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  Dorothy Taylor, 82, of Berry's Personal Care Center, Mifflintown, and formerly of S. Market Street, Millerstown, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998 in Lewistown Hospital.
  She was born Feb. 21, 1916 at Sunbury to the late Truman L. and Charlotte (Dunkleberger) Kerlin.
  She was retired from the state Department of Transportation, Harrisburg; a former employee of Eileen Hope Dress Factory, Newport; and a member of Presbyterian Church of Perry Valley, Millerstown.
  She was the widow of Russell F. Taylor, who died May 3, 1991. Surviving are a son, David K. of Newport RR 1; two daughters, Helen D. Sheaffer of Liverpool RR 1 and Peggy J. McDonald of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Russell T., and a sister, Thelma Bogar.
  Services were held Aug. 12 in her church with the Rev. Nancy McClure officiating. Burial was in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown, handled arrangements.
   Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 352, Millerstown 17062.

  Sylvia M. Wagner, 80, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Duncannon, died Thursday, April 9, 1998 at Leesburg Regional Hospital, Leesburg, Fla.
  She was born April 9, 1918 in Duncannon to the late Walter and Helen Lepperd.
  Surviving are her husband, John "Jack" Wagner; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Local arrangements were handled by Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon.

  Violete K. Wagner, 83, of Old Mill Road, Forks Twp., Easton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 in Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Conn.
  She was born Oct. 9, 1914 in Palmyra to the late Hooke and Lula V. (Orris) Kiner.
  She had been a sales clerk at the former Laubachs Department Store in Easton for many years before retiring; a graduate of Duncannon High School; and a member of Duncannon United Church of Christ.
  She was the widow of John Y. Wagner, who died in June 1979.
  Surviving are two sons, John K. of Easton and David H. of Marlborough, Conn.; a sister, Reta Stoner of Duncannon; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Kiner, who died in January 1998. 
  Services were held Aug. 19 in Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Burial was in Northhampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp.

  Ruth V. Walker, 76, of Church Road, Newport, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998 at home.
  She was born July 1, 1921 in Newport to the late Harry A. and Minnie (Zellers) Shutt. 
  She was a member of Bucks United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid, Oliver Grange 1069 and the Red Hill Community Center; and was inspector of elections for Howe Twp. She was the widow of Mack D. Walker.
  Surviving are a son, Carson E. of Newport; two daughters, Janice M. Ridolfi of Camp Hill and Dolores S. Weibley of Loysville; two brothers, James L. Shutt and H. Raymond Shutt, both of Newport RR 1; two sisters, Alice Trimmer of Carlisle and Evelyn Lindsay of Liverpool; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
  Services were held Jan. 29 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport., with the Revs. Aden Wertz and Harry Cole officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Red Hill Community Center, c/o George Schreiber, 166 Red Hill Road, Newport 17074, or Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport.

  Benjamin F. Watts, 87, of Watts Drive, Duncannon, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born Nov. 26, 1910 in Penn Twp. to the late Frank and Sarah (Leiter) Watts.
  He was a farmer.
  Surviving are his wife, Sara Winter Watts; two sons, Warren W. and Larry A., a sister, Floy L. Harling, all of Duncannon; and four grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 6 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. David Wynn officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Cove Bible Church, c/o Jeannette Shaffer, treasurer, 201 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020.

  Dorothy M. Weibley, 78, of Montebello Farm Road, Duncannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 at home.
  She was born Nov. 24, 1919 in Royalton to the late William and Clara (Doup) Kreiser. 
  She retired from the former Duncannon Dress Co. and was a member of VFW Auxiliary Unit 255.
  Surviving are her husband, Samuel J. Weibley; three stepdaughters, Elaine Kahley of Newville, Dorothy Zepp of Wessington, S.D., and Jane Clark of Portland, Maine; four brothers, Carl and Harold Kreiser, both of Harrisburg, Calvin Kreiser of New Bloomfield and Paul Kreiser of Hummelstown; four sisters, Frances Shaffer of Portland, Ore., Bessie Weldon of Newport, Virginia Turner of Shermans Dale and Alice Narehood of Millerstown; eight stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 4 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in Snyder's Church Cemetery, New Bloomfield RR 1. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg 17104.

  H. Ray Wertz, 77, of N. Fifth Street, Newport, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at home.
  He was born Jan. 14, 1921 in Harrisburg to the late H. Ray Sr. and Jessie (Kough) Wertz.
  He had worked for the former E. Mather Co. and retired from Standard Wheel and Rim, both of Harrisburg; was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; a former Newport borough councilman and council president; a member and past president of the Newport Lions Club, which last year honored him for service; a former board member of Newport Public Library; chairman of Newport Recycling; the 1993 Pomona Grange Man of the Year; a volunteer for RSVP, Newport Elementary School and Meals on Wheels; a former Eagle Scout; and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, F&AM Lodge 381, American Legion Post 177, Zembo Shrine Temple, Harrisburg, and Harrisburg Consistory.
  Surviving are his wife, Jane W. Wertz; two daughters, Roberta "Bobbi" Wertz-Hoy and Mary Jane Wertz, both of Enola; and a brother, Richard H. of Reading.
  Services, with Masonic rites, were held April 25 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport 17074, or his church, P.O. Box 257, Newport.

