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Obituaries 5/3

May 02, 2000

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Wednesday, May 3, 2000 Edition


I. Josephine Wetzel

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - I. Josephine "Jo" Creager Wetzel, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 13124 Welty Road, died Tuesday, May 5, 2000, at the home.

Born in Fairview, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Emma Rhodes Baker Creager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. "Buff" Wetzel Jr., in 1996. They were married June 14, 1952.

She was a graduate of Quincy High School.

She was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot in the Ammunition Field Office in Chambersburg, Pa. She and her husband owned Wetzel's Tavern, also known as Buff and Jo's Tavern, on East Fifth Street in Waynesboro, from 1957 to 1987.

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She was a member of Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church.

She was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758 Ladies Auxiliary; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1191 Ladies Auxiliary; and Women of the Moose.

She is survived by two sisters, Virginia C. Stover of Chambersburg and E. LaRue Walter of Waynesboro; a brother, Charles W. Creager of Waynesboro; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Karle; and two brothers, B. Ray Creager and C. Donald Creager.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. The Rev. John W. Shubert will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville, Pa.

In was her request there be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A.T.H. & L. Fire Co., 29 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; or American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Harry S. Lady Jr.

Harry Sonny Lady Jr., 65, of 18 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Elizabeth Mae Armstrong Lady of Hagerstown and the late Harry Sonny Lady Sr.

He was employed by Hemmingway Trucking Co. for 25 years.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Romaine E. Lady; two daughters, Mary E. Shields and Michelle D. Rickett, both of Hagerstown; three sons, Harry Sonny Lady III, Robert E. Lady and Terry W. Lady, all of Hagerstown; a brother, Richard G. Lady of Tampa, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty L. Files Redmond.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

Ruth G. Roe

Ruth G. Roe, 96, of 15 Cypress St., Hagerstown, who died May 1, 2000, is survived by three grandchildren and was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles McNamee, Elmer McNamee and William McNamee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Church and Winter streets, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

E. Lynn Bartle

BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. - E. Lynn Bartle, 71, of Barefoot Bay, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his home.

He owned and operated Hagerstown Nursery, and was later associated with ERA Realty in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Shona; two daughters, Liza of Hockessin, Del., and Dawn of Bel Air, Md.; three sons, Jonathon of Landensburg, Pa., Bryan of Greensboro, N.C., and Scott of Sanford, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Hagerstown at a later date.

Violet D. Knighton

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Violet Dudley Kimberlin Knighton, 92, a resident of Calidonia Manor and formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., Covington, Va. and Newport News, Va., died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Caledonia Manor.

Born Feb. 2, 1908, in Anderson, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Honaker Dudley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Kimberlin, in 1931.

She was a Baptist.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Maxine Blake of Hancock; two grandchildren, Linda Blake Harris of Williamsburg, Va. and Harry Blake Sr. of Hancock; seven great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

Dennis E. Thomas

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dennis Eugene Thomas, 54, of 8885 Kuhn Road, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1945, in Scotland, Pa., he was the son of Madeline May Gelsinger Bible, of Greaton House in Wayne Heights, Pa., and the late Wilbur R. Thomas.

He attended Greencastle schools.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

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