March 26, 1998

NOTE: publishes the obituaries that run in The Morning Herald edition. To view previous obituaries, please see our archives section.

Friday, March 27, 1998 Edition

Harry M. Ganoe

Harry Melvin "Bud" Ganoe, 87, of 111 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Citizens Memorial Nursing Home, Frederick, Md.

Born Jan. 24, 1911, in Romney, W.Va., he was the son of the late John and Ida Hannis Ganoe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary G. Mullenix Ganoe, in 1965.

He began his employment with Fairchild Aircraft in 1941, retiring in 1975.

He was a member of Moose Club and Eagles of Hagerstown.

He is survived by one daughter, Betty Lee O'Neill of Brunswick, Md.; two sons, Charles A. Ganoe of Boonsboro and Cecil M. Ganoe of St. Thomas, Pa.; one sister, Margaret Davis of Romney; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a companion, Jeanette Houghton of Hagerstown.


He was preceded in death by one sister; two brothers; and a great-grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Beatrice I. Ingram

SHARPSBURG - Beatrice Irene Myers Ingram, 70, of 3622 Harpers Ferry Road, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Antietam Furnace, Md., she was the daughter of the late Samuel K. Myers and Lillie McCoy Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Luther "Garold" Ingram, in 1995.

She was a homemaker. She retired as a seamstress after 28 years with La'iglon Sewing Factory and R&J Sportswear.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by one son, David L. "Terry" Ingram of Sharpsburg; two sisters, Frances Tenant of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Phyllis L. Knight of Hagerstown; one brother, W. Leroy Marshall of Sharpsburg; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Louise Martin and S. Jean Hammersia; and one brother, Charles Kenneth "Tunnie" Myers.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Samples Manor Cemetery, Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Ernest Witmer and Terry Eugene Marshall will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. 21713, today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Helen I. Keller

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Helen I. McKee Keller, 80, a former resident of 25 N. Potomac St., died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Franklin County Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 9, 1917, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Thompson McKee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Platt Jr., in 1961. They were married in 1939.

She was a graduate of John Harris High School, Harrisburg, Pa.

She was employed as an executive secretary for Penn Harris Hotel in Harrisburg for 10 years. She was then employed for eight years at Heritage Greeting Card Co., Waynesboro, retiring in 1982.

She is survived by one son, Terry L. Platt of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son, Earl "Tim" Platt III; and three sisters.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Joseph A. Williamson

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Joseph A. "Joe" Williamson, 82, of Falling Waters, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at his home.

Born May 26, 1915, in Cold Stream, W.Va., he was the son of the late Omer and Grace Wolfe Williamson.

He was a 1936 graduate of Capon Bridge High School.

He was retired. He worked at Milmar Plastics, Hagerstown; Fairchild, Hagerstown; and O'Boyle Tank Lines, Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, where he was an usher and a member of the Administrative Board.

He was a former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 16; a member of Junior Order UAM Local 35, Martinsburg; and a volunteer of Berkeley County Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Haines Williamson, whom he married May 25, 1937; one daughter, Donna Fieth of San Diego; one son, Allen Williamson of Martinsburg, W.Va.; four grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one son, Maurice E. "Moe" Williamson; and one daughter, Mary E. Williamson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church, Marlowe, W.Va. Dr. Ray Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Timber Ridge Cemetery, Highview, W.Va.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va.

The Herald-Mail Articles