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Mary E.P. Houpt

QUINCY, Pa. - Mary Ellen Provard Houpt, 77, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 332 Nova Drive, Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the home.

Born Sept. 29, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah D. and Anna M. Beard Provard. She lived her early life in the Montgomery Township area.

She was a seamstress for many years with Mercersburg Shirt Factory and Asba Manufacturing. She also was a homemaker.

Her hobbies included genealogy and writing poetry. In the early 1950s she wrote articles for the Echo Pilot Newspaper in Greencastle.

She was a member of Mercersburg Presbyterian Church.

She also was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Houpt, whom she married April 10, 1935; five daughters, Amy Rice, Gay Buchanan, Nancy Van Deuren, Betty Anderson and Pam Clay, all of Greencastle; five sons, James Houpt Jr. of Port Orange, Fla., David Houpt of Seeheim, Germany, Robert Houpt of Falling Waters, W.Va., Jerry Houpt and Tom Houpt, both of Greencastle; two sisters, Irene Brumage of Hagerstown and Thelma Stevens of Mercersburg; one brother, Jerry Provard of Greencastle; 30 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mercersburg Presbyterian Church, 34 W. Seminary, Mercersburg. The Rev. William D. Kauffman and the Rev. Michael K. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, today from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 96 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Wayne K. Kline Sr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Wayne K. Kline Sr., 59, of 16 Lincoln Ave., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Nov. 18, 1937, in Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late Archie M. and Geneva A. Martin Kline.

He was a 1956 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was employed by Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro for 40 years as a supervisor.

He was a member of National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, J. Arlene Burkett Kline, whom he married July 7, 1968; four daughters, Kimberly L. Baker, Julie L. Richardson and Angela L. Kline, all of Waynesboro, and Karen L. Klein of Madison, N.J.; two sons, Wayne K. Kline Jr. of Greencastle, Pa., and Thomas M. Kline of Waynesboro; two sisters, Jane Jones, Wichita, Kan., and Joyce Shearer of Waynesboro; two brothers, Charles Kline of St. Thomas, and Edwin Kline of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melanie L. Kline; one sister, Lillian Hykes; and one brother, Donald Kline.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Michael V. Newman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Arthur D.L. Strait

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Arthur Dugan Lee Strait, 75, of Route 2, and formerly of Needmore, Pa., died Friday, March 21, 1997, in the Extended Care Unit of Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

Born July 14, 1921, in Harrisonville, Pa., he was the son of the late Alvin Strait and Addie Pepper Strait.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Siloam United Methodist Church, Harrisonville. The Rev. Donald Bard, the Rev. Henry Johnson, Mark Werner, vicar, and the Rev. David Reams will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

A viewing will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc. in Harrisonville, today from 2 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Marilyn L.D. Gantz

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marilyn L. Davis Gantz, 71, of 331 S. Church St., died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 12, 1925, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Sr. and Elsie M. Rock Davis.

She was a 1943 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

Early in life, she was employed for several years in the payroll department at Waynesboro Knitting Mill.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, and the Wilson Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Gantz, whom she married Sept. 9, 1949; one daughter, Beverly K. Pierce of Waynesboro; one son, Michael C. Gantz of Waynesboro; two sisters, M. Ruth Gossard and Patricia J. Kline, both of Waynesboro; one brother, Charles A. Davis Jr. of Waynesboro; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Bopp, M. Pauline Gluck and H. Ernestine Stevens.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Jay E. Zimmerman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Margaret L. Snyder

Margaret L. Snyder, 63, of 129 Winter St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at her home.

Born June 23, 1933, in Clearbrook, Va., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ethel L. Jenkins Deal.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the auxiliary to B.P.O. Eagles 694, and was the group's past president and past state president. She also was a member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown, auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 1936, and several bowling leagues including Wednesday Morning Ladies, Friday Night Enforcers, both at Long Meadow, and Eagles Southside. She also played bingo.

She is survived by her husband, John O. Snyder Sr.; two daughters, Cindy L. Allder of Bluemont, Va., and Donna S. Maginnis of Hagerstown; four sons, Daniel L. Snyder of Upper Marlboro, Md., Donald E. Snyder of Canal Fulton, Ohio, John O. Snyder Jr. of Leitersburg, and Lloyd J. Snyder of Smithsburg; two sisters, Jean Boyce of Winchester, Va., and Patricia Baker of Stephenson, Va.; one brother, Glenn Deal of Boyce, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Deal.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis and the Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Children's Village of Washington County, 1548 Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Beulah M. Tosten

Beulah Mayola Tosten, 73, formerly of 121 Artizan St., Williamsport, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Clearview Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Savanna, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Iva May Kennel Scott.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Heefner of Hagerstown, Darlene Gardner of Smithsburg and Linda Byers of Williamsport; three sisters, Sarah Kirkpatrick of Florida, June Grimm of Hagerstown, and Lolita Ringer of Arizona; one brother, Richard Scott of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Werst, Ruth Whitman and Charotte Turner; and three brothers, Harry Long, Robert Scott and Frank Scott.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Dora M. Grim

SHARPSBURG - Dora Meda Grim, 86, of 2323 Dargan Road, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, in Sharpsburg.

