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Obituaries 5/30

May 29, 2000

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Robert W. Washam

Robert William Washam, 75, of 18735 Rolling Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Jackson, Ohio, he was the son of the late John H. and Ida Sheward Washam.

He was a 1943 graduate of Jackson High School, and later attended Ohio State University.

He retired in 1982 from PA. Glass Sand, after 23 years of service.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Elks Club, both in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn N. Washam, whom he married in 1950; a son, Robert William Washam II of Scotsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Margaret Stephenson of Dayton, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

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Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Fairmont Cemetery, Jackson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 809 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 2120.

Mabel B. Grove

RANSON, W.Va. - Mabel B. Grove, 88, of Ranson, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Hillcrest Manor, Kearneysville, W.Va.

Born June 27, 1911, in Orange County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Cornelia Morris Brookman.

Her husband, Edgar Lee Grove, died July 9, 1974.

She retired from Perfection Garment Co., Ranson, after many years as a fabric worker.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, W.Va.

She is survived by close friends and caregivers, Pamela K. Foutz and Mark A. Davis, both of Kearneysville; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie May Cook and five brothers, Lonzy Brookman, Juddy Brookman, Jesse Brookman, Cave Brookman, and infant, Wade Brookman and a half-brother, Robert Lloyd. She was the last of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Dr. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

Friends will be received Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.

Kathryn D. McSherry

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. - Kathryn Dyche McSherry, 95, of Little River, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Grand Strand Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1904, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry Austin and Betty Kephart Dyche.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick A. McSherry.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hagerstown.

She is survived by a daughter, Dodie White of Little River; a brother, James E. Dyche of Rogers, Ark.; two grandsons, the Rev. James B. White and Michael F. White, both of Lexington, N.C.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.

Arrangements are by Lee Funeral Home, Little River, S.C.

William E. Toms

WILLIAMSPORT - William Eston Toms, 94, of 145 N. Artizan St., died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 2, 1906, in Myersville, Md., he was the son of the late Claude Evers and Annie Catherine Grossnickle Toms.

He was retired from Chester Farms in Frederick, Md.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of Myersville Church of the Brethren.

He was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion, Williamsport.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mildred Charlton Toms; and three sisters, Ellen Long of Waynesboro, Pa., Josephine Wycall of Duxbury, Mass., and Madeline Creager of Middletown, Md.; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Bittle, Nora Shepley and Janice Weaver.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday 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 Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home, which will be open after 9 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Hazel V. Hoover

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hazel Virginia Hoover, 93, of Martinsburg, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1907, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Ora Bowers Kipps.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Hoover.

She was formerly employed with Eyerly's, now known as Bon Ton, as a sales clerk.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and attended Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church.

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