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|M. Jacquelin S. Watts
M. Jacquelin "Jackie" Stine Watts, 67, of 11530 Selema Drive No. 5, Hagerstown, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Born Nov. 19, 1929, in Maryland, she was the daughter of Nellie Irene Gutshall Stine of Hagerstown, and the late John Gilbert Stine.
She served as a corporate treasurer with the family business, Serv-U-Vending in Hagerstown.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Deborah Ann Watts of Annandale, Va., Diane Jacquelyn Ballentine and Cheryl Watts Kendig, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Joan Jordan of Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Charles Stine of Rockville and Douglas Stine of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and her former husband, George D. Watts of Hagerstown.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Stine.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward Heim will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
Glen P. Lapp
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Glen Paul Lapp, 44, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1952, in Baltimore, he was the son of Dr. Herbert W. and Larry Traenkle Lapp of Berkeley Springs.
He was to graduate this week from Shepherd College with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. He previously graduated from Shepherd College in 1974 with a baccalaureate degree in business administration.
He was formerly employed as an accountant with Eddie's Tire Service in Berkeley Springs. He also was a paramedic with Morgan County Volunteer Rescue Squad.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Trevor A. Lapp of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Warren S. Lapp of Berkeley Springs, and Brian J. Lapp of Lexington Park, Md.; and one nephew.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Stephen J. Cuff will officiate assisted by Adam Kradel, seminarian. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open from noon to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.
Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Volunteer Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or to the charity of one's choice.
Edward R. Bedget Sr.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edward R. Bedget Sr., 75, of Martinsburg, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 16, 1922, in Loom, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel I. and Hazel Whitacre Bedget.
He retired after 26 years with the 167th West Virginia Air National Guard.
His military career spanned 31 years, including service in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the USS West Virginia when the battleship was destroyed in the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. He later served aboard the USS Champlain and the USS Meredith. He joined the Air National Guard in 1955 as a charter member of the Tactical Airlift Group. In the 167th, he served as an Air Policeman with the Weapons Security Flight.
His decorations included the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, West Virginia Meritorious Service Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Award and the West Virginia Distinguished Unit Award. When he retired he received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and the West Virginia Meritorious Service Medal.
He was a member of the Methodist Church in Loom.
He was member of VFW 3522, Charles Town, W.Va.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis Bedget; one daughter, Cathy P. Bedget Dellaven of Winchester, Va.; one son, Edward R. Bedget Jr., of Berryville, Va.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Reginald G. Bedget.
Services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. William C. Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 211 35th St. S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25301; or Diabetes Association, W.Va. Affiliate Inc., 1036 Quarrier St., Room 404, Charleston, W.Va. 25401.
Rev. Bretherd Mellott
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - The Rev. Bretherd Mellott, 91, a resident of the Extended Care Facility of Fulton County Medical Center, and formerly of HCR 80, Box 64, Needmore, Pa., died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center.
Born Aug. 20, 1905, in Needmore, he was the son of the late Isiah and Gertrude Gordon Mellott.
His first wife, Lola Gail Reams Mellott, died in 1976.
He was a retired minister, farmer and carpenter. He was a former minister at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren and Corner Church of the Brethren.
He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Keefer Mellott; four daughters, Lucille Knepper of Waterfall, Pa., Jeniene Carter of Independence, Mo., Linda Clark of Greencastle, Pa., and Elizabeth McCray of Warfordsburg, Pa.; one son, Max Mellott of Leesburg, Va.; one sister, Gwendolyn Regi of Menno Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Dwight Mellott of Hanover, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Eloise Mellott; one son, Hillis Mellott; and two sisters, Freda Carnell and Marie Winters.
Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Roger Truax and the Rev. Christian Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Brethren Cemetery.
A viewing will be held at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday.
Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg.
Angelina M.S. Becker
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Angelina Margaret "Angie" Scalone Becker, 68, of Pembroke Grove, Charles Town, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, South George Street, Charles Town, with the Rev. Bert Valdes as celebrant. Burial will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 301 Happy Retreat, Pembroke Grove, Charles Town, Sunday afternoon and evening, where a vigil will be at 5 p.m.; and at Cedar Hill Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. A commital service will follow.
Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral home, Charles Town, W.Va.
Jeanaleah C. Seibel
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jeanaleah Carr Seibel, 65, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Hendricks, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Delbert H. and Louiessa Carr Carr.
She was a retired supervisor at Fireman's Inc., Howard and Hoffman Insurance Co. in Washington, D.C., where she had worked for 30 years.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis F. Seibel; one daughter, Melanie S. Harman of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Rose Marie Carr and Lorraine Carr, both of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Shirley Carr of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas, W.Va. The Rev. Bill Swope will officiate.
Donald W. Burger
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald William Burger, 71, of 309 Woodpoint Ave., Hagerstown, who died Thursday, May 22, 1997, will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. George A. Limmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown on Tuesday.
Visitation will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Ethel M. Dixon
Ethel Mae Dixon, 62, of 11214 Youngstoun Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.
