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Helen Morris

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen Morris, 85, a resident of Menno-Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 13555 Main St., Fort Loudon, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 24, 1911, in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Charlotte Belle Walck Malone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A. Morris, in 1989.

She was a former employee of the former U-Wanna-Wash Frock Factory in Fort Loudon.

She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church, where she attended regularly before entering Menno-Haven. She was a member of Women's Society of Christian Service.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Fritz of Chambersburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth E. Miller and the Rev. William J. Kesecker will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to CBM Ministries, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle, Pa. 17225; or Fort Loudon United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Wayne Smith, P.O. Box 226, Fort Loudon, Pa. 17224.

Elizabeth H. Stallings

Elizabeth Hull Stallings, 85, of 908 Kenley Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at her home.

Born April 14, 1911, in Big Spring, she was the daughter of the late J. Larence and Susan Dorothy Trumpower Hull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blair Lee Stallings, in 1971.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown.

She is survived by one son, Richard Stallings of Maugansville; and one grandson, Bryan L. Stallings of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas L. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Hazel L. Mills

Hazel L. Mills, 71, of 1557 Crest View Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at her home.

Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Edgar W. and Ava M. Weller Shives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester V. Mills, in 1987.

She was a retired employee of E.J. Fennel Co. of Hagerstown.

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

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Imogene V. Edwards and Mary G. Gipe, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Laverne Barney of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two half-sisters, Phyllis Jensen of Sun City, Ariz., and Bonnie Gordon of Berkeley Springs; three half-brothers, Wayne Younker of Hancock, Robert Shives and Marshall Younker Sr., both of Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thurman E. Mills; and three half-brothers, Richard Shives, Homer Shives and Donald Younker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Fullen will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 7 p.m.

Shirley J. Ryder

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Shirley J. Ryder, 62, of 4704 Charlestown Road, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at her home.

Born July 19, 1934, in Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl L. and Alma Gilbert Rock.

She was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Following graduation, she was employed by the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg for a number of years.

She was a member of Charlestown United Methodist Church of Mercersburg.

She enjoyed baking, sewing and power walking.

She is survived by her husband, M. William Ryder, whom she married on May 1, 1954; three daughters, Nancy St. Clair of Hagerstown, Jane Stewart of Chambersburg and Kathy Miller of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, William L. Ryder of St. Thomas, Pa., and James A. Ryder of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Barbara Williams of Gettysburg, Pa., and Carole Rock of Lafayette, La.; three brothers, Ronald Rock of Williamsport, Pa., Jeffrey Rock of West Henrietta, N.Y., and Randall Rock of Greencastle; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Charlestown United Methodist Church, 13826 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg. The Rev. Samuel L. Sheffler and the Rev. Milton Benny will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Charlestown United Methodist Church, c/o Vernona Ryder, 2413 Lemar Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Joann A.H. Seilhamer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joann A. Haas Seilhamer, 62, of 407 W. Third St., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Mildred M. Kissinger of Waynesboro and the late Kenneth E. Haas.

She was a 1952 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

Following graduation, she worked for a short time as a secretary for Frick Co., Waynesboro, then as a secretary for Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, for four years. She then worked as a customer service representative for Investors Loan Co. of Waynesboro for 24 years. She also worked 12 years as a bank teller at Citizens Bank in the Waynesboro Mall, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for the youth of the church. She sang with the choir for more than 25 years.

She was a member of National AARP.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Marlin N. Seilhamer, whom she married on Aug. 8, 1952; one daughter, Kathy S. Griffith of San Antonio; two sons, Terry L. Seilhamer of Butler, Pa., and Kim A. Seilhamer of Waynesboro; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro. The Rev. John Paul Holsey and the Rev. Brent K. Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Rev. J. Herbert Zook

QUINCY, Pa. - The Rev. J. Herbert Zook, 89, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 265 N. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born May 21, 1907, in Goshen, Ind., he was the son of the late John and Polly E. Plank Zook.

He was a 1927 graduate of Goshen High School and attended Goshen College. He graduated from South Bend Business College in South Bend, Ind., in 1929.

He retired in 1972 after 43 years as an accountant and bookkeeper in various businesses in the LaPorte, Ind., area. He also was a retired minister in the Church of the Brethren and served more than 50 years in various capacities.

