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Obituaries

January 17, 1998

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Viola G. Bloyer

WILLIAMSPORT - Viola Grace Swope Bloyer, 104, of 16505 Virginia Ave., Homewood Retirement Center, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born June 5, 1893, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Hester A. Kline Swope.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, G. William Bloyer, in 1970.

She was a 1914 graduate of Washington County High School.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was a member of Lutheran Church Women.

She was a member of Dry Run Homemakers Club; and Clear Spring Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, Mildred M. Powell of Clear Spring; one son, W. Robert Bloyer of Hagerstown; four granddaughters, Linda R. Bloyer of Upper Marlboro, Md., Dr. Rebecca B. Masters of Hershey, Pa., Dana M. Powell of Richmond, Va., and Wendy S. Fraker of Williamsport; one grandson, Jason W. Powell of Laurel, Md.; and three great-grandsons.

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She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evalyn Miles and Beulah Bachtell; and one brother, Harry Swope Sr.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Steven Amundson and the Rev. Willard F. Rahn will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, c/o Matthew Chaney, 12527 National Pike, Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Lucy M. Rohrer

Lucy May Rohrer, 71, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Potomac Towers, Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Edward and Florence Elizabeth Sharer Young.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by five daughters, Leah Suzanne Detwiler and Doritta Helen Bloom, both of Hagerstown, Linda Lou Anderson of Greencastle, Pa., Mary Christine Hoff of Mercersburg, Pa., and Joel Darlene Marshall of Sharpsburg; two sons, Philip Henry Rohrer Jr. of Smithsburg and Micaiah Rohrer of Five Points, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Easterday and Fay Boward; and four brothers, Edward Young, Charles Young, Ned Young and Jack Young.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. John Angle will officiate.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport.

Rose G. Padgett

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rose Gaddess Padgett, 78, a resident of Heartland Nursing Home, and formerly of Washington, D.C., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born April 13, 1919, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Stockton and Pearl Marshall Gaddess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Kenneth Padgett, in 1989.

She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Washington, D.C.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Episcopal faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Aideen Padgett Raney of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one sister, Virginia Gaddess Loomis of Bethesda, Md.; two grandchildren, Jon Jeffrey Carter and Ralph Carter Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Jon Ryan Carter, Jessica Nicole Carter and Anthony Edward Carter.

She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Nelson Padgett, in 1990; two sisters, Marion Gaddess Paisley and Dorothy Gaddess; and one brother, Thomas Stockton Gaddess Jr.

Graveside services will be private at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Ranch for Children, P.O. Box 60100, Boulder City, Nev. 89006; or to Childrens Diabetes Research Foundation, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd., Charles Town, W.Va.

Roland P. Miner

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Roland Pearre Miner, 91, of Waynesboro, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Oct. 13, 1906, near Ringgold, he was the son of the late David Calvin and Fannie Bell Bowers Miner.

In 1931, he worked for John Burger on his farm in Quincy, Pa. From 1934 to 1960, he was employed at Quincy Orphanage Dairy. Later, he worked at Mills Gas Station, Waynesboro; and then prior to retiring in 1970, he was employed in the stockroom at Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro.

He was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ, Ringgold, where he was a member of Willing Workers Sunday School Class; and served as a deacon.

He was a member of Senior Citizens Center, Smithsburg; Smithsburg Chapter AARP; and National AARP.

He is survived by his wife, of more than 68 years, Cecil C. Shifflett Miner; one daughter, Edith M. Nelson of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Ringgold Church of Christ, Ringgold. Pastor Donald E. Conley will officiate. Burial will be in Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

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