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Thelma G. Collins

YORK, Pa. - Thelma Grosh Collins, 88, a resident of Rest Haven Nursing Home in York, Pa., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 1997.

Born March 15, 1909, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Della S. Daley Grosh.

Her husband, Joseph Collins, preceded her in death.

She was the former owner and operator of Southern Texaco Service Station of Greencastle, and owned and operated Latch Spring Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

She is survived by one brother, Charles Eldon Grosh of Chambersburg; and one grandson, Lee V. Harmon of York.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chester C. Harmon; and two brothers, Glenn L. Grosh and Omer Grosh.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Robert E. Stumbaugh

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Robert E. Stumbaugh, 80, of 2550 Rogers Drive, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Manor Care Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 15, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Earl S. and Mildred Ott Stumbaugh.

He received his G.E.D. from Chambersburg High School.

He was employed at the Naval Supply Service Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa., retiring in 1977 after 30 years of service as an equipment specialist.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the 517th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

He was a member of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church in Maugansville.

He also was a member of Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, and National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Alice K. Barnhart Stumbaugh, whom he married Feb. 11, 1944; two sisters, Doris Fritz of Chambersburg, and Gladys Clapsaddl of Boiling Springs, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville. John C. Hoffman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg, with graveside military services conducted by the honor guard of Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Merle Elizabeth Hanlin

LEBANON, Pa. - Merle Elizabeth Clements Hanlin, 86, a resident of Sprang Crest Nursing Home, and formerly of Zullinger, Pa., died Monday, May 26, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born April 30, 1911, in Amherst County, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lillie Belle Ogden Clements.

She was valedictorian for the 1929 class of Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Va.

Her husband, Jesse Edward Hanlin, died in 1963. They were married in 1936.

She was employed as a cashier at Waynesboro High School for a number of years. She then did private duty nursing for a time.

She was a former member of Trinity United Brethren Church in State Line, Pa., where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. She then became a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

She also was a member of Zullinger Homemakers Group.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerle H. Hanlin Martin of Denver, Pa.; two sons, James E. Hanlin of Zullinger, and John G. Hanlin of San Francisco, Calif.; four foster children, Thelma E. Cash of Amherst, Va., Leonard Eaton of Greencastle, Pa., Betty Dodson and James Dodson, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Mary Rachel Draper of Greensboro, Md.; one brother, Ashby E. Clements Sr. of Fairfield, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She also raised two sons of Betty Dodson, Stanley Dodson of Greencastle, and Steven Dodson of Rouzerville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elma G. Pennington and Helen M. Hughes; two brothers, Robert W. Clements and James W. Clements; and one foster sister, Louise O. Clough.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Wilbur L. Sites will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Sprang Crest Nursing Home, 945 Duke St., Lebanon, Pa. 17042.

Russell W. Swope

WELLS TANNERY, Pa. - Russell Wayne Swope, 64, of Star Route 2, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born July 11, 1932, in Wells Tannery, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ruth Swope O'Brien.

He worked as an equipment operator for Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife Vera Ritchey Swope, whom he married Aug. 11, 1951; three daughters, Kay Snyder and Connie Seville, both of Wells Tannery, and Ann Morningstar of Everett, Pa.; three sons, Larry Swope of Everett, Gary Swope and Norman Swope, both of Wells Tannery; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Wells Tannery. Neil Daetz, pastor, will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa.

Lewis Henry Dellinger

Lewis Henry Dellinger, 86, of 1176 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1910, in Downsville, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary Susan Rhodes Dellinger.

His first wife, Helen Dellinger, died in 1978.

He was employed with Middlekauff Automobile and previously with Potomac Edison Bus Lines.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

He is survived by his wife, Elinor S. Snelling Dellinger; twin daughters, Norma Jean Lowman of Williamsport, and Nelda Jane Harbaugh of Austin, Texas; two sons, Lewis H. Dellinger Jr. of Hagerstown, and Donald R. Dellinger of Falling Waters; one stepdaughter, Mary Smith; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Kenneth Spielman; and two grandsons.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Thomas L. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Church, 24 E. Baltimore St. Funkstown, Md. 21734.

Helen B. Weiderhold

Helen Berre Wiederhold, 75, of 10 Cypress St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Edith Homer Berre.

Her husband, Laurence J. Wiederhold, preceded her in death.

