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Jack E. Barr

Jack Ellsworth Barr, 70, of 20921 Fish Hatchery Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born in Hagerstown on Jan. 2, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank B. and Martha Jane Kinsley Barr.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He began his career as an electrician in the Navy, and was owner and president of M/L Electric Motor Repair Service in Hagerstown, M/L Enterprises in Lebanon, Pa., M&M Motor Repair in Frederick, Md., Hagerstown Equipment Co., and Family Recreation. He was past president of M/L Electric Contractors and Ellsworth Electric Co.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, and superintendent of the Sunday school. He had been church council president, lay delegate and state delegate to Lutheran Synod Convention, a Sunday school teacher, and chairman of the Stewardship Committee.

He was a member of the Salvation Army board of directors; a co-founder and on the board of Cedar Ridge Children's Home, co-founder of Cedar Ridge Radio Station WCRH.

He served on the board of San Mar Children's Home, was past president, and chairman of the property committee. He was a member of the YMCA board, and received the National Heritage Award and the YMCA of the USA, was chairman of Chesapeake and Potomac Cluster of YMCAs and representative to the East Field of the YMCA of the USA, co-chairman of the Heritage Club, board of directors, board president. He was an International Service Award winner, founder of YMCA Spiritual Emphasis/Outreach Program, recipient of YMCA State Youth on Government Volunteer Award, and host of the YMCA Summer Kinder Kamp at Barr Farm.

A volunteer with United Way of Washington County, he was General Campaign chairman, United Way president, V.I.P. "Man of the Year," and division chairman, and served on the board of directors, executive committee and as chairman of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

He served on the board or directors of Associated Builders and Contractors Cumberland Valley Chapter; was a Career Studies Center Advisory Committee member; and was a member of Big Brothers of Washington County program. He received the Sheriff Charles E. Price Award for Outstanding Services to Youth of the Community in 1978.

He was a co-founder of Hagerstown Rescue Mission, and served on the Advisory Committee and was 1986 campaign chairman for the American Red Cross Washington County Chapter. He was a member of Hagerstown Exchange Club, received the national organization's Community Service Award in 1970, and worked with the Madcap Show and other programs. He was listed in the National Exchange Club "Book of Golden Deeds."

He hosted international youth delegates from Japan, Denmark, Finland and Spain, collected donated items for missionaries in Mexico and hosted children from Baltimore, Fresh Air Kids.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Evelyn C. Barr; five daughters, Jacqueline Barr and Jayne Angle, both of Boonsboro, Julie Strasburg and Jeanine Horst, both of Beaver Creek, and Jennifer Boteler of Boise, Idaho; two sons, John Barr of Clear Spring and Jair Barr of Boonsboro; three sisters, Inez Staeblein of Smithsburg, Jean Schlotterbeck and Nancy Cummins, both of Hagerstown; and 20 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joel Barr.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver and Ward Chiderson will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Red Cross, Salvation Army or the charity of one's choice.

Erma V.C. Keckler

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Erma V. Cook Keckler, 83, a resident of Knollwood Nursing Home, and formerly of Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 1, 1913, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Lowman Cook.

Her husband, Miles Alexander Keckler, died in 1989. They were married Oct. 25, 1930.

She lived most of her life in the Waynesboro area, and moved to Pasadena, Md., in 1992, to live with her daughter.

She was employed as a seamstress at Waynesboro Knitting Mill and Connie's Sportswear, both in Waynesboro.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy J. Weddle of Pasadena; three sisters, Catherine Hoover of Seattle, Mildred Ridenour of Elkton, Md., and Thelma Izer, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.; one brother, Wilbur Cook of Waynesboro; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Emmert Cook, Verdean Cook and Leroy Cook.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Raymond Waters

BOONSBORO - Raymond "Payme" Waters, 95, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home and formerly of Dargan, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Dec. 1, 1901, in Dargan, he was the son of the late John N. and Frances D. Johnson Waters.

His first wife, Mabel Ruth Jamison Waters, died in 1930.

