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Treiva L. Stoler

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Treiva L. Stoler, 84, of Manor Care Nursing Home, and formerly of Trinity House and 16 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at Manor Care Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 20, 1913, in Preble City, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John Elmer and Bessie Mae Hartzler Petry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Stoler, in 1982.

She was employed by Freeman Shoe Co. and Sylvania and Freeman Co. in various occupations. She retired in 1975 after 27 years of service.

She was a member of Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

She was a member of National AARP and South Chapter of AARP at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Mae P. Carbaugh of Waynesboro and Genevieve Roland of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, Samuel E. Stoler of State Line, Pa.; one sister, Pearl Coalter of New Carlisle, Ohio; six grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. The Rev. Kenneth E. Wenger will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia United Brethren in Christ Church Cemetery, Greencastle.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, Franklin County Chapter, 5020 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

 

Lewis C. Strine

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The family of Lewis C. Strine, 41, of 11693 Mercersburg Road, who died Monday, March 24, 1997, requests memorial donations be made in his name to Conococheague Institute, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

Ruth V.L. Hardesty

INWOOD, W.Va. - Ruth Virginia Lucas Hardesty, 64, of Inwood, died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at her home.

Born June 11, 1932, in Alderson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ted Charles Lucas and Merle E. Ayers Lucas.

She was employed as a correctional officer by Federal Women's Reformatory in Alderson.

She was a member of Tri State Baptist Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband, John Calvin Hardesty; one daughter, Dolly Ruth Graham of Frederick, Md.; one son, K. Wayne Hardesty, at home; one granddaughter; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Tri State Baptist Church, U.S. 340 North, Charles Town. Ray Love will officiate. Burial will be Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

The family will receive friends at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va., Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Christopher L. Waugh

NORTH POLE, Alaska - Christopher Lee Waugh, 13, of North Pole, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, March 27, 1997, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Born April 19, 1983, in Fairbanks, he was the son of Arthur and Joan Waugh of North Pole.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Laura Waugh of North Pole; grandparents, Virginia Hunter Waugh of Berkeley Springs, Charlie and Edna Aulabaugh Griffith of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Glen Shindle; 26 aunts and uncles; 38 cousins; great-aunts and great-uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jesse W. Waugh and Leslie E. Aulabaugh.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs. Edwin Floyd and the Rev. Owen Womack will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Elizabeth D. Knode

WILLIAMSPORT - Elizabeth DeHaven Knode, 86, of Homewood Retirement Center, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 26, 1911, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Bennett M. and Daisy D. Bishop DeHaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Knode.

She attended Winchester Avenue School. She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School. She graduated with an A.B. degree in elementary education from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She taught school for 40 years at Pikeside and Winchester Avenue schools in Berkeley County.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, for more than 50 years, where she taught Philathea Sunday School Class for 25 years. She was a member of the choir for 40 years.

She was a member of Golden Rule Chapter 69, O.E.S.; United Daughters of the Confederacy, Shepherdstown Chapter 128; member and past president of Shepherdstown Womans Club; City Hospital Auxiliary; Salvation Army Auxiliary; member and past president of Berkeley County Civic Theater; member and past president of Shenandoah Valley Hobby Club; and West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. She was a life member of National Education Association and a member of National Retired Teachers.

She served as past president of Berkeley County Education Association and Berkeley County Classroom Teachers Association; and past president of United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Berkeley County and Shepherdstown chapters. She was a past member of Crippled Children and the state Education Commission. She served as past chairman of Patriot Activities of United Daughters of the Confederacy of West Virginia.

She was the last of her immediate family. She is survived by three nieces, Norma Parker of Glendale, Calif., Janice Martin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Phyllis S. Yingling of Baltimore; one nephew, Erwin L. DeHaven of Gaithersburg, Md.; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death two sisters, Sula DeHaven Reaves and Virginia DeHaven Stuckey; and two brothers, Levi H. DeHaven and Leslie D. DeHaven.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 4 to 7 p.m., where Golden Rule Chapter 69, O.E.S. will have a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Shepherd College Alumni Association or the American Heart Association.