Born April 19, 1910, in Antietam Furnace, Md., she was the daughter of the late Philip Noah and Agnes Savilla Ingram Jamison.

Her husband, Clarence Douglas Grim, died in 1972.

She was employed with Fairchild Aircraft Corp., during World War II.

She was a member of Samples Manor Church of God.

She also was a member of Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and Samples Manor Church Cemetery Committee.

She is survived by one son, Neal Grim of Sharpsburg; one sister, Lavon Grim of Sharpsburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Sylvester Grim and James Philip Grim, and two brothers, Thirman Everard Jamison and Leavitt Jamison.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Burnside First Church of God, 3904 Mills Road, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Ernest E. Witmer will officiate. Burial will be in Samples Manor Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Friends may call at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of friends.

George M. Lynn Sr.

George Miller Lynn Sr., 79, of Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at his home.

Born May 9, 1917, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Sarah Miller Lynn.

He was employed for Railway Express, Grove Manufacturing and Fairchild Aircraft, retiring in 1982.

He owned and operated Immediate Washer Service for a number of years.

He was a member of Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Helen LaFollette Lynn; three daughters, Karen Sue Simmers of Hagerstown, Mary Ellen Marple of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Nancy Lee Messick of Winchester; two sons, Sherman Lee Lynn Sr. of Hagerstown, and George Miller Lynn Jr. of Winchester; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Dean Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

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

Mildred M. Davis

Mildred Mae Davis, 85, of 250 N. Colonial Drive, Hagerstown, and formerly of Brownsville, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 13, 1911, in Brownsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy Iselin Barrett.

Her husband, Edward Franklin Davis, died in 1981.

She was a homemaker, and gave piano and organ lessons in her home.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, where she was a member of the Golden Rule Fellowship and was pianist for the adult Sunday school class.

She also was a member of Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens Association.

She is survived by three sons, H. Donald Violet of Hagerstown, Robert H. Violet of Hagerstown, and Larry E. Davis of Boonsboro; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Virginia Harsh.

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.

Hazel L. Green

Hazel Leona Green, 90, a resident of Avalon Manor Nursing Home in Hagerstown, and formerly of LaVale Boulevard, LaVale, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 11, 1907, in Garrett County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Barbara Brode Michael.

Her husband, David S. Green, died in 1996.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cumberland, Md.

She is survived by two sons, Stanley F. Green of Hagerstown, and Donald O. Green of Hatfield, Pa.; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National Highway, La Vale. Tom Cusack will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Seventh-day Adventist Church in memory of Hazel Green, 800 Hilltop Drive, Cumberland, Md. 21502.

Judith M. G. Williams

Judith Marie Grant Williams, 75, of 108 Harvard Road, Hagerstown, who died Friday, March 21, 1997, is survived by one niece and one nephew.

Paul F. Miller

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul F. Miller, 83, of 239 High St., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg.

Born Feb. 1, 1914, in Guilford Springs, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey S. and Annie Myers Miller.

He was a pressman with The Herald-Mail Co. in Hagerstown for 27 years, retiring in 1978.

He had previously been employed with the B&O Railroad for five years.

He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

He was a life member of Franklin Fire Company Station No. 4 in Chambersburg, where he served as fire chief for 14 years.

He also was a member of Tri-County Lodge 76 Fraternal Order of Police, Graphics Communication International Union, Junior OUAM Lodge in Marion, Pa., National AARP, Fireman's Relief Association, and Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman Association.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam L. Gerbig Miller, whom he married Feb. 24, 1934; two sons, Harold G. "Jack" Miller, of Marquette, Mich., J. Eric Miller of Hanover, Pa.; one sister, Helen Furley of Chambersburg; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

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

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

A viewing will be held Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to Franklin Fire Company Station 4, 70 N. Franklin St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Seldon G. Hait Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -Seldon Gray Hait Jr., 84, of 109 Broadview Court, and formerly of Medford Lakes, N.J., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the home of his daughter.

