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Obituaries

October 29, 1998
(Page 4 of 5)

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg.

Rose E. Tuell

Rose E. Billman Tuell, 83, of 217 Summit Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born Nov. 17, 1914, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Nora Porter Emerson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Leroy Billman, in 1961, and by her second husband, William Taylor Tuell Jr., in 1994.

She formerly was employed by Gateway Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Church of God.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. A. Paul Harne will officiate.

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There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Nelson P. Kesecker

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Nelson Peter Kesecker, 74, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at his home.

Born June 27, 1924, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy M. and Gertrude Helena Warrenfeltz Kesecker.

He farmed in Morgan County, W.Va. He retired in 1986, as a school bus driver for the Morgan County Board of Education. He was a former Morgan County Commissioner.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Morgan County Farm Bureau and Jr. OUAM Council 117.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Verna F. Kesecker; four daughters, Carol A. Selders of Martinsburg, W.Va., Donna Jean Swaim, Linda M. Miller and Barbara L. Roach, all of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Dwight N. Kesecker and Owen K. Kesecker, both of Berkeley Springs; two sisters, Catherine Lutman and Gladys Butts, both of Berkeley Springs; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Emoroy Hessler; and two brothers, Perry Kesecker and Kenneth Kesecker.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Mary G. Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Patricia L. Ridgely

SHARPSBURG - Patricia Lynne Ridgely, of Sharpsburg, and formerly of Kensington, Md., died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998.

She was the daughter of Beverly C. Ridgely.

She is survived by three sisters, Sharon Kaiser, Deborah Valentino and Glenna Potter; a brother, Michael Ridgely; close friend, Robert Stoneberger; five nieces; and three nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel's Church, 16819 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd., West, Silver Spring.

Memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 6 Taft Court, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Leroy C. Cover

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Leroy C. Cover, 86, of 3765 Orrstown Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at his home.

Born Feb. 28, 1912, in Southampton Township, Pa., he was the son of the late William A. and Margaret S. Bistline Cover.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Miller Cover, in 1986.

He retired in 1976 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg. He was a former fire and ambulance dispatcher in Shippensburg, Pa.

He was a life member of Shippensburg Fish and Game Association; a member of Vigilant Hose Co.; Cumberland Valley Hose Co.; LSL Sportman's Club; and National Rifle Association.

He is survived by three daughters, Susan M. Sites of Orrstown, Anna Jean Moody of Youngsville, Pa., and Bonnie K. Barrick of Shippensburg; two sons, William L. Cover of Enfield, Conn., and Donald L. Cover of Chambersburg; two sisters, Edna Smith of Carlisle, Pa., and Pearl Mentzer of Lititz, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg. The Rev. James R. Richwine will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Greene Township, Pa.

The viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

Mary C. Wildeson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mary C. Kyler Wildeson, 85, of 4460 Manheim Road, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Feb. 16, 1913, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Mary Grace Wells Kyler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Fisher Wildeson, in July 1997. They were married Sept. 25, 1935.

She was a homemaker; and was involved in farming with her husband for many years.

She was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Grindstone Hill, Chambersburg, and the Ladies Sunday School Class.

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