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Lawrence A. Ferree, 81, of 602 Woodland Avenue, Mt. Holly Springs, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.
He was retired from the former Kimberly-Clark Corp., Mt. Holly Springs.

He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.

He was an Army World War II veteran.

He was a member of VFW #7343, American Legion #674, both of Mt. Holly Springs, Eagles #1299, White Circle Club, both of Carlisle, and the Mt. Holly Fish and Game Club.

He is survived by a his wife, Winifred Kutz Ferree; one brother, Robert P. Ferree of Carlisle; and one sister, Sara H. Grove of Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wonda J. Ferree.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Avenue, Mount Holly Springs, with the Rev. Bradley Knepp officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Viewing will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church at 202 W. Butler, St., Mt. Holly Springs, 17065.

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Ralph J. Group, 84, of 660 Torway Road, Gardners, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at home.
He was born April 11, 1913 in Adams County to the late Howard and Daisy Fahnestock Group.

Mr. Group was retired from the former Eaton-Dikeman Paper Co in Mt. Holly Springs with 42 years of service. He was a member of the Uriah United Methodist Church, Gardners, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Automobile Club of America.

He was the widower of Mariam Irene Group and Herta L. Group.

He is survived by a son, Donald A. Group of Mt. Holly Springs; a sister, Esther Baker of Biglerville; a step-daughter, Lisa Martin of Carlisle; eight grandchildren, one step grandson, seven great grand children, four step great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Louise Howery and two sons, Carl Lee and Robert.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Avenue, Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating.

Burial will be in the Uriah Church Cemetery, South Middleton Township. Viewing will be Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice of Carlisle, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, 17013 or to his church at 925 Goodyear Road, Gardners, 17324.

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Richard L. Group, 86, of 107 Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Mt. Holly Springs to the late Howard and Daisy Fahnestock Group.

Mr. Group was retired from the former Eaton-Dikeman Paper Co. with 42 years of service. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, South Middleton Township.

He is survived by his wife, Helen V. Bockey Group; a sister, Esther Baker of Biglerville; three daughters, Joyce F. Lebo, Beverly Jane Keller and Dolly I. Group, all of Carlisle; six grandchildren, one step great grandson and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Conrad R. Group.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Avenue, Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. John H. Kratz and the Rev. J. Kenneth Barner officiating.

Interment will be in the Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his church at 420 Park Drive, Carlisle, 17013.

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Floella Pearl Russell, 79, of Newville, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.
She was born June 19, 1918 in Shippensburg to Amos and Mande Strager Ingram. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Russell.

She was employed as a waitress at Green Ridge Village, Newville.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Newville.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosalie F. Lehman of Newville; and three grandchildren, Natalie Hutchinson Darren Shaffer and Andrea M. Lehman of Newville and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. in the First United Presbyterian Church of Newville, with the Rev. Robert L. Rhoades officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Newville, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville, 17241.

Services are being handled by the Egger Funeral Home of Newville.

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Services for Anna L. Shaffer, 99, formerly of Camp Hill, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
She died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, in Michael Manor Nursing Home, Gettysburg.

Born June 22, 1898 in Aurora, W.Va., she was the widow of the late M.T. Shaffer.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Shaffer was a retired housekeeper/companion.

Surviving are two sons, Warren of Florida and Harold of Biglerville; two daughters, Wanda George of Newport and Delores Poist of New Oxford; one sister, Nona Wotring of Tennessee; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Dillsburg Cemetery.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

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Carrie J. Ditzler, 79, of South Main Street, Biglerville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 in her home.
Born June 8, 1918 in Fairfield, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Nellie M. Singley Baker and the widow of Bernard L. Ditzler, who died in 1958.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Green Acres Nursing Home, Gettysburg, for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy L. Starry, New Oxford; a sister, Mary I. Baltzley, Aspers; two brothers, Donald R. Baker, Peoria, Ariz., and Roy K. Baker, Fairfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

The Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Lawrence A. Ferree, 81, of 602 Woodland Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.
Born Dec. 9, 1915 in Harrisburg to the late David and Clare Shambaugh Ferree, he was retired from the former Kimberly-Clark Corp., Mt. Holly Springs.

