Obituaries 3/10

March 09, 2000

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Elizabeth C. Heare

Elizabeth C. Heare, 79, of Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 18, 1920, near Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mae Haines Shanholtz.

Her husband, Campbell P. Heare, preceded her in death.

She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, Roger E. Heare Sr. of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

Doris E. Moore


CASCADE - A memorial service for Doris E. Moore, 80, of 25407 Military Road, who died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, will be held today at 7 p.m. at Germantown Church of God in Cascade. Pastor Paul Tobias will officiate.

Donald C. Smith

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Donald C. Smith, 69, of 1288 Apple Tree Lane, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home.

Born April 13, 1930, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William and Mary Hyle Smith.

He was a master electrician for AT&T in Baltimore for 25 years before retiring. He was employed by Kraft Foods in Chambersburg and Aultracon, a division of TB Woods.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of George Washington Lodge 143, George Washington Chapter 176, George Washington Council 66, Continental Commandery 56, and Harrisburg Consistory.

He is survived by his wife, Luella E. Ptacek Smith.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. C. Edward Morgan will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. George Washington Lodge 143 will conduct a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open from 2 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Linda S. Holmes

Linda S. Holmes, 76, formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Patrick A. Pierce will officiate.

Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Harry O. Karn

FREDERICK, Md. - Harry Owen Karn, 76, of 5781 Box Elder Court, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Northampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick.

Born April 26, 1923, in Burkittsville, Md., he was the son of the late George C. and Fannie Elizabeth Norris Karn.

He was employed as a supervisor by Bendix Corp. in Towson, Md.; then by B&O Railroad in Brunswick, Md. for 25 years. He worked as a warehouse shipping supervisor for Sears in Gaithersburg, Md., until retirement.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla.

He was a member of Steadman-Keenan Post 96 American Legion in Brunswick.

He had been a pitcher with the Frederick County Fast Pitch Softball League.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise Davis Karn; three children, Juanita L. Conkling of Arlington, Va., Gloria J. Eaves of New Windsor, Md. and G. Frank Karn of Damascus, Md.; sisters and brothers, Alma Merriman of Frederick, Mary Broyles of Burkittsville, George Karn of Burkittsville, Gerald C. Karn of Gapland and Earlene Redman of Yarrowsburg; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St. in Middletown. The Rev. Mark Foucart, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Walkersville, Md., will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Burkittsville.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Sarah V. Sloan

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sarah V. "Sally" Sloan, 87, of Menno Haven Nursing Center, and formerly of McConnellsburg and Zullinger, Pa., died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at the nursing center.

Born Feb. 22, 1913, in Snow Shoe, Pa., she was the daughter of Mary Hipple and Harry Viehdorfer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Sloan, in 1998.

She received nursing training at Philipsburg State Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church; and a past member of Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro.

She was a member of Fulton County Historical Society; a past member of Fulton County Library Board; and volunteered at Fulton County Medical Center.

She was a Sunday school teacher; a Girl Scout leader; and served on the Waynesboro Recreation Committee.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Sloan Hanna of Fennville, Mich.; a son, James F. Sloan of Newnan, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

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