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Obituaries

December 21, 1997

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Monday, December 22, 1997 Edition

Luther N. Martin

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Luther N. Martin, 82, of 12288 Charmain Lane, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born March 23, 1915, in Adams County, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Stem Martin.

He was a graduate of University of Missouri, received his MBA from Duke University and attended Shenandoah College.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ.

He was founder and owner of Luther Martin Real Estate and Insurance Companies of Blue Ridge Summit. For a number of years he owned and operated Martin's Hardware.

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He was a member of Waynesboro Masonic Lodge, Harrisburg Consistory, and Zembo Temple.

He was active in the Franklin County Republican Party and served as a committeeman.

He was a former member of the board and past president of Fairfield National Bank, former member of the board of Washington Township Municipal Authority, a life member of Blue Ridge Fire Co. and a member of Cascade American Legion, Waynesboro Country Club, Waynesboro Elks Club, Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association and Fairfield AMVETS.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary R. Lindquist of Sabillasville, Md.; one sister, Florence Seiferd of Fairfield; and one brother, Robert Martin Sr. of Fairfield.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in St. Jacobs Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jacobs United Church of Christ, Fairfield, Pa. 17320.

Catherine A.P. Horst

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Catherine A. Peterson Horst, 84, of 1422 Milnor Road, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital in Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Oct. 3, 1913, in Pierce, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John William and Blanche Ellen Nestor Myers. She lived her early life in the Ben Bush, W.Va., area.

She attended school in the Thomas, W.Va., school system.

Her first husband, Ray William Peterson, died in 1944. They were married Oct. 26, 1929.

Her second husband, Clyde H. Horst, died in 1993. They were married Oct. 28, 1948.

She was a riveter and timekeeper for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown from 1943 to 1961. She then was a school bus driver with Greencastle-Antrim School District, where she transported handicapped children to Franklin Learning Center in Chambersburg, Pa. She retired from the school district in 1985.

She attended Otterbein United Brethren Church in Greencastle.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Catherine Kinsey of Greencastle; one son, Ray Peterson Jr. of Greencastle; four sisters, Virginia Belinc of New Jersey, Leona McClellan of LaVale, Md., Carol Cianfaglione of Painesville, Ohio, and Cecelia Bozeglav of Chardon, Ohio; one brother, Gary Myers of Madison, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dortha Mazza, Sarah Peters and Margaret Myers; and two brothers, Marshall and Townsend Myers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., in Greencastle. The Rev. David G. Rawley will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church Cemetery in Cearfoss.

The family will receive friends at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, today from 7 to 9 p.m.; and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Minnie M.S. Umberger

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Minnie Mae Snyder Umberger, 92, of 13366 Main St., and a resident of Manor Care Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Manor Care.

Born May 20, 1905, in Fort Loudon, she was the daughter of the late John and Earl Lottie Guyer Walck.

Her first husband, David W. Snyder, died in 1959.

She owned and operated Patsy's Place in Cove Gap for a number of years.

She was a past member of Fort Loudon American Legion 606.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Umberger, whom she married in 1972; one daughter, Betty Mellott of Fort Loudon; three sons, David Snyder Jr. of Dry Run, Pa., Robert E. Snyder of Chambersburg, and Tadd W. Snyder of Greencastle, Pa.; three sisters, Agnes Mowen, Bertha Mowen and Helen Millhouse, all of Greencastle; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas, Pa. The Rev. Belvy White will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Lemasters, Pa.

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