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Obituaries

August 14, 1999

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Thomas W. Rickett Sr.

Thomas William "Tom" Rickett Sr., 61, of 808 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at his home.

Born June 23, 1938, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Robert E. Lee and Edna Nyman Sheeler Rickett.

He was employed by Hamilton Hotel, Thurmont Shoe Company and Dagmar Hotel. He was previously employed with Venice Best Western.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Lidie Rickett, whom he married Jan. 16, 1960; a daughter, Edna Irene Taylor of Hagerstown; three sons, Thomas William Rickett Jr. of Clear Spring, Brian Scott Rickett and Michael Lee Rickett, both of Hagerstown; two granddaughters; a grandson; and two stepgrandsons.

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He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora L. Hay; and a brother, Earl E. Rickett.

Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Carroll Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Mary H. Cottrill

Mary Helen Cottrill, 81, of East Irvin Avenue, Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 12, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Bertha Lancaster Biser.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Cottrill, in 1982.

She was retired from Solliday Oil Company.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Larry B. Cottrill of McVeytown, Pa., Lance K. Cottrill of Greensburg, Pa. and Bradley L. Cottrill of Hagerstown; a sister, Lucille Davis of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Biser.

Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

There will be no viewing.

John D. Stolins

John Downs Stolins, 60, of 17002 Hillsdale Court, Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at his home.

Born Oct. 28, 1938, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Arthur Breece and Anna Lavinia Pumhrey Stolins.

He attended classes at the University of Maryland.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years in California and Maryland. He was a mail carrier in the Halfway and Hagerstown areas.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the church council. He administered communion to church members who were homebound and was a member of the hospital visitation committee.

He served as a volunteer fireman in Ferndale, Md.

He was selected as one of 10 Eagle Scouts from Maryland to attend the World Boy Scout Jamboree in Ontario, Canada.

He coached a Hagerstown Little League team.

He is survived by his wife, June Stolins; four daughters, Connie J. Peacock of Las Vegas, Mary Ann Ahrens of Huntington Beach, Calif., Vicki S. Mehsling of Edgewood, Md., and Kimberly A. Jones of Hagerstown; three sons, Douglas G. Witherington of Vista, Calif., Thomas R. Witherington of Clarksville, Tenn., and John E. Stolins of Clear Spring; two sisters, Carolyn Griffith of Kingsville, Md., and Louise Marshall of Disputanta, Va.; a brother, Arthur Stolins of Huntington Beach; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate.

Private burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday following the memorial service in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Kathleen O. DeLouney

Kathleen Olivia Shank DeLouney, 86, formerly of 433 Ridge Ave., Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 10, 1912, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Scott and Minnie Roser Shank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hammond DeLouney, in 1994.

She was retired from Fairchild Aircraft.

She was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Dolly Burkholder of Hagerstown; a sister, Jane Smith of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Mae Pipich; and three brothers, Earl Shank, Mearl Shank and Wilbur Shank.

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