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Kenneth R. Bowers
1954-1998
Kenneth Robert "Butch" Bowers, 44, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Sunday, September 13, 1998 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born January 13, 1954 in Chicopee, MA, he was the son of Kenneth William and Doris Wolfe Bowers, Falling Waters, WV. 
He was of the Methodist faith.
He graduated from Boonsboro, MD High School, Class of 1972.
He worked as a plumber, welder and contractor.
He was an avid Harley Davidson Biker, both for pleasure and in local competitions.
In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife, Marsha Ann Maravelis Bowers, at home; one son, Kenneth Robert Bowers, Jr., at home; three sisters, Sharon Hutchinson, Gaffney, SC, Linda Rohrer, Hutchinson, KS and Susan Bowers, Miami, FL; one brother, Michael Bowers, Falling Waters and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, 915 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 with the Rev. Rodney C. Truax officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Robert Bowers Memorial Fund, c/o Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 427, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Rudi B. Matthes
1930-1998
Rudi Bruno Matthes, 68, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, September 14, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born February 8, 1930 in Naumberg, Germany, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Rosie Romea Matthes.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
He worked as a brick mason in commercial construction in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1958, settled in Whitewater, WI and worked at the Whitewater Foundry. From the mid 1960's until his retirement in March, 1998, he was the resident manager of Blackstone Villa in Chicago, IL. 
He and his wife moved to Berkeley Springs in the Spring of 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Mesarosch Matthes, at home; two daughters, Monika A. Witek, Berkeley Springs; and Mary A. Sowa, MO; one son, Heinz R. Matthes, NV; and five grandchildren, Nicholas, Angela and Gregory Witek, and Jason and Justin Sowa.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 16, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery. 

Aaron Fowler, Sr.
1919-1998
Aaron Fowler, Sr., 79, Huntingtown, MD, died Monday, September 7, 1998.
He was born on July 10, 1919 in Lomor, VA.
He served in the U.S. Army/Air Force Base Unit as a Sergeant during World War II from 1941-1945 and received the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal, One Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Medal, Sharp Shooter Medal and was honorably discharged.
He is survived by his wife, Edna E. Glenn, whom he married January 15, 1945; 11 children, Aaron J. Fowler, Jr., Roger L. Fowler, Beverly J. Gonzales, Esther Foerderer, Wayne Fowler, Linda Singleton, Leslie Fowler, Malcolm C. Fowler, Connie R. Sbeitan, Yolanda D. Swift and Don A. Fowler; 25 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Estella Ward.
Military funeral services were held Friday, September 11 at 11 a.m. at the Prince Frederick SDA Church, Prince Frederick, MD with Pastor Dave Miller officiating. Interment was in Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, MD.
Arrangements were by Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD. 
 
