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Obituaries

September 23, 1999

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James L. Troxell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - James L. "Luke" Troxell, 71, of 487 E. Washington St., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Williamsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank B. and Lizzie Bechtel Troxell.

He was a 1946 graduate of Willamsburg High School.

He retired in 1986, after 36 years, from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg as a supply systems analyst.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post No. 1599 VFW in Chambersburg and was a member of the honor guard; Military Order of Cootie Pup Tent No. 72, through the VFW; and American Legion Burt J. Asper Post No. 46 in Chambersburg.

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He is survived by his wife, Alice R. Riley Troxell; a daughter, Tauna T. Delmonico of Leesburg, Va.; two sons, Daniel J. Troxell of New Cumberland, Pa., and David L. Troxell of Chambersburg; a sister, Bessie Sollenberger of Williamsburg; a brother, C. Aden Troxell of Williamsburg; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chalmer Troxell and Ralph Troxell.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Arthur E. Brown will officiate.

Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, with military services by Charles M. Nitterhouse Post No. 1599 VFW Honor Guard.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home; and Saturday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Military Order of Cootie, 747 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

W. Riley Daniels III

CAMPBELL, Calif. - W. Riley Daniels III, 68, of 2415 Eva Court, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at his home.

Born Jan. 3, 1931, in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late W. R. and Martha Moller Daniels II.

He was self-employed as a director of marketing and consulting.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953.

He is survived by seven sons, W. Riley Daniels IV of Naperville, Ill., Thomas R. Daniels of Amherst, Mass., William F. Daniels of Pottsboro, Texas, Jonathan M. Daniels of Mendham, N.J., James C. Daniels of Grapevine, Texas, Peter F. Daniels of Okema, Okla. and M. Christian Daniels of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Peter M. Daniels of Marion, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

J. William Helmer Jr.

J. William Helmer Jr., 59, of 1150 Kenley Ave., Hagerstown, died at his home.

Born April 9, 1940, in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late John W. and Marian V. Shipp Helmer Sr.

He retired from Potomac Edison.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen S. Fowler of Ranson, W.Va.; a son, J. William Helmer III of Sellersville, Pa.; and a grandchild.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

C. Beatrice Kelly

FREDERICK, Md. - C. Beatrice Kelly, 92, of Homewood Retirement Center, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Homewood.

Born Dec. 19, 1906, in Thurmont, Md., she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Effie Lohr Zentz.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde O. Koons; and by her second husband, Clifford Kelly.

She was a graduate of Saint Joseph's High School in Emmitsburg, Md.

She was a secretary and homemaker.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Donald Z. Koons of Frederick; a stepdaughter, Barbara Kline of Baltimore; two stepsons, John Kelly of Smithsburg and Bernald Kelly of Seattle, Wash.; two grandsons; four step-granddaughters; three step-grandsons; four great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and nieces.

Private services will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Arrangements are by Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.

Ruth M. Hines

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Ruth Marguerite Hines, 80, of 1100 Peach Orchard Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born Aug. 25, 1919, in Knoxville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Everett Thomas and Mary Edwina Meehan Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gorman Luther Hines Sr., in 1954.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Steadman-Keenan American Legion Post No. 96 in Brunswick.

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