  Dorothy C. White, 86, of Greer, S.C., and formerly of Millerstown, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998 in Manor Care Nursing Home, Yeadon, Pa.
  She was born July 14, 1912 at Millerstown to the late David and Erna (Farner) Coates.
  A 1930 graduate of Millerstown High School, she was a homemaker and a member of Clearview Methodist Church, Philadelphia.
  She was the widow of James White, who died in 1977.
  Surviving are two sons, Thomas L. Loy of Greer, S.C., and David W. Loy of California; one sister, Barbara Cox of Bellefonte; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sept. 17 in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, with the Rev. Karen W. Atanasoff officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

  Laura M. Wilfong, 85, formerly of Marysville and Enola, died Monday, March 30, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was a retired state employee.
  She was the widow of Ralph Wilfong.
  Surviving are a son, Leroy of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Arthur Messinger of Lock Haven; a stepbrother, Richard L. Messinger of Marysville; a stepsister, Mildred Whitebread; and a grandson.
  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 5, in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, is handling arrangements.

  Pearl E. Wileman, 83, of Linden Ave., Marysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998 in the Susquehanna Center.
  She was a member and former organist and pianist of Wesley United Methodist Church, Marysville.
  Surviving is a sister, Sarah E. "Bette" of Marysville.
  Services were held Feb. 13 in her church. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 450 Sylvan St., Marysville 17053.

  Anna C. Wilson, 79, of Mountainview Road, Shermans Dale, died Sunday, June 21, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born May 1, 1919 in Pittsburgh.
  She retired as a school bus driver for West Perry School District and the Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield, and Shermans Dale Ambulance Association. 
  Surviving are her husband, Kenneth E. Wilson; five sons, Ronald K., Eugene E., Robert J., John S. and Thomas E., and four daughters Patricia A. Shope, Barbara J. Kuhn, Mary L. Shope and Margaret Reyna, all of Shermans Dale; a brother, Eli Cekovich of Enola; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 24 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Anthony Larry, O.S.F.S., officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Shermans Dale Ambulance Association, Richwine Road, Shermans Dale, 17090.

  Gerald Gray "Jill" Wilson, 79, of Landisburg RR 2 died Monday, July 27, 1998 at Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born Aug. 1, 1918 at Loysville to the late Harry C.P. and Laura Belle (Gray) Wilson.
  He was a farmer and had worked at Kreider's Feed Mill, Loysville. He was a member of Tressler Memorial Lutheran Church, Loysville, Landisburg Fire Company, Landisburg Ambulance Club and Advanced Life Support 83.
  Surviving are his wife, Nina M. Flickinger Wilson; a son, Gerald P. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Laura W. "Randy" Fennemore of Fredericksburg, Va., and Nina K. Berrier of Landisburg RR 2; one sister, Lou Ann Lyons of Loysville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry W. and Joe S.; and two sisters, Dorothy C. Wilson and Edrie L. Shetron.
  Services were held Aug. 2 in his church with the Rev. William Butts officiating. Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 904, Loysville 17047.

  Gilbert E. "Bub" Wolaver, 56, of Centre Twp., New Bloomfield RR 2, died Friday, May 29, 1998 in Morristown, N.J.
  He was born July 19, 1941 in Enola to the late Joseph A. and Sara Mae (Derick) Wolaver.
  He was an employee of ABF Trucking; and a member of Teamsters Union Local 776, Harrisburg, and Marysville Moose Lodge 107.
  Surviving are his wife, Carol Hepler Wolaver; two sons, Chad of Etters and Kurt of Texas; two daughters, Brenda Drawbaugh of Etters and Heidi Reiker of Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, Lindy of Enola, George of Duncannon, Clinton of Mount Holly Springs, Ronald of Marysville and Joseph of Abilene, Texas; six sisters, Sue Pierce of Manchester, Judy Shelley of Enola, Wanda Wolaver and Romaine Shellenberger, both of Mechanicsburg, Garnetta Kimble of Bellefonte and Linda Baker of Hawthorne, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held June 3 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Alan K. Foor officiating. Burial was in Tri-County Memorial Gardens, Newberry Twp., York County.

  Robert A. Woods, 69, of Forest Road, Chambersburg, died Friday, April 17, 1998 at home.
 He was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Metal Twp., Franklin County, to the late Thomas V. and Flora C. (Corcelius) Woods.
 He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, and was a retired farmer; an Air Force veteran; a member and former Sunday school superintendent of Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Church, Fannettsburg; and a member of Moose Lodge 842 and Fort Loudon American Legion Post 606.
 Surviving are his wife, Patsy A. Keefer Book Woods; two sons, Robert S. of Lancaster and James A. of New Bloomfield; three daughters, Nancy A. Woods of York, Doris L. Woods of Spring Run and Carol L. Rhodes of Doylesburg; two stepdaughters, Sina Parson of Chambersburg and B. Jane Holby of Baltimore, Md.; two stepsons, Ronald Holby of Norfolk, Va., and Brian Holby of Carlisle; three brothers, John T. of San Antonio, Texas, Arthur E. of Mount Joy and Richard E. of Nichols, N.Y.; a sister, Shirley M. Lock of Fall City, Neb.; and nine grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his former wife, Betty L. Shaner Woods, on March 2, 1975, and two brothers, Paul W. and Gerald E.
 Services were held April 22 in Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, with the Rev. Ted Hale officiating. Burial was in Lower Path Valley Cemetery, Fannettsburg.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Summit Home Health Hospice, 176 S. Coldbrook Ave., Chambersburg 17201-2714.

