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Obituaries

April 17, 1998

Lydia F. Keener

Lydia Fannie Keener, 75, of 13818 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born March 27, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clinton J. and Edna B. Bucher Keener.

She was a domestic homemaker for Mary H. Wittmer of Hagerstown for 52 years.

She was a member of Mercersburg Mennonite Church and the Maugansville Homemaker's Club.

She is survived by a brother, Adriel J. Keener of Maugansville; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel N. Gehman and Ella M. Keener; and a brother, Eldad J. Keener.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Albert L. Leaf Memorial Chapel of Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Revs. Manny Martin and Nelson L. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery, Cearfoss.

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Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mercersburg Mennonite Church, 10060 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, Pa. 17236; or to Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, 13343 Williamsport Pike, Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

Virginia S. Everhart

HALLTOWN, W.Va. - Virginia Sturgis Everhart, 88, of Halltown, formerly of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born April 1, 1910, in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., she was the daughter of the late William M. and Lillie Adkins Sturgis.

Her husband, Herbert William Everhart, died in 1968.

In 1979, she retired from the Kearneysville post office, where she served as postmaster for 18 years.

She was a member of Kearneysville Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She was a former member of the Potomac Garden Club, Shepherdstown Woman's Club, Soroptimist Club of Martinsburg and Eastern Star. She was a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society and was an active supporter in Jefferson County Democratic politics.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Koonce of Halltown; two sons, William Sturgis Everhart of Elyria, Ohio, and Herbert J. Everhart of Kearneysville; a granddaughter; a grandson; a great-grandson; and two cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William C. Sturgis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at Kearneysville Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Randall Tremba will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

Bernadine G. Ingram

Bernadine Grace Ingram, 83, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at her home.

Born Sept. 1, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Long Harbaugh.

Her husband, Winfred Howard Ingram, died in 1986.

She was formerly employed by Fairchild Corp., Maryland Ribbon Co. and Hill's Store.

She was a member of Zion Reformed Church.

She is survived by a son, Daniel A. Ingram of Hagerstown; two sisters, Effie Minnick and Eleanor Gallo, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Ralph Harbaugh of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Hurd and Loretta Carty; and a grandson.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew Mohl will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

Delbert J. Mason

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Delbert J. "Tiny" Mason, of Gaithersburg, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998.

He is survived by two children, Delbert Mason Jr. and Ruth Ann Mason, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Tommy Mason of Frederick, Md.; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his companion, Helen Monninger.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at De Vol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today one hour prior to the service.

Gerald W. Stocker Sr.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gerald W. Stocker Sr., 64, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at his home.

Born Dec. 19, 1933, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of Sarah Clendening Fry of Martinsburg and the late Christian Stocker.

He was a 1951 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

He retired from DuPont.

He was a charter member of Fellowship Church of the Brethren and a legal trustee.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Grubb Stocker; a daughter, K. Suzanne Stocker of Inwood, W.Va.; a son, Gerald W. Stocker Jr. of Martinsburg; three sisters, Sandra L. Riggleman of Delaware, Cynthia Sencindiver of Inwood, and Sherry Custer of Vanville, W.Va.; two brothers, Daniel R. Fry of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Christian Stocker of Maryland; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Fry.

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