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Obituaries

September 24, 1997

Obituaries

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Thursday, September 25, 1997 Edition

Dorothy V. Whipp

FREDERICK, Md. - Dorothy Virginia Whipp, 83, of 612 Grant Place, and formerly of Braddock Heights, Md., died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Citizens Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 18, 1914, in Frederick, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Harriett Cramer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Whipp.

She was retired from American Optical Co., Frederick.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, Md.

She is survived by one daughter, Miriam W. Rohrer of Frederick; one son, Donald L. Whipp of Ligonier, Pa.; one sister, Evelyn Love of Oakdale, Calif.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by two brothers, John C. Cramer and Elwood L. Cramer.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Etchison Memorial Chapel of Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Springs Cemetery, Frederick.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to Frederick County/Western Maryland Alzheimer's Association, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701.

Matthew R. Hovis

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Memorial services for Matthew Roy "Matt" Hovis, 25, of 312 Geiser Ave., who died Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, will be Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro. Pastor Carole A. Kipe will officiate.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Evelyn M. Martin

MAUGANSVILLE - Evelyn M. Martin, 81, a resident of Mennonite Old People's Home, who died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, was the daughter of the late Amos and Sallie E. Martin Horst.

Ida R. Forrest

BOONSBORO - Ida Regina "Jean" Forrest, 82, of 21508 Swope Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Reeder's Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born Sept. 20, 1915, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Lavina Lynn Sigler.

She was retired from E.J. Fennel.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Kenneth Forrest of Boonsboro; one daughter, Barbara Reeder of Beaver Creek; one son, Richard L. Forrest of Boonsboro; two sisters, Elizabeth Ogden of Boonsboro and Thelma Jackson of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Maurice Sigler of Williamsport and Glenn Sigler of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline Tracy, Anna Sigler and Mary Sigler; and three brothers, Charles Sigler, John Sigler and Robert Sigler.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Elza Hurst will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Lena United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mount Lena.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Alden J. Roberts

HANCOCK - Alden J. Roberts, 77, of Fulton Street, Hancock, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1919, in Hancock, he was the son of the late William Edward and Grace Fletcher Roberts.

He was employed as a carpenter by several independent contractors.

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

He was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his companion of 20 years, Betty Bennett Roberts of Hancock; three daughters, Donna Steiner and Anna Holland, both of Hagerstown, and Linda Kline of Boonsboro; two sons, Dale Eugene Roberts of Cumberland, Md., and William Edward Roberts of Hagerstown; one sister, Viola Stottlemyer of Little Orleans, Md.; one brother, Lawrence Roberts of Clear Spring; and Catherine Miller, the mother of his children; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Idella Winfield and Mildred Ward; and one brother, Floyd Roberts.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 E. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. R.D. Smith Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Earline K. Halback

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Earline Kuhn Halback, 80, of Fort Myers, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, in Fort Myers.

She lived in Hagerstown until 1962, and then in Rockville, Md.

She retired from the National Institutes of Health.

Her first husband, Robert Kuhn, died in 1955.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Al Halback.

She was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

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