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Mary M. Kreps

Mary Magdalena Kreps, 87, formerly of 13413 Highland St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Fahrney Keedy Home in Boonsboro.

Born Sept. 16, 1909, in Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Daniel S. and Anna M. Highbarger Kreps.

She was employed by Ross Garment Co. Inc., retiring in 1978.

She was a member of Long Meadow Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by three nieces, Joan M. Lamb of Louisville, Colo., Mary L. Biter of St. Charles, Mo., and Sandra J. Claybaugh of Warenton, Mo.; two nephews, Harry G. Kreps of Florissant, Mo., and Lynn E. Kreps of St. Peters, Mo.; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry S. Kreps.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Byrl E. Shaver II will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Marion L. Mallott

Marion L. Mallott, 85, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Georgetta Long Mallott.

She was a nurses' aide in the nursery of Washington County Hospital, retiring after more than 30 years of service.

She was a member of Zion Reformed Church.

She is survived by two nieces, Veronica G. Ritter of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Albina M. Sandbower of Smithsburg.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Knode, Hazel Hastings, Frances Martin and Nellie Gill; and two brothers, William Mallott and Russell Mallott.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Dale Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Lawrence E. Downs

Lawrence Edward Downs, 60, of 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Pearl V. Appetito Downs.

He attended West End Baptist Chapel.

He is survived by one sister, Barbara V. Wennerstrom of Plymouth, Mass.; one aunt; one uncle; and nieces and nephews.

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

There will be no viewing.

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

Hilda D.D. Besecker

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Hilda D. Dull Besecker, 74, of 111 C.V. Ave., died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 29, 1922, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bessie Homan Dull.

She was a 1940 graduate of Quincy (Pa.) High School.

Early in life, she was a machine operator at Mont Alto Shirt Factory, Waynesboro Shoe Factory and then at Connie's Sportswear in Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in 1981, she was employed as a nurse's assistant at South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa., for 18 years.

She served in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps during World War II.

She was a member of Greenwood Assembly of God Church in Fayetteville, Pa., Waynesboro AARP Chapter 739, National AARP, Waynesboro Senior Center, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard F. Besecker, whom she married Dec. 20, 1947; four daughters, Donna M. Peiffer of Quincy, Jere L. Thoman and Carol Sue Besecker, both of Waynesboro, and Dotti S. Baker of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one sister, Agnes Miller of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Walter A. Stuart, pastor, and Douglas Baldwin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Greenwood Assembly of God Church, 150 Anthony Highway, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

Esta A. Buterbaugh

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Esta A. Buterbaugh, 82, of HCR 80, Box 472, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Born April 23, 1914, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Jessie Mellott Hendershot.

Her husband, G. Lawrence Buterbaugh, died in 1991.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church in McConnellsburg.

She is survived by four daughters, Verna "Peggy" Lashley of Lutherville, Md., Joy Johnston of Acme, Pa., Wanda Kaye Barber of Baltimore, and Gayle Detweiler of Hustontown, Pa.; two sons, Fred Buterbaugh and Mark Buterbaugh, both of McConnellsburg; three sisters, Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, Stella Graves of Hagerstown and Madeline Ott of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Lemuel Hendershott of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Audrey C. Buterbaugh; and five brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Independent Baptist Church. The Rev. Doug Poffenberger and the Rev. David Carroll will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Friends may call at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, today from 2 to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Carl M. Gordon

YAZOO CITY, Miss. - Carl Miller Gordon, 52, of 400 Old Tchula Road, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at his home.

He was a native of Hancock.

He was employed in levee maintenance.

A retired U.S. Army veteran, he served in Vietnam.

He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Porter Gordon; one daughter, Christina Gordon of Seattle; two stepdaughters, Cindy Caruso of Seattle and Melanie Egan of Bentonia, Miss.; one stepson, David Overton Jr. of Bentonia; three sisters, Barbara Smith and Roseline Everett, both of State Line, Pa., and Carol Gladhill of Mercersburg, Pa.; three brothers, William W. Gordon of Williamsport, Lester E. Gordon of Big Pool and John I. Gordon of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and one stepgrandchild.

