December 07, 1998

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Monday, December 07, 1998 Edition

Etta B. Lightner

Etta B. Lightner, 74, of 1006 Potomac St., died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Colton Villa Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born June 4, 1924, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Mary E. Rowe of Hagerstown and the late Robert T. Cushen.

She was a 1946 graduate of University of Maryland School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore and for various Hagerstown area physicians.

She was a life member of First Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, J. William Lightner; a niece, whom she helped raise, Bethanna Shedd of Attleboro, Mass; and a nephew, whom she helped raise, Alan D. Cushen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight other nieces and nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.


Private services will be held at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Brian Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Vesta L. Ott

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Vesta Lee Ott, 65, of Route 4, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at her home.

Born Jan. 13, 1933, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Bertha Viands Bagent.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Ott, in 1967.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Bagent and Bertha Hogan, both of Charles Town; one son, Terry Ott Sr. of Charles Town; two stepsons, Billy Ott and Thomas Ott, both of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sisters, Helen Elliott of Charles Town and Ruth Silveous of Ranson, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one stepson, Donald Ott; two sisters, Josephine Brown and Louise Brown; four brothers, Floyd Bagent, Charles Bagent, Lester Bagent and George Bagent Jr.; and one grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Murrill Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Basil Day Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Murrill Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, 970 Washington St. in Harpers Ferry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Genevieve E. Yentsch

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Genevieve E. "Jenny" Yentsch, 71, of 18 N. Franklin St., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1927, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late C. Ambrose Sr. and Irene E. Hollenburger Detrich.

She was a 1946 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Waynesboro.

She was a member of Harry D. Ziegler Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Post 6319, in Greencastle, Pa., North Chapter 2977 of AARP in Waynesboro and National AARP.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joseph H. Yentsch; two daughters, Connie I. Hollenshead of Waynesboro and Vicki A. Zeger of Greencastle; three sons, Joseph "Gary" Yentsch of Williamsport; Jeffrey L. Yentsch of Milton, Pa. and Alan C. Yentsch of Salisbury, Md.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank W. Detrich and Charles A. "Junie" Detrich Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Thomas J. Hemler will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to St. Andrew's School, 213 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

John A. Pike

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John A. Pike, 90, of Hoover House, 227 W. Main St., formerly of 825 Mountain View Road, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 31, 1908, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel V. and Nellie F. Wiles Pike.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 61 years, Alma L. Grosh Pike, in 1993.

He retired in 1972 from the engineering department of Frick Co. in Waynesboro, where he was a draftsman. He had previously been employed at Victor Products in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro.

He is survived by one daughter, Audrey E. Snyder of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

He was the last of his immediate family.

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