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JOSEPH J. KADY
KEYSER, W.Va. - Joseph J. Kady, 84, of 335 South E Street, Keyser, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.
Born Dec. 13, 1913, in Keyser, he was the son of the late William B. and Regina (Dorsey) Kady.

Mr. Kady was a retired national sales manager for the British Petroleum Co. (SOHIO). He was Keyser city judge and a former Keyser city councilman.

He was a member of the Church of the Assumption; charter member and past Grand Knight of Assumption Council 10545, Knights of Columbus; member of Chief Justice Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus; and member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 662.

Surviving are his wife, Mary P. (Meadows) Kady; one son, Patrick Joseph Kady and wife Annette M., Brentwood, Calif.; one daughter, Mary Jo Ana Demme and husband Anthony F., West Covina, Calif.; five grandchildren, Anthony F. Demme Jr., Karen M. Demme, Shelly A. Demme, Meghan M. Kady and Shannon M. Kady; and one sister, Elenora K. McHenry and husband James L., Keyser.

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

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption on Monday at 10 a.m. with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R., officiating.

Interment will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery, Keyser.

A Christian Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, or to the donor's favorite charity.

MABLE JANE KAHL
ACCIDENT - Mable Jane Kahl, 79, of 2849 Bumble Bee Road, Accident, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
Born Aug. 3, 1918, at Red House, she was a daughter of the late Verner O. and Jane (Mace) Bowman. Mrs. Kahl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the ladies aid, and choir. She was an organizing member of Tableland Milk Producers, Oakland, and held the office of vice-president until her retirement as well as a position on the board of directors. She also was a member of the Garrett County Farm Bureau.

Mrs. Kahl is survived by her husband, Harold R. Kahl, Sr., a son, Harold R. "J.R." Kahl, Jr., and wife, Ronnie, Huntingtown; a sister, Grace King, Oakland; a granddaughter, Brenda Rae Sipe and husband, John; a step-granddaughter, Shawn Sickle and husband, Jim; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ryan Michael and Kayla Sickle.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, McHenry, 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 Zion Lutheran Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Wilfred Karsten and the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 9:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Zion Building Fund.

THOMAS R. KAHL 
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Thomas R. Kahl, 62, died Tuesday, April 1, 1997. Born Dec. 24, 1934, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Alice (Raab) Kahl. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hahn, August 5, 1993, and one brother, Robert J., Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Susann Jameson, State College; one son, John Edward, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Marie Hahn Rauter, Morris Township, N.J.; one sister, Mary Alice Margolis, Baltimore, MD; one brother William H., Washington, D.C.; and one grandson, Thomas Edward, Atlanta, Ga. 

WILLIAM R. KAHL
GRANTSVILLE - William Ray "Billy" Kahl, 30, of 2241 Pigs Ear Road, Grantsville, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Jan. 22, 1967, in Oakland, he was a son of Hazel (Kahl) Self and stepson of Earl Self, Flintstone.

He also is survived by a brother, Truman W. Kahl, Accident; two sisters, Trudy M. Kahl, Cumberland, and Donna R. Self, Flintstone; maternal grandfather, Raymond Kahl, Grantsville; a niece, Amber Izzett; two nephews, William Izzett and Erik Kahl; aunt and uncle, Earl and Cerina Kahl, Accident; and great aunt, Cora Fazenbaker, Frostburg.

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

Services will be conducted at Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Wilfred Karsten officiating.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

CARLDINE A. KALAR 
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Carldine A. Kalar, 63, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born April 1, 1934, in Vindex, Md., she was the daughter of the late Carl Paul and Virgie (Tasker) Nelson. She also was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Kalar.

Surviving are one son, Dale E. Kalar, Clarksburg, W.Va.; one daughter, Alwona Carlin, Lexington; two brothers, James Nelson and Dempsey Nelson, both of Kitzmiller, Md.; three sisters, Loretta Stark, Keyser, W.Va., Helen Sweitzer, McCole, Md., and Yvonne Feldon, LaVale, Md.; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Phillips officiating.

At Mrs. Kalar's request, her body will be cremated.

PREM L. KANSAL 
CUMBERLAND - Prem L. Kansal, 62, of 1054 Richwood Avenue, Cumberland, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born March 27, 1935, in India, she was the daughter of Raghbiv Garg, India, and the late Krishua Garg.

In addition to her father, surviving are her husband, Raj Kansal; three daughters, Vinita Gupta and husband Dr. Sunil K. Gupta, Cumberland, Shashi Gupta, at home, and Seema Garg and husband Devinder Garg, Yucca Valley, Calif.; a son, Vipin Kansal and wife Ekta, Wilkes Barre, Pa.; five grandchildren, Sabrina Gupta, Sumeet Gupta, Nitin Garg, Mayuri Garg, and Neha Kansal; and four brothers, Suvider Garg and Rajinder Garg, both of Northern Virginia, Vijay Garg, Canada, and Suresh Garg, India.

Private services were held on Tuesday at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland.

MARVIN J. KAPLON 
CUMBERLAND - Marvin Julius Kaplon, 78, of Holland Street, Cumberland, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 25, 1918, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Robert Kaplon and the late Goldie (Silverman) Kaplon. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Marx) Kaplon; and a son, Gary Kaplon.

Mr. Kaplon was the owner and operator of Kaplon's Accounting Services. He was a member of B'er Chayim Temple; B'ani Brith; and Cumberland Lions Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University, Washington, D.C.

