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Graveside services for Grace C. Bennett, 95, of the Brethren Home, Cross Keys, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
She died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 in the home.
Born Dec. 20, 1901 in Mahaffey, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David A. and Minnie Meckley White and the widow of Charles Bennett.
Mrs. Bennett is retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Township, and was a member of the First Church of God, Mechanicsburg.
Surviving are three daughters, Irene Arnold of Boiling Springs, Carolyn A. Wright of Carlisle and Betty Jane Jacobs of Hanover; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Robert W. Malick Jr. will officiate Monday's services.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
Myers Funeral Home Inc., Mechanicsburg, is handling the arrangements.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph D. Kramer, 64, of 14 Oakwood Ave., Mechanicsburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown.
He died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 in Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.
Born Sept. 9, 1933 in Williamstown, he was a son of the late Henry Leander and Helen McNellis Kramer.
Mr. Kramer was the assistant general manager of Manley Regan Chemicals, Middletown with 34 years experience, and a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, where he served on the U.S. Navy Submarine Service on the USS Dogfish from 1952 to 1956.
He was a member of the Philadelphia Chemical Club; the American Legion Post No. 239, Williamstown; Allenberry Resort; the West Shore Country Club.
He was also an active member of the Stone Harbor, N.J. community for over 20 years where he organized the adult tennis program and was a member of the Stone Harbor Yacht Club.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Messner Kramer; a daughter, Denise K. Kramer of Mechanicsburg; a son, Joseph D. Krammer II of Sewell, N.J.; a brother, John of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Marion Unger of Maple Glen, Rita Bordner of Lykens and Anne Romberger of Williamstown.
The Rev. Daniel J. Menniti will officiate Monday's services. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-2527.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank S. Razga, 76, of 104 Leo Court, Lewisberry and formerly of New Cumberland, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
He died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born April 28, 1921 in Johnstown, he was a son of the late Steve and Antonia Pastucha Razga.
Mr. Razga, a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, was a retired air traffic controller at Capital City Airport, Fairview Township.
He attended Johnstown High School and was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, New Cumberland; the VFW Post No. 7415 and the American Legion Post No. 143, both of New Cumberland; and Knights of Columbus Council No. 4068, Lower Allen Township.
Surviving are his wife, Jeanette E. Stewart Razga; a sister, Anne Panchisin of Delaware City, Del.; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, Francis C. Razga.
The Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence will officiate Tuesday's services. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070.

Leiland W. Speck, 78, of 1005 Forge Road, Carlisle, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born Aug. 23, 1919 in Mill Creek, he was the son of the late Verdon M. and Martha Hawn Speck.
Mr. Speck, a United States Army veteran of World War II, was a graduate of Mt. Union High School and a retired truck driver for the former Strickland Transportation, New Kingstown.
He was a member of Carlisle Baptist Church and its Mens Adult Class; The US Army Ordinance Association; and the National Rifle Association.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Doris E. Lauver Speck; a son, Lester W. of Carlisle; four sisters, Marcella Rohland of Huntingdon, Dorothy Rauhauser of York, Bessie Neary of Chester and Hope Loo of Houston, Texas; and a grandson.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Charles D. Zitzman officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, W. Pennsboro Township.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday in the funeral home.

Services for Harvey G. Brown, 86, of West Manchester Township, York County, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Fourth United Methodist Methodist Church, 1067 E. Market St., York.
He died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 in York Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1911 in Fawn Township, he was the son of the late Barclay R. and Jennie Trout Brown and the widower of Kathryn Morrison Brown and S. Merna Morris Brown.
Mr. Brown was retired from Harley Davidson and was a member of the Fourth United Methodist Church and Sunday School where he played the drums in the Sunday School orchestra for many years.
He was a 1929 graduate of the former Fawn Township High School where he was a member of the York County Championship Basketball Team. He also graduated from the former Thompson Business School.
Surviving are four daughters, Mildred E. Brodbeck of Hellam, Pa., Beverly J. Neff of Mt. Holly Springs, Bonnie L. Strayer of York and Brenda E. Zepp of Edgewater, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce L. Brown.
The Rev. Ronald S. French will officiate Tuesday's services. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday in the church.
Etzweiler Funeral Home, York, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church, 20 N. Lehman St., York, PA 17403.