He had been employed at Standard Lime and Stone in Bakerton, W.Va., and retired from M.J. Grove Lime Co. in Frederick, Md.

He was a member of Samples Manor Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian V. Kretzer Waters; two daughters, Anna Louise Jamison of Sharpsburg and Frances Houser of Dargan; three sons, Dallas R. Waters of Sharpsburg, Junior Lee Waters of Downsville and Richard Waters of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one foster daughter, Sandra M. Long of Sharpsburg; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters and eight brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Chester Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 110 W. Chapline St., P.O. Box 297, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Clara F.B. Hykes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clara Frances Blubaugh Hykes, 90, of Menno Haven and formerly of Kansas, Boulder, Colo., Quincy, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born Aug. 25, 1906, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin Franklin and Pearl Malinda Bonner Blubaugh.

Her husband, John William Hykes, died in 1994. They were married April 11, 1934, in Hagerstown.

She was a 1924 graduate of Quincy High School.

She and her husband operated a ranch for 25 years in Kansas, then moved to Boulder. They returned to Waynesboro in 1983.

She was a member of Boulder Presbyterian Church, Boulder.

She is survived by one daughter, Frances Anne MacAnaly of Boulder; three stepsisters, Florence Steil of Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Haidee Kaslusky of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gene Taylor of Baltimore; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one grandson.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery. The Rev. John Paul Holsey and the Rev. Brent Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.

Agnes G. Berkheimer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Agnes Good Berkheimer, 86, a resident of Penn Hall Retirement Community, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Eastland Hills, Waynesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 16, 1910, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Daniel F. and Anna Bonebrake Good.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph O. Berkheimer, in 1988. They were married Dec. 1, 1937.

She was a 1928 graduate of Waynesboro High School, and a 1931 graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Before her marriage, she was employed as a nurse in a Philadelphia hospital.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro.

She also was a member of the Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and the National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda B. Snurr of Chambersburg; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, two step-great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Ray L. Kauffman will officiate. 

There will be no public viewing.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

A second memorial service will be held Monday at 3 p.m., at Penn Hall Chapel, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Ray M. Geigley, chaplain, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael D. Boyd

Michael D. Boyd, 55, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 28, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of William T. and Helen E. Burton Boyd of Walterboro, S.C.

He was a 1970 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He later received his master's degree in psychology from Hood College and was working on his second master's degree in American Studies from Loyola College.

He worked as a professor at Frederick Community College, where he taught political science and criminal justice. He also was training director at Roxbury Correctional Facility, addictions coordinator for Frederick County, and a parole and probation agent for the State of Maryland.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He also was a member of Williamsport Masonic Medairy Lodge 140 A.F.&A.M., and Supreme Court Historical Society.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Aileen M. Boyd; one daughter, Jennifer B. McAllister of Edgewood, Md.; one son, David A. Boyd of York, Pa.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Shepherdstown. The Rev. Stanley Jones will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., where Medairy Lodge 140 A.F.&A.M. will hold a masonic service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FCC Fund Inc., Michael D. Boyd Scholarship, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. 21702.

Evelyn M. Magaha

Evelyn Marie "Sweet Pea" Magaha, 84, of 350 Vista St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 20, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late James Frederick and Bessie Wolfe McGinnis; and stepdaughter of Mazie V. McGinnis.

She worked for various textile industry manufacturers, and retired in 1975 from Dorbee Manufacturing.

She was a member of First Christian Church, and the Friendly Circle Sunday School Class.

She bowled with the AARP Bowling League at Sunshine Lanes in Rouzerville. She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond A. Magaha; one daughter, Constance J. Little of Hagerstown; two sisters, Kathryn L. Kershner and Alice M. Head, both of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Dwight R. Spessard

GRANVILLE, Ohio - Dwight Rinehart Spessard, 77, of Granville, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at his home.

Born July 6, 1919, in Westerville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Arthur Ray and Katherine Elizabeth Rinehart Spessard.

