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Lincoln H. Sauter

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Retired U.S. Army Spec. 7 Lincoln H. "Linc" Sauter, 81, of Piney Mountain, and formerly of 35 S. Potomac St., and of Luther Ridge, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 13, 1915, in Lyon County, near George, Iowa, he was the son the late Henry and Alma D. Groth Sauter.

He was a 1933 graduate of Fulda High School, Minnesota. He attended a number of courses while in the military.

He was a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He also served in Australia, France and Germany and at various bases in the United States.

Following his discharge from the Army he was a computer programmer for the U.S. government in Bethesda, Md. He then worked for a short time at Waynesboro Builders Supply. For seven years he was assistant circulation manager at the Record Herald, Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class and served on various committees within the church.

He also was a PTA president while serving in France and participated with the Dudes and Doll Square Club; was a member of the South Chapter 2977 AARP, Waynesboro, and the National AARP; and was active with American Field Services.

He voluntered with the Franklin County Literacy Council and the Mount Hope Prison Ministry in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel J. Kuhn Sauter of Luther Ridge, whom he married on Jan. 27, 1946; one daughter, Gale A. Kennedy of Newark Del.; five sons, Kenneth W. Sauter of Dallas, Richard C. Sauter of Newark, Martin T. Sauter of Belleville, Ill., Russell W. Sauter of Greencastle, Pa., and David A Sauter of Scottsdale, Pa.; four sisters, Esther Ellofson of Garden Grove, Calif., Violet Leggett of Moundsview, Minn., Gladys Zech of Bay Shore, N.Y., and M. Adeline Johnson of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro. Pastor Richard A. Seaks will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 South Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, P.O. Box 050-067, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-0005, or Piney Mountain, 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, Pa. 17222.

 

David C. Martin Sr.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - David C. Martin Sr., 73, of St. Thomas, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Born May 23, 1923, in Carbondale, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Lizzie Ann Phillips Martin.

He was a veteran of World War II and served as a sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was seriously wounded in the battle of Tarawa on Nov. 20, 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

After serving in the military, he joined the Pennsylvania State Police in 1945. He served for 36 years and retired as a captain.

He attended the Open Door Church, Chambersburg, Pa.

He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette Himmelreich Martin; two daughters, Elizabeth Martin Sargent of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dianne Martin Glaze of Hagerstown; one son, David C. Martin Jr. of Murraysville, Pa.; one sister, Evelyn George of Scranton, Pa.; two brothers, Warren Martin and William Martin, both of Carbondale; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

 

Beatrice A. Munson

Beatrice A. Munson, 89, of 17817 Bluebell Drive, Hagerstown, who died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, was the daughter of the late Nelson S. Clary and Alma Crane Clary Bell.

 

Edith L. Benedict Fox

QUINCY, Pa. - Edith Lavinia Benedict Fox, 96, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Modesto, Calif, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at the home.

Born Jan. 23, 1898, in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Daniel M. and Isabella Price Norris Benedict.

She moved to Modesto in 1951, where she received her G.E.D. and her LPN certificate.

She helped new mothers become adjusted to their lives with a child. She was employed by the Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital, both in Modesto as an LPN.

She was baptized into the Old German Baptist Church, Falling Springs Congregation, Chambersburg, in 1918. After moving to Modesto, she was a member of the Old German Baptist Church, Modesto District, for 42 years. After returning to this area she became a member of the Antietam Congregation of Old German Baptist Church near Waynesboro.

She is survived by one son, Harold B. Fox of Southhampton, N.J., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, John R. Fox and David J. Fox, and eleven sisters and brothers.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Antietam Congregation Old German Baptist Church, Route 316 near Waynesboro. Elders James Hess, Willis Hess, George Mason, Donald Hess and Harold Slothour will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

The family requests the omission of flowers and suggest memorial donations be made to Qunicy United Methodist Home, Benevolent Care Fund, P.O. Bo 128, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

 

Gladys V. Bowders

QUINCY, Pa. - Gladys V. Bowders, 87, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 161 N. Allison St., Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 20, 1909, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth RogersWallech.

She retired after 18 years of service with the former H.J. Heinz Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.

She was a member of Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Merle L. Bowders, whom she married on May 18, 1929, and who resides with his daughter in Waynesboro, Pa.; one daughter Audrey Snowberger of Waynesboro; one son, Albert Bowders of Baltimore; one sister, Eleanor Doyle of Haines City, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 13 sisters and brothers.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. David G. Rawley will officiate. Burial will be in the Beautiful View Cemetery, State Line, Md.

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

 

Edith N. Shackelford

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Edith N. Shackelford, 73, of Canterbury of Shepherdstown Nursing Home, and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Bakerton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emory and Laura Dopson Springer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Shackelford.

