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From the Gettysburg Times, Thursday, May 6, 1999

Frances C. Coulson

Frances C. Coulson, 82, of McSherrystown, died Friday, April 30, in Gettysburg Hospital.
Born Oct. 17, 1916 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Anna M. Fleshman Fuhrman. Her husband, Robert L. Coulson, died in 1993.
She was the former co-owner and operator of the Coulson Heel Company until her retirement in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Lieutenant Colonel Carla K. Coulson of Arlington, Va., and Kitty May Clouse of Orrtanna and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, with Deacon Joseph F. Lawrence officiating. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at St. Joseph Village, 50 Academy St., McSherrystown in the chapel with Father Andre Meluskey as celebrant.
The family will receive friends in the Village Social Hall following Mass. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Village, 50 Academy St., McSherrystown, PA 17344 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Hanover.

Myrtle L. Kuhn

Myrtle L. Kuhn, 71, of Hanover, died Wednesday, May 5, in Hanover Hospital.
Born Feb. 13, 1928 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Laura S. Foltz Wilson. She was the wife of the late Leo Kuhn.
Mrs. Kuhn worked at Eddie's Dry Cleaning for years before her retirement.
She is survived by one son, Robert L. Wilson of Hanover; one daughter, Janet L. Kuhn of Hanover; one brother, Harvey Wilson of Hanover; and three sisters, Viola Musselman, Alice Wilson, and Lobelle Weese, all of Hanover. She was predeceased by four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kenworthy Funeral Home, 269 Frederick St., Hanover. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 

Mildred F. Roberts

Mildred F. "Millie" Roberts, 86, formerly of Littlestown and Hanover, died Jan. 7 at the Freedom Village Nursing Center, Bradenton, Fla.
She was the widow of Harold S. Roberts, who died Aug. 1, 1992.
Mrs. Roberts had owned and operated Millie's Beauty Shop in Littlestown for many years. She was member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Littlestown.
She is survived by one daughter, Jerrie Robert Humphrey of Altanta, Ga.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Brenner of Bradenton, Fla. and Esther Orndorff of Palmetto, Fla.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with her pastor, the Rev. Timothy J. Kielley, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.

From the Gettysburg Times, October 4, 1999

Viola D. Markle

Viola D. Markle, 85, of Hanover, died Friday, Oct. 1 at Hanover Hospital.
Born April 27, 1914 in Clear Springs, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Gusford Gordon. She was the wife of Emory H. Markle for 61 years.
Mrs. Markle was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and Chambersburg Business School. She was a department head for the Stanley Company in Chambersburg for a number of years. Mrs. Markle was a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover, and a member and past president of the Penn Township Lioness Club.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Howard L. Markle of Hanover; two grandsons; and one brother, Raymond Gordon of Hagerstown, Md.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover, with her pastor, the Rev. Eric B. Stenman officiating. Interment will be in Wolf Cemetery, York.
Friends may call at the church Monday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The York Blind Center, 1380 Spahn Ave., York, PA 17403, or to the Dollars for Scholars Program of South Western High School, 225 Bowman Road, Hanover, PA 17331.
Kenworthy Funeral Home, 269 Frederick St., Hanover, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert S. Mitchell

Robert S. "Bobby" "Mitch" Mitchell Sr., 65, of New York, died Monday, Sept. 27, at his home.
Born in Chester, he was the son of the late William Curry and Anna Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell was a maintenance supervisor for Temco Service Industries, New York. He was a graduate of Chester High School. Mr. Mitchell was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Local Union 32B-J, New York.
He is survived by two sons, Robert S. Mitchell of Chester and Ryan Mitchell of Somerset, N.J.; four daughters, Renee Mackey of Los Angeles, Calif., Ruth Glascoe of Chester, Ronette Moon of Philadelphia, and Rosalind Mitchell of Boothwyn; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a cousin, Mary Catherine Patrick of Gettysburg; and his former wife, Barbara Mitchell-Pyle of Chester.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Catherine Mitchell Ivey and his aunt, Ruth Mitchell, both of whom raised him.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. at Grace Community United Methodist Church, 1213 Central Ave., Chester. Interment will be in Haven Memorial Cemetery, Chester Township.
Friends may call at the church Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family will assemble at 201 W. Mowry St., Chester.
Earl L. Foster Funeral Home, 1100 Kerlin St., Chester, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond F. Sheely

Raymond F. Sheely, M.D., 87, 127 West Lincoln Ave., Gettysburg, died Friday, Oct. 2, at Lutheran Retirement Village. 
Funeral arrangements, through Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, are incomplete.