He and his wife had a summer home near Smithsburg.

He was a 1937 graduate of Westerville High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Otterbein College in Westerville, in 1941; and his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1944.

He was a professor emeritus at Denison University, where he taught organic chemistry from 1953 to 1983 and was chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1958 to 1961. Following his retirement from Denison, he volunteered with the AARP Tax Aide Program for Senior Citizens, serving as a counselor, teacher of counselors and a regional coordinator.

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

He was a former research chemist for General Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., and taught organic chemistry at Muskingum College in New Concord.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville.

He also was a member of American Chemical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Agnes Dailey Spessard; one daughter, Patricia Ann Schramm of Heath, Ohio; one son, Ronald Miles Spessard of Marysville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and cousins in this area.

A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 20, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Granville. Graveside services were held at the College Cemetery of Denison University in Granville. The Rev. Steve Cramer officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to Granville Public Library, 217 E. Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023; or to Hospice Home Care of Central Ohio, 1435-B W. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055.

Mary B. Evans

Mary B. Evans, 81, of 13234 Briarcliff Drive, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 13, 1915, in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wendel and Marcella Namath Bella.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Evans, in 1968.

She was a homemaker.

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

She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Women's Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Annette Leonas of Bradford, N.H., and Deborah Evans of Hagerstown; two sons, Richard Evans of Waynesboro, Pa., and John Evans of Shelby Township, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Esther Yetter

Esther Yetter, 98, formerly of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, and a resident of Coffman Nursing Center, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at the center.

Born Oct. 26, 1898, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Yetter and Lillie Humelsine Yetter.

She was a lifelong farmer and homemaker.

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

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, D. Bernice Reichard and Peggy A. Newkirk, both of Williamsport; one son, John H. Yetter of Frederick, Md.; one sister, Fern M. Springer of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Cemetery, National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or St. Paul's Cemetery Trust Fund, Seth Schnebley, 14706 Fairview Road, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Arrangements are by Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring.

Margaret W.W. McCracken

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Margaret W. Wanck McCracken, 80, of 20 W. North St., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at her home.

Born April 22, 1916, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Clara Christiansen Wanck.

She was a 1936 graduate of Towanda High School.

In her early life, she was employed by Vogue Manufacturing in Williamsport, Pa., and later by W.T. Grant, Evans and Chaffee in Towanda.

She was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church.

She was a member of Towanda Chapter 76 Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda; Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Charles P. McCracken, whom she married on June 10, 1937; one daughter, Deborah M. Singer of Waynesboro; two sons, Jack E. McCracken of Forest Hill, Md., and Jeffrey L. McCracken of Waynesboro; one brother, Dr. Walter E. Wanck of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert F. Wanck.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Beverly H. Swope

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Beverly Heinbaugh Swope, 45, of R.R. 1, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at home.

Born Feb. 18, 1951, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Anna May Sheffield of Fort Littleton, Pa., and the late Herman Heinbaugh.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, Pa., where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, E. Charles Swope, whom she married on Aug. 29, 1969; one son, Darin Swope of Needmore; one sister, Joyce Stern of New Cambridge, Ohio; three half-sisters, Linda Hershey, Stella Keefer and Marsha McCoy, all of McConnellsburg, Pa.; two half-brothers, Albert Heinbaugh and Edward Heinbaugh, both of McConnellsburg; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. The Rev. William Swope and the Rev. Dan Porterfield will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisonville, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Eva M.B. Rowe

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Eva M. Bumbaugh Rowe, 92, a resident of Piney Mountain Nursing Home, and formerly of Hamilton Avenue, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 1, 1905, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Emma Creager Bumbaugh. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Rowe, in 1970.

She worked part time with seasonal employment at Knouse and Musselman's.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, and Fidelas Sunday School Class.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet M. Rowe and Patricia A. Blount, both of Waynesboro; one son, Ralph L. "Buck" Rowe Jr. of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Michael V. Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Piney Mountain Nursing Home, 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

Andrew K. Pennington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Andrew Kendall Pennington, 31, of 1321 T St., Northwest, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Born Sept. 7, 1965, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Barbara O. Oden'hal Miller of Lively, Va., and the late William Eliason Pennington Sr.

