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Henrietta E. Stallknecht

BOONSBORO - Henrietta E. Stallknecht, 89, of 8507 Mapleville Road, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, near Boonsboro.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Henrietta J. Dubblede Roebuck.

She was a graduate of Goucher College, Baltimore.

In 1925, she assisted her father and brother in forming the H.G. Roebuck and Son Printing Co. in Baltimore and managed the Hagerstown branch office for many years. She also was an author.

She was a member of Haven Lutheran Church. She was an associate member of the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Chapel. She was a member of the Church Women, was a Bible studies teacher, taught confirmation class at Haven Lutheran Church and Ladies Bible Class at St. John's Lutheran Church. She directed numerous church plays.

She was a member of Fountain Head Country Club. She was a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

She is survived by her husband, R. Allard Stallknecht.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Anne M. Roebuck; and two brothers, Harry T. Roebuck and Charles M. Roebuck.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. Eleanor S. Doub will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Geraldine V. Detrow

BOONSBORO - Geraldine Virginia Detrow, 82, of 8213 Mapleville Road, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 23, 1914, in Mapleville, she was the daughter of the late Jane Kennedy Dick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Detrow, in 1992.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church and Loyal Daughters Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Delores A. Proctor of Beech Creek, Pa.; one son, Ronald E. Detrow of Mapleville; one sister, Catherine Daveler of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852; or Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Margaret V. Guessford

Margaret V. Guessford, 65, of Youngstoun Drive, Hagerstown, and formerly of Edgemont, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Clifford G. and Mary G. Kindle Himes Sr.

She was a 1949 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

She was employed by Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown, retiring in 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Lori E. Myers of Greencastle, Pa.; five sons, Richard B. Harbaugh Jr. of Parker, Colo., Jeffrey L. Harbaugh and Chris E. Harbaugh, both of Hagerstown, John C. Harbaugh of Williamsport, and Oscar L. "Corky" Guessford Jr. of San Antonio; two sisters, Jean C. Beaver and Nancy E. Hays, both of Smithsburg; two brothers, Howard W. "Bill" Himes of Edgemont, and Russell F. Himes of Clear Spring; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Yingling; and one brother, Clifford G. Himes Jr.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. William H. Bice will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Susanna E. Mills

BOONSBORO - Susanna Elizabeth Mills, 78, formerly of 14004 Mercersburg Road, Clear Spring, a resident of Reeder's Nursing Home, who died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, was a member of Mount Tabor United Brethren in Christ Church.

Thomas H. Mills

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Thomas H. "Speedy" Mills, 86, of 219 S. Main St., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Sept. 27, 1910, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Bernard F. and Leila J. Suffecool Mills Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah S. Verdier Mills, on March 5, 1991. They were married on June 2, 1936.

He was employed as a machinist by Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, retiring in 1975 after 40 years.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Mont Alto, and the Men's Bible Class of the church.

He is survived by one daughter, Peggy S. Spencer of Mont Alto; two sisters, Helen Rook of Waynesboro and Jane Reese of Virginia; four brothers, George Mills, Glen Mills and Ronald Mills, all of Waynesboro, and Guy Mills of Fayetteville, Pa.; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Mills and Bernard Mills Jr.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 9 Park St., Mont Alto. The Rev. James C. House and the Rev. John H. Ness will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mont Alto.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 459, Mont Alto, Pa. 17237.

Arrangements are Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Thomas E. West

QUINCY, Pa. - Thomas E. West, 73, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 907 Summit Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at the home.

Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ernest H. and Thelma C. Stoner West.

He was employed as a branch chief in the electronics division of Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa., retiring in 1979 after 35 years.

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

He was a member of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Waynesboro.

He also was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731; a member and former trustee of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; a member and past commander of the William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695; South Chapter 2977 AARP, all of Waynesboro; and National AARP. He was a fisherman. He was a coach for both Little League and Pony League for a number of years. He served as a volunteer instructor at the YMCA, Waynesboro, and had served as chairman for the Hi-Y basketball tournaments.

He is survived by his wife, Louise B. Brezler West, whom he married June 25, 1946; three daughters, Julia A. West of Greencastle, Pa., Teresa L. Cox of Lancaster, Pa., and Mary E. Kritikos of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sons, Thomas S. West, Michael D. West and Dennis E. West, all of Waynesboro; 15 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen P. Beck; and one brother, Robert S. West.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by the honor guard of Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Church Building Fund, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or to Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Barbara E. Kelly

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Barbara Elizabeth Kelly, 58, of near Westminster, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Carroll County General Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hazel L. Barnes and Wilber H. Miller.

