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Lelah P. Barrett

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lelah P. Barrett, 67, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Nov. 18, at her home.

Born Oct. 7, 1929, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Odessa Smith Orr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grantham "Pete" Barrett.

She previously was employed seasonally by the C.H. Musselman Co.

She is survived by four daughters, Barbara Hovermale of Radford, Va., Linda Sparkman of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Brenda Shepherd and Joyce Humphries, both of Martinsburg; two sons, M. Terry Barrett of Inwood, W.Va., and G. Lee Barrett of Gerrardstown; four sisters, Geneva Mills and Gloria Kitchen, both of Martinsburg, Norma Lee Rhineman of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Laura Belle Lynch of Williamsport; one brother, Bruce Orr of Martinsburg; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Faye Barrett; two brothers, Harold Orr and Jack Orr; and three grandchildren, Kenneth Sparkman, Michael Hovermale and Christina Hoironimus.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle, Rt. 45 West. The Rev. Don Preston and the Rev. Joe Ebersole will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Arden, W.Va.

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

 

Carrie E. S. Lenherr

QUINCY, Pa. - Carrie Edith Snowberger Lenherr, 102, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born March 3, 1894, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Carrie King Snowberger.

Her husband, Reid D. Lenherr Sr., died on March 4, 1984. They were married on Sept. 15, 1915.

She sold her farm produce at the Farmer's Market in Hagerstown.

She is survived by three sons, Robert S. Lenherr and Reid D. Lenherr Jr., both of Chambersburg, and Rupert Eugene Lenherr of Tempe, Ariz.; one sister, Eva G. Garber of Brookville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a number of great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Richard Lenherr, Donald Lenherr, and Donovan Lenherr; one grandson, Richard H. Lenherr; three sisters, Lula M. Hovis, C. Grace Bayer and Amy E. Snowberger; and three brothers, Roy A. Snowberger, Ira F. Snowberger and H. Edgar Snowberger.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Willis C. Hess 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.

Memorial donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund of Quincy United Methodist Home, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

 

Clara G. Dekker

QUINCY, Pa. - Clara G. Dekker, 84, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 200 N. Main St., Apt. 607, Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born July 24, 1912, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Mose and Anna Beisboer Koning.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Dekker, on Oct. 10, 1967.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis M. Rudisill of Chambersburg; one son, Robert H. Dekker of Napa, Calif; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Ill.

There will be no viewing.

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

 

Laura E. Wolfe

WILLIAMSPORT - Laura E. Wolfe, of Williamsport, who died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Wolfe.

 

Bret M. Overcash

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Bret M. Overcash, 29, of 590 Coldspring Road, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Duke Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Born May 28, 1967, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Clarence A. "Jay" Overcash, Jr. of Dillsburg, Pa., and Dorothy Heckman Overcash of Fayetteville.

He was a 1986 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed as a partner/owner/operator by Mesa Steel Erectors, Fayetteville.

He was a member of New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tami L. Dayhoff Overcash, whom he married on July 29, 1995; one son, Samson Aaron Kennedy at home; one sister, Amy J. Johnson of Fayetteville; one brother, Mark A. Overcash of Chambersburg; maternal grandparents, David "Roy" and Sarah "Rena" Heckman of Chambersburg; paternal grandfather, Clarence A. Overcash Sr. of Quincy, Pa.; four aunts; four uncles and three nieces.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, 1575 Mont Alto Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert D. Verno will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Maude J. Forcini

Maude Janis Forcini, 76, formerly of 11400 Stonecroft Court, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

She was born May 17, 1920, in Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Forcini.

During World War II, she was employed by Fairchild Aircraft. She also was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church of God Universal.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita D. Escobar of Hagerstown and Carolyn M. Kish of Boca Raton, Fla.; one son, Frank Thomas Forcini of Hagerstown; one sister, Ruth M. Winchell of West Camp, N.Y.; two brothers, Newton Harvey Moyer Jr. and David L. Moyer, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Forcini; and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Alvin A. Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

 

Darrell W. Graham Sr.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Darrell Wayne Graham Sr., 39, of Inwood, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born April 26, 1957 in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Phyllis Barrett Graham Fellers of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late Joseph Carl Graham Jr. He was the stepson of George H. Fellers.

