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Obituaries

February 08, 1999

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Tuesday, February 09, 1999 Edition




Charles L. Crider

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Charles L. Crider, 63, of Shippensburg Health Care Center, Shippensburg, and formerly of 25 N. Potomac St., Trinity House, Waynesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in the nursing home.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, near Rouzerville. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Thurman P. Cline

SHARPSBURG - Thurman Philip Cline, 76, of 6705 Sharpsburg Pike, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Saint Joseph Medical Center, Baltimore.

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He was survived by six sisters, including Valerie C. Malott of Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Ora B. Hare

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ora B. Hare, 91, of Shook Home, and formerly of 563 Center St., died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Shook Home.

Born July 21, 1907, in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Elva C. Durterer Bankert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Hare, in 1959.

She was a graduate of Littlestown (Pa.) High School.

She had retired as an organist for Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, after more than 50 years.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and Colombian Ladies.

She gave organ and piano lessons from her home; and earlier played background music for silent movies in a Littlestown theater; and played piano for minstrel shows and organ at St. Aloysius Church, both of Littlestown.

She is survived by two sons, Francis E. Hare of Chambersburg, and Charles E. Hare of Shippensburg, Pa.; one sister, Catherine Bostion of Hanover, Pa.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, with Monsignor Thomas R. Brenner as celebrant. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Myrtle A. Fridinger

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Myrtle A. Fridinger, 93, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Greenich Home Care, Bunker Hill, W.Va.

Born Sept. 3, 1905, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Andrew N. and Mary E. Starliper Butts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman G. Fridinger.

She was retired from Interwoven Mills.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Thomas of Martinsburg; one son, the Rev. Donald Fridinger of Harrisonburg, Va.; two sisters, Genevieve Callahan of Baltimore, and Ada Kline of Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Clora Fetzer; three brothers, James Floyd Butts, Sherwood E. Butts and Herman W. Butts, and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. William E. Merki will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 549 North Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Lester G. Stouffer

Lester G. Stouffer, 86, of 517 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

An Army veteran, he served during World War II in Italy with the 91st Division (Infantry). He received the Bronze Star.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

Edna M. Kanaga

EASTON, Md. - Edna May Kanaga, 97, formerly of 222 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Pines Facility in Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Anna L. Mason

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Anna Lair Mason, 76, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in City Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Chester and Maude Bell Plowden.

She was retired from People's Drug Store where she had worked as a cook.

She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, was in the Senior Choir, and a member of United Methodist Women and Missionary Society.

She was a member and Tailtwister of Martinsburg Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband, William Herbert Mason; one brother, Charles Plowden of Martinsburg; one nephew, Shedrick Plowden, who resided with her.

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