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Obituaries

September 16, 1998

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Thursday, September 17, 1998 Edition

Charles M. Lesher

Charles Milton Lesher, 78, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, and formerly of Clear Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown.

Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Milton Tice and Margaret Rosenna Miller Lesher.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda June Rubeck Lesher, in 1992.

He was a member of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring.

He is survived by five daughters, Louise M. Bechtold of Leola, Pa., Audrey E. Coffelt, Janet M. Lapole and Carol J. Seilhamer, all of Hagerstown, and Linda S. Funk of Mercersburg, Pa.; four brothers, Charles M. Lesher Jr. and Richard L. Lesher, both of Hagerstown, Paul F. Lesher of Chester, Va., and Ronald E. Lesher of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sisters, Helen Trumpower of Clear Spring and Mildred Hess of Hagerstown; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. William Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Memorial Gardens, Hagerstown.

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

Lois E. Hoffman

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Lois Esther Snader Hoffman, 80, of Michaux Manor Nursing Home, and formerly of 120 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 4, 1918, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Mary Graybill Snader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Hoffman, in 1995. They were married May 4, 1940.

She was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School. She attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.

She had been employed as a cashier at the former A & P, Waynesboro.

She was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by a daughter, Vera L. Rosenow of Trussville, Ala.; two sons, Gillian A. Hoffman of Bradford, Pa., and Edwin S. Hoffman of Arnold, Md.; and five grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly E. Hoffman, in 1994; and two brothers, Earl Snader and Robert Snader.

Memorial services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St., Waynesboro. Pastor Brent K. Driver will officiate. A reception in the church social hall will follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christian Residential Organized Social Services, 712 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Ula E. Stoner

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Ula E. Bonnett Stoner, 78, of Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hurricane, and formerly of 751 Broad St., Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Putnam General Hospital in Hurricane.

Born May 9, 1920, in Putnam County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Null Bonnett.

Her husband, Clarence E. Stoner, died in 1978.

She was a member of First Church of God, Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, and the Ever Faithful Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her nephew, Robert Bailey of Tornado, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by three sisters.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Earl Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Donna L.C. Jacobs

A memorial service for Donna Lea Carolyn Jacobs, 58, of Potomac Towers, Hagerstown, who died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Faith Chapel in Hagerstown.

Alfred Dye

SMITHSBURG - Alfred Dye, 88, of 12049 Little Antietam Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, Fla.

Born Oct. 15, 1909, in Barton, Md., he was the son of the late Zedeck M. and Clemantine Brooks Dye.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Sylvia Owen Dye.

He was a graduate of Colyne Electrical Institute.

He retired from Western Maryland Railroad as a master licensed electrician.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He was a 32nd-degree Mason with Masonic Friendship Lodge 84; a member of Scottish Rite of Cumberland, Md.; Tall Cedars of Lebanon 94; and Shriners' Clubs of Cumberland and Hagerstown.

He is survived by a son, O. Nixon "Nick" Dye of Dunnellon, Fla., with whom he had resided for the past year; two stepsons, William V. Stenger of Frederick, Md., and Walter V. Stenger of Hagerstown; and a sister, Elaine Bosley of Lonaconing, Md.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Klipstine and Clemantine Russell.

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