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Samuel M. Keeney

FREDERICK, Md. - Samuel Mathias Keeney, 64, of 1112 Taney Ave., died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born April 24, 1932, in Lewistown, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel B. and Belva Baugher Keeney.

A truck driver, he worked with Gene Romsburg the past four years, until his retirement in 1994.

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

He was a member of the Korea Methodist Church, Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Nancy L. Ricketts Keeney; two daughters, Debbie Maynard of Frederick and Kathy Serio of Walkersville, Md.; one stepdaughter, Lucinda Lookingbill of Frederick; three stepsons, George Lookingbill Jr., C. Roger Scott Jr. and Tony Scott, all of Frederick; four sisters, Virginia Tawney, of near Union Bridge, Md., Grace Forney, of Union Bridge, Betty Albaugh of Keymar, Md., and Frances Kauffman of Frederick; twin brothers, Charles Keeney of Sharpsburg and Roland Keeney of Frederick; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Toms; and one brother, Walter Keeney.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, Woodsboro, Md. The Rev. Robert W. Ellis will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery near Woodsboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Betty Albaugh, 11722 Warner Road, Keymar, Md. 21757.

Ruth P. Turner

Ruth Pauline Turner, 78, of 18317 College Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1919, in Pleasantville, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Jefferson and Amanda Houser Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Eli Turner, in 1975.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital, retiring in 1979.

She was a member of Dixon Troxell Post 10 American Legion Auxiliary, Funkstown.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Turner; five daughters, Lorraine Davis of Fairplay, Mary Huff of Bakerton, W.Va., Carolyn Fraley of Hagerstown, Dottie Knight of Sharpsburg and Debbie Hornbarger of Maugansville; two sons, John Stanley Turner of Slocomb, Ala., and Tom Turner of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Nancy Hutzler of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one stepson, Richard Turner of Boonsboro; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 9 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Daughtery, Mabel Holmes and Margaret Jackson; two brothers, the Rev. William T. Jackson and Murray Jackson; and one grandson, Bret Hornbarger.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Ralph Jamison will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasantville Church of God, 928 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Marion B. Tallent Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Marion Beverly Tallent Sr., 82, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 11, 1914, in Barnesville, Ga., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Albert Tallent.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Geneva Lewis Tallent.

He was the owner and operator of Tallent's Flower Shop. He also was employed as a machinist by Fairchild Aircraft and Corning Glass.

An award-winning artist and wood carver, his work had been exhibited at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Art.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a past master of Equality Lodge 44, A.F.&A.M.

He is survived by two sons, Marion B. Tallent Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Michael Barry Tallent of Hedgesville, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, Michelle Mange, Marion Beverly Tallent III, Michael Barry Tallent II and Frances Geneva Tallent II.

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

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. G. Edward Gore will officiate. Burial, with masonic graveside services by Equality Lodge 44, A.F.&A.M., will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Attn: Jean Wood, P.O. Box 423, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.

Master masons will meet at the funeral home 30 minutes before the service on Friday.

Evelyn V. Smith

Evelyn Viola "Nanny" Smith, 94, who died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, was a resident of Colton Villa Nursing Home, and formerly of 835 W. Washington St.

Paul A. Cosgrove Sr.

FAIRPLAY - Paul Allen Cosgrove Sr., 59, of 17348 Spielman Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1938, in Mount Briar, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Marvin and Minerva Householder Cosgrove.

He was employed by Craig Paving, retiring in 1992. He also had been employed by Grove Manufacturing Co. and Richardson Drive for 21 years.

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

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Louise Lightner Cosgrove; three daughters, Paula L. Phillips of Fairplay, and Juanita Bloyer and Sharon Greer, both of Hagerstown; one son, Paul Cosgrove Jr. of Hagerstown; one stepson, Randy Lightner of Hagerstown; five sisters, Minerva Pauline Pryor, Anna Louise Powell, Dorothy May Pishack, Bessie Viola Smith and Pearl Marie Cosgrove, all of Hagerstown; four brothers, Harry Leroy Cosgrove of Conococheague, Md., Charles Elwood Cosgrove and Harold Joseph Cosgrove, both of Hagerstown, and James Ray Cosgrove of Petersburg, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Henry Cosgrove.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard A. Gross will officiate. Burial, with military services conducted by American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42, will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

Dayton C. Canby

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Dayton Carson Canby, 65, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 21, 1931, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William G. and Martha Smith Canby.

A retired cook, he had worked at the Snow White Grill, Martinsburg.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Martinsburg.

He is survived by one son, Dayton C. Canby Jr. of Greely, Colo.; one half-brother, Glenville W. Canby; two half-sisters, Mary Bruce Stuckey and Norma G. Cushwa, both of Hedgesville; two aunts; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, George D. Canby; one half- brother, Lewis S. Canby; and two half-sisters, Mazie M. Larkin and Hazel V. Domenico.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Jack Rudy officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Phoebie J. Howell

Phoebie Jane Howell, 99, of 439 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 14, 1897, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Marshall and Phoebie Howell Hough.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Henry Howell, in 1968.

