Miscellaneous DeMORE Obituaries


Retired Carpenter
James L. DeMore of Southampton died at his home on June 15, He was 77.
Born in Cinnaminson, he was a retired carpenter for McGovern-Miller in Shamong. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Chara in the South Pacific. He was a member of American Legion Post 1000 in Trenton and of VFW Post 5045 in Bordentown.
Mr. DeMore was the husband of the late Velda M. DeMore and is survived by three children, Thomas Andrew of Austin, Texas, and Bonnie A. Drayton and Randy L., both of Southampton; two sisters, Emma Gauntt of Hainesport and Marie Mason of Medford; seven grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter.
Funeral services were June 19 at the Lechner Funeral Home in Medford, led by the Rev. Walter Rogers. Burial was in Junior Mechanics Cemetery in Tabernacle.
Burlington County Times - June 15, 1995

Velda M. DeMore
of Vincentown
Velda M. DeMore, 67, of Vincentown, died March 14 in Zurbrugg Hospital, Willingboro.
Mrs. DeMore was born in Medford. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, James L. DeMore; two sons, Thomas
Andrew of Austin, Texas and Randy of Vincentown; a daughter Bonnie A Drayton of Vincentown; two brothers, Harold of Red Bank and Milton of Medford; and three sisters, Frances Schwinn of Medford, Jennie Schwinn of Beach Haven, and Anita Wolfrom of Williamstown.
Services were held March 17 at Lewis Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Reasoner of Vincentown Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at Junior Mechanics Cemetery, Tabernacle.
Burlington County Times -
March 14, 1989

SHOVER, E. Earl, 87, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Medford, on Wednesday, December 13, 2000. Husband of the late, Helen; father of Ed Shover, Barbara Shover, Nola Saldutti & Nancy Serratelli; brother of John Shover & Lorna Giberson; and he is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and by eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services and interment will be held, Monday, December 18, 11 am at Baptist Cemetery, Medford. There will be no calling hours and those attending may go directly to the cemetery.
Courier Post

Charles Henry Shover
Charles Henry Shover, Sr., 69 of Malaga, died Sunday at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden.
Born in Medford, Mr. Shover was raised in Franklinville and formerly lived in Philadelphia. He had lived in Malaga for 40 years. He was a 20-year member of the Malaga Fire Company and a member of the Field & Stream Sportsmen Club of Willow Grove and St. Mary's Church in Malaga.
Mr. Shover retired in 1981 after 29 years as a truck driver for Gilbert Carrier of Secaucus. Before that, he worked as a truck driver for Franklin Sugar of Philadelphia for five years.
He is survived by his wife Paula L. ( nee Van Schoick), two sons, Charles H. Jr. of Clayton and Lawrence T. of Franklinville, a daughter, Maryann Y. Sarkady of Vineland; a sister, Mary A. Runyon of Malaga; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the Barclay Funeral Home, Broad and Maple Streets, Clayton, where services will be at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in Porchtown Methodist Cemetery, Franklin Township.
Grandson of Charles Shover and Mary Morton, Died 30 January 2000 in New Jersey.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 19, for Mr. Edward Demore, who died Tuesday evening at his home, 4 Trimble street, after a long illness.
Mr. Demore, who had been a resident of Medford for 25 years, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriet Demore; three sons, Harry, William R., and James, of Medford; two daughters, Violet Tuscano, of Hartford, N. J., and Marie V. Harriet, who resided at home; two brothers, William of Medford and Henry Lemons of Camden. Two grandchildren also survive.
The funeral services will be held at the Demore residence, under the direction of Stanley C. Leonberg. Interment will be in the Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening.
Died 16 August 1946

Mary A. Demore, 84, of Woodbury died Thursday at the Greenbriar Nursing Home, Woodbury.
Mrs. Demore, the former Mary Alloway, was born in Glassboro and was a homemaker. She was the wife of the late Charles.
She is survived by 5 sons, Charles W. Jr. of Woodbury, John of Sarasota, Fla., Richard of Placa, Fla., James of Whitting, and William of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Florence Skowkowski of Pemberton; 36 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be tomorrow, 11 a.m., at the Paul W. Budd Funeral Home, 171 Delaware Ave., Woodbury. Internment will be in Berlin Cemetery. Calling hours are tomorrow, 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.
Arrangements under direction of the Paul W. Budd Funeral Home, Woodbury.
Died 23 June 1995

