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Mary C. Brake

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary C. Miller Brake, 95, a resident of ManorCare Nursing Home, and formerly of Waynesboro, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born March 26, 1901, in Quincy Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Lydia Mentzer Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Brake, in 1982. She was a life-long resident of the Waynesboro area.

She was employed at Waynesboro Knitting Mill in her early life and later was employed part-time at JC Penney in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, Joe Stickell American Legion Unit 15 Ladies Auxiliary of Waynesboro and the National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Anna B. Pryor of Waynesboro; one sister, Nellie Smith of California; and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Brake; three sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be held Monday, at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Wayne P. Lupolt will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Herbert L. Ingram

SMITHSBURG - Herbert L. Ingram, 68, of Edgemont Road, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1928, in Dargan, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Viola Virginia Burgan Ingram.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., Hagerstown, retiring in 1990 after 28 years of service.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during World War II.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville.

He also was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth G. Wolfe Ingram; three daughters, Patricia Ann Eckstine and JoAnn M. Bolton, both of Waynesboro, Pa., and Cindy L. Shank of Damascus, Md.; two sons, Jeffery L. Ingram of Smithsburg and Edward E. Ingram of Waynesboro; one sister, Martha Wilkerson of Hagerstown; six brothers, Bobby Ingram and Larry Ingram, both of Hagerstown, Everly Ingram and Donald Ingram, both of Sharpsburg, Roland Ingram of Keedysville and Willis Ingram of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eileen Giffin and Virginia Ingram; and two brothers, Buddy Ingram and Thomas Ingram Sr.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. John W. Schildt and the Rev. David A. Shank will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Chewsville, Md. 21721.

Opal P. Nalley

Opal Pauline Nalley, 71, of 800 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 29, 1925, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Andrew L. and Vera Swafford Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Nalley, on June 23, 1992.

She was employed by E.J. Fennel for 10 years.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by five daughters, Judy M. Fox of Chewsville; Sheila J. Nalley at home, Wanda N. Holliburton of Baton Rouge, La., Sharon D. Holland of Philadelphia and Deborah A. Plain of Hagerstown; two sons, Carl D. Nalley and Kenneth E. Nalley, both of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Susan Harrison of Atlanta; one brother, Andrew L. Harrison Jr. of Atlanta; 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

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

Joseph H. Engle

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dr. Joseph Harold "Hardy" Engle, 99, of 223 E. Third St., Waynesboro, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at his home.

Born Oct. 27, 1897, in Elizabethtown, Pa., he was the son of the late Simon P. and Salome Heisey Engle.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War I with the American Expeditionary Force in France, Belgium and Germany. After the Armistice was signed, he participated in track and field meets in Paris and other European cities.

He was a 1915 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. He attended Pennsylvania State University. He graduated in 1923 from Juniata College, where he lettered in basketball, track and football, and scored the college's first touchdown.

He was a professor of biology at Juniata College for 10 years.

He took post-graduate courses at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh. He attended Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia. After graduating in 1939, he served a 12-month internship at the Bryn Mawr Hospital. 

He continued graduate study in ophthalmology at the graduate school of medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, with clinical training at the Willis Eye Hospital.

In 1941, he moved to Waynesboro and began the practice of ophthalmology, with offices in both Waynesboro and Chambersburg, retiring in 1978. He also served on the staffs of the Waynesboro and Chambersburg hospitals.

He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren; Franklin County Medical Society; PA Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and the American Association of Ophthalmology.

In November 1995 he was inducted into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame and of the 20-member charter class.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Conner Engle, whom he married in August 1931; one daughter, the Rev. Prudence B. Yelinek of Waynesboro; one son, William Stephen Engle of Alexandria, Pa., and twin granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Engle and Roy Engle.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Brent K. Driver and the Rev. Prudence B. Yelinek will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Herbert S. Jones

Herbert S. "Hoppy" Jones, 81, formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William H. and Nellie O. Butts Jones.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Patricia Harper will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Virgie M.M. Johnson

Virgie Marie Moore Johnson, 74, of 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born May 3, 1922, in Frostburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Johnson and Rose Mae Winebrenner Moore.

