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Pauline M. Jones

Pauline Myrtle Jones, 97, of 950 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Clearview Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 31, 1899, in Cavetown, she was the daughter of the late Otho R. and Flora E. Kuhn Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin M. Jones, on July 16, 1964.

She was employed by Hagerstown Shoe Co. and the Silk Mill in Williamsport. She also was a tavern owner.

She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church, Cavetown.

She is survived by three sisters, Luella Shoop of Leitersburg, Vera Moats of Williamsport and Margaret Ferguson of Smithsburg; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Maxine E. Haupt and Dorotha M. Leasure; three sisters, Goldie Martin, Olive Smith and Hilda Brewer; and one granddaughter, Donna Turner.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Ronald E. Kauffman will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

 

Rodger L. Deal

BERRYVILLE, Va. - Rodger Lee Deal, 53, of 225 Chalmers Court, Apt. 3D, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Born March 21, 1943, in Clearbrook, Va., he was the son of the late George Washington "Buck" and Louise Jenkins Deal.

He was a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 694, Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Debra Leigher of Greenville, S.C.; three sisters, Margaret L. Snyder of Hagerstown, Elinor J. Boyce of Winchester, Va., and Patricia A. Baker of Stephenson, Va.; and one brother, Glenn W. Deal of Boyce, Va.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville. The Rev. Dwight L. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Frederick County, Va. Military honors will be given by the Clarke County Honor Guard.

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

Memorial donations may be made to John H. Enders Volunteer Fire Co., 9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville, Va. 22611.
 

 

Elaine P. Noll

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elaine Patterson "Pat" Noll, 69, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg, Md.

Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John and Grace Coffinberger Patterson.

She was a 1945 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She retired from the Berkeley County Tax Office.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Vincent P. Noll; three daughters, Ann M. Smallwood, Marcia L. Noll and Melissa S. Warner, all of Martinsburg; two sons, Lawrence P. Noll and Jeffrey M. Noll, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Virginia Crumbacker of San Diego; eight grandchildren; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Thomas Noll, and one sister, Lucy Paterson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. John V. DiBacco Jr. will be celebrant. Burial prayers will be recited at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. A vigil service will be held at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic School, 336 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

The family will meet at the church prior to the service on Saturday.

 

Frances B. Proctor

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Frances B. Proctor, 78, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 30, 1918, in Mineral County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Dailey P. and Dunie F. High Whitacre.

She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles H. Proctor Sr.; four daughters, Doris J. Griffith of Joppa, Md., Evelyn L. Loudan of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Carol L. Clark of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Constance A. Olszewski of New Freedom, Pa.; three sons, Norman "Wayne" Proctor Sr. and Donald E. Proctor, both of Martinsburg, and Charles H. Proctor Jr. of Baltimore; three sisters, Dorothy W. McDonald, Hilda Grove, and Betty L. Young, all of Martinsburg; two brothers, Herman J. Whitacre of Conway, S.C., and Junior C. Whitacre of Bunker Hill; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Frances Brant, and one sister, Louetta Jane Whitacre.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. David Mehalko will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

 

George C. Habicht

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - George C. Habicht, 73, of 14078 Mar Penn Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1923, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Jungblut Habicht.

He graduated from high school in Baltimore in 1941.

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

He later was in the civil service as a supervisor of the warehouse for Edgewood Arsenal at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Md., retiring after more than 35 years of government service.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rouzerville, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine G. Miller Habicht, whom he married June 13, 1947; one son, Jeffrey F. Habicht of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one brother, Paul Habicht of Glenarm, Md.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Poellinger.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. The Rev. Robert S. Edmundson will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church Roof Repair Fund, 14753 Charmain Road, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214.

 

Joseph H. Miller

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Joseph H. Miller, 82, of Shannondale, Harpers Ferry, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born July 15, 1914, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Frank S. and Lillia Deasel Miller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Knight Miller, on March 16, 1994.

He was employed by General Motors, Baltimore, until his retirement after many years of service.

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

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

He also was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 948, Charles Town.

He is survived by one niece, Margaret Ann Cunningham of Destin, Fla., and one nephew, Peter E. Knight III of Sabillasville, Md.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Agusta Miller, on Aug. 8, 1994.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Bert Valdes will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park Cemetery, Carroll County, Md.

