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Gayl L.M. Kinney

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gayl L. McConnell Kinney, 87, of 830 Eastland Road, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late D.R. and Bess Fisher McConnell. She lived her early life in Hagerstown.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Potomac Edison in Hagerstown doing clerical work from 1931 to 1940. Prior to her marriage, she entertained as a monologist at company parties and local clubs.

She was a member of the Church of the Apostles, Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Osmond L. Kinney, whom she married on April 5, 1940; one daughter, Lucretia O. Kinney of Carrboro, N.C.; one brother, David R. McConnell of Waynesboro; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence McConnell.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Church of the Apostles, P.O. Box 288, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Lloyd L. Rudy

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. - Lloyd L. Rudy, 80, of Land O' Lakes, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Loving Acres Hospice Home.

Born Jan. 17, 1917, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Fred L. and Erma Miller Rudy.

He retired from McDonald Douglas and Fairchild Aircraft as a parts control supervisor.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of the Potomac Fish and Game Club and Sight Chairman of the St. Charles Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Rudy, two daughters, Leslie Boward of Williamsport and Linda Bowers of St. Peters, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Palladino and Mary Bean, both of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held Friday at First United Methodist Church of Lutz, Fla.

Arrangements are by Loyless Funeral Home, Land O' Lakes.

John O. Wenger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John O. Wenger, 67, of 8790 Nyesville Road, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Nyesville, Pa., he was the son of the late Eber J. and Grace Hammond Wenger.

He was employed as a dairy farmer.

He was a member of Orrstown United Brethren in Christ Church, Orrstown, Pa.

He also was a member of Franklin County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife whom he married June 23, 1949, Dorsey J. Deihl Wenger; two daughters, Kay Goodhart of Shippensburg, Pa., and Karen Heck of Chambersburg; one son, John "Gene" Wenger of Chambersburg; four sisters, Ruth E. Brown and Emma G. Atherton, both of Orrstown, Pa., Edith "Dolly" Shoop and H. Irene Kenyon, both of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Burkholder and Helen McClure; and two brothers, Orville Wenger and E. Roy Wenger.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., at Orrstown United Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Robert P. Conway and the Rev. Joe Baer will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201 or Orrstown United Brethren in Christ Church, Orrstown, Pa. 17244.

Henry W. Kiel II

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Henry W. "Hank" Kiel II, 81, of 1526 Siloam Road, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1916, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Clarence and Corinne Roulston Kiel.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. He began his military career in 1940 as a lieutenant after attending St. Louis University and Missouri Military Academy. He served in the Aleutian Island, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns. He received a Purple Heart and was a prisoner of war for six months in Germany while serving with the 106th Division during the Battle of the Bulge.

After retiring as a major from the military, he entered civilian employment at Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot, Tacoma, Wash., where he was an installation personnel officer. He went to Letterkenny Army Depot in 1964 until retiring with 30 years federal service, which included one year as civilian personnel officer in Saigon, Vietnam, from 1969-70.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring.

He was a member of Full Gospel Business Members Fellowship International; BPOE 600; Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW; Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; T.R.O.A.; and AARP.

He was active with scouting, he helped with Cub Scouts and Troop 127. He served as past president and on the board of directors of O.S.I. and was past president of United Housing.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, P. Janet Donely Kiel; two daughters, Jaye Kiel of Fayetteville, Pa., and Jacalyn Ann Bunker of Chambersburg; one son, John H. Kiel of Fayetteville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg. The Rev. William H. Harter and the Rev. Linda B. Harter will officiate. Burial will be Thursday, March 20, at 9 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Visitation will be at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Henrietta E. Stallknecht

BOONSBORO - Henrietta E. Stallknecht, 89, of 8507 Mapleville Road, who died Feb. 17, 1997, is survived by her husband, R. Allard Stallknecht.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Chapel.

Helen C. Goshorn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen C. Goshorn, 82, of 2955 Jefferson Drive, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Dec. 17, 1914, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Mary C. Divelbiss Banks.

During World War II, she was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot as a key punch operator in the personnel department. She later worked for the Franklin County Probation Department. She later returned to Letterkenny and retired in 1979 after 23 years of service.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, where she also was a member of the Mizpah Sunday school class for 46 years.

She was a former member of Stoufferstown Garden Club and a former Stoufferstown Democratic Committee Woman.

She is survived by her husband, whom she married March 14, 1942, Charles W. Goshorn; one daughter, Sally Ann North of Chambersburg; two grandsons, Christopher David North and Ryan Michael North, both of Chambersburg; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald L. Banks.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Harold E. Posey and the Rev. Allen Lingenfelter III will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Organ fund, 237 E. Queen St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Donald A. Smith Sr.

