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March 23, 1998

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Irma M. Patrick

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Irma Mosell Patrick, 94, of Charles Town, died Friday, March 20, 1998, in Cleveland.

Born Aug. 16, 1903, in Charles Town, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Flora Duffie Snowden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin L. Patrick, in 1974.

She was a graduate of Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and received her master's of education from West Virginia University.

She taught for 44 years and was principal of the former Eagle Avenue School, Charles Town. She was the first black female principal in Jefferson County, W.Va.

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She was a member of St. Philips Episcopal Church, Charles Town, and the Women's Auxiliary.

She was a charter member of Modern Maids and Matrons Club, Charles Town.

She is survived by one son, Charles Shannon Hull of Bedford Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren, Stacey Hull, Charles Hull Jr., and Sharon Boiner; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Rideoutt, Clara Jackson and Yvonne Callowy; and three brothers, Charles Snowden Jr., Edgar Snowden and Margruder Snowden.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 411 S. Lawrence St., Charles Town. The Rev. Edward Greene will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Philips Episcopal Church, 411 S. Lawrence St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Mary R. High

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mary R. High, 102, of 101 Glen St., died Monday, March 23, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born Feb. 14, 1896, in Fayetteville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte Brown Schwartz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. High, in 1954.

She was a cook at restaurants in Chambersburg. She was retired.

She was a member of Christian Life Assembly of God Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Enola H. Kelso of Baltimore and M. Ruth Stubler of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Guy E. High; two sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Howard L. Beaver and the Rev. Willis I. Murray will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 1400 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Eva I. Shank

BOONSBORO - Eva Irene Shank, 99, a resident of Fahrney-Keedy Home, and formerly of 504 N. Main St., died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at the home.

Born Dec. 2, 1898, in Keedysville, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Annie M. Shifler Rohrer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Albert Shank, in 1992.

She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro.

She is survived by one sister, Mildred Rohrer of Boonsboro; one granddaughter, Helen Tait of Richmond, Va.; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Irene Shank Price.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro, Md. 21713.

Dennis E. Smith

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dennis E. "Smitty" Smith, 56, of 939 Park St., died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in Williamsburg, Va.

Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Waynesboro, he was the son of M. Annabelle Wiles Dentler of Waynesboro and the late Norvel E. Smith.

He was a 1960 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He attended Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, Md.

He was employed as a guard by Pinkerton Security at Mack Trucks, Hagerstown. He then worked at Victor Cullen, Sabillasville, Md., and at Grant Store in Waynesboro as a salesman. He was a manager of Waynesboro Radio Shack. He was employed as a guard by Franklin County Prison and Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pa. He retired on disability in 1995. He operated the hauling business You Call We Haul.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during the Cuban missile crisis.

He was a member of Otterbein United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

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