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E. Cathryn Shoemaker

E. Cathryn Shoemaker, 91, of 47 Mealey Parkway, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Cearfoss, she was the daughter of the late Harvey O. and Lillian Pittinger Spickler.

Her husband, William A. Shoemaker, died in 1978.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Temple Builders Sunday School Class. For many years, she taught in the Primary Sunday School Department.

She is survived by two daughters, Lois A. Reynold and Evelyn L. McRoy, both of Hagerstown; one son, William G. Shoemaker of Hagerstown; two sisters, Edna Long and Ethel Fiery, both of Hagerstown; and two brothers, Ross Spickler of Hagerstown and Harold Spickler of Smithsburg.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Builders Sunday School Class, c/o Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

John H. Mason

CLEAR SPRING - John Henry "Teak" Mason, 77, of 14 N. Mill St., was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring, with military graveside services conducted by Morris Frost Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown.

Viola L. Cline

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Viola L. Cline, 86, of Michael Road, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born March 17, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Lelah Palmer Michael.

She retired from Sagner Sewing Factory in Frederick in 1972 after 20 years of service.

She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Myersville.

She also was a member of Myersville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty J. Moser of Brunswick, Md., and Doris R. Cline of Hagerstown; one son, Ray A. Cline of Myersville; one sister, Edna Schroyer of Myersville; four brothers, C. Lloyd Michael, Reno Michael, Grayson Michael, all of Myersville, and Clarence Michael of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and her friend, Debra Foltz, who took care of her.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Lee Cline.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Myersville. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Friends may call at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville, today from 9 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 13, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Jeannetta M.D. Mills

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jeannetta M. Dull Mills, 75, of 7281 Slabtown Road, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 8, 1921, in the Slabtown Road area of Quincy Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Annie M. Dull.

She worked at South Mountain Restoration Center in the dietary department, where she was a supervisor. She retired in 1978 after 20 years of service.

She was a member of South Mountain Bible Church, where she served as a deaconess for many years.

She is survived by her husband, George H. Mills Sr., whom she married Aug. 3, 1940; one daughter, Betty Sharrah of Waynesboro; two sons, George H. Mills Jr. and Allen L. Mills, both of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. David L. Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Quincy Township, Pa.

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

E. Maude Routzahn

BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - E. Maude Routzahn, 101, formerly of 6203 Mountain Church Road, Burkittsville, Md., a resident of Vindabona Nursing Home in Braddock Heights, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born near Jefferson, Md., May 30, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Julia Bowlus Maught.

Her husband, Clark O. Routzahn, died in 1988.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burkittsville. She was a member of the Sunday school and many women's organizations of the church.

She is survived by a great-niece, Irene H. Sigler of Middletown; and many other great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Grafton Clark Routzahn; one sister, Mamie R. Guyton; and one brother, Roy A. Maught.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. George M. Harpel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Jefferson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7 E. Main St., Burkittsville, Md. 21718.

John A. Harrington

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - John A. Harrington, 69, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John A. Sr. and Helen Richardson Harrington.

He was a retired sheet metal worker with Local 100 in Washington, D.C.

He served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs.

He also was a member of Knights of Columbus, and a fourth degree knight of the Martinsburg Council.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Smith Harrington; four daughters, Nancy Harrington and Margaret Smentkowski, both of Shady Side, Md.; Julie Linkins of Bowie, Md., and Mary Harrington of Crofton, Md.; and two sons, Michael Harrington of Stevensville, Md., and Patrick Harrington of Huntingtown, Md.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford as celebrant. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Md.

A viewing will be held at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

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

Linda S. Brinklow

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Linda Sue Brinklow, 39, of Alexandria, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.

Born June 3, 1957, in Winchester, Va., she is the daughter of Bessie McDonald Dellinger Boos of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late Paul Dellinger. She was the stepdaughter of the late Frank T. Boos.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters, Pam McNutt and Debbie Alvarez, both of Martinsburg, and Barbara Stratton of Ohio; one brother, Paul Dellinger of Baltimore; maternal grandmother, Lillian L. Rhodes of Stephenson, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Hedgesville Baptist Church. The Rev. Floyd E. Smith will officiate. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Martha E.M. Matthews

QUINCY, Pa. - Martha E. Mouer Matthews, 79, of Cottage 302A, Quincy Retirement Village, and formerly of Shippensburg, Pa., died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 31, 1917, in Shippensburg, she was the daughter of the late Ewing E. and Nancy J. Eile Mouer.

