February 02, 1998

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Tuesday, February 3, 1998 Edition

Paul W. Defenderfer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul W. Defenderfer, 76, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, and formerly of 7525 Browns Mill Road, Chambersburg, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in the nursing home.

Born March 13, 1921, in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Edith Foust Defenderfer.

He was employed as a shipping supervisor by the former Anvil Products, now Beck Manufacturing, of Greencastle, Pa. He retired in 1971.


He was a member of Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, Chambersburg.

He is survived by two sisters, Pearl Fisher of Upton, Pa., and Blanche Defenderfer of Lemasters, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Frank Heckman of New Oxford, Pa., and Roy Heckman of Chambersburg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel A. Anderson, Ruth E. Finafrock and Grace V. Defenderfer.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Ken Gibble and the Rev. Donald Baker will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 30 minutes prior to the service.

Paul E. Mills Sr.

WILLIAMSPORT - Paul Everett Mills Sr., 73, of 11437 Kemps Mill Road, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 12, 1925, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Harry Milton and Bertha Belle Mowen Mills.

He was employed by the Washington County Board of Education until his retirement in 1990. He previously was employed by Victor Products Co. and Fairchild Aircraft Corp.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Clear Spring Historical Society.

He is survived by one daughter, Wilma Lee Swiger of Greensburg, Pa.; two sons, Paul E. Mills Jr. and Terry Mills, both of Clear Spring; one foster daughter, Joni Wiles of Hagerstown; four sisters, Nellie O'Dell of Raleigh, S.C., Edna Pike of Williamsport, Margie Resh of Hagerstown, and Betty Hornbaker of Willow Hill, Pa.; five brothers, Fred C. Mills of Pittsburg, Texas, Norman E. Mills of Antietam, Benjamin C. Mills of Hagerstown, Robert L. Mills and David L. Mills, both of Williamsport; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Mills, Esther Moore and Frances Chaney; three brothers, Harry Mills Jr., Charles Samuel Mills and Sherman Leroy Mills; and a longtime companion, Ruth Wiles.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Wednesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of friends and family.

H. Marie D. Rinehart

SMITHSBURG - H. Marie Dennis Rinehart, 83, of 14233 Rinehart Road, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at her home.

Born Aug. 25, 1914, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Hazel Karn Dennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Rinehart, in 1980.

She was a 1932 graduate of Clear Spring High School. She was a 1935 graduate of Emergency Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a registered nurse.

She was employed by a hospital in Washington, D.C., and then at Washington County Hospital for a total of 10 years. She then worked with her husband on the family farm.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring. She attended Ringgold Church of Christ and was a member of Good Neighbors Sunday School Class.

She was a member of Red Cross Nursing Service and the Navy Nurses Reserve Corps, both of Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Green Acres Homemakers Club, Smithsburg, and National AARP.

She was a volunteer at Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg.

She is survived by one son, Ronald A. Rinehart of Stevens, Pa.; three daughters, Rita M. Yeagy of Smithsburg, Rebecca D. Rinehart of Washington, D.C., and Ruth N. Tave of Glencoe, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Milton "Luke" Dennis.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Donald E. Conley will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of either St. Paul's Lutheran Church, c/o Matthew Chaney, 13746 National Pike, Clear Spring, Md. 21722; or Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Charles S. Burger

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Charles Samuel Burger, 64, of 2463 Hoffman Road, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at his home.

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