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Lillian H. Billmyer

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - Lillian H. Billmyer, 82, of Spotsylvania and formerly of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at the Community Memorial Health Center, South Hill, Va.

Born March 17, 1915, in Page County, Va., she was the daughter of the late William Jackson and Lissie Lucas Hilliard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Billmyer, on Sept. 8, 1978.

She was a member of Berean Assembly of God Church, Shepherdstown.

She is survived by one daughter, with whom she lived for the past four years, Dorothy Billmyer Nicewarner; two sons, Robert Lee Billmyer Jr. of Kearneysville, W.Va., and Charles William Billmyer of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Dorothy May of Shepherdstown; one brother, Louis Hilliard of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kimberly Sue Billmyer; three sisters, Eva Hockman, Alieese Mongan and Edna Turner; and eight brothers, Clarence Hilliard, Charles Hilliard, Oliver Hilliard, Paul W. Hilliard, Leo Hilliard, Lloyd Hilliard, George Hilliard and Herman Hilliard.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Raymond E. Jones and the Rev. Oscar Motilal will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

Rose V. Hoffman

BOONSBORO - Rose Viola Hoffman, 95, of Fahrney-Keedy Home, and formerly of Mt. Lena, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 20, 1901, in Funkstown, she was the daughter of the late Dammie Bowers Davis.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Myers, in 1923 and her second husband, Clarence Henry Hoffman, in 1969.

She was a homemaker and seamstress.

She was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church.

She also was a member of Boonsboro Senior Citizens Association. She was a life member of ladies auxiliary to Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion, Boonsboro. She had been a volunteer at Fahrney-Keedy Home.

She is survived by one daughter, Marie Stottlemyer of Mt. Lena; two sons, Earl L. Hoffman of Mt. Lena and Ray L. Hoffman of Hagerstown; one sister, Vergie Hurd of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vera L. Onheisner; two sons, Carl L. Hoffman and Leon C. Hoffman; and one sister, Bertha Weidner.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, San Mar. The Rev. J. Mark Curran will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Glenn M. Heimer

Glenn M. Heimer, 72, of 21000 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1924, in Minneapolis, he was the son of the late Amos K. and Mary Sackett Heimer.

He studied electrical engineering at the University of Maryland.

He was employed by the Navy as a civilian for 24 years, chiefly on the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel and ordnance. He headed the Electrical and Electronic Hazards Branch of the Safety Division of Naval Sea System Command, and represented U.S. interests in associated NATO committees. He retired in 1982, but continued to support his replacement as a private consultant until 1996.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, 14th Armored Division, he served during World War II in the European Theater. He was held as a prisoner of war for three months. He worked for five years in Japan, first in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's communication station and later teaching electronics at technical schools.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Midge B. Heimer; two daughters, Mary Heimer and Nansie Heimer; three sons, Crew Heimer, Kent Heimer and Lane Heimer; and five grandchildren.

His ashes will be scattered on a family farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Friends are invited to a memorial gathering at his home in a few weeks. For information, call 790-0774.

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

Carmen D. Lascelle

PALMERTON, Pa. - Carmen D. Lascelle, 70, of Palmerton and formerly of St. Petersburg, Va., died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Palmerton Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1926, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Carmen E. Marquez Magana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin T. Lascelle.

She was employed as a secretary by the Department of Defense, Fort Lee, Va.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia E. Hauze of Bethlehem, Pa., one son, Michael T. Lascelle of Clarkston, Ga.; one sister, Lucy Miser of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Anthony Magana of Stratford, N.J., and Michael Magana of East Rockaway, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. A mass will be said on Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Vincent Cronin will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles E. Aikens Jr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles E. Aikens Jr., 57, of Charles Town, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born March 15, 1940, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Dorothy V. Butts Aikens Sr.

He was a farmer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Rogers Aikens; two daughters, Vickie Lynn of Daytona, Fla., and Terry I. Aikens at home; one son, Charles E. Aikens III of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Lena Lemaster of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Deborah Wolfe of Shepherdsville, Ky.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Marie Womer.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. John Divico will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

Helen L. Hawbaker

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Helen L. Hawbaker, 56, of 10470 Kasiesville Road, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 11, 1940, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of Barbara Timmons Clark of Claylick, Pa., and the late Roy Wilbur Clark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin R. Hawbaker, on May 22, 1997.

She was employed for 19 years by J. Schoeneman Co., Chambersburg. She was a former employee of Wagner's Market and Uni-Mart, both of Mercersburg. She was last employed by Letterkenny Army Depot. She also baby-sat at her home.

