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Obituaries

January 05, 2000

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Thursday, January 6, 2000 Edition




Irene M. Sanders

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Irene M. Smith Sanders, 76, of 13862 Pennersville Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at her home.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Lantz, Md., she was the daughter of the late William A. and Edith L. Lewis Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Sanders Sr., in 1994. They were married Jan. 11, 1944.

She was a 1940 graduate of Thurmont High School.

She was employed by Knouse Foods. She and her husband had owned and operated Eddie's Grocery Store in Cascade.

She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Sabillasville, Md.

She was a member of National Chapter of AARP; Blue Ridge Sportsman Club; and Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 239 in Cascade.

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She is survived by a daughter, Patricia J. Henning of Waynesboro; a son, Edmond Sanders Jr. of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; eight sisters, Marie E. Willhide of Western Maryland Hospital in Hagerstown, Edna V. Pittinger of Thurmont, Md., Hazel F. Smith of Ashville, N.C., Beulah M. Rice of Frederick, Md., Betty Lou Burrier of Rocky Ridge, Md., Margie Patterson of Baltimore, Cora L. Kuhn of Smithsburg and Nancy Stottlemyer of Sabillasville; three brothers, Calvin W. Smith of Cavetown, John R. Smith of Ableville, La. and Jerome A. Smith of Emmitsburg, Md.; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Pastor Tony L. Hardcastle will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery in Cascade.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 13010 Mount Zion Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780.

Marcella Wachter

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Marcella Bowers Wachter, 88, of 213 Walnut St., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born March 2, 1911, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Mary Elsie Lohr Bowers.

Her husband of more than 60 years, C. Kenneth Wachter, died Nov. 3, 1994.

She was a 1929 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

She was employed at the Record Herald Newspaper in Waynesboro as social editor from 1929 to 1940, then in the business office. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waynesboro and taught Sunday school.

She was a first ward, second district, Republican Committeewoman. She was a member of Mount Vernon Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star; Franklin County Chapter of Daughters of the Republic; Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary; National AARP and North Chapter 739 AARP; member and past president of YMCA Auxiliary; past member and vice president of Waynesboro Council of Republican Women; and had been a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Ann Friese of Greencastle, Pa.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters; two brothers; and one grandson.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Herbert C. Spomer will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Marie E. Minnick

Marie Elizabeth Minnick, 83, of 17432 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Homewood Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born Oct. 23, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John F. and Florence E. Gruber Swisher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Donald Minnick, in 1979.

She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Ladies of the Elks 372; American Legion Funkstown 211 Auxiliary; North American Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary; Potomac Fish and Game Club Auxiliary; Red Men Club of Williamsport; and a past member of Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Fuss of Hagerstown; a sister, Mildred Stitely of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald R. Minnick; a sister, Edna Swisher; and four brothers, Roy Swisher, Howard Swisher, Ross Swisher and Robert Swisher.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 322-324 E. Antietam St., Suite 306B, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 3120 Timanus Lane, Suite 106, Baltimore, MD 21244-2883.

William E. Huffins

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William E. Huffins, 75, of Charles Town, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his home.

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