Surviving are his wife, Toby (Mendelson) Kaplon, Cumberland; two stepsons, Jay P. Kaplon and wife Nancy, Cumberland, and Dr. Alan Kaplon Jaffe and wife Claire, Washington, D.C.; a stepdaughter, Ferne Kaplon Jaffe and husband Dr. Alfred Jaffe, Potomac; six step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Scott Gurdin officiating.

Interment will be in the East View Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the donor's favorite charity.

MINNA K. KASCHEL 
CUMBERLAND - Minna Katharina Kaschel, 93, of Cumberland, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at the Cumberland Nursing Home.
Born Nov. 15, 1903, in Kassel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late August and Katharina Moeller. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Josef Kaschel, in 1943; three brothers; and two sisters.

Mrs. Kaschel was a retired clerk for Catalog Sales Co. She was Lutheran by faith.

Surviving are one daughter, Helga K. Athey and husband George, Cumberland; two grandchildren, Steven Athey, Norfolk, Va., and Karen K. Tomasello, Berlin; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Athey, and Marco and Evan Tomasello.

Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Services will then be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland.

MARGARET E. KASTNER
CUMBERLAND - Margaret Ellen Kastner, 56, of 15710 Winslow St., SW, Cumberland, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Sept. 5, 1941, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Bernard F. Coyle, Sr. and the late Marie A. (Shannon) Coyle. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Coyle.

Mrs. Kastner was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Cresaptown.

Surviving are her husband, John Richard Kastner, Cumberland; three daughters, Malia A. Dierken and husband Frederick, Bel Air, Md., Juliann M. Joyner and husband Joseph L., Wilson, N.C., and Miss Melanie L. Kastner, Cumberland; two sisters, Mary L. McDermott, Stamford, Conn., and Martha A. Pirovolidis, Falston; two brothers, Bernard F. Coyle II, Cumberland, and Richard J. Coyle, LaVale; two grandchildren; and an aunt, Martha Shannon, LaVale.

At Mrs. Kastner's request, she was cremated at the Cumberland Crematory. There will be a memorial service for friends and family on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Cresaptown, with the Father Robert McCreary O.F.M., CAP officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Margaret's name. The family wishes to give special thanks to all the nurses and staff at Sacred Heart Hospital for the wonderful care given to her at her time of need. Arrangements were made by the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland.

HAZEL P. KEEDY 
BOWIE - Hazel P. Keedy, of Bowie, formerly of Frostburg, died Sunday, June 29, 1997.
Mrs. Keedy was a retired school teacher.

She was the beloved wife of Harry Keedy, and the loving mother of two daughters, Faye Shockro, Bowie, and Anne E. Keedy, Lanham; and the loving mother of one son, Frank J. Keedy, Bowie; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, Bowie, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. only.

Graveside services and interment will be at the Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

JOSEPH W. KEEFE JR.
BRADENTON, Fla. - Joseph W. Keefe Jr., 78, of Bradenton, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997, at home.
Born in Jenningston, W.Va., Mr. Keefe moved to Bradenton in 1980. He retired from the Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Cumberland, Md., after 23 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of the American Legion Post 13, Cumberland. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 984th Air Engineer Squadron and 566th Air Service.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn; two daughters, Jane A. Prytherch and Mary U. Aylor; two step daughters, Bonnie Jean Michael and Kathy Lynn Wood; two sons, Joseph W. Keefe III and Thomas P. Keefe; two sisters, Ruth Grimm and Gleavic Knecht; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at the Grantsville Cemetery on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with the American Legion Post 13 doing an honor guard service.

HELENE GERTRUDE KEGG 
CUMBERLAND - Helene Gertrude Kegg, 79, formally of 536 Fairview Avenue, Cumberland, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late George William and Josephine (Chadwick) Hartung.

Mrs. Kegg was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, J. Suter Kegg, Cumberland; one son, John ``Jack'' S. Kegg Jr., Cumberland; one daughter, Susan Farrell, Cumberland; three grandchildren, Timothy Farrell, Andrew Farrell, and Jennifer Farrell, all of Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.

A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich officiating.

The ashes will be interred in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

PEARL KEITH 
CUMBERLAND - Pearl Deffinbaugh Keith, 74, of Cumberland, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Oldtown, she was the daughter of the late George D. and Corrine (Steckman) Deffinbaugh. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph H. Keith.

Surviving are one brother, Ronald Deffinbaugh, Hagerstown; four sisters, Fern Kelly, Cumberland, Freda Delsignore, Cresaptown, Joyce Conduitt, Cumberland, and Nyla Cooper, Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home, 230 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Reilly officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cumberland.

Pallbearers will be Vincent Costello, Scott Welsh, Greg Warren, Brian Deffinbaugh, Len Deffinbaugh, and Larry Deffinbaugh.

FREDERICK L. KELLER 
WESTERNPORT - Frederick L. ``Jack'' Keller, 62, a 37-year resident of the Western Maryland Center, Hagerstown, formerly of Westernport, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at the Western Maryland Center, where he was loved and appreciated by the staff and doctors.
Born Oct. 30, 1934, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Wilson T. Keller and the late Ruth E. (Raines) Keller. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Patrick, Eugene and Raymond Keller; and one sister, Louise Pattison.

Mr. Keller formerly worked at Kenny's Market and Malc's Service Station in Westernport.

Surviving are one brother, Wilson E. Keller, Westernport; and two sisters, Betty Bowley, Laurel, and Geraldine Wilkinson, Westernport.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, 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. Joseph Jarrett officiating.

