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James R. Alder

BOONSBORO - James Robert Alder, who died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, was a member of Benevola United Methodist Church.

 

Amy A. McCormick

Amy A. McCormick, 74, of Garlock Nursing Home, and formerly of Hancock, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Millstone, Md., she was the daughter of the late John H. and Leslie Elizabeth Brakeall McCormick.

She was a life long member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter W. McCormick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. George W. Glick will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Prayers will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main St., Hancock.

 

Elizabeth M. Younger

YARROWSBURG - Elizabeth M. "Lib" Younger, 79, of 19939 Yarrowsburg Road, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at her home.

Born Feb. 9, 1917, in Augusta Station, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Pinki Myrtle Long Potter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Leonard Younger in 1982.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, where she was a deacon and co-chairwoman of the Missions and Service Committee.

She was president of Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens and a member of Eastern Star.

She is survived by three sons, R. Joseph Younger of Manhattan, Kan., L. Perry Younger of Yarrowsburg and H. Vaughn Younger of Maugansville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Altha Best and one brother, Carson Potter.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715 or the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

 

William A. Slaymaker

SHARPSBURG - William Abner Slaymaker, 50, of 17469 General Lee Dr., and formerly of Adamstown, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 12, 1946, in White Hall, Md., he was the son of the late William Oliver and Esther Mae Laird Slaymaker.

He was the owner of Bill Slaymaker's Home Improvement Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Burnside Church of God.

He also was a member of American Legion Post 202, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve A. Stine Slaymaker, whom he married April 27, 1971; one daughter, Lisa Mae Slaymaker of Sharpsburg; five sisters, Rose Wertz of Pomroy, Pa., Louise Coale of Adamstown, Florence Mitzel of Coatesville, Pa., Betty Berkeley of Honeybrook, Pa. and Nancy Shaub of Pennsylvania; and one brother, George Slaymaker of Honeybrook.

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

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

Ruth E.M. Skrabut

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Ruth E. Miller Skrabut, 98, formerly of 4566 Lemar Road, Lemasters, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Piney Mountain Nursing Home, where she resided.

Born July 20, 1898, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late David E. and Mary Seville Sharar.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Norris E. Sword and the Rev. H. Lyle Duffey will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God of Mercersburg, c/o Charles Snider, 45 W. Grandview Ave., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236; or to Lemasters United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 103, Lemasters, Pa. 17231.

 

Zula P. Knode

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Zula Park Knode, 85, a resident of Heartland of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Fabius, Hardy County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Irenus Larcenus and Cora Dell Bean Park.

Her husband, W. Edgar Knode, died in 1957. They were married September 1932.

After graduation from Moorefield High School in 1929 and Shepherd College in 1931, she taught school in Bethel, near Moorefield, W.Va.

She was a resident of Shepherdstown for 64 years.

She was an active business partner in W.H. Knode's Sons of Shepherdstown.

She was a member of New Street United Methodist Church.

She also was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 128.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Holcombe of Union Bridge, Md.; two sons, William E. Knode Jr. of Sharpsburg, and James G. Knode of Shepherdstown; one sister, Ada Halterman of New Martinsville, W.Va.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Rockland, south of Shepherdstown, Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cemetery Fund of Asbury Church, c/o Emily Funk, HC 77, Box 25, Kirby, W.Va. 26729; Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443; or to the charity of one's choice.

 

Mary M. McIntyre

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Mary Madeline McIntyre, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born April 11, 1918, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Mamie Michael Miller.

She attended Mount Vernon School in Morgan County, W.Va.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

She worked as a trimmer at Interwoven Hosiery Mill in Berkeley Springs, until its closing in 1964, and then worked as a presser at Londontown Manufacturing Co. in Hancock, until her retirement in 1984. She was a homemaker in recent years.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Wilbur Roscoe "Bud" McIntyre; one brother, Nevil E. Miller of Berkeley Springs; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary Gebe Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Frederick County, Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday for the convenience of friends.

 

Fannie R.B. Ropp

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Fannie Rebecca Bussard Ropp, 97, formerly of Middletown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Center, Frederick, Md.

