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Obituaries 2/22

February 21, 2000

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Ralph B. Middaugh

DOYLESBURG, Pa. - Ralph B. Middaugh, 77, of 22260 Main St., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home.

Born May 28, 1922, in Doylesburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy and Bessie Duncan Middaugh.

His first wife, Beulah Middaugh, died in 1968.

He had worked at a local saw mill; and for the State Highway Department.

He attended Dry Run (Pa.) Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Upper Path Valley Ruritan Club in Dry Run.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Zitsch McMullen, whom he married May 15, 1986; two daughters, Judy E. Johnson of Fort Loudon, Pa., and Stella M. Coldwell of Altoona, Pa.; three sons, William B. Middaugh of Shippensburg, Bruce E. Middaugh of Concord, Pa., and Blain E. Middaugh of Doylesburg; two sisters, Lottie Harris of Doylesburg, and Violet Hobble of Norristown, Pa.; one brother, Jesse L. Mddaugh of Doylesburg; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 30 stepgrandchildren; and 40 stepgreat-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Middaugh; two sisters, and one brother.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run. The Rev. Marlin A. Neil will officiate. Burial will be in Doylesburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made c/o Margaret L. McMullen, 22260 Main St., Doylesburg, PA 17219.

Mildred L. Shew

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Mildred L. "Pud" Shew, 74, of Shook Home, and formerly of 5327 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Shook Home.

Born Sept. 3, 1925, in Antrim Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph G. and Harriet R. Adams Davis.

Her husband, Frank "June" Shew Jr., died in 1998.

She was a 1944 graduate of Greencastle (Pa.) High School.

She was employed as a custodian at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School in Greencastle, for nine years, retiring in 1988. She was formerly employed by Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, and Connie's Sports Wear in Waynesboro, Pa.

She was a member of Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church in Waynesboro, the Goldenaires, sewing circle, and Kingdom Builders Sunday School Class.

She also was a member of AARP.

She is survived by two sons, Larry E. Shew and Marvin L. Shew, both of Greencastle; three sisters, Janet Shew, Loretta Mickey and Esther Baer, all of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Anderson; and one brother, Richard Davis.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. James Sollenberger will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, 14807 Hollowell Church Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268; or to Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Tommie H. Ward

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Tommie Howard Ward, 72, of Charles Town, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born June 29, 1927, in Elkins, W.Va., he was the son of the late Russell and Ruth Chenoweth Ward.

He was a graduate of Elkins High School, and West Virginia State Police Academy in Charleston, W.Va.

He was a West Virginia State Police trooper from 1957 to 1968.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. His medals included the Korean Service Medal.

He was a Protestant

He was a member of the Civil Service Commission for Jefferson County's Sheriff's Department in Charles Town, W.Va., and Towne House Restaurant Coffee Club in Charles Town.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edith M. Scherrer Ward; two daughters, Ellen Ann Johnston of Winchester, Va., and Susanne W. Brown of Charles Town, W.Va.; three sisters, Thelma Wilt and Mary R. Gallagher, both of Washington, Kathleen Gauley of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Russell Ward of Elkins, and Edward Ward of Washington; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Neill Ward.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Brian Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town.

Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 147, Charles Town, W.Va., 25414.

Frederick G. Bremmer

Frederick George Bremmer, 77, of 18709 Fairfield Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 3, 1922, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frederick and Helen Oberst Bremmer.

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