She attended Calvary Temple, Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Marie A. Titus of Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy Smallwood of Charles Town; one brother, David Hough; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Thelma V. Howell; one son, Luther H. Howell Jr.; and one grandson, Bobby Titus.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate.

Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Friday for the convenience of family and friends.

Phyllis L. Knepper

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Phyllis Lorraine Knepper, 70, of Sleepy Hollow, who died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, was a former volunteer with the Washington County Hospital Pink Ladies, and volunteered with the Commission for Aging as a tax adviser.

Nina E. Boyer

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Nina Evelyn Boyer, 74, of Middletown, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Vindabona Nursing Home, Braddock Heights, Md.

Born Jan. 19, 1922, near Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Osceola and Beryl Rice Gordon. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Clark Boyer, on Feb. 13, 1987.

She was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Md.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Peterson of Fayetteville, N.C., Barbara Blickenstaff of Myersville, Md., and Judy Summers of Middletown; one son, James Clark Boyer of Middletown; two sisters, Beryl Jackson of Frederick, Md., and Phyllis Culler-Feageville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Gordon, in July 1996.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Brian Barth will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Jefferson.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Md. 21755.

Florence E. Liller

FAIRPLAY - Florence Elizabeth Liller, 86, of 9121 Jordan Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at her home.

Born May 9, 1910, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Howard and Neva Pearl Rieger Wilson.

Her husband, Melvin Bointon Liller, died in 1984.

She was a member of St. James Brethren Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Neva Kathleen Martin of Halfway; two sons, Richard Nelson Liller and Vernon Earl Liller, both of Fairplay; four sisters, Josephine MacMannis of LaVale, Md., Esther Welsh of Buffalo Mills, Pa., Dorothy Murray of Fairplay, and Gwendolyn LaCasper of Cumberland; one brother, Earl Wilson of Wellington, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Edward O. Liller; two sisters, Rosalie Brown and Catherine Wolfrum; three brothers, Donald Wilson, Joseph Wilson Jr. and David Wilson; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will open at 9 a.m. today.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Md. 21781.

Alberta F. Miller

MARLOWE, W.Va. - Alberta Fay Miller, 86, of Marlowe, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1910, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Lucetta Canby Miller.

She was a 1928 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She also was a graduate of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing.

She retired from the Newton D. Baker Veterans Hospital after 30 years of service.

She was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II and served in the European Theater.

She is survived by five sisters, Bernice Miller and Fern Miller, both at home, Waunita Dellinger of Hagerstown, Gladys Sprinkle of Kensington, Md., and Wanda Maske of Hyattsville, Md.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Miller.

Services and burial are private.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, Md. 21795-9514.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Virginia L. Hunter

Virginia Lee Hunter, 80, of 21834 Black Rock Lane, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Huntington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David L. and Bert Chambers.

She was employed by Washington Adventist Hospital, Tacoma Park, Md., retiring after 28 years of service.

She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Hunter.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jon Robert Hunter.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Hagerstown, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. Tim Roosenberg will officiate. 

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Glen R. Faith

CLEAR SPRING - Glen Rich Faith, 73, of 14712 Mercersburg Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 16, 1923, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late James and Nellie Trumpower Faith.

He was a retired constable with the Washington County SPCA.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Timmons Faith; one daughter, Nellie E. Atherton of Mercersburg, Pa.; three sons, Richard E. Faith and Glen Michael Faith, both of Clear Spring, and Henry L. Faith of Hancock; three sisters, Mildred Faith of Fort Loudon, Pa., Catherine Jones and Rita Clark, both of Clear Spring; one brother, Earl Faith of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Ingram and Hazel Repp; and three brothers, Guy Faith, Fred Faith and Carl Faith.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons and the Rev. Jeff Hawbaker will officiate. Burial will be in Little Rose Hill Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

Alma L. S. Toms

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Alma L. Shockey Toms, 83, of ManorCare, and formerly of 22 Mount Vernon Terrace, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born May 21, 1913, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Pearl Barnhart Shockey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Russell Toms, on Dec. 6, 1984. They were married on Jan. 7, 1933.

She was employed by the Waynesboro Shoe Factory; Wayne Manufacturing Co., Waynesboro and Connie's Sportswear as a seamstress. She retired in 1978.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

She also was a member of the national AARP and a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Post 1758, Waynesboro. She was a talented cook and craft person.

