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Obituaries 6/9

June 09, 2000

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Janet D. Cuff

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Janet D. Cuff, 59, of 313 St. Thomas-Edenville Road, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 1, 1941, in Cove Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Trinewell Keith.

She was a former employee of Regency Thermorgraphers of Waynesboro, Pa., and Heisey Orchards of Mercersburg, Pa.

She was a member of King's Apostle Holiness Church of God of Cove Gap, served as a missionary and sang in the choir.

She is survived by her husband, William E. "Willie" Cuff, whom she married Nov. 1, 1958; five daughters, Jessica A. Cuff, Suzanne R. Cuff and Bonita R. Cuff, all of St. Thomas, Tanya R. Wells of Fayetteville, Pa., and Candice E. Cuff of Chambersburg; a son, Timothy L. Cuff of St. Thomas; four sisters, Helen McCoy of Hagerstown, Betty Keith, Janice Keith and Carolyn Keith, all of Mercersburg; three brothers, Joseph Keith of Arizona, Kenneth Keith of Greencastle, Pa., and Harry Keith of Mercersburg; and four grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by an infant son, two sisters and a brother.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg. The Revs. Patricia Tillman and Vera M. Keith will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Mercersburg.

A viewing will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Wallace A. Bush

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Wallace A. Bush, 84, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at City Hospital.

Born Aug. 2, 1915, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Herman W. and Dollie Irene Feltner Bush.

He was a graduate of Charles Town (W.Va.) High School, and Capital Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, D.C.

He was a broadcast engineer at NBC's TV station in Washington, D.C., for 32 years.

In World War II he flew 50 combat missions as a radio gunner in B-17s in Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters and the EAME Ribbon with two battle stars, among others.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Martinsburg and the Senior Men's Sunday School class.

He was a member of Henry Kyd Douglas Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans and the 99th Bomb Group Historical Society. He was a past member of Martinsburg Kiwanis Club, Fifteenth Air Force Association and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Richardson Bush; one sister, Opal I. Bush Ronemus of Las Vegas; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vivan Bush, Ronald Bush and Linden Bush.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg. The Rev. Edward Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Middleway, W.Va.

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

Jean W. Haines

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Jean W. Haines, 88, of Myersville, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Guardian Manor in Bloomington, Minn.

Born Oct. 21, 1911, in Ware, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Alexander H. and Eleanor Aldrich Wilson.

Her husband, Elliott Haines Jr., died in 1985.

She was a graduate of Smith College and went on to Bryant College.

She was employed by New York Life Insurance Co. in 1938 as a secretary for a vice president of the company.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Myersville, and Tuesday Girls of St. Paul's.

She was a member of Myersville Homemakers and was a Girl Scout leader.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan H. Barbato of Bloomington; a son, Elliott Haines III of Myersville; a sister, Laurie Wightman, of Connecticut; a brother, Duncan Wilson of Connecticut and three grandsons.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Myersville. The Rev. William M. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 13, Myersville, MD 21773.

George R. Skelly

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - George R. Skelly, 76, of 2140 Guilford Station, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his home.

Born Sept. 18, 1923, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late F. Shull and Edna May Coble Skelly.

He worked as a dairy farmer for most of his life.

He was a member of Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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