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Obituaries

October 26, 1997

Obituaries

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Monday, October 27, 1997 Edition

Bernadine L. Mowen

Bernadine Louise Mowen, 75, of 10915 Clinton Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 3, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Isabell Uhler Fisher.

Her husband, William Eugene Mowen, died in 1990.

She was employed by J.J. Newberry in the credit department, Maryland Correctional Institution for five years, and Fairchild Aircraft for 20 years.

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She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary, Halfway Senior Citizens and AARP.

She is survived by two sons, Michael E. Mowen of Hagerstown, and Kevin J. Mowen of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Olive Mowen and Carol Kridler.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dennis L. Upton will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, 11 Columbia St., Cumberland, Md. 21502; or to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

D. Craig Chronister

ARTEMAS, Pa. - D. Craig Chronister, 38, of RD 1, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born July 16, 1959, in Chevy Chase, Md., he was the son of the late Richard D. and Margaret Jean Carpenter Chronister.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Dalla Valle Funeral Chapel, 22 Main St., Everett, Pa. The Rev. Curtis Bryant will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Paul Q. Forney

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Paul Quinten Forney, 72, of 9627 Browns Mill Road, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at his home.

Born March 17, 1925, in Marion, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Ada V. Hartman Forney.

He was a 1943 graduate of Greencastle High School.

He was a production controller at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring after 42 years of employment.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle, and served as a church deacon.

He was a life member of Rescue Hose Company 1 of Greencastle, and a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and National AARP.

He served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in the Greencastle-Antrim area.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda E. Bonebrake Forney, whom he married April 16, 1949; two daughters, Kathy L. Johnson of Hagerstown and Pamela J. Gayman of Chambersburg, Pa.; one sister, Gladys Miller of Greencastle; one brother, Harold B. Forney of Greencastle; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert A. Forney.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald L. McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Miriam R. Rauth

Miriam R. Rauth, 96, of 945 View St., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Markell Davis.

Her husband, J. Richard Rauth, died in 1986. He was formerly an editor of The Daily Mail.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member and past president of the Eugenia Harmon Sunday School Class.

She volunteered at Washington County Hospital for 27 years, and at Western Maryland Hospital.

She worked at the blood bank for 20 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Frances Bone of Syosset, N.Y.; and three grandsons.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher Chantallau will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.

J. Merle Carbaugh

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - J. Merle Carbaugh, 81, of 12249 Shimpstown Road, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore.

Born Feb. 23, 1916, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Nellie Crider Carbaugh.

He was employed at the former Lowengart Co. in Mercersburg from 1950 until his retirement in 1981. During his career at Lowengart and prior to his death, he operated a farm at the Shimpstown Road address.

He was a former member of Pine Grove Cemetery Board.

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