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Obituaries 3/6

March 06, 2000

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Jessie V. Deshong

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Jessie V. Deshong, 99, of Fulton County Medical Center extended care unit, and formerly of Needmore, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the medical center.

Born Dec. 2, 1900, in Sipes Mill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathan H. and Minervia Strait Mellott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard R. Deshong.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathaleen A. Detwiler of McConnellsburg, Pa., and Kathryn A. Mellott of Needmore; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

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She was preceded in death by four sisters; two brothers; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., 322 N. 2nd St., McConnellsburg. The Revs. Roger Truax and William Garland will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

There will be visitation today one hour prior to the services.

Martha M. Sprenkle

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Martha M. Sprenkle, 91, of 405 N. Fourth St., died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1908, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James C. and Dora Johnson McGowen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Sprenkle.

She graduated from Shippensburg State College and attended Penn State and Juiniata College.

She was employed with Forbes Road School District as a school teacher, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of McConnellsburg.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and the state and national Retired Teachers Associations.

She is survived by a grandson, Jeff Sprenkle of York, Pa. and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son; a daughter and a sister.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc., 322 N. 2nd St., McConnellsburg. The Revs. Belvy White and Donald Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the services.

Beverly A. Kesselring

KENNESAW, Ga. - Beverly Ann Kesselring, 64, of Kennesaw and formerly of Ocala, Fla., died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Safety Harbor, Fla.

She was the daughter of Blanche Virginia Harne of Ocala.

Russell N. Hardman

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Russell N. Hardman, 86, of Friends Creek Road, died Saturday, March 5, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Oct. 30, 1913, in Emmitsburg, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ida Turner Hardman.

He was a self-employed carpenter in housing construction, where he built numerous log homes in the area. Prior to entering the service, he worked at various saw mills in the area.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, in Battery C, 736th Field Artillery Battalion and Company B, 386th Military Police Service Battalion. He was stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, Scotland, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received numerous medals.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clara Brown Hardman; a son, James Hardman of Friends Creek, Md., a granddaughter, Nancy Hardman of Friends Creek and two uncles.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers,

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Thumont, Md.

Hilda M. Hoffman

HANCOCK - Hilda M. Hoffman, 91, of Rice Road, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the home of her son, R. Mark Hoffman.

Born March 19, 1908, in Buck Valley, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ludric and Annie Leibrum Imphong.

Her husband, Paul L. Hoffman, died Aug. 26, 1975.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hancock.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet A. Fisher of Hancock, a son, R. Mark Hoffman, of Hancock, with whom she resided; a brother, Paul H. Imphong of Hancock; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Leota Imphong; a brother, Edmon Imphong and a grandson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3738 Resley Road, Hancock. The Rev. Timothy P. Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, which will be open from 3 to 9 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Mae S. Wolfe

Mae S. Wolfe, 83, formerly of Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

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