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Ann V.E. Minnich

Ann Virginia Emerson Minnich, 66, of 13509 Overhill Drive, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 26, 1930, in Marlowe, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel O. and Malinda Knipple Emerson.

She was a 1948 graduate of Martinsburg High School, Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was previously employed by Hays Inc. and The Herald-Mail Co.

She was a 45-year member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority and was president of Alpha Master Chapter. She also was a member of Hagerstown Beta Sigma Phi City Council.

She was a 25-year volunteer with the American Heart Association, where she was residential chairwoman for 20 years and an office volunteer. She received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for 1991.

She was a member of Zion Reformed Church.

She is survived by her husband, James B. Minnich; two daughters, Cynthia Minnich Lapham of Germantown, Md., and Linda C. Weisler of Eastham, Mass.; one son, Steven Bradley Minnich of California, Md.; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel F. Emerson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Dale Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Margaret L. Reese

Margaret Louise Reese, 80, of 10731 White Hall Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at her home.

Born May 30, 1916, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Jennie C. Storm Spielman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Reese, in 1995.

She was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda G. Harrell of Beaver Creek; three grandchildren, Wanda G. Garner of Hagerstown, Janese A. Gasper of Cambridge, Md., and Timothy J. Harrell of Beaver Creek; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Aden P. Spielman, Russell G. Spielman, Harry H. Spielman, Samuel H. Spielman and Lewis A. Spielman.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. J. Mark Curran and the Rev. Daniel Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Christian Church, Building Fund, 9711 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Ethel L. Spidle

Ethel Louise Spidle, 80, of West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Fahrney-Keedy Home, Boonsboro.

Born May 11, 1916, in Williamson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Nellie V. Bancord Grove.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles H. Shantz, in 1964; and second husband, Franklin L. Spidle, in 1985.

She is survived by three daughters, Dorlene S. Styles Keefer of Kentucky, Phyllis T. Thompson and Beverly J. Long, both of Hagerstown; one son, Charles Thomas Shantz of Boonsboro; four sisters, Eva Holland of Williamsport, Bertha Guessford Lohman and Alice Davis, both of Hagerstown, and Stella Whitehead of Oklahoma; one brother, Earl Grove of Fairplay; one half-sister, Mae Shoemaker of Florida; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Grove.

Memorial services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Chapel, Boonsboro. The Rev. Willard F. Rahn will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Fahrney-Keedy Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Walter H. Butts

Walter Harold "Teet" Butts, 86, a resident of Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of 3602 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 5, 1910, in Bakerton, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Annie Dodson Butts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Genevieve Butts, in 1993.

He was formerly employed by Standard Lime and Stone Co. in Bakerton, W.Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va.; Hagerstown Shoe Co.; Waynesboro Shoe Co.; and Potomac Die and Finishing of Hagerstown.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. He participated in the Normandy invasion and received the Purple Heart for wounds received during the Battle of the Bulge.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a life member and past commander of Antietam Post 236 American Legion in Sharpsburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Geneva L. Boyer and Peggy J. Baker, both of Boonsboro; one son, Harold A. Butts of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Helen S. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Benevola United Methodist Church Building Fund, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Howard W. Young Jr.

Howard Wesley Young Jr., 68, of 1208 Wayne Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1929, in Washington, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard Wesley and Lola Emma Warrell Young Sr.

He was employed by United Insurance Co. of America and retired in 1994.

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

He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42, Longmeadow Senior Bowling League and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Anna E. "Betty" Young; two daughters, Susan J. Young and Cheryl D. Young Ruck, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Evelyn Ruschel of Washington, Pa.; three brothers, Robert Young of Menter, Ohio, Donald Young of Hagerstown, and Richard Young of Washington; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Wayne Young; and three sisters, Louise Yodder, Lois Young and Shirley Burns.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold P. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 E. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21201.

John Chungo

John Chungo, 74, of 1316 W. Church St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 14, 1922, in Homer City, Pa., he was the son of the late Steven and Catherine Sasala Chungo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna J. Chungo, in 1986.

He retired from Mack Trucks.

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

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

He was a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42 and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by two sons, John S. Chungo of Sterling, Va., and Gerald P. Chungo of Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Mary Ozamock of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Walter Gostowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 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.

