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CLARENCE R. HENNESSEY
  Clarence R. "Spikes" Hennessey, 79, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born June 19, 1918 to the late Clarence R. Hennessey and Mary Mae Toland.
  He retired from American Can Co.; was an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Ivy Leaves, Duncannon.
  Surviving are his wife, Leona Bixler Hennessey; a daughter, Sheila A. Miller of Pine Grove; and a son, Mark E. of Dillsburg.
  Services were held Jan. 29 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. David Willard officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

E. LEONA HENNESSY
  E. Leona Hennessy, 76, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 in Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg.
  She was born Aug. 19, 1921 in Duncannon to the late Thomas J. and Ruth E. (Steele) Bixler.
  She was a retired state employee and a member of the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement Union; Asbury United Methodist Church and Duncannon High School Alumni Association.
  She was the widow of Clarence R. Hennessy.
  Surviving are a son, Mark E. of Dillsburg; a daughter, Sheila A. Miller of Pine Grove; four sisters, V. Bethea Bixler and Burnadetta I. Bixler, both of Duncannon, Ruth E. Bixler of Harrisburg, and Anna R. Pennington of Benton; and a granddaughter, Rachel Hennessey.
  Services were held July 11 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. David Willard officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 27 N. High St., Duncannon 17020, or American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

GEORGE M. HENNINGER SR.
  George M. Henninger Sr., 80, of Newport RR 4 died Friday, March 27, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.; was a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Newport American Legion, Newport VFW and Newport Social Order of Owls. 
  Surviving are his wife, Betty M. Speck Henninger; five sons, Howard of Middletown, David of Carlisle, George M. Jr. of West Fairview, Jeff, at home, and Donald of Harrisburg; three daughters, Mary Ann Gouse of Camp Hill, and Shelly Henninger and Lynn Frey, both of West Fairview; a brother, John of Colorado; three sisters, Marion Moore of Colorado, and Betty Casner and Kathy Henninger, both of Newport; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 31 in Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

A. BEATRICE HENRY
  A. Beatrice Henry, 91, formerly of Wertz Lane, Enola, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Enola.
  She was the widow of Melvin E. Henry.
  Surviving are two sons, Dale R. of Enola and Glenn L. of Tolland, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Oct. 9 in Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery, Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland County.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 6835 Wertzville Road, Enola 17025.

DOROTHY M. HENRY 
  Dorothy M. Henry, 76, of Elliottsburg RR l died Saturday, May 30, at Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born July 1, 1921 at New Bloomfield RR 1 to the late C. Ellwood and Susan (Wallace) Comp.
  She was a retired machine operator at the Jaymont Garment Factory in New Bloomfield and Newport; a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg RR 1, where she also had served as a Sunday school teacher, New Bloomfield Fire Company and New Bloomfield Ambulance Club; and volunteered with the New Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center.
  She was the widow of Robert L. Henry.
  Surviving are two sisters, Helen E. Weller of Landisburg and Lena M. Kretzing of Elliottsburg; and one brother, Donald W. Comp of Newville.
  Services were held June 3 in her church with the Revs. George C. Martz and E. Levain Fouse officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 343, Landisburg 17040.

LESTER M. HENRY
  Lester M. "Tuck" Henry, 70, of New Bloomfield RR 1, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Fayetteville to the late George and Rhoda (Finkey) Henry.
  He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, and as a clerk from the Duncannon Post Office; was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; and a member of West Shore Brethren in Christ Church, Mechanicsburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Sylvia B. Stake Henry; two sons, Kevin L. of Chambersburg and Mark A. of Baltimore; two daughters, Vickie R. Arana of Miami and Kathy D. Henry of Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, Cyril K. of Fayetteville; five sisters, Viola Eckel of Lebanon, Julie Horn and Lois Culler, both of Fayetteville, and Pauline Henry and Bonnie Cramer, both of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
  Services were held July 26 in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, with the Rev. Gerald R. Tyrrell officiating. Burial was in Air Hill Cemetery, Greene Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg 17201.

MARY ELLEN HENRY
  Mary Ellen Henry, 83, of Marysville RR 2 died Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at home.
  Surviving are her husband, William Henry; two daughters, Victoria L. Corsnitz of Enola and Crystal J. McMillen of Florence, S.C.; two sons, Howard R. of Hershey and Joseph D. of Marysville RR 2; two brothers, Clifton S. Eusebio of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Jack Eusebio of Brandywine, Md.; two sisters, Lois J. Cowan of White Plains, Md., and Barbara J. Disque of Shadyside, Md.; and six grandchildren. 
  Services were held Aug. 1 in Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang. Burial was in Epiphany Church Cemetery, Forestville, Md.

KATHRYN E. HERZOG 
  Kathryn E. Herzog, 96, formerly of Enola, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Enola.
  She was the widow of Henry H. Herzog. Surviving are a son, Richard L. of Enola; a daughter, Jeanette Dreese of Carlisle; a brother, Paul Nedig of Camp Hill; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Graveside services were held in Shoop's Cemetery, Harrisburg. Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 22 Salt Road, Enola 17025.

