Obituaries 3/31

March 30, 2000

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Friday, March 31, 2000 Edition

Ruth M. Schjodt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ruth M. Schjodt, 92, of Shook Home and formerly of 1174 Westgate Drive and 561 E. Liberty St., died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Shook Home.

Born Dec. 12, 1907, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late George D. and Bertha Gertrude Culp Mower.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Yens J. Schjodt Sr., in 1975.

She attended Chambersburg Business School.

She worked as a clerk at the Department of Health in Chambersburg for 20 years, retiring in January 1972. She had been employed by the former Stanley Co. in Chambersburg for 13 years.


A veteran of World War II, she served in the U.S. Army at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion of Chambersburg and Ladies Auxiliary Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW of Chambersburg and was a former member of Loyal Order of the Moose 842 of Chambersburg.

She is survived by two sons, George M. Schjodt of Chambersburg and Yens J. Schjodt Jr. of Spokane, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Evelyn F. Jones of Bradenton, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, twin sisters Naomi and Daisy; and a granddaughter.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. A. Robert Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Wilma L. Johnson

WELLS TANNERY, Pa. - Wilma Louise Johnson, 72, of 7849 N. Valley Road, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at her home.

Born March 29, 1928, in Wells Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Hazel Mae Shaw Swope.

She was a retired postmaster of Wells Tannery.

She was a member of Wells Valley Presbyterian Church in Wells Tannery.

She was a member of Eastern Star in Saxton, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Harry K. "Fiddle" Johnson, whom she married July 28, 1945; a daughter, Nancy Horne of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Robert Johnson of Wells Tannery; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister; a brother; and a grandson.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery. Pastor Neil Daetz will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Pa.

Sister Susan Albert

A memorial Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated Monday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church for Sister Susan Albert, who died Thursday, March 9, 2000. The Rev. Edward W. Manalis will be celebrant.

Paul W. Dawson

MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. - Paul William Dawson, 81, of Middleway, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Heartland of Martinsburg in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 22, 1918, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy and Viola Underwood Dawson.

He was a carpenter for more than 25 years at J. Russell Fritts Co. in Charles Town, W.Va.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ethel M. Dunlap Dawson; two daughters, Carolyn Viands of Rock Hill, S.C. and Paula Burch of Summit Point, W.Va.; two sons, Eugene M. Dawson of Charles Town and David Wayne Dawson, of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four nieces, and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Wayne Dawson and David P. Dawson.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. Pastor John Frattarola will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

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

Florence C. Witkowski

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Florence C. Witkowski, 84, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Baltimore, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 25, 1916, in Murray Hill, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence Chmielenska Boncek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sigmund Joseph Witkowski.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church of Parkville, Md.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol Tamara of Martinsburg; a sister, Eugenia Monroe of Baltimore; four grandchildren, John Tamara, Sandra Tamara, Aura Tamara and Peter Tamara; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Sophie Witkowski, Helen Boncek, Mary DeRoxtro and Nellie Boncek.

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