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September 28, 1998

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Monday, September 28, 1998 Edition

Betty V. Crim

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Betty Virginia Crim, 67, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at her home.

Born Dec. 12, 1930, she was the daughter of Herbert S. and Isabelle Wiggington Anderson of Martinsburg.

Her husband, Robert L. Crim, preceded her in death.

She was a member of Winchester Avenue Christian Church.

She also was a member of AARP, Belle Boyd Club and Martinsburg Womans Club.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one stepdaughter, Bonnie Bennett; one stepson, Dale Crim of Martinsburg; three stepgrandchildren; and one nephew.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald G. Anderson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Mildred M. Benson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mildred McCauley Benson, 89, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at City Hospital.

Born April 12, 1909, in Dunmore, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank C. McCauley and Florence Heidig McCauley.

Her husband, Dwight M. Benson, preceded her in death.

She was a member of Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Dwight M. Benson of Martinsburg, and Robert M. Benson of Whitethorn, Calif.; one sister, June E. Groff of Lockport, N.Y.; one brother, Warren P. McCauley of Mount Clemens, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Frank S. Benson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John E. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham, N.C.

Memorial donations may be made to Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, Route 2, Box 325, Bunker Hill, W.Va. 25413.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Marion F. Baumgardner

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Marion F. Baumgardner, 69, of Harpers Ferry, and formerly of Sugar Grove, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at his home.

Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Marion, Va., he was the son of the late Rex French and Bessie Jenkins Baumgardner.

He retired from the State of Maryland as a supervisor in maintenance.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth Baldwin Baumgardner; one daughter, Brenda Sprinkel of Charles Town, W.Va.; two sisters, Clara Mae Mohr of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Helen Sidur of Ware, Mass.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steven Rex Baumgardner.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel in Martinsburg. The Rev. Allen Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Jessie M. Smith

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jessie Mae Smith, 94, a resident of Shenandoah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at the center.

Born Aug. 1, 1904, in Barnesville, Md., she was the daughter of the late A. Worth and Jessie Phillips Wood.

Her husband, Robert I. Smith, died in 1962.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ranson, W.Va.

She is survived by one daughter, Elsie M. Webster of Charles Town; five sisters, Iva Bavan of Baltimore, Helen Layman of Upper Marlboro, Md., Hazel Ouch and Evelyn Carlins, both of Frederick, Md., and Elsie Pyles of Barnesville; one brother, Rodney E. Wood of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Hattie Montgomery; and two brothers, Warner Dave Wood and Stanford Wood.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor Mike Withem will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Marguerite P. Monn

Marguerite Spencer Parncutt Monn, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1911, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Clifford and Jenny Blanche Lawsey Spenser.

She was employed by Lawrey, trimming apples until her retirement in 1973.

She was a member of VFW John McLauglin Post Ladies Auxiliary in Waynesboro, Moose Club in Waynesboro, and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Monn of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Ronnie Monn of Chambersburg; two brothers, Marshall E. Parncutt of Elkins, W.Va., and Glenn Joseph Parncutt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

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