ANNA E. HESS
  Anna Elizabeth "Betty" Hess, 75, of Lancaster Road, Manheim, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 in Lancaster General Hospital.
  She was born in Rapho Township to the late Andrew L. and Edna (Kreider) Nissley.
  She worked for 40 years at the Manheim Auto Auction; worked on the family farm; was a Republican committeewoman for Penn Twp.; a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Lancaster, and the Lititz Springs chapter 499, Eastern Star; and a former member of the Farm Women Society No. 18.
  Surviving are her husband of 56 years, John Henry Hess Sr.; two sons, John Henry Jr. of Manheim and James Douglas of Lebanon RR 6; a daughter, Mary Susan Brubaker of Manheim; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 15 in Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, with the Rev. Dr. H. David Loughery officiating. Burial was in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

LANDIS K. HESS
  Landis K. Hess, 75, of Church Street, Mount Joy, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at the V.A. Medical Center, Lebanon County.
  He was born in Perry County to the late Clarence Lee and Laura B. (Dolby) Hess.
  He was an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad for 35 years, and also had worked at New Standard Corporation, Mount Joy; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, and the Newport American Legion.
  Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Helen Eichler Hess; a stepson, James E. Musser of Street, Md.; three sisters, Alethea Smith of Blain, Jean Fuhrman of East Petersburg and Esther Reikard of Lancaster; three brothers, Max of Elliottsburg, Larry of Newport and Ronald of Loysville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held in his church July 18 with the Rev. Kenneth O'Neal and pastor James Musser officiating. Burial was in Camp Hill Cemetery, Mount Joy.
  Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 713 Church St., Mount Joy 17552.

M. JEANNETTE HETRICK
  M. Jeannette Hetrick, 76, of Fifth Street, Newport, died Thursday, April 23, 1998 at home. 
  She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Duncannon to the late Samuel and Maude (Thomas) Miller.
  She was a Protestant. She enjoyed flowers, vegetable gardening, antiques and playing the piano.
  Surviving are her husband, John W. Hetrick, two sons, John T. of New Bloomfield and Donald L. of Newport; a daughter, Joan A. Hetrick Wingert of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held April 26 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Brand Eaton officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg 17109, or Leukemia Society of America, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Harrisburg 17110.

LAURA A. HILBISH
  Laura A. Hilbish, 73, of Stine Street, Duncannon, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998 in the Renova Center, Lower Allen Twp. 
  She was born Sept. 16, 1925 to the late Roy E. and Margaret (Van Horn) Lilley. 
  She retired from the state Revenue Department and was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Duncannon Golden Age Club, Pennsylvania Association of retired State Employees, VFW Auxiliary Unit 255 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 340. 
  She was the widow of Clifford L. Hilbish Sr. 
  Surviving are three sons, Clifford L. Jr. of New Buffalo, and Kenneth R. and Gary W., both of Duncannon; five daughters, Donna M. Pressley of Carlisle, Wendy L. Lukens of New Bloomfield RR 1, Dena R. Walsh of Halifax, and Karen Trevenen and Raye Anne Shatto, both of Duncannon; a sister, Violet Maxwell of Enola; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Sunday, Nov. 8 in her church, with the Revs. B. Michael Brossman and Denny Sprow officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4. 
  Smith Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102, or her church, 301 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

LEONA P. HIRSCH
  Leona P. Hirsch, 56, of Marysville died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was a former employee of New Idea Farm Equipment.
  Surviving is a brother, Terry E. of Marysville.
 Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

ALDA B. HOCKENBERRY
 Alda B. Hockenberry, 83, of Chapel Pointe Nursing Home, Carlisle, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  She was born July 11, 1915 in Blairs Mills to the late William J. and Loretta (Smith) Smith. 
  She retired as a sewing machine operator for the former Newport Fashion dress factory in Newport, and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Blain. 
  She was the widow of Wilmer B. Hockenberry Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Campbell of Loysville RR 1; three sons, Edwin N. of McVeytown, John E. of Danville and Gene A. of Newport; a brother, Junior H. Smith of Shermans Dale; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by a son, Wilmer B. Jr., who died June 17, 1998; four brothers, Cloyd W., John F., Merlle and Orlando "Ross" Smith; and a sister, Blanche Roberts. 
  Services were held Oct. 16 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.

MARY JANE HOCKENBERRY
  Mary Jane Hockenberry, 75, of Perlo Ridge Apartments, Loysville RR 1, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  She was born Jan. 14, 1923 at New Bloomfield to the late Jacob and Florence (Fry) Kitner. 
  She was retired as an accounts payable clerk with Pennsy Supply Inc. of Harrisburg; a private chauffeur for 20 years; a charter member of New Life Assembly of God Church, Landisburg; a member of The Perry Historians, Golden Age Club of New Bloomfield and life member of the Molly Pitcher Button Club. 
  Surviving are two sons, Glenn E. Hockenberry of Carlisle and Karl G. Hockenberry of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Barbara A. Walker of Fort Myer, Fla.; two sisters, Olive Crull of Landisburg and Arlene Reisinger of Shermans Dale; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Seiders and Margaret Hutzell; and five brothers, Charles, Melvin, Floyd, William and John Kitner. 
  Services were held Nov. 9 in her church with the Rev. Larry J. Bidwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

WILMER HOCKENBERRY JR.
  Wilmer B. "JB" Hockenberry Jr., 50, of Blain RR 1 died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 in the Laurel Center, Tilden Twp., Berks County.
  He was born Feb. 4, 1948 in Carlisle to Alda B. (Smith) Hockenberry of Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, and the late Wilmer B. Hockenberry Sr.
  He was a maintenance mechanic for 19 years at Cresline Plastic Pipe Co., Mechanicsburg, and a Protestant.
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Kathleen A. Poff Hockenberry; three brothers, Edwin N. of McVeytown, John E. of Danville and Gene A. of Newport; and a sister, Wanda Campbell of Loysville.
  Services were held June 20 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Eugene Jones officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery, Blain RR 1.

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