Joy E. Staub

Joy E. Staub, 42, of 513 Stock St., Hanover, died suddenly Friday, Oct. 1, at her home.
Born July 18, 1957 in Hanover, she was the daughter of Lorraine D. Strickler Staub of Spring Grove and Clair J. Staub of New Oxford.
Ms. Staub graduated from New Oxford High School. She attended Penn State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering and then attended York College earning a degree in accounting. She was currently employed as an accountant at Hanover Direct.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Kay S. Glenn of Richmond, Va., and Kim M. Staub of Harrisburg; and maternal grandmother, Effie Bish Strickler of Hanover.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover, with the Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Johnson, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, York Street, Hanover, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the SPCA, 66 Big Mount Road, Thomasville, PA 17364.
 

From the Gettysburg Times, December 16, 2000

Clifford H. Kennedy

Clifford H. Kennedy, 79, of 270 White Oak Tree Road, York Springs, died on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Shepherd’s Choice Nursing Center, Gettysburg.
Born March 1, 1921 in Adams County, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Marion E. Miller Kennedy. He is the survived by his wife of 57 years, Romaine I. Wolf Kennedy.
He was a member of the Mt. Olivet UCC in East Berlin and had been employed by ConRail in Harrisburg for 32 years. He farmed in the York Springs area most of his life. He was a member of the Gettysburg Moose Lodge #1562; a life member of the NRA; a member of AARP.
He is survived by two daughters, Lorraine E. Chronister and Vivian K. Schoffstall, both of York Springs; two sons, William B. Kennedy of East Berlin and Wendall H. Kennedy of York Springs; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert M. Kennedy Jr. of Gettysburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 at Monahan Funeral Home in York Springs, with the Rev. Arthur Ziegler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet UCC Cemetery, East Berlin.
Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet UCC, Lake Meade Road, East Berlin, PA 17316.

Nathaniel T. Wallen

Nathaniel Theodore Wallen, infant son of Edward C. Jr. and Lori Toomey Wallen of New Oxford, died at birth Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Hanover Hospital.
Surviving in addition to his parents are paternal grandparents, Darlene and Edward C. Wallen Sr. of New Oxford and maternal grandmother, E. Jean Toomey of Hanover.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Theodore Toomey.
A private funeral service will be held at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover.
Wetzel Funeral Home, Hanover, is in charge of the arrangements.

From the Gettysburg Times, January 24, 2001

Charles T. Kemper

Charles T. Kemper, 60, of 179 Topper Road, Fairfield, died Sunday, Jan. 21 at Gettysburg Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1940 in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Issac and Esther Kepner Kemper. He was the husband of Judy Rentsel Kemper.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed poultry farmer most of his life. He was a life member of the Emmitsburg American Legion Post 121 and the Fairfield AMVETS Post 172. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Association and the Saxton VFW.
He is survived by a daughter, Vicky L. Fraley of Galesburg, Ill; and a brother, Kenneth Kemper of Rouzerville.
He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Kemper.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Monahan Funeral Home, 27 E. Main St., Fairfield. Interment will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmitsburg Ambulance Company, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Md. 21727 or to the American Heart Association.