Services were held Monday at Stricklin-King Chapel in Yazoo City. Burial was in Fletcher's Chapel Cemetery in Yazoo County, Miss.

Jacob A. Files Sr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Jacob A. Files Sr., 65, of Inwood, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Chaplain W. E. Coen will officiate. Burial will be in Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Regina T. Klock

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Regina T. Klock, 88, of 757 E. Washington St., died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Shook Home in Chambersburg.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. William M. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Victor R. Crim

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Victor R. "Pete" Crim, 62, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. David E. Byers will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Waters Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Spring Mills, W.Va.

Dorothy K. Taylor

ONANCOCK, Va. - Dorothy K. Taylor, 83, of Onancock, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Manor Care Health Services in Towson, Md.

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

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Helen L. Youngblood

Helen Lorraine Youngblood, 49, of 1013H Noland Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1947, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of M. Evelyn Young Wagner of Hagerstown and the late John Harold Wagner Sr.

She was a Chapter 1 volunteer at Bester Elementary School.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Susan Shaffer of Needmore, Pa., and Wendy Wagner of Hagerstown; two sons, Scott Wagner and Brian Wagner, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, John Wagner Jr. and Sam Wagner, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund will be set up for the children.

J. Lynn O'Brien

J. Lynn O'Brien, 82, of Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born April 7, 1914, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Delilah Ellen McBride O'Brien.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft for 35 years.

He was a veteran of the National Guard.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He was a member of BPO Elks 378; and American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42.

He was a volunteer at Washington County Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine F. O'Brien; one daughter, Beverly Ann Hunter of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert L. O'Brien of Reisterstown, Md., and Thomas A. O'Brien of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Lucille Crawford of Mercersburg, Pa.; two brothers, Jack O'Brien and Harry O'Brien, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Russell O'Brien.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Russell Butcher will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Mary K. Baker

Mary Katherine Baker, 73, of 335 Key Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lester Leroy and Bessie May Moser Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Baker Jr., in 1979.

She was employed by L'Aiglon and Fairchild Aircraft during World War II.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

She also was a member of AARP and the Moose Auxiliary and played bingo.

She is survived by two daughters, Dixie Austin of Funkstown and Tina Younker of Hagerstown; one son, William H. Baker III of Hagerstown; three sisters, Imogene Young and Betty Ernde, both of Hagerstown, and Lauana Tutchton of Englewood, Colo.; two brothers, Lester L. Myers Jr. and Lavely "Sam" Myers, both of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Leonita Smith, Polly Bohiln, Leontine Maun and Adaline Crebs; and one brother, Preston Myers.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Yvonne M. M. Mann

Memorial services for Yvonne M. Marain Mann, who died Jan. 22, 1997, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Marion L. Mallott

Marion L. Mallott, 85, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, who died Monday, March 17, 1997, is survived by three nieces, Gladys Hancock and Dorothy Royce, both of Hagerstown, and Anna Mae Acker of Delaware.

Mary A. Nave

WILLIAMSPORT - Mary Agnes Nave, 90, formerly of 243 Otho Holland Drive, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 2, 1907, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Lucinda Long Nalley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bailey "Bud" Nave, in 1986.

She was a member of Maranatha Church of God, Frederick, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Deloris E. Hays of Cavetown; three sons, William E. McKinley of Williamsport, Lester A. Nave of Fairplay and Howard R. Nave of Pectonville; one sister, Catherine Mowbray; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph "Buddy" Nave.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy W. Shawyer, the Rev. Jerry A. Price and the Rev. Robert W. Fletcher will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open after noon today for the convenience of family and friends. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Marjorie G. Mims

WILLIAMSPORT - Marjorie Gabler Mims, 85, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Homewood Community Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Aug. 16, 1911, in Utica, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Philip Frederick and Mabelle Smith Gabler Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas K. Mims Sr. on May 22, 1982. They were married on Oct. 2, 1930.