Her first husband, Earl Suders, died in 1970.

She was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot, starting in February 1942. She retired as a cost and work analyst in August 1974.

She was a member of Quincy United Methodist Church in Quincy.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald C. Matthews, whom she married Sept. 28, 1974; one stepson, Dr. Ronald L. Matthews of Chambersburg; two stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James C. House will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Quincy United Methodist Home Benevolent Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

James R. Hudson

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - James Richard Hudson, 61, of Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 10, 1935, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of the late John W. and Mageline Hancock Hudson.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Columbia Excavating.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by three daughters, Lena Hudson of Florida, Ellen Griffin of Gaithersburg, Md., and Sue Hildebrand of Frederick, Md.; two sons, John Hudson of Florida, and Anthony Dwayne Musgrove of Gaithersburg; two sisters, Agnes Hudson and Linda Hudson, both of Florida; two brothers, George Hudson of Illinois and Johnny Hudson of Florida; his life partner, Mary Ellen Lowe, at home; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Flower Hill Church of the Brethren, Muncafter Mill Road, Gaithersburg.

Local arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson, W.Va.

Wilmer C. Thompson

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Wilmer Clayton "Shorty" Thompson, 84, of Charles Town, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born May 27, 1912, in Hillsboro, Va., he was the son of the late Eli and Minerva Jones Thompson.

He was employed with Martin Marietta, formerly known as The Standard Lime and Cement Co., retiring after 40 years of service.

He was a member of Charles Town Presbyterian Church, and Yoke Fellows Bible Class. He served as deacon and elder of the church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine J. Jones Thompson; two sons, Richard G. "Dickie" Thompson of Chicago, and Michael D. "Mike" Thompson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; one sister, Carrie Reynolds of Annapolis; and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Annie Diehl, Sarah Coontz, Ethel Edwards and Betty Jackson; three brothers, Alfred Thompson, Charles Thompson and Grover Thompson; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral in Charles Town. The Rev. Keith Nickle will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Charles Town Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Janet L. Dietrich

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Janet L. Dietrich, 70, of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 649 N. Franklin St., died Sunday, March 8, 1997, at the home.

Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Leila Omwick Barnhart.

She worked as a waitress for all of her life, working in numerous restaurants in Hagerstown and Greencastle, Pa.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by two sons, Richard E. Dietrich of Chambersburg, and H. Dean Dietrich, of Mercersburg, Pa.; one sister, Elizabeth Sipes of Mercersburg; one brother, C.J. Barnhart of Quincy United Methodist Home; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home in Chambersburg.

Hakeem and Nahim Newton

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hakeem and Nahim Newton, 4-month-old sons of Kevin Newton and Jewel Johnson of Martinsburg, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Martinsburg.

They were born Oct. 14, 1996 in Fairfax, Va.

In addition to their parents, they are survived by two sisters, Azia Lindsay and Raediah Johnson, both of Pittsburgh; one brother, Kevin Johnson of Pittsburgh; maternal grandparents, Harvetta Johnson of Camp Verde, Ariz., and James Williams of Lewistown, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Norris and Madeline Newton of Philadelphia; and maternal great-grandparents, James and Helen Williams Sr. of Lewistown.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Jerry A. Smith

Jerry Allen Smith, 48, of 322 Henry Ave., Hagerstown, died March 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

He was the son of the late George Van Lair and Gladys Elizabeth Smith.

He attended South Hagerstown High School.

He was formerly employed at Sheraton Inn.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Virginia Halty of Harrisburg, Pa., Ann Johnson of Pottstown, Pa., and Shiree Smith of Hagerstown; one son, Jerry Smith Jr. of Hagerstown; six sisters, Shirley Catoe of Montclair, N.J., and Minnie Johnson, Helen Bowers, Marilyn Smith, Elizabeth Smith and Cathryn Smith, all of Hagerstown; three brothers, George Smith, Robert Smith and Edward Smith, all of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a friend, Barbara Laurent.

Services will be held Thursday at noon at Asbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Anthony Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Victoria E. Itnyre

Victoria E. Itnyre, 83, of Paramount Terrace, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at her home.

Born in Ringgold, July 30, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Nancy E. Creager Bell.

Her husband, Ronald L. Itnyre, died in 1995.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. She was a life member of Evangelical Lutheran Church Women.