She is survived by three daughters, Susie Rook and Joan M. Shadle, both of Waynesboro, and Lois Ann Thompson of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Pauline Staley of Waynesboro and Dolores Sleicher of Mont Alto, Pa.; one brother, Charles E. Shockey of Mont Alto; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel M. Kendall; and two brothers, George A. Shockey and Guy P. Shockey.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Roger E. Keech will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268, or to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Charles J. Clowser

WINCHESTER, Va. - Charles James Clowser, 79, of Hilltop House Home for Adults, Winchester, and formerly of Front Royal, Va., and Oakton, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Hilltop House Home for Adults.

Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Mount Williams, Va., he was the son of the late Leslie Ernest and Oneta Dare Stotler Clowser.

He earned his teaching certificate from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was a teacher at the Posey Hollow School, Morgan County, W.Va.; the principal of Paw Paw (W.Va.) High School; and was a teacher at Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School. In 1955, he moved to Fairfax, Va., where he taught at Hammond High School and owned and operated the Westwood Motel. He worked as a real estate appraiser in Annandale, Va., during the 1960s.

He owned and operated motels throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the 1970s. He last worked as a check processor at George Mason Bank, Fairfax. He retired and moved to Winchester in 1994.

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

He was a member of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, Roslyn, Va.

He also was a member of Deford Lodge 88, A.F.&A.M., Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma M. Mauzy Clowser; two daughters, Boneta G. Paynich of Great Falls, Mont., and Debra L. Powell of Front Royal, Va.; one son, David L. Clowser of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond L. Clowser, on March 20, 1987.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Glenn F. Stevens Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ungers Store, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday for the convenience of friends.

Mary A. Spurgas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mary Ann Spurgas, 44, of Nashville, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at her home.

Born Dec. 2, 1952, in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Marjorie Dunham Spurgas of Berkeley County, W.Va., and the late Joseph S. Spurgas Jr.

She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

She was employed as a personnel management specialist by the Veterans Affairs Administration Center, Nashville.

She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Nashville.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Sandra L. Grove of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two brothers, Joseph R. Spurgas of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Richard T. Spurgas of Cleveland; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, W.Va. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

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

Rhoda M. Z. Frank

WOODRUFF, S.C. - Rhoda May Zecher Frank, 81, of Woodruff Health Care Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at B.J. Workman Memorial Hospital.

Born in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Martin F. and Nora L. Delauder Zecher.

She was a 1933 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 89, Morris Frock Post 42; American Legion; and Republican Club, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Weyhe of Donnedin, Fla.; one son, Donald S. Frank of Moore, S.C.; one brother, Lyndon B. Zecher of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held later at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spartansburg, S.C.

Arrangements are by Lanford Funeral Home, Woodruff.

Thomas C. H. Webster

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Thomas C. H. Webster, 63, of 2685 McDowell Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 20, 1933, in Loda, Ill., he was the son of the late Col. Chauncey W. and Eleanor Litschaucer Webster.

He was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa., and Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

He began his career with the federal government in the 1960s. He was assistant director of the National Parks Association, Washington, D.C. He later served as director of Governor's Council of Natural Resources. His last appointment was as U.S. Commissioner of Susquehanna River Basin. He served under the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations, retiring in 1977.

He was a known sportsman and breeder of improved livestock. While operating Meadow Springs Farms of St. Thomas, he was a leader in purebred Gurnsey cattle. Recently, as operator of Idle Hour Stud, also of St. Thomas, he was recognized as the largest breeder of Cleveland Bay horses in North America.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as first lieutenant during the Korean War.

He was a member of Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas; was on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Virginia Horse Center Foundation since its inception; was first vice president of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America; field master of the Antietam Hunt in West Virginia; a member of Beauford Hunt, Harrisburg, Pa., and Plum Run Hunt of Gettysburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married Jan. 3, 1970, Marilyn Raynal Webster; two daughters, Julie Barclay of Nethen, Belgium, and Virginia F.R. Webster of New York, N.Y.; two sons, John Hunter Webster IV and Chauncey W. Webster III, both of St. Thomas; three sisters, Rosanna Jaffin of Princeton, N.J., Lora Groton of Atlanta and Eleanor Winsor of Ardmore, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Mercersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North American, P.O. Box 221, South Windham, Conn. 06266, or the Virginia Horse Center Foundation Center, Lexington, Va. 24450.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.
 

George W. Osterman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George W. "Bill" Osterman, 77, of 184 S. Eighth St., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 27, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late George A. and Anna Dick Osterman.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Vera L. Conway Osterman, on Aug. 9, 1986. They were married on Nov. 10, 1971.

He was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School. He was educated in military logistics, management, financial and defense advanced inventory management and U.S. Army project management.