She was a member of Kasiesville Bible Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane M. Stoner and Ellen Michelle Black, both of Mercersburg, and Sharon A. Luick of Roxbury, Pa.; one son, Barry R. Hawbaker of Mercersburg; two sisters, Mary Catherine Atherton of Mercersburg and Betty Daugherty of Fort Loudon, Pa.; five grandchildren; and her companion of eight years, Ronald E. Buterbaugh.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Kasiesville Bible Church. The Rev. James A. Dodge and the Rev. Ronald W. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Welsh Run Brethren Cemetery, Welsh Run, Pa.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Home Care Services, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

R. Reno Smith

WILLIAMSPORT - Graveside services for R. Reno Smith, 85, of Spielman Road, who died March 28, 1997, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Manor Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The Rev. Reese Davis will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Mabel D. Hill

INWOOD, W.Va. - Mabel D. Hill, 76, of Inwood, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 26, 1920, in Capitol Heights, Md., she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Edith H. Prather Davis.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Ranson, W.Va.

She also was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She is survived by her husband, Meridith E. Hill of Berkeley County, W.Va.; two brothers, Leonard E. Davis of Stanley, Va., and Harry L. Davis; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel. The Rev. William Reed and the Rev. Lee Robertson will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Missionary Fund of Calvary Assembly of God Church, 114 S. Fairfax Blvd., Ranson, W.Va. 25438.

Tina M. Lytle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tina Marie Lytle, 21, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Dec. 29, 1975, in Alexandria, Va., she was the daughter of Ronnie and Paula Bush Lytle of Martinsburg.

She is survived by one son, Kristopher Davis at home; one sister, Tammy Hose of Martinsburg; and one nephew.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. C.D. Coley will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

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

Evelyn H. Bowie

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Evelyn H. Bowie, 80, of 180-B Menno-Village, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 21, 1917, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maude Ludwig Heefner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Leroy Bowie in 1973.

She retired from the federal government in 1978. She became the court crier for Judge William Kaye until her retirement.

She was a member of the Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served on the church council, the altar guild and was a member of the Annie Liebold Sunday School Class.

She was active in the Chambersburg Bridge Club for many years and was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Wishard of Chambersburg and Barbara Bowie of New Cumberland, Pa.; two sons, "Nip" Bowie of Manassas, Va., and "Tuck" Bowie of Virginia Beach, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Norland Cemetery. The Rev. Ruth E. Smith will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Ellsworth E. Keefer

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Ellsworth E. Keefer, 70, of 12652 Pittman Road, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at his home.

Born March 13, 1927, near Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Ellis and Pearl Carbaugh Keefer.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot for 37 years. He also worked at Knouse Foods, Biglerville, Pa.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor Brethren in Christ Church, Mercersburg. He was a choir member for many years.

He was a board member of the American Red Cross. He enjoyed playing music, song writing, painting, wood working and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Dallie Blacksten Keefer, whom he married May 6, 1989; five daughters, Gloria Adams of Shippensburg, Pa., Shirley Smeltzer of Hanover, Pa., Mary Sherrod of Waycross, Ga., Annabelle Rhodes of Fuguay-Varnia, N.C., and Debra Bookwalter of Mercersburg; two sons, Soloman Keefer of Mercersburg and Hank Keefer of Fort Littleton, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Helen Livingston of Hanover, Lucille Horst of Chambersburg, Pa., and Mary Souder of Harrisburg, Pa.; five stepsons, James Arter Sr. of Orrtanna, Pa., Norman Arter Sr. of Cashtown, Pa., James Wible of New Jersey, John Wible Sr. of Shade Gap, Pa., and Joseph Wible of Chambersburg; two sisters, Margaret Morris of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Lillian Barkich of New York; two brothers, Edward Keefer of New York and Woodrow Keefer of McConnellsburg; 15 grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612, St. Thomas, Pa., will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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

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

Julian L. Oliver Sr.

Julian L. Oliver Sr., 94, of Preston Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 24, 1997 at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late Nicolas B. and M. Catherine Cruse Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Garrow Oliver, in 1983.

Before retiring, he established and managed the Oliver Realty Co., the South End Shopping Center and the West End Pharmacy. He also served as judge of the Orphans' Court in Washington County and was Director of Personnel for the City of Hagerstown.

He was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church.

He became a life member in the Supreme Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon in 1948. He was an honorary member of the Cambridge Lodge 66 A.F.&A.M. He was a past Grand Tall Cedar of Hagerstown Forest 95.

He is survived by one daughter, June O. Baylor of Richmond Hill, Ga.; three sons, Julian L. Oliver Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va., Kent N. Oliver of Hagerstown and James G. Oliver of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Oliver Carmichael; four sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard W. Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Y.M.C.A., 149 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740 or the charity of one's choice.

Robert W. Dahle

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Robert William Dahle, 66, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Oct. 19, 1930, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Robert Simpson and Margaret Agnes Harmes Dahle.

He was employed as a machinist by the Baltimore News-American, Baltimore, until his retirement after 29 years of service.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Gunner's Mate Third Class. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Ribbon.

