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Obituaries 3/5

March 08, 2000

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David R. McConnell

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - David R. McConnell, 84, of 11283 Woodside Drive, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late D. Roszel and Bessie Jane Fisher McConnell.

His wife, June Highlands McConnell, whom he married Dec. 13, 1941, died Jan. 28, 1991.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

He retired Aug. 31, 1980, from Polymer Corp. in Reading, Pa., where he worked as an accountant. Before that, he was employed by Reading Hardware Co. and as an accountant for American Chain and Cable Co.

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He was a member of Olivet Orential Lodge 385 F&AM in Philadelphia, Excelsior Chapter 237 Royal Arch Masons, and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown.

He is survived by a niece.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gayl L. Kinney, and a brother, Clarence McConnell.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Valley Crematorium.

Reba J. Shank

Reba J. Shank, 71, of Brinker Drive, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Born April 3, 1928, in Burkittsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Calvert C. and Maude L. Eccard Stottlemyer.

Her husband, Calvin Shank, died in 1982.

She had been employed by Doubleday Co., Washington County Court House, and had been manager of Wheatonware.

She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion in Hagerstown.

She is survived by a daughter, Penny K. Petrie of Hagerstown; a son, Robert A. Petrie of Greencastle, Pa.; a grandson, Robert S. Petrie, who resided with her; and three sisters, Ellen Baker, Margaret Lynch and Nancy Klick, all of Hagerstown.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bachtell and Alice Nuckels-Lumm, and two brothers, David Stottlemyer and Lawrence Stottlemyer.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave., Smithsburg. The Rev. Raymond H. Shriver will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

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

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 born in Hagerstown.

She was a homemaker.

She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Ocala.

She was a member of Beta Phi, Ocala Chapter, and Beta Zeta of Kennesaw.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Kesselring; three daughters, Susan Gordon of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Sheryl Hill and Cynthia Ellis, both of Ocala; two sons, Richard Kesselring Jr. of Ocala and William David Kesselring of Cary, N.C.; three sisters, Sondra Monroe of Grand Rapids, Mich., Lolly Foos of Ocala and Toba Hackett of Abilene, Texas; a brother, Michael Wayne Harne of Palmdale, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Ocala.

Memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals, 7402 North 56th St., Suite 906, Tampa, FL 33617.

Arrangements are by Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala.

David F. Peters

RICHMOND, Va. - David Frankman Peters, 58, of Richmond, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home.

Born Aug. 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Lois F. Peters of Hagerstown.

He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and Duke University Law School.

He retired in April 1999 from Hunton and Williams, where he practiced law for 33 years.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder for several years and headed the Building Campaign for a church school addition in 1985.

He was a member of the American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association and Richmond Bar Association.

In 1999, he received the Hunton and Williams Pro Bono Award for his work in the firm's Church Hill, Va., office. He was a former president of Children's Home Society of Virginia, trustee of Westminster-Canterbury Corporation and president of Westminster Presbyterian Homes of Virginia.

He was a member of the Country Club of Virginia and the Commonwealth Club and Kiwanis Club, both of Richmond.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Witherspoon Peters; two daughters, Catherine Witherspoon Peters of New York and Elizabeth Peters Aldridge of Durham, N.C.; his stepmother, Virginia Knode Peters of Hagerstown; a brother, H. Edward Peters of Hagerstown; and a granddaughter.

A memorial service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road, Richmond, VA 23226; or Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, VA 23227.

Arrangements are by A.W. Bennett Company Funeral Directors, Richmond.

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