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Obituaries

October 26, 1998

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Tuesday, October 27, 1998 Edition

Clyde L. Covert

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Clyde L. Covert, 59, of 5556 Oakwood Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Nov. 26, 1938, in Shade Gap, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard C. and Hazel E. Cowan Covert.

He had worked for Rockwell Construction Co. of Mercersburg, as a carpenter since 1966, until becoming disabled recently.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Greencastle Church of God, Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517, Mercersburg.

He hunted and did woodworking.

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He is survived by his wife, Bonnie M. Keefer Covert, whom he married on Aug. 19, 1961; one daughter, Debra L. Ankerbrand of Mercersburg; three sisters, Eleanor Johnson of Greencastle, Ruth Hess of Chambersburg, Pa., and Jean Hayes of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, Cloyd L. Covert of McConnellsburg, Pa., Fred E. Covert and Charles D. Covert, both of St. Thomas, Pa.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers and the Rev. W. David Kent will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. Graveside military services will be conducted by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225.

Richard A. Dawe

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Richard A. Dawe, 55, of 1958 Philadelphia Ave., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at his home.

He was born July 21, 1943, in Mahoney City, Pa.

He was employed as a truck driver by R&A Bender Inc. of Chambersburg for the past six years.

He attended Air Hill Brethren in Christ Church of Chambersburg.

He was a first aid and CPR instructor with the Red Cross.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Spidle Dawe, whom he married 29 years ago on the date of his death; one daughter, Angela Johnson of Newburg, Pa.; one son, Dustin R. Dawe of Newburg; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Rev. Cleon Nyce will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Eliab N. Wenger Jr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eliab N. Wenger Jr., 75, of 5978 Cumberland Highway, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born July 9, 1923, in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pa., he was the son of the late Eliab N. Wenger Sr. and Minnie Belle Carmack Wenger.

He retired in 1985 from the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, Pa. He also owned the former Culbertson Feed and Supply Inc., Chambersburg.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater.

He attended Salem United Brethren Church.

He was a member of Orrstown Lodge 262 Free and Accepted Masons, Harrisburg Consistory AASR; Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 and AMVETS Post 224.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam M. Elliott Wenger; two daughters, Shirley A. Wenger and Linda S. Zeger, both of Chambersburg; one son, Stephen E. Wenger of Abingdon, Md.; three sisters, Emma Wenger of Lititz, Pa., Bertha Beltz of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Minnie Ruth of Cumberland, Md.; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bradley D. Wenger; six sisters and three brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Salem United Brethren Church, 4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John W. Shubert and the Rev. Roger N. Witter will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Greene Township, Pa. Military graveside services will be conducted by Shippensburg VFW and American Legion posts.

Visitation will be at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, Pa., on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted by Orrstown Lodge 262 Free and Accepted Masons on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Brethren Church, 4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Clara F. Stanley

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clara Frances Stanley, 69, of Martinsburg, and was a guest at Heartland of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at City Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marion and Clara Virginia Heishman Faircloth.

She was formerly a licensed practical nurse at Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

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