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Donald Allen Smith Sr., 54, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 2, 1942, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Eutah Statton and Sallie Elizabeth Richmond Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Emmons Smith; five daughters, Mary K. Hernandez, Tina A. Turner and Doris V. VanMetre, all of Hedgesville, Bonnie L. Arana of Reading, Pa., and Darlene E. Soto of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sons, Melvin W. Emmons of Martinsburg, Donald A. Smith Jr. and Mark A. Smith, both of Hedgesville; seven sisters, Edna Evans, Thelma Shade, Gladys Rogers and Wanda Rogers, all of Inwood, Priscilla Unger and Dakota Markley, both of Martinsburg, and Nancy Frye of Ganotown, W.Va.; three brothers, Edgar Smith of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Ernest Smith of Highland, Fla., and John Smith of Hedgesville; 30 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Emmons and Robert Emmons; three sisters, Georgia Donaldson, Texie Kackley and Mary Markley; and four brothers, Lester Smith, James Smith, David Smith and Howard Smith.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Jack Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in Allensville Cemetery.

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

Robert D. Harvey Sr.

Robert DeSales Harvey Sr., 77, of 20011 Sheridan Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late William F. and Abby Twigg Harvey. He was the stepson of the late Katherine McInturff Harvey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna A. Sirbaugh Harvey, in 1992.

He was employed by Fruit Growers Express Co., retiring in 1979 after 35 years of service.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served during World War II.

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

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Ann Davenport of Las Vegas and Mary K. Prince of Hagerstown; one son, Robert D. Harvey Jr. of Hagerstown; one brother, John Joseph Harvey of Cumberland; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elta Frances Bender; and two brothers, William F. Harvey III and Lester Harvey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Prayers will be said at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Robert L. Long

Robert Lee Long, 64, of 17501 Lexington Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 9, 1932, in Funkstown, he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Lillian E. Seipler Long.

He was a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Co., Hagerstown, for 15 years. He drove a tanker for the AC&T Oil Co., Hagerstown, for eight years. Prior to retiring in 1995, he drove a truck for Bowman Trucking Co., Hagerstown.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

He was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

He also was a member of Boonsboro Fire and Rescue Co.; Clopper Michael Post 10, American Legion, Boonsboro; Antietam Lodge 197 Free and Accepted Masons, Keedysville; and the Olive Branch Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star.

He was awarded The Herald-Mail Trophy for Outstanding Fireman of Washington County in 1955.

He is survived by his wife whom he married on Dec. 24, 1960, Marie F. Diffenderfer Long; one sister, Pauline V. Losh of Hagerstown; three brothers, James A. Long and Thomas E. Long, both of Boonsboro, and Richard L. Long of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer C. Long Jr., Russell L. Long and Francis Long.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. Pastor Roger K. Myers will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by the Honor Guard of the Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 599, Chambersburg, will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Masonic memorial services will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. by his lodge at the funeral home.

Ludmila Gilmore

Ludmila Gilmore, 86, of Ravenwood Nursing Home, and formerly of 1034 Brinker Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born May 9, 1910, in Prince George County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Mancos Jamarik.

She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Olof W. Gilmore; one daughter, Phyllis Green of Temple Terrace, Fla.; one son, Charles P. Gilmore of Gaithersburg, Md.; one sister, Olga Hirth of Pleasant Hills, Pa.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Coralla and one brother, Paul Jamarik.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Dr., Hagerstown, Md. 21740 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Julia I. Steele

CLEAR SPRING - Julia Irene Steele, 80, who died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at the Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edmond Steele in 1989.

Mae A. Weller

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - Mae Alverta Weller, 71, of Randallstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Northwest Hospital Center.

She was born June 18, 1925, in Indian Springs.

She retired from Catonsville Community College, where she worked for many years. She also had worked for Dunkin Donuts, Eldersburg, Md.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Lee Dixon of Baltimore and Sherri Brooks of Catonsville, Md. and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, Sykesville, Md. The Rev. Stanley Janaites will officiate. Burial will be in Park Head Cemetery near Clear Spring.

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

Geneva M. Thomas

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Geneva Mae Thomas, 69, of Charles Town, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 4, 1928, in Millville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Floyce Rickard and Rachel M. Rickard Penwell.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Floyd F. Thomas; one son, Kenneth W. Thomas of Inwood, W.Va.; one sister, Mary Thomas of Summit Point, W.Va.; one brother, Robert F. Rickard of Middleway, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Silveous and one brother, Bert Rickard.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

William L. Palmer

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - William Lee Palmer, 86, of Route 2, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 28, 1910, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Lee and Myrtle Odessa Rainer Palmer Sr.

He was employed by the Consumer Fuel Co., Martinsburg.