Services for Ruthetta E. Bucher Lentz, 66, of Dillsburg, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
She died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1997 in her home.
Born Sept. 21, 1931 in York County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bessie Bucher and the widow of Bruce W. Lentz.
Surviving are four sons, Rodney L., Jeffrey A., Keith E. and Timothy J., all of Dillsburg; a daughter, Tammy J. Swope of Dillsburg; and nine grandchildren.
The Rev. Robert E. Smith and the Rev. Mark Ramsey will officiate Sunday's services. Private burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Monaghan Township, York County.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 41 Brian Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Services for Roberta W. Millington, 83, of 2 Westfields Drive, Mechanicsburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill.
She died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 in Messiah Village, Upper Allen Township.
Mrs. Millington was a registered nurse and a former member of Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, New Cumberland; Carlisle Country Club; and a former member of Dauphin County Medical Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, J. Thomas Millington Sr.; a son, J. Thomas Jr. of Somis, Calif.; a daughter, Beth M. Clark of North Andover, Mass.; two sisters, Pauline Parisi of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. and Jean Jones of Forty Fort; and two grandsons.
Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Nancy A. (Baker) Kutz, 63, of Carlisle and Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of New Cumberland, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, in her home after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
She was born Aug. 29, 1934 in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Kutz was retired executive assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of CUC International, Stamford, Conn., and a graduate of the former New Cumberland High School.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Cumberland and Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Kutz; two daughters, Karen M. Berquist of Moodus, Conn., and Aimee D. Kutz of Stamford, Conn.; her father and step mother Clark S. and Ethel M. Baker of Lewisberry; a sister, Marilyn L. Vanderzee of Mechanicsburg; a half brother Patrick Baker of Elk Grove, Calif.; two half sisters Marcia Fitzpatrick of Citrus Heights, Calif. and Linda Handley of St. Charles, Mo. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha (Noel) Baker Hickenbottom.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Carl F. Peterson, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fairview Township. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif., 91364-2206.

Services for Ira R. Miller, 90, of 885 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
He died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital.
Born July 28, 1907 in York County, he was the son of the late George and Alda Cump Miller.
Mr. Miller was a retired farmer and a member of the Barrens United Lutheran Church, Dillsburg.
He was a former church council member and also was a member of the York County Farmers Association.
Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Myers Miller; a son, Robert D. of Dillsburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. M. Benson Paull will officiate Tuesday's services. Burial will be in Barrens Salem Union Cemetery, Dillsburg.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 37, Dillsburg, PA 17019.

Memorial services for Anson R. Goodhart, 81, of 16 1/2 S. Prince St., Shippensburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg.
He died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 in his home.
Born Sept. 8, 1914 in Shippensburg, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Bertha A. Rider Goodhart.
Mr. Goodhart, a United States Army veteran of World War II, was a self employed plumber and heating contractor retiring in 1979.
He was a 1933 graduate of Shippensburg High School.
He was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg where he was a former member of the church council; the Fraternal Order of Eagles Arie No. 1299, Carlisle; Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post No. 223; Durff-Kuhn VFW Post No. 6168 and the AARP Chapter No. 2525, all of Shippensburg; and a life member of the BPOE No. 600, Chambersburg.
Surviving are his wife, Esther M. "Bobbie" Cressler Goodhart; a son, Charles C. of Shippensburg; a daughter, Virginia L. "Ginger" Virkler of Linden, Mich.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Mouer.
The Rev. Bonnie B. Hoffman will officiate Wednesday's services. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Spring Hill Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Shippensburg VFW and American Legion Posts.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday in the church.
Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg, is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organ fund of his church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, PA 17257 or Dogwood Hospice Services of Carlisle Hospital, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Martha M. Ammarell, 91, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Boiling Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in Charlotte, N.C. Born Nov. 29, 1906 in Boiling Springs, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Gutshall Herr.A Lutheran, she was a retired employee of Home Insurance Co. in New York City, where she was employed as a supervisor in accounting.She is survived by a son, Clyde E. Snyder of New York City; a daughter, Phyllis E. Kenz of Charlotte; a brother, Arthur Herr of Carlisle; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent Snyder.Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township.Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.

