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Services for Irene Briggs, 85, of the Sara Todd Nursing Home, Carlisle will be on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. in the Myers Funeral Home Inc., Mechanicsburg. She died Friday, August 16, 1997, in the home.
Born July 20, 1912 in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Delle Donne LaPenna, and was the widow of Clarence Briggs.

Mrs. Briggs was retired from the former Debra Dress Company in Steelton, and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rutherford.

Surviving are her daughter, Gloria Blazina of Mechanicsburg; her son, Francis V. Salerno also of Mechanicsburg, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren..

The Rev. William C. Butts will officiate Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Harrisburg.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.

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Services for Lucille E. Cordeiro, 49, of Lower Allen Township, will be held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg, Wednesday at 10 a.m.
She died Friday, August 15, 1997, at University Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born December 11, 1947 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Luther E. and the late Zita Da FeHarper Shoop.

She was a cosmetology teacher at Empire Beauty School, Mechanicsburg and Headhunters Academy in Lemoyne. She was also a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church in Mechanicsburg.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth P. Cordeiro of Camp Hill; a sister, Marilynn f. Zaydon of Mechanicsburg, and a granddaughter.

Friends may call Tuesday, August 19, 1997 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township.

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Raymond C. Smith Sr., 83, of church of God Home, Carlisle died Friday, Aug. 15 in the home.
Born February 9, 1914 in Upper Allen Township, he was the son of the late Raymond B. and Nancy C. Garman Smith.

He was a member of the First Church of God, Mechanicsburg for over 60 years where he was also a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class; and he was a life member of the Citizens Fire Company, Mechanicsburg. He was the widower of Margaret V. smith who passed away in 1991.

Surviving are two sons; Raymond C. Jr. and Robert, both of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Myrtle Eshelman of Camp Hill and Grace Kain of Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild..

Services will be on Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. in the Myers Funeral Home Inc., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Robert W. Malick Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may go to the Ever Caring Fund at the Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, 17013.

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Services for Benjamin J. Barklow, 74, of 25 Scraford Ave., Shippensburg, will be held at 10 a.m Wednesday in Grace United Church of Christ, Shippensburg.
He died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 in Shippensburg Health Care Center.

Born July 14, 1923 in Cleversburg, he was a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Witmer Barklow.

Mr. Barklow retired from Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He worked at McCoy Air Force base in Orlando, Fla. and at the Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg.

He was an advisor for the Orange County Boy's Home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 350th Company, referred to as the Blue Devils in North Africa and Italy. He received both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He was a member of Durff-Kuhn VFW Post No. 6168, Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post No. 223 and the Minnequa Social club, all of Shippensburg He was a member of the Pine Castle Lodge No. 368 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Free Masons, Bahia Temple, all of Orlando, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia A. Keefer Barklow; a son, Benjamin Levi at home; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

The Rev. Ernest N. Rumbaugh Jr. will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial with full military honors will be in Norland Cemetery, Greene Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. A Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Trust Fund for Benjamin L. Barklow, c/o Orristown Bank, P.O. Box 250, Shippensburg 17257.

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Erma E. Cornelius, 84, of 17809 Cumberland Highway, Newburg, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.
Born Dec. 8, 1912 in Rockhill Furnace, Huntington County, she was a daughter of the late Abram and Nina Madden Chilcoat.

Mrs. Cornelius was a 1931 graduate of the former Orbisonia High School.

She and her husband were the former owners of Kenmar Motel in Newburg for 14 years. Prior to that, she and her husband owned and operated the former Cornelius Self Service Market for 24 years and the former Cornelius Hardware Store for 10 years, both in Orbisonia.

She was a member of Roxbury United Methodist Church and Mt. Union Chapter 280, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Wilford G. Cornelius; a sister, Leona Covert of Orbisonia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in her church with the Rev. Earl F. Barrick and the Rev. Roy J. Bower officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County.

Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Roxbury United Methodist Church, Roxbury 17251.

Arrangements are being handled by Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg.

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Services for William W. Dunlap, 78, of 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
He died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 in Gettysburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1919, in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late James M. and Ezzie Woods Dunlap.

