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September 27, 1999

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Robert C. Triesler Jr.

DOVER, Del. - Robert Charles Triesler Jr., 76, of Dover, Del., who died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Kent General Hospital in Dover, is also survived by a son, Lt. Col. Kim Triesler, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Ada V. Sprenkle

BALTIMORE - Ada Viola Frantz Sprenkle, 81, of 5528 Ashbourne Road, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.

Born Jan. 18, 1918, near Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late F. Bernard and Ada Miller Frantz.

She was a 1937 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence C. Sprenkle, whom she married June 17, 1939; a son, Robert L. Sprenkle of Baltimore; four sisters, Mabel Frantz and Miriam Frantz, both of Akron, Ohio, Martha Alexander of Georgia and Jean Kindle of Texas; two brothers, Frank Frantz of Lancaster, Pa., and Earl Frantz of Akron; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 48, Staten Island, NY 10305-0005.

John E. Keefer

HANCOCK - John Edward "John Ed" Keefer, 71, of Millstone Road, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his home.

Born Oct. 26, 1927, in Romney, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Howard and Geneva Dolita Newhouse Keefer.

His wife, Merle Lurena Younker Keefer, died in 1993. They were married Aug. 3, 1958.

He retired from Suburban Bank in Hancock. He had worked for People's National Bank and A&P.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Hancock Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF&AM, both in Hancock, Ali Ghan Shrine and Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Cumberland.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Episcopal Cemetery, Hancock.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.

Troy M. Cinnamon

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Troy McKinley Cinnamon, 68, of Hedgesville, and formerly of Kearneysville, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at his home.

Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Clayburn County, Tenn., he was the son of Lassie B. Brumett Cinnamon of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the late William Arnold Cinnamon.

He attended public schools in Tennessee and completed additional training with the U.S. Government.

He worked as an inspector with the U.S. Government, Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., until retiring in 1991.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Woodsmen of the World.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Billie June Smith Cinnamon; two daughters, Barbara Ann Sanders of Philippi, W.Va., and Tammie Lynn Morine of Hedgesville; a sister, Lucille Barnett of Oak Ridge; a brother, Paul Cinnamon of Oak Ridge; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Hennis H. Fox will officiate.

Burial will be private with military honors by Tri-State Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 10 a.m.

Edna B. Thompson

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Edna B. Thompson, 79, of Blackiston Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Cumberland Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Erastus and Bertha Barnhart Faith.

Her first husband, Irvin R. Shives, died in 1962. Her second husband, James Thompson, died in 1995.

She was a homemaker; and had been a waitress with Sheehe's Restaurant in Cumberland.

She was a member of Supreme Council of the House of Jacob in Hancock.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley A. Rice of Cumberland; one sister, Rita Unger of Hancock; one brother, Ralph Faith of California; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; 10 brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Supreme Council of the House of Jacob, Hancock. The Rev. K. Paul Bowers and Elder Timmy Strait will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. in Hancock and Wednesday at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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