She was a 1929 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by the former Moller Organ Co., Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Mims Keller of Issaquah, Wash.; one son, Douglas K. Mims, Jr. of Lancaster, Pa.; one brother, Philip F. Gabler Jr. of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy G. Gordon, in 1989.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Pa. The Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Donor Program, 96 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Diane K. Williams

Memorial services for Diane Kelley Williams, who died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Zullinger Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3901 Waynecastle Road, Waynesboro, Pa.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium.

Phyllis A. M. Helman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Phyllis Ann Miller Helman, 62, of 170 Briar Ridge Drive, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Born April 29, 1934, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd C. "Barney" and Josephine V. McKelvey Miller.

She was a 1952 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed as a secretary by WAYZ radio station from 1953 to 1955. She then worked as a secretary at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa. Her last employment was with the Pennsylvania inheritance tax office in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

She also was a member of Dixon Troxell American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 211, Funkstown; Eagles Travel Club; and National AARP. She was past president of Women of the Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Lemar O. Helman, whom she married June 15, 1952; one daughter, Cheryl L. "Sherry" Baker of Waynesboro; two sons, Eric L. Helman and Kent "K.C." Helman, both of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; one aunt; one uncle; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Janet "Jimmy" Stoops Sanders in 1992.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Betty J. L. Shepherd

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Betty Jane Levick Shepherd, 71, of Bartlesville, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville.

Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Viola Jane Galbraith Levick.

She was a 1945 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a beautician.

She was a member of Ramona Church of Christ, Bartlesville, where she taught Children's Bible Class and the Vacation Bible School. She also was active in prison ministry at the Dean Connor Correctional Institute.

She is survived by her husband whom she married Oct. 16, 1948, Lorne Shepherd; two daughters, Lorna Shepherd and Carla Shepherd, both of Bartlesville; two sisters, Martha Frenzel of Waynesboro and Shirley Paterchak of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Austin "Bill" Levick and Richard "Dick" Levick, both of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Harold Levick, Wallace Levick, Thomas Levick, Delbert Levick and Allen Levick.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor James Tutor Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

William T. Catrow

ARDEN, W.Va. - William T. Catrow, 72, of Arden, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at his home, White Oak Hollow.

Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry S. and Daisy Pitzer Catrow.

He was a 1942 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from DuPont.

He was a 50-year member of Arden United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of DuPont Retiree Association, Norwalk Antique Car Club and Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association. He was associated with Dillon Farm Museum and was president of the Catrow Family Reunion.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna Snyder Catrow; two daughters, Sue Nagley and Mary Ellen DeHaven, both of Arden; three sons, Jerry W. Catrow, Dennis L. Catrow and Robert W. Catrow, all of Arden; one brother, Jack Catrow of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Francis Catrow, Allen Catrow, Paul Catrow and Bruce Catrow.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Arden United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 217-AA, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Alton C. Twenty

FREDERICK, Md. - Alton "Joe" Cornelious Twenty, 92, of 611 Grant Place, Frederick, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born May 17, 1904, in Indian Springs, Md., he was the son of the late John C. and Della Reeder Twenty.

He retired from the Frederick City Police Department in 1969, after 21 years.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Frederick.

He played baseball in the minor leagues, and was a member of the Old Timers Baseball Club. He umpired baseball and softball for high school and recreation league games in Frederick and Washington counties.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lenora A. Fox Twenty; one daughter, Ruth E. Broome of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Amos Twenty of Mt. Airy, Md., and John Twenty of Frederick; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Amy McKenzie, Bertha McBride, Cora Krantz, Martha Hanshew and Blanche Shockey; and one brother, Ira Twenty.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The Rev. Robert E. Manthey will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

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

Mary J. Medved

ACWORTH, Ga. - Mary Jane Medved, 68, of Acworth, died Monday, March 17, 1997.

Born in Perryopolis, Pa., she was the daughter of Mary Spenik of Uniontown, Pa. She moved to Hagerstown in 1969.

She was employed by Western Maryland Hospital as an office manager for 25 years.

She was a member of St. Catherines of Siena Catholic Church, Kennesaw, Ga.

