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Obituaries 2/20

February 19, 2000

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Elmer J. Wingert

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Elmer J. Wingert, 87, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 6115 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 6, 1912, in St. Thomas, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Paulus Wingert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha N. Myers, in 1982.

He was a farmer, and also served as St. Thomas Township supervisor for 24 years.

He was a member of Criders United Brethren Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of AARP.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Jane Tritle of St. Thomas and Helen Wingert of Chambersburg; two sons, E. Lee Wingert of Orrstown, Pa., and Eldon M. Wingert of Roxbury, Pa.; three sisters, Ellen Meyers of St. Thomas, Catherine Hostetter of Lancaster, Pa., and Verda Meyers of Orrstown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Keller, Arby Keller and Eva Penny; four brothers, Ed Wingert, Harry Wingert, Dan Wingert and Ira Wingert; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Crider's United Brethren Church, 2380 Loudon Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. David Newell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 6492 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas. The funeral home will be open Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. for the convenience of friends. Visitation also will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crider's United Brethren Church Building Fund, 2380 Loudon Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Herbert S. Anderson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Herbert S. Anderson, 96, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born June 13, 1903, in Clearbrook, Va., he was the son of the late Wilson and Rosa Ellen Hughes Anderson.

He was a retired self-employed contractor.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Isabelle Wiggington Anderson; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Crim, and two sons, Ronald Anderson and Eugene Anderson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Douglas J. Hollida will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

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

Jeannette E. Elwood

CLEAR SPRING - Jeannette Elizabeth Shirk Elwood, 83, of Clear Spring, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000.

Born Nov. 10, 1916, in Clear Spring, she was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Agnes Zeigler Shirk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sgt. John Thomas Elwood Jr.

She attended Indian Springs School.

She retired from Love Manufacturing of Hagerstown in 1979. Earlier, she lived and worked in Washington, D.C.

She was a charter member of St. Clements Episcopal Church, Indian Springs, and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Clear Spring where she served as secretary and registrar of the Advisory Board. She also was secretary of Episcopal Church Women and a member of Ladies Alter Guild.

She was a member of Clear Spring Senior Citizens and a volunteer of American Red Cross.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann Elwood Peterson of Annapolis and Deborah Ruth Elwood Murray of Big Pool; two sons, Donald E. Shirk and William A. Elwood, both of Clear Spring; two sisters, Mary R. Myers of Williamsport and Goldie G. McAbee of Hagerstown; a brother, Roy M. Shirk of Hagerstown; an aunt; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 38 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor W. Keefer and Mamie A. Shaw, and a brother, Jay M. Shirk.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Clear Spring. The Rev. Elaine Prince will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, 13607 National Pike in Clear Spring.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 189, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Olive M. Fisher

Olive Marion Fisher, 84, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 27, 1915, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Orville Miller and Alda Roseila Harsh Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George William Fisher, in 1981.

She was a graduate of Columbia Business College.

She was executive secretary at Waynesboro Knitting Mill, and later retired in 1953 from Hagerstown Trust as executive secretary of the president.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she had served on the council.

She was a charter member of Beaver Creek Country Club.

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