Deborah A. Groft Yealy

Deborah A. (Groft) Yealy, 48, of East Berlin, died Monday, Jan. 22 at her home.
Born, Aug. 12, 1952 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis L. and A. Romaine (McGlaughlin) Groft and is survived by her husband, Terry L. Yealy.
She graduated from Gettysburg High School, Class of 1970 and was employed by United Defense, York, for 23 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, East Berlin.
She is also survived by a step-daughter, Trecia A. Yealy of Manchester. She was predeceased by a step-daughter, Tracy L. Yealy. She is survived by four brothers, Richard “Spider” Groft of Hanover, Edward Groft, George Groft and Timothy Groft, all of Gettysburg; two sisters, Vicki McMahan of Boiling Springs, Connie Stonesifer of Gettysburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 from Trinity Lutheran Church, East Berlin, with her pastor, Rev. William L. Lindsay officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Feiser Funeral Home, 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cancer Help Fund, c/o Cancer Care Center, 25 Monument Drive, York, PA 17403.

Ethel E. Sager

Ethel E. Sager, 91, of York and formerly of York Springs and Gettysburg, died Monday, Jan. 22 at York Hospital.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Sager.
The Peters Funeral Home, Gettysburg, is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete.

Lynn E. Smith

Lynn E. Smith, 87, of 156 Old U.S. 15, York Springs, died Monday, Jan. 22 at Gettysburg Hospital.
Arrangements, being made through Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, are incomplete.

Dorsey E. West

Funeral services for Dorsey Eugene West, 90, of 595 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, who died Monday at Green Acres, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, with Father Andrew Sherman officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Cheek, Donald Cheek, David Cheek, Douglas Wray, Elizabeth Wray, and Laura Dieter.
Firing squad and color guard were provided by the Allied Veterans of Adams County from American Legion Post 202, Hugh A. Clarkin – chaplain, Howard G. Guise, David B. Spahr, John E. Maus, and Dave S. Sharrah Jr.; from the VFW Post 15, Joe Staub, George Burkett, and Ray Youngblood; and from American Legion Post 262, Ken Williams, Mike White, Elwood Lochman, Tim Sease, and Richard Kitner. The bugler was Steven R. Cross.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

From the Gettysburg Times, February 8, 2001

Arthur S. Hoylman

Arthur S. Hoylman, 78, of 2490 Chambersburg Road, Biglerville, died Monday, Feb. 5, at his home.
Born Dec. 26, 1922 in Creston, Mont., he was the son of the late Samuel and Barbara Kauffman Hoylman. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Annabelle Mast Hoylman.
He was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Gettysburg, where he served as a former member of the church council and a former Sunday school superintendent. He was also a member of the Hanover-Gettysburg Life Underwriters Association. He was a former member of the Chester County Planning Commission, the Cashtown Lions Club, Tender Care Pregnancy Center Board, and former member and treasurer of both the Dairy Herd Improvement Association in Chester County and the Adams Rescue Mission Board. He had been a former supervisor in Franklin Township. He was a smokejumper during World War II in Oregon and Montana. He operated a dairy farm in Chester County for 17 years prior to moving to Gettysburg in 1966, where he served as an agent for Pennsylvania Farms Association. In 1979, He started Hoylman Insurance Agency, Gettysburg, retiring in 1997.
He is also survived by two sons, Gary A. Hoylman of Gettysburg and Robert L. Hoylman of Biglerville; a daughter, Marilyn K. Dietrick of Gettysburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Birky of Garden City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, at Bethel Mennonite Church, 2335 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, with Pastor Ezra M. Tice officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Thursday, Feb. 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tender Care Pregnancy Center, 354 York St., Gettysburg 17325 or to Bethel Mennonite Church, 2335 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Harold S. Guise

Harold S. Guise, 74, of 63 Laurel Road, Gardners, died Sunday, Feb. 4 in Community Hospital, Port Richey, Fla.
Born March 15, 1926 in Biglerville, he was a son of the late Paul and Evelyn Warner Guise. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Mary R. Yohe Guise, in 1997.
He was a former employee of the former C. H. Musselman Company, Biglerville, in the office and also as an electrician. He had also been employed by Peter J. Sweitzer Company, Mount Holly Springs, for many years prior to retiring. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on board the USS Gilbert Islands (C.V.E.-107). He was a member of the Gettysburg Church of the Brethren, the Upper Adams Fish and Game Association, and several antique engine associations.
He is survived by a son, Donald E. Guise of New Oxford; a daughter, Elaine M. Galusha of Arendtsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Sherril W. Guise and Cecil R. Guise of Biglerville; a sister, Mary Ernst of East Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Gettysburg Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Road, with the Rev. Joel F. Nogle officiating. Interment will be in Bendersville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gettysburg Church of the Brethren, 1710 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna M. Leister

