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December 25, 1999

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Brenda L. Baumeister

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Brenda LaDon Baumeister, 60, of Charles Town, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 13, 1939, in Cuero, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Walter Boyd and Nettie Mahler Garton.

She was a graduate of Pattie Welden High School in Victoria.

She was a self-employed beautician in Wellsville, N.Y.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, and a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wellsville and Mercy Association.


She also was a member of Lioness Club of Wellsville.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ronald P. Baumeister; five daughters, Donna M. Mortimer, Jesse L. Baumeister and Nicole M. Baumeister, all of Middleway, W.Va., Michelle D. Diaz of Millville, W.Va., and Melanie M. Baumeister of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Michael E. Baumeister of Manassas, Va.; two sisters, Sandra Garton-Breech of Victoria, Texas, and Janet Wise of Port LaVaca, Texas; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 311 S. George St., Charles Town, with the Rev. Brian Owens as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Friends will be received at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, Tuesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the attention of Donation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carrollton Ave., Buffalo, NY 14263.

Agnes V. Wilson

BALTIMORE -Agnes Vivian Wilson, 88, of 3017 Echodale Ave., died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 10, 1911, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Lorek.

Her husband, Edward F. Wilson, died in 1947.

She was employed by Union Stock Yards and retired from North Charles Doctor's Hospital in Baltimore.

She was a member of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson of Hagerstown, Francis E. Wilson of San Diego and Edward F. Wilson of Chediston, Halesworth, Suffolk, England; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary C. Rolfes and Helen Lorek; and three brothers, Frank Lorek, Andrew Lorek and John Lorek.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Baltimore.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Juanita J. Attleson

WALDORF, Md. - Juanita J. "Cookie" Attleson, 46, of Waldorf, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1953, in Iaeger, W.Va., she was the daughter of Ersel Jones and Melvia Hager Jones of Covington, Va.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, David Attleson; one daughter, Leanne Sorrells of Laurel, Md.; and two sisters, Kay Jones of Falls Church, Va., and Candy Olsen of Odenton, Md.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. Burial will be private.

Robert J. Binau

SMITHSBURG - Robert John Binau, 53, of Smithsburg, who died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, is also survived by a sister, Janice McNamee.

Max D. Bovey

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Max Derwood Bovey, 87, of Martinsburg, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 19, 1912, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Noah Leon Bovey Sr. and Annetta Hedges Bovey.

He was a 1931 graduate of Martinsburg High School. He attended Shepherd College.

He was employed by Fairchild Aircraft for 18 years, and retired from Martin Marietta in 1977.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class.

He was past master of Equality Lodge 44 A.F.&A.M., past high priest of Lebanon Chapter 2 Royal Arch Masons, past commander of Palestine Commandery 2 Knights Templar, past grand commander Knights Templar of West Virginia, past patron of Golden Rule Chapter 69 Order of the Eastern Star, Knights York Cross of Honor, Red Cross of Constantine, Osiris Temple Nobels of the Mystic Shrine, Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club and was a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ethel Wayble Bovey, whom he married Dec. 4, 1937; one daughter, Sharilyn D. Bovey; two brothers, N. Leon Bovey Jr. of Martinsburg, and Don Victor Bovey of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Mary Ruth Roudabousch of Brunswick, Md., and Frances Fierro of Martinsburg; an aunt; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Bovey Miller, and two brothers, Samuel Robert Bovey and Bruce Delmar Bovey.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. William E. Merki will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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