Arvella R. Ambrose
1910-1998
Arvella Ruth McNamee Ambrose, 88, Martinsburg, died Monday, September 14, 1998 at City Hospital, Martinsburg. 
Born January 26, 1910 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion McNamee and Emma C. Miller McNamee Morgret.
She was a graduate of Bath District High School, Class of '26.
She was a longtime member of Calvary United Methodist Church and a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class of the church.
She worked the election polls for a number of years and was a member of the Berkeley County Republican Club. In her earlier years, she worked at Perfection Garment Company, later was manager of the Toll House Confectionery and the H&J Market.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean A. Zombro, Martinsburg, with whom she resided; two sons, Harold E. Ambrose, Jr., Martinsburg and Jack T. Ambrose, Winchester, VA; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, C. Abner Morgret, Rockville, MD and Charles O. Morgret, Holmes Beach, FL; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold E. Ambrose, Sr., who died October 29, 1975.
Funeral services are being held today, Wednesday, September 16, 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, W. Burke St., Martinsburg, with Rev. Albert L. Clipp officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at the Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Daniel E. Hargett
1954-1998
Daniel Earl Hargett, 44, Berkeley Springs, died Friday, September 11, 1998 at his home.
Born April 7, 1954 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Charles Earl Hargett, Sr., Berkeley Springs and the late Dolores Jane Dornon Hargett.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He worked as a carpenter.
He was a social member of Risinger-Stotler V.F.W. Post #4019, Berkeley Springs.
In addition to his father, surviving are his wife, Gloria Ann Phillips Hargett, Baltimore; his step-mother, Mary Jane "Jeannie" Hargett, Berkeley Springs; four step-daughters, Karen Lloyd, Tammy Weitzel, Tina Weitzel and Tabitha Johnson, all of Baltimore; one step-son, Ronald Ladd, Baltimore; four brothers, Robert E. Hargett, Warfordsburg, PA, Steven R. Stone, Michael J. Stone and Charles E. Hargett, Jr., all of Berkeley Springs; three sisters, Cynthia Ann Greg, Debra A. Hargett-Messner and Cathy Lynn Hargett, all of Berkeley Springs; nine step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at their home in Berkeley Springs from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19.
Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Lawrence R. Dailey
1915-1998
Lawrence Randolph Dailey, 83, Winchester, VA, died Wednesday, September 9, 1998, in Winchester Medical Center. 
Born January 25, 1915, in Cross Junction, VA, he was the son of Walter E. And Grace Luttrell Dailey.
He operated a kiln for Shenandoah Brick and Tile. 
He was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
He married Hazel Brannon in 1933 in Hagerstown, MD, who died June 17, 1969.
Surviving are three sons, Donald R. Dailey, Hagerstown, MD, Ellwood Randolph Dailey, Winchester, and Harry W. Dailey, Glen Burnie, MD; a daughter, Priscilla Dailey, Winchester; two sisters, Eva Lamp and Alberta Crosen, both of Winchester; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 13, at Omps Funeral Home, Winchester, VA with Pastor Tom Boggess officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 39 South Gate Court, Suite 102, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. 
 
Irvin E. Silver
1924-1998
Irvin Edward Silver, 74, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Saturday, September 12, 1998 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born February 1, 1924 in Sleepy Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Ralph Wood and Janetta Eckard Silver.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs.
He attended the Grape Hill School, Morgan County, WV. 
He served in the U.S. Army with Company A, 1584th Service Unit, out of Camp Atterbury, IN, from September 25, 1943 until February 25, 1944 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Private.
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post #26, Hancock, MD.
He worked with the Maintenance of Way on the B&O Railroad, Hancock, WV. He retired as maintenance foreman from U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs, in 1986.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Betty Jane Henry Silver, at home; two sons, Irvin E. "Gene" Silver, Chambersburg, PA and Gary Silver, Warfordsburg, PA; one daughter, Cathy Roland, Williamsport, MD; four sisters, Charlotte Bohrer, Hedgesville, WV, Lucille McJilton, and Connie Myers, both of Martinsburg, WV and Phyllis Tichnell, Kingwood, WV; two brothers, George Silver, Berkeley Springs and Roger Silver, Inwood, WV; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janetta Silver and two brothers, Steven Silver and Chester Silver.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Owen B. Womack officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First United Methodist Church, 110 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Herman H. Self Sr.
Herman Henry Self Sr., 74, Moorefield, died Sunday, September 6, 1998 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. 
He was the son of the late William Harrison and Laura May (Judy) Self.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He was a retired pressman.
He is survived by his wife, Garnet Marie (Hines) Self; two daughters, Sharon Lynn Self, Martinsburg and Linda Inskeep, Petersburg; three sons, Stanley Howard Self, Moorefield, H. Henry Self, Woodbridge, VA and Aubrey Bruce Self, Pocatello, ID; two sisters, Anna Belle Saville, Augusta and Norma Shank, Hagerstown, MD; two brothers, his twin Denver S. Self, Valrico, FL and Rumsey W. Self, Berkeley Springs; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10, at the Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, with Elder J. Stephen Kimble officiating. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mathias.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department Company 46, 114 Kuykendall Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836 or the Moorefield VFW, 309 N. Main, Moorefield, WV 26836.