Born Jan. 31, 1913, in New York, he was the son of the late Seldon Gray and Jessie Ferguson Hait Sr.

His wife, Dorothy Yowell Hait, died in 1985.

He was employed as a salesman for Allied Chemical Co., retiring in 1976.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Medford Lakes Lodge 178 A.F.&A.M., and Hagerstown Lodge 212 Loyal Order of Moose.

He is survived by one daughter, Shiela A. Klusmeier of Falling Waters; one granddaughter, Lauren Gray Klusmeier of Falling Waters; two stepgrandsons; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

Beatrice V.M. Heckman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Beatrice Virginia Morris Heckman, 74, of 111 E. North St., was pronounced dead Friday, March 21, 1997, at her home.

Born March 29, 1922, in Berryville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Garland W. and Louie D. Rogers Morris.

She attended school in Hagerstown.

Her husband, Leroy Edward Heckman, died in 1959.

He was employed at Schaeffer's Confectionary Store and then at Newberry's, both in Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in the late 1980s, she worked at McCrory's in Waynesboro, as a waitress at the food bar.

She was a member of the former First Christian Church in Waynesboro.

She also was a charter member of William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 Ladies Auxiliary, National AARP, and South Chapter 2977 AARP. She played bingo.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra L. Delaet of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sons, Douglas A. Heckman of Baltimore, and Robert E. Heckman of Waynesboro; one sister, Pauline Keefauver of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; one brother, Rupert B. Morris of Warrenton, Mo.; one granddaughter; four stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Michael V. Newman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

Priscilla E. Newcomer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Priscilla E. Newcomer, 78, a resident of Wynbrier Retirement Home, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the home.

Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma Smith Duke.

She was a 1937 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She retired from Chambersburg Hospital, after a number of years of service.

She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

She was a life member of Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 Ladies Auxiliary in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Ford of Waynesboro; three sons, Ronald K. Newcomer of Fayetteville, Pa., Thomas L. Newcomer of Chambersburg, and Bennett Newcomer of Waynesboro; two brothers, William Duke of Chambersburg and Charles Duke of Waynesboro; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Duke and James Duke.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, 3218 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Roger Cales will officiate.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Joseph A. Cluck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Retired Lt. Col. Joseph A. Cluck, 77, of 329 Antietam Drive, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born April 29, 1919, in Guilford Township, Pa., near Penn National, he was the son of the late Dorsey A. and Nancy Pearl Bushman Cluck.

He was a 1937 graduate of Quincy High School. While serving in the National Guard, he attended officers candidate school at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and also took courses at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md.

He enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1940 and the next year was called to active duty as a staff sergeant. He served with the 29th Division in the European Theater and landed on Okinawa Beach on the first day of the invasion. He was discharged in 1945. 

In 1947, he reenlisted with the Maryland National Guard and was promoted to warrant officer in 1950. In 1951 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and commanded the 739th Maintenance Battalion while he was stationed in Havre de Grace, Md. He also was the state maintenance officer for the state of Maryland. He retired in 1975.

He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Maryland Distinguished Service Cross and also received a special Frenchman award.

He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, where he served as a deacon for a number of years.

He also was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, William Max McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 695, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731, South Chapter AARP 2977, all of Waynesboro; and the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association.

He was a life member of South Mountain Fish and Game Association and a member of National AARP, the 29th Division Association, the Lantern Post 739 in Cascade, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association.

He was a life member of National Rifle Association and a member of Amateur Trapshooting Association in Vandalia, Ohio, the Greencastle Sportsman Association, the Industrial Trap League, the Tri-State Trap League Greencastle Team, Franklin County Trap League Waynesboro Team, American Bowling Congress and bowled with the Senior Keglers at Sunshine Lanes in Waynesboro.

He was a past master of Susquehanna Lodge 130 Free and Accepted Masons in Havre de Grace, Past Master Association of Harford County Har-Ce Forest 142 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, a member of Boumi Temple of A.A.O.N.M.S. of Baltimore, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Baltimore, Order of the Eastern Star in Havre de Grace, and Waynesboro Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife, M. Isabelle Shank Cluck, whom he married Dec. 20, 1941; one son, Jack E. Cluck of Waynesboro; one sister, Dorothy M. Cluck of Mont Alto, Pa.; three brothers, David R. Cluck, Roy B. Cluck and Larry E. Cluck, all of Mont Alto; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel E. Cluck and Elbert J. Cluck.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, with graveside military services conducted by Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard, Chambersburg.

