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Obituaries

August 26, 1999

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Beverly A. Rinehart

Beverly Anna Rinehart, 51, of 20603 Wren Lane, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 18, 1948, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Albert Eugene and Mae Ellen Woodring Ridge of Hagerstown.

She was a 1966 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She was an instructional aide with the ESOL Program for the Washington County Board of Education for the past five years.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church, and was active with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Franklin County.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Julianne B. Walker of Hagerstown and Abigail S. Rinehart, at home; two sons, Daniel J. Rinehart of Hagerstown, and Michael C. Rinehart, at home; three sisters, Kay Marsden of Spotsylvania, Va., Ruth Hook of Hagerstown and Laura Previte of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, Steven Ridge of New Castle, Pa., and Patrick Ridge of Hagerstown; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

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Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate. Burial will be in Price's Church Cemetery in Waynesboro, Pa.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m., and at 1 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Franklin County, Box 6, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Marian B.F. Zacharias

CARLISLE, Pa. - Marian B.F. "Zach" Zacharias, 95, of Thornwald Nursing Home, and formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the home.

Born Aug. 5, 1904, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Margaret Bealer Frank.

Her husband, Dixon Scott Zacharias, died in 1982.

A registered nurse, she worked in hospitals in the Philadelphia area and as a private duty nurse.

She attended Market Street United Church of Christ in Harrisburg.

She was an honorary citizen of Boystown, Neb.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. The Rev. Anna Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice, or to Boystown, Neb.

Florence D. Sandberg

WILLIAMSPORT - Florence Dawes Sandberg, 74, of 16505 Virginia Ave., C-284, and formerly of Charles Town, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Homewood Nursing Center in Williamsport.

Born March 24, 1925, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Esther M. Dawes.

Her husband, Swain Everette Sandberg, preceded her in death.

She was a Methodist.

She was a former Red Cross life-saving instructor and worked as a registered nurse.

She is survived by two sons, Swain Edward Sandberg of Gaithersburg, Md., and Leif Alan Sandberg of Dallas.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery, 612 Hunter St., Charles Town. The Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.

David G. Simmers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - David G. "Dave" Simmers, 78, of 12377 Pen Mar Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Fox Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late John W. and Emma L. Baker Simmers.

He attended Zullinger School and Washington Township High School.

He had been employed by Potomac Motorlines and Eastern Trailways, both in Hagerstown; worked at Mack Trucks and Fairchild, both in Hagerstown, as a machinist; for Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., in the sales department. Prior to retiring in 1983, he was a machinist for Anvil Products in Greencastle, Pa. He then drove cars for Dean Hebb in Waynesboro.

He formerly attended Rouzerville United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Sinne-Mahoning Rod and Gun Club in Sinne-Mahoning, Pa., and National AARP.

He played accordion and organ in bands.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Brinkley Simmers, whom he married Dec. 21, 1940; two sons, Dale R. Simmers of Hagerstown, and Gordon R. Simmers of Newville, Pa.; three sisters, Esther Miley of Greencastle, Pa., Josephine McFerren of Waynesboro, and Mildred Lowman of Chambersburg, Pa.; six granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Simmers, Robert Simmers, Ralph Simmers and Joseph Simmers.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Eugene M. Cline will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

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

Katherine M. Lowther

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