Interment will be in the Philos Cemetery.

GLEN L. KELLER
ACCIDENT - Glen Luther Keller, 79, of 39 Keller Road, Accident, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at the Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
Born Jan. 8, 1918, in Accident, he was the son of the late Luther and Christina (Beitzel) Keller. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Marjorie Fratz.

Mr. Keller was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was a bass player for the Accident Community Band. He was a US Army and Air Corps veteran of World War II, he also was a bass player in the Army band, stationed in Amarillo, Texas. He was a member of the Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. He also was an equipment operator for the Garrett County Roads Department and a farmer.

Surviving are his wife Helen Irene (Coddington) Keller; one son, George Keller, Accident; one daughter, Linda Burch, Accident; one sister, Beulah Rush, Accident; and four grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roland E. Nairn III, officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Graveside military rites will be accorded by Grantsville Post 214, American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the St. Paul's Building Fund. 

NYTA S. KELLER
CUMBERLAND - Nyta Shaffer Keller, 79, of Washington Street, Cumberland, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at Memorial Hospital.
Born July 31, 1918 in Keyser, W.Va., was the daughter of the late Chester Ward Shaffer and the late Emily (Cook) Shaffer. She also was preceded in death by her husband, the late Philip E. Keller.

Mrs. Keller was a former assistant manager of The National Store in Cumberland and Keller Insurance Agency. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and McKinley Chapter #12 O.E.S.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Higgs, Cumberland, and Betty Ullery and husband Wallace, Cumberland; three nieces, Patricia Royce and husband, Larry, Cumberland, Rebecca Carpenter and husband Bruce, Annandale, Va., and Jane Jenkins, Cumberland; two nephews, Dr. Terry Williams, Cumberland, and Craig S. Ullery and wife JoEllen, Novato, Calif.; great-niece, Pam Kusserow and husband, the Rev. Kurt, Latrobe, Pa.; two great-nephews, Ian Mathew Ullery, Novato, and Nicholas Jenkins, Cumberland; and a great-great-niece and nephew, Abby and Ben Kusserow, Latrobe.

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

Services will be conducted on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. John J. Duffus and the Rev. Kurt Kusserow (pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pleasant Unity, Pa.) officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Carpenter, Robert Meister, James Mullennex, Lloyd Oster, James Roby, and James Rowley.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the permanent endowment fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington and Smallwood Streets, Cumberland.

McKinley Chapter #12 O.E.S. will have a memorial service, Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home.

RAYMOND LEROY KELLER, SR. 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Raymond Leroy Keller Sr., 70, of Route 2, Box 49B, Keyser, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born Feb. 18, 1927, at Beryl, he was a son of the late James H. and Isabelle (Metcalf) Keller. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Dema Wertman; and one step-granddaughter, Stephanie Dvonne Rotruck.

Mr. Keller was a retired material supervisor for the CSX Railroad with 44 years of service. He later was employed in the maintenance department with the Mineral County Courthouse and was a supervisor for the Fountain Public Water Service.

He attended the Headsville United Methodist Church, Headsville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Nancy Hanks Post No. 3518 VFW, and the Boyce-Houser Post No. 41 American Legion, both of Keyser.

Surviving are his wife H. Fern (Snyder) Keller; three daughters, Sueann Faith Keller, Keyser, Iona Raye "Sue" Keller, Morgantown, and Mary Frances Nash, McCoole; one son, Raymond Leroy Keller Jr., Morgantown; two stepsons, Greg K. Rotruck and Hal F. Rotruck, both of Keyser; two brothers, James H. Keller Jr., and Richard W. Keller, both of Keyser; two sisters, Betty Maquire, Cumberland, and Lois Ann Sanchez, Staunton, Va.; three step-granchildren, Robin Lynn Rotruck, Gregory K. Rotruck II and Harold F. Rotruck II, all of Keyser; former son-in-law, Craig A. Kesner, Keyser; and a godchild, Kelli Robinette, Carpendale.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and 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 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sue Culbertson Jarrett and the Rev. Thomas Anderson officiating.

Interment will be in the Headsville Cemetery, Headsville.

Military graveside honors will be accorded.

MARY F. KELLEY 
LONACONING - Mary Frances Kelley, 87, formerly of 39 High St., Lonaconing, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born July 20, 1909, in Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Fitzpatrick and Mary (Nolan) Fitzpatrick. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Kelley, in March 1981.

Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker. She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lonaconing.

Surviving are two sons, James T. Kelley and wife Gilberta, Gaithersburg, and John E. Kelley and wife June, Newark, Del.; four daughters, Rose Mary Hitt, Piedmont, W.Va., Patricia Moon and husband Donald R., Savage River Road, Swanton, Carole Michael and husband Addis, Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Kathleen Kelley, Lonaconing; two brothers, Daniel Fitzpatrick and wife Louise, Lonaconing, and Frank Picciani, Florida; one sister, Lanora Beckman, Olympia, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

At the family's request the funeral services and interment will be private, with Father Jim Hannon officiating.

The Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

MARY JO KENNEY 
FROSTBURG - Mary Jo Kenney, 84, of Washington Street, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born March 24, 1913, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Peter T. and Cecelia J. (Broderick) Kenney. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas J. Kenney and Stephen J. Kenney Sr.; four sisters, Madeline Liller, Katherine Hayden, Mildred Brady and Geraldine Thomas.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She had her nurse's training at Mount Alto, Washington. She did private practice in Frostburg in the earlier years. She was a U.S. Army nurse during wartime in the European Theatre and was a veteran's nurse through the rest of her career. Prior to settling in Frostburg, she was in Reno, Nev., and Martinsburg, W.Va.

