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Mary I. Baker

Mary I. Baker, 40, of 1912 Day Road, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of Leroy Hose of Fairplay and the late Mary Jane O'salley Hose.

She was employed by Potomac Edison Co.

She was a member of Wilson Chapel, Clear Spring.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Donald W. Baker; one daughter, Tammy Sowers of Hagerstown; one sister, Martha Hose of Hagerstown; three brothers, Leroy Hose Jr. of Laurel, Md., Tiny Hose of Sharpsburg and Buck Hose of Clear Spring; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Baker Jr.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Delavene Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Kathryn S. Fulton

MIAMI, Fla. - Kathryn Slayman Fulton, 78, of Miami, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at Aventura Hospital in North Miami, Fla.

Born in Hagerstown on April 6, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Perry Slayman.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Melzer of Funkstown; two sisters, Betty Henesy of Hagerstown and Doris Lennon of California; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her companion, William Carpenter of Miami.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Downs.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Eternal Life in North Miami Beach, Fla.

Mabel V.W. Henneberger

Mabel V. Welty Henneberger, 97, of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of 1170 Kenley Ave., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 15, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 13, 1900, in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James F. and Ella Leary Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph A. Welty, in 1956.

She had been employed as an inspector by Fairchild Industries for 22 years.

She was a 60 year member of the Church of Christ, Leitersburg Pike.

She was a member and past president of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Frank B. Henneberger of Boonsboro; four daughters, Anna Hurley of Springfield, Mont., Ivalle F. Fisher of Crest Park, Calif., Ella Kridler of Edgewater, Fla. and June Rowan of Hopkins, S.C.; two sons, James M. Welty of Knoxville, Md., and Roger E. Welty of Westminster, Md.; two stepdaughters, Cora Burger and Beverly Longanecker, both of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Welty.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Church of Christ, 19644 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. Pastor Richard McGough will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Mary A. Moats

Mary A. Moats, 79, of 13017 Resh Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Darlington and Mary Rachel Chaney Davis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Moats, in 1984.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft for a number of years.

She was a member of Faith Temple.

She is survived by one son, John C. Moats of Hagerstown; two sisters, Annabelle Miller and Viola Burger, both of Hagerstown; one granddaughter and two grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Davis.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Faith Temple, Cearfoss. The Rev. Ronnie Lynch will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Mary E. Lewis

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Lewis, 31, of Route 2, Box 239, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Nov. 29, 1965, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Donald Lee Lewis and Alice Louise Hunter Lewis of Berkeley Springs.

She was a security officer at F&M Bank in Martinsburg, W.Va.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hancock.

She also was a member of Martinsburg Jaycees, and recently was elected secretary.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Mary Hunter of Cumberland; paternal grandmother, Emma Elizabeth Lewis of Frostburg, Md.; and aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hancock. The Rev. Ray M. Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Hancock.

Friends will be received at Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Stanley E. Runk

MOUNT UNION, Pa. - Stanley E. Runk, 79, of 321 S. Jefferson St., died Friday, April 11, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Jan. 18, 1918, in Hill Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Catherine "Katie" Shue Runk.

He was a 1934 graduate of Mount Union High School. He attended Shippensburg University. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Agriculture at Penn State University.

He retired from the public school system as a teacher with 37 years of service. He taught at schools in Spring City, Pa.; Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, Pa.; Washington Township High School, Waynesboro, Pa.; and Mount Union Area High School. He also was a part-time instructor at the Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture for 12 years.

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

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mount Union.

He served on the Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture advisory council; was the innovator in establishing the first Future Farmers of America Handbook in Pennsylvania; was a member of the local, regional and state Agricultural Extension boards; was instrumental in establishing the Huntingdon County Conservation District, where he served as director and chairman for nine years; was a lifetime member of the Retired Teachers Association; a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Pennsylvania Association University Alumni Association, Huntingdon County Elks Lodge, Huntingdon County Business and Industry, the American Legion Post in Mount Union; a past member of Waynesboro Lion's Club; and an honorary member of Alpha Tau Alpha fraternity at Pennsylvania State.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Helman Runk, whom he married on July 22, 1944; two daughters, Deborah Snow of Woodbury, N.J., and Mary K. McCullough of Martinsburg; one sister, Eva Hiles of Landenburg, Pa.; one half sister, Carolyn Baker of Huntingdon, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union. The Rev. Kenneth Grundon will officiate, assisted by Joey Barrett. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the local chapter of Alzheimer's Association, City Hospital, P.O. Box 1418, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401, or First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union, Pa. 17066.

A. Elizabeth Boyer High

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A. Elizabeth Boyer High, 89, of 97 Hade Road, and formerly of 265 S. Sixth St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, April 14, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 29, 1908, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph N. and Clara J. Stewart Wenger.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Boyer, on Feb. 16, 1934. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Clarence G. High, on Oct. 9, 1971.