She was a 1956 graduate of Sykesville High School. She also was a graduate of Frederick Community College of Nursing, where she received her degree and the designation of registered nurse.

She served Carroll County General Hospital for 20 years. In 1978 she was assigned to learn and introduce primary-care nursing to the hospital. She worked with the engineers in the design implementation of the 2 North-West Wing, where she was nurse manager for the following eight years. For the past 11 years, she served as a nursing manager at Springfield State Hospital Center in Sykesville.

In 1995 she and a colleague founded and established Springfield Hospital Museum.

She was involved in community life, teaching Sunday School earlier and numerous youth activities in church and Carroll County schools. She was a past member of Westminster and Taneytown Jaycettes and numerous nursing and hospital programs.

She and her husband helped form Maryland Gold Wings Inc., motorcycling touring club, where she was the first female president in 1989. She was a member of Chapter K, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where she and her husband were Mr. and Mrs. Maryland in 1990.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael J. Kelly; three sons, David M. Kelly of Lisle, Ill., Aaron Kelly of Hagerstown and Jon Kelly of Westminster, Md.; three sisters, Jackie Talley of Sykesville, Helena Reaves of Welcome, N.C., and Becky Fralin of Eldersburg, Md.; two brothers, Roby Barnes III of Manchester, Md., and Jeffrey Barnes of Sykesville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets, Westminster. The Rev. Michael O. Simmons, assisted by Clayton Briley and the Rev. Stanley Janaites, chaplains, will officiate. Burial will be in St. James Dennings Methodist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets, Westminster, Md. 21157.

Eleanor R. Amoroso

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Eleanor "Ellen" Rutherford Amoroso, 89, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her home.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Episcopal Church. The Rev. John Bower will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Funeral Home in Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 221 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Russell C. Shackelford

RANSON, W.Va. - Russell Carl Shackelford, 89, of Ranson, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Richard Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ernest E. Seal

INWOOD, W.Va. - Ernest Edward Seal, 76, of Inwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at his home.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Warren Kenny will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to Central Church of Christ, 2013 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Helen V. Foltz

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Helen Virginia Foltz, 82, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Robert T. Wellman will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

John P. Snoke

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John P. Snoke, 71, of 1249 MarvernDrive, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Neal O. Hively will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted by members of Cumberland Valley Lodge 315 F&AM immediately preceding the funeral service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 Commerce St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Olive H. Umpleby

MARION, Pa. - Olive H. Umpleby, 79, of 5724 Second St., died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Light Street, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Harriet Johnson Ivey.

She was a 1938 graduate of Scott Township High School.

She was employed as an auditor by Chambersburg Hospital, retiring in 1983 after 28 years. She also had worked as an operator for the Bell Telephone Co., Bloomsburg, Pa.

She was a member of Chambersburg Bible Church, Chambersburg.

She also was a member of Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer for Chambersburg Hospital and Meals on Wheels. She played the organ at First Baptist Church, Chambersburg. She also enjoyed traveling and camping.

She is survived by her husband, Hilburt C. Umpleby, whom she married Feb. 4, 1939; three daughters, Joanne H. Snyder of Waynesboro, Sallie L. Wagner and Betty A. Umpleby, both of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

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. John R. Springer and the Rev. David W. Kraft will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. 7th St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Chambersburg Bible Church, 810 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Martha A. D. Ahern

DENVER - Martha A. Donegan Ahern, 76, of Denver, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Life Care Center in Aurora, Colo.

Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Michael L. and Mary B. Donegan.

She attended St. Mary's High School and St. Joseph Nursing School in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene F. Ahern; two daughters, Denise M. Sternberg of Nebraska, and Christine M. Brown of Denver; three sons, Kevin E. Ahern of Dhubi, United Arab Emirates, Terrance G. Ahern of Denver and John D. Ahern of St. Cloud, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Howe of Fayetteville, Pa., Lucille Livingood of Orlando, and Margaret Plume of Bel Air, Md.; two brothers, Michael Donegan of Hagerstown and Charles Donegan of Hancock; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jane Donegan; and one brother, Thomas Donegan.

Services were held at Church of Risen Christ in Denver. Burial was in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

William H. Barbour Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William H. "Bill" Barbour Jr., 34, of 1050 Edgar Ave., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at 1628 Magnolia Court, Guilford Township, Pa.

Born Aug. 23, 1962, in Chambersburg, he was the son of William H. and Delores E. "Fizz" Morrison Barbour Sr. of Chambersburg.