Mr. Dunlap was employed by Prudential Insurance Co. for 30 years as a salesman and held various sales management positions, achieving many citations for excellent services.

He was a member of Gettysburg Presbyterian Church; Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336 of Gettysburg; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Harrisburg; Zembo Temple of Harrisburg; Adams County Shrine Club; York County Shrine Club; Waynesboro Shrine Club; Zembo Temple Luncheon Club; American Legion Post No. 202 of Gettysburg; and VFW Post 15 of Gettysburg.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Leota Morgan Dunlap; a daughter, Sharon A. Corning of New York; a son, James M. of Glen Rock; two sisters, Margaret J. and Jean H., both of New Cumberland; and five grandchildren.

The Rev. Daniel T. Hans will officiate at Tuesday's service. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St., Gettysburg 17325.

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Services for Helen Jean Tesnow, 71, of Findlay, Ohio, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.
She died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997 in Prattville, Ala.

Born Jan. 21, 1926 in Leipsic, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Eugene and Alta B. Stanley Sherick. She was a former member of Findlay Lodge No. 698.

Surviving are her husband, Harvey J. Tesnow; four sons, Michael J. and Donald E. of Findlay, Kurt A. of Sterling Heights, Miss., and Brett A. of Ridgeland, Miss.; four daughters, Patricia L. Shuck of Van Buren, Ohio, Peggy L. Meabon of Cody, Wyo., Jackie S. Hitchings of Findlay and Lori A. Shoffstall of Carlisle; a sister, Audrey Cupp of Leispic, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Morton Weigel.

The Rev. Glenn D. Pack will officiate at Tuesday's services. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Services for John R. Warren, 88, of 130-D Menno Village, Chambersburg and formerly of 253 Walnut St., Shippensburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg.
He died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1909 in Pleasant Hall, Franklin County, he was a son of the late William J. and Nancy Sandoe Warren and the widower of Ruth E. Bender Warren, who died Aug. 4, 1986..

Mr. Warren was a cabinet maker who worked for Raymond Smith Furniture Co. until he went into business for himself reproducing and refinishing antique furniture. In 1965, he worked for Shippensburg University, repairing and building furniture. He retired in 1977.

He was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg and a former member of Prince Street United Brethren Church, Shippensburg, where he served as church treasurer for 37 years. He was also a member of Piney Mountain Auxiliary, Fayetteville.

Surviving are his second wife, Mary Shoop Wagner Warren; two daughters, Lois A. Shoap of Chambersburg and Joyce L. Beattie of Shippensburg; two sisters, Ruth V. Norcross of Chambersburg and Betty G. Davidson of New Jersey; a brother, William L. of Shippensburg; two stepdaughters, Norma Harhigh of Shippensburg and Drucilla Smith of Sinking Springs; two stepsons, Dr. Franklin Wagner of Hagerstown, Md. and Gaylord Wagner of California; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-granddaughters; one step-great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Patrick B. Jones and the Rev. Lester Stine will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to King Street United Brethren Church, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg 17201 or Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 N. Prince St., Shippensburg 17257.

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Envol G. Husler of Carlisle died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 at home.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle will announce arrangements when complete.

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Charlie S. Lay, 86, of Big Spring Road, Newville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 in Swaim Health Center, Newville.
Born July 1, 1911 in Newville, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Anna Mae Oiler Lay and the widower of Helen E. Forney Lay.

Mr. Lay was a retired farmer and maintenance man at Carlisle Tire and Rubber.

He was a member of Plainfield First Church of God and Mifflin Athletic Association.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in his church with the Rev. Dale Miller and the Rev. Edward Rosenberry officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. at the church. Egger Funeral Home, 15 Big Spring Ave., Newville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church, 2089 Newville Road, Carlisle 17013.

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Paul R. Stum, 68, of 1058 Alexander Spring Road, Dickinson Township, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 at home.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle will announce arrangements when complete

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Joseph J. Knizner, 79, of RD4 Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Carlisle, died Wednesday, Aug, 13, 1997, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
Born March 2, 1918, in East Huntingdon Township, he was a son of the late John and Ann Ziats Knizner.

