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Helen E. Johnson

QUINCY, Pa. - Helen Edna Johnson, 91, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Michaux Manor, South Mountain, Pa., and Newlanders Cover, Seneca Lake-Geneva, and Penn Yan, N.Y., died Friday, May 9, 1997.

Born Feb. 18, 1906, in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Whitman Moore and T. Blanche Burnett Chilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Johnson in 1985. They were married in July, 1950.

She was employed as an LPN and worked for 27 years for New York State Mental Hospitals in Rochester, N.Y., Long Island and Willard State Hospital, Avid, N.Y., from where she retired in 1957.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Geneva.

She also was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Seneca Lake Chapter 321, where she was granted life membership on March 10, 1997, in recognition of her many years of service and dedication.

She enjoyed tatting, knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by one sister, Lillian Shaver of Waynesboro, Pa.; two nieces; and four nephews.

She is preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Pen Yan. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. There will be an Order of Eastern Star service.

Local arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Lillie F. Divelbiss

Lillie Fern Divelbiss, 77, who died Thursday, May 8, 1997, was born in Hancock.

Florene C. Stumbaugh

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Florene C. Stumbaugh, 87, of Piney Mountain Continuing Care Center, and formerly of 141 E. Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born March 16, 1910, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Clemma Coldsmith Hawbaker. She lived with her daughters Barbara Anderson and Frances Davis for three years before entering the home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Stummy" Stumbaugh on May 4, 1992.

She was a homemaker. She had worked at the former Greencastle Canning Factory. She also served as a custodian at Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle.

She was a lifelong member of Otterbein United Brethren Church, where she was a member of the Adult Bible Sunday School Class and the Women's Missionary Fellowship.

She is survived by three daughters, Frances L. Davis and Julia C. King, both of Gettysburg, Pa., and Barbara A. Anderson of Greencastle; one son, Harold E. Stumbaugh of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Anna Mary Myers of Chambersburg, Pa. and Violet Schwartz of Gettysburg; three brothers, Howard Hawbaker and Lloyd Hawbaker, both of Gettysburg, and Lyman E. Hawbaker of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Nett and two brothers, Stanley Hawbaker and George Hawbaker.

Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church. Pastor David G. Rawley and Pastor Andy Paszkowski will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. The family also will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of the Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 E. Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

John E. Biser Sr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - John Edward Biser Sr., 66, of Sportsman's Paradise, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Lewis and Mary Viola Lapole Biser Sr.

He was a self-employed paint contractor.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Lee Ponton Biser; four daughters, Jean Peterson, Teresa Hoffman and Pamela Bowers, all of Hagerstown, and Judy Peugh of Falling Waters; four sons, Johnny Biser Jr., Jeffrey Biser, Ricky Biser and Douglas Biser, all of Falling Waters; one brother, Ellsworth Biser of Hagerstown; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Effie Bowers; and two brothers, Charles Biser Jr. and Austin Biser.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Paul Heefner will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Sunday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Jean S. Zimmerman

BOONSBORO - Jean Shank Zimmerman, 86, of 104 Lakin Ave., Boonsboro, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born June 12, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late J. Franklin and Mabel Barger Shank.

She was a 1928 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She owned and operated Zimmerman's Store, Boonsboro, for 34 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro, where she was a former council member.

She also was a member of Rohrersville Homemaker's Club.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. Zimmerman, whom she married March 7, 1934; two daughters, Barbara J. Glausier and Sara A. Sweeney, both of Boonsboro; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Carroll L. Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

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

LaRue H. Duffy

LaRue Habercom Duffy, 80, of 19730 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 30, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Guy Earl and Jessie Caroline Donaldson Habercom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Joseph Duffy Jr. in 1980. They were married in 1941.

She was a 1937 graduate of Rio Grande University.

She was employed by Milmar Plastics Inc. until her retirement in 1997.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She was a life member of the the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, having joined in 1952 when it was reorganized, and serving on the board of directors and as president from 1960 until 1962. She was a member of the League of Women Voters; Washington County Historical Society; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Washington County Arts Council; and Auxiliary of Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion. She was a past member of the board of directors of the Cardiac Alumni Club of Johns Hopkins Hospital; past board member of the Business and Professional Women; past board member of the Women's Club; past board member of the Washington County Heart Association and past member of the Washington County Commission for Women.

