Advertisement

Obituaries 2/28

February 27, 2000

NOTE: The HERALD-MAIL Online publishes the obituaries that run in The Morning Herald edition. To view previous obituaries, please see our archives section.

Monday, February 28, 2000 Edition




Guy L. Spangler

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Guy L. Spangler, 79, of 14013 Dickeys Road, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born April 26, 1920, in Cove Gap, Pa., he was the son of the late Howard Spangler and Ruth Fix Spangler Ensminger. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Sadie Fix.

His wife, Edith G. Briggs Spangler, died Dec. 30, 1999. They were married May 18, 1946.

He was employed at Letterkenny Army Depot for 33 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II with Company C, 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He served in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe campaigns. He received the Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead.

Advertisement

He was a member of Dietrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 of St. Thomas, Pa.; Harry Lackhove American Legion Post 517; Clarence Armstrong VFW Post 6241, both of Mercersburg; National Association of Retired Federal Employees and AARP.

He is survived by four daughters, Trudy D. Dickerhoff and Beverly F. Funk, both of Mercersburg, Julie L. Strait of St. Thomas and Connie K. Johns of McConnellsburg; a son, Terry A. Spangler of Mercersburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a stepsister, Mary Fahrney of State Line, Pa.; three stepbrothers, Richard Spangler of Smithsburg, Clarence Spangler of Mercersburg and Ray Spangler of State Line.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Revs. Donald J. Ream and Milton W. Benny Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa., where the Honor Guard of Post 612 will perform military graveside services.

Viewing will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Estate of Mr. Guy L. Spangler, c/o Mrs. Trudy D. Dickerhoff, Route 3, Box 83A, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

Omar P. Sprankle

QUINCY, Pa. - Omar Preston Sprankle, 90, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home and formerly of 5475 Iron Bridge Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born April 5, 1909 in Zora, Pa., Liberty Township, Adams County, he was the son of the late Samuel G. and Jesse Diehl Sprankle.

His wife, Evelyn R. Singer Sprankle, died Aug. 21, 1992. They were married May 30, 1934.

He attended the one room schools of Plain Hill School and Union School in the Marsh area.

He was employed in his early years at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, and then Waynesboro Nipple Works. He and his wife owned and operated the Trailer Diner on Route 16 for 30 years. He retired in 1979. He was also a carpenter.

He was a member of Wayne Heights Brethren Church, Wayne Heights, which he helped build.

He was a member of South Chapter 2977 AARP, Waynesboro and National AARP.

He is survived by a daughter, Norene M. Pugh of Waynesboro; a grandson, Stephen R. Pugh of Waynesboro; a sister, Ethel Brake of Waynesboro; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 11 sisters and brothers and his stepmother, Irene Burger Spangler.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Harold W. Walton will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne Heights Brethren Church, 120 Strickler Avenue, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Janet C. Bowen

Janet Carol Bowen, 57, of 17530 Swann Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 27,1942, in Fairplay, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd William and Hilda Mae Lambert Smith.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, James Robert Bowen; four daughters, Virginia Bowen, Beth Morris, Christy Hines and Lorie Smith, all of Hagerstown; two sisters, Patsy Dagenhart of Sharpsburg and Shirley Myers of Fairplay; a brother, Wayne Smith of Boonsboro and two grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer will officiate. Burial will be in Manor Cemetery in Tilghmanton, Md.

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

Mary E. Bell

HANCOCK - Mary E. Bell, 78, of Maryland Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Millstone, Md., she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Myrtle Burnett Fink.

Her husband, Orrin David Bell, died Oct. 16, 1974.

She is survived by a brother, Ary Glenn Fink of Baltimore; seven nieces and 10 nephews.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|