He was a member of Greencastle Church of the Brethren, where he served as a teacher for the Berean Sunday School Class and served 20 years as the church secretary.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley B. Cross Zook, a resident of Wynbrier Retirement Home, Waynesboro; two daughters, Sally Furukawa of Greencastle and Mary Esther Anderson of York, Pa.; one sister, Catherine Bagwell of Orange, Calif.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Greencastle Church of the Brethren, 36 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Robert Thacker and the Rev. Donald Plank will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greencastle Church of the Brethren, 36 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225; or Habitat for Humanity, Franklin County Chapter, 23 N. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Robert M. Cavanaugh

Robert Moncrief Cavanaugh, 78, of 1020 Matthews Court, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Fort Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Homer J. and Nora V. Weaver Cavanaugh.

He retired in 1980 from Western Maryland Railway after 39 years of service.

He was a member a First Christian Church.

He was a member of United Transportation Union Local 633.

He is survived by his wife, Martha E. Cavanaugh; one daughter, Roberta E. Harner of Hagerstown; two sisters, Louise Williams of Hagerstown and Saxon Green of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred Harris and the Rev. Robert L. Regenold will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Ada Maiorino

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ada Maiorino, 96, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of the Philadelphia area, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born July 20, 1900, in Guilianova Providence of Teramo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Laura Digaetano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Maiorino, in 1978.

In her early life, she worked as a vaudevillian.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by three stepdaughters, Jeanette G. Baker of Chambersburg, Lidia Beam of Caledonia, Pa., and Norma Horn of Hamstead, N.C.; four step-grandsons; two step-great-granddaughters; three step-great-grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be today at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing, N.J. The Rev. John F. Sugrue will officiate.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Norman L. Crist

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Norman L. "Bubby" Crist, 77, of 1074 Locust St., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 31, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Norman V. and Virginia E. Spahr Crist.

He was a 1938 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

He was employed by T.B. Woods in Chambersburg as superintendent of the foundry. He retired in 1981.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

He was a member of BPO Elks 600; Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224; Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46; Landis-McCleaf Marine Corps League; and 572nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Eichelberger Crist, whom he married on April 3, 1943; one daughter, Nancy V. Horst of Chambersburg; one brother, Gerald A. Crist of Chambersburg; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Sidney V. Crist.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Daniel F. Lawler, S.J., will be celebrant. Burial will be Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.

Visitation will be at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201

Mabel A. Quinn

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Mabel A. Quinn, 86, a resident of Caledonia Manor, and formerly of 661 Mud Level Road, Shippensburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Caledonia Manor.

Born April 20, 1910, in Caretta, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Wade and Ann Blackburn Beavers.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul F. Mackey and Everett Quinn.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, Shippensburg. She had been a former church treasurer, Sunday School teacher and president of Nazarene World Missions Society.

She is survived by three daughters, Jeanette Wallace of Ontario, Calif., Lois Shaffer of Shippensburg, and Ann Mackey of Median, Ohio; one son, Larry Mackey of Spring Hill, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son.

Services will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Todd Risser will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Douglas M. Cramer

KEEDYSVILLE - Douglas Monroe Cramer, 44, of 89 S. Main St., and formerly of Walkersville, Md., died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 12, 1952, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Harry Monroe and Janet Lee VanFossen Cramer of Frederick.

He was a 1970 graduate of Walkersville High School.

He was a self-employed interior designer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, James E. Cramer of Keedysville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Helen W. Small

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen W. Small, 81, of 1024 Warm Spring Road, Lot 25, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 21, 1915, in Concord, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James F. and Anna E. McCartney Wise.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and the former Chambersburg Business College.

She was employed by Sears in Chambersburg as a manager of the catalog department. She was retired.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary James McCartney Post 232, Dry Run, Pa.; and a life member of Path Valley Stag Club.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar P. Small Sr., whom she married on July 17, 1968; two stepdaughters, Linda A. Clark of Chambersburg and Donna K. Grooves of Topeka, Kan.; one stepson, Edgar P. Small Jr. of Virginia; one brother, J. Eugene Wise of Chambersburg; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and two nieces.

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

A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will be celebrant. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Ruth C. C. Zimmerman

BOONSBORO - Ruth Cecelia Colbert Zimmerman, 88, of Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro, and formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Apt. 915, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 11, 1908, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late George William and Cecelia Jane Gray Colbert. She lived all of her life in the Sharpsburg and Hagerstown areas.

