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January 28, 1998

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Wednesday, January 28, 1998 Edition

Isabel R. McKean

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Isabel R. Belle McKean, 88, of 901 Summit Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1909, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Truman John and Carrie Elizabeth Tarner Kirkpatrick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur B. McKean, on Sept. 18, 1982. They were married July, 30, 1930.

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She is a 1928 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Waynesboro.

She was also a member of Waynesboro Country Club, Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary, Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro, BPO Elks Lodge #731 Ladies Auxiliary in Waynesboro, and the National AARP. She belonged to several card clubs in the area and played golf.

She is survived by one son, Wilbur E. Gene McKean of Arlington, Va.; one grandson, Eric E. McKean of Texas; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard D. McKean; two sisters, Clara C. Holland and Grace Kirkpatrick; and three brothers, Harold L. Kirkpatrick, Ralph T. Kirkpatrick and Truman C. Kirkpatrick.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, 6 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Preston A. Butts

INWOOD, W.Va. - Preston A. "Peck" Butts, 78, of Inwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 22, 1919, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Vernon M. and Lena May Thornton Butts.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Delong Butts.

He was a 1937 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from Martin Marietta.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in the South Pacific.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was a member of Martinsburg Lodge 120 Loyal Order of Moose; Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW; and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara L. Jensen of Grand Forks, N.D.; one son, James V. Butts of Martinsburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Whitacre and Dorothy Rudy; and one brother, Tressler Butts.

Services will be Thursday at 2:45 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg. Military graveside services will be conducted by Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

Irene M. Schumacher

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Irene M. Schumacher, 80, of Chambersburg, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at the home of her daughter in Greencastle, Pa.

Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Henry, Ill., she was the daughter of the late William and Katherine Hoscheit Daum.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert A. Schumacher, in 1993. They were married May 21, 1938.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Guarriello of Greencastle and Ellen Kain of Medina, Ohio; three sons, Leon Schumacher of Plano, Texas, Gerald Schumacher of Newton, N.J., and William Schumacher of Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Ralph Daum of Peru, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Valentine's Catholic Church, Peru. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Peru.

Visitation will be at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour prior to the service. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Naomi R.L. Weaver

WILLIAMSPORT - Naomi Ruth Lantz Weaver, 87, of 16505 Virginia Ave., died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Titus and Annie Izora Miller Lantz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Weaver, in 1982.

She was employed by Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing Co. Inc.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by one brother, Charles K. Lantz of Hagerstown; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Esta I. Lantz, Frances L. Werking and Myrtle K. Irving; and two brothers, William M. Lantz and Lloyd S. Lantz.

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