There will be no viewing.

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

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.

Esther P. Sweeney

KEEDYSVILLE - Esther Pauline Sweeney, 62, of 19372 Burnside Bridge Road, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 26, 1934, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Harry Allen and Mary Elizabeth Clemons Breeden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Howell Sweeney, in 1976.

She retired after 25 years with Londontown Corp., Boonsboro.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Reformed Church, Shepherdstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Hawbaker of Hagerstown and Connie D. Sweeney of Boonsboro; two sons, William F. Nicewarner of Hagerstown and Edward H.C. Sweeney of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four sisters, Josephine Frye of Inwood, W.Va., Mary Stephens of Martinsburg, W.Va., Gerline Whirley of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Shelby Mose of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Ashly Junior Breeden and Paul Breeden, both of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Daniel B.F. Myers

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Daniel B.F. "Earl" Myers, 81, of Route 3, Box 224D, and formerly of Williamsport, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 16, 1915, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Robert Lincoln and Ida May Davis Myers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Elizabeth Bowers, in 1971.

He was employed by W.D. Byron Tannery until his retirement in 1976.

He attended Williamsport Assembly of God and most recently attended Hancock Assembly of God.

He was an avid squirrel hunter and gardener.

He is survived by four daughters, Yvonne B. Haynes of Berkeley Springs, with whom he resided, Peggy J. Harner of Hagerstown, Gloria E. Ruse of Williamsport and Barbara A. Rudolph of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sons, the Rev. Donald L. Myers Sr. and Daniel E. Myers Sr., both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ethel Hose of Hagerstown and Myra J. Taylor of Williamsport; three brothers, Paul Myers, the Rev. Kenneth Myers and Carl Myers, all of Williamsport; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Jane Myers and Doris Marie Myers; one sister, Hazel Shank; and two brothers, Robert Myers and the Rev. Lester Myers.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Williamsport Assembly of God. The Rev. Daniel A. Jordan and the Rev. Charles Helms will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Robert L. Dunham Jr.

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Robert L. "Bobby" Dunham Jr., 39, of Bunker Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at his home.

Born Oct. 19, 1957, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert L. Dunham Sr. and Eleanor Hull Dunham.

He was a member of Capon Valley Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by two sisters, Linda Lee Currington and Phyllis Dunham, both of Bunker Hill; two brothers, Michael R. Dunham of Bunker Hill and George Dunham of Toledo, Ohio; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Sherry Painter.

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

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

Kenneth D. Barnhart

Kenneth Donald Barnhart, 65, of 844 Spruce St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lester Henry and Alta Virginia Lum Barnhart.

He was employed by Maryland Correctional Training Center as a fiscal clerk II and retired in 1982.

He was veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean War.

He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and taught the Men's Bible Sunday School Class.

He was a member of the American Legion in Baltimore.

He was an avid bowler and sports enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary F. Barnhart; two daughters, Michelle K. Barnhart and Kathy R. Grove, both of Hagerstown; one son, Kenneth L. "Chip" Barnhart of Hagerstown; one sister, June Webb of Hagerstown; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lester Henry Barnhart II; one sister, Edna Ridgeway; and five brothers, Ernest Barnhart Sr., Charles Barnhart, Roy Barnhart, Albert Barnhart Sr. and Harold Barnhart.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. W. Carl Zinn will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Todd J. Hinckle Memorial Scholarship Fund, 844 Spruce St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Samuelcee Taylor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Samuelcee Taylor, 76, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 8, 1920, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Leona Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Knoll Taylor, in 1993.

He trained race horses at various locations in the U.S.

He is survived by nine children, one brother and a number of grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Church of Christ, 589 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa.

William C. Briggs

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Clair Briggs, 80, a resident of Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, and formerly of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia.

Born Jan. 21, 1917, in Hampden, N.D., he was the son of the late William Ellis and Olive Regan Briggs.

He is survived by one sister, Lorraine Rice of Ocala, Fla.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Georgiana Barnes.

He retired after 30 years as an accountant with the U.S. government, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. James Chambly will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.

There will be no visitation.