Born March 9, 1899, near Middletown, she was the daughter of the late N.A. Steck and Alta Culler Bussard.

Her first husband, John A. Ropp, died in 1923.

Her second husband, George P. Ropp, died in 1983. They were married for 57 years.

She was a lifelong member, and at the time of her death, the oldest living member of Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. She taught Sunday school for several years in the junior department, and also was a member of the Gleaners Sunday school class.

She is survived by three daughters, Helen Remsburg of Jefferson, Md., Evelyn Brandenburg of Middletown, and Beverly Campbell of Albuquerque, N.M.; one son, M. Lee Ropp of Myersville, Md.; one brother, Maurice L. Bussard of Frederick; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Duvall; and one son, George Bernard Ropp.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and anytime Tuesday at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The family will receive friends today and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends also may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

 

Chester A. Billman

Chester Adam Billman, 35, of 2003 Day Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, on Fritz Road near Mercersburg, Pa.

Born Sept. 10, 1961, in Hagerstown, he is the son of Dimitra S. Eftim Billman of Hagerstown and the late Jack R. Billman.

He was employed as a master carpenter for Personal Touch Inc. Earl Wilk Construction Co., Hagerstown.

He was a former member of Hagerstown Lodge 212 Loyal Order of Moose.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and crabbing and was an avid sports fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Teresa A. Phetteplace Billman; three sons, Jack R. Billman, Clint B. Billman and Brandon W. Billman, all at home; seven sisters, Carol Martin of Lancaster, Pa., Linda Winebrenner of Waynesboro, Pa., Crystal Denlinger of Walkersville, Md., Jacqueline Crabtree and Frances Wade, both of Hagerstown, Darlene Billman of Big Pine Key, Fla., and Cheryl Green of Myersville, Md.; four brothers, Gerald Whiteside of Bald Knob, Ark., Jack Billman Jr. of Concrete, Wash., William Billman of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Jeffrey Billman of Hagerstown; and 30 nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don Kretzer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Chester Billman's sons, c/o Mrs. Chester A. Billman, 2003 Day Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Dixie L. Farris

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dixie Lee Farris, 49, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Riby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Born Oct. 19, 1947, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Katheryn Sheppard Sensel of Martinsburg, and the late Roy M. Sensel.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. Doug Hollida, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

 

Elwood A. Martin

JEFFERSON, Md. - Elwood Arlington Martin, 75, of 3626 Glenoble Court, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at the home of his daughter near Jefferson.

Born Aug. 24, 1921, in Yarrowsburg, he was the son of the late James Arlington and Louella Mills Martin.

His wife, Anna Lee Martin, died in 1993.

He was the former owner of Cindy-Dee Restaurant in Knoxville, and had been employed by the B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Md.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He saw action in the European and African Theaters.

He was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

He also was a member of Brunswick Masonic Lodge and Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Diane L. Link of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Cynthia A. Darr of Jefferson; three grandchildren, James Lewis of Sandy, Utah, Becky Chicochio of Fredericksburg, Va., and Hannah Lee Darr of Jefferson; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Martin and Terry Martin; and one sister, Virginia L. Herbert.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Rev. R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702; or to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Md. 21715.

Arrangements are being handled by Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

 

Ruth E. Schroyer

QUINCY, Pa. - Ruth Elizabeth Schroyer, 95, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 1504 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born June 30, 1901, in Sabillasville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Maurice G. and Maggie B. Brown Harbaugh.

Her husband, William H. Schroyer, died in 1978. They were married June 29, 1922.

In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed as a clerk at McCroy's Department Store in Waynesboro, Pa., and as a primary teacher at Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She was a life member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth S. Hauptman of Redding, Calif., and Helen S. Hackenberg of Camp Hill, Pa.; two sons, William H. Schroyer Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa., and Kenneth F. Schroyer of Ocean City, Md.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and five nieces and two nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., corner of South Church and West Second streets, Waynesboro. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at United Brethren Cemetery in Thurmont, Md.

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

Memorial donations may be made in Ruth E. Schroyer's name to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or to Quincy United Methodist Home, Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Box 217, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

 

Chester H. Smith

WILLIAMSPORT - Chester Henry Smith, 94, formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born March 26, 1902, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Amanda E. Moore Smith.