He was a 1980 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed as a machine operator by Hennessy Products Inc., Chambersburg. He had been employed by Lucent Technology; was a subcontractor at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, and worked at Food Lion, Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church, Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Nacosha D. Pittman of Chambersburg; two sons, Marcus A. Pittman and Colby W. Pittman, both of Chambersburg; four sisters, Traline E. Bacon of Maple Shade, N.J., Veldine R. Barbour, Darlene L. Barbour and Kareen M. Barbour, all of Chambersburg; one brother, Ralph R. Barbour of Chambersburg; maternal grandfather, Ralph W. Morrison of Westminster, Md.; three nephews; and four nieces.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. W. Larry Johnson and the Rev. James A. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Patricia A. Watson

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Patricia Ann Watson, 52, of Evergreen Circle, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 10, 1944, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Paul E. and Frances L. LaPole Palladino Sr. of Hagerstown.

She was a 1962 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was employed by First Data Corp.

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

She is survived by her husband, Michael R. Watson; two sons, Michael Palladino and Anthony DePalo, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Suzanne Rickard of Hagerstown and Rose Marie Wingert of Williamsport; two brothers, Terry Palladino of Marlowe, W.Va. and Paul "Butch" Palladino Jr. of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas Gill will be Celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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 the S.P.C.A., 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Howard T. Stolipher

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Howard T. Stolipher, 79, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Theodore D. Higby and the Rev. J. Robert Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Erma M. Cooper

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Erma M. Cooper, 89, of 2410 Loop Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born Dec. 25, 1907, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Lillian M. Bishop Cooper.

She attended Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

She enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by one daughter, Bertha Jane Peiffer of Sebring, Fla.; one son, Rudolph R. Cooper of Chambersburg; three sisters, Alberta Paxton of Arizona, Reba Piper and Marcella Gipe, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Vernon Cooper of Chambersburg; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, seven brothers and a grandson, Russell Cooper.

Services will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Noland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.Winton G. Stotler

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Winton G. Stotler, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at his home.

Born July 12, 1916, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Sina L. and Etta G. Widmyer Stotler.

He retired in 1975 from Pennsylvania Glass and Sand Corp., Berkeley Springs, after 36 years.

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

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Kelley Stotler; two daughters, Carol Anne Crohs of Midland, Va., and Brenda J. Wood of Las Vegas; one son, Robert W. Stotler of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Elizabeth Lopp of Berkeley Springs; one brother, John W. Stotler of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helena Unger and Edna VanGosen; and four brothers, Harry Stotler, Philip Stotler, James Stotler and Paul Stotler.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Wayne Frum will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Anna C. Startari

Anna Carmela Startari, 95, of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at the Williamsport Nursing Home, Williamsport.

Born Nov. 6, 1901, in Lecce, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Michaele and Fortunata Pregiosi Minichella.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Startari, on Dec. 24, 1961.

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

She is survived by one son, V. Joseph Startari of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Laura Startari of Hagerstown and Maria Startari of Boone, N.C.; and two grandsons, Paul David Startari of Smithsburg and Stephen J. Startari of Bethesda, Md.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens, 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

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

Hilda L. Grim

DARGAN, Md. - Hilda Lucille "Polly" Grim, 67, of Dargan, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her home.

Born May 23, 1929, in Antietam Furnace, she was the daughter of the late Chester Myers and Nellie Mae Gray Myers Gray. She was the stepdaughter of the late John D. Gray.

She was a member of Antietam Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lloyd D. Grim; two sisters, Connie Williams of Smithsburg and JoAnn Wade of Hagerstown; a special nephew, Michael Williams of Woodbridge; and other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Chester E. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery, Samples Manor, Md.

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 today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Arthur P. Frey Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Arthur P. Frey Jr., 70, of 4918 Wright Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 27, 1926, in Scotland, Pa., he was the son of Janet Mitchell Mitchell of Chambersburg, and the late Arthur P. Frey Sr.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Hunsecker Frey, in 1975.

He was employed as a laborer by Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, retiring in 1990 after 20 years. He had formerly worked for Pennsylvania Railroad at the roundhouse in Harrisburg, Pa., and in Chambersburg. He was employed by ADECCO Temporary Services at Ingersoil-Rand Co., Shippensburg, Pa., as a chipper-grinder.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served during World War II. He also was a veteran of the Marine Corps Reserves.

He hunted and fished.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Neil Frey, whom he married Nov. 10, 1977; three stepdaughters, Dorothy L. Shields and Mary Ann Shields, both of Chambersburg, and Patsy J. Smarsh of Huntingdon, Tenn.; one stepson, Donald L. Swackhammer of Chambersburg; four sisters, Nellie Corwell and Mary NcNew, both of Fayetteville, Janet Ritter of Hagerstown and Ruth Comer of Florida; 16 stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

David L. Winter

BALTIMORE - David Lance Winter, 31, of 1210 Westerlee Place, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Born Oct. 28, 1965, in Shreveport, La., he was the son of James and Barbara Gurney Winter of Falling Waters, W.Va.

