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Obituaries

November 20, 1997

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Thursday, November 21, 1997 Edition

Nelson B. Fleming

QUINCY, Pa. - Nelson B. Fleming, 85, of 203 B Quincy Court, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Quincy United Methodist Home.

Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Quincy, Pa., he was the son of the late John N. and Elizabeth Burger Fleming.

He attended Quincy Schools. He graduated from Maryland Institute of Design and Engineering. He also trained in aircraft engineering and maintenance and in welding and fabrication at the former Curtis Wright Air Field in Baltimore.

He was employed in the engineering department of Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Factory in Middle River, Md., from 1933 to 1946. From 1946 until his retirement, in 1990, he was co-owner of Fleming and Sheeley Inc., an interior decorating company in Middle River.

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He was a member of Essex United Methodist Church, Essex, Md.

He was a charter member of Jephthah Masonic Lodge 222 Free and Accepted Masons, Middle River, and was a Scottish Rite 32 degree Mason, in Baltimore. He was a member of Boumi Temple Shrine and Boumi Temple Yacht Club, both in Baltimore; past president of Rotary Club, Middle River; past president of Essex River Chamber of Commerce; and a life member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 768, Essex. He received the Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award from Essex Development Corp., in 1992; and the Paul Harris Fellow Award in Rotary.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. "Betty" Sheeley Fleming, whom he married in June of 1936; one son, John R. Fleming of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; two sisters, Jane L. Sheeley of Quincy and Ella Mae Dellinger of Quincy and Red Lion, Pa.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Masonic services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Essex United Methodist Church, Woodward Drive, Essex. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eddie L. Henry will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery, Baltimore.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Essex United Methodist Church, Maryland Avenue and Woodward Drive, Essex, Md. 21221; or Benevolent Fund of Quincy Untied Methodist Home, P.O. Box 128, Quincy, Pa. 17247.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro.

Hilda E. Jones

WILLIAMSPORT - Hilda Elizabeth Jones, 101, a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 26, 1896, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Richard Edwin and Anna Elizabeth Mayor Jones.

She was a 1914 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed as a secretary by A. Palmer Mitchell, U.S. Attorney General under President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. In 1921, she entered into private practice with Mitchell until her retirement.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Confederacy; AARP; and volunteered for Girl Scouts of Frederick, Md.

She is survived by one sister, Alta Ruth of Frederick; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Benny Jones, Walt Jones, Carlton Jones, Howard Jones, Fritz Jones and Donald Jones.

Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Md. The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Rosanna Shank

Rosanna Shank, 57, of 926 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 17, 1940, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Ulysses Earl and Anna Lorraine Langle Roser.

Her husband, Richard K. Shank, died in 1989.

She was employed with Personal Care of Hagerstown.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

She was a former member of Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary, Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia S. Smoot of Hagerstown; two sons, Richard J. Shank and Tony W. Shank, both of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori J. Shank; two sisters, Dorothy Roser and Ella Tressler; and three brothers, Donald Roser, Royer Roser and Robert Roser.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher J. Chantelau will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Raymond E. Starr

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