Funeral services for Emory C. Baker, 93 of 4 Main St., Arendtsville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.He died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 at Michael Manor, Gettysburg.Born Aug. 14, 1904 in Fairfield, a son of the late John and Mary Cecil Baker, he had been a former employee of Gettysburg Borough, the former C.H. Musselman Co., Pet Milk Inc., Biglerville and Littlestown Shoe Co., from which he retired. He attended Heritage Assembly of God Church, Gettysburg.Mr. Baker is survived by his second wife, Shirley A. Shafer Baker; a daughter, Dolores Cool of Gettysburg; four sons, Ray Baker of Gettysburg, Eugene Baker of California, Charles Baker of York Springs and Bruce Baker of Hanover; two stepdaughters, Hope Baker of Biglerville and Brenda Shull of Arendtsville; three stepsons, Melvin Shull of Mechanicsburg, Daniel Shull of Gettysburg and David Shull of Bonneauville; 20 grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Madeline Lightner, who died in 1966.The Rev. Jeff K. Wilson and the Rev. Terry Lamer will officiate at services. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Fairfield.Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Blanche M. Bretzman, 92, of 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle. Born July 18, 1905 in Annapolis, Md., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Amanda Brackett and the widow of Ralph Bretzman, who died in 1986.A former seasonal employee of the former C. H. Musselman Co., Biglerville for many years, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Gettysburg HospitalShe is survived by two daughters, Lillian L. Becker of Aspers and Betty E. Speelman of Irishtown; a son, Ralph Bretzman of Carlisle; a sister, Mary Williams of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, William Brackett of Annapolis; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville with the Rev. Harold A. Ammons officiating. Interment will be in Bendersville Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

Lee W. Crockett, 58, of RD 1 Elliotsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 at home. Born Feb. 19, 1938 in Saville Township, Perry County, to E. Marie McNaughton Crockett Shenk and the late George H. Crockett, he worked for Goodyear Shoe Co., Duncannon Dress Factory and Musselman's Cannery.He was a member of Landisburg Church of God and Ickesburg Fire Company and Ambulance League.Survived by his mother, E. Marie Crockett Shenk; two brothers, Wilbur W. of Landisburg and Grant E. of Marysville; three sisters, Mabel I. Stone and Betty J. Sundy of Landisburg and Gladys E. Hartford of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in David M. Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut streets, Newport. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Burial will be in Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown.

Funeral services for Earl G. Diller, 87, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Shiremanstown, will be held at the convenience of the family.He died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in Bethany Village, Lower Allen Township. Born April 28, 1910 in Fairview Township, he was the son of the late Samuel and Edna Greenfield Diller and the widower of Wilma M. Adair Diller.He was the retired owner and operator of Earl G. Diller, Tree Surgeon, Mechanicsburg and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg.He is survived by a daughter, Ann A. Sullivan of Mechanicsburg, and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by a daughter Alma Jane Huff.The Rev. David L. Brindle will officiate at funeral services. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, is handling arrangements.Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Kenneth L. Gelsinger Jr., 65, of 719 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1932 in Hamilton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Kenneth L. Sr. and Catherine Davis Gelsinger.He was retired from Chambersburg Hospital, where he was a custodian.He was a member of the Christian Life Assembly of God Church, Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg.Mr. Gelsinger is survived by his wife, Helen E. Ocker Gelsinger; three sons, Andrew K. Inman of Smithsburg, Md., Ernest D. Gelsinger and Mark D. Gelsinger of Chambersburg; a daughter, Kimberly R. Hepfer of Chambersburg; his stepmother, Rachael Gelsinger of Chambersburg; two brothers, Marvin of Chambersburg and Gerald of Shady Grove; a sister, Geraldine Barnhart of Shady Grove; one stepsister, Shirley Mills of Rockhill Furnace; and three grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Christian Life Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Howard Beaver and the Rev. Charles Tolbert officiating.Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township. Friends may call at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Cicely Violet Hoffman, 90, of Camp Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township. Born Oct. 19, 1907 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Susan Shakespeare Bryan and the widow of Clarence C. Hoffman.She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral and the Welsh Club, both of Harrisburg.She is survived by three sons, Garth E. of Camp Hill, Jon P. of Raleigh, N.C.; and Charles D. of Franklin; a brother, David C. Bryan of Harrisburg; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in her church. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, is handling arrangements.Memorial contributions can be made to her church at 221 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Lee E. Lehman, 59, of 97 Dusty Lane, Newville, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

