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Arthur J. Weber

CHEWSVILLE - Arthur John "Art" Weber Jr., 50, of 21108 Twin Springs Drive, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 10, 1946, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Elton B. Doub Weber of Hagerstown and the late Lt. Col. Arthur J. Weber Sr.

A 1964 graduate of Clear Spring High School, he attended Frostburg State University.

He was employed as a draftsman by J.B. Ferguson Co. More recently, he was employed at Fort Ritchie until his retirement in 1994.

He was a member of Classic Car Group 4 Children, Hagerstown, and Mason-Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Merry E. Gehr of Clear Spring; two brothers, Adam P. Weber of Big Pool and Karl P. "Pete" Weber of Maugansville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. E. Reese Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open today after 9 a.m. for the convenience of friends and family. Friends also may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to Meadow Dialysis Center, 12931 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.
 

 

Isadora H. H. Rowe

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Isadora H. Haugh Rowe, 77, of 102 Garfield St., and of Cross Keys Brethren Home, New Oxford, Pa., since Nov. 21, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at the home.

Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Ellis B. and Anna Koons Haugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Rowe, on Nov. 16, 1988. They were married on Feb. 5, 1949.

She was a 1937 graduate of Waynesboro High School. She graduated from Waynesboro Business School.

She was employed by Dr. Kenneth Reynolds, Waynesboro, as an assistant. She then was an assistant salesperson at A&P stores, Waynesboro.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro, and the 3-M Sunday School Class of the church.

She also was a member of Beta-Y-Gradale Sorority, Waynesboro; Waynesboro Historical Society; Waynesboro AARP Chapter 739; and the National AARP and Friends of Renfrew. She volunteered for numerous organizations in the area.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara R. Bennett of Staunton, Va., and Kathie E. Nogle of Gettysburg, Pa.; one sister, Jean Houser of Waynesboro; five granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro. Pastor Kim L. Blocher and Pastor Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in the Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 West North St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are being handled by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

 

Patrick G. Henry Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Patrick G. Henry Jr., 73, of Martinsburg, who died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, is survived by 10 grandchildren.

 

Nellie G. Leather

Nellie G. Leather, 98, formerly of 55 E. North Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996. The Rev. Christopher J. Chantelau will officiate at the funeral service on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

 

J. Franklin Gilroy

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - J. Franklin "Bud" Gilroy, 65, of 8132A Bolivar Road, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born April 3, 1931, in Carroll County, Md., he was the son of the late James Miley and Frances Naomi Shank Gilroy.

He was employed as a carpenter by Morgan-Keller, Myersville, Md. He later worked for Bryan Moore, Moore-Land Realty, Myersville. He currently was employed by J.T. McAfee, Sabillasville, Md., as a part-time carpenter.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the Big Oak Lodge, Middletown. He was an avid bowler and played baseball in several leagues in Frederick County.

He is survived by five sisters, Lucille Gilroy, Frances Gilroy, Karen Gilroy and Mina Gilroy, all of Middletown, and Shirley Wiles of Myersville; two brothers, John Jacob Gilroy of Middletown and David P. Gilroy of Hagerstown; two nieces; two nephews; one stepniece; two great-nieces; one great-nephew and one step great-niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Koogle; and one brother, James W. Gilroy.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. William H. Bucher will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call any time today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to any of Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Funds, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

 

Anna C. Ruby

WILLIAMSPORT - Anna Catherine Ruby, 81, of Homewood Retirement Center, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 2, 1915, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Milton Ellsworth and Mary Aleatha Eakle Remsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leon Ruby, on Nov. 18, 1965.

She was employed by Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing Co. and George Wolfe Accountants.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. Ruby of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes L. Remsburg.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Ann V. Atkins will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Mildred N. B. Kline

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Mildred Naomi Baer Kline, of Albuquerque, 74, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996.

Born Nov. 25, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Zeller Baer.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and her master's degree from Michigan State University.

She taught school in Hagerstown, New York, and Michigan. She taught at Bernalillo Elementary School until her retirement.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Albuquerque, and Pala Sola Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Fla.

She also was a member of the VFW; Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photography Association and New Mexico Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Robert D. Kline; one daughter, Rebecca Kay Munro of Brandenton; one son, Keith B. Kline of Albuquerque; one brother, Robert M. Baer of Brandenton; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cassandra L. Haskin, on June 6, 1996.

She was cremated.

Memorial services were held on Nov. 19 at St. John's United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona, N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87110.

 

Lewis S. Mills

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Lewis Samuel Mills, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Jan. 6, 1924, in Kabletown, Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Sam Walker Thomas and Bessie Agnes Graynor Mills.

He was employed as a sheet metal mechanic by Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown. He was a part-time U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Berkeley Springs during the early 1960s. He and his wife owned and operated The News Stand in Berkeley Springs during the 1960s. He worked from 1971 until his retirement in 1985 as a specialist in aircraft structural technology at Andrews Air Force Base, Suitland, Md., and frequently serviced Air Force One. He was in the civilian support section of the 89th Field Maintenance Squadron.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II.