Anna M. Leister, 90, of Littlestown, died Monday, Feb. 5 at Gettysburg Hospital.
Born July 14, 1910, in Carroll County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Mabel Dutterer Koontz. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edward H. Leister.
She was a member of St. Mary’s United Church of Christ, Silver Run; former choir member, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher. She also served with “Caring for Our Own”; a volunteer for Gettysburg Hospital; member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Gettysburg Hospital and Thrift Shop volunteer; former president of Littlestown Senior Women and also A.F.W.C. She was a graduate of Towson Normal School and taught for many years in Maryland prior to retiring in 1972 from Charles Carroll School.
She is also survived by a son, Neal R. Leister and daughter-in-law, Sally A. Leister of Stow, Ohio; two sisters, Kathryn Maus of Silver Run, Md., Louise Knouse of Eastern Shore; two granddaughters, Brooke Leister and Kameron Leister; one grandson, Ian Leister.
She was predeceased by a son, Edward H. Leister, II.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown, with her Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Richard W. Scott officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Silver Run.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of Gettysburg Hospital, 147 Gettys St., Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Raymond R. Ross

Raymond R. Ross, 81, of 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, died Monday, Feb. 2 at Menno Haven, Charmbersburg.
Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Woodstock, Va., he was the son the late Franklin and Lucy (Dellinger) Ross. he is survived by his wife, Martha M. (Reasner) Ross.
He was a member of St. Paul “The Pine” Lutheran Church, New Chester. A graduate of Gettysburg High School, class of 1937, he retired from H & H Pontiac, Gettysburg, in 1982. He was also a former member of Gettysburg Moose.
He was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Ross.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, from Feiser Funeral Home, 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, with his pastor Rev. Benson Paull officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Friday.

Fred E. Slaybaugh

Fred E. Slaybaugh, 76, of Collegeville, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 5 at Phoenixville Hospital.
Born on January 30, 1925 in Guernsey, he is survived by his wife, Janet M. (Garretson) Slaybaugh.
He was a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church; Good Samaritan Lodge 336; Free & Accepted Masons, Gettysburg; the Harrisburg Consistory; Gettysburg Lodge 1045, Elks U.S.A.; King of Prussia Post 7878; and Veterans of Foreign Wars. A graduate of Biglerville High School and Central Penn College, Harrisburg, he majored in business administration. Formerly of Biglerville, he worked for the C.H. Musselman Co.; was a food broker and retired in 1987 from his family’s company, Slaybaugh Associates, Inc. A corporal in the 136th Quartermaster Truck Co., U.S. Army, he served in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is also survived by two sons, Craig W. Slaybaugh of Collegeville, and David E. Slaybaugh of Malvern; two brothers, Gene Starry of New Oxford and Dean Starry of York; two sisters, Joyce Snyder of New Oxford and Carolyn Turner of New York City; four grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at Centerview Cemetery, Biglerville.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Suite 100, Bldg. A, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428-1190.
Holcombe Funeral Home of Collegeville is in charge of the arrangements.

James H. Weaver

James H. Weaver, 76, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover.
Born Feb. 8, 1924 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late James S. and Bessie Hoover Weaver. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances Soellner Weaver.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover and the Telephone Pioneers of America, Baltimore, Md. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is also survived by two daughters, Margaret Lindner of Hanover and Katherine Dodson of Westminster, Md.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret W. Jones of Baltimore, Md.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, with the Rev. Father Joseph F. Gotwalt as celebrant. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wetzel Funeral Home, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, Wednesday, Feb. 7 and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1216 Greensprings Drive, York, PA 17402.

