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Obituaries 2/14

February 13, 2000
(Page 3 of 4)

Born May 25, 1908, in Union Bridge, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob William and Grace Dean McClelland Beard Butts.

Lottie P. Tracy

SMITHSBURG - Lottie P. Tracy, 87, of Blue Mt. Estates, and Fahrney-Keedy Home, Boonsboro, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born in Elkton Rockingham County, Va., she was the daughter of the late George H. and Lessie L. Wood Shifflett.

Her husband, Blaine M. Tracy, died in 1984.

She was a member of Fahrney-Keedy Chapel Church of the Brethren.

She was a member of Fahrney-Keedy Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by four daughters, Alice Weicht of Flintstone, Md., Nancy Hose of Smithsburg, Ruth Draper of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Janet Sulser of Hagerstown; five sons, Ralph Tracey of Greencastle, Pa., Carroll Tracy and Dale Tracy, both of Leitersburg, Peanut Tracy and Frank Tracy, both of Waynesboro, Pa.; a sister, Marie Peiffer of Leitersburg; a brother, Leardie Shifflett of Quincy, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Coleman and two brothers, Leonard Shifflett and George Shifflett.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.

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

Betty M. Witmer

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Betty M. Deshong Witmer, 71, of 12716 Binkley Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at her home.

Born May 30, 1928, in Harrisonville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Dick D. and Ethel Mae Deshong Deshong.

She attended Greencastle Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Emmert F. Witmer, whom she married Oct. 21, 1947; a daughter, Cheryl D. Witmer of Chambersburg, Pa.; four sons, David F. Witmer, Dennis W. Witmer and James D. Witmer, all of Greencastle, and Jeffrey L. Witmer of Mountain City, Tenn.; a sister, Dolly Miller of Greencastle; three brothers, Elmer Deshong and Dale Deshong, both of Greencastle, and John Deshong of Mercersburg; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; four brothers and sisters.

Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery, near Bino, Pa.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harold Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.

Laura M. Martin

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Laura Mae Martin, 71, of 5300 Lincoln Way East, Lot 16A, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Aug. 3, 1928, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Harrison Cramer.

She was employed by J. Schoenenman Co., Chambersburg, as a presser and seamstress for 16 years.

She attended Otterbein United Methodist Church, Fayetteville.

She was a member of American Association of Retired Persons.

She is survived by her husband, Richard K. Martin Sr., whom she married April 5, 1947; two daughters, Cheryl Louise Statler of Fayetteville and Judith Ann Herr of Lititz, Pa.; two sons, Richard Kinter Martin Jr. and Robert Clinton Martin, both of Fayetteville; four sisters, Dorothy Oliver, Carlean Rohrabuagh and Nancy Houser, all of Chambersburg, and Pauline Banzhoff of Williamsport; three brothers, Paul Cramer, Thomas Cramer and Earl Cramer, all of Chambersburg; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters; three brothers, and a granddaughter.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville. The Revs. Scott R. Ogden and John L. Rauch will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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

Evelyn M. Dumpman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Evelyn M. Dumpman, 96, of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of 18305 Dry Run Road West, Spring Run, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at the Center.

Born June 17, 1903, in Van Wert, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Laura J. Young Slautterback.

Her husband, Charles C. Dumpman, died Feb. 19, 1992.

She retired from Samuel Dickson State Hospital, South Mountain, Pa. She previously had been employed by American Viscoe Corp., Lewistown, Pa.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Lewistown, Pa.; and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fayetteville. Pa.

She was a former member of McCartney Post 232 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Dry Run.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Hockenberry of Spring Run, Pa.; a son, C. Arthur Dumpman of Bonita Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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