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December 06, 1997

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Baneta F.M. Hunter

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Baneta Florence Miller Hunter, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 19, 1917, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Achsah Belle McClung Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morgret Hunter, in 1978. They were married June 20, 1941.

She earned her bachelor's degree in education from Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

She and her husband owned and operated Hunter's Hardware, Berkeley Springs. She also was a reading teacher with the Morgan County public schools, retiring in 1978. Earlier, she taught at The Pines Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Most recently, she had been a homemaker.


She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs, where she served as organist and as a Sunday school teacher.

She had served on the board of directors of the Morgan County Public Library. She was active with Girl Scouts and Women's Club of Morgan County.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Hunter and Jean Hunter Dick, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Sylvia Dahlstrom of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Dee Shirk of Lady Lake, Fla.; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Miller.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kathy Dawson will officiate. Burial will be private. The funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morgan County Public Library, c/o Children's Fund, 210 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; Morgan County Rescue Service Building Fund, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411; or Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co. Building Fund, P.O. Box 142, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Ruth C. Stalling

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ruth C. Stalling, 88, a resident of Canterbury Nursing Home and formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Sept. 17, 1909, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wright and Pearl Dunaway Clendening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stalling, in 1976.

She attended Leetown School; and was a 1928 graduate of Kings Daughters Hospital Training School for Nurses.

She was a visiting nurse for Metropolitan Insurance Co. in Hagerstown and in New Jersey.

She was a member of Leetown United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Frances C. Bradshaw and Pauline C. Kantner, both of Martinsburg; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, A. Elizabeth Clendening; and five brothers, Robert C. Clendening, D. Wright Clendening, J. Leonard Clendening, Edgar Lee Clendening and J. Paul Clendening.

Graveside services will be private.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

Betty Baumgarten

SALISBURY, Md. - Betty Baumgarten, 69, a resident of Deer's Head Center, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at Penninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury.

Born Nov. 12, 1928, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Miriam Robison.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Baumgarten of Hagerstown; one son, James Baumgarten of Stockton, Md.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private and at a later date.

Arrangements are by Bounds Funeral Home, 705 E. Main St., Salisbury.

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