His first wife, Clara Smith, died in 1931.

His second wife, C. Irene Smith, died in 1986.

He retired in 1964 from Western Maryland Railway after 41 years of service.

He was a member of Christ Reformed Church in Hagerstown, and the Clever Smith Bible Class.

He also was a member of International Association of Machinists.

He is survived by one daughter, Lucy June Weber of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Alverta Mattson of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Velda Grimes of Hagerstown; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Homewood Retirement Center, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport. The Rev. Willard F. Rahn and the Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

 

Laura E. Wolfe

WILLIAMSPORT - Laura Ellen Wolfe, 91, of 10911 Kemper Drive, and formerly of 527 W. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, for more than 80 years, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 11, 1905, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Walter Henry and Mary Elizabeth Brewer Tritch.

She was employed by Federal Silk Mill and South Hagerstown High School cafeteria.

She was the last charter member of Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Dolores M. Howell of Williamsport; one granddaughter, Cathy Dice of Baltimore; and 29 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Sutphin and Sara Love; and three brothers, Allen Tritch, Harold Tritch and Clyde Tritch.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Pastor Tim Roosenberg will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1457, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are being handled by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

 

Ernest E. Laye

SMITHSBURG - Ernest Edward Laye, 81, of Bayer Drive, and formerly of Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1915, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Blanche V. Mills Leigh.

He was a life long carpenter working for various contractors in Franklin County, Pa., and retired from Mercersburg Academy in 1980.

He also was a minister holding tent meetings and establishing several mission churches in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He began teaching the adult Bible class for Sunday school at the age of 16 completing 65 years of teaching. He was a founding member of Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Zelda R. Hawbaker Laye; three daughters, Dorcas L. Pine and Naomi B. Hornbaker, both of Mercersburg; Elizabeth C. Litten of Fairplay; one son, Jonathan D. Laye, pastor, of Smithsburg; one brother, Herman R. Leigh of Clear Spring; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rachel Rebecca Laye; two brothers, Milford L. Leigh and Robert Leigh; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg. The Rev. Glen Hartman and the Rev. Rosalie Addlesberger Wharton will officiate. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park St., Mercersburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Chapel Building Fund, 12011 Bayer Drive, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

 

Helen Anderko

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Helen Anderko, 87, of South Mountain Restoration Center, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at the center.

She was born March 31, 1909, in Bethlehem, Pa.

She was a factory worker.

She lived in the Allentown, Pa., and Philadelphia areas for many years.

She was the last of her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, with the Rev. Joseph Caroline as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery.

Friends may call 15 minutes prior to Mass.

Arrangements are being handled by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc. in Waynesboro, Pa.
 

Lillian H. Kossak

BOONSBORO - Lillian H. Kossak, formerly of Shaker Heights, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late Katharine and Julius Kossak.

She retired from the Cleveland Public School System in 1960, after teaching social studies for 44 years. She was the director of social studies in her area and was responsible for compiling a comprehensive curriculum for the Cleveland School System.

She taught for two years at the American School in Furth, Germany. In 1959 she received the Freedom Foundation Valley Forge Award, one of the highest awards in teaching in the United States.

She was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church in Shaker Heights.

She is survived by two nieces, Marian E. Dickard of Euclid, Ohio, and Lillian A.C. Burke of Smithsburg; one nephew, Donald D.J. Burke of Broken Arrow, Okla.; three great-nieces; and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Burke; and one brother, Harry.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Christ Episcopal Church in Shaker Heights. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery in Cleveland.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

 

Lloyd L. Shoemaker Sr.

DOWNSVILLE - Lloyd Leon Shoemaker Sr., 75, of 15915 Dellinger Road, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born Nov. 8, 1921, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late William and Nanny Mae Skelton Shoemaker.

He was employed as a supervisor for the Maryland Highway Department for 35 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of St. James Brethren Church.

He also was a member of AARP, Conococheague Tribe 84 International Order of Red Men, Moose International, Moose 25 Club, Legion of the Moose, a former member of Hagerstown Lodge 212 Loyal Order of Moose, and Izaak Walton League of America-Berkeley County, W.Va.