He was employed as a truck driver by H & D Feed, Charles Town, W.Va.

He was a member of Faith Tabernacle.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by two daughters, Spring J. Graham and Angel L. Streets, both of Martinsburg; one son, Darrell W. Graham Jr. of Martinsburg; four stepdaughters, Dawna Twyman, Carla Ferguson, Barbara Ferguson and Sara James, all of Martinsburg; seven sisters, Darlene Grona, Christine Graham and Natasha Derito, all of Martinsburg, Debbie Faircloth of Hedgesville, W.Va., Cheryl Alger of Sterling, Okla., Cathy Llewellyn of Burlington, N.C. and Shawnee Caton of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; three brothers, Curtis Graham and George M. Fellers, both of Martinsburg, and Charles Timothy Allen of Mt. Olive, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stewart Barrett Graham.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Harold O. Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg.

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

 

Joseph L. Simmers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Joseph L. "Joe" Simmers, 53, of 49 N. Phillips Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 8, 1943, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late John W. and Emma L. Baker Simmers.

He was a 1962 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

In his early life, he was employed in the maintenance department of Cold Spring Park, Waynesboro. He became floor manager of the roller rink at the park. He then was a sales person at Joe The Motorist, Waynesboro. He was a machinist for Emmert Manufacturing, later called Straube Manufacturing, of Waynesboro. For the past 25 years, he was employed as a grinder by the Frick Co. He also was a part-time bartender for the William Max McLaughlin VFW, Waynesboro.

He was a member of the Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Waynesboro, and a social member of the William McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Jean M. Shearer Simmers, whom he married April 4, 1964; three daughters, Penny M. Rowe, Carla A. Yurek and Tina J. Simmers, all of Waynesboro; three sisters, Esther Miley of Greencastle, Pa., Mildred Lowman of Chambersburg, Pa., and Josephine D. McFerren of Waynesboro; one brother, David G. Simmers of Waynesboro; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert J. Simmers, Ralph L. Simmers and Charles Simmers.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Mount Alto.

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

 

Madeline H. Goldfarb

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Madeline Helen Goldfarb, 76, of Silver Spring, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, Md., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring.

Born April 8, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth M. Fearnow Spriggs.

She was a 1938 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Stotlers Crossroads, W.Va., and Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Morris M. Goldfarb of Silver Spring; two daughters, Patricia A. Weiland of Leonardtown, Md., and Sue Dawson of Pasadena, Md.; one son, Robert N. Goldfarb of Silver Spring; two sisters, Anne Lee Lookabill of Solomons Island, Md., and Fern Clowser of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at noon at Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. E. Dwight Byrne will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial services may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

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

 

Mary V. E. Gossert

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Mary V. "Mame" Eyler Gossert, 99, formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Franklin County Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 20, 1897, in Fairfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Fannie Mets Eyler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orland E. "Bill" Gossert, on Sept. 18, 1960.

She was a member of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Blue Ridge Summit.

She loved to attend sales.

She is survived by one daughter, Catherine Watson of Blue Ridge Summit; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Hilda Wise and Frances Wingert; one son, Thomas Gossert; two sisters and two brothers.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Franklin County Nursing Home, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
 

Harry W. Kindle

SMITHSBURG - Harry W. Kindle, 69, of 42 W. Water St., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Edgemont, Md., he was the son of the late Lewis N. "Jack" and Curella Plume Kindle.

He was a self-employed barber, operating his barber shop out of his home until he retired on disability. He also drove a school bus for the Washington County School District until he suffered a heart attack.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, he served in the South Pacific Theater.

He was a member of the Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg.

He also was a member of the William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro, Pa., and the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Elizabeth Swope Kindle; two daughters, Janet L. Wallech of Maugansville and Judith A. Smith of Hagerstown; one son, Bobby L. Kindle of Hagerstown; one brother, Andrew S. Kindle of Ringgold; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Fox and Elise Jones; and four brothers, Richard Kindle, Charles Kindle, Clifford Kindle and Amos Kindle.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Donald E. Conley will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg Honor Guard.

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

 

John M. Nicodemus

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John M. "Mack" Nicodemus, 68, of 10 Pen Mar St., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late John O. and Dorothy McKown Nicodemus.

He was a 1945 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He attended Penn State University and received his associate degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore.