Born Jan. 24, 1935, in Lovettsville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry Lee and Susie Viola Speaks Dixon.
She worked as a self-employed home health care aid for many years.
She was a member of Abeniezer United Methodist Church in Nearsville, Va.
She is survived by one son, Roger H. Dixon of Hagerstown; one sister, Evelyn Demory of Dargan; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, and four brothers.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Victor Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery in Virginia.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Clarence D. Longanecker
Clarence D. Longanecker, 96, of 307 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.
Born May 7, 1901, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Elmer G. and May E. Summers Longanecker.
He was employed as a lead man for 27 years for Fairchild Aircraft, retiring in 1968.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
He was a member of United Auto Workers Region 8 and the Old Timers Club.
He was an avid furniture maker for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine E. Swartz Longanecker; two daughters, Patricia J. Miller and Sherry L. Ashby, both of Hagerstown; two sons, Donald C. Longanecker of Chewsville and Harold L. Longanecker of Fort Lions, Colo.; one sister, Bernice Cotter of College Park, Md.; one brother, Richard Longanecker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, grandson, one sister and five brothers.
Services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Darryl C. Zoller will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will open Monday at 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
Frances A. Suddath
MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Frances Ann Suddath, 46, of Middletown, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.
Born Aug. 4, 1950, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Marrie Leona Ellis Suddath.
She spent a great deal of time with Florida Avenue Day Care Center.
She is survived by one brother, James E. Suddath Jr. of Sykesville, Md.; one sister, Janice L. Barnes of Westminster, Md.; and friends, Patricia Focht, Janice Lorenz, Nancy Stull and Melissa Hiers, all of Middletown.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Springfield Cemetery in Sykesville. Clayton Briley, chaplain, will officiate.
Arrangements are by Haight Funeral Home and Chapel in Sykesville.
Maurice E. Myers
SHARPSBURG - Maurice Eugene Myers, 52, of 3428 Harpers Ferry Road, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.
Born April 7, 1945, in Antietam Furnace, Md., he was the son of David W. and Shirley Myers of Dargan and Edward and Phyllis Myers Knight of Downsville.
He was employed by Foltz Manufacturing in Hagerstown for 29 years.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a member of Conococheague Sportsman's Club in Sharpsburg.
In addition to his parents and stepparents, he is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Bussard Myers, whom he married Aug. 18, 1962; one daughter, Lisa L. Eby, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five sons, Paul E. Myers of Hagerstown, R. David Myers of Sharpsburg, Patrick E. Myers, Scott E. Myers, and Christopher L. Myers, all at home; two sisters, Betty Ecton, of Sharpsburg, and Nancy Tarmon, of Dargan; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Samples Manor Cemetery. The Rev. Richard A. Fox will officiate.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.
Lorrie M. Shrader
Lorrie M. "Tex" Shrader, 67, of South Locust Street, Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.
Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Brownsville, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James and Lorrie M. Martin O'Hara.
She was employed with Washington County Hospital for 31 years.
She is survived by her husband, Roy A. Shrader; one son, Michael L. Shrader of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Ashley N. Shrader; and one grandson, Jason M. Shrader.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Hospital Pediatrics Department, 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.
Phyllis H. Farley
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Phyllis H. Farley, 71, a resident of South Mountain Restoration Center, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa.
Born July 6, 1925, in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jesse G. and Florence K. Guyer Farley.
She was employed as a nurse's aide in private residences in the Shamokin area.
She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shamokin.
She is survived by two sisters, Margaret Baker and Marion Bricker, both of Chambersburg, Pa.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Emeline Farley; and one brother, William J. Farley.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.
The Rev. Richard R. Stuempfle will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellow's Cemetery in Shamokin.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Rev. DeWitt L. Miller
WILLLIAMSPORT - The Rev. DeWitt L. Miller, 88, of Homewood Nursing Facility, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at the nursing home.
Born Oct. 12, 1908, in Bridgewater, Va., he was the son of Dr. John David and Bertha Cline Miller.
He was educated at Bridgewater College in Virginia and Bethany Seminary in Illinois. He received honorary doctorates from both of his alumni organizations.
He was pastor emeritus at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, serving as pastor for many years starting in 1954.
He was a member of the local Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Miller, of Williamsport; one son, David L. Miller of Syracuse, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Dianna M. Miller of Palo Alto, Calif., and John D. Miller of Boston, Mass.
Memorial services will be held at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren on Sunday, June 8, at 4 p.m. There will be a fellowship supper following the services.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
Julia E.K. Hull
CLEAR SPRING - Julia E. Kriner Hull, 93, of 11636 Ashton Road, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Williamsport Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 1, 1903, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Adam B. Kriner and Melinda M. Shupp Kriner.
Her husband, Bruce Lawrence Hull, died in 1985.
She taught for many years at various Washington County schools. She taught piano for many years.
She and her husband owned and operated a Clear Spring dairy farm.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring.