She retired from L.H. Johnson Contractor.

She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church.

She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Harrison Johnson; one daughter, Virginia L. "Gynger" Miller of Hagerstown; one son, William Lorenzo Johnson of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Lans E. Alexis will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Hazel B. Hiles

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Hazel Bessie Hiles, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy W. and Ethel Harr Truax.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Floyd Deshong. Her second husband, James Webster Hiles, preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, Pa.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Joann Miller of Gettysburg, Pa., and Diann Miller of Berkeley Springs; three sons, Arnold Deshong of Gettysburg, Gerald Deshong of Oldtown, Md., and James Deshong of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several half sisters and brothers; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore. The Rev. Jack Hiles Sr. and the Rev. Rodney Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Needmore.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

Carl W. Ott

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Carl W. Ott, 80, of 5667 Jack Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 13, 1916, in Richmond Furnace, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Jane Rhodes Ott.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, retiring in 1964 after 15 years of service. Prior to that, he worked as an auto mechanic at several local garages.

He attended St. Thomas Assembly of God Church.

He enjoyed working on cars.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha I. Heinbaugh Ott, whom he married April 30, 1941; one daughter, Shirley Garland of Chambersburg; four sons, James D. Ott of St. Thomas, George A. Ott of Greencastle, Pa., Roger A. Ott and Anthony L. Ott, both of Chambersburg; two sisters, Drucilla Carmack of Chambersburg and Betty Mayhugh of Greencastle; two brothers, Roy Ott and Richard Ott, both of Greencastle; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, three sisters and one brother.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Kenneth L. Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Viewing will be held Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Assembly of God Church, 173 Rhondel Drive, St. Thomas, Pa. 17252.

Lewis R. Payne

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Lewis Raymond Payne, 80, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 24, 1916, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Lewis Raymond and Mabelle Flaharty Payne Burk Sr.

He retired as a custom woodworker from the Barber and Ross Co., Leesburg, Va.

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

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Willidean V. Payne; two daughters, Faye Austin of Leesburg, Va., and Nancy Kelley of Bluemont, Va.; two brothers, George Payne of Springfield, Va., and Thomas Payne of Laurel, Del.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor McClemons.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Lee R. Strickler will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Lawrence S. Brennan

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Lawrence Stephen Brennan, 59, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 9, 1937, in Dedham, Mass., he was the son of the late Arthur Lawrence and Evelyn Veronica McAteer Brennan.

He was a self-employed truck driver.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served from 1956 until 1962.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Diane Stone Brennan; four daughters, Rhonda Joyce Jennings of Maidens, Va., Teresa Ann Edge of Glen Burnie, Md., Sandra Marie Brennan of Johnstown, Pa., and Melissa Jo Oyadamari of Kent, W.Va.; two sons, Garry Lawrence Brennan of Chambersburg, Pa., and Arthur Leo Brennan of Westover, Md.; one stepdaughter, Kimberlee Dianne Coy of Laurel, Md.; one stepson, Daniel James Smith of Burtonsville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and two step grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Jane Brennan.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Stephen J. Cuff will officiate. Burial with a military graveside service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Randy C. Kerns

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Randy Cornelius Kerns, 29, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Aug. 9, 1967, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of Melvin Howard and Marion Ruth McCusker Kerns of Berkeley Springs.

He attended Berkeley Springs High School.

He was employed as a stainless steel fabricator by Metalcraft Inc., Berkeley Springs.

He attended Wesleyan Chapel, Berkeley Springs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by six sisters, Diane P. Bloyer of Stewartstown, Pa., Donna C. Fleegle, Beverly L. Kesecker, Patsy L. Kesecker, Judy D. Beattie and Denise C. Walters, all of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Stanley H. Kerns of Berkeley Springs; six nephews; four nieces and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wesleyan Chapel, with the Rev. William C. Swope officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs and one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for the convenience of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Wesleyan Chapel, 612 Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Catherine C. Basch

OZONA, Fla. - Catherine C. Basch, 88, of Ozona, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at her home.

