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Obituaries

December 23, 1998

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Wednesday, December 23, 1998 Edition




Betty J. Peffer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Betty Jane Peffer, 65, of 13673 Harbaugh Church Road, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at her home.

Born March 29, 1933, in Aspers, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Roy H. and Margaret L. Michael Unger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude R. Peffer Sr., in 1984. They were married in October 1952.

She was a 1951 graduate of Biglerville High School. She then received an associate degree in dietary services from Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown.

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She was employed as a dietary supervisor at Avalon Manor Nursing Home, Hagerstown for 32 years, retiring in November 1998.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane E. Rowe of Waynesboro, Lori A. Zimmerman of Quincy, Pa. and Jennifer R. Schaffer of Greencastle, Pa.; a son, Claude R. Peffer Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Bender of Shippensburg, Pa., Julia Bender of Newburg, Pa. and Patricia McDonald of Orrtanna, Pa.; four brothers, Leroy Unger of Orrtanna, Roger Unger of Biglerville, Pa., Marshall Unger of Citronelle, Ala. and James Unger of Ridge Crest, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Unger; and a brother, John Unger.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. C. Albert Guyer will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Samuel P. Sipe

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Samuel Paul Sipe, 55, of 219 Harlequin Lane, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at his home.

Born Aug. 11, 1943, in York, Pa., he was the son of Paul W. and Audrey L. Leckrone Sipe, 509 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro.

He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He then graduated from Indiana College, Indiana, Pa., with the class of 1965, with a bachelor of science degree in education.

Prior to the military, he taught school at James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, Pa.

He then completed his ROTC training and was inducted into the U.S. Army, and stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He served a tour in Vietnam from 1966 through 1967.

Following his discharge from the military, he accepted a teaching position at Landsdown High School, Landsdown, Md., then Pocomoke City High School, Pocomoke, Md., then, Crisfield High School, Crisfield, Md., teaching English and mathematics. For the past 14 years he was an instructor at Eastern Correctional Institution in Princess Ann, Md. He retired on Dec. 1, 1998.

He was active in all phases of the theater, having appeared in several Totem Pole Productions. He had been active in Salisbury, Md., Playhouse productions, appearing both on and off the stage, as well as designing and constructing the sets.

At the time of his death, he was directing the play, Solid Gold Cadillac.

He was a member of Cypress Square Dancing Club.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Benjamin P. "Ben" Sipe of Lonexa, Va.; a brother, Christopher P. "Chris" Sipe of Waynesboro.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at Waynesboro Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Charles B. Jessen will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa., at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family will receive friends following the services in the church parlor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

 

Donna Jacobson

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Donna Coffman Jacobson, 49, of 523 W. Main St., died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Jefferson University Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Born June 29, 1949, in El Paso, Texas, she was the daughter of Paul and Margaret Mitchell Coffman of Wayne, Okla.

She was a 1967 graduate of Westside High School in York, Pa. She also was a 1971 graduate of Oklahoma State University, receiving a bachelor of science in nursing.

She was employed as an instructor for the Head Start Program at Murray State University in Kentucky. She later was employed in physician offices, geriatric and hospice Centers. Mostly recently, she was employed as the CFO of Viking Engineering Corp., in Marlton, N.J. for the past 1 1/2 years.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Quincy, Pa.

She was a member of Ladies' Auxiliary of the William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191; Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758; and Eagles Club Inc., all of Waynesboro.

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