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Helen B. Perrine
Helen B. McElroy Perrine, formerly of Mannington and Moundsville, and most recently the Masonic Home in Parkersburg, died Sunday, September 14, 1997.
She was born December 7, 1910 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Ella Mae and Arch J. McElroy.
She was a graduate of Marshall State College (University) and served as a teacher and principal in the public schools in Marshall County. She also operated a private kindergarten in Mannington for over 15 years, and retired from the Marion County public school system in 1975.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mounds-ville and a former active member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Mannington.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley Perrine, Berkeley Springs; one sister, Iola Edwards, Beaverton, OR; two sons, Warren Perrine, Parkersburg and John Perrine, Plano, TX; and one daughter, Rose Ann Glover, Berkeley Springs; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Dennis Lee and Norman McElroy.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Vaughan Funeral Home in Parkersburg. There will be a graveside service conducted by Rev. James B. Arbogast at Greenlawn Cemetery in Mounds-ville, Friday, September 19, at 2 p.m. Marshall Union Lodge #8 will assist with the services.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Presbyter-ian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 108, Mannington, WV 26582.

Anna M. Sheeder
Anna M. "Ann" Sheeder, 77, of Everett, PA, died Saturday, September 13, 1997, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County, in Everett.
Born August 4, 1920, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Mary Brittner Nunnally.
Her husband, Virl H. Sheeder Sr., died in 1991.
She was a member of Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. Women's Auxiliary, and RSVP of Bedford County.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Schetrompf of Warfordsburg, PA, Claudia Duckwall of Chambersburg, and Nancy Ramsey of Breezewood, PA; three sons, Virl Sheeder Jr. and Gary Sheeder, both of Warfords-burg, and John Sheeder of Everett; four brothers, Howard Nunnally, Richard Nunnally and Robert Nunnally, all of Baltimore, and George Nunnally of Reisterstown, MD; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, September 16, at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main Street, Hancock. Gary Peters officiated. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Warfordsburg.
Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock. 
 
Allen L. Fox
Allen Lee Fox, 64, Hedgesville, died Sunday, September 14, 1997 in the City Hospital, Martinsburg.
Born June 21, 1933 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Lawrence R. and Leola Louise Nevel Fox.
He is survived by five brothers: Guy W., Dale S., Ark P., Jay M. and Kevin Fox, all of Hedgesville; eight sisters, Bivian Henry, Darlajean Waugh, Arlazee Elliott, Elner Michael, Bonnie Fritts and Melva McDonald, all of Hedgesville, Vicki Fox, Glengary and Mary Adelman, Inwood; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Arch W. Fox.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 17, at 2:30 p.m. from the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Rev. Hennis Fox officiating with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Morgan County.

Maria K. Gould
Maria K. Gould, 89, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Avon, CN, died Monday, September 8, 1997.
She was the daughter of the late William Keliher and Mable Delahanty Keliher.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Avon. 
She is survived by one daughter, Ann J. Grasham, Hagerstown, MD; two sons, Peter J. Rutherford, Blandford, MA and Mark A. Rutherford, Stuttgard, Germany; one sister, Virginia Brunt, Hollywood, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Gould; two brothers and one sister.
A memorial Mass was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 11 at Saint Bernadette Catholic Church of Hedgesville with the Rev. William J. Nolte Jr. officiating.
Interment private.
Arrangements by the Brown Funeral Home.

Jeffery S. Drennen Jr.
Jeffery Scott Drennen Jr., infant son of Wendy C. Gaither and Jeffery Scott Drennen Sr. of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, September 11, 1997 at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, MD.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, William Drennen; one sister, Amanda Drennen, both of Virginia; grandparents, Dean and Darlene Carpenter, John and Carolyn Gaither, Berkeley Springs, and Donald and Patricia Wyatt, Virginia.
Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Funeral services will be private.
 