She also was a member of Sunshine Leisure Club in Smithsburg, Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown, Ladies Auxiliary Moose Club, P.E. Forerunners Club, AARP National Chapter, and AARP Hagerstown Chapter 623.

She is survived by one daughter, Valerie V. Itnyre of New York; two sisters, Janet E. Bumbaugh and Margaret J. Bell, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Carroll Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Beard's Lutheran Church, 21348 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Winona M. Ridenour

Winona M. Ridenour, 95, of 224 Mealey Parkway, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Aug. 15, 1901, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Cornelia G. Loy Forman.

Her husband, Edward E. Ridenour, died in 1941.

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

She is survived by one granddaughter, Cynthia A. Fiedler of Hagerstown; one grandson, Edward E. Ridenour of Hagerstown; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, today from 6 to 8 p.m., with prayers offered at 6:45 p.m.

Henrietta M. Smith

BOONSBORO - Henrietta Mae Smith, 94, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of 136 Lakin Ave., Boonsboro, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at the home.

Born Aug. 13, 1902, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Clair Fultz and Nannie Showe Fultz.

Her husband, Benjamin Leo Smith, died in 1975.

She attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, where she was a past member of the church council and a Sunday school teacher.

She was a charter member of Boonsboro Historical Society, member and past president of Boonsboro Homemaker's Club, a member of Washington County Homemaker's Club, a member and past president of Boonsboro Democratic Club and a member of Washington County Democratic Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Peg McCleaf of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Nancy A. Harris of Folson, Pa.; two sons, Benjamin J. Smith and William L. Smith, both of Boonsboro; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Joseph C. Burger

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Joseph Charles Burger, 88, of 2463 Hoffman Road, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Caledonia Manor Nursing Home in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born Jan. 14, 1909, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Bertha M. Rhine Burger.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice May Jett Burger, and by his second wife, Martha Elizabeth Curry Burger.

He was employed with Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 486 for 50 years.

He attended Blairs Valley First Church of God in Clear Spring.

He was a member of Moose Club in Johnstown, Pa.

He is survived by two sons, Charles S. Burger of Greencastle, and Donald J. Burger of Hagerstown; three sisters, Mary Margarite Burger Beard of Hagerstown, Dortha May Burger Burkett of State Line, Pa., and Ruth Viola Burger Barnhart of Greencastle; two brothers, Harry William Burger of Hagerstown and Raymond Leroy Burger of State Line; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Clara Irene Burger Spangler, Ellen Mary Burger, Fannie Louise Burger Poffenberger and Irella Elizabeth Burger Moats; and four brothers, Elmer Franklin Burger, Phares Daniel Burger, Louis Willison Burger and Lloyd Herman Burger.

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

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

Romaine S. Ely

QUINCY, Pa. - Romaine S. "Mamie" Ely, 84, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 13 Penn St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, March 10, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 16, 1912, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Andrew L. and Mary Reid Lowe.

She attended Waynesboro schools.

Her husband, Lower D. Ely, died in 1986. They were married June 1930.

She was employed by J.C. Penney in Waynesboro, working in various departments, and retiring in 1977 after 34 years of service.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, where she taught in the Junior Department of the Sunday school for a number of years.

She is survived by two sisters, M. Lucille Knupp of Waynesboro, and Martha J. Staley of King of Prussia, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Noel; and two brothers, Reid Lowe and Charles Lowe.

Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Ethel O. Crouse

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The family of Ethel Ophelia Crouse, 91, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, and formerly of Hancock, who died Sunday, March 9, 1997, requests memorial donations be made to Oakland United Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Barbara Yost, Route 3, Box 162, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Anna M. Heintzelman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna Mae Heintzelman, 88, of Day's Personal Care Home, and formerly of 1267 Edenville Road, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Franklin County Nursing Home.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Charles Tolbert will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service on Wednesday.

Othie H. Cowger

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Othie Howard Cowger, 81, of Hedgesville, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 2, 1916, in Pickens, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lloyd and Melinda S. McCord Cowger.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by one sister, Marie Davidson of Buckhannon, W.Va.; and one brother, Nelson Cowger of Hedgesville.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Mary E. Greenawalt

LOS ANGELES - Mary Ellen Greenawalt, 75, of 7141 De Longpre, Hollywood, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Royal Oaks Nursing Home in Glendale, Calif.

