July 29, 1997


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Wednesday, July 30, 1997 Edition

Blanche E.R. Wishard

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Blanche E. Robinson Wishard, 87, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of 392 Towne Drive, Greencastle, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Stoufferstown, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Effie Grace Conrad Robinson Bitner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Wishard, in 1994. They were married on Aug. 18, 1928.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was employed early in lift at Little America in Greencastle.

She is survived by one daughter, V-Ann C. Staley of Waynesboro, Pa.; two sons, Ronald D. Wishard of Hagerstown and Claire A. Wishard of Greencastle; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Melvin Wishard; one sister, Vera May Robinson; and two brothers, Carl Robinson and Harry Robinson.

Services will be Friday at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Kenneth Wenger will officiate. Burial will be in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station, Pa.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary H. Fahey

Survivors for Mary Helen Fahey, 78, of Hagerstown, who died Saturday, July 26, include two daughters, Mary C. Stewart of Madisonville, Texas, and Patricia L. Itnyre of Funkstown; and one sister, Pauline Yeargen of Hagerstown.

C. Marie Robertson

C. Marie Robertson, 79, of 16905 Lake View Court, Hagerstown, and formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Monday, July 28, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.

Born May 1, 1918, in Butler, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Bertha Barnhart Alderton.

She retired from Grand Union Grocery Store in Martinsburg, W.Va., after 25 years.

She was a member of St. James Brethren Church.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Olive Branch Chapter in Keedysville; was past president of the ladies auxiliary of American Legion Antietam Post 236 in Sharpsburg; and a member of Ladies of the BPO Elks 378.

She is survived by her husband, Woodrow "Woody" F. Robertson, whom she married July 14, 1939; one daughter, Sandra L. Culler of Keedysville; two sons, Gary F. Robertson of LaVale, Md., and M. Leroy Robertson of Stonington, Conn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadine Brown; and one brother, Leroy Alderton.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church Memorial Fund, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Md. 21781.

Margaret I. Howard

Margaret Ida Howard, 87, of 1158 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, formerly of Tammany Lane, Williamsport, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born May 31, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison and Bertha Mae Lowman Angle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Preston Howard, in 1990.

She was a graduate in the first co-ed graduating class of Hagerstown High School.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church UCC.

She was active with American Red Cross Bloodmobile; and Nine and Ninety Club. She and her husband were active on the Maryland and Pennsylvania horse show circuits during the 1940s and 1950s.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Howard McDuffee of Fayetteville, N.C., Jacqueline Howard Berry of Rohrersville, Md., and Tamela Howard Gildea of Beltsville, Md.; one sister, Mae Angle of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one grandson.

Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jack Dale Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Jane L. Schieber

GLEN CARBON, Ill. - Jane L. Schieber, 99, formerly of Bunker Hill, W.Va., died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon.

Born Feb. 27, 1898, in Bunker Hill, she was the daughter of the late J. Ward and Josephine Mendenhall Lamon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Schieber, whom she married Aug. 12, 1920.

She graduated from Ohio State University.

She was the first woman to be elected to the Sidney, Ohio, Board of Education.

She taught high school French in Bucyrus, Ohio.

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