Edward A. Mumaw
Edward A. Mumaw, 61, Martinsburg, died Wednesday, September 10, 1997 in Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, VA.
He was the son of Violet Mary Penwell Mumaw, Martinsburg, and the late Alston Mumaw.
He was employed by U.S. Silica of Berkeley Springs.
He was past treasurer of Teamsters Local 992.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was past president of the Hedgesville Boosters Club. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Annie Hicks Mumaw, Martinsburg; one son, Timothy Mumaw, Falling Waters; one daughter, Deborah Mumaw, Hagerstown, MD; one stepson, Johnny Morgan, Martinsburg; one stepdaughter, Betty Saville, Martinsburg; one sister, Delores Foltz, Martinsburg; and eight grandchildren.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 14 at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Raymond E. Jones officiating.
Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Ernest C. Sheppard
Ernest Clayton Sheppard, 92, Hedgesville, died Monday, September 15, 1997 at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
Born February 14, 1905 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Charles William and Flora Belle Johnson Sheppard.
He attended the Chestnut Grove Church, Hedgesville, and the Red Hill School, Morgan County.
As a young man, he drove a team of mules and worked in local orchards. He later went to work for the B&O Railroad and then from the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown, MD. After Fairchild, he worked with both Lloyd Lutman's and John Reddick's orchards. Just prior to retirement, he worked with Bradley Kesecker Contracting in Martinsburg.
Surviving are four daughters, I. Louise Souders, Berkeley Springs, Phyllis J. Brown and Lacy J. Light, both of Martinsburg, and Edna P. Ketterman, Frederick, MD; two sons, George E. Sheppard, Berkeley Springs and Charles C. Sheppard, Hedgesville; three sisters, Beatrice C. Rankin, Vietta P. Weigle and Ida "Peggy" Huffman, all of Hedgesville; 29 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Claire Somers Sheppard on December 2, 1986; one daughter, Frances V. Bell; two brothers, Morgan W. Sheppard and James V. Sheppard and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 17 at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Community Center, Route 3, Box 263, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

Rev. Stanley V. Michael
Rev. Stanley V. Michael, 69, Springfield, MO, died Tuesday, September 16, 1997 in Cox Medical Center South. 
He was born June 29, 1928, the son of the late Oakley and Lola Widmyer Michael in Berkeley Springs.
He attended Central Bible College in Springfield, graduating in 1950. He was ordained as a minister in the South Texas District of the Assemblies of God in 1952. From 1951 to 1952 he was the assistant Pastor at Lindale Assembly of God Church, Houston, TX; from 1953 to 1954 he served as pioneering Pastor for the Assembly of God Church, Donna, TX; from 1955 to 1965 was a field representative and Promotions Coordinator of Revival time International Radio Broadcast of the Assemblies of God; from 1965 to 1995 the National Secretary of Benevolence of the General Council of the Assemblies of God Headquarters, Springfield; was contributing editor to the Pentecostal Evangel Magazine from 1955 to 1995; Editor of Caring Magazine from 1966 to 1995; and was communion Coordinator for 12 General Council sessions of the Assemblies of God.
He directed the building of 10 new major facilities at Hillcrest Children's Home, Hot Springs, AR, and four facilities for Highlands Child Placement Services, Kansas City, MO. He received the 40 year service award from Assemblies of God Headquarters, was named in Who's Who in Religion in America, and served on the board of directors for the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging. He retired in 1995 as Secretary of Benevolence where he supervised and coordinated all benevolence functions for the General Council of Assemblies of God Churches, including Aged Ministers Assistance, Disaster Relief, Hillcrest Children's Home, Highlands Child Placement Services, Bethany Retirement Home (Lakeland, FL), and Refugee Resettlement.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Michael, at home; two daughters, Starla Blair, Springfield and LaVonne McDaniel, Olathe, KS; one grandson; a brother, Sylvester Michael, Cincinnati, OH; and three sisters, Marian Young, Berkeley Springs, WV, Arthella Ganoe, Hancock, MD and Vada Conant, Waxahachie, TX.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Elmo Michael. 
Services were at 1 p.m. Friday, September 19, in Central Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Children's Home, or Highlands Child Placement Services through the Benevolence Department of Assembly of God Headquarters.
 