Born in Webster, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lochner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Basch, on April 14, 1975.

She owned and operated the Ranson Fruit Co., Ranson, W.Va., for many years.

She was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, Fla. She was a former member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Catalano of Ontario, N.Y., and Regina Lochner of Newark, N.Y.; four sons, Peter Basch of Hoboken, N.J., John Basch of Inwood, W.Va., David Basch of Ozona and James Basch of Holiday, Fla.; one sister, Gertrude Klem of California; one brother, David Lochner of California; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

John R. Brady

John Roland Brady, 85, of 522 Brown Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1911, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the late Eugene W. and Emma Reed Brady.

He was a graduate of Brunswick High School and Shepherd College. He did his graduate work at Duke University. While in college, he lettered in football and baseball.

He taught history, English and physical education at Brunswick High School from 1935 until 1943.

He was employed by Nationwide Insurance Co., working as district manager for Allegany County and Hagerstown until his retirement in 1971.

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

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown.

He was county chairman for both heart and cancer funds; past president of Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce; a member of Brunswick Lodge 191, A.F.&A.M.; Steadman-Keenan Post 96, American Legion and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 95, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Watkins Brady; one son, John Reed Brady of Hagerstown; one sister, Frances Orrison of Brunswick; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eugenia Deener.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md.

Mary J. Sprow

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Mary Jane "Nellie" Sprow, 64, of Newman Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 4, 1932, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Helen Crider Brown of Chambersburg.

She was employed as a nursing assistant by Michael Manor, Gettysburg, Pa. She also had been employed by Piney Mountain, Fayetteville, Pa.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Gettysburg; Eagles Club Ladies Auxiliary, Gettysburg; AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Chambersburg; American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Fort Loudon, Pa., and Women of the Moose, Gettysburg, Pa.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Lewis "Sonny" C. Sprow; one daughter, Bonnie Rumbudoas of McCalesterville, Pa.; three sons, Vincent Arentz of Beaver Springs, Pa., Vincent Lippy and Thomas Lippy, both of Chambersburg; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Friends may call today from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Maree R.R. Parkin

Maree Rosalee Riley Parkin, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996.

Mary J. Kissinger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary Jane Kissinger, 85, of ManorCare Health Services and formerly of 362 E. Liberty St., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born May 6, 1911, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Minnie Stepler Wingert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Kissinger, on June 28, 1965.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and the Shippensburg Normal School, Shippensburg, Pa.

She was employed as a teacher by the Chambersburg school district, retiring after 30 years of service.

She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, where she taught Sunday school and helped with the Bible school.

She also was a member of the Chambersburg Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, where she had been a volunteer for many years. She also had been a volunteer with the release time program at Camp Joy-El, Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Karen Minnich-Sadler will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg or to CBM Ministries, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Bessie V.I. Ditch

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Bessie Viola Ickes Ditch, 69, of 316 S. Main St., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born July 12, 1927, in Mont Alto, she was the daughter of the late Samuel F. and Alta Blubaugh Ickes.

She was employed by the Mont Alto Shirt Factory and the Mont Alto Shoe Factory. She also worked as a machine operator at the Freeman Shoe Co., Waynesboro, Pa. For five years she did seasonal work at Musselman's Food Packing, Gardener, Pa.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Mont Alto.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde J. Ditch, whom she married July 12, 1948; two daughters, Wanda Jean Ditch and Barbara K. Rotz, both of Mont Alto; two sons, Arthur E. Ickes and Terry L. Ditch, both of Chambersburg; two sisters, Edna Wagaman of Chambersburg and Mabel Ulrich of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Byers and Lula Moats; and three brothers, Herman Ickes, Samuel Ickes and Harry Ickes.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Robert D. Verno will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Pa.

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

John J. McEwen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - John J. McEwen, 73, of 15296 Bowman Court, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Manor Care Health Services Nursing Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Alice Farrell McEwen.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He also was a veteran of the Maryland National Guard. He retired after 40 years of service, as chief warrant officer four.