Henry G. Klick Sr.

LAWTON, Okla. - Henry G. Klick Sr., 85, of Lawton, died Friday, March 28, 1997, in Lawton.

He was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Chicago.

He worked at Republic Steel in Chicago, and then moved to Mercer, Wis., where he was a sheriff's deputy. He also drove truck cross-country for Tri-State Homes.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he was an usher.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Royal Neighbors of America, AFL-CIO Local 1033, United Steelworkers of America, and Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees.

He was the oldest participant in a Jerry Lewis Charity Skate-a-Thon, was the oldest torch bearer in the 1989 Olympic Torch Run through Oklahoma, bowled with two bowling leagues, and delivered Mobile Meals until the age of 83.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Klick; four daughters, Jeanette Krstolich of Chicago, Dr. Anne Williams of Lawton, Margaret Richards of Mercer, and Patricia Otto of Ludington, Mich.; three sons, James Klick of Lockport, Ill., George Klick of Chicago and Henry Klick Jr. of Hagerstown; two sisters, Helen Moise of Chicago and Mildred Lescalleet of Santee, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin Levin, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace Mausoleum.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 1010 N.W. 82nd St., Lawton, Okla. 73505.

Arrangements are by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Thelma B. Alting

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Thelma Brown Alting, 66, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Pottstown, Pa., died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 5, 1931, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Priscilla Freeman Brown.

She was a 1949 graduate of Bok Vocational High School in Philadelphia. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where she majored in home economics.

During the 1960s and 1970s, she worked as a cook at Grows Restaurant in Pottstown, Pa., and as a salad and dessert chef at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown. She was a homemaker in recent years.

She was of the Baha'i faith.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert Gene Alting; two daughters, Roberta Alting of Silver Spring, Md., and Priscilla Alting of Pottstown; one son, Jonathan Alting of Boyertown, Pa.; three sisters, Dolores Lyons and Patricia Farlow, both of Philadelphia, and Lorraine Farlow of California; two brothers, James Farlow of California and Michael Farlow of Cape May, N.J.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Francis Alting.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, where the family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Public Library Building Fund, 210 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Norman Sheffield Sr.

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Norman Sheffield Sr., 62, of HCR 75, Box 296, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at his home.

Born Jan. 7, 1935, in Fort Littleton, he was the son of the late Walter and Adda Locke Sheffield.

He was a truck driver for H.J. Culler Inc. in McConnellsburg, Pa.

He served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Chambersburg Moose and Orbisonia American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Wolfe Heinbaugh Sheffield; two daughters, Peggy Bailey and Mary Buterbaugh, both of McConnellsburg; two sons, Norman Sheffield Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and Roger Sheffield of Waterfall, Pa.; four stepdaughters, Marsha McCoy and Linda Hershey, both of McConnellsburg, Stella Keefer of Knobsville, Pa., and Joyce Stern of Kensington, Ohio; two stepsons, Edward Heinbaugh of McConnellsburg, and Albert Heinbaugh of Harrisonville, Pa.; one sister, Velma Allen of Orrstown, Pa.; one brother, Clarence Sheffield of Fayetteville, Pa.; six grandchildren; 24 stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Sheffield and James Sheffield; and one stepdaughter, Beverly Swope.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Richard Beatty will officiate. Burial will be in Fair Ridge Cemetery in Shade Gap, Pa., with graveside military services conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m.

Carrie M. Benchoff

SMITHSBURG - Carrie M. Benchoff, 89, of Comanche Drive, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 2, 1908, in Pleasant Valley near Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Elsie M. Bowman Recker.

Her husband, Lauran H. Brickey Benchoff, died in 1983.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg.

She also was a member of Sunshine Leisure Club in Smithsburg; and AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Powles of Mount Lake Park, Md.; one son, John R. Benchoff of Hagerstown; one sister, Josephine E. Shindledecker of Michaux Manor, Fayetteville, Pa.; one brother, Edward J. "Teddy" Recker of Smithsburg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Beulah I. Recker, Charlotte G. Cross and Marie H. Peiffer.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Cascade.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; Williamsport Retirement Village, 154 N. Artizan St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.; or to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 217, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

Homer W. Staubs

Homer William Staubs, 80, of 14 Park Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 11, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Howard H. and Nina Martz Staubs.