Mr. Knizner had been employed as a caretaker for Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 3368, American Legion Post 446, Standard Shaft Club and the Kosciuszko Club.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Davis Knizner; two sons, Joseph J. of Irwin and Allen J. of Ligonier; a brother, Clarence "Sonny" Knizner of Wayne, Mich.; a sister, Viola Patrick of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Bailey Knizner, in 1988; three brothers, John, George and Andrew Knizner; and two sisters, Julie Knizner and Margaret Misinko.

The Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiated at services Saturday at Galone-Caruso's, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with full military honors.

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Services for Charles S. Lay, 86, of Big Spring Road, Newville, will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Plainfield Church of God, 2089 Newville Road, Carlisle.
He died Aug. 17, 1997 at Swaim Health Center in Newville.

Born July 1, 1911, in Newville, he was a son of the late Anna May Oiler and the late Harry J. Lay.

Mr. Lay was a retired farmer and maintenance man at Carlisle Tire & Rubber.

He was a member of Plainfield 1st Church of God and Mifflin Athletic Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Frances Shoemaker of Shippensburg, three sons, Harry L. Lay of Boiling Springs, Paul R. Lay of Carlisle, and Kenneth C. Lay of Newville; a sister, Dorothy Nailor of Newville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Dale Miller and the Rev. Edward Rosenberry will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Egger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church.

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George C. Graham, 80, of 69 Magaw Ave., Carlisle, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 at home.
Born Jan. 19, 1917 in Clinton, Mass., he was a son of the late George and Helen French Graham.

Mr. Graham, a graduate of the Worchester Technical College of Massachusetts, was a chemical engineer for a paper company. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was director of Boiling Springs Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; two sons, George III of New York and Alan of Doylestown; two daughters, Susan McLeod of Middletown, N.Y. and Wendy of California; a brother, Donald of South Carolina; a sister, Nancy Watkins of Texas; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lions Club of Boiling Springs, c/o Tom Masten, 17 N. Accorn Drive, Boiling Springs 17007.

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Services for Envol G. Husler, 78, of 529 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 at home.

Born Aug. 22, 1918 in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late Orden Melvin and Edna Dyarman Husler.

Mr. Husler was retired as custodian at North Dickinson Elementary School in Carlisle Area School District and was a former employee of the Carlisle Shoe Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the military police.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 1299; and the White Circle Club of Carlisle.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Betty Paxton Husler; three sons, Conrad G. of Dillsburg, Dennis L. and Michael S., both of Carlisle; three brothers, Milford of Plainfield, Sheldon of North Carolina, and Tharda of Newville; four sisters, Marguerite Husler Mountz, Simone Husler Brownawell, Arlene Husler Swartz and Veda Husler Weaver, all of Carlisle; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Forrest M. Husler.

The Rev. Jon A. Black will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Dogwood Hospice of Carlisle Hospital, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

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Services for Ray E. Kern, 75, of 2191 Carol Drive, Harrisburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.
He died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 at home.

Born Jan. 26, 1922 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Frank S. and Anna B. Carty Kern and the widower of June F. Kern, who died June 23, 1987.

Mr. Kern was retired from the Patriot News Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 1007, VFW Post 8638 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Joanne S. Kerr and a sister, Anne Goldthwaite of Harrisburg.

The Rev. John H. Kratz will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

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Services for Clifford J. Luckenbaugh, 83, of 3390 Valley Road, Marysville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bethel United Methodist Church.
He died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Mr. Luckenbaugh was retired from C.H. Masland Co., Carlisle. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Rye Township.

Surviving are his wife, Olive P. Hummel Luckenbaugh; a son, William J. of Independence, Mo.; three daughters, Fern L. of Rye Township, Jean W. Smiley of Shermans Dale and Linda S. Herr of Elizabethtown; a sister, Marian L. Wilson of Carlisle; four brothers, Charles N. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Harold A. of Harrisburg, Louis E. of Shermans Dale and Chester A. of Carlisle; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the church. Burial will be in Grier's Point Cemetery, Rye Township.

Arrangements are being handled by Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 3534 Valley Road, Marysville 17053 or to the Visiting Nurse Association, Homemaker Service, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg 17104.