He was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.

He also was a member of Amalgamated Local 842; Deford Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M., Berkeley Springs; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483; a lifetime member and past president of Aerie 4244, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Lucille Lopp Mills; one son, Randy L. Mills of Berkeley Springs; and two grandsons, Jason L. Mills and Jeremy L. Mills, both of Berkeley Springs.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary Gebe Stevens will officiate. Burial will be private.

 

Herbert L. Wood Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Herbert L. Wood Jr., 68, of Falling Waters, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Sept. 19, 1928, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Herbert L. and Emily Tharpe Wood Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cozetta Brown Wood.

He was a 1946 graduate of Martinsburg High School, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He retired after 28 years with the U.S. Air Force. He then was employed by Harpers Ferry National Park Service.

He was a member of Pikeside United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of American Legion Post 202, Williamsport.

He is survived by one daughter, Pamela Jane Allen of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sons, Edgar L. Wood of Clermont, Fla., and Richard S. Wood of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Doris Jean White of Springfield, Va.; one brother, Robert E. Wood of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Lowery Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Howard J. Henry

WINCHESTER, Va. - Howard James Henry, 82, of Hilltop House, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at Hilltop House.

Born Nov. 19, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Starless and Mamie Henry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie L. Henry, in 1991.

He retired from Corning Glass Works in 1979.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Crowder of Martinsburg and Karen Reid of Winchester; one sister, Pearl Tedrick of Martinsburg; one brother, Doug Henry of Martinsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Henry; and two brothers, Bill Henry and Andrew Henry.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Casteel officiating.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, West Virginia Affiliate, Inc. 1036 Ouarrier St., Room 404, Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

 

William R. Winter

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - William "Pete" Riley Winter, 74, of Kearneysville, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1922, in Carrollton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter William and Mary Etta Winter.

He was a 1941 graduate of Hurricane (West Virginia) High School.

He was employed by the Department of Defense, Mapping Agency, retiring in 1977.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II in naval aviation as an aerial gunner on patrol bombers. He was awarded an Air Medal for action against the Japanese in the South Pacific. After the war he remained in the navy in the electronics field until his retirement in 1963.

He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church, Shepherdstown, W.Va., where he was deacon emeritus. He was active in Southern Baptist Church work.

A lifetime member of the National Association for Uniformed Services, he received awards for work with specialized electronic tracking equipment.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Eleanor Morris Winter; four daughters, Linda Gupton, Mary Anne Wilson, Patricia Thomas, and Virginia Campbell; one son, William Riley Winter Jr.; one sister, Mary Graves; one brother, Tom Winter; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Hayslett.

He donated his body to the West Virginia University Medical Center for medical research.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Covenant Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Larson will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1674, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

 

Ruth M. K. Wellinger

Ruth Miller Keyser Wellinger, 95, of 532 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Dec. 15, 1900, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James B. and Florence Miller Keyser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick J. Wellinger, in 1963.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She was a food bank volunteer for many years.

She is survived by one niece, Cletis Reynolds of Hagerstown; eight great-nieces and nephews; 16 great-great-nieces and nephews; and 30 great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Risinger and Mabel Hoch; and two brothers, James Edward Keyser and Meade Buck Keyser.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Thomas L. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

David M. Putman

MARLOWE, W.Va. - David Matthew Putman, 53, of Marlowe, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in Berkeley County, W.Va.

Born June 18, 1943, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Nelson Putman and Mearl Edmonds of Strausburg, Va.

A retired heavy equipment operator, he had worked for Moore Brothers Construction Co., at Dulles International Airport.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kesecker Putman; three daughters, Loretta "Lori" Drury of Hedgesville, W.Va., Christina "Kissy" Drury and Rachel Putman, both at home; two sons, Michael D. Putman of Florida and Troy L. Putman; one sister, Libby Hawkins of Tennessee; seven brothers, Gary Putman Sr. of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Roger Putman of Hedgesville, Bobby Putman, Leon Putman, Donald Edmonds and Dwayne Edmonds, all of Woodstock, Va., and William Edmonds of Edinburg, Va.; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Putman.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Lucile G. Ferguson

Lucile G. Ferguson, 90, of Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown, and formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 8, 1906, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mary Jane Sechrist Geary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Ferguson, in 1983.

She was a retired credit manager for Eyerly's Department store.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She is survived by one sister, Josephine Rhodes; and one brother, William E. Geary of Hagerstown.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George Limmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Frank A. Ruebsam

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Frank Auren Ruebsam, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, in Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born June 26, 1910, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Frank and Dora White Ruebsam.