He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II

He was a member of VFW 7343, American Legion 674, both of Mt. Holly Springs, Eagles 1299, White Circle Club, both of Carlisle, and the Mt. Holly Fish and Game Club.

He is survived by a his wife, Winifred Kutz Ferree; one brother, Robert P. Ferree of Carlisle; and one sister, Sara H. Grove of Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wonda J. Ferree.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Avenue, Mount Holly Springs, with the Rev. Bradley Knepp officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Viewing will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church at 202 W. Butler, St., Mt. Holly Springs, 17065.

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Russell D. Harris, 78, of 200 Green View Drive, Carlisle, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 at his home.
Born March 18, 1919 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Omar C. and Blanche Fettrow Harris.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he served for 22 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was a Methodist minister for 10 years in the Bay area of California. He also taught school at Dos Palos and Mojave, Calif.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a Past Worshipful Master of a lodge in California. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Mojave, the Lions Club of Mojave, and the Reserve Officers Association.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Maxine B. Starner Harris; his sister, Lorraine Phelps, Las Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, David of Newville, James of New Cumberland, Clarence of Camp Hill, and Arthur of Palm Bay, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Dugan Funeral Home, Bendersville, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly officiating. Internment will be in Bendersville Cemetery.

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

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Idaville United Brethren in Christ Church, 3560 Carlisle Road, Gardners, for Ima R. Shaffer, 86.
She died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.

Born July 23, 1911 in Adams County, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Rosie E. Weaver Ream and the widow of James D. Schaffer, who died in 1982.

She was employed at Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg until retiring in 1970. She was a member of Idaville United Brethren in Christ Church and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Dirk A. Small will officiate at Wednesday's services. Internment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Services for Joseph A. Krol, 37, of Bendersville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
He died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Gettysburg Hospital.

Born June 26, 1960 in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., he was the son of Alfred M. Krol of Springfield, Va., and the late Joyce M. McCann Krol.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his son, Ronald; two sisters, Joyce L. Owens of Littlestown, and Teresa J. Krol of McLean, Va.; two brothers, Alfred J. Krol and John K. Krol of Bear Mountain, Adams County; and a number of aunts and uncles in New Jersey and California.

The Rev. Joseph C. Hilbert will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Bendersville Cemetery.

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

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Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Faith Christian Center, Newport, for Maynard Eugene Bostwick, 61, of 7362 Spring Road, New Bloomfield.
He died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Holy Spirit Hospital, in Camp Hill.

Born in Steelton to the late John Earl Sr. and Vera E. Bretz Bostwick, he was a member of Faith Christian Center, Newport; The Sparrows Club, Houston, Texas; and the 700 Club.

He was a retired employee of Ralston Purina, Mechanicsburg and an employee of Robert Sprout of Halifax.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Hostler Bostwick; four daughters, Donna Sprague of Enola, Vera Carpenter of Carlisle, Jeannette Groff of Shermans Dale and Michaella Bostwick of Harrisburg; a son, Mike Bostwick of Shermans Dale; two stepdaughters, Kay Longenecker of Mt. Joy and Cynthia Smith of Mechanicsburg; two stepsons, Steve Roush and Clair Roush III, both of Newport; a brother, John E. Bostwick Jr. of Lewistown; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Johnson.

The Rev. Frank Nemeth will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Garden in Lower Paxton Township.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements are being made by Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 64, Newport 17074 or to Faith Christian Center, RD 2, Newport 17074.

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A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kutz's Cemetery, Middlesex Township, for William Lee Carter Sr., 57, of Carlisle.
He died Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997 at his home.

