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Obituaries

December 17, 1997

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Woodrow W. Domer

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Woodrow Wilson Domer, 81, of Kearneysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Shenandoah Nursing Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Nov. 7, 1916, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Francis Marion and Katherine Mahoney Domer.

He retired as an electrician from J.J. Altman Co., Greencastle, Pa.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a member of Red men Club, Williamsport.

He is survived by three sons, Clyde R. Domer of Emmitsburg, Md., Carl Raymond Domer and Woodrow W. Domer, both of Virginia; two granddaughters; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

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He was preceded in death by one daughter; three sisters, Peggy Lowery, Alice Domer and Annie Mahoney; and one brother, Claude Domer.

Memorial services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town, W.Va. The Rev. Donna Herritt will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no visitation.

Ruby D. Binkley

CLEAR SPRING - Ruby Denise Martin Binkley, 65, of 13530 Mercersburg Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born May 27, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Albert and Mary Kathryn Tewalt Martin.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, where she was Sunday school librarian. She was active with the junior choir and was a member of the adult choir.

She was a former associate of Clear Spring Ambulance Club; and volunteered with the American Red Cross as a first aid and CPR instructor.

She is survived by her husband, Dale E. Binkley; one daughter, Denise E. Binkley of Clear Spring; two sons, Dennis Everett Binkley of Edgewood, Md., and Donald Eugene Binkley of Mercersburg, Pa.; one sister, Edith Keefer of Hagerstown; one brother, Ronald Benedict of Frederick, Md.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J. Edward Benedict.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard P. Yates and the Rev. J. Clark Hayes will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Emilia D. Davis

Emilia Dutra Davis, 82, of 20 Richmond St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born March 1, 1915, in Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria deAndrade.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her former husband, Ben Davis, of Hagerstown; one daughter, Sandra Lee Davis of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ezaltina E. Nascimento of East Providence, R.I., and Amelia E. Andrews of Pawtucket, R.I.; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by 12 sisters and brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. George A. Limmer will be celebrant. Entombment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Rieman L. Beeler

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rieman L. Beeler, 84, of 217 Dickinson Ave., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born June 20, 1913, in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Ada Barkdoll Stouffer.

Her husband, Samuel E. Beeler, died in 1956. They were married on Oct. 6, 1936.

She was a 1931 graduate of Smithsburg High School and graduated from Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia as a registered nurse. She studied music at Syracuse University.

Early in life, she was a private duty nurse in Washington, D.C. She later worked at Waynesboro Knitting Mill and then part-time in the Waynesboro Hospital Dietary Department.

She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro, where she played piano and organ.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce E. Morissette of Chicopee, Mass., and Margaret B. Honodel of Waynesboro; two sons, Thomas E. Beeler of Seattle and John G. Beeler of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Jane Seaward of Luther Ridge in Chambersburg, and Phyllis Stouffer of Waynesboro; one brother, Samuel Stouffer of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Harne and Helen Kaiser Gartside; and one brother, Roger Stouffer.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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