She was a member of the Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She is survived by one son, James N. Shackelford of Inwood, W.Va., and three grandchildren, April Dawn Shackelford, James Shackelford Jr. and Alison Shackelford.

She was preceded in death by one stepson, Kenneth Shackelford.

Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas Hollida will officate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

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

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the family, c/o April Shackelford, P.O. Box 286, Rippon, W.Va. 25441.

 

Elizabeth J.Stinger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth J. "Libby" Stinger, 84, of 124 South Fourth St., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 13, 1912, in Shippensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John I. and Bessie L. Bowen Angle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Stinger, on Jan. 8, 1982.

She was a 1930 graduate of Shippensburg High School. She attended Cumberland Valley Normal School, Shippensburg.

She was employed as a waitress by Schoenberger's Restaurant, Chambersburg, retiring in 1974 after 18 years.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary

 

Richard E. Schleigh

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Richard Edward Schleigh, 60, of Egg Harbor township, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, in Atlantic City Hospital, Atlantic City, N.J.

Born June 15, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Catharine M. Deuter Schleigh of Hagerstown and the late Charles M. Schleigh.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He was owner of Customized Retail Services in Mays Landing, N.J.

He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Artemis Schleigh; two daughters, Barbara Stern of Mays Landing and Catherine Schleigh of Boston; two sons, Richard E. Schleigh Jr. and Bryan Schleigh, both of Mays Landing; one sister, Kathleen E. Gossard of Hagerstown; three brothers, Charles M. Schleigh and Robert G. Schleigh, both of Hagerstown, and Thomas A. Schleigh of San Antonio; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be today at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, N.J., Fiftieth and Second Street, Mays Landing.

Memorial donations may be made to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refugee, P.O. Box 72, Great Creek, Oceanville, N.J. 08231.

Arrangements are by Boakes Funeral Home, Mays Landing.

 

Elda L. Ott 

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Elda Loretta Ott, 71, of Mannings, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born July 27, 1925, in Millville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ellis Alfred and Carrie Ella Harder Johnson.

She was employed in the nursing department of the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va., retiring after 20 years of service.

She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by four sons, Charles W. Ott Jr. of Millville, Mifflin Grant Ott of Charles Town, Larry Aldrich Ott and Jeffrey Ellis Ott, both of Harpers Ferry; two sisters, Theresa L. Longerbeam of Charles Town and Carol Naomi Painter of Brunswick, Md.; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Edna L. Johnson, and four brothers, Ellard Alden Johnson, Ralph M. Johnson, Lester Grant Johnson and Alfred Howard Johnson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Phillip Spitzbergen will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Lutheran Cemetery, Boliver, W.Va.

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

 

Samuel Sagel

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Samuel "Stanley" Sagel, 73, of Boca Raton, formerly of Hagerstown and Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 15, 1996 at Hospice-by-the-Sea in Boca Raton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helena Sagel.

A native of Hackensack, N.J., and a long-time resident of Philadelphia, he spent his career in the garment industry. He moved to Hagerstown in 1969 and was employed by Perfection Garment Co. in Martinsburg, W.Va., as plant manager. He then became president of Perfection Garment Co. and vice president of House of Perfection, responsible for manufacturing at all plants, including Martinsburg and other cities. He retired in 1985.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force major and bomber pilot. He participated in the D-Day invasion.

While a resident of Hagerstown, he served as president of Congregation B'nai Abraham and was active in synagogue affairs.

He was an animal enthusiast and raised the official Shepherd College mascot, "Butch," the ram.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Sagel; two daughters, Ann Przyojski of Panorama City, Calif., and Judy Snook of Delray Beach, Fla.; and two stepsons, Eric Zelnick of Reading, Pa., and Harry Zelnick of Short Hills, N.J.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 18, in Philadelphia with burial in Montefiore Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to a local animal shelter or Congregation B'nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Carl S. Brown

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Carl Sheldon Brown, 67, of the Long Term Care Unit, Fulton County Medical Center, and formerly of Burnt Cabins, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born Nov. 18, 1929, Dublin Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward O. and Nellie Brown Brown.

He was employed as a truck driver.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Central Pennsylvania Teamster's Union Local 614, Reading, Pa., and Burnt Cabins Civic Association.

He is survived by his wife, Beulah "Boots" McMillen, whom he married Aug. 21, 1953; three daughters, Sue E. Wright of Chambersburg, Pa., Carol M. Cisney of Shade Gap, Pa., and Debra K. Cutchall of McConnellsburg; one son, Eddie S. Brown of Shade Gap; one stepson, Dennis K. McMillen of Loysville, Pa.; one brother, Reed Brown of Fort Littleton, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Private graveside services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Clear Ridge Cemetery, Hustontown, Pa. Pastor David Arnold will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

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

 

Bessie M. M. Toms

THURMONT, Md. - Bessie Marie Martin Toms, 101, formerly of 13709 Stafford Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at College View Center, Frederick.