He was a member of Faith in God Chapel, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Mary Carrier Dahle; one daughter, Theresa Lynn Sturgill of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Franklin Thomas Linkenhoker of Roanoke, Va., and James Matthew Linkenhoker of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert William Dahle Jr. on Nov. 15, 1982.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs.

Enoch Evitts

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Enoch Evitts, 75, of 585 Clayhill Road, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at his home.

Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Spring Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Isaac and Myrtle Evitts.

He was employed by Grove Worldwide, Shady Grove, Pa., until his retirement in 1987. He also had worked on several local farms.

He attended King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Edna L. Carbaugh Evitts; one daughter, Judy Gelwicks of Chambersburg; two granddaughters, Emily Gelwicks and Lucy Gelwicks, both of Chambersburg; one sister; and one brother.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. John F. Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Frances Fox

FREDERICK, Md. - Frances Fox, 78, of Frederick, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 27, 1918, in Dickerson, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lash and Molly Irene Buzzard Redmond.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Waters of Laytonsville, Md., and Peggy Weiger of Breezewood, Pa.; two sons, James Edward Fox of Germantown, Md., and Donald Eugene Fox of Kemptown, Md.; two sisters, Margaret Burdette of Damascus, Md., and Edith Thompson of Mt. Airy, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie McBride and Virgie Nichols; and one brother, Arthur Redmond.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Muriel Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville. The Rev. Debbie Scott will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Methodist Cemetery, Laytonsville.

There will be no visitation.

Local arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

Ernesto Casanova Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ernesto Casanova Jr., 17, of 95 Sollenberger Road, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in Chambersburg.

Born July 28, 1979, in Patterson, N.J., he was the son of Ernesto Casanova Sr. of Patterson and Sonia Granados of Chambersburg.

He was a former student of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Waynesboro, Pa., and the Franklin County Area Vocational Technical School.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Eliseo Casanova of Chambersburg; maternal grandmother, Alix Arauz of Patterson; paternal grandmother, Rosa Flores of Puerto Rico; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Fair Lawn cemetery, Fair Lawn, N.J. The Rev. Wilfredo Gonzales will officiate.

There will be no viewing. Visitation will be held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

The family request the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to his mother, Sonia Granados, 95 Sollenberger Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Thomas H. King Jr.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thomas H. "Tom" King Jr., 75, of 9213 Oyler Drive, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Victoria Beaver King Sr.

He attended Waynesboro schools and Mercersburg Academy. He graduated from Worcester Academy, Massachusetts.

He was employed as an assistant domestic sales manager by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro.

He was of the Episcopal faith.

He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731, Waynesboro; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro; Eagle's Club Inc., Waynesboro; Waynesboro Country Club; and a special member of the Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro.

He was an avid golfer and was a 21-time champion of the Waynesboro Country Club.

He is survived by his wife whom he married Nov. 30, 1945, Valerie M. Moore King; one daughter, Valerie K. Toms of Waynesboro; one sister, Victoria K. Hopwood of Hagerstown; one brother, John F. King of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

Private services will be held Monday at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Chaplain C. Albert Guyer will officiate.

There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

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

Martha E. Catlett

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martha E. Catlett, 72, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at her home.

Born Feb. 20, 1925, in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Cecelea O'Boyel Norton.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She was a member of the Humane Society.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Vernon B. Catlett; one daughter, Francine Abney of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Francine Elizabeth Kiefer of New Bern, N.C., and Daniel Shawn Weir of Bradenton; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Norton Jr.

Services and entombment will be private.

There will be no visitation.

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

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Chapel.

Phyllis I. Thompson

Phyllis I. Thompson, 61, of West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born in Hagerstown, Dec. 20, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Shantz and Ethel L. Grove Shantz Spidle.

She was employed at Charles Town Races for five years.

She was a member of the ladies auxiliary to the Moose.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett K. Thompson; one daughter, Marilyn L. Jacobs of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Richard Thompson of Hagerstown and Shawn Thompson of Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Dorlene Keefer of Kentucky, and Beverly Long of Hagerstown; one brother, Charles Thomas Shantz of Boonsboro; two grandsons; and two granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Bill Bice will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Cameron R. O'Connell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cameron Reed O'Connell, infant son of Timothy F. and Janet Wall O'Connell, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born April 8, 1997.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jillian Daisy O'Connell, at home; one brother, Garrett Sean O'Connell, at home; maternal grandparents, Roger and Jewel "Sue" Wall of Martinsburg; paternal grandparents, Louis and Geneva O'Connell of Martinsburg; great-grandmothers, Anna Barron of Martinsburg and Antonia O'Connell of Stephenson, Va.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate.

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

The family suggest memorial donations be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or to the Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505.

Joseph E. Hess

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph E. "Joe" Hess, 67, of 7836 Anthony Highway, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Five Forks, Pa., he was the son of Mildred Bonebrake Hess of Waynesboro and the late John Hess Sr.