There will be no visitation.

 

Marlin D. Lehman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. Marlin D. Lehman, 72, of 3301 Anthony Highway, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Guilford, Pa.

Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Jacob R. and Salome Ebersole Lehman.

He was employed as a zone leader and field manager by Furst-McNess Co., Feeport, Ill., retiring in 1986 after 19 years of service. He also was a farmer and worked part time at Nevin's Furniture in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of Pond Bank Mennonite Church, Pond Bank, Pa., where he was a Sunday school teacher. He had been pastor of the church for 24 years, retiring in 1983.

He was involved in church planning at Fairview Chapel, Waynesboro, Pa., and Living Faith Chapel, Shippensburg, Pa., where he also taught Sunday school. He served as interim pastor at Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Boonsboro; Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa.; and Diller Mennonite Church, Newville, Pa.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship, where he had served as an officer; a member of the AARP; former chaplain at the Chambersburg Hospital and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine E. Burkholder Lehman, whom he married Oct. 14, 1945; five daughters, C. Louise Ervin, Nancy Kuhns, Wilma Wadel and Brenda Eby, all of Chambersburg, and Darlene Detweiler of Orrstown, Pa.; one sister, Anna Lehman of Willow Street, Pa.; two brothers, John Lehman of Chambersburg and Virgil Lehman of Fayetteville, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Marlin Lee Lehman, five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Roger I. Martin, the Rev. Menno B. Sollenberger and the Rev. Charles A. Ness will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Pond Bank Mennonite Church, c/o Mr. Ray Wadel, 7416 Nyesville Road, Chambersburg, Pa., or to the Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship, c/o Elwood Bollinger, P.O. Box 456, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Vernon C. Hines Jr.

THURMONT, Md. - Vernon "Bud" Columbus Hines Jr., 68, of Apples Church Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at his home.

Born Jan. 17, 1928, in Libertytown, Md., he was the son of the late Vernon C. and Lydia Ann Beall Hines Sr.

He ran a farm in Rocky Ridge for 31 years. Prior to that he worked for Fairchild Industries as a machinist for 10 years.

He was an avid card player and enjoyed making wooden toys for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Pat" Long Hines; one daughter, Vivian Ewell of Thurmont; two sons, Michael Hines of Mt. Airy, Md., and Russell Hines of Thurmont; five sisters, Mary Richardson and Annabel Kline, both of Frederick, Md., Mable McDonald of Florida, Dorothy Wojan of Michigan and Pauline Davis of North Carolina; three brothers, Kenneth Hines and Thomas Hines, both of Woodsboro, Md., and George Hines of Union Bridge, Md.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Elza Hurst will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Md. 22 Lions Vision Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore, Md. 21203-1714.

 

Margaret E. Shipp

Margaret E. Shipp, 97, of 200 Avon Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at her home.

Born Jan. 11, 1899 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mary D. Means Pague.

Her husband, Ray Shipp, died in 1960.

She and her husband owned and operated Shipps Seafood on Summit Avenue for many years.

She was a member of First Brethren Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Marjorie E. Sears of Hagerstown; one sister, Florence Clopper of Chambersburg, Pa.; and one brother, William Pague of Hagerstown.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Hailey E. Gilks

Hailey E. Gilks, infant daughter of Corin M. M. and Jennifer L. Nugent Gilks, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

She was born Nov. 14, 1996.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Nugent of Hagerstown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hunt of Hagerstown and Michael R. Gilks of Hebron, N.D.; maternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Goodrich of Sackets Harbor, N.Y.; and paternal great-grandmothers Vera M. Garratt of Leicestershire, England, and Mary Gilks of Bedfordshire, England.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Andrew S. Mohl will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

 

Harvey S. Gatrell

Harvey Samuel Gatrell, 65, of 742 Medway Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at the home of his daughter, Cheryl Gatrell, in Keedysville.

Born Aug. 26, 1931, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mannie L. Writt Gatrell.

He was employed as a welder in the construction business.

