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December 01, 1998

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Tuesday, December 01, 1998 Edition

Jacqueline D. Ohler

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Jacqueline Diane Ohler, 40, of 1 S. Church St., died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born Aug. 11, 1958, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of Wayne E. Ohler of Ranson, W.Va., and Barbara J. Smith Ohler of Middletown.

She was a 1976 graduate of Middletown High School and a graduate of Maryland Banking School.

She was employed as a bookkeeper with Middletown Valley Bank for 23 years.

She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown.

She was secretary of the ladies' auxiliary of Valley Memorial Post 9 AMVETS, Middletown, Frederick Downriders Association and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1136, Frederick.


In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Kevin L. Keller and Chad M. Keller, both of Middletown; one sister, Crystal L. Fink of Middletown; two brothers, Gilbert S. Ohler of Middletown and Vincent Ohler of Brunswick, Md.; maternal grandmother, Nellie M. Smith of Middletown; stepmother, Reba Ohler of Ranson, W.Va.; and her fiance, Gary Hamilton of Middletown.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christ Reformed Church, Middletown. The Rev. Mark A. Wakefield will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery, Middletown.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown, which will be open from 2 p.m.; and on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions for the education of her children may be sent to Middletown Valley Bank.

Charles L. Lighter

CONWAY, S.C. - Charles Leon Lighter, 86, of Myrtle Greens Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Conway hospital.

Born in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Howard and Annie Springer Lighter.

He was a retired engineer for CSX and Western Maryland Railroad with 37 years of service.

He was a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine L. Hoffman Lighter of Conway; one daughter, Jeannine L. Taylor of Conway; one brother, Lloyd M. Lighter of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Memorials may be made to Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2105 Highway 501, Conway, SC 29526.

Arrangements are by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, Conway.

Beatrice C. Somers

WILEY FORD, W.Va. - Beatrice C. Somers, 84, of Wiley Ford, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Born Jan. 18, 1914, in Sleepy Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard F. and Viola Kesecker Fox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B. Somers.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Ogg of Damascus, Md., Jean Kramer of Baltimore and Kay Morin of Oldtown, Md.; one son, Ralph B. Somers of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Leona Carbaugh of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Neva Richwine of Carlisle, Pa.; two brothers, Ray Fox of Cherry Run, W.Va., and Hennis Fox of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, George K. Somers.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Miracle Center Church, Hedgesville. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery, Hedgesville.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Md., and Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Estalene G. Manning

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Estalene G. Manning, 99, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, and who formerly resided with Tootie and Ed James of Hancock, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at the nursing home.

Born April 17, 1899, in Warfordsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Litton Golden.

Her husband, H. Lee Manning, died in 1984.

She was a member of Hancock Presbyterian Church and the Womens Circle of the church.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia M. Rintoul of Odenton, Md., and Pauline E. James of Hancock; one son, Eugene L. Manning of Pouqson, Va.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bertha Kirk, Mamie Barnhart and Vida Manning; three brothers, Earl Golden, Charlie Golden and twin brother, Eugene Golden; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Margee Iddings will officiate. Burial will be in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Warfordsburg.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, today from 4 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 57 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750; or to Hancock Volunteer Fire Co., 3 Fulton St., Hancock, MD 21750.

Donna J. Clark

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