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Obituaries 5/18

May 17, 2000

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Lucy E. Daywalt

QUINCY, Pa. - Lucy E. Rowe Daywalt, 77, of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of 11886 Koons Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born July 10, 1922, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter H. and Ann Rodgers Rowe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Daywalt, in 1985. They were married Dec. 24, 1940.

She attended Washington Township Schools.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by a son, Larry L. Daywalt of Waynesboro; three sisters, Dorcas R. Branco of Philadelphia, Virginia Wishard of Waynesboro and Mary Ann Green of Rouzerville; a brother, Robert R. Rowe of Waynesboro; nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by an infant son, Lonnie Daywalt; a daughter, Linda L. Daywalt; and a brother, Raymond R. Rowe.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St. in Waynesboro. Bishop William Parks will officiate. Burial will be in Harbaugh Church Cemetery near Rouzerville.

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

Ruby C. Britcher

Ruby C. Britcher, 93, of 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, and formerly of 10736 Downsville Pike, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

Born Nov. 25, 1906, in Mapleville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Howard Thomas and Carrie Ethel Gaylor Stouffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester J. Britcher, in 1966.

She was employed by Peoples Drug Store for 43 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

She was a member of AARP.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Y. Meyers of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, R. Suzette Ungvarski of Baltimore, Michelle K. Shipley, L. Courtney Shipley and Ethan B. Shipley, all of Deerfield, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Infant girl

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A memorial service will be held today for an infant whose body was found May 10 in a refuse container behind a car wash in Chambersburg.

The service will begin at 7 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg. It is open to the public.

Herman S. Hawse Sr.

Herman Stacey Hawse Sr., 81, of 133 E. Franklin St., who died Monday, May 15, 2000, is survived by three daughters, Janet Smith of Singers Glen, Va., Marie Hawse of Hagerstown and Theresa Wegner of Bradenton.

James W. Kirby Sr.

James William "Bunnie" Kirby Sr., 87, of 459 McDowell Ave., and formerly of Salem Avenue and Woodhaven Drive, who died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Claudine H. Long Kirby, in 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Penny Dawson and Linda L. Mahone, both of Hagerstown.

Dorothy V. Merkel

NARBERTH, Pa. - Dorothy V. Merkel, 88, of 508 Homewood Ave., died Friday, May 12, 2000, at South Mountain Restoration Center.

Born June 23, 1911, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward N. and Elizabeth Merkel.

She was a 1929 graduate of Narberth High School. She attended business school.

She was employed as a secretary for a music teacher in Philadelphia.

She was a Protestant.

She is survived by one niece, Alison Merkel of Toronto, Ontario; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of South Mountain Restoration Center. The Rev. Richard Stuempfle will officiate. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.

Raymond E. Miller

Raymond E. "Pete" Miller, 80, of Bower Avenue, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1920, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond Pierce and Blanche Etter Miller.

He retired from Pangborn Corp. after 44 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport, and A.A.R.P.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Shank Miller; a daughter, Pat M. Clopper of Hagerstown; a granddaughter, Kelly L. Clopper of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Raymond L. Booth Sr.

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