He was a 1987 graduate of C.I.A. College, Hyde Park, N.Y.

He was owner of Kendall Pennington Catering business, which he founded in 1990.

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

He was a member of Human Rights Campaign, E.C.R.A., Hash Committee of Triangle, Food and Friends and a major donor to the Victory Fund.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Nancy Carter Pennington of Arlington, Va., and Ann Siler Glora of Boston; two brothers, William E. Pennington Jr. of Hagerstown and F. Gilmer Siler Jr. of Springfield, Va.; one aunt; nieces and nephews; and a devoted friend, Paul J. Sliwka of Washington, D.C.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. The Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan and the Rev. Kenneth J. Dorsch will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to E.C.R.A., 733 15th St., Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home Inc.

Walter E.O. Dorsett

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Walter Eck Omer Dorsett, 80, of 21 E. Third St., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1916, in Thomasville, N.C., he was the son of the late Pharaoh Gray and Emily Pearce Dorsett. He was raised by his uncle, the late E. Carson Dorsett.

He was a 1935 graduate of Thomasville High School. He completed training in fingerprint analysis at the Institute of Applied Science in Chicago. 

After high school, he worked for Thomasville Chair Co., then Thomasville City Police Department, where he was a patrolman and fingerprint analyst.

In 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel at Washington, D.C. for the duration of World War II. He also was a diplomatic liaison.

He later entered the U.S. Civil Service, then became records administrator at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., around 1949.

In 1958, he became a salesman for the Mount Airy Knitting Co. of Mount Airy, N.C. In 1962, as manager of Bargaintown, U.S.A., he opened their discount department store in Gettysburg, Pa.

In 1964, he and his wife purchased the former Kauffman's Shoe Store which he managed as Dorsett Shoes until 1970. From 1976 until his retirement in 1978, he managed High's Dairy Store in Rouzerville, Pa. During his retirement, he was a real estate salesman for Ausherman Brothers Real Estate, Waynesboro.

In 1966, he was elected Waynesboro borough councilman from the First Ward, and served as vice president of the council until 1970. In 1968, he led the organization of the Waynesboro Sesquicentennial celebration. He was instrumental in reviving the drive for a municipal swimming pool in Waynesboro, and was closely involved in the planning of Northside Park. He served as a liaison between the council and the fire department and oversaw the erection of the present A.T.H.&L. Firemen's Hall and the adjoining community room.

In 1969, he was elected the first district justice for Waynesboro and Washington Township, serving one six-year term, commencing in 1970.

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

He was a member of Waynesboro Historical Society and National AARP.

He was a former member of Waynesboro Lions Club; Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce; board of governors of the Retail Bureau; National Archivists and Waynesboro County Club.

He was an avid golfer and aviator. He played a number of string instruments. During the 1930s, his band performed country and western music throughout North Carolina and on a weekly Winston-Salem radio program.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Prescott Beckner Dorsett, whom he married on June 2, 1946; one daughter, Julie G. Dorsett of Waynesboro; three sons, Walter E. Dorsett Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., David A. Dorsett and Todd A. Dorsett, both of Waynesboro; and a number of cousins.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Prescott Dorsett; and one brother, Vern G. Dorsett.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. William C. Kercheval will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Sallie J. Luipersbeck

Sallie Jane Luipersbeck, 90, of Medway Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1906, in Shenandoah, Va., she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Gabriella Dodson Croft.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Luipersbeck, in 1979.

She is survived by one daughter, M. Eleanor Black of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Evelyn G. Reese

SHARPSBURG - Evelyn Gertrude Reese, 86, of 4433 Mills Road, and formerly of Linthicum Heights, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Aug. 24, 1910, in Annapolis, she was the daughter of the late William and Nellie Bealer Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harrison Reese, in 1970.

