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Obituaries 6/15

June 14, 2000

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Ada B. Rupp

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ada B. Rupp, 56, of Gerrardstown, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 20, 1943, in Great Bend, Kan., she was the daughter of Edna C. Webster of Great Bend and the late Michael Webster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary L. Rupp.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Jeffrey L. Rupp of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; a sister, Margaret L. Radford of Great Band; a brother, Buddy Webster; and two grandchildren.

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Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St. in Martinsburg. The Rev. Don Preston will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

Joe R. Creager

Joe Rook Creager, 81, of 274 Potomac Heights, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born Feb. 10, 1919, in Mont Alto, Pa., he was the son of the late Samuel David and Lizzie Mae Rook Creager.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louisa Baer Creager, in 1993.

He was a graduate of Quincy High School; and Waynesboro Business College. He attended Penn State University.

He was a former employee of Rude Trucking Co.; Maryland Machine and Foundry; and retired from Lynn Fabricators.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a ranger in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

He was a member of Dixon Troxell Post 211 of Funkstown American Legion, where he was doorman for 18 years; VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle, Pa.; BPO Elks Lodge 378; and Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte A. Eichelberger and Barbara Jo Creager, both of Hagerstown; four grandsons, Jeffrey A. Eichelberger of Milford, Del., Joseph C. Eichelberger and Brian T. Eichelberger, both of Hagerstown, and Joshua R. Creager of Scottsville, N.Y.; two great-granddaughters; a great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Drive in Chewsville. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate.

Burial will be private in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Saturday after the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Youth Group, P.O. Box 37, Chewsville, MD 21721.

Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Floyd R. Crunkleton

SMITHSBURG - Floyd R. Crunkleton, 86, of North Main Street, who died Monday, June 12, 2000, was preceded in death by four brothers, Lester G. Crunkleton, H. Preston Crunkleton, Charles L. Crunkleton and Paul E. Crunkleton.

George H. Harper

FREDERICK, Md. - George Henry Harper, 61, a resident of College View Nursing Center and formerly of Bester Street, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the nursing center.

Born Jan. 5, 1939, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Richard Raymond Harper and Mildred Catherine Hastings Harper Gesford.

He was employed by Harper and Row Publishing in Williamsport; and previously by Western Maryland Railroad, and Brandt Cabinet Works in Hagerstown.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was a member of Full Gospel Chapel in Indian Springs, Md.

He was an ordained minister, and earlier, had preached in numerous churches in the Hagerstown area.

He is survived by a daughter, Julie A. Harper of Hagerstown; three sisters, Mary J. Armstrong of Halfway, Angela C. Ryce and Patsy J. Henson, both of Hagerstown; four brothers, Donald J. Harper of Hancock, Howard E. Harper of New York, Harold W. Harper of Marlowe, W.Va. and Carl V. Harper of Ronda, N.C.; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Edward Harper and Robert Earl Harper.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport. The Rev. Carl V. Harper will officiate.

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

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to: Family of George H. Harper, c/o Carl V. Harper, P.O. Box 913, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Jane M. Shrader

SMITHSBURG - Jane M. Shrader, 60, of Pleasant Valley Road, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home.

Born Jan. 30, 1940, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Charlotte G. Recker Cross.

She is survived by her husband, Harry W. "Bill" Shrader, whom she married July 2, 1957; a son, Harry W. Shrader Jr. of Smithsburg; two sisters, Jackie L. Miner of Williamsport and Rae E. Barton of Hagerstown; a granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Michelle T. Francis

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