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Obituaries

September 01, 1999

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Wednesday, September 2, 1999 Edition




Ruth C. Doyle

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Ruth C. Rhone Doyle, 69, of 5500 Lincoln Way East, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born June 15, 1930, in York County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Mabel Roser Rhone.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Fayetteville Pentecostal Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Earl J. Doyle Sr.; four daughters, Linda C. Bingaman of Greencastle, Pa., Shirley M. Group and Lina Simmers, both of Chambersburg, Pa., and Tina M. McIntyre of Greencastle; three sons, Earl J. Doyle Jr. of Greencastle, Carl E. Doyle of Waynesboro and Bradley L. Doyle of Fayetteville; two brothers, Marcus Rhone of Greencastle and Marlett Rhone of Mont Alto, Pa.; a special family member, Gilbert Heefner; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a brother, John Rhone Jr.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fayetteville Pentecostal Church of God, 5276 Treher Road in Fayetteville. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mont Alto.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Doyle Family Lot 7-C, 5500 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium, Waynesboro, Pa.

David K. Reese

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Rev. David K. Reese, 76, of 2004 Staci Nicole Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at his home.

Born July 1, 1923, in Thompson, Pa., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Edith Barbara Fisher Reese.

He retired as a mobile home sales representative. He previously was service manager at Snowberger Auto Sales in Hagerstown.

He was the former pastor at Little Falls Chapel in Falling Waters, W.Va. He had been a member of Macedonia United Brethren Church in Worleytown, Pa.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 in Greencastle, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the Rev. Linda Susan Reese; his first wife, Mary Ellen Reese of Hagerstown; three daughters, Kay Dellee Straley of Greencastle, Pa., Alice Jean Gardner and Sue Ellen Reese, both of Hagerstown; three sons, Kenneth D. Reese of Hagerstown, John W. Reese Sr. of Williamsport and James A. Reese Sr. of Greencastle; a sister, Mary Armstrong of Greencastle; 22 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Kesselring; two brothers, Charles Reese and Junior Reese; and a great-grandson, Dalton Wesley Reese.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Revs. Elizabeth Bridge and Noel Huffman will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport, with military honors by American Legion Morris Frock Post No. 42.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Little Falls Chapel, c/o The Rev. Linda Reese, 2004 Staci Nicole Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Christine H. Funston

BUFFALO MILLS, Pa. - Christine H. Funston, 68, of McFern Road, who died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, was the daughter of the late Christian E. and Hazel Carbaugh Hawbaker. She is survived three sisters, Betty Lou Shank, Mary Alice Kelly and Katherine King, all of Clear Spring; and two brothers, Eldon Hawbaker and Carl Hawbaker, both of Hagerstown.

Jeanette S. Pitzer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jeanette Staubs Pitzer, 88, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Rosie Wilt Staubs.

She retired in 1973 as a cook for Berkeley County Schools.

She had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was past president of Philathea Sunday School Class.

She was a member of United Travelers Auxiliary; Retired Teachers Association; and a former member of Arden-Tabler Home Demonstration Club.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gilbert Spiker Pitzer; a daughter, Donna Kay Anderson of Salisbury, Md.; a son, Larry Michael Pitzer of Martinsburg; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna S. Bolton, Isabel S. Keiter, Rhoda S. Lack, Elizabeth S. White and Rachel S. Butler; and five brothers, Harry J. Staubs, Charles E. Staubs, Clarence W. Staubs, Douglas Staubs and Lewis M. Staubs.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. G. Edward Grove will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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