He worked at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown in the maintenance department. He retired in 1993.
He attended Conococheague Grace Brethren Church, Greencastle.
He was a life member of John M. Carter VFW Post 9862 of Gaithersburg, Md.
He is survived by his wife, Linda A. Sharp Souders, whom he married April 27, 1990; four daughters, Deborah J. Chilcote of Greencastle, Dawn M. Beers of Gilroy, Calif., Diane L. Harris of State Line, Pa. and Lorissa A. Souders of Cascade; four sons, Michael E. Souders of Morrow, Ohio, Martin E. Souders and Mark G. Souders, both of Hagerstown, and Carl G. Souders of Cascade; four sisters, Eva C. Stoner of Greencastle, Myrtle A. Seville of Chambersburg, Mary V. Beeler of Fayetteville, and Helen D. House of Elizabethtown, Pa.; one brother, Joseph L. Souders of Mercersburg, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters; and four brothers.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa. The Rev. Alan N. Clingan will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
The family requests the omission of flowers.
Memorial donations may be made to VFW National Children's Home, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 48823; or to one's local VFW post for transmittal to Children's Home.
Frederick L. Shank
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Frederick L. "Fred" Shank, 57, of 7500 Molly Pitcher Highway, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born May 19, 1940, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Donald L. and Joanna Foose Shank.
He was employed by HC Gabler, Chambersburg, where he was a truck driver. Earlier, he worked at the former Derose Industries for 22 years; and Morgan Drive Away, for 12 years.
He had attended Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, Shippensburg.
He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, Chambersburg.
He is survived by his wife, Carol L. Heckman Shank; one son, Rick D. Shank of Shippensburg; two daughters, Debra J. Higgins of Fayetteville, Pa. and Stephanie S. Shaw of Shippensburg; one stepson, Mark D. Strock of Shippensburg; one sister, Patricia Rodgers of Newville, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Private funeral services will be at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg. The Rev. Larry Sherdel will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.
Blaine A. Kerlin
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Blaine A. Kerlin, 61, of 3783 Buchanan Trail West, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at his home.
Born May 27, 1936, in Clear Ridge, Pa., he was the son of the late Luray Kerlin.
He was a 1954 graduate of Greencastle High School.
He was a supervisor at Mack Trucks, Hagerstown, having retired after 25 years of service. He then worked as a machinist for 10 years at JLG in McConnellsburg, Pa.
He served with the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church near Greencastle.
He was a social member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle; and was a charter member of Silver Star Saddle Club near Greencastle.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna F. Pentz Kerlin; three daughters, Kim Siner of Chicago, Diane Kerlin and Jodi Kerlin, both of Greencastle; one son, Dennis Kerlin of Greencastle; one brother, Ken Kerlin of Greencastle; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, Pa. The Rev. Glen A. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to American Heart Association, 225 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or American Diabetes Association, c/o Joan Goetz, 219 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.
Jessie E. Harden
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jessie Elizabeth Harden, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at the home of her caregiver, Evelyn L. Harden.
Born June 12, 1912, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Emory and Lillie Edna Cain Harden.
She attended New Hope School, Morgan County, W.Va.
She worked in local canning factories. She had been a homemaker in recent years.