She is survived by one daughter, Katherine M. "Kit" Duffy of Chicago; one son, Patrick J. Duffy III of Tampa, Fla.; and two half brothers, Mark Habercom and David Habercom.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alan L. Habercom and Guy E. Habercom Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

George J. Stetak

AMHERST, Ohio - George J. Stetak, 82, of Amherst, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Amherst Hospital.

He was born in Chisholm, Minn., and was the son of the late Steve and Helen Stetak.

He was employed by U.S. Steel until his retirement in 1973 after 33 years of service.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst.

He also was a member of United Steel Workers Local 1104; AARP; and St. John/Holy Trinity Lodge Branch 228 of the First Catholic Slovak Union.

He enjoyed arts and crafts, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Curtsak Stetak; one son, Ernest Stetak of Hagerstown; one brother, Steve Stetak of Lorain, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Stetak and Andrew Stetak.

Services will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain. A mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Lawrence Martello will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

William C. Frisby Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William C. "Bill" Frisby Sr., 68, of 15 Redwood St., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 24, 1928, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late John Clarence and Sarah Catherine Cuff Frisby.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot from 1966 to 1983. He later worked as a truck driver for Jerr-Dan of Greencastle, Pa., and Valley Manufacturing of Waynesboro, Pa. He was last employed as a driver for OSI, Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1946 until his retirement with the rank of staff sergeant in 1966. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He attended Bethel AME Church, Mercersburg, Pa.

He was a member of Air Force Sergeants Association. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Stoner Frisby, whom he married Dec. 12, 1953; one daughter, Caryn Harclerode of Chambersburg; four sons, William C. Frisby Jr., Ronald E. Frisby and Michael S. Frisby, all of Chambersburg, and Stephen P. Frisby of Hagerstown; one sister, Pauline Spencer of Mercersburg; three brothers, Allen R. Frisby of Mercersburg, Clarence Frisby of St. Louis and Joseph E. Frisby of Hagerstown; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. Burial will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Mercersburg, at the convenience of the family.

Viewing will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to Bethel AME Church, c/o Richard A. Riley, 103 S. Fayette St., Mercersburg, Pa. 17236; or St. James AME Church, 510 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa., 17201.

Andrew S. Armstrong

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Andrew Shane Armstrong, infant son of Anthony S. Armstrong and Stacy M. Brindle Eichelberger, of Chambersburg, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1997.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Cody J. Eichelberger; maternal grandparents, Michael and Karen Brindle of Chambersburg; paternal grandfather, John Armstrong of Chambersburg; and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Armstrong of Chambersburg.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brechbill Cemetery, Hamilton Township, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth Miller will officiate.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Hattie V. Monroe

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Hattie Virginia Monroe, 70, of Shepherdstown, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Sept. 28, 1926, in Shepherdstown, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Grantham and Charity Washington Cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Monroe Sr. in 1982.

She was employed in the dietetic services department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va., until her retirement in 1992 after 30 years of service.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown. She also was a member of the Goldeneers in the church.

She was a volunteer with Good Interfaith Caregivers of Shepherdstown and the Jefferson County Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by seven daughters, Betty Jane Roberts, Joanne Wright, Sara Mae Kidrick and Ruth D. Brown, all of Shepherdstown, Naomi Johnson, Kathy Monroe and Angela Washington, all of Martinsburg; three sons, James W. Monroe and Norman Monroe, both of Shepherdstown and Clyde Monroe of Martinsburg; four sisters, Sara Houser and Mary Jeanette McGraw, both of Stanford, Conn., Jean Morris of Martinsburg and Rosetta Brown of Shepherdstown; five brothers, Edmund Grantham and David Grantham, both of Shepherdstown, Stanford Grantham, Cletus Grantham and Kirk Grantham, all of Ohio; 31 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lila Grantham and one brother, Charles Cook.

Services will be held Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, W.Va. 480 South, Shepherdstown. The Rev. Ernest D. Lyles Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Interfaith Caregivers of Shepherdstown, P.O. Box 282, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

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

Michael L. Nelson

MANNHEIM, Germany - Michael L. Nelson, 29, of Mannheim, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at South Regional Medical Center, Fort Lee, Va.

Born March 31, 1968, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Charles E. Nelson, Columbia, S.C., and Mary Gamble Nelson of Sweetwater, Texas.