He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by one son, Raymond Gatrell of Berryville, Va.; two brothers, Floyd "Buck" Gatrell of Sharpsburg and Frederick Gatrell of Jefferson, Md.; three grandchildren; and a friend, Helen Difabbio.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Combs, Helen Shoemaker and Charlotte Shoemaker; and six brothers, Donald Gatrell, Alvin V. Gatrell, Charles E. "Toon" Gatrell, John H. Gatrell Jr., Ralph J. Gatrell and Harry A. Gatrell.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mt. View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. John P. Silassy will officiate.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 East Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Burrell J. Milburn

WILLIAMSPORT - Burrell Junior "Dick" Milburn, who died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, is survived by his daughter, Angelena Kay Milburn of Hagerstown.
 

Margaret O. Hill

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Margaret Oliver "Maggie" Hill, R.N., 83, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born July 13, 1913, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary Minetta Frankenberry Oliver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Monroe Hill Jr.

She was a 1931 graduate of Martinsburg High School. She graduated from Kings Daughters Hospital Training School as a registered nurse.

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

She also was a member of Kings Daughters Hospital Alumni; the Quota Club; American Nurses Association; Shenandoah Valley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; Governor's Task Force Commission on Nursing Education; the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nursing from Dec. 22, 1972 to June 30, 1977 and July 10, 1978 to June 30, 1982.

She was awarded Outstanding State Vocational Educators Award in 1975 in Health Occupation by the National Vocational Advisory Committee and served as secretary for the State Board of Examiners in West Virginia. She was the coordinator and instructor for the Berkeley County Vocational School for licensed practical nurses at James Rumsey from its inception until 1980.

Governor Arch Moore appointed her to the West Virginia Planning Commission for Nursing and later, Governor Jay Rockefeller appointed her to the Governor's Commission on Nursing.

She received the Red Cross Certificate for outstanding contributions as Instructor-Trainer and Instructor-Supervisor for 30 years in July 1977 and was awarded certification for Continuing Education by "The West Virginia State Nurses Association for Registered Nurses." She served on the Board of Directors for Potomac Comprehensive Diagnostic and Guidance Center and taught 25 years Red Cross Home Nursing and Instructor Courses.

She is survived by one daughter, Gay Hill Dawson of Atlanta; one son, Wayne C. Hill of Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Kopp of Martinsburg and Anne Calandriello of Garfield, N.J., and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Mabel Frye, Katherine Miller, Lucy Long, Mary Gochenour, Eva McCullough, and Pearl Flowers and one brother, Russell Oliver .

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

 

James R. Alder

BOONSBORO - James Robert Alder, 72, of 8513 Old National Pike, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at his home.

Born Sept. 22, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert Henson and Mary Ellen Kreps Alder.

He was a 1942 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by Jamison Door Co., Hagerstown, until his retirement in 1981, after 39 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He was a 50-year member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 340 and the W.D. Byron VFW Post 1936, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Olive J. Baker Alder, whom he married June 26, 1954; five sisters, M. Irene Swartz, Mary Catherine Morningstar, Ruth E. Semler, Jane J. Rock, and Helen Brashears, all of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances V. Hoover and two brothers, Thomas E. Alder and William H. Alder.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Helen S. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

 

Clarence W. Slonaker

GLENGARY, W.Va. - Clarence W. Slonaker, 66, of Glengary, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Aug. 13, 1930, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Gold S. and Georgia Dunham Slonaker.

He was employed as a Berkeley County school bus driver, retiring after 28 years of service. He also was a farmer.

He was a member of Central Chapel Church, where he served as a trustee and president of the Adult Sunday School Class.

He also was a member of Council 15, J.O.U.A.M.; retired School Personnel of Berkeley County and the Farm Bureau

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, E. Irene Bohrer Slonaker; three daughters, Vickie Davis of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Belinda Linton and Lisa Shanholtz, both of Glengary; one son, Clarence W. "Bill" Slonaker Jr. of Glengary; nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl S. Slonaker and Arondell Slonaker.

Services will be held Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Central Chapel Church. The Rev. Frank Douty and the Rev. Joe Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Central Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va., today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to Central Chapel Cemetery Fund, Rt. 2 Box 245 Hedgesville, W.Va. 25427 or to Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission Building Fund, 602 West King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Council 15, J.O.U.A.M. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Saturday at 7 p.m.

 

Carrie E. G. Vanderau

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Carrie Elizabeth Gossert Vanderau, 86, of 344 West 2nd St., died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1910, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William E. and Ida E. Shockey Gossert.