She was a Marietta Kicker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Joselyn M. Stewart of Acworth; two sisters, Marlene Otonicar of Marietta, Ga., and Geraldine Straka of Chicago; and four brothers, Charles Spenik of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, John Spenik of Houston, Bob Spenik of Eastchester, N.Y., and Ed Spenik of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Saint Josephs Catholic Church, Marietta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Enrichment of Life Movement Memorial, 71 Moon St., Marietta, Ga. 30064.

Arrangements are by The Cremation Society of the South.

Harry T. Compton Jr.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Harry Theodore "Ted" Compton Jr., 54, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 3, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry Theodore and Rosa Lea Burton Compton Sr.

He attended public schools in Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Berkeley Springs.

From 1959 until its close on July 1, 1996, he was the C.E.O. of T.H. Compton Trucking, a local business started by his grandfather, Theodore Hamil Compton, in 1931.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Junior Order of American Mechanics Council 117 and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1483, both of Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Esther Kerns Compton; four daughters, Trena Youngblood and Sonia Lea Andrews, both of Berkeley Springs, Misty Hampe of Livingston, Mont., and Jennifer A. Cain of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Bradley D. Compton of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Carolyn A. Shambaugh of Berkeley Springs; nine grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Compton.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon, W.Va. The Rev. Steven R. Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends. Friends also may call Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 142, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern West Virginia, 1000 DuPont Road, Box 7, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505.

Bertha M. Coffinbarger

TOMAHAWK, W.Va. - Bertha M. Coffinbarger, 92, of Tomahawk, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Robert McCarter will officiate. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Tomahawk Presbyterian Church, c/o Robert Bartgis, Route 5, Box 382, Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427.

Harry H. Byrer Jr.

OTTER ROCK, Ore. - Graveside services for Harry Hopkins Byrer Jr., 82, of Otter Rock, who died May 5, 1996, in Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport, Ore., will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Rosedale Cemetery. The Rev. Robert S. Hill Jr. will officiate.

Local arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Mary J. Jordan

MARLOWE, W.Va. - Mary Jane Jordan, 70, of Marlowe, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Austin J. Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Marlowe.

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

Jesse J. Stine II

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Jesse J. Stine II, 33, of 324 Airport Road, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at his home as a result of a house fire.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. The Rev. Albert E. Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Cleversburg Cemetery, Southampton Township, Pa.

Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Howard T. Knipe

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Howard Turner Knipe, 80, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The family will meet at the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. before going to the church.

Alma D. Heavner

Alma Devora Heavner, 71, of 17324 Ontario Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 27, 1925, in Chaneysville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond P. and Mary Miller Redinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Heav-ner, in 1989.

She retired from E.J. Fennel Co.

She was a member of Evangel Assembly of God.

She is survived by three sons, Larry D. Heavner of Williamsport, Brian D. Heavner of Hagerstown, and Michael T. Heavner, at home; four sisters, Fern Mock of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Mary Bussard of Six Mile Run, Pa., Iva Day of Short Gap, W.Va., and Rynthia Dow Edwards of Chaneysville; one brother, Clifford Redinger of Hollidaysburg; and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Heavner and four brothers, Holbert Redinger, Roy Redinger, John Redinger and Earl Redinger.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond J. Barger Jr. 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.

Helen L. Youngblood

Helen Loraine Youngblood, 48, of 1013 H Noland Drive, Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, was born Dec. 18, 1948.

She was employed by Pocket Change, Valley Mall, Hagerstown.

She was a Chapter 1 volunteer at Bester Elementary School.

She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Helen M. Young of Greencastle, Pa.

Paul R. Lydic

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Paul R. Lydic, 81, of 6724 Guitner Road, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Sept. 26, 1915, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of the late H. Steele and Bessie Skiles Lydic.

His wife, Pearl M. Chamberlain Lydic, died in 1994.

He was a lifelong farmer, farming at his home on Williamson Road and then on Guitner Road.

Early in life, he worked at the former Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Waynesboro.

He also was a member of Pennsylvania Farmers Association and Pennsylvania Poultry Association.