Services for Dorothy L. Pryor, 73, of Marion, Ohio, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Emanuel Lutheran Church, Marion.She died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 in Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.Born May 29, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Rollin Sr. and Frances Beach, and the widow of Frank A. Pryor, who died July 10, 1983.Mrs. Pryor was the owner and operator of The Glove Man with her late husband.Surviving are a son, Michael A. of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard L., and two brothers, Alvin and Rollin Beach Jr.The Rev. J. Weston Jones will officiate Monday's services. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Gunder-Hall and Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in Emanuel Lutheran Church.Memorial contributions can be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Darlene C. Watson, 61, of 65 Winchester Garden Apartments, Carlisle, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Oct. 27, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lucille Stritzel Ross Norvell and the late Thomas Ross.She was a graduate of Libbey High School, Toledo and attended Harrisburg Area Community College.She was employed at the Pennsylvania Dept of Banking in Harrisburg and was a former employee of L.E. Smith News Agency and Elby's Restaurant, both in Gettysburg. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran.Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 41 years, William L. Watson; four daughters, Toni McKee of Biglerville, Pamela Wink of Gettysburg, Sherry Watson of Elliotsburg and Catherine Flickinger of Carlisle Springs; a son Thomas Watson of Aspers; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Darrel R. Justh officiating.Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St. Harrisburg, PA 17102-2527. 

Funeral services for Robert W. Johnston Sr., 68, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Florida.
He died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997.
Born July 25, 1929 in Shippensburg, he was a retired carpenter and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is suvived by his wife, Delores; a son, Robert W. Jr.; three daughters, Debra Tate, Sherry Harrell and Lori Bennett; three brothers, James, Melvin and Pete; five sisters, Helen Turon, Gail Riley, Julia Naugle, Jane Frohm and Peggy Killiam; and seven grandchildren.
The Rev. John Buchheimer will officiate at services. Burial will follow at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home and Crematory, Jacksonville Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

A funeral mass will be held for John Kalcic, 67, of Shermans Dale, formerly of Johnstown, at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rochus Church, Johnstown.
He died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in his home.
Born Oct. 12, 1930 in Johnstown, he was a son of the late Michael and Caroline Mikesic Kalcic. He was a retired employee of Roadway Co., Mechanicsburg, who enjoyed nature and gardening.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Romanchhock of Camas, Wash.; seven sisters, Anna Pechar, Catherine Oshansky, Barbara Cassata, Rose Nyanko and Dorothy Chance, all of Johnstown, Mary Sharac of Holmes, N.Y., and Caroline Barone of Winter Park, Fla.; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and Joseph.
The Rev. Charles Amershek will officiate at Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, 710 Broad St., Johnstown.

Lester E. Kotzmoyer, 66, of 1194 Newville Road, Carlisle, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

Funeral services for Lee E. Lehman, 59, of 97 Dusty Lane, Upper Frankford Township, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born Jan. 11, 1938 in Upper Frankford Township, he was a son of the late Wilbur Charles and Janet Irene Piper Lehman and resided all his life in Upper Frankford Township.
He was employed by the Carlisle Tire and Wheel Co. for 39 years and was a member of the company's Quarter Century Club. He also was a Protestant and a member of the AARP.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janice F. Hoffmaster Lehman; a son, Dwight D. Lehman at home; a daughter, Sherry L. Aby of Newville; three brothers, Gerald and Barry of Carlisle and Steve of Newville; four sisters, Joann Palmer, Carol Jumper, Delores Coulson and Bonnie Mountz, all of Carlisle; one grandson; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Pastor Iva O'Brien will officiate at Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Private funeral services for Russell S. Miller, 92, formerly of Mechanicsburg, will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born June 18, 1905, he was the son of the late Lee and Rose Coultrider Miller and the widower of Kathryn B. Miller. He was the former owner and operator of Miller's Gulf Station, Harrisburg.
He is survived by two sons, William R. of Harrisburg and Lawerence E. of Wyckoff, N.J.; two daughters, Betty M. Brown of Burgess, Va. and Nancy M. Ortenzio of Lemoyne; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill. Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is handling arrangements.
Contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Services for John F. Motaka, 76, of 2600 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, Fla., will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 in Stuart, Fla.
Born Nov. 17, 1921 in Williamstown, son of the late Frank and Emma Evans Motaka, he was a retired missile maintenance technician for the U.S. Government.
Mr. Motaka was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He earned the Pacific Theater ribbon with two stars, the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the VFW, both in Williamstown.
Surviving are two sisters, Catherine M. Bonawitz of Carlisle and Helen M. Buffington of Dillsburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Indiantown National Gap Cemetery, East Hanover Township. There will be no viewing or visitation.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Winifred C. Swartz of Carlisle died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce the arrangements when complete.

