July 19, 1998

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Sunday, July 19, 1998 Edition

Ruth H. Iden

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Ruth Helen Iden, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at her home.

Born July 12, 1912, in Needmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Warner and Carrie Suffecool Hewett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alston Boyd Iden, in 1988.

She attended North Berkeley School, Berkeley Springs.

She worked as a looper at Interwoven Hosiery Mill, Berkeley Springs. She worked at the polls during elections. She was a homemaker.


For more than 50 years, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and pianist. She was a member of Ladies Aid Society of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer.

She is survived by a son, J.D. Iden of Woodbine, Md.; four daughters, Anna Marie Somers of Fallston, Md., Peggy Michael and Barbara Yost, both of Berkeley Springs, and Carol Sue Sterling of Rock Hill, S.C.; a sister, Clara Emma Speilman of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Darlene Iden and Patty Iden; a grandson, Chris Iden; six sisters, Sadie Rankin, Olive Hewett, Mary Litten, Adelaide Kunkleman, Lucille Iden and Marguerite Whittington, and six brothers, Clydet, John, Wade, Lee, Clarence and Fred Hewett.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Harrison Avenue at Goff Street, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Wayne Frum will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, which will be open today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Monday one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Tom Lewis, Route 2, Box 142B, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Robert O. Snyder

ANNAPOLIS - Robert Orville "Pop" Snyder, 89, of Annapolis, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at his home.

He was a 1926 graduate of Randallstown High School and he attended the College of Engineering at University of Maryland.

He worked as an aeronautical engineer for Glenn L. Martin Co. in Baltimore in the 1930s and 1940s, Fairchild Aircraft in the 1950s and 1960s in Hagerstown, and Duvinage Co. in Hagerstown in the 1970s. He was a mechanical engineer with Greene and Seaquist in Annapolis in the late 1970s and later worked at the copy center in the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

He was a member of St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annapolis.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Pikesville, Md.

He loved to fish, ride motorcycles and make motorized riding toys for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn M. Strauss Snyder; three children, Roberta Wachter of Goldsboro, N.C., John W. Snyder of Wilmington, Del., and James R. Snyder of Davidsonville, Md.; a sister, Dorothy Kemp of Milford Mill, Md.; a brother, Carroll "Bo" Snyder of Randallstown, Md.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service and reception will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forest Drive and Spa Road, Annapolis.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, Md. 21054; or St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis, Md. 21403.

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