He was employed by Waynesboro Knitting Mill. He also had worked for Western Maryland Railroad, Chessie System and CSX Railway, first as a trackman and track foreman. He retired on Jan. 1, 1990, after 43 years of service.

He was a member of Solomon Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grindstone Hill.

He was a life member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Union, Baltimore.

He enjoyed working in his garden and yard.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife whom he married on Aug. 14, 1948, Mary Jane Nicarry Hess; one daughter, Saundra K. Swartz of Fayetteville, Pa.; three sons, Terry L. Hess of Orrstown, Pa., Michael L. Hess of Mont Alto, Pa., and Randal L. Hess of Greencastle, Pa.; three sisters, Margaret Valentine of Chambersburg, Pa., Marie Martin of Waynesboro and Pauline Martin of Hagerstown; four brothers, John Hess Jr. of Greencastle, Kenneth R. Hess of Chambersburg, Walter "Doc" Hess and Robert Hess, both of Mont Alto; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Whitmore in 1989.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church. The Rev. Wilber L. Sites will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Ministerial Center of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

J. Howard Layman

BOONSBORO - J. Howard Layman, 92, of Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 11, 1904, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Detrick and Lillian Flook Layman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. McFerren Layman on June 7, 1984. They were married Aug. 23, 1932.

He was a machinist apprentice at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro. He ran the family farm, retiring in 1952. He then worked for the Blue Ridge Fruit Exchange as a salesman and was later a truck driver for Thompson Oil Co., Waynesboro. Prior to his retirement in 1976, he owned and operated Pen Mar Oil Co., Waynesboro, for 16 years.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. He also was a member of the Crider Men's Sunday School Class of the church and served on the administrative board and trustees. He visited the shut-ins of the church.

He was a member of Acacia Lodge 586 Free and Accepted Masons, Waynesboro; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Harrisburg; Waynesboro Shrine Club; George Washington Council 66, Royal and Select Masters; Continental Commandery 66 Knights Templar, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; South Penn Scottish Rite Club; and National AARP. He was a life member of the Waynesboro Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by one daughter, Marilyn L. Tracy of Waynesboro; one sister, Katherine Shank of Quincy, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay A. Saxe will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Masonic memorial services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. by his lodge in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Lenore J. Brugh

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Lenore Josephine Brugh, 65, of 14500 State Route 545, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. Aubele and Josephine E. Stack.

She was employed as a teacher at St. Mary's Elementary School and St. Maria Goretti High School. She was a choreographer and assistant director for numerous musicals performed at St. Maria Goretti High School.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Holy Family 2245.

She was a sales agent for Metropolitan Life; a representative for Commerce Clearing House Legal Publications; marketing director for Francis Scott Key Mall; regional marketing director for DeBartolo, Inc.; regional director of the Shawnee Girl Scout Council; a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America; director of the Camp Co-He-Lo Girl Scout Day Camp; was involved with the United Way of Washington County; alternate member of the Board of Supervisors of Elections for Washington County; and an American Cancer Society volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, Donald A. Brugh; one daughter, Arlene M. Vuturo of Libertyville, Ill.; five sons, Joseph M. Brugh of Towson, Md., C. Tucker Brugh of Long Beach, Calif., Mark P. Brugh and Daniel R. Brugh, both of Hagerstown, and John W. Brugh of Reisterstown, Md.; one brother, Joseph Aubele of Torrance, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, James C. Brugh.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. The Rev. James P. Proffitt will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be held today and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., North Hagerstown. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thelma L.T. Kershner

WILLIAMSPORT - Thelma Lucille Trumpower Kershner, 73, of Milestone Garden Apartments, Williamsport, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Oct. 15, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lloyd and Mary Edith Stonesifer Trumpower.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Kershner Sr. in 1982.

She is survived by four daughters, Geraldine Beard and Vivian Moats, both of Williamsport, Dorothy Gelwicks of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mary Susan Gelwicks of Hagerstown; two sons, Leonard E. Kershner Jr. and John R. Kershner, both of Williamsport; two sisters, Ouida Idella Stamper and Pearl Jones, both of Williamsport; one brother, Vernon Trumpower of Williamsport; one nephew whom she raised, Ronald E. Kershner of Florida; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Graveside services will be held Monday at noon at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Pastor Bobby Robinson will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Melvin D. Shand

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Melvin D. Shand, 53, of 1107 Hamilton Park, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

He was born Dec. 17, 1943, in Jamaica.

He graduated from high school.

He is survived by his wife, Connie S. Tucker and two daughters, Sherronica Tucker and Lisa Shand, both of Chambersburg.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Chambersburg Bible Church, corner of Stanley Avenue and Orchard Drive, Chambersburg. Pastor David W. Kraft will officiate.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.


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