Born Aug. 17, 1895, in Creagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George M. and Emma E. Stambaugh Eichelberger.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin S. Martin, in 1959 and her second husband, Grayson G. Toms, in 1987.

She had been employed by the Frederick Tailoring Co.

She was a member of Creagerstown Reformed Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Rheada M. Shuff of Thurmont; three sons, William C. Martin of Graceham, Md., Floyd C. Martin of Thurmont and Edwin G. Martin of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 East Main St., Thurmont. The Rev. Kenneth Franklin will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Chapter 22, 125 East Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

 

Eva R. Black

Eva Rebecca Black, 86, of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown, and formerly of Smithsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Jan. 9, 1910, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Frederick D. and Mazie B. Shank Draper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Black Jr. in 1978.

She attended Peabody Conservatory and was a graduate of Western Maryland College, earning her bachelor of arts degree in music and English.

She taught music in the Smithsburg and Boonsboro High Schools for 10 years and also taught piano for several years.

She was a charter member of Covenant United Presbyterian Church, where she served as organist and choir director for several years.

She was a member of the Washington County Hospital Auxillary; a Red Cross Volunteer and served on the board of the Hagerstown Community Concert.

She is survived by one sister, Mildred Catherine Gamby of State Line, Pa.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at noon at Covenant United Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. George W. Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends following the memorial serivce.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant United Presbyterian Church or the Hagerstown Community Concert Association, c/o Mrs. Alfred C. Alcorn, 929 Forest Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Arrangements are being handled by Anderw K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

 

Evelyn B. Harris

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Evelyn B. Harris, 87, formerly of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, in Leesburg, Fla.

Born Jan. 18, 1909, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Louis Edward and Elizabeth Olivia Gibson Blank.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Christian Frederick Bonhage, and her second husband, Thaddeus Nease Harris.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She also was a member of the Lutheran Women's Council and the Bunker Hill Mill Creek Homemakers Club.

She is survived by one son, Eugene Louise Bonhage of Lady Lake, Fla.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Avis, one sister, Alice E. Geipe and one brother, Louis E. Blank Jr.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. John D. Yost will officiate. Burial will be in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore.

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

 

Thomas S. Fillman Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thomas Seaborn Fillman Sr., 74, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Feb. 2, 1922, in Electra, Texas, he was the son of the late Benton Wilson and Nona Maye Stancer Fillman.

He was a 1939 graduate of Electra High School and a 1966 graduate of the University of Omaha.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 22 years. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a chief master sergeant.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Estelle Liles Fillman, whom he married in 1990; two daughters, Tana Hartman of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Teddie Sue Garrigan of Dallas; one son, Thomas S. Fillman Jr. of Van Nuys, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Michael Fillman.

Graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. The Rev. Jim Brackett will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

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

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

 

Mary B. Gearhart

Mary Blanche Gearhart, 86, of 20037 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 11, 1910, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Ellis and Bessie Elizabeth Zimmerman Wallick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gearhart in 1969.

She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Gearhart of Hagerstown, Mary Clark of Keedysville and Frances Sarco of Smyrna, Ga.; one son, Charles Gearhart of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ruth Green of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Ethel Green of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Gearhart Jr.; one sister; two brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. W. Carl Zinn will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

 

Caroline M. Elting

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Caroline M. Elting, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Sept. 27, 1914, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Katie Boone Rymer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Max" Elting, in 1987.

She was employed by Manville Corp., Toledo, Ohio, until her retirement.

She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by several cousins.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. E. Dwight Bryne will officiate.

Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.
 

Ralph E. Dorands

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Memorial services for Ralph E. Dorands, 78, of West Main Street, who died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa., will be Friday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, corner of South Broad and East Second streets, Waynesboro.

Arrangements are by Snyder-Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc., Waynesboro.

 

Edna N. Zentmyer

Edna Nora Zentmyer, 78, of 354 Antietam Drive, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Minnie Strock Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Zentmyer, in 1966.

She was a former employee of Southern Shoe Co. and was later employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a former member of Women of the Moose.

She is survived by one stepdaughter; one stepson; one sister, Helen Rouzee of Hagerstown; and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Elmer C. and Annie Smith Baker, who raised her; four sisters and one brother.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond Lytle will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

 

Claude E. Fitzgerald

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Claude Eugene Fitzgerald, 76, of Tuscawilla Hills, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Eldorado, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Russell Johnson Fitzgerald and Sarah Ellen McGorman Fitzgerald.

He retired after 38 years of service with Moore Business Forms Inc. as an order department manager.