Evelyn M. Epley

A Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn M. Epley, 88, of 276 E. Lincoln Ave., Gettysburg, who died Feb. 2, at Green Acres, was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 6, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Michael Messner as celebrant. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ted Deardorff, Glenn Harner, Charles Heintzleman, Kevin Neiderer, Thomas Monahan, and Robert Monahan Jr.
Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, was in charge of the arrangements.

Nicole M. Mundorff

Funeral services for Nicole M. Mundorff, formerly of New Oxford, were held recently.
Pallbearers were Bob Mundorff, Neil Mundorff, George Staub, Dave Barnhart, Randy Bankert, and Tony Caltury.
Feiser Funeral Home, was in charge of the arrangements.

From the Gettysburg Times, June 11, 2001

Dr. William L. Larcamp

Dr. William L. Larcamp, 75, of 125 Ridgewood Drive, Gettysburg, died Wednesday, June 6, at Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.
Born July 31, 1924 in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the son of Fred and Genevieve Castor Larcamp. He is survived by his wife, Diane Cox Larcamp.
He was a member and Elder of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. He received his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a chemical engineer at Union Carbide Corporation in South Charleston, W.Va. for 32 years. He was also employed by Pitney-Bowes in Stanford, Conn. for several years. He was a member of various chemical engineering societies and the Gettysburg Torch Club.
He is also survived by a son, Daniel L. Larcamp of Falls Church, Va.; a daughter, Jane A. Campbell of Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel T. Hans officiating. Private interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.
The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ina B. Jacobs

Ina B. Jacobs, 92, formerly of Hanover, died Thursday, June 7, at Dallastown Manor Care Nursing Center, Dallastown.
Born Nov. 18, 1908 in York, she was the daughter of the late Harry D. and Florence M. E. Shaffer Hoover. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Sanderson A. Jacobs, in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Albert H. Jacobs of Hanover; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a sister, Lois Phillips of Blountville, Tenn.
She was predeceased by a brother, Erwin D. Hoover.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at Mummert’s Meeting House Cemetery, East Berlin, with the Rev. William Pinkermell officiating.
There will be no viewing.
Kenworthy Funeral Home, Hanover, is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn M. ‘Mac’ McIlwee

Glenn M. “Mac” McIlwee, 86, of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, June 8, at the Research Medical Center.
Born Sept. 20, 1914 in Shennandoah, Va., he was the son of Lonnie Bliss and Ella Keller McIlwee. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeane Newell McIlwee.
He graduated from New Oxford High School in 1932. He co-owned and operated a grocery store in Cave Town, Md., until he was drafted in 1941 to serve in the O.M. Transportation Company, 8th Army and shipped out on the Lusitania, which landed in Port Said, Egypt in October 1942. He served at Camp Russell B. Huckstep until October 1945. Following the service he was employed by Kroger Food Company, where he was a store manager until 1964. He then began to farm in the Valley Falls vicinity until recently. In 1968, he was awarded the Bankers Outstanding Farm Award for Jefferson County. He was a member of the 148th O.M. Truck Company Veterans Association, the Disabled Veterans Association, the Nelson-Atkins Friends of Arts, the Hottel-Keller Memorial in Winchester, Va., and the Crusaders Class at Central United Methodist Church.
He is also survived by a son, Marshall McIlwee; a granddaughter; two step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; two sisters, Hazel Chronister of Hanover and Mildred Sterner of New Oxford; and a brother, Paul McIlwee of New Oxford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Boyd W. McIlwee and Carl C. McIlwee.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak, Kansas City, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Crusaders Sunday School class at the church.
Arrangements are being handled through the Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel.

LeRoy W. Wantz

LeRoy W. Wantz, 87, of Littlestown, died Thursday, June 7, at Gettysburg Hospital.
Born Feb. 11, 1914 in Rocky Ridge, Md., he was the son of the late William J. and Nettie Mae Gearhart Wantz. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ella Cutsail Wantz.
He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Taneytown, Md. and the Hanover Republican Club. He was a former member of the Church Consistory. He retired from Cambridge Rubber Company, Taneytown.
He is survived by two step-brothers, Howard Welty and Norville Welty, both of Taneytown; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 11 at Grace United Church of Christ, Taneytown, with the Rev. J. Keith DeBord officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ Accessibility Fund, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787.

