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Obituaries

April 02, 1998

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Friday, April 3, 1998 Edition

Catharine M. Stover

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Catharine M. Hess Stover, 86, of 244 N. Grant St., died of a heart attack Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Nov. 20, 1911, near Wayne Heights in Washington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Elsie M. Gardenhour Hess.

In her early years, she was employed at Waynesboro Knitting Co.; and Dreyfuss Men's Store, both of Waynesboro.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, and served as a deaconess since 1948; was active in Undershepherd Program; Women's Fellowship; and was a former Sunday school teacher.

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She was a member of Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary; North Chapter 739 AARP; and national AARP. She was active with the Meals on Wheels program in Waynesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn G. Stover, whom she married June 2, 1934; two daughters, Joyce A. Jordan of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Nancy S. Neff of Lancaster, Pa.; six sisters, Aileen R. Stine and Winona Wishard, both of Waynesboro, Marie T. Chartrand and Jean L. Spitzer, both of Alexandria, Va., Leah Belle Hoover of Mont Alto, Pa., and Dorothy M. Bonebrake of Abbottstown, Pa.; one brother, Melvin R. Hess of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl McKenzie; and one brother, Austin Hess.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. Pastor Brent K. Driver will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Pearl R. House

Pearl Rodetta House, 93, of 1034 Corbett St., Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 3, 1905, in Augusta, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David A. and Daisey Missouri Miller Hott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David A. House, in 1969.

She was a member of Woodpoint Christian Chapel.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy McClung, Erma Snyder and Tempe Faye Swope, all of Hagerstown, Thelma German of Washington, D.C., and Judy Moore of Big Pool, Md.; three sons, Harry C. House and Donald L. House, both of Hagerstown, and Leroy C. House of Boonsboro; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Poffenberger and Ethel Biser; four brothers, Leathy Hott, George Hott, Taylor Hott and Riley Hott; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Noel L. Huffman 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.

Memorial donations may be made to Woodpoint Christian Chapel, 317 Woodpoint Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Vada A. Keller

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Vada A. Elliott Keller, 87, a guest of Shook Nursing Home; and formerly of 219 N. Allison St., Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born May 2, 1910, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Annie Snider Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray G. Keller, in 1997. They were married Nov. 22, 1929.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle, and served on Grace Snyder Guild.

She was a member of AARP North Chapter 739, Waynesboro.

She is survived by two daughters, Pearl E. Stockslager of Greencastle and Linda K. Valentine of Waynesboro, Pa.; one son, Henry R. Keller of Chambersburg; one sister, Janet V. Johnson of Greencastle; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lyman Elliott, in 1990.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle. The Rev. Donald L. McBride will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Helen M. Brindle

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Helen M. Brindle, 76, a resident of Caledonia Manor, and formerly of 179 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Caledonia Manor.

Born July 22, 1921, in Greene Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Wilton and Emma Jean Reber Mull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Russell Brindle, in 1961.

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