Opal E. Stottlemyer

Opal E. Stottlemyer, 80, of 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born April 15, 1916, in Tunnelton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Orin W. and Della Goff Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Stottlemyer, in 1987.

She was a former member of Grace Baptist Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon L. Horchner of Hagerstown and Carol A. Dunn of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and two grandchildren, Scott A. Horchner and Christina A. Horchner, both of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ethel R. Forest, Madeline L. Miller, Esther D. Knott and Dessie Hoffman; and one brother, Donald Hoffman.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. John C. Koontz Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro.

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

Randal S. Wood

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Randal S. Wood, 32, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997.

Born Sept. 16, 1964, in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of Gene R. and Alice Jane Pohle Wood of Hedgesville.

He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Linda Jane Hile of Frederick, Md.; and two brothers, Richard Gene Wood of Canada and Ronald Wayne Wood of Wisconsin.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Pastor Brian R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Lon E. Ridenour

Lon Elwood Ridenour, 69, of Mount Lena Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1927, in Mount Lena, he was the son of the late Welty Andrew and Lela Mae Smith Ridenour.

He was employed by Fearnow & Cline; E.T. Cline & Sons; Shipley Auto Parts; Hess Auto Parts; Hagerstown Auto Parts; Hoffman Chevrolet; and Potomac Edison.

He was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church where he served as deacon.

He also was a member of Big Brothers Inc. and the AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Harriet Winola Staley Ridenour; two sisters, Janice Ridenour Kendle of Mount Lena and Sharon Ridenour Swoveland of Hagerstown, Ind.; and one brother, Harold E. Ridenour Sr. of Smithsburg; and little brother, Harry Lee Edward of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Luther "Johnnie" Ridenour.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek Christian Church. The Rev. J. Mark will officiate.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends following the service, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

 

Ethel I. Smith

Ethel Irene Smith, 91, formerly of 7 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 16, 1905, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Nora Halbert Bloyer.

Her husband, Jessie L. Smith, died in 1991.

She was employed with Washington County Hospital, retiring after 14 years of service.

She is survived by one grandson, Howard Ralls of Florida; one stepdaughter, Sylvia Rowe of Hagerstown; one stepson, Lester Smith of Hagerstown; two great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Daisy Ralls; and one brother, Wilbur M. Ralls.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Wes Johnson will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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

 

Jean L. B. Baker

Jean L. Blickenstaff Baker, 58, of Bower Avenue, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at her home.

Born April 19, 1938, in Halfway, she was the daughter of Loraine Arnsparger Blickenstaff of Hagerstown and the late Nathan Blickenstaff.

She was employed by Equifax Inc., formerly The Credit Bureau Inc., in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a life member of Grace United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.

She was a member of AARP and the Halfway Fire Company Auxiliary.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Richard L. Baker, whom she married Jan. 9, 1960; one son, Richard L. Baker II of Ellicott City, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Winter streets, Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis and the Rev. Darryl C. Zoller will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

 

Alice D. Lum

Alice D. Lum, 88, of 13826 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Oct. 18, 1908, in Broadfording, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Isabell Perrot Shank. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Lum, in 1991.

She was employed by the Washington County Board of Education as a cafeteria manager at North Potomac Middle School for 22 years.

She was a member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one niece, Margaret V. Timmons of Hagerstown; and grandnieces.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Edith L. Rummel; and two sisters, Mazie Myers and Edith Myers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller and the Rev. Rachel E. Black will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Elmer S. Smith

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Elmer S. Smith, 73, of 313 N. Franklin St., died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1923, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin L. and Lillie M. Myers Smith.

He was a 1941 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was employed in the sheet metal trade at Frick Co., Waynesboro, retiring in 1985. He also was co-owner of the Waynesboro News Agency.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served during World War II in Italy with the 15th Air Force, and later with the Air Transport Command in Abadon Air Force Base, Iran.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren Church.