She retired in 1963 from Warner Fruehauf Co. in Baltimore.

She was a member of Sharpsburg Bible Church.

She is survived by two sons, William Phillip Reese of Camarillo, Calif., and H. Price Reese of Sharpsburg; two granddaughters, Kristine Reese of Huntington, W.Va., and Amanda Reese Nelson of Tempe, Ariz.; five step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at noon at St. Ann's Cemetery in Annapolis. The Rev. Gene Renner will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Daniel M. Wolfe

HARMONY, Md. - Daniel Mahlon Wolfe, 88, of Harmony, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at Citizen's Nursing Home, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 7, 1909, in Highland, Md., he was the son of the late Daniel Webster and Cora Elizabeth Baker Wolfe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Stahl Wolfe, in 1982.

He retired in 1972 as a mechanic with the Roney Motor Co., Frederick.

He was a member of Harmony Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by seven daughters, Carolyn Riggs and Betty Riggs, both of Keymar, Md., Virginia Carpenter and Regina Trump, both of Frederick, Hope Horseman, Cora Elizabeth Butts and Ellen Kline, all of Middletown, Md.; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Henry Wolfe.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, Md. The Rev. Tracy Wisner and the Rev. Paul N. Leatherman will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.

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

Hilda L. Oyler

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Hilda Louise Oyler, 89, of 297 Mount Pleasant Road, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 25, 1907, in Quincy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Hugh P. and Alice Cook Brumbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred G. Oyler, in 1973.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fayetteville. She was a member of Queen Esther Sunday School Class and Senior Choir.

She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co.

She is survived by one brother, James H. Brumbaugh of Fayetteville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 44 E. Main St., Fayetteville. The Rev. Robert Seibold will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the church 30 minutes prior to the service Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 44 E. Main St., Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

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

Ethel Charmley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ethel Charmley, 83, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Adin, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Canterbury Nursing Home, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Born Aug. 1, 1913, in Ethel, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Medard and Angelina Mussetto Albertazzie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Charmley, in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by four nieces, Dr. Vocato George of Berza, Ohio, LeVeda Loroski of Clifton, Ohio, Lorraine Lemke of Adin and Sabian Simpson of Shepherdstown; five nephews, Edward E. Stout of Martinsburg, Earl Albertazzie of Morgantown, W.Va., Ralph Albertazzie of Hedgesville, W.Va., Michael Alberts of Shinnston, W.Va., and Alfred Gould Jr. of Weatherford, Texas.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and brothers.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church, 220 W. Martin St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Jack T. Sutor Jr. will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Chimes Cemetery, Adin.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Frances E. Penwell

WILLIAMSPORT - Frances Edna "Franny" Penwell, 59, of Fenton Avenue, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1937, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Roy Irving and Edna Frances Shank West.

She was employed by W.D. Byron and Sons in Williamsport.

She was a member of Pocahontas T.A.S. Red Feather Council No. 59, Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Edna F. Penwell of Charles Town, W.Va.; two sons, Nelson W. Penwell Jr. of Clear Spring and Anthony W. Penwell of Oklahoma; three sisters, Pearl Jane Silvers of Williamsport, Rita Dolores Higgins of Big Pool and Nancy Louise Palmer of Hagerstown; three brothers, Irving R. "Bump" West and Charles Edward West, both of Hagerstown, and David Warren West of Williamsport; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice Virginia West; and two brothers, Herbert Roy "Sonny" West and Roy Irving West Jr.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. S. Dwight Morgan will officiate. 

The family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Louis J. Fratscher Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Louis J. Fratscher Jr., 72, of Waynesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 29, 1924, in Easton, Pa., he was the son of the late Louis J. and Esther Fretz Fratscher.

He was employed by Ryder Truck Lines in Hagerstown for 15 years and retired in 1987.

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

He is survived by his wife, Blanche Fretz Fratscher; one daughter, Sandra L. Naugle of Chambersburg; one sister, Joyce Buckman of Easton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

There will be no viewing or visitation.

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


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