Graveside committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Norland Cemetery. The Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Langhorne M. Phillips

BALTIMORE - Langhorne Martin Phillips, 87, of Charlestown Retirement Community, Baltimore, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at St. Agnes Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Road, Baltimore. The Rev. Tom Speers will officiate.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Maurice L. Martin Jr. will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Road, Baltimore, Md. 21207.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Alice E. Shipp

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Alice E. Shipp, 86, of 5118 Mountain Road, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Menno Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 29, 1910, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Norman E. and Rebecca L. Martin Friese.

Her husband, Benjamin F. Shipp, died in 1993.

She was a member of Mount Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church, Fort McCord Road, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Pool of Chambersburg; one son, Benny Eugene Shipp of Chambersburg; two sisters, Gertrude Wingert of Chambersburg, and Betty Eberly of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Stan McCammon will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Herman D. Beatty

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. Herman D. Beatty, 90, of 1565 Frank Road, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born Oct. 21, 1906, in Blairsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Milton D. and Kathryn E. Hughes Beatty.

He was a 1924 graduate of Langley High School in Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor of arts degree from College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, in 1929, and graduated in 1932 from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh.

In 1932, he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church, serving churches in western and Southcentral Pennsylvania, retiring in 1958. He moved to Chambersburg in 1945.

While in the ministry, he worked for the Farm Bureau and youth group in western Pennsylvania until 1940. In 1940, he became an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Co., which later became Nationwide Insurance Co. He was an elected auditor for Hamilton Township.

He was a member of St. James United Brethren Church in Chambersburg, and taught Sunday school.

He was a former member of the National Rifle Association and the Audubon Society.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy D. Dunn Beatty, whom he married Aug. 7, 1930; two sons, Joseph Albert Beatty of Carbondale, Ill., and James Arthur Beatty of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; two nieces; one nephew; and cousins.

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

Services will be private. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana, Pa.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Brethren Church, 2404 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Quincy United Methodist Home, 6596 Orphanage Road, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Clare C. Donegan

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Clare C. Donegan, 83, of Cumberland Nursing Home, and formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., and the Oldtown Manor Apartments, Cumberland, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at the home.

Born April 25, 1913, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Vincent J. and Frances K. Yarnell Donegan.

She was employed as a supervisor by Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

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

She is survived by five sisters, Ursula M. Donegan and Patricia Hess, both of Cumberland, Nelda Millner of Atlanta, Eugenia McGarry and Janice McCarty, both of Hancock; and two brothers, Thomas F. Donegan of Hancock and Charles C. Donegan of Cumberland.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Katherine Anderson, Mary Donegan and Helen Fost, and one brother, Vincent J. Donegan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock. The Rev. George W. Glick will be celebrant. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Agnes C. Mills

Agnes Crea Mills, 79, of 62 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 27, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Lillie Virginia Thompson Newman.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles S. Mills; two daughters, Shirley Shirey of Williamsport and Alice Yeates of Hagerstown; one brother, Paul A. Newman of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Newman, Mary Milon and Mildred Keech; two brothers, John E. Newman and Charles E. Newman; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

B. Louise Byers

B. Louise Byers, 81, of 531 W. Howard St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 23, 1915, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Carrie Lininger Dunlap.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft during World War II.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Claude B. Byers; one son, Lynn E. Byers of Hagerstown; one brother, Marion Oscar Dunlap of Yuba City, Calif.; one grandson; one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

L. Virginia Wooden

INWOOD, W.Va. - L. Virginia Wooden, 84, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at her home.

Born March 30, 1912, in Bramwell, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Fannie Crider Scott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wooden.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Russell of Columbus, Ohio; one son, the Rev. Robert Gidney of Inwood; a foster brother, the Rev. Robert Grigsby of Freeman, W.Va.; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, W.Va. The Rev. Robert Grigsby will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Terry W. DeHaven

OLYPHANT, Pa. - Terry W. DeHaven, 39, of RD 1, Box 531D, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pa.

Born July 21, 1957, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Cecil W. DeHaven of Martinsburg and JoAnne E. Shiley of Martinsburg. He was the stepson of M. Kenneth Shiley of Martinsburg.

He was a 1977 graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Md.

He was employed by Fleet Bank.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is survived by one daughter, Jennifer L. DeHaven, at home; one son, Christopher L. DeHaven of Uniondale, Pa.; one sister, Tammy R. Geary of Hagerstown; three half-brothers, Michael W. DeHaven of Martinsburg, David S. DeHaven and Martin R. DeHaven, both of Norfolk, Va.; one stepsister, Sherry L. Shiley of Pittsburgh; one stepbrother, Timothy S. Shiley of Jefferson, Md.; his companion, Theresa Herzog; aunts; uncles; cousins; and nieces.