He was a 1983 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He was employed as a ticket agent and then as a reservation specialist by USAir.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by four aunts; five uncles; cousins; and a maternal grandmother, Ethel Gurney of England.

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

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

Emma M. Bowles

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Emma Mae Bowles, 78, of Shenandoah Junction, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Nov. 22, 1918, in Cabin Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bessie Kirk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wamon W. Bowles, in 1981.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha J. Simon of Petersburg, W.Va., Louise Bowers of Narrows, Va., and Loretta Bowles of Shenandoah Junction; seven sons, Charles Bowles of Shenandoah Junction, Billy Bowles, Walter Bowles, James Bowles and Roger D. Bowles, all of Charles Town, W.Va., Danny Bowles of Hedgesville, W.Va., and William D. Bowles of Ranson; four sisters, Joyce Kirk Patton, Betty Kirk Tucker, Riccie Kirk and Jean Kirk Morris, all of Charleston, W.Va.; three brothers, James Kirk, Gary Kirk and Jack Kirk, all of Charleston; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson. The Rev. Wyman E. Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

John N. Snively

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - John Norman Snively, 97, of Piney Mountain, Fayetteville, and formerly of 9936 Amsterdam Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 22, 1900, in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Laura May Hartman Snively.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara M. Koons Snively, on Feb. 7, 1987. They were married in October 1922.

He had been employed by various farmers in the area. He worked as a machinist for Wayne Tool Co., Waynesboro, until World War II. He then worked on his small farm. He also worked for Raymond Baer's Feed Mill and VanSant Grocery, Waynesboro, and Jesse Baer Fuel Oil Co. Prior to retiring, he worked at Frick Co., Waynesboro.

He was a member of the Gospel Chapel of Waynesboro.

He is survived by two daughters, LaRue Mentzer of Waynesboro and Delores Baer of Tulsa, Okla.; four sons, Weldon Snively and Leonard Snively, both of Waynesboro, Charles Snively of Marion, Pa., and Austin Snively of Tulsa; 19 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lela Barr; one half-brother, Wilbur Snively and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Price's Church Cemetery, off Pa. 316 near Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Hills Bible Conference, 7062 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Maria F.S. Angle

WILLIAMSPORT - Maria F. Schnebly Angle, 103, of Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at her home.

Born Jan. 22, 1894, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Elizabeth Downs Schnebly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy K. Angle, in 1989.

She was a 1913 graduate of Washington County High School.

She taught grades one through seven in Wilson, Md., from 1913 to 1916. She taught math at Clear Spring High School from 1916 to 1920.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Clear Spring, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

She was a former member of the Clear Spring Homemakers Club and the Women's Club of Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Frances A. Vanden of Charles Town, W.Va.; one sister, Catherine Bomberger of Lancaster, Pa.; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and two stepgreat-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by four sisters.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Willard F. Rahn will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers, and suggest memorial donations be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 157, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Mildred M. Stenger

ALTOONA, Pa. - Mildred M. Stenger, 93, of Hillview Care Center, Altoona, and formerly of Roaring Spring, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at the care center.

Born April 26, 1903, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Herman E. and Ada Hagaman Mason.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Stenger, on Oct. 25, 1961. They were married on June 14, 1923.

She was a 1920 graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring, where she was past president of The Trinity United Methodist Church Women, and past vice president of Altoona District United Methodist Women. She also was a Sunday school teacher and a former choir member.

She served for 10 years as matron at The Methodist Home for the Aged, Tyrone, Pa., which later became Epworth Manor. She was interim superintendent at the manor until March 1, 1962.

She was a 60-year member of The Roaring Spring Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She was a volunteer at the Nason Hospital Gift Shop, Roaring Spring, and distributed mail in the hospital from 1963 until 1989.

She was a member of Church Women United of Roaring Spring and a touring member of The Roaring Spring Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed embroidering and cross-stitching.

She is survived by three daughters, Ada R. Adamski of Roaring Spring, Flora S. Brooks of Bellefonte, Pa., and Barbara S. Mingle of Martinsburg, Pa.; two sons, George M. Stenger of Akron, Ohio and Herman E. Stenger of Oak Park, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Harry Stenger and Wilbur Stenger.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Stamm will officiate. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by J. Gary Thompson Funeral Home, Roaring Spring.

