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Obituaries

February 11, 1999

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Thursday, February 11, 1999 Edition




Margaret E. Jacobson

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Margaret E. Heffler Jacobson, 83, of 206 Constitution Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at her home.

Born Aug. 17, 1915, in Winburn, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Maybelle Lucas Heffler.

She was valedictorian of the 1933 graduating class of Cooper Township High School. She studied nursing at Philipsburg Hospital.

She was first employed with Bell Aircraft Co. in Niagara Falls, N.Y., as a guard. She was a homemaker.

She was a bowler and won awards and trophies.

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

She was a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Association.

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She is survived by her husband, Andrew Jacobson, whom she married Feb. 24, 1934; a daughter, Bonnie S. Jacobson Kahl of Mont Alto; three sons, Andrew E. Jacobson of Dover, Pa., Donald T. Jacobson of Ransomville, N.Y., and Gerald A. Jacobson of Marlton, N.J.; three sisters, Ada Levine of Franklinville, N.Y., Katherine Nixon of Ransomville and Loretta Wells of Longwood, Fla.; a brother, Richard Heffler of Waterloo, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Raymond and Dora Annis; and four brothers, Lester Heffler, Robert Heffler, William Heffler and Albert K. Heffler.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quincy. The Rev. Suzanne P. Perez will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Garden, Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8496 Anthony Highway, Quincy, PA 17247.

Elsie M. Metzer

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Elsie M. Metzer, 91, of Myersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1907, in Wolfsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob U. and Tabitha Palmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Metzer Sr., in 1977.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville.

She is survived by eight daughters, Fae T. Souders and Rhea F. Poling, both of Braddock Heights, Md., Delphine L. Zimmerman and Sue L. Schill, both of Myersville, Gaynell R. Myers of Fairplay, Christina C. Carbaugh of Big Pool, Judy E. Keller of Jefferson, Md., and Elsie L. Bell of Sharpsburg; two sons, Robert L. Metzer of Myersville and Zane L. Metzer of Hagerstown; 42 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Ralph E. Metzer, Charles William Metzer Jr. and Jerry M. Metzer; two sisters, Pearl Marker and Reba Barkdoll; and six brothers, Sylvester Palmer, Roy Palmer, Charles L. Palmer, Albert Palmer, Ralph Palmer and Russell S. Palmer.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Wolfsville. The Revs. Randall Reid and Hayden Sparks will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wolfsville.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville, MD 21773.

 

Leroy A. Laird

Leroy Alton Laird, 74, of 10010 Coffman Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born May 30, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laird.

He was employed as an inspector for Mack Trucks Inc., retiring in 1988. He was previously employed by Fairchild Aircraft.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the European Theater.

He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church in Leitersburg.

He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Violet May Rhine Laird; a daughter, Linda Teal of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Laurence Laird of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Albert L. Leaf Chapel of Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Daris Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open at noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Dora M. Chilcoat

TIMONIUM, Md. - Dora Miles Chilcoat, 103, of Broadmead Retirement Center, and formerly of Sparks, Md., died of pneumonia Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the center.

Born in 1895 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Rosa Axer Miles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Chilcoat, in 1956. They were married in 1918.

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