He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Greencastle.

He also was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Hagerstown; was a life member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle; a member of the 29th Division Associates Inc. Lantern Post 729, Cascade; 29th Division Associates Inc. Cresap's Rifle Post 78, Frederick, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Hahn McEwen; six daughters, Marie M. McEwen of Randallstown, Md., Laura McEwen-Miller of Chambersburg, Ellen M. Tholen of Salt Lake City, Karen M. Newman of Smithsburg, Susan M. Thompson of Hagerstown, Jayne M. Breakall of Atlantic Beach, Fla., and Julia M. Hadley of Carthage, N.Y.; two sisters, Patricia M. Pette of Portland, Ore., and Joan M. Shelton of Walkersville, Md.; and 17 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will officiate. Burial with military graveside honors by Morris Frock American Legion, will be in the Glade Cemetery, Walkersville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, The Greencastle VFW will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 South Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. 17225 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Grant M. Guthrie

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Grant M. Guthrie, 76, of Caledonia Manor Nursing Home and formerly of 12740 Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle, Pa., and of Mercersburg, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 10, 1920, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Herbert H. and Theressa E. Morrow Guthrie Sr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Wava Louise Cutchall Guthrie on July 1, 1983.

He was a graduate of the former Lemasters High School, Lemasters, Pa.

He was employed as a production supervisor by Vertol Boeing Division, Chester, Pa., until his retirement. Prior to that he worked at the former Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II with the 392nd Service Squadron 21st Service Group in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mercersburg.

He was a life member and past Commander of Clarence Armstrong Post 6241 VFW, Mercersburg; member of Frank I. Carbaugh Post 373, American Legion, Greencastle; AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Veronica M. McCall Starliper Guthrie, whom he married June 23, 1988, of Greencastle; two sons, Grant M. Guthrie Jr. of Plano, Texas and Douglas Guthrie of Ocean, N.J.; two stepsons, John "Danny" Starliper of Mercersburg and William "Randy" Starliper of Greencastle; four grandchildren and four step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert H. Guthrie Jr.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Don E. Creager will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association, 1501 North West 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136.

Carl E. Martin

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Carl E. Martin, 79, of 4654 Carbaugh Road, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 1, 1917, in South Mountain, Pa., he was the son of the late Grant A. and Mary A. Null Martin

He was employed as the chief chef by the South Mountain Restoration Center, until his retirement in 1977 after 38 years of service.

He was a member of National Rifle Association; associate member of Fraternal Order of Police, South Mountain; life member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1526, Gettysburg, Pa.; life member of South Mountain Fish and Game Association; life member of South Mountain Volunteer Fire Co.; life member of Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co. 1; and a member of National AARP.

He is survived by two daughters, Maxine K. Chidboy and Patsy L. Wagaman, both of South Mountain; one son, Dale R. Martin of South Mountain; three sisters, Zellie Miller of South Mountain, Annie Stouffer of Waynesboro, Pa., and Marie Whisner of Hagerstown; three brothers, Harold Martin, Bill Martin, both of Waynesboro, and Charles Martin of Chambersburg; nine grandchildren; thre great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Sue Ellen Chidboy and a number of sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. C. Roy Daywalt will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery, South Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. 2 nd St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Clara R. Oberholzer

Clara R. "Bobbi" Oberholzer, 77, of Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born May 20, 1919, in Worleytown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elam W. and Clara Isabelle Fraver Oberholzer.

She was employed for over 30 years by the former Reisner's Products, builders of organs, Hagerstown. She also was employed by the former Moller Pipe Organ Co., Hagerstown.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by one brother, Clinton Oberholzer of Harlinger, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Donald M. Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to the memorial fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Mary K. Jenkins

BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - Mary Katherine Jenkins, 75, of 6012 Jefferson Blvd., Braddock Heights, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Dec. 29, 1920, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Viola Irving Schroyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon M. Jenkins Jr., in 1995.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruanna Kutchak of Walkersville, Md.; one son, Robert Jenkins of Hagerstown; one brother, Kenneth Schroyer of Williamsport; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 918 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Earl P. Kelley

Earl Preston Kelley, 73, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown, and formerly of Clear Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at the home.