He was employed by Chambersburg Engineering Co. from 1940 to 1949; the former U.S. Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa., from 1949 to 1954; Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, as a supply requirements and distribution officer from 1954 to 1963; U.S. Army, Japan, 1963 to 1969, as a U.S. Army supply management representative; Weapons Command Rock Island (Ill.) Arsenal, from 1969 to 1971. He was employed at Army Material Command, Alexandria, Va., from 1971 until retiring in 1974 as the supervisor general supply specialist. He retired to Aledo, Ill., in 1974 and moved to Chambersburg in 1986.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in Italy, France, and with Company E, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division in Germany. He crossed the Remagen Bridge in Germany just before it was bombed. He received the Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; Bronze Star Medal; Good Conduct Medal; European Theater Service Medal with three Bronze Stars; World War II Victory Medal and a European Theater Occupation Medal.

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

He also was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1426, Chambersburg, and achieved the Third Degree; life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg, and the Post honor guard; a life member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion; BPO Elks Lodge 600; Marine Corps League; Loyal Order of Moose, 842; Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224; charter member of Tarquino-Washabaugh Catholic War Veterans Post 1930, all of Chambersburg. From 1946 to 1966 he served in various posts including scoutmaster and committeeman, with Boy Scouts of America Troop 126, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Lois A. Osterman, whom he married July 8, 1989; two daughters, Claire L. Vandersnick of Horicon, Wis., and Susan E. Pabalate of Hampton, Va.; one son, Thomas W. Osterman of Columbia, Md.; one stepdaughter, Virginia A. Ehrhart of York, Pa.; two stepsons, Gary E. Yohe of Roanoke, Va., and Kevin M. Yohe of Philadelphia; one brother, Paul E. Osterman of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and his former wife, A. Lorraine Pechart of Shippensburg, Pa., whom he married on June 24, 1939.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine E. Lemaster; and two brothers, Charles A. "Shorty" Osterman and Joseph A. Osterman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 Honor Guard, c/o Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, 747 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Paul A. Cosgrove Sr.

FAIRPLAY - Paul Allen Cosgrove Sr., 59, of 17348 Spielman Road, who died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, is survived by a son, Paul Cosgrove Jr. of Fairplay, and a sister, Dorothy May Fishack of Hagestown.

Louise B. Martin

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Louise B. Martin, 89, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the home.

Born May 14, 1907, in Swissvale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dora Bowers Martin.

She was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College, the Pratt Institute of New York, and the American Restaurant Institute in Chicago.

She taught public schools in Brownsville and Braddock, Pa., and retired after 35 years of service with Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. as a dietitian in the industrial feeding facility, in Newark, N.J. She also worked with the American Red Cross during World War II. 

She was a member of the Altrussa International Club, and a member of the Business and Professional Womens Club. 

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two nieces, Carol Comerer of Clarksville, Md., and Iris Hendershot of Warfordsburg, Pa.; and one nephew, Paul Martin of St. Thomas, Pa.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Martin.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev William Mielke will officiate. Burial will be in Mays Chapel Christian Cemetery in Warfordsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Building Fund c/o Lori Peterson, Warfordsburg, Pa. 17267.

Mary R. Shupp

HANCOCK - Mary R. Shupp, 78, of Hancock, and formerly of Big Pool, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1918, in Pecktonville, she was the daughter of the late Neven and Alice Pearl Hull McCarty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer LeRoy Shupp, who died Feb. 23, 1995.

She was a member of Parkhead United Methodist Church, and a member of the Parkhead Ladies Aid.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Reed of Hancock, with whom she resided; one son, LeRoy Shupp Jr. of Hancock; two sisters, Daisy Hart and Esther Shupp, both of Big Pool; one brother, Roy McCarthy of Hancock; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool.

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

Gladys I. Barrett

ARDEN, W.Va. - Gladys Irene Barrett, 83, of Arden, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Dec. 29, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Theodore Burton and Lilly Mae Barrett Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. Barrett.

She was a seasonal employee of the C. H. Musselman Co.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women.

She is survived by four daughters, Frances Mae Barrett, Shirley Bernice Aikens and Linda Darlene Smith, all of Arden, and Wilma Jean Wenger of Inwood, W.Va.; five sons, Willis Burton Barrett at home, Frank David Barrett and Wesley Richard Barrett, both of Martinsburg, Douglas Wayne Barrett of Bladenboro, N.C., and Bruce Eldon Barrett of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Hammersla of Alexandria, Va., and Elsie Miller of Martinsburg; two brothers, Bruce Miller and Edward Miller, both of Martinsburg; 32 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Thomas Barrett, Glenville Barrett and Eugene Barrett; one sister, Annie Houst; and one brother, Charles Miller.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John D. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Arden.

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

Ellice G. Cameron

MILLVILLE, W.Va. - Ellice Genevieve Cameron, 78, of Millville, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Heartland of Martinsburg Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Millville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Flora Grove Longerbeam.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frank Cook, in 1973.

She retired as a cook from Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

She was a member of Shenandoah Memorial United Methodist Church, Millville.