He was formerly employed with Blue Ridge Transportation in Hagerstown for 15 years and retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., after 20 years.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Boonsboro.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Belle Morrison Staubs, whom he married Sept. 16, 1940; two daughters, Barbara Lyne Mauk of Clear Spring and Bonnie Ann Burger of Hagerstown; one son, Ronald Lee Staubs of Clear Spring; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nina Jane Staubs.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. David Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Sallie L. Rickard

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Sallie Louise Rickard, 60, of Shannondale, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 24, 1936, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel M. Sr. and Clara Lee Sowers Armstrong.

She was employed with Berryville Graphics in Berryville, Va., and was previously employed with Byrds Packing Co. in Charles Town, W.Va., and Basch's Fruit Co. in Ranson, W.Va.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles J. Rickard; one daughter, Lisa M. Buck of Harpers Ferry; two sons, Charles Daniel Rickard of Keyser, W.Va., and Stephen Eugene Rickard of Harpers Ferry; two sisters, Charlotte M. Hawkins of Charles Town and Ella Armstrong of Ranson, W.Va.; and three brothers, Daniel Armstrong Jr. of Charles Town, Robert L. Armstrong of Greenwood, N.Y., and Harry C. Armstrong of Harpers Ferry; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Lester Dillow will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Sallie L. Rickard

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Sallie Louise Rickard, 60, of Shannondale, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born June 24, 1936, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel M. Sr. and Clara Lee Sowers Armstrong.

She was employed with Berryville Graphics in Berryville, Va., and was previously employed with Byrds Packing Co. in Charles Town, W.Va., and Basch's Fruit Co. in Ranson, W.Va.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Charles J. Rickard; one daughter, Lisa M. Buck of Harpers Ferry; two sons, Charles Daniel Rickard of Keyser, W.Va., and Stephen Eugene Rickard of Harpers Ferry; two sisters, Charlotte M. Hawkins of Charles Town and Ella Armstrong of Ranson, W.Va.; and three brothers, Daniel Armstrong Jr. of Charles Town, Robert L. Armstrong of Greenwood, N.Y., and Harry C. Armstrong of Harpers Ferry; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Lester Dillow will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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

Alice M. Douglas

Alice Margaret Douglas, 83, of 1214 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born Sept. 26, 1913, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Hattie Blair Stallings.

Her husband, Albert L. Douglas, preceded her in death.

She was a former seamstress.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Barkdoll of Hagerstown, and Margaret A. Palmer of Williamsport; one son, George A. Barkdoll of Hagerstown; three sisters, Thelma Suffecool, Helen Kershner and Ruth Turner, all of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens, 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Rebecca L. Crawford

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Rebecca Lynn Crawford, 8 1/2 -week-old daughter of Kenneth Matthew and Maggie Mae Alexander Crawford of Summit Point, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Kimberly Renee Moore, at home; a half-brother, Jonathan Jacob Alexander of North Carolina; maternal grandfather, Eugene Alexander of Inwood, W.Va., paternal grandparents, Junior and Patsy Crawford of Summit Point; paternal great-grandmother, Esther Crawford of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and paternal great-grandparents, Herman and Charity Barron of Summit Point.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Lutheran Cemetery in Bolivar, W.Va. The Rev. Roy Chapman will officiate.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

Eldon Brown

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eldon "Gene" Brown, 53, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1943, in Mount Herman, Ky., he was the son of the late Eldon Brown and Efflene Key Perdue.

He was employed by Rockingham Construction Co. in Gaithersburg, Md.