He was one of the last trolley conductors on the Hagerstown-Williamsport street car line.

He is survived by two daughters, Patti A. Lilley of South Bend, Ind., and Linda D. Davis of Williamsport; three sons, Lloyd "Jim" Shoemaker Jr. and Tommy L. Shoemaker, both of Hagerstown, and Richard "Dick" Shoemaker of Halfway; one brother, Leonard Shoemaker of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his long-time companion, Ruth Rogers of Downsville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Hollis Shoemaker.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conocheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. James Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home today after 9 a.m.

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

 

Sharon H.H. Neubauer

WILLIAMSPORT - Sharon H. Hooper Neubauer, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, in Williamsport.

She was the daughter of Helen Hooper of Buffalo, N.Y., and the late William Hooper.

She was educational director for Cedar Ridge Ministries in Williamsport.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin A. Neubauer; two children, Jill Colvin and Suh Si; one sister, Karen Yokum; one brother, William Hooper Jr.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Epiphany United Church of Christ, 2205 Genesee St., Buffalo.

The family will receive friends at Rapin Funeral Home Inc., 2407 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, N.Y., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Ridge Ministries, P.O. Box 439, Williamsport, Md. 21795.a

 

Harry James Spidle III

CLEAR SPRING - Harry James Spidle III, 23, of Garrison Hollow Road, Clear Spring, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at his home.

Born July 28, 1973, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Harry J. Spidle Jr. and Janet Thatcher Spidle of Fort Loudon, Pa.

He graduated in 1992 from James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa.

He was employed for a number of years at Newell Enterprises Inc. in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Mercersburg Moose Lodge 1790 in Mercersburg.

In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, John E. Spidle of Chambersburg, Pa.; maternal grandparents Brooks E. and Ruby A. Thatcher of Spring Run, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother Beulah Thatcher of East Waterford, Pa.; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no viewing.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa. with the Rev. Alvin E. Goetz officiating.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Pa.

 

Charles W. Howell Jr.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Charles William Howell Jr., 80, of 308 Maddex Court, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg, Va.

Born March 13, 1916, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. Sr. and Emmaline Belle Howell.

He was a retired sheet metal worker with Minnick Co. in Manassas, Va.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He was a member of Help Laurel Community Service in Laurel, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Ada Viands Howell; four daughters, Eulah Barger of Martinsburg, W.Va., Gloria Mae Rinker of Charles Town, W.Va., Barbara Jean Fillers of Church Hill, Tenn., and Brenda Fay Stevens of Ranson, W.Va.; two sons, Autry W. Howell and Larry W. Howell, both of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sisters, Beulah Mae Gorse of Florida, and Ruth Sutton of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, Howard Howell of Harpers Ferry, John Howell of Laurel, and Thomas Howell of Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Susan J. Viands, Josephine Rosknick, Mary Campbell, Emmaline Howell and Kathleen Howell; and five brothers, Robert Howell, Lloyd Howell, Paul Howell, Franklin Howell and Jess Howell.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. John Divico will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

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

Memorial donations may be made to his wife, Ada Viands Howell.

 

Evelyn L. Hosfeld

Evelyn Lorraine Hosfeld, 77, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 20, 1919, in Ohiopyle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Hiles.

Her first husband, Charles Gochenour, died in 1980.

Her second husband, Kenneth R. Hosfeld, died in 1994.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Gochenour of San Diego; four sisters, Katherine Lapushansky of Lake Milton, Ohio, Connie Dorman of North Jackson, Ohio, Helen Vargo of Phillips, Pa., and Maxine Wolfe of Chalk Hill, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Ann Gilchrist.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Disease Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Suite 5064, 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, Md. 21287.

 

Madalyn E. T. Wheeler

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Madalyn Elaine Trotter Wheeler, 82, of 129 E. 2nd St., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at her home.

Born May 24, 1914, in Fairbanks, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie Bushby Trotter. She lived most of her life in the Chicago area and moved to Waynesboro in 1990.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew J. Wheeler, in 1978. They were married on April 21, 1938.