Born on April 30, 1940 in Carlisle, he was the son of Eva Mae Keck Carter of Carlisle and the late William Benjamin Carter.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Sharon Orendorf Carter; a daughter, Sherry Lee Carter of Shermans Dale; a son, William Lee Carter Jr. of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Larry E. Carter of Florida; a sister, Karen J. Veinote of Maine; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Carter.

The Rev. Donald E. Weidman will officiate at the graveside service. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland County Unit, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013 or the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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Kathryn A. Weaver, 86, of 145 Parker St. Carlisle, died Friday, Aug. 29, 1997 in Carlisle.
Born July 11, 1911 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Minnie Ashenfelter Krall and the widow of Ray B. Weaver, who died in 1991.

She was a graduate of Dillsburg High School.

Surviving are her son, Richard I. Weaver; Shippensburg; a sister, Madelyn Krall, Tulsa, Okla.; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, with the Rev. James J. Ferguson officiating.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends in the rotunda of the church following the service. Burial will be in Dillsburg Cemetery.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

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

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Beatrice "Bea" L. Pero Olson, 93, formerly of Carlisle, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 in Norwell Knoll Nursing Home, Norwell, Mass., after a brief illness.
Born in Troy, N.H., she graduated from the High School of Commerce in Springfield, Mass. and was an account clerk at Carlisle Barracks until her retirement in 1971. She also worked for the P.D. Tibert Lumber Co. in Springfield and scheduled installation of navigation equipment for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Holy Family Church and Friends of the Rockland Memorial Library, for which she was treasurer until 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Russell Olson. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Rockland, Mass. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McNamara Sparrell Funeral Home, Norwell.

Burial will be in Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut St., Brockton, Mass. or to her church.

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Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday for Alice Ruth Armstrong, 81, of Harrisburg, in Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Harrisburg,
She died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born June 23, 1916 in Perry County to the late Samuel and Carrie M. Reeder Swartz, she was retired from House Services at the former Bell Telephone Co.

She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Harrisburg and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willard F. Armstrong and Marlin O. Baer.

She is survived by a daughter, C. Jane McQuay, Carlisle; a brother, Fred Swartz, Harrisburg; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Brenda J. Kiser, her pastor, will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association for Stroke Research, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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Memorial services for Jean K. Madden, 75, of 111 E. Factory St., Mechanicsburg, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church.
She died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1919 in Dauphin County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Profater and the widow of Turner Madden.

Mrs. Madden was retired from the Naval Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Township. She was a member of Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church.

She is survived by two sons, Lester Gentry of Harrisburg and Turner Madden of Newark, Del.; two daughters, Karen Brown of Macon, Ga. and Linda Fontaine of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Carl Profater of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Delores Hodge of Carlisle; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. There will be no viewing or visitation. Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Harrisburg 17109.

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Services for Winifred B. Smith of Mechanicsburg will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
She died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 at her home

Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Era E. Ensminger Bates and the widow of James H. Smith.

She was retired as an office manager with the Medical Bureau of Harrisburg and was a member of Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a niece.

The Rev. Donald E. Potter will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Comfort Care Hospice, P.O. Box 309, Camp Hill 17011-0309, or to her church, 300 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg 17055.

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Services for Kenneth E. Snelbaker, 67, of Manchester, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Diehl Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., Mt. Wolf.
He died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 at Williamsport Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1930 in York, he was the son of the late Ervin and Naomi Witmer Snelbaker.

He was a heavy equipment operator for James E. Craft and Son Inc. in York Haven, retiring in 1992 after 20 years of service. He was an avid horseman and attended many trail rides.

Surviving are his second wife, Ruth Negley Snelbaker; two sons, Ronald and Jeffrey of York; two daughters, Barbara Sowers of York, and Joan Smith of Gardners; two brothers, Elwood of Etters, and Calvin of Manchester; six sisters, Josephine Null of York, Phyllis Stoner and Linda Herman of Manchester, Nancy Fogle of York Haven, and Tillie Burkey and Lona Rode of Mt. Wolf; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the late Esther Hummel Snelbaker, and a brother, Donald.

