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Katherine V. McCauley

Katherine Virginia McCauley, 86, of 12035 Sherwood Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Jan. 7, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Carrie F. Bovey Adams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lee McCauley, on March 6, 1992. They were married on Sept. 4, 1942.

She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce E. Moser of West Lafayette, Ind.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen M. Parrett.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.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 one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Catherine B. Rowe

Catherine B. Rowe, 83, of Colton Villa Nursing Center, and formerly of the Bronx, N.Y., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 11, 1914, in Beaver Creek, she was the daughter of the late George and Gussie Malone Snively.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Joseph Rowe, in January 1986.

She attended Beaver Creek School and North Street School.

She was employed as a buyer in the retail industry.

She was a member of Second Christian Church.

She also was a member of North End Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one stepsister, Pauletta Tryman of Hagerstown; and one stepbrother, James Tryman of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Davis and Mary Keyes; and two brothers, Clyde Snively and Russell Snively.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Second Christian Church. The Rev. Rose Ann Duckett will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Christian Church Building Fund, 65 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Anne E. Clopper

WILLIAMSPORT - Anne Elizabeth Clopper, 87, of Williamsport Nursing Home and formerly of Clear Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Oct. 3, 1909, in Dry Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late David Albert and Mary Esther Rubeck Bloyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Clopper, in 1980.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one son, J. Gilbert Clopper of Lanham, Md.; one stepson, Clarence L. Clopper of Hagerstown; and step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Frances I. Miller and Madeline L. Rohrer; one stepson, Robert W. Clopper; two sisters, Rhuie G. Kesselring and Mary G. Spangler; two brothers, Gernerd C. Bloyer and John R. Bloyer; one step-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Leon R. Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in Blairsvalley Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

 

Charles R. Gehr Jr.

Charles Roman Gehr Jr., 75, of 11410 Englewood Road, Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, is survived by his wife Nancy Ann Harbaugh Gehr, whom he married on March 14, 1947.

Arthur H. Flook

SMITHSBURG - Arthur Henry Flook, 84, of 110 S. Main St., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 5, 1912, in Trego, he was the son of the late William Henry and Manda Catherine Haynes Flook.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Rachel Flook, in 1992.

He retired in 1991 from Jacques Orchard, Edgemont.

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

He was a member of Black Rock Bible Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Alice M. Kline and Martha M. Benner, both of Smithsburg, and Joanie L. Sanders of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sons, Robert Lee Benner, Charles L. Benner and Jerry F. Benner, all of Hagerstown, and Thomas M. Long of Smithsburg; one sister, Mary Holmes of Williamsport; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and a great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Paul Heffner and the Rev. Bob Fitz will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Miriam M.M. Nicodemus

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Miriam M. "Mim" Miller Nicodemus, 81, of 4 Mount Vernon Terrace, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Ida Bumbaugh Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. "Joe" Nicodemus, on Oct. 21, 1996. They were married July 30, 1937.

She was employed as a clerk-typist by Landis Machine Co., retiring after 23 years.

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

She also was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731 Ladies Auxiliary, Waynesboro, and the National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara N. Stoe of Waynesboro; one son, Scott J. Nicodemus of Harve De Grace, Md.; one brother, Dr. Paul B. Miller of Waynesboro; one nephew; and one cousin.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gilson E. Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

A wake service will be held Sunday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lola M. Barnhart

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lola M. Barnhart, 76, of 1809 E. Main St., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1920, near Broadfording, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and E. Grace Gallion Barnhart. She was the stepdaughter of Evelyn M. Barnhart of Middletown, Md.

She was a 1938 graduate of Washington Township High School. 

She was employed for 37 years by Western Electric Co., Baltimore. Before retiring in 1981, she worked for 10 years as a schedule analyst.

She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Germantown Church of God, Cascade.

She also was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneer Club.

In addition to her stepmother, she is survived by one sister, Geraldine Barnhart of Waynesboro; two brothers, Edgar Barnhart of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Eugene Barnhart of Middletown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lena E. Pryor.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

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

Gladys F. Laird

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gladys F. Laird, 77, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, and formerly of 8 Hemlock Circle, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 8, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Carry McLaughin Laird.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Pastor Cleon Nice will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be Saturday one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Orville W. Duvall

CRYSTAL SPRING, Pa. - Orville W. Duvall, 93, of R.D. 1, Box 66, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 7, 1903, in Akersville, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy O. and Rhetta Duvall.

He was the former director of Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.; First National Bank, McConnellsburg; and school director of Warfordsburg School. He was a former Fulton County Commissioner. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in Bush Creek Township, Pa.

He was a member of Akersville Methodist Church, Akersville, Pa.

