April 08, 1999

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Thursday, April 8, 1999 Edition

Nellie Ruth Edleblute

SHARPSBURG - Nellie Ruth Edleblute, 57, of 211 W. Antietam St., died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 12, 1941, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bettie Lee Turner Chaney.

She was a graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Norman H. "Sonny" Edleblute; two daughters, Sandy A. Clipp and Diana K. Abrecht, both of Sharpsburg; three sons, Kenny L. Edleblute and Mark A. Edleblute, both of Hagerstown, and Brian L. Edleblute of Boonsboro; four sisters, Joann Kendle of Hagerstown, Sylvia Knott of Boonsboro, Shirley Rowe of Maugansville and Judy Row of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Ronald Chaney and Donald Chaney, both of Boonsboro; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Chaney.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Daniel Fraley will officiate. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg.

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

Iva E. Snowberger

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Iva Elizabeth Pentz Snowberger, 87, of 9160 Gap Road, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at her home.

Born April 11, 1911, in Quincy Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Abram and Susan Catherine Gonder Pentz.

Her husband, Lloyd Benard Snowberger, died in 1964. They were married June 23, 1930.

She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn E. Snowberger, Lorene B. Snowberger and Jean H. Snowberger, all at home; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Hettie Hess, Media Harbaugh, Anna Pentz and Ellie Pentz; and six brothers, Samuel G. Pentz, Emory W. Pentz, Daniel F. Pentz, John A. Pentz, Percie Pentz and Charles J. Pentz.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mont Alto Fire Department, P.O. Box 310, Mont Alto, PA 17237; or to Waynesboro Fire Department, 29 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Ruth C. Montgomery

Ruth Catherine Montgomery, 77, of 2377 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at 1112 Sunnyside Drive, Hagerstown, the home of her daughter.

Born Feb. 28, 1922, in Riverton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd B. Huffman and Kate Blizzard King.

Her husband, George W. Montgomery Jr., died in 1980.

She was of the Brethren faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Lee Powers of Hagerstown and Jean Coats of Damascus, Md.; a son, Clifford R. Montgomery of Rock Hill, S.C.; a sister, Reva Shirley of Keyser, W.Va.; a half brother, James King Edmonds of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday at noon.

Walter L. Wolfinger

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Dr. Walter Lee Wolfinger, 88, of Avante Nursing Home, and formerly of 29 Myrtle Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, April 3, 1999.

Born April 28, 1910, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lee Z. and Mary D. Wishard Wolfinger.

His wife, Helen F. Danfelt Wolfinger, died in 1998. They were married April 10, 1936.

He was a 1928 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from Dickenson College in Carlisle, Pa., in 1933. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1937.

He did his residency at Harrisburg General Hospital, and opened his first office of family medicine in Smithsburg. He later opened his practice in Waynesboro.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He served as team doctor for Waynesboro Tigers Football Team, and was Waynesboro School doctor for many years. He retired in 1987.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.

He also was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 731, Waynesboro; Pennsylvania Medical Society; American Medical Association; National AARP; Waynesboro Lions Club; William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple of Harrisburg; and past master of Salem Lodge 196 Free and Accepted Masons.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan A. Diller of San Peido, Calif., and Nancy J. Miller of Fort Loudon, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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