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Obituaries

February 06, 1999

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Alma L. Harmison

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Alma Louise Harmison, 79, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1919, in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira Elwood and Bertha Alma Hess Douglas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Harmison, in 1988.

She was a retired seamstress at Jacob Brothers, formerly of Hancock.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by two sisters, Mozzelle Strobridge of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Imogene Hinckle of Hancock; a brother, Marshall Douglas of Marlowe, W.Va.; nieces; nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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She was preceded in death by an infant son, Frank M. Harmison; and a brother, Gerald Douglas.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Bob Osborne will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The viewing will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, prior to the services, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Rescue Service, P.O. Box 151, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Pamela Z. Collier-Richter

ATHENS, Ohio - Pamela Zahn Collier-Richter, 57, of Athens and West Bloomfield, Mich., died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Hospice of Farmington Hills, Mich.

Born June 29, 1941, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Leon Zahn, director of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Northwest Ohio, and Doris Nigh Zahn.

She was a 1959 graduate of Thomas A. DeVilibiss High School in Toledo, Ohio.

She retired from Ohio University Office of Admissions; and was a renowned childbirth educator in Athens, who introduced the Lamaze method of childbirth to the community. She was the founder and coordinator of the Lamaze Program at Sheltering Arms and O'Bleness Memorial Hospitals.

She was the first Volunteer Director at Sheltering Arms Hospital in 1969.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Athens.

She was a member of American Society for Psycho prophylaxis in Obstetrics; ASPO Certified Lamaze Childbirth Education, former member of Columbus Allbreed Training Club; and an associate member of Therapy Dogs International.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles W. Richter; a daughter, Trista Collier of Dallas; two step daughters, Judie Tomaszewski of Clawson, Mich. and Christie Kothari of Walled Lake, Mich.; a brother, Geoff Zahn, of Dexter, Mich.; a step grandson; and a niece.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Athens. Pastor Patricia Lull will officiate. Burial will be in Estes Park, Colorado.

Friends may call today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Mill St., Athens, Ohio 45701; or National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180.

Anna E. Haupt

BOONSBORO - Anna Elizabeth Haupt, 90, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home and formerly of 24 Ford Ave., died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 28, 1908, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late David L. and Temmie Greenawalt Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wheeler Ira "Bill" Haupt, in 1994.

She was a homemaker and had been employed as a cook at Red Byrd Restaurant in Keedysville; Valley Restaurant in Boonsboro and Sam's Restaurant in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Tri-State Church of God.

She is survived by a sister, Martha Miller of Boonsboro; a brother, Harold Griffith of Boonsboro; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth F. Aikens; two sisters, Angie Moats and Marie Hawks; four brothers, William Griffith, Richard Griffith, Luther Griffith and Woodrow Griffith; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. James Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tri-State Church of God, 7605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or Hagerstown Bible Church, 203 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

John F. Collins

INWOOD, W.Va. - John F. Collins, 81, of Inwood, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Nov. 26, 1917, in Grimes, Va., he was the son of the late Charles Edgar and Edith Pearl Braithwaite Collins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Mason Collins, in 1988. They were married Nov. 12, 1938.

He was retired from C. H. Musselman Company.

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