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Obituaries 5/7

May 06, 2000

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Margaret T. Green

BOONSBORO - Services for Margaret Thomas Green, 85, of 8507 Mapleville Road and formerly of 108 Lakin Ave., who died Friday, May 5, 2000, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Kurtz will officiate. Burial will be in the Boonsboro cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro, and Monday at 1 p.m. at the church.

Margaret A. Gelwicks

Margaret Almeda Gelwicks, 77, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Born Jan. 16, 1923, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Anna Drury Goetz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell I. "Bud" Gelwicks, in 1993.

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Previously, she was employed by Fairchild Aircraft and Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was a member of American Legion Williamsport Post 202 Auxiliary and a former member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 212 Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Marsha J. Guderjohn of Hagerstown; a son, David R. Gelwicks; two grandchildren, Jason Guderjohn of Hagerstown and Lindsay K. Gossett of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Amanda K. Shifler

Amanda Kathryne Shifler, 98, formerly of 428 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1902, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. Mentzer Sr. and Wyoma G. Semler Mentzer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Ike Shifler Sr., in 1952.

She was a 1918 graduate of Broadway Girls High School.

She was employed by Western Maryland Railway and Downsville Auction.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Hagerstown 89 and Daughter of the Nile Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by four sons, Hubert I. Shifler Jr. of Hagerstown, Harlan S. Shifler and Charles T. Shifler, both of Boonsboro, and Richard Shifler of Tempe, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gehre M. Tanner; and a brother, Charles C. Mentzer Jr.

Memorial services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown. The Rev. Carroll Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Riddlemoser

FREDERICK, Md. - Dorothy Mae Riddlemoser, 85, of Frederick, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born March 22, 1915, in Harmony, Md., she was the daughter of the late George Upton and Hattie V. Wachter Shepley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Riddlemoser.

She retired in 1987 from Eyerly's, now Bon Ton, after 15 years of service as a sales associate.

She was a member of Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was active in Friendly Girls Class, a group that delivered flowers and other items to shut-ins.

She is survived by a son, James E. Riddlemoser of Jessup, Md.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Riddlemoser and Steven C. Riddlemoser, both of Frederick; a niece; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Toms; and six brothers, Roscoe Shepley, Clarence Shepley, Floyd Shepley, Martin Shepley, Austin Shepley and Paul Shepley.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick. The Rev. Walter P. Fogarty will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. On Monday, the funeral home will open at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 1080 W. Patrick St., Suite 11-150, Frederick, MD 21703.

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