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Obituaries

December 01, 1999

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Emogene S. Wenner

KNOXVILLE, Md. - Emogene Souder Wenner, 89, of 1530A Souder Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born May 10, 1910, near Brunswick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Nevin and Fannie Rhodes Castle Souder Sr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Woodrow Wenner, in 1970.

She was a 1927 graduate of Brunswick High School.

She was a retired farmer, owning and operating Springdale Farm near Brunswick.

She was a member of Petersville Lutheran Chapel in Petersville, Md.

She was a charter member of Merryland Tract Homemakers.

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She is survived by a sister, Mary S. Bussard of Frederick; three nieces; three nephews; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 26 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John N. Souder Jr. and T. Woodrow Souder; and two nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Petersville Lutheran Chapel. The Rev. Carroll Boyer and Seminarian Justin Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Reformed Cemetery in Jefferson, Md.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road in Brunswick. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will be open Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Petersville Lutheran Chapel, c/o Linda Morris, 4232 Gene Hemp Road, Jefferson, MD 21755.

Joyce E. Talbert

DERWOOD, Md. - Joyce Eileen Shilling Talbert, of Derwood, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Suburban Hospital.

She was born in Funkstown.

She was a 1946 graduate of Hagerstown High School; and a graduate of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse at Potomac Valley Nursing Center from 1982 to 1996. She was employed by Maplewood Nursing Center in Bethesda, Md., as a registered nurse.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas V. Talbert; a daughter, Joni Talbert Ellis; and five grandchildren, Christopher T. Ellis, Michelle K. Ellis, Matthew P. Ellis, Jacqueline M. Talbert and Madeleine L. Talbert.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Funkstown Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive in Gaithersburg, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 839-E Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Doris Y. Johnson

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Doris Y. Johnson, 76, of 157 S. Carlisle St., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Hummelsine Lowery.

Her husband, Glenn A. Johnson, died Sept. 15, 1989.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was a homemaker and, with her husband, operated the former D&G Boutique on East Baltimore Street in Greencastle.

She was a member of Grace Bible Church of Greencastle.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Lee Johnson of Greencastle; one son, Terry G. Johnson of Greencastle; one sister, June Barnhart of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, John R. Johnson; and one brother, Robert Lowery.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Rev. J. Herman Fisler will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

There will be no public viewing.

Mary M. Vanlaer

CLEAR SPRING - Mary Margaret Vanlaer, 46, of 21 Cumberland St., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born May 7, 1953, in Olney, Md., she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Lena Bradley Itnyre of Rohrersville, Md.

She was a 1971 graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., pursued French studies in Lille, France, and attended Hagerstown Junior College. She graduated in 1999 from University of Maryland with a degree in arts and humanities.

She held various jobs including chef, caretaker and teacher.

She was a volunteer with Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, a docent of Clear Spring Plumb Grove Museum and a member of the local cancer support group.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Eric Gerard Vanlaer; two sisters, Susan Glick of Silver Spring, Md. and Kathryn Medley of Richmond, Va.; several aunts and uncles; three nieces and two nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro. The Rev. Loyal Vanderveer will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society Washington County Unit, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home in Hagerstown.

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