He was employed in data processing by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro. He retired in January, 1993, after 43 years of service.

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

He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro.

He also was a member of Waynesboro Lions Club, where he served on numerous committees; Waynesboro YMCA; BPO Elks Lodge 731; Eagles Club Inc.; South Chapter 2977 AARP, all of Waynesboro, and the National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine S. Stull Nicodemus, whom he married Aug. 26, 1950; one daughter, Nancy Nicodemus McCullough of Potomac, Md.; one son, John Frederick Nicodemus of Accokeek, Md.; one brother, David O. Nicodemus of Philadelphia; two grandsons and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Members of the Waynesboro Lions Club will meet at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Noah's Ark Child Care Center, 6 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

 

Roger L. Williams

Roger L. Williams, 61, of 7 East Washington Street, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at his home.

He was born Feb. 4, 1935 in Georgia.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

 

Howard G. M. Dull

Howard Gould Monk Dull, 68, of Hagerstown and formerly of Harrisonburg, Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at his home.

Born July 15, 1928, in Staunton, Va., he was the son of Cora Virginia Stoneburner Dull of Staunton and the late Frank A. Dull Sr.

He married his first wife, Betty Belle Trobaugh, on Jan. 31, 1952. She preceded him in death on March 15, 1989.

He was a graduate of Beverly Manor High School, Staunton, and of Bridgewater College.

He was vice-president of Tri-State Electrical Supply Co. until his retirement.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hagerstown.

He was a former member of Hagerstown Assembly Club; a past member of Golden-Fisher Tent/Circus Saints and Sinners; and past president of Harrisonburg Jaycees. He was a member of Harrisonburg Elks Lodge 450, Fountain Head Country Club and Emmett Kelly Tent C.F.A. in Hagerstown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen Mae Dull; three daughters, Deborah Dull Walker of Houston, Texas, Jeri Ann Dull Adams of Fayetteville, N.C., and Toni Dull Snyder of Harrisonburg; two step daughters, Charisse Henderson of India-Atlantic, Fla., and Karen Lengyel of Tampa, Fla.; one step son, Scott Henderson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Frank A. Dull Jr. of Staunton; seven grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 17 N. Court Square, Harrisonburg. The Rev. John F. Sloop and the Rev. Rachel Hamburger will officiate. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. Friends also may visit at the home of his daughter, Toni, 964 Wren Way, Harrisonburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 225 N. High St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801, American Cancer Society, 1920-11 Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801, or to Antietam National Battlefield Park, Visitors Center, P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, Md. 21780-0158.

 

George E. Swope

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - George E. Swope, 55, of 2180 Hafer Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at his home.

Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of Paul G. and Alice Goetz Swope of Marion, Pa.

He was employed as an electrician/maintenance worker by Pet Inc., Chambersburg, Pa., for 18 years.

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

He attended Assembly of God Church, St. Thomas, Pa.

He was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association and served as the group's area representative for a number of years. He enjoyed photography and computers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Connie B. Perry Swope, whom he married June 8, 1963; two sons, Stephen P. Swope of Fayetteville and Anthony J. Swope of Burbank, Calif.; four brothers, Robert Swope of Arlington, Texas, Thomas Swope of Marion, Theodore Swope of Greencastle and Garry Swope of Chambersburg; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.

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

 

Madeline H. Goldfarb

Memorial donations for Madeline Helen Goldfarb, formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., who died Nov. 19, 1996, may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

 

Lillian H. Kossak

BOONSBORO - Lillian H. Kossak, 99, formerly of Shaker Heights, Ohio, who died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, was born Jan. 14, 1897.

 

Ruth H. Pittman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth Harris Pittman, 96, of Manor Care Health Services, and formerly of North First Street, McConnellsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Manor Care Health Services.

Born June 30, 1900, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Himmel and Ella Lynch Harris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pittman, on June 13, 1956.

She was employed as a teller by Gerard Trust Co., Philadelphia, and also taught school.

She was a member of United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg.

She also was a member of Order of Eastern Star Mount Olive #232, Philadelphia; a past member of Womens Club; Fulton County Medical Center Auxilliary; and treasurer of Home Extension.