Doris W. Adams

Funeral services for Doris W. Adams, 70, of 205 S. Howard Ave., Gettysburg, who died Monday, June 4 at Gettysburg Hospital, were held Friday, June 8 at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Donald Mitchell officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.
Pallbearers were Brad Adams, Sheryl Weslager, Scott Crouse, Brian Riley, Jim Winebrenner, and Wendell Winebrenner.
Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, was in charge of the arrangements.

From the Gettysburg Times, August 8, 2001

June E. Norris

June E. Norris, 77, of 9 Second Ave., Hanover, died Monday, Aug. 6, at Hanover Hospital.
Born June 23, 1924 in New Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. Herman and Bessie A. Cromer Fogle. She was predeceased by her husband, George M. Norris, in 1988.
She had been a care giver in the Hanover area for many years. During World War II she served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army. She was also a member of Harvest Chapel, Abbottstown.
She is survived by a son, Jay L. Norris of Clinton, Md.; four daughters, Barbara J. Johnson of Glen Burnie, Md., Judith A. Gutridge and Linda M. Zinneman, both of Hanover, Dena M. Schaefer of Dundalk, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Newman of Gettysburg, Donald Carlson of Punta Gorda, Fla., Toby Fogle of Hanover; and two sisters, Maxine Zumbrum and Shirley Thomas, both of Hanover.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover, with her pastor Rev. Donald Wolabaugh officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military Honors by the Allied Veterans Council of Hanover.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Chapel, 6945 York Road, Abbottstown, PA 17301.

Melvin L. Bankert

Melvin L. Bankert, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Littlestown, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at Carroll County Hospital, Westminster, Md.
Born May 14, 1919 in Bachmans Valley, Md., he was the son of the late Leonard and Bessie Harmon Bankert. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma Achey Bankert.
He was a graduate of Charles Carroll High School. He was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, Silver Run, Md. He was a member of VFW, Littlestown; VFW, Rehoboth Beach and former member of Union Mills - Silver Run Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Weis Market, Hanover.
He is also survived by a daughter, Joyce Stickles of Rehoboth Beach; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Nevin Bankert of Aurora, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Little’s Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, with Rev. H. Lee Brumback II officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Silver Run. Military Honors will be conducted by Littlestown VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s, South Central PA Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Bldg. 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Ethel A. Waltersdorff Lauchman

Ethel A. Waltersdorff Lauchman, 81, of Hanover, died Monday, Aug. 6 at Green Acres Nursing Home, Gettysburg.
Born Nov. 13, 1919 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Spurgeon F. and Viola M. Bechtel Amspacher. She was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Waltersdorff and Harry Lauchman.
She is survived by a son, James W. Waltersdorff of Hanover; a daughter, Gloria J. Pickett of Hanover; three step-children; a grandchild; and a sister, Mildred Hoffacker of New Oxford.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at Kenworthy Funeral Home, 269 Frederick St., Hanover, with Rev. Carol Wantz officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Acres Nursing Home, 595 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Mary E. ‘Cissie’ Messner

Mary E. McIlhenny Messner, 84, of Shippensburg Health Care Center and formerly of 926 Wallace Ave., Chambersburg, died Sunday, Aug. 5.
Born April 22, 1917 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Neely McIlhenny. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Spurgeon A. Sam Messner.
She graduated from Gettysburg College in 1939. She enjoyed playing bridge and was active in, and a former president of the Officers Wives Club. She was a volunteer at Chambersburg Hospital and a member of DAR and the Delta Gamma Sorority.
She is also survived by two sons, John Messner of San Francisco, Cal.; William Messner of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Marilyn Huntzberry of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
She was predeceased by a brother, William McIlhenny.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 7169 L.W.W., St. Thomas, Pa. A fellowship will follow the service. There will be a private ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, at a later time.
The Cremation Society of Harrisburg is handling the arrangements.

