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April 01, 2000

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Sunday, April 2, 2000 Edition




John M. Witherspoon

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Marlin Witherspoon, 86, of 515 Lincoln Way East, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Menno Haven Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 2, 1914, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late A. Crawford and Iva Miller Witherspoon.

He was a graduate of Chambersburg High School and Gettysburg College. He received his master of education degree from Penn State University.

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He was an English teacher at Chambersburg High School, retiring in 1975 with more than 30 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, Pa., where he was formerly an elder.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Glass Witherspoon; two daughters, Barbara Korenjak of Oregon and Margaret O'Sullivan of Las Vegas; a son, John C. Witherspoon of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements are by Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Robert E. Lohman

Robert Eugene "Gene" Lohman, 84, of 10431 Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Shady Grove, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob Pentz and Addie Bell Funk Lohman.

He attended Shady Grove school.

He first worked part-time at Dick Grove Grocery Store, presently Kline's Grocery, and helped around the home of Nellie Omwake, both in Shady Grove. He then became a newspaper carrier for The Record Herald in Waynesboro, Pa., delivering in the Waynesboro area for 61 years.

He attended Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg, where he was a member of Helping Hands Sunday School Class.

He was a member of Shady Grove Ruritan Club.

He is survived by a sister, Sara Beaver of Shady Grove; and nieces and nephews, including Addie J. O'Connor with whom he lived.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Klee, Beulah Lohman, Lorraine Barnhart and Lillian L. Gorman; and three brothers, George Lohman, Oscar Lohman and Martin Lohman.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Price's Church Cemetery in Waynesboro. Pastor Jonathan D. Laye will officiate.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to Helping Hands Sunday School Class, Emmanuel Chapel, 12011 Bayer Drive, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

Betty J. Shupp Arvin

WILLIAMSPORT - Betty Jane Shupp Arvin, 70, of 11 S. Artizan St., died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 30, 1930, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Happy and Annie Florence Miles Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard W. Shupp Sr., in 1989.

She attended Williamsport and Pinesburg schools.

She retired in 1996 after 18 years of service at Days Inn in Williamsport. Earlier, she had been employed by Federal Silk Mill in Williamsport.

She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by her second husband, E. Wayne Arvin; five sons, Richard W. Shupp Jr. of Hagerstown, Gary L. Shupp and Michael L. Shupp, both of Williamsport, Gregory A. Shupp of Greencastle, Pa., and stepson Lonnie Arvin of Clear Spring; two sisters, Katherine E. Miller and Anna Mae Kimble, both of Williamsport; two brothers, Harry R. Bryan Jr. and John F. Bryan, both of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a step-grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. The Rev. James E. Swecker will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 9 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11115 Medical Campus Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Gloria J. Ebberts

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gloria J. Ebberts, 65, of Martinsburg, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at the home of her brother, Chester Scott in Ridgeway, W.Va.

Born March 3, 1935, in Braxton County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Elsie Lewis Scott.

She was employed by Wal-Mart in Hagerstown.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty Wilson of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Cathy Chamberlain of Greenwood, Del.; four brothers, Chester Scott of Ridgeway, W.Va., Eddie Cummings of Cleveland, Ohio, Freddie Cummings of Petersburg, W.Va., and Teddie Cummings of Wardensville, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald Lewis, Billy Scott and Larry Cummings.

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