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Obituaries

January 18, 1998

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Elsie C. Flick

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elsie Chambers Flick, 77, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George A. and Helen Rebecca Hurd Chambers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. "Jack" Flick.

She retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen F. Healy of Philadelphia; one sister, Lillian Castle of Martinsburg; and one brother, Donald P. Chambers of Marina, Calif.

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She was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathleen Mabel Butler, Isabel Chambers and Nora Walters; and four brothers, Marion D. Chambers, Julian V. Chambers, Clayton Chambers and Allen B. Chambers Sr.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Al Clipp will officiate. Burial will be private.

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

Tilman Olson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tilman Olson, 96, formerly of 981 Locust St., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Franklin County Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 12, 1901, in Gilman, Iowa, he was the son of the late Ole O. and Louise Berntson Olson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Birdilla Ruth Olson, in 1994.

He was an orchard farmer for 35 years near Mont Alto, Pa.

He was a member of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church, Chambersburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Martha L. Short of Chambersburg and Ruth A. Thompson of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, George R. Olson of Kernersville, N.C., and Ronald L. Olson of Annapolis; one sister, Margaret Lackey of Phoenix; one brother, Otto Olson of Hereford, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, three sisters, four brothers, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Mont Alto Cemetery, Mont Alto.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church, 4073 Fetterhoff Chapel Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

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.; one sister, Merle Henson of Hagerstown; one brother, Kennethy Young of Hagerstown; 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.

Katherine E. Braidy

Katherine Elizabeth Braidy, 93, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born June 5, 1904, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Sadie Ellen Cline Chaney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Benjamin Braidy.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Frances E. Braidy of Westampton, N.J.; one sister, Madeline Chaney of Hagerstown; two brothers, Henry Chaney of Hagerstown and Roy Chaney; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Percy Griffith; five sisters, Lenora Chaney, Lola Chaney, Ethel Chaney, Mary Chaney and Sally Chaney; and six brothers, Carl Chaney, Albert Chaney, Bill Chaney, Harry Chaney, Howard Chaney and Raymond Chaney.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Walter Clark will officiate.

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

James D. Siner

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - James David Siner, 56, of 323 Moss Spring Ave., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 6, 1942, in Muskogee, Okla., he was the son of Booster and Mildred Collier Siner of Muskogee.

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