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Obituaries

April 26, 1999

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Tuesday, April 27, 1999 Edition




Elizabeth A. Omwake

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth A. "Sis" Geiselman Omwake, 93, of Penn Hall in Chambersburg, and formerly of 47 Mount Vernon Terrace, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Penn Hall.

Born Sept. 10, 1905, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Howard S. Sr. and Clara Mae Hanstine Geiselman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Shank "Bean" Omwake, whom she married in 1928.

She was a 1923 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was last employed for K.G. Potter Insurance Agency, Waynesboro, as a secretary. She had been employed at Frick Co., Waynesboro; and in the admissions office of Waynesboro Hospital. She had been society editor for the Record Herald, Waynesboro.

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

She was a member of Mount Vernon Chapter 398 Order of the Eastern Star, Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary and South Chapter 2977 AARP, all of Waynesboro; and National AARP.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy J. Hartle of Chambersburg; one brother, Howard S. Geiselman Jr., of Waynesboro; two grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathrine Danfelt and Florence Kistner; and one brother, Sentman Geiselman.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. James T. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

John C. McKinsey

John Cornelius McKinsey, 74, of 111 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Center.

Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John C. and Helen L. Boyer McKinsey.

He retired from Anderson Dry Cleaners after 25 years.

He was a member of the National Guard, Company B 150th Infantry Division.

He was a member of Christ's Reformed Church.

He is survived by his wife, Georgetta I. Garnand McKinsey; two sons, John C. McKinsey and Mark W. McKinsey, both of Hagerstown; four sisters, Betty J. Grove, Loretta M. Thompson and Jeanette D. Vaughn, all of Hagerstown, and Valeria J. Polley of Williamsport; one brother, Robert L. McKinsey of Williamsport and one grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Don R. Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Lincoln.

Marie A. Pleasant

Marie Anntonette Pleasant, 45, of 1327 Jay Drive, Hagerstown, who died Sunday, April 25, 1999, is survived by a sister, Anita Joyner of Prosperity, S.C., and a brother, John R. Flick of Ridgley, W.Va.

Robert B. Hoffman

Robert Binkley Hoffman, 79, of 14526 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, who died Saturday, April 24, 1999, was a member and past president of Wilson Ruritan Club, and a member of BPO Elks No. 378 in Hagerstown.

Nancy J. Green

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Nancy Jo Ware Green, 61, of Pembroke Grove, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at her home.

Born Jan. 10, 1938, in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard M. and Mary Dale Bailey Ware.

She was a graduate of Baltimore City School of Practical Nursing.

She retired from Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., as a licensed practical nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit. She worked at Baltimore Regional Burn Center in Baltimore for 20 years.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She was a member and past president of West Virginia Licensed Practical Nursing Association, District 11 and was the state education chairwoman. She was a member of Eastern Regional Burn Center Flight Team. She was named the West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year for 1998.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Green; four children, Susan Brinkmeier of Winchester, Va., and Cheryl Green of Edgewood, Md., Forman Bradley Napier of Fallbrook, Calif., and Gary Green of Mount Airy, Md.; one sister, Loretta J. Hyman of Nutter Fort, W.Va.; two brothers, Robert Ware of Salem, W.Va., and Howard Ware of Mount Clare, W.Va.; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Ware.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor Clarence Davis Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

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