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Obituaries

December 23, 1998
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In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Jacobson, whom she married Jan. 13, 1993; two sons, Mark P. McWayne of Seattle, Wash., Drew M. McWayne of Paducah, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Michelle M. Rife and Linda D. Rohne, both of Waynesboro; two stepsons, Gerald A. Jacobson Jr. of Hagerstown and Andy R. Jacobson of Waynesboro; eight stepgrandchildren; a brother, Robert Coffman of St. Louis; a stepsister, Marie Coffman of Wayne, Okla.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family and announced at a later date.

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

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

Thelma G. Izer

QUINCY, Pa. - Thelma G. Cook Morrow Izer, 94, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at the home.

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Born March 6, 1904, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Emma K. Lohman Cook.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John B. Morrow, in 1935. They were married Jan. 2, 1924.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Charles E. "Jack" Izer, in 1984. They were married Oct. 6, 1954.

Early in her life, she was a clerk for John B. Geiser Dry Goods Store, Waynesboro. She also was a clerk at Kirson's Clothing Store, owned by Fannie Goldberg, Waynesboro. Later, she was employed as a machine operator at Landis Machine-Victor Tool Company Division, Waynesboro. She was last employed at Waynesboro Knitting Mill.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro. She was a member of Young Women's Bible Class. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Greencastle, Pa.; and Grace Snyder Circle.

She was a member of National AARP.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Sease of Waynesboro; a son, Robert B. Morrow of Waynesboro; a stepdaughter, Jane Izer Schmidt of Fort Myers, Fla.; a stepson, William Max Izer of Greencastle; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Hoover of Seattle, Wash. and Mildred Ridenour of Elkton, Md.; a brother, Wilbur Cook of Waynesboro; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bernarr S. Morrow, in 1995; a sister, Erma Keckler; and three brothers, Emmert Cook, Leroy Cook and Verdeen Cook.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Donald E. Reese will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. 17225.

 

William H. French

WINCHESTER, Va. - William H. French, 76, of West High Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

Born July 3, 1922, in Hancock, he was the son of the late William Dewey and Nelley May King French.

He retired from the U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as a foreman.

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

He was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club; Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, all of Hancock; and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.

He is survived by a brother, G. Dewey French of Hancock; and his adopted granddaughter, Jonelle Little of Hancock.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob French; and a close friend, Leona M. Little.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Shanktown Cemetery, Big Pool, Md.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. For the convenience of friends the funeral home will be open today from noon to 9 p.m.

Pauline D. Mechling

Pauline Daphne Mechling, 93, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at her home.

Born June 18, 1905, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph C. "Doc" and Lena Kline Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mechling, in 1956.

She was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church.

She was a charter member of Bykota Class, where she was treasurer for 50 years.

She was a member of Home League of the Salvation Army; and a Gold Star member of American Legion Funkstown Post 211.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty J. Wolfe of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Phyllis I. Barnes of Funkstown; a grandson; Robert S. Wolfe of Naples, Fla.; five great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond Lytle will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Karson E. Naylor

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