She was employed as a seamstress by the former Stanley Co., Chambersburg, retiring in 1988. She also had been employed by the former Interwoven Co., Chambersburg, and the former Hanson Hosiery Mill, Chambersburg.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Isabelle J. Scott of St. Thomas; two sons, Charles E. Boyer of Lakewood, Colo., and Harold A. Boyer of Chambersburg; one stepdaughter, Francis Eyer of Chambersburg; three sisters, Alice Eberly of Chambersburg, Cora Forrester of Shippensburg, Pa., and Janet Rosenberry of Orrstown, Pa.; two brothers, Arthur W. Wenger of Newville, Pa., and Richard J. Wenger of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild and six step great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

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

Herbert F. Price

SMITHSBURG - Herbert F. Price, 45, of Rachels Court, Smithsburg, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at his home.

Born February 25, 1952, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Benjamin E. and B. Jane Norwood Price. He was the stepson of Donna L. Price of Mt. Airy, Md.

He was employed by the Montgomery County Road Department for 25 years.

He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, Smithsburg, and the Leitersburg Moose Lodge.

In addition to his stepmother, he is survived by his wife, Frances E. Binnix Price; three sons, Joseph A. Price, Christopher G. Price and Norman L. Price, all of Smithsburg; one sister, Mary Jo Wilson of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Robert E. Price Sr. of Brunswick, Md., and John T. Price of Frederick; two half sisters, Julie Ann Price and Lisa Marie Price, both of Mt. Airy; and two half brothers, Brendan W. Price and Benjamin E. Price II, both of Mt. Airy.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg. The Rev. Jonathan D. Laye will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Herbert F. Price Trust Fund, c/o First United National Bank and Trust, 100 S. Main St., Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

Hazel M. Collis

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hazel Marie Collis, 75, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Heartland Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frazier L. and Nornie Landis Miller.

She was employed as a custodian by Bedington Elementary School until her retirement.

She was a member of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Banks Collis; four daughters, Connie Lee Pingley of Arborville, W.Va., Mary Ann Fanning of Sarasota, Fla., Patricia Mae McGurer of Venice, Fla., and Nancy Williams of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sons, Charles M. Collis of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Nelson F. Collis of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Miller, John Miller and Randolph Miller.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. J. Robert Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Alice G.W. Thompson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Alice G. Whipp Thompson, 73, of 303 Fairview Ave., died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa.

Born on Oct. 3, 1923, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late James W. and Mamie C. Brown Whipp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. "R.T." Whipp Sr., on April 8, 1992. They were married Aug. 7, 1940.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sisters, Anna R. Martz, Naomi E. Judd and Catherine E. Six, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Charles Whipp of Williamsport; and a special friend, Bill Hedrick of Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond C. Thompson Jr.; one sister, Mary Ambrose; and four brothers, Clarence W. Whipp, Roy V. Whipp, Ray F. Whipp and Earl C. Whipp.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, 953 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing.

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

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Ethel M. Parlett

Ethel M. Parlett, 89, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Betty L. Coyle, of Waynesboro, Pa.

Born in Shanktown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Minnie M. Myers Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Parlett, in 1969.

She was employed by Evonne Kay Manufacturing, Waynesboro, retiring in 1975. She had also been employed by L'Aiglon and Dorbee Manufacturing.

She was a member of I.L.G.W.U.

She boated the C&O Canal with her father from Cumberland, Md., to Georgetown.

She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church of Shanktown.

In addition to Betty L. Coyle, she is survived by two other daughters, Mary C. Smith of Williamsport and Beverly A. Shanholtz of Hagerstown; three sons, Robert S. Myers of Hancock, Jack L. Myers and Kenneth L. Parlett, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Mary I. Royce of Hagerstown; one brother, Gilbert H. Myers of Knoxville, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie D. Rossman; three brothers, Lauren S. Myers, T. Edgar Myers and Joseph F. Myers; one half sister, Viola Snyder; and one half brother, Joseph Davis.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Lutheran Home Care, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Charles W. Seiler

Charles William Seiler, 74, of 10425 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 16, 1923, in Hopwood, Pa., he was the son of the late Edgar D. and Emma Coates Seiler.

He retired from Mack Trucks in 1986.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served during World War II and on occupation duty in Sasebo, Japan.

