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Obituaries

February 23, 1999

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Della R. Mowrey

CLEARBROOK, Va. - Della Ray Mowrey, 92, of 4810 Martinsburg Pike, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at a nursing home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 13, 1906, in Brucetown, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Bessie May Bennett Fiddler.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Schwartz, in 1970; and by her second husband, Robert Mowrey, in 1987.

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She was a floor supervisor with C. H. Musselman Apple Plant, retiring after 51 years.

She was a member of Rest United Methodist Church; and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a brother, Garland D. Fiddler of Clearbrook.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Price Wilson; and five brothers, Lonnie Fiddler, Asbury Fiddler, Charles Fiddler, Virgil Fiddler and Ezra Fiddler.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rest United Methodist Church. The Revs. Roger Powell and Debbie Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Rest Church United Methodist Church, c/o Della Mowrey Memorial Fund, 1233 Rest Church Road, Clearbrook, VA 22624.

Daniel L. Rowe

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Daniel Lloyd Rowe, 85, of 43 Orchard Circle, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at his home.

Born Aug. 5, 1913, in Pinesburg, he was the son of the late Ira W. and Julia Prudence Shank Rowe.

He was a 1932 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, seeing action in the Pacific, European and African theaters.

He was employed by Charlton Brothers Transportation, Hagerstown, as a tractor-trailer operator, retiring after 41 years.

He was a member of Calvary Bible Church of Greencastle.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 992; Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring, and was a founding member and past president of the posts' Last Man's Club. He was a member of Chambersburg B.P.O.E. 600; and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife of more than 26 years, Neddie N. Rowe, a stepson, Marlin Niner of Nashville, Tenn.; six sisters, Louise Schnebly of Clear Spring, Lelia Belle Shank of Hagerstown, Winifred Guch of Annandale, Va., Stella Ann Myers of Huntsville, Ala., Leathean Rowe of Thomaston, Ga., and Helen Rose Rawls of Atlanta; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. Glen Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, with military graveside honors by Chambersburg VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund of Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222, P.O. Box 158, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Charles M. Hykes

BEDFORD, Va. - Charles M. Hykes, 89, of 931 Ashland Ave., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at the Elks National Home, Bedford.

Born Sept. 14, 1909, in State Line, Pa., he was the son of the late Albert Edgar and Minnie Grace Daley Hykes.

He was a retired accountant for the City of Hagerstown; He previously was employed by Four State Livestock Sales; H. K. Ferguson Construction Company and Reisner Manufacturing Company.

He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge 84 AF & AM Hagerstown; Ali Ghan Shrine, Cumberland, Md.; and Hagerstown Lodge 378 B.P.O. Elks, Hagerstown.

He is survived by two sons, Donald M. Hykes of Tavares, Fla., and Richard N. Hykes of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Orville E. Hykes.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dean M. Miller will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Dorothy I. Rafftesaeth

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Dorothy I. Rafftesaeth, 93, formerly of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Frederick Health Care Center, Frederick, Md.

Born May 28, 1905, in Annville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Menno and Alice Horst Light.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Paul Rafftesaeth.

She was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Tritt of Myersville, Md.; two sons, Benjamin Rafftesaeth of Las Vegas and James Rafftesaeth of Cape May, N.J.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at noon at Hill Church Cemetery, Cleona, Pa. Pastor Larry L. Lehman will officiate.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville.

James M. Siegrist

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