She received her LPN license from Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed at Washington County Hospital early in life and later worked at Hagerstown Shoe Factory and Victor Products in Hagerstown. Prior to her retirement in 1988, she was an LPN for various nursing homes and did private duty nursing in the Hagerstown area.

She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of the National AARP and arranged bus trips for L&L Bus Lines for the Happy-Go-Luckys Group in Hagerstown.

She is survived by three daughters, Ramona C. Helsel of Chambersburg, Pa., Wanda E. Wade of Hagerstown and Deanna K. Ortmyer of Aspers, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 9711 Beavercreek Church Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew J. Cooney and the Rev. J. Mark Curran will officiate. Burial will be in Mountainview Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Vernon Hartranft

WILLIAMSPORT - Vernon "Pat" Hartranft, 88, of Williamsport Nursing Home, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 16, 1908, in Washington County, he was the son of the late David S. and Florence Ebersole Hartranft.

He retired from Hagerstown Shoe Co. after a number of years.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by one niece, Rebecca Graziano of Baltimore and two friends who cared for him, Goldie Thomas and Mike Cosey, both of Cearfoss.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sunset Avenue, Williamsport. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. 

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

Mary E. DeHaven

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Ella DeHaven, 83, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born June 18, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Glusha Cecil and Mary Ellen Mason DeHaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob R. DeHaven.

She was a retired co-owner of Jake's Radio and T.V., which her husband started in 1946. They operated the business for 35 years before selling it to their son, L. Dale DeHaven. Before moving to Martinsburg, she worked on a farm with her husband. After moving to Martinsburg, she worked at Interwoven Stocking Co. and Berkeley Woolen Mill.

In her teenage years, she was a member of Ganotown United Methodist Church. At the age of 30, she became a member of First Church of God on High Street and later on Albert Street, Martinsburg. She was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, Church Aid Society and Christian Endeavor.

In 1963, she and her husband became members of St. Luke's E.U.B. Church, which later became the United Methodist Church. She was a member of Golden Rule Class 21 and served as vice president. She served as president of Adult Fellowship for four years, served as a member of the nominating committee and a member of church administration board. She later became a member of Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Cecil Wayne DeHaven, L. Dale DeHaven and Douglas C. DeHaven, all of Martinsburg, and J. Lynn DeHaven of Washington, D.C.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Pastor Don Smith 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.

Fred W. Obitts

WILLIAMSPORT - Fred Wayne Obitts, 64, of 11318 Sword Road, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 12, 1932, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late John William and Mary Isabelle Shives Obitts.

He was employed by M.P. Moller for more than 43 years and most recently by King of Instruments.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church, Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of AARP; Conococheague Tribe 84 Improved Order of Red Men; and Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Esther Sharon Obitts; two sons, David Dwayne Obitts and Roger Wayne Obitts, both of Pinesburg; one adopted son, Kevin Leon Obitts of Marlowe, W.Va.; three sisters, Marie Agnes Dick of Williamsport, Anita Faye Weaver of Hagerstown and Dottie Maye Hart of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, Donald Leroy Obitts of Williamsport; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Martin and Betty J. Deardorff; and two brothers, John E. Obitts Jr. and Roger Leon Obitts.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

Friends may call at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Dorothy L. Hooper

Dorothy Louise Hooper, 80, formerly of 25 W. Antietam St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 9, 1916, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Luther and Emily Mayella Darner Nuse.

She was a member of Owls Club.

She is survived by a friend, Nancy Renner of Hagerstown, who took care of her; one niece and one nephew.

There will be no services or viewing.

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

Mabel C. Warne

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mabel C. Warne, 82, of 430 Kraiss Ave., died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at her son's home.

Born Oct. 17, 1914, in St. Thomas, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy B. and Anna M. Cunningham Bishop.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Samuel D. Warne in 1991 and Harry Steimling in 1966.

She was employed as a nurse's aide for 10 years by Menno Haven in Chambersburg. She had also worked for Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg. She also attended the Living Faith Mennonite Church, Shippensburg, Pa.