He served with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kearneysville, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Marcey Burwell Brown; seven daughters, Anna Marie Moore of Livingston, Tenn., Rosie Conner of Monroe, Tenn., Sandra Brown of Martinsburg, Amber Frazier of Falling Waters, W.Va., Sherry Brown of Middleway, W.Va., and Kelly Brown and Barbi Brown, both at home; five sons, Dwayne Brown, Evean Brown, Richard Brown and James Brown, all of Martinsburg, and Jonathon Brown, at home; and 14 grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, Kearneysville, W.Va. The Rev. Joseph D. Burwell will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Marshall McAboy Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Marshall "Teeny" McAboy Jr., 65, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Halltown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Marshall Sr. and Myrtle Courtney McAboy.

He was a self-employed painter.

He served with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by one sister, Shirley McKee of Kimberling City, Mo.; and one brother, David McAboy of Charles Town.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne McAboy and Gary McAboy.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Post Chapel in Martinsburg. Jerry Mehaffey, chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Benjamin F. Bowser

Benjamin Franklin Bowser, 85, a resident of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Sabillasville, Md., he was the son of the late Isiah and Etta Pearl Kendall Bowser.

His wife, Savannah Edith Smith Bowser, died in 1990.

He was a retired self-employed house painter.

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

He is survived by one brother, Earl "Bud" Bowser of Chewsville; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and 10 brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. John Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

Elsie C.E. Cejka

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Elsie C.E. Cejka, 61, of 1900 Rockefeller Center, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at South Bay Medical Center in Redondo Beach.

Born Jan. 17, 1936, in Red Cloud, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Cleo Norris.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Chris Norris and Corky Norris, both of Red Cloud; three sons, James E. Cejka and Dennis Cejka, both of New Bern, N.C., and Ken Cejka of Crystal Springs, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg.

Margaret A. Jordan

WILLIAMSPORT - Margaret Armenta "Maggie" Jordan, 76, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of Boonsboro, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at the home.

Born May 14, 1920, in Tilghmanton, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Gladys V. Grumbaugh Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Keller Jordan, in 1976.

She was a member of Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro.

She is survived by four sons, Larry W. Jordan of Crestview, Fla., Wayne E. Jordan of Boonsboro, Claude E. Jordan of Sharpsburg and Nevin F. Jordan of Cearfoss; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leo Smith, Edgar Smith, Carl Smith and Claude Smith.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

Gladys R. Hutton

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gladys Rhea Hutton, 86, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of Vista, Calif., died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 25, 1910, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Zella Brandt Rhea.

Her husband, Henry Smith Hutton, died in 1979.

She was a 1928 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1930 graduate of the former Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg.

She and her husband owned and operated the former Hutton Realty Co. in Vista for about 20 years.

She was a member of Zion Reformed Church in Chambersburg.

Prior to returning to Chambersburg, she was a member of First Lutheran Church in Vista, where she served on various committees and volunteered in the church office.

She was a member of Kittochtinny Historical Society in Chambersburg.

She is survived by one sister, Nancy Rhea Weaver of Chambersburg; two nieces; one nephew; and two great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Harry Rhea and Edwin Brandt Rhea.

Services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey R. Diller and the Rev. Robert Dean Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Chambersburg.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Reformed Church, 259 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Milton E. Walters

FROSTBURG, Md. - Milton E. "Sonny" Walters, 53, of 5 Broadway, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at his sister's home.

Born Sept. 19, 1943, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Milton R. and Mary Ellen Beeman Walters.

He was employed by Frostburg State University Housekeeping Department for the past 23 years.

He attended Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, Md.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Farrady Post 24, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 348, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg, and Aerie 2883, Cresaptown, Md.

He is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Marie Walters of Cumberland, Md.; one sister, Shirley M. Robinette of Frostburg; his girlfriend, Valinda Broadwater of Frostburg; one niece; and one nephew, both of Hagerstown; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian. The Rev. Jimmie Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, where Frostburg Eagles Aerie 1273 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service Wednesday.

Judith G. Phillips

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Judith Gladhill Phillips, 54, of Fort Collins, and formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at home.

Born March 18, 1943, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Mark E. and Helen E. Rohrer Gladhill.

She was a 1961 graduate of Middletown High School, and a graduate of Strayer College in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Burtonsville Lutheran Church.