Funeral services for Ruth H. Wildeson, 74, of 1582 Guilford Station Road, Chambersburg will be today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.
She died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 at her home.
Born May 1, 1923 in Lebanon County, a daughter of the late Silas and Amy Houser Keller Bross, she was a homemaker and a member of Hades Church of the Brethren, Shady Grove, for 61 years.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 53 years, Kenneth P. Wildeson; three daughters, Edna Mae Musselman of Greencastle, Ada R. Strite and Fay M. Alleman, both of Chambersburg; a son, Harold E. Wildeson of Chambersburg; four sisters, Ada Bross of Manheim, Naomi Patches of Lebanon, Anna Wise of Chambersburg and Eva Stenger of Shady Grove; two brothers, Jacob Bross and Caleb Bross of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Silas Keller Jr.
The Rev. Dean Gearhart, the Rev. Donal Clapper and the Rev. George Martin will officiate at today's services. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery, Quincy.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 301, Chambersburg, PA 17201. 

Ruth M. Corbin, 84, formerly of West Penn Street, Carlisle, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 in Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Middlesex Township.
Born Oct. 18, 1913 in Clear Spring, Md., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie K. Howard Taylor and the widow of James E. Corbin Sr., who died in 1976.

Mrs. Corbin resided most of her life in Carlisle. She attended school in Gettysburg and was formerly employed by the late Donald and Marianna Hayward. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member and past president of the Missionary Circle.

Surviving are six sons, Charles Cross of Pittsburgh, Jerry Corbin of Cleveland, Tenn., Donald Cross, George Corbin and David Corbin of Carlisle and Jack Corbin of Bellefonte; two daughters, Vivian M. Coleman of Carlisle and Karen V. White of York; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven D. Corbin, who died in 1975.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Dr. William E. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Carlisle.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 601, Carlisle, PA 17013. 
 

Hubert Ames Curlen, 66, of Cross Junction, Va. and formerly of Carlisle, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 at Howard County Hospital, Columbia, Md.
Born Sept. 18, 1931, he was the son of Pauline Windowmaker Curlen of Carlisle and the late Calvin W. Curlen Sr.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Shirley M. Fox Curlen of Cross Junction, Va.; two sons, Robert A. of Hanover and Steven P. of New Rochelle, N.Y. ; a daughter, Diane C. Slebodnick of Columbia Md.; two brothers, James of Carlisle and Calvin W. Jr. of Bowie, Md.; a sister, Marie Enck of Loysville; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harry H. Witzkes Funeral Home, Ellicott City, Md., with the Rev. Eric P. Wogen officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the University of Maryland, The Greenebaum Cancer Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
 

Joseph J. Galitsky, 62, of 327 8th St., New Cumberland, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 while at his hunting cabin in Potter County.
Born Aug. 3, 1935 in Shenandoah, he is the son of Anna A. Grutsky Galitsky and the late Joseph J. Galitsky, Sr. He was a personnel staffing specialist at the Naval Inventory Control Point in Hampden Township.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in New Cumberland, Penn Harris Gun Club, National Rifle Association and East Fork Sportsman's Club.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Catherine M. Melcavage Galitsky; a son, Joel A. of New Cumberland; two daughters, Laurie A. Rock of Fairview Township and Barbara A. Myers of Cocoa Beach, Fla; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in his church with the Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday in St. Casimir's New Cemetery, Shenandoah.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church at 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070 or to the American Diabetes Asso
 

William A. Griffie, 64, of Dillsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 at his home.
Born Oct. 12, 1933 in York Springs, a son of the late Brian J. and Mary Griest Griffie, he was retired as a land manager for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and from Hechinger's of Harrisburg.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 25th Infantry Division.