He retired from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one sister, Charlotte Rudy of Berkeley Springs; and one cousin.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Ruebsam.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Largent, W.Va. The Rev. Ralph H. Funkhouser will officiate.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
 

George W. Baker Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George W. Baker Sr., 82, of Luther Ridge Community, and formerly of Oak Lane, Shippensburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born Dec. 14, 1913, in Boiling Springs, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl W. and Ruth Brandt Baker.

He was a 1931 graduate of Boiling Springs High School.

He was co-owner of Baker and Russell Fuel Oil Co. in Shippensburg. He was retired.

He was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Shippensburg, where he was a member and former president of the church council.

He was a member of Cumberland Valley Lodge 315 F.&A.M., Shippensburg; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg, Pa.; Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley, Valley Forrest 145, Shippensburg; and life member of Cumberland Valley Hose Co. 2, Shippensburg.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Urling Baker of The Shook Home, Chambersburg; one daughter, Carolyn Ferdinand of Carbondale, Ill.; one son, Dr. George W. Baker Jr. of Fayetteville, Pa.; one sister, Iva Meals of Boiling Springs; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Bonnie B. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., where a Masonic service will be conducted by members of Cumberland Valley Lodge 315 F.&.A.M. at 8 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

 

Mary H. Corydon

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Mary Hollida Corydon, 65, of Rockville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Bethesda Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md.

Born Jan. 21, 1931, in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Joe E. and Mary Elizabeth Hollida James.

She is survived by one daughter, Lee Corydon Koenig of Mauritius; one son, Jeff Corydon of Germantown, Md.; and one brother, Andy James of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

 

Lee Roy Ritter

Lee Roy Ritter, 87, a resident of Clearview Nursing Home and formerly of 46 Belview Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at the home.

Born July 31, 1909, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William A. and Anna E. Pyle Ritter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel B. Ritter, in 1966.

He retired after 50 years with Creasey Company.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church U.C.C.

He is survived by his second wife, Florence Sprankle Ritter; two daughters, Leatrice J. Widmyer and Lana R. Barnhart, both of Hagerstown; one granddaughter, Heather A. Barnhart of Hagerstown; one grandson David M. Barnhart of Baltimore; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Manos, Anna Nichols, and Jane Ritter; five brothers, William Ritter, Russell Ritter, Preston Ritter, Woodrow Ritter and Ernest Ritter.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Dale Cook will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, U.C.C., 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home.

 

Paul F. Dixon

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Paul Franklin Dixon, 58, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland.

Born May 15, 1938, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Ruth Stroop Dixon Zombro of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late John Edwin Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Stevens Dixon.

He was a plumber.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sons, Paul Dixon Jr., Dan Dixon, Charles Dixon and Joseph Dixon, all of Philadelphia; one brother, John Elwood Dixon of California, four step sisters, Victoria Shaffer, Elizabeth James, Helen Orr and Frances Kilmer, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one aunt, one uncle and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Dixon; one half-brother Waldo Meadows; and his step-father James F. Zombro.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Louise Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Rest Cemetery, Frederick County, Va.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

John W. Zerkle

John Walter Zerkle, 91, of 16114 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996 at the home of his son.

Born Dec. 5, 1904, in Tremont, Ohio, he was the son of the late Oscar and Mary Owens Zerkle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie W. Zerkle, in 1981.

He retired after 45 years of service with the Ohio Edison Electric Company.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Kissell Masonic Lodge in Springfield, Ohio.

He is survived by one son, Tad A. Zerkle of Hagerstown; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Ferncliff Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Local arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

 

Esther S. Smith

RIDGEWAY, W.Va. - Esther Swartz Smith, 90, of Ridgeway, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, at Heartland Nursing Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 11, 1906, in Frederick County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Elizabeth E. Athey Swartz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Smith, in 1979.

She was a retired sales clerk with Leggett Department Stores. She previously had worked at the Dunn Woolen Mills until it closed.

She was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church in Ridgeway, where she taught the children's Sunday school class for 50 years.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, including Ruby Swartz Kern, with whom she lived for a number of years; and two great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Bessie, Ada, Clara, Rena, Grace and Helen; and six brothers, George Swartz, Raymond Swartz, Ashby Swartz, John Swartz, Howard Swartz and Russell Swartz.

Services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, W.Va. 25440.

 

May N. Keith

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - May N. Keith, 79, of 878 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at her home.

Born Aug. 24, 1917, in Hamilton Township, Pa., she was the daugher of the late John W. and Mary Lovett Norman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay R. Keith, in 1984.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1944 graduate of Lincoln School for Nurses in New York City, N.Y.

She was a member of John Wesley AME Zion Church in Chambersburg, where she served as secretary of Sunday school, was a financial secretary of quarterly conference, and as treasurer of general claims.

She is survived by two sons, Alan N. Keith of Chambersburg, and Gary L. Keith of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Helen I. Thompson and Ella Francis Marshall, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Isaac H. Norman of Chambersburg; one granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; one great-step-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Felix K. Ofosu will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Wesley AME Zion Church, 166 Catherine St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.


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