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Services for Lawrence S. Weigard, 67, of 9 Hill Blvd., Mechanicsburg, will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born July 9, 1930 in Dillsburg, he was a son of the late Roy S. and Elsie Mac Grove Weigard.

Mr. Weigard was a retired truck driver for Hall Trucking, Camp Hill and the former Associated Trucking. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are a brother, Harold F. of Wellsville; a sister, Janet M. Hoffman of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

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Marion D. Holmes, 87, formerly of Park Street, Carlisle, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Marion D. Holmes, 87, a resident of Sarah Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle and formerly of East Park Street, Carlisle, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born Dec. 23, 1909 in Carlisle, he was a son of the late Crawford and Margaret Ruth DeWalt Holmes and the widower of Mary Elizabeth Loose Holmes.

Mr. Holmes was a graduate of Carlisle High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of the former Holmes Sinclair-B.P Petroleum dealership and a former employee of Agway Petroleum, Carlisle.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carlisle; the Elks Lodge No. 578, Carlisle, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1299, Carlisle; the American Post No. 101, Carlisle; the American Legion Post No. 421, Newville; St. John's Lodge No. 260 F&AM, Carlisle; the Scottish Rite of Harrisburg; and the Zembo Temple of Harrisburg.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Kerr of Carlisle; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Michael V. Minnix officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. There will be an Elks service at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Private services for Francis W. Lewis, 79, of 525 Limestone Road, Carlisle, will be held in Butler.
He died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 in the Carlisle Hospital.

Born March 28, 1918 in Butler, he was a son of the late Edward James and Theresa Kreidl Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot.

He was a member of the National Association of Retired Employees, MORA Club of the Carlisle YMCA, and Boiling Springs Golden Age Club.

Surviving are his companion, Katherine Gollick of Carlisle; a brother, Lawrence of Butler; a sister, Betty Lewis of Butler; eight step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Lewis and a sister, Margaret Lewis.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of local arrangements.

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Services for Paul R. Stum, 68, of 1058 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 at home.

Born Aug. 5, 1929 in Newville, he was a son of the late Russell W. and Margaret A. Bloser Stum.

Mr. Stum retired after 26 years of service with Cincinnati Milacron Co. in Carlisle. He had been an officer with Carlisle Borough Police for 11 years.

A Protestant, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had attended Newville High School. He was a member of the Carlisle Eagles Club, the national chapter of AARP and a life member of the National Riffle Association.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Mary G. Hippensteel Stum; two sons, Daryl P. of Batavia, Ill. and David R. of Neffs; one stepson, Robert J. Gardner of Carlisle; two brothers, Walter G. and Clair, both of Carlisle; a sister, Mary L. Clouse of Lewes, Del.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Howard A. Kerstetter will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Services for Mary E. Stine, 90, of Cumberland County Nursing Home, Carlisle, formerly of 100 Locust St., Shippensburg, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., in Shippensburg.
She died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997 in the home.

Born March 27, 1907 in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late Rose Stine.

A Protestant, she was retired from the former Penn Pants Factory in Shippensburg.

She is survived by a cousin, Lois Jean Turner of Hagerstown, Md., and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Gerard J. Kole will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Friends may call Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Anna Mae Claggett, 71, of 412 N. West St., Carlisle died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle will announce arrangements when complete.

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Services for Creedin S. Gitt, 66, of 416 Limestone Road, Carlisle, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997 in his home.

Born Sept. 24, 1930 in Carlisle, he was a son of the late David and Ruth Hinkle Gitt.

A 1949 graduate of Carlisle High School, Mr. Gitt was retired after 23 years of service as chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a former employee of Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, Hampden Township.

He was a member of Allison United Methodist Church of Carlisle, Carlisle Y's Men Club, Retiree Council at Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland County Historical Society, Train Collectors Association and formerly a Webelo and Cub Scout leader.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Ursula Bialk Gitt; a son, Lt. Col. Dennis L. of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Diane E. Haligas of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Raymond of Mt. Holly Springs, Robert of Elizabethtown and Richard of Fredericksburg, Texas; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Robert A. Kaylor and Bishop D. Frederick Wertz will officiate at Saturday's service. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the YMCA, 311 S. West St., Carlisle 17013.