Surviving are one brother, Robert J. Kenney and wife Lillian, Frostburg; two sisters-in-law, Anna Mary Kenney, Eckhart, and Helen E. Kenney, Frostburg; one brother-in-law, William Hayden, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The wake service will be held on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father William Moody as celebrant.

Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by American Legion Farrady Post 24.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church.

ROGER A. KEPLINGER SR.
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. - Roger Allen Keplinger Sr., 50, of P.O. Box 877, Moorefield, died on Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Sept. 30, 1946, in Petersburg, he was a son of the late Carl E. Keplinger and Willard (Mayle) Keplinger.

Mr. Keplinger was employed by Wampler Foods, Inc. of Moorefield. He graduated from Hampshire High School, Class of 1967.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia (Nixon) Keplinger, whom he married on Nov. 15, 1980; one son, Roger A. Keplinger Jr., at home; two daughters, Tyra Lynne Keplinger, Jacksonville, Fla., and Nikole Lynn Keplinger, at home; and two sisters, Sandy Keplinger, Short Gap, and Vicky Keplinger, Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, 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 Pastor Ted Osgood officiating.

Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Shelia Keplinger, P.O. Box 877, Moorefield, WV 26836.

HUGH H. KEPNER
KEYSER, W.Va. - Hugh H. Kepner, 91, of 345 Parkview Drive, Keyser, died on Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Oct. 17, 1906, in Pocahontas County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Eugene and Elsie Virginia (Griffith) Kepner. He also was preceded in death by a son, James E. Kepner.

Mr. Kepner was a retired conductor for the Western Maryland Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are his wife, T. Maxine (Secrist) Kepner; one grandson, James E. Kepner, Wadsworth, Ohio; two stepsons, Robert Winkler Jr., Linwood, Pa., and Lee Winkler, Keyser; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Tranum, Keyser, and Patty Winkler, Westernport; one brother, Dwayne Kepner, Hambleton, W.Va., 12 step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John F. Footen officiating.

Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

FRIEDA M. KERNS
RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Frieda Marie Kerns, 60, of Route 2, Ridgeley, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at her residence.
Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dora (Hartman) Shanholtz. She also was preceded in death by one brother, James Franklin Shanholtz; and one sister, Josephine Frances Friend.

Surviving are her husband, Willard E. Kerns Sr.; three sons, Willard E. Kerns Jr. and wife Teri, Ridgeley, Kelvin R. Kerns and wife Helen, S.C., Bryan K. Kerns and wife Cheryl, Ridgeley; one daughter, Rose Doraleen Cates and husband David, La.; two sisters, Eloise Belle Hott, Cumberland, and June Marion Burkey, Hyndman, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren, Megan and Taylor Cates, La.; Amber, Sarah, Andrew, and Jonathan Kerns, Ridgeley; Vicky, Nichole, and Holly Falls, Ridgeley; and Darick Kerns, Ridgeley.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home, 230 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Sven E. Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 111 South George St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

KATHRYN R. KERNS 
CUMBERLAND - Kathryn Rebecca Kerns, 88, formerly of 502 Maryland Avenue, Cumberland, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Allegany County Nursing Home.
Born July 20, 1908, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ella (Maphis) Proudfoot. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian V. Kerns, September 28, 1967; and a son, Harold Boyce Kerns, January 8, 1991.

Mrs. Kerns was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are a sister, Dorothy M. King, Cumberland; a grandson, Charles Kerns, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Peters officiating.

Interment will be in Woodrow Cemetery, Paw Paw, W.Va.

PANSY LEE KERNS
CUMBERLAND - Pansy Lee (Poole) Kerns, 82, of Cumberland went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Thornton E. and Margaret (Isner) Poole. She was preceded in death by her husband Stelman S. Kerns in 1986; one grandson, Dwight C. Leese, Jr., in 1991; three brothers, Ernest, Elmer, and Alvy; and one sister, Violet Wolford.

Mrs. Kerns was a Christian and a homemaker who spent a lifetime caring for her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Leese and husband, Dwight, Olney, Bonnie Hansrote and husband Timothy, Cumberland; six sisters, Hazel Shank, Wilma Arrington, Audrey Heck, all of Cumberland, Geraldine Peters, Charlottesville, Va., Wanda Wood, Petersburg, Va., and Dorothy McClain, Pensacola, Fla.; one granddaughter, Sharon Pemberton and husband, James, Stafford, Va.; and two great granddaughters, Meredith and Erin, of Stafford.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gary L. Barkley officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

ROY J. KERNS
HAMPTON, Va. - Roy Jackson Kerns, 75, of Hampton, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997. Born in Cumberland, Md., he had been a Hampton resident since 1959.
Mr. Kerns retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1963 after 21 years, then retired from Civil Service at Fort Eustis in 1980, and then retired from Riverside Hospital in 1991. A member of the Army Navy Lodge No. 306 AF&AM, he was also a member of the Monitor Masonic Lodge No. 0197, VFW Post No. 3219, the American Legion Post 0025, and the Fraternal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1119.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Lucille C. Kerns; three daughters, Gwendolyn K. Little, Parkersburg, W.Va., Nancy K. Stone, Kinston, N.C., and Dolores K. Davis, Hampton; one son, Eric L. Kerns, Rockhill, S.C.; a sister, Evelyn K. Harris, Hampton; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Friends will be received at the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton, on Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hampton, on Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Timothy W. Spring and Pastor L. Douglas Stowe officiating.

Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.

DONALD E. KERR 
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Donald Eugene "Red" Kerr, 69, of Hyndman, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born May 4, 1928, at Miller Run, he was the son of the late Geneva (Kerr) Berkey.

Surviving are his long-time companion, Lillian V. Emerick, Hyndman; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Kerr was a retired chef. He had served with the United States Army for nine years, including tours in Korea and Japan during the Korean Conflict. He attended the Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman, and was a member of the Fort Bedford VFW, Post 7527, and the Bedford American Legion, Post 113.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Services will be conducted at the Bible Gospel Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Fay E. Leydig officiating. 

Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.

Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.

GLENN D. KERR
CUMBERLAND - Glenn D. Kerr, 73, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 28, 1924, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Thomas and Effie (Adkins) Kerr. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and two granddaughters.

Mr. Kerr was a former employee of the Celanese Corporation. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Biloxi. He was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Dawson) Kerr; one son, Stephen E. Kerr and wife Sarah; one daughter, Victoria S. Kerr; one grandson, William E. Kerr, all of Cumberland; one brother, John E. "Jack" Kerr and wife Hazel, Frostburg; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna and the Rev. Adam E. Grim officiating.

Committal services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

The family requests contributions be made to the Centre Street United Methodist Church.

ELDRIDGE C. KESNER 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Eldridge C. Kesner, 86, of HC 72, Box 140, Keyser, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born April 24, 1911, near New Creek, he was a son of the late Joseph Luther and Martha Jane (Miller) Kesner. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda M. (Dolly) Kesner on October 28, 1995; and by one sister, Buena Defibaugh.

Mr. Kesner was retired from the maintenance department with the Mineral County Board of Education. He attended the old Paris School at New Creek for 8 years. He was a member of the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren, New Creek.

Surviving are one son, Richard L. Kesner and wife Dorothy, Ridgeville Road, Keyser; two daughters, Phyllis Lyon and husband Robert, New Creek Drive, Keyser, and Karen Sue Kesner, at home; one sister, Lona Gurd, Covington, Va.; two grandsons, Craig Alan Kesner and wife Trina, New Creek, and Brian Scott Kesner and wife Barbara, Ridgeville Road, Keyser; four great-grandchildren, Kirk Alan Kesner, Danielle Marie Kesner, Whitney Lynn Kesner, and Alexis Renee Kesner; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren on Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Herman L. Baliles and the Rev. Ed Weaver officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Interment will be in the Duling Cemetery, Keyser.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren Building Fund, HC 75, Box 16, New Creek, WV 26743.

NELLIE A. KESNER 
ROUGH RUN, W.Va. - Nellie Adaline Kesner, 86, of Rough Run, died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Sept. 18, 1991.
Born March 8, 1911, at Rough Run, she was a daughter of the late George and Clara Adaline (Bond) Kesner. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle Kesner Mongold, Lena Kesner Westfall and Beulah Kesner Sites; five brothers, Austin Kesner, William O. Kesner, John Kesner, Lester Kesner and Fred Kesner; four infant brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews including nephew Oliver Ketterman.

Miss Kesner was a member of the Hedrick Chapel Church, Dorcas.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Stella Kesner, Dorcas, with whom she made her home until September 1991; and several nieces and nephews including Doug and Melda Kesner, Dorcas, and Allen and Kim Kesner, Cabins.

Friends will be received at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon officiating.

Interment will be in the Kesner Family Cemetery, Rough Run.

Memorials may be made to the Hedrick Chapel Church, Grant County Nursing Home, or the charity of the donor's choice.

OLEDA V. KETTERMAN
CUMBERLAND - Oleda Virginia (Fluzz) Ketterman, 54, of Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at her home.
Born Oct. 26, 1943, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Elva (Ketterman) Ketterman, of Cumberland, with whom she resided, and the late Alvin Ketterman.

Ms. Ketterman was a delivery driver for Brunner's Restaurant which later became D'Atri's Bakery in LaVale. She was a member of the Glendale Church of the Brethren, Flintstone.

Surviving in addition to her mother are a sister, Evelyn Weimer and husband Franklin, Shelby, Ohio; two brothers, Kenneth A. Ketterman and wife Mary, Erie, Mich., and the Rev. Richard Ketterman and wife Mary, Flintstone; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, 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. Frank Teter officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mark Ketterman, Michael Ketterman, Robert Ketterman, Christopher Ketterman, Larry Weimer and Robert Johnson.

WILLIAM M. KEYSER 
CUMBERLAND - William ``Bill'' M. Keyser, 90, of 8 Broadway Circle, Cumberland, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Oct. 15, 1906, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Thomas R. Keyser and the late Nannie M. (Hawkins) Keyser. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Viola (Raines) Keyser; and two sisters, Geraldine Duffy and Virginia Dickinson.

Mr. Keyser was a retired prior yard foreman after 48 years. He was a member of the United Transportation Union Lodge 600 and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are two sisters, Betty Scollick and husband Dave, Cumberland, and Doris Lee Keyser, Cumberland; one brother, Eugene Keyser and wife Shirley, Cumberland; one step grandson, Larry McKenzie and wife Joyce, Centerville, Va.; and one great-grandson, Conner McKenzie, Centerville.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Lewis Twigg officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

STATEN R. KIDWELL 
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Staten Richard Kidwell, son of the late Staten Wilson Kidwell, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, in Memphis.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Midland, Md., and spent the first seven years of his life there until his father passed away. He was raised and attended school in Arlington, Va.