He was a 1986 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was employed by the U.S. Army, serving with B Company 44 Signal Battalion. He joined the Army on Dec. 1, 1987, serving with the 725th Maintenance Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He then served with the 61st Ordnance Brigade at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

He served from December 1995 to June 1996 in Operation Joint Endeavor.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Stacy Fuller Nelson, whom he married in April of 1988; two daughters, Taylor Delanie Nelson and Victoria Leann Nelson, both at home; one sister, Debra Nelson of North Carolina; two brothers, David Nelson of Sweetwater and Robert Nelson of Tyler, Texas; and maternal grandmother, Betty Butts of Las Vegas.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Thomas R. Brenner will officiate. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Viewing will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Margaret E. Ross

Margaret E. Ross, 89, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at her home.

Born June 25, 1907, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late J.L. and Margaret M. Fish Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack M. Ross.

She graduated from high school.

She was employed by the federal government.

She was active in her church.

She is survived by one son, Donald J. Ross of Hagerstown and one stepdaughter, Jeanne Hagen of Walled Lake, Mich.

Services will be private. Burial will be private in Parklawn Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.

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

Edward V. Kauffman

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Edward V. "Bud" Kauffman, 82, of 230 N. Grant St., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Nov. 21, 1914, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late A.B. "Jim" and Clara E. Verdier Kauffman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Maun Kauffman July 3, 1960. They were married June 5, 1938.

He was a 1932 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was employed by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, until his retirement Aug. 1, 1980.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II in the South Pacific as a radio operator aboard a ship.

He was a member of the Waynesboro Presbyterian Church.

He also was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; BPO Elks Lodge 731; Eagles Club, Inc.; Order of the Owls Nest 1073, all of Waynesboro; and the National AARP.

He played trumpet with the Zel Smith Band, which later became the Walt Sheldon Band.

He is survived by two nephews, John V. Kauffman of Connecticut and Jeffrey B. Kauffman of West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James D. Kauffman on March 1, 1991.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Elizabeth F. Wisler

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. - Elizabeth F. Wisler, 80, of 81 Palm Road, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at her home.

Born in Martinsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda Koontz Wisler.

She was a member of Waynesboro Dunkard Brethren Church, Franklin County, Pa.

She is survived by one brother, John M. Wisler of Waynesboro.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Waynesboro Dunkard Brethren Church. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Arrangements are by Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, Pa.

Ray W. Lamp Jr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ray W. Lamp Jr., 66, of Martinsburg, died Friday, May 9, 1997, in Hardy County, W.Va.

Born March 29, 1931, in Ganotown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ray W. and Mary C. Stilwell Lamp Sr.

He was a 1949 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired as fire chief of the Martinsburg Fire Department.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving with the Air Police.

He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 805 and a lifetime member of the Shepherdstown and Bedington Volunteer Fire Departments.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose; and served as past director of the Eastern Panhandle Training Center.

An avid hunter, he was a member of the Big Lick Hunt Club and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Sharron Frame Lamp; one daughter, Catherine Lamp; one sister, Jean FitzGerald of Kensington, Md.; two brothers, Paul G. Lamp of Inwood, W.Va., and Calvin R. Lamp of Martinsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ray W. Lamp III.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev. John E. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission, 602 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401 or to the Eastern Panhandle Training Center, Rt. 6, Box 271, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.
 

Henrietta L.B. Walsh

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Henrietta Louise Brassard Walsh, 76, of St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg, and formerly of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at the center.

Born Oct. 27, 1920, in West Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Bridget Courtney Brassard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Joseph Walsh.

She was a 1938 graduate of Holy Name High School, Chicopee, Mass.

She was employed as a secretary by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, International Affairs Division, Washington, D.C.

She was a former member of the Blessed Sacrament of Alexandria, Va. and St. Bernadette Parish. She attended St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters.

She also was a member of the AARP.

She is survived by four daughters, Maryellen Walsh of West Springfield, Nancy Walsh of Gaithersburg, Md., Katie Walsh of Hagerstown and Peggy Turner of Timberville, Va.; two sons, Donald Joseph Walsh Jr. of Alexandria and Martin Walsh of Baltimore; one sister, Annette Mayou of Ludlow, Mass.; one brother, Oliver Brassard of Chicopee; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Brassard and Martha Brassard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew Mohl will be celebrant. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Washington and Frederick County Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.


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