November 08, 1998

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Monday, November 09, 1998 Edition

Ruth M. Finley

OCALA, Fla. - Ruth M. Finley, 83, of Palm Gardens Nursing Home, and formerly of Burnt Cabins, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born June 15, 1915, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Mae Davis Heckman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Finley, in 1972.

She was employed in food preparation by Howard Johnson Restaurants.

She was a member of Burnt Cabins Independent Bible Church.

She was a member of American Legion in Whippany, N.J.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Whitehouse of Ocala and Charlotte Costa of Chambersburg, Pa.; one son, Robert Finley of Ireland; two sisters, Dorothy Evans of Hunlocks Creek, Pa., and Marjorie Shaffler of New Jersey; one brother, Harry Heckman of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Ann Monn; one sister, Florence Grabowski; and two brothers, Robert Heckman and Charles Heckman.

The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg, Pa., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A short funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bob Benson officiating.

Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.

The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Albert A. Deshong

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Albert A. "Oats" Deshong, 78, of 12222 Buchanan Trail West, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born June 26, 1920, in Shimpstown, Pa., he was the son of the late W. Emory and Nellie Garland Deshong.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Spidle Hawbaker Deshong, in 1989.

He was employed as a truck driver by the former E.S. Wolfkill Block Co. of Shady Grove, Pa.; the former Fry Coal and Stone Co. of Mercersburg; and Hammaker East Limited Paving of Chambersburg.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army. He served with Headquarters Co., 3rd Battalion, 164th Infantry in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He earned four Bronze service stars and made long hauls carrying ammunition, personnel and supplies on the Red Ball Express from the Normandy beachheads to the front lines.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Wanda J. Wood of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Karen L. Mellott of Chambersburg; three stepsons, Jack H. Hawbaker, Joe E. Hawbaker and Karl E. Hawbaker, all of Mercersburg; one sister, Helen Jones of Chambersburg; one brother, Norman Guy Deshong of Orlando, Fla.; two half-sisters, Ann Hays of Fort Loudon and Donna Spidle of Arizona; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Gloria Showaker of Shippensburg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, one stepson and one grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg. The Rev. Michael R. Brendle will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Visitation will be at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8 Linden Ave., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Laura M. Tarner Horn

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Laura M. Tarner Horn, 75, of 349 Cameo Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at her home.

Born May 8, 1923, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Pensinger Brant.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Winford Tarner, in 1983; and her second husband, Fred Horn, in 1994.

She was employed as a seamstress for the former U-Wanna-Wash Frock Co. of Fort Loudon, Pa., for many years.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, Pa.

She is survived by one daughter, Lana T. Dade of Chambersburg; one brother, Clair E. Brant of Greencastle, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

A private graveside service will be at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Mercersburg, 11 N. Fayette St., Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Lela M. Carnahan

SHARPSBURG - Lela Mae Carnahan, 89, formerly of 5616 Sharpsburg Pike, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Clearview Nursing Home.

Born May 17, 1909, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Marie Elizabeth Graham Feigley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earl "Carney" Carnahan, on June 11, 1998.

She was employed by Troy Laundry.

She was a member of Church of Christ in Sharpsburg.

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