She is survivied by one step daughter, Ann Peterson of Green Mountian, N.C.; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Harris and Edgar Harris.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Union Cemetery. The Rev. Barron Barley will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg.

 

Lyle H. Moler Sr.

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Lyle Henry Moler Sr., 67, of Kearneysville, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Dec. 24, 1928, in Bakerton, W.Va., he was the son of the late John G. and Madge E. Grove Moler.

He was a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

He was employed by Biedlers Electric Motor Repair, Martinsburg, W.Va. He earlier retired from Southern States Co., Charles Town, W.Va., after 31 years of service.

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

He was a member of Bakerton United Methodist Church. He attended Bethesda United Methodist Church, Moler Cross Roads, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anna Louise Carter Moler; one son, Lyle Henry Moler Jr. of Inwood, W.Va.; four sisters, Lola Grimm of Charles Town, Jeanette Hoffmaster of Rockville, Md., Hazel Rinaldi of Lake Worth, Fla., and Freda Trail of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and four brothers, Nathan Moler of Frederick, Md., Daniel Moler of Harpers Ferry, Edward Moler of Charles Town and Thomas Moler of Kearneysville.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Moler.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethesda United Methodist Church, Molers Cross Roads. The Rev. Donna L. Herritt will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, c/o Martha K. Putz, treasurer, Rt. 2, Box 892, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

 

Daniels S. Jenkins

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Daniels S. Jenkins, 92, of Charles Town, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Charles Town.

Born March 20, 1904, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Millard Moore and Lacie Anna Daniels Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Mary Charlotte Walker Jenkins, in 1972.

He was the owner and operator of Jenkins Motor Service, Ranson, W.Va. He retired as a clerk at Charles Town Races; the Shenandoah Race Track and owned Jenkins Grocery Co., Charles Town.

He was a past member of the Fraternal Order of Police; Charles Town Loyal Order of Moose, and a charter member of the Kiwanis.

He is survivied by one duaghter, Lacie Mary Jenkins Mumaw of Charles Town; two grandchildren, Brenda Lee Wright and Daniels V. Mumaw, both of Charels Town; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town. The Rev. Keith Nickle will officiate.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

 

Helen R. Hemp

FREDERICK, Md. - Helen R. Hemp, 65, of Frederick, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Washington Hospital Center.

Born March 6, 1931, in Marion, Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Blackwell Ross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Hemp, on March 12, 1989.

She and her husband owned and operated Hemp's Electric Motor Service, first in Burkittsville, Md., and later in Knoxville, Md. She also had worked with Juvenile Services of Washington County and had been a foster mother to 12 children.

She is survived by three daughters, Helen G. Stottlemyer of Hagerstown, Holly M. High of Marlow, W.Va., and Patricia D. Rice of Thurmont, Md.; two sons, Alan E. Hemp of Hartwood, Va., and Galen E. Hemp of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three sisters; three brothers; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Union Cemetery, Burkittsville. The Rev. George M. Harpel will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Those wishing to contact the family may contact Patricia D. Rice, P.O. Box 335, Thurmont, Md. 21788.

Arrangements are by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, Md.

 

Frank Sheffer

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Frank Sheffer, 96, formerly of 320B Old National Pike, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Frederick Healthcare Center, Frederick, Md.

Born June 26, 1900, in Bolivar, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edgar L. and Anna Derr Sheffer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Alexander Sheffer, on Nov. 17, 1967.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Zion Luthern Church, Middletown.

He also was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1067, Frederick, and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 371, Frederick.

He is survived by one daughter, Joan Blystone of Largo, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sereta R. Mercer; two sons, Frank D. Sheffer and George W. SheFfer; and two sisters, Myrtle Moser and Mary Routzahn.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Friends may call any time Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the cemetery fund of Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

 

Doris E. K. Moats

BOONSBORO - Doris Elaine Kershner Moats, 70, of 7727 Sharpsburg Pike, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 17, 1926, in Tilghmanton, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Blanche S. Clark Kershner.

She was a former employee of the Fairchild Aircraft cafeteria; the Ogden Food Co. and retired from the Gorham Co., all of Hagerstown.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband, Milton D. Moats; two sons, Gregory W. Churchey of Elerslie, Md., and P. David Churchey of Colorado; one stepdaughter, Maxine Sweeney of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two stepsons, M. Richard Moats of Williamsport and M. Eugene Moats of Hagerstown; three brothers, Edwin Kershner, John Kershner and Fred Kershner, all of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Kershner and Howard Kershner.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Manor Cemetery, Tilghmanton. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate.

