October 31, 1997


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Saturday, November 1, 1997 Edition

Janet M. Hardsock

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Janet M. Stoops Hardsock, 62, of 2972 Anthony Highway, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at her home.

Born March 8, 1935, in Guilford Township near Pond Bank, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Orville L. and Reba Bumbaugh Stoops.

She did seasonal work at Musselman's.

She was a member of Pond Bank Independent Church, Pond Bank; and attended Fayetteville Church of God, Fayetteville, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, David C. Hardsock Sr., whom she married July 19, 1952; four sons, David C. Hardsock Jr. of Pond Bank, Stephen I. Hardsock of Finksburg, Md., Manuel E. Hardsock of Chambersburg and Brian K. Hardsock of Fayetteville; four sisters, Faye McKee of Altoona, Isabelle Miller of McConnellsburg, Vivian Stoops of Holidaysburg, Pa. and Connie Seals of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; three brothers, Eugene Bumbaugh of Mont Alto, Pa., Glenn Stoops of Pond Bank and Marlyn Stoops of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one infant daughter; one infant son; and one sister, Mary Stoops.

Services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Fayetteville Church of God, 5276 Treher Road, Fayetteville. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. and the Rev. Mervil Stambaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Quincy.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 South Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.

Robert C. Souders

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Robert C. "Bob" Souders, 70, of R.R. 2 Box 159, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at his home.

Born April 5, 1927, in Ayr Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of Bessie Everetts Souders of McConnellsburg and the late Raymond E. Souders.

He was a former farmer in Fulton County; then, in 1967, he worked at Grove as a welder, for 20 years.

He was a member of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. for 50 years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dolores M. "Doll" Culler Souders, whom he married Dec. 16, 1950; two daughters, Cheryl Deshong and Kimberly Keaton, both of McConnellsburg; one son, Harvey C. Souders of Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; three sisters, Marian Carbaugh, Betty Keebaugh and Helen Sheeder, all of McConnellsburg; two brothers, Paul M. Souders and Roger L. Souders, both of McConnellsburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Souders and Phillip Souders.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Cito United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 North 2nd St., McConnellsburg.

For the convenience of friends, visitation will also be at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to the service.

Kenneth W. Stallsmith

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Kenneth W. Stallsmith, 81, of 106 Crider Ave., died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born June 23, 1916, in Adams County, Pa., he was the son of the late George W. and Maude C. Wierman Stallsmith.

He was a 1936 graduate of Biglerville High School, Biglerville, Pa.; and a graduate of Carlisle Business School, Carlisle, Pa.

He was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa., after 26 years.

He served with the U.S. Army, Company 1, 111th Infantry during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a member of Open Door Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Yates Stallsmith; two sisters, Julia Bucher of Aspers, Pa. and Lena Miller of Gettysburg, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Fair and Mildred Miller.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Keith Skelton, the Rev. Jerry Traister and the Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, with military graveside services conducted by members of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Church, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Inez M. Hill

Inez M. Hill, 93, of 18427 Maugans Ave., who died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, was a resident of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown. She is also survived by a brother, Edward Leakins of Frederick.

David W. Wix

WINCHESTER, Va. - David W. Wix, 63, of Winchester, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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