The Rev. Richard Stambaugh will officiate at Friday's services. Internment will be in Suburban Memorial Gardens in Conewago Township.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the Williamsport Hospital Foundation, 777 Rural Ave., Williamsport 17701-3198.

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Kathryn A. Weaver, 86, of 145 Parker St., Carlisle, died Friday, August 29, 1997 in Carlisle.
Born July 11, 1911 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Minnie Ashenfelter Krall and the widow of Ray B. Weaver, who died in 1991.

She was a graduate of Dillsburg High School.

Surviving are her son, Richard I. Weaver; Shippensburg; three sisters, Madelyn Krall, Tulsa, Okla.; Polly Miller, Carlisle; and Nancy Crouse, Baltimore, Md.; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle.

The Rev. James J. Ferguson will officiate.

There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends in the rotunda of the church following the service.

Burial will be in Dillsburg Cemetery.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

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

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Ruth Yoder, 81, of 650 Crains Gap Road, Carlisle, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.
Born June 27, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Edna Mae Reed Stutzman and the widow of Clyde Yoder.

She worked as a technician for Hunt Corp. until her retirement.

Surviving is her sister, Renee Geist of Hegins.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Internment will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Arrangements are through Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 387, York 17405-0387

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Madeline M. Adair McConnell, 80, of Main Street, Blain, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, in Carlisle Hospital.
Born May 10, 1917 in Loysville, she was a daughter of the late Niles and Lula Owens Adair and the widow of Vernon A. McConnell, who died April 21, 1997.

Mrs. McConnell was a former waitress and cleaner for the Blain Hotel.

She was a member of Three Springs Church of the Brethren, Blain Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Blain Ambulance Club, and Blain Senior Citizens' Center.

Surviving are her son, Paul A. of Shermans Dale; a sister, Lois Markel of Carlisle; and a grandson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Three Springs Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial will be in Blain Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nickel Funeral Home, West Main Street, Loysville, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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Louis Malcolm Werdebach, 62, of 24 Faith Circle, Carlisle, died Thursday, Sept 4, 1997 at his home.
Born Oct. 3, 1934 in Carlisle, he was the son of Marguerite M. Werdebach of Carlisle and the late Louis R. Werdebach.

He was a 1952 graduate of Carlisle High School and earned an associate's degree in business from Harrisburg Area Community College.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he retired after 28 years of service in 1982 with the rank of senior master sergeant. He served in Korea and Vietnam.

He was employed in the advertising department of The Sentinel at the time of his death.

He was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church, LeTort Star Lodge 18 F&AM of Carlisle, Nemrod Consistory of Harrisburg, the U.S. Air Force Sergeants Association and the Sunday School Associations of Carlisle and Cumberland County. He was a member and past president of Carlisle Lions Club, and a member and treasurer of People United Together Inc., Carlisle.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 37 years, the Rev. Edith L. Jackson Werdebach; three sons, Louis of Alexandria, Va., Michael of Augusta, Ga., and Tony of Carlisle; a daughter, Nina L. Johnson of Hampton, Va.; a sister, Beverly J. Hodge of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Bible Way Church of God in Christ, 223 Walnut St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Robert Woodall and other pastors of the Carlisle area officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in Union Cemetery, Carlisle.

Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. The Letort Star Lodge will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the church on Monday from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 417 N. West St., Carlisle 17013.

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Arthur Raymond Miller Jr., 69, formerly of Carlisle, died Sept. 1, 1996 in Liberty, Allegheny County.
Born Dec. 25, 1926, he worked in construction most of his life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his mother, Carrie Bricker Yohn; his wife, Betty Bitner Miller; five sons, Roger, Kester, and Danny, all of Carlisle, and James and Carl, both of Liberty; a daughter, Maggie Myers, of Carlisle; two brothers, Jack A. of Appalachia, Va., and Richard of San Antonio Texas; and two sisters, Delores Sampson of Carlisle, and Joyce A. Smith of Gardners.