He is survived by his daughter, Renee A. Rife, of Greencastle, with whom he resided; one brother, Norman E. Lydic Sr. of Greencastle; and two grandchildren, Ariane Rife and Bradley Rife, both of Greencastle.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Bartola; and three brothers, Ralph Lydic, Floyd Lydic and Frank Lydic.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. Gary Quackenbos, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg, Pa.

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

Armour B. Spangler

ZULLINGER, Pa. - Armour Bahner Spangler, 89, of 11861 Wharf Road, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Newton Baker Veterans Affairs Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1907, near Welty's in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Abram Landis and Alta B. Koons Spangler.

Early in life, he worked for Barlup Milk as a deliveryman. He then was employed at Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro as a tool carrier for 30 years, retiring in 1971.

His wife, Helen M. Beckner Spangler, died in 1993. They were married July 19, 1950.

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

He was a member of Wayne Heights Brethren Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by four sons, Armour D. Spangler of Hagerstown, Paul E. Spangler of Zullinger, Randy L. Spangler of Boonsboro and Gary N. Spangler of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Frances Moats of Hagerstown and Alberta Bostwick of Waynesboro; three brothers, Frank Spangler of Waynesboro, Albert Spangler of Utah and Arthur Spangler of Hagerstown; one stepgranddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Howard W. Walton will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery in Adams County, Pa.

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

Graveside military services will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 in Chambersburg.

Betty J. L. Shepherd

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Services for Betty Jane Levick Shepherd, who died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Bartlesville, Okla., will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

L. Eugene Johnson

FREDERICK, Md. - L. Eugene Johnson, 70, of 5678 Barberry Court, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born May 5, 1926, in Barnesville, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob M. and Beulah V. McDonough Johnson.

He was employed with People's Security Insurance Agency, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Carroll Fire Co., and was the company's president for more than 37 years. He had been an ambulance and rescue chief for more than 40 years, until 1996.

He was an EMT, and an IV technician through the Frederick County IV Therapy Program.

He received many awards, including the Certificate of Outstanding Contribution from Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems in 1986, and the Dr. James Marrone Award from the FCVFRA in 1994. He received from Gov. Parris Glendening, the Lifetime Service Award, and in 1994 received the Good Samaritan of the Year Award, the highest recognition given to an individual by Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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

He also was a member of Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and Francis Scott Key Post 11 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Roberson Johnson; one daughter, Linda J. Delphey of Frederick; one son, L. Edward Johnson of Adamstown, Md.; two sisters, Nettie Lou Poole and Beulah Lacetti, both of Germantown, Md.; two brothers, Jacob J. Johnson of Frederick, and Franklin Johnson of Williamsport; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, L. Eugene Johnson Jr.; and one sister, Mary "Woots" Fisk.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Carroll Manor Fire Co. in Adamstown. The Rev. C. Bruce Wierks will officiate. Burial will be in Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Md.

The family will receive friends at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, today and Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service, conducted by fire department members, will be held Friday at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Carroll Manor Fire Co., Adamstown, Md. 21710.

Ruth P. Butts

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Ruth P. Butts, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at her home.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hunter Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Stephen J. Cuff will officiate. Burial will be in Snyders Chapel church Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

Viewing will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Berkeley Chapter 77 Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 will conduct a memorial service today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Museum of Berkeley Springs, P.O. Box 99, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Thelma F. Snyder

GUTTENBURG, Iowa - Thelma Fleming Snyder, 94, of Guttenburg and formerly of Charles Town, W.Va., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Guttenburg Municipal Hospital.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Alice Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

Florence M. Funk

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Florence M. Funk, 87, of Fort Loudon, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

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

Viewing will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Doris E. Abshire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Doris Elaine Abshire, 68, of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Gordon W. Tseng

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gordon Weiwei Tseng, infant son of Chen and Christina Twu Tseng of Martinsburg, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Anna M. Schleuss

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anna Marion Schleuss, 84, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Jack T. Sutor Jr. will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Gilmer L. Martin

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gilmer L. "Marty" Martin, 68, of 1088 Hamilton Drive, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 2067, Harrisburg, Pa. 17105-2067.


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