Mary M. Bond
Mary Mildred Bond, 85, Hagerstown, MD, died Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.
Born April 28, 1912, in Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Dorothy Hagerman Souders. 
Her husband, Creston H. Bond, died in 1985.
She was a graduate of Hancock High School.
She was last employed with Dutchmaid Clothing, and previously worked at Hagerstown Interwoven and as a waitress at Beck's Restaurant.
She was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Personal Workers Sunday School Class, Sowing Circle and Friendly Callers.
She also was a member of AARP.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Lorraine Oberholzer, Hagerstown and Sara Jane Baker, Sharpsburg; one brother, Kenneth Souders, Berkeley Springs, WV; one half-sister, Martha Lynch, Sommerset, PA; one half-brother, Wilbur Peck, Sun City, FL; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreatgrandchildren; three stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry H. Souders.
Services were held Friday, September 19, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller officiated. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
 
William G. Johnson, Jr.
William Glen Johnson, Jr., 53, Hancock, MD, died Saturday, September 20, 1997 at his home.
Born December 11, 1943 in Washington, DC, he was the son of William Glen Johnson, Sr., Hancock and the late Alberta May Stoner Johnson, who died on June 24, 1986.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He attended Langdon Elementary School and Gordon Junior High School in Washington.
He was an interior house and apartment painter and had retired due to disability.
In addition to his father, surviving are one brother, David S. Johnson, Washington; three sisters, Alice J. Baker, Hagerstown, MD, Karen L. Weaver, Hanover, PA and Patricia A. Landes, Dayton, VA; three nieces and four nephews.
All services and interment in the Damascus Church Cemetery, Fulton County, PA will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Church Cemetery, c/o Ernest Shives, P.O. Box 374, Hancock, MD 21750.
Arrangements are handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Ethel R. Coffman
Ethel Rosa Coffman, 81, Dryden, MI, died Monday, September 22, 1997.
Born December 13, 1915 in Sleepy Creek, WV, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Amanda (Kemp) Fox.
She was a homemaker.
She was a life member of the Friendship Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 252 of Imlay City and a member of the Daughters of the Nile.
She is survived by one daughter, Marie Arini, Dryden; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; one sister, Magdalene Burnett, Hancock, MD; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Coffman on June 15, 1983; one son, Joseph Coffman in 1983; six brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 25, at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, with the Rev. Dale Nash officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or American Lung Foundation.

David E. Boone
David E. Boone, 59, Winchester, VA, died Monday, September 22, 1997, in Winchester Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Cecil Boone and Teresa Baecher Boone.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Martinsburg. 
He was a retired mechanic from Stickley's Garage in Winchester.
He is survived by two daughters, Trina DeSantis, Berkeley Springs and Colleen Boone, Winchester; two sisters, Janet Coffelt, Stephens City, VA and Mary Alice Feltner, Frederick County; one brother, James Boone, Frederick County; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 25 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwane Casteel officiating. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery.
 
John J. Ballard
Deacon John J. Ballard, 27, of Paw Paw, WV, died Saturday, September 27, 1997, at Winchester, VA Medical Center, as a result of an automobile accident.
Born April 25, 1970, he was the son of Gerald M. and Dorothy Smith Ballard, Martinsburg, WV.
He was an employee of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc. in Winchester.
He was a member of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Inc., in Paw Paw.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tamika D. Moore Ballard, Paw Paw; one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Ballard at home; two sons, Ishmael David Ballard and Joseph Silas Ballard, both at home; one sister, Kenya Ballard, Philadelphia, PA; and one brother, Brandon Ballard, Martins-burg.
Services were held Tuesday, September 30, at 1 p.m. at the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Inc., Canal Street, Hancock, MD, with Bishop K. Paul Bowers and Adv. Pres. Elder Timmy Strait officiating.
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock. 

Darrell G. Spring
Darrell Gene Spring, 40, of Kearneysville, died on Friday, October 3, 1997 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born August 14, 1957 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Gene Ulysses and Doris Jean Holliday Spring of Great Cacapon.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He was a 1975 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. He was a graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown. 
He worked as a software engineer with Lockheed-Martin, Manassas, VA.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tina Charlene Yost Spring, at home; one daughter, Jessica Marie Spring; two sons, Matthew Ryan Spring and Daniel Alexander Spring, all at home; his paternal grandmother, Nellie Unger Spring, Great Cacapon; one sister, Lisa Kay Miller; two brothers, Roger Deron Spring and Bradley Blaine Spring, all of Great Cacapon; one niece; three nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ronald Spring; his paternal grandfather, Raymond Blaine Spring and his maternal grandparents, Scott and Ruth Porter Holliday. 
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 6 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Great Cacapon, with the Rev. Roger Burtner and the Rev. Malcolm Cadd officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Darrell G. Spring Family Memorial Fund, HC 62, Box 103F, Great Cacapon, WV 25422.
Arrangements were handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
 