She is survived by one daughter, Leona Joan Massey of Ranson, W.Va.; one son, Woodrow Cameron of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Hallie Frazier of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Clara Pierce of Ranson; one brother, Woodrow Longerbeam of Charles Town; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harry Leroy Cameron; one sister, Nellie Whittington; and two brothers, Charles Nelson Longerbeam and George Franklin Longerbeam.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Daniel L. Montague III will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Lacy H. Barr

Lacy Helen Barr, 84, of Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born May 6, 1912, in Raleigh, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Coy Lee and Essie H. Hockaday Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Welch Barr, on Nov. 16, 1976. They were married on May 4, 1941.

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

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Cline of Smithsburg, Phoebe McLucas and Joyce "Maggie" Shank, both of Hagerstown, and Joanne Barr of St. Louis; four sons, William F. Barr and William Gossard, both of Hagerstown, the Rev. Joseph F. Barr of Davidsonville, Md., and Jack Souders of New Jersey; one stepdaughter, Colleen Powell of Hagerstown; three sisters, Esther Barr of Baltimore, Peggy Prince of North Carolina and Josephine Puttler of California; three brothers, Marvin Davis, Dan Davis and Earl Davis, all of North Carolina; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Newman Davis and Amos Davis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph F. Burr will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today 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 Clearview Nursing Home, 9946 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Wayne C. Bridges Jr.

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Wayne C. Bridges Jr., 33, of Cumberland, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 12, 1963, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of Wayne C. Bridges Sr. and Judy Winfield Bridges Zihlman.

He was employed as supervisor of delivery and collection by the Cumberland Post Office. He also had been employed by the Hagerstown Post Office.

He was a member of the Evergreen Hunting Club; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Frostburg Lodge 1273; and Maplehurst Country Club. He was a former member of the Maryland National Guard.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Bolinger Bridges; one son, Jeremy Wayne Bridges, at home; one sister, Kelly Bridges of Cumberland; and seven nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sowers Funeral Home, 60 W. Main St., Frostburg. The Rev. Richard Jewell will officiate. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Jeremy Bridges Trust Fund, Chessie Credit Union, 141 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md. 21502; or Vickie Via Dotson Leukemia Fund, The Fidelity Bank, c/o Joanne Spiker or Thomas Carter, 28 Washington St., Cumberland, Md. 21502.

Frank Cheri

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.- Frank "Happy" Cheri, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md.

Born March 20, 1913, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Henry and Angelina D'Alois Cheri.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Arvella Payne Cheri, on June 6, 1994.

He owned and operated a produce company in Washington, D.C., before moving to Berkeley Springs.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Council 117, Berkeley Springs, and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by three sons, Frank S. Cheri of Bowie, Md., Michael H. Cheri of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Anthony A. Winkle of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Joyce A. Underwood of Upper Marlboro, Md.; one stepson, Ronald A. Andrews of Upper Marlboro; one sister, Rose Corsillo of Silver Spring, Md.; one brother, George Cheri of Slidell, La.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Cheri; seven brothers, Albert Cheri, Nick Cheri, Henry Cheri, Jim Cheri, Louie Cheri, William Cheri, and Columbia Cheri; and one stepdaughter, Carolyn J. Kiley.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a Junior Order Lodge Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Saturday. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

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

Margaret A.G. Cooper

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Margaret A. Graham Cooper, 92, of Piney Mountain Nursing Home, 6375 Chambersburg Road, and formerly of 15584 North Wood Court, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 26, 1904, in Beuna, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Lucinda Harr Graham. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Shirley Cooper, in July 1966. They were married on Oct. 28, 1934.

She was a 1923 graduate of Davis High School, Davis, W.Va.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Parsons, W.Va. She was active in various garden clubs and civic organizations. She worked with the board of elections in West Virginia and Washington, D.C. She also was active in school organizations in various school districts.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley A. Fitz of Blue Ridge Summit; three sons, John D. Cooper of Sabinsville, Pa., Lowell A. Cooper of Chesterfield, Pa., and Joseph M. Cooper of Croom, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Marie Cooper in 1948; one son, Robert A. Cooper in 1990; two sisters; and seven brothers.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Flannagan Hill Cemetery, Red Creek, W.Va.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or to Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 15055 Summit Plaza, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Harry W. Crouse

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Harry W. Crouse, 72, of 870 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 4, 1924, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late William J. and Bertha M. Koons Crouse.

He retired in 1980 after 35 years with Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa., where he was a supervisor in ammunition and general supply departments.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater and the China-Burma-India Theater.

He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary K. Biser Crouse; one daughter, Pamela E. Crouse of Aston, Pa.; one son, Brian H. Crouse, at home; four sisters, Mary Long of Waynesboro, Pa., Clara Helsel and Jean Shifler, both of Chambersburg, Pa., and Betty Freeman of Quincy, Pa.; three brothers, Russell Crouse of Waynesboro, Paul Crouse of Zullinger, Pa., and George Crouse of Greencastle; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Crouse and Edna Damuth; and three brothers, Jacob Crouse, Richard Crouse and Ralph Crouse.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Kim Blocher will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle, with military graveside honors provided by the Chambersburg VFW Post 1599 honor guard.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Greencastle VFW will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. and Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge also will hold a masonic service at 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Earl W. Richards

LEMASTERS, Pa. - Earl W. Richards, 65, of 4829 Steele Ave., Lemasters, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Dorothy Oller Richards.

