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Obituaries

June 23, 1999

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Erma M. McInturff

HANCOCK - Erma M. McInturff, 89, of Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and formerly of Taliaferro Street, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Valley View.

Born Aug. 12, 1909, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Bertha Boor Clingerman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred T. McInturff, in 1971.

She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene, Hancock.

She is survived by three daughters, Virginia I. Mellott and Wilma R. Woods, both of Hancock, and Velda M. Hoffman of Berkeley Springs; a brother, Fred McInturff of Berkeley Springs; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

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She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clyde Clingerman, Freddie Clingerman, Joseph Leo Clingerman, Huber Clingerman and Lawrence Clingerman.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Willis Swope will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Christian Cemetery, Artemas, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 14734 Warfordsburg Road, Hancock, MD 21750; or Hancock Rotary Club Meals on Wheels, c/o Linda Hann, Secretary, P.O. Box 35, Hancock, MD 21750.

Cynthia L. Horst

Cynthia L. Horst, 46, of Little Antietam Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at her home.

Born Sept. 26, 1952, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Vinson and Mary Norwood Keefauver.

She was a 1970 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and a 1990 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College.

She was employed as a substitute teacher at Old Forge Elementary School.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Hagerstown; and Ladies Auxiliary Morris Frock Post No. 42, Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Delbert G. Horst; two sons, Christopher D. Horst and Michael D. Horst, both at home; and an aunt.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Revs. William C. Kercheval and Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Michael D. Horst, Educational Fund, c/o Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust, 59 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or any Farmers and Merchants branch bank.

Violet V. Stotler

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Violet Vivian Stotler, 69, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Selby Henry and Corrine Thorea Waugh Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Stotler, in 1967.

She attended Handley High School in Winchester, Va.

She worked as a waitress in Winchester. She later worked at Perfection Garment in Martinsburg. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of The House of the Lord in Martinsburg.

She is survived by a son, Roger Lynn Stotler of Martinsburg; a sister, June Edith Navagrockis of Newport News, Va.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alfred David Stotler; a sister, Betty Corinne Huff; and an infant brother.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at The House of the Lord, 929 N. High St., Martinsburg. Pastor Austin J. Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Earl E. Bowser

CHEWSVILLE - Earl E. "Bud" Bowser, 81, of Twin Springs Drive, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born April 18, 1918, in Sabillasville, Md., he was the son of the late Isaiah and Etta Pearl Kendall Bowser.

He was a self-employed farmer and was employed at Goods Garden & Greenhouse in Leitersburg for 17 years.

He was survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and 11 brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Smithsburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Walter M. Stender

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Walter Michael Stender, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha Leiman Stender.

He was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; and earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

He worked until his retirement as a civil engineer with the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington.

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