Robert B. Newcomer
Robert B. Newcomer, 89, of Centerville, MA died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at his home.
He was born in Smithsburg, MD.
His wife, Elizabeth Kooser Newcomer, died in 1990.
He was a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia. 
He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Co. in Berkeley Springs, WV, for 25 years, and retired in 1970.
He was member of United Methodist Church of Osterville, MA.
He also was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Berkeley Springs.
He is survived by one daughter, Judy Boudreau of Osterville, MA; one son, Robert B. Newcomer, Jr. of Amherst, NY; two brothers, Richard K. Newcomer of Smithsburg, and John H. Newcomer of Bozman, MD; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, October 4, at United Methodist Church of Osterville. Burial was private. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 286 South St., Hyannis, MA 02601.

William H. Hunter 
William Henry Hunter, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 12, 1997, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.
He was the son of the late James Edward Hunter and Nannie Catherine Henry Hunter.
He was a member of the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church.
He retired in 1972 as the third-generation owner of the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs. He was previously employed by the local post office. He served 1 1/2 terms as the mayor of the Town of Bath, and is the youngest mayor Bath has ever had.
He was a former member of the Young Men's Business Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Volunteer Fire Company, the American Legion, the Wildlife Association, the Morgan County Fair Association and the Selective Service Board. He was a member of the DeFord Lodge 88 A.F.&A.M., the Scottish Rite Way, Free Masonry, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a 1934 graduate of Bath District High School.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jessie Louise Widmyer Hunter, at home; one son, James Carl Hunter, Albuquerque, NM; and one sister, Virginia Waugh, Berkeley Springs.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Hunter; one half-brother, Ted Shackelford; and twin half sisters, Mary Brill and Martha Price.
Services will be held today, Wednesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer Street, Berkeley Springs, with the Revs. Hennis H. Fox, Kelly Scott and John Yost officiating.
Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Clarence H. Anderson
Clarence H. "Junior" Anderson, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died on Friday, October 10, 1997 at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
Born December 29, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Nannie Ellen Mason Anderson, Berkeley Springs, and the late Clarence Henry Anderson, Sr.
He was a member of the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ. 
He attended the Spohrs Crossroads School, Morgan County. 
He worked for the B&O Railroad at the Hancock, WV station during the late 1940s. He then worked at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, MD, beginning in the 1950s. He worked with the West Virginia Department of Highways, Berkeley Springs in 1974. He worked from 1974 until his retirement due to disability in 1985, at Mack Trucks, Hagerstown. He also worked with several contractors including the construction of the General Motors Plant in Martinsburg.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife of 45 years, LeEsta Rankin Anderson, at home; three daughters, Karen Darlene Anderson and Shari Robin Brown, both of Berkeley Springs, and Janice Diane Payne, Falls Church, VA; six grandchildren; one great grandson; one sister, Goldie Marie Hovermale, Berkeley Springs; one brother, Charles Glendon Anderson, Berkeley Springs; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 13 at the Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, 509 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, with Edwin Floyd, minister, officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads, Morgan County.
Arrangements were by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Roscoe T. Cain
Roscoe Tobias Cain, 69, Berkeley Springs, died Monday, October 13, 1997 at the home of his companion, Anna R. Michael, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. 
Born January 5, 1928 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Harley Wesley and Edna P. Merchant Cain.
He was a member of Johnsontown Bible Church, Hedgesville. 
He had worked as a school bus driver in Morgan County for several years. He also worked at Southern States in Hancock, MD as an oil burner repairman and in later years was self-employed.
Surviving are his companion of 14 years, Anna R. Michael, at home; two sons, James L. Householder and Lenue Tobias Cain, Berkeley Springs; four daughters, Nancy A. Spielman, Linda K. Stotler and Evelene Virginia Rhodes, all of Berkeley Springs and Doris Jean Finn, Wilmington, NC; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Jack Rudy officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Route 522 South, Berkeley Springs.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, October 15 at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open today from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. 
 