Linda A. Stump
1948-1998
Linda Ann Stump, 49, Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Septem-ber 9, 1998 at her residence.
Born October 17, 1948, she was the daughter of Edward Lockwood Sr. and Patricia Morse Lockwood, Saratoga, WY.
She was employed as a front desk clerk at the Woods Resort, Hedgesville.
She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Stump, Berkeley Springs; one stepdaughter, Kellie Stump, Martinsburg; three sons, Michael Lance Genzler and Daniel Genzler, both of Casper, WY and Thomas Edward Genzler, Sinclair, WY; and one brother, Edward Lockwood Jr., Fargo, ND.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 13 at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 South Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis Fox officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Ceme-tery, Berkeley Springs.

Francis E. Smith
1916-1998
Francis E. Smith, 82, Needmore, PA, died Friday, September 18, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.
Born September 1, 1916, in Hancock, he was the son of the late James and Cora Ritz Smith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Gallion Smith, in 1990.
He was a self-employed farmer and a bus driver for the Southern Fulton School District for 30 years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Germany, France and Belgium.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Resley Road, Hancock.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Ann Coffman, Hagerstown, MD and Peggy Ann Hauman, Big Cove Tannery, PA; four sons, Harry James Smith, David Ritz Smith, Terry Lee Smith and Scott Edward Smith, all of Needmore; one sister, Anna Mary Norris, Fort Littleton, PA; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ritz Smith, Charles Smith and John Smith.
Services were held Sunday, September 20 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hancock. The Rev. Timothy Davis officiated. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, where military graveside services were conducted by Tri-State Honor Guard.
Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 476, Hancock, MD 21750; or American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 E. King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. 

Eugenie A. Marx
1906-1998
Eugenie Avanda Marie Marx, 91, Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Mountain Home, AR, died Saturday, September 19, 1998 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.
Born November 30, 1906 in Maywood, IL, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Avanda Fossier Peterson. 
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs.
A native of Maywood, IL, she was a graduate of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, attended the Chicago Art Institute in the late 1920s and worked as a fashion design illustrator for the Chicago Tribune. She and her late husband moved to Berkeley Springs in 1993.
Surviving are one daughter, Valerie A. Stutts, Berkeley Springs; two grandchildren, Michael V. Stutts, Hagerstown, MD and Major Anthony L. Stutts, USAF, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany; and two great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clifford Gustavus Marx on April 15, 1997.
Private services were conducted at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Private interment in Chapel Hill Gardens, Oakbrook, IL.

Dwight A. Mechem
1978-1998
Dwight Arthur Mechem, 20, Great Cacapon, died Saturday, September 27, 1998 near his home in Great Cacapon.
Born May 2, 1978 in Winchester, VA, he was the son of Darlene Gail Ridgeway Mechem, Great Cacapon and the late Kenneth Hugh Mechem.
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon.
He attended Berkeley Springs High School.
In addition to his mother, surviving are two sisters, Laura K. Mechem and Teresa G. Mechem, both of Great Cacapon; one brother, Kenneth Aaron Mechem; stepfather, Paul S. Miller, Great Cacapon; one step-brother, Justin P. Miller, Great Cacapon; maternal grandparents, Virginia Smith Ridgeway, Great Cacapon and Arthur Ridgeway, Great Cacapon; paternal grandparents, Dwight M. and Pearl C. Holliday Mechem, Great Cacapon; one niece and three nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Great Cacapon, with the Rev. Roger E. Burtner officiating. Interment was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Earl F. Householder Sr.
Earl F. Householder Sr., 77, Hedgesville, died Thursday, September 24, 1998 at the home of his daughter while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
He was the son of the late Frank William Householder and Nannie Kesecker Householder.
He was a member of Snyder's Bible Chapel.
He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was retired from Fairchild Aircraft. He also worked construction with his brother, Leon Householder Sr.
He is survived by one son, Earl F. "Skip" Householder Jr., Hedgesville; two daughters, Vicki Diane Spiker, Hedgesville and Beth Ann DuVall, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Leon Householder Sr., Hedgesville; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice R. McDaniel House-holder.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26 at Snyder's Bible Chapel in Morgan County, with the Rev. Joseph L. Mercer officiating. Interment was in Snyder's Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Snyder's Bible Chapel, Route 3, Box 4250, Hedgesville, WV 25427 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. 

