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Obituaries

April 19, 1999

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Carl V. Shanaberger Jr.

BOONSBORO - Carl Victor Shanaberger Jr., 77, of 801 Orchard Manor Drive, Boonsboro, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Frederick Health Care Center.

Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Arrow, Pa., he was the son of the late Carl V. Sr., and Mary Lucille Weigle Shanaberger.

He had been employed as a carpenter and homebuilder prior to retirement.

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

He was a member of Bush Creek Church of the Brethren and recently attended Victory Baptist Church in Boonsboro.

He is survived by one daughter, Susan Steelman of Adamstown, Md.; two sons, Mark W. Shanaberger and Michael L. Shanaberger, both of Boonsboro; four sisters, Virginia Arnold of Florida, Linda Hansch of Gaithersburg, Md., Alice Kalandros of Vermont and Jean Shanaberger of Charlottesville, Va.; three brothers, William Shanaberger of Buchanan, Va., Lee Shanaberger of Chicago, and Jeff Shanaberger of Lovettsville, Va.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Eichelberger; one grandson, Edward Steelman; and three brothers, Ward Shanaberger, Robert Shanaberger and Russell Shanaberger.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, Boonsboro. The Rev. Ed Wade will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no visitation.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Victory Baptist Church, Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Arrangements are by Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Home, 1201 N. Market St., Frederick, Md.

Betty J. Stevens

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty Jane Stevens, 69, of 79 Brumbaugh Ave., Chambersburg, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Harrisburg General Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.

Born March 29, 1930, in Middle Spring, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul John and Harriet E. Tosten Baer.

She had been employed by the Borough of Chambersburg as a custodian.

She attended Seventh-day Adventist Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Stevens, whom she married in 1955; one son, Gary Lee Stevens Sr. of Shippensburg, Pa.; one sister, Mary Ellen Baer of Chambersburg; four brothers, Floyd E. Baer, Donald L. Baer Sr., Glen P. Baer and Ronald R. Baer, all of Chambersburg; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth C. Baer.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Chambersburg. The Rev. Dean Negley will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 160 E. Liberty St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Stella M. Stevens

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Stella M. "Polly" Stevens, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born May 19, 1920, in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Amy Haynes Pollard.

She was a homemaker.

She attended St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Stevens; one daughter, Robyn Woodle of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Church, Berkeley Springs. The Rev. John Ledford will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Food Bank, St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 116 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs.

Ruth R. Leitch

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth R. "Book" Leitch, 93, of Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, and formerly of 132 Park Ave., died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born July 14, 1905, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Herbert and Anna Rhodes Redding.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raul W. Leitch, in 1936.

She was on the staff of Wilson College for 34 years, retiring in 1970 as director of admissions. She also was on the college's Committee on Financial Aid and represented the college on the College Entrance Board, the National Scholarship Committee and the Potomac Edison Committee.

She received an honorary doctor of letters degree from the college in 1972. The class of 1947 presented the college with her portrait, which hangs in the Admissions Office in Old Main Hall. In 1984 she was named Outstanding Alumnae of Wilson College.

She was a member of Afternoon Club and Wilson College Club of Franklin County.

She was a member of Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. She was the first woman to be elected an elder in the church and became the first woman Clerk of Session.

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