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Obituaries

January 20, 1999

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Thursday, January 21, 1999 Edition




Sarah M. Rice

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Sarah M. Rice, 88, of Mount Piney and formerly of 5312 Greenvillage Road, Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999.

Born Feb. 8, 1910, in Letterkenny Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John A. and Martha E. Jones Myers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Rice, who died in 1963.

She was employed by Tracy Fashions, Chambersburg, as a seamstress from 1959 to 1976.

She was a member of Salem United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, and taught Sunday school.

She is survived by two daughters, V. Almeda Snider of Chambersburg and Darlene Heckman of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, J. LeRoy Rice and Dennis E. Rice, both of Chambersburg; one sister, Mary Brown of Chambersburg; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dolores Black; five sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Salem United Brethren Church, 4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg; and on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Salem United Brethren Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Piney Mountain, 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222

Virginia P. Kiser

Virginia P. Kiser, 77, of 13300 Hunter Hill, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Mae Houser Black.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Kiser, in 1982.

She was a retired employee of Troy Laundry Co.

She is survived by five daughters, Ann C. Brown of Chambersburg, Pa., Sondie L Barnhart, Sherry D. Shoemaker, and Sally A. McKee, all of Hagerstown, and Barbara S. Wallech of Maugansville; three sons, Kimm H. Kiser of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Wayne C. Kiser of Sparta, Wis., and Greg B. Kiser of Hagerstown; two sisters, June Henson of Hagerstown and Patsy Valentine of Sharpsburg; one brother, Bobby Jacobs of Russellville, Ala.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Horner; and one brother, Billy Black.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St. The Rev. Lauren Lay will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

James W. Metz

TROY, Ohio - James W. Metz, 79, of Troy, and formerly of Hancock, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Troy.

Born Dec. 3, 1919, in Armstrong, Pa., he was the son of the late Peter and Maggie Suzanne Downing Metz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara L. Shick Metz, in 1984.

He attended master mechanic schooling.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He formerly was employed by Holloway Co.

He was a member of American Legion and VFW of Hancock.

He is survived by two daughters, Sally A. Shaeffer and Mary Alice Metz, both of Troy; a son, James A. Metz of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; three brothers, Henry Metz of New Castle, Pa., Floyd Metz of Distant, Pa., and Roscoe Metz of Puguisne, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Bess Johnson, Mae Johnson, Helen Davis and Gladys Cahill; and a brother, Church Metz.

Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Raisley Funeral Home, Prospect, Pa. The Rev. Dan Reuter will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mount Chestnut, Pa.

The family received friends Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, Troy; and will receive friends Friday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home in Prospect.

Archie F. Harbaugh Jr.

FALLSTON, Md. - Archie Floyd Harbaugh Jr., of Fallston, and formerly of Rockdale, Md., died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.

Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Archie Floyd and Cora Evers Patton Harbaugh Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma M. Poisal Harbaugh.

He is survived by a daughter, Ann H. Gunning; and two grandchildren, Megan E. Gunning and Meredith I. Gunning.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at McComas Funeral Home, Bel Air, Md. Burial will be in Lorraine Park, Baltimore.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church, 32 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Sharon K. Ardinger

Sharon Kay Ardinger, 50, of 823 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 22, 1948, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Catherine L. Wagner Yohe of Hagerstown and the late George W. Yohe.

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