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Obituaries

December 05, 1999
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He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 731, Order of the Owls Nest 1073, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, and Eagles Club, Inc., all of Waynesboro. He was also a member of Pennsylvania Association of Builders and Franklin County Association of Builders, National AARP and a member of Rouzerville Ruritan Club, where he served as zone governor for 8 years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dolores A. Harmon Sollenberger, whom he married in 1962; one daughter, Tina A. Staley of Marion, Pa.; one son, Troy E. Sollenberger of Waynesboro; one sister, Phyllis Debrick of Waynesboro; two brothers, Paul V. Sollenberger Jr. of Texas and Robert Sollenberger of Chambersburg; one grandson; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

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Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 225 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Bethea M. Deneen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bethea Maye Crist Layton Deneen, 83, of 2411 McCleary Drive, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Seidle Memorial Hospital, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 1, 1916, in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bundy Oliver and Rachel Catherine Golden Crist.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Glenwood Layton, in 1983 and by her second husband, James Lewis Deneen, in 1997.

She was a 1934 graduate of Southern Fulton High School.

She had worked at Locke Inc., Baltimore. She was the first telephone operator for the Wardfordsburg, Needmore, Pa. area for Breezewood Telephone Company in 1940. She had worked for Howard Johnson, Sideling Hill Plaza, as a gift shop manager and hostess for 15 years. She also owned and operated Layton General Store at Sipes Mill for 5 years.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Needmore, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. She also attended Buck Valley Christian Church in Warfordsburg, where she was as member of the Adult Sunday School Class and Bible study group.

She is survived by two sons, Darrel Richard Layton of Dillsburg, Pa., Gary Wendell Layton of McCellandtown, Pa.; one stepson, R. Lubrent Deneen of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Satricia A. Woodal of Warfordsburg; two sisters, Ruby F. Peck of Needmore and Vesta I. Myers of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Jean Manning; one sister, Hilda E. Crist; one brother, Melvin W. Crist and one granddaughter, Sheri Lynne Layton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Needmore. The Rev. Charles Gummon and the Rev. Clint Bahrenburg will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, Needmore.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisonville, Pa.

Thomas R. Swope

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thomas R. Swope, 75, of 69 Sanibel Lane, and formerly of Orchard Circle and South Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Falling Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg where he was a resident for 4 days.

Born March 22, 1924, in Kauffman Station, Pa., he was the son of the late John G. and Bertha Sowers Swope.

He was a 1942 graduate of Greencastle High School and attended the former Chambersburg Business College.

In his earlier years, he was manager of former Greencastle Ice and Cold Storage. Then he worked as controller for former Hagerstown Rubber Company and Central Chemical Company of Hagerstown. He last worked in Chambersburg as controller for Franklin County, for 16 years. He also operated a private tax preparation service.

He was a member for more than 50 years of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, former Sunday School superintendent and Board of Trustees member and sang in the church choir for many years.

He was a member and past master of Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge 443 F. & A.M. of Greencastle, member of Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Temple of Harrisburg. He was a member and past president of Kauffman Ruritan Club and a member of Board of Associates of the Citizens National Bank of Southern Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, June E. Horst Swope; one daughter, Barbara A. Sellers Kuhn of Fayetteville, Pa.; one son, Vaughn L. Swope of Houston; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; one stepgreat-grandchild; nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Martin, Jane Angle and Helen Meister; two brothers, Samuel Swope and Paul Swope.

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