November 22, 1997

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Sunday, November 22, 1997 Edition

Ethel V. Spangler

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ethel Virginia Stubbs Spangler, 68, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Feb. 9, 1929, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Ethel Louise Lowe Stubbs.

She was formerly the credit department supervisor at Sears.

She was a member of Greensburg United Methodist Church, where she was a member of Bible Study Group.

She was a member of DAV Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Spangler; three daughters, Sharon Schmedicke of Frederick, Md., Elaine Wilkinson of Aspen Hill, Md., and Janice Smith of Martinsburg; one son, Jay White of Germantown, Md.; one stepson, John Stephen Spangler of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one sister, Jean Sullivan of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one brother, William Edward Stubbs of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one uncle; three nephews; and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Smith.

Funeral services will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. John R. Yost will officiate.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Md.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of W.Va., 415 Dickinson St., P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25339-3980.

John J. Bowen

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - John Jasper Bowen, 74, of John Brown Farm, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Facquier County Hospital, Warrenton, Va.

Born April 5, 1923, in Randolph County, Ala., he was the son of the late John William and Julie Mitchell Bowen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Michelina Mary Bowen, in 1983.

He was a master plumber, having retired as a plumbing inspector for Fairfax County, Va.; earlier, he was a self-employed plumber.

He had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Shannondale Club LTD, Harpers Ferry; Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town; Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, Charles Town; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948, Charles Town; and Macon-Ware Masonic Lodge 192, Falls Church, Va.

He is survived by one daughter, Kamela M. "Shelly" Eberwein of Harpers Ferry; one son, Michael Bowen of LaGrange, Ga.; one sister, Ruth Sprayberry of LaGrange; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lena Brumblow, Willie Lipp, Minnie Walker and Cora Chatham; and one brother, Charlie Bowen.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town. The Rev. Rance Sprayberry will officiate. Burial will be in St. Andrews on the Mount, Harpers Ferry.

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

Aline S. Bunker

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Aline Simone Bunker, 58, of Hedgesville, and formerly of Baltimore, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at her home.

Born Jan. 27, 1939, in Lowell, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Emile and Ernestine Grady Lambert.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, of 28 years, John Edward Bunker; four daughters, Joline M. Kesecker of Hedgesville, Kelly M. Jennings and Patricia A. Allen, both of Baltimore and Erin M. Peterson of Edgewood, Md.; one son, Gerald "Sammy" Bunker of Acton, Mass.; four sisters, Jeanne Guay, Theresa Dominique, Pauline Ducharme and Doris Neal, all of Lowell; two brothers, Robert Lambert and Ernest Lambert, both of Lowell; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Lambert and Lucille Champagne; and two brothers, Leo Lambert and Edmond Lambert.

The Funeral Liturgy will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. John S. Ledford will be celebrant. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Morgan County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, where a vigil will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. The funeral home will be open today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

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