bookout and husband Gary D., Philippi, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Crowe officiating.

Interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the House of Hope, 202 South Fourth St., Oakland, MD 21550, or to your favorite charity.

LUTHER C. BEACHY 
GRANTSVILLE - Luther Coolidge Beachy, 73, of 93 E. Main St., Grantsville, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born June 12, 1924, in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Galen and Vena (Yost) Beachy. He also was preceded in death by a son, Bradley; and a brother, Galen Beachy Jr.

Mr. Beachy was a member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion and a lifetime member of Walker-Harris Post, VFW, Salisbury, Pa.

He is survived by his wife Betty Jane (Wilt) Beachy; three sons, Gerald Beachy and Kevin Beachy, both of Grantsville, and Timothy Beachy, Springs, Pa.; three daughters, Kathy Riley, Cresaptown, Rebecca Hresko, Eldersburg, and Tamara Beachy, Grantsville; two sisters, Kay Speicher, Grantsville and Helen Keim, Somerset, Pa; and nine grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terrell Mallow officiating.

Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad, PO Box 293, Grantsville, MD 21536.

BERNARD E. BEARD, SR.
DUNBAR, W.Va. - Bernard Eugene Beard, Sr., 82, of Dunbar, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, W.Va., following a short illness.
He was a retired bus driver in High Point, N.C.

Mr. Beard was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston, W.Va.

He had been a resident of Dunbar for 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard Beard, Jr., Lexington, Va., and David C. Beard, Oakland; and a daughter, JoAnne Metz, Cumberland; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1000 Sixth St., West, Charleston, WV 25301.

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

WARREN R. BEARINGER 
CUMBERLAND - Warren R. Bearinger, 69, of Cumberland, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Durbin) Bearinger. He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Katherine Sharon, Leoda Bearinger and Frances Kincaid; two brothers, Paul Bearinger and Joseph Ralph Bearinger.

Mr. Bearinger retired in 1985 as a clerk from the Chessie System Railroad after 35 years of service. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his wife Ella V. (Duckworth) Bearinger; three sons, Gary A. Bearinger and wife Elisa, Donald R. Bearinger and wife Jane and Larry W. "Bike" Bearinger; one daughter, Nancy L. Fram and husband Tom; one brother, Claude W. Bearinger, all of Cumberland; six grandchildren, Kelly Oaks and husband Rick, Eric Bearinger, Jason Bearinger, Matthew Bearinger, Dawn Bearinger and Andrea Bearinger; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Oaks.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Stanley G. Cardwell officiating.

Interment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Isner, Rick Oaks, Frank Palumbo, Lou Metz, James Martin and Joey Brewer.

Family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Heart Association.

DR. LESTER K. BEAVERS
KEYSER, W.Va. - Dr. Lester K. Beavers, 57, of 17 Arnold St., Keyser, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
Born April 30, 1940, in Berwind, W.Va., he was the son of Edna (Gillespie) Beavers Northern and the late Farren L. Beavers. He also was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Jodie L. Heckman, on March 10, 1991.

Dr. Beavers was Dean of Academic Affairs for Potomac State College. He earned both his master's degree and doctorate in political science and sociology from West Virginia University. He has served Potomac State College as a faculty member and administrator for 26 years. In 1981, he earned the rank of professor. He began his teaching career at Potomac State in 1971 as an assistant professor of sociology and political science. During his career with the college, he has also served as interim president, coordinator of assessment, and coordinator of the NCA Institutional Self Study. He was fluent in Spanish and has taught intermediate Spanish for the college.

In addition to Potomac State College, Dr. Beavers was a faculty member at Universidad de Antioquia in Columbia, South America, Fairmont State College and the West Virginia University Department of Political Science. From 1963 to 1969, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Columbia, South America.

He has served as an institutional representative to the Faculty Consortium for Course Development in International Studies. He was a member of the Association of Institutional Researchers and AAHE Assessment Forum. He was a member of the West Virginia Sociological Association and the West Virginia Political Science Association.

