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Obituaries

March 21, 1999

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Eudena M. Pendley

FREDERICK, Md. - Eudena Marie "Dena" Pendley, 43, of Prospect Boulevard, Frederick, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her home following a long illness.

Born Aug. 9, 1955, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Nancy Hann Dye of Martinsburg, W.Va., and William L. Vanover Sr. of Huntsville, Tenn.

She was a 1973 graduate of Brunswick High School.

She was employed by HomeCall of Frederick as a computer processer. Prior to that she worked at Control Data as senior district secretary.

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She was a member of South End Baptist Church, Frederick.

She was a team mom for Eagles Frederick Youth Football Team for more than seven years.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Alexis Pendley Sr., whom she married in 1984; one daughter, Maria Spriull of Gaithersburg, Md.; four sons, Paul Foster of Frederick, Michael Foster of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Charles A. Pendley and Adam Pendley, both of Frederick; one sister, Ellie Best of Brunswick; one brother, William Vanover Jr. of Frederick; two half-sisters, Gail Vanover and Tammy Vanover, both of Huntsville; two half-brothers, David Vanover and Gary Vanover, both of Huntsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She is also remembered by her stepmother, Fran Vanover of Huntsville, and her stepfather, Lauren Dye of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. The Rev. J. Kenneth Stalls and the Rev. Jack A. Marcum will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Cemetery, Brownsville, Md.

The family will receive friends today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Frederick County Unit, 1011 East Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701 or to South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick, MD 21701.

Anna P. Provard

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Anna P. "Betty" Wagaman Provard, 69, of 108 Reynolds Ave., Mont Alto, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her home.

Born May 15, 1929, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Lucy Jane Rosenberger Wagaman.

She was retired from Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa., as assistant director of housekeeping for 18 years.

She was a member of Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, Pa., where she served on the Deacon Board. She was a founding member of "Singing Inspirations," a gospel group that sang throughout the East Coast, Canada, and Ohio for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband of over 53 years, Donald Richard "Dick" Provard, whom she married in 1946; two sons, Donald Richard Provard Jr. of Fremont, Ohio, and Steven Allen Provard of Chambersburg; five sisters, Alice I. Kreitz of Hagerstown, Margaret L. Lano of Euclid, Ohio, Ella Mae Hebb of Waynesboro, Delores J. Gee of Franklin, Ind., and Joyce E. Bingaman of Chambersburg; three brothers, Harry M. Wagaman Jr. of Greencastle, Lester E. Wagaman of Gambrills, Md., and Ralph E. Wagaman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, E. Marie Rock; one brother, William B. Wagaman; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro. The Rev. Wilbur F. Besecker will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to A.L.S. Foundation, 980 Harvest Drive, Suit 105, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Ellen M. Niemi

LEOMINSTER, Mass. - Ellen Mary Niemi, 77, a resident at Fairlawn Nursing Home, Leominster, and formerly of the Chambersburg and Fayetteville, Pa., areas for 50 years, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Fitchburg, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Otto and Martha Louvo Jokinen.

Her husband, Victor A. Niemi, whom she married in 1946, died in 1990.

She was a 1939 graduate of Fitchburg High School and a 1943 graduate of Burbank Hospital School of Nursing, both in Fitchburg.

She retired in 1983 from South Mountain Restoration Center, South Mountain, Pa., as a registered nurse after 20 years.

She served in the Navy with the Nurse's Corps for three years.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a life member of Burbank Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Fitchburg, and while living in Pennsylvania, she had been active with the Pennsylvania Nurse's Association.

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