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Obituaries

February 18, 1999

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Barbara J. Long

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Barbara Jean Long, 65, of 952 Milnor Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1933, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Homer E. and Emma B. Rummel Lloyd.

She was retired from J.C. Schundell in Chambersburg, Pa.

She had been a volunteer with Starland Skating Rink in Hagerstown since 1961.

She is survived by a daughter, Marcinda Lynn of Hagerstown; a sister, Anna Tallyen of Delaware; two brothers, Clair Lloyd of Texas and William Lloyd of Greencastle; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Donald Turley will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Janet Castle

DIETIKON, Switzerland - Janet Oller Castle, 82, of Dietikon, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at a nursing home in Dietikon.

Born June 15, 1916, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late J. Edgar and Maud Hoover Oller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander "Alex" Castle Sr. They were married in September 1947.

She was a 1935 graduate of Waynesboro High School. She attended Waynesboro Business School.

She was employed at Frick Co. in Waynesboro. She and her husband helped in the family electrical business in Switzerland.

She is survived by two sisters, Helen O. McKelvey of Waynesboro and Betty O. Verdier of Harrisburg, Pa.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Castle; and a son, Alexander J. Castle Jr.

Services will be held Monday in Dietikon.

 

Bette D. Braithwaite

WINCHESTER, Va. - Bette Dickson Braithwaite, 75, of 43 S. Cameron St., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William and Alice Haywiser Dickson.

She was a licensed practical nurse at Winchester Medical Center.

She was a member of Market Street United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Jean Braithwaite of Falling Waters, W.Va., Carole Braithwaite Fortune of Strasburg, Va., and Donna Braithwaite Brown of Winchester; and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. The Rev. Robert M. Throckmorton Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Enders and Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Rouss Fire and Rescue, 3 S. Braddock St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Frances M. Smith

BOONSBORO - Frances Minnie Smith, 86, of Reeders Memorial Home, and formerly of Middletown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 26, 1912, in Zittlestown, Md., she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Emma Elizabeth Flook House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Louis Smith, in 1973.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

She was a member of Degree of Pocahontas, Red Feather Council 59, in Williamsport.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay A. Bernstein of Eldersburg, Md.; a son, George H. Smith of Hagerstown; a sister, Carrie E. Toms of Middletown; a stepsister, Betty Wolfe of Middletown; a stepbrother, Harry E. House Jr. of Boonsboro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Ellen McCollam; and a brother, Richard House.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro. The Rev. John Zsittnik will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Degree of Pocahontas service will be held at 8 p.m.

 

Patty J. Kief

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Patty J. Kief, 69, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin and Emma Armentrout Spitzer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Richardson Kief Sr.

She was a 1948 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

She retired from the state of West Virginia as a cook for the Martinsburg Detention Center.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

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