He was employed as a mason by Ralph Tolbert Construction and Laurich Builders, both of Chambersburg, Pa. He was last employed as superintendent of Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, from 1978 to 1988.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War. He was awarded two Silver Stars; five Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts while serving with the 24th Infantry, 21st Regiment, "Gimlet." He earned his Airborne Wings as a member of the 17th Airborne. As a member of Platoon X, he parachuted into Korea three days before the war began. 

He was a member of Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241 and Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517, both in Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Clarissa Rockwell Richards, whom he married July 8, 1952; four daughters, Tammy Shadle, Dora Creager, Lil Crawford and Debbie Hammond, all of Chambersburg; one son, David L. Richards of Lemasters; one step son, Richard McFadden of Mercersburg; one brother, William H. Richards of Mercersburg; one granddaughter; four stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son in 1978.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 6241.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Paul B. Shipper

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Paul Bishop Shipper, 99, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, in Heartland Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 6, 1897, in Jones Spring, W.Va., he was the son of the late Dr. James H. and Jenny F. Bishop Shipper.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He retired in 1978 after 53 years with the Craddock Terry Shoe Corp., Lynchburg, Va. He also was employed by Katz Department Store, Martinsburg, and Bentz and Dunn, Hagerstown. He enjoyed his farm and his orchard.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He also was a member of the Robert White Lodge 67, A.F.&A.M. and was honored for 75 years as a Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Lilian Flagg Shipper; one daughter, Ann Oates of Rochester, N.Y.; two sons, John Shipper of Warrenton, Va., and Frank Shipper of Salisbury, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hester Shipper, Mary Byrer and Mildred Shipper; and one brother, Hugh Shipper.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 220 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401, or to City Hospital, P.O. Box 1418, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25402.

Mary E. Greenfield

Mary E. Greenfield, 70, of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Inwood, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 8, 1926, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Leonidas and Omey Pauline Crawford Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur H. "Web" Greenfield, on April 25, 1974.

She was a member of Tabler Station Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Janet L. Troiano of Martinsburg, Daisy B. Howard and Norma Jean Masters, both of Inwood; three sons, John W. Greenfield of Martinsburg, Douglas R. Greenfield and Philip Lee Greenfield, both of Inwood; four sisters, Ethel Mason, Bessie Mason and Lillie Bowers, all of Martinsburg, and Elsie Canby of Inwood; one brother, Homer Richmond of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Miller Newcomb and Bertha Ann Greenfield; one son, Charles W. Greenfield; five sisters, Sally Smith, Mildred Everhart, Gladys Heitt, Jessie Richmond and Margaret Frances Keesecker; and four brothers, Harry L. Richmond, John W. Richmond, George L. Richmond and Charles R. Richmond.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Paul Flick will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Violet R. Peters

Violet Ruth Peters, 81, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 23, 1915, in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert David and Viola Ladora Ralston Bristal.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wilbur Peters, in 1961.

She was a 1932 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She owned and operated Peters' Dry Cleaners, specializing in alternations and custom tailoring.

She was a member of Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, where she taught Sunday School for 35 years. She was a member of the choir and Women's Mission Council.

She a member of Williamsport Homemakers for many years and YMCA.

She won many awards for her paintings in amateur contests.

She is survived by four daughters, Madolyn "Madge" McAbee of Williamsport, Joyce C. Kline of Middletown, Md., Juanita Peters of Hagerstown, and Dolores J. Petkus of Chicago; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Dietrich; and one brother, Edwin Bristal.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Grace Brethren Church, West Franklin Street and Bryan Place, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Raymond E. Viands

Raymond Elwood Viands, 76, a resident of Avalon Manor, and formerly of 138 Winter St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 16, at Avalon Manor.

Born Jan. 6, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Viands.

He retired from Hemingway Transportation.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 992.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Dunahugh Viands; one son, Steven Brent Viands of South Carolina; one stepson, Terry Wayne Burger of Hagerstown; one sister, Mildred Nield of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dana E. Viands.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. James Fowler will officiate.

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

Hazel M. Barton

Hazel Marie Barton, 89, of 335 Valley Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 8, 1907, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Adam D. and Emma C. Neff Hawbaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Barton, in 1983.