He also was a member of Everett Lodge 524; Harrisburg Consistory; and Jaffa Temple, Altoona, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jackson Duvall, whom he married Sept. 22, 1926; six daughters, Wilma Kint, Eleanor Fischer, Sarah Duvall and Jean Duvall, all of Crystal Spring, Esther Swab of Harrisburg, Pa., and Doris Bell of Ephrata, Pa.; four sons, Clair Duvall of Crystal Spring, Orville Duvall Jr. of Phoenix, Stiles Duvall of Harrisonville, Pa., and Lawson Duvall of Everett, Pa; four sisters, Mabel Barkman of Three Springs, Pa., Retha Spade of Crystal Spring, Mildred Rohm and Glendora Imes, both of Florida; 28 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, five brothers, and two grandchildren.

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

Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Food Basket, Woodside Drive, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17228; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Peggy J.L. Payson

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Peggy Jean Long Payson, 37, of Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born March 15, 1959, in Ranson, she was the daughter of Shirley Cogle Long of Harpers Ferry, and the late Charles Grover Long.

She was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Stephen S. Payson; one daughter, Leslie Ann Long of Ranson; one son, Michael Ryan Long of Harpers Ferry; two sisters, Teresa Gail Ott and Melissa Ann Lenhart, both of Harpers Ferry; and four brothers, Charles William Long, Warren Scott Long, Dennis Craig Long and Kevin Lee Long, all of Harpers Ferry.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Murrill Hill United Methodist Church, Murrill Hill, W.Va. The Rev. Henry L. Fisher and the Rev. Ronald L. Nick will officiate. Burial will be in Murrill Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Thelma R. Plotner

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Thelma Rebecca "Becky" Plotner, 74, of Route 6, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born March 11, 1922, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles R. Smith and Roxie Nevel Smith Holton.

She was employed as a seasonal worker by the National Fruit Products Co. for many years, until it closed in 1985.

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

She is survived by her husband, Orville L. Plotner; two daughters, Lyndell L. Long of Hedgesville and J. Faye Gregory of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Terry D. Plotner of Hedgesville; one sister, Frances Stouter of Emmitsburg, Md.; one brother, Charles S. Smith of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Smith; and four brothers, Ringgold Holton, John Holton, George Holton and Bobby Holton.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Oliver N. Custer will officiate. Burial will be in Snyder's Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

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

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

John R. Cloud

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - John R. "Calvin" Cloud, 77, of Route 5, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard N. and Ida Gertrude Kerns Cloud.

He retired after 30 years at Martin Marietta.

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

He was a life member of Newton D. Baker, Post 896, VFW. He was a musician.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie J. Taylor Cloud; three daughters, Donna M. Taylor of Fort Worth, Texas, Lisa R. Miller of Burke, Va., and Michele L. Cloud of Martinsburg; two sons, John R. Cloud of Winchester, Va., and Jason H. Cloud of Martinsburg; one sister, Eva F. Rickel of Martinsburg; one brother, Tyson B. Cloud of Martinsburg; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Armbrester; and two brothers, Theodore Cloud and Virles Cloud.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Burial will be private in Rosedale Cemetery.

Marshall D. Plotner

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Marshall D. Plotner, 72, of Rt. 2, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Oct. 20, 1924, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Herman D. and Lottie Bowers Plotner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lee Gletner Plotner, on Oct. 24, 1996.

He was a graduate of Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, W.Va.

He retired from Ryder Trucking Industry.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Teamsters union; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4179; BPO Elks 778, USA; Berkeley Post 14, American Legion; Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW.; and Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by two daughters, Marsha L. DeHaven and Jackie I. Hansrote, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Roger D. Plotner of Martinsburg; two sisters, Geraldine Laing of Hedgesville and Dollie Orsini of Inwood, W.Va.; four brothers, Orville L. Plotner of Hedgesville, Herman Watson Plotner of Inwood, Hayward L. Plotner and Donald P. Plotner, both of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Marshall "Kim" Plotner; one grandson, Troy Plotner; two sisters, Imogene Rhoe and Madeline Wood; and one brother, Victor Plotner.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Hedgesville Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Bishop will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

 

Sophie Ransenberg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sophie Ransenberg, 87, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Born March 13, 1909, in Kirchheim, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Leopold and Babette Bach Kohlman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Ransenberg.

She came to the United States in 1938, to escape the Holocaust.

She is survived by her nephew, Paul S. Levie of Martinsburg, whom she brought to the U.S. from Germany; and one grandnephew, Paul M. R. Levie of Inwood, W.Va.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

 

Marguerite T. White

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Marguerite Thompson White, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at her home.

Born March 13, 1922, in Baker Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Mabel Katherine McGiveney Thompson.

She was a graduate of Guthrie Center High School, Guthrie Center, Iowa.

She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1941 and was employed by the U.S. Government at the Pentagon until 1950. 

She also was employed in the personnel department at the corporate headquarters of Peoples Drug Stores, Springfield, Va., during the 1960s. 