She was a 1938 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

She was employed with the National Park Service for 13 years, retiring in 1990. She was previously employed with Fairchild Industries for 17 years and Holtzapple and Fiery.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzi Stricker of Hagerstown, and Jan W. Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Charles R. Wiederhold of Hagerstown; one sister, Dorothy Farr of Pace, Fla.; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to S.P.C.A., 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Carrie E. Sterling

Carrie Elizabeth Sterling, 82, formerly of Sterling Road, Williamsport, who died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Smith; and one grandson.

Memorial donations also may be made to Sterling Memorial Hall, West End Baptist Church, 101 Buena Vista Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

James V. DiBacco

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - James Vincent DiBacco, 47, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Born June 25, 1949, in Clarksburg, W.Va., he is the son of Abe L. and Ellen R. Ponikvar DiBacco of Martinsburg.

He was a 1967 graduate of Mountaineer High School in Davis, W.Va., and attended Resurrection College in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada.

He was owner and operator of The Fish Place in Hagerstown and Martinsburg.

He was a member of St. Josephs Church in Martinsburg.

He also was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 120 and National Bass Pro and Cabellas Organization.

He is survived by three daughters, Julie Christina York of Berkeley Springs, Jody Paula DiBacco and Jamie Marie DiBacco, both of Martinsburg; one sister, Mary Ellen Parsons of Charleston, W.Va.; one granddaughter; and one niece.

A Mass for the Dead will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with the Rev. John V. DiBacco as celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Thomas, W.Va.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis today from 2 to 9 p.m., with a vigil for the deceased at 7:30 p.m. today.

Otis L. Strumb

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Otis Lee Strumb, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at his home.

Born July 24, 1922, in Durham, N.C., he was the son of the late Thomas Mason and Minnie Luetta Rochell Strumb.

Services will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019.

Alda J. Comerer

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Alda J. Comerer, 99, a resident of the Extended Care Facility of Fulton County Medical Center for 14 years, and formerly of Burnt Cabins, Pa., died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at the medical center.

Born Feb. 14, 1898, in Neelyton, Huntingdon County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dorris Peterson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg. The Rev. Ted Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Burnt Cabins Cemetery.

A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Evelyn P. Marville

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Evelyn P. Marville, 78, of Greencastle, and formerly of Willingboro, N.J., died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born in Preston, Md., April 25, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Harvey N. Sr. and Maude Elsie Stevens Prettyman.

She was a 1936 graduate of Easton High School in Easton, Md.

She is survived by her husband, George R. Marville, whom she married in April 1938; two sons, Wayne R. Marville of Greencastle, and Gary R. Marville of Purcellville, Va.; one brother, Harvey N. Prettyman Jr. of Easton; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy P. Spear of Cambridge, Md.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Easton.

Madeline R.M. Kelly

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Madeline R. McMillion Brock Kelly, 62, of Walkersville, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born June 26, 1934, in Barnesville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Alberta Forney Brock.

For more than 35 years she raised and trained horses in the Frederick area, and raced them at various tracks along the East Coast.

She was a member of Walkersville United Methodist Church and the church choir.

She enjoyed flower gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Vincent J. Kelly Sr.; three daughters, Debra Johnson of Hagerstown, Rhonda Campbell of Unionbridge, Md., and Leslie Paugh of Woodsboro, Md.; two sons, Steve McMillion of Stewartstown, Pa., and Joe McMillion of Walkersville; one stepdaughter, Patricia O'Connor of Gaithersburg, Md.; two stepsons, Vincent J. Kelly Jr. of Westport, Conn., and Mark Kelly of Walkersville; three brothers, Lewis Brock and Francis Brock, both of Ohio, and Robert Brock of New York; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Coral Dawn McMillion.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Walkersville United Methodist Church, 22 Main St., Walkersville. The Rev. Albert K. Lane III will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Walkersville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 22 Main St., Walkersville, Md. 21793.

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home in Walkersville.

Josephine P.S. Jones

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Josephine Polkowski Supplee Jones, 85, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 213 Topaz Drive, Chambersburg and West and East Conshohocken, Pa., died Monday, May 26, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services.

Born March 31, 1912, in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Josephine Derkowski Polkowski.

The date and time of a Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery in Conshohocken.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Shirley V. Fitzwater

RANSON, W.Va. - Shirley Virginia Fitzwater, 75, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at the home of her daughter in Leetown, W.Va.

