January 03, 2000

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Tuesday, January 4, 2000 Edition

Beulah R. Brown

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Beulah Rewis Brown, 89, of 508 Nottingham Drive, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at her home.

Born Dec. 21, 1910, in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Levin and Beulah Carroll Rewis.

Her husband, Robert L. Brown, died June 12, 1993.

She had been employed as an auditor by the Internal Revenue Service.

She is survived by a daughter, Belva Brown Conner of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at Salem Cemetery. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.


Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Arthur H. Pensinger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Arthur H. Pensinger, 88, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Greencastle and Zullinger, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born April 3, 1911, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lottie Wishard Pensinger.

He worked for Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Pa., for 18 years; and then as a partner in Pensinger and Lanehart Construction Co. of Greencastle.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758 and Eagles Club, both of Waynesboro; former Moose Club of Hagerstown; social member of Harry D. Zeigler V.F.W. and Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion, both of Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel K. Statler Pensinger of Greencastle; a daughter, Doris Wells of Greencastle; three sons, Robert Pensinger and Thomas Pensinger, both of Greencastle, and Joseph Pensinger of Clifton, Va.; two sisters, Mary Statler and Ruth Mull, both of Menno Village, Chambersburg; a brother, Carroll Pensinger of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa. The Rev. Stuart Troutman will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Helen A. Pifer

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Helen A. Shank Pifer, 83, of 713 Grandin Ave., and Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Wilson Health Care Center, Transitional Care Unit, on the village complex.

Born March 18, 1916, on the family farm near Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna I. Miller Shank.

Her husband, Donald G. Pifer, died July 12, 1976. They were married July 27, 1934.

She was a 1932 graduate of Waynesboro High School, and a 1934 graduate of York Business School.

For the last 25 years, she managed the Shank Family Farm. She was a bookkeeper for businesses in both Waynesboro and Rockville, including Arthur's Dairy in Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in 1986, she was the purchasing agent for Montgomery County Board of Education for more than 20 years.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Waynesboro.

She was the first president and charter member of Rockville Dandylions, organized in 1954 as an auxiliary of Rockville Lions Club, then an all-male organization. She served as secretary of Rockville Lions Clubs; was a member of East Rockville Citizens Association; and National AARP.

She is survived by a son, Barry Pifer of Germantown, Md.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Lin M. Smalec will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Viewing will be prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salem United Church of Christ, 4881 Salem Church Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Thomas W. Horton

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thomas W. Horton, 71, of 298 Mill Road, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 29, 1928, in Hopewell, Pa., he was the son of the late William R. and Goldie F. Chaney Horton.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1966, retiring as a master sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Open Door Church in Chambersburg.

He also was a member of General James Chambersburg Lodge 801 F.&A.M.; Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 V.F.W.; Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, and Franklin County Chapter 2287 AARP, where he was past president, all in Chambersburg; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Club Valley and The Zembo Temple, both in Harrisburg, Pa.

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