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Obituaries 4/24

April 23, 2000

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Frank L. Stiver

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Frank L. Stiver, 54, of 633 S. Fourth St., died Sunday, April 23, 2000, in Chambersburg Hospital after a long illness.

Born April 26, 1945, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Esther Horne Stiver of Chambersburg and the late Russell Stiver Sr.

He was owner/operator of Frank L. Stiver Painting Contractor for 25 years. He retired in 1992.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Stiver of Chambersburg; two sons, Jeff Stiver of Hershey, Pa., and Ryan Stiver of Chambersburg; a sister, Tina Johnson of Bartow, Fla.; four brothers, Ralph Champlin of Rehobeth Beach, Del.; Russell Stiver Jr., Paul Stiver and Mike Stiver, all of Chambersburg; a stepbrother, Kenneth Horne of Lakeland, Fla., and three grandchildren.

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, 297 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Sister Aletha Painter will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clarence L. Harbaugh

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Clarence L. Harbaugh, 82, of 12091 Broad St., died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Waynesboro Hospital due to a heart attack.

Born April 18, 1918, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Guy S. and Ethel M. Cordell Harbaugh.

He graduated from Westinghouse High School, Pittsburgh, in 1937.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.

Prior to the military, he worked at Hess Planing Mill, Waynesboro, and later worked as a general manager under Harbaugh's contractors for 17 years. He retired in 1983 from Mont Alto Campus of Pennsylvania State University as maintenance supervisor and then did general contracting for family and friends.

He was a former member of Harbaugh Reformed Church and later the Church of Apostles United Church of Christ. He taught Sunday School at both churches. He was a member of Rouzerville United Methodist Church, Rouzerville, where he attended the Adult Sunday School Class. He served on the board of trustees and as chairman. He also served on the administrative board of the church, the building and grounds committee and was on the General Conference.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro, and National AARP. He served on the Republican Committee of Franklin County, the Waynesboro School Board and the Washington Township Planning Commission. He was founder of Franklin County Organic Gardening Association.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Fannie B. Fitz Harbaugh; three daughters, Betty M. Carson of Forrest Hills, Md., Jean A. Rosenberger of Waynesboro and Sara J. Hollinshead of Greencastle, Pa.; two sons, Earl K. Harbaugh of St. Charles, Ill., and Ray A. Harbaugh of Waynesboro; a sister, Ruth Woller of Greencastle; a brother, Earl Harbaugh of Greencastle; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Harbaugh, in 1996, and a grandson, Kevin J. Hollinshead.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rouzerville United Methodist Church, 11977 Old Route 16, Rouzerville. The Revs. Jeffrey S. Swanger and Carl L. Buterbaugh will officiate. Private burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, near Rouzerville, at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends after the services on Wednesday in the church social room.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rouzerville United Methodist Church, 11977 Old Route 16, Waynesboro, PA 17268, or to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Grove-Boxersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Cora E. Jefferson

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Cora Elizabeth Jefferson, 91, of Kearneysville, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, W.Va.

Born Dec. 28, 1908, in Gormania, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Mollie Belle Harding Elrich.

Her husband, Paul Franklin Jefferson, died July 19, 1978.

She was a graduate of Bayard High School, Bayard, W.Va.

She was employed for many years with U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

She was an active member of Middleway United Methodist Church, Middleway, W.Va., where she was a member of Women of the Church.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Rosemary Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., and Paul A. Moyers of LaVale, Md.; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dolores Gail Sharpless, who died June, 22, 1995; two sisters, Nelle Elrich and Alma Elrich; three brothers, Austin Elrich, Edward Elrich and Wesley Elrich. She was the last of her immediate family.

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