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April 19, 2000

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Daisy R. Wetzel

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Daisy R. Wetzel, 77, of Martinsburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born June 15, 1922, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David A. and Olla Hull Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Wetzel.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Ross of Martinsburg; a son, Douglas Wetzel of Martinsburg; a sister, Fern Dunlap of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; a brother, Eugene Reed of Martinsburg; and two grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Wetzel.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Russell M. Keefer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Russell M. Keefer, 81, of 3517 Sycamore Grove Road, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Shippensburg (Pa.) Health Care Center.

Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Amos and Carrie Plum Keefer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Flory, in 1988.

He worked for Mount Cydonia Sand Co. in Fayetteville, Pa. as a laborer, retiring in the late 1950's. He had been a farmer.

He was a member of Community Pentacostal Mission Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his second wife, Louise C. Spangler Keefer, whom he married April 13, 1990; a daughter, Dorothy Burgenstock of Fayetteville; a son, Russell Keefer Jr. of Chambersburg; two stepdaughters, Betty Helman of Chambersburg and Nancy Martin of Biglerville, Pa.; a stepson, Roy Crist of Chambersburg; three sisters, Viola Brechbill, Lula Keefer and Janet Johnson, all of Chambersburg; a brother, Melvin Keefer of St. Thomas, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Bertha and Mary; and a sister, Cora Gayman.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Community Pentacostal Mission Church, 4580 Jack Road in Chambersburg. The Rev. Clarence W. Dehart Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, and Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Shippensburg Health Care Center, 121 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

Helen W. Krist

CARLISLE, Pa. - Helen W. Krist, 87, of Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Burnham, Pa., died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at the nursing center.

Born April 6, 1913, in Mount Union, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Akit Mihalick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar E. Krist, in 1968.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burnham.

She is survived by four children, Martha Lewis of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Joan Schreiber of Carlisle, Pa., Russell E. Krist of Keedysville and Cynthia K. Krist of Delta, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Rudy J. Mihalick; and a grandson.

Services will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., in Burnham. Burial will be in Mount Rock Cemetery in Lewistown, Pa.

The family will receive friends Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.

Donald G. Rissler Sr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Donald Gerald Rissler Sr., 63, of Charles Town, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born Aug. 8, 1936, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Margaret Mercer Rissler.

He retired from Safeway after 30 years as dairy manager.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his former wife, Thelma Mullins Rissler; four sons, Donald Rissler Jr. of Killbuck, Ohio, John Rissler of Gaithersburg, Md., Ronnie Rissler and Joseph Rissler, both of Charles Town; two sisters, Mildred Casho of Charles Town and Carol Wheatley of Laurel, Md.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Edge Hill Cemetery. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate.

Arrangements are by Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va.

Glen R. Cochran

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Glen Ray Cochran, 57, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his home.

Born March 26, 1943, in Clintville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Isaac and Jessie Gladwell Cochran.

He owned and operated Shanghai Grocery Store.

He was a member of Back Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

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