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Obituaries

January 06, 2000

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Friday, January 7, 2000 Edition




Gladys B. Strite

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gladys B. Shafer Strite, 100, of Hoover House, 227 W. Main St., and formerly of 2306 Grandview Drive, Maugansville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Hoover House.

Born Feb. 13, 1899, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Emma J. Shultz Shafer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos W. Strite Sr., in 1985. They were married April 17, 1917.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount Olive Mennonite Church in Maugansville.

She is survived by two daughters, Miriam Eby of Chambersburg, Pa. and Esther Showalter of Hagerstown; four sons, Harold R. Strite and Walter L. Strite, both of Waynesboro, Amos W. Strite Jr. of Chambersburg and Glenn R. Strite of Maugansville; two sisters, Alice Varner of Waynesboro and Eleanor Hoffman of Chambersburg; 26 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; 39 great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Merle Strite; a sister, Annie Minnich; three brothers, Russell Shafer, Ralph Shafer and Raymond Shafer; and two grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Mount Olive Mennonite Church in Maugansville. Bishop Glenn E. Martin, and Pastors Ira M. Martin and Arlin Eby will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olive Mennonite Church Cemetery in Maugansville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle, Pa.; and Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Olive Mennonite Church, Maugansville, MD 21740.

Sarah M. Morgan

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sarah Mattie Morgan, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born June 24, 1912, in Collinwood, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Yilley and Emma Todd Brewer.

She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Paul Morgan Sr.; a son, Samuel Paul Morgan Jr. of Stephens City, Va.; a sister, Kathline Walker of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Morgan; two sons, Richard Morgan and Boyd F. Morgan Sr.; and a brother, Howard Brewer.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 106 S. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frances I. Cosens

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Frances Irene Cosens, 90, of 60 Currie Road, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1909, in Breathedsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Lula K. Ruth Barnhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Irvin Cosens, in 1975; and by her former husband, Gerald D. Bast Sr., in 1987.

She was a homemaker. She had been employed by Basch Cold Storage Co. in Ranson, W.Va.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans, Md.

She is survived by a son, Gerald D. Bast Jr. of Charles Town; a stepson, Douglas G. Bast of Boonsboro; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherhold will officiate. Burial will be in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Robert E. Fries

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert E. "Bob" Fries, 65, of 7132 Slabtown Road, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Quincy United Methodist Home in Quincy, Pa.

Born Sept. 29, 1934, near Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Helen Carbaugh Fries.

He attended Quincy schools.

He was employed by Wayne Tool Co. in Waynesboro as a machinist; and then at Knouse Foods in Orrtanna, Pa.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Frances E. Moritz Fries, whom he married July 13, 1974; an aunt; and cousins.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home in Waynesboro. The Rev. George S. Mouer Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

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

Fannie H. Diller

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Fannie H. Diller, 93, of 1665 Mason Dixon Road, who died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, is also survived by 181 great-grandchildren.

Jaime L. Feigley

Jaime Lou Feigley, 62, of 727 Spruce St., Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

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