He is survived by his wife, Viola M. McGlaughlin Griffie; two sons, Thomas B. of Indiana, Pa. and Terry F. of Allentown; two daughters, Tammy M. Mann and Tina M. Dunkle of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Thelma Griffie of York Springs; four brothers, Bryan of Middletown, Harold of Biglerville, Edgar of Dillsburg and James of York Springs; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg, with the Rev. Michael Shear officiating.

Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Comfort Care of Holy Spirit Hospital, 205 Grandview Corp. Place, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
 

Elwood H. Hoppich, 77, of 612 York Circle, Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 in Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.
Born June 12, 1920, he was the son of the late Harry and Louisa "Zullig" Hoppich and the widower of Helen Jean Hoppich. He was retired from UGI Utilities in Harrisburg after 45 years of service.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Harrisburg and Wormleysburg American Legion Post 945.

He is survived by two daughters, Patti A. Grodski and Karen L. Shur of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Helen Pendell of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Michael L. Heckathron officiating.

Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6042 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
 

Funeral services for Lester E. Kotzmoyer, 66, of 1194 Newville Road, Carlisle, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hofffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 in Juniata County

Born Aug. 27, 1931 in Bloserville, he was the son of the late Earl and Anna Hoon Kotzmoyer. He was a retired employee of Carlisle Barracks and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. 

He was a member of St. John's Lodge 260 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory, and Newville American Legion, Post 421.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Hoover Kotzmoyer; two sons, Keith A. of Mechanicsburg and Mitchell E. of Elizabethtown; a brother, Roy of Carlisle; a sister, Violet Reed of Carlisle; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Jo Kotzmoyer.

The Rev. D. Alan Mathna will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Westminister Cemetery, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

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

Winifred C. Swartz of Carlisle died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 in the Thornwald Home.
Born in Carlisle to the late William D. and Esther F. Bitzenberg Swartz, she was a 1928 graduate of Carlisle High School. She was retired from Carlisle Barracks and had also been employed at the Naval Inventory Control Point in Hampden Township.

Miss Swartz was a member of Allison United Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Surviving are her sister-in-law, Virginia Swartz of Carlisle; a niece, Vicki Wright of Middletown; and a nephew, Kent D. Swartz of Naples, Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas G. Swartz.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Robert A. Kaylor officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 99 Mooreland Ave., Carlisle, PA 17013.
 

Katharine S. Fry, 86, formerly of 102 E. McClure St., New Bloomfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
Born May 7, 1911 in Shermans Dale, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ida Still Shatto and the widow of Frank L. Fry Sr.
Along with her late husband, they were known as "Mr. and Mrs. Perry County Red Cross." They taught first aid classes and served as directors of the Red Cross Disaster Aid Program for fire victims and needy people.
Among the many honors they received were induction into the Red Cross Hall of Fame, the Benjamin Rush Award presented by the Perry County Medical Society and the Lions Club International Plaque.
A member of Trinity United Church of Christ of New Bloomfield, Mrs. Fry also was a volunteer at Perry Village Nursing Home and New Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are five sons, Frank L. Jr. of Idaho, John B. of New Bloomfield, Dale E. of West Chester, David H. of Chadds Ford and Larry W. of Newport; two brothers, Donald Shatto of Shermans Dale and Neil Shatto of Forksville; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church of Christ, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Alan K. Foor officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to her church, P.O. Box 659, New Bloomfield 17068.

Funeral services for Elizabeth "Libby" Susan Jumper, 38, of Mesa, Ariz., will be 7 p.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chandler, Ariz.
She died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997 in Mesa.
Born May 28, 1959 in Lakewood, Ohio to the Rev. Howard and Mary Hahn, she lived in Arizona for 34 years. She was employed as a retail clerk.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her former husband, Jeffrey Jumper; a son, Joshua; a sister, Rebekah Reinke and two brothers, Jeffrey and Mark Hahn.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the church. Burial arrangements will be made by East Valley Crematory, Mesa.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 N. Date St., Mesa, AZ 85204 or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler, AZ 85224.