She is survived by one son, Jack B. Bishop of Chambersburg; one stepdaughter, Glenda Ashway of Roxbury, Pa.; three sisters, Ethel G. West of Shook Home, Chambersburg, Helen L. Schwartz of Hudson, Fla., and Alcesta M. Staley of Chambersburg; one brother, Roy J. Bishop of Waynesboro, Pa.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg. 

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the charity of one's choice.

Mary E. Ellis

BOONSBORO - Mary E. Ellis, 94, a resident of Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home near Boonsboro, and formerly of 144 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at the home.

Born June 26, 1902, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel H. and Bertha Shaffer Cline.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Ellis.

She was a homemaker.

She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Boonsboro.

She is survived by one half-sister, Rachel Wagner of Boonsboro; three half-brothers, George Cline of Boonsboro, Paul Cline of Hagerstown and R. James Cline of Wallingford, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Boonsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Louis M. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Arrangements are by Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

Aaron J. Funk

QUINCY, Pa. - Aaron Jacob Funk, 98, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 5290 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa., and Zullinger, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born May 19, 1898, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Jacob and Rebecca Omwake Funk.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Reynolds Funk, in 1970.

He retired in 1965 from Frick Co. in Waynesboro after more than 40 years of service, where he was employed in the stock room and as a clerk in the production department.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of National AARP.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna E. "Betty" Pratt and Mary Jane Simmers, both of Waynesboro; one son, Charles W. Funk of Waynesboro; one sister, Susan E. Price of Portsmouth, Va.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin S. Funk and Ralph O. Funk.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro. C. Albert Guyer, chaplain, will officiate. 

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Mary M.F. Felegi

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Mary Mildred Fritts Felegi, 78, of 134 Dogwood Road, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at her residence.

Born May 8, 1918, in Leetown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Trussell Fritts and Grace Clara Good Fritts.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband, George Felegi; three daughters, Mary Louise Fritts of Parkersburg, W.Va., Rebecca Cook Johnson of Charles Town, W.Va., and Esther Elizabeth Fritts Cook of Inwood, W.Va.; four sons, Charles William Fritts and Gary Fritts, both of Middleway, W.Va., Jerry Fritts of Hedgesville, W.Va., and James Fritts of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; two sisters, Margaret Reeder of Frederick, Md., and Anna V. Carey of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one brother, Eben M. Fritts Sr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Myers; and two brothers, Franklin Fritts and Albert Fritts.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Daniel L. Montague III will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Cora S. Akers

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Cora Spade Akers, 72, of R.D. 1, Needmore, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at ManorCare Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 21, 1924, in Crystal Spring, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester A. and Achsha Plessinger Spade.

She was an employed by Sagner in McConnellsburg, Pa., for 19 years.

She attended Pleasant Ridge Church of The Brethren in Needmore.

She is survived by her husband, Edison A. Akers, whom she married on June 5, 1942; three sons, Gary A. Akers Sr. of Chambersburg, Larry E. Akers of Little Orleans, Md., and Rex E. Akers of Needmore; two sisters, Velma Connor of Duncansville, Pa., and Alma Calhoun of Everett, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville, Pa. The Rev. Roger Truax will officiate. Burial will be in Bedford Memorial Cemetery in Bedford, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services Wednesday.

Rebecca E. Robinson

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Rebecca E. Robinson, 81, of 6375 Chambersburg Road, and formerly of 257 E. Liberty St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Piney Mountain, Fayetteville.

Born April 15, 1915, in Millwood, Va., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Annie Carter Banks.

She was a 1935 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Robinson, a resident of Piney Mountain; one daughter, Joan Robinson Davis of Chambersburg; three sons, Sylvester "Sparky" Robinson and Leon R. Robinson, both of Chambersburg, and Ferguson M. Robinson of York, Pa.; two sisters, Savilla Banks Weaver of Chambersburg and Henrietta Banks Williams of Harrisburg, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Jude T. Dawson-Amoah will be celebrant. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
 

Blanche M. Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Blanche Mae Johnson, 83, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born May 25, 1913, in Gerrardstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Gold and Delia Robertson Johnson.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas F. Johnson; five daughters, Elsie Johnson, Geneva McDowell, Rebecca Johnson and Blanche Roper, all of Martinsburg, and Charlotte Johnson of Camden, N.J.; four sons, Thomas Johnson Jr., Kenneth Johnson, Percy Johnson and Terry Johnson, all of Martinsburg; six sisters, Lena Cook, Cecelia Brown, Elizabeth Johnson and Olive Brown, all of Winchester, Va., Dora McNeel of Takoma Park, Md., and Faye Hatch of Arizona; one brother, Guy Johnson of Martinsburg; 23 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Florine Johnson and Violet Jackson; and one son, Norman Johnson.

