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Obituaries

August 08, 1997

Obituaries



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Friday, August 8, 1997 Edition

Harold L. Rowe

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Harold L. Rowe, 88, a resident of Michaux Manor Living Center, formerly of 603 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

He was in failing health for the past several years.

Born April 6, 1909, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Harry Mervin and Elizabeth Maun Rowe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary S. Shearer Rowe, whom he married Sept. 18, 1930. She died in 1993.

He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.

He was a 1928 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

He was employed as caretaker of a farm in his early life before being employed by Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, as a machinist. Prior to retiring in the late 1950s on disability, he was employed by Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, as foreman in the drilling department and then supervisor of the maintenance department.

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He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Acacia Lodge 586, AF&AM, Waynesboro; Harrisburg Consistory Zembo Temple, Harrisburg, Pa.; National AARP.

He served on the Borough Council and served as council president. He was instrumental in getting the municipal golf course started in Waynesboro.

He is survived by one daughter, Shirley R. Gerhardt of Somers, Conn.; two sons, G. Leroy Rowe of Denton, Md., and Carmen W. Rowe of Gilroy, Calif.; two brothers, Donald Rowe of Charlotte Hall, Md., and Gerald Rowe of Falls Church, Va.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harold M. Rowe; and two granddaughters.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. The Rev. Richard A. Seaks will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are made by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Lydia P. Prather

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lydia Pearl Prather, 84, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born March 17, 1913, in Elkton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Adam Elzie and Lydia Ann Shifflett Williams.

She was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Prather.

She was formerly employed by Interwoven Mills; Perfection Garment; and Jefferson Manufacturing.

She attended Full Gospel Church at Four Mile Woods.

She is survived by two daughters, Eunice Carol Lloyd of Ranson, W.Va., and Linda Kay Kleiner of North East, Md.; one son, Douglas Eugene Prather of Plano, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. Raymond E. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles W. Appell

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles Washington Appell, 86, of Harpers Ferry, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Oct. 31, 1910, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late James R. Appell and Rosie V. Johnson Appell.

He was the last of his immediate family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine Appell, who died Jan. 2, 1990.

He retired after many years of service with Martin-Marietta Co. Inc.; and Standard Lime and Stone Co. Inc.

He was a member of Manning Assembly of God Church, Harpers Ferry.

He is survived by one daughter, Violet Mae Appell Jewell of Harpers Ferry; one grandson, Charles A. Jewell; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dena Lancaster; and three brothers, Robert Appell, Mifflin Appell and James Appell.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. James Boyce will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery, Martinsburg.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Panhandle Home Health, 1161-2 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Charles W. Painter

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles William Painter, 77, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward and Annie Hardy Painter.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Ann Painter of Jonesboro, Tenn.; one son, Charles Lee Painter of Ranson, W.Va.; one sister, Edith Runkles of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

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