She also was a member of Clear Spring Historical Society, Clear Spring Alumni Association, and Farmers Co-op of Greencastle, Pa.
She was the last of her immediate family and is survived by nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Schnebly; and two brothers, Welty Kriner and Emmett Kriner.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Terry Foor will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Clear Spring.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
John F. O'Connell
MANCHESTER, N.H. - John F. O'Connell, 41, of Manchester, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, of a heart attack while playing tennis with friends.
Born in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of Matthew O'Connell of Albany and the late Ellen Tracey O'Connell.
He was a graduate of St. George's School in Rhode Island, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Franklin Pierce Law Center.
He was a senior partner in the law firm of Halvorsen & O'Connell. He previously was a director and shareholder in the Hamblett & Kerrigan Law Firm in Nashua, N.H., where he served as president and managing director.
He was a member of Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester, where he taught Sunday school for several years.
He was a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association and American Trial Lawyers Association.
He was director and secretary of the Nashua Pastoral Care Center; member of the founding Steering Committee of Leadership, Nashua; and served as counsel to the Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism. He was an active member of Chamber of Commerce; member of Swimmers Inc. in Manchester; and president of Lake Louisa Social Club in Lachute, Canada.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Linda Campbell O'Connell; one daughter, Meghan L. O'Connell of Manchester; one son, Christopher M.I. O'Connell of Manchester; three sisters, Kathleen O'Connell of Hagerstown, Ellen Donnelly of Rockville, Md., and Mary Beth Bennett of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; two brothers, Kevin O'Connell and Daniel O'Connell, both of Elmira, N.Y.; nieces; and nephews.
Services will be today at 9 a.m. at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation, New Hampshire Chapter, 2 Beacon St., Concord, N.H. 03301.
Earl F. Shoemaker
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Earl F. Shoemaker, 82, of 7377 Roxbury Road, died Friday May 23, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born July 25, 1914, in Amberson, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Florence Varner Shoemaker.
He was retired as a carpenter from the former DeRose Industries in Chambersburg, Pa.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II.
He was a member of Lurgan United Brethren Church in Lurgan, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian E. Greenawalt Shoemaker; one daughter, Debbie K. Schetrompf of Needmore, Pa.; three sons, Jack Shoemaker of Chambersburg, Wayne E. Shoemaker of Walnut Bottom, Pa., and Roy E. Shoemaker of Lurgan; three sisters, Martha Gurksy of Greenville, Pa., Annabelle McHenry of Shippensburg, and Carrie Baer of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.; three brothers, David E. Shoemaker of Spring Run, Pa., Frank Shoemaker and Oscar Shoemaker, both of Shippensburg; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home in Shippensburg. The Rev. Ed Calhoun will officiate. Burial will be in Lurgan Cemetery, Lurgan Township.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Warner Sherrard, 71, of 50 Lippizan Drive, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at The Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.
Born Oct. 7, 1925, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late John H. and Lillie M. Catlett Sherrard.
He owned Sherrard's Jewelers in Shippensburg for 35 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a certified watch maker and jeweler. He was a 1949 graduate of the former Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.
He was a member of Open Door Church, the Auditorium Bible Class, the Shepard Ministry, and served on various committees at the church.
He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Viola J. Bohrer; one son, Warner D. Sherrard, at home; six sisters, Genevieve Ambrose, Jean Wertenberger and Cindy Stotler, all of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Frances Christy of Stow, Ohio, Jane Molnar of Monroe Falls, Ohio, and Brenda Cobb of Berlin Heights, Ohio; six brothers, Paul Sherrard, John Sherrard and Wayne Sherrard Sr., all of Berkeley Springs, Vernon Sherrard of Des Moines, Iowa, Donal Sherrard of Hedgesville, W.Va., and David Sherrard of New London, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Jerry Traister will officiate.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Morgan County, W.Va.
A viewing will be held at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
Almeda E.S. Needy
Almeda E. "Mead" Schildt Needy, 81, of Green Hills Group Home for Seniors, Hagerstown, and formerly of 24404 Graham Ave., Smithsburg, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.
Born Nov. 16, 1915, in Edgemont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Leah Snyder Schildt. She lived her early life in the Edgemont area.
She was the wife of the late Rayburn S. "Biddy" Needy. They were married in 1938.
In her early life, she worked at Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. In 1951, she and her husband purchased the Chocolate Park Tavern in Cascade, Md., and operated it until selling the business in 1974. Following her retirement, she worked for Rinehart Orchards in the Smithsburg area for 14 years.
She was a member of Blue Mountain Church of God in Edgemont.
She also was a member of the National AARP.
She is survived by one foster son, Donald Schildt of Washington, Ill.; one sister, Charlotte Bowman of Boonsboro, Md.; one brother, Clarence Schildt of Byron, Ill.; two foster grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Schildt, Richard Schildt and Lloyd Schildt.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Sterling C. Keeney and Pastor Randall S. Reid will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Blue Mountain Church of God, c/o Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morganthall, 13733 Lower Edgemont Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.