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Obituaries

October 16, 1997

Obituaries

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Friday, October 17, 1997 Edition

Alice J. Cook

THREE SPRINGS, Pa. - Alice Jean Cook, 65, of HCR 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at her home in Taylor Township, Fulton County, Pa.

Born Nov. 22, 1931, at Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Weaverling Hoy.

She had been employed by Howard Johnson's and Marriott Corp. on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 30 years.

She was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Hustontown, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Cook, whom she married on July 30, 1955; one daughter, Rita K. Kling of Hustontown; one son, Robert L. Cook, of Three Springs; five sisters, Mildred Foor, Mabel Greenwalt and Doris Hoover, all of Everett, Helen Felton of Breezewood, Pa., and Vicki Calhoun of Hagerstown; one brother, Jack Hoy of Everett; and four granddaughters.

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She was preceded in death by three brothers, John Hoy, Clifford Hoy and Martin Hoy.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor George Clippinger and Pastor David Arnold will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Hustontown.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home; and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Nursing Agency-Hospice, Fulton County Branch, 102 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233-1303; or Center United Methodist Church, c/o Bonnie Newman, Treasurer, Waterfall, Pa. 16689.

Gladys E. Williams

Gladys Eileen Williams, 81, of 1010 Brinker Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 24, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Ida Mae Shrader Semler Sr.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by three sons, Charles W. Baechtel, Thomas E. Baechtel, and James R. Baechtel, all of Hagerstown; six sisters, Hilda Baker, Betty Butts and Peggy Donegan, all of Hagerstown, Winifred Vickers of Sharpsburg, Evelyne Clouser of Fairplay and Nancy Cronise of Boonsboro; three brothers, Roy Semler of Sharpsburg, Lloyd Semler of Hagerstown and Joseph Semler of Clear Spring; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Eby; two brothers, Harold Semler, and Harry Semler Jr.; and one grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Steven S. McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Evelyn C. Gruber

WILLIAMSPORT - Evelyn Carvella Gruber, 80, formerly of 23 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at Colton Villa Nursing Center, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 13, 1917, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Edna Mellott Hull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Perry Gruber, in 1996.

She was a member of Church of Christ at Hagerstown.

She was a member of Rebecca's of the IOOF, Williamsport.

She is survived by one daughter, Carvella L. "Patty" Stone of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sons, William A. Gruber of Anaheim, Calif., and Howard E. Gruber of Chambersburg; one sister, Rosetta Apa of Queens, N.Y.; two brothers, Herman "Buck" Hull of Laurel, Md., and Marshall Hull of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harry Gruber.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Clear Spring Mennonite Church Cemetery, Clear Spring. Minister Bryan Bailey will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ at Hagerstown, 10014 White Hall Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

John E. Ardinger

John Elden Ardinger, 79, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of National Pike, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 8, 1918, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late John Edward and Sylvia Irene Bowers Ardinger.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lee Suder Ardinger, in 1994.

He was employed by Perini Construction Co. until his retirement in 1981.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara A. Mowen of Clear Spring; two sons, John Emory Ardinger of Clear Spring and Donald Wayne Ardinger of Hagerstown; one sister, Ruth Mills of Williamsport; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Reed and Beulah Green; and one brother, Ralph H. Ardinger.

Private services will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Calvary Church of God, P.O. Box 366, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

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