She was a member of the St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Waynesboro.

She also was a member of the local chapter of AARP, and was a volunteer at Waynesboro Hospital.

She is survived by one daughter, Marjorie A. Wheeler of Racine, Wis.; four sons, Matthew J. Wheeler Jr. of San Diego, Michael A. Wheeler of Chicago, John T. Wheeler of Waynesboro and James R. Wheeler of Tallahassee, Fla; one sister, Doris Rath of Havelton, Iowa; two brothers, Bill Trotter of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Warren Trotter of Waukon, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Trotter and Clyde "Sam" Trotter.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Chicago. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago.

Local arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

 

Louise E. Campbell

Louise Eleanor Campbell, 78, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born March 26, 1918, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Richard Bennett and Estella Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Campbell.

She attended school in Hancock.

She was employed by the Womens Club and the North Street Day Care Center, retiring in 1980.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by three daughters, Geraldine Fowlkes, Tina Green and Angela Tobery, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Francis C. Campbell Sr. and William R. Campbell Sr., both of Hagerstown; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a great nephew whom she raised, Carlos Briscoe.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Bennett.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Watsons Funeral Home, 24 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The Rev. G. Nathan Bell and the Rev. Joe Fowlkes will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

 

Anna C. Clevenger

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Anna C. Clevenger, 86, of 508 E. Madison St., and formerly of Florida, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Dec. 8, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Herlein Klein.

She retired after 35 years as a long-distance operator with AT&T in New York.

She was a member of Telephone Pioneers, New Jersey Chapter; and a former member of the Humane Society of Citrus County, Fla.

She loved animals and birds.

She is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Joseph H. Clevenger; cousins; and one sister-in-law.

There will be no services or visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements were by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home Inc., Greencastle.

 

Ernest E. Laye

SMITHSBURG - Ernest Edward Laye, 81, of Bayer Drive and formerly of Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa., who died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, was the son of the late R. Leonard Leigh and Blanche V. Mills.

Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Chapel building fund, 12011 Bayer Drive, Smithsburg, Md. 21783.

 

Gladys P. Rowe

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Gladys P. Rowe, 83, of 5402 Treher Road, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at her home.

Born July 27, 1913, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George R. and Laura H. Kuhn Swope.

Her husband, Wayne B. Rowe, died in 1990.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Fayetteville Church of God.

She was a charter member of Fayetteville Fire Department Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Joretta A. Wile and Laura H. Wishard, both of Fayetteville; two sons, Wayne J. Rowe Sr. and Glenn E. Rowe, both of Fayetteville; one sister, Verna Kissinger of Marion, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Frances C. Snively

KEEDYSVILLE - Frances Champ Snively, 92, of 75 N. Main St., died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born July 29, 1904, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Vada Taylor Champ.

Her husband, George Bovey Snively, died in 1973.

She was a former employee of Field's in Chicago and retired from Eyerly's/The Bon Ton in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Hill of Milpitas, Calif.; two grandchildren, Kelly Hill and Terry Burns, both of California; five great-grandsons; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Hagerstown. Roger Ridenour will officiate. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

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

 

D. Kathryn Sipes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - D. Kathryn Sipes, 75, a resident of Manor Care Health Services Nursing Home, and formerly of RD 1, Harrisonville, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born June 25, 1921, in Brush Valley, Indiana County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Elaine Joyce Welch.

Her husband, Robert Sipes, died in 1985.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Sideling Hill Christian Church near Needmore, Pa.

She is survived by one son, Earl Sipes of Harrisonville; one sister, Lois Ehlenfeldt of Cleveland; one brother, William Welch of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Sideling Hill Christian Church Cemetery near Needmore.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

 

Dixie L. Farris

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Dixie Lee Farris, 49, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

 

Chester A. Billman

Chester Adam Billman, who died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, is survived by a sister, Kimberly Swope of Waynesboro, Pa.

 

Lois D. Barron

BALTIMORE - Lois Dephene Barron, 76, of 6201 Lockraven Road, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Avalon Manor in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Halfway, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Arthur and Myda Cary Dellinger Jenkins.