He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keyser Rotary Club, Davis Lodge No. 51 AF&AM, a member of the Democratic Party, and a former member of the Democratic Committee. He was a former member of the Developmental Center and Workshop, and a former volunteer for the Burlington Family Services.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Jeannette H. (Shepp) Beavers; one son, Kevin E. Beavers, Ann Arbor, Mich.; a stepson, William Thomas Heckman III, Morgantown; stepfather, Roland Northern, Forestville, Md.; one brother, Leslie E. Beavers and wife Brenda, Stanton, Ken.; brother-in-law, Carl Shepp and wife Cheryl, Saratoga, Wyo; Uncle Jack and Aunt Gladys Gillespie, Glen Burnie, Md.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

A Celebration of the Life of Lester K. Beavers will be held at the Church McKee Arts Center of Potomac State College, Keyser, on Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Lester K. Beavers Scholarship Fund c/o Potomac State College, Keyser, WV 26726.

Masonic graveside service will be conducted by Davis Lodge No. 51 AF&AM.
 

A. CATHERINE BECHERER 
DUBOIS, Pa. - Anne Catherine Becherer, 71, of 111 Olive Ave., Dubois, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Dubois Regional Medical Center West.
Born April 8, 1926, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Aloysuis I. Smith and Lillian A. (Diggs) Smith. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Robert A. Smith.

Mrs. Becherer was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing and her flower garden, and was a member of St. Catherine's, Siena Parish.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Herbert Becherer; two daughters, Lynne Ann Weygandt, Vero Beach, Fla., and Susan Margaret Weber, Sykesville; one son, Frank M. Becherer III; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary A. Engelbach, N. Myrtle Beach, Fla., and Helene V. Blake, Cumberland, Md.

Friends will be received at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Monsignor Henry L. Krebs, VF, and the Rev. A.W. Wilson officiating.

A scriptural wake service will be held at the funeral chapel on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Asthma Foundation.
 

LEONA I. BECHTOL
CUMBERLAND - Leona I. Bechtol, 88, of Cumberland, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born June 6, 1909, near Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Bertha (Smith) Whisner. She also was preceded in death by her husband Edward F. Bechtol, in 1977; two brothers, Omer Whisner and Melvin Whisner; and one grandson, Nathaniel "Chip" Wright.

Mrs. Bechtol was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker to many. She was a member of the Winifred Road Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Neil F. Bechtol and wife Erma, Carroll Valley, Pa., Charles E. Bechtol and wife Frances, Fayetteville, N.C., and Gary W. Bechtol and wife Jeanie, Baltimore; one daughter, Virginia Lee Wright and husband Nathaniel, Cresaptown; three sisters, Beatrice Gilhart, Front Royal, Va., Vesta Secrest, Clear Spring, Elvinia Bechtol, Brunswick; one brother-in-law, John L. Bechtol and wife Faun, Cumberland; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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 2 p.m. with the Pastor John Herbst officiating.

Interment will be at the Mount Nebo Cemetery, near Great Cacapon.

Family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Winifred Road Church of Christ.

DOROTHY V. BECK
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Dorothy "Dot" Virginia Beck, 75, of Fort Ashby, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Oct. 15, 1921, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Moore and Melissa (Myers) Moore. She also was preceded in death by her sisters Odessa Jane "Wince" Blacka and Marjorie A. Hawse.

Dorothy was a graduate of Fort Hill High School and the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1942. She was employed as a registered nurse for 37 years. She worked at Hampshire Memorial Hospital and the Cumberland Nursing Center. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Ladies Auxiliary of Fort Cumberland Post 13; Ladies Auxiliary of Fort Ashby VFW Post 6667, where she served as chairman of the hospital committee; Women of the Moose, Chapter 914; Ladies Auxiliary of FOE, Aerie 245; and Ladies Auxiliary of the Cumberland Outdoor Club.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond L. Beck Jr.; one daughter, JoAnn Dean, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Brandon C. Kidwell, Cumberland, Md., Daniel K. Brown, Mike Dean, and Cody Dylan Dean, all of Dallas, Texas; nephews James Gary Moore, Keyser, Clarence and Saundra Hawse, Fort Ashby, and several other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fort Ashby VFW Post 6667 will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dallas Forren officiating.

Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.


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