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Services for Blake E. Martin, 68, of Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg.
He died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 14, 1929 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Blake E. and Edna M. Senseny Martin.

A veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Martin was a graduate of Chambersburg High School, Shippensburg State College and Dickinson Law School.

He was a retired public defender in Franklin County with 27 years of service. He formerly worked in the law offices of J. Stewart Glen and Crider, Hankins & Martin. After retirement, he was associated with the law office of David C. Cleaver.

He served as president of the Public Defenders' Association from 1979 to 1982 and received the first Gideon Award in 1994.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg and a former Sunday school teacher.

Mr. Martin was also a member of Charles Nitterhouse Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599; Deitrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612; Elks Lodge 600, from which he received the Citizen of the Year Award in 1993; Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Alliance Club; Pennsylvania Bar Association; American Heart Association; and Sons of the American Revolution.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Rice Martin; one sister, Nancy L. Martin of Chambersburg; and a foster brother, C. Paul Gladfelter of Chambersburg.

The Rev. Ray L. Kauffman will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

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Emma Siddall Steever, 82, of Carlisle died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997 at home.
Born Dec. 28, 1914 in Chalfont, Bucks County, she was the widow of Albert W. Steever.

A 1936 graduate of West Chester State Teachers' College, she was a lifelong educator who retired in the early 1980s from Upper Moreland School District.

The Steevers were charter members of Horsham Bible Church, where Mrs. Steever served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Women's Mission Society.

A resident of the Hatboro-Horsham area since the early 1940s, Mrs. Steever moved to Carlisle with her son and daughter-in-law after her husband's death in 1995.

She is survived by her son, Albert W. Steever Jr., and daughter-in-law, Dorothy B. Steever; two grandchildren, Lisa Murphy of Middletown and Jonathan Steever of Indianapolis; and three great-granddaughters.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Horsham Bible Church. Friends may call at the church from noon to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Horsham Bible Church, Upland Avenue, Horsham, Pa. 19044.

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Alta K. Nolt, 66, of 403 Centerville Road, Newville, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997 at home.
Born Dec. 2, 1930 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Issac and Katie Kurtz Sensenig.

She was a member of Oakville Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jonas W. Nolt; four sons, Mark S. and Edward S., both of Newville, and James S. and Ervin S., both at home; seven daughters, Ruth S. Martin, Rhoda S. Bauman and Wilma S. Gingrich, all of Ontario, Canada, Erma S. Zimmerman and Julia S. Martin, both of Dundee, N.Y., Ellen S. Martin of Newville and Kathryn S. Ramer of Shippensburg; three brothers, Allen K. and Isaac K. Sensenig, both of Ephrata, and John K. Sensenig of Lititz; two sisters, Martha K. Hurst and Katie K. Reiff, both of Lititz; and 42 grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Oakville Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in North Newton Township.

Friends may call at the Nolt home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. For religious reasons, the family requests no flowers.

Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen M. Conley, 83, of Lynwood, Calif., formerly of Carlisle, died Jan. 1, 1997 at home.
Mrs. Conley was born Oct. 27, 1913 in Carlisle.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Conley, a former serviceman at Carlisle Barracks; one sister, Georgia Corvino of Walnutport, Pa; two daughters, Karen Luke of Mira Loma, Calif., and Renee Larsen of Taylorsville, Utah; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Rose Hills Memorial Park, South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, Calif., on Jan. 6, 1997.

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J. Lloyd Zeigler, 78, of 3D Todd Circle, Carlisle, formerly of Highland Avenue, Carlisle, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997 at home.
Born March 5, 1919 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle Ruhl Zeigler.

A graduate of Carlisle High School, Mr. Zeigler received his bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and his master's from Penn State University.

He was a retired principal for South Dickinson Elementary School, Carlisle.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carlisle, where he also taught Sunday school; PSEA; and Mora Club of Harrisburg.

He was also a Boy Scout leader for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Irene O. Oliver Zeigler; one son, Lloyd E. of Breezewood; one sister, Evelyn Bankert of Carlisle; and three grandchildren, Kimberley Hanlin, Donna Rosario and Matthew Liess, all of Newville.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Michael V. Minnix officiating.

Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg, Pa. 17043.


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