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

Memorial donations may be made either to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742, or to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
 

Catherine C. Burnett

Catherine C. Burnett, 66, of 1021 E. Lanvale St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, in Hagerstown.

Born April 3, 1930, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Lillian Mae Johnson.

She graduated from North Street School.

She was a retired registered nurse.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, and a former member of Asbury Board of Trustees.

She also was a member of PTA/Board of Education, and American Legion Womens Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda J. Burnett of Hagerstown; one son, Ricky Alan Duiguid Burnett of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters; and nine brothers.

Services will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Anthony Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport.

A viewing will be held at the church Monday at noon.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, 24 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown.

 

Kermit S. Weller

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Kermit S. "Kerm" Weller, 62, of Timber Pines and Farmington Hills, Mich., died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at his home in Florida.

Born March 2, 1934, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Jacob S. and Ethel L. Exline Weller.

He was a 1952 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He was employed as a representative for Ciba - Geigy Pharmaceutical Co., in Michigan.

He was a member of Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church, Michigan, an elder deacon, and a member of the Hudson Methodist Church, Florida.

He also was a member of Boy Scouts of America - Corps Five; was a Special Olympics swim coach; past vice president of the Association for Retarded Citizens Northwest of Michigan; a hospice volunteer in Florida; volunteer for the literacy program in Michigan; and a volunteer for senior citizens services in Farmington Hills.

He is survived by his wife Roxana L. Weller; one daughter, Dylan R. Weller of Detroit; one son, Derek S. Weller of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters, Darlene W. Long of Owings Mills, Md., and Nelda L. Baker of Hagerstown; one aunt and one uncle.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Ennis will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Interlochen Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, Mich. 49643 or to the Association for Retarded Citizens Northwest, 5 Mile Road, Redford, Michigan, 48239.

 

Elsie V. Gray

Elsie Violet Gray, 91, of 704 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born March 3, 1905, in Lost Hollow, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Francis M. and Ivy Law Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lyle Gray.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by one son, Dr. Jack A. Gray of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one niece.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Francis M. Reed Jr.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Wendell Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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 First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Francis A. Coburn Jr.

Francis Allen "Frank" Coburn Jr., 67, of 28 Mealey Parkway, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 11, 1929, in Phoenixville, Pa., he was the son of the late Francis A. and Sarah Grace Kimes Coburn Sr.

He was a graduate of Lower Marion (Pa.) High School and Franklin and Marshall College.

He was the former owner of and present consultant with The Printing Place in Hagerstown.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean war. He received the Bronze Star.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, where he was chalicist and lay reader and a former member of the vestry and choir. He also was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church choir, the Hagerstown Choral Arts Choir and a former member of the Potomac Playmakers.

He was a former member of the Manheim Township, Pa., planning commission; past president of the Bicentennial Committee of Lancaster County, Pa., and past president of the sales and marketing executive in Lancaster.

He was a former member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Nine and Ninety Club. He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, and a life member of W. D. Byron Post 1936 VFW, both in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Schultz Coburn, whom he married Dec. 22, 1982; one daughter, Margurite Coburn Green of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Brooks A. Coburn of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Jane Coburn Allison of Exton, Pa. and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Kenneth Dorsch, the Rev. Victor Zuck, the Rev. David Buchenroth and the Rev. Charles McGinley will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Vivian E. Masser

FREDERICK, Md. - Vivian Elizabeth Masser, 62, of 5032 Old National Pike, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at her home.

Born Aug. 28, 1934, in Harmony, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Jennings B. and Cora Baugher Summers Fogle.

She was employed for 17 years as manager of the General Nutrition Center store at the Frederick Towne Mall.

She was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

She was active with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1067, Frederick. She had served as the local, state and regional president.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, J. Karl Masser; one daughter, Cynthia A. Abrecht of Frederick; four sons, Gary J. Masser of Wolfsville, Md., Dennis K. Masser of Addison, Ill., Gregg D. Masser of Libertytown, Md., and Vincent K. Masser of Frederick; one sister, Mary A. Andrews of Frederick; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Summers Chandler and Anna Mary Fogle; and five brothers, Leroy Summers, Emory Fogle, Leon Summers, Merhle Fogle and Austin Fogle.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Wayne G. Funk will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.