Samuel Hinchman, 72, a lifelong resident of Medford, died on Dec. 13.
He was employed for 26 years by Medford Township as a road worker, retiring in 1991. He worked for Medford Lakes for 17 years. He was a veteran of World War II during which he served in the U. S. Army and was awarded a Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Samuel and Daniel, both of Medford; and two brothers, Ellis of Marlton and Carlton of Medford. he was the brother of the late Thelma Clevenger.
Services were held on Dec. 16 at the Lechner Funeral Home, Medford led by Deacon Talbot of St. Mary of the Lakes Church. Burial followed in Jr. Mechanics Cemetery, Medford*

Walter L. Hinchman
Suddenly, Feb. 24 Walter L. Hinchman, aged 60. Relatives and friends, also Camden Lodge, No. 293, B. P. O. Elks are invited to funeral services, Wed. 2 P. M. at the apartments of W. B. M. Burrell, 427 Market St., Camden, NJ. Int. private, Baptist Cem., Haddonfield, N. J. Friends may call Tues. eve.
Philadelphia Inquirer - dod February 24, 1918

On Sept. 6, 1974, Lottie Alloway (nee Ridgeway), of 313 Somerset St., Gloucester City, age 81 years. Also surviving are three sons, Charles, Edward and James DeMore; five daughters, Mary A. Davis, Elizabeth Cooper, Sylvia Adams, Mae L. Burr, and Margaret Rock; 35 grandchildren and a brother Theodore Ridgeway. relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday, 10:30 a. m., at the Etherington Funeral Home, 700 Powell St., Gloucester City. Internment Morgan Cemetery, Palmyra. Viewing Monday evening, 7 to 9 p. m.

Elizabeth B. DeMore, 84, of Medford died on Oct. 24 at Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly.
She was a self-employed housekeeper. She was a member of the Lighthouse Beacons of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Lumberton.
She was married to the late Harry E. DeMore and is survived by a daughter, Louisa M. Wills of Medford; two sisters, Nellie Anderson of Medford and Catherine Bielicki of Sewell; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Lechner Funeral Home, 27 N. Main St., Medford. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlton Assembly of God, 625 E. Main St., Marlton, NJ 08053.

Florence E. Hiittner
Burlington, NJ, resident
Florence E. Hiittner (nee Neumann) on July 1, 1999, of Burlington, NJ, age 86 yrs.
Born in Camden, NJ, she lived in the Green Tree Section of Evesham Twp. fro 62 years before moving to Burlington Woods Nursing Home in Burlington, NJ in 1996. She was a retired Machine operator for J & S Precision Products Co. in Medford from 1968-1980. Prior to that she worked for Electronic Parts & Specialty Co. in Lumberton, NJ as a machine operator where she worked for 25 years until her retirement. She was a former chaperone for the Lake Pine Drum & Bugle Corps. She was a member of the Mt. Holly Ladies Bowling League, a member of the Marlton United Methodist Church, the Marlton Senior Citizens and the Moorestown Chapter of Deborah Heart and Lung.
Wife of the late Frederick C. Hiittner, she is the beloved mother of Florence A. & John Shover of Medford, NJ; Sarah M. & Frank Soard of Friendsville, TN; and Frederick C. & Gloria Hiittner of Southampton, NJ. Loving Grandmother of Ralph F. Shover, of Dallas, TX Debra M. Langoski of Medford, NJ; Diane M. DeMore of Austin, TX; David E. Stow of Medford, NJ; Donald A. Stow of Atco, NJ; Dean B. Stow of Atco, NJ; Gloria J. Herbster of Southampton, NJ; Sarah F. Bush of Delanco, NJ; Mary B. Hiittner of Marlton, NJ; Fred C. Hiittner of Moultonborough, NH; Alice M. Schiano of Cinnaminson, NJ. She will be deeply missed by her 21 great Grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 7:00 PM at the BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 73 and Evesham Rd., Marlton, NJ. Friends may greet the family after 6:30 PM. Internment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family requests memorial donations to Deborah Heart & Lung Center C/O P. O. Box 364, Marlton, NJ 08053-0364.