Memorial donations nay be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 4881 Salem Church Rd., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., with Masonic memorial services conducted by Acacia Lodge 586 F.&A.M., Waynesboro at 8:30 p.m. today.

Laura J. Baker

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Laura Jane Baker, 52, of Willow Springs Apartments, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born Sept. 27, 1944, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of Helen F. Willingham Zombro of Charles Town, and the late Ralph O. Zombro.

Services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Eddie H. Edmonds will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Independent Fire Company, P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Vallie V.S. Snapp

WILLIAMSPORT - Vallie Virginia Steed Snapp, 100, of 154 N. Artizan St., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 13, 1896, in Front Royal, Warren County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Montville and Rebecca Frances Burke Steed.

Her husband, Boyd Anthony Snapp, preceded her in death.

She retired from L'Aiglon Dress Factory, and had been employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a life member of Washington Square United Methodist Church, the Golden Rule Sunday School Class, and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by three daughters, Hazel Lorraine Sweeney of Sharpsburg, Peggy Rebecca Hildebrand of Williamsport and Virginia Carleen Colyer of Woodburn, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen W. Baum; one son, Boyd Wallace Snapp; five sisters; seven brothers; and one grandson.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Hal Atkins will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

John W. Hollenshead

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - John W. Hollenshead, 91, of 282 Johnstons Lane, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 6, 1905, in Pleasant Ridge, Pa., he was the son of the late James E. and Rosa Mellott Hollenshead.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Brethren Church. The Rev. Henry Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Franklin County Area Agency on Aging, 218 N. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Lorraine M.S. Statler

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lorraine M. Sheffler Statler, 70, of 216 1/2 Park St., died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 23, 1926, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Merle A. and Dorothy Pentz Sheffler.

She was a 1944 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed at South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa., as a nurses' assistant for 21 years, retiring Jan. 8, 1988.

She attended Antrim Faith Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Potts of Waynesboro, Sharon A. Horton of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Cliff "Butch" Statler of Willard, N.C., and Harold H. Statler of Waynesboro; a twin sister, M. LaRue Jones of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Merle Allen Sheffler Jr.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Herbert S. Busick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

Darlene H. Keefer

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Darlene H. Keefer, 56, of 14353 Dickeys Road, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at her home.

Born Aug. 19, 1940, in Cove Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John D. and Maud Ensminger Keefer.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brandts Church of the Brethren. Rick Hostetter will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

A viewing will be held at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Hannah E. M. Burkholder

Hannah E. Martin Burkholder, 96, of 12402 Burkholder Lane, Hagerstown, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at the home of her son, Chester D. Burkholder, of 12440 Burkholder Lane, Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 11, 1900, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Levi H. and Emma B. Eshleman Martin.

She was a member of Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar H. Burkholder, whom she married Nov. 2, 1922; four daughters, Mary E. Martin of Maugansville, Emma C. Eby and Ruth E. Burkholder, both of Hagerstown, and Fannie N. Diller of Greencastle, Pa.; five sons, Martin L. Burkholder and Chester D. Burkholder, both of Hagerstown, Irvin R. Burkholder of Cumberland, Md., Edgar L. Burkholder of Chambersburg, Pa., and Paul G. Burkholder of Manchester, Ky.; 29 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 45 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 32 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jacob H. Burkholder and Earl D. Burkholder; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Millers Mennonite Church on Millers Church Road near Leitersburg. The Millers Mennonite Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle, Pa.

Wayne H. Miller

Wayne Hector "Doc" Miller, 69, of 3 Berner Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 6, 1927, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Elmer and Julia Ann Leonard Miller.

He was employed by Weather-Tite Home Improvements, retiring in 1990.

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

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty J. Miller; one daughter, Barbara A. Shank of Hagerstown; five sons, George H. "Butch" Miller, James W. "Yave" Miller, Donald L. "Duck" Miller, Thomas E. "Tom" Miller and John R. "Rick" Miller, all of Hagerstown; one sister, Evelyn H. McAfee of Hagerstown; one brother, John E. Miller of Sharpsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith E. McAfee and Anna Mae Thomas; and one stepbrother, George E. Miller.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty D. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, with military graveside honors conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion.

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

Malcolm C. Clouser Jr.

FAIRPLAY - Malcolm C. "Max" Clouser Jr., 69, of 18100 Lappans Road, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at his home.

Born, Nov. 26, 1927, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Malcolm Calvin and Margaret Eileen Rosensteel Clouser Sr.