Glenn F. Stouffer, 75, of Lower Allen Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.
Born March 2, 1922 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, he was a son of the late William and Lottie Stouffer and the widower of Lois L. Stouffer.
Retired from the former Sunderland Chevrolet of Lemoyne, Mr. Stouffer was formerly employed by Rufe Chevrolet of Carlisle, Keefer's Food Market and Bill's Town Market, both of Mechanicsburg.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg and American Legion Post 945 of Wormleysburg. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 10th Armored Tiger Division.
Surviving are two sons, G. Frank II of Shermans Dale and Ronald R. of Carlisle; a sister, Charlotte of Harrisburg; a brother, Paul of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. David W. Schmuck, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lower Allen Township.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Filbert and Simpson streets, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

A memorial service for Hazel Mae Shiffer Tressler, 85, of 301 Glenn Ave., Boiling Springs, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
She died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997 in the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania.
Born Nov. 27, 1912 in Dunlevy, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Annie Long Gelnett Shiffer and the widow of Robert Louis Tressler.
A registered nurse, she was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church of New Kingstown, where she served on the church council, was a life member and past president of the former Women's Missionary Society and past president of the church's ELCW.
She was a past matron of Chapter 544 of the Eastern Star of Mechanicsburg and served as the first den mother of Cub Pack 180 of New Kingstown.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Jr. of Herndon, Va. and Gary K. of York; two sisters, Sara K. Baer of Newport and Phyllis F. Mohler of New Bloomfield; a brother, William J. of Brooksville, Fla; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 266, New Kingstown, PA 17072 and to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola, PA 17025.

Private funeral services are scheduled for Dorothy D. Allport, 80, of Bethlehem, who died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997 at her home. 
Born in Houtzdale, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Mae R. Archibald Dahlin and the widow of George T. Allport Sr., who died in 1977.
A graduate of Woodward High School in Houtzdale and the Altoona School of Commerce, she was a 50-year member of the Houtzdale Order of Eastern Star, now merged with the Philipsburg chapter.
She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lehigh Consistory in Allentown and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Whitehall.
She is survived by a son, Col. George H. II of Carlisle; a daughter, Dr. Susan A. Schneider of Northampton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Interment will be at Allport Cemetery in Allport. Funeral arrangements are by John F. Herron Funeral Home, 458 Center St., Bethlehem.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3900 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall, PA 18052 or to the American Cancer Society.

Eber J. Creamer of Carlisle died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 in the Thornwald Home, Carlisle.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

Funeral services for Marie E. Howell, 89, Honesdale, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 N. Main St., Honesdale.
She died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 1, 1908 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Menser Stover and the widow of Alfred Emerson Howell, who died in 1979.
Mrs. Howell was a graduate of Shippensburg State Teachers College. A certified elementary teacher for more than 69 years, she taught in the Carlisle schools.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale, Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Honesdale Women's Club and the Alumni Association of Shippensburg University.
She was on the board of directors of the Honesdale Consolidated Water Co., a den mother for the Girl Scouts of America, a volunteer for Hershey track and field and the Honesdale High School Friends of Track and Field and Cross-Country, and was a contributor of artifacts to the Carlisle Museum.
Surviving are two sons, Alfred J. and Robert E., both of Honesdale; a daughter, Janemarie Wacker of Bethany; a brother, Richard Stover of Carlisle; two sisters, Violet Rocky of Carlisle and Burnetta Stover of Alabama; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Walter H.; an infant grandson, Robert A. Howell; and two brothers, Lee and Robert Stover.
The Rev. Gregory C. Myers will officiate at Saturday's services. Cremation will follow at the Maple Hill Crematory.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services for Raymond C. Miller, 75, of New Cumberland, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in his home.
Born May 13, 1922 in Aspers to the late Charles E. and Irene M. Black Miller, he was a retired truck driver for Hempt Brothers Inc., Camp Hill.
A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 6704 and American Legion Post 109, both of Mechanicsburg.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Snyder Miller; a son, Raymond E. of Carlisle; a brother, Clyde A. of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.
Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Preferred Choice Hospice, 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Funeral services for Julia M. Reath, 70, 1014 Celeste Drive, Shippensburg, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
She died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 at home.
Born July 10, 1927 in Shippensburg she was a daughter of the late Frank and Grace Cook Middlekauff and the widow of William W. Reath, who died May 9, 1991.
She was a member of Prince Street United Brethren Church, and the auxilaries of Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 and Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, all of Shippensburg.
She is survived by a son, Ray L. Kann of Shippensburg; three daughters, Grace M. Keiter and Josette N. Wingert of Shippensburg and Sue Ann Kann of Chambersburg; a brother, George E. Middlekauff of Shippensburg; a stepbrother, Guy Cooper Jr. of New Cumberland; a sister, Esther M. Heck of Shippensburg; one stepsister, Barbara Bick of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
The Rev. Jaye M. Bartle will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 N. Prince St., Shippensburg, PA 17257 or the American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Services for the Rev. Samuel L. Besecker, 78, of 6322 Quail Circle, Fayetteville, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 44 E. Main St., Fayetteville.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997 in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. 

