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Obituaries

October 01, 1998

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Friday, October 2, 1998 Edition

Margaret K. Metz

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret Kell Metz, 88, a resident of Shook Home, and formerly of 131 S. Sixth St. and Harrisburg, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 4, 1910, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy G. and Mary Stine Kell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Z. Metz, in 1992.

She was a 1927 graduate of Chambersburg High School and attended Chambersburg Business College.

She retired after 25 years as secretary with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in Harrisburg.

She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, and was a member of Mustard Seed Sunday School Class.

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She was a former member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church, Harrisburg.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald Metz of Enola, Pa., Phillip Metz of Kingwood, Texas, and David Metz of Kittanning, Pa.; a sister, Shelda Neubaum of Chambersburg; two brothers, J. Robert Kell of Chambersburg and George Kell of Wyomissing, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Revs. Patrick B. Jones and Lester F. Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Mustard Seed Sunday School Class of King Street United Brethren Church, 172 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Elizabeth V. Walker

Elizabeth Virginia Smallwood Walker, 70, of 18821 Rolling Road, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1928, in Summit Point, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Lucy Elizabeth Brewer Smallwood.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown and Meade Paper Co. in Ohio.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

She was past president of Dixon Troxell Unit 211, American Legion Auxiliary in Funkstown; and past president of Western Maryland District Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, J. Randolph Walker Jr., whom she married Dec. 17, 1956; two nieces, Kathryn Hawbaker and Bethany Phillips, both of Hagerstown; and a nephew, Joseph H. Walker, of Ashland, Ky.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Viewing will be Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Leroy H. King

Leroy Hillard "Pappy" King, 88, of 10828 Lincoln Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Avalon Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 20, 1910, in Big Springs, Md., he was the son of the late William H. and Margaret Newton Bowers King.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft after 35 years. He also was a carpenter.

He was a charter member of Valley Grace Brethren Church. He was a member of Evergreen Sunday School class and a past trustee, deacon and usher.

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Kathryn Brooks King; a daughter, Betty King Neff of Hagerstown; three sisters, Anna Socks, Elva Martin and Dorothy Staley, all of Hagerstown; four brothers, Paul V. King and Glenn M. King, both of Big Springs, Daniel A. King of Hagerstown and Arthur Tom King of Florida; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy LaForce, Leila King and Mary Dundus; and four brothers, Charles, George, William and John King.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415, E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Daniel J. Pritchett will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Valley Grace Brethren Church, 2275 Gay St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

 

Helen M. Johnston

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -Helen Mae Johnston, 82, of McConnellsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born July 2, 1916, in Cito, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Cam and Lucy "Dott" Richards Mellott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Morrow Johnston, in 1961.

She was a 1934 graduate of McConnellsburg High School.

A licensed practical nurse, she had been employed at Deckers Nursing Home and Fulton County Medical Center. She ran the Cito General Store from 1956 through 1960.

She was a member of Cito United Methodist Church.

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