March 14, 1998

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J. "Eber" Moats

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. - J. "Eber" Moats, 87, of New Cumberland; and formerly of 10901 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va.

Born Aug. 17, 1910, in Fairview, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry and Emma C. Creager Moats.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet R. Cook Moats, in 1990. They were married August 1926.

He attended school in Quincy Township, Quincy, Pa.

He was employed as a salesman and an engineer first at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro from 1938 to 1947 and then at Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro from 1947 until his retirement in 1975. He later worked as a consultant for Castle Machine Co., Greencastle.


He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro since 1932, where he taught Men's Bible Class and Sunday School. He also was a member of Christian Volunteer Quartet for 15 years.

He is survived by his adopted daughter, Sharon L. Martin of New Cumberland; two sisters, Mary V. Moats, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and Annie Lehman of Fairfield, Pa.; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Moats; one son, James Moats, in 1966; one stepson, Robert Moats; two sisters, Rebecca Moats and Cecilia Moats; and three brothers, Omar Moats, William Daniel Moats and Charles Moats.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Michael V. Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268; or Christian Missionary Alliance, 13th Street, Weirton, W.Va. 26062.

Doris Z. House

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - Doris Z. House, 61, of Hustontown, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Maddensville, Pa., she was the daughter of Roy Wilson of Hustontown and the late Bernice Brown Wilson.

She was a homemaker. She had been employed at Sagner Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., for more than 18 years. She and her husband had previously owned and operated House's Citgo, Hustontown, Pa., for 20 years.

She was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Clem "Mick" House of Hustontown; four children, Richard A. Zittle of Mercersburg, Pa., Veronica L. Scott of Chambersburg, Pa., Gary D. Zittle of Burke, Va., and Valerie L. Zittle of Hagerstown; three stepchildren, Sally R. Lofstedt of Cerritos, Calif., Robert C. House of Newburg, Pa., and Roger L. House of Breezewood, Pa.; one brother, John Wilson of Cape Coral, Fla.; four sisters, Eunice Hawbaker of McConnellsburg, Bernadine Mills and Patsy Mellott, both of Hustontown and Daphne Fraker of Fort Littleton, Pa.; seven grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth Cornelius will officiate. Burial will be in Hustontown Cemetery, Hustontown, Pa.

Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eugene P. Snyder

KEYSER, W.Va. - Eugene Porter Snyder, 78, of Jake Staggers Road, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Millhein, Pa., he was the son of the late Porter Glen and Hazel E. Plunket Snyder.

He was a graduate of Hancock College of Aeronautics, Santa Maria, Calif.

He was a retired first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism during the war.

Following the war, he worked as safety director and personnel manager at Marquette Cement Co. in Hagerstown, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Reeses Mill, W.Va..

He was a member of LOOM 662, Keyser; Boyce-Houser Post 41 American Legion, Keyser; Queens Point Memorial Post 6675 VFW, McCoole, Md.; 7th Photo Group Association; and Eighth Air Force Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Staggers Snyder; two daughters, Donna Armstrong and Suzanne Short, both of Hagerstown; one son, Thomas Snyder of Virginia; two sisters, Sally Garthwaite of Terre Haute, Ind. and Gladys A. Miller of Ponoka Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dallas Forren will officiate. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery, Reeses Mill.

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