Services were held in the Liberty First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joy Bemant presided. Arrangements were handled by Fosters Funeral Home, Collingswood, Audueon, N.J.

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Robert M. "Midge" Nissel, 83, of Mechanicsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Nov. 11, 1913 in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late William J. and Theresa Glass Nissel and the widower of Elizabeth H. Nissel.

He was retired from the former Pennsylvania Truck Lines, Harrisburg, and was a member of Teamsters Local #776, Harrisburg. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are: a daughter, Carol A. Lindsey, of Mechanicsburg, and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder officiating.

Internment will be in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin.

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

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Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, for Mildred C. Koob, 83, of Camp Hill, formerly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
She died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born Sept. 6, 1913 in Naugatuk, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Taft Clark and the widow of William H. Koob.

She attended Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown and was a member of Mechanicsburg Area Senior Adult Center.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Browne of Homosassa, Fla. and Sally Sprague of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Grace Seaver of Beacon, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Terry Zebulske will officiate at Saturday's services. Internment will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 201 W. Main St., Shiremanstown 17011, or to Mechanicsburg Senior Adult Center, 97 W. Portland St., Mechanicsburg 17055.

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Michael L. Theis II, 53, of 103 Lighthouse Drive, Hampden Township, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born Sept. 8, 1943 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Michael L. and Marie B. Fletcher Theis.

A graduate of Villanova University of Philadelphia, Mr. Theis was an employee of Pennsylvania Steel Technology, Steelton.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Mechanicsburg and American Iron and Steel Engineers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Frances M. Yeomans Theis; four daughters, Jennifer M. Latimer of Smithfield, N.C., Kristin Knepper of Mechanicsburg and Laura M. and Kathryn E., both at home; one son, Michael L. III, at home; two brothers, Richard and Ronald, both of Philadelphia; two sisters, Barbara Koletty and Marilyn Warner, both of Philadelphia; and one granddaughter.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder officiating.

Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Valley Transplant Program, Rodin Place, Suite 201, 200 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130-3813.

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Mass of Christian burial for Rolla J. Snyder, 56, of 5229 Stuart Drive, Lower Allen Township, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 at home.

Born Nov. 22, 1940 in Lykens, he was a son of Sarah Machamer Snyder of Millersburg and the late George Snyder.

A graduate of Lykens High School and Millersville State College, Mr. Snyder was retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Township.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Mechanicsburg Club.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Catherine E. Hirsch Snyder; one son, Stephen J. of Augusta, Ga.; two daughters, Catherine M. Zimmerman of Carlisle and Deborah A. Pesich of Niger, West Africa; two brothers, George F. of Lykens and Andrew of Millersburg; two sisters, Sarah "Betty" Paul of Lykens and Shirley E. Snyder of Millersburg; five grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

The Rev. Chester P. Snyder will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m.

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Kenneth W. Carpenter, 68, of 431 Cornman Road, Carlisle, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997 at home.
Born July 17, 1929 in Carlisle, he was a son of the late Walter and Minnie Barr Carpenter.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Carpenter was retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel Company with 32 years of service.

He was a former member of Turnpike Ramblers.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Flo Mellott Carpenter; four sons, Ray C. and Randy L. Neidigh, both of Carlisle, and Larry A. "Mike" and Tony R. Neidigh, both at home; two brothers, Robert and George Carpenter, both of Carlisle; two sisters, Mary Wetzel and Thelma Grogan, both of Carlisle; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. William R. Hess officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

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

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David W. Sunday, 74, of Mechanicsburg, died Friday, Sept. 5, 1997.
A 1941 graduate of Mechanics- burg High School, Mr. Sunday was a former well driller and a farmer.

Surviving are one son; one daughter; brothers and sisters; and three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


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