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Obituaries 2/17

February 16, 2000

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Lloyd L. Beard Sr.

Lloyd Luther Beard Sr., 91, of Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown, and formerly of Rench Road, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Coffman Nursing Home.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Gloria L. Renner of Hagerstown.

William H. Richard

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - William H. "Bill" Richard, 69, of 12007 Buchanan Trail West, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Carlisle (Pa.) Hospital.

Born March 31, 1930, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late David and Dorothy Oller Richards.

He was a former employee of Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg; worked as a mason; and owned and operated Bill's Place service station in Cove Gap, Pa. from 1967 until his retirement in 1986.

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A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force.

He attended Greencastle Church of God, Greencastle, Pa.

He was a member of Chambersburg Beagle Club and Mason-Dixon Beagle Club of St. Thomas, Pa.; and Mercersburg Sportmen's Association. He raised whitetail deer and turkeys.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Gordon Richard, whom he married Aug. 19, 1950; a daughter, Ginger A. Silvers of Corapeake, N.C.; a son, Terry W. Richard of Shippensburg, Pa.; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Richards.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Greencastle Church of God. The Rev. Floyd E. Myers will officiate.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg.

Betty A. Bowers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty A. Bowers, 70, of 385 E. Queen St., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Christian J. and Helen Fuller Hersh.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard L. Shockey, in 1978; and by her second husband, Charles R. "Hotty" Bowers, in 1998.

She was a 1947 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a hostess at Hoss's Steakhouse, Chambersburg, retiring in 1997.

She was a member of Living Hope Community Church, State Line, Pa.

She was a volunteer for Easter Seals of Franklin County, Pa.

She is survived by four daughters, Merianne Appleby and Cathy Shatzer, both of Chambersburg, Amy Eckels of Waynesboro, Pa. and M. Ellen Korby of Fayetteville, Pa.; a son, Richard Shockey of Silver Spring, Md.; a stepdaughter, Judy O'meara of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a cousin.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward L. and Annie Fuller, who raised her.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Living Hope Community Church in State Line. The Rev. Michael Wentz will officiate.

A private burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Cumberland Valley Humane Society, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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

Dora V. Little

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dora V. Keefer Little, 96, of Luther Ridge Inn, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Luther Ridge Inn.

Born Jan. 16, 1904, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Grant and Alla May Shadle Keefer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Little, in 1978. They were married Nov. 9, 1923.

She graduated form Preston Retreat Maternity Hospital in Philadelphia.

She was a midwife in the Philadelphia and Chambersburg areas. She retired from H.J. Heinz Co. in Chambersburg after 23 years of service.

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Pa.

She was a member of Lutheran Social Services Auxiliary Chambersburg Center; and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Hege of Fayetteville; a son, Charles G. Little of Pinetop, Ariz.; a sister, Grace Gayman of Pleasant Hall, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg. The Rev. David Hefner will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hall Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 44 E. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222; or Endowment Fund of Luther Ridge Retirement Community, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Roy A. Harbaugh

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Roy A. Harbaugh, 79, of 11751 Pen Mar Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1920, in Harbaugh Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Arben R. Harbaugh and Fannie A. Miller Harbaugh Moser.

He attended school in Sabillasville, Md.

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