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December 27, 1999

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William F. Bennett

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - William Felton Bennett, 86, of Fairview Road, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Born July 8, 1913, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Edward James and Amy Rohm Hixon Bennett.

He attended Fairview School in Amaranth.

He ran a grocery store and garage. He retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, Conn., after 20 years of service.

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He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 and 1936.

He was a member of Amaranth Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Leone Householder Bennett, whom he married Dec. 24, 1936; two sons, James Daniel Bennett of Milford, Del., and William F. Bennett Jr. of Mount Union, Pa.; a daughter, A. Jeanne Lovenguth of Milton; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Paul Bennett, and a sister, Julia Traux.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Amaranth Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Frank Teeter will officiate. Burial will be in Union Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements are by Dalla Valle Funeral Services, Everett, Pa.

Frances L. Doleman

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Frances Leslie Doleman, 89, of Summit Point, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in Shenandoah Nursing and Rehabilitation Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

Born Nov. 24, 1910, in Middleway, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Israel and Alice Esquire Russ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Vernon Doleman.

She was a member of Ebenezer Mount Calvary Holy Church. She served as treasurer and trustee of the church, communion stewart, deaconess, director of the youth choir, founder of Little Sprouts Children choir, and the Sunbeams. She was a member of the senior choir and a missionary. She was the oldest member of the church and was the church mother.

She is survived by a sister, Jeanette White of Summit Point; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mollie Rector, Alice Dotson and Dorothy Rollins; and four brothers, Samuel Russ, Nathan Russ, Thomas Russ and Delmas Russ.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Mount Calvary Holy Church, Summit Point. The Revs. Charles W. Hunter Sr. and Alice B. Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Anna M. Love

Anna Mary Love, 95, formerly of Route 8, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Colton Villa Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 17, 1904, in Sparrows Point, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward O. and Martha J. Logan Morne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Alanzo Love, in 1960.

She was employed with M.P. Moller Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of St. Mary's.

She was a member of Sisters of Orioles Lodge 204 in Baltimore.

She was a Spanish-American War widow.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Gretchen L. Love and Michael B. Love, both of Hagerstown; and two great-granddaughters.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. George A. Limmer will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 226 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Leroy E. Beitzel Sr.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Leroy E. Beitzel Sr., 85, a resident of Piney Mountain, and formerly of 6950 Lincoln Way East, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Piney Mountain.

Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Carlisle, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel E. and Annie Boyer Beitzel.

He was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot as a supervisor.

He was a member of Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, and Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224, all of Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia C. Berklite Beitzel, whom he married May 1, 1938; two sons, Leroy E. Beitzel Jr., of Fayetteville and Samuel L. Beitzel of Burke, Va.; two sisters, Alma Bender of Chambersburg and Mary Kim of Arlington, Va., and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Hopkins, and a brother, Samuel E. Beitzel.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, 3218 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Menno B. Sollenberger will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

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