April 17, 1999

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Reuben L. Clatterbuck

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Reuben Lee Clatterbuck, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 1, 1914, in Warrenton, Va., he was the son of the late Reuben James and Anne Jacobs Clatterbuck.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Mae Hurst Clatterbuck, in 1969.

He attended Madison High School, Falls Church, Va.

He worked as a carpenter in the Northern Virginia area until 1953. He moved to Berkeley Springs in July 1953, and had been a farmer since that time.


He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60, Berkeley Springs; and Risinger-Stotler VFW Post 4019, Berkeley Springs. He was one of the founders and a charter member of Morgan County Saddle Club. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs.

He is survived by his second wife of 18 years, Yvonne Kent Swecker Hovermale Clatterbuck; two sons, Ronald Lee Clatterbuck and William Nelson Clatterbuck, both of Berkeley Springs; three stepdaughters, Venetia A. Holland and Heidi E. Perry, both of Berkeley Springs, Stacy K. Barnes of Cross Junction, Va.; a brother, Gordon Clatterbuck of Woodstock, Va.; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; three stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Rubie Clatterbuck, Lillian Hoe, Grace Bush, Sarah Millner and an infant sister; and three brothers, William "Bubba" Clatterbuck, Julian Clatterbuck and Jack Clatterbuck.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Stephen J. Cuff will officiate. Burial with graveside military honors by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral home will be open today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Morgan County Saddle Club, c/o Gale Hovermale, Treasurer, 1561 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411; or Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Department, c/o Wayne Sherrard, Athletic Director, 836 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Anna R. Barnhart

WILLIAMSPORT - Anna Rebecca Barnhart, 83, of 9624 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport.

Born July 1, 1915, in Downsville, she was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Ella Elizabeth Barrett Dick.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William H. Snyder and Ernest W. Barnhart Sr.

She was employed as a carrier for The Herald-Mail Company, retiring in 1987.

She was a life member of Downsville Christian Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by a daughter, Carmen Canfield of Sharpsburg; two stepdaughters, Irene Baker of Chewsville, Md. and Virginia Ross of Glen Burnie, Md.; a stepson, Ernest Barnhart Jr. of Hagerstown; two sisters, Ethel Teach of Hagerstown and Marie Miller of Williamsport; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Forrest Dick, Ellis Dick and Irvin Dick.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Jerry Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home; the funeral home will be open Monday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland, 5 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Gladys G. Kemp

Gladys Georgia Kemp, 78, of 437 Salem Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Columbus R. and Sally Leona Plume Toms.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon E. Plotner in 1975; and her second husband, William A. Kemp Sr. in 1996.

She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildred L. Day of Great Cacapon, W.Va. and Patricia A. Barnhart of Hagerstown; six sons, Robert E. Plotner, Vernon J. Plotner, Gregory A. Plotner, Kenneth W. Kemp and William A. Kemp, all of Hagerstown and Clifford R. Plotner of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two sisters, Rachel M. Patton and Jane Frances Barnes, both of Hagerstown; a brother, Louis C. Toms of Hagerstown; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister; two brothers; and a great-granddaughter.

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