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March 17, 1998

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R. Gene Stoner

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - R. Gene Stoner, 55, of 8145 Oellig Road, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 22, 1942, in Mercersburg, he was the son of Carrie Rosenberry Stoner of Mercersburg and the late J. Wilbur Stoner.

He was a 1960 graduate of James Buchanan High School.

He was a dairy farmer. He was a partner in Stoner's Hijos Hill, Inc. of Mercersburg, and operated a produce stand near Mercersburg.


He was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church of Upton, Pa.

He was chairman of Peters Township Planning Commission. He was a member of MMPW Firemen's Relief Association; and Cumberland Valley Antique Tractor Association.

He was a member of the former American Stabilization Conservation Service, now the Farm Service Agency, and was chairman for nine years; Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; Franklin County Farm Land Preservation Board and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Advisory Board. In 1976 he was presented a Master Farmer Award by Pennsylvania Farmer Magazine.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Elener "Nell" Anderson Stoner, whom he married on April 20, 1962; one daughter, Roxanne Jean Stoner of Salisbury, N.C.; two sons, Darren Gene Stoner and Steven Ronald Stoner, both of Mercersburg; one sister, Patricia Dent of Chambersburg, Pa.; six brothers, William A. Stoner and Herbert L. Stoner, both of St. Thomas, Pa., John R. Stoner, Robert H. Stoner and David D. Stoner, all of Mercersburg and Jay W. Stoner of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. The Rev. Alan R. Wilson, the Rev. W. David Kent and the Rev. Harold E. Yeager will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg; and Thursday one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

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

Gladys U. Brane

FARMVILLE, Va. - Gladys U. Brane, 88, a resident of Holly Manor; and formerly of Charles Town, W.Va., died March 17, 1998.

She was born May 5, 1909, in Nashville, Tenn.

She worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy for 42 years as a procurement officer, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Charles Town Baptist Church.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Betty Gibbs of Farmville, Brenda Hopkins of Alexandria, Va., and Brian Brane of Pittsboro, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Robert Brane.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville.

Jean C. Nisley

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jean Carl Nisley, 83, of 50 Orchard Circle, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 3, 1915, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frederick Albert and Mary Eleanore Daugherty Nisley.

He was a graduate of Middletown (Pa.) High School; and received his bachelor of science degree in economics from Penn State University, State College, Pa. in 1952.

He was a retired owner and operator of Kelly Tire Sales in Martinsburg, W.Va.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He had previously served in the Army from 1934 to 1937 in the Philippine Islands.

He worked as a civilian employee with the U.S. Forces in the Office of Military Government for Germany from 1945 to 1949.

He was a post member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle; post member of Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373 of Greencastle; member of Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge 443, F & AM of Greencastle; and a member of Ancient Scottish Rite of Harrisburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ursula E. Geiger Nisley; two daughters, Janessa C. Nisley Carlisle of Hudson, N.Y., and Rebecca G. Nisley Dangman of Avon, Conn.; one son, John J. Nisley of Atlanta, Ga.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

There will be no public viewing.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Rose L.G. White

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Rose Louise Gallo White of Little Rock, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 15, 1998.

She was the daughter of the late Rosa Lettiere and Santo F. Gallo Sr.

She received her nursing degree from Monmouth College in New Jersey.

She worked in the burn unit at Monmouth Memorial Hospital. She worked for Dr. E. Margaret Sullivan, and the Washington County Health Department.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

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