He was employed as a service manager for Duncan Tire Co. until his retirement in 1992. He previously was employed by O.P. Bohman.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn G. Clouser; one daughter, Deborah A. Stouffer of Hagerstown; one sister, Betty J. McCoy of Hagerstown; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Irvin Clouser.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt and the Rev. Raymond McCoy will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Lappans.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, Lappans Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Robert E. Benchoff

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Robert "Bob" Ennis Benchoff, 83, of Greencastle, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born April 10, 1913, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late B. Frank and Della M. Stottlemyer Benchoff.

Early in life, he worked at Frick Co. and Landis Tool Co., both in Waynesboro, as a drill-press operator. He later moved to the Fairchild plant where he worked for 16 years in the engineering section. He then worked for Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia, and retired from PennDOT in 1978.

He served with the Pennsylvania National Guard for more than 12 years. He served in Korea, earning the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Bronze Star.

A member of Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle, he served as a Sunday school teacher and was a trustee.

He also was a member of the Zembo Temple, Harrisburg Consistory Scottish Rite, South Penn Scottish Rite, Waynesboro Shrine Club, Acacia Lodge 586 Free and Accepted Masons in Waynesboro, and a life member of A.T.H.L. Fire Co. in Waynesboro, and the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Davidson Benchoff, whom he married June 24, 1933; one sister, Lillian Wilhide of Pegway, Pa.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John F. Benchoff; one sister; and three brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Glen A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery in Rouzerville, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where masonic services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. by Acacia Lodge 586 of Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 96 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or to Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

John H. Lower

MONT ALTO, Pa. - John Harold Lower, 52, of 1 S. Main St., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Born July 21, 1944, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Frances "Fran" Kepner Lower of Waynesboro, and the late Dr. Harold C. Lower.

He was a 1962 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He graduated from the Arena School of Barbering in Norristown, Pa., and worked three years at Potomac Street Shopping Center in Waynesboro. He then opened his own shop on the square of Mont Alto on Dec. 10, 1968. 

He served in the U.S. Army with the Army Security Agency.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, where he served on several councils, and taught church school for a number of years.

He also was a member of Mont Alto Hunting and Fishing Club.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Faye L. Winters Lower, whom he married Aug. 24, 1969; two sons, Jeffrey M. Lower and David J. Lower, both of Mont Alto; and one sister, Kathryn Lower Filiatreau of Louisville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Paul Lower and Dr. Harry Fred Lower.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James Tudor Williams 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, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Thomas D. Bailie

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Thomas D. Bailie, 71, of P.O. Box 303, 116 W. Market St., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born Dec. 21, 1925, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Thomas Bailie and Elizabeth Caton Bailie.

He attended school to the 10th grade.

He was a retired mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth D. Deale Bailie; two sons, Thomas E. Bailie of Arlington, Va., and Kenneth W. Bailie of Albany, Ky.; and one grandchild.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

William L. B. Adams

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - William Lee Bain Adams, 64, of Route 2, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, south of Gerrardstown, W.Va.

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

James V. Scaramuzzo

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - James V. Scaramuzzo, 78, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Services and burial will be private in New York.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Ira A. Sims Jr.

MILLTOWN, N.J. - Ira Alta Sims Jr., 75, of Milltown, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Manhattan Veteran's Affairs Hospital in New York City.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Arden United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

A memorial service will be held at Milltown United Methodist Church in Milltown, Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Arden United Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Horner, Route 1, Box 382, Inwood, W.Va. 25428; or to the American Heart Association.

Edith C. Beck

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Edith Crissman Beck, 94, of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 8, 1903, in York Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Rev. F. Harry Crissman and Stella Amanda Brown Nichols.

Her husband, Robert S. Beck, died in 1974.

She was a graduate of Columbia University.

She was director of student labor at Northfield School in Northfield, Mass., from 1928 to 1930, and then was supervisor of household management for Children's Aid Society in New York from 1936 to 1940.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

She also was a member of Conococheague Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held at Saturday at 11 a.m. at Menno Haven Chapel. Samuel J. Troyer, chaplain, will officiate.

The omission of flowers is requested. Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742; or to Menno Haven Nursing Home, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Thelma B. Taylor

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Thelma B. Taylor, 84, of Stonewall Haven, and formerly of Arden, W.Va., died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Arden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walter F. Bowers will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Arden United Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Horner, Route 1, Box 382, Inwood, W.Va. 25428.

Lorraine F. Smith

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lorraine F. Smith, 78, of 665 Coldbrook Ave., died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Menno-Haven.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert E. Reasey will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Parker V. Reed

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Parker Vanslyke Reed, 83, of Charles Town, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. John Hackworth, chaplain, will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

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

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


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