She was a docent for Fort Collins Museum and a nursing home volunteer. An artist, she attended the Loveland Institute in Loveland, Colo., and was fond of gardening and creative floral design. She was a member of Fort Collins Garden Club and Collindale Women's nine-hole golf group.

She is survived by her husband, Roger S. Phillips of Fort Collins; one daughter, Valerie Beth Phillips Wilson of Westminster, Colo.; one son, Matthew Mark Phillips of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, Mark Alan Gladhill and John Calvin Gladhill, both of Middletown and Hagerstown; one grandson; three aunts, two uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of her life was held at Allnut Chapel in Fort Collins on March 27. The Rev. Karen Lowe officiated.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church Zion, Main Street, Middletown. Burial will be in Middletown at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Lamar Center, P.O. Box 721, Middletown, Md. 21769; or to Zion's Memorial Garden, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

Frederick H. Sheeley

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Frederick H. Sheeley, 77, of Port Charlotte, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at his home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1920, in St. James.

He received his bachelor's degree in education from Frostburg State University, and his master's degree from University of Maryland.

He retired from the Maryland Department of Education in Baltimore as a specialist in education.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and St. Mary's of the Annunciation in Lonaconing, Md., where he maintained a summer home.

He was a member of Sunnybreeze Palms Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leah Stakem Sheeley; three daughters, Carolyn Anne Sheeley, Mary Kay Sheeley Stafford and Barbara Sheeley, all of Port Charlotte; one son, William F. Sheeley of Golden, Colo.; one brother, Charles Howard Sheeley of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, March 26, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. The Rev. Nicholas McLoughlin officiated. Burial was in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Arrangements were by Port Charlotte Chapel of Kays Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes in Port Charlotte.

Violet L. Remsberg

JEFFERSON, Md. - Violet Lovetta Remsberg, 74, of 4412-B Jefferson Pike, died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Nov. 3, 1922, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Esworthy and Gertrude McBride Beachley.

Her husband, Melvin Augustus Remsberg, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth G. Blevins of Charlotte, N.C., and Kimberly S. Remsberg of Frederick, Md.; three sons, Augustus M. Remsberg of Jefferson, Elmer E. Remsberg of Boonsboro and David L. Remsberg of Frederick; three sisters, Grace Runkles and Della Trump, both of Frederick, and Lilly Alexander of Waynesboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Charles E. Shepard will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson Reformed Cemetery in Jefferson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.; friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m.

Charles Willis

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Charles "Minnie" Willis, 83, of 644 Union St., died Sunday, March 30, 1997, at Integrated Health Services Nursing Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Dec. 21, 1913, in Bolivar, he was the son of the late Harry Henry and Jaminia Fox Willis.

His wife, Mazie Brown Willis, preceded him in death.

A retired chef, he had worked at Hilltop House Hotel in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Goose Creek Country Club in Leesburg, Va.

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

He is survived by one son, Charles L. Willis Jr. of White Plains, N.Y.; three sisters, Elaine Stout of Bronx, N.Y., Geraldine Turner of Plainfield, Conn., and Iria J. Pendleton of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one brother, Adrian Willis of Wheaton, Md.; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by six sisters.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. Paul Turner Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Harpers Ferry.

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

R. Reno Smith

WILLIAMSPORT - R. Reno Smith, 85, of Spielman Road, died Friday, March 28, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born Nov. 26, 1911, in Downsville, he was the son of the late John and Leatha Roberts Waffensmith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Louise Ruffner Smith, in 1982.

He was employed as a school bus contractor in Washington County. He also was owner and operator of Smith grocery store in Downsville. He was last employed by Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa.

He was a member of Downsville Christian Church.

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara R. Miller of Downsville and Joann Miller of Smithsburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Calvin R. Smith.

Memorial services will be announced later by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Earl E. Stoey

STATE LINE, Pa. - The family of Earl E. Stoey, 64, of 762 Redwood Drive, who died Thursday, March 27, 1997, requests memorial donations be made in his name to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Ethel V. James

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Services for Ethel Virginia James, 83, of Martinsburg, who died Saturday, March 29, 1997, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.


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