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Obituaries

September 13, 1998

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David G. Drawbaugh Jr.

David George Drawbaugh Jr., 77, of 1117 Haven Road, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1920, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David George Drawbaugh Sr. and Gail Patterson Drawbaugh.

He was a 1941 graduate of University of Maryland.

He was a veteran of World War II and served as captain in the Chemical Warfare Service. He taught Armored School, Fort Knox, Ky., and the Chemical Warfare School Arsenal in Edgewood, Md.

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He was formerly employed by Western Maryland Railway as engineer of tests. He was co-owner of Hagerstown Business College, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Haven Lutheran Church.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge 378, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Eagles Club Inc., Waynesboro, Pa., and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Hajek Drawbaugh; two sons, David George Drawbaugh III of Williamsport and Dr. Edward J. Drawbaugh of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth A. Williar.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Torben Aarsand will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21742.

Kenneth R. Bowers

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kenneth Robert "Butch" Bowers, 44, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 13, 1954, in Chicopee, Mass., he was the son of Kenneth William and Doris Wolfe Bowers of Falling Waters, W.Va.

He was a 1972 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

He was a plumber, welder and contractor.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was an avid Harley Davidson biker, both for pleasure and in local competitions. Some of his awards in Tri-State area competitions include Best of Show and second place custom at the sixth annual McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Car, Truck and Bike Show in 1998; second place at the fifth annual McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Car, Truck and Bike Show in 1997; first place at Log Cabin First Annual Bike Show in 1997; Top 10 Cycles award at the annual Kmart Charity Benefit in 1995; second place at the third annual McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Car, Truck and Bike Show in 1995; second place touring at the third annual 1995 Auto and Bike Show in Everett, Pa.; and fourth place and longest distance award at the third annual Spring Festival in Everett.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Marsha Ann Maravelis Bowers; one son, Kenneth Robert Bowers Jr., at home; three sisters, Sharon Hutchinson of Gaffney, S.C., Linda Rohrer of Hutchinson, Kan., and Susan Bowers of Miami; one brother, Michael Bowers of Falling Waters; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, 915 Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Rodney C. Truax will officiate. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kenneth Robert Bowers Memorial Fund, c/o Berkeley Springs Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 427, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Mabel K. Habig

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Mabel Katherine Habig, 80, of 803 Tuscawilla Hills, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Jan. 4, 1918, in Bolivar, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Welton and Viola Padgett Zombro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Habig, in 1989.

She retired as a secretary at the Naval Hospital at Patuxent River, Md.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Charles Town.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Annie Mauzy, Margaret Greer, Frances Thee, Dorothy Zombro, Myrtle Walker, Marvis Neale and Agnes Whetzel; and two brothers, Pete Zombro and Charles Zombro.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The Rev. Brian Owens will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

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

Billie J. Renner

SMITHSBURG - Billie Jean Renner, 64, of 22918 Berry Circle, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at her home.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Eolia, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Ora Caudill Caudill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kimberly Renner, in 1983.

She was employed by the Hampton Inn in Hagerstown as a front desk clerk.

She was a member of Linwood Church of the Brethren in Linwood, Md.

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