He was an alumnus of Ford Trade School.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie M. Seiler; two daughters, Sharon R. Roy of Troy, N.Y., and Carol Stotlemyer of Hagerstown; one son, Douglas A. Seiler of Centreville, Va.; one sister, Edna Mucci of Hopwood; two brothers, Frank Seiler and Jim Seiler, both of Hopwood; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard McGough will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Mary I. Baker

Mary I. Baker, 40, of 1912 Day Road, Hagerstown, who died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, is survived by her father, Leroy Hose of Fairplay; her husband, Donald W. Baker; one daughter, Tammy Sellers of Hagerstown; one sister, Martha Hose of Hagerstown; three brothers, Roy Hose Jr. of Laurel, Md., Russell "Tiny" Hose of Sharpsburg, and Leroy "Buck" Hose of Clear Spring; and one grandson.

Bruce E. Matteson

Bruce E. Matteson, 37, of Jefferson Boulevard, Hagerstown, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at his home.

Born May 31, 1959, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Harold E. Matteson of Elmira, N.Y., and Mary Jane Matteson of Greensburg, Pa.

He was a former employee of Allegheny Power Co.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Laura Peters of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Reginald Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Lena M. Booth

ORLANDO, Fla. - Lena Maxine Booth, 82, of Country View Terrace, Orlando, died Monday, April 14, 1997, in Orlando.

Born March 3, 1915, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Irene Trumpower Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Booth, in 1987. They were married in 1932.

She was a homemaker.

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

She was a life member of Ladies of Elks 378, Hagerstown, and was an organizer of the group in 1965. She was president for two terms, from 1967 to 1969. She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Maxine Slack of Orlando; one son, James A. Booth of Smithsburg; two sisters, Jean Banks of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Janice Carbaugh of New Holland, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Bennett of Longwood, Fla., and Robert Bennett of Waynesboro, Pa.; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Happel and Ruth Feigley; and two brothers, Paul Bennett and Roy Bennett.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or the Williamsport Ambulance Service, 30 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

James B. Stockslager

James B. Stockslager, 76, of 18439 Woodside Drive, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 26, 1920 in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Henry Paul and Mary Margaret Mongan Stockslager.

He was a 1938 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a 1940 graduate of Columbia Business College, Hagerstown.

He was employed by Maryland Correctional Institution, Hagerstown, as the employees training officer, retiring in 1973 after 25 years of service.

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

He was a life member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, where he was a former member of the vestry and served in other capacities.

He was a member of Medairy Lodge 140, A.F.&A.M., Williamsport; Forest 95 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Hagerstown; BPO Elks Lodge 378, Hagerstown; Antietam Post 36 American Legion, Sharpsburg; Maryland Classified Employees Association and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Orpha M. Mumma Stockslager, whom he married June 12, 1954; one sister, B. Marie Gladhill of Hagerstown; and one brother, I. Paul Stockslager of Sharpsburg.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Natalie S. Adams; and two brothers, Robert M. Stockslager and B. Lee Stockslager.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Jack S. Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 364, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782.

Alfred A. Hostler

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Alfred Allen "Nipper" Hostler, 55, of Grapes Trailer Court, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, Charles Town.

Born Feb. 16, 1942, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Forrest Earl and Margaret Elizabeth Ott Hostler.

He retired from William A. Hazel Construction Co., Virginia.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by seven sisters, Josephine "Jodie" Longerbeam and Irene Seal, both of Ranson, W.Va., Emma Lee Virts of Lucketts, Va., Ellen Biggs and Mary Margaret McDaniel, both of Charles Town, Judy Cornell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Wilma Lee Hostler of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three aunts; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin A. Hostler and Carl Kenneth "Kenny" Hostler.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Henry Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

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

Clifford G. Marx

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Clifford Gustavus Marx, 90, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born March 3, 1907, in Denver, he was the son of the late William J. and Alma Heine Marx.

He attended the University of Illinois.

He worked for International Harvester Co. for 47 years, primarily as comptroller in the main office in Chicago. He retired in 1968, and moved to Mountain Home, where he lived for 25 years before moving to Berkeley Springs.

He was a member of AARP; the National Officers Managers Association and the National Association of Cost Accountants, both of Chicago. He was an executive with Goodwill Industries, Evansville. He was a member and past president of the International Harvester Retirees Association, Mountain Home.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eugenie Marie Peterson Marx; one daughter, Valerie A. Stutts of Berkeley Springs; one brother, Dr. Howard H. Marx of Sun City Center, Fla.; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. John S. Ledford will officiate. Burial will be private.

Wilma L. Hyson

INWOOD, W.Va. - Wilma Lee Hyson, 44, of Inwood, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, in Morgan County, W.Va.

Born May 4, 1952, in Green Spring, W.Va., she is the daughter of Marlene C. Hyson of Oldtown, Md.