He is survived by his mother Jeannette Jackson Kidwell Thompson; one sister, Shirley Kidwell Saunders, King, N.C.; two aunts, Malverda Kidwell Metcalf, Westernport, Md., and Frances Kidwell Clayton, Mount Solon, Va.; one niece; and one nephew.

Burial was in King, N.C.

KATHRYN M. KIFER
AURORA, W.Va. - Kathryn M. Kifer, 63, of Route 1 Box 382, Aurora, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
Born May 12, 1934, in Cross, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Hilda (Divelbliss) Baker. She also was preceded in death by her husband, William "Scooch" Kifer; a son, Larry Kifer; and a sister, Betty Muir.

Mrs. Kifer was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 71 American Legion, Oakland. She was Brethren by faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Poling and husband Roger, Aurora; two brothers, John Baker and wife Shirley, Cross, and Roger L. Baker and wife Wanda, New Creek; two sisters, Leona Logsdon and husband Harold, Westernport, Md., and Rayma Fickes, Moscow Mills, Md.; three grandchildren, Laura Poling, Oakland, Md., Kim Poling and Anna Poling, both of Aurora; and a great-grandson, Eugene Wade Root III, Oakland.

Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Md., 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. Stanley Waybright officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland.

NELLIE L. KIFER
PAW PAW, W.Va. - Nellie Louise Hanrahan Kifer, 82, of Layton, Utah, formerly of Paw Paw, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, in Layton.
Born Jan. 25, 1915, in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Joseph and Erma (Doyle) Hanrahan. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Chester E. Kifer.

Mrs. Kifer was a member of St. Charles Mission, Paw Paw. She was a member of the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Company Womens Auxiliary, the Harley Bohrer American Legion Post No. 128 Ladies Auxiliary, and Enon Homemakers Club, all in Paw Paw. Eight years ago, she moved to Layton to be with her granddaughter.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Charon A. Mazloomi, Layton, and Sara L. Pietromonaco, Fayetteville, Ga.; one brother, John Joseph Hanrahan, Washington, D.C.; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at St. Mary's Cemetery, Oldtown, Md., on Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father John S. Ledford officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

RALPH C. `PAUL' KIFER
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Ralph C. "Paul" Kifer, 66, of Hyndman, formerly of Eastlake and Mentor, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Lakewest Hospital, Willoughby, Ohio.
He was born June 24, 1931, at Berlin, Md., a foster son of the late Leoda G. (Divelbiss) and Christopher O. Shaffer.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy L. (Garrett) Kifer; a son, Ralph C. Kifer Jr. and wife, Glenda, Oldtown; a daughter, Connie S. Kifer, Mantua, Ohio; a granddaughter, Alexsis F. Kifer; three brothers, Charles Kifer and Willard Kifer, Mount Storm, W.Va., and Alvie Kifer, Columbiana, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor Carlisle, Wiley Ford, W.Va., and Elizabeth Humbertson, Cumberland; a foster brother, Carl D. Shaffer, Fairhope, Pa.

Mr. Kifer retired in 1981 from the G M Fisher Body Plant in Euclid, Ohio, and was the former owner of the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Hyndman.

He served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Korea during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the Schellsburg V.F.W. Post #4440 and the Hyndman Rod and Gun Club.

Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, 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. Harry T. Ryan officiating. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.

Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.

C. MELVIN KIGHT.
OAKLAND - C. Melvin Kight, 87, of LaPorte, Ind., formerly of Oakland, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at the Mountain View Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LaPorte.
Born April 4, 1909, in Cross, W.Va., he was a son of the late William C. Kight and Sarah (Ours) Kight.

Mr. Kight owned and operated Kight's Dry Cleaners in Oakland for many years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church; past president of the Oakland Rotary Club; Past Master of Oakland Lodge 192 AF & AM; member of Scottish Rite Bodies; member of Garrett Lodge 113 Knights of Pythias; and the first recipient of the Oakland Citizen of the Year Award.

Surviving are his wife, Helen (Umstot) Kight; one son, Jack M. Kight and wife Barb, LaPorte; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Sherwood and the Rev. Roger Harrison officiating.

Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

IVA E. KIGHT 
HAGERSTOWN - Iva E. (Watson) Kight, 82, of the Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, formerly of Jones St., Piedmont, W.Va., died Saturday, July 12, 1997, at the nursing home.
Born June 18, 1915, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of the late John E. Watson and Minnie M. (Tranum) Watson. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Kight; one daughter, Anna M. Kight; two brothers; and two sisters.

Mrs. Kight was Presbyterian by faith, and retired from Westvaco Corp. with 43 years of service.

Surviving are two sisters, Bonnie Porter, Westernport, and Peggy McFadden, Barberton, Ohio; one son-in-law, Paul W. Bailey, Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Paula and John Bailey, Hagerstown; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Nurnberger officiating.

Interment will be in the Restlawn Cemetery, LaVale.

WILLIAM E. KIGHT
BOCA RATON, Fla. - William E. Kight, 84, of 23343 Blue Water Circle, Boca Raton, died Dec. 5, 1997, in the Edgewater Point Nursing Center.
Born in Elk Garden, W.Va., he was the son of the late William H. Kight and Mae (Winning) Kight.

