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Obituaries 2/23

February 22, 2000

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Wednesday, February 23, 2000 Edition




Leila B. Shank

CLEAR SPRING - Leila Belle Shank, 84, of 14628 National Pike, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born May 13, 1915, in Charlton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ira and Julia Shank Rowe.

She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by McCrory's in Hagerstown for 15 years; and retired from Fairchild Industries after 26 years.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lewis E. Shank of Clear Spring; and six sisters, Louise Schnebly of Clear Spring, Lethan Rowe of Thomaston, Ga., Winifred Guch of Annandale, Va., Mary Couchman of Hagerstown, Stella Myers of Huntsville, Ala., and Helen Rawls of Atlanta.

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She was preceded in death by one brother, D. Lloyd Rowe.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring. The Rev. Richard Yates will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements are by Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Clear Spring.

Florence C. Remson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Florence Catherine Remson, 93, of Penn Hall Nursing Center, and formerly of New York, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Penn Hall Nursing Center.

Born May 19, 1906, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Etta M. Webb Sheppard.

Her husband, William C. Remson, died in 1967.

She was a retired counting sales clerk for J.H. Thorp and Co. in New York.

She is survived by one nephew, Eldred W. Remson Jr. of Chambersburg; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Robert Keener will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Lawn National Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Penn Hall, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Maude M. Baker

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Maude Marie Baker, 88, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at City Hospital.

Born June 22, 1911, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ulysses S. Grant and Maude McCoullough Potter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Baker.

She was employed by Perfection Garment Co.

She was a member of Faith Bible Church in Hedgesville.

She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.

She is survived by a daughter, DonNa Jean French of Hedgesville; three grandchildren, Steven Craig French, Cheryl Lynne Bare and Jan Marie Kidwell; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Dailey Hammack and three brothers, Haden Potter, Edmond Potter and Norman Potter.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Johnsontown Bible Church. The Revs. Jack Rudy, Darrell Gentry and Andrew Hamrick will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Morgan County.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home; and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, c/o Catherine Lutman, Route 7, Box 13240, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Lester L. F. Cook

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lester L.F. "Ben" Cook, 82, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Born June 25, 1917, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edgar W. and Ella May Lewis Cook.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. Nuckles Cook.

He retired after 35 years as owner/operator of an electronics shop.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served in World War II.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and Men's Class.

He was a volunteer for the No. 1 Fire Co. in Martinsburg.

He is survived by four children that he raised, Sharon L. Oden of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Lisa D. Schoppert of Martinsburg, Raymond L. Buck of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Brian D. Schoppert of Lancaster, Pa.; a sister, Eva McCauley of Halfway; two brothers, Russell W. Cook and LeGarde Cook, both of Martinsburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lottie Bell Butcher and Regina J. Moore.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The Rev. William E. Merki will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, with military services by Newton D. Baker Post 896 V.F.W. and Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.

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

Mary M. Garman

Mary Margaret Garman, 74, of 11225 Hollywood Road, Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 4, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Wilber Main.

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