She married her husband, Jacob I. Vanderau, on Sept. 7, 1929. He died on Nov. 3, 1983.

She was employed by Quincy Orphanage for a number of years in the food service department during the mid 1940s.

She was a member of the Quincy United Methodist Church, Quincy, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruby E. Vanderau of Waynesboro; one sister, Mae Oberholzer of Waynesboro; and two brothers, William Gossert of Chambersburg and George Gossert of Mont Alto.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Vernon Eugene Vanderau in 1930; three sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 South Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James C. House will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy Township, Pa.

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

 

Anna K. Happ

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anna Katherine "Kitty" Happ, 90, of Franklin County Nursing Home since 1987 and previously of South 5th Street, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 2, 1906, in Edenville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Hannah Stevens Foreman.

She was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry in New York City for 45 years prior to retiring to Chambersburg in 1968.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She also was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Chambersburg, VFW 1599; and Ladies Auxiliary of Dietrich-Brechbill American Legion 612, St. Thomas, Pa.

She is survived by four sisters, Clara V. Rohrer of Mercersburg, Pa., Arlene V. Swope of Hagerstown, Verda F. Rhodes of Upton, Pa. and Joyce A. Malone of St. Thomas, Pa.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Harrison and Mae Fox, and three brothers, Ray Foreman, Frank Foreman and Paul W. Foreman.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Lawler officiating.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas.

 

Lula M. Grandstaff

Lula May Grandstaff, 93, a resident of Colton Villa Nursing Center, and formerly of 442 Mechanic St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1903, in Charlton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Levi and Mary Ann Weaver Mills.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Daniel E. Sirbaugh, and by her second husband, Marvin K. Grandstaff.

She had been employed by Fairchild Aircraft and retired from Routzahn's Department Store, formerly Leiter Brothers Department Store, after 22 years.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Elizabeth Gossard of Williamsport; two sons, Harry Eugene Sirbaugh and James Keller Grandstaff, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Helen C. Hays of Savannah, Ga.; one brother, Lloyd C. Mills of Laureldale, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane W. Sheppard; one son, William Grandstaff; one stepson, Forrest Sirbaugh; two sisters, Eleanor Artz and Kathryn Sheffer; two brothers, William Abraham Mills and Leonard Mills; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy Mabbott and the Rev. Robert L. Regenold will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

 

Charles W. Glass

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Charles W. Glass, 80, a resident of 10906 Steeding Horse Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Born Oct. 16, 1916, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell D. and Cora Biddle Glass.

He was a 1934 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He worked as the supervisor of maintenance at Letterkenny Army Depot for 30 years, prior to retiring in December 1970.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Cocoa, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Alice Alexander Glass, whom he married July 9, 1938; two daughters, Eleanore I. Black, with whom he resided, and Karen E. Bingaman of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, Russell E. Glass of Irving, Texas; one half-sister, Janet Billet of York, Pa.; three half-brothers, Ralph Mentzer of Abbottstown, Pa., Ronald E. Mentzer of Colorado, and Richard Mentzer of York, Pa.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

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

 

Carl L. Jacobs

WILLIAMSPORT - Carl Leroy Jacobs, 87, of 16709 Aqueduct Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Mount Pleasant, Tenn.

Born Sept. 21, 1909, in Cedar Lake, Mich., he was the son of the late Lewen Ancel and Bertha Caroline Lea Jacobs.

His wife of 61 years, Ruth Jacobs, died Oct. 10, 1996.

He was employed as a teacher in Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, and as a book store manager in Tennessee, Mississippi, Maryland and New York.

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

He is survived by two sons, Frank Jacobs of Williamsport, and Lloyd Jacobs of Cicero, Ind.

Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Valley View Chapel in Chattanooga, Tenn. Burial was in Collegedale Memorial Park in Collegedale, Tenn.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 233, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

 

Kenneth D. Kline Sr.

SMITHSBURG - Kenneth D. Kline Sr., 75, of Cave Hill Road, Smithsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 1, 1921, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late John R. and Daisy O. Brunner Kline.