Ollie L. Mason
1907-1998
Ollie Lola Mason, 91, Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, September 25, 1998 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born February 18, 1907 in Whitacre, VA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Carrie Crouse Crouse.
She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Morgan County, WV.
She worked seasonally with the A.C. Unger and Son Canning Factory at Ungers Store, WV and was a homemaker for most of her life.
Surviving are three daughters, Reva Mason, Bloomery, WV, Margaret A. Bean, Takoma Park, MD and Anna M. Messner, Berkeley Springs; one son, Glenwood H. Mason, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Beulah Miller, Whitacre, VA; 30 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Mason on April 12, 1977; one daughter, Louise Parrill; two sons, Charles Mason and Robert Mason; three infant children; six sisters, Nellie Crosen, Wavie Puffinburger, Edna Waugh, Mable Renner, Rosie Swanger, Ethel Hiles; four brothers, Homer Crouse, Hunter Crouse, Chester Crouse and Raymond Crouse; and two infant siblings. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, at Oakland United Methodist Church, Oakland Road, Morgan County, with the Rev. Cletus Palmer officiating. Interment was in Oakland Church Cemetery.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements. 

Glenora E. Black
1911-1998
Glenora Elizabeth Black, 87, Franklin, and formerly of Kline, died Friday, September 25, 1998 at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA following an extended illness.
She was born July 4, 1911 at Kline and was a daughter of the late Howard J. Dahmer and Ora Hammer Dahmer.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church at Mozer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar L. Black on January 10, 1969.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ora Arbogast, Franklin, with whom she lived, and Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, Bunker Hill; three half sisters, Maryan Dahmer, Upper Tract, Sueanna Cznarik, Springfield, VA and Hannalyn Kiser, Camp Hill, PA; three grandsons, Craig Kesner, Morgantown, Dan Kesner, Herndon, VA and Chris Kesner, Harrisonburg; and a number of nephews, nieces and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter, two sisters, three brothers, one half brother and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 28, at the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin, by Rev. Stanley Kile and Rev. Gary Philips. Burial at the Kline Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Tract Rescue Squad or charity of choice.
Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Litwin
1930-1998
Richard Litwin, 67, Great Cacapon, formerly of Glen Burnie, MD, died Monday, September 21, 1998 at his home. 
Born November 7, 1930 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Peter F. and Virginia Irene Gover Litwin, Jr.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, and a former member of Holy Crucifixion Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.
He had worked as a groundskeeper at Bottoms Up in Glen Burnie prior to moving to Great Cacapon in April 1998.
Surviving are his caretakers with whom he lived for 22 years, John L. and Sharon Bishop Prifogle, Sr., Great Cacapon; and one niece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy V. Bley.
Funeral liturgy was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs with the Rev. John S. Ledford officiating. Interment in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Arrangements were by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Shirley M. Wenth
1926-1998
Shirley Mae Wenth, 72, Berkeley Springs, formerly of Gambrills, MD, died at her home on Wednesday, September 30, 1998 while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. 
Born June 12, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Frances Regina Reely Gary. 
She was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.
She was a homemaker and had just recently moved from Gambrills to Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are three daughters, LaVerne E. "Snooks" Couch, Berkeley Springs, Shirley Mae Southerland, Finksburg, MD and Frances C. Wagner, Baltimore, MD; four sons, Frederick P. "Sonny" Wenth, Havre de Grace, MD, Ernest T. Wenth, Duane S. Wenth and Charles R. Wenth, all of Baltimore; one sister, LaVerne E. Myerick, Pasadena, MD; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Ricker, Mary Tripplett, Leona Gary, Ruth Clark and Letha Boone; four brothers, Samuel Gary, James Gary, Lloyd Gary and Marion "Bud" Gary.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at Glen Haven Mausoleum, Glen Burnie, MD with Pastor Maury Bascomb officiating. Entombment was in Glen Haven Mausoleum.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
 