He is survived by four daughters, Lorraine Rice and Faye Knipple, both of Martinsburg, Barbara Jean Smallwood and Ilene Smith, both of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one son, William M. Palmer of Falling Waters; one half sister, Ardella Moss Kackley of Martinsburg; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Curt Lowry will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Lloyd L. Rudy

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. - Memorial donations for Lloyd L. Rudy, who died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Loving Acres Hospice Home, may be made to Pasco Hernandez Hospice, 7066 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills, Fla. 33541.

Robert D. Harvey Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert DeSales Harvey Sr., 77, of 20011 Sheridan Ave., Hagerstown, who died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant.

Mary E. L. Curley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary E. Logue Curley, 81, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Manor Care Health Nursing Home, Baltimore.

Born Aug. 25, 1915, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Virgie Logue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Curley Sr. in 1985.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by five daughters, Nitza Eaton, Lutricia Wolff, Rosemary Burnhardt, all of Baltimore, Linda Wieland of Garret County, Md., and Pamela Conner of Stewartstown, Pa.; three sons, Terry Wallace of California, Larry Wallace of Baltimore and John Curley of Carroll County, Md.; a companion, Hilard Cohen of Stewartstown, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Curley and one sister, Vietta Grable.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Violet L. Ensminger

Violet Lorraine Ensminger, 77, of 431 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 23, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Powell and Bertha Lee Lewis Shry.

Her husband, Russell Ensminger, preceded her in death.

She was previously employed with Inter Woven and Brandt Cabinet Works.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

She also was a member of American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary in Funkstown, and Elks Lodge 378 Auxiliary.

She is survived by three sisters, Ruth Baker, Iva Smith and Cornelia Rodgers, all of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Garry Ensminger.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Nelda C.R. Smith

Nelda C. Ryland Smith, 95, formerly of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 29, 1901, in Westminster, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ludia Fritz Weller.

Her first husband, William C. Ryland, died in 1954.

She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Edwin C. Smith.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of Lady Esther Chapter 3 in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucille N. McTighe of Hagerstown, and Barbara Ann Oster of Gap, Pa.; two sons, William C. "Jack" Ryland and Ralph B. Ryland, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold P. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Helen E. Peltz

Helen Elizabeth Peltz, 73, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 4, 1923, in White Post, Clarke County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sanford Hollis and Lula Dorris Rosenberry Reid.

She retired from Rest Haven Cemetery.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church for 51 years, and the Fidelity Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of Ladies of the Elks 378, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew Peltz; two daughters, Doris J. Dennis of Mount Airy, Md., and Carol A. Long of Boonsboro; one son, Robert L. Shoop of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ethel Webb of Hagerstown and Donna Stine of Gettysburg, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Reid; and one grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Agnes H. Sweeney

Agnes H. Sweeney, 94, formerly of 1736 Edgewood Hills Circle, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born July 1, 1902, in Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Bertie Delphey Elower.

Her husband, Walter E. Sweeney Sr., died in 1986.

She attended Maranatha Brethren Church.

She is survived by one son, Walter E. "Jim" Sweeney Jr. of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jean F. Shupp; one son, Joseph L. Sweeney; one sister, Violet Rice; and one brother, Floyd Elower.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Larry B. Sowers will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Nelda C.R. Smith

Nelda C. Ryland Smith, 95, formerly of 12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 29, 1901, in Westminster, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ludia Fritz Weller.

Her first husband, William C. Ryland, died in 1954.

She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Edwin C. Smith.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of Lady Esther Chapter 3 in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucille N. McTighe of Hagerstown, and Barbara Ann Oster of Gap, Pa.; two sons, William C. "Jack" Ryland and Ralph B. Ryland, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Harold P. Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Logan L. Cook

Logan Lewis Cook, infant son of Brandon Keith and Pamela Elizabeth Stickler Cook of 678 Highland Way, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Laikyn Abriane Cook, at home; two stepsisters, Sarah Marie Cook and Christina Michelle Cook, both of Dayton, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Stickler of Hagerstown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Cook of Dayton; and paternal great-grandmothers, Maxine Cook of Eaton, Ohio, and Lillian Goff of Dayton.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. James Moore, pastor, will officiate.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

Frank Grenci

BOONSBORO - Frank Grenci, 88, of 21427 Ridenour Road, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 19, 1908, in Italy, he was the son of the late Nicola and Concetta Maria Liero Grenci.

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

He is survived by his wife, Carmella Grenci; two sons, Nicola Grenci of Amity, Pa., and Frank Mauro Grenci of Hagerstown; two sisters, Libby Elliott of Illinois and Kaye Di'Amico of Pennsylvania; one brother, Tony Grenci of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. George A. Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

John N. Poper

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John N. "Jack" Poper, 66, of 227 Dickinson Ave., died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Newton Baker Veterans Affairs Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Aug. 7, 1930, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Howard and Elsie Zimmerman Poper.