Mr. Kight was a member of the Allegany High School Class of 1929 and was graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, Md., majoring in chemistry. He was formerly employed by the Celanese Corp. and Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He was a member of the St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Pompano Beach.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen (Hetzel) Kight; a stepson, Eric B. Fable, Stone Harbor, N.J.; two sisters, Louise K. Rice, Annapolis, Md., and Betty Jean Hansrote, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, G. Byron Kight, Sun City Center; and a number of nieces and nephews.

CONNIE F. KIMBLE 
KEYSER, W.Va. - Connie F. Kimble, 26, of Route 1, Box 167, Keyser, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born Nov. 29, 1970, at Baltimore, she was the daughter of Edgar P. and Mary L. (Dawson) Kimble, of Keyser.

Miss Kimble was a waitress at the Hagenbuch Restaurant, Wiley Ford, and the Hamburger Haven Restaurant, McCoole, Md. She was a 1989 graduate of Frankfort High School, Short Gap.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Edward P. Kimble and Gary L. Kimble, both of Keyser; one sister, Linda K. McKenzie and husband Edward, Keyser; one nephew, Nathan W. McKenzie, Keyser; and several aunts and uncles.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at the Fountain United Brethren in Christ Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Dean officiating.

Interment will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Keyser.

JESSE L. KIMBLE JR. 
BARTON - Jesse Lee Kimble Jr., 74, of 19106 S. Railroad St., Barton, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Dec. 17, 1922, in Barton, he was the son of the late Jesse L. Kimble Sr. and the late Alleda (Stephens) Kimble. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Karl Kimble; and a sister, Leona Kirkwood.

Mr. Kimble retired from Westvaco after 36 years of service. Prior to that he worked at the Celanese Fibers Corp. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of Queens Point VFW Post 6775; Victory Post 155 American Legion; and Barton Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Lois E. (Fazenbaker) Kimble; two sons, Clarence L. Kimble and wife Linda, Barton, and Bruce A. Kimble and wife Lynn, Charleston, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Jenny Kimble and Cody Kimble, both of Barton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Friends will be received at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Queens Point VFW will hold a memorial service at the chapel on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the Boal Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harold Malone officiating.

Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills. Full military honors will be accorded at the graveside by members of veterans organizations.

THEODORE M. KIMBLE 
WESTERNPORT - Theodore M. Kimble, 63, of 22612 Westernport Road, Westernport, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore.
Born Dec. 22, 1933, in Keyser, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Mary Thelma (Mackley) Kimble. He also was preceded in death by his wife Maxine L. (Smith) Kimble, on July 2, 1994; three brothers; and one sister.

Mr. Kimble was a retired Power Boiler Operator from Westvaco with 39 years of service. He was a member of the McCoole Presbyterian Church, a Korean US Army Veteran, a member of the Victory Post 155 American Legion, Westernport, Kelly Mansfield Post 52 American Legion, Piedmont, and the VFW Post 6775 Queens Point, McCoole. He was a graduate of Piedmont High School.

Surviving are four sons, Steven Kimble and wife Peggy, Keyser, W.Va., Larry Kimble and wife Linda, Ripley, W.Va., Ronald Kimble and wife Santosh (Joanie), Gaithersburg, and Glenn Kimble, Keyser; five grandchildren, Steven, Samuel, Christopher, Neeru and Matthew; and one sister, Mary Jane Mackley, Keyser.

Friends will be received at the Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, Keyser, W.Va., 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. Joseph Pancake officiating.

Interment will be at the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, W.Va.

Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside by the local veterans associations.

EDNA L. KIMMELL 
BALTIMORE - Edna Louise Kimmell, 70, of Baltimore, where she lived for 30 years with family members, died of heart failure on Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at the University of Maryland Hospital of Baltimore.
Born Aug. 19, 1926, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Lenora (Karnes) Kimmell.

Mrs. Kimmell was a homemaker, who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was the beloved mother of three daughters, Nickola L. Schwab, Melanie A. Hodge, and Cinda C. Friedl; one son, Shawn R. Bennett, all of Pasadena; the loving grandmother of four grandchildren, Alexander K. Schwab, Samuel L. Bennett, Jonathan Friedl, and Brooke Eddye Friedl. She also is survived by one sister, Rosalee McIntyre; and two brothers, Thomas Kimmell and Claude Kimmell Jr., both of Cumberland.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at noon with the Rev. Mickey Stephens of Grace Memorial Community Church officiating.

Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Cumberland.

THOMAS KIMMELL, SR.
FLINTSTONE - Thomas C. Kimmell, Sr., 73, of Flintstone died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997 at Memorial Hospital.
Born July 10, 1924, in Cumberland he was the son of the late Claude and Lenora (Karns) Kimmell.

Mr. Kimmell was a member of the Fort Hill High School Class of 1942 and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired in 1986 after working for Swift and Company for 40 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he found time to work with young adults, drive the church bus, play on the church softball and bowling teams, and serve on the church council. Throughout his life, he served on various civic committees to help improve the City of Cumberland, which he loved. They included city planning, libraries and parks and recreation. He was a devout Republican all his life and delighted in participating in local political campaigns. In his later years, he devoted his time and energy to his famiily, whom he deeply loved. He will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, Thomas C. Kimmell, Jr. and wife Anne R., Gaithersburg; two daughters, Cheryl S. Maistros and husband Michael, Cumberland; Brenda K. Fuller and husband David, Parkville, Missouri; one brother, Claude Kimmell, Jr. and wife Betty, Cumberland; one sister, Rosalee McIntyre, Cumberland; 18 grandchildren, Christopher Gutowski, Belmont, Ohio; Stephenie Caldwell and husband Michael, Hagerstown; Michael, Matthew, Christopher, Christine, Andrew, Aletheia, Keren, and Hannah Maistros, all of Cumberland; Jeremy, Nathan, Aaron, Melanie and Christa Fuller, Parkville; Kati, Sarah and Molly Clement, Gathersburg; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., 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 Pastor Mickey Stephens officiating.

Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Cumberland.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

GLADYS M. KINDER
FINZEL - Gladys M. Kinder, 76, of Finzel Road, Finzel, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry Daniel and Mary Margaret (Black) Lynch. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Benton W. Kinder.

Mrs. Kinder was a member of the LaVale Chapel Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Harriet S. Poli and husband Vito, Finzel Road, with whom she resided; two sisters, Betty King, Eckhart, and Virginia Rodeheaver, Phillips, Pa.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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 funeral home on Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen M. Schuessler officiating.

Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Michael Poli, Vito William Poli and Benjamin Jasonaski.

GEORGE P. KING 
KEYSER, W.Va. - George P. King, 78, of 599 W. Piedmont Street, Keyser, died on Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Born March 21, 1918 in Gorman, Md., he was the son of the late Oliver Guy and Bertha Virginia (Jenkins) King.

Mr. King was a World War II Army disabled veteran. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Deguerre with Silver Star and the American Defense Service Ribbon.

He was a United Methodist by faith. He was a member of VFW post 3518 Nancy Hanks, Keyser.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma E. Powell) King, two sons, Ronald F. King, Winchester, Va., and Edward Allen King and wife, Lora, Hartmansville, W.Va.; four daughters, Beverly J. Braithwaite Bishop and husband, Charles, Jr., Keyser; Brenda Lee Keller, Keyser; Ida Haines and husband, Kenneth, Springfield, and Tina Marie Rodeheaver and husband, Denny, Jr., Keyser; one brother, Jack B. King, Keyser; one sister, Donna Staggs, Keyser. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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, March 8, at 1 p.m. with Dr. Parker L. Hinzman officiating. Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

Military honors will be accorded at graveside by local veterans organizations.

PAULINE E. KING
OAKLAND - Pauline Elizabeth King, 76, of Maryland Highway, Oakland, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Swanton.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie (Reckner) Mellinger; her stepfather, Harvey Mellinger; a daughter, Sandra K. Dixon, on Dec. 30, 1995; and a grandson, Reid King.

Mrs. King was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Oakland.

Surviving are her husband, Harry R. King; a son, Rodney R. King, Oakland; mother-in-law, Laura (Friend) King Flanigan, Deer Park; two half sisters, Wanda Zimmerman, Oakland, and Wilda Fazalore, Rawlings; four grandchildren, Angela Ringler and husband Allen, Cinda Murray and husband Charles, Brad L. King and wife Shannon, and Chad W. King and wife Amy; a granddaughter-in-law, Brenda King; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

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

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark G. Klawonn officiating.

Interment will be in Garrett Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. King's memory to the Deer Park Fire Department or the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad.

OPAL L. KING
CUMBERLAND - Opal Louise King, 67, of Cumberland, died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, Cumberland.
Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie Gladys (Slider) Robinett. She also was preceded in death by a son, W. Blair King, March, 1997.

Mrs. King was a retired nursing assistant for the Allegany County Nursing Home. She was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 245 Auxiliary, and Fort Cumberland Post No. 13 American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter, Etta O. Jackson, Cumberland; a stepdaughter, Wilma Rhodes, Ridgeley, W.Va.; several grandchildren, including Cinnamon Jackson, Odie Jackson, and Barbara Foster; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ruff-King, Placentia, Calif.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements for Mrs. King were handled by the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland.

W. BLAIR KING 
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Walter Blair King, 42, of Santa Ana, formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at his residence.
Born Dec. 30, 1954, in Cumberland, he was the son of Opal L. (Robinett) King, of Cumberland, and the late Wilbur O. King Sr. He also was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur O. King Jr.

Blair was a 1972 graduate of Allegany County Vo-Tech and Fort Hill High School, where he was a member of the chess club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed by Baxter Health Care Corp., Irvine. He was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 22 years, Mary Ann Ruff-King, Santa Ana; one brother, William A. King, Bowie, Md.; sisters, Etta O. Jackson, Cumberland, Wilma B. Rhodes, Wiley Ford, W.Va., and Toni Rae King, address unknown; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.

In accordance with Blair's wishes his body will be cremated with the ashes spread in the Pacific Ocean that he loved.

The Saddleback Chapel, Santa Ana, is in charge of arrangements.

CAROLYN S. KINNEY
CUMBERLAND - Carolyn Sue Kinney, 48, of Brandenburg Center, Cumberland, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born July 1, 1949, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of Priscilla (Coleman) Gracie, Frostburg, and the late Harold Kinney. She also was preceded in death by five brothers.

Ms. Kinney was Methodist by faith.

In addition to her mother, surviving are her stepfather, Ned Gracie, Frostburg; two sisters, Debra Smith and Margaret Ann Gracie, both at home; two brothers, Robert Kinney, Eckhart, and Thomas Kinney, Moorefield, W.Va.

Carolyn's family would like to thank the Brandenburg Center and all of her friends there, especially her special friend Amy.

Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Gordon officiating.

Interment will follow in Thrust Cemetery, Antioch, W.Va.


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