He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in England, Scotland and Ireland.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of DeMolay in Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Niagara Falls Frontier Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty Lou Threadgold Fitzgerald; three daughters, Karen Pekar of Charles Town, Nancy Roberts of Gurnee, Ill., and Linda Webb of Millersville, Md.; two sons, Tom Fitzgerald of Waterbury, Vt., and Russell Fitzgerald of Kearneysville, W.Va.; one brother, Howard Fitzgerald of Wilson, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and one uncle.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. James Chambly will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Disease, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611; or to the charity of one's choice.

 

Mildred M. Myers

CLEAR SPRING - Mildred Merle Myers, 83, of 11642 Dam No. 5 Road, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at her home.

Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Indian Springs, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Ida Forsyth Hawbaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Myers, in 1966.

She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School, where she was valedictorian of her class.

She was a retired sales clerk with 25 years of service with McKuens Furniture Co.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Clear Spring.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna Atwood, Rohda Tedrick, Lola Miles, Naomi Small and Mary Clark Tedrick; and three brothers, Rush Hawbaker, Bill Hawbaker and Crist Hawbaker.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates and the Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Clear Spring.

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

 

Viola K. Bergey

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Viola K. Bergey, 104, of South Mountain Restoration Center, and formerly of Philadelphia, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at the center.

Born June 2, 1892, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lily Metzler.

She had been a resident of South Mountain since 1968.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred K. Bergey Sr.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Carole Hanrahan of Skippack, Pa.; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Winfred K. Bergey Jr.

Graveside services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Pa.

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

 

Gertrude R. Willard

Gertrude Rebecca Willard, 89, formerly of 1745 Edgewood Hill Circle, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1907, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Howard D. and Gertrude Eichelberger Shrader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Russell Willard, in 1983. They were married in 1927.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Gene R. Willard of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one niece; and four nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

 

Woodrow W. Helsley

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Woodrow W. Helsley, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Harry Doyle and Pearl Kesecker Helsley.

He was a 1938 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He served with the 201st 3rd Battalion in Alaska and in the Aleutians. He participated in the invasion of Kiska and Amchitka against the Japanese during World War II.

Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, he pursued a career in mortuary science. He completed his apprenticeship training and graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming in Cincinnati. He acquired his West Virginia Funeral Director's and Embalmer's License in 1948.

He established the Helsley Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs in 1950, now known as Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home. He owned and operated the funeral home until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member and former deacon of Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church.

He was a charter member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs; member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council 117, Berkeley Springs; and charter member of Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019, Berkeley Springs and served as its first president.

He was instrumental in organizing the Morgan County Rescue Squad and served as chairman on the first board of directors.

He was a member of the Humane Society of Morgan County and served on the board of directors for several terms.

He was an active member of the Morgan County Fair and chaired the parade committee. This event is now known as Berkeley Springs' Apple Butter Festival.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Naomi Lee Michael Helsley; one son, J. Michael Burks of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Libby Easton of Berkeley Springs; one brother, S.D. Helsley, Esq. of Berkeley Springs; two granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Odessa Hewett.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Private burial will be in Wesley Chapel, Cemetery, Frederick County, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 206 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or the Humane Society of Morgan County, P.O. Box 302, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

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

 

Charles C. Kaetzel

CHEWSVILLE - Charles Claude "Jeff" Kaetzel, 74, of 21107 Twin Springs Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at his home.

Born May 18, 1922, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles Earl and Edna Hartle Kaetzel.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 44 years of service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

He was a member of the American Legion Funkstown Post 211 and Chewsville Civic Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Kearns Kaetzel; two daughters, Debra K. Brandt of Hagerstown and the Rev. Barbara Kaetzel-Row of Cassville, Pa.; three sisters, Louise Jenkins of Downsville, June Wishard of Smithsburg and Wanda Zimmerman of Harrisburg, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Allen and Dorothy Gardner; and one brother, William Kaetzel.

Services will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Morris Frock Post 42.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Chewsville, Md. 21721; or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Wayne G. Dawson

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Wayne G. Dawson, 65, of Route 1, Barnett Acres, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

Born May 19, 1931, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Clarence and Virgie Mary Frock Dawson.

He was a former employee of National Cash Register Co. and Lawson Office Supply Co. He retired in 1993 from James & Law Co.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he received the Combat Infantry Badge; two Bronze Stars with Valor; Silver Star; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clarksburg.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Seely Dawson, whom he married on June 24, 1972; one daughter, Dee Ann Kotz of Stedman, N.C.; one son, Lee M. Dawson of Los Angeles; two sisters, Fern Lynfoot of Columbus, Ohio, and Dru Bogert of McAllen, Texas; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Wanda G. Dawson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Pastor James L. Caton II will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday at noon at Union Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301; or American Diabetes Association.


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