He was preceded in death by one stepsister, Kendra A. Shiley.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Locust Valley Bible Church, 1319 Marker Road, Middletown, Md. The Rev. Carvin Stambaugh will officiate. 

A reception will be held after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Locust Valley Bible Church, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

John J. Palkovitz

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - John Joseph Palkovitz, 60, of 203 Fox Drive, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 26, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Steve and Mary Bauer Palkovitz.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed as a truck division manager by Traffic Service Bureau Inc. of Middletown, Md. For 31 years, he was a manager for Hall's Motor Transit.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Camp Hill, Pa.

He served on the Hampden Township Civil Service Commission, Mechanicsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Doarnberger Palkovitz; one daughter, Mary Holland of Mechanicsburg; one son, John Joseph Palkovitz Jr. of Parkton, Md.; one sister, Mary Cordell of Hagerstown; two brothers, I. Joseph Palkovitz and Steve F. Palkovitz, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Inurnment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Myers-Harner Funeral Home, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011; or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola, Pa. 17025-0266.

Bernice M. Swope

WILLIAMSPORT - Bernice Maxine Swope, 82, of 14921 Falling Waters Road, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 17, 1914, in Downsville, he was the son of the late Howard Raymond and Maude Catherine Houser Betts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leonard Swope, in 1993.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, June M. Farmer of Big Pool and B. Joanne Snyder of Williamsport; one brother, Elvin D. Betts of Williamsport; five grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; two nieces; and two nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 30 E. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Elizabeth T. Sheets

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth Thomas Sheets, 95, of Shook Home for the Aged, Chambersburg, and formerly of 442 Ohio Ave., Chambersburg, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at the home.

Born Jan. 27, 1902, in Carlisle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira B. and Georgia Ann Stewart Thomas.

She was a 1920 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was involved in the family business, Thomas Pretzel Co., all her life.

She attended Chambersburg Gospel Chapel.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Hanel of Waverly, Ohio; three sisters, Winifred Stewart and Georgianna T. Etter, both of Chambersburg, and Nellie Hocking of Carlisle; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. William A. Sheaffer, Charles Hocking and Carl Lininger will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Gospel Chapel, 86 N. 3rd St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Ethel V. Crouse

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Ethel Viola Crouse, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born April 18, 1918, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Melvie Palmer Spielman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Walter Crouse, on July 31, 1961.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Wayside Chapel, Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley A. Waugh and Dorothy V. Bailey, both of Berkeley Springs; one son, Stephen L. Crouse of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Mary L. Avey of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one brother, Fred E. Spielman of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Hilda Mae Crouse; one son, Coray H. Crouse; two sisters, Stella Everett and Gladys Monday; and two brothers, Belford Spielman and Glen Spielman.

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

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

J. Richard McCleary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - J. Richard McCleary, 70, of 2342 New Franklin Road, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 11, 1926, in Guilford Springs, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles R. and Edna Miller McCleary.

He had been employed by Ken Shadle Aluminum Co., Chambersburg, for 25 years.

He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marion, Pa.

He also was a member of Moose Lodge 842; AARP 1507 Chambersburg; life member of the Marion Fire Co.; Junior Hose Co. 2, Chambersburg; life and charter member of the New Franklin Volunteer Fire Co.; and life and charter member of the New Franklin Ruritan Club, where he received the Tom Downing award in 1991. He was a volunteer for The American Heart Association.

He is survived by one brother, Marlin R. McCleary of Fayetteville, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Norland Cemetery. The Rev. Warren Heintzelman will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 255 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home.

Ralph L. Clippinger

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Ralph Leroy Clippinger, 77, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 22, 1920, in Fannettsburg, he was the son of the late John F. and Margaret A. Coons Clippinger.

He was a retired security guard from Fairchild Aircraft Corp., Hagerstown.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II with the 19th Combat Engineers in the European African Middle Eastern Service. He received a medal with seven Bronze Stars and a Silver Star.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of McCartney Post 232, American Legion, of Dry Run, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Dawn Connely of Virginia Beach, Va., and Melanie Clippinger of Hagerstown; one brother, Donald C. Clippinger of Chambersburg, Pa.; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing or service.

Arrangements are by John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run.


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