She attended Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by six daughters, Helen D. Stonebraker of Clear Spring, Faye E. St. Clair, Dorothy L. Jolliffe, Jean L. Jenkins, and Darlene M. Swales, all of Hagerstown, and Alda M. Jenkins of Charles Town, W.Va.; four sons, Clyde D. Barton, Lawrence W. Barton Jr., Charles D. Barton, and Robert D. Barton, all of Hagerstown; one sister, Kathleen Miller of Hagerstown; one brother, Robert I. Hawbaker of Hagerstown; 28 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sarah Jane Barton and Peggy A. Barton, and 20 sisters and brothers.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam Street, Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Ruth E. F. Barbehenn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.- Ruth E. Fisher Barbehenn, 94, of ManorCare Nursing Home, and formerly of 35 West North Street, Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 19, 1902, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Murray B. and Grace Maude Weaver Fisher.

She married her husband, Joel L. Barbehenn, on Jan. 1, 1931. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1963.

She was a 1922 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed by Waynesboro Hospital and Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, doing clerical work.

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

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley B. Knepper of Waynesboro; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one cousin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence E. Fisher.

Private services will be held Monday at the convenience of the family at Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Kim Blocher will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to ManorCare, 1070 Stouffer Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201, or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 West North Street, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Roy C. Grove

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Roy C. Grove, 71, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Virginia Dunham Grove.

He retired from the Charles Town Race Track as a mutual clerk. He was the former owner and operator of Grove Contracting Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of BPO Elks 778, Williamsport American Legion Post 202, Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose and the West Virginia Union of Mutual Clerks.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ambrose Grove; one daughter, Nancy Carter Grove Warrenfeltz of Martinsburg; four sisters, Mary A. Webb of Norcross, Ga., Helen Forry of York, Pa., Minnie Pomeroy of Apocka, Fla. and Leta Myers of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, Harry D. Grove of Hagerstown and Harold V. Grove of Berkeley Springs; one granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Grove Jr., Leslie Grove, John Grove and Jerry Grove.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Ray Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Viola G. Ruth

Viola Grace Ruth, 70, of Village Mill Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Brenda Woltman, 11734 Burnside Ave., Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 18, 1926, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Vivian DeHaven Fleming Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Ruth, in 1978.

She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Woltman and Paula Ruth, both of Hagerstown, and Linda Hull of Clear Spring; three sons, James E. Ruth Jr. of Bedington, W.Va., William T. Ruth and Robert E. Ruth, both of Hagerstown; one half-sister, Dorothy M. Fleming of Winchester, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph E. Fleming Jr.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Alice N. A. Barnhart

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Alice Naomi Alter Barnhart, 79, of ManorCare, and formerly of 12970 Old Forge Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born April 20, 1917, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Florence Bessie Clark Alter. She lived in Colorado for a short time.

She married her husband, William Grimm Barnhart on Nov. 28, 1935. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1959.

She attended Beauty School in Carlisle, Pa.

She owned and operated two ice cream shops in Waynesboro, the King Pin on West Main Street and The Little Drive-In on North Grant Street, Extended. She worked at a beauty shop in Hagerstown. She cared for her ill sister until her sister died. She then worked at Washington County Hospital in the mail department for a number of years. Prior to retiring in 1980, she worked for May's Optical in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, where she served on the adult Sunday school class, the kitchen committee and worked with child evangelism of the church.

She also did volunteer work with the Hagerstown Mission.

She is survived by one daughter, Gloria Ann "Sue" White of Waynesboro; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Fahrney, and three brothers, Jacob Alter, George Alter and Charles Alter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro. Pastor Roger K. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro, and one half hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Grace Academy, 530 N. Locust Street, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Margaret E. Feightner

SHARPSBURG - Margaret Elizabeth Feightner, 50, of 16933 Shepherdstown Pike, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Jan. 31, 1946, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Crum Harrison of Frederick, Md., and the late Joseph Franklin Harrison Sr.

She was a 1964 graduate of Frederick High School. She was a 1967 graduate of City Hospital Nursing School.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse by several hospitals and nursing homes. She also was employed as a licensed real estate agent by the Frederick Housing Authority. She was a long-time employee of the State of Maryland, having worked for the Montgomery County Department of Social Services, Frederick County Department of Social Services, the Maryland Comptrollers Office in Frederick and most recently with the Washington County Comptrollers Office, Hagerstown.

She was active in community and church activities and was instrumental in the establishment of the Middletown Food Bank for which she received a Citizens of the Year recognition. She was an active member of the senior choir of Zion Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school. Most recently, she led the combined choirs of Mt. Zion, Holy Trinity and Salem Lutheran Churches, in the Sharpsburg area.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Blaine Edward Feightner; one stepdaughter, Polly Sumansky of Terre Haute, Ind.; one sister, Victoria F. Johnson of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three brothers, Joseph F. Harrison Jr. of Hagerstown; James C. S. Harrison of Frederick and Paul T. Harrison of Fairfax, Va.; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Emilie C. Harrison.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Church, 107 W. Main Street, Middletown, Md. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial donations may be made to the Organ Fund, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 55, Rohrersville, Md. 21779.