  Rodney E. Yocum, 41, of B&K Trailer Park, Newport, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Nov. 8, 1956 in Carlisle to Helen M. Yocum of Loysville and the late Andrew B. Yocum.
  He was a member of Newport Moose Lodge 1562 and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Bloomfield; bowled with Perry Lanes, New Bloomfield; and assistant with Assembly of God food distribution in Newport.
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Diane A. Yocum; two brothers, Richard of Dillsburg and Robert of Blain; and three sisters, Shirley Smith, Bonnie Bishop and Darlene Lockman, all of Carlisle.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.

  Sheridan L. Yohn, 85, of Newport RR 3 died Monday, June 29, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born April 3, 1913 in Millerstown to the late David W. and S. Margaret "Bucher" Yohn.
  He was retired from the state Department of Labor and Industry and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
  He was a member and Sunday school superintendent of Donnally Mills United Methodist Church; and member of Newport Lodge 381 F&AM and Royal Arch Chapter 238, Perry Juniata Shrine Club, Zembo Temple, Harrisburg Consistory, Newport American Legion; and was a former Tuscarora Twp. secretary and Juniata Twp. Planning Commission member. 
  Surviving are his wife, Marian Smith Yohn; two sons, Richard of Camp Hill and Brent of Newport; and a granddaughter.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leslie, Issac and Philip Yohn; and two sisters, Grace Laverty and Bertha Shull.
  Services were held July 3 at his church with the Rev. Arthur Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o the Rev. Arthur Montgomery, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062 or Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport 17074.

  The Rev. Charles H. Zacher, 78, of Fickes Avenue, Newport, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. 
  He was born Aug. 17, 1920 in Pittsburgh to the late Charles H. and Elfrieda (Krager) Zacher. 
  He was a retired Lutheran minister, having served churches in Armstrong and Erie counties, Kersarge, Charleroi and Leechburg and as interim minister with Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Landisburg, and St. John's (Barner's) Church, Liverpool RR; a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church; an Army veteran of World War II; and a graduate of Thiel College with a master of divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary, Minneapolis. 
  Surviving are his wife, Mildred L. Zacher; a son, Mark P. of Maryland; three daughters, Susan M. Zacher of Harrisburg, Deborah L. Zacher of Waynesboro and Rebecca A. Pagone of Blairsville; and three grandchildren. 
  Graveside services were held Nov. 5 in St. Michael's Cemetery, Ford City. 
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 257, Newport 17074.
The following appeared in a later edition of the newspaper: 
  Memorial services for the Rev. Charles Zacher, who died on Nov. 2, 1998, will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Newport. 
Arrangements are being handled by David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport.

  G. Dale "Pap" Zeiders, 100 years and nine months old, of Ickesburg, formerly of Enola, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998 at the home of his guardians, Larry and Mindy Deatrick and their sons, Larry II, Waylon and Luke.
  He spent most of his life self-employed and retired as owner/operator of the G. Dale Zeiders Boat House, and was the last living original member of the Harrisburg Kipona Committee.
  He was the widower of Sara M. Zeiders.
  In addition to his guardians, with whom he lived, surviving are two daughters, Lorna G. Sheetz of Enola and Rose M. Baker of Harrisburg; five granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; and two great-great-granddaughters; and four great-great-grandsons.
  There will be no viewing. Burial will be at the convenience of his guardians and family.
  Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, handled arrangements.

  Elmer Wesley Zeigler, 74, of Fox Hollow Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.
  He was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Penn Twp. to the late Frank and Dorothy (Miller) Zeigler.
  He was retired from Frog & Switch Mfg., Carlisle; an Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Bronze Star Citation Award, Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Victory Medal European, African, Middle Eastern Jubilee Liberty Medal; and a member of Shermans Dale Ambulance.
  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mae Barrick Zeigler; a son, Wesley of Shermans Dale; two daughters, Joyce Durham and Roxanne Sweger, both of Shermans Dale; six sisters, Sara Shelley of Shermans Dale, Dorothy Danner of Mechanicsburg, Bessie Kennedy and Joy Ann Reisinger, both of Landisburg, and Faye Barrick and Mary Yohn, both of Carlisle; two brothers, Newell Zeigler of Carlisle and Keith Zeigler of Shermans Dale; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 28 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. R. Bruce Woolever officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill 17011, American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg 17110, or the Alzheimer's Association, South Pa. Chapter, 1013 Mumma Road, Suite 303, Lemoyne 17043.

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