November 22, 1998

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Marguerite B. Kauffman

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Marguerite B. McCarney Kauffman, 88, a resident of Piney Mountain Nursing Home, and formerly of 11927 Loop Road, Fayetteville, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born May 9, 1910, in Wayne Heights, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Vesper Bloom McCarney.

In the 1930s, she worked at Waynesboro Knitting Mill, and was later employed by Tracey's Fashion in Chambersburg during the 1960s.

She is survived by her husband, Blaine W. Kauffman Sr., whom she married April 5, 1928; five daughters, Phyllis K. Slike and Lois J. Thomas, both of Fayetteville, Sally A. Mumma and Nancy M. Valentine, both of Waynesboro, Pa., and Susie B. Mealor of Gainsville, Ga.; four sons, Blaine W. "Bill" Kauffman Jr. of Houston, Jackie C. Kauffman, John L. Kauffman and James T. Kauffman of Fayetteville; two sisters, Hilda Cover and Betty Smith, both of Waynesboro; three brothers, Charles McCarney and Harry McCarney Jr., both of Hagerstown, and Robert McCarney of Waynesboro; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Ridenhour and Janet Johnson; two brothers, Leroy McCarney and Wayne McCarney; and one grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor Keith M. Sider will officiate. Burial will be in Strang's Cemetery in South Mountain, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Frederick E. Miles Jr.

Frederick E. Miles Jr., 65, of 701 Forest Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1932, in Orange, Va., he was the son of Lucille Dade Miles of Waynesboro, Pa., and the late Frederick E. Miles Sr.

He retired from Middlekauff Motors in 1992, where he worked for 28 years.

He was a family member of St. Paul's A.M.E. Church in Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Helen E. Brooks Miles; four sons, Frederick E. Miles II, Timothy L. Miles Sr., Kelly L. Miles and Jeffrey E. Miles Jr., all of Hagerstown; one stepson, Dane E. Robinson of Frederick, Md.; one brother, Otis L. Miles of Waynesboro; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, including Dana Brooks and Larry Parson, both of Hagerstown, whom he raised.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Joe M. Fowlkes will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

John F. Gardner III

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - John F. "Frank" Gardner III, 65, of Leetown Road, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at his home.

Born Oct. 13, 1933, in Leetown, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Franklin Jr. and Margaret Blue Gardner.

He was a 1952 graduate of Charles Town High School.

He retired from Allegheny Power System Nov. 1, 1995, after 32 years of service.

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

He was a member of Leetown United Methodist Church, serving on the board of trustees for many years. He was a member and past president of Jefferson Charge United Methodist Men.

He also was a member of Knights of Pythias Blue Ridge Lodge 131 in Ranson, W.Va., Allegheny Power System Quarter Century Club, and Citizens Fire Co., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 948 and Jackson-Perks American Legion Post 71, all in Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Edwards Gardner; one daughter, Julie K. DeHaven of Charles Town; one sister, Ann G. Sagers of Inwood, W.Va.; one brother, Robert K. Gardner of Burlington, Wash.; and two nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Leetown United Methodist Church in Leetown. The Rev. Paul Ritter and the Rev. Charles Frum will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, Tuesday from 7 to p.m., where Knights of Pythias Blue Ridge Lodge 131 will hold a memorial service at 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Leetown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 786, Kearneysville, W.Va. 25430; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Helen M. Crist

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Helen M. Crist, 85, of 50 Feaster Road, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.

Born Jan. 29, 1913, in Marion, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Roy Milton and Annie Rebecca Cordell Cump.

Her husband, Adam Richard Crist, died in 1970.

She attended Brown's Mill School, and was active on the school's reunion committee.

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