He was employed by Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, until his retirement in 1983 after 20 years of service.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the UAW and the NRA. He was a life member of Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Louise M. Barkdoll Kline; two daughters, Dorene J. Young of Mt. Airy, Md., and Sue Recher of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, Kenneth D. Kline Jr. of Hagerstown and Kerry D. Kline of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three sisters, Vauda Martz of Mt. Aetna, Md., Martha Williams of Smithsburg and Mable Armstrong of Boonsboro; four brothers, John Junior Kline, Daniel Kline, both of Hagerstown, Clarence Kline of Chewsville and Jerry Kline of Smithsburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Kline and Grayson Kline Sr.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Julie Brigham will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 411 Smithsburg Md. 21783 or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 13156 Edgemont Rd. Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

 

Melissa L. Bivens

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Melissa Louise Bivens, 38, of Falling Waters, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at her home.

Born March 30, 1958, in Kingwood, W.Va., she was the daughter of Betty Cozad Graham of Hancock and the late John R. Graham.

She was a 1976 graduate of Hancock High School, where she was a member of the Color Guard.

She was employed as an office assistant-FSS Clerk for the Martinsburg Housing Authority. She also worked at the Handi Shopper Store, Falling Waters.

She was a member of the Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Hancock.

She was the "Soccer Mom" for her sons soccer teams in Berkeley County, W.Va.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, whom she married Aug. 24, 1974, Larry E. Bivens; two sons, Larry Bivens Jr. and Andrew Bivens, both at home; one sister, Penny Murphy of Hagerstown; two brothers, John "Bub" Graham of Ft. Meade, Md., and Tom Graham of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; five nieces and five nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at 11 a.m. at the Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church, Rt. 11 Berkeley County. Pastor Donald B. Smith will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

The family requests that flowers be sent to the church.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel.

 

Charles F. Wall

RICHMOND, Va. - Charles Frank Wall, of Richmond, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996.

He was employed by IBM until his retirement after 44 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Val Perfater Wall; one son, Dan Franklin Wall of Winchester, Va.; and one granddaughter, Katlyn Stephenson Wall of Winchester, Va.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.

Arrangements were handled by Woody Funeral Home, Richmond.

 

Marlin D. Lehman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Marlin D. Lehman, who died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, was employed by Furst-McNess Co., of Freeport, Ill.

 

Elsie M. Thomas

BOONSBORO - Elsie Marie Thomas, 95, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of Benevola and 110 Bently Court, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at the home.

Born Aug. 10, 1901, in Benevola, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Drusie A. Wissinger Baker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton V. Thomas in 1977.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Benevola United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert C. Thomas of McIntosh, Fla.; two grandchildren and four great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Viola E. Dubel, Carry E. Criswell, Lena R. Baker, Myrtle M. Baker, Marjorie R. Reeder, Lillie M. Davis and Beulah V. Shifler and five brothers, Harry D. Baker, Albert Baker, Raymond C. Baker, Willis Baker and Wilbur W. Baker.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Benevola Cemetery with the Rev. Helen S. Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Reeders Memorial Home Memorial Fund, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

 

William H. Andrews

William Harry Andrews, 65, of 17811 Thornberry Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 16, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Sigmund Henry Andrews and A. Catherine Springer Andrews Garvin.

He retired from the City of Hagerstown Light Department but returned to work for the Signal Dept., City of Hagerstown. He was employed by the City of Hagerstown for 37 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of AARP Chapter 623 and American Legion, Funkstown Post 211.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Stotler Andrews; one son, Brian Andrews of Frankfort, Ky.; one sister, Betty Lerch of Rohrersville; one brother, Sigmund H. Andrews of Hagerstown and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis and the Rev. Darryl C. Zoller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

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

 

Izora E. Weaver

Izora E. Weaver, 78, of Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, and formerly of Hancock, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ida May Weller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Weaver in 1986.

She was employed by Jacob Brothers Inc., Hancock. Prior to that, she was employed by Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock.

She is survived by one brother, Floyd D. Weller of Hancock and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Effie "Polly" Rosenberry, Nan Weller and Iva Bishop and four brothers, George Weller, Luther Weller, Ben Weller and Charlie Weller.

Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

 

Margaret E. Shipp

Margaret E. Shipp, who died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Shipp, in 1960.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cromer.

 

Harvey S. Gatrell

Harvey S. Gatrell, of Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, is survived by two sons, Ray S. Gatrell and Edward Lee Gatrell, both of Berryville, Va., and five grandchildren.


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