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Obituaries

February 11, 1998

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Thursday, February 12, 1998 Edition

Rose M. Laughman

Rose Margarette Laughman, 65, of 119 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 9, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Grace Kretzer White.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by her husband, Larry J. Laughman; one brother, Kenneth W. White of Maugansville; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Bowers; one sister, Mary Dye; and six brothers, Paul White, Andrew White, Albert White, Ray White, Jack White and Preston White.

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Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Margaret L. Thomas

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret L. Thomas, 77, of 232 Linden Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at her home.

Born July 16, 1920, in Kasiesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Blair Koser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson E. Thomas, in 1996.

She worked at Mercersburg Sewing Factory. Later, she assisted her husband as bookkeeper in the operation of Wilson Thomas Garage and Radiator Service.

She and her husband sang on "Hymn Time" on Sunday mornings on WCHA and later WKSL radio for 44 years until 1996.

She was a member of Faith Temple Church of Cearfoss. For 40 years she served as treasurer and secretary of the church.

She is survived by a son, Larry E. Thomas Sr. of Mercersburg; five sisters, Vera Thomas, Frances Kerlin and Mildred Rubeck, all of Mercersburg, Betty Miller of Chambersburg and Grace Swope of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Charles E. Koser of Mercersburg and Donald Koser of Dover, Pa.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason L. Thomas; one sister, Anna Gress; and three brothers, Orville Koser, Alfred Koser and Elwood Koser.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Temple, 14015 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. The Rev Ronald Lynch, the Rev. W. David Kent and the Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The viewing will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg; and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Home Care, Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Mary S. Cool

ST. JAMES - Mary Susanna Cool, 66, of St. James, and 9121 Lidia Lane, Fairplay, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 25, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Claude and Lola Irene Brillhart Witmer.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of Cool's Collectibles, Williamsport, for 10 years, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of St. James Brethren Church.

She is survived by her husband, Herold Lewis Cool; one daughter, Denise S. Murray of Williamsport; one son, Dennis H. Cool of Keedysville; two sisters, Jessie I. Wynkoop of Cavetown and Carol Ann L. Staubs of Marlowe, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. James Brethren Church. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 Conococheague St., Williamsport. The funeral home will be open today after noon for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Md. 21781.

Floyd S. Fritz

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Floyd S. Fritz, 96, of 14126 Fort Loudon Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 18, 1901, in Little Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Merritt and Addie May Phenicie Fritz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma I. Weller Fritz, in 1988.

He farmed in the Kasiesville, Pa., area, retiring in 1966.

He is survived by a son, Maurice Fritz of Mercersburg; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcella Bricker; a son, Haskin Fritz; two grandchildren; a sister, and three brothers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Paul A. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Daniel H. McQuade

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Daniel H. McQuade, 64, of McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa.

Born Feb. 16, 1933, in Cito, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry J. and Thesta A. Carbaugh McQuade.

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