SHOVER, Preston R.
SHOVER, Preston R., 71, of Marlton, formerly of Medford, on Sunday, February 13, 2000. Husband of Rhoda M. (nee Hamilton); Father of Preston M. (Susan), James R. (Nannette), Thomas F. (Terri), Paul H. (Vicky), Guy A. (Kristi); Brother of Lorna Giberson and John and Earl Shover; and he is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held, Thurs., Feb 17, 8:30pm, at THE MATHIS FUNERAL HOME OF MEDFORD, 58 N. Main St. (609-654-2439) Interment, private. Friends may call, Thurs. from 6pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions made to the Union Fire Co., Rt. 70, Medford, NJ 08055, would be deeply appreciated.

Lillian M. Shover
Services were held Monday at Leonberg's Funeral Home, Medford, for Mrs. Lillian S. Shover who died at her home at 26 Cherry Street, Medford, last Friday. She was the wife of John L. Shover.
Other survivors are seven sons: Roy W., Earl E., Clarence R., Arthur S., John Jr., Robert K., and Preston; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Merefield and Mrs. Lorna Giberson, all of Medford; 16 grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Laura Dixon and a brother Edward Dixon. Burial was in the Baptist Cemetery, Medford.
NOTE - middle initial is incorrectly listed in the article as "S", It was M. as in the headline. Also, her brother was Edgar, not Edward.

LESSIG, Edwin F.
Edwin F. Lessig, 91, of Tolland, husband of Louise (Putz) Lessig, died Wednesday (January 26, 2000) at a local convalescent home. He was born in Rockville, son of the late Carl and Jennie (Neumann) Lessig, and was a lifelong resident of the Rockville-Tolland area.
Mr. Lessig was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 704th Military Police battalion and was a Prisoner of War. Before his retirement he was employed by NuWay Tobacco, South Windsor. He was a member of the Rockville Fish and Game Club, and Rockville American Legion Post # 14.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Frederick C. of Tolland; daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Alan Herzog of Durham; his grandson, Christopher Herzog; his brother, Carlton Lessig of Rockville; and his sister, Norine O'Brien of Ellington.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville with the Rev. Karen Roy officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in South Cemetery, Tolland.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 4-7 p.m.

ROCK, Ruth (Neumann)
Ruth (Neumann) Rock, of Rockville, beloved wife of the late Gerard J. Rock, passed away on Thursday (February 17, 2000)she was born in Rockville on June 22, 1913, daughter of the late Alfred and Dora (Weir) Neumann, and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Union Congregational Church. Mrs. Rock is survived by her sons Gerard J. Rock, Jr. of Vernon and friend Anita Jones of Rocky Hill, Dr. Richard R. Rock and his wife Susan of Vernon; two grandchildren Bryan and Diana; a sister and brother-in-law Florence and Everett Wanegar of Tolland. She was predeceased by brothers Louis and Leon Neumann and a sister Esther Lagel. Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rockville Public Library, 52 Union St., Rockville, CT. The Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville has charge of the arrangements.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 P.M. for Mrs. Myrtle Evans Strait at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Gray, Cameron. She died suddenly on Thursday at her home in Woodruff, W. Va. The Rev. Ister West will officiate and Internment will be in Big Run Cemetery. Mrs. Strait was born Aug. 4, 1879 in Greene County, Pa., daughter of George and Elizabeth Yoders Evans and was the widow of Leonard Strait. Surviving are fives sons, John and Harry, Woodruff; Henry, Newark, O.; Rex, Arlington, W. Va.; and Ottis, at home; and three daughters. Mrs. Clyde Smith, Garrison, Pa.; Mrs. Dallie Glover, Cameron RD2, and Mrs. Gray. Also, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother Jess, Cameron, and a sister, Mrs. William Strait, Sebring, O. The Antill Funeral Home is in charge.

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