Her husband, Lawrence Brucester Barron, died in 1990.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse by Johns Hopkins Hospital, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Lockraven United Methodist Church, Baltimore.

She did scheduling for the Home for the Incurables in Baltimore.

She is survived by two sisters, Helen Reid and Betty Vaughn, both of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

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

There will be no viewing.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. Richard A. Gross will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 17246 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Bessie A. Arnold

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bessie Amelia Arnold, 96, formerly of Ambrose Towers, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born March 19, 1900, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen Brate Pixley.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence John McCabe, and by her second husband, Arthur W. Arnold.

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

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Kowalczyk of Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Patricia M. Hartley of Martinsburg; one son, John L. McCabe of Vineland, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Haines, and one brother, Frank Pixley.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg. The Rev. James D. Riley Jr. will officiate. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

 

Madeline J. Malejko

PHOENIX - Madeline J. Malejko, 81, of Phoenix, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996.

She was born in Dayton, Pa.

Her husband, Frank J. Malejko, preceded her in death.

She was a volunteer for eight years at Deer Valley Senior Center.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Malejko of Hagerstown, and Daniel Malejko of Phoenix; two brothers, Peter Formica and Nick Formica; and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016.

 

Elva C. Harrison

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elva C. "Kate" Harrison, 84, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, and formerly of 1174 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, died Sunday. Nov. 17, 1996, at Manor Care Health Services.

Born Nov. 9, 1912, in Guilford Springs, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Mary E. Fields Miller.

Her husband, Glenn W. Harrison, died in 1979.

She was a homemaker, and worked part time at the former H.J. Heinz Co.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one sister, Ethel Myers of Roxbury, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. The Rev. K. Hull Byers will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

 

William E. Bailey

RANSON, W.Va. - William Edward Bailey, 71, of Ranson, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 16, 1925, in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., he was the son of the late Aubrey and Matha Pinckett Bailey.

He retired after 30 years as a construction worker in Washington, D.C.

He was a member of House of Prayer Church of God No. 4 in Charles Town, W.Va.

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

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Agnes Geraldine Jackson Bailey; one daughter, Betty A. Twyman of Ranson; one son, William "Billy" Bailey Jr. of Ranson; two sisters, Mazie Taylor and Genevieve Hosby, both of Charles Town; two brothers, Eddie Bailey of Charles Town, and Johnnie Bailey of Phoenix; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Christian and Martha Harris; and three brothers, Fred Bailey, Jim Bailey and David Bailey.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at House of Prayer Church of God No. 4, East Congress Street, Charles Town, W.Va. Walter Newman, bishop, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Charles C. Gageby

INWOOD, W.Va. - Charles Curtis Gageby, 79, of Inwood, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born June 24, 1917, in Ganotown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles T. and Florida Anna Virginia "Dottie" VanHorn Gageby.

He reitred from C.H. Musselman Co. after 32 years of service.

He was a member of Inwood United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Amanda Kitchen Gageby; one daughter, Ruth Ellen Widmyer of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one son, Charles Robert Gageby, at home; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Huffman; two brothers, George W. "Frank" Gageby and John Gageby; and one half-sister, Marjorie Shultz.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Inwood United Methodist Church. The Rev. John E. Wright and Carl Dunn, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

The casket will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

 

Margaret E. Bishop

BEAN STATION, Tenn. - Margaret E. Bishop, 74, of Route 3, Box 2488, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Hazel Flora Poole.

She is survived by her husband, Chester Bishop; one daughter, Sharon Whittaker of Hagerstown; two sons, James L. Mongan of Greencastle, Pa., and Charles Cross of Morristown, Tenn.; 10 step children, David Bishop of Rutledge, Tenn., Betty Bishop of West Virginia, Peggy Adkins, Joyce Adkins, Scotty Bishop and Stanley Cross, all of Bean Station, Larry Cross of Hancock, Donald Cross of St. Louis, Mo., Joe Cross and Nancy Walters, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Doris Fox of Hagerstown; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lolita Wishard, Hazel Poole and Bernice Guessford; and one brother, Charles Poole Jr.

The service was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Mooresburg Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Burial was in Hamblen Memory Gardens in Morristown.


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