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November 12, 1999

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Saturday, November 13, 1999

William F. Rogers

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Frederick "Ted" Rogers, 84, of 100 Sycamore Circle, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at his home.

Born Nov. 7, 1915, in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jacob Sullivan and Laura Louise Nave Rogers.

He owned and trained Thoroughbred racehorses at Charles Town Race Track in Charles Town. He also was a barber in Washington, D.C.


He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Ranson, W.Va.

He was a former member of Charles Town Division of Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association and a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948 of Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife, Retha M. Lillard Rogers; two daughters, Diane Bernet and Kathy Hastings, both of Silver Spring, Md.; three stepdaughters, Deborah A. Demory of Charles Town, Nancy Smallwood of Woodbridge, Va., and Virginia Longerbeam of Millville, W.Va.; two sisters, Vivian Braun of Ocean City and Jean Diller of Mount Airy, Md.; a grandchild; four step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church on Fairfax Boulevard in Ranson, W.Va. The Rev. William Reed and the Rev. Lee Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 Fairfax Blvd. in Charles Town.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Calvary Assembly of God Church, 114 S. Fairfax Blvd., Ranson, WV 25438.

Betty F. Whitbeck

Betty F. Whitbeck, 64, of 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Catherine F. Moniker.

She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Saria Bushmire of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Sandra Boward and Brenda Auchmoddy, both of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her companion, Ezra Glenn Jr. of Hagerstown.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Beautiful View Cemetery in Middleburg, Md. The Rev. Dale R. Carver will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

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

Florence D. Goshorn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Florence D. Goshorn, 75, of 1749 Howard St., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Susan A. Black Hoover.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of Women of the Moose 842 in Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy R. Goshorn, whom she married June 18, 1966; four children, Barbara A. Pittman, Dennis L. Foreman and Albert Barndollar, all of Chambersburg, and Charles Foreman of Mercersburg, Pa.; five stepchildren, Gloria J. Carter of Phoenix, LeRoy R. Goshorn Jr. and Lenora Goshorn, both of Chambersburg, Rayona Grooms of Fayetteville, Pa., and Clarence E. Goshorn of Mont Alto, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Foreman, and one brother, Wilson Hoover.

Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Pastor Aletha Painter will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens near Chambersburg.

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

Glenn E. Keller

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Glenn E. Keller, 77, of 518 Elm Ave., died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Manor Care Health Services, where he lived for one week.

Born June 30, 1922, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Harvey N. and Ruth E. Heintzelman Keller.

He was a farmer all his life, having worked on several area farms. He retired in 1987.

He was a member of New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Byers Keller, whom he married June 13, 1945; two daughters, Darlene F. Hostetter of State Line, Pa., and Arlene K. Burkholder of Marion, Pa.; three sisters, Mary Jane Brechbill, Ruth L. Keller and Janet McCleary, all of Chambersburg; a brother, Samuel C. Keller of Chambersburg; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald L. Keller; and a sister, Catherine Seilhamer.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, 1575 Mont Alto Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert D. Verno will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg; and Monday at noon at the church.

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