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Obituaries

February 22, 1999

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Clarence O. Householder

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Clarence Oliver "Jack" Householder, 70, of Route !, Box 112, Falling Waters, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Dry Run, Pa., he was the son of the late Clifford and Susan Edith Knable Householder.

He was retired as a carpenter for Home Construction Inc., Hagerstown. Prior to that he worked for Federal Silk Mill, Williamsport, and Drake Construction Company of Marlowe, W.Va.

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He was a member of Marlowe Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Evangeline Jordan Householder; two sons, Richard Wayne Householder of Falling Waters, and Jack Jaye Householder of Williamsport; four sisters, Mable Reiff of Pinesburg, Md., Elizabeth Johnson and Nellie Beitler, both of Williamsport, and Helen Kepler of Middletown, Md.; four brothers, Newton Householder and Bill Householder, both of Marlowe, Paul Householder and Ned Householder, both of Williamsport; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Null, Myrtle Barkenfelt and Edith Hess; and two brothers, Arnold Householder and Leonard Householder.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Marlowe Assembly of God, Marlowe. The Rev. James Haskiell will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Hedgesville, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague Street, Williamsport. The funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marlowe Assembly of God, Marlowe, W.VA 25419.

John A. Leam , MD.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John A. Leam, MD., 82, of 2205 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.

Born Aug. 6, 1916, in Centralia, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Rachel Yoder Leam.

He was a graduate of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia in 1953.

He practiced as a general physician in Chambersburg with Dr. William Bender. After receiving his degree in pathology form the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, he became chief pathologist and laboratory director at Sunbury, Pa. Hospital. He was chief pathologist at St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh.

After completing his internship at Philadelphia Naval Hospital, he served in the First Marine Division on Pavvu, Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and in China as a battalion surgeon.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg.

He was 32nd degree mason, and a member of Scottish Rite, A.A.R.P. Chapter 2840, Chambersburg, Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599, VFW, Chambersburg, and B.P.O. Elks of Waynesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Croft Leam, whom he married in 1942; one daughter, Susan Leam Ashford of Abbeville, La.; two nephews and four grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. The Rev. Jeffrey L. Roth will officiate. Burial will be private.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., Chambersburg.

Catharine D. Garns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Catharine D. Sheldon Garns, 95, a resident of Shook Home, Chambersburg, and formerly of 316 N. Broad Street, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 in the nursing home.

Born Aug. 16, 1903, in Rouzerville, she was the daughter of the late Albertus and Emma Whitmore Sheldon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Norman "Tub" Garns, whom she married in 1932. He died in 1988.

She was employed by Waynesboro Knitting Mill for many years as a machine operator, retiring in 1968.

She was a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Marion, Pa., and Homewood Auxiliary of the church.

She was a member of Waynesboro Chapter 739 A.A.R.P. and National A.A.R.P.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Olive Cauffman, three brothers, Eldon Sheldon, Grant Sheldon, and Paul Sheldon.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery. The Rev. John A. Toms will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 381, Marion, PA 17235.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Clarence E. Trimble

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