April 12, 1998

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Monday, April 13, 1998 Edition

Lena M. Shives

CLEAR SPRING - Lena Merle Shives, 93, a resident of Mennonite Old Peoples Home in Maugansville and formerly of Ernstville, Md., died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at the home.

Born March 8, 1905, in Big Pool, Md., she was the daughter of the late Upton Clay and Manie Josephine French Shives.

She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School and Towson State University.

She was a retired school teacher, having 42 years of service in the Washington County School system, starting in 1925 in one-room schools at Orchard Ridge and Shanktown. She was the principal at Indian Springs School for 16 years and taught her remaining 20 years at Clear Spring Elementary.


She was a life member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Big Pool, Md., where she taught and was a former Sunday school superintendent.

She was a member of Cumberland Valley Chorus; Christian Endeavor; Towson Alumni Association and Clear Spring Historical Society.

She is survived by one niece, Janice Shives Kelley of Clear Spring; and two nephews, Gene Shives of Clear Spring and Donald Shives of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Clay U. Shives, in 1978.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool. The Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Historical Society, c/o Lisa Poole, 155 Cumberland St., Clear Spring, Md. 21722.

Arrangements are by Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., Clear Spring.

Gerald J. Pendley Sr.

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Gerald James Pendley Sr., 68, of 3808 Brethren Church Road, died April 10, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1929, in Lovettsville, Va., he was the son of Alexis A. Pendley of Lovettsville and Virginia Swope Pendley Compher of Gore, Va.

He was employed for 23 years with H.C. Summers in Jefferson, Md.; and was self-employed as a mechanic for 15 years. He retired in 1991.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Esther P. Dillow Pendley; one daughter, Pamela Summers of Myersville; three sons, Gerald Pendley Jr. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Terry Pendley and Alexis Pendley, both of Frederick, Md.; four sisters, Shirley Jordan of Harpers Ferry, Phyllis Reynolds of Gore, Carolyn Settles of Strasburg, Va., and Virginia Lee Bauserman of Winchester, Va.; three brothers, Wallace Pendley of Orlando, Fla., George Pendley of Gainesville, Ga., and David Compher of Kearneysville, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Pendley and Allen Pendley.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Walter Carey Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Myersville.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ellen M. Starliper

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ellen M. Starliper, 85, a resident of ManorCare Health Services; formerly of 11 Cambridge Lane, Chambersburg, the home of her granddaughter, Kim Bupp; and Greencastle, Pa.; died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Feb. 8, 1913, in Williamson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Anna Christman Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Starliper, in 1969.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Antrim Assembly of God Church of Greencastle.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Elliott of Greencastle and Anna Suders of Marion, Pa.; one sister, Rachael Gelsinger of Chambersburg; one brother, Harvey Barnes of Shippensburg, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Bupp in 1961; two sons, Glenn W. Starliper in 1989 and Raymond S. "Buddy" Starliper in 1991; two sisters; and one brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Alvin Goetz and the Rev. Ken Wenger will officiate. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa.

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

Harry L. Tabler

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Harry Louis Tabler, 71, of Shepherdstown, died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at his home.

Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Daniel Harvey and Lola Virginia Walker Tabler.

He was a graduate of Shepherdstown High School.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he served during World War II in the Pacific Campaign. He also was in the atomic testing program at Bikini Atoll.

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