Lloyd C. Shumaker

SMITHSBURG - Lloyd C. "Jack" Shumaker, 78, of Auburn Drive, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Nokesville, Va., he was the son of the late Jacob Franklin and Tessie Florence Mundy Shumaker.

He was a self-employed roofer.

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

He was a life member of VFW Post 1936, Hagerstown and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Shumaker; one daughter, Shirlene St. Plerre; six sisters, Mabel Durbin, Margaret Aubrey, Pauline Bryant, Janet Beahm, Christine Potter and Grace Allison; one brother, John Samuel Shumaker; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Shumaker; and two brothers, Raymond Shumaker and Jacob Frank Shumaker.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Pastor Jonathan D. Laye will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md.

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

Charles R. Gehr Jr.

Charles Roman Gehr Jr., 75, of 11410 Englewood Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at his home.

Born May 21, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Roman and Catherine Carl Gehr Sr.

He was a 1940 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Mack Trucks as a toolmaker for 22 years, retiring in 1983.

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

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, where he served on the church board and various committees. He also served as an usher and was co-financial secretary since 1984.

He was a member of BPO Elks 378; American Legion, Funkstown Post 211; the U.S.S. Butner Association; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Harbaugh Gehr, whom he married on March 14, 1946; two sons, Carl Roderick "Rod" Gehr of Hagerstown and Eric "Randy" Gehr of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Audrey Steele of Adelphi, Md.; and one granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate. Private graveside services will be held Saturday at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers, and suggests memorial donations be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, 21740.

Esther A. Ford

BOONSBORO - Esther Andujar Ford, 71, of 42 East Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 11, 1925, in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan and Eulalia Sanlauella Andujar.

She was supervisor of the military mess hall, Providence, R.I., for 17 years.

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

She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; the VFW Auxiliary; and the Amvets Auxiliary, all in Providence.

She is survived by one daughter, Nilza Young of Hagerstown; three sisters, Carmen Camocho of New York, Mildred Andujar and Lus Marie Andujar, both of Puerto Rico; one brother, Juan Andujar of Boston; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters.

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

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

Barbara E. Kelly

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Barbara Elizabeth Kelly, 58, of near Westminster, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Carroll County General Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hazel L. Barnes and Wilber H. Miller.

She was a 1956 graduate of Sykesville High School. She also was a graduate of Frederick Community College of Nursing, where she received her degree and the designation of registered nurse.

She was employed at Carroll County General Hospital for 20 years. In 1978, she was assigned to learn and introduce primary-care nursing to the hospital. She worked with the engineers in the design implementation of the 2 North-West Wing, where she was nurse manager for the following eight years. For the past 11 years, she was a nursing manager at Springfield State Hospital Center in Sykesville.

In 1995, she and a colleague founded and established Springfield Hospital Museum.

She formerly taught Sunday school and was involved in youth activities in the church and Carroll County schools. She was a past member of Westminster and Taneytown, Md., Jaycettes and nursing and hospital programs.

She and her husband helped form the Maryland Gold Wings Inc. motorcycle touring club, and in 1989 she became the club's first female president. She was a member of Chapter K, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where she and her husband were named Mr. and Mrs. Maryland in 1990.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael J. Kelly; three sons, David M. Kelly of Lisle, Ill., Aaron Kelly of Hagerstown and Jon Kelly of Westminster; three sisters, Jackie Talley of Sykesville, Helena Reaves of Welcome, N.C., and Becky Fralin of Eldersburg, Md.; two brothers, Roby Barnes III of Manchester, Md., and Jeffrey Barnes of Sykesville; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets, Westminster. The Rev. Michael O. Simmons, assisted by Clayton Briley and the Rev. Stanley Janaites, chaplains, will officiate. Burial will be in St. James Dennings Methodist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Myers Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets, Westminster, Md. 21157.

A. Grace K. Gilbert

MONT ALTO, Pa. - A. Grace Kauffman Gilbert, 89, of 3 Park St., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1907, in Mont Alto, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Eliza Jane "Jennie" Wile Kauffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Gilbert, on April 25, 1974. They were married on June 30, 1927.

She was employed by the Mont Alto Shirt Factory. She also had driven a school bus.

She attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Mont Alto, where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

She was a Democratic chairwoman for Franklin County, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Noreen G. Verdier of Mont Alto; one son, Tommy B. Gilbert of Mont Alto; one brother, Charles R. Kauffman of Waynesboro, Pa.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Beryl Keefer; and three brothers, Earl Kauffman, John Kauffman and Ennis Kauffman.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mont Alto.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 339, Mont Alto, Pa. 17237.


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