Born Jan. 23, 1919 in Hamilton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Horace M. and Cora Coble Besecker. 

The pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Greenvillage, Chambers- burg, the Rev. Besecker was a 1936 graduate of Chambersburg High School, a 1941 graduate of Gettysburg College and a 1944 graduate of the Lutheran Theo- logical Seminary, Gettysburg. 

His first ministerial assignments included Resurrection Lutheran Church, Franklin Park, Ill.; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilmington, Del.; and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Gaithers- burg, Md.

He was one of the first Lutheran pastors to receive a sabbatical, which he served at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Switzerland, in 1965. He later served sabbaticals with a river parish in Guyana, South America, in 1970 and at India Vellore Medical College and Hospital in 1978.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marian M. Mull Besecker; two daughters, Judith B. Rudolf of Waldorf, Md., and Marilyn J. Kuray of North Potomac, Md.; one son, Peter D. of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Frances Sites and Helen Showalter, both of Chambersburg; and one brother, Horace M. of Lexington, Mass. 

He was preceded in death by one son, Paul L. Besecker, who died Aug. 17, 1976.

The Rev. Thomas Swears will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Coble Cemetery, St. Thomas.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief, 390 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016-8803.
 

Ella M. McClain, 88, of 154 Brookwood Drive, Carlisle, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital. 
Born Feb. 10, 1909 in South Middleton Township, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Mary Raudabaugh Shover. She was the widow of Ray Shughart and Marshall McClain.

Mrs. McClain was a former employee of Broiler Restaurant and Bellaire House Restaurant, both of Carlisle, and Heishman's Restaur- ant of New Kingstown. 

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of New Kingstown and its Martha and Mary Sunday School Class, Carlisle Fish and Game Auxiliary and Farm Women Group No. 11 of Carlisle.

Surviving are three stepsons, Earl McClain of New Greneda, Blair McClain, with whom she lived, and Gail McClain of McConellsburg; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, George and Ray Shughart.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Joseph L. Kugle officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Town- ship. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, New Kingstown, Pa. 17072.
 

Services for Verna Mae Yost, 87, of Mechanicsburg will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg. She died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 in West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Feb. 18, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Quigley Sweiger. She was the widow of Boyd Yost.

Surviving are one son, Wayne E. Yost of Camp Hill; one sister, Viola Radabaugh of Camp Hill; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Lester S. Yost.

The Rev. Richard C. Gordon will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Services for Eber J. Creamer, 87, formerly of Country Club Road, Carlisle, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 in Thornwald Home, Carlisle. 

Born Dec. 5, 1910 in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late Lawrence E. and Maude Franklin Creamer. He was the widower of Queen M. McGowan Creamer, who died June 15, 1994.

A 1930 graduate of Shippensburg High School, Mr. Creamer retired in 1976 from AMP Inc. after 25 years of service.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Carlisle, its men's Bible class and Carlisle Elks Lodge.

Surviving are one son, Lawrence W. of Carlisle; one daughter, Sherrie L. Maple of Coshocton, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Michael V. Minnix will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 64 E. North St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.
 

Graveside services for Vernon O. Baer, 80, of RR1 New Bloomfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield. He died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born May 2, 1917 in Elliottsburg, he was a son of the late Grover C. and Vanetta Fleisher Baer. He was the widower of Amy Reapsome Baer.

Mr. Baer was a retired farmer and a Spring Township supervisor.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy B. Hauf of RR2 Elliotts- burg; five brothers, Eugene of New Bloomfield, Grover Jr. of Marys- ville, Carl of Elliottsburg, Donald of Annville and Kenneth of Shermans Dale; three sisters, Grace Fuller and Faye Loy, both of Shermans Dale, and Miriam Kitner of New Bloomfield; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest.

Kenneth Masker will officiate at Wednesday's service. Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17102 or the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Worm- leysburg, Pa. 17043.


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