He was a 1948 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He worked as a machinist at Frick Co. in Waynesboro, and then at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, where he was foreman in the milling department prior to his retirement on disability in 1988. Following retirement, he worked at various other machine shops in Frederick, Md., and Waynesboro.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, and the Married Couples Sunday School Class.

He also was a member of Mechanics Fire Company No. 1, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Eagles Club Inc., and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758, all in Waynesboro; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Irving Poper, whom he married Feb. 22, 1968; four daughters, Lisa M. Poper, Stacy I. Poper, Kristi B. Poper and Leslie J. Poper, all of Waynesboro; two stepdaughters, Yvonne M. Neumyer of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Denise J. Minnich of Bowling Green, Ohio; one stepson, Darren L. Minnich of California; one sister, Jean Elder of Chambersburg; one brother, Kenneth Poper of Chambersburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Poper Jr.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro. Jay A. Saxe, pastor, and Roger E. Keech, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Erma E.E. Fisher

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Erma Elizabeth Ewan Fisher, 93, a resident of Piney Mountain Nursing Home, and formerly of 7668 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at the home.

Born April 4, 1903, in Arendtsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James William and Grace Susan Nary Ewan.

Her husband, Chancie W. Fisher, died in 1993. They were married June 11, 1925.

She was employed as a seasonal worker for Wertz's Orchards and later for Knouse Foods.

She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church in Tomstown, Pa., and the Women's Bible Class. She also taught Sunday school for a number of years.

She is survived by one daughter, Hilda M. Bricker of Waynesboro; one son, Wayne L. Fisher of Waynesboro; four sisters, Retha Rotz and Mildred Shade, both residents of Menno-Haven Home in Chambersburg, Pa., Marie McLaughlin of Chambersburg, and Mary Ellen Martin of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro. Richard L. Thorp, pastor, and Arnold E. Wagaman, chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

William R. Kimbrough Sr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - William Richard Kimbrough Sr., 65, of Terry Avenue, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 3, 1931, in Huntsville, Ala., he was the son of the late James Ernest and Frances Theoleen Williams Kimbrough.

His wife, Rilla Louise Kimbrough, died in 1996.

He was employed by Washington County Board of Education, retiring in 1987.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Florence I. Durbin of Falling Waters; three sisters, Ernestine Sibley of Huntsville, Ala., Margaret K. Smith of Columbus, Ga., and Dorothy Sergi of Lakehurst, N.J.; two brothers, Bobby Kimbrough of Freemont, Calif., and James Kimbrough of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha V. Hee and Mary F. Figone.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Robert Thompson Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring.

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

 Woodrow S. Byrd

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Woodrow S. Byrd, 82, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at the home of his companion.

Born July, 21, 1914, in Franklin, W.Va., he was the son of the late Otho D. and Etta M. Siple Byrd.

His wife, Mary Virginia Byrd, preceded him in death.

He was a 1934 graduate of Franklin Senior High School.

He retired as general manager from Ramsey Hess Furniture Store in Martinsburg.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army 23rd Infantry.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Jo Deeds of Bedington, W.Va.; two sons, Roger N. Byrd of Martinsburg, and Craig A. Byrd of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; two brothers, S. Sheldon Byrd and W. Elwood Byrd, both of Martinsburg; six grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson; a number of nieces and nephews; and his companion of 21 years, Elizabeth Ann DeHaven of Hedgesville, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Imogene M. Crim.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Owen B. Womack will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Barbara J. Silveous

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Barbara Jean Silveous, 40, of Dolly Varden Farm in Charles Town, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 14, 1956, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Fielding and Margaret Louise McDaniel Long Sr.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Paul D. Silveous Sr.; four sons, Paul D. Silveous Jr., Michael Lee Silveous, David Allen Silveous and Bryan David Silveous, all at home; seven sisters, Darlene Dillow and Kathy Ann Long, both of Charles Town, Susan Donivan of Martinsburg, W.Va., Linda Hoffman and Sharon Pisconte, both of Alexandria, Va., Brenda Long of Texas, and Patricia Ann Long of California; three brothers, Larry Eugene Long of Millville, W.Va., and Timothy Lee Long and Steven McQueen Long, both of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Fay Long; and one brother, Robert F. Long Jr.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Kathy Harris 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.

Kenneth W. Snyder

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth "Kenny" Warren Snyder, 73, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at his home.

Born July 18, 1923, in Uleda, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Newcomer Snyder.

He was a 1941 graduate of East Beth High School, and attended Duke University.

He retired from General Motors Eastern Parts Plant as a material handler in the unitizing department.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the American Legion in Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marge Uhouse Snyder; and three sisters, Thelma Cowell, Gwendolyn Alton and Kathryn Snyder, all of Fredericktown, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John N. Snyder.

Arrangements will be announced later by Greenlee's Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Pa. Burial will be in St. Nicolas Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.


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