Glen W. Ziler
1936-1998
Glen Warren Ziler, 62, Hedgesville, WV, died on Thursday, October 1, 1998 at his home.
Born September 14, 1936 in Great Cacapon, WV, he was the son of the late Lindsey Orland and Jessie Lillian Holliday Ziler.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended public schools in Great Cacapon and Berkeley Springs, WV.
He was a member of James W. Bowers Lodge #173, A.F.&.A.M., Hancock, MD. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #120, Martinsburg, WV.
He was the owner and operator of Ziler Trucking Company, Warfordsburg, PA from 1977-1987.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Gale Duckworth Ziler, at home; three sons, Terry Ziler, Hancock, Craig Ziler, Warfordsburg and Jeffrey Sherwood, Hedgesville; one daughter, Jennifer Long, Aviano AFB, Italy; one grandson, Casey Long and one granddaughter, Courtney Long, both of Aviano AFB, Italy; one sister, Linda A. Wheeler, Gaithersburg, MD; one brother, Phillip Ziler, Great Cacapon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita June Ward Ziler and one brother, Lester Vincent Ziler.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs with Pastor Jack Rudy officiating. Interment was in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon.
Memorial contributions may be made to James W. Bowers Lodge #173, A.F.&.A.M., c/o William E. Whiteside, RD 2, Box 1565, Warfordsburg, PA 17267 or to Johnsontown Bible Church, P.O. Box 301, Hedgesville, WV 25427. 

Ruth D. Cipperly
1938-1998
Ruth Diane Cipperly, 60, Hedgesville, died Thursday, October 1, 1998 at her home.
Born June 13, 1938 at Cheverly, MD, she was a daughter of the late Harold Blaine Lowry and Ruth Foreman Lowry.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
She was previously employed as a secretary with Shepherd College.
Surviving are one daughter; one son; one sister, Joan Patterson, Bowie, MD; two brothers, John Lowry, Columbia, MD and Robert Lowry, Buffalo, NY; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were by the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs.

Irene M. Beebe
1916-1998
Irene (Mamie) Beebe, Corpus Christi, TX, died Monday, October 5, 1998 at the home of her daughter in Austin, TX. 
Born June 14, 1916 in Berkeley Springs, she was a daughter of the late Mae Manley Fritzman and Patrick Manley. 
She was self employed in Corpus Christi and retired in 1991.
Surviving are one daughter, Norma Jean Wolfe; one son, Ken Beebe, Ventura, CA; one grandson; and one sister, Lavina Fox, Berkeley Springs.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen (Bunny) Dawson; one sister, Evelyn Shaw; and one brother, Clyde Manley.
Her body was donated to science.

Floyd H. Stickley
1918-1998
Floyd Haven Stickley, 80, Martinsburg, died Thursday, October 8, 1998 in Martinsburg.
Born February 4, 1918 in Burlington, he was the son of the late Floyd R. Stickley and Olive Rogers Stickley.
He attended the Beaver Run Church of the Brethren in Burlington.
He attended public schools in Berkeley Springs. He was a graduate of Chillicothe Business College in Missouri and the University of Maryland.
He was a retired production manager in administration systems at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline Sibole Stickley, at home; three sons, James Richard Stickley and Carl Philip Stickley, both of Martinsburg and Jeffery Spencer Stickley, Hedgesville; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother, Calvin William Stickley of Las Vegas.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Alma J. Maisel. 
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, at the Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Preston Miller of the Burlington Church of the Brethren officiating. 
Contributions may be made to Gateway Regional Cancer Treatment Building Fund, P.O. Box 2119, Martinsburg, WV 25402-9922.
Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. 

