February 16, 1998

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Elwood J. Chaney

Elwood Junior "Cowboy" Chaney, 71, of 67 Madison Ave., Hagerstown, who died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, retired from Potomac Dye and Finishing Co. and was previously employed with Ryder Trucking as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Viola Chaney.

Myrtle V. Collins

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. Myrtle V. Collins, 74, of 6080 Molly Pitcher Highway North, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at her daughter's home in Duncannon, Pa.

Born March 14, 1923, in Doylesburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Jeannetta McLaughlin Yocum.

She was a 1941 graduate of Orbisonia High School.

She was employed as a seamstress for J. Schoeneman in Chambersburg for 32 years, retiring in 1985.


She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 606, Fort Loudon, Pa.; the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 6241, Mercersburg, Pa.; AMVETS Auxiliary Post 224, Chambersburg; and the Chambersburg chapter of AARP.

She is survived by her husband, John J. Collins; two daughters, Stella M. Burgard of Duncannon, and Diana K. Keebaugh of Chambersburg; two granddaughters and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Lillian; and five brothers, Andy Yocum, Morris Yocum, Johnson Yocum, Earnest Yocum and Clarence Yocum.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Patrick B. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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

William R. Reyer Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - William Robert "Bill" Reyer Jr., 43, of Route 1, Box 73, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 30, 1954, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Alice Mildred Bard Dick of Hagerstown, and the late William Robert Reyer Sr. He was the stepson of Larry A. Dick Sr. of Hagerstown.

He was employed as a foreman for Steve A. Clapper Associates in Frederick, Md., and previously was employed by Tri-State Roofing in Hagerstown.

He was of the Brethren faith.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 694, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Bonita K. Delauter of Falling Waters; two sons, Jeff L. Delauter of Williamsport, and Scott W. Reyer, at home; one sister, Liz A. Kitchen of Funkstown; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Ambulance Service, 30 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Minnie M. Kidwell

BIG POOL - Minnie Mae Kidwell, 102, formerly of 13101 Indian Springs Road, a resident of Clearview Nursing Home in Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1895, in Luray, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lock and Eda Ethel Ridge Smith.

Her husband, Carroll Offuct Kidwell, died in 1982.

She was employed as an operator with C&P Telephone Co., and as a clerk with Garonzic Co. in Hagerstown. She also was a farmer.

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock.

She is survived by one daughter, Theda K. Kieffer of Big Pool; one sister, Emma E. Burger of Hagerstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Rosie Mongan, Ora Suder, Lannah McLucas, Beulah Smith and Amy Smith; and four brothers, Edgar Smith, Curtis Smith, Mayette Smith and Elmer Smith.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown. The Rev. Allen Weatherholt will officiate.

Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, c/o the Rev. Allen Weatherholt, 2 E. High St., Hancock, Md. 21750.

Harry Warren Jr.

RIDGEWAY, W.Va. - Harry Warren Jr., 74, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 22, 1923, in Crellin, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Nellie Mae Butts Warren.

He retired from Westinghouse Electric.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

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