Born Nov. 29, 1921, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Penwell Wiley.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mannings Assembly of God Church in Harpers Ferry. The Rev. James Boyce will officiate. Burial will be in Murrill Hill Cemetery in Harpers Ferry.

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

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

Mary S. Myers

REEDSON, W.Va. - Mary Susan "Susie" Myers, 76, of Reedson, Jefferson County, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Born March 17, 1921, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Bertha Harrington Hanshew.

She was a 1939 graduate of Martinsburg High School, and a 1945 graduate of Kings Daughters Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her registered nursing degree.

She was a registered nurse at Kings Daughters Hospital in Martinsburg, retiring in 1964. She also was employed at Charles Town Hospital and for many years in private service.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond F. Myers, whom she married Feb. 6, 1948; three daughters, A. Julie Myers of Campbell, Australia, Debbie M. Whitmore of Rohrersville, Md., and Linda Raye Myers of Charles Town; one sister, Julia Cardarelli of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Bill Hanshew of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Hanshew, Peggy Small and Allene O'Brien; and four brothers, Richard Hanshew, Jack Hanshew, John Hanshew and Dennis Hanshew.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, East Congress Street, Charles Town. The Rev. John Alfriend will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

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

Cordell F. Shaffer

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Cordell "Cory" F. Shaffer, 2 months, son of Rodney F. and Tammy S. Ward Shaffer of 3978 Williamson Road, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., from complications of a heart defect that he had from birth.

He was born March 5, 1997, in Chambersburg, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Desirae C. Shaffer, at home; paternal grandparents, Frank E. and Janet Shaffer of Greencastle, and David and Esther Johns of Paradise, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Robert D. and W. Charlene Ward of Bethel, Pa.; paternal great-grandparents, Frank D. and Martha Shaffer of Greencastle; maternal great-grandmother, Anabelle Ward of Lebanon, Pa.; maternal great-great-grandmother, Josephine Shenberger of Lebanon; and aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Upton Church of the Brethren Cemetery near Upton, Pa. Dean Shaffer, pastor, will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle.

Wanda H. Armbrust

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wanda Hazel Armbrust, 92, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Blue Ridge Trailer Park, Berryville Pike, Winchester, Va., died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at City Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1904, in Spencer, S.D., she was the daughter of the late Carl D. Wendt and Anna M. Bremer Wendt Andriot.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to 205 W. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Delma J. Cox

GLENGARY, W.Va. - Delma June Cox, 77, of Glengary, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Nov. 19, 1919, in Washburn, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Della Zickefoose Cox.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Back Creek Valley Full Gospel Church. Charles Conley, pastor, and the Rev. Louise Bowen will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 3rd Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017-3288.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Walter Scott

OLIVET, Kan. - Walter "Scotty" Scott, 90, of Olivet, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at his home.

Born in Mercersburg, Pa., Oct. 24, 1906, he was the son of the late Robert and Della Weller Scott.

He owned and operated Arrow Rock Bait Shop in Melvern Lake, Kan.; worked as a quality control inspector at Lear Jet in Wichita, Kan., from 1964 to 1974; and previously worked at Martin-Marietta in Denver.

He was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian L. Shank; three daughters, Patsy Fessler of Wichita, JoAnn Barnhart of Hagerstown, and Linda Williams of Lebo, Kan.; one son, Richard Scott of Little Orleans, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon, Kan. Burial will be in Alpine Cemetery near Olivet.

Michael P. Julian

ROBERTSDALE, Pa. - Michael P. Julian, 83, of HC 1, Robertsdale, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, Pa.

Born Aug. 5, 1913, in Robertsdale, Wood Township, Huntingdon County, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Rose Henderson Julian.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa. Ed Taylor, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in New Grenada.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. IOOF Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lawrence A. Peterson

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Lawrence Arthur Peterson, 92, of 1 Caroline Drive, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born Oct. 11, 1904, in Plainfield, N.J., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Ida Stram Peterson.

His wife, Eleanor Mulcahy Peterson, preceded him in death.

He was employed as a union electrician in New Jersey for many years and retired as an electrician with R.H. Macy Co., where he worked for 15 years.

He is survived by one son, Lawrence T. Peterson of Middletown; one grandson, Lawrence A. Peterson of Middletown; and three nieces.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Plainfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Frederick Chapter, P.O. Box 1007, Frederick, Md. 21702.