Rodney F. Sneeringer

Rodney F. Sneeringer, 79, of Hanover, died Monday, Aug. 6, at his home.
Born Dec. 20, 1921 in Bonneauville, he was the son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Hufnagel Sneeringer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dora F. Goulden Sneeringer.
He was retired from Washington National Insurance Company, Hanover. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover; Catholic War Veterans, Bonneauville; McSherrystown Knights of Columbus, where he was Grand Knight and a 4th Degree member of the Fr. Cyril J. Alwine assembly; a member of McSherrystown Home Association; the VFW, Hanover; Hanover Elks; McSherrystown Moose, and the New Oxford Social Club.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant with the 457th Anti Aircraft Battalion in France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and was involved in the invasion of Normandy, where he went into Omaha Beach on D-Day plus one. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He is also survived by two sons, Carl Sneeringer of Hanover and Kenneth Sneeringer of Shippensburg; a daughter, Charmaine Sulley of Council Bluff, Iowa; five grandchildren; five sisters, Rita Walter, Loretta Orndorff, both of Gettysburg; Anna Miller of Baltimore, Md., Sr. Dolores Sneeringer, S.S.J. of York and Justina Meckley of Abbottstown; and three brothers, Bernard Sneeringer of Gettysburg, Francis Sneeringer of York and Benjamin Sneeringer of Littlestown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Vincent Church, Hanover, with Rev. John A. Szada Jr. as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the CWV of Bonneauville.
Friends may call at Hicks Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, Wednesday evening, with a prayer service to be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 220 Third St., Hanover, PA 17331 or to VNA, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331 or the American Cancer Society, 1 Center Sq., Suite 4, Hanover, PA 17331.

Claude C. Stauffer

Claude Christian Stauffer, 94, of Homewood at Plum Creek and formerly of E. Middle St., Hanover, died Monday, Aug. 6, at his residence.
Born May 30, 1907 in Union Township, Adams County, he was the son of the late J. Leander and Emma Kehr Stauffer. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Anna E. Resser Stauffer of Hanover.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the sick committee for over 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was also a member of Hanover AMVETS and the Harold H. Bair American Legion Post 2506, Hanover. He was a member of the Eagle Fire Company, Hanover, for 59 years.
He is also survived by a son, Fred A. Stauffer of Millersville, Md.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, James M. Stauffer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, from St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, with Rev. Robert N. Maddox officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331.
Wetzel Funeral Home, Hanover, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel I. Weikert

Mabel I. Weikert, 78, of 84 Fairview Fruit Road, Biglerville, died Sunday, Aug. 5 at Gettysburg Hospital.
Born Jan 22, 1923 in Adams County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Fannie Emory Daywalt. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Weikert.
She was a member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church, where she taught the adult Sunday School class and was very active.
She had been employed at Gettysburg Shoe Factory, Sylvania Shoe Company in McSherrystown, and prior to her retirement in 1990, she worked in the Gettysburg School District cafeteria department.
She is also survived by a daughter, Diane R. Weaver of New Oxford; a stepson, John R. Weikert of Waynesboro; and a stepdaughter Carolann Schmitt of Gettysburg; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at at Mount Hope United Methodist Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Suzanne A. Elliott officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 - 9 p.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, Fairfield, Wednesday.
Memorials contributions may be made to Mount Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Helen Izer, 2230 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320.

James A. Kane

Funeral services for James A. Kane, 91, formerly of Fairfield, who died Thursday, Aug. 2 at The Inn at Luther Ridge, Chambersburg, were held Monday, Aug. 6 at St. John Lutheran Church, Fairfield, with his pastor the Rev. Christopher Frye officiating. Interment was in Fairfield Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Chuck Szarowski Sr., Chuck Szarowski Jr., Jeff Kane, Ted Kane, Bob Rosenwald and Darryl Kane.
Ushers were Charles Taylor and James Marshall Landis Jr. Organist was Carol Garman.
Monahan Funeral Home, Fairfield, was in charge of the arrangements.


 

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