Sandra F. Kline
Sandra Kay Kline, 40, Greencastle, PA, died Thursday, October 9, 1997 at her home.
Born September 26, 1957, in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of Beverly Fields Welch, Hagerstown, MD and the late Claude Martin Harbaugh.
She was an instructional aide in special education at Marshall Street School and Paramount School with Washington County Board of Education.
She was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church and was a Sunday school teacher.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Michael H. Kline; stepfather, Jack B. Welch; two sons, David M. Kline, Shady Grove, PA and Daniel S. Kline, at home; one sister, Cynthia K. Harbaugh, Hagerstown; four stepsisters, Jacquelyn S. Phillips, Mercersburg, PA, Brenda L. Weber, Berkeley Springs, Cynthia L. Harbaugh and Linda L. Welch, both of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews. 
Services were held Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gayle L. Ruble, Sr. officiated. Burial was in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to Macedonia United Brethren Church Building Fund, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.

Helen G. Hovermale
Helen G. Hovermale, 63, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Friday, October 10, 1997 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.
She was the daughter of the late Orville and Minnie Pearl Wert Leader.
She was a member of the Hancock, MD Presbyterian Church. 
She was retired from the Washington County, MD Board of Education.
She was a member of the Prayer Fellowship Group in Hancock and a member of the Stonecraft Christian Women's Club.
She is survived by her second husband, Robert L. Hovermale, at home; three daughters, Pauline Keefer and Vickie Miller, both of Berkeley Springs, and Marjorie Roman, Hancock; three sons, Edward Bivens and Rodney Bivens, both of Hancock, and Ted Bivens, Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Mildred Hann, Hancock and Margaret Pryor, Clarksburg, MD; one brother, Walter Leader, Owings Mill, MD; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul N. Bivens; one sister, Florence Swain; and three brothers, Marshall Leader, Myron Leader and Watson Leader.
Services were held Tuesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. at the Hancock Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert W. McCarter officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.
Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750 or to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Paul M. Munson, Jr.
Paul Milton Munson, Jr., 69, of Turnersville, NJ and Great Cacapon, died on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at his home in New Jersey.
Born June 29, 1928 in Great Cacapon, he was the son of the late Paul Milton, Sr. and Bessie Kidwell Munson.
He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church, Turnersville, and a former member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.
He attended Great Cacapon Elementary and Middle School and was a 1946 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. He attended West Virginia University, Morgantown and Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, where he earned his B.S. Degree in Business in 1952 and a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1959. 
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-1948, serving in China and the Korean Conflict.
In 1953, he opened the Dairy Queen near Berkeley Springs. He taught at Berkeley Springs Grade School and at Berkeley Springs High School. After selling the Dairy Queen, the family moved to Smithsburg, MD where he taught at Sabillasville, MD Elementary School. He taught at the Job Corps Center at Catoctin State Park for two years. In 1969, the family moved to Currie, NC where he was historian at Moores Creek National Military Park, then went to Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim and the Albright Training Center where he was schooled in Park Administration. He worked for the National Park Service at Hodgensville, KY as Administrative Officer. He was Concessions Analyst at the Midwest Regional office at Omaha, NE. In 1974, he moved to Turnersville to work with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA.
He was a member of A.A.R.P., Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post #60, Risinger Stotler VFW Post #4019, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483, and Deford Lodge #88 A.F.&A.M., all in Berkeley Springs.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Faith Elaine Reckley Munson, whom he married November 27, 1954, Turnersville and Great Cacapon; one son, Todd Reckley Munson, Groton, CT; two daughters, Sarah Munson-Goldfinch and Laura Ann Munson, Turnersville; and four grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 10 at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Hennis H. Fox officiating. Interment with military graveside honors were provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard and Masonic graveside rites by Deford Lodge #88 A.F.&A.M. was in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 227 Ganttown Road, Turnersville, NJ 08012. 
 
