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Obituaries

March 13, 1998

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Saturday, March 14, 1998 Edition

Zina E. Moody

Services for Zina Eileen "Pat" Moody, 43, of 222 Jonathan St., Hagerstown, who died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, will be Monday, March 16, at noon at Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Haru Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Violet M. Wheeler

Violet May Wheeler, 89, of 11906 Pheasant Trail, Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her home.

Born Jan. 28, 1909, in Fayette County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Violet Pryor Carroll.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Wheeler, in 1989.

She attended Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Wood of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald L. Criss; two sisters, Margaret Hagan and Irene Mahoney; and three brothers, Emmette Carroll, George Carroll and Andrew Carroll.

Services will be Monday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Bernard L. Witmer

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Bernard L. Witmer, 61, of 12070 Carol Ave., died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1936, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of Thelma M. Lindsay Witmer of Greencastle and the late Franklin L. Witmer.

He was a 1955 graduate of Greencastle High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years; and was a member of the Army National Guard of Maryland.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg after 23 years of employment.

He is survived by his wife, Cleona V. Juliano Witmer, whom he married April 20, 1958; one daughter, Christine I. Kulow of Fond du Lac, Wis.; one son, Anthony B. Witmer of Greencastle; three sisters, Mary C. Tosten of Greencastle, Linda I. Keefer and Helen L. Timmons, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; four brothers, Emmert F. Witmer, Donald G. Witmer and Lawrence H. Witmer, all of Greencastle and Harold L. Witmer of British Columbia, Canada; and two granddaughters.

Graveside funeral services will be Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, 3218 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. The Rev. Edward Heim will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.

Mary L. Ogden

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary L. Ogden, 92, a resident at Menno Haven and formerly of Walton, N.Y., died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Menno Haven.

Born July 21, 1905, in Hamden, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George Henry and Myrtle Taylor Loos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon B. Ogden, in 1989. They were married Aug. 10, 1932.

She graduated from Unadilla High School, Unadilla, N.Y. She graduated in 1930 from Oneonta Normal School, now Oneonta State College.

She was a homemaker.

She taught for five years in district schools in Delaware County, N.Y.

She was a member of Christian Missionary and Alliance Church, Walton, N.Y. She had been active in the church and Sunday School of United Presbyterian Church of DeLancey, N.Y.

She was a former member of Delaware Valley Hospital Board, Walton.

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Loos Spencer of Chambersburg; one niece and three nephews.

A memorial service will be today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Menno Haven, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg. Chaplain Vernon Isner and the Rev. Nelson Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery, Walton.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.

Melvin P. Reiff Jr.

NEW EAGLE, Pa. - Melvin Paul Reiff Jr., 50, of 22 Applewood Drive, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela, Pa.

Born Oct. 14, 1947, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Melvin P. and Esther R. Moats Reiff Sr. of Clear Spring.

He was a 1970 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Engineering.

He was employed by Eat and Park Restaurant in New Eagle.

He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jean Mowen Cunningham Reiff of New Eagle; two sons, Adrian E. Reiff and Jason P. Reiff, both at home; twin sisters, Saundra J. Beard and Sandra J. Rhodes, both of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Stacey Lynn Reiff, in 1975.

Services will be Monday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Robert E. Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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