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Obituaries 5/13

May 12, 2000

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Saturday, May 13, 2000 Edition


Eugene A. Hoke

Eugene Allen Hoke, 74, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Clear Spring, who died Thursday, May 11, 2000, is survived by nieces and nephews.

Marion E. Walker

FREDERICK, Md. - Marion E. Walker, 84, of Frederick and formerly of Prince Frederick, Md., died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Frederick Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Creek Mann.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton R. Walker.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline A. Howes of Rockville, Md., and Barbara J. Zimmerman of Lewistown, Md.; a son, Donald R. Walker of McDonough, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by a great-grandson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pumphrey's Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Ave. in Rockville. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville.

The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Clarence F. Smithers Jr.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Clarence F. Smithers Jr., 81, of New Brunswick, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

He was born in Paterson, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Blezak Smithers, in 1987.

He formerly worked as a security guard for Rutgers University for 13 years. Prior to that, he retired in 1965 from the U.S. Army after 25 years.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by two sons, Richard D. Smithers of Edison, N.J., and Robert J. Smithers of New Brunswick; a sister, Kay Ariens of Carey, N.C.; three brothers, Paul Smithers of Hagerstown, Gus Smithers of Toms River, N.J., and Fritz Smithers of New Jersey; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Boylan Funeral Home, 188 Easton Ave. in New Brunswick.

The family received friends Friday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Emma O. Levie

Emma Olivia Levie, 89, a resident of Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown and formerly of 660 Northern Ave., died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born July 25, 1910, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Hattie May Strole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Louis Levie, in 1999.

She was a volunteer at Washington County Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons, Sterling L. Levie Jr. of Holmdel, N.J., and Michael M. Levie of Endwell, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris and Janet.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown. The Revs. Robert C. Lehman and Wayne Schwanke will officiate. Entombment will be in Cedar Lawn Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown, and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services at the church.

Lillian M. Shade

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Lillian Margaret Shade, 87, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va

Born Feb. 15, 1913, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Mary Ida Gordon Hess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Shade.

She and her husband owned and operated Mountain View Orchard Farms for many years.

She was a member of Tomahawk Christian Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a member of Women's Christian Service.

She was a member of Tomahawk Homemakers Club, Berkeley County Farm Bureau and Rebekah Lodge of Hedgesville.

She is survived by three daughters, Ellaree Mason, Wanda Bell and Eleanor Glenn, all of Hedgesville; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Tomahawk Christian Church. The Rev. Lee Ashley will officiate. Burial will be in Tomahawk Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg, W.Va. Visitation also will be Monday at noon at the church.

Margaret L. Isenberger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret "Peg" L. Isenberger, 87, of 344 Horst Ave., died Friday, May 12, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 4, 1913, in Marion, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Sarah Etter Harmon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Isenberger, in 1981.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis DeBrick of Penn-Mar; two sons, Paul V. Sollenberger of Midlothian, Texas, and Robert O. Sollenberger of Chambersburg; two sisters, Evelyn Eckenrode of Chambersburg and Ethel Sherbin of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and eight brothers.

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