Services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Alfred E. Statesman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

The family will meet at the residence on Wilson Street on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. before going to the service.

Dorothea M. Bowers

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothea Maxine Bowers, 71, of 34 W. Salisbury St., died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1925, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Nora Agnes Pierce Renner.

She was employed by Murray's Tavern in Williamsport; and Nick's Airport Inn and Pleasant View Inn, both of Hagerstown.

She attended Williamsport United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion Auxiliary, Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda D. Schlotterbeck of Hagerstown; two brothers, Ellsworth M. "Smoke" Renner and Richard L. "Dick" Renner, both of Williamsport; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Etta M. Lizer and Alma V. Allen; and four brothers, Edward L. Renner, Harold D. Renner, Charles B. Renner and Willis H. Renner.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Richard A. Kroll will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Ardon S. Rock

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ardon S. "Ted" Rock, 86, of 217 Village Square, and formerly of 170 Cameo Drive, Fayetteville, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1910, in Five Forks, Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Calvin S. and Lizzy M. Monn Rock.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie R. Cook Rock, in 1995.

He was employed as a butcher by Roy L. Hoffman and Son in Hagerstown, retiring in 1975. He also was a butcher for area businesses and farmers.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, where he was part of the Comrades Sunday School Class.

He is survived by one sister, Anna Newcomber of Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.; and two nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Daryl M. Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Edward C. Keesecker

INWOOD, W.Va. - Edward C. "Eddie" Keesecker, 42, of Inwood, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 17, 1954, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clifford H. Keesecker Jr. and Delsie Basore Keesecker.

He was a 1974 graduate of Musselman High School. He attended Shepherd College.

He was employed by Lucent Technologies.

He was a member of Darkesville United Methodist Church.

He was fire chief of South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co. for 26 years and was the first Junior member. 

He was a member of Berkeley County Fire and Rescue Association and a past member of Berkeley County Fire Board.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Deborah Sherrard Keesecker; two brothers, Roger Lee Keesecker Sr. and Larry C. Keesecker, both of Inwood; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 140, Inwood, W.Va. 25428; or Darkesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 746, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.

Archie G. Shirley Sr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Archie Glenn Shirley Sr., 58, of Falling Waters, and formerly of Pinesburg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born in Big Spring on June 29, 1938, he was the son of the late Samuel Jacob and Elsie Izora Pierce Shirley.

He was employed at Cushwa Brick Co. in Williamsport for 37 years.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 902 in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann Nave Shirley; three daughters, Dorothy M. Miller and Margaret A. Robinson, both of Hagerstown, and Pamela S. Sine, at home; two sons, Archie Glenn Shirley Jr. and Danny L. Shirley, both at home; four sisters, Gladys Mann of Smithsburg, Helen French of Williamsport, Anna Summers of Big Pool, and Betty Jane West of Chambersburg, Pa.; two brothers, Samuel Shirley Jr. of Hancock, and David Shirley of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Shirley; and five brothers, Calvin Shirley, Ernest Shirley, Ed Shirley, Robert Shirley and Wade Shirley.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. John C. Koontz will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends the funeral home will be open at 9 a.m. today.

Joyce E. Bussard

Joyce E. Bussard, 48, of 55 Manor Drive, Apt. A-1, Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 23, 1948, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Arthur H. Myers of Hagerstown and Carlos B. Giffin of Keedysville and the late Mildred P. Bussard Myers.

She retired from the Sheraton Inn in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Battlefield Bible Church in Tilghmanton.

In addition to her father and stepfather, she is survived by five sisters, Christina Dodson of Sharpsburg, Beverly Longerbeam and Sandra Kelley, both of Keedysville, Deborah Cline of Charles Town, W.Va., and Sharon Grove of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one brother, Edward Giffin of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Henry A. Lutz Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery.

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

Mary A. Ulino

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Mary A. Ulino, a resident of Moss Creek Plantation, and formerly of Long Island, N.Y., Silver Spring and Sykesville, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mariano Andreoli.

