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Obituaries

September 22, 1998

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Wednesday, September 23, 1998 Edition

Wilbur R. Fahrney

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Wilbur R. "Wib" Fahrney, 77, of 600 W. Third St., died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, as the result of an automobile accident on Pa. 997 near Nunnery Hill in Quincy Township, Pa.

Born Aug. 9, 1921, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ira B. and Ella E. Newcomer Fahrney.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II in the Philippines.

Early in his life, he was employed by area body shops. Before retiring, he worked as a painter at Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing in Hagerstown.

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He was a member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro, and Cascade American Legion Post 239 in Cascade. He was a former member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Larue Johnston Fahrney; a daughter, Linda K. King of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; two sons, Larry W. Fahrney of St. Augustine, Fla., and Wilbur B. Fahrney of Daytona Beach, Fla.; seven sisters, Beulah Rock of Baltimore, Lela Coover, Reba Hoover and Pearl Carbaugh, all of Waynesboro, Alice Hamsher of Hagerstown, Bernice Oberholzer of Greencastle, Pa., and Hazel Harbaugh of Cascade; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Fahrney; five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery near Waynesboro.

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

Jacqueline L. Shearer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jacqueline L. Snowberger Shearer, 60, of 31 E. Second St., died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Tami S. Summers, of 512 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro.

Born May 26, 1938, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Theodore M. and Gladys Staley Snowberger Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman R. "Dutch" Shearer Jr., in 1990. They were married Sept. 13, 1957.

She had worked at Waynesboro Shoe Factory. She was last employed at Summitview Elementary School, Waynesboro, where she worked in the health room and as a teachers assistant and tutor.

She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly A. Pauley, Tami S. Summers and Teri L. Burcker, all of Waynesboro; two brothers, Theodore Snowberger Jr. and Donald Snowberger, both of Waynesboro; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a stepgreat-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Raymond D. Divelbiss Sr.

CLEAR SPRING - Raymond Donald Divelbiss Sr., 67, of 11844 Ashton Road, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at his home.

Born Nov. 17, 1930, in St. Thomas, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank Lester and Beatrice D. Weller Divelbiss.

He was a retired farmer. A dairyman, he bred registered Holstein cattle. He held jousting tournaments at his farm.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Clear Spring.

He was a member of Washington County, Maryland and State Holstein Associations, Washington County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Maryland and Western Maryland Jousting Clubs, Potomac Rodeo Club, National Dairy Shrine, Mercersburg Moose Lodge 1790 and National Rifle Association. He was a former member of Maryland Artificial Breeders and Atlantic Milk Producers.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lolita Reid Divelbiss; three sons, Raymond D. Divelbiss Jr., Douglas P. Divelbiss and Steven L. Divelbiss, all of Clear Spring; four sisters, Phyllis Fink of Cambridge City, Ind., Ruth McNairn of Hagerstown, Joyce Ernst of Mercersburg and Edna Rae Divelbiss of Clear Spring; a half sister, Margaret Walters of Annandale, Va.; a brother, Richard Divelbiss of Clear Spring; two half brothers, Elmer Divelbiss of Hagerstown and Frank Divelbiss of Chambersburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Higgins, Isabel Gress and Helen Pike; and two brothers, Grant and Walter Divelbiss.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Revs. Elaine Prince and Robert Timmons will officiate. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Judy A. Bucklew

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Judy Ann Bucklew, 51, of Tritle Avenue, and formerly of Fairplay, Chewsville and Smithsburg, died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

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