Born Oct. 24, 1923, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late John and Lethia M. Eichelberger Kelley.

He was employed by C&P Telephone Co. After his retirement he owned a private pilot service.

He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring.

He also was a member of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222, Clear Spring.

He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Kelley Jacobs of Baltimore; four sons, Robert M. Kelley of Hagerstown, Douglas J. Kelley of Portland, Ore., David R. Kelley of Orlando, Fla., and Christopher G. Kelley of San Diego; one sister, Jean Jennings; one brother, Harold Kelley of Williamsport; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Clingan and one brother, Alvin Kelley.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. David Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Central Maryland Chapter, 540 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21230.

David L. Coffman

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - David Leo "Luther" Coffman, 49, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at his home.

Born May 17, 1947, in Bloomery, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmer McKinley and Mary Agnes Caldwell Coffman. He was the stepson of Gilbert Clem of Berkeley Springs.

He attended the Garfield School, Berkeley Springs.

He was employed as a tree trimmer and foreman with Bartlett Tree Experts and Asplundh, retiring on disability.

He attended the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs. He was a social member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019, Berkeley Springs.

In addition to his stepfather, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joann Elizabeth Snow Coffman; two daughters, Lisa Lynn Reed and Brenda Lee Coffman, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Carole Ann Fleece of Berkeley Springs and Eleanor Mildred Yost of Jonestown, Pa.; one brother, George Elmer Coffman of Clear Spring; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney Truax will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

E. Clayton Osborne

FALLING WATER, W.Va. - E. Clayton Osborne, 62, of Rt. 1, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, in Frederick County, Md.

Born June 23, 1934, in Independence, Va., he was the son of the late Robert D. and Lura Robbins Osborne.

He was employed by Kay Trucking and Contracting, Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly L. Thorpe of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Virginia O. Foltz, Phyllis K. Wasson, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., Nan Parrish of Ft. Myers, Fla., Faye LaBeau of Winchester, Va., Wanda O. Townsend of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, W. G. Osborne of Hagerstown and Harold R. Osborne of Falling Waters; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Osborne.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Fuenral Home, Martinsburg.

Margaret B. Derr

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Margaret Belle Derr, 81, of Shepherdstown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Feb. 10, 1915, in Shepherdstown, she was the daughter of the late Laskie Smith and Grace Lee Maddex Stanley.

She was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School. She attended Shepherd College and graduated from West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.

She was employed as a home economics teacher at Shepherdstown High School for many years.

She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown, where she was in the Altar Guild and Women of the Church.

She also was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 155; Shepherdstown Womens Club; Mecklenburg Garden Club, all of Shepherdstown and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Derr Landis of Front Royal, Va.; two sons, H. Max Derr Jr. of Chantilly, Va., and David Stanley Derr of Manassas, Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Thomas Jacoby officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown.

Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Renovation Fund. Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 306 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Helen Greenfield

Helen "Irene" Greenfield, 76, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Aug. 16, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Breeden and Letha Middlekauff Breeden Shatzer.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Franklin Greenfield.

She was employed as a hostess by the Fountain Head Country Club until 1986.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

She was an active member of Washington County Ornithological Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Lee Ford of Boca Raton, Fla.; one son, Thomas F. Greenfield of Hagerstown; one sister, Cornella Davis of Greencastle, Pa.; one brother, John E. Breeden of Hagerstown and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Helen M. Hocker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen M. Hocker, 80, of 1742 Gabler Rd., died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 13, 1916, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Garman Strock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Hocker on Dec. 11, 1995.

She was a member of Open Door Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, H. Joan Shoop of Middletown, Md.; one son, Robert G. Hocker of St. Thomas, Pa.; one sister, Susan Martin of Goshen, Ind.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive friends one hour prior on to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Jack W. Hull Sr.

Jack William Hull Sr., 68, formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


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