Arrangements are by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home in Middletown.

James I. White

BRUNSWICK, Md. - James Ivan White, 68, of 212 K St., died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, Md.

Born Aug. 14, 1928, in Cedarville, Va., he was the son of the late Issac Jasper and Clema Falls White.

He was a switch operator with CSX Railroad at Brunswick, retiring after 43 years of service.

He was a member of Knoxville Bible Church in Knoxville.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Catherine White; one daughter, Barbara Moler of Midlothian, Va.; one son, Kenyon White of Walkersville, Md.; one brother, Ralph Zachary White of Charles Town, W.Va.; and one grandson, John Moler.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Hogan; and two brothers, Julius White and Ira White.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Paul D. Kemp will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders, Frederick County Chapter, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Emma M. Shimp

INWOOD, W.Va. - Emma Margaret Shimp, 87, of Inwood, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 18, 1909, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William James and Elsie Weaver Shimp.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. John Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thelma G. Collins

YORK, Pa. - Thelma Grosh Collins, 88, a resident of Rest Haven Nursing Home in York, Pa., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 24, 1997.

Born March 15, 1909, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Della S. Daley Grosh.

Her husband, Joseph Collins, preceded her in death.

She was the former owner and operator of Southern Texaco Service Station of Greencastle, and owned and operated Latch Spring Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

She is survived by one brother, Charles Eldon Grosh of Chambersburg; and one grandson, Lee V. Harmon of York.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chester C. Harmon; and two brothers, Glenn L. Grosh and Omer Grosh.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Robert E. Stumbaugh

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Robert E. Stumbaugh, 80, of 2550 Rogers Drive, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Manor Care Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 15, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Earl S. and Mildred Ott Stumbaugh.

He received his G.E.D. from Chambersburg High School.

He was employed at the Naval Supply Service Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa., retiring in 1977 after 30 years of service as an equipment specialist.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with the 517th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

He was a member of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church in Maugansville.

He also was a member of Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, and National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Alice K. Barnhart Stumbaugh, whom he married Feb. 11, 1944; two sisters, Doris Fritz of Chambersburg, and Gladys Clapsaddl of Boiling Springs, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave., Maugansville. John C. Hoffman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg, with graveside military services conducted by the honor guard of Charles M. Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Merle Elizabeth Hanlin

LEBANON, Pa. - Merle Elizabeth Clements Hanlin, 86, a resident of Sprang Crest Nursing Home, and formerly of Zullinger, Pa., died Monday, May 26, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born April 30, 1911, in Amherst County, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lillie Belle Ogden Clements.

She was valedictorian for the 1929 class of Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Va.

Her husband, Jesse Edward Hanlin, died in 1963. They were married in 1936.

She was employed as a cashier at Waynesboro High School for a number of years. She then did private duty nursing for a time.

She was a former member of Trinity United Brethren Church in State Line, Pa., where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. She then became a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro.

She also was a member of Zullinger Homemakers Group.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerle H. Hanlin Martin of Denver, Pa.; two sons, James E. Hanlin of Zullinger, and John G. Hanlin of San Francisco, Calif.; four foster children, Thelma E. Cash of Amherst, Va., Leonard Eaton of Greencastle, Pa., Betty Dodson and James Dodson, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Mary Rachel Draper of Greensboro, Md.; one brother, Ashby E. Clements Sr. of Fairfield, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She also raised two sons of Betty Dodson, Stanley Dodson of Greencastle, and Steven Dodson of Rouzerville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elma G. Pennington and Helen M. Hughes; two brothers, Robert W. Clements and James W. Clements; and one foster sister, Louise O. Clough.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Wilbur L. Sites will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Sprang Crest Nursing Home, 945 Duke St., Lebanon, Pa. 17042.

Russell W. Swope

WELLS TANNERY, Pa. - Russell Wayne Swope, 64, of Star Route 2, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born July 11, 1932, in Wells Tannery, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ruth Swope O'Brien.

He worked as an equipment operator for Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife Vera Ritchey Swope, whom he married Aug. 11, 1951; three daughters, Kay Snyder and Connie Seville, both of Wells Tannery, and Ann Morningstar of Everett, Pa.; three sons, Larry Swope of Everett, Gary Swope and Norman Swope, both of Wells Tannery; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery in Wells Tannery. Neil Daetz, pastor, will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa.


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