She moved from Landover, Md., to Berkeley Springs in 1979 and was a homemaker.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by her husband of 46 1/2 years, Robert Charles White Sr.; two sons, Robert C. White Jr. of Middleburg, Va., and Richard T. White of Berkeley Springs; six sisters, Naomi McCorkle of Alexandria, Va., Ruth Salmi of College Park, Md., Jean Tollinger of Tampa, Fla., Roberta Platt of Ogden, Iowa, Lee Vixie of Flint, Mich., and Joe Reiber of Yuba City, Calif.; one brother, Richard T. Thompson of Krebs, Okla., and many nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Morgan County Rescue Squad, Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Helen E. Kling

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen E. Kling, 84, of Manor Care Health Service, and formerly of Spring Run, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 31, 1912, in Longstown, York County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter I. and Sarah Welty Kauffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Kling, on Oct. 3, 1986.

She was a member of the Spring Run United Methodist Church. She was a former Sunday school and Bible school teacher and served on the administrative council, pastor relations, health and welfare, home department and the United Methodist Women of that church.

She is survived by five daughters, Betty Campbell of Doylesburg, Pa., Shirley Morton of Spring Run, Sara Frowen of Latrobe, Pa., Jane Clayton of Amberson, Pa., and Georgia Himes of Clear Spring; one brother, the Rev. Gerald D. Kauffman of Carlisle, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, Pa. The Revs. Gerald D. Kauffman and Karl R. Herman will officiate. Burial will be in Upper Path Valley Cemetery, Dry Run. 

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spring Run United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Janice Gipe, 20281 Spring Run Road, Spring Run, Pa. 17262. 

James H. Kyne Sr.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - James Henry Kyne Sr., 42, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 3, 1954, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Robert Daniel and Jessie Mae Maconaughey Kyne.

He was employed as a tree trimmer.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Glenda Leona Payne Kyne; one daughter, Tina Louise Kyne of Berkeley Springs; two sons, James Henry Kyne Jr. of Germany, and Billy Joe Kyne of Berkeley Springs; four sisters, Linda M. Silver and Emily Sue Wolfe, both of Hedgesville, W.Va., Frances Diane Caine of Berkeley Springs and Rose E. Justice of Martinsburg; six brothers, Robert E. Kyne of Falling Waters, W.Va., John D. Kyne, Larry D. Kyne and Paul V. Kyne, all of Berkeley Springs, Charles W. Kyne of Martinsburg and Phillip W. Kyne of Hedgesville; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Revs. John S. Ledford and Hennis H. Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Mahnes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Katherine H. Duffy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Katherine Hebb Duffy, of Washington, D.C., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick J. Duffy.

She is survived by one son, Patrick J. Duffy; and two granddaughters, Lindsey Duffy and Alicia Duffy.

Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Big Pool.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.

Arthur H. Flook

SMITHSBURG - Arthur Henry Flook, 84, of 110 S. Main St., who died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Robert M. Tritapoe

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Robert Milan Tritapoe, 67, of 1638 Rohrersville Road, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 30, 1929, in Garret's Mill, he was the son of the late Robert Carmine and Gladys L. Waters Tritapoe.

He retired as a forest ranger from the Department of Natural Resources, Gambrill State Park, Md., after 25 years of service.

He was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He also was a member of Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion, Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mullenix Tritapoe, whom he married on July 3, 1947; two daughters, Julia Rebecca Parody of Hagerstown and Burgundy L. Tritapoe of Boonsboro; two sons, Robert Brian Tritapoe of Brownsville and Dean Richard Tritapoe of Knoxville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Old Brownsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Friends also may call at the church one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.

Genevieve S. Peck

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Genevieve S. Peck, 70, of Rt. 4, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Feb. 8, 1927, in Paw Paw, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James Childers and Jennie Eshelman Childers Morgret.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Peck, in 1964.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hancock Ward.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy L. Shirley of Berkeley Springs; one son, John H. Peck of Needmore, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Clara Keefer of McConnellsburg, Pa.; three sisters, Hilda Saville of Martinsburg, W.Va., Waneda Jerischeid of Sayersville, N.J. and Margaret Smith of Hagerstown; two brothers, Raymond Childers and Henry Childers of Berkeley Springs; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Burton, Hazel Childers, Minnie Cowgill, Gertrude Cable and Mary Weir; and four brothers, Gilbert Childers, Frank Childers, Ernest Childers and Harry Childers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. Bishop Larry Hartman will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Christian Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open from noon until 9 p.m. on Monday.

David F. Crowley

NEW BERN, N.C. - David F. Crowley, 91, of Berne Village, 2701 Amhurst Blvd., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at Regional Medical Center, New Bern.

Born April 5, 1905, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late David F. and Henrietta Shaw Crowley Sr.

He was a 1928 graduate of St. John's College, Annapolis.

He was employed by C & P Telephone Co., Baltimore, for about 10 years. After World War II, he was a mortgage manager with Charles H. Steffey, Inc., Baltimore, and later went into business for himself. 

He was a mortgage broker, covering Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia until his retirement in 1980. 

In the 1940s, he was secretary of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association, the Red Cross and chairman of the Camping Committee of the Boy Scouts, all in Washington County.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lancaster Crowley; one daughter, Carolyn C. Littlejohn of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, David A. Crowley of Philadelphia; one brother, Henry Crowley of England; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at the Centenary Methodist Church, New Bern. The Revs. David Goehring and Carol Goehring officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


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