He also was a member of American Legion Joe Stickle Post 15; International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 219; AARP 739; National AARP; and Mechanics S.F.&H. Co. 2.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anna M. Gossard Smith; six sisters, Charlotte A. Cordell and Helen L. McKean, both of Waynesboro, Mary J. Myers of Garden Grove, Calif., Delores J. Mosser of Zullinger, Pa., Dorothy M. Olson and Nancy K. Christophel, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; two brothers, William M. Smith of Waynesboro and Martin L. Smith of Milford, Del.; two aunts; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Smith, Clara Smith and Betty S. Patterson; and one brother, Louis Smith.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Brent Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, 48 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; Waynesboro Hospital for the benefit of the ICU, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Easter Seals, 34 Roadside Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Margaret V. Dietrich

QUINCY, Pa. - Margaret V. Dietrich, 85, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 112 S. Allison St., Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 11, 1911, in Montgomery Township, near Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Cora E. Myers Dietrich.

She was a 1929 graduate of Greencastle High School. She also graduated from Shippensburg Normal School.

A teacher for 37 years, she was employed at Montgomery Township Elementary School, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Antrim Township Elementary School; and Monterey Elementary School, Blue Ridge Summit. Prior to retiring in 1968, she taught at the Hooverville Elementary School in the Waynesboro, Pa., school district. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Greencastle, and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class. She taught Sunday school in the primary department for many years, served on various committees within the church and purchased and handed out Bibles to the high school seniors of the church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one sister, Mildred L. Goetz of Greencastle; one brother, Marvin F. Dietrich of Maugansville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. David J. Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

 

Ralph E. Uglow Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ralph E. Uglow Jr., 54, of 273 S. Seventh St., died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Aug. 22, 1942, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Frances R. Roll Mills of Chambersburg and the late Ralph E. Uglow Sr.

He was a 1961 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, as an electronics technician, for 35 years. He formerly had worked as a crossing guard at Andrew Buchanan Elementary School.

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

He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

He also was a member of South Penn Area Rose Society, Chambersburg. He enjoyed rose gardening; woodworking and displaying his Department 56 Dickens Village Collection.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Antoinette J. "Toni" Hawking Uglow, whom he married Aug. 10, 1967; two daughters, Michelle L. Uglow of Fayetteville, Pa., and Heather R. Souders of Chambersburg; three sisters, Susan Newell, Darlene "Dolly" Mills and Wendy Mills, all of Chambersburg; two brothers, Terry L. Mills and Bennett E. Mills, both of Chambersburg; one grandson; one niece; two nephews; two great-nieces and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Merle N. Mills.

Services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Inc., 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Leonard E. Browne

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Leonard E. Browne, 50, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick J. Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.

 

Charles R. Timmons

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Charles R. Timmons, 78, of 14795 Secrist Road, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born April 5, 1918, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late George C. and Mary Robinson Timmons.

He had been employed by the former Suplee Sealtest Milk Co. of Mercersburg as the assistant manager. He worked as a processor in the tank department at Letterkenny Army Depot, starting at the base in 1966 and retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Mercersburg Assembly of God Church.

He also was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vera M. Straley Timmons; one son, R. Eugene Timmons of Mercersburg; four sisters, Barbara Clark, Jeanette Straley, both of Mercersburg, Viola Turner and Charlotte Faith, both of Clear Spring; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd Timmons, John Timmons, David Timmons and Fred Timmons.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mercersburg Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Willis I. Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 North Park Avenue, Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made Mercersburg Assembly of God Church, c/o Hubert Fricks, 4784 Charles Town Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

 

Clifford B. Souders

RANSON, W.Va. - Clifford Bryce Souders, 66, of Ranson, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

 

George W. Dailey

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - George William Dailey, 84, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born June 6, 1912, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late James Henry Clay and Nannie Lee Whittington Dailey.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of Moose Lodge 120, Martinsburg and Elks Lodge 1975 of Trone, Calif.

He is survived by one daughter, Suzann Vega of Niles, Ohio; one son, Dr. G. Curtis Dailey of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren, Renee Dailey Daniel of Aberdeen, N.C., Dr. Curtis William Dailey of Charlottesville, Va., and Henry Vega of Niles; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary E. Dailey; three brothers, Joseph S. Dailey, Paul J. Dailey and Charles R. Dailey; two half-sisters, Blanche B. Dailey and Catherine E. Dailey; and five half-brothers, Christian H. Dailey, Harry A. Dailey, Lawrence V. Dailey, James S. Dailey and Raymond B. Dailey.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Paul C. Stanley will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

 

Barbara A. Goodson

MOORE, Okla. - Barbara Ann "Bonnie" Goodson, 57, of 2520 Lakecrest Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Born March 15, 1939, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Bertha Foltz Michael Resh of Clear Spring and the late Archie W. Michael.