Arrangements are by Keeney-Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.

Nancy M. G. Turner

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Nancy M. Greenfield Turner, 56, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born May 7, 1940, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Bessie Leonard Greenfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Turner Sr., on March 10, 1994.

She was employed as a private duty nursing assistant.

She was a member of Berkeley Station Independent Bible Church.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Brien Barrett of Martinsburg and C. Edward Turner Jr. of Philadelphia; five sisters, Bonnie Ring, Lillian Symons, Jane Ring, and Gloria Mason, all of Martinsburg, and Eleanor Jefferson of Ashland, Va.; five brothers, James Greenfield, the Rev. Fred A. Greenfield, Floyd Greenfield, Frank Greenfield and Jack Greenfield, all of Martinsburg; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Julia Grapes, Mabel Brady and Lena Wolf, and three brothers, Martin Greenfield, William Greenfield and Charles Greenfield.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe and the Rev. Fred A. Greenfield 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.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, Inc., 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Lannie S. Greer

FREDERICK, Md. - Lannie Singleton Greer, 80, of Frederick, and formerly of Fairplay, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 20, 1916, in Bristol, Va., she was the daughter of the late William K. and Amanda Halton Singleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy E. Greer.

She was employed as a registered nurse, mostly in private care.

She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Lee Harrison, Shirley J. Shepley, both of Frederick, and Barbara Smith of Oklahoma; one stepson, Ronnie Greer of Hagerstown; five sisters, Mary Frances Gill, Rose Brummett, Luanne Kimberlin, May Linder and Margie Greer; one brother, Bruce Singleton; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ella Mae Morris; one son, Clifford Greer; and two brothers, Barney Lee Singleton and Bob Singleton.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The Rev. Richard Glass and Brother Kenneth Ricker will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Shirley Shepley, 8 Davis Avenue, Frederick, Md. 21701.

Deanna G. Harr

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Deanna G. Harr, 34, of HCR 81, Box 10, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at her home.

Born Jan. 7, 1963, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of Denver Kerns of Burlington, Iowa, and the late Ann Marshall Kerns.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Roger Harr; one daughter, Amy Harr at home; two sisters, Sharon Mellott of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Sheila McFadden of Needmore; and one brother, Denver Kerns Jr. of Needmore.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church. The Rev. Denver Plessinger will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second Street, McConnellsburg, Pa.

The funeral home will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Margaret E. Shives

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Margaret Ellen Shives, 88, of Berkeley Springs and formerly of Hancock, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

Born March 6, 1908, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Annie E. Lineweaver Yost.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ashby P. Shives, on Aug. 26, 1963.

She attended New Hope School, Berkeley Springs.

She was employed by Interwoven, Berkeley Springs. She was a housekeeper for L. L. Gerber in Hancock for 30 years.

She attended Hancock Assembly of God Church, Hancock.

She is survived by one daughter, Naomi Virginia Shives Younker of Hancock; two sisters, Lilie DeHaven of Berkeley Springs and Ica Blake of Vancover, W.Va.; one brother, Arthur Franklin Yost of Karneysville, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Lawrence Yost, Robert Yost, Glen Yost, Theodore Yost, infant Irven Yost, and one grandson, Thomas Christopher Younker.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Piney Plains United Methodist Church, Little Orleans, Md. Pastor Robert Smith Sr. and Pastor George Lashley will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Lacy H. Barr

The Rev. Joseph F. Barr will be celebrant at funeral services for Lacy Helen Barr, 84, of Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Rebecca E. Faith

HANCOCK - Rebecca Elaine "Becky" Faith, 37, of 9013 Slagtown Road, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, near Hancock, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Feb. 4, 1959, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Judith Elaine Stumbaugh Palmer and the late Paul Edward "Pete" Palmer Sr.

She was employed by Pittman's Grocery, Hancock.

She was of the United Methodist faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Henry Lee Faith; one daughter, Trisha Niccole Faith of Williamsport; one son, Daniel Lee Rhyne of Hagerstown; one stepdaughter, Milissa Sue Faith of Hagerstown; one sister, Cheryl E. Rickett of Hagerstown; two brothers, Jacob L. "Roy" Palmer and Edward C. Palmer, both of Williamsport; three half sisters, Joyce L. Oliver, Shirley A. Fox and Susanne J. Loveless, all of Hagerstown; one half brother, Paul E. Palmer Jr. of Daytona, Fla. and her grandmother, Dorothy H. "Maa" Lushbaugh of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Leroy Stumbaugh and her step-grandfather, Howard "Buzz" Lushbaugh.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague Street, Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from noon until the time of the service. The funeral home will be open Monday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Ellice G. Cameron

MILLVILLE, W.Va. - Ellice Genevieve Cameron, 78, of Millville, who died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Heartland of Martinsburg Nursing Home, was preceded in death by her husband, James Frank Cameron, in 1973.


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