January 20, 1998

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Wednesday, January 21, 1998 Edition

Olive M. Kriner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Olive Mae Kriner, 92, of 405 Park Circle, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born Sept. 20, 1905, in Williamson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Luther H. and Dessie Barnes Bitner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Statler E. Kriner, in 1960.

She retired from H.J. Heinz Co., Chambersburg.

She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Williamson.

She was a member of St. Thomas American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Lester "Betty" Malone of Chambersburg; one son, Robert Kriner of St. Thomas, Pa.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Services will be Thursday at 11 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, St. Thomas. The Rev. Alan R. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Williamson, Pa. 17270.

Alice R. Potter

Alice Rebecca Potter, 81, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at her home.

Born Dec. 19, 1916, in Monrovia, Md., she was the daughter of the late Maurice M. and Mary C. Krom Mount.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Potter, in 1977.

She is survived by a son, Maurice A. Mount of Hagerstown; two brothers, James W. Mount and Maurice M. Mount, both of Mount Airy, Md.; and one grandson.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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

Robert L. Helman Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Robert L. Helman Sr., 94, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of Rock Hill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born June 9, 1903, in Guilford Township, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Caroline Sprenkle Helman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Ruth Henry Helman, in 1971. They were married Oct. 27, 1927.

He was a retired farmer and a part-time carpenter. In his early life, he worked on the Western Maryland Railroad and the former Hess Brother Orchards of Five Forks, Pa.

He was a member for more than 50 years of Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church near Chambersburg, where he was a trustee and on the administrative board.

He had been a director of Farmer's Creamery in Greencastle, Pa.; former member of Shady Grove Ruritan Club; and former member of Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

He is survived by seven daughters, Joretta Wise, Esther Beaver and Shirley Helman, all of Waynesboro, Evelyn Oaks of Clear Spring, Melzina Dice and Alma Walter, both of Chambersburg and Pauline Seibert of Spring Run, Pa.; four sons, Robert Helman Jr., Ronald Helman and Leonard Helman, all of Chambersburg, and Elwood Helman of Waynesboro; three brothers, Glenn Helman of Hagerstown, Eugene Helman of Fayetteville, Pa., and Carroll Helman of Chambersburg; 33 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harold Helman, in 1943; one grandson; two great-grandsons; five sisters; and five brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Robert L. Basom will officiate. Burial will be in Falling Spring Reformed Mennonite Church Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles T. Smith Jr.

THURMONT, Md. - Charles Thomas "Tom" Smith Jr., 56, of Thurmont, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

Born May 13, 1941, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Alice Rosalie Batt Smith Sr.

He was owner and operator of Ridge Electrical Systems Inc. of Frederick for more than 30 years.

He was a charter member and elder of Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship of Frederick; and an affiliate member of Eylers Valley Chapel, Thurmont.

He was a board member of Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, of 20 years, Anna Maria Phelps Smith; four children, William Clarence Smith of Tipton, Okla., Lucinda Mae Smith of New Market, Md., Miranda Anne Smith and Esther Rosalie "Rosie" Smith, both of Thurmont; one sister, Elizabeth Smith of Frederick; three grandchildren; and two aunts.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. The Rev. Kenneth C. Hamrick, pastor of Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship and the Rev. Bud Kibbe will officiate. Burial will be private.

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