James W. Breen, Jr.
James William Breen, Jr., 57, Hedgesville, died Saturday, October 10, 1998 at his home.
He was the son of Claudia Lilley Breen of Hedgesville and the late James William Breen, Sr.
He served with the U.S. Army.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He was formerly employed at the Spring Mills 76 Truck Stop.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Young Breen, at home; one daughter, Susan Breen, Hedgesville; one brother, Thomas Charles Breen, Hedgesville; three sisters, Darlene Ruggieri and Virginia Varchetto, both of Pittsburgh, PA; and Patricia Staub, Charlotte, NC.
Services were held Tuesday, October 13, at 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. J. Jack Rudy officiating. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery in Sleepy Creek.

Marvin C. Sipes
1930-1998
Marvin C. Sipes, 68, Needmore, PA, died Friday, October 9, 1998 at Harrisburg (PA) Hospital.
Born January 15, 1930, in Berkeley Springs, WV, he was the son of the late George Benton and Mary Elizabeth Beatty Sipes.
He was an equipment operator for Fairview Orchards and several local orchards, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of Black Oak Mennonite Church, Warfordsburg, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Clem Sipes, Needmore, whom he married January 17, 1951; one daughter, Mary Jane McCusker Vogt, Berkeley Springs; three sons, Robert William Sipes Sr., Chambersburg, PA, Warren Clay Sipes, Needmore and the Rev. Roger Lee Sipes, Chicago, IL; two sisters, Alice Lease, Paw Paw, WV and Pearl Hartman, Keyser, WV; one brother, Ernest H. Sipes Sr., Hancock; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by one son, Steven Douglas Sipes; one sister, Nellie Hartman; and two brothers, Percy Sipes and Elmer Sipes.
Services were held Monday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Black Oak Mennonite Church. The Revs. Clyde Moseman, Richard Rutherford and Roger L. Sipes officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Black Oak Mennonite Church Cemetery Fund, Route 1, Box 1350, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

Velda V. Swick
1924-1998
Velda V. Swick, 74, Cumberland, MD, died Monday, October 5, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland.
Born June 9, 1924, in Whitacre, VA, she was the daughter of the late Bradley Miller and Rosie (Crouse) Miller Swanger.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Swick, October 7, 1996; two daughters, Patty Swick and Sandy Swick; and two brothers, Wenton Miller and Elwood Swanger.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church and Dorcas Sunday School Class.
Surviving are two sons, James W. Swick, San Antonio, TX, Robert A. Swick, Illiopolis, IL; two daughters, Nancy L. Kimmell and Mary D. Folmar; one brother, Vernon Miller, all of Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 
Services were conducted at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, on Friday, October 11, with the Rev. Sherrill A. Dillon officiating.
Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.
She has many relatives in Morgan County and in Virginia. 

Millard M. Stotler
1919-1998
Millard "Mutt" McKinley Stotler, 79, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 11, 1998 at his residence.
Born June 8, 1919, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Calvin and Millie Fredman Stotler.
He was retired from War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.
He was a Christian by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Irene Hovermale Stotler, Berkeley Springs; two sons, Samuel S. Stotler, Annapolis, MD and Thomas C. Stotler, Berkeley Springs; one daughter, Christine I. Mullen, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Ilene Swink and Reva Hovermale, both of Berkeley Springs; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Fredrick M. Stotler, in 1992, one brother and one sister.
A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Berkeley Springs, with Richard Self officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. 
Arrangements by the Baldwin Funeral Home, Romney.

Charles F. Adams
1913-1998
Charles Franklin Adams, 85, Charles Town, WV, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998 in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, WV.
Born September 20, 1913 in Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Robinette Adams.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #71.
He was employed as a truck driver.
He is survived by one son, Carl Adams, Needmore, PA; one daughter, Phyllis Yonker, Needmore; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one great niece and one great, great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Lena Hill Adams and second wife Pearl N. Adams.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriotville, MD. 
Arrangements were by the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson.


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