The Eagles will conduct a memorial service on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Frederick Memorial Hospital Home Health Care and Hospice, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, Md. 21701 or to the charity of one's choice.

 

Ilse G. J. Stouffer

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Ilse Gertrude Jordan Stouffer, 68, of 13414 South Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village.

Born June 18, 1928, in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Eugen and Rosa M. Jordon.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 239, Cascade, and the Sportsman's Association Inc., Fairfield, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Albert W. Stouffer; one son, Gregory S. Stouffer of Fairfield; two sisters, Lore H. Albrecht and Inge Kraft of Germany; two brothers, Eugen J. Jordon and Peter H. Jordon both of Germany; and nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 754 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

 

Max G. Shiley

INWOOD, W.Va. - Max G. Shiley, 66, of Rt. 2, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Jan. 16, 1930, in Bunker Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Pearl A. Triggs Shiley.

He retired from Shiley Construction Co. Inc. For 30 years he was employed as a carpenter in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

He was a member of the South Berkeley Baptist Church.

He also was a member of United Carpenters and Joiners Local 132; Martinsburg Lodge 120, Loyal Order of Moose; Newton D. Baker Post 896, VFW; and the Junior of U.A.M. Council 35.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dolly Brown Shiley; one daughter, Denise A. Jenkins of Inwood; one son, Gregory L. Shiley of Inwood; seven sisters, Catherine Greenwalt, Joann Plotner and Phyllis Triggs, all of Inwood, Audrey Bender of Martinsburg, W.Va., Janet Ruth Lopp of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Patricia Dodd, and Judy Hoover, both of Bunker Hill; one brother, James Tevis Shiley of Bunker Hill; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas L. Shiley, Ray Shiley and Franklin D. Shiley.

Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. John E. Wright and the Rev. Don Chandler will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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

 

Iva B. Creter

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Iva Bell Creter, 87, of Berkeley Springs, and formerly of Darkesville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Feb. 14, 1909, in Bedford, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus P. and Cora Bell Gates Flick.

She attended Trinity Lighthouse in Darkesville.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by friends and caregivers, Jean Hawkins of Inwood, W.Va., and Sandra J. Mounts of Darkesville.

Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon, W.Va. Frances Dunn will officiate.

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

 

Rosemarie Zombro

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Rosemarie Zombro, 63, of Zephyrhills, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at her home.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Thelma Weddle Kronawetter.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, David Zombro; one daughter, Karen Corun of Joppa, Md.; one son, Eric Zombro of Williamsport; and one brother, Richard Kronawetter of Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Memorial services were held Sunday, Nov. 17, at Oakley Funeral Home in Zephyrhills. The Rev. John Hayes officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, Fla. 34667.

 

Mary C. Clever

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mary C. Clever, 86, of 210 Brindle Drive, and formerly of 126 N. Main St., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 30, 1910, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late W. Bruce and Margaret Smith Divelbiss.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G. Clever, on May 23, 1980.

She was employed as a seamstress at the Mercersburg Sewing Factory for a number of years.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Mercersburg.

She is survived by one son, Richard G. Clever of St. Thomas, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kay Ann Hege on Aug. 23, 1990; one son, Teddy W. Clever on Nov. 20, 1977; one grandson, John N. Clever on July 8, 1970; one sister and five brothers.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, with the Rev. Willis I. Murray and the Rev. Clair E. Ebersole officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to First Assembly of God Church, c/o church Treasurer Hubert Fix, 4784 Charlestown Road, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236.

 

Beatrice A. Munson

Beatrice A. Munson, 89, of 17817 Bluebell Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Oct. 1, 1907, in Mt. Lake Park, Md., she was the daughter of the late Nelson S. and Alma Crane Bell Clary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Munson, in 1968.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She also was a member of Trinity Church Senior Fellowship and Lutheran Church Women; Funkstown Homemakers Club; Long Meadow Senior Citizens Bowling League and AARP.

She is survived by two sons, John C. Munson and Lynn G. Munson, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Vivian C. Courtney of College Park, Md.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.


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