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August 15, 1997

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Louise E. Gray

RANSON, W.Va. - Louise Elizabeth Gray, 80, a resident of Shenandoah Home, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, in the home.

Born Nov. 5, 1916, in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Owen Broyles and Nora Chaney Broyles.

She was a seamstress for more than 30 years.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Elmer Richard Gray, who died Jan. 22, 1991.

She is survived by five daughters, Margaret "Peggy" Staubs of Charles Town, Jane Burcker of Laurel, Md., Anne K. Mason of Ranson, Mary Lynn Mauk of Shady Acres, W.Va., and Susan Miller of Bakerton, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Penwell of Falls Church, Va., and Betty Wilt of Charles Town; 12 grandchildren; and11 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Saunders and Lucy Casey; and two brothers, Leonard Broyles and Robert K. Broyles.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Shoda will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Harper's Ferry, W.Va.

Visitation will be Sunday at the church from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Independent Fire Co., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Louise McKinley

INWOOD, W.Va. - Louise McKinley, 89, of Inwood, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, at her home.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Born Feb. 27, 1908, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Mary Lauber Klaum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis G. McKinley.

She was a retired beautician.

She was a member of Germantown Baptist Church of Maryland.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis J. Barbour of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Eugene Kehl, Barry Kehl, Naomi Hartle and Darlene Parker; six great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Church of Maryland. The Rev. Rob D. Looney will officiate. Burial will be in Germantown Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Richard J. Simoules

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Richard James Simoules, 69, of 1010 Sunset Drive, who died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997, attended Robert Fiance Academy for advanced beauty school training in New York.

He was a member of Marlowe Assembly of God Church, Marlowe, W.Va.

A. Burton Shafer

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A. Burton Shafer, 79, a resident of Menno Haven Penn Hall, Chambersburg, Pa., formerly of Greencastle, who died Thursday, was the son of the late Archibald Richards Shafer.

Gene R. Hutzell Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Gene Raymond "Beanie" Hutzell Sr., 61, of 14711 Bottom Road, who died Thursday, was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Lillian B. Shaffer

PETERSBURG, W.Va. - Lillian B. Shaffer, 87, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg.

She had been a resident of the home since Dec. 23.

Born Jan. 5, 1910, at Jones Spring, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George R. and Fannie Sharff Beall.

She was a graduate of Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

She taught elementary school for 30 years.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Petersburg.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lester A. Shaffer; two sons, David G. Shaffer of Leonardtown, Md., and James L. Shaffer of Aberdeen, Md.; two sisters, Maxine Rash and Evelyn Beall, both of Hagerstown; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister; Irma Beall Pauser; and one brother, John Douglass Beall.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Fred Soltow will officiate. Burial will be in Sites Cemetery, Dorcas, W.Va.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 N. Main St., Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg, W.Va. 26847; or charity of one's choice.

Hilda F.L. Detter

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hilda Florence Lentz Detter, 83, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born June 30, 1914, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Olen Arthur and Cora Virginia Morrow Lentz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Detter, who died in 1968.

She was formerly employed by Perfection Garment Co., where she worked for 30 years.

She was a member of Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of Martinsburg Women of Moose 738.

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