She was employed by Aker Plastics in Martinsburg, W.Va. She previously was employed by Doubleday Publishers in Berryville, Va., where she was twice honored for her work as a security guard.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Misty Dawn Hyson of Inwood; two sisters, Roxanne Ward of Romney, W.Va., and Lena M. Shaffer of Paw Paw, W.Va.; one brother, Thomas F. Ullery Jr. of Romney; grandmother, Geraldine Seeders of Green Spring; one aunt and one uncle.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clarence T. Seeders; and one uncle.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer Funeral Home, 230 E. Main St., Romney. The Rev. Norman Landis will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Glen Cemetery in Green Spring.

Lewis M. Staubs

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lewis M. Staubs, 77, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at his home.

Born April 13, 1920, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward G. and Rosie Wilt Staubs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Fern Hardy Staubs.

He was a 1939 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He was employed as a supervisor by Martin Marietta until his retirement.

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

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of Robert White Lodge 67, A.F.&A.M.; Newton D. Baker Lodge 896, VFW; and the American Legion of Williamsport.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly B. Mandalou of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; one sister, Jeanette Pitzer of Pikeside, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Stacy Gonzalez and Timothy Rogers; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna Bolton, Isabell Keiter, Roda Lack, Elizabeth White and Rachel Butler; and four brothers, Harry J. Staubs, Charles E. Staubs, Clarence W. Staubs and Douglas Staubs.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

Donell R. Lee

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Donell Ricardo Lee, 47, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Born March 23, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Shirley Scott Lee of Washington, D.C., and the late John Anthony Lee Sr.

He was employed as a mechanic by D & D Auto Repair.

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

He was a member of I.B.P.O. Elks Lodge 402, Pride of Berkeley, where he was a former exalted ruler, trustee and treasurer. He was a member of James A. Chester Antler Guard Unit 3 of W.Va.; Past Exalted Rulers Blue Ridge Council 84, I.B.P.O.E.W. of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and a member of the West Virginia State Association of I.B.P.O.E.W. and was a past state president. He was a special deputy of District 5 of West Virginia of Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Lodge 3, F.&A.M., and was a past master. He was a member of I.M. Carper Consistory 192; a 32nd Degree Scottish Right Mason; and a member of Nile Temple 27, A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Shrine. He was past worthy patron of Bethel Chapter 36, Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Page Lee; four daughters, Natalie R. Lee at home, Deborah Foreman of Frederick, Md., Karen Lee and Denise Lee, both of Washington, D.C.; one son, Kevin J. Lee of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Denise Caldwell of Washington, D.C.; one brother, John Lee of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Charles Dekle and the Rev. Ronald Paige will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

The family will meet at his home on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. before going to the funeral home for the services.

Elsie M. Mahone

Elsie Marie Mahone, 59, of 623 George St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 27, 1938, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David H. and Daisy B. Johnson Morningstar.

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

She is survived by her husband, William R. Mahone; three daughters, Rhonda Mahone and Billie Jo Mahone, both at home, and Penny Devore of Hagerstown; one son, Tony G. Reeder of Hagerstown; five sisters, Katherine Demery of Leetown, W.Va., Mamie Robison of Monongahela, Pa., Betty Crawford of Sumter, S.C., Violet Myers and Barbara Mills, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, Robert Morningstar of Hagerstown and Gene Morningstar of Williamsport; seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Short; and one brother, John Morningstar.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Garnet L. Wingert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Garnet L. Wingert, 69, of 645 Stouffer Ave., died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 19, 1927, in St. Thomas Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Myrtle E. Forrester Wingert.

He was employed by Chambersburg Engineering Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1986. Earlier he was a self-employed milk hauler in the Chambersburg area for 11 years.

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

He also was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 600; Loyal Order of Moose 842 and Norland Chapter 326, all of Chambersburg. He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Glass Wingert; one daughter, M. Linda Miller of York, Pa.; two sons, Dale G. Wingert of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Dennis R. Wingert of Carlisle, Pa.; two sisters, Mabel Bard of St. Thomas, Pa., and Geraldine Hoover of Chambersburg; and four grandchildren.

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

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at 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, Chambersburg.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests memorial donations be made to Franklin County Chapter of the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Belle Y. Bitner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Belle Yeager Bitner, 102, of Menno-Haven, Chambersburg, and formerly of 1311 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Menno-Haven.

Born Oct. 4, 1894, in St. Thomas Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David and Annie Byers Yeager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bitner, on Dec. 11, 1962.

She was employed as a custodian for eight years by Chambersburg High School. She later worked in the mailroom of the Public Opinion, Chambersburg, retiring at the age of 82.

She was a member of Chambersburg Bible Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by one grandson, Robert D. Friedly of Mertztown, Pa.; one great-grandson; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Maxine Elizabeth Friedly; and 11 sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John R. Springer will officiate. Burial will be in Coble Cemetery, St. Thomas.

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


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