She was a retired waitress at the Airport Inn, Hagerstown.

She was a member of the Moore Church of the Nazarene, Moore, Okla.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Howard Ray Goodson; five daughters, Robin Hurmence of Fayetteville, N.C., Barbara Batista of Newark, Calif., Michelle Weaver, Carla Weaver and Becky Cullins, all of Moore; two stepdaughters, Pat Whipp of Lawton, Okla., and Lynn Cook of Edgewood, Md.; one stepson, Mike Goodson of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Almeda Bricker and Tena Lane, both of Clear Spring; two brothers, Ronald Michael of Yukon, Okla., and Phil Michael of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jay Fretz will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Helen E. Rebert

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Helen E. Rebert, 93, of Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born April 27, 1903, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward K. and Ruth Sanders McCleaf.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Rebert, in 1976.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg.

She also was a member of the Annie Danner Club of the Gettysburg YMCA and was a former member of Rebekah's. She was a volunteer at The Gettysburg Hospital and the Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop.

She is survived by five daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Sanders of Scotland, Pa., Katherine R. "Katie" Gabler of Chambersburg, Pa., Ethel R. Goulden and Elaine M. McKnight, both of Gettysburg, and Jean A. Alwine of Hanover, Pa.; one son, Jack E. Rebert of Salisbury, Md.; five sisters, Alma Gastley, Martha Gastley and Ernestine Eyler, all of Gettysburg, Kathleen Oyler of Hagerstown and Ruth Heck of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one brother, P. Ward McCleaf of Gettysburg; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 29 York St., Gettysburg. The Rev. E. Edward Keyser and the Rev. Lisa M. Leber will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.

A viewing will be held Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, Gettysburg Center, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa. 17325.

Arrangements are by Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

 

John W. Wisherd

YORK, Pa. - John W. Wisherd, 78, of West Manchester Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at Manor Care Health Services-North, in York.

Born Jan. 2, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Bidlman and Bonnie Wisherd Schleigh.

He retired from Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after 26 years of service.

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

He is survived by his wife Dorris E. Wolford Wisherd; one son, Craig L. Wisherd of York; and one granddaughter.

Services will be private. The Rev. George W. Fitch Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

Arrangements are by William E. Little Funeral Home, Manchester, Pa.

 

Barron C. Kesecker

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Barron C. Kesecker, 36, of Hedgesville, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 18, 1961, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Victor P. and Rosalie DeHaven Kesecker of Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School.

He was a machine operator for the Lippencott-Raven Co., Hagerstown. He also owned and operated Barron's Video Store.

He was a deacon and assistant superintendent at Providence Bible Church.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Republican Club.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Bailey Kesecker, whom he married Nov. 26, 1978; one daughter, Desireé D. Kesecker, at home; one sister, Beverly Watson of Hedgesville; one brother, Michael V. Kesecker of Hedgesville; one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. Pastor Daniel L. Dugan will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

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

Emma L. Truax

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Emma L. Truax, 83, of Manorcare Health Services, Chambersburg, and formerly of Hustontown, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at Manorcare Health Services.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor Charles Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co., Hustontown, Pa. 17229.

 

Helen R. Rider

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen R. Rider, 93, of Menno Haven, and formerly of 50 Kenwood Road, Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at Menno Haven.

Born Jan. 3, 1904, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Albert M. and Ella Lehman Rowland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Rider, on April 26, 1957.

She was a graduate of Chambersburg High School. She also was a graduate of Temple University, Philadelphia.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane Nitterhouse and Virginia Alexander, both of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Private services will be held at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, at the convenience of the family. Chaplain Samuel J. Troyer will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Menno Haven Inc., Benevolent Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Kathleen Doherty

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Kathleen Doherty, 43, of R.D. 1, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at Belfast Township, Needmore.

A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg, Pa., today at 6 p.m. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa.


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