In the 1970s, she was employed by the U.S. Congress as the Carroll County, Md., representative for U.S. Congressman Goodloe Byron and, upon his death, for Beverly B. Byron, who assumed her late husband's congressional seat.

She was a member of Maryland Federation of Womens Clubs. She served as president of the Sykesville Womens Club and later as president of the Western Maryland District from 1978 to 1980. She was a member of the Centennial Club of the Western District, comprised of all former presidents of that district.

She is survived by her husband, Albert W. Ulino; one daughter, Elisa A. Ulino of College Park, Md.; one son, Robert M. Ulino of Oakland, Md.; one sister, Sarah DeVito of East Meadows, Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Jerome Andreoli of Mineola, N.Y.; and one granddaughter.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church at Pinckney Colony, Bluffton, S.C., at a later date. Burial will be at the Ulino family grave site in St. Charles Cemetery, Suffolk County, Long Island, on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Friends will be received at O'Shea Funeral Home, East Meadows, Long Island, on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the building fund of St. Andrew Catholic Church, P.O. Box 478, Hardeeville, S.C. 29927.

Arrangements are by Island Funeral Home Inc., 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island.

Thera E. Kahler

Thera Emerson Kahler, 97, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 14, 1899, in Lincoln, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Rollins Adams and Harriet Hardin Emerson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Kahler.

She was the founder and former member of the Painting Club and Ceramics Club in Rossmore, Silver Spring, Md. She was a member of the Writers Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Ann Kahler Briggs of Washington Grove, Md., Alice Marshall of Camp Hill, Pa., and Irene Fielding of Bainbridge, Ga.; and one son, Herbert Kahler of Hagerstown.

There will be no services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

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

Edna S. Gall

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Edna Summers Gall, 96, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born Sep. 21, 1900, in Marquees, Preston County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Oliver and Olive Flora Shafer Summers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.H. Gall.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville, W.Va.

She was a member of Moundsville Women's Club and Women's Society of Christian Service. She was the past treasurer of the Women's Society. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution in Moundsville and Order of the Eastern Star in Belington, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Ann Breakall of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Alice Bertha Bebee of Berkeley Springs and Virginia Ruth Douglas of Belle, W.Va.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, George Thomas Gall; one sister, Ada May Summers; and one brother, Creed Mason Summers.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville. The Rev. William Calhoun will officiate. Burial will be in Belington Fraternal Cemetery, Belington.

Friends will be received at Grisell Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Local arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

Meda M. Crouse

Meda Mae Crouse, 79, of 115 N. Jonathan St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Agusta H. and Myrtle Miller Malott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Monroe Crouse Sr., in 1966.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co. in the 1940s. She owned and operated a restaurant in Hagerstown in the 1960s. She was employed by Meda's Tavern in Hagerstown from the 1960s through the 1970s.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Aerie 694 Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hagerstown; Red Feather Council 59 Degree of Pocahontas, Williamsport; and Hagerstown Lodge 378 BPO Elks Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Richard M. Crouse Jr. of Hagerstown and Ronald E. Crouse of Mentor, Ohio; five grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geneve Dunham.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Eddie Blackmon will officiate.

Friends may call at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Mary E. Harris

Mary E. Harris, 18, of Jugtown Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Cavetown, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997, in Martinsburg, W.Va., as the result of an automobile accident.

Born Dec. 25, 1978, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Geraldine V. Collins Harris of Hagerstown and the late John Bennie Harris III.

She was a 1996 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

She was employed at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Anne M. Davis of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, Mary and Joseph Collins of Glen Burnie, Md.; paternal grandfather, John Bennie Harris Jr. of Cavetown; two aunts; one uncle; and two nephews.

Services will be Thursday at noon at George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore. The Rev. Warren Ebinger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore.

The family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg today from 7 to 9 p.m.

William F. Blenard

William Fred Blenard, 97, of 139 Elm St., Hagerstown, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Homewood Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Aug. 21, 1899, in Hopewell, Md., he was the son of the late Emma J. Blenard.

He was employed for a number of years by Southern Ribbon Co. in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Antietam Fire Co.

He is survived by one daughter, Frances I. Stoner of Williamsport.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Alfred E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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


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