Robert E. Snyder
Robert Eugene Snyder, 63, of Paw Paw, WV, died Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at his home.
Born July 8, 1934 in Green Ridge, MD, he was the son of the late Eugene Preston Snyder and Edith Twigg Snyder.
He was a retired welder for Chemtron Rail Weld.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Arnica at home; three sons, Darrell R. Snyder, Great Cacapon, WV, Dale R. Snyder, Mt. Falls, VA and Charles E. Snyder, Paw Paw; one granddaughter; one brother, Carl Snyder, Birdsboro, PA; three sisters, Edna Spaid, Hancock, MD, Martha Parker, Oldtown, MD and Betty Powers, Paw Paw.
Services were held Friday, October 10, at the Miller Funeral Home in Paw Paw at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Herman Goede officiating. Burial was in Camp Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, WV.p

Irvin G. Kendall, Jr.
Irvin G. Kendall, 37, of Elkton, MD, died Sunday, October 5, 1997 at his home.
He was born September 9, 1960 in Elkton.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He worked in the construction industry. He was most recently employed by Hathaway Tool Co., New Castle, DE.
One of favorite hobbies was fishing.
He is survived by a sister, Tammy Kendall White, Berkeley Springs; three half-sisters, Beverly Beck and Mary Boltz, both of Elkton, and Mary Ann Dean, Northeast, MD and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and both his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Services were held Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at the Hicks Home for Funerals, officiated by the Rev. Ray Mutter of the Baptist Bible Church. Burial was in the Elkton Cemetery, Elkton.

John T. Bevans
John Thomas Bevans, 67, Paw Paw, died Thursday, October 9, 1997, at the Winchester, VA Medical Center.
Born September 3, 1930, in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Constantine and Ruth (Wentling) Bevans.
He was Catholic by faith.
Surviving are two sisters, Constance B. Laign, Virginia Beach, VA and Jane B. Slusher, Bowie, MD; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were conducted at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, Monday, October 13 at noon with the Fr. Milton A. Hipsley officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cumberland.

Lillian E. Hardt
Lillian Edna Hardt, 86, of Centreville, VA, died Sunday, October 12, 1997 at the Fairfax Nursing Home, Fairfax, VA. 
Born November 11, 1910 in Morgan Township, MN, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Kristine Rasmussen Knudsen.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
During the 1920s, she worked as an accounting clerk in Chicago, IL and has been a homemaker since the Great Depression, when the accounting firm went out of business. She had recently moved from Chicago, IL to Centreville, VA. 
Surviving are three sons, Douglas A. Hardt, Chicago, Keith E. Hardt, Berkeley Springs and Centreville, and Lee R. Hardt, Lincolnshire, IL; one sister, Helen Nolting, Apache Junction, AZ; two brothers, Christopher Knudsen, Plano, TX and Rudolph Knudsen, Walnut Creek, CA; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Knudsen, Charles Knudsen, I, and Harry Knudsen; three sisters, Olga Nielsen, Dagny Petersen and an infant sister.
Services and burial in Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gilfillan, MN will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, c/o Nolting, Route 2, Box 78, Morgan, MN 56266-9530.
Arrangements are being handled by the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.

Winton P. Bohrer
Winton P. Bohrer, 64, of Martinsburg, died Friday, October 10, 1997 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
He was the son of Emma Bohrer of Martinsburg and the late Ira Bohrer.
He was retired as a truck driver with P.I.E. He was later employed by Berkeley County Schools.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 120 of Martinsburg and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helen Virginia Markley Bohrer, at home; two sons, Walter M. Bohrer, Martinsburg, and Kenneth W. Bohrer, Sharpsburg Pike, MD; one daughter, Donna Bohrer Kline, Martinsburg; five brothers, Stanley Bohrer, Roger Bohrer and David Bohrer, all of Martinsburg, Edgar Bohrer, Bunker Hill and Gary Bohrer, Gerrardstown; six sisters, Glenna Laing, Mary Ann Byers, Phyllis Michaels, and Ruby Miller, all of Martinsburg, Naomi Fisher, Berkeley Springs and Helen Tobin, Bunker Hill; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Bohrer; and one sister, Opal Kelly